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MOVIE NEWS FOR AUGUST 2: JJ ABRAMS ROBOT PERIOD MOVIE, DANIEL RADCLIFFE IN HORROR MOVIE AND MORE!

by Dawn, August 3, 2010

J.J. Abrams producing period robot movie ‘Boilerplate’ (exclusive)

Source: heatvision.hollywoodreporter.com

J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot banner are tackling the tale of a robot set in the Victorian Age.

Paramount has picked up rights to “Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel,” a graphic novel-picture book hybrid by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, the creators of comic book series “Heartbreakers,” for an adaptation to be produced by Abrams and his banner.

“Boilerplate” purports to tell the story of the world’s first robot, who, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fought alongside Teddy Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia, journeyed to the South Pole and was involved in the silent movie business before disappearing on the battlefields of World War I.

The book tells Boilerplate’s story by inserting the character into pictures drawn in the style of the age.

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Daniel Radcliffe delighted to star in Hammer horror film

Source: www.dnaindia.com

Daniel Radcliffe is more than happy after bagging a role in an upcoming movie version of The Woman In Black – because the film will be one of the first new Hammer horror movies since the 1970s.

Hammer Film Productions was well-known for its classic movies like The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula, but for 30 years it went without producing a picture after a downturn in the firm’s fortunes and various ownership changes.

But Hammer is making a comeback to the big screen this year with a series of high profile projects in the pipeline, including an English-language remake of Swedish vampire thriller Let the Right One In.

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Von Trier talks science fiction disaster film Melancholia

Source: .filmstalker.co.uk

Lars von Trier’s next film seems to be well under way and the prospect of a science fiction disaster film called Melancholia from him is one that has eyebrows raised. It doesn’t sound like the kind of film he would normally tackle, but then do any of his films bring the word “normal” to the fore?

Now we hear a little more about the film, and along with the casting, I feel as in the dark as when we just knew the title.

There’s still plenty being kept under wraps about Melancholia but a little more has come out as he tries to describe the film and some press materials appear online along with some rather strange comments from the stars.

The Playlist has some of the details of the film and from the European press conference for the film where it was described as:

“…a psychological disaster movie [and] a beautiful film about the end of the world…”

Lars von Trier himself described it as:

“…a story about two sisters and a plane…”

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First Vampires Suck Clip Unleashed

Source: movieweb.com

Yahoo! has unveiled a new clip from comedy spoof Vampires Suck, written and directed by Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer, the same team who wrote and directed Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans and Disaster Movie.

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A Victorian Era Robot? Meh – why not? Lincoln fights Vampires now, and Pride and Prejudice has zombies. Victorian Era  Robot isn’t that weird. In fact, didn’t Da Vinci make a ‘robot’ during his time?

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