There’s a ton of TV news coming down the pipeline, so let’s get right to it. After the jump:

  • The Newsroom and True Blood get premiere dates
  •  Fox will celebrate its 25th birthday with its biggest stars
  •  Elisha Cuthbert says she’s “on standby” for the 24 movie
  •  Is Saturday Night Live losing three of its cast members?
  •  The CW’s Supernatural finds a new co-showrunner
  •  A This American Life segment turns into an HBO drama
  •  Funny or Die’s Drunk History heads to Comedy Central
  •  Is this really the script of Breaking Bad‘s season premiere?
  •  Jimmy Smits turns to the dark side on FX’s Sons of Anarchy

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Doesn’t Sound Good: 24 Shuts Down Production

Not so great news for 24 fans. EW is reporting that production of the new season of 24 will shut down for more than two weeks so that the series writers can “reshape the upcoming season’s creative direction”. Howard Gordon admits that they “just couldn’t get this direction to work,” so they “found another one” and “wound up retooling it.” Last season was lackluster by every account, and a production shutdown is never a good sign, especially considering this season was already postponed an entire year (partly due to the writers strike). You would think that with all the extra time, they would have figured everything out…

And if that doesn’t sound bad enough, Michael Ausiello reports that Elisha Cuthbert has signed on to reprise her role as Jack Bauer’s incredibly stupid and annoying daughter.

Captivity Movie Trailer

Captivity

A few months ago we posted an unreleased Captivity (poster) movie trailer and no one cared. Then that whole billboard controversy happened and all of a sudden Elisha Cuthbert’s shameless SAW rip-off is the talk of the internet. Check out the new theatrical movie trailer (this one has all the marking sparkle that the uncut version lacked) after the jump.
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Captivity Movie Poster Revealed

Captivity Poster

Update: If you’re looking for the BANNED Captivity Billboard Photo, click here. 

What happened to Elisha Cuthbert’s career? She had a good part in one of the best series on television (24, at least in the first season – cougars aside). She left to pursue a movie career and has since starred in nothing but crap. We have a glimpse at the poster for her new movie Captivity.

Roland Joff�’s film is a shameless SAW rip-off. Don’t believe me? Read the official synopsis:

A man and a woman awaken to find themselves captured in a cellar. As their kidnapper drives them psychologically mad, the truth about their horrific abduction is revealed.

Still don’t believe me? Check out the unreleased Captivity trailer below.

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Not only is it a rip-off, but it’s a bad rip-off. Although, I must admit that the poster is really cool. But not enough to make me want to watch the film. As always, left click for a higher res version.

Captivity gets a limited from AfterDarkFilms on May 18th 2007.

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