November 29, 2007

New animated movie - Planet 51

I was quite impressed when I came across some stills of the new animated film 'Planet 51' (formerly known as Planet One).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinema has acquired Ilion Animation Studios' $60 million feature from Handmade Films International.

'Planet 51' is a funny reverse alien invasion story centered on the little green people with antennas who inhabit Planet 51, and who live in fear of being invaded by beings from another planet.

When astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker lands his spaceship, thinking that nobody lives there, the inhabitants’ paranoia is unleashed and the real adventure begins. Befriended by a young resident, the astronaut has to avoid capture in order to recover his spaceship and return home.

The film is written by Joe Stillman (Shrek, Shrek 2), produced by Ignacio Perez Dolset, directed by Jorge Blanco and co-directed by Javier Abad and Marcos Martinez, who worked with Blanco on the worldwide best-selling video game "Commandos".

'Planet 51' is currently in production and due for completion in mid-March 2009.

November 20, 2007

'The Eye' remake

Below is the creepy poster for 'The Eye'.

This is the remake of the 2002 Hong Kong horror movie. Jessica Alba takes on the role previously played by Anjelica Lee as the recipient of a cornea transplant who starts to sees ghosts. This sends her on a quest to find out what really happened to the eye's original owner.

The movie is scheduled for a October 2007 release, and is written by Sebastian Gutierrez (”Snakes on a Plane”) and co-directed by Frenchies David Moreau and Xavier Palud.

Shah Rukh Khan tops Diwali box-office

HOLLYWOOD (19 November 2007) - When "Om Shanti Om" star Shah Rukh Khan vowed that his pic would open bigger than rival "Saawariya" during the Hindu holiday of Diwali, many Bollywood fans thought he was just talking smack.

"Diwali is all mine," the Bollywood star -- nicknamed King Khan -- boasted at a Nov. 8 event in Mumbai.

"'Saawariya' may be a wonderful film, but I have not been sitting on my hands these past 17 years," he said, reminding listeners that his films took the top spot at the B.O. during prior Diwali weekends.

And when the numbers were tallied, Khan was proved right.

His Eros Intl. release took the top berth at the overseas box office last weekend with $17 million -- beating Sony's "Saawariya," which collected $15.5 million, and even topping Tom Cruise's "Lions for Lambs," which came in third with $10.3 million.
'Saawariya' is a Bollywood film released by Sony Pictures Entertainment, and has thus become the first Indian movie to be co-produced and distributed by a Hollywood production house. The story tells of a lonely guy who spends his days and nights locked in his apartment. He gets a new lease on life when he meets a mysterious woman on one of his rare sojourns outside. Over the next four nights, the couple meet up and quickly fall in love.

'Om Shanti Om' is the latest Bollywood film directed by Farah Khan. n the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.