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Ron Howard And Tom Hanks Are Ready To Do Business With Dan Brown Again

Not too long ago, Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series of books was the toast of Hollywood and the best seller list. With The DaVinci Code bringing in a boatload in 2006 and Angels And Demons making a more modest success of itself, the franchise starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard was on financially stable ground, but it still wasn't clear whether the series would have the momentum to continue over the long haul. It was assumed The Lost Symbol would give fans a definitive answer to the franchise question, but that project died on the vine rather quickly.
Source URL: http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Ron-Howard-Tom-Hanks-Ready-Do-Business-With-Dan-Brown-Again-66945.html

Target to Release a Capsule Collection for Girls Inspired by the Movie Annie

To celebrate the release of the beloved Broadway musical-turned-major motion picture Annie, Target has teamed up with the film’s costume designer for a very special capsule collection. Renée Ehrlich Kalfus has designed a 25-piece collection of girls’ clothing and accessories for the retailer, all inspired by the movie. “The ideas for the collection came right from the designs I created for the movie, like the jean jacket and red dress that Annie wears,” Ehrlich Kalfus says on Target’s A Bull’s Eye View blog. Source URL: http://news.instyle.com/2014/08/27/target-capsule-collection-girls-movie-annie/

Imax to Release Fox's 'The Maze Runner'

Imax is supersizing Twentieth Century Fox's The Maze Runner. Budgeted in the $30 million range, the movie will get a wide release domestically on Sept. 19. The Imax release of The Maze Runner will be digitally remastered to fit its big screens, offering crystal-clear images and digital audio. The Hollywood studio pic also will be released internationally in Imax theaters starting Sept. 11.

View full story at THR.com

Source URL: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/imax-release-foxs-maze-runner-728059

First Superman comic book sells for record-breaking $3.2 million

An original Superman comic, sold for 10 cents at a West Virginia newsstand in 1938, was purchased at auction Sunday night for $3.2 million, making it the most expensive comic book ever sold. The copy of Action Comics No. 1, which features a caped Superman lifting an automobile, was sold on EBay by Darren Adams of Pristine Comics in Federal Way, Wash. The previous record for a comic book was $2.1 million, for another Action Comics No. 1, sold by the actor Nicolas Cage in 2011.
Source URL: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-first-superman-comic-book-record-price-3-point-2-million-20140825-story.html

Batman actor joins Captain Kirk in oil tanker drama

Josh Stewart (“The Dark Night Rises”) has boarded Chris Pine and Casey Affleck starer “The Finest Hours”. Based on a true story in 1952, the film follows the Coast Guard as it attempts a dramatic rescue following a collision between two oil tankers off the coast of Cape Cod.

View full story at TheMovieHole.com

Source URL: http://moviehole.net/201479370batman-actor-joins-captain-kirk-in-oil-tanker-drama

Keith Stanfield to Play Snoop Dogg in Universal's N.W.A. Movie

After showing off his rap skills in “Short Term 12,” Keith Stanfield has been cast as a young Snoop Dogg in Universal's N.W.A. movie “Straight Outta Compton,” TheWrap has learned. F. Gary Gray is directing the drama, which stars O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E), Aldis Hodge (MC Ren) and Neil Brown Jr. (DJ Yella) as the members of N.W.A., while Paul Giamatti will co-star as the group's manager Jerry Heller.
Source URL: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/08/26/casting-net-keith-stanfield-to-play-young-snoop-dogg-in-straight-outta-compton-daryl-hannah-joins-michael/

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Heads to Bad Robot's The Cellar

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) has taken a leading role opposite John Goodman in director Dan Trachtenberg's upcoming microbudget thriller, The Cellar (formerly Valencia), Variety reports.
Source URL: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php

’28 Weeks Later’ Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in Talks for Thriller ‘Last Witness’

Twentieth Century Fox is in negotiations with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to develop thriller “The Last Witness” with an eye to directing. Fox set up the project, written by Danish scribe Stefan Jaworski, in 2011 with John Davis’ Davis Entertainment. “Witness” is a ticking-clock thriller about the lone survivor of a bomb attack in Boston.

View full story at Variety.com

Source URL: http://variety.com/2014/film/news/28-weeks-later-director-juan-carlos-fresnadillo-in-talks-for-thriller-last-witness-1201290209/