The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King: The latest issue of the official Lord Of The Rings Movie Magazine interviewed Peter Jackson who revealed the plausible ending of Return Of The King:

WARNING SPOILERS:

By now we all know that the "Scouring of the Shire" won't be in the films due to the fact that there can't be a second, lesser climax in the story after the larger events that take place. But please tell us if you are going to use the "Sailing away from Middle-Earth" ending, which would age the characters a year or two from their final battles in the films and provide a more fitting farewell to such well-loved characters? The answer is "yes."

Thanks to TORn for the transcription!

Mad Max 4: Fury Road: Heath Ledger talked to Moviehole today about the rumors surrounding his casting in the fourth Mad Max film:

What of the rumors that he might star as Mad Max’s son in the upcoming “Fury Road: Mad Max 4?

"No”, he laughs. “I did say to [Director] George Miller I’d do a walk-on role in it and have Mad Max shoot me in the head. It’ll be cool just to be part of a Mad Max movie, I certainly wasn’t up for the Son role though”.

Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines: Russian film site, Themes.ru, scored a look at an international poster for T3! Is this an inclining of what the US version will look like? Don't count on it. The Arnold Fans got some semiofficial word on the supposed artwork:

"This is not a official T3 poster. The one sheet is still in the planning stages. This was put together by I don't know who but it is not the official one sheet."

Check out the poster! CLICK HERE Thanks to 'Rene'.

From Justin to Kelly: We've got a Behind-The-Scenes look at Fox's American Idol spin-off. CLICK HERE

A Mighty Wind: We've got loads of new photos from the mockumentary! CLICK HERE

Against The Ropes: A look at the new poster is in our Movie Vault! CLICK HERE

Exorcist: The Beginning:Dark Horizons has a huge 2 part article up on a recent set visit they made to the production of the Exorcist prequel. CLICK HERE

The Matrix Reloaded: The New York Post interviewed the British born identical twins who play the viruses in the flick. Read the entire interview. CLICK HERE

The Amazing Spider-man:USA Today has killed the rumors that Tobey Macguire is in renegotiations for more money on the next Spidey film, as well as that Jake Gyllenhaal (Moonlight Mile) will be taking his place.

X-Men 2:X2 Movie has interviewed production Guy Dyas about creating the world of X-Men:

X2 is much more ambitious than X-Men in terms of scale, action and scope. The challenge when you work on designing the look of a sequel, is that you have to be faithful to what has been established in the previous film, while creating new excitement. I left intact designs of certain sets like Cerebo and the famous blue corridor that leads to it, but I took the liberty of changing a few things as well. You'll notice that James Marsden (Cyclops) has a new visor design that he wears. I also redesigned the X-Jet interior and exterior. We recreated Xavier's mansion and added a lot of rooms. Then when it came to new sets that appear for the very first time in X2, I was able to let my imagination run wild and come up with some surprising and exciting new visuals.

CLICK HERE for a massive interview!

In addition, we've updated the X-2 plot synopsis with a more detailed look at the story. CLICK HERE

Thanks to DH!

Ocean's Twelve:IGN Filmforce talked to Bernie Mac about his role, if any, in the Ocean's Eleven sequel:

"Jerry [Weintraub] called me," said Mac. "Jerry, he's the big boss, you know, and he's still got that old mentality. He will tell you what to do. He called me and he said, 'Hey Bernie! We're doing Ocean's 12. You be there in February. Everyone's coming back. Don't let me look for you.' Click. That's the last I heard. So I think I'd better be in it, you know what I mean?"

Garfield: Geoffrey Gould plays the milkman in the new live action, CGI animated flick. He has posted a huge set reports at his official site. CLICK HERE

Troy:The BBC recently sat down with David Benioff to discuss his adaptation of The Iliad:

"Troy" is an adaptation of the Trojan War myth in its entirety, not The Iliad alone. The Iliad begins with the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon over the slave girl Briseis, nine years into the war. The equivalent scene occurs halfway through my script. Meanwhile, The Iliad ends after Priam returns from Achilles' shelter with his grim cargo - long before the construction of the Trojan Horse, and a good twenty pages before my script ends.

This is a massive story that we're trying to tell in two-and-a-half hours. The narrative is crammed with some of literature's most intriguing characters: Achilles, Hector, Helen, Paris, Priam, Odysseus, Agamemnon, Patroclus, etc. All these characters have to emerge on screen as fully realized human beings. The battle scenes have to mirror the epic confrontations Homer described. The journey of the thousand ships from Greece to Troy has to be depicted. Everything takes times, and we're not making a twelve-hour miniseries. We're not making a trilogy of three-hour movies.

There is no such thing as a faithful adaptation. Even when I adapted my own (very slim, very un-epic) novel, I had to eliminate one of my favorite characters, because there simply wasn't enough time to tell his story along with everyone else's. Every adaptation requires that the screenwriter make difficult choices - and in particular, difficult cuts. In the case of "Troy", I chose to tell the human story: the story of Helen's love for Paris, of Achilles' epic duel with Hector, of the fatal trap that Odysseus sprung on the Trojans. The gods do not appear on screen but their presence is everywhere and their influence profound.

For the entire interview, CLICK HERE

The 75th Academy Awards: Gil Cates, producer of the 75th Annual Academy Awards says the show must go on this Sunday, even as our country is in a time of peril:

"We all understand that the country is on the brink of war and may be sending American men and women into harm's way almost as we speak. We must prepare for the show to be produced under those circumstances," said Cates.

"We are continuing our efforts to bring the show together on Sunday, but we do understand that ABC may adjust to war coverage if it is required and that ABC news will cover news as it happens," he added. "Any such decisions in regard to broadcasting the show will be made later in the week, and will be made jointly by the Academy and ABC."

"The Academy is mindful that many of its celebrity guests would feel uncomfortable arriving at this year's Awards at the beginning of a major war to face a business-as-usual phalanx of interviewers and photographers. The Academy's decision is meant to address the concerns of these celebrities, and to reflect the circumstances under which we are now producing this show."

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Brian B.