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 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

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 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME---a new video ad reunites William Shatner and the alien Gorn from the "Arena" episode to promote the new STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME which will be released on April 23.

Video link: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/star-trek-into-darkness/trailers/star-trek-video-game-spot-213028647.html




INTERSTELLAR---Christopher Nolan has offered the starring role in his new sci fi movie to Matthew McConaughey. No plot details were disclosed, but it is reportedly based on physicist Kip Thorne's theory of using wormholes for time travel. Jonathan Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT) wrote the script.

ZOMBIELAND---poster released for the Amazon Studios tv series based on the movie.




FARGO---new FX tv series underway based on the 1996 movie and will involve a new murder and new characters. A new FX/Charlie Kaufman sitcom titled HOW AND WHY is about a nuclear reactor expert who is naive about life. FX's spin-off network, FXX, will premiere on September 2 and will get IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, THE LEAGUE and LEGIT from FX.




GANGS OF NEW YORK---tv series underway by Martin Scorsese based on his movie which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis. The tv series will focus on the birth of organized crime in New York, Chicago and New Orleans at the turn of the century.

NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION---Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are in talks for cameo roles in the reboot movie starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---BJ Novak (THE OFFICE) was confirmed to co-star in the sequel in an undisclosed role, possibly as an Oscorp Industries employee.

THE VIEW---Barbara Walters will reportedly retire in May, 2014.

AMERICA'S MOST WANTED---was canceled by Lifetime. The network is developing a replacement pilot series titled JOHN WALSH INVESTIGATES.

ONCE: WONDERLAND---the spin-off of ONCE UPON A TIME involves Alice in Wonderland with Australian Sophie Lowe playing Alice.

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME---a new video ad reunites William Shatner and the alien Gorn from the "Arena" episode to promote the new STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME which will be released on April 23.


You had to know Bill was going to find some way into the new Trek franchise. This is hilarious!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

SOLIUM:

Ironically, I've been watching the STAR TREK Blu-ray episodes, two every night, and just saw "Arena" for the first time since around 1969. It was great to see Shatner and the Gorn reunited.
I love the head-slap.

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

SOLIUM:

Ironically, I've been watching the STAR TREK Blu-ray episodes, two every night, and just saw "Arena" for the first time since around 1969. It was great to see Shatner and the Gorn reunited.


I saw most of the HD episodes a few years ago when they rebroadcasted them with new SFX. Until then I hadn't seen Trek since its 70's syndication run. I still need to get the BluRays. Soundtracks seem to gobble up all my money.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2013 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

STAR TREK---sources claim Paramount Pictures is considering a new Trek tv series. If Paramount does decide to develop a new series, it would take five years for it to be ready. Previously, many thought thought that CBS Television owned the tv rights and Paramount owned the movie rights, but some claim that CBS owns the rights only to the previously-produced Trek tv series, and Paramount owns the rights to any new Trek tv projects. Paramount is developing a new BEVERLY HILLS COP tv series and is considering a new Trek series as another of its tv ventures.




JERSEY BOYS---Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct the movie based on the Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Eastwood's A STAR IS BORN has been delayed due to casting problems after Beyonce withdrew from the remake.




CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---Robert Redford commented on co-starring in the superhero sequel, "I'm doing this film because it's different. It's a new thing for me. I think these films are really powerful. I think they're great. This is the kind of film I would have loved to see as a kid. I like the idea of stepping into new territory. I'm excited by it. I also think it's a good bunch of people who really know what they're doing."

DOCTOR WHO---David Tennant and Billie Piper were confirmed to be returning for the 50th Anniversary special.

THE KILLING---will premiere on AMC on June 2.

SYFY---two import series canceled by other networks will air on June 8. PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD starring Niall Matter (EUREKA) as a software genius, and SINBAD.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES---Judy Greer will play female chimp Cornelia.

RICHARD PRYOR: IS IT SOMETHING I SAID?---Forest Whitaker will direct the biomovie.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2013 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Fisch that you for carrying on what Dragon53 started. I didn't realize this thread was here till today.

As too taking 5 years to develop a new Trek series? Really? By the time they get it worked out the market will be elsewhere. Why not talk to the Star Trek: Renegades folks (made up of various Trek alumni) and work with them.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2013 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER---Robert Redford commented on co-starring in the superhero sequel, "I'm doing this film because it's different. It's a new thing for me. I think these films are really powerful. I think they're great. This is the kind of film I would have loved to see as a kid. I like the idea of stepping into new territory. I'm excited by it. I also think it's a good bunch of people who really know what they're doing."

