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First comingsoon.net get the news that Maggie Grace will play Irina in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, and now comes word from Entertainment Weekly that Renesmee is close to being cast as well.EW says that 9-year-old Mackenzie Foy ("FlashForward," "'Til Death") is in talks to play Renesmee, a key character in the final part of "Breaking Dawn."

It is unclear how Foy would play the role considering the considerable change in age during the story, though it is suggested they may be going with effects like the ones used in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is hitting theaters on November 18, 2011 and "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" opens on November 16, 2012. Both films are being directed by Bill Condon from scripts by Melissa Rosenberg

 
 
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“It’s becoming inevitable, I’ll put it that way,” says Christopher Nolan(director of 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight'.I feel myself falling into it, I guess. And getting it all figured out and I’m pretty excited about what we’re doing so… If I haven’t announced it, I think that people probably all know at this point that I’m doing it.”

And:

“I think you can at this point, yes [I will be directing BATMAN 3].”

According to Sir MICHAEL CAINE who is expected to reprise his role as Bruce Waynes mentor/butler Alfred, filming will –

“probably start in May next year…”

And finally:

Chris [Nolan] and co-writer Jonathan Nolan are not telling anyone who the villain will be in the new film.

THRALL WORLD would love to see Nolan tackle the KNIGHTFALL storyline so we would say BANE!! But the whole point of Nolan’s so-far incredible BATMAN retelling was the YEAR ONE BATMAN and BANE didn’t show up on in GOTHAM until Year 10 (???) or something like that.

Announced BATMAN 3 release date: July 20, 2012.
 
 
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With an opening of $73.2 million worldwide in just three days for Resident Evil: Afterlife, it's no surprise that Screen Gems would want to continue the franchise. Vulture caught up with star Milla Jovovich this weekend who said that's exactly the plan."This new 'Resident Evil' is the first one to ever open at No. 1 worldwide. It's the biggest movie in the franchise," she said.
"So we're definitely going to make another one."Jovovich added that director Paul W.S. Anderson, her husband, already has some ideas for the fifth installment and they are looking for ideas from the fans as well this time."We've been talking to a lot of fans on Twitter and stuff, so it's probably going to be one of the first movies where we really talk to fans to see what they want, and what characters they want to see. It's going to be a more interactive process."

 
 
HOLY SHIT!

Natural Selection CEO Matty Beckerman announced today at the Toronto International Film Festival a deal for the company to fully finance and produce a feature adaptation of the Philip Carlo tome "The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer" and have attached Mickey Rourke to star. David McKenna (who wrote American History X, Blow) is penning the screenplay based on the eponymous book written by Carlo. Beckerman will produce. Graham Taylor at WME Global will handle North American sales on this title.

"The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer" is the true story of Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski who for over 40 years led a completely secretive double life as both a notorious professional assassin and a doting husband and father in suburban New Jersey."Richard Kuklinski's life and Philip Carlo's true account, three years in the making, is fascinating and unlike any mafia story that's been brought to the big screen," says Beckerman.

"This is a role Mickey Rourke was born to play and as a huge fan of David McKenna's work, I am thrilled to have him on board," says Beckerman.Carlo was born and raised in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, considered a major area for Mafia activity. Carlo's first book, "Stolen Flower," was about an abducted eight year old girl used by pornographers, and the efforts of the Neapolitan Mafia to get the child back. Carlo's second book "The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez," the second most popular true crime book after Capote's "In Cold Blood," is considered the definitive book on Ramirez, who terrorized Los Angeles county for fourteen months, breaking into homes in the middle of the night, taking twenty-nine lives.

"The Ice Man," which follows the life and crimes of Kuklinski, a two-hundred-twenty pound Mafia hit-man became a New York Times bestseller. Diagnosed in 2005 with Lou Gehrig's Disease, Carlo is currently researching a book about Colombian drug lord Juan Carlos Ramirez Abbadia, with the full unprecedented access of the DEA.Carlo said: "When I met Matty Beckerman, I immediately knew he was the producer to take the "Iceman" to the bigscreen. He immediately grasped the significance of a loving husband, caring father and a man who is a professional killer who travels around the world filling murder contracts at will, displaying an animal-like predatorial ability we've never seen before or since – an excessively powerful man who could kill with his bare hands or a long list of weapons, his wife and family having no idea. As bad as Richard was, he hated rapists with a passion and he could never see a child abused and not do something."
 
 
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Andrew Garfield talked more to The Associated Press about starring as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the upcoming reboot.He says he's been a fan since he was four years old and that the appeal of the character is "his youth, his relatability, his struggle. He was just this skinny boy. He was a skinny boy who felt stronger on the inside than he looked on the outside, and I related to it immediately, and it stayed with me as I grew up.

