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MOVIE NEWS FOR MARCH 9: THOR, LAST AIRBENDER, AND FRIGHT NIGHT

by Dawn, March 9, 2010

Source: scifiwire

GEORGE KIRK MEETS AMIDALA: OFFICIAL THOR DETAILS

Paramount and Marvel released the official synopsis and cast list for its upcoming Thor, starring Star Trek‘s Chris Hemsworth and Star Wars‘ Natalie Portman, which you can read below.

As expected, the film sounds like an origin story that sets up the superhero based on Norse mythology. The synopsis doesn’t say, but we presume he’ll have a really big hammer.

Synopsis:
Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, “Thor,” which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war.

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Source: thehdroom

THE LAST AIRBENDER TRAILER ATTACHED TO IRON MAN 2

The release date for another big trailer has been confirmed while we are still reveling in this week’s debut of new trailers for Iron Man 2 and Tron Legacy.

The Last Airbender producer Frank Marshall has proven to be an invaluable source for scoops on the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan film starring Noah Ringer, Jackson Rathbone and Dev Patel.

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Source: onthebox

FRIGHT NIGHT GETS IT’S DIRECTOR

Another day, another remake. The 1985 camp cult hit Fright Night is getting a makeover and now the project has finally got a director according to the LA Times.

Though still in negotiations, it looks like Craig Gillespie will be taking on directing duties. The movie will take him well out of his comfort zone as his last film was odd rom-com Lars and the Real Girl and a few episodes of US TV comedy United States of Tara.

Read more here

Thoughts on today’s news?

Are you a fan of Thor? I think they should have cast Alexander Skarsgård, but who am I to say.

I having been paying much attention to all the Last Airbender news, usually when this happens I really like the movie. We’ll see. Will you be seeing the film? Do you think Shyamalan will break out of his seemingly ‘critics-pan-everything-he-made-after-Sixth-Sense’ curse?

What do you think of a Fright Night remake? Are there no original horror stories left to be made? Do you think Hollywood is just taking the easy route and recycling stories?

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