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Saturday, August 30, 2008

2008-09 fall schedule



Monday, September 1st

Gossip Girl (CW) -- season 2 (24 episodes)

One Tree Hill (CW) -- season 6

Prison Break (FOX) -- season 4 -- Two hour season premiere (22 episodes)

Tuesday, September 2nd

90210 (CW) --

*The Shield (FX) -- season 7 (13 episodes)


Wednesday, September 3rd

Sons of Anarchy (FX)


Sunday, September 7th

True Blood (HBO) (12 episodes)


Monday, September 8th

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX) -- season 2


Tuesday, September 9th

Fringe (FOX) -- Two hour season premiere.


Tuesday, September 16th

House (FOX) -- season 5


Thursday, September 18th

*Smallville (CW) -- season 8


Monday, September 22nd

*Boston Legal (ABC) -- season 5 (13 episodes)


Wednesday, September 24th

Knight Rider (NBC)


Sunday, September 28th

Californication
(Showtime)

Monday, October 13th

My Own Worst Enemy (NBC)


*Final season


Coming in 2009

-24 season 7 (January 2009,Prequel Tv-Movie 24:Exile airs on November 23) (FOX)

-Nip/Tuck season 5 part 2 (January 2009,8 episodes) (FX)

-Lost season 5 (Late January/Early February 2009,17 episodes) (ABC)

-Battlestar Galactica
season 4 (final) part 2 (Early 2009,10 episodes) (Sci Fi)

-Rescue Me season 5 (March 2009,22 episodes) (FX)

-Damages season 2 (13 episodes) (FX)

-Burn Notice season 2 part 2 (January 2009,episodes 9-16) (USA)

-Tudors
season 3 (8 episodes) (Showtime)
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Friday, August 29, 2008

Max Payne Trailer 2

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The Shield Season 7 Trailer,Episode 1 Clips



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Vic Confronts Shane The Shield Season 7 Episode 1


Vic and Shane together again.... The Shield Season 7 E1

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Supergirl to appear in one episode of Smallville this season-First Season 8 Trailer

by Robert Greenberger,ComicMix

At the Toronto FanExpo this past weekend, Laura Vandervoort confirmed she would appear in a single episode of the eighth and final season of the CW’s Smallville. Television’s Supergirl also made mention that there had been talk of her character once being considered for a spinoff series. She merely said it didn’t pan out without providing any details.

She did admit to being a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan so working alongside Spike, James Marsters, was a thrill. When she was just beginning her career, she wrote series creator Joss Whedon about wanting to audition for the show, something he remembered when they finally met.

Smallville, with new villains and the same old romantic triangles will return September 18.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

House Season 5 Trailers








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Gossip Girl Season 2 Premiere Preview,Blake Lively Interview



Season 2 Premiere Preview


Blake Lively Interview

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Babylon A.D. Director Mathieu Kassovitz Describes a Disastrous Production


By Clayton Neuman,blogs.amctv.com/scifi-scanner
August 25,2008

Mathieu Kassovitz is pissed off. The French auteur, who first made waves in 1995 with La Haine, is supposed to be celebrating the passion project he's been nursing for the past five years. Instead -- the week before Babylon A.D. hits theaters -- he is nursing a grudge. "I'm very unhappy with the film," he says. "I never had a chance to do one scene the way it was written or the way I wanted it to be. The script wasn't respected. Bad producers, bad partners, it was a terrible experience."

The film, starring Vin Diesel, is an adaptation of the French novel Babylon Babies by Maurice Georges Dantec. It tells the story of a mercenary (Diesel) in the year 2019 who is hired to transport a woman and her guardian from Eastern Europe to New York. "The scope of the original book was quite amazing," says Kassovitz. "The author was very much into geopolitics and how the world is going to evolve. He saw that as wars evolve, it won't be just about territories any more, but money-driven politics. As a director it's something that's very attractive to do."