"Every single generation of the comic, the cartoons and the movies, it all means a great deal to me. It was always something that gave me hope as a skinny little kid whose sense of injustice about the world didn't match his sense of strength about his body. I found it so inspiring and uplifting and reassuring. To be a part of that mythology and that legacy is a true honor."Garfield's Never Let Me Go co-star Carey Mulligan added that "those big superhero films or comic films only ever work when the actors are completely truthful. If they go in with a stylized, comic book version of the performance, it's not going to work. But I know that Andrew will play the truth of what it's like to be that man in that situation."

"I think it'll be like what Heath Ledger did with the Joker," she said. "Andrew, he has no other way of working other than doing things with complete truth."Garfield is about to start his training regimen for the Marc Webb-directed Spidey film that begins shooting in December."We're just talking about where we want to go with it and what kind of body shape it should be. What the skill set should be," Garfield said. "I know I'm going to be doing a lot of flexibility training and a lot of strength training, because I have to swing and stuff. I'm just guessing, but it's all kind of early stages.""I'm not doing it for any of the peripheral stuff. We could be making a short film, a short Spider-Man film with an unknown director, with no money, and I'd do it just to be able to play as Spider-Man," the actor explained. "That's like a childhood fantasy come to life. It's an adult fantasy, as well. I'm still climbing up the door frames in my house. It's just a bigger space I'm going to be climbing in now, with a bit more money behind it, and the cameras filming it."

The untitled Spider-Man film opens in 3D and 2D theaters on July 3, 2012.

 
 
RZA has found an unlikely costar for his The Man with the Iron Fists in the form of Russell Crowe, reports E! Online.

Crowe, who worked with RZA on American Gangster, will play opposite the musician/actor for the period Kung Fu film, set to shoot in Shanghai this December. RZA will write (along with coproducer Eli Roth), direct and star as a blacksmith in feudal China. Crowe's specific role is unknown at this time, but RZA indicates that he'll see his fair share of on-screen fighting.
 
 
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Universal Pictures has released the official synopsis for Fast Five, directed by Justin Lin from a script by Chris Morgan. Opening in theaters on June 10, 2011, the action thriller stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Tego Calderon, Elsa Pataky, Joaquim de Almeida and Dwayne Johnson. The following is what you can expect...Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in "Fast Five."

In this installment, former cop Brian O'Conner (Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) on the opposite side of the law. Dwayne Johnson joins returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon and Don Omar for this ultimate high-stakes race.Since Brian and Mia Toretto (Brewster) broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom.

As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail.Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey... before someone else runs them down first.
 
 
"Borat" and "Bruno" star Sacha Baron Cohen will play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in an untitled drama focusing on his glory days, reports Reuters. The film is being written by Peter Morgan (The Queen, The Last King of Scotland). No director is attached yet.Shooting will begin next year, said producer Graham King, whose GK Films is partnering on the project with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal's Tribeca Productions, and Queen manager Jim Beach.The project has the cooperation of Mercury's estate and the three surviving members of Queen. Guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor will oversee the musical content of the film, which will feature both original Queen music and Mercury solo music.

The film will focus on a period of a few years leading up to what was arguably Queen's greatest moment: its performance at the Live Aid charity concert in 1985, when the band mesmerized London's Wembley Stadium and a worldwide TV audience with such hits as "We Will Rock You" and "Radio Ga Ga."The band continued touring and recording even as Mercury's health deteriorated. A day after finally admitting he had AIDS, Mercury succumbed to the disease in 1991, at age 45.
 
 
ComingSoon.net horror arm ShockTillYouDrop.com has your exclusive first look at new photos from Saw 3D, to be released in theaters by Lionsgate on October 29. Directed by Kevin Greutert from a script by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the movie stars Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell and Sean Patrick Flanery.In the film, as a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror...
 
 
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The director of Hellboy and the Oscar-winning Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro, has confirmed reports that he is working with publisher THQ on a series of video games, including one horror game that diverges from the standard video game stuff. Del Toro tells MTV Multiplayer that, yes, he is working with the publisher of Red Faction and Saint's Row on games that could start appearing as soon as 2013. The Mexican filmmaker says he's attached to some "big games" that are due to be announced soon, including one horror game, which he vaguely describes to MTV.

"It's horror...but it's a very different type of horror game," the director says. "It's not survival horror. It's truly a strange, geeky mix. It's a Lovecraftian thing. Let's leave it at that."

The director is currently attached to a film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's novella At the Mountains of Madness, slated for a 2013 theatrical release. That project's probably going to be pretty darn Lovecraftian too.

THQ has been making significant moves in drawing big name creators this year. It has announced a deal to publish games from Ninja Gaiden creator Tomonobu Itagaki and Brutal Legend creator Tim Schafer. It also has deals with the SyFy network for projects based on Red Faction and de Blob, and recently poached Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Désilets.