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Various News Items – 11/3/09

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Sad, say day folks – The Power Rangers have been pink-slipped.

– The Power Rangers have been decommissioned. According to The New Zealand Herald, the long-running adventure series has been canceled.

– Autumn Reeser (“Lost Boys : The Tribe”) has joined the cast of director P.J Pesce’s “Smokin’ Aces : Blowback”, now shooting in Canada.

– John Ashton (“Beverly Hills Cop”) will return to the big screen in “Middle Men”, a new comedy starring Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi and James Caan. The film tells of the birth of the Internet Porn Industry.

– According to his management, Kerry Shale (“The Jacket”) has joined the cast of “Universal Soldier : A New Beginning” opposite Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren.

– Charisma Carpenter (“Veronica Mars”, “Buffy”) and Gisele Itié (“”Profeta, O”) have joined the cast of Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables”.

– Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Alan Doyle have been cast as ‘The Merry Men’ in director Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood”.

– Mick Molloy will star in “The Jesters”, a new sitcom for Movie Extra. The program is a satire about the day-to-day battles of a sketch comedy veteran turned producer. Molloy will star in the lead role of Dave Davies, alongside the likes of Deborah Kennedy and Susie Porter.

– The first photo from the set of the-movie-that-Mickey-Rourke-says-he’ll-probably-do-now is up at Coming Soon.

– As you may/may not have read today, John Cena (“12 Rounds”) tells Moviehole that he’d love to be a part of Robert Rodriguez’s “Predator” remake – but not necessarily play Schwarzenegger’s ‘Dutch’ role.

– Russell Brand tells Access Hollywood that he has been offered a role in “Pirates of the Caribbean 4″ but won’t likely do it because he’s busy with “eight other things”.

– Spanish helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has made a deal with MGM to develop a film based on director Roger Corman’s 1963 pic “X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes,” a movie from the Lion’s library.

– According to Michael Ausiello, “Friday Night Lights” might be returning for another season – or is that two seasons!? There is a god!

– Warner Bros tells Moviehole that’s there’s “no truth to the Australian newspaper’s story that Christian Bale is going to be replaced by Sam Worthington as Batman”. Just as I thought…

– Alex Proyas tells MTV that there might be an opportunity to make a sequel to “Dark City”. If it happens, he’d have Rufus Sewell’s character be the villain this ’round.

– Lionsgate has announced the DVD release of (a film I’m the sales agent for) “Razortooth” starring Kathleen LaGue and Doug Swander. And here’s a tiny titbit for you : A kinda/sorta/potential sequel is in the works.

TVShowsonDVD.com have news on the forthcoming Blu-Ray releases of the first two seasons of “Lost”.

– The Pang Brothers will direct a 3D sequel to their horror classic “The Eye”. This one will be titled “The Child’s Eye”, according to Production Weekly.

– Christopher Showerman has joined the cast of the horror film “Wrong Way” co-starring Jason London, Elisa Donovan and Dee Wallace. Andy Lauer (remember Charlie from “Caroline in the City”?) directs the pic, the story of six friends who take a tour into a town that doesn’t exist anymore.

– Gary Daniels (“Tekken”),Matthias Hues (“The Rogue”) and Mark Lester (“Eyewitness”) will star in the medieval action pic, “1066”, for director Robin Jacob.

– “Twolander”. That’s what the sequel to Ben Stiller’s “Zoolander” may end up being called – not that it’s any closer to happening than it was two years ago.

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The writer/publicist/producer who wears the editor hat on Moviehole. Favorite films include "Say Anything...", "The Hunt for Red October", "Jerry Maguire", "Almost Famous", "Die Hard", "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "Young Guns", "American Psycho", "Back to the Future" and the "Star Wars" series.
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