AUTHOR: Daniel Barna

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Burton confirms next

During the Disney 3D panel at Comic-Con, Tim burton--there to present his ALICE IN WONDERLAND teaser (3 times apparently)--announced that his next project will indeed be a remake of ABC's nocturnal soap "Dark Shadows" which has been optioned by Infinitum-Nihil, Johnny Depp's production company. This can only mean that Depp will play Barnabas Collins, the vampire ringmaster of the series that...

Wanted 2 coming

I'm not even at Comic-Con and I feel slightly overwhelmed by it. Thankfully my Joblo cohorts have it more than covered . In the meantime, I feel like every morsel of news I cover during the fest will just be a scrap from the fest itself. Just. Like. This. One. At the KICK-ASS panel , Mark Millar--the man behind both the "Kick-Ass" and "Wanted" comic book series confirmed that the...

Len Wiseman's Shrapnel

Len Wiseman, otherwise known as the lucky SOB that's banging Kate Beckinsale, is developing and directing a film adaptation of the graphic novel "Shrapnel" for Radical Pictures. The graphic novel explores a future where humans have colonized the solar system and formed a Solar Alliance to govern the planets. The story itself revolves around Venus, the last of the planetary holdouts,...

New 2012 poster

There hasn't been a really fresh disaster movie for as long as I can remember, unless you count CLOVERFIELD. But I'm talking natural disasters, no monsters allowed type thing. If there's anyone that's going to re-invigorate the genre, it's gotta be bombastic director Roland Emmerich, who seems to have made a career out of destroying cities in films like INDEPENDENCE DAY, GODZILLA and THE DAY...

UFO adaptation a go

It seems as though there was a television series in the seventies called UFO that followed Shado (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization), a secret military organization hidden beneath a Hollywood studio, whose operatives battle an alien race that's been kidnapping and killing humans for decades and using their body parts, for what, who knows? In the age of retro TV remakes,...

Wimpy Kid cast

In what has to be the greatest miscasting of all time, newcomer Zachary Gordon has snagged the title role in DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, the adaptation of Jeff Kinney's best-selling illustrated novels. Don't be startled if you've never heard of Gordon; he's only appeared in NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS and THE BROTHERS BLOOM but may be poised for a breakout with the lead in this...

Strangers 2 a go

One of the best and most underrated horror films I saw last year was THE STRANGERS, the chilling tale of a couple being stalked in their remote home by a trio of masked psychopaths. The quiet, understated film struck all the right notes, and left all the excruciating details to the imagination (I can't believe we didn't see their faces!). Apparently THE STRANGERS: PART 2 is set to begin filming...

Raimi directs Warcraft

It looks like James Cameron's AVATAR will no longer be the talk of this year's Comic-Con, not with the news that Sam Raimi will be directing the WARCRAFT movie. The film will be a live-action adaptation of the fantasy video game franchise "World of Warcraft", which features an epic conflict between the Horde and the Alliance. Since its debut in 1994, the game has amassed a global...

Beginner's Greek scribes

I have a lot of friends that simply shrug when I ask them if they're excited for the upcoming 500 DAYS OF SUMMER . Me: Really?? You don't know what that is? Them: Sorry Dan. We don't all write for the Internet. Me: Wow chico! Well, when this movie is released, and everyone you know will be talking about it, don't come crying back to me!. Them: I slept with your father. Anyways,...

I Can Do Bad poster

Uhoh, it looks like Madea is sad, or mad...or something. The truth is I don't know much about Madea, Tyler Perry's agressive black matriarch that's been featured in many of his films and is something of an icon. Her next appearance will be in Perry's upcoming I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF , and judging by the looks of the poster, Madea ain't too pleased.

it's Raaaaaandy again

The viral marketing campaign for Judd Apatow's upcoming FUNNY PEOPLE keeps chugging along with a second video featuring Aziz Ansari's take on the hackneyed comedian they call Raaaaaandy! This video takes a look at the comedian's complex creative process and his relationship with his friends. The video is flat out hilarious, and not only gives me hope for FUNNY PEOPLE, but also solidifies my...

Twilight Zone scribe

It looks like Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Warner Bros. are one step closer to bringing their TWILIGHT ZONE movie to the big screen. Little known Rand Ravich--who directed THE ASTRONAUT'S WIFE--has been hired to write the screenplay for the long-gestating film based on the iconic sixties television show of the same name. Many may scratch their heads with the announcement of...
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