Friday, July 8, 2011

Random Entertainment News 7/8/11

- Ryan Kwanten (HBO's True Blood), Steve Zahn (HBO's Treme) and Peter Dinklage (HBO's Game of Thrones) will star in Knights of Badassdom, about a group of friends who participate in LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) when the guy playing a sorceror accidentally conjures a real succubus that starts killing everyone. Summer Glau (Firefly) and Danny Pudi (Community) co-star.

- Adam Sandler will voice Dracula in Hotel Transylvania, the next 3-D movie from Sony Pictures Animation (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). Kevin James, David Spade, Andy Samberg, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon and Cee Lo Green will also provide voices.

- Speaking of Adam Sandler, what's the worst movie he's ever made? Grown Ups? Little Nicky? Well Jack & Jill opens in November and it may top them all.

- Spike Lee's in talks to direct the remake of Oldboy. The 2003 Korean film is a bout a man who's kidnapped and held for fifteen years without explanantion, then released with a gun and sent on a mission of revenge.

- Giovanni Ribisi has joined the cast of The Gangster Squad, based on true events of an "off the record" police squad that focussed on bringing down gangster Mickey Cohen in the 1940's. It stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie and Michael Pena.

- Gwendolyn Christie (The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus) will play Brienne and Natalie Dormer (The Tudors) will play Margaery Tyrell in the next season of HBO's Game of Thrones.

- The DC Comic universe is planning a reboot of all their titles, starting over with Issue #1 for each. Thus, there is a planned protest at this year's ComicCon.

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