Sony is promoting the heck out of "2012," the disaster flick from current disaster king, Roland Emmerich. I've been seeing the ads, posters, trailers to this end-of-the-world fantasmagoria everywhere! And now, "American Idol's" Adam Lambert is joining in on the "2012" craziness!
Lambert sings the theme song "Time for Miracles" and you know what? It's actually not bad! His vocal fireworks match the destruction images of "2012." You'll also see John Cusack's character as a divorced dad who's racing against time to save his ex-wife (Amanda Peet) and their family from the apocalypse predicted by the Mayans that's supposed to happen on Dec. 21, 2012.
The soundtrack goes on sale Nov. 10th, and the film self-destructs into theaters near you Nov. 13th.
But for now, take a sneak peek of the music video "Time for Miracles" by Adam Lambert:
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Charlize Theron has left the production of the thriller "The Tourist" and many are saying that Angelina Jolie will step in! The director, Bharat Nalluri ("Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"), also left the project.
Based on the 2005 French thriller "Anthony Zimmer," "The Tourist" tells the story of an American tourist who goes undercover to entrap an ex-lover. That ex-lover is also a suspected global criminal.
Jolie, fresh from the action-oriented flick "Salt" is perfect for this part! Production is set to begin early 2010.
Tom Cruise was once attached to the project as well (Cruise was also mentioned for "Salt" once upon a time), but now, Sam Worthington is getting the lead male role.
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Holy Moses! The prophet's inspirational story will be re-told in "300" style! Much like the narrative of "The Ten Commandments," the new Moses film will start with the prophet as an infant to his adoption into the Egyptian royal family, all the way to his deliverance of the Hebrews from enslavement.
Peter Chernin is producing for 20th Century Fox. Adam Cooper and Bill Collage will write the script. The duo wrote a "Moby Dick" script with a comic book feel. "Wanted" director Timur Bekmambetov is attached to the project based on Herman Melville's classic, and may work on the film if "Wanted 2" doesn't materialize first.
As far as the Moses film is concerned, all the magical and mystical elements will be retained including the parting of the Red Sea. But this new version will also include new elements of Moses' life that the writers took from Rabbinical Midrash and other historical sources.
So Moses will get the CGI treatment similar to "300," which is fine, just don't give him a 6-pack stomach and a cod piece
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Actor Tab Hunter is set to appear in the documentary "Tab Hunter Confidential" about what it was like to live a lie in Hollywood. Titled after Hunter's 2005 autobiography, the documentary will be directed by Jeffrey Schwartz (""Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon," and "Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story").
The documentary will profile Hunter as a closeted gay actor at a time when Hollywood forced their homosexual stars to hide so they could market them as heterosexuals. Allan Glaser, Hunter's longtime partner, and Neil Koenigsberg are set to produce.
A little bio about Hunter from Wikipedia:
Arthur Gelien was signed to a contract at Warner Bros. and christened "Tab Hunter" by his first agent, Henry Willson. His good looks got him pegged as a screen idol. He landed a role in the film Island of Desire opposite Linda Darnell. However, it was his co-starring role as young Marine Danny in 1955's World War II drama Battle Cry, in which he has an affair with an older woman but ends up marrying the girl next door, that cemented his position as one of Hollywood's top young romantic leads. He went on to star in over 40 major Holywood films
In September 1955, the tabloid magazine Confidential reported Hunter's 1950 arrest for disorderly conduct. The innuendo-laced article, and a second one focusing on Rory Calhoun's prison record, were the result of a deal Henry Willson had brokered with the scandal rag in exchange for not revealing his more prominent client Rock Hudson's sexual orientation to the public. Not only was there no negative impact on Hunter's career, but a few months later he was named Most Promising New Personality in a nationwide poll sponsored by the Council of Motion Picture Organizations.
Hunter had a 1957 hit record with a cover of the song "Young Love", which was #1 on the charts for six weeks. He also had the hit "Ninety-Nine Ways", which peaked at #11 in the charts, and was actually his first single, before "Young Love". His success prompted Jack Warner to enforce the actor's contract with the studio by banning Dot Records, the label for which Hunter had recorded the single, from releasing a follow-up album he had recorded for them. He established Warner Bros. Records specifically for Hunter, although his singing career foundered after a few more recordings.
Hunter's best role during this period was in the 1958 musical movie Damn Yankees, in which he played Joe Hardy of Washington D.C's American League baseball club. The movie had originally been a Broadway show, and Hunter was the only one in the film version who hadn't appeared in the original cast. The show was based on the 1954 best-selling book The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop.
Koenigsberg promises the film to be as frank as Hunter's book. He tells Variety, "While he and Tony Perkins were lovers, they were on the covers of magazines that asked which of them would get married first. Has it changed that much in Hollywood? If a virile old-fashioned movie star came along like Tab, how would the studios, the financiers and the public respond to the idea he might be gay? Would that star not have to stay in the closet, like Tab and Rock Hudson?"
This will be a salaciously delicious documentary!
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The novel is not coming out until February, but the film rights to "Horns" by Stephen King's son, Joe Hill, has been optioned by Mandalay Pictures.
The premise is intriguing -- it's being described as a love story driven by horror and vengeance "that revolves around a 26-year-old man who wakes up one morning from a blackout hangover and finds horns sprouting out of his head. As the horns grow bigger by the day, the reason why seems to lie in the unsolved murder of his girlfriend." (Source: Variety)
Warner Bros. has already bought the rights to Hill's first novel, "Heart-Shaped Box."
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