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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Time for your weekly notable news update!  Below you'll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what's been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain't It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Now, read on!

Movie News Rundown

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (both worked on X-Men: First Class) have been hired to write a script for a sequel to Top Gun.

The Avengers finally got a trailer.  Looks great.  Check it out here.

Gerard Butler and Sam Worthington may star in Hunter Killer.  The movie is said to follow a submarine captain that has to work with a group of Navy SEALs who are trying to save a Russian president.

Patty Jenkins (Monster) has officially been hired to direct Thor 2.

The Divide looks crazy.  Here's the trailer.

Disney has decided to restart production on The Lone Ranger.  Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp are still attached.

Sleeping Beauty might turn out to be good.  Here's the trailer.

Javier Bardem has been confirmed to be the villain in the next Bond movie.

I can't wait to see Carnage.  Check out the new trailer.

Woody Allen has changed the title of his next movie from The Bop Decameron to Nero Fiddled.

Matt Reeves (Let Me In) will direct the upcoming Twilight Zone movie.

Not really sure what to think of the Act Of Valor trailer.

Christopher McQuarrie is said to be working on a version of Seven Samurai that would be based on Navy SEALs.  It would apparently be titled Rubicon.

Don Johnson has landed a role in Django Unchained.

This Means War will probably be terrible, but I may still watch it.  Here's the trailer.

Robert Downey Jr. will reportedly star in An Accidental Genius.  The film is said to follow a man who slips into a coma and then wakes up with genius-level intelligence.

The final trailer for The Muppets Movie makes it look pretty good.

The next Die Hard flick will be called A Good Day To Die Hard.

Shame is playing the Austin Film Festival, and I'm very eager to see.  Check out the trailer.

Image Of The Week:

A poster for The Divide.

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