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    Hugh Grant Joins All-Star Cast Of Tom Tykwer & The Wachowskis’ ‘Cloud Atlas’ > The Playlist

    Screen Daily reports that Grant has signed on to “Cloud Atlas,” the epic genre-blending, time-spanning adaptation of David Mitchell‘s acclaimed novel that “The Matrix” creators The Wachowskis and “Run Lola Run” helmer Tom Tykwer are teaming up for. Grant joins a cornucopia of A- and B-listers, including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Bae Doona and Jim Broadbent in the project, which starts shooting on Friday, September 16th, in Scotland, Spain and Germany. It’s worth noting that Hugo Weaving‘s name isn’t mentioned in Screen’s story; has Grant taken on the role originally earmarked for the Wachowski veteran?
    Also, Korean actress Bae Doo-na and Chinese actress Zhou Xun will be in it...

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    Source Code Spin-Off TV Show In Development Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

    Mark Gordon, the producer of Source Code, has gone to ABC Studios and set up a new TV show for CBS that will hang on that film’s basic premise. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear he had a ledger proving how successful Quantum Leap had been as part of his pitch.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, there’s a “meaningful penalty” attached to the deal – by which they mean we can expect to CBS to follow through and air the show, as it will cost them significantly not to.

    The show’s story won’t follow Coulter Stevens, Jake Gyllenhaal’s character from the film, but “three former federal agents.” Each week, they’ll use the source code tech to jump into the near death experiences of some new characters and, presumably, they’ll solve the odd murder mystery or two.

    There was a pretty clear acknowledgment of the aforementioned Quantum Leap in Duncan Jones’ Source Code feature, as that show really was a precedent for some – though by no means all – of the ideas in the movie’s set-up. See how quickly we’ve come full circle and arrived back on the small screen again.

    And with this new code-of-the-week format, the Quantum Leap elements could, if they’re not specifically avoided, grow yet more obvious and central.

    What’s interesting is that the infinite variety of Source Code‘s narrative multiverse could allow the show’s creators to set their stories both in and not in the same “world” as the movie. Can’t get Jeffrey Wright? No problem – his character is younger in this reality. Or has a bigger nose and different eyes. Or is a woman. And we’re still, officially, all part of the same canon.

    Incidentally, Duncan Jones took to Twitter to say that the first he heard of the show was this evening – via Twitter.

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    Shawn Levy Reveals Some Ideas For A Real Steel Sequel Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

    Yes. This looks very lowest common denominator. I do not care for Hugh Jackman or CGI, both of which this movie seems stuffed to the gills with. That being said, I do not think this movie looks so bad that I cannot kill a few brain cells and a few hours enjoying. Yes, it's more Hollywood crap. But at least it is based on a semi original idea, minus the obvious Rock'emSock'em overtones. If you go in with lowered expectations this looks like it could be some mild entertainment. Not saying it's must see, but you have wasted your hard earned cash on worse crap.

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    Shawn Levy Reveals Some Ideas For A Real Steel Sequel Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

    Yes. This looks very lowest common denominator. I do not care for Hugh Jackman or CGI, both of which this movie seems stuffed to the gills with. That being said, I do not think this movie looks so bad that I cannot kill a few brain cells and a few hours enjoying. Yes, it's more Hollywood crap. But at least it is based on a semi original idea, minus the obvious Rock'emSock'em overtones. If you go in with lowered expectations this looks like it could be some mild entertainment. Not saying it's must see, but you have wasted your hard earned cash on worse crap.

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    I refuse to lower my expectations and that robot movie looks like trite tripe.


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    Acclaimed Writer Harlan Ellison Sues The Makers of ‘In Time’ Over Copyright Infringement | Geeks of Doom


    Acclaimed Writer Harlan Ellison Sues The Makers of ‘In Time’ Over Copyright Infringement






    Posted by BAADASSSSS! | September 17th, 2011 at 5:33 pm








    The release of the upcoming sci-fi thriller In Time has just come across an obstacle that no one in their right mind ever wants to encounter, and his name is Harlan Ellison.

    The prolific, award-winning writer who has been working his literary majesty in print, film, and on television over the course of nearly six decades has filed a lawsuit in California federal alleging that the 20th Century Fox film, which stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried and is written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War), is an uncredited adaptation of his classic 1965 short story “Repent Harlequin! Said The Ticktockman”.



    In 1984 Ellison brought legal action against the producers of The Terminator claiming that the James Cameron film pilfered ideas from two of his short stories, “Soldier” and “Demon with a Glass Hand.” It didn’t help the defendants in the case that Cameron had publicly acknowledged this fact in an interview he gave while promoting the movie and it was this interview that brought the matter to Harlan Ellison’s attention in the first place. Ellison’s suit was successful and the writer was granted a special credit at the end of The Terminator. He has also sued America Online over the Internet provider’s pirating of his previous published works.

    In his lawsuit against Fox and the makers of In Time Ellison is requesting an injunction to block the film’s theatrical release and for all prints of the film to be impounded and destroyed. To win his case the writer must be able to prove that his story and In Time are “substantially similar,” which means that the two works must share more than plot concepts. Ellison is no stranger to copyright infringement suits, but copyright laws only protect the execution of an idea and not the idea itself.
    Just me, or do old school Sci-Fi writers have a grudge...

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    Review: ‘Real Steel’ A Simple, Effective Crowd Pleaser Like A Robot-Driven ‘Warrior’ For Kids > The Playlist

    That said, “not minding” a film hardly sounds like enthusiastic praise, unless of course you’re referring to it in the context of Shawn Levy’s previous work. But the truth is that like those ‘80s films many of us grew up on, and which we watched a million times over on home video and cable television, “Real Steel” feels destined to become a staple in the libraries of kids in this generation. So yes, Levy’s latest works well enough on its own terms to technically deserve to be called a success, but it’s no knockout. [B]

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