That's very cool to hear. When they first announced Redford was in talks to join the cast, it seemed like such an out-of-left field choice, although I'm certainly not complaining. He'll bring great presence to the film. Hopefully he'll have a sizable role.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

MONDAY, APRIL 1

JAMES BOND---producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson announced that JJ Abrams will direct the 24th James Bond movie after Sam Mendes (SKYFALL) declined their offer to return. Broccoli said Abrams' track record with the Star Trek and Star Wars film franchises was the crucial factor in their decision to pick Abrams. In order to tap even more into the lucrative US market, the producers and Abrams have agreed that a US actor will replace Daniel Craig as Bond. Inside sources say George Clooney is the top candidate to be the next 007. The sources said this not a precedent because John Gavin signed to play Bond in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER until Sean Connery returned, and that other prominent US actors such as Burt Reynolds came close to playing Bond. Another "Yankification" of the Bond movies involves Eon Productions signing a huge product placement deal with General Motors which will pay to have the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray as Bond's car replacing his traditional Aston Martin.




ALIEN VS. GLADIATOR---Ridley Scott confirmed the eagerly-anticipated sequel in his ALIEN/PROMETHEUS series will combine two of his most successful movies, ALIEN and GLADIATOR. Russell Crowe is in negotiations to return as Maximus Decimus Meridius. The sequel has Maximus only being wounded by Commodus in the Coliseum gladiator scene. Maximus then is beamed aboard an Alien spacecraft which takes him to its home planet. The Aliens chose Maximus because of his superior gladiator talents and pit him against Aliens and other species in their intergalactic coliseum in which creatures from throughout the galaxy are spectators.




STAR TREK: EPISODE VII---Sir Alec Guinness said he is reuniting with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill in the latest Star Wars movie. Guinness had signed to reprise his Oscar-winning role as Lt. Col. Nicholson in the sequel to BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI which would answer the question if Nicholson had intentionally blown up The Bridge, but Guinness left the sequel for the Star Wars movie. He explained, "A chance to win a second Oscar as Nicholson and answer the age-old question about The Bridge's destruction in the sequel to a classic movie is nothing compared to having the opportunity to work with the brilliant genius of JJ Abrams."




HAMONSTER---new Syfy tv movie stars Lorenzo Lamas and Denise Richards. The plot involves a secret underground lab in Siberia where genetic experiments on a hamster result in a 100-foot tall, blood-thirsty "Hamonster" which kills all the scientists and escapes across the Bering Strait to Alaska. Lamas plays a former Delta Force operative who lives in the remote wilds of Alaska to escape the memories of the violence he saw in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is called out of retirement to team up with his former lover played by Richards, Dr. Alexandria "Alex" Kendrick, the MIT-trained, world's leading expert on giant, mutated, Russian killer hamsters. They and their team of Special Forces soldiers must stop Hamonster before it destroys the massive Prudhoe Bay Oil Field which would wreck the US economy. They are hindered by the greedy head of the oil field who refuses to shut down the drilling and warn workers about the Mamonster because it will reduce profits.




TOM THUMB---Tom Cruise stars as tiny Tom Thumb in this remake of the 1958 movie that starred Russ Tamblyn, Peter Sellers and Terry-Thomas. Inside sources said Cruise took the role after scathing fan criticism of him playing the 6' 5" title character in JACK REACHER.

ACME---Tim Burton animated movie underway based on the popular Warner Bros. Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons. Johnny Depp will provide the voice for Wile E. Coyote, and Seth Rogen will voice the Roadrunner. Acme is the company that produces the contraptions used by Coyote to snare Roadrunner.




VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA---NBC tv series remake of the 1960s movie and ABC tv series is underway at JJ Abrams' Bad Robot Productions. Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (STAR TREK) are the showrunners. Mary McDonnell (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) will play Admiral Harriette Nelson, and Jason O'Mara (TERRA NOVA) will play Captain Lee Crane. The plot has the submarine SEAVIEW investigating a large disturbance on the ocean floor near Hawaii. The disturbance is a time warp which sends the SEAVIEW back in time to December 6, 1941, the day before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Admiral Nelson and Captain Crane must decide if they should torpedo the Japanese fleet to prevent the attack on Pearl Harbor and change history forever or let the attack occur. Orci said the movie will include a fantastic scene in which the SEAVIEW's Flying Sub has a dogfight with Japanese Zero fighters.




