Twilight will open in theaters, November 21 (in place of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince).
Summit Entertainment’s feature film adaptation of the bestseller Twilight will open a month earlier than expected. The Catherine Hardwicke-directed vampire romance will now bow November 21, taking the slot vacated by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Twilight will now open against the Disney CG-animated Bolt, which also moved up from its original November 26 release.
Twilight had been slated for release December 12, but yesterday’s news that Potter has been pushed to summer 2009 opened up a space for another teen-oriented fantasy.
In a statement to Variety, Summit Entertainment co-chairman and CEO Rob Friedman said, “With a giant franchise like Harry Potter in the market, we had to stay clear of it. … Their move created an opportunity to bring the movie to fans three weeks earlier, who have continued to show their enthusiasm, from Comic-Con to the giant Breaking Dawn book sales. We felt we had to take that opportunity.”
The trade says Twilight is expected to open in over 3000 theaters.
Fly Me to the Moon (Family/Animation) – Cast: Trevor Gagnon, Philip Daniel Bolden, David Gore, Christopher Lloyd, Kelly Ripa, Nicollette Sheridan, Ed Begley, Jr., Adrienne Barbeau, Tim Curry, Robert Patrick, Buzz Aldrin; Director: Ben Stassin
Luke Wilson (‘The Royal Tenenbaums,’ ‘Old School’), Academy Award® nominee Adriana Barraza (‘Babel’) and Radha Mitchell (‘Finding Neverland’) star in a modern day fable about the unexpected wonders of the everyday from director Mark Pellington (‘U2 3D,’ ‘The Mothman Prophesies’). ‘Henry Poole is Here’ tells the funny, poignant and uplifting story of a disillusioned man who attempts to hide from life in a rundown suburban tract home only to discover he cannot escape the forces of hope.
Henry Poole (Luke Wilson) just wants to disappear. Shattered by circumstances beyond his control, he offers full price on a cookie cutter house in a drab, middle-class, L.A. neighborhood through his perky realtor Meg (Cheryl Hines). But just as he settles in to his indulgent isolation with a case of vodka and all the junk food he can eat, his neighbor, a well-meaning busybody named Esperanza (Adriana Barraza), drops by with a plate of homemade tamales and a whole lot of questions.
Despite his desire for solitude, Henry can’t help noticing Dawn (Radha Mitchell), the beautiful young divorcée next door and her daughter Millie (Morgan Lily), an eight-year-old amateur spy who hasn’t spoken a word since her parents’ break-up.
Henry’s self-imposed exile is shattered when Esperanza discovers a mysterious stain on Henry’s stucco wall that is seen to have miraculous powers. She begins leading pilgrimages to the “holy site” and invites church officials, including her pastor, Father Salizar (George Lopez), to inspect the apparition.
Although Henry remains skeptical, he finds himself gradually drawn back towards life, especially after his silent friendship with Millie brings him closer to Dawn. As news of the apparition spreads throughout the neighborhood and his feelings for Dawn grow, Henry realizes his plan to live out his days in quiet desperation is going to be much harder than he ever imagined.
The Late Robert Jordan’s bestselling fantasy novel series will be adapted for the big screen. Universal Pictures have obtained the rights to what is sure to be a blockbuster.
Universal Pictures may have a new blockbuster fantasy franchise. They’ve just picked up the rights to Robert Jordan’s bestselling fantasy novel series, The Wheel of Time.
The studio bought the movie rights to the late author’s 12-book series for an undisclosed seven-figure sum, reports Variety.
The first movie in the potential franchise, The Eye of the World, could go into active development soon.
Red Eagle Entertainment, publisher of the WoT graphic novels, are producing the films.
The Eye of the World has many different characters and is told from various perspectives, but it is primarily the coming-of-age story of Rand al’Thor, a hero who is the latest incarnation of “The Dragon” — a force for good destined to fight Shai’tan, the Dark One.
Release date: August 22nd, 2008 Genre: Documentary Director: Patrick Creadon Studio: Roadside Attractions Screenplay: Patrick Creadon, Christine O’Malley Cast: Ron Paul Official Site:iousathemovie.com Rating:PG for some thematical elements Available film art:I.O.U.S.A. movie posters
One nation. Under stress. In debt.
Wake up, America! We’re on the brink of a financial meltdown. “I.O.U.S.A.” boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions.
Throughout history, the American government has found it nearly impossible to spend only what has been raised through taxes. Wielding candid interviews with both average American taxpayers and government officials, Sundance veteran Patrick Creadon (Wordplay) helps demystify the nation’s financial practices and policies. The film follows former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as he crisscrosses the country explaining America’s unsustainable fiscal policies to its citizens.
