Ben Hur remake

Paramount/MGM’s Ben-Hur remake has picked up a couple of new producers on its way to the cinema. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, executive producers of History’s successful The Bible miniseries and its subsequent feature Son of God, have just climbed aboard the chariot.

Timur Bekmambetov is directing, from a script by Keith Clarke and John Ridley. Could this be the rare faith-based film that manages to appeal to appeal to both religious audiences and secular ones? Get all the latest details on the movie, including the new release date, after the jump.

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It's a Wonderful Life

Despite Paramount’s objections, the producer for It’s a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story is confident his project will go forward. Sorry, haters. Also after the jump:

  • Channing Tatum could still return for G.I. Joe 3
  • … and Adrianne Palicki is definitely going to be back
  • Kellan Lutz had to get smaller for The Expendables 3
  • Paramount and MGM team up for Hot Tub Time Machine 2
  • NBC okays a sequel to The Bible (the show, not the book)
  • Jack O’Connell and Lena Headey get their own 300 posters

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If I asked you to guess what Robogeddon was, would you surmise that it was a new TV project by James Cameron? Also after the jump:

  • The final season of Breaking Bad will be split in two
  • Glee, New Girl, and Raising Hope get renewals
  • Southland will probably be back for a fifth season
  • Another, longer behind-the-scenes Veep featurette
  • Lauren Cohan is now a regular on The Walking Dead
  • Kristen Wiig still deciding about Saturday Night Live
  • Of course Game of Thrones will be back for Season 3

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Sarah Silverman to Host the 2007 MTV Movie Awards

Sarah SilvermanI, like everyone who was a children of the 1980′s, watched the MTV Movie Awards since the beginning. But somewhere around my late teenage years I stopped watching. Not because I had grown out of that demographic, or was uninterested, but instead because I realized the show was taped. With the internet boom, the award show results usually appeared on the internet days before the show aired. I somehow felt cheated by a show that marketed itself on it’s spontaneous energy. Well, today I have three bits of good news.

1. The 16th Annual MTV Movie Awards will be broadcast live from the Gibson Theater in Universal City, California on Sunday, June 3, 2007.

2. To help capture the reality of the live show, Emmy Award® winning producer Mark Burnett has been hired.

And the best one is for last:

3. Sarah Silverman is hosting! That’s right, the MTV Movie Awards might be funny again this year.

I can’t wait. I’m actually marking this one on the calendar (err, the iCal. Calendars are so 20th century).

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