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Dynamite Unveils Green Hornet Prequel

Dynamite Entertainment announced The Green Hornet: Parallel Lives, an official comic book prequel inspired by the January 14, 2011 release of Sony Pictures’ highly anticipated action film “The Green Hornet,” starring Seth Rogen.  The first and second  issues are now on sale at comic book stores everywhere!  How do one man’s actions affect …

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Disney Acquires Radical’s Oblivion

Radical Publishing announced that Disney acquired the film adaptation of OBLIVION, based on Radical Publishing’s illustrated novel created by Tron: Legacy director, Joseph Kosinski, written by Rex Mundi creator, Arvid Nelson, and with illustrations by Andrée Wallin. OBLIVION will be directed by Joseph Kosinki and will be produced by Radical’s President and Publisher, Barry Levine, and Kosinski. Radical …

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Guy Pearce & Maggie Grace Join Besson’s Lock Out

Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential) and Maggie Grace (Taken & Lost) have signed on to star in Luc Besson’s new sci-fi/action 3D film, Lock Out (originally titled Section 8), according to Deadline. In the film, Pearce will play a man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. He has …

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Sorbo and Majors Create Shows For Syfy

Building upon solid ratings and critical acclaim for returning hits Warehouse 13 and Eureka, and newcomer Haven, Syfy announced a development slate of seven scripted projects featuring television icons Lee Majors and Kevin Sorbo; theSanctuary creative team of Damian Kindler, Martin Wood and Amanda Tapping; a swashbuckling space opera and an alien version of The …

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TNT Orders New Seasons of The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles and Leverage

TNT has ordered new seasons of three of the network’s hit series.  The Closer, which continues to rank as ad-supported cable’s #1 series of all time, will return for its seventh season.  Rizzoli & Isles, which currently ranks as cable’s #1 new series for the year-to-date, will return for a …

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Dreams Trump Schmucks

“Inception” held off newcomers “Dinner for Schmucks” and “Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” to keep the top spot at the box office for the third consecutive week. The Top-12 grossing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of Sunday, August 1, 2010, are as follows: …

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J.J. Abrams Brings Steampunk Robot To The Big Screen

J.J. Abrams is adapting “Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel,” to the big screen. The graphic novel-picture book hybrid by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, tells the story  of the world’s first robot. Boilerplate’s story is told ala Forrest Gump, mixing the images to tell the story of Boilerplate’s adventures in the late …

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Del Toro to Direct At the Mountains of Madness

During his announcement last week that he will be working on a Haunted Mansion film for Disney, Guillermo del Toro hinted that his next directorial effort will be announced very shortly, and will be scary to boot.  According to Deadline, he  will finally make what some have called his labor …

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