Monday Rushes – From Spurious Batmovie Rumours To Group Amy Pond Cosplay

I’m getting better at these Rushes things, I think. They’re still not as comprehensive as I’d like, but I’m streamlining the process a little each time. There’s lots of good stuff here anyway.

So I don’t know why I started with a complete load of bunk, but anyhow.

According to X17, Katie Holmes will have a role in The Dark Knight Rises as the mother of Rachel Dawes, her character from Begins. Quite a creative bit of silliness, that, I think. Where should I send the flowers?

You can go behind the scenes of Rec 3 with a video at El Mundo.

Here’s a trailer for The Debt, the film that Matthew Vaughn wrote with Jane Goldman, intending to direct, but then passed off to John Madden. Sam Worthington stars.

Monster Island News have a profile of Haruo Nakajima, the man-in-suit from several classic Gojira films, including the original:

As fate would have it, a year later Tsuburaya would be looking for someone to do something never before attempted in a Japanese movie, an actor to wear a heavy monster costume made of melted car tires for a film called “Gojira” (Godzilla). As Nakajima explains Tsuburaya, and the film’s director Ishiro Honda (who also directed Operation Kamikaze) knew who to call, “The film makers were scratching their heads wondering who they could get to put on the suit, then the remembered my stunt. They thought, hey let’s get that guy we set on fire last year.”

David Bowie has shot down those rumours of a comedy about rock managers and co-written by him and Mick Jagger as “Piffle”.

Scott Cooper is the new director of The Low Dweller:

A dark drama set in 1986 Indiana. The protagonist is Slim, a man released after serving years in prison for murder who wants only to follow through on his promise to marry his long-suffering girlfriend. But when he discovers his brother has been murdered after getting involved in a gambling racket, his goals change and he avenges the murder.

From Nerdcore, John Nolan’s impressive animatronics showreel. Bubo!

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Steven Soderbergh has chronicled everything he’s been watching and reading, and shared the 2010 list with WNYC (via Vulture). Looks like the Man From Uncle research kicked off just ahead of Halloween. Also note that he watched Raiders of the Lost Ark in black and white, three times in a week.

Members of the UK public were scared of Insidious and below, there’s video evidence. Of a sort. I believe this footage comes from the screening we sent a bunch of you to. Except those of you who decided you’d rather stay in the pub garden and get sloshed on what was the warmest day of the year so far. I’m not sure what the moral of this story is.

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Here’s a new image from Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. Bay City indeed.

Somebody on Kickstarter wants to build a floating community. At first I thought of Halo Jones, but then lots of films rushed into mind too. Will he raise the funds? Here’s a bit of his pitch:

We are creating a new civilisation from scratch, the scientific, economic, social and technological implications are huge; this is not an extension of another country, this will be its own country, with its own economic, political and legal structure. We want to take all the cutting edge ideas from all disciplines and apply them to this idea, and we want you to be part of it.

Allure magazine have spoken to some actresses about nudity and photographed them naked. Faded Youth have scanned the pages. That’s how it goes.

Edgar Wright points us towards Shaun of the Dead in the style of Scott Pilgrim:

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Vanessa Williams, Brad Garrett, Jane Lynch and Christopher Lloyd will all do voices for 3D toon Delhi Safari. The film will first release in an Indian version, and has been approved by PETA.

/Film have posted some photos of the carnival set for Silent Hill: Revelations 3D. Here’s the best:

Joel Meadows took this picture of The Joker and Jarley Quinn having a romantic lunch at Kapow.

Here’s some gameplay from the Thor and Captain America videogames.

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Meanwhile, those two big guys have posed for a really rather naff magazine cover shot.

Steve Knight wrote the superb scripts for Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things. He’s now to make his debut as a writer-director with Hummingbird. It’s about:

…a damaged ex-Special Forces soldier who finds himself trapped in the criminal underworld and assumes another man’s identity to exact revenge.

Dennis Quaid has told Newsweek about his cocaine addiction, and how prevalent the drug is in Hollywood:

Cocaine was even in the budgets of movies, thinly disguised.

Here’s the first official still from Super 8.

Kayvan Novak is to return with a second series of Facejacker. Good!

You can go behind the scenes of Thor with this advert-featurette thing:

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Trailer Addict have bootlegged the opening scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two that’s on the Part One DVD and Blu-ray. Naughty?

Thanks to the ever powerful Reddit, we can see a little girl at Disneyland turn to the dark side of The Force – literally.

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According to Bill Hader, Michael Bacall has finished his script for a spin-off movie starring Tom Cruise’s Tropic Thunder character, Les Grossman. Bacall is the selling point here, I think.

Bernardo Berolucci, who is adapting Me and You by Niccolo’ Ammaniti into a 3D movie, this Autumn, will be the first recipient of an honorary Palm D’or from the Cannes film festival. They’re going to be keeping this up with one honorary Palm per year, I understand.

From Bloody Disgusting, a trailer for the zombie musical Dead Inside. More of a Once style musical than something spangled out in Busby’s babes.

We’ll start with just the one Pond, and one Silent, courtesy of The Sun.

And to finish you off, here’s some mass Amy Pond cosplay from the BBC America Facebook. As we asked before, What’s Better Than Two Amy Ponds?

Duck is Real? Yes, I know. Who was saying it isn’t?

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Your Loot Crate Exclusive Batman Funko Pop Has An Interesting New Look….

Episodic Game Life Is Strange Gets A New Trailer Showing Off ‘Indie Film’ Aesthetics

Star Wars #1 Takes Top Spot For Advance Reorders For Third Week

“We’re Trying To Capture Quentin’s Trademark Style” – Matt Wagner On Django / Zorro

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A Gold Statue Of Carnage Wielding The Confederate Flag In The Middle Of Liberal New York City

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Gabe Newell Reinstates Hatred Onto Steam Greenlight

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Warren Ellis On Project Superpowers And Dynamite Solicitations For March 2015

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First Look At Valiant’s New Imperium By Joshua Dysart And Doug Braithwaite

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Legendary Artist Jack Davis To Retire At 90

Live From The Comic Shop: Spider-Woman #2, Oddly Normal #4 And Drifter #2