Diesel emphasizes the movie's theme of smuggling people across national borders. "This whole thing that's happening in Georgia right now is so fresh that no one has even asked about it yet," he says. "We're coming into an age where borders are closing, and I think that our society will be numb to it because of our freedom in the virtual world, our freedom in the Internet."

But according to Kassovitz, Babylon A.D. fails to deliver any of these messages. "It's pure violence and stupidity," he admits. "The movie is supposed to teach us that the education of our children will mean the future of our planet. All the action scenes had a goal: They were supposed to be driven by either a metaphysical point of view or experience for the characters... instead parts of the movie are like a bad episode of 24."

So how did a premise steeped in real-world relevance fall so far off track?

The film's production was reportedly riddled with problems, from vast delays to budgetary concerns to weather setbacks. Kassovitz points to the studio, "Fox was sending lawyers who were only looking at all the commas and the dots," he says. "They made everything difficult from A to Z." The last stroke, Kassovitz says, was when Fox interfered with the editing of the film, paring it down to a confusing 93 minutes (original reports were that 70 minutes were cut from the film; Kassovitz says the number is closer to 15). Diesel too was astounded at the film's length. Having just completed production of the fourth installment of The Fast and the Furious, he had not seen a cut of the film in six months. "Am I even in the movie any more, or am I on the cutting room floor?" the actor joked. Fox could not be reached for comment on this story.

To be fair, Kassovitz doesn't entirely hate the film. "I like the energy of it and I got some scenes I'm happy with," he says. "But I know what I had -- I had something much better in my hands but I just wasn't allowed to work." That the movie follows on the heels of such strong summer scifi options, will also prove challenging. "Babylon will probably have a good first weekend, but the second weekend we're going to lose 30%," says Kassovitz. "I don't see how people who went through all these amazing blockbusters like The Dark Knight and Iron Man this summer will take it."

Diesel says that a director is always in the difficult position of being held accountable for a film's success or failure. "It's hard," he says. "Filmmaking is such a collaborative effort you can't look to one person." Where does Kassovitz look? "I should have chosen a studio that has guts," he says. "Fox was just trying to get a PG-13 movie. I'm ready to go to war against them, but I can't because they don't give a s--t."

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Knight Rider (2008) Preview





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Michelle Rodriguez returns to Lost

By Kona Gallagher,Tv Squad

Lost may be the twistiest-turniest show on TV, but there is still one thing you can always depend on: death is never the end. Producers have proven this once again by announcing the return of the late LAPD officer, Ana Lucia. Michelle Rodriguez, who played Ana Lucia during Lost's second season, wasn't exactly the most popular character the drama has ever had, so I doubt her resurrection was the result of a rabid fan uprising.

Rodriguez, of course, isn't the first deceased "Tailie" Lost has brought back. Cynthia Watros, who played Libby, appeared in one of Michael's visions last season. Rodriguez's return is fueling speculation that Mr. Eko, who met his untimely demise at the (hands?) of the smoke monster, may also return in some form.

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New York,I Love You Teaser Trailer

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U.S Box Office August 22-24

# Title Aug 22 - 24 Aug 15 - 17 % Chg.
Weeks AVG Cumulative










1 Tropic Thunder $ 16,272,195 $ 25,812,796 -37.0
2 $ 4,854 $ 65,839,915
2 The House Bunny 14,533,702


1 5,355 14,533,702
3 Death Race 12,621,090


1 4,985 12,621,090
4 The Dark Knight 10,542,424 16,379,293 -35.6
6 3,333 489,416,885
5 Star Wars: The Clone Wars 5,661,456 14,611,273 -61.3
2 1,640 24,999,054
6 Pineapple Express 5,452,163 9,808,295 -44.4
3 2,081 73,780,191
7 Mirrors 5,010,663 11,161,074 -55.1
2 1,881 20,211,066
8 Mamma Mia! 4,314,840 6,096,250 -29.2
6 1,855 124,469,900
9 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 4,177,950 8,205,720 -49.1
4 1,725 93,921,245
10 The Longshots 4,080,687


