Very few men could step into the very big shoes left by late actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who passed away earlier this year. In 2005, the actor best know for his work in The Green Mile and Armageddon played a bad-ass bodyguard in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s film Sin City, which is currently shooting a sequel, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Duncan’s role, Manute, plays a part in the film and unfortunately, his passing has forced the director to recast. Their choice is a great one, though: the former TV President of the United States, insurance spokesman and power-hitting Indian, Dennis Haysbert. Read the official statement and what the role will entail after the jump. Read More »

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Michael Clarke Duncan Has Died at 54

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan died this morning in a Los Angeles hospital, as confirmed via a statement from his fiancee, Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault. Duncan was 54.

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Last night during 30 Rock and American Idol Warner Bros. premiered a new TV spot for Green Lantern, but the spot was really more of a recut trailer. At 1:30, it is essentially a shortened version of the WonderCon footage that was shown off not long ago. But there are a few new bits sprinkled here and there in this edit. and it is good to see that Green Lantern looks like a properly cosmic, more than a little bit weird movie to rival the two Marvel films hitting this summer. Read More »

UPDATE: Weeks later, THR confirms that Michael Clarke Duncan is now in talks to voice Kilowog. Original article follows.

As summer movies go, especially ones that are introducing a major new character to the mainstream, Green Lantern has been very low-key. But as Germain discussed earlier today, that is in part because the effects work on the film has been far more demanding than Warner Bros. expected. What else might be wrapped up in the slow effects schedule for the film? Perhaps the finalization of some of the film’s CGI-heavy characters. While principal photography finished months ago, reports say there are still roles to cast. One might be the massive alien Green Lantern Kilowog, for whom Michael Clarke Duncan is reportedly being sought. Read More »

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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Slammin’ Salmon Red Band Movie Trailer

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Collider has a uncensored red band movie trailer for Broken Lizard’s new comedy Slammin’ Salmon, which premieres at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. I’m one of those people who laughed a bunch during Super Troopers but found myself disappointed with Broken Lizard’s follow-ups – Club Dread and Beerfest. Sketchy/improvisational comedy has never really been my thing, so I guess I’m not the target audience. Check out the trailer embedded after the jump.
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Slammin Salmon

/Film photo scooper Christopher M sent us a bunch of photos from the set of Broken Lizard’s Slammin’ Salmon. I’m not a big fan of the improvised comedy style, but i understand that a lot of /Film readers love Broken Lizard, so I’m posting the photos. The film tells the story of a former heavyweight boxing champion named Cleon “Slammin’” Salmon (Michael Clarke Duncan), who is now the owner of a Miami restaurant. Salmon institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night. The winner will earn $10,000, while the loser will endure a beating at the hands of the champ. Check out the photos after the jump.

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