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For the past few months, Steven Soderbergh has been all over the place with the cast and crew of Contagion. They’ve been shooting in San Francisco over the past week or so, and will close out work in that city with a massive scene at Candlestick Park that involves over 1000 extras. (The production manager for the film described the scene at the 49ers home field as “like a large vaccination center.”)

Before that happens, we’ve got some set pics showing at least one urban setting for the film, which follows the outbreak and effects of a global pandemic. Read More »

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International Movie Trailer: Predators

Predators

This is the trailer Fox should have released in the first place. We’ve seen one domestic trailer for Nimrod Antal‘s Predators, produced by Robert Rodriguez based on his story treatment, and a load of clips and photos. But none of the materials have shown the movie a lot of people hope this will be. This international vaguely red-band trailer does. It makes Predators look like exactly the tense, violent sci-fi adventure it should be. Read More »

Predators

20th Century Fox has given us an official production photo to premiere: Laurence Fishburne as Noland in the Robert Rodriguez-produced, Nimrod Antal-directed Predators. In the film, a group of elite warriors discover that someone has survived, a crazy scavenger named Noland who teaches them everything he knows about the Predators and other alien creatures on the planet. Head after the jump to see the full photo. Click on the image to see it in high resolution.

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Laurence Fishburne in Predators

20th Century Fox has released another new featurette for the Robert Rodriguez-produced, Nimrod Antal-directed Predators. You’ve seen the introductory featurette, the teaser trailer, the featurette focusing on Adrien Brody’s character Royce, a Q&A with Antal /Rodriguez, an introduction to the character Isabelle played by Alice Braga, a look at Danny Trejo‘s character Cuchillo.

In the newest video, Robert Rodriguez gives us an inside look at Noland, played by Laurence Fishburne. Watch the featurette embedded after the jump.

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Predators Movie Trailer

We showed you footage of Predators the other day, and now the full trailer is here. Produced by Robert Rodriguez based on his story and directed by Nimród Antal, the film stars Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne and Walton Goggins. Read More »

Armored Movie Trailer 2

Armored

Screen Gems has released a second trailer for the action-thriller Armored. This film looks like one of those middle of the road action movies you don’t hear about before or after it hits theaters – it just seems to float in and out of existence. But since director Nimrod Antal is signed up to direct Predators, the Robert Rodriguez-produced Predator reboot for 20th Century Fox, everyone is taking a bit more notice.

The film tells the story of “a crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist….against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.” Starring Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Skeet Ulrich, Amaury Nolasco, Andre Jamal Kinney, Milo Ventimiglia, Fred Ward and Columbus Short. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Pee-Wee Herman Returns To Hollywood

Pee-Wee Herman

Paul Reubens has been going around for the past couple years saying that he was developing two new Pee-Wee Herman feature films, one for adults, one for children. Neither of which seem to have advanced past the “is there anyone crazy enough to fund either of these films?” phase, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t heard the last of Pee-Wee. Reubens has announced that he will be reprising the character live onstage in Hollywood, will have a limited engagement beginning November 8th, 2009, at The Music Box @ Fonda. Details after the jump.

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Armored Movie Trailer

armored

Screen Gems has released the first trailer for Nimrod Antal‘s heist thriller Armored. To be completely honest with you, I haven’t really heard much about this film before the trailer was just released on Apple. And for good reason, this film looks like one of those middle of the road action movies you don’t hear about before or after it hits theaters – it just seems to float in and out of existence.

The movie tells the story of “a crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist….against their own company.  Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none.  But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.”

The film stars Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Skeet Ulrich, Amaury Nolasco, Andre Jamal Kinney, Milo Ventimiglia, Fred Ward and Columbus Short. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Trivia: Harvey Weinstein had Plans To Open a Chain of Jack Rabbit Slims

Pulp Fiction was featured at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills as part of the Academy’s newest 17-week “Great To Be Nominated” series.

It was revealed that Miramax kingpin Harvey Weinstein had plans to open a chain of Jack Rabbit Slims restaurants after Pulp Fiction became such a huge success. Apparently Quentin Tarantino had to talk him down, explaining that the restaurant in the film was actually goofing on the trend of popular theme restaurants of the early ’90s. But Tarantino acknowledged that the five-dollar milkshake is no longer just a joke, but a reality in most diners and restaurants.

The Jack Rabbit Slim sequence in Pulp fiction was actually filmed at the Famous Mel’s. In the film, Mia (Uma Thurman) takes Vincent (Travolta) to the restaurant. The waitstaff and entertainers resemble 1950s personalities such as Ed Sullivan (the maître d’), Buddy Holly and Marilyn Monroe (both of whom are waiters). Besides regular seating, patrons can also sit in a replica of a 1950s automobile, which has a table and seating inside the car. The food is also named after personalities from the 1950s or earlier – when asked what kind of milkshake Mia would like, she’s offered a choice of Amos and Andy (Chocolate) or Martin and Lewis (Vanilla). Vincent orders the Douglas Sirk Steak, while Mia has the Durward Kirby Burger. Both are given the option of having their meat “burnt to a crisp” or “bloody as hell”. A few restaurants, bars and bands across the world have since adopted the name.

Other Juicy tidbits revealed during the panel include:

  • The role of Butch the boxer (Bruce Willis) was originally written for Matt Dillon.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis was interested in playing Vincent Vega (John Travolta’s role).
  • Laurence Fishburne was originally pegged for Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson’s role), but Fishburne thought he was above supporting roles at that point in his career.

Discuss: Would you eat at Jack Rabbit Slims?

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