1 1,953 4,080,687
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fringe Trailer-Pilot Script Details



Fringe is the fourth TV series co-created by J. J. Abrams (Felicity, Alias, Lost)and also his fourth collaboration with co-creators Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman(Alias, Mission Impossible III, Star Trek). It is produced by Bad Robot in association with Warner Bros. Television, and deals with a research scientist named Walter Bishop(who Orci describes as "Frankenstein mixed with Albert Einstein"),his son,and a female FBI agent who brings them back together. The show is being described as a cross between The X-Files, Altered States and The Twilight Zone.Like Abrams' previous TV shows,it will have an overarching mythology.A two-hour, $10,000,000 pilot was produced.Jeff Pinkner will serve as executive producer/showrunner.

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Starring
Kirk Acevedo
Tomas Arana
Blair Brown
Joshua Jackson
Jasika Nicole
John Noble
Charlotte Rampling
Lance Reddick
Anna Torv
Mark Valley

First Look at FOX's "Fringe" Pilot Script SPOILER WARNING
www.televisionaryblog.com
October 19,2007

With Fringe, from Warner Bros. Television and Abrams' Bad Robot shingle, the dynamic duo of Kurtzman and Orci have created what can only be described as a millennial take on that seminal FOX series The X-Files, albeit with an added dose of humor and a taut mythology that serves as an undercurrent for this supernatural/crime procedural.

So what's Fringe's pilot script about? Good question. The teaser, in true Lost fashion, opens with a turbulent passenger flight from Hamburg, Germany to Boston. But lest you think that the plane crashes onto a deserted and possibly haunted island in the middle of nowhere, something else just as terrifying occurs. One passenger--referred to in the script as "Troubled"--injects himself with an insulin syringe pen and within seconds, his entire body begins to liquify. The contagion quickly spreads among the entire cabin as both passengers and crew members' bodies begin to melt. The plane itself lands safely at Logan Airport under radio silence. Cut to a cheap hotel where FBI Agent Olivia Warren (think Keri Russell) finishes a tryst with her secret lover and fellow agent, John Scott. They're summoned to the airport to await CDC inspectors as the plane shows no sign of life and the windows are caked in blood.

Pretty ominous, no? Things just get weirder from there. A suspicious exchange between two Middle Eastern men and a white guy out at a storage facility right after the plane landed is called in to the FBI and Olivia and John are sent to investigate. There they discover a lab filled with chemical equipment, canisters of unknown gas, jars of mutated animals and other horror movie detritus. Olivia goes to call for a chemical transport team when John spies a man inside the lab. A man who happens to look just like "Troubled." He gives chase, Troubled pulls out his mobile phone, punches in a few keys and detonates the lab. John is enveloped in a cloud of chemicals while Olivia is thrown backwards by the blast.

When she comes to, she's in the hospital and John is clinging to life. His entire body has become almost crystalline, his skin almost like glass, translucent and diamond-hard. Quickly losing hope that she'll lose the man she loves, Olivia tracks down the only person who could possibly help, a genius scientist named Dr. Walter Bishop (think Patrick Stewart), who engaged in research in the 1970s and 1980s that involved substances similar to that which caused John's condition. One problem: he's been in a mental hospital for the last seventeen years. Second problem: he's not allowed any visitors other than family... and his only family is his estranged son Peter, a genius misfit and nomad currently working in Baghdad. Olivia tracks down Peter, coerces him into helping her (there are some dangerous people looking for him), and gets Walter released. Together, this troika must work together to figure out a way to save John, track down the killer, uncover his link to Bishop's experiments, and prevent this from happening again.

