Nicolas Cage in Left Behind

Judging by all the things he gets blamed for, Satan seems like a pretty busy guy. Even so, he apparently finds time to keep up with current movie releases. Like Left Behind, the new Nic Cage apocalypse thriller from faith-based Stoney Lake Entertainment.

The Prince of Darkness himself is quoted in the latest ad for the film. Because why get blurbed by the usual Rotten Tomatoes crowd when you can go really big? See the Left Behind Satan quote after the jump.

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Dwayne Johnson in Tooth Fairy

Because Dwayne Johnson doesn’t have enough action/adventure franchises already, he could find himself with yet another one on his hands. The actor has confirmed he’ll star in The Janson Directive, based on the book by Bourne author Robert Ludlum. Akiva Goldsman is writing the script.

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‘Big’ TV Show Coming From ‘Enlisted’ Guys

big tv show

Yet another big-screen classic is making the leap to the small screen. Fox has put into development a TV series remake of Big, the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks. But the really good news here is that the project is coming from Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce, who most recently worked together on the beloved-but-cancelled Enlisted.

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Dominic Cooper Joins ‘Agent Carter’

Dominic Cooper Agent Carter

In not remotely surprising but nevertheless very welcome news, Dominic Cooper has just been added to the cast of Marvel’s upcoming ABC series Agent Carter. Cooper, you’ll recall, played Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger and reprised the role for the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter.

He joins Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, plus Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, Shea Whigham, and James D’Arcy. More on Dominic Cooper Agent Carter casting after the jump.

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Crouching Tiger theaters

By premiering Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend in IMAX and on Netflix on the same date, Netflix, IMAX, and The Weinstein Co. are disrupting the traditional theatrical release model. And not surprisingly, traditional theaters are none too happy about that.

Two of the biggest cinema chains in the country, Cinemark and Regal, have just announced that they will not be showing Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend (or really any other day-and-date releases) in their IMAX theaters. Hit the jump for more details.

Update: Variety reports the U.S.’ Carmike, Canada’s Cineplex, and Europe’s Cineworld have now joined Cinemark and Regal in refusing to show the movie.

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Beauty and the Beast writer

Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast is getting a polish from a guy who should know a thing or two about bookish, attractive outsiders. Stephen Chbosky, the author/screenwriter/director behind YA classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower, has just come aboard to rewrite the live-action adaptation. Bill Condon is directing.

Interestingly, the hire pits Chbosky against his own Perks star Emma Watson, who’s attached to lead the competing Beauty project at Warner Bros. Unless she jumps ship for Chbosky, that is. Hit the jump for more about the new Beauty and the Beast writer.

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Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters sequel director

Hansel and Gretel may be on the hunt for a new director. Tommy Wirkola has dropped out of the Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters sequel, after directing the first movie. The filmmaker cited a desire to “not just do sequels” as the reason for his exit.

Hit the jump for more on the Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters sequel director drop-out.

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But Of Course: ‘Tetris’ Movie in the Works

Tetris

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Threshold Entertainment announced today that it is developing a live-action film based on the game Tetris, because there’s no ’80s property that Hollywood isn’t trying to turn into a movie right now.

Naturally, it’s described as “a very big, epic sci-fi movie,” because what isn’t these days? Hit the jump to learn all about the impending Tetris movie.

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