Warner Bros. Pictures will release the trailer worldwide that day, and it will air on ABC Family that evening during the debut of the new ABC Family original one-hour series, “Huge” (9:00PM–10:00PM ET/PT).
Additionally, ABC Family will air “Harry Potter Weekend” July 8-11 featuring the first five films in the series as well as never-before-seen cast interviews and footage from Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.
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Avatar 2 Movie Already on Pre-Production
If you figured that Avatar is just about to make a movie franchise at par with the series of Star Wars movies, then you just might be right. In a literal sense, someone at YouTube found it even logical to have Jake Scully meet the ultimate villain of sci-fi movies, Darth Vader. Hilarious really because even though the actor there did not even resemble Sam Worthington’s ears, you’d still take a few seconds to consider this “Avatar 2” trailer was as an official release. If Darth Vader was not enough give away to this parody, then the vision of an avatar on Hogwarts’ robes on a Quidditch broomstick will knock you off your reverie.
James Cameron started writing Avatar on 1995 but the script gathered some cobwebs on Cameron’s desk when he got busy with other projects like Titanic. Ten years after, he named two projects he planned to work on: Project 880 and Battle Angel. On 2005, Cameron was quoted as saying “my summer vacation is over; it’s time to go back to work” in the Premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. He also let it slip that Project 880 was to be released as Avatar. A year after that, talks of cutting edge cinema technology and news of a new sci-fi movie that will definitely send movie geeks spiraling to a new dimension hit the streets. Shortly after that, images of the Na’vi people leaked to the press titillated movie’s geekdom. This also sparked the fascination for this Cameron film. The aptly played leaks and the official release on August 2009 of the trailer served to heighten the interest for a promise of a new ground-breaking movie from Cameron.
Every geek in town seemed to have a buzzing glow until Avatar’s world premiere on December 10 last year. Everyone was seeing blue after they’ve watched the movie and blue with all its connotations got redefined.
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‘Avatar’ sweeps Saturn Awards with 10 wins
“Avatar” trounced the competition at Thursday’s Saturn Awards, winning all 10 of its bids, including best sci-fi film, the four acting prizes for leads Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana and supporting players Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver, and two trophies for writer-director James Cameron. Cameron, who already held the record with six previous wins, also was feted with the Visionary Award.
This 36th annual edition of the awards honored films across four genres, with the other top films being “Watchmen” (fantasy), “Drag Me to Hell” (horror) and “Inglourious Basterds” (action/adventure/thriller). Though there are four best film awards, the other categories cull nominees from all the genres.
“Sherlock Holmes” was blanked despite eight nominations. One seven-time nominee, “Watchmen,” also won costumes and DVD while another, “Inglourious Basterds,” had to settle for just that top film award. Both “District 9” and “Star Trek” were kept to just one win in six races: best international film and makeup, respectively.
This was the fifth victory for Cameron in the best director race. Among those he edged out were Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”), who beat him at the Academy Awards, and fellow Oscar nominee Quentin Tarantino (“Inglourious Basterds”).
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5 things Sam Raimi told us about his World of Warcraft movie
Sam Raimi gave us an update on his World of Warcraft movie when he attended the Saturn Awards on June 24 in Burbank, Calif., where he ended up winning one for Drag Me to Hell as Best Horror Film. But now the Warcraft movie has most of his attention as he develops the adaptation of the popular online game.
Here are five things we learned about this eagerly awaited project.
So far it’s only 40 pages
Robert Rodat’s screenplay for World of Warcraft is taking a long time. So far he’s only gotten a 40-page outline of the story. There’s a long way to go before they have a 120-page screenplay, but at least it’s progress. “We’re still working on the story right now,” Raimi said. “We’ve got a 40-page document that needs a lot more work. It’s still a long ways away. It’s only a 40-page story.”
They’re picking the best characters and battlefields from the game
The massively multiplayer online role-playing game has tons of characters and lots of lands for them to conquer. Raimi is going through and choosing the best ones to make a movie about. “There are so many characters in the game that we’re really trying to pull upon the most exciting and different characters of the game,” he said. “So many different characters and so many different professions, I don’t think we could touch upon all of them satisfactorily. So we’re trying to choose the ones that are interesting and could play a part in a drama that slowly develops.”
Raimi likes the biggest and the smallest creatures
One thing Raimi already knows is he wants the biggest and the smallest of WoW’s characters in the movie. “I like the use of scale, the giant monsters they have. I love the different sizes and the powers that they have. Some are great warriors with axes like an orc, or others, maybe like a human paladin, can carry those great awesome war hammers. I think it’d be really cool to see them in battle.”
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