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Jack Black To Return To Class For School Of Rock Sequel

Jack Black will return to the classroom for a sequel to School of Rock, it has been confirmed.Paramount Pictures is developing a sequel to its 2003 hit, with Black, director Richard Linklater and producer Scott...

By on 14 July 2008

Did Paramount Do Enough To Protect Kids In Kite Runner ?

Paramount Pictures is being criticized for the way it has dealt with the Afghan children who appeared in director Marc Forster's critically praised film The Kite Runner . Although the studio located four of the...

From Paramount's Back Lot -- Mtv's Video Music Awards!

In an apparent effort to exploit company synergy, Viacom's MTV and Paramount Pictures plan to work together to present the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV said Monday. The awards show will be staged on...

Mario Puzo's Son Sues Paramount

Mario Puzo's son Anthony has filed suit in Los Angeles against Paramount Pictures, claiming that his father's estate has not received royalties from a 2006 Electronics Arts video game based on The Godfather 's...

Indy Magnetizes $311.1 Million

When the final tally of Memorial Day weekend ticket sales is calculated, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is expected to wind up with $311.1 million worldwide, with about $151.1 million of...

Jon Favreau: Iron Man Is 'Anti-superhero'

Iron Man director Jon Favreau has explained that Tony Stark, the protagonist of the new blockbuster, is an "antihero".The Marvel Comics movie opens in a May crowded with major releases - including The Incredible Hulk...

By on 25 April 2008

Blu-ray Win As Toshiba Confirms End To Production Of Hd Dvds

Toshiba has paved the way for Blu-ray to dominate next-generation video by announcing its plans to stop making high-definition (HD) DVDs.The Japanese technology firm announced Tuesday that it will cease development, production and marketing of...

By on 19 February 2008

Hollywood Writers Vote To End Strike After Three Months

The three-month strike which crippled Hollywood has ended after writers voted in favour of returning to work.Some 92.5 per cent of 3,775 members of the Writers' Guild of America (WGA) who chose to cast a...

By on 13 February 2008

Afghanistan Bans Kite Runner

The import and exhibition of Afghan-set drama The Kite Runner has been banned in its homeland over fears it could incite violence.The Paramount Pictures release, an adaptation of Afghan-American writer Khaled Hosseini's 2003 bestselling novel,...

By on 15 January 2008

Jackass Movie Goes Straight To The Web

Marking what today's (Thursday) Hollywood Reporter described as "a radical departure from the traditional movie business model," Paramount is planning to release Jackass 2.5, the latest sequel in its successful franchise, on the Internet first,...

Kite Runner Stars In Hiding

Four young stars of upcoming film The Kite Runner have been shipped out of Afghanistan after fears arose concerning their safety.The four - aged 11 to 14 - and their guardians have been taken to...

By on 04 December 2007

Call For 'Odd' Star Trek Extras

The studio producing the new Star Trek movie is to hold an open casting for people with "unique" features to appear in the upcoming film.Lost creator JJ Abrams is to direct the film, set to...

By on 07 November 2007

Fincher's A 'Killer'

Fight Club director David Fincher is to helm an adaptation of little-known graphic novel The Killer, reports claim.Originally published in 1988, the book by French writer Alexis Nolent, aka Matz, tells the story of an...

By on 02 November 2007

Gi Joe Gets A Makeover For Movie

Concerned about the current negative image of the American military in many countries, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, the toy manufacturer, have decided that in their forthcoming film featuring comic-book patriot G.I. Joe, the character will...

Mann And De Niro Reunite

Michael Mann and Robert De Niro are to team up for the first time since their classic crime caper Heat in a new Paramount Pictures movie, it has emerged.Variety reports the Ali director has signed...

By on 25 October 2007

Google Unveils Copyright Filtering System

Google on Monday unveiled what it called "YouTube Video Identification" aimed at making it easier for movie and TV copyright owners to prevent the unauthorized use of their material on Google's YouTube site. "We're delighted...

Pegg To Boldly Go

Simon Pegg is to play Scotty in the upcoming Star Trek re-invention, reports claim.The Hot Fuzz actor will begin filming the JJ Abrams movie next month, with a Christmas 2008 release date pencilled in by...

By on 12 October 2007

Freston Back In Viacom Fold -- Indirectly

In what appeared to many to be an assertion of independence and to others an act of impudence, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg on Monday announced the appointment of Tom Freston to the company's board...

Hollywood Reports Bumper Summer

Hollywood studios have reported an exceptional summer with worldwide ticket sales crossing the $4 billion (£2 billion) mark and beating sales records set in 2004.Trade magazine Variety reports that films performed extremely well, as earnings...

By on 04 September 2007

Apple To Sell Tv Shows On Itunes

Apple has announced the launch of a video download service for UK consumers, meaning they will now be able to purchase individual episodes of top US TV shows such as Ugly Betty.In a statement today...

By on 29 August 2007

Scorsese's Stones Doc Put Back

Martin Scorsese's hotly-tipped documentary about the Rolling Stones has had its release date put back to next April for promotional reasons.Shine a Light was provisionally pencilled in for a September release, but as the Stones...

By on 14 August 2007

Rush Hour 3 Finishes Top At Us Box Office

Action-comedy Rush Hour 3 has raked in $50.2 million (£24.8 million) over the weekend to top the grid as the US box office.The third sequel about the antics of two crime-busting policemen displaced Matt Damon's...

By on 13 August 2007

Paramount's Success No Boost For Viacom

Despite revenue for Paramount Pictures rising by 20 percent, thanks to its acquisition of DreamWorks, Viacom showed second-quarter profits that were nearly flat with last year's. Net income fell .08 percent to $434 million versus...

Old Flame Returns To Indiana Jones Franchise

The producers of the new Indiana Jones film have confirmed that the leading lady of the first film in the franchise is returning to the series.Karen Allen, who played Harrison Ford's love interest in Indiana...

By on 27 July 2007

Youtube Axes Trailers For Cloverfield

YouTube has complied with a request from Paramount to remove copies of a trailer for the forthcoming Cloverfield. The trailer for the J.J. Abrams-produced movie made its first appearance last week with the debut of...

Shrek 3 'Biggest Ever Animated Opening'

Shrek the Third has achieved the biggest-ever opening for an animated film in the UK, taking £10.3 million in its first weekend.Coupled with a further £6.3 million in preview takings, the box office hit has...

By on 06 July 2007

Transformers Beats Spiderman's Record

DreamWorks and Paramount's Transformers, has broken US box office records on what was expected to be a difficult July 4th weekend.The action extravaganza which sees two groups of morphing robots, the Autobots and Decepticons, slug...

By on 06 July 2007

Viacom's Paramount To Build Studio, Theme Park In S. Korea

The Inchon invasion, a pivotal event of the Korean War, is widely considered one of the most daring and successful maneuvers in modern warfare -- and may have been on the minds of Paramount Pictures...

Disturbia Undisturbed In Quiet Box Office Week

This weekend's releases failed to knock low-budget thriller Disturbia off the North American box office number one spot.The Paramount Pictures movie, which features Shia LeBeouf and David Morse as two teenagers fretting about their neighbour...

By on 30 April 2007

Ray Winstone 'Set For Indy 4 Role'

British actor Ray Winstone is being lined up to play a leading part in the new Indiana Jones film, according to the Hollywood rumour mill.With a recent role in The Departed, which finally netted director...

By on 29 March 2007

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