Pay close attention to Brad Pitt in all his "killing Nazis" glory.
What's the film about? From The Weinstein Company:
"In German-occupied France, Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as "The Basterds," Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own."
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Another day, another "Twilight"-inspired news!
This time, "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke revealed she was not fired from making the sequel "New Moon" but it was her choice to drop out claiming she didn't want to make the movie under a tight deadline and with budget constraints.
According to WENN:
She says, "I was devastated. I really did feel a strong connection to the people around the world that liked the movie - and to Stephenie (Meyer, Twilight author) and the actors. But I just didn't think I could make a good movie under those circumstances."
So there you have it folks, the first female director to score the biggest debut ever in U.S. box-office history ($69.6 million buckaroos) hath spoken!
Do you believe her? Or did Summit Entertainment give her a pink slip?
Meanwhile, let's hope and pray that director Chris Weitz will do justice to "New Moon" so all the fans, both of the book and the film franchise, will be very happy.
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Here's all you need to know right now:
3 Sixty-Second Spots – Together Forming a Narrative – to Air over 3 Days
How, you asked? Here you go, follow the steps, and rinse, lather, no repeats:
1. The first spot airs this Sunday (February 15) on "Family Guy"
2. The second on Monday (Feb. 16) on "House"
3. The third on Tuesday (Feb. 17) on "American Idol."
It's all over the FOX network, because the film is produced by yes, 20th Century FOX.
Here's the rest of the press release, and have fun piecing together "X-Men Origins: Wolverine! Are you excited about this as I am?
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe, in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.
Hugh Jackman, who reprises the role that made him a superstar, is joined by Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, and Ryan Reynolds, as well as Taylor Kitsch, will.i.am, and Lynn Collins. Gavin Hood directs from a screenplay by David Benioff and Skip Woods (writing credit not yet final). The producers are Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter, Hugh Jackman, and John Palermo.
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE opens in theaters May 1, 2009.
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So, one year ago today, we reported that Michael Bay was set to revamp the "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise.
There was even a rumor of who was going to play the iconic Freddy Krueger.
Now, Bay has picked a director, and it's going to be Samuel Bayer. Just who is he?
Well, he's a sought-after music video and commercial director. He even won best director at MTV's Video Music Awards.
Some of the most famous music videos he's directed are Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Blind Melon's "No Rain" -- you know, the one with a dancing girl in a bumblebee outfit?
So this is exciting, albeit hokey-ish...first, they revamped Michael Myers in "Halloween," then it's Jason Voorhees for the upcoming "Friday the 13th," now, it's the most iconic serial killer of them all, Freddy Krueger!
Hollywood is raping my childhood!
But who are we kidding here? I'll be counting down 1, 2 Freddy's coming for you...
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John Malkovich is getting ready to steal some scenes from Josh Brolin in "Jonah Hex." As we reported back in October, Brolin is set to star in the film adaptation of the comic book series.
According to Variety:
Malkovich will play Turnbull, a wealthy Southern plantation owner whose son is killed by Union soldiers during the Civil War. He blames Hex, a former confederate soldier-turned-hardened bounty hunter and gunslinger. Jimmy Hayward ("Horton Hears a Who") is directing the script by "Crank" scribes Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Mad Chance's Andrew Lazar is producing with Weed Road's Akiva Goldsman.
Production stars April.
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