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    Sherlock Holmes - December 25, 2009
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    Detective Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Law) engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.


    Alice in Wonderland - March 5, 2010

    Clash Of The Titans - March 26, 2010

    Robin Hood - 2010

    Red Sonja - 2010


    Beverly Hills Cop IV - 2010

    Conan - 2010

    War of the Gods - 2010

    Robocop - 2010

    Wanted 2 - 2010

    Masters of the Universe - 2011

    The Hobbit - 2012
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    Local Shire Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, Uncle of Frodo Baggins, is living a quiet, peaceful life until Gandalf the Grey knocks on his door. A band of wandering dwarves shows up one or two at a time, the goal, to hire poor Bilbo for a quest (as a burgler) that entails defeating a dragon and recovering (burgling) a treasure. Along the way there are adventures with Trolls and elves, a battle with Goblins, the naming of Bilbo's sword as Sting after, a battle with some spiders, escaping from wargs, and a barrel ride in a river. There is a great battle The Battle of Five Armies which includes men, dwarfs, elves, goblins with wargs, and more. Most importantly of all, part of this story leads Bilbo into Riddles in the Dark where he meets Gollum and in the process acquires a peculiar ring that has had and will have a great impact on the future of their world.


    Wanted 3 - 2012

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    Back in July it was announced that the director of The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream, would be directing the Robocop sequel/reboot. This meant that there was a 95% chance that the remake will not suck. Since July things have been a bit quite, as Aronofsky has been busy on other films, however he recently spoke to Empire about how things are progressing.

    “It’s a real reinvention,” he told us, responding to those rumours that the movie would somehow follow on or be a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original. “Me and David Self are working on the screenplay. He’s a great, great writer and we’re trying to do something new and fresh. We’ll see what happens when the screenplay comes.”

    “I’m a big fan of the original. It still holds up as an amazing film, and I think it’s more just looking at that same type of material in the 21st century and seeing where it leads us.”


    If all goes to plan Robocop will be released sometime in 2010.
    Darren Aronofsky Talks Robocop | Filmonic

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    The very same day Michael Sheen revealed that he would not be voicing the Cheshire Cat in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Stephen Fry revealed that he would! Commenter Michael pointed us to a BBC interview called “Five Minutes With: Stephen Fry” and Fry ‘lets the cat out of the bag’ at around the 2 minute mark.

    Click here to watch!

    It looks like we will be getting a rather intelligent Cheshire Cat, unless Fry alters his voice somewhat.
    Stephen Fry voicing the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland | Filmonic

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    I am somewhat suspicious that The Hollywood Reporter have revealed casting news for both War of the Gods and Clash of the Titans at the same time. However, it makes things interesting so I will put my suspicions aside.

    War of the Gods and Clash of the Titans. Both Greek mythology-themed projects. Both currently in pre-production. Both inspired by 300 and both wanting to be released first.

    THR say that Sam Worthington, who is mostly likely going to be huge by the end of 2009 after Terminator Salvation and Avatar, is in talks to play the role of Perseus in Clash of the Titans which will be directed by The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier. The film is a remake of the 1981 epic and tells the story of Zeus’ son Perseus and his battles against mythology beasts such as Medusa.

    Meanwhile, Henry Cavill (The Tudors, nearly Superman in Superman Returns) is being lined up to play Theseus in War of the Gods. The film is about a war between Gods and humans.

    At the moment Gods has the edge as it will begin filming in February and has a bigger budget ($85 million), whereas Titans has a smaller budget of $70 million and will start filming in April.

