We’ve known in the past 24 hours that Sony and MGM were working on a deal that would allow Sony to again distribute James Bond, and that would also carry forward as a real partnership between the studios.

Now we have more details, and some of them are quite good. The deal will allow Sony to “release all future films made by MGM,” as well as films that have already been completed. That means we could actually see The Cabin in the Woods, written and produced by Joss Whedon and directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard, and the Red Dawn remake this year. Read More »

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See a Cast Photo From the ‘Red Dawn’ Remake

As MGM has come out of bankruptcy and inched closer to being a real working studio once more, we’ve heard a lot about the potential for The Hobbit and a new James Bond film. We haven’t heard much at all, however, about the completed remake of Red Dawn, which has been sitting on the shelf for six months. So enjoy this cast photo (which is likely a costume test, and definitely not a still frame) showing the new Wolverines, among whom is Chris Hemsworth (Thor).

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Now’s the time to start laying odds on how long it will be before we hear about the twenty-third James Bond film going forward. MGM has announced that it is out of bankruptcy, and that the company has been successfully restructured. Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum of Spyglass Entertainment are the new co-chairmen and CEOs, and the company has $500m worth of financing to throw around. With that money and new structure in place, expect to start hearing about new films not long after the calendar turns to 2011. Read More »

The United States of Movies Map

Subtonix decided to create a map of the United States by pinpointing the movies which best represent each of the 50 states. For example, New Jersey is Clerks and Kansas is The Wizard of Oz. There will likely be some debate over some of these choices (is Fast Times at Ridgemont High the ultimate representation of California?) but it is an interesting concept none the less. It’s also interesting to note that more Coen Brothers films appear on the map than any other filmmaker. Hit the jump to see the whole map, and click to enlarge.

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Stuart Beattie's Tomorrow When The War Began

Paramount Pictures International has released the full length movie trailer for Stuart Beattie‘s directorial debut  Tomorrow When The War Began. You might recognize Beattie’s name as he is a big Hollywood screenwriter behind such films as Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Collateral, Derailed, 30 Days of Night, Australia, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

The action adventure drama is based on John Marsden’s critically- acclaimed novel, and tells the story of “eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight when their country is invaded and their families are taken.” It’s basically Australian’s answer to Red Dawn. The movie stars Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akeniz, Phoebe Tonkin, Chris Pang, Ashleigh Cummings, Andy Ryan, and Colin Friels.

Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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MGM’s dire financial situation — the studio is now controlled by creditors rather than execs — is having a growing effect on a wide variety of films. The twenty-third Bond movie was shelved indefinitely, basically until MGM’s situation is sorted out and EON Productions can get the movie made elsewhere. Guillermo Del Toro walked away from directing The Hobbit because the studio’s troubles had extended the pre-production schedule to a length he wasn’t comfortable with, and the film’s future remains uncertain.

And now the Red Dawn remake, which has already been stirring up controversy in China, is reportedly delayed until MGM’s problems are dealt with. Read More »

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We’ve got a batch of new photos, mostly snapped surreptitiously from set. First up is the debut look at the new cast of The A-Team as they shoot in Vancouver. And after the break, you can get a look at better shots of The Green Hornet, a new magazine cover for Sam Worthington in Clash of the Titans, a bunch of Red Dawn‘s propaganda posters and the shot of Steve Carell and Tina Fey in Date Night I know you’ve all been waiting for. Read More »

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Red Dawn, Angles for Lobo

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is one of those actors who always seems on the cusp of really breaking out. His roles on Supernatural and Grey’s Anatomy led to a turn as The Comedian in Watchmen, in which he was one of the highlights. He’s currently shooting the Sylvain White-directed The Losers alongside Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba and Jason Patric. And now he’ll be in the remake of Red Dawn. Read More »

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