Page 2

Here is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!

Toy Story Mania Entrance

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3DOrlando United has photos of the exterior and queue area of Disney’s new Toy Story Mania. I love the mini-replica of Pixar Studios.

David Chase, creator of “The Sopranos,” has signed on to write, direct and produce his first feature film for Paramount Pictures. [Variety]

Warner Bros has released a new poster (seen right) and trailer for Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D. [Apple]

Natalie Portman has walked out of new film ‘Wuthering Heights‘. [monstersandcritics]

There are only 13 directors in film history who’s films have grossed more than $1 billion at the box office (domestically). Michael Bay did it in seven. So did James Cameron. [shootfortheedit]

Before we take a trip back in time, JJ Abrams’ Star Trek actually begins sometime after 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, as Ambassador Spock (Leonard Nimoy) returns from Romulan space. [TrekMovie]

The Dark Knight: HBO First Look’ will premiere on Thursday, July 10 at 10:45 p.m. Like all of HBO’s recent behind-the-scenes special, The Dark Knight first look will run 13 minutes. [comics2film]

CC2K takes a look at an unproduced script for a prequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit and finds that it’s not all bad.

Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster will topline Christian Alvart’s sci-fi thriller Pandorum. [variety]

New Batmobile

Take a first look at the new Batmobile which will debut in Batman #676. Yeah, I like the the tumbler better. [io9]

Empire EncountersThe November 1980 issue of Warren Presents: Empire Encounters Comix offers the promise of spoilers for “Star Wars 2!” Boba Fett leading stormtroopers? A Rebel assault on “Vader’s stronghold?” Han Solo and Chewbacca captured by the Empire? [John Booth]

Lionsgate has picked up the rights to the comic book “Deal With the Devil” and has set writer Kyle Ward to adapt. [THR]

Our friends at LatinoReview have seen an unfinished cut of Hellboy II: The Golden Army and says it “was a joy to watch even without the eye candy.”

The Sandcrawler Times
has a look at a bunch of new WALL-E products from Thinkway Toys.

NYTimes reports that the negative Indiana Jones review which leaked last week was actually from “a theater executive who saw the film at an exhibitors’ screening this week.” And that “Theater executives may have an incentive to play down a movie’s prospects after such a screening, to get better terms.”

Check out the trailer from the WALL-E video game. [fanboy]

Watch the movie trailer for Noise starring Tim Robbins on FirstShowing.

Johnny Knoxville and Parker Posey are attached to star in John Waters‘ Christmas film Fruitcake. [THR]

Senator Entertainment has greenlit Samuel L. Jackson thriller Unthinkable with Gregor Jordan (The Informers) attached to direct with production starting Sept. 2 in Michigan. [variety]

The new Knight Rider series won’t be based on that terrible terrible pilot. Thank God! Oh wait, that still doesn’t mean it’s going to be good. [screenrant]

How could anyone hate E.T.? Annalee Newitz lists Nine Reasons Why She Hates the Spielberg film. [io9]

Taiwan version of the Juno posterI love this Taiwan version of the Juno poster. [impa]

FSR has posted the Ten Movies You Need to See Before Going to Vegas.

American Teen is being given a new soundtrack. Lets hope they don’t suck things up. Please, whatever you do – keep Phantom Planet’s Do The Panic! [theenvolope]

The X-Files: I Want to Believe movie trailer will be released Monday night. [collider]

David O. Russell
‘s risque political comedy Nailed has been put on hold while shooting in South Carolina because of a “cash crunch” that’s causing problems with SAG, IATSE and the Teamsters. Co-stars Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal (the pic also stars James Marsden, Catherine Keener, and Tracy Morgan) “are waiting to see if the movie will continue. [Nikki Finke]

LatinoReview is reporting that John Singleton is looking at Bruce Willis for the role of Col. John “Hannibal” Smith for the upcoming big screen version of The A-Team.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says California must increase tax incentives to movie and television studios as a way to keep them from moving their productions out of state. [THR]

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation will have an Los Angeles premiere at the Mann’s Chinese on Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30 pm. If you ever have the chance to see this film, DO IT! [PRNewswire]

Richard Burgi (Hostel: Part II, pictured inside) plays a sheriff in Platinum Dunes’ Friday the 13th remake. [bloody-disgusting]

VOTD: Juno 2 Movie Trailer

Juno II Movie Trailer created by Mad TV

The Pitch: “From the irritatingly quirky mind of Oscar Award winning Diablo Cody comes the sequel that half the country has been violently waiting for. Juno kills a homeless man and has conversations full of inane pop-cultured nonsense.”

