News: Whedon, WALKING DEAD, Winstone and More! It's The WEEKEND ROUNDUP Vol.2

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Movie News

More bits n' bobs from this week's genre news!

*Turns out that cool THOR post-credit sequence was directed by none other than Joss Whedon, doing a spot of limbering up for THE AVENGERS shoot.

*Oh joy of joys! James Cameron’s TITANIC is getting a 3D re-release next year, just in time for the ship’s 100 year anniversary of its maiden voyage - and the subsequent death of 1500 passengers.

*Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment is releasing a board game based on THE WALKING DEAD.

*People eagerly awaiting Nick Love’s remake of the cult UK cop show THE SWEENEY have further reason to question the casting of rapper ‘Plan B’ – he’s currently responsible for a delay in filming while he finishes up some more important stuff, "As soon as I've finished touring in America with Adele I'm going to finish my film, finish my next album and start work on The Sweeney in November. I'm kind of holding it up." Bet co-star/producer Ray Winstone was chuffed when he read that.

*ANTICHRIST Lars Von Trier was banned from Cannes this week. Find out why below. Oh, the scamp!

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*Bummer. The GHOSTBUSTERS’ firehouse is up for sale due to NY City budget cuts.

*While announcing the new addition to THE HOBBIT, Peter Jackson revealed his long-rumoured DAM BUSTERS remake is still on the cards, and Stephen Fry is first to be cast.

*Here’s the first look at J.J. Abrams’ other new show PERSON OF INTEREST, starring LOST alum Michael Emerson.

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*Speaking of Mr Abram’s, check out this intriguing Japanese poster for his highly-anticipated new movie SUPER 8...

*Jason Statham fancies himself as the next Bond. "You'd be lying if you said no," said The Stath, "He has all the fanciest gadgetry. He's in and out of bed with the sexiest, hottest women. And gets to save the world. Come on! It's everybody's dream, isn't it?" Your dream role, mate - our nightmare. Back off!

*Here’s the first look at BATMAN LIVE, premiering at the UK's MEN Arena in July. I was preparing to give this a bit of a ribbing, but I kinda wanna see it now!

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*STAR TREK’s George Takei is understandably outraged at the US Senator who introduced a bill to ban discussion of homosexuality in schools, but handled it with pure class…

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That's all for this Weekend Roundup, folks! As always, share your thoughts on any of the above in the comments section below! Let's have a good ol' natter...


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+2 #4 Andrew David Potts 2011-05-23 02:50
George Takei is amazing. And I love the song at the end of that video. =)

Fuck Von Trier, though. Fuck him right in the ear.
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+1 #3 Rachel Collins Barrett 2011-05-22 19:49
oh lars von trier is so delightfully shocking! loved having my bourgeois sensitivity about genocide challenged by someone who so clearly knows exactly what they are talking about!
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0 #2 Mr Cheese 2011-05-22 10:51
Person of interest - sold.
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+2 #1 Mr Cheese 2011-05-22 10:47
God that Von Trier section is awkward. Love Takei though...
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