"Thor: The Dark World" Ties-In With "S.H.I.E.L.D."

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"Thor: The Dark World" Ties-In With "S.H.I.E.L.D."

As can be glimpsed in the previews, a fairly major part of the action in Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" takes place in the U.K. where strange physics-defying phenomenon are a key element to the film's overall plot.

Now it has been confirmed that the November 19th episode of ABC's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will tie in with the film, picking up after the ending of the "Thor" sequel.

Jonathan Frakes ("Star Trek: First Contact," "Burn Notice") directs the episode "The Well" in whi ...


Simon Crane To Direct "Hot Wheels"

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Simon Crane To Direct "Hot Wheels"

Simon Crane has closed a deal to direct the film adaptation of the Mattel toy line "Hot Wheels" for Legendary Pictures and Roth Films.

The story follows a washed-up Illinois State Trooper who, after a dangerous military device falls into the hands of a criminal, fights the man his father once put behind bars.

Paul Attanasio ("Quiz Show") is doing a rewrite of a script by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway ("Iron Man"). Joe Roth, Palak Patel, and Sam Mercer are producing.

Cra ...


Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly To Direct "Angry Birds"

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Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly To Direct "Angry Birds"

Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly have signed on to co-direct Rovio Entertainment's 3D CG-animated feature based on the popular "Angry Birds" mobile gaming franchise.

The pair are set to make their directorial debuts on the film. Katyis is a Disney animation veteran who worked on the likes of "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Tangled," Reilly has worked at Sony Pictures Animation for ten years and was involved with films such as "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs" and "Hotel Transylvania".

In ...


Gravity

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Gravity

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone--tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear ...


Olivia Thirlby Joins Untitled Comedy

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Olivia Thirlby Joins Untitled Comedy

The still untitled comedy feature announced back in June, TheWrap is now reporting that Olivia Thirlby (Dredd, The Wackness) will join the previously-announced Josh Gad, Kevin Hart, Kaley Cuoco and Affion Crockett.

Set up at Miramax and Screen Gems, the comedy will be directed by Jeremy Garelick, who also wrote the screenplay with Jay Lavender.

In the film, Jimmy (Hart) provides best man services for socially challenged guys, who – for whatever reason – have no one ...