MH Briefs (August 17, 2012)


Morel Taken with Hitman movie

“Taken” director Pierre Morel will direct “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”, about “a protection agent who is forced to escort to the Hague a hitman awaiting his chance to testify against a war criminal and ex-head of state of an Eastern European country.”.

Harry Houdini movie in the works

Chernin Entertainment is prepping “The Houdini Box”, based on Brian Selznick’s 1991 young adult novel of the same name. It tells of a young magician who meets his idol, Harry Houdini, and upon probing for trade secrets, is advised that the secrets to Houdini’s magic secrets lie within a special box.

Part Machine. Part Marianne. All Cop

Marianne Jean-Baptiste (“Without A Trace”) will play Karen Dean, the chief of police, in director Jose Padhila’s “RoboCop”.

“Hangover” star sobering up for Eastwood remake

Bradley Cooper is mulling an offer for the male lead in Clint Eastwood’s “A Star Is Born” remake. In addition, the “Hangover” star is circling the J. Blakeson-helmed crime thriller ”Bad Blood and Trouble” at MRC.

CW unveils promo posters for Fall offerings

The CW has released the official promo posters for its series’ “Arrow”, “Beauty & The Beast” and “Emily Owens M.D”.

Universal 100th Anniversary Collection

Universal has announced a special 25-film Blu-ray collection to celebrate the studio’s 100th anniversary of operations. The movies included in the set include such classics as “The Sting”, “American Graffiti”, “Back to the Future”, “Jaws” and “The Bourne Identity”.

Kids will be well looked after cinematically

Paramount’s animation division has announced a slew of new projects including a “Dora, the Explorer” feature film and a sequel to “Spongebob Squarepants”.

“House at the End of the Street” Images

We’ve been provided with six new images from the upcoming Jennifer Lawrence starrer.

Meet the “Hunger Games” cast

Earlier this year, millions watched as the popular novel ”The Hunger Games” became a global phenomenon from Lionsgate. With ”The Hunger Games” set to release on DVD and Blu-ray on August 18th, talent from the film will help fans celebrate this premiere during exclusive autograph signing events at retailers across the country!

The signings will take place Friday Night and Saturday morning in the following locations:

Friday Night, August 17th:

Willow Shields (“Primrose Everdeen”)
Phoenix, AZ – Walmart
1825 Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85023

Alexander Ludwig (“Cato”)
North Miami Beach, FL – Walmart
1425 NE 163rd Street North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Dayo Okeniyi (“Thresh”) And Jack Quaid (“Marvel”)
Santa Clarita, CA – Walmart
26471 Carl Boyer Drive Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Leven Rambin (“Glimmer”)
Dallas, TX – Walmart
1521 N. Cockrell Hill Rd. Dallas, TX 75211

Ethan Jamieson (“Tribute Boy – District 4”) And Ian Nelson (“Tribute Boy – District 3)
Marietta, GA – Walmart
2795 Chastain Meadows Pkwy Marietta, GA 30066

Saturday Morning, August 18th:

Amandla Stenberg (“Rue”)
New York – Times Square Toys”R”Us – Level Three, The Skybox
1514 Broadway (at 44th Street), New York, NY 10036

“Toy Story” keeps spinning-off…

Disney has provided us with an all-new clip from “Toy Story” toon “Partysaurus Rex”