THE TIME MACHINE---the second remake of the 1960 Rod Taylor movie is underway in which a government special ops assassin in the future is sent back in time to 1865 England to kill the mother of HG Wells so Wells is never born which will prevent him from writing THE TIME MACHINE which will prevent Hollywood's never-ending deluge of movies and tv series about time travel. The dilemma is the assassin is the great-great-geat-grandson of Wells, so if he prevents Wells from being born, the assassin will never be born. Cate Blanchett plays the mother of Wells, and Brad Pitt plays the assassin.




THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE: THE NEXT WAVE---second sequel underway to the Oscar-winning Irwin Allen disaster movie. The plot has Carnival Cruise Line's unsinkable flagship SS POSEIDON on its maiden voyage. Once at sea, all the passengers and crew are stricken with severe diarrhea after a disgruntled waiter spits in the soup. The extremely ill captain of the POSEIDON is faced with the seemingly impossible task of leaving the restroom long enough to go to the deserted bridge and steer the ship away from a massive tidal wave caused by a killer typhoon.




DANCES WITH WOLVES: THE SERIES---new CBS dance competition series in which the descendants of the US Cavalry and Indian tribes compete against each other for the grand prize of an all-expense paid trip to the luxurious Pechanga Resort and Casino in California which is owned by the Pechanga Tribe. The celebrity descendant for the Cavalry team is actor Larry Storch. The celebrity descendant for the Indian team is Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.




I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF---Emma Watson stars in this remake of the 1957 horror movie which starred Michael Landon. The plot has Watson playing a nerdy high school student who is constantly bullied by the school's Mean Girls. Watson's anger and frustration release long-repressed genes from her family's werewolf lineage in Victorian England, and she seeks revenge on her tormentors.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Thanks for the laughs Dragon 53. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Awesome Dragon! I want to see Acme now smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I guess the running joke from this point forward will be JJ Abrams helming (and ruining) every classic franchise to the ends of time! big grin

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I'm just imagining all of the outraged threads on this site if that Bond info became fact!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

The trick to a good joke of this kind is to make it seem like it could actually be real. In a way, the Internet has kind of ruined April Fool's Day.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

On the contrary, the first announcement actually seemed real for the first few sentences. I could easily see Abrams being given the 007 franchise.

This is how you do it! Well played, dragon53!

Coincidentally, after you announced you'd no longer be doing entertainment news threads I gave serious thought to posting fake news to see if I could give a few people a laugh. After seeing yours, it's good I didn't. You win.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

[Poop. Double post. Move along. Nothing to see here.]

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

The last bunch was AWESOME!

Well done! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

Glad you guys like the April fools stuff.

After I posted the April Fools stuff, I received a library dvd of SKYFALL and watched it for the first time last night. I was very disappointed. SKYFALL and its reboot predecessors have removed a lot of the great icons of the James Bond movies when they were at their zenith----the DB5, Q, Miss Moneypenny, the dry humor and wit of 007 himself.
SKYFALL was a dark, bleak, humorless and excessively violent movie that is Bond in name only. The return of the Aston Martin DB5 from GOLDFINGER and its destruction symbolizes the current state of the Bond series in that what made the Bond movies so entertaining in the past have been removed from the series.
The only good thing I saw about SKYFALL is that Purvis & Wade and Mendes aren't returning.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

TUESDAY, APRIL 2

THE WALKING DEAD---the Season 3 finale drew a record 12.4 million viewers. Also, David Morrissey was confirmed to be returning as the Governor for Season 4.




GAME OF THRONES--the premiere episode drew 4.4 million viewers.

DOCTOR WHO---Matt Smith confirmed he's returning for at least one more season.

DRAFT DAY---Jennifer Garner is in talks to co-star with Kevin Costner in this Ivan Reitman comedy movie about the general manager of the Cleveland Browns who will do anything to get his #1 pick on draft day.

DARK UNIVERSE---Guillermo del Toro commented on his tv series about second tier DC Comics superheroes, “The route we’re going is [John] Constantine is our lead. Constantine is the guy who leads us in and out of the plot. We have Swamp Thing, Etrigan, we have Zatanna, we have the Floronic Man. We have stuff that those who love the darker side of the DC Universe are going to appreciate, and we’re trying to be true to the origins of the characters.” He's finished the outline for the tv series and is looking for a writer to write a script.

GI JOE 3---the second sequel is being considered.

DARK PLACES---Chloe Moretz is in talks to co-star with Charlize Theron in the movie based on the novel.

EVIL DEAD---director Fede Alvarez wants to do a sequel and have it crossover with ARMY OF DARKNESS 2 which is being developed by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.

 
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