I won't reveal anymore (sorry, spoiler junkies!) but suffice it to say, the above description is only the first two acts of a labyrinthine two-hour pilot. Along the way, there are car chases, explosions, secret cabals, shady mega-corporations, and things extraordinary, inexplicable, and unbelievably cool. As for the title? It refers to Walter Bishop's specialty: Fringe Science. Before his incarceration (there's a mystery there, BTW), Bishop investigated things like teleportation, astral projection, mutation, mind control. Otherwise known as things that conventional science can't explain. But one thing is for sure. Events like what happened aboard that plane in the pilot's opener are happening with a greater frequency and the world's governments have noticed this alarming trend, even coining a term for these anomalies: The Pattern.

I read Fringe's pilot script with a feverish passion, devouring each and every plot twist and turn. This is a hugely ambitious project and smacks of Kevin Reilly's positive influence over FOX: it's intelligent, controversial, and populist at the same time, filled with memorably abrasive characters, gruesome horror, and tongue-in-cheek humor. It's House meets The X-Files with The Twilight Zone and some of the British series Eleventh Hour thrown into the mix.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Warner Bros. Confirms Superman Reboot

SuperheroHype.com
August 22,2008

Source: Steelsheen


Just a few days after this article was posted, Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov has told The Wall Street Journal that the studio is going to be reintroducing Superman. We assume this will be similar to how Louis Leterrier's The Incredible Hulk was a reboot of Ang Lee's Hulk. Here is what the article says:

Warner Bros. also put on hold plans for another movie starring multiple superheroes -- known as "Batman vs. Superman" -- after the $215 million "Superman Returns," which had disappointing box-office returns, didn't please executives. "'Superman' didn't quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to," says Mr. Robinov. "It didn't position the character the way he needed to be positioned." "Had 'Superman' worked in 2006, we would have had a movie for Christmas of this year or 2009," he adds. "But now the plan is just to reintroduce Superman without regard to a Batman and Superman movie at all."

The article also talks about Warner Bros. adapting other DC properties over the new few years. "By 2011, Mr. Robinov plans for DC Comics to supply the material for up to two of the six to eight tent-pole films he hopes Warner Bros. will have in the pipeline by then," it says. Those projects will likely be about single characters at first, and will be darker much like The Dark Knight:

With "Batman vs. Superman" and "Justice League" stalled, Warner Bros. has quietly adopted Marvel's model of releasing a single film for each character, and then using those movies and their sequels to build up to a multicharacter film. "Along those lines, we have been developing every DC character that we own," Mr. Robinov says.

Like the recent Batman sequel -- which has become the highest-grossing film of the year thus far -- Mr. Robinov wants his next pack of superhero movies to be bathed in the same brooding tone as "The Dark Knight." Creatively, he sees exploring the evil side to characters as the key to unlocking some of Warner Bros.' DC properties. "We're going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it," he says. That goes for the company's Superman franchise as well.

The studio is set to announce its plans for future DC movies in the next month. For now, though, it is focused on releasing four comic-book films in the next three years, including a third Batman film, a new film reintroducing Superman, and two movies focusing on other DC Comics characters. Movies featuring Green Lantern, Flash, Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman are all in active development.


We'll let you know as soon as the studio has announced its plans for future DC movies.


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Friday, August 22, 2008

Trailers:Sons of Anarchy,True Blood












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My Own Worst Enemy Trailer



NBC's promotional material states that in the show:
Henry Spivey (Christian Slater) is a middle-class efficiency expert living a humdrum life in the suburbs with a wife, two kids, a dog, and a minivan. Edward Albright is an operative who speaks 13 languages, runs a four-minute mile, and is trained to kill.... Henry and Edward are polar opposites who share only one thing in common—the same body. When the carefully constructed wall between them breaks down, Henry and Edward are thrust into unfamiliar territory where each man is dangerously out of his element. My Own Worst Enemy explores the duality of a man who is literally pitted against himself, a la Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde. And it raises the question: who can you trust when you can't trust yourself? The series is produced by Universal Media Studios. Jason Smilovic is the executive producer.David Semel is the director and executive producer. Wikipedia




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Smallville-Maxima cast

By Matt Mitovich ,TVGuide

The CW's Smallville has landed the second half of its upcoming villainous one-two punch. Charlotte Sullivan, who recently starred in the Canadian series/SOAPnet import MVP, is coming on board as Maxima, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The arrival of Maxima, who will debut in the season's fourth episode, gives Tom Welling's Clark Kent two new toughies to deal with, coupled with Sam Witwer's imminent introduction as Davis Bloom a.k.a. Doomsday.

