‘Machete Kills’ Writer to Pen Michael Bay-Produced ‘Cosmic Motors’

‘Machete Kills’ Writer to Pen Michael Bay-Produced ‘Cosmic Motors’
ComingSoon.net »

Warner Bros. has set Machete Kills screenwriter Kyle Ward on their upcoming Michael Bay-produced adaptation of concept artist Daniel Simon’s book Cosmic Motors. The book, subtitled “spaceships, cars and pilots of another galaxy,” is described on Simon’s official site as follows:

Come explore the vehicle designs of a far away galaxy called Galaxion where futuristic concepts exist in everyday…

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Rules The Labor Day Box Office

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Rules The Labor Day Box Office
Kevin Jagernauth — The Playlist »

Labor Day weekend tends to be slow at the box office, and accordingly, no new film managed to break through to the top of the list of biggest earning films this weekend. Mostly everyone is doing something other than going to the movies, but those that did go to the theatre chose one of the biggest movies of the year.

Disney and Marvel closed off the summer on a high note, with “Guardians Of The…

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‘Underworld’ Reboot on the Way

‘Underworld’ Reboot on the Way
Cain Rodriguez — The Playlist »

Each successive Spider-Man movie has earned less at the box office than the previous entry, calling into question the theory that audiences want more of the same. Despite this, THR reports that Lakeshore Entertainment has decided to go down a similar path and reboot the “Underworld” series.

The vampires-vs-werewolves franchise is perhaps now best remembered for giving Kate Beckinsale fangs…

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Labor Day

Labor Day

Today is Labor Day here in the U.S. I don’t have an exact official calendar of the holidays that I observe for my MovieByte posting schedule. But if I need a break or am extremely busy and a holiday comes along, sometimes I take it. Today is one such day. As you all know, the day to day operations of MovieByte are a one man show — that’s me. I have a lot on my plate and I’m going to use Labor…

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‘The Imitation Game’ Trailer

‘The Imitation Game’ Trailer

Yes, I can see the date on this video and I know it’s been out for a while. Frankly I have no idea how I missed it because it looks FANTASTIC! Obviously, for starters it stars Benedict Cumberbatch who has a range that goes from really, really good, to FREAKING AWESOME!. He looks to be tipping the scale more towards the latter in this trailer.

The film is about Alan Turing who helps crack the…

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‘Star Wars VII’ Resumes Production with Harrison Ford

‘Star Wars VII’ Resumes Production with Harrison Ford
Justin Kroll — Variety »

After taking a hiatus for several weeks from filming, J.J. Abrams has resumed production on “Star Wars: Episode VII” in the U.K.

The break was taken for holiday in August when many Europeans take time off, and also allowed for Harrison Ford to recover from the broken leg he suffered while filming in May. In July, Disney released a statement saying that production would pause “while…

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‘Rosewater’ Trailer — Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut

‘Rosewater’ Trailer — Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut

Jon Stewart is best known for The Daily Show which is a comedy where he tends to say things that kind of make us just a little uncomfortable on the inside. The reason is because he (and a couple others) do a better job on actual reporting and analysis sometimes than “real” “news” outlets. So while on the one hand it seems sort of odd that he’s gone full political drama for his first directorial…

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Steve Carell to Star in ACME Focused, Live Action Looney Tunes Film

Steve Carell to Star in ACME Focused, Live Action Looney Tunes Film
ComingSoon.net »

It was nearly four years ago that word first broke of a Warner Bros. live action/CGI project that would be set in the world of the studio’s hit “Looney Tunes” franchise and take place inside a warehouse belonging to the ACME corporation. Today, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the project is moving forward with Steve Carell set to star, X-Men: First Class’s Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz…

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Chloë Moretz Blames Piracy for ‘Kick-Ass’ Franchise Failure

Chloë Moretz Blames Piracy for ‘Kick-Ass’ Franchise Failure
Simon Reynolds and Adam Tanswell — Digital Spy »

Chloë Grace Moretz has revealed that she’s leaving behind her iconic Hit-Girl role.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the actress said that she doesn’t believe Kick-Ass 3 will happen and suggested that piracy resulted in the underwhelming box office performance of last year’s sequel.

Kick-Ass 2 was one of the number one pirated movies of the year, but that doesn’t help us because we need box…

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‘Trash’ Trailer Starring Rooney Mara

‘Trash’ Trailer Starring Rooney Mara

Let me get the bad news out of the way: There is no U.S. release date right now for this film. It’s going to premier at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival on September 24th. But I can tell you this, I want to see this film when it becomes available. It looks really good.

It stars a couple people that you “might” recognize such as Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen. But our primary…

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