"Twilight's" Sequel, "New Moon" Gets Opening Date 

As we reported earlier, Chris Weitz is getting ready to take the helm from director Catherine Hardwicke for the "Twilight" sequel called "New Moon."

The second installment of the popular book franchise from author Stephenie Meyer will be released on...

NOVEMBER 20, 2009

Huh? That soon?

I remember Hardwicke complaining that she didn't want to rush into production, hence, she's no longer associated with the project.

Meanwhile, Weitz, more power to him! I hope they have a working script ready that captures the spirit of Meyer's vision.

Why the rush?

According to Variety, Summit Entertainment feels lucky about the date, and wants to duplicate the success of "Twilight" without too long of a wait:

Summit caught a lucky break when Warners decided to push back the release of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" from Thanksgiving 2008 to summer 2009.

More power to y'all! Good luck, but please, don't rush the emotion and the character development of the film, let 'em breathe just like Meyer's prose.

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Building a Frank Lloyd Wright Film 

Lionsgate Films has purchased the rights to the book "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan.

The film is going to be written by John Burnham Schwartz who wrote 2007's "Reservation Road."

"Loving Frank" tells the story of the love affair between the most influential architect of the century, Wright, and Chicago society matron Mamah Borthwick Cheney.

"Loving Frank" producers aimed to show the historical context of Wright's life as well as showing the humanistic emotion called love.

Ah....love while building homes. :happy

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DVD Kisses: The Latest DVD Release for Tuesday, 12/16/08 

Two big films arrive on DVD this week!

First, "Mamma Mia!" I enjoyed this film, it was the feel good movie of the summer! And now, you can singalong with the movie and put your Broadway on!

The DVD has fun outtakes, as well as singalong features for folks who can sing in the privacy of their own homes :happy

Also, "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" kicks its way to DVD stores near you!

Check my interviews with the cast here, and my review of the movie here.

There you go, just in time for Christmas! Get these DVDs today!

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"X-Men: Origins: Wolverine" Trailer! 
You don't have to watch "The Day the Earth Stood Still" to see the "Wolverine" trailer.

Here it is!


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"Terminator 5" Already? Really? 

"Terminator: Salvation" has not been released yet, but there are plans to move forward with the fifth "Terminator" installment!

Producers Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek made the announcement at the Dubai International Film Festival!

Read the full article here.

By the way, "Terminator Salvation" opens May 22nd.

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