This is for all you comic book movie fans. Empire Magazine has scored pics from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man. There are also some from Indy 4, Prince Caspian, and the next Harry Potter. Check them out here. (Thanks, RT!)
A Tomatometer snapshot of this week's major releases.
A new Terminator trilogy is in the works thanks to Warner Bros. called Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. The pic is slated for a May 22, 2009 release. Christian Bale has been casted as the rebel leader John Conner, with Sam Worthington playing a character named Marcus.
The biggest news coming out of this year's Oscar, other than who won what, was that this year's was the least-viewed telecast ever since Nielsen started tracking of the event in 1974. Factors cited for the 20% dip from 2007's 40 million viewers ran the gamut from the writers strike to the dark subject matter of the nominated films to even the host Jon Stewart himself.
Since the striking writers of EOB still have not reached a deal with the studios regarding getting a bigger slice of the internet distribution pie, there was no coverage of the show sunday evening. Fortunately, you can get a complete list of the winners at the official site of the Academy Awards and every other website out there.
Two live-action movies based on Katsuhiro Otomo's six-volume graphic novel Akira are heading our way courtesy of Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production house. The first of the two movies is targeted for a summer 2009 release date. Ruairi Robinson, whose previous works included short films and commercials, has been hired to direct features.
Based on the success of Transformers, Universal Pictures has entered in a six-year partnership with the toymaker Hasbro to produce as least four feature films based on other properties, Variety has learned.
Variety has a breakdown of the latest cast additions and who they will play in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The X-Men spinoff will focus on, well, the origins of Wolverine ... like it says in the title. Hugh Jackman will return as the title character.