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Brother Takes On Brother In Ben-Hur Trailer

A new version of Ben-Hur will grace theater screens this summer. Under the direction of Wanted‘s Timur Bekmambetov, Jack Huston takes up the role of Judah Ben-Hur, a falsely disgraced Roman officer forced into slavery. Returning home after many years, he takes on the brother who falsely accused him. It is a conflict that leads […]


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Batman Of The Nineteenth Century?

This new video shows screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, director Timur Bekmambetov and producer Tim Burton making a number of comparisons between superheroes, particularly Batman, and Abraham Lincoln. At least, their Abraham Lincoln, the vampire hunter. Though the way they talk about him, it would seem that they mean yer actual president there. They’re treating their supernatural […]


First Image From Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Notes On The Film’s Authenticity

With the obvious exception of everything pertaining to the two words after the colon, Tim Bekmambetov‘s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is striving for historical accuracy. The film has enlisted the assistance of Illinois State Historian Thomas F. Schwartz, who has talked to USA Today about his role in the film: In a telephone interview Mr. […]

That Secret Trent Reznor Wanted You To Keep? Forget About It, Doesn’t Matter Now

Once again the Nine Inch Nails messageboard has been the site of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter news – or, in this case, anti-news. Read on for the ANTI-SPOILER. You have been ANTI-WARNED. Trent Reznor himself has posted that he will neither be acting in nor providing music for the film after all. Here’s his comment: […]

What Trent Reznor Wants You To Pretend You Don’t Know

Just to make Uncle Trent happy, I’m going to label this entire story as a SPOILER. So… go away. Go read about Wonder Woman’s hair or something. Right. The 99.99% of you who are still here, you have nobody to blame but yourselves. Last week, we heard that Trent Reznor was not only going to […]

Joaquin Phoenix Up For Mentor Role In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Josh Hylton writes for Bleeding Cool: Remember that movie called I’m Still Here where Joaquin Phoenix purportedly went crazy and quit his career as an actor to become a rapper but it was all fake? Of course you did, even though you didn’t see it. Nobody did. Worldwide grosses barely reached half a million dollars. […]

The Potential Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunters Line Up

Remember that last season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in which a cadre of possible new Slayers came to Sunnydale? I’m often put in mind of those “potentials” when I see these lists of auditioning actors on the trade sites – the girls who might be in Batman, the guys who might be Spider-Man. But […]

Weinsteins E-Mail Out An Apollo 18 Poster Though The Film Hasn’t Been Shot Yet

I’m a subscriber to the Weinstein Co.’s quasi-spam e-mail that thrusts itself upon my inbox every time there’s a new bit of Bob and Harvey infused PR to be hammered home. The latest message has arrived, a few minutes back, and beyond all of the been-there, seen-that Scream 4 business, it also contains a poster […]

Oops – Roland Emmerich’s Secret-Ish Alien Invasion Film Has Been Shut Down

Scheduled to start shooting next week for an uncharacteristically slight budget of just $5 million, Roland Emmerich’s next film was to be The Zone, a “found footage” film that would take him back to the alien invasion subgenre of Independence Day. Very little was known about the picture, but it seemed to have been cast […]

AUDIO: Gareth Edwards Discusses His Follow Up To Monsters

Every Friday night I appear on the Kevin and Josh Movie Show on Washington DC’s CBS WJFK HD2 and provide them with a bunch of film news, a bit of banter and a whole load of argument. On this Friday’s show, they’ll also be featuring an interview with director Gareth Edwards in order to promote […]

Studio Seduction – How Fox Got Their Hands On Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Director Timur Bekmambetov and above-the-title producer Tim Burton are planning a big-screen, 3D adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Until this weekend, it hadn’t been set up with a studio, but now Fox have won the deal. But how did they do it? Here’s the set-up. Bekmambetov, Burton, co-producer Jim Lemley and […]