Last year, Will Ferrell shot a Spanish-language comedy called Casa de mi Padre, with co-stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. The movie seems to be both a loving ode to and a send-up of classic Mexican telenovellas. A trailer appeared in April and was taken down not long afterward, but we haven’t heard much at all about the film since then.

Now a small label, Pantelion Films, has picked up US distribution rights to Casa de mi Padre and will have the movie in theaters on March 16, 2012. Read More »

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LOL: Don Cheadle Redefines ‘Captain Planet’

I never watched Captain Planet. Because, you know, a cartoon about an eco-superhero saving the planet? Snooze. But make a live action version with Don Cheadle as a power-drunk Captain Planet and I would watch the shit out of it. Need proof? Hit the jump for the only version of Captain Planet that matters. Read More »

A few months ago we showed you the first trailer for Napoleon Dynamite: The Animated Series, which offered a brief glimpse at the new show. At this year’s Comic-Con, FOX brought out several clips to give the audience a better taste of what to expect.

Based on 2004′s sleeper hit indie, the new show will see all of the main cast from the movie — Jon Heder, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Sandy Martin, Jon Gries, and Diedrich Bader — revisiting the now-animated town of Preston, Idaho to lend their voices to their cartoon counterparts. Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess, who created the film, are executive producing along with Mike Scully (The Simpsons). Watch the clips after the jump.

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Briefly: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the directors of the two Crank movies, were at Comic Con to promote Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, which got quite the good reception. One would think that, if that sequel hits and does particularly well, the duo might be able to jump to some other desirable projects.

And while that might happen, we might also still see a third Crank film from the directors. Efren Ramirez, who was in both films (in 2006 and 2009) also appeared at Comic Con, and he says that a third film is in the works, one which will either go forward with the character played by Jason Statham, or with someone new should he decide not to return. The video of his statements is after the break. Read More »

American Summer Movie Trailer

American Summer

From the producer of American Pie and the director of American Pie 2 comes American Summer, which is actually completely unrelated the the aforementioned franchise. AICN called the movie the “American Pie version of Risky Business.” The story follows uptight Harvard bound Alex Sperling (Brett Davern), who after a summer internship unexpectedly falls through, has no other option but to work for his supposedly successful cousin Roger (Matthew Lillard).

“Unfortunately, Alex discovers that Roger is a down-on-his-luck pool boy just days away from complete financial ruin.  But Roger has a possible solution-team up with his call-girl neighbor to start an elite escort business.  When the company unexpectedly succeeds despite the increasingly crazy clients, the trio must use their brains and their escorts to get out of the mess and get Alex back on the road to Harvard.”

Also starring Rachelle Lefevre of Twilight fame, Efren Ramirez of Napoleon Dynamite fame, George Takei of Star Trek, Heroes and Howard Stern Show fame, ad Tom Arnold as himself. They are shopping the film for domestic distribution at Cannes. Check out the Cannes movie trailer below thanks to our friends at Collider.

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Crank 2: High Voltage Cast Announced

CrankCrank 2: High Voltage is set to begin shooting on April 28th in Los Angeles and the casting announcements were made over the weekend:

  • Jason Statham returns as hitman Chev Chelios
  • Amy Smart returns as his girlfriend Eve
  • Dwight Yoakam returns as Doc Miles
  • Efren Ramirez returns, but as a character named Venus (Ramirez played Kaylo, who died in the original film)
  • Clifton Collins Jr. has been brought on board to play Chelios’ nemesis
  • Bai Ling has also been brought on board

Crank 2 begins seconds after the end of the original film. Chelios must face a mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered robotic heart which requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

Mark Neveldine has plans to introduce a new moving bullet-time camera rig which he invented for the production. It should be insane, but what else do you expect from Neveldine/Taylor.

source: Variety

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