‘300’ prequel script is ‘epic’, says producer

300: The Battle of Artemisia‘s screenplay has been praised by producer Mark Canton. Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad have “nailed” the script for the prequel, delivering an “epic story”, according to the Warner Bros executive. “They’ve done a tremendous job making a highly intelligent, epic story that will stand on its own. But it’s not…

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Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s Adventures of Tintin Is No Harry Potter: Should It Have Been?

The Adventures of Tintin grossed an estimated $55.8 million in its international debut this weekend, Sony Pictures said Sunday.  In countries like France and the United Kingdom, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson‘s much-anticipated motion-capture epic, which won’t be seen in the states until Christmastime, was big, but not as big as the final Harry Potter.…

Stuntmen Killed in Expendables 2

A stuntman was killed and another was seriously injured in an explosion on the Bulgarian set of The Expendables 2 yesterday afternoon. The movie’s second unit stunt team was filming on a reservoir called Lake Ognyanovo in the southwestern part of the country when the accident occurred, while the movie’s main unit was shooting about…

Fox Planning Back-to-Back INDEPENDENCE DAY Sequels With or Without Will Smith

Director Roland Emmerich’s relatively small drama Anonymous opens in theaters this weekend, but it appears that the 2012 director doesn’t plan to make small-scale films a habit as he may be returning to Independence Day sooner rather than later. Last March, we reported that back-to-back sequels to the 1996 alien invasion smash hit were in…

‘Paranormal Activity 4′ in the works, October 2012 release possible?

A fourth instalment in the Paranormal Activity franchise is apparently in the works.  A Paramount executive revealed that the success of Paranormal Activity 3 has all but guaranteed that there will be another sequel.  “I can’t imagine that we wouldn’t make a number four, and I imagine [Paramount Film Group president] Adam Goodman this morning…

Peter Jackson Says He’ll Direct the Next ADVENTURES OF TINTIN After He Finishes THE HOBBIT

In one of the most exciting collaborations in a great while, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson teamed up on this fall’s The Adventures of Tintin. Spielberg directed the film as his first foray into motion-capture, with Jackson onboard as a very hands-on producer. The plan, if audiences flock to this first Tintin, has always been…

‘Sherlock Holmes 3′ already in the works

Warner Bros is reportedly already starting work on a third film in the Sherlock Holmes series. The second Guy Ritchie-directed installment, Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows, is due to be released in December, but Warner has already tapped Drew Pearce to pen a second sequel. According to Deadline, Pearce is currently working on…

Amanda Seyfried: ‘In Time will leave you breathless’

Amanda Seyfried has promised that In Time will leave viewers “breathless”. The Mean Girls star revealed that she enjoyed shooting the sci-fi film, confessing that she was particularly thrilled to change her regular look.  “I sure did have a lot of fun with this movie though and I loved having different hair colour,” Seyfried told…

Ben Stiller to direct horror ‘The Mountain’

Ben Stiller has reportedly decided to take on a period horror for his next directorial project. According to Deadline, the actor has been tapped to helm the film by 20th Century Fox. The Mountain is based on Edith Wharton‘s 1917 novel Summer, and follows a young woman who comes across a strange object and is…