News and Notes
David Duchovny has thrown his support behind getting a third X-Files movie made. Earlier this week, show writer Frank Spotnitz mentioned that he was interested in doing a third movie and Duchovny's co-star Gillian Anderson, who played FBI agent Dana Scully on the FOX television show has said all along that she would be game to do another movie. Duchovny added, "I would love to do another film, or more. I think we’re all game for it. I know I'm kind of perplexed that Fox isn't more enthusiastic. Here's a homegrown property that you don't have to go buy, like f**king Green Lantern or something, to make it. You've got an actual action franchise that's your own. It's weird to me." The last X-Files movie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe hit theaters in 2008 and grossed $68 million on a $30 million budget. [Collider]
We haven't heard much about Hailee Steinfeld since her breakout performance in the Coen Bros. remake of True Grit from 2010. While she stars as Juliet in an upcoming adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, Steinfeld also has the action adventure sci-fi flick Ender's Game co-starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Abigail Breslin. Both films are due out in 2013. Now she's added the Black Listed thriller Dead of Winter which is being helmed by music video director Anthony Mandler. The film tells a story about a father who takes his begrudging teenage daughter and her stepmother out to a cabin in the woods for some family bonding, when a dangerous fugitive posing as a park ranger drops by unannounced. [Variety]
Speaking of Ender's Game, it was announced today that the film will be released in IMAX when the film arrives in theaters on November 1, 2013. The sci-fi film from director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) follows Andrew "Ender" Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a boy trained at a military battle school in hopes that he'll develop a plan to defeat a menacing alien race known as the Formics. The film is an adaptation of the Orson Scott Card novel of the same title.
Julie Delpy says that recent reports that a sequel to Before Sunset would be shooting this summer are false. The last we had heard about the project had Delpy, co-star Ethan Hawke and director Richard Linklater still in the conceptualizing/writing stage, which is better than Delpy saying the project is dead. [The Playlist]
Another day, another Catching Fire casting announcement. Today, E. Roger Mitchell has been cast as Chaff, a tribute from District 11 and winner of the 45th Hunger Games.
Like it or not, a sequel to the classic 1983 holiday classic, A Christmas Story 2 will arrive on Blu-Ray. The sequel will follow Ralphie years after he decides on a big ticket item for his Christmas list: a 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible. The direct-to-video production will arrive October 30. [Slash Film]
A couple of deaths to report. First Carlo Rambaldi, who created special effects for E.T. and Alien has died at the age of 86. Also director Mel Stuart, best known for helming the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory died at the age of 83 following a battle with cancer. Over the course of his career, Stuart made more than 180 films, won four Emmies and a Peabody Award.
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Videos, Clips and Trailers
Earlier today, we shared five new images from Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Now check out the new Japanese trailer which features some new footage from the film. The film opens in theaters on November 16.
The Schmoes review The Bourne Legacy.
Here's some more Schmoes for you. This week's topic on the Schmoes Know Movie Show is Top Five Action Franchises.
Here's the first trailer for Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters which, as the title hints, is about a bunch of hardcore Tetris players. The documentary hits VOD August 21.
Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde star as siblings who are desperately trying to cross over the Canadian border with stolen casino money in the upcoming crime thriller Deadfall. The film gets a VOD release on November 1 and hits theaters December 7.
Last week, we linked to a red-band trailer for Roller Town, the '70s disco themed Canadian comedy. Today, we get the much shorter, clean version. The film arrives on VOD August 14.
One this we're pretty sure of, this will be the last dose of promo material for The Campaign. Here are three new TV spots for the film, which is in theaters beginning today.
Premium Rush has debuted a new TV spot in advance of the film's August 24 theatrical release. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dania Ramirez, Michael Shannon and Jamie Chung.
Pics and Posters
The Apparition has released 20 new images. The horror flick starring Twilight's Ashley Greene, Tom Felton and Sebastian Stan arrives in theaters August 24. Take a look at a few of them below and catch the full set here.
Lawless has released a new infographic detailing the female characters in the film. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain and Guy Pearce, Lawless open in theaters August 29. (Click for larger version)
Since the visual spectacle that is Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby got bumped to next summer, that leaves us with James Cameron's 3D collaboration with Cirque Du Soleil, Worlds Away 3D as the lone visual spectacle to entertain us over the holidays. Today, a new poster and images arrived online. The film arrives in theaters December 21.
Sony has released the new poster for the Kevin James MMA comedy Here Comes the Boom. The film arrives in theaters October 12.
Here's a new promo item from Disney's Frankenweenie touting who will be featured on their soundtrack.
Cartoon Network censorship.
Space Invaders meets bathroom décor.
Finally, a Wall-E engagement ring box.