Finally, Watch the Elusive "Jonah Hex" Trailer! 


After days of speculation, it's finally here, the "Jonah Hex" trailer you've all been waiting for...wait, you've all been waiting for it right? The film, starring Josh Brolin as our scarred Civil War hero (and Megan Fox as a ho!), is opening in less than two months (June 18th), and Warner Bros. has been quiet about the movie -- no clips, no trailers...until now.

This will premiere at SyFy today, the 29th, and will be attached to the screenings of "A Nightmare on Elm Street."

But, thanks to Yahoo, we have the trailer. Honestly? It's much ado about nothing -- I'm still sorta lukewarm about the movie. We'll see...




Here's more info on "Jonah Hex" from Yahoo:

Jonah Hex is a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort, a tough and stoic gunslinger who can track down anyone... and anything. Having survived death, Jonah's violent history is steeped in myth and legend, and has left him with one foot in the natural world and one on the "other side." His only human connection is with Lila, whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. Jonah's past is about to catch up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can't refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he must track down and stop the dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull. But Turnbull, who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash Hell, is also Jonah's oldest enemy and will stop at nothing until Jonah is dead.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Western and Adaptation

Release Date: June 18th, 2010 (wide)

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution

Cast and Credits
Starring: Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Michael Shannon
Directed by: Jimmy Hayward
Produced by: Ravi Mehta, John T. Goldstone, Matt LeBlanc

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Signs Point to YUK -- Get Ready for "Magic 8 Ball" the Movie! 


Paramount, having been blessed with blockbuster toy-to-film properties like "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe," both from Hasbro toys, has extended its pact with Mattel, and it's seeing a "Magic 8 Ball" movie in its future!

Really? I can imagine what Paramount will be doing -- they'll do a "Big" inspired film where a boy goes on an adventure based on the fortune given to him, in this case, by the Magic 8 Ball!

According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, "the deal is being put in place by Paramount Motion Picture Group president Adam Goodman, and will be produced by Brad Weston through his overall deal on the Par lot. Jon Gunn and John Mann will write the script. They wrote the DreamWorks Animation pic Alcatraz Vs. The Evil Librarians."

I don't know, I ain't buying this one. My future says, avoid this movie at all costs!

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Fox Goes "Commando," Remake That Is 


Arnold Schwarzenegger is running out of franchises, so what is he going to do when this whole governator-thingie end? First, "Terminator" got "Salvation," then "Predator" becomes pluralized with "Predators" and receives the reboot treatment from Robert Rodriguez, now, Fox is going "Commando," the 1985 action flick.

According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, David Ayer has been attached to write and direct the remake which will be less brawny and more brainy. The hero of the reboot will be skilled in covert tactics and weaponry. Take that bad guys!

So after his term, Schwarzenegger still has a few possible properties to turn into franchises, like, say, "Kindergarten Cop" for example. :happy

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It's Official! Oscar-Winner Bill Condon to Direct "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" 


Three weeks ago, we revealed that Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls") was in serious negotiations to direct the fourth and final chapter of the popular "Twilight" franchise. (See "Dreamgirls" Director for the Last Two "Twilight" Movies? No Singing and Dancing Vampires and Werewolves!)

Now, according to Hitflix, it's confirmed! Condon is going to helm "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn."

So that's the good news! As I've said before, I think the "Twilight" franchise will benefit from a great storyteller like Condon, yes, even though he previously directed the dreaded 1995 flick "Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh." Hey, they all have to start somewhere somehow.

Condon beat the likes of "Milk's" Gus Van Sant, and "Mean Girls" director Mark Waters to direct the fourth "Twilight."

In his "acceptance" speech, Condon said, "I'm very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book - and we're hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience."

BUT, Summit still hasn't confirmed if they will divide the last book into two films. The entire cast including Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner do not have signed deals yet.

The bad news? Scriptwriter Melissa Rosenberg is going to adapt "Breaking Dawn." Come on, I'm blaming Rosenberg for the lackadaisical book-to-film translations of the first two (okay, I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt for the third), but if Summit wants to change the tone and mood of the franchise from film-to-film by hiring a new director, why not hire a new scriptwriter?

But you know, Condon won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for 1998's "Gods and Monsters" so the writer in him may guide the final chapter of "Twilight" to victory! I'm hoping...

Stephenie Meyer, author of the "Twilight" novels, has this to say about Condon's hiring: "I'm so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he's going to be a great fit, and I'm excited to see what he does with the material."

And Erik Feig, President of Production and Acquisitions, for Summit Entertainment added, "Bringing Stephenie Meyer's BREAKING DAWN to the screen requires a graceful and intelligent hand and we believe Bill Condon is exactly the right steward, having shown equal and abundant talents of immense creativity and subtle sensitivity."

Agree!

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"How to Train Your Dragon" Gets a Sequel and More! 


"How to Train Your Dragon" proved to be a fiery entry at the box-office that DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg revealed that a sequel is going to fly into the theaters during the second half of 2013.

But "How to Train Your Dragon" was deemed a no-sequel film in the beginning. When it was first released, even though it landed on No. 1, the animated adventure was deemed too weak for a possible sequel (the film failed to match "Monsters Vs. Aliens" debut same time last year -- "Monsters Vs. Aliens" $59.3 vs. "How to Train's" $43.3).

But after weeks hovering at the box-office, "How to Train" flew back atop last weekend, beating two new releases "The Back-Up Plan" and "The Losers." And right now, "Dragon" is very close to matching "Kung Fu Panda's" $215 million domestic box-office total ("Dragon" is at $180).

Hence, the inevitable sequel talks, but wait there's more! There's also a live arena show, a TV series, and an online virtual world according to Katzenberg.

But "Dragon" is not the only animated flick that's near and dear to DreamWorks, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

The CEO also talked up "Megamind," saying the Nov. 5 release starring Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell will do for the superhero genre what "Shrek" did for fairy tales.

He said "Scared Shrekless" is set as a Halloween special this year, and an unnamed "Panda" holiday special will run between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But don't call it a "Christmas" special.


No word yet on whether the original "Dragon" cast will be back for the second film.

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