- Penny-Arcade, like most sane people, don't understand why some groups are upset about a black Norse God in 'Thor.'
- A big screen version of '24' has been put on indefinite hold according to series producer Howard Gordon, who says Billy Ray's script wasn't the "right proposition" for the studio. He does mention, however, that Tony Scott is apparently keen to pitch an idea to Kiefer Sutherland, so the project isn't entirely dead yet.
- After a slow slide into financial turmoil, MGM is proud to announce that its recent corporate restructuring has resulted in $500 million in newly raised funds, which means the studio can finally get back to not only making movies, but releasing the completed ones that have simply been collecting dust (here's looking at you, 'Cabin in the Woods').
- Director Philip Noyce says that if the Angelina Jolie actioner 'Salt' does get a sequel, it won't be directed by him.
- Proving that number of illegal downloads is in no way tied to box office performance, 'Avatar' is the most pirated film of 2010 with an estimated 16.5 million downloads. In distant second place is 'Kick-Ass' with 11.5 million downloads.
- Remember the 1982 'Tron' Holiday Special? No? Funny or Die does:
- Dan Brown is now penning the screenplay for an adaptation of his last Robert Langdon novel, 'The Lost Symbol.' He is replacing Steven Knight on the gig. And you just know a movie is going to be great when its Oscar-nominated screenwriter is replaced with ... Dan Brown.
- Fans of international cinema should stop by Twitch and check out Todd Brown's list of a dozen films/filmmakers that broke onto the scene in 2010 and that are worth looking out for in the future.
- It's surprising that it's taken this long, but 'If You Are the One 2' will be the first Chinese film to open in both America and China on the same day when it opens this coming Friday.
How do you make notoriously terrible cult film 'The Room' even worse? By converting it to 3D, of course! Director Tommy Wiseau is planning to do just that and release the
abominationfilm theatrically by 2012.
- Finally, Universal has released a green band trailer for their very R-rated comedy 'Your Highness', due out on April 8th. The film is a spoof-throwback to the fantasy genre and stars James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel. Check it out below, or over on Apple in HD.