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


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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Entertainment Weekly has revealed four new members of the cast of the 2010 Dan Bradley‘s remake of Red Dawn. MGM is producing the redo of the 1984 John Milius action war drama about a bunch of Colorado high school students who must run for cover then Soviet and Cuban troops invade their school. The students decide to wage their own guerrilla warfare against the invaders under the banner of their football team, The Wolverines.

  • Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth) will play the role of Robert, originated by C. Thomas Howell, the Wolverine’s tech geek and communications specialist who transforms into a warrior along the way.
  • Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) will play Erica, a role originated by Lea Thompson, the Wolverines’ head cheerleader and Matt’s girlfriend who becomes incarcerated in an internment camp after the invasion.
  • Edwin Hodge (Mental) will play Danny, a role originated by Brad Savage, no longer the young kid but the cool kid in school, the Wolverines’ wide receiver, and Matt’s best friend.
  • Connor Cruise (son of Tom Cruise, appeared in Seven Pounds) as Daryl, a role originated by Darrne Dalton — The mayor’s son, the youngest Wolverine, and Robert’s best friend

The cast also includes previously announced cast members Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki, Chris Hemsworth. More details after the jump.

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Tony Gilroy Rewrote Red Dawn


Carl Ellsworth and Jeremy Passamore penned the original draft of the remake of Red Dawn, originally written and directed by John Milius. But Latino Review reports that Tony Gilroy, Bourne writer and writer/director of Michael Clayton and Duplicity, has been brought on to rewrite the script. That report says his draft has already been turned in, and AICN follows up with a note that Ellsworth has already been tasked with tweaking Gilroy’s work. What a wonderful town you are, Hollywood. Read More »

Josh Peck and Toni Mason Join Red Dawn

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Entertainment Weekly has learned that Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki have joined Chris Hemsworth in Dan Bradley‘s remake of Red Dawn. MGM is producing the redo of the 1984 John Milius action war drama about a bunch of Colorado high school students who must run for cover then Soviet and Cuban troops invade their school. The students decide to wage their own guerrilla warfare against the invaders under the banner of their football team, The Wolverines.

The previously announced Hemsworth (best known as Kirk’s father in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek) will be playing Jed Eckert (played by Patrick Swayze in the original), a marine on leave, who leads the group into battle. Josh Peck (The Wackness) will be playing Matt Eckert (played by Charlie Sheen in the original), the younger brother of Jed and the high school’s star quarterback. Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights) will play Toni Mason (played by Jennifer Grey in the original), survivor turned tough girl and Jed’s possible love interest. Red Dawn is scheduled to hit theaters on September 24th 2010.

Discuss: What do you think of the casting choices so far?

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You’ve seen Red Dawn, but you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen Naked Dawn, Jake Szymanski‘s new Funny or Die’s parody which stars Rob Schneider, Mena Suvari and Vinnie Jones. Can you imagine an 80’s action movie at a nudist’s camp? What if the Russians attacked the U.S.? What if Rob Schneider was our last hope? What if he was naked? NSFW! Watch it after the jump.
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