Autopsy to premiere at After Dark’s Horrorfest III

Seven Arts Pictures recently announced that After Dark Films has acquired rights to distribute Autopsy as part of Horrorfest III – 8 Horror Films to Die For. Autopsy will premier nationally on January 9th 2009. Five other films have also been announced for Horrorfest, including The Broken, The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelation, From Within, Perkins’ …
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Sam Mendes to direct Preacher adaptation

According to Variety, Sam Mendes will helm the film adaptation of the supernatural graphic novel series Preacher for Columbia. Originally created by Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, the story focuses on the preacher from a Texas town struggling to get by, who is driven only by a strong moral sense. When his city is …
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Gary Oldman to join sci-fi thriller Book of Eli

Gary Oldman is in talks to star with Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli, the action thriller from Warner Bros. and Alcon. Albert and Allen Hughes are directing. This according to a story by The Hollywood Reporter. The script has been developed by Gary Whitta and Anthony Peckham, and centers on a lone hero …
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Universal to adapt Army of Two game

Electronic Arts recently announced that the company has closed a deal with Universal to bring top-selling videogame Army of Two, to the big screen. Scott Stuber, through his Stuber Productions shingle, will produce the film along with EA, and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, who recently co-wrote the blockbuster The Bourne Ultimatum, has signed on to …
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Win a trip to New York to meet Australia director Baz Luhrmann

Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming romantic adventure Australia and Metacafe recently teamed up to launch The Thirty-Second Film Contest. The contest challenges aspiring film editors to use materials from the film as well as their own creative “spin”, including visual effects, music, and voice-over, to put together a thirty-second spot for the film. The launch of …
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The Butcher to debut in the UK

Metrodome, the largest film distributor in the UK, has signed with World Films, to release The Butcher, written and directed by Jesse Johnson, in the spring of 2009. Gaining popularity among movie-goers and critics alike, The Butcher stars Eric Roberts, who earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his performances in Runaway Train and …
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CEA launches DTV transition contest on YouTube

The Consumer Electronics Association recently launched a contest on YouTube to reward consumers who help friends and family transition to digital television (DTV). The Digital TV: Convert Now! contest encourages the YouTube community to help family and friends prepare for February 17, 2009, when all full-power TV stations in the U.S. will transition to digital. …
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Oliver Stone movie about drug kingpin gets financial injection

Earthworks Entertainment recently announced that it has placed equity in the upcoming film Escobar, a movie that Oliver Stone is executive producing. Simultaneously with the announcement, the Company also announced that James Reach has joined the production and distribution firm, and will head up the newly formed Earthworks Films subsidiary. Reach previously founded Beyond Reach …
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Chinese American Film Festival kicks off

The Chinese American Film Festival, now in its third year, commenced with a press conference at the Mission 261 Restaurant in Monterey Park last Thursday. The restaurant in the past has entertained the various dignitaries with dinner and a fashion show. This year the Couture Designer Yves Castaldi has been chosen to have his runway …
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Futurama: Bender’s Game DVD review

Tomorrow, Fox Home Entertainment will release an all-new feature-length film based on Matt Groening’s cult animated series Futurama, called Futurama: Bender’s Game. The film is the third of four all-new feature-length adventures, which began with Bender’s Big Score, and the follow-up effort, The Beast With A Billion Backs. Futurama: Bender’s Game follows Bender, Fry, Leela, …
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