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This is a surprise move in terms of timing rather than action. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has made an announcement that as of December 29th this year, the studio will stop shipping all copies of the “Harry Potter” films on DVD and Blu-ray.The move is akin to Disney Studios with their animated film titles, releasing them on DVD and Blu-ray and then pulling them off shelves a year later to increase both their value and interest in a re-release.The key difference here however is “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”. The last of the Potter films hits shelves on November 11th meaning both it and the Complete 8-Film Collection box set will only be available for a short window – just under two months.With this move its likely well see some sort of special edition DVD & Blu-ray sets offered down the track either late next year or in 2013.
But the worst part of all of this, the worst part of the blind terror in their eyes and the emotionless milky clouding in mine, the worst part of their screams and my reflexive groans, the worst part of the taste of human flesh and muscle and bone and offal, is that deep down…
I’m starting to like it.
With progress finally happening on the “Sin City” sequel, theres been a question over what characters from the first film in 2005 will be returning says MTV News.Now, comic creator and co-director Frank Miller says some tinkering is still being done on the script and a more realistic start date would be spring next year rather than at the end of this year as previously mentioned.Miller also confirmed that the character of Nancy Callahan Jessica Alba and Marv Mickey Rourke will make appearances, Nancys mini-story will essentially bridge together both the other stories in this film and this film with the previous film.Aside from hers, there will be three other stories – one short called “The Long Bad Night”, the Marv-centered “Just Another Saturday Night”, and the big one that will dominate the film – “A Dame to Kill For” which features several other characters seen in the original.No word on which actors from the original will be returning for this outing.
Universal Pictures is pursuing the film rights to Mark Millar and Tony Harris comic book “War Heroes” reports Heat Vision.The story will revolve around a group of ordinary soldiers given superpowers on the battlefield by the US military. When the group goes AWOL to form their own criminal enterprise, one man is left behind and sets out to take them down.Sony Pictures acquired the rights in 2008 through producer Michael De Luca but that time has now elapsed. De Luca is still set to produce.Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer will pen the script once they finish writing the “Doctor Strange” script for Marvel Movies. Chris Morgan and Dana Brunetti will co-produce.
In one of the last big drama deals this buying season, Fox has handed a put pilot commitment to The Punisher, a series based on the Marvel comic from Ed Bernero and ABC Studios. This is one of two high-profile sales for former Criminal Minds showrunner Ed Bernero. He also has high-concept Western spec The Eye set up at ABC.
The Punisher is described as an hour-long procedural with a Marvel signature and a new take on one of the comic book giant’s iconic characters, Frank Castle, a rising star detective with the New York Police Department who moonlights as the vigilante Punisher, seeking justice for those the system has failed. Bernero will executive produce along with Marvel. This marks the first sale this season and the first one ever outside of ABC for Disney-owned Marvel, which is developing TV series based on its properties through ABC Studios. Last season, the company set up Hulk with Guillermo del Toro and David Eick and AKA Jessica Jones with Melissa Rosenberg at ABC. Those projects have been moving on a slower development track at the network. This marks ABC-affiliated ABC Studios’ second high-profile sale to Fox this season, following another put pilot commitment for the Shonda Rimes-produced 1980s dramedy Wildwood. It also is part of Fox’s return to the comic book adaptation business after the recent cancellation of Human Target. In addition to The Punisher, Fox has in the worksThe Spectre, a drama based on the DC Comics superhero character co-created bySuperman co-creator Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily.
As for Bernero’s other project, The Eye at ABC, it is a Western with a paranormal twist set in 1871 Arizona and centered on a team of Pinkerton Detectives who search for answers to unexplained phenomena. After a long tenure as showrunner of Criminal Minds and its spinoff, UTA-repped Bernero has recently focused on development through his ABC Studios-based Bernero Prods run by Rob Kim. Last year, he created and executive produced the ABC/ABC Studios drama pilot Partners.
This sounds like pure failure to me.
It wasn’t a major hit at the box office. It didn’t spawn any sequels or TV spin-offs. It didn’t have any huge stars — unless you count the seven-foot-plus wrestler André the Giant. And yet, surprisingly — you might even say inconceivably — since its release in 1987, director Rob Reiner’s wryly comic fairy taleThe Princess Bride, a fable about true love featuring swashbuckling adventure, a six-fingered villain, and Rodents of Unusual Size, has gone on to become one of the most beloved films in recent Hollywood history. Millions of fans can quote their favorite lines by heart: “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” “Have fun storming the castle.” “Mawage, that bwessed awangement…”
For EW’s annual Reunions issue, the stars of The Princess Bride — Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, and Wallace Shawn — gathered together for the first time in nearly 25 years for a reunion photo shoot. They also shared their memories of the making of The Princess Bride for an in-depth oral history.
Don’t get your hopes up, FP is not sponsoring a model contest…..yet.
But we are trying to help our friend win a model contest. Producer and DJ Paul Anthony is running a contest. The winner of this contest will have their picture attached to his newest single when it’s downloaded from iTunes and his site as well as $500 in cash and prizes.. We are throwing our support behind model Raven Steele. Raven has been a model for www.girlsofsteele.com for 4 years doing cosplay modelling.
Please follow the link below and click “like” to cast your vote. The model with the most likes will win the contest.
Thanks guys and good luck to Raven.
THE PLUTONIAN VS. MAX DAMAGE
October 13, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – The epic match-up between the world’s greatest hero-turned-villain and his arch villain-turned-hero is here! This December, read both IRREDEEMABLE and INCORRUPTIBLE for the full story on The Plutonian vs. Max Damage and their superhero adventures. These epic new titles from BOOM! Studios are both written by Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME, THE TRAVELER) with INCORRUPTIBLE’s art by Marcio Takara and IRREDEEMABLE’s art by Diego Barreto. BOOM! Studios offers the first part of this four issue crossover in the 22-page issue of IRREDEEMABLE #32 and the story continues in INCORRUPTIBLE #25. This action-filled arc concludes in IRREDEEMABLE #33 and INCORRUPTIBLE #26.
“This is the crossover we’ve been waiting to tell,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “We get to peer deeper into Max Damage’s origins. These two iconic characters have been powerhouse adversaries since the first issue and we are thrilled to add to the mythology of both of these great series.”
The legendary IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE crossover continues toward its explosive conclusion! The Plutonian and Max Damage have always been epic adversaries… but how did they get that way? The crossover event that tells the story of their first face-off starts here! Not Reading INCORRUPTIBLE? You’re missing out! This is the first issue of the IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE crossover: a can’t-miss issue of Mark Waid’s multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated superhero series!
Rescue workers were greeted with an horrific scene when they rushed to reports of an accident on the set of the new Resident Evil film.
They found a mass of blood-covered bodies, many with gaping wounds, but all still breathing.
However, it soon became apparent that rather than having to treat a number of life-threatening cases, they had to deal with nothing worse than a broken leg.
The ‘severe’ wounds were simply part of the actors’ make-up for the zombie film.
Paramedics had been called after a stunt went wrong leaving several actors injured.
But the victims’ gory zombie costumes made it difficult for crews to assess the severity of the actors’ injuries, said Peter Macintyre, Toronto emergency medical services spokesman.
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