Archive for August 1, 2012
MGM is dropping its lawsuit against the producers of "Raging Bull II" after the filmmakers have agreed to essentially change the film's name says Deadline.
In a joint statement by MGM and Sunset Pictures’ COO Dahlia Waingort, it has been said that “The parties have amicably reached a resolution of their pending litigation, pursuant to which production of a film based upon certain events in the life of Jake LaMotta will proceed under the working title ‘The Bronx Bull.’
That film is not related in any way to the 1980 motion picture entitled ‘Raging Bull,’ and MGM is not associated with the film in any respect. Neither party will have any further statements regarding this matter.”
Earlier this month MGM sued the producers and LaMotta himself citing breach of contract and other counts.
Comedian Ricky Gervais has helped give an unlikely career to his round-headed buffoon of a friend, Karl Pilkington. Thanks to The Ricky Gervais Show and An Idiot Abroad, the comedy gold that comes from the British eccentric is just too good to pass up – which is probably why Gervais is sticking with Pilkington for yet another Web series.
Remember that The Ricky Gervais Show started as a comedy podcast and then became the HBO animated series (which just concluded its third and final season last month); however, this new series, titled Learn English with Ricky Gervais, comes packaged like an average TV show, and Gervais says the pilot is done, and hopefully will be made available for download very soon.
Gervais announced the project on his own blog and said:
“We hope to have it subtitled into as many languages as possible.
I’m going ...
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It would be a major understatement to say that Prometheus left a big door wide open. The film (which was (at least originally) supposed to serve as something of prequel to to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/horror classic, Alien) instead inspired more questions than answers; questions that people around the world have attempted to explain ever since the film’s release.
In that sense it was unsurprising when the possibility of a Prometheus sequel was first brought up, as a sizable gap between the quasi-prequel and the first Alien film still exists. The very existence of that aforementioned gap (which could have easily been closed with a few revisions to the Prometheus story) almost necessecitates another chapter of the tale; which is exactly what we will be getting in a few years.
THR did ...
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No matter how you feel about it, The Dark Knight Rises‘ box office performance has solidified Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy as the most critically acclaimed and financially successful comic book movie trilogy of all time. According to weekday totals, the film has now officially crossed the $300 million mark at the U.S. box office, putting it in line with The Hunger Games and The Avengers as one of the only films in 2012 to earn that distinction.
Exhibitor Relations made the official announcement via Twitter; Dark Knight Rises had an impressive early week take, earning about $8 million and $8.7 million on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. For overall comparison with the previous films:Batman Begins culminated with a $205 million domestic take, while The ...
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Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web for you. Today you’ll find out what’s really under Bane’s mask; get a look at superheroes as fonts; find out how cinemas SHOULD be; see a Batman motorcycle suit that you can own for $1,000; and scope out some really cool hand-painted sneakers. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, ShockBlast has some cool backstage images of famous movies.