Video of the Day is a daily feature of /Film showcasing geekarific video creations. Have a video we should be feature on VOTD? E-Mail us at
Juno II Movie Trailer created by Mad TV

The Pitch: “From the irritatingly quirky mind of Oscar Award winning Diablo Cody comes the sequel that half the country has been violently waiting for. Juno kills a homeless man and has conversations full of inane pop-cultured nonsense.”

Video of the Day is a daily feature of /Film showcasing geekarific video creations. Have a video we should be feature on VOTD? E-Mail us at

Page 2 for April 24th 2008

X-Files XzibitHere is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!

Collider has the first photos of Xzibit from X-Files: I Want to Believe.

Film School Rejects has obtained footage of the Ninja from Ask a Ninja talking about Fanboys.

Shock has a couple borring photos of Megan Fox on the set of Jennifer’s Body.

Actress Lindsay Lohan’s 14-year-old kid sister, Ali, has been cast in a film based on R.L. Stine’s pre-teen book series “Mostly Ghostly.” [THR]

Last week at a Back to the Future screening in Florida, writer/producer Bob Gale announced that Universal was working on a Blu-ray release of the classic 80’s film: “I dont’ know when it’s coming out yet, but I was involved in the mastering of this tape, so I can tell you that it looks absolutely beautiful!” [bttf]

Speed Racer in Times SquareKungFuRodeo has a photo of the Speed Racer advertisement in Times Square.

You can now listen to Fergie’s Sex and the City theme, but why would you want to. [badandugly]

Fox 2000 has hired Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman to write a re-imagining of Brian De Palma’s 1978 supernatural thriller The Fury. [scifi]

Adriana Barraza
(Babel) has been cast in Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell. [Bloody-disgusting]

Juno generated an estimated $8.4 million in its first week of release on DVD. [THR]

Christina Ricci feels that the marketing campaign for Black Snake Moan exploited woman. No duh! [starpulse]

Yoko Ono has filed suit against the filmmakers of “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” for the unauthorized use of John Lennon’s classic 1971 song, “Imagine.” [theplaylist]

Juno Spawns Soundtrack Sequel

Juno B-Sides: Almost Adopted Songs

Just when you though the Juno news posts on /Film had finally come to an end, we bring you news of a sequel… kinda.

The soundtrack to Juno was almost as big as the indie film sensation itself, hitting number one on the Billboard charts and becoming the best-selling album on the United States iTunes music store upon release and remaining so for more than ten weeks thereafter. So while a sequel to the film has been discounted by the filmmakers (at least for now), a sequel to the soundtrack has just been announced.

Rhino Records will be releasing “Juno B-Sides: Almost Adopted Songs,” a 15-track collection available exclusively through iTunes for $9.99 on April 8th. The album will then be available through all digital service providers on May 13th. Director Jason Reitman insists that this isn’t just a money grab, writing in the liner notes:

“None of these songs made the movie, but they are all essential members of the Junoverse.”

Here is the official track listing:

1. Twentieth Century Fox Fanfar – Kimya Dawson
2. Me and You – Barry Louis Polisar
3. My Wandering Days Are Over – Sebastian
4. Kite – Mateo Messina
5. Viva la Persistance
6. Little Baby – The Bristols
7. I’m Into Something Good – Jr. James & The Late Guitar
8. Meet The McGruffs – Mateo Messina
9. Once I Loved – Astrud Gilberto
10. All I Want Is You – Kimya Dawson (solo)
11. Learning the Game (single version) – Buddy Holly
12. Meet the Lorings – Mateo Messina
13. Besame Mucho – Trio Los Panchos
14. You Can Have It All 0 Yo La Tengo
15. Zub Zub – Ellen Page

You can Pre-order now on iTunes.

Juno Deleted Scene: Cafe Triste

Juno DVDJuno hits DVD on April 15th 2008, and the special edition DVD features 11 deleted scenes.

Fox Searchlight has released an advance look at one of those scenes. “Cafe Triste” features Juno (Ellen Page) performing a one man show at a little cafe with best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby) and always-awkward former semi-boyfriend Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera) in attendance.

