Bryan Singer to Direct "Battlestar Galactica" the Movie! 

Bryan Singer, the guy who gave us "The Usual Suspects," the first two "X-Men" films, and "Superman Returns" is setting his sights on "Battlestar Galactica."

Universal Pictures has tapped the director for what's being called a "complete re-imagination" of the popular sci-fi franchise.

"Battlestar Galactica" began as a TV show in 1978 followed by a series of novels, comic books, and video games. In 2003, a reimagined miniseries premiered, and then a regular television series aired from 2004 to 2009.

There's no word yet on the script, the timing, or cast, but one thing's for sure, Singer will put his own creative brand on the project.

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"Wolverine" Sequel Gets a Writer, Our Hero is Going to Japan! 

Christopher McQuarrie ("Valkyrie") is set to write the sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Hugh Jackman is developing the project to reprise his role as the razor-clawed super hero Logan.

McQuarrie worked on the script for the first "X-Men" film with director Bryan Singer but didn't take a credit.

The writer is setting the film in Japan and will be largely based on the Chris Claremont-Frank Miller comicbook series "The Samurai." Apparently, Logan has rich historical connection with Japan, and the sequel will show his evolution into a samurai!

I'm making a mental note to read the comicbook series soon.

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They're Baaaaackkkk! If You're Interested, "Poltergeist" Remake Will Be Released On... 

NOVEMBER 24, 2010

Celebrate your Thanksgiving next year by watching "Poltergeist" the remake!

According to ShockTillYouDrop, "House of Sand and Fog" (really? they couldn't find a commercial or music video director for the remake? they're settling for a legit helmer, that's a great sign!) director Vadim Perelman is attached to helm.

"Boogeyman" and "Knowing" scribes, Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, are credited for the script.

No production start date or cast have been announced. So stay tuned...

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Be the First to See 16 Minutes of Footage of James Cameron's "Avatar" 

You can tell everyone you were one of the first to see 16 minutes of footage of James Cameron's upcoming sci-fi thriller, "Avatar."

This coming Monday, Aug. 17th, 20th Century Fox will give free tickets to see a super sneak peek of the futuristic film that will be shown in more than 100 Imax 3-D theaters around the world!

How can you get tickets? Simple, by being the first to log on to "Avatar's" official website

Here's the breakdown:

*** 2 screenings will be held Friday, Aug. 21 (6pm and 6:30pm)
*** You will see a special introduction from Cameron
*** New footage not shown during July's Comic-Con

The film, starring "Terminator Salvation's" Sam Worthington, opens Dec. 18th. The movie's budget is a steep $240 million! But Cameron performed miracles with "Titanic" which came with a pretty expensive price tag.

So if you want to see new footage of "Avatar," don't forget to check its website and here it is again, just point and click:

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Are You Ready for a 3-D Version of "Hamlet?" It's Also a Musical! 

A 3-D musical version of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is being planned by Elsinore Films.

The movie will be the first of six adaptations of Shakespeare's plays based on musical version by U.K. theater company Shakespeare 4 Kidz (is that the medieval spelling of kids?).

The other five films in the series are "Macbeth," "Romeo and Juliet," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Twelfth Night" and "The Tempest."

British playwright John Godber is set to direct.

The first three films in the series will be produced back to back over 18 months.

As far as "Hamlet" is concerned, the producers want to include a ghost that hovers in front of your eyes, cannon fire that flies into the auditorium, and a sword fight with multiple angle views.

Hhhmmmmm, the best 3-D movies are the ones with less gimmicks, just keep that in mind :happy

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