At an isolated hospital deep in the West Virginia wilderness, three hideously 

deformed mutants go on a merciless killing spree. 
Now, decades later, this family of blood-thirsty cannibals is 
stalking new prey: a group of young skiers trapped by a blizzard. 
The abandoned medical wards soon become killing fields as the 
panicked victims come face to face with a chilling choice: fight back or die. 
With bonus footage too graphic for theaters, WRONG TURN 4 takes you to the 
most terrifying place of all...the beginning.

Wrong Turn 4's release is TBA


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., today announced that the 23rd James Bond film will commence production in late 2011 for a worldwide release on November 9, 2012. The UK and Ireland will be getting the movie two weeks earlier, on October 26.

Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.

I'm excited to see Daniel Craig return as James Bond because Casino Royale and Quantum Solace were great editions into the long-running series.

New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM have announced the titles and release dates for filmmaker Peter Jackson's two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's enduringly popular masterpiece "The Hobbit." The first film, titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will be released on December 14, 2012. The second film, titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is slated for release the following year, on December 13, 2013.

Both films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The adventure of "The Hobbit" follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.

Under Jackson's direction, both movies are being shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. Filming is taking place at Stone Street Studios, Wellington, and on location around New Zealand.

On his official Facebook fan page, Jean-Claude Van Damme updated letting his fans know what’s going on about Regeneration‘s follow-up, Universal Soldier: A New Dimension.

“Greetings from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I am on the set of Universal Soldier 4. We have quite a shooting schedule.
This film is pretty wild. I am having a great time with the rest of the cast. Keep an eye out for this one, I think you will love it.”

This was latter confirmed by martial artist Scott Adkins, who co-stars along with JCVD and Dolph Lundgren via his Twitter: “Van Damme kicked my ass today! Always a pleasure.”

The film will be in 3D, and is looking to be released in early Spring 2012.

Back in December I wrote that Orlando Bloom was wrote in on the initial script for The Hobbit but was never confirmed from the actor or his casting agent. But Peter Jackson has confirmed on his FaceBook of the following:

"Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I’m excited to announce today that we’ll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I’m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older—and he doesn’t! I guess that’s why he makes such a wonderful elf."

Bloom is the latest Lord of the Rings cast member to join The Hobbit.  While Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Elrond (Hugo Weaving), and Gollum (Andy Serkis) actually appear in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, Jackson has apparently made room for Legolas, Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), old Bilbo (Ian Holm), and Frodo (Elijah Wood).  Hit the jump for the synopsis of the novel.  The two-part 3D film is set for December 2012 and December 2013.

Here’s the synopsis for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit from Amazon.com

"Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort of cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon and rather unwanted. So when the wizard Gandalf whisks him away on a treasure hunting expedition with a troop of rowdy dwarves, he’s not entirely thrilled. Encountering ruthless trolls, beastly orcs, gigantic spiders, and hungry wolves, Bilbo discovers within himself astonishing strength and courage. And at the ultimate confrontation with the fearsome dragon Smaug, the hobbit will brave the dangers of dark and dragon fire alone and unaided."

“Stallone, Statham, Rourke, Lundgren, Couture and Crews return as hard-edged but noble mercenaries in the second installment of Sylvester Stallone’s old-school action thriller, The Expendables.

As payback for taking out the corrupt CIA agent Monroe (Eric Roberts) in the first Expendables, cagey Agent Church (Bruce Willis) forces the Expendables to do an “easy mission”: retrieve a missing CIA package from Gazak, a civil war torn country in Easter Europe.

The easy mission turns deadly when the Expendables are ambushed by a team of ruthless rival mercs, the Sangunaires, competing to get the same package. Tool (Mickey Rourke), the heart and souleof the Expendables, is brutally murdered by Vilain, the leader of the bloodthirsty guns for hire. Still, the Expendables manage to pull of the mission and return with the CIA package, but it’s a hollow victory.

