Anthony Hopkins to tangle with demons in The Rite

by George Merchan at

Though THE WOLFMAN wound up getting somewhat mixed reviews, I think most walked away appreciating Anthony Hopkins’s grand and crazy performance. Will the British thespian bring that same level of menace to his new project THE RITE?

From director Mikael Hafstrom (1408), THE RITE is an adaptation of the book by Matt Baglio said to be based on true events. From THR: “The story centers on a disillusioned American seminary student who attends exorcism school at the Vatican and ultimately finds his faith through encounters with demonic forces.” Hopkins will play a priest who’s forte is exorcising demons using unorthodox methods.

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Joss Whedon Making A Feature Film With Eliza Dushku?

by Charlie Jane Anders at io9

Dollhouse‘s Eliza Dushku might be going back to Joss Whedon’s laboratory of evil soon — she told an interviewer the duo aim to make a movie together. And she also still hopes to be in Ghostbusters 3.

Talking to, Dushku says that she’s definitely up for being one of the five new Ghostbusters who are rumored to pick up the torch from Venkman and company in the new movie. And she says her pal Dan Aykroyd wants her in the film. But she adds: “I don’t know anything, I don’t have a script – it’s still a rumor thing right now.”

Meanwhile, though, she sounds more sanguine about this mystery film project with her Dollhouse collaborator, Whedon:

“I would say that we would [be working on something new very soon]!” she confided to us. “I think we’re going to work on a kickass feature together that we’ve been thinking about for a few years.”

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Is The Captain America Movie Being Put On Hold?

By Graeme McMillan at io9

Has The Wolfman done what Batroc The Leaper, Baron Zemo and even Iron Man couldn’t manage? New rumors are claiming that the poor box office performance of director Joe Johnston’s werewolf movie may have resulted in Cap‘s (temporary?) demise.

Movie blog Remington’s Cinema is claiming that anonymous sources from the set of John Landis’ Burke and Hare are saying that Marvel/Disney have postponed the Cap project from its announced 2011 release following the flop of Johnston’s The Werewolf, teasing that the decision may allow the studio to switch directors.

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What do you think about the new Anthony Hopkins movie? What do you think about the changes to Captain America?