Release date: Friday August 29, 2008 Genre: Comedy Director: Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg Studio: Alliance Films/20th Century Fox Producer(s): Jerry P. Jacobs, Peter Safran Screenplay: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer Cast: Carmen Electra, Kim Kardashian, Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Nicole Parker Official Site:disastermovie.net Rating:PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, drug references and comic violence Available film art:Disaster movie movie posters
Not another shallow Hollywood movie. Al Gore was right.
In Disaster Movie, the filmmaking team behind the hits “Scary Movie,” “Date Movie,” “Epic Movie” and “Meet The Spartans” this time puts its unique, inimitable stamp on one of the biggest and most bloated movie genres of all time – the disaster film.
Disaster Movie follows the comic misadventures of a group of ridiculously attractive twenty-somethings during one fateful night as they try to make their way to safety while every known natural disaster and catastrophic event – asteroids, twisters, earthquakes, the works – hits the city and their path as they try to solve a series of mysteries to end the rampant destruction.
Taking aim at everything and everyone, from “Indiana Jones” and “Iron Man” to Amy Winehouse and High School Musical., DISASTER MOVIE lampoons the blockbuster movie, pop culture icons and public figures along the way as Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer satirize everything as only they can.
Disaster Movie stars the dynamic cast of Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Kim Kardashian, G Thang, and Carmen Electra. Written, directed and produced by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer and produced by Peter Safran, DISASTER MOVIE will be released nationwide on August 29, 2008.
Release date: Friday September 5/19, 2008 Genre: Drama/Historical Director: Saul Dibb Studio: Paramount Vantage Producer(s): Gabrielle Tana, Michael Kuhn Screenplay: Jeffrey Hatcher, Anders Thomas Jensen Cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Simon McBurney Official Site:theduchessmovie.com Rating:PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity and thematic material Available film art:The Duchess movie posters
There were three people in her marriage.
Set at the end of the eighteenth century, The Duchess is the story of the beautiful and, glamorous Georgiana Spencer, the most fascinating woman of the age.
While her beauty and charisma made her name, her extravagant tastes and appetite for gambling and love made her infamous. Married young to the older, distant Duke of Devonshire, intimate of ministers and princes, Georgiana became a fashion icon, a doting mother, a shrewd political operator and darling of the common people. But at the core of her story is a desperate search for love.
From Georgiana’s passionate and doomed affair with Earl Grey to the complex ménage à trois with her husband and her best friend, Lady Bess Foster, The Duchess is a very contemporary tale of fame, notoriety and the search for love.
Release date: Friday August 22, 2008 (select cities; August 29 (nationwide) Genre: Comedy Director: Andrew Fleming Studio: Alliance Films/Focus Features (Universal) Producer(s): Aaron Ryder, Eric Eisner, Leonid Rozhetskin Screenplay: Andrew Fleming, Pam Brady Cast: Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Amy Poehler, David Arquette, Elisabeth Shue Official Site:Hamlet2.com Rating:R for language including sexual references, brief nudity and some drug content Available film art:Hamlet 2 movie posters Runtime: 92 minutes
One high school teacher is about to make a huge number 2.
Centered on a teacher who tries to save his drama department by writing a sequel to William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” It stars Coogan as a high school drama teacher who creates a musical sequel to “Hamlet” based on the premise that no one died in the original play.
Release date: September 2008 Genre: Comedy Director: S.R. Bindler Studio: j.k. livin productions Screenplay: S.R. Bindler, Cory Van Dyke Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Alexie Gilmore, Jeffrey Nordling, Sarah Wright, Zachary Knighton, Todd Stashwick, Nathan Phillips, Ramon Rodriguez, Travis Fimmel, K.D. Aubert, Brooke Allison, Nancy Fish, Cassandra Hepburn, Stacy Stas, Willie Nelson Official Site:surfer-dude-trailer.blogspot.com Rating:R for pervasive drug use, language and nudity Available film art:Surfer, Dude movie posters
Surfer, Dude tells the tale of a soul-searching surfer who is experiencing an existential crisis. McConaughey stars as Steve Addington a throwback to the ’70s: Peace, love, and a righteous wave – who finishes a world surf tour and returns to his hometown of Malibu. At first, it’s a great reunion but reality quickly sets in.
“Surfer, Dude” is about a surfer who lives to surf – When the waves disappear for an entire summer — he goes mad. said producer Mark Gustawes.