Comingsoon.net has posted the bad news for 'KOTH' fans and the good news for 'American Dad' fans.
After several previous brushes with cancellation, Fox has opted not to renew veteran animated comedy "King of the Hill" beyond its current 13th season.
In April, Fox picked up 13 more episodes from the 20th Century Fox TV-produced show, which are wrapping production.
A lot has changed since "King of the Hill" premiered in 1997. Its creators Greg Daniels and Mike… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 31, 2008 at 1:04am —
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (upcoming Inkheart), who won a Pulitzer in 2007 for his drama "Rabbit Hole," is in final negotiations to write Spider-Man 4 for Columbia Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are back as director and star, respectively, as are series producers Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad. Kirsten Dunst also is expected to return for the latest movie featuring the Marvel Comics… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 31, 2008 at 12:19am —
The Weinstein Company has revealed the brand new movie poster for 'Fanboys' set for release on February 6, 2009.
The movie stars Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Kristen Bell, Sam Huntington, and more.
Added by Aaron on October 31, 2008 at 12:09am —
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Samuel L. Jackson is set to star as the bad guy in Columbia Pictures' remake of Berry Gordy's 1985 cult classic The Last Dragon, says The Hollywood Reporter. Jackson will play Sho'nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, a role played in the original by the late Julius Carry.
"I'm a huge fan of the original and look forward to bringing Sho'Nuff into the 21st century," Jackson said.
Writing the screenplay as well as producing is Dallas Jackson,… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 30, 2008 at 7:25am —
While searching stuff on Box Office Mojo, I saw that a release date for the long-in-development-hell 'Three Stooges' movie to be directed by The Farrely Brothers had been posted up.
Apparently, the release date is:
NOVEMBER 20, 2009
Could it be true? Could a Three Stooges movie be on the way next year? We'll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, here's some stuff from the Wikipedia page about the film's development followed by a bonus Three Stooges… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 29, 2008 at 10:16pm —
Columbia Pictures has picked up the film rights to Preacher, the popular 1990s Vertigo series, for an adaptation to be directed by Sam Mendes (upcoming Revolutionary Road).
The Hollywood Reporter says Neal Moritz and his Original Films are producing with Kickstart Productions' Jason Netter.
Created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, "Preacher," which ran from 1995-2000, told the story of a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 29, 2008 at 3:37pm —
Last month, it was announced that Columbia Pictures, producer Joe Roth, director Rob Cohen and Vin Diesel were reteaming for XXX: The Return of Xander Cage. Now, Collider says that Cohen has revealed target dates for shooting and the film's release:
"Yes, they're doing it with me and producer Joe Roth. We made the deal recently, it's named xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. We met the writers yesterday and we're trying to get into production by late spring,… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 29, 2008 at 12:47am —
Variety says that as the new version of "90210" continues to post decent numbers, The CW and CBS Paramount Network TV are exploring the possibility of reviving "Melrose Place" as well.
"Melrose Place" was a spin-off of the original "Beverly Hills, 90210." The two shows were paired on Fox's Wednesday night schedule during the first two years of "Melrose Place" before the series became a Monday night staple.
"Melrose Place" ran on Fox from 1992-99… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 28, 2008 at 11:39pm —
Paramount Pictures has fast-tracked Footloose, hoping to get the film ready for High School Musical 3: Senior Year director Kenny Ortega and star Zac Efron to start production next spring, says Variety.
The studio has brought on Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett to rewrite the Jon Hartmere script and hired Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to join Dylan Sellers as producer.
Zadan and Meron are established producers of musicals… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 28, 2008 at 6:43am —
Here’s something interesting.
Universal has decided to abandon those direct-to-video “American Pie” spin-off films in favour of making a third sequel to the original film – one that might possibly pick up on the whereabouts of now-married Jim and Michelle (Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan). Like the other three, it’ll be released theatrically.
The success of the direct-to-video spin-off films (“American Pie : Band Camp”, “American Pie : Naked… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 28, 2008 at 6:42am —
20th Century Fox has locked the Jonas Brothers to make their feature starring debut in Walter the Farting Dog, reports Variety.
Based on a best-selling series of books by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray, the film is being adapted by Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen into a family film that will revolve around Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas, as well as their younger brother Frankie.
The film shoots next spring and is a potential directing project for… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 28, 2008 at 6:40am —
Source: Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times has posted the first part of its three-part interview with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan in which he briefly addresses what will determine whether he'll be back for a third film:
Well ... let me think how to put this. There are two things to be said. One is the emphasis on story. What’s the story? Is there a story that’s going to keep me emotionally invested for the couple of years that it will… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 27, 2008 at 1:53pm —
Source: Clint Morris, Moviehole
Sam Raimi may be off the project (he was never officially attached anyway - but his company had expressed interest in developing a new set of movies based around the popular literary hero) but that's not enough to deter Paramount from doing a new Jack Ryan film - nope they've just bought in some 'old blood' - including someone who has been associated with this particular film series from the start - to fuel the reboot. Even more, the new film is on the… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 26, 2008 at 7:07pm —
Youtube has officially posted the trailer for Clint Eastwood's second of two films he's releasing this year.
Warner Bros.' 'Gran Torino' opens on December 26th and stars Eastwood who directs the film as well.
Clint Eastwood stars in the drama, marking his first film role since his Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby. Eastwood also directs the film in which he plays Walt Kowalski, an iron-willed veteran living in a changing world, who is forced by… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 24, 2008 at 4:15pm —
20th Century Fox has set a Christmas Day 2009 release date for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel. It will face Disney's new animated The Princess and the Frog on that day.
Fox announced a number of changes to its calendar on Thursday, including pushing back The A-Team, which doesn't have a cast or director, by a year, from June 12, 2009 to June 11, 2010.
John Singleton, who had been attached to direct "A-Team," has left the project after the… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 24, 2008 at 1:05am —
Here's the brand new trailer for Lionsgate's 'My Bloody Valentine 3-D':
Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine's Day, he woke up...and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 24, 2008 at 12:26am —
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter says that Ben Stiller is in early talks to direct The Trial of the Chicago 7, the DreamWorks project about the 1968 riots at the Democratic convention and their aftermath.
A "Chicago" gig would mark a departure for Stiller, who has directed such successful comedies as Tropic Thunder and Zoolander, but has not helmed a serious political picture of this kind before.
Stiller follows several other notables who… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 23, 2008 at 12:18am —
Lionsgate has revealed the new poster for My Bloody Valentine 3-D, coming to theaters on January 16. Directed by Patrick Lussier, the horror film stars Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Kevin Tighe and Megan Boone.
Added by Aaron on October 22, 2008 at 10:56pm —
Source: Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios has confirmed a rumor from IESB that Universal Parks & Resorts has paired up with Hasbro and DreamWorks Pictures to produce a "Transformers" attraction at its parks in Hollywood and Singapore set to open in early 2011.
"Transformers," the electrifying blockbuster celebrated for its multi-generational appeal, inventive storyline, spectacular action sequences and… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 20, 2008 at 4:40pm —
Fox has just given a full-season order to "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," reports Variety. The cast and crew were informed of the decision late Friday.
Back-nine order was far from certain as the show has been struggling in its Monday night timeslot. But "Sarah Connor" has developed a fan base and some positive critical attention along the way.
"Sarah Connor" was preempted last week due to baseball playoff coverage, but in its last… Continue
Added by Aaron on October 20, 2008 at 12:04am —