    If you were a fan of the drama surrounding the 2008 Presidential Election then this epic battle may keep you interested in 2009. I suspect we will get accusations flying around that Sam Worthington has never put lipstick on a Minotaur, and that Henry Cavill has been associating with Hydra’s.
    War of the Gods and Clash of the Titans Casting | Filmonic

    November 08, 2008 Over the past few weeks, Ratner has been considering signing on to direct a 21st century update of "Conan," co-produced by Nu Image/Millennium and Lionsgate Films, even as he pushes another high-profile project -- a fourth installment of the "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise -- toward a greenlight at Paramount, where he recently set up shop. Joe Gatta and Avi Lerner of Millennium Films are producing, along with George Furla and Paradox Entertainment president and CEO Fredrik Malmberg. Meanwhile, Paramount -- eyeing the successful fourth-installment resurrections of the long-dormant "Die Hard" and "Indiana Jones" franchises -- has been gunning to get Detroit's funniest cop back on the streets for a summer 2010 release with Ratner behind the camera.
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    Last October Latino Review got word from a source that Kung-Fu Panda director John Stevenson could end up directing a live action He-Man movie. We heard nothing of it for months, until now. Turns out John Stevenson is directing!

    From Variety:

    Stevenson said the first film came to mind when he was asked to consider the job, and the impression wasn’t a good one. He changed his mind when he went to Mattel headquarters and was shown into a secret lair that contained the visuals created by the toymaker staff.

    “There was this locked bunker that you had to be escorted into,” Stevenson said. “It was filled with art, some generated by the Mattel artists, and I looked around, and said, ‘I get it.’ We started formulating a specific vision for costumes, creatures, architecture, and the creation of a mythology and look for a whole world we’ll create.”

    Waldo said that Stevenson’s vision to elevate the material matched with Mattel’s desire to see He-Man become a big studio film. Mattel has also brought its “Hot Wheels” film to WB and Silver.

    “John had such passion that we found ourselves trying to running to catch up with his vision,” Waldo said.


    We have no release date or dates for filming, however we will probably get that info later.

    This film could actually work if done right. I hope they don’t make it too child-friendly. I know Mattell have toys to sell but a cheesy fantasy movie will not be appealing!
    John Stevenson to direct Masters of the Universe! | Filmonic

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    The latest issue of Empire magazine includes an interview with our beloved phone throwing actor Russell Crowe. In the interview he talks a little about Robin Hood, which he will start filming in April. Turns out he wants to make the best Robin Hood movie ever.

    “The challenge is to make a great film. There’s no point in making the second-best Robin Hood movie. If we are going to do it, we have to do it with the thought in mind that we’ve got the chance of making the best Robin Hood movie ever. Doing a Robin Hood movie is a childhood dream; doing a bad Robin Hood movie - that doesn’t come into the dream. It’s got to be fully realised and really worth the effort - as we sit and talk it’s been 18 months of effort, and that’s the sort of stuff that people don’t see or quantify.

    With Ridley Scott directing and an impressive cast including Cate Blanchett and Mark Strong, we may end up getting the best Robin Hood movie ever. However according to Wikipedia there have been over 50 adaptations since 1908, so it’ll have to be good.
    Russell Crowe wants to make the best Robin Hood movie…ever! | Filmonic

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    Two weeks ago actor Mark Strong told The Telegraph that there was a strong possibility that Cate Blanchett would be playing Maid Marian in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood (then called Nottingham). Variety have now confirmed that she will be taking on the role alongside Russell Crowe, and filming should start around April time in the UK.

    The film will be shot at a $130 million budget, benefiting from favorable exchange rates and tax credits that come from shooting in the U.K. Scott will be aiming for a PG-13 rating.

    Crowe plays Robin of Loxley in an origin story of Robin Hood that hews close to historical facts of the period. Abandoned as a child, he finds community with the common people of Nottingham. Robin’s abandonment and trust issues hamper his ability to fall in love. He meets his match in Marian, a strong, independent woman.
    Cate Blanchett confirmed for Robin Hood | Filmonic

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    Dominic Monaghan, probably the most successful Hobbit post Lord of the Rings, spoke to MTV about the possibility of him returning to Middle Earth in The Hobbit.

    “They really want us to come back, and I think there’s a really strong chance that we might be back,” Monaghan revealed to MTV News

    “It’s a completely different story,” Monaghan continued. “You don’t have the same characters all the way through it. And I always read ‘The Hobbit’ as being more of a children’s introduction to the story, and then ‘Lord of the Rings’ was kind of the main piece.”