Who/what/from where is Maxima? According to the Wiki/Superman canon, she's the oldest child of the royal family of the planet Almerac. (Random anagram alert: Caramel!) Her purpose on Earth is to find a suitable mate — which more than explains why she finds herself in a liplock with not one, but two Smallville gents shortly after her arrival!

Maxima and Superman are genetically compatible, meaning she can give him what no Earth woman (save for Kate Bosworth?) can — children. Her powers historically have included mind control, strength, enhanced stamina and the occasional psionic beam shooting from her peepers.

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Release date shift for Quantum of Solace

Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, announced yesterday that it will release Quantum of Solace on November 14th in North America.
The film will begin its worldwide roll out on October 31.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

U.S Box Office August 15-17

# Title Aug 15 - 17 Aug 8 -10 % Chg.
Weeks AVG Cumulative










1 Tropic Thunder $ 25,812,796


1 $ 7,777 $ 36,845,588
2 The Dark Knight 16,379,293 26,117,030 -37.3
5 4,562 471,082,150
3 Star Wars: The Clone Wars 14,611,273


1 4,233 14,611,273
4 Mirrors 11,161,074


1 4,190 11,161,074
5 Pineapple Express 9,808,295 23,245,025 -57.8
2 3,193 62,740,789
6 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 8,205,720 16,490,970 -50.2
3 2,440 86,245,775
7 Mamma Mia! 6,096,250 8,208,580 -25.7
5 2,200 116,013,715
8 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 5,785,250 10,678,430 -45.8
2 2,132 32,002,712
9 Step Brothers 4,807,904 9,128,662 -47.3
4 1,816 90,695,938
10 Vicky Cristina Barcelona 3,755,575


1 5,427 3,755,575






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Friday, August 15, 2008

Body of Lies Trailer 2

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Moved to July 2009

Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that it has moved back the release date of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" to Summer 2009. The sixth installment of the blockbuster Harry Potter franchise will now open day-and-date domestically and in the major international markets on July 17, 2009. The announcement was made by Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.
Source:Market Watch

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Max Payne photos-UPDATED (23 August)








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Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly in renegotiation talks

By Nellie Andreeva,Hollywood Reporter
Aug 11, 2008

Call it Operation Oceanic Two.

ABC Studios, which produces the ABC drama "Lost," has quietly started renegotiations with stars Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly to beef up their paychecks, currently at about $150,000 per episode.

However, word of the talks leaked out by Friday, prompting reps for some of the other regulars to call the studio to open their own renegotiations. The majority of the "Lost" supporting players are in the $80,000-90,000 per episode range. Read more!

U.S Box Office August 8-10

# Title Aug 8 -10 Aug 1 - 3 % Chg.
Weeks AVG Cumulative










1 The Dark Knight $ 26,117,030 $ 42,664,219 -38.8
4 $ 6,489 $ 441,628,497
2 Pineapple Express 23,245,025


1 7,567 41,318,736
3 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 16,490,970 40,457,770 -59.2
2 4,365 71,048,920
4 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 10,678,430


1 3,945 19,620,128
5 Step Brothers 9,128,662 16,506,526 -44.7
3 2,869 81,132,136
6 Mamma Mia! 8,208,580 12,615,515 -34.9
4 2,570 104,144,505
7 Journey to the Center of the Earth 4,871,478 6,662,406 -26.9
5 2,473 81,775,323
8 Hancock 3,317,450 5,087,756 -34.8
6 1,469 221,726,791
9 WALL•E 3,140,083 4,603,179 -31.8
7 1,465 210,206,582
10 Swing Vote 3,125,290 6,230,669 -49.8
2 1,412 12,020,828
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sneak Peek:The Road


Photo By Macall Polay, 2929/Dimension Films

By Scott Bowles, USA TODAY

Imagining the end of the world is not easy, especially if you're not going to create one with a computer. But director John Hillcoat and filmmakers of The Road believe they discovered it in Pittsburgh.

