From "Valentine's Day" to "New Year's Eve!" Director Gary Marshall Wants De Niro, Pfeiffer, Swank, and Kutcher 


Much like "Valentine's Day," director Garry Marshall wants to return to ensemble dramedy with "New Year's Eve" and he wants Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer to join the cast.

The actors are in negotiations with New Line according to the Hollywood Reporter. Hilary Swank, and Marshall's lead in "Valentine's Day," Ashton Kutcher, are also in talks.

This one will feature another intertwining plot and narrative technique but centered on New Year's Eve. De Niro will play a bitter dying man; Pfeiffer will be a frustrated executive assistant who tackles her unfulfilled resolutions; Swank will be a producer of the Times Square New Year's Eve show; and Kutcher would a guy who hates New Year's Eve.

Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin complete the cast. Marshall wants to shoot the film in New York mid-December.

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I'm Liking the New and Improved "Tron: Legacy" Trailer! I Can't Wait to See It Now! 


Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

Sam Flynn, a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn, a man once known as the world's leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn's Arcade -- a signal that could only come from his father -- he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe -- a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Sequel

Release Date: December 17th, 2010 (wide)

Cast & Crew
STARRING:
Jeff Bridges ........................................................................................ Kevin Flynn
Garrett Hedlund ........................................................................................ Sam Flynn
Olivia Wilde ........................................................................................ Quorra
Bruce Boxleitner ........................................................................................ Alan Bradley
Michael Sheen ........................................................................................ Castor
James Frain ........................................................................................ Jarvis
Beau Garrett ........................................................................................ Siren Jem

DIRECTED BY: Joseph Kosinski

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"Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Dominates People's Choice Awards 2011 Nominations 


Summit's "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" topped the People's Choice Awards nominations. The third installment of the popular "Twilight" franchise received eight nominations including Favorite Movie, Favorite Drama Movie, and Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner received a Favorite On-Screen Team nomination.

"Inception" and "Iron Man 2" also received multiple nominations each.

The People's Choice Awards 2011 will air on CBS on Jan. 5. Go to www.peopleschoice.com to vote.

Here's the complete list of nominees of The People's Choice Awards 2011

FAVORITE MOVIE
Alice in Wonderland
Inception
Iron Man 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Toy Story 3

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR
Johnny Depp
Leonardo DiCaprio
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Pattinson
Taylor Lautner

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Angelina Jolie
Jennifer Aniston
Julia Roberts
Katherine Heigl
Kristen Stewart

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE
Iron Man 2
Kick-Ass
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Robin Hood
Salt

FAVORITE ACTION STAR
Angelina Jolie
Bradley Cooper
Jackie Chan
Jake Gyllenhaal
Robert Downey Jr.

FAVORITE DRAMA MOVIE
Alice in Wonderland
Dear John
Inception
The Social Network
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

FAVORITE FAMILY MOVIE
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Shrek Forever After
The Karate Kid
Toy Story 3

FAVORITE COMEDY MOVIE
Date Night
Easy A
Grown Ups
Sex and the City 2
Valentine’s Day

FAVORITE COMEDIC STAR
Adam Sandler
Drew Barrymore
Steve Carell
Tina Fey
Will Ferrell

FAVORITE ON-SCREEN TEAM
Date Night – Tina Fey & Steve Carell
Inception – Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy & Dileep Rao
Iron Man 2 – Robert Downey Jr. & Don Cheadle
The Karate Kid – Jackie Chan & Jaden Smith
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner

FAVORITE MOVIE STAR UNDER 25 (Presented By Moviefone)
Emma Watson
Kristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson
Vanessa Hudgens
Zac Efron

FAVORITE HORROR MOVIE (New! Voted In By Fans)
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Let Me In
Resident Evil: Afterlife
The Crazies
The Last Exorcism

FAVORITE TV DRAMA
Gossip Girl
Grey’s Anatomy
House
The Good Wife
The Vampire Diaries

