Whedon’s A Goner

Variety reported that Universal Pictures has paid seven figures for Goners, a fantasy thriller spec script Joss Whedon wrote and will direct. Film will be produced by Mary Parent and Scott Stuber. The studio premiered Whedon’s directorial debut, Serenity, on Thursday night at Universal City Walk. Pic opens Sept. 30. Whedon doesn’t give much detail …
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Raven Moon’s Low-Budget Animated Film

Raven Moon Entertainment, Inc. announced today that according to a story written by Alex Armitage and Mike Weiss of Bloomberg News, and published in the September 24, 2005 issue of the Orlando Sentinel, Walt Disney Co., whose film unit said it will lose money in the fourth quarter, has raised $505 million from investors to …
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The Universe Opens for Film and Music

Film and Music Entertainment, Inc. has acquired the film rights to “Music to Move the Stars” by Jane Hawking. The book centers on the early turbulent life of Stephen and Jane Hawking, of how they met at Oxford, their marriage, his rise to fame and physical decline, her unselfish dedication and support and their subsequent …
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A walk in the shadows

Unified Pictures announced the acquisition of the motion picture screenplay “Beneath the Shadows” which was penned by Anton Pardoe (who wrote and starred in the company’s upcoming release “The Perfect Sleep”). Unified also announced that Jeremy Alter has signed on to direct and produce. “Given the long-standing success of the horror genre, Mr. Pardoe’s unique …
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The Family Stone Trailer and Website

The Stone family unites in common cause when their favorite son brings his uptight girlfriend home for the Christmas holiday, with plans of proposing. Overwhelmed by the hostile reception, she begs her sister to join her for emotional support, triggering further complications. The Family Stone stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Jason Aaron Baca, Claire Danes, Diane …
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Mission Impossible 3 Release Date

Tom Cruise’ Mission Impossible 3 has gotten a release date of May 5, 2006. So far, the impressive cast includes veteran Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Laurence Fishburne, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maggie Q, Brandon Molale and Eddie Marsan. Lost creator JJ Abrams is confirmed (so far) to direct, with filming locations that include Africa, Belgium, Germany, …
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Apes cinematographer to receive award

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced today that Richard H. Kline, ASC will receive their prestigious ASC Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made exceptional and enduring contributions to advancing the art of filmmaking. Kline will be feted during the 20th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards on …
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Vendetta Pushed Back to 2006

“The V For Vendetta story was written in the late 80’s and takes place in a society in an alternate world and the recent events in London does not affect this scenario. At first, we wanted to release the movie in November but the principal shooting was finished just a few weeks ago and considering …
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The Gospel trailer

Here are trailer links for The Gospel: www.sonypictures.com/movies/t…railer_low.asx  www.sonypictures.com/movies/t…ailer_high.asx  www.sonypictures.com/movies/t…railer_low.ram  www.sonypictures.com/movies/t…ailer_high.ram

A Sound of Thunder film synopsis

In the future, time travel is not only possible-it’s a lucrative monopoly. It’s especially profitable for Charles Hatton, the owner of Time Safari Inc., a travel agency that specializes in escorting wealthy clients on exclusive hunting trips back to the Prehistoric Age. Under the leadership of seasoned scout Dr. Travis Ryer, participants are permitted to …
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Summer 2005’s Top Grossing Films Are…

While the final domestic summer scoreboard won’t be tallied until Labor Day has come and gone, there’s no need to wait for that typically blah holiday weekend to play itself out. It’s already clear who this summer’s winners were: “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” (20th Century Fox) with over $379 million. …
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Fall Film Synopses for 2005

Here are some of what we have to look forward to this Fall film season. The long-awaited adaptation of the best seller “Memoirs of a Geisha,” director Rob Marshall’s follow-up to “Chicago,” stars Ziyi Zhang as a poor Japanese girl who becomes a geisha goddess. Other big films include Steven Spielberg’s “Munich,” a thriller about …
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The Constant Gardner

In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa’s companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa’s widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the …
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