Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Daily Movie News

Daily Movie News for November 17, 2009

* Entertainment Weekly is reporting that CW's Smallville is getting a 2 hour tv movie called Smallville: Absolute Justice. The film will combine episodes "Society" and "Justice" with only one set of credits. Premieres on February 5th, 2010.

* Variety reported that Thor director Kenneth Branagh has signed Stuart Townsend (Queen of the Damned), Ray Stevenson (Punisher:Warzone), and Tadanobu Asano (Mongol) have been cast as The Warriors Three. The Warriors Three are a trio of Asgurdian Adventurers who fight alongside the norse god Thor. Townsend plays Fandral , Stevenson plays Volstagg the Valiant, and Asano plays Hogun the Grim.

* Director J.J. Abrams gave a lot of news on his projects. He said his people are working on the script for Mission Impossible IV. He says that they have an incredibly cool story for it. Also, He isn't sure if he is directing the next Star Trek because of no idea when the script gets finished, time with his family, and other projects in the way. He declined talking about his project Micronauts based on the 70's popular toy line. He did say they are casting for his new series for NBC called "Undercovers". He is excited about going to do more spy related things because it is similar but different then his previous spy related projects.

* Variety reports that Universal Pictures is near a deal with Carl Eric Rinsch to make his feature film debut on 47 Ronin, the epic period samurai swordsmen tale with Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) attached to star.

* Director Joe Wright (Atonement) has been linked to direct the Focus Features film "Hanna". Hanna is about a 14 year-old girl raised by her father to be a cold-blooded killing machine.

* Disney put 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake by McG (Terminator 4) on hold indefinitely. They will not proceed with the film for now, and McG has confirmed he has withdrawn as director. He is attached to another indefinite film Terminator 5, due to the rights being sold because of bankrupty.

* The film making powerhouse MGM is considering alternatives like sales of rights, merging with other companies, or going as a standalone company to get out of bankruptcy. No news on the fate of the Bond franchise and the highly anticipated Hobbit films.

Benjamin Myers
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