Source: Heat Vision Blog
Sigourney Weaver famously battled a deadly Queen in James Cameron's Aliens and now, she'll play one in Amy Heckerling's (Clueless) new comedy Vamps.
In the writer-director's modern-day story, two beautiful young vampires are living the good nightlife in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality. She's signed on to star opposite Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter as Ciccerus, the bloodthirsty vampire who turned the two ladies into creatures of the night.
Seeing how The Twilight Saga has divided the vampire loving market, having Weaver in the mix gives the project a shot of geek cred, which could help sell tickets to genre junkies who might otherwise ignore a romantic comedy with the undead.
Red Hour Films is producing as well as Lauren Versel of Lucky Monkey Pictures and Molly Hassell.
A late April start is being eyed.
Source: 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox has announced the home entertainment release date for their biggest release of the decade - James Cameron's Avatar. The Golden Globe and Academy Award winning blockbuster will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on April 22nd, 2010. Here is the press release:
AVATAR on Blu-ray presents the ultimate high definition experience for home viewing audiences. Fans around the world will soon be able to discover every detail and relive every moment of James Cameron’s AVATAR in the comfort of their own home. Blu-ray is recognized for presenting optimal picture and sound, and now AVATAR’s masterful cinematography, art direction and visual effects will lend itself to awe-inspiring clarity when you become absorbed in the extraordinary all-encompassing experience in the living room.
Since its global theatrical release last December, AVATAR has continued to make motion picture history. Written by James Cameron and produced with his long-time collaborator Jon Landau, AVATAR stars Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi and Laz Alonso.
Oscar and Golden Globe® winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.6 billion in worldwide box office. Director James Cameron takes audiences to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. AVATAR delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film disappears into the emotion of the characters and the epic nature of the story.
AVATAR will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD everywhere in the United States and Canada on Earth Day, April 22.
Below you'll find some DVD artwork provided by the studio.
Moviemaker JAMES CAMERON plans to gather his AVATAR cast around him on Saturday night (06Mar10) - for a pre-Oscars 'lucky' meal. Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana plan to dress up for the big dinner at the director's home.
James Cameron and the cast of Avatar have given a morale boost to the U.S. military in Bahrain - they staged a special screening of the film for troops.
The director, along with the movie's stars Weaver, Stephen Lang and Michelle Rodriguez, jetted to the island nation in January to showcase their award-winning film at a military base and aboard two battleships.
And Cameron's ex-Marine brother, John D. Cameron, was thrilled with his sibling's morale-boosting visit. Cameron told the NY Post, "Showing Avatar to the troops was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. To do something for the men and women who serve our country was a great privilege."
The director, along with the movie's stars Weaver, Stephen Lang and Michelle Rodriguez, jetted to the island nation in January (10) to showcase their award-winning film at a military base and aboard two battleships.
And Cameron's ex-Marine brother, John D. Cameron, was thrilled with his sibling's morale-boosting visit.
He tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "Showing Avatar to the troops was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. To do something for the men and women who serve our country was a great privilege."
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The actress was approached by James Cameron to play a scientist in the sci-fi epic but felt reluctant to jet out to film in New Zealand because her daughter Charlotte was finishing high school and heading for university.
Weaver says, "She was applying to colleges at the time, and leaving almost killed me. I was a b**ch because I made her do all the essays and applications before I left. I made her life miserable. It's tough being away; it never gets easier.
"I've always had a lot of guilt of about leaving my family, because I enjoy work so much. I think it was definitely mixed up for Charlotte growing up.
"I remember a friend of mine said to her, 'Don't you know that your mom is a huge feminist icon for all women?' And she said, 'That goes in the little box of things I don't need to know.'"
Weaver also admits she only recently managed to convince Charlotte to watch her hit Alien films: "She had never seen them before. I think she just prefers to think of me as good ol' mom, not some person running around a spaceship with a flame-thrower. But when children see their mother devoting herself to something she loves, I think it makes them appreciate that their mothers have something more to do than just be around them at home. Sometimes, our daughter missed out on having two parents at home, but we're very, very close."
On Friday (18Dec09), the Titanic auteur was honoured by fans and industry pals as he revealed his own star - the 2,396th - before his Aliens muse Sigourney Weaver paid tribute to the legendary filmmaker.
Cameron told reporters he was especially pleased with his spot outside the Egyptian Theatre, as his star was next to Sylvester Stallone's - who he teamed up with to write the screenplay for 1985's Rambo: First Blood Part II.
He said, "The placement is especially cool - right in front of the prestigious Egyptian Theatre, right next to Sylvester Stallone, my co-writer on Rambo: First Blood Part II.
"We're together again - apparently for all eternity now."
He paid tribute to his Avatar "family" - thanking his cast and crew for working so tirelessly on the project: "Whatever Avatar becomes, however well it does, whatever accolades it receives, the face of Avatar is these people right here. Most actors work on a film for months at the most. Some of our team worked on the film for almost a year and a half. We actually became a kind of family and we all still love each other."
The ceremony came on the same day his computer-generated saga hit cinemas across the globe - raking in $73 million (£45.6 million) in America alone on its first weekend of release.
Lewis' track I See You features in the upcoming sci-fi movie, starring Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington, and the Titanic director was so impressed with the recording he contacted the Bleeding Love hitmaker straight away.
She says, "I only saw a half-hour clip of the film. It's not finished yet, and it's insane, awesome. I heard the song - great lyrics, very, very epic. So I went in and I did it. And then they played it to James and he phoned me up and said, 'Oh, my God. I love you!' He's so cool. I had this perception that he was going to be totally untouchable and unreachable. But he's just like your nice uncle. He's lovely."
It's not the only movie song Lewis has recorded this year (09) - she's also proud of her single Happy, which is used in Oprah Winfrey's Precious: "I'm just so proud of it cos I wrote it, and to be associated with a film like Precious, which is about trying to overcome troubles and trials in your life. I'm glad that someone got that message."