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Where's Katie? New Poster Revealed For Holmes' Upcoming Horror Movie

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Earlier this week, we saw the trailer for Katie Holmes' new horror movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, and we were thinking it looked pret-ty scary!

For those of you who haven't heard about it yet, it was directed by Guillermo Del Toro, and it's a remake of the 1973 cult horror film of the same name. It centers around a young girl who discovers that she lives in a house full of devilish creatures.

Now, a new poster for the movie has been revealed (above) and Katie is nowhere to be seen!

Sorry to see you didn't make the poster gurl, but don't worry! We're sure plenty of people will be seeing you on the big screen when the movie's released this August. It actually looks good.

What do U think of the Don't Be Afraid of the Dark poster? Do U like it, even though it's Katieless?

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Watch The Trailer For Katie Holmes' Scary New Movie!

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Creepy crawlies!!!

The trailer for Katie Holmes' new movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, co-starring Guy Pearce, looks sooo scurrry!

Directed by Guillermo Del Toro, the movie is a remake of the 1973 cult horror film and centers around a young girl who discovers that she lives in a house full of devilish creatures.

The movie is set to be released August 26th. Check out the trailer (above) and make sure you turn all the lights on before watching!!!

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Tom Cruise Signs Up For H.P. Lovecraft Horror Flick!

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This should be an inneresting change of pace for him!

Tom Cruise has reportedly signed to star in the Guillermo del Toro directed horror film At The Mountains of Madness, which is based on the H.P. Lovecraft novel of the same name!

The story allegedly focus on a geologist named William Dyer, who, during a expedition to Antarctica, discovers the fossils of an previously unheard of race of creatures! We have a feeling that hilarity does not ensue.

Frequent del Toro collaborator Ron Pearlman is also in talks to appear in the film as a "dog-sled guy."

Nice! Being vaguely familiar with Lovecraft's work and knowing what del Toro is capable of, we're pretty sure that this one is going to be all kinds of effed up and SCARY!

Which is an exciting prospect!

What do U think?? Will U go see At The Mountains of Madness?

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First Images Released From Upcoming 3D Stop-Motion Pinocchio Movie

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Check out the first images (above) from the upcoming 3D, stop-motion Pinocchio movie.

Last we heard, Warner Bros was working on a live action version of the classic tale.

In the meanwhile, The Hobbit Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro has teamed up with The Jim Henson Company and Pathe on this edgy version of the Disney classic that draws heavily from a 2002 Pinocchio book, which was illustrated by Gris Grimly.

Grimly will co-direct with Mark Gustafson, and production will start up later this year.

Here's what del Toro had to say about the project:

“There has to be darkness in any fairy tale or children’s narrative work, something the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson and Walt Disney understood. We tend to call something Disney-fied, but a lot of people forget how powerfully disturbing the best animated Disney movies are, including those kids being turned into donkeys in Pinocchio. What we’re trying to do is present a Pinocchio that is more faithful to the take that Collodi wrote. That is more surreal and slightly darker than what we’ve seen before.”

More from del Toro:

"The Blue Fairy is really a dead girl’s spirit. Pinocchio has strange moments of lucid dreaming bordering on hallucinations, with black rabbits. The sperm whale that swallows Pinocchio was actually a giant dogfish, which allows for more classical scale and design. The many mishaps Pinocchio goes through include several near-death close calls, a lot more harrowing moments. The key with this is not making any of it feel gratuitous, because the story is integrated with moments of comedy and beauty. He’s one of the great characters, whose purity and innocence allows him to survive in this bleak landscape of robbers and thugs, emerging from the darkness with his soul intact.”

This is exactly what we'd expect from the guy who brought us Pan's Labyrinth, and we're feeling good about it!

Besides, it couldn't POSSIBLY be any worse than the 1996 Jonathan Taylor Thomas Pinocchio movie. Oh, JTT…

What do U think? Are U intrigued by this dark, creepy take on Pinocchio?

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Ian McKellen Gets His Blog On, Talks Hobbit

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For SUCH a long time, we were anxiously awaiting confirmation on Ian McKellen's involvement in The Hobbit films.

Now, Ian is confirmed to return as Gandalf, and he's decided to take to his blog to tell us why it took so long for him to get officially attached to the project.

Here's what he had to say blog about it:

All I had to decide was what to do with the time that is given me.

I’m 71 and fit: though at my age who knows what accident is ’round the next corner? For a year or more, I have been arranging my professional commitments around the possibility of The Hobbit films starting at almost anytime. We brought the Waiting for Godot tour of Australia to New Zealand early 2010, assuming I would stay on to start shooting soon after. Then there was yet another delay: but in Wellington I met with Guillermo del Toro and later read his script for Part One, written with the LOTR writing team. It was true to the style, the fun and the romance of the trilogy.

When Peter Jackson, already producing, resumed the director’s chair, he kept me in touch with developments. A second screenplay was sent over, on the understanding that I would not talk about what I read in it.

After the ruckus over trade union expectations and unlikely rumours of filming outside New Zealand, suddenly crucial casting was announced, plus a start date in February 2011. Martin Freeman as Bilbo sounds perfect. As my agent continued to negotiate with Warner Brothers, I kept wondering was Gandalf what I most wanted to do, more than a new play for instance or indeed a new part? Sequels aren’t necessarily as rewarding to act in as their originals.

Could I let Gandalf go? Would anyone else care if I did? Elsewhere, does anyone care that Michael Gambon was not the first to play Dumbledore?

The deciding negotiation was not about money but about dates. Gandalf is needed on set over the next 18 months but with sizeable breaks when I can work on other projects. My worry that I could not easily escape from Middle Earth was lifted.

I am happy to say I start filming in Wellington on February 21 2011.

–Ian McKellen, London, January 2011

Your energy and passion for your craft at 71-years-old is an inspiration, Ian.

We're very happy to have U back!

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The Hulk Is Coming TO ABC!

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Don't groan! Wait till we tell you who's behind this!

Sources are confirming that acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro and Battlestar Galactica executive producer David Eick are finalizing a deal to create the new TV series version of The Hulk for ABC.

Taking a page from the original series rather than the movies, the new show would focus on Bruce Banner in his younger years, enabling the studio to hire one foxy hunk to play the Hulk. The process of creating the mean-green machine will be different than the movies as well. Along with minimal CGI animation, the monster will be mostly made of a mixture of prosthetics and puppetry. While Del Toro directing the pilot episode is still pending on his schedule, he will be heavily involved in the designing of the character Hulk. David will be writing the script.

Yeah, regretting that groan now, aren't you? We thought so.

You have a bit of a wait for this one to hit the small screen (they're looking a summer 2012 premiere), but if they do they're best work on this, we think it'll be worth the wait.

How many of U are stoked to see The Hulk return to primetime?

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What?! Guillermo Del Toro Teaming Up With Dreamworks???

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This is why you abandoned The Hobbit? To make Kung Fu Panda 2???

Disgraceful!

Guillermo del Toro has hitched his wagon to the lesser of two animated studios, Dreamworks. He has revealed that along with writing and directing a new feature project called Trollhunters, he will also be a consultant and exec producer on some of their upcoming projects like Puss in Boots and yes, we weren't kidding, Kung Fu Panda 2.

Bleh! This shiz is beneath you!

How much money are they paying you to sell out?!

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