Advance Screenings of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Documentary Announced! 


Can't wait to see the upcoming Michael Jackson documentary, "This Is It?" Don't worry, Sony has scheduled advance screenings!

You can now see "This Is It" on Oct. 27 -- one day before its original release date!

The studio is rolling out an unprecedented worldwide event devoted to the King of Pop! The screeings will start three hours after the Los Angeles premiere at the Nokia Theater, which will kick off premieres in New York, Rio de Janeiro, London, Berlin, Johannesburg and Seoul with red carpet arrivals and activities from the L.A. event broadcast by satellite.

Additionally, Variety is reporting, other cities, including Moscow, Tokyo, Sydney and Paris, will host premiere events at a later date.

The first audiences in Los Angeles will see the film at 9 p.m., while in New York it's midnight and in London, 4 a.m.

Kenny Ortega is directing the film which will run for two weeks only. Tickets for shows, including advance screenings, will go on sale Sunday! Click here to go to the film's official site for more info.

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Make a Wish! "Genie" to Spread Movie Magic...Again! 


Walden Media is set to update the classic genie story! This time, it's going to be a buddy comedy! Randi Mayem Singer is writing the script, and Jordan Kerner will be producing through his Kerner Entertainment production.

Singer has worked with Walden for the upcoming Fox fantasy "The Tooth Fairy" starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Julie Andrews, and Billy Crystal. The "Mrs. Doubtfire" scriptwriter is also penning "Big Momma's House 3."

Kerner has produced for Walden with Paramount's "Charlotte's Web." He is currently in pre-production for Sony's "Smurfs."

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Darren Aronofsky to Direct and Produce Real-Life Heist Thriller! 


The $85 million robbery at the Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, England in February 2006 is going to be an indie heist thriller from director and producer Darren Aronofsky.

Kerry Williamson will write the script adapted from Jon Wertheim's Sports Illustrated magazine article "Breaking the Bank" and Howard Sounes' nonfiction book "Heist: The Inside Story of the World's Biggest Robbery."

To know more about this intriguing true-life story, watch the stories below:





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Archie Comics Gets Hollywood Agent! 


Archie Comics Publications has made a pact with CAA. The agency, which brokered many Mattel film and TV productions, is now going to take care of famous Archie Comics brands such as Archie & Friends, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Cosmo the Merry Martian, Super Duck, and Dotty and Ditto.

Hollywood is hungry for established brands, hence, the Archie Comics deal.

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Get Ready for "Enron" the Movie! 


Columbia Pictures has acquired screen rights to "Enron," the play, for a high six-figure deal!

The studio is going to turn the stage production, written by Lucy Prebble, into a big-screen adaptation! The play is a drama about the rise and fall of the Texas energy company.

Prebble will adapt her own play and Laura Ziskin will be producing.

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