"It's a beautiful place in fall with the colors changing," Hillcoat says. "But in winter, it can be very bleak. There are city blocks that are abandoned. The woods can be brutal. We didn't want to go the CGI world."

"We wanted the heightened reality in the book."

That book is Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize winner of the same name. It's about a father and son who navigate a countryside devastated by an unnamed catastrophe.

The film, which stars Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron and 11-year-old Kodi Smit-McPhee, also was shot in Katrina-ravaged New Orleans and on Mount St. Helens in Washington state for scenes of devastation.

But most of the film was shot in and around Pittsburgh.

Hillcoat found abandoned coal fields, a deserted amusement park and an 8-mile stretch of closed freeway as locations.

"It's tangible, the misery and hopelessness and the bleakness," Mortensen says. "It gives you much more to work with if you're filming in that world instead of a green screen.

"You have to bring a story to life in a movie in a way you don't have to in a book — even a book as powerful as that."

But Mortensen says that, like the book, the film adaptation is more than bleak imagery.

"I spoke with Cormac before we started shooting," he says. "I think what's made this story so universally loved is because it's really about protecting your child, no matter what the circumstances.

"At its core, it's a love story."

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Jason Statham Wants to Be Daredevil



By Elisabeth Rappe,Cinematical
August 6,2008

This is all casual talk, occurring over beers at the Hard Rock Hotel (oh, to have been at the bar next to them), but it's a fun bit of rumors and dream casting nonetheless.

Geoff Boucher of the LA Times' Hero Complex blog chatted up Jason Statham and Frank Miller on, of all things, Daredevil. The three started talking about a potential reboot of the character, with Statham taking on the role of Matt Murdock. The hard-hitting Brit is excited at the very prospect. "Absolutely, just give me the chance, I would love to be Daredevil." (The emphasis is all Boucher.) In fact, when Boucher suggested he'd make a better Bullseye, Statham looked as though he'd hit him with his pint glass. "Forget Bullseye, I want to be Daredevil!"

Miller thinks he should be Daredevil too -- and apparently got quite quite a twinkle in his eye at the very thought of another movie. That's not surprising, since the character made his career, and I could see him ushering a Daredevil reboot into gear sooner than penning a sequel to 300. (At least, that's what I hope and dream would happen.)

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

George Lucas talks about Indy V

From the Sunday Times interview
"If I can come up with another idea that they like, we'll do another."

"Indiana Jones only becomes complicated when you have another two people saying 'I want it this way' and 'I want it that way', whereas when I first did Jones, I just said 'We'll do it this way' - and that was much easier.
"But now,i have to accommodate everybody, because they are all big, successful guys too, so it's a little hard on a practical level." (George Lucas comments on the making of the fourth film)

"We still have the issues about the direction we'd like to take."
"I'm in the future, Steven's in the past. He's trying to drag it back to the way they were, I'm trying to push it to a whole different place. So still we have a sort of tension. This recent one came out of that. It's kind of a hybrid of our own two ideas, so we'll see where we are able to take the next one." (Creative differences he and Spielberg have recently been experiencing)

From the MTV interview:George Lucas elaborates elaborates on the plans for Indy V
Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf) is unlikely to be the focus of the sequel:
"Indiana Jones is Indiana Jones," he explained. "Harrison Ford IS Indiana Jones. If it was Mutt Williams it would be Mutt Williams and the Search for Elvis or something."

About the plot:
"We are looking for something for him to go after. They are very hard to find. It's like archaeology. It takes a huge amount of research to come up with something like that."

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