Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Daily Movie News

             Daily Movie News for Wednesday January 6th, 2010.

  • Avatar seems to be unstoppable; after just 17 days the epic 3D film has made about $1.2 billion worldwide beating The Dark Knight's $1 billion as the fastest to $1 billion. Also, Avatar should beat Transformers 2 as the highest grossing film of 2009.

  • Director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road To Perdition) is in negotiations to direct Bond 23, which is the next film in the long running British spy series. No plot details have been released at the moment. Daniel Craig is set to return to his role as James Bond. The film's production is being fast-tracked to begin this June for a 2011 release.

  • Production Weekly is reporting that The Hobbit will begin shooting this June in New Zealand. The film will be cut into two full films. The two installments are expected to be released in December 2011 and December 2012. No news on how the MGM bankruptcy problems are going to affect the production.

  • Variety is reporting that the rumors were true and the Spider-Man 4 production has been postponed for time to work with the script. So, the May 5th, 2011 release date seems unlikely at the moment.

  • Toshiba and RealD are collaborating to bring 3D into homes in 2010. Also, Samsung, DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor are doing the same thing. This competition can be a big battle for best 3D at home. 

  • Actor James Franco (Spider-Man films) will star in 127 hours. The film will focus on the true story of Aron Ralston , whose right forearm got pinned under a boulder for nearly 5 days. He used a blunt knife to cut it off and scale down a 65 foot cliff. 

Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

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