Archive for March, 2007

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Spider-Man 3 Soundtrack Announcement

March 30, 2007

SuperHeroHype.com

Venice, California-based label Record Collection is set to release the original soundtrack to the highly anticipated motion picture “Spider-Man(TM) 3,” due in theaters on May 4th. The soundtrack, which will be released on May 1st includes all-new original songs from established and emerging alt-rock and pop bands, including Snow Patrol, The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jet, The Flaming Lips, Wolfmother, and The Walkmen.

The lead single, “Signal Fire,” from multi-platinum UK artist Snow Patrol — which is already impacting Modern Rock, Hot AC, and Top 40 radio — kicks off the soundtrack, which also features brand-new music from a host of hot young artists, including Las Vegas’ multiple-Grammy nominees The Killers, Aussie garage-rock favorites Jet, and Grammy-winning hard rockers Wolfmother, as well as tracks from LA buzz band Simon Dawes and the Jason Schwartzman/Kirsten Dunst collaboration “Summer Day.” The soundtrack was produced by D Sardy, known for his work with Oasis, Jet, Wolfmother, Primal Scream, Cold War Kids, and more.The soundtrack, released by LA-based label Record Collection (John Frusciante, Murs, The Walkmen), will be available in stores and through all online retailers on May 1st. For more information about “Spider-Man 3(TM),” please visit the movie’s official website at www.sony.com/Spider-Man.

The track listing for the soundtrack to “Spider-Man 3(TM) ” is as follows:

Snow Patrol — “Signal Fire”

The Killers — “Move Away”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs — “Sealings”

Wolfmother — “Pleased To Meet You”

The Walkmen — “Red River”

Black Mountain — “Stay Free”

The Flaming Lips — “The Supreme Being Teaches Spider-Man How To Be In Love”

Simon Dawes — “Scared Of Myself”

Chubby Checker — “The Twist”

Rogue Wave — “Sight Lines”

Jason Schwartzman (featuring Kirsten Dunst) — “Summer Day”

Jet — “Falling Star”

Sounds Under Radio — “Portrait of A Summer Thief”

Wyos (Wasted Youth Orchestra) — “A Letter To St. Jude”

The Oohlas — “Small Parts”

Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man(TM) 3” reunites the cast and filmmakers from the first two blockbuster adventures for a web of vengeance, love, and forgiveness that will transport worldwide audiences to thrilling new heights on May 4, 2007.

In “Spider-Man(TM) 3,” based on the legendary Marvel Comics series, Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well. Under the influence of the suit, Peter’s pride and overconfidence take hold and he begins to neglect the ones he cares about the most. As two of the most-feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution,
Spider-Man’s greatest battle is the one within himself — he will need to rediscover who he is and what makes him the hero people love.Columbia Pictures Presents A Marvel Studios/Laura Ziskin Production “Spider-Man(TM) 3” starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace,
Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Rosemary Harris, and J.K. Simmons. The film is directed by Sam Raimi. The screenplay is by Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi and
Alvin Sargent and the screen story by Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The producers are Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Grant Curtis. The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Joseph M. Caracciolo.

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More Indiana Jones 4 Casting

March 28, 2007

Hollywood Reporter

Ray Winstone is joining the expedition for the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones adventures.

The actor, who stars as the title character in Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming “Beowulf,” has signed on for a major role in the untitled film being referred to as “Indy 4.”

Although the film’s plot is being closely guarded, sources said Winstone will play star Harrison Ford’s sidekick.Cate Blanchett already has boarded the project — to be produced by Lucasfilm and directed by Steven Spielberg — in an undisclosed starring role (HR 3/16).

David Koepp penned the screenplay for “Indy 4,” which is scheduled to begin filming in June in Los Angeles and at top-secret locations around the world.Paramount Pictures will release the film day-and-date worldwide May 22, 2008, with a handful of territories opening the following day.

Frank Marshall is producing, with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy executive producing.

London-born Winstone, who played Jack Nicholson’s partner in crime in the best picture Oscar winner “The Departed,” most recently appeared in Anthony Minghella’s “Breaking and Entering.” His credits also include “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Cold Mountain” and “Sexy Beast.”

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Venom Kicks Spidey’s A**

March 28, 2007

SuperHeroHype.com

Talking to MTV, Topher Grace says Eddie Brock/Venom will have his way with Spidey in Spider-Man 3:

“You like Spider-Man,” Topher Grace grinned last week, “but isn’t it about time that somebody kicked his ass?” Now, with only six weeks left until the release of “Spider-Man 3,” the man who will soon be known as Venom is promising we’ll finally see Peter Parker getting pummeled. “He kicks Spider-Man’s ass,” Grace grinned, reflecting on his black-suited supervillain. “It was interesting, and it was hard. I had to do a lot of working out, which is very new to me. … I play a bad guy, so that was a very different experience for me, acting-wise.” Cast alongside series stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco, the “That ’70s Show” star insisted he’ll be right there in line with the rest of us come May 4. “I’m the guy that’s going to be driving around to theaters opening weekend to watch it,” he smiled. “I used to collect the comic books, and I’m pretty geeked out about it.”

Spider-Man 3 opens on May 4th.

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Lost Season 4 Starts in January?!?!

March 28, 2007

ComingSoon.net


Source: SCI FI Wire
March 28, 2007

“Lost” star Naveen Andrews, who plays Sayid on the ABC series, told SCI FI Wire
that he believes the network may be mulling a later start for the upcoming
fourth season, which would begin in January and run straight without a break,
like Fox’s “24.”

“I believe that’s the plan,” Andrews said.

He also thinks the show should be returned to it’s earlier time slot.”I think they should make it sort of like what it was before. I liked it when it started a little bit
earlier, because a lot of the audience are kids, aren’t they? I thought, hmm.”

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R2-D2 on Postage Stamps

March 28, 2007

StarWars.com

So it turns out those few hundred Artoo units camped out on street corners across the nation were not just taking a springtime holiday in the states — they have actually stopped in to announce a union between the USPS and the world of Star Wars, two powerful forces which have joined to produce the first official U.S. postage stamp bearing Star Wars imagery (shown here).Celebrating 30 years of the Star Wars saga, the new postage stamp will become available later this summer. The Postal Service isn’t stopping with the stamps; there are other activities planned to involve America. Something this big hasn’t happened since Elvis. Head on over to uspsjedimaster.com for updates, and a special announcement here at starwars.com Wednesday morning.

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Transformers on MySpace

March 28, 2007

For those who haven’t been to MySpace recently. I suggest you check it out. Why? Because Transformers are awesome. That’s why.

Click here to go to the Transformers MySpace page.

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Sonic & Mario Face Off!

March 28, 2007

IGN.com

“Mario and Sonic have been respectful rivals since the early days of video games,” said Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto. “In fact, for a long time they have been discussing the possibility of one day competing against each other. Now that they have been given the perfect opportunity to meet at the Olympic Games, we may finally learn who is actually faster, Mario or Sonic?”

“We are thrilled to partner with Nintendo and ISM on this groundbreaking title,” said Hisao Oguchi, president and chief operating officer, SEGA. “For the first time, two of the world’s greatest games’ characters come together to compete in the world’s greatest sporting event and we couldn’t be more excited.”