FAVORITE TV DRAMA ACTOR
Chace Crawford
Hugh Laurie
Ian Somerhalder
Patrick Dempsey
Taye Diggs

FAVORITE TV DRAMA ACTRESS
Blake Lively
Julianna Margulies
Kate Walsh
Lisa Edelstein
Sandra Oh

FAVORITE TV COMEDY
Glee
How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory
Two and a Half Men

FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTOR
Alec Baldwin
Jim Parsons
Matthew Morrison
Neil Patrick Harris
Steve Carell

FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTRESS
Alyson Hannigan
Courteney Cox
Eva Longoria Parker
Jane Lynch
Tina Fey

FAVORITE COMPETITION SHOW
American Idol
America’s Got Talent
Dancing with the Stars
Hell’s Kitchen
So You Think You Can Dance

FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA
Bones
Criminal Minds
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Lie to Me
NCIS

FAVORITE TV CRIME FIGHTER (New! Voted In By Fans)
Emily Deschanel – Bones
Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Mark Harmon – NCIS
Simon Baker – The Mentalist
Tim Roth – Lie to Me

FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY SHOW
Fringe
Smallville
Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries
True Blood

FAVORITE TALK SHOW HOST
Chelsea Handler
Conan O’Brien
Ellen DeGeneres
George Lopez
Oprah Winfrey

FAVORITE TV OBSESSION
Burn Notice
Dexter
Pretty Little Liars
True Blood
White Collar

FAVORITE TV GUILTY PLEASURE
Jersey Shore
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Tosh.O

FAVORITE TV GUEST STAR
Betty White – Community
Britney Spears – Glee
Carrie Underwood – How I Met Your Mother
Demi Lovato – Grey’s Anatomy
Neil Patrick Harris – Glee

FAVORITE TV DOCTOR (New! Voted In By Fans)
Cristina Yang – Sandra Oh
Derek Shepherd – Patrick Dempsey
Gregory House – Hugh Laurie
James Wilson – Robert Sean Leonard
Meredith Grey – Ellen Pompeo

FAVORITE TV FAMILY (New! Voted In By Fans)
The Griffins – Family Guy
The Harpers – Two and a Half Men
The Pritchetts/Dunphys – Modern Family
The Scavos – Desperate Housewives
The Simpsons – The Simpsons

FAVORITE FAMILY TV MOVIE
Beauty & the Briefcase
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
iCarly: iPsycho
Revenge of the Bridesmaids
Starstruck

FAVORITE TV CHEF (Presented By DinnerTool.com)
Bobby Flay
Gordon Ramsey
Jamie Oliver
Paula Deen
Rachael Ray

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY
$#*! My Dad Says
Better With You
Mike & Molly
No Ordinary Family
Outsourced
Raising Hope
Running Wilde

FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA
Blue Bloods
Chase
Detroit 1-8-7
Hawaii Five-0
Hellcats
Law & Order: Los Angeles
Nikita
The Defenders
The Event

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Eminem
Enrique Iglesias
Michael Bublé
Tim McGraw
Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Carrie Underwood
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
P!nk
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE SONG
Airplanes – B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore
California Gurls – Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
Love the Way You Lie – Eminem featuring Rihanna
OMG – Usher featuring Will.i.am
Telephone – Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé

FAVORITE ROCK BAND
Daughtry
Linkin Park
Maroon 5
Nickelback
Paramore

FAVORITE BREAKOUT ARTIST
B.o.B
Bruno Mars
Justin Bieber
Ke$ha
Selena Gomez & the Scene

FAVORITE POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
P!nk
Rihanna

FAVORITE COUNTRY ARTIST
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE R&B ARTIST
Alicia Keys
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Ne-Yo
Usher

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Drake
Eminem
Jay-Z
Ludacris
Snoop Dogg

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO (Presented By VEVO)
Baby – Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
Love the Way You Lie – Eminem featuring Rihanna
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
Telephone – Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé
Waka Waka – Shakira featuring Freshlyground

FAVORITE WEB CELEB (Presented By Wonderwall.com)
Alicia Keys
Betty White
Jimmy Fallon
Katy Perry
Teri Hatcher

FAVORITE VIRAL VIDEO STAR (Presented By Wheat Thins)
Giant Double Rainbow
Greyson Chance “Paparazzi”
Madison Square Park Proposal
“Single Ladies” Devastation
Tarp Surfing

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Watch "Kung Fu Panda 2" Teaser Trailer! Are You Ready for a Staring Contest? 


