Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton in New Film from "The Queen's" Peter Morgan 


As we reported last year, Peter Morgan, the genius screenwriter behind "The Queen" and "Frost/Nixon" is getting ready to direct!

His film of choice?

Another movie about British Prime Minister Tony Blair!

Morgan has been working on a trilogy about Blair beginning in 2003 with the Stephen Frears' directed TV movie called "The Deal," followed by the fantastic "The Queen."

The third flick will be called "The Special Relationship" and will once again star the great Michael Sheen as Blair.



Dennis Quaid will star as Bill Clinton.



And Julianne Moore will play Hillary Clinton.



"The Special Relationship" is going to be produced by HBO but here's the caveat. It's not greenlit yet! Hhhhmmmmm...perhaps money is the issue? Apparently, HBO wants to partner with BBC Films.

But with his pedigree, headed by Morgan, how can this film go wrong?

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"Superman" the Movie is Dead...For Now! Writer Mark Millar Speaks Out! 


The fantastic comic book author, Mark Millar ("Wanted") was, once upon a time, professing his new vision to reboot "Superman."

But the author's man-of-steel vision was dashed!

On his website, Millar reveals:

Warner's talked to us and a few other writer/ director teams, but things seem to be in stasis right now. As far as I understand, nothing is happening with Superman at the moment and so the director and I are just working on another project. If it happens, great. If it doesn't, no biggie.

Kick-Ass taught me that creating your own stuff can be at least as much fun and you don't have to answer to anyone. It's the future, baby.

MM


This is kinda sad, since I was hoping to see Millar's plans for "Superman" translate on the big screen! But I love how he says, "creating your own stuff can be at least as much fun."

Because, it is!

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Another Mattel Action Figure Film! Tom Hanks to Star? 


Universal Pictures is developing yet another toy-based film. This time, it's a Mattel action figure called "Major Matt Mason" and Tom Hanks is in talks to star. "Speed" writer Graham Yost is writing the script, and Hanks' Playtone is set to produce.

My big question: Why create a film version of a toy line that originated in 1966! Mattel retired the line in the 1970s, and many folks are not familiar with the product.

The plot will have Mason and his team of astronauts work on the moon and live in a space station. Hence, Hanks' involvement. The actor has worked in various space-related projects such as "Apollo 13" and the HBO mini-series "From the Earth to the Moon."

"Major Matt Mason" joins Universal's long list of toy-based film projects such as "Stretch Armstrong," "Monoploy," "Candyland," and "Ouija."


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"Monsters vs. Aliens" Movie Review -- It's an Out-of-This-World 3-D Adventure! 


The world of the classic 1950s B-movie genre is explored in the new animated film “Monsters vs. Aliens.” From “The Fly” to “Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman,” the film pays a loving homage to its source that monster movie lovers will have a blast watching this out-of-this-world adventure.

Reese Witherspoon provides the voice of Susan Murphy, a bride-to-be who’s about to experience her worst nightmare. On her wedding day, she gets hit by a meteor full of outer space gunk. To make matters worse, as Susan is exchanging vows with her husband-to-be, Derek Dietl (the always funny Paul Rudd), she turns into a giant, 49-feet-11-inches tall, woman! Read More...

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What Director James Cameron Really Thinks of "Terminator"  


We're, of course, talking about the first "Terminator," the 1984 sci-fi classic that has been selected for preservation by the National Film Registry.

In an article in Wired magazine, Cameron talks about the film's origins, the robotic Arnold Schwarzenegger (that term is a compliment :happy), and machine wars.

Here's an excerpt:

I first remember being aware of geopolitics during the Cuban missile crisis. When I was 7 or 8, I found a pamphlet for fallout shelters on the coffee table in my family's house in Ontario, and I remember thinking, "What's this about?" I had the sudden sensation that my coddled existence was a facade. Something dark and terrifying lurked behind it.

I've been fascinated ever since by our human propensity for dancing on the edge of the apocalypse. So when I wrote the first Terminator outline around 1982, I was just working out my childhood stuff. It was also born out of the science fiction movies and literature I grew up with. For the most part, they were warnings—about technology, about science, about the military and the government. You couldn't escape those themes or the fear of nuclear holocaust.


Fascinating? Read more by clicking here.

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