"Dark Shadows" Movie Sees Light of Day, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp Still Attached! 


This has been a long gestating project. Back in 2008, we told you that Tim Burton was set to direct his perennial favorite, Johnny Depp, in the big screen version of the classic TV show.

Now, I'm hearing that Seth Grahame-Smith has been hired to write the script! Grahame-Script is the author of the book I'm reading now, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." He also wrote "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" which Lionsgate has optioned and attached David O. Russell to direct, and Natalie Portman to star as Elizabeth Bennett.

According to Deadline, Burton is still set to direct "Dark Shadows" and Johnny Depp is still attached to star as the vampire Barnabas Collins. The film is slated to begin production in January at Warner Bros. Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and Graham King’s GK Films are producing.

"Dark Shadows" was a gothic soap opera from the 60s about the Collins family and their friends, and all the strange occurrences that happen to them involving vampires, witches, werewolves, and such. Sort of like "Twilight" but original :happy

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Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci to Reunite with Help from Tina Fey! 


Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci made movie magic in "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Julie & Julia," now, the pair may reunite but this time, Tucci will be behind the camera.

According to the LA Times, Tucci will direct Streep and Tina Fey in a project tentatively titled "Mommy & Me." There's no script or writers attached yet, but this will be a mother-daughter dramedy.

The project is still being shopped around, but this has great potential. Imagine all the mothers and daughters flocking to the cinema to watch the comedic and dramatic fireworks unleashed by Streep and Fey!

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See Nicolas Cage Confirming his Return as "Ghost Rider" for the Sequel! 
Here's the lovely Craig Ferguson of The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson fame, talking to Nicolas Cage about "Ghost Rider 2." Not only did the actor confirmed that he'll return as the flaming character (he-he-he), he also said that Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor ("Crank") will direct. It's around 3:40 of the video below:



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I Love the "Green Lantern" Costume, Don't You? 


It's been a great week to be a geek, my, my, Comic-Con is just around the corner! But you don't have to wait for the greatest geek convention to take a sneak peek at "Green Lantern's" outfit. Entertainment Weekly is catering to the geeks in us by showing an exclusive, behind the scenes look at "Green Lantern" starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan aka the Green Lantern.

I love the suit! It's an organic part of Jordan's body, as opposed to a green suit. This one's a living, breathing costume, and makes the mythological ring appear to be more...magical!

I can't wait for Reynolds to utter these famous words:

In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power... Green Lantern's light!


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Mark Ruffalo to Go Green as "The Incredible Hulk!" 


First off, I loooove Mark Ruffalo (watch for my fun interview with the actor for "The Kids Are All Right" very soon!). In the Focus Features feel-good drama, Ruffalo stars as an organic restaurant owner. But then I heard, the actor will go green in a whole new way! According to Deadline.com, he's in talks to star as The Incredible Hulk" in "The Avengers" for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon!

YAY!

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