Sam Worthington Confirmed to Star in "Dracula: Year Zero" 


Last January, we told you that Sam Worthington was in talks with Universal Pictures to star in Alex Proyas' "Dracula: Year Zero." Now, Encore Magazine is reporting that Proyas and company will be shooting next year in Australia and Worthington is set to star.

Collider is adding further that Worthington will star as the real-life Prince Vlad of Transylvania in "Dracula: Year Zero" and shooting will begin in June of 2011.

The filmmakers are set to do an origins movie where they seek "to depict Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war."

Intriguing!

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Get Ready for Bob Marley -- the Movie! 


Jenny Ash, the Emmy-nominated UK director for "America -- the Story of Us," is planning to work on a Bob Marley biopic according to Deadline Hollywood. This one will focus on Marley's life in London in 1977. Why? It was a colorful year for Marley -- he fled Jamaica, he sustained a soccer injury, and it was also the year of his iconic Rainbow Theater gig.

Ash is adamant to showcast Marley the man, rather than Marley the legend. She tells Deadline, “There’s never been a fiction film about Marley...We’ve never had a sense of him as a real man, as opposed to the legend."

The big problem for Ash and company? They don't have the rights to Marley's songs yet. And a bigger question? Who should play Marley?

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Seth Rogen to Spook You in "Boo U" 


Seth Rogen, who last voiced the character B.O.B. in "Monsters vs. Aliens," will return to the world of animation as a ghost! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rogen will team up with DreamWorks Animation again for "Boo U" where he will voice the part of a ghost who must return to ghost school to learn the proper way of spooking folks!

Rogen previously voiced roles in "Horton Hears a Who!," "The Spiderwick Chronicles," and "Kung Fu Panda" and its sequel "The Kaboom of Doom."

"Igor" director Tony Leondis will helm the project, but really, I'm not a fan of that film, so why him?

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Elisabeth Shue Talks About "Piranha 3D" and Answers the Big Question -- What the Heck Is She Doing in This Movie? 


I love Elizabeth Shue! She's very sweet and a fantastic actress. So what the heck is she doing in "Piranha 3D?" In this interview, we talked about that, plus:

*** What attracted her to the role of Julie Forester
*** She explained her character and the film's plot
*** Working with Alexander Aja and the iconic actors such as Richard Dreyfuss
*** What's next for her? Certainly not "Alligator 3D" (Honestly, her upcoming films are very interesting!)

HAVE FUN!



Here's more info on "Piranha 3D" from Yahoo:

Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there's something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; A new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Genres: Suspense/Horror, Thriller and Remake
Running Time: 1 hr. 29 min.
Release Date: August 20th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.
Distributors:
Dimension Films

Cast and Credits
Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O'Connell, Ving Rhames, Richard Dreyfuss
Directed by: Alexandre Aja
Produced by: Ryan Kavanaugh, Louis G. Friedman, Bob Weinstein

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"Nanny McPhee Returns" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Does Emma Thompson Deserve? 


I was not particularly fond of the first “Nanny McPhee” movie released in 2005. While I found the cast, headed by Emma Thompson as the magical nanny, appealing, the film was ultimately unrewarding. So to my surprise, the sequel, simply called “Nanny McPhee Returns,” is not only satisfying, it’s also quite delightful.


Just like the first film, this one is also written by Thompson based on characters created by Christianna Brand from the “Nurse Matilda” books. The Academy award-winning actress and screenwriter also returns as the unusual and hideous-looking woman who calls herself a “government nanny.” Read More...

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