    “And you would watch the films,” he said of his plans to prepare to play Merry again. “And try to understand the tonality of what you were trying to play. I was trying to play a boy, like an 11-year-old boy [in the original films], so I would just go back into what it was like to be a boy and have that sense of innocence [again]. So it’s not a huge push to get me back in there.

    “I’ve been chatting with Pete and [writers] Fran [Walsh] and Philippa [Boyens] about the chance of us coming back,” he said of the recent activity that fans all over the world will undoubtedly find precious. “I think the fans of the first three ‘Lord of the Rings’ films will be charmed by going back into the world.”


    At this point in time The Hobbit seems so far away there is no point getting excited yet. We’ll just have to keep watching the trilogy for a year or so until they actually start filming.

    Dominic Monaghan will be seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (I told you he was successful) playing the character of ‘Beak’ (…oh….errrm…) who can manipulate electricity (oh that’s cool. He’s totally successful now).
    Dominic Monaghan happy to remain a Hobbit in The Hobbit | Filmonic

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    A few weeks ago Mark Strong let slip that Cate Blanchett would be playing Maid Marian in Robin Hood, now he’s revealed what the ending of Sherlock Holmes will consist of! Warner Bros. will no doubt be overjoyed.

    From Totalfilm: [Contains minor spoilers]

    “There’s a fantastic sequence where we duel to the death on a half-built Tower Bridge,” he said. “It’s a perfect way to end the movie, Robert and I hammering seven bells out of each other on top of this swinging bridge with Victorian London as a backdrop. It’s going to be amazing.”

    For those not in the know, Strong plays occult-dabbling Satanist Lord Blackwood, who he admits is based on Alastair Crowley.

    “There’s a touch of Dracula about him,” he said of the character. “He needed to have an element of showmanship about him by virtue of the fact that he’s trying to persuade everyone around him that he’s so in league with the Devil that he’s able to conquer death. I just wanted to make him an equal adversary of Sherlock Holmes.”


    Sounds interesting. With Strong playing the villain in Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass and possibly Robin Hood, he must be trying to avoid being typecast by showing his loving and giving side. Especially with secret information he signed a contract not to tell.
    Mark Strong gives Sherlock Holmes ending details | Filmonic

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    Wanted writer Chris Morgan recently spoke to MTV about how things were going with Wanted 2, which was greenlight within weeks of the first film being released due to it’s successful money earning abilities.

    “Yes, I will be writing it,” confirmed Morgan. “I’m actually leaving this conversation with you to go to a meeting with the director, Timur [Bekmambetov], and we’re talking about the story.”

    “As far as I know, the studio is finishing their deal with Mark [Millar], and then we’re all going to get together and collaborate,” said Morgan, a longtime comics fan. “And that’s something I’m very excited about.”

    “…the point is to continue the journey that Wes started in the first film. Wherever he ended up at the end of the film, now it’s time to move him forward.”

    “There’s a natural journey that Wes needs to take,” continued Morgan, adding that the sequel “is going to be opened up to be more global.”


    I’m not sure what they plan to do about the cast. Obviously James McAvoy will return, however Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and Common may not. If you have seen the film you will know why. I guess the writers will have to work that one out. (Trying to get the biggest female movie star in the world back should be a priority)
    Chris Morgan On Wanted 2 | Filmonic

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    This movie will rock. I've gotten tired of Burton's weirdness but some books/etc. are perfect for his style imo.

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    I had considered making one on Robin Hood a while back, simply because I can't fucking stand Crowe and I feel he will ruin it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis View Post
    This movie will rock. I've gotten tired of Burton's weirdness but some books/etc. are perfect for his style imo.

    I think a dark Alice movie would be cool. I was looking forward to seeing the one they were supposed to be making based on the American McGee's Alice, but that one has been in the works so long that it'll probably never be made.

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    Wanted 2 AND 3....? Excuse me while I throw up in my mouth.

    Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, though? High hopes.

