Disney Fulfills Promise! Studio Planting Trees for Every "Earth" Audience!  


Walt Disney Pictures/DisneyNature are putting their money where their mouth is. The studio made a promise to plant a tree for every moviegoer who went to see "Earth" during its first week run. Well, Disney actually teamed up with the Nature Conservancy for their very green, very well-received pledge!

And by the way, if you still haven't seen "Earth," what are you waiting for?

You can visit Nature Conservancy website right here and see how you can help give love to our Mother Earth!

Here's the complete press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DISNEY JOINS FORCES WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
TO PLANT 2.7 MILLION TREES IN CONJUNCTION
WITH FIRST WEEK TICKET SALES FOR
DISNEYNATURE’S DEBUT FEATURE, “EARTH”


Burbank, Calif. – April 29, 2009 -- Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has arranged with The Nature Conservancy to plant 2.7 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, one of the planet’s most endangered rainforests, it was announced by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. In keeping with the Disneynature EARTH’s themes of protecting the planet and its wildlife, Walt Disney Studios volunteered to plant a tree in honor of every moviegoer who saw the film during its first week of release. The motion picture grossed an impressive $16.1 million at the box office during week one and broke an opening day record as well as an opening weekend record for a nature documentary. The film also garnered the highest praise from critics and moviegoers alike.

Through its campaign to Plant a Billion Trees (www.plantabillion.org), The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s leading international conservation organizations and its local partners are working to reforest 2.5 million acres of land and re-connect more than 12 million acres in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, one of the planet’s most endangered and ecologically significant rainforests. This restoration effort will allow hundreds of plants and animals to re-colonize their former habitats and will protect vital watersheds.

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Col. Stryker Will Play Poseidon in "Clash of the Titans" Remake! 


Danny Huston, Col. William Stryker from "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," has been cast as Poseidon in "Clash of the Titans" remake.

He'll join Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes in Mount Olympus!

The film already started shooting last Monday!

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Mr. Big to Return to "Sex and the City 2" for a Hefty Price Tag!  


Yes ladies, Mr. Big (Chris Noth) will return to the loving arms of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) for the sequel to "Sex and the City."

For how much?

Oh, cheap, just a seven-figure deal!


The sequel shoots in September and is slated for release May 28, 2010.

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"Drop Dead Fred" Remake! Really? 


As if one "Drop Dead Fred" is not enough, brace yourself folks, a remake is coming very soon!

Universal just announced that Russell Brand ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall") will star as the imaginary friend in the studio's planned remake.

In the 1991 flick, Phoebe Cates starred as a failed woman who's forced to live back home, only to get reunited with her childhood imaginary friend (Rik Mayall). But...trouble ensues...the end...

This time, Universal is promising to set the film's tone in the vein of "Beetlejuice" and explore the concept of imaginary friends! Oh, okay...

Dennis McNicholas, fresh from co-writing the studio's "Land of the Lost" is set to pen the remake.

Speaking of imaginary friends, here's a scene from the original where Cates meets all the other folks suffering from "Imaginary Friends" syndrome.



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"Twilight" Screenwriter Wants Channing Tatum for Third Flick -- "Eclipse." Oh, and Good News for Robert Pattinson Fans 


"Twilight" and "New Moon" scriptwriter Melissa Rosenberg thinks Channing Tatum would be perfect to co-star as vampire Riley in "Eclipse," the third of the series.

Rosenberg, who's currently writing the script for "Eclipse," tells E! online that, "There’s a very big battle at the end with Riley, and I think Channing would do that so well.”

“And there are some complexities to that character," she adds. "He really is tragic. He’s a puppet for Victoria [bad-girl vampire played by Rachelle Lefevre]. So he has to break your heart a little bit at the end when he realizes that she doesn’t want him. Channing could do that beautifully.”

I agree! And for Robert Pattinson fans? Rejoice! Even though there's not a whole lot of Edward scenes in the book, Rosenberg said we'll be seeing plenty of the actor in the film.

“In the book, he’s actually an enormous presence in [Bella’s] mind,” Rosenberg said. “He’s so present in her mind throughout the entire center of the book, so we really played off that, and it kept him alive in a slightly different way, but fans will feel it’s true to the book. You can’t have a Twilight without Rob Pattinson.”

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