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Sorry for the lack of updates yesterday. We were busy installing a new news system and things got kind of hectic. Expect some very nice changes coming soon! Let's see what's going on in the movie world!

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Cat In The Hat: Everyone on the net has gotten their hands on this photo, but that no reason for us not to post it as well! Take a look at Mike Myers as Dr. Suesses'"Cat In The Hat"!

Alexander The Great: Screenwriter, Ted Tally, recently spoke with Coming Soon about his adaptation of the Alexander The Great story, in which Baz Lurmahn will direct Leonardo DiCaprio in the starring role. Here's what he had to say:

"It's from a trilogy of novels," Tally said. "It's 1400 pages, these books put together. So, to reduce 1400 pages to 130 or so is insane. It's just a monstrously difficult thing to do. Even though Alexander only lived 32 years, they were awfully packed years. You could make a movie about any 10 year period of his life. You could make three movies, him to the age of 10, him to the age of 20, and 20 to 32. You could make three movies, his life is that packed. So, that was the hardest adaptation just as sheer struggle with the material."

Star Wars: Episode III: Samuel L. Jackson recently talked with Sci-Fi.com about some up and coming things he's doing as he prepares for Episode III which goes into production in June of 2003. Episode III is aiming for a May 2005 release:

"I gotta go there. I gotta die."

"We were just talking about stuff," Jackson said. "And then [Lucas] finally said, 'Okay, so you know you've got to die. I haven't quite figured out how I'm going to kill you yet, because I guess you're the most important guy that's going to die. In the other ones, Obi Wan is still there and Yoda's still alive and Darth is still there.' So I become the most important character that can die. I guess it's got to be pretty dynamic. So he's working that out."

The Ring: Finally! A movie studio with a brain! Cinescape recently talked to producers of the film in which they revealed that they have no plans of making The Ring into a franchise:

“You know, the idea is to hope the first movie works,” MacDonald says. “And if it does, it’s a very challenging franchise to create because I don’t think, at least in initially looking at the other RING sequels [made in Japan], there’s an obvious story to take. I don’t think any of them were nearly as good as the original. We hope the movie’s a success and it leaves itself open to some interpretation for a second, but we would start at the beginning, creatively saying, ‘Is there a story worth telling?"

M. Night Shyamalan's Next: We, along with some other prominent movie sites, reported last week that Night was working on his next film, which surrounded the mystery of the Ouija Board. According to a scooper who recently heard Night talk about these rumors, cleared up the fact that this is untrue. For Night's take on the whole thing, CLICK HERE

Thanks to Ain't It Cool for clearing this up.

Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle:Killer Movies has gotten a hold of some exclusive set shots from the upcoming flick. CLICK HERE

Karate Kid 5: Really? Karate Kid 5? Dark Horizons reports Karate Bushido magazine indicates a fifth film is in the works and being penned by Rick Filon. Location scouting is taking place in Mexico right now!

Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines:TheArnoldFans have posted a rather interesting interview with Pablo Helman, visual effects supervisor on T3! Take a look at some of the interesting things he had to say:

What can we expect that we haven?t seen before?

PH: Well, we are doing some really interesting visual doubling on the TX, on the female terminator and also on Arnold. And it's mainly for very safety concerns, stunt cinematography. We're also doing a lot of fluid simulation, which is basically we're taking the skin of the TX and making it into basically liquid metal, but peeling off and revealing a bunch of surprises.

How is this different from Spider-Man?

PH: Well, hopefully it'll look a lot better. No, I think the difference is in Spider-Man you have somebody that is wearing a suit. In this picture, we have two people who are basically, we're replicating skin conditions, lighting conditions, lots of natural things like sweating and expressions and things like that. When you have somebody with a mask on, you can get away with a lot more.

For the full interview, CLICK HERE

The Punisher: According to an insider at IGN's Filmforce, The Rock will not be portraying vigilante Frank Castle because the filmmakers want a legitimate actor to play the role. For the full scoop, CLICK HERE

Thanks to 'Stax'

Eight Crazy Nights: 3 new webisodes are online for the new Adam Sandler animated movie, Eight Crazy Nights!

CLICK HERE for episode 1!

CLICK HERE for episode 2!

CLICK HERE for episode 3!

Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers:The One Ring.net has transcribed the French Magazine, Premiere, which has recently let some spoilers out of the bag regarding the differences between the film and the book. You've been warned:

...some changes from the book have to be predicted, for example Elrond and Galadriel's participation to the battle of Helm's Deep, and the demise of the wizard Saruman.

Now that pretty much confirms that Saruman dies in The Two Towers, as earlier stories reported. And I assume that both Elrond and Galadriel send contingents of Elves to Helm's Deep to help the Rohirrim.

ALSO:

...Fran Walsh promises us a real tragic follow up to Arwen and Aragorn's love-story.

...John Rhys-Davies has given a Welsh accent to the Ent Treebeard, whom he voices.

...The construction of Minas Tirith has taken itself 32 weeks of hard work.

...The flashback scene of Smeagol before he was enslaved by the power of the Ring is in the can, and directed by Fran Walsh.

In addition, our dedicated friends over at War Of The Ring have posted 3 never before seen shots of scenes from The Two Towers! CLICK HERE

Kill Bill: Tons of new Kill Bill images are up at this site right here! CLICK HERE

King Arthur: The UK Telegraph has the low down on the new Speilberg helmed flick, King Arthur.

Stay tuned...~Brian

Brian B.