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    Mmmmm I'm interested definitely in the Alice movie, I just hope it's also shroomeriffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deshende View Post
    I think a dark Alice movie would be cool. I was looking forward to seeing the one they were supposed to be making based on the American McGee's Alice, but that one has been in the works so long that it'll probably never be made.
    God I want American McGee's Alice more than the same story told again. AMA was twisted as all hell but still so awesome. I mean take a look a the Cheshire cat from the game:

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    For those of you who don't know American McGee's Alice, it was a story that took place after the original adventures where Alice goes off into "Wonderland" but her pet cat knocks over some candles, and the house catches fire. When she comes back from "Wonderland" the house is on fire, and she tries to save her parents, but she is forced to jump out of a window to save herself. This causes her to go insane because she blames herself for her parents death and she is locked in an Asylum. At some point the White Rabbit contacts her because her Wonderland changed into a dark sadistic place (Due to the state of her mind) and she has to go back to kill the queen... Simply awesome...

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    Tim Burton keeps taking my favorite books that were turned to musicals from when I was little:

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    yaya I am sure Burton will make the book more updated, and dark, and good, but nostalgia people nostalgia!!!!!!!!

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    Oh god, I think I have the Alice In Wonderland on tape somewhere, of about the same quality too. Memories...

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    I'm on the fence with Crowe being Robin Hood. He just doesn't feel like he fits that persona. He seems too down, where Robin Hood always felt uplifting and gleeful (for robbery).

    How does Alice in Wonderland NOT deserve it's own thread? Next we'll see a dark twist to Bambi or Beauty and the Beast.

    I'm with Shade, as well. Pass the bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybar View Post
    I'm on the fence with Crowe being Robin Hood. He just doesn't feel like he fits that persona. He seems too down, where Robin Hood always felt uplifting and gleeful (for robbery).

    How does Alice in Wonderland NOT deserve it's own thread? Next we'll see a dark twist to Bambi or Beauty and the Beast.

    I'm with Shade, as well. Pass the bucket.

    Did you actually read Robin Hood book? It's been a while, but I don't remember him being cheerful..in fact, he is depressed for more than half of the story. I've no idea if Crowe can pull the job or not, but I hope they stick to closer to the original tale.

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    Perhaps my observation of him is skewed then. I never viewed him as a negative person.

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    Well, Robin hood is based on old folklore, and depending of the author you pick, the characters are portrayed differently. There is no "official author". I supose you're right if you pick one that is addressed to kid, but some of the most serious were great drama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybar View Post
    I'm on the fence with Crowe being Robin Hood. He just doesn't feel like he fits that persona. He seems too down, where Robin Hood always felt uplifting and gleeful (for robbery).

    How does Alice in Wonderland NOT deserve it's own thread? Next we'll see a dark twist to Bambi or Beauty and the Beast.

    I'm with Shade, as well. Pass the bucket.
    I definitely understand that. I felt the same way about Michael Gambon as the new Dumbledore... lol

    Richard Harris was perfect. Benevolent/calm/wise/kind - all the qualities of the character, that he easily exuded in his performance.

    Gambon is too 'harsh' and cold. Doesn't seem wise in the same sense as Dumbledore. Gambon's Dumbledore seems too cynical and jaded.

    Sorry for the Harry Potter derail!

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    Except Harris passed away and they had to replace him somehow...

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    Definately looking forward to Alice in Wonderland. The others not so much.

    No idea what to think about the Wanted sequels. I liked the first but have no idea where they would be going since the first didn't follow the comic/graphic novel(?) much/at all.

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    Yea I know. Just critiquing the new guy. I don't know who could have replaced Harris. Maybe Magneto? Harris was one of a kind. :\

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    I think in due time all of these movies will have their own threads, but at the moment they're all pretty far away. I love Russel Crowe I think the new Robin Hood movie will be awesome.

    Also, Wanted's story wasn't very good but the action was pretty awesome. I'd see the other two just for more cool action scenes like the ones in the first one.

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    Beverly Hills Cop IV...
    well, I guess when all of your movies except for the 3 he plays a jackass in do horribly, It's time to do a comedy sequel from the 80s.

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