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    January 1, 2009

    News Edition 01.01.2009

    DISNEY UNLIKELY FOR NARNIA 3
    [source: http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=23934]

    After the dismay box-office result of although much better reviewed "Prince Caspian", Walt Disney Studios announced that they will no longer co-producing the adaptation of C S Lewis' "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" which supposed to be the third installment for the Narnia stories. Cited "budgetary and logistical" reason for the decision, the price tag of US$ 200 million to make Prince Caspian may prove to be too much for the third film due to logistical difficulties given its sea-borne nature of the story.

    Also, in recent years many non-Potter kids fantasy films like The Golden Compass and Eragon bombed on the box-office, struggling at state-side to cover their production cost. Prince Caspian made US$ 420 million worldwide, a distinct cry from its predecessor The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe which went on to gross US$ 745million. So, the creative Walden Media is left alone to find another studio to embark with. No more Narnia, perhaps?


    QUENTIN EYES AUGUST FOR NEW EPIC
    [source: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.reuters.com/august-date-quentin-tarantino-world-war-ii-movie-reuters]

    Famous movie-maker, Quentin Tarantino is eying for this August 21 date set for his upcoming project. Quentin Tarantino whom previously shot into stardom after his Oscar-worth Pulp Friction, Kill Bill and Grindhouse, will direct the upcoming highly-anticipated tale of the World War II. The epic "Inglorious Basterds" stars Brad Pitt, tells the story of a US army liutenant whom led a group of soldiers oprating behind Nazi lines and terrorizing the enemy during the World War.

    Sources reported that the movie will borrows from Spaghetti Westerns, atechnique employed by mostly Italian-made movies of the 60's and 70's that combine brutal violence and lyrical, fairytale-like qualities. The film was inspired by another 1978 World War II movie "Quel maldetto treno blindato" and The weinstein Company and Universal Pictures will jointly distribute the film.


    THE DARK KNIGHT BREAKS HOME VIDEO RECORDS
    [source: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51373]

    5 months after its theaterical release and after raking in almost a billion dollar worldwide by box office, The Dark Knight broke another record. The blockbuster hit from acclaimed director Christopher Nolan sold more than 1.7 million Blu-ray Discs worldwide (1 million in US) and the combined total of DVD and Blu-ray sales mounted up to 13.5 million worldwide in its first week, confirming its status as the best selling Blu-ray title in the history. Last week, it became the top selling for the year 2008. The DVD and Blu-ray of The Dark Knight was in released since December 9.


    FIRST LOOK ON TRANSFORMERS 2

    Fanboys, here is the first look of the most anticipated film of the year - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen that will be released on June.
    The link is here and enjoy.....
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51575

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51568
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