As their thoughts turn from grief to revenge, Tool’s beautiful young daughter Fiona shows up. Cut from the same stone as her dad, she wants to join the Expendables when they hunt down Villain and his men. Barney (Stallone) promises her the Expendables will avenge Tool’s death, but will not risk putting his best friend’s daughter in harm’s way.

Fiona, who is young and wild, embarks on her own revenge mission, complicating matters for Barney when she is captured and ransomed by Vilain. Now Barney and the expendables must risk everything to save her, kidnapping CIA Agent Church and pulling off a daring heist of the CIA package they were hired to bring back.

When Agent Church reveals why the CIA package is so valuable to Vilain, the stakes go up even higher. Inside the package are canisters of radioactive cesium which Vilain has been tasked with releasing on the people’s uprising that threatens the thirty year rule of Gazak’s vicious dictator, President Dogot.

The Expendables, along with Agent Church, are now faced with an impossible mission: rescue Fiona, foil a dictator’s vicious plot to kill scores of innocent people, and avenge the death of one of their own.”

The Expendables 2 is set for a late 2012 release.

Ubisoft has announced that one of their first projects for their new film studio is to bring Assassin's Creed to live action. Here are my choices for a cast.

Altair/ Desmond/ Ezio
David Belle
French, 38 years old

The co-creator of parkour has acting experience and doubles as a stuntman. He has martial arts training and a slew of underground credentials. His age could be a factor being the oldest Ive chosen BUT, his experience could be a bigger asset.

Dev Patel
English Indian, 21 years old

Dev's breakout role was in The Last Airbender. The movie bombed but Dev stood out and made his face recognizable. He is an underdog for this role because the dude never stops smiling, his experience is lacking, and Ubisoft might not choose him for what demographic he appeals to. 

Ian Somerhalder
American, 32 years old

Ian is best known for his role as Damon in The Vampire Diaries, but he can act. The reason I'm optioning him for the role is that Ubisoft needs a strong lead but someone who isn't easily recognizable. Assassin's Creed is about the story but also has strong characters. Ian has model experience if Ubisoft wants a pretty-boy to wield the hidden blades.

Jackson Rathbone
American born in Singapore, 26 years old

Everyone knows Jackson from Twilight but he has a broader range of talents and can pull of the darker side of an assassin. Rathbone hasn't hit major stardom yet which could be beneficial to the story and plot but could hurt him as well.  I choose Jackson for his chameleon-like performances.

James Franco
American, 33 years old.

This man can simply act his way out of a paper-bag. He can play almost any role and he is the Wild-Card of Hollywood. Look at almost all of his work and you'll see why he could pull off the level of emotion required. He's got the popularity to launch a frenzy with the role, but he may still be type-casted as the "pot smoking funny man" everyone knows him as. I , for one, would be excited if Franco was interested in the film; only if he doesn't ask for a lot of zeros in his paycheck.

Kristen Bell

Seriously there is no other choice. She played the role of the game, had her face scanned, read the scripts for the voice, and knows the role and story. Kristen would ace the part and she's a knockout to beat. She's not well known and a great up and coming actress.

There are a lot more actors that could take the roles and this list is a simple off-the-top-of-my-head roster. Comment and tell me who you think should be casted and why.
The film, which is now in production and is being shot entirely in 3D, will be released on July 3, 2012. 

The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. 

The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

A complex audio file riddle sent through the ringer of fanboys has unleashed the viral campaign to promote Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. Tom Hardy is playing the main villain Bane alongside Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
2009 Set Shoot of Assassins Creed Lineage (AC2 Promo)
If you've been up-to-date with ThePauseMenu you already know that Ubisoft has created its own motion picture studio, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, to produce big-screen adaptations of some of their most prized franchises.

Ubisoft reported to Variety that they are in production of "3D Feature" titles of Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon, and Splinter Cell (I would personally cast George Clooney.)

UMP head Jean-Julien Baronnet explained that his division "has been working with the games' producers and Ubisoft's marketing team to identify the DNA of each game and come up with storylines that are consistent." He also noted that the group's plans have garnered plenty of interest "from US studios and screenwriters."

There are reports of UMP expecting a script involving one of the titles previously mentioned.