April 09, 2007


Rosario Dawson and Rose McGowan
naked for Grindhouse

If there's one way to market a movie, it's to put Rosario Dawson and Rose McGowan on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing nothing but ammo. The movie could be about Stephen Hawking and his struggle to put together a unified field theory and this would still be the best marketing scheme.

Metal Men Coming to Screens
Warner Bros. and X-Men producer Lauren Schuler Donner have plans to bring Metal Men, yet another superhero franchise, to the screen. Robots invented by Dr. William Magnus, the Metal Men each possess the characteristics and interpreted personalities of separate metals, such as stretchy leader Gold, strongman Iron, insecure Tin, and infant brain damaging Lead.

You'd think they'd at least work through some of the C-level comic heroes--Blue Beetle or someone at least--before getting to the D-List like these guys, but I'm fine with it as long as Shaq is involved. When you need a big metal superhero, a big stupid genie, or just an idiotic signature grin, Shaq is always the answer.

Spider-Man 3 Quad Posters
Prepare the landscape button on your printer, because the quad-style posters for Spider-Man 3 have been released. And yes, that is a lens flare. Apparently there's some sort of "photo shop" where these types of awesome effects can be created.

Edward Gorey's Doubtful Guest
Coming to Screens

If you're a fan of Edward Gorey's darkly comic illustrations, you'll be pleased to know his classic The Doubtful Guest will be adapted for the screen. The Jim Henson Company will bring to life the strange, unwelcome, snouted creature who torments a quirky family.

Transformers Movie Stills
I gave up hope on this flick long ago.
I gave up hope on this flick long ago.

Aardman and Sony close to finalizing deal
Aardman Features, the UK makers of "Wallace & Gromit" and "Chicken Run" films, is finalizing a deal with Sony Pictures that gets it back into the U.S. market three months after its partnership with the Dreamworks studio ended.

Sony Pictures Entertainment said on Monday it was in final negotiations for a three-year, first-look deal with Aardman Features, the feature film division of Aardman Animations Ltd.
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