Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Public Enemies in Indiana?

My appologies for the neglect the site masters have been showing, and the lack of updates.
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anyways-- onto the news!

From http://www.nwitimes.com

"Hammond nearly starred in movie"

Public Enemies filming in Crown Point, Indiana
Fresh off the Academy Awards comes word of a local casting call for extras for the movie "Public Enemies" starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger, the Indianapolis-born, small-time crook who became U.S. public enemy No. 1 in the 1930s. Filming is scheduled this spring in Crown Point and other Lake County locales.

Dillinger, if you know his story, was accused of killing an East Chicago policeman in a 1934 holdup of the First National Bank. Captured and taken to the Crown Point jail, Dillinger escaped while brandishing a wooden pistol, made his getaway in the Lake County sheriff's car and headed for Chicago, where he was gunned down by the FBI, betrayed by his "lady in red" girlfriend.

Finish reading at the link!

Alice in Wonderland Date Released! Horray!
Sevral film release dates for 2009 and 2010 have been annouced by Disney. Among them is Tim Burton's upcoming adaptation of the fantasy Alice in Wonderland. The film, which will be a combination of performance capture animation and live-action, is set to be released on March 19, 2010.

The release date for Burton's other Disney project, Frankenweenie, was not mentioned in the article. But this is likely because it will be an animated film, and the article covered information on live-action (or mostly live-action) features. Frankenweenie is said to be released sometime in 2009.
From timburtoncollective.com


If you haven't heard already, Sweeney Todd was nominated for 3 oscars, and recived only one, Best Achievement in Art Direction. Congrats on the win, although in my opinion, it sould have won all of it's nominations!

And the Sweeny Todd, HD DVD edition has been canceled =[.
Paramount has announced that it will cancel the release of its upcoming HD DVD releases, including Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This resulted from Blu-Ray DVDs eventually becoming the victor in the Blu-Ray vs. HD showdown, when Toshiba declared that it would cancel the production of HD DVDs in favor of Blu-Ray. Paramount has yet to announce when it will begin making Blu-Ray DVDs, so it's unlikely that Sweeney Todd will be released on Blu-Ray, at this point.

The HD DVD of Todd was supposed to be released in North America on April 1st, 2008. Luckily, the HD version was not supposed to have any more extra features than the 2-Disc DVD version. Both the region 1 standard single-disc and 2-Disc editions of the horror-musical will still be available to purchase on April 1st.
Also from timburtoncollective.com (which, by the way, thanks alot to the tbcnews team for all of the news updates that I move along onto this, thanks!)

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