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'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' became the first 2009 movie to earn $300 million at the domestic box office says The Hollywood Reporter. The film is doing the same number oveseas so the worldwide gross is currently at $600 million. The #1 movie will see new competition from 'Bruno' and 'I Love You, Beth Cooper' this weekend.
The pilot episode of Fox's new comic-based dram 'Human Target' is set to screen at Comic-Con International on July 22nd. However, KryptonSite's Target419 has an advance review of the show, starring Mark Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley.
The bottom line? "Human Target has the potential to be a big hit for FOX if it's guided right."
Click through for the complete review.
SCI FI Wire chatted with Korean model-turned-actress Gianna Jun star of of the live-action adaptation 'Blood: The Last Vampire'. Jun plays Saya, the 400-year-old samurai vampire halfling. The actress said fans who check out the film this Friday will find it lives up to its name.
"I myself was pretty surprised when I watched the finished product," Jun said. "It was much bloodier than I had imagined while filming. I didn't realize I had killed so brutally. Ha ha."
Click through for more comments from the actress.
There's a pair of new video blogs posted at the 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' website.
First up in Video Blog #9: director Edgar Wright takes you to the set of apartments inhabited respectively by Knives Chau (played by Ellen Wong) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (played by Ramona Flowers). Leading man Micahel Cera puts in a guest appearance.
Then, in a bonus video blog, the cast of the film discovers their newfound fame:
MTV Splash Page talked with comics creator Brian Azzarello, who is poised to lay to his ground-breaking, critically-acclaimed series '100 Bullets' to rest this Saturday at the "100 Bullets: Last Shot" event hosted by Meltdown comics in L.A. Azzarello describes the party as a funeral, or perhaps an Irish wake, but also suggests the concept may live on outside of comics.
"Television — there’s an idea!" Azzarello teased MTV. "That’s all I’ll say. Television… or maybe something that’s not just TV."
OK, the author is keeping it mysterious, but it's obvious that '100 Bullets' is too good a high-concept hook for Hollywood to leave it alone, so stay tuned.
Elsewhere on Mania.com, our Anime on DVD friends have the scoop on the North American theatrical and DVD distribution that will have Viz Pictures releasing the live-action '20th Century Boys' feature film trilogy. Check it out!
Slashfilm reports that 'Kick-Ass' artist and co-creator John Romita Jr. will join panel previewing the film at Comic-Con International on July 23. The says director Matthew Vaughn will be on hand as well.
Finally, Slashfilm has posted a new exclusive photo of leading man Aaron Johnson in the green and yellow vigilante suit.
Not so long ago, Marvel was touting 'Ant Man' as part of the build up to thier unprecedented 'Avengers' mega-movie. Edgar Wright is attached to write and direct the project, but once he shifted his attention to 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World', talks of the 'Ant Man' movie got very very quiet.
However, while visiting the set of 'Pilgrim' Omelete.br managed to extract some commentary from director Edgar Wright about his dormant Marvel project. Omelete's U.S. sister site Collider.com translates, reporting that Wright still has the diminuative hero on his radar.
"Ant Man is something that I need to return to. I wrote a draft before ‘Scott Pilgrim’ started and it’s kind on back burner slightly just because I’ve been busy with this. But it’s something that I have got to return to. I have to do another draft after ‘Scott Pilgrim’ is done," Wright said.
He also added that he looks forward to revisiting the material from a fresh perspective. "When you come away from something it’s good and fun to rework what you’ve already done. But I’m very happy with the first draft and we need to get back into business."
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A teaser trailer for Imagi Studios' 'Gatchaman' feature film was shown last weekend at Anime Expo 2009. An intrepid attendee recorded it and posted it on YouTube for all to see. We started to doubt that the 'Gatchaman' movie would happen when 2009's 'Astroy Boy' ran into financial troubles earlier this year. Looks like Imagi's still shooting for a 2010 release.