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MOVIE NEWS JUNE 25TH THE LAST EXORCISM, AVATAR AT SATURN AWARDS & CHANNING TATUM IN ION

Exclusive: Dread Attends the World Premiere of The Last Exorcism; Eli Roth Talks PG-13 Rating, Thanksgiving, and More!

This writer attended the world premiere of Lionsgate’s The Last Exorcism last night at the Ford Theatre in Hollywood, CA, and while there chatted with the flick’s producer Eli Roth.

I’m very excited!,” said the very personable Roth of the screening, which, in addition to last night’s audience, was the first time the majority of the cast in attendance had ever seen the completed, PG-13 rated film.

“Switching hats,” conceded the 38-year-old writer/producer/director-turned-notable actor, “but I’ve produced my own films and I enjoy producing, and I’ve always wanted to continually have movies going where I’m working as a director or a producer. You know, I’ll never be able to make all of the movies I want to make in one lifetime so producing is a great way to have a hand in it creatively without carrying the burden of the film. Also, it’s exciting to introduce a new director to the world like Daniel Stamm, who’s just done an amazing job with the movie.”

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Sam Worthington – Avatar Wins Big At Saturn Awards

‘Avatar’ won 10 prizes at the 36th annual Saturn Awards in California last night (24.06.10).

‘Avatar’ picked up 10 prizes at the Saturn Awards yesterday (24.06.10).

The James Cameron-directed epic won awards including Best Actor and Actress for Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana respectively, while also picking up the Best Science Fiction Film at the 36th annual event to celebrate the world of sci-fi and its associated genres.

James Cameron also picked up Best Director and Best Writer at the event, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films at the Castaway restaurant in Burbank, California.

Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver won the prizes for Best Supporting Actor and Actress for their roles in ‘Avatar’.

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Channing Tatum to Star in The ‘Next Avatar’ billed movie ION

The latest movie to jump on the bandwagon, even going as far as saying it’s ‘The Next Avatar’ is ION based on a script by writer Will Dunn with Fox 2000 getting the rights to the movie. According to Heat Vision the project also has some heavyweight backing from none other than the Scott Brother’s Ridley & Tony who’ll be producing under the Scott Free label with Channing Tatum playing in the lead role. The first question I asked why Tatum? these day majority of his movies come under romance genre like Dear John but ION is a ‘Romantic Sci-Fi’! Even with that he’s not an actor that’ll make me go to the cinema though I do like my science fiction flicks, but what is keeping me interested in this project is the details we have on the plot.

“Tatum will play a man who travels to different Earths and alternate dimensions — all in a quest to find his reincarnated lover.”

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I am not surprised that Avatar cleaned up at the Saturn Awards. Are you?

I’m not sure I see Channing Tatum as a sci-fi star. Do you?