"Kung Fu Panda 2"

Po and the Furious Five venture to China to battle a villain and uncover the secrets of Po's mysterious origins.

Release Date: 26 May 2011 (USA)

Cast:

Angelina Jolie ... Tigress (voice)

Gary Oldman ... Lord Shen (voice)

Jack Black ... Po (voice)

Seth Rogen ... Mantis (voice)

David Cross ... Crane (voice)

Jackie Chan ... Monkey (voice)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Master Croc (voice)

Dustin Hoffman ... Shifu (voice)

Lucy Liu ... Viper (voice)

James Woods ... Master Skunkman (voice)

Michelle Yeoh ... The Soothsayer (voice)

James Hong ... Mr. Ping (voice)

Victor Garber ... Master Thundering Rhino (voice)

Director: Jennifer Yuh
Writers: Jonathan Aibel (written by) & Glenn Berger (written by)

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Timur Bekmambetov Finds Strange "Apollo 18" Footage 


Timur Bekmambetov joins the found footage game with "Apollo 18." He's attached to produce the Trevor Cawood movie for The Weinstein Company. The script by Brian Miller incorporates the "found footage" trope of mysterious occurrences caught on tape in the vein of "Cloverfield" and "Paranormal Activity," and the soon-to-be released "Super 8" from producer Steven Spielberg and director JJ Abrams.

According to the official press release, "Apollo 18" will be "shot documentary style, the film unearths lost footage from Apollo 18'’s undocumented and covert mission to the moon, revealing disturbing new evidence of other life forms."

Oooooh!

This is intriguing and all, but can we get Bekmambetov to direct again, please? Sure, he's still set to do Seth Grahame-Smith's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" but hurry up! "Wanted" was released two years ago! Time it ticking!

Here's the full press release of "Apollo 18" from Weinstein Company:

THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY ACQUIRES APOLLO 18 AT AFM

Santa Monica, CA (November 7, 2010) The Weinstein Company has acquired Apollo 18, the sci-fi thriller based on the screenplay by Brian Miller, winner of the inaugural Astana International Action Film Festival screenplay competition, founded by Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov. Trevor Cawood is set to direct the project.

Bekmambetov and Michele Wolkoff, President of Development for Bekmambetov Projects Ltd. (BPL) will produce the film.

Set to be shot documentary style, the film unearths lost footage from Apollo 18's undocumented and covert mission to the moon, revealing disturbing new evidence of other life forms.

Bekmambetov announced the contest this spring, in conjunction with Kazakhstan's first film festival held in Astana, Kazakhstan July 27-July 1, 2010. Five finalists from the United States, France, Kazakhstan, and the UK attended the film festival, which was a celebration of international action films. As part of the competition, Miller was awarded a cash prize and a development deal with BPL.

The film is slated to begin production this December for a March release date.

About The Weinstein Company

The Weinstein Company (TWC) was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corporation in 1979. TWC is a multimedia company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under the TWC banner. During the Weinsteins' tenure at Miramax Films, the company released some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful independent feature films which received 63 Oscar wins and 274 Academy Award nominations and have generated billions of dollars in worldwide box office receipts and billions more in home video sales. In its history, Dimension Films has released some of the most successful franchises including Scream, Spy Kids and Scary Movie.

Forthcoming releases include Tom Hooper's The King's Speech starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, John Wells (ER, The West Wing) feature directorial debut Company Men starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Rosemary DeWitt, Maria Bello and Chris Cooper, as well as the highly anticipated new installments of Spy Kids 4 and Scream 4, to be released in 2011.

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