It should be noted that the color timing and audio was never finalized, which is typical of most deleted scenes released on DVD. Enjoy.

[flv: 460 266]


You can preorder the two-disc Juno Special Edition on for $22.99 (34% off the $34.98 retail price).


/Film reader Sheryl Z pointed us towards this trailer for a very well done Juno parody titled Jewno. The title tells you everything. Written by Daily Show scribe Rob Kutner & Sheryl Zohn, and directed by Stephen J Levinson for The Shushan Channel, Jewno tackles almost every possible Jewish joke (and then some) in the context of a story about of a Jewish teenager who gets pregnant. And yes, that is JK Simmons reprising his role from the original Jason Reitman film.

[flv: 460 236]

Juno Blu-Ray Disc Cover

A couple weeks ago we posted details on the DVD release of Jason Reitman’s Juno, complete with cover art. One of my friends just sent me the super-cool artwork from the cover of the Blu-ray disc special edition version (seen above). It’s definitely much cooler than the standard dvd release artwork. It kind of reminds me of the style from the cover art of the Criterion Collection releases of Wes Anderson’s films.

Juno 2 on ebay

Earlier this month we also reported that Jason Reitman says he has no interest in making Juno 2. So how is the screenplay for a Juno sequel for sale on eBay for the bargain price of $100,001.00? Because Academy Award winning screenwriter Diablo Cody didn’t write it. eBay user screenwriter_in_paradise writes:

Juno grossed over $130 million domestically. I have written the sequel. If Mr. Mudd, Mandate or FoxSearchlight don’t buy than it is available to any legitimate production company that wants to jump on the bandwagon. Your lawyers will tell you the names will have to be changed, so we will call this 111 page script Juno-like or Junoesque. A 4-page sample is available via e-mail.

The winning bidder will get a hard copy, an electronic PDF file and a copy on CD. Sounds like a deal…

Indie Spirit Awards

If you didn’t catch last Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, then you missed Rainn Wilson‘s hilarious audition videos for the Best Feature nominees. Don’t worry, /Film has your back. Check them out below.


[flv: 360 240]

Paranoid Park:

[flv: 360 240]

I’m Not There:

[flv: 360 240]

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly:

[flv: 360 240]

A Mighty Heart:

[flv: 360 240]

I Drink Your Milkshake on SNL

I Drink You Your Milkshake

Saturday Night Live ran a parody of There Will Be Blood last night. Daniel Plainview hosts a Food TV program called “I Drink Your Milkshake”. It looks like Milkshake has now gone mainstream. Anton from No Country for Old Men and our favorite pregnant 15-year old make appearances. Thanks to Derek for bringing us to our attention. Watch the clip below.

Cool Posts From Around the Web:


Fox Searchlight’s Juno has now grossed over $143.1 million worldwide ($125M domestic), making the film the most successful independent movie since 2002’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding (which grossed $241.4M domestically). Playing on 1,865 screens, the film continues to make over $6 million weekly. Variety also reports that “Juno also has the distinction of being the only film this year to remain on the top-10 box office chart every weekend since its debut.”

Now one could argue that Juno isn’t a independent movie because it was produced by a mini major movie studio. One could also argue that the film was made for next to nothing ($7.5 million) and was distributed in a platform release which depended on word of mouth. Either way, that argument is for another day, everyone who is anyone considers it an indie.

Juno DVDFox Searchlight has announced that the little film that did will hit DVD store shelves on April 15th 2008. Fox Searchlight will release the film in 1-disc and 2-disc special edition versions, and on Blu-ray disc. The single disc release will include the film in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, English Dolby Digital 5.1, an audio commentary by director Jason Reitman And writer Diablo Cody, 11 deleted scenes, a gag reel, a Cast & Crew Jam (whatever that means), and screen tests. The 2-disc special edition will include all of the previously mentioned features, plus 4 featurettes (Way Beyond “Our” Maturity Level: Juno – Leah – Bleeker, Diablo Cody Is Totally Boss, Jason Reitman For Shizz, and Honest To Blog! Creating Juno). The Blu-Ray release will include a English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio, everything in the two disc special edition, a Fox Movie Channel Presents: Juno World Premiere and Fox Movie Channel Presents: Casting Session featurettes.

Meanwhile, And The Winner Is‘ Scott Feinberg is predicting a Juno win for Best Picture and Diablo Cody for Best Screenplay.