As the race for the year’s most coveted trophies came to a close with this weekend’s Oscars ceremony, another much less prestigious awards competition was just getting started. Nominations have been announced for the 32nd Razzie Awards, handed out to the “worst achievements in film” each year.

Leading the 2012 list is Adam Sandler, whose involvement in Jack and Jill, Bucky Larson, and Just Go With It earned him a record-breaking eleven Razzie nominations. That’s more than twice as many as the previous record holder, Norbit star Eddie Murphy, received in 2007. Other standouts include Nicolas Cage, Ken Jeong, Sarah Palin, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I, and The Hangover Part II. Read the full list of nominees after the jump.

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We’ve wondered what the story really is with Joel Schumacher‘s Trespass, in which Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman and Liana Liberato play a family held in their home by invading criminals Ben Mendelsohn and Cam Gigandet. Do the invaders want money? Diamonds? Secrets? And does Trespass really turn into an all-out violent morass at the end? All I can say after watching this trailer is that we’d better hope Schumacher is keeping a great many tricks in reserve, because there aren’t many on display here. Read More »

We’ve got advance word today on two films. One, the prequel to The Thing, is an object of great curiosity to many fans of John Carpenter’s 1982 film, which stands as a benchmark for practical creature effects. The other, Joel Schumacher‘s home invasion movie Trespass, which stars Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage, just seems like an oddity at this point. Surprisingly, the word on both is relatively positive. Read More »

I had hoped that Joel Schumacher‘s new film, Trespass, would be an example of the rare form he displays every few years. The cast seemed promising: Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman play a couple taken hostage in their own home by Ben Mendelsohn, Cam Gigandet and Liana Liberato. My hopes may have been in vain.

Millennium Entertainment picked up the film for release not long ago, but we hadn’t heard any plans to actually release it, much less glimpsed any footage. Now there is a poster, and some fine print that indicates the movie will get a very narrow theatrical run before landing on DVD. Read More »

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Joel Schumacher‘s new film Trespass struggled a bit to get to the starting line. Nicholas Cage waffled between a couple different roles, making the casting process seem more complicated than normal at the outset. But the film, which co-stars Nicole Kidman, is filming now in Shreveport, Louisiana. And there’s a first still of Cage and Kidman in danger. See it in full after the break. (The image isn’t terribly large, hence the grainy enlargement above.) Read More »

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Looks like Teresa Palmer and Joel Edgerton will star in Kieran Darcy-Smith‘s directorial debut, a psychological thriller called Say Nothing. All three have been part of Blue Tongue Films, the loose organization that turned out The Square (by Nash Edgarton, brother of Joel) and Animal Kingdom.

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Briefly: This is a quick update to a story from yesterday about Nicolas Cage skipping out on the Joel Schumacher film Trespass. Shooting was scheduled to start within a couple of weeks on the picture, but Cage abruptly left, which put the production into the position of scrambling for a replacement. The male lead was already in flux, and with Cage gone the producers have to recast the primary villain as well.

Now I’m told by a source in Louisiana that crew has been sent home and the production is delayed. And Cage was scheduled to do reshoots for Season of the Witch during downtime on Trespass. The release of Season has already been delayed, and was recently scheduled to hit theaters and the Netflix streaming service later this year. I’ve heard the Season reshoots are now ‘in trouble’ but don’t have further info.

If this delay goes for a while, it’ll be a tough break for Louisiana crews. Production slows down this time of the year so every gig is valuable. And while it’s easy to make fun of Schumacher’s movies, every once in a while he does a good one. The premise of Trespass isn’t great, but the cast (Cage, Nicole Kidman, maybe Liev Schreiber) was…interesting. I wanted to see what happened there.

Nicolas Cage in Gone in 60 Seconds

So I guess someone gave Nicolas Cage a copy of Joel Schumacher‘s recent film Twelve. The actor was set to co-star (with Nicole Kidman) in Schumacher’s film Trespass, which had been planning to shoot later this month. But with only weeks to go until principal photography, Cage left the film, went on vacation, and (supposedly) can’t be reached. Will Trespass still shoot, or will Cage face a lawsuit? And is there more to the story than we currently know? Read More »

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