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Jimmy    4,182

Please say if I'm over stepping the mark here by posting something like this, but I think the forum needs one. We have one for television and there's plenty of news pieces which don't deserve their own thread but warrant discussion.

Like Edward Norton's cast as the villain in the new Bourne Film. With the two stars heading the franchise, maybe there is room for something good to come out of this.

Edward Norton wants to play spy games, too... the evil kind!

The "Fight Club" star will bring antagonism to Jeremy Renner's top-secret mission as he signs on to play the villain of "The Bourne Supremacy," according to Heat Vision.

Details on the plot of the Matt Damon-less "Bourne" reboot are still confidential, though we do know that Norton and Renner will be at odds with one another, probably as a team of CIA employees frantically type on their keyboards.

It'll be fun to see Norton in another villain role, something he hasn't indulged in since 2003's "The Italian Job" (you may remember he was a big baby about having to appear in that movie due to contractual obligations with Paramount).

We were recently impressed with Norton's dramatic turn in "Stone," in which he plays an incarcerated arsonist who finds religion (or does he?) as he tries to manipulate his parole officer (Robert De Niro) via the affections of his hot wife (Milla Jovovich).

"The Bourne Legacy" will be directed by regular series screenwriter Tony Gilroy. The cast also includes Rachel Weisz as Renner's love interest (uh oh -- we hope she fares better than Franka Potente did in the original trilogy).

Look for the new "Bourne" adventures to commence in theaters on Aug. 3, 2012.

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Didnt realize we lacked one! Heres some good times...

Talk about a new Evil Dead film has been kicking around for awhile but as is usually the case with such fan-powered hopes and dreams, there's been no real substance to any of it. Until yesterday, that is, when DreadCentral.com claimed "on good authority from a very reliable source" that Bob Murawski, an editor whose partnership with director Sam Raimi goes back to the 1992 flick Army of Darkness, was in Detroit to start work on a fourth film. Evil Dead 4, according to the report, will be "a small indie thing like the first two."

That's good news, albeit still a rumor - but a rumor that got a big boost late last night by way of a tweet from none other than Bruce "Ash" Campbell, B-movie legend, best Elvis ever and of course the "hero," as far as that goes, of the Evil Dead franchise.

"Believe in the remake, dawg!" he wrote. "The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell."

I'm not sure if the Evil Dead films qualify as scary, but cool as hell? Definitely. And a chance to watch Campbell smash things over his own head again? Take my money, please.

UPDATE: In a follow-up tweet, Campbell clarified that the new Evil Dead film is in fact a remake of the original Evil Dead and not an all-new chapter. "Good people. My tweet was about remaking Evil Dead - not Evil Dead 4," he wrote. Campbell's role in the project is not yet known.

It also appears that while Sam Raimi will be involved, Fede Alvarez will actually be in the director's chair. According to Bloody Disgusting, Alvarez came to attention with the 2009 short film Ataque de pánico! [Panic Attack!]

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TKz    6,482

I was disappointed by the complete lack of Stephen Fry considering how much they've talked about him.

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Pesci    754

No Bill Murray? Ashton Kutcher?! The fuck?

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MGW    27

No Bill Murray? Ashton Kutcher?! The fuck?

I'm really, really hoping he signs on. It's not even worth bothering without Venkman!

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Lineker    32,907

Saw the Inbetweeners movie last night. What a letdown. Couple of funny 'laugh-out-loud' moments, but that's it.

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Jimmy    4,182

Really? I loved it, found it hilarious from the start. Yeah, the 'emotional' bits were a little cliche, but I thought it was a pretty perfect ending to the series.

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Pesci    754

I'm somewhere in between (fittingly). Didn't find it hilarious but there were a good deal of laugh out loud moments and I quite liked the story as well. It was cliche, yeah, but it's the British trying to make a teen film so it will be.

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Lineker    32,907

On another note though, the Da Vinci Code is great.

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Pesci    754

Oh man, that film bored my ass off. I'd take The Inbetweeners over that any day of the week.

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Walker    5,597

I liked the Inbetweeners film, but I was expecting more, and I feel if I never watched the TV show I would have hated it.

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Jimmy    4,182

I was suprised how well it did at the box office. I mean, I knew alot of people my age were seriously excited - but it made something like £13 million in its first week, which, in terms of British box office, is pretty big if memory serves.

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Jimmy    4,182

And ew, they're remaking Oldboy with Josh Brolin playing the lead :(

His name has been linked to the film for a while now, but Josh Brolin has signed on the dotted line to star in Spike Lee’s planned remake of Oldboy.

I Am Legend writer Mark Protosevich adapted the current script from Park Chan-Wook’s 2004 original. Brolin will feature as a man who is kidnapped on his daughter’s birthday and held by a mystery villain in solitary confinement for 15 years without knowing why. But when he’s released and handed the tools to get revenge on those who kept him a prisoner, he soon learns that it’s all part of a bigger plan. And, naturally, violence ensues…

Lee is taking over from Steven Spielberg, who originally nabbed the rights to remake the movie in 2008 and planned to have Will Smith in the lead. Now, though, Brolin will be the main man and there’s apparently an offer out to Christian Bale to play the villain, though he’s yet to make his mind up about any post-Dark Knight Rises work.

Brolin’s in for a busy time over the next few months: he’s about to start work on Gangster Squad before finding time for Oldboy and then Jason Reitman’s next planned movie, Labor Day, which sees him playing a fugitive on the run who hides out with Kate Winslet. He’ll next be seen in Men in Black 3, which finally arrives on May 25, 2012…

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GoGo Yubari    28,245

I hate the idea, though I was expecting much, much, much worse than Josh Brolin in the lead. He's actually probably one of the better name guys you could get in terms of playing the character.

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Jimmy    4,182

Oh, it was nothing against Josh Brolin. I also like the idea of Bale in the film, but that's as an unashamed mark of his. I just hate the idea of it being remade becuase there's just no need whatsoever.

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Pesci    754

Ahaha, I'd love to see an American remake of Oldboy. If they completely stick to the plot from the original, I have no doubt it'll be awesome in several different ways.

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LL.    6,323

Not with Spike fucking Lee directing.

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Pesci    754

I didn't mean that I thought it'd be any good. Probably should've worded my post better. I'm just interested to see how they handle such a sensitive plot.

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Jimmy    4,182

Looks like they're remaking American Psycho.

Lionsgate to remake 'American Psycho'

Noble Jones tapped to pen new adaptation of Brett Easton-Ellis novel

By Jeff Sneider

'American Psycho

Lionsgate has tapped Noble Jones to write and direct a reimagining of "American Psycho" that will go back to Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 satirical novel, which Mary Harron previously adapted in 2000 as a feature starring Christian Bale.

Low-budget project, which has not yet been greenlit at Lionsgate, is currently in the early stages of development at the studio.

Set in Manhattan during the Wall Street boom of the late 1980s, "American Psycho" concerns the daily life of Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker by day who becomes a homicidal maniac by night.

Jones pitched the project to Lionsgate several months ago and recently turned in a script that explores how Bateman would fare in modern day Gotham.

A protege of David Fincher, Jones is a commericals and music video helmer who served as second unit director for the Boston-shot scenes in Fincher's award-winning drama "The Social Network."

Ugh. I know it hasn't been greenlit yet, but still, it hasn't even been long since the first one. There's not really any need for it.

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GoGo Yubari    28,245

It appears I have only seen five movies released in 2011 thusfar. Jeez, that's bad. Hopefully seeing Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy this week, but yeah. Gonna have to do some work before voting goes up for Favorite Movie '11 in February or so.

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