Cinema Static News Bits: ‘Elysium’ ‘Supernatural’ ‘NCIS: LA’ ‘The Crow’ + 2 More

by on April 11, 2011

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The following news bits from Cinema Static on Brusimm are things that interest the site!  With that said, we have some news about Neill Blomkamp, NCIS: LA, a new way to watch Supernatural, a bit of news on The Crow reboot,  and other stuff…

Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium

Word on the street is that William Fichtner is in final talks to jump on board Neill Blomkamp‘s upcoming sci fi feature called Elysium.  Other cast already signed up for Elysium include Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley and Wagner Moura.

Is that not an awesome cast or what? And it will be great to see Fichtner in a new project. I love the life he brings to his roles.

Elysium takes place 150 years in the future and Sony is looking to release the film to theaters in March of 2013. AT least that’s the plan today.

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Superatural Anime Series

Via Press Release:

Warner Bros. Television’s popular series SUPERNATURAL makes history this summer as SUPERNATURAL: THE ANIME SERIES is released in the United States as the first-ever live-action series to be re-imagined in Japanese anime style. The all-new, 22-episode animated series will be distributed July 26, 2011 by Warner Home Video on Blu-ray™ for $54.97 (SRP) and DVD for $49.98 (SRP), as well as On Demand and for Download. Order due date is June 21, 2011.

SUPERNATURAL, noted for its creative storytelling of the occult during its first six seasons on The CW Network, has also achieved great popularity across the planet – particularly in Japan. Inspired by its sensational following overseas, Warner Home Video Japan and renowned animation studio Madhouse combined forces to envision SUPERNATURAL as an anime series – first released in Japan and now translated for American audiences.

Supernatural The Anime Series BD cover

SUPERNATURAL: THE ANIME SERIES revisits the Winchester brothers’ journey down the backroads of America as they search for clues to their father’s disappearance, hunt down the supernatural in all its unearthly forms, and enter into the unexpected mystery of their destinies. The SUPERNATURAL anime episodes mirror the story arc of the series’ first two seasons, providing supplemental stories ranging from prequels and spin-offs to untold tales that fit within the SUPERNATURAL mythology.

Enhancing the connection to the live-action series, SUPERNATURAL star Jared Padalecki reprises his role as Sam Winchester for all 22 episodes. Padalecki’s SUPERNATURAL co-star Jensen Ackles also provides the voice of Dean Winchester in select anime episodes.

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NCIS: LA

TV Line is reporting that Claire Forlani is joining NCIS: LA… as an operations manager. Not sure though what’s up and if her character is replacing Hetty, played my Linda Hunt, who is the present operations manager.

Your guess… is as good as mine!

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Elvira

News on the street is that Entertainments One has struck up a deal with Elvira to distribute “Elvira’s Movie Macabre” for home video and digital release in North America.

Press release:

Leading independent distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired North American home video and digital rights for the nationally syndicated series ELVIRA’S MOVIE MACABRE, which will arrive in its first two installments of hilariously horrifying “Double Feature DVDs” this June. Presented by Elvira: Mistress of the Dark – the world’s sexiest, most outrageous and original movie hostess – ELVIRA’S MOVIE MACABRE was re-launched on over 120 stations across the country this past fall and was instantly praised as “a dream come true for horror fans”

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Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil in 3D — Official Trailer

HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL IN 3D, opens in theaters Friday, April 29th.

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The Crow

Relativity and Edward R. Pressman Sign Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to Direct The Crow!

Press Release:

Relativity Media’s President of Worldwide Production Tucker Tooley and Edward R. Pressman, the prolific producer behind The Crow franchise, announced today they have closed a deal for Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) to direct a re-invention of The Crow, the 1994 smash hit film based on the comic book series and comic strip by James O’Barr. Relativity and Pressman will be teaming with Spain-based Apaches Entertainment on the production which is targeted to start in Fall 2011.

I’m not totally on board with this idea.  It feels wrong to see Brandon Lee’s work get put into a vault and polished up with a reboot, but it may surprise us all.  So I’m approaching this, or trying to, with an open mind.

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In case you had not heard, JackAss 3.5 has landed on Joost!

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[Slashfilm: Elysium, TV Line: NCIS LA ]

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