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MOVIES: Hercules Set Pic

Dwayne Johnson is hard at work filming the new Hercules film. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time for his fans, which is why he tweeted out the pic of the massive set he’s filming on. The film is now shooting in Budapest, Hungary, with a theatrical release planned for July 25th, 2014.

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MOVIE: RoboCop reboot finds writer

According to Mike Fleming over at Deadline, MGM has tapped Josh Zetumer to write the reboot to the RoboCop franchise.  While a lot of positive word has been passed around regarding Zetumer’s work, one can’t help but notice that he writes a lot of big project scripts that then get passed on to someone else.  Will this happen again, or will he finally get a break and be credited as the writer for the final draft? via Deadline

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MOVIE: Hobbit gets start date

With all the troubles the Hobbit movie has seen over the last couple of years (MGM going through bankruptcy, rights issues, union woes, and the director going into surgery), it finally looks like the movie will begin shooing March 21, 2011. Anyone wanna take bets on if this two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s book will get any other delays? via ICv2

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MOVIE: Daniel Craig returns as Bond in 2012

With all the MGM financial woes taken care of (for the most part) the studio can proceed with their movie lineup including the 23rd Bond film arriving in theaters in 2012. The no-frills greenlight announcement also made official Daniel Craig’s return for a third outing as 007, with Sam Mendes to direct a screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. MGM had already been working up plans for a 2012 yearlong commemoration of the golden anniversary of the first Bond pic, 1962’s “Doctor No,” and Mendes had long been rumored to be the leading candidate to helm. With…

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The Hobbit finds its cast

Now that Peter Jackson has been named the director for the two Hobbit films, it is time to go actor hunting.  Jackson and his partner, Fran Walsh have announced their first round of actors for the films with Martin Freeman set to play Bilbo Baggins. The other actors include: Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield Aidan Turner as Kili Rob Kazinsky as Fili Graham McTavish as Dwalin John Callen as Oin Stephen Hunter as Bombur Mark Hadlow as Dori Peter Hambleton – Gloin Deadline is speculating that Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis will reprise their roles as Gandalf and Gollum, and…

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Hobbit gets June start

According to Production Weekly, shooting for the Hobbit will begin in June.  The money and script issues seem to finally be solved, which is a good thing for MGM, and if everything goes well, production should wrap in 14 months.  For MGM this means money could be easily rolling in come 2012. via Production Weekly

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The Hobbit put on hold until mid-2010

Fans of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movie are going to have to wait a little longer. According to Peter Jackson, filming will now begin towards the middle of 2010. “We’re currently working on the second script which we hope to have completed by the end of this year or beginning of next. When the scripts are completed, we can begin with the exact calculation of the necessary budget. We hope to start filming in the middle of next year. However, we’ve received no green light from the studio yet.” Perhaps MGM’s money problems will affect The Hobbit after all.With the…

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MGM headed to auction block, Hobbit in trouble?

MGM has been having financial problems for a while, and now it looks like the company will have to sell off a large part of its assets if it hopes to keep afloat.  The movie studio restructured this past summer in order to move some of the $3.7 billion in debt around.  While the studio does have The Time Machine, The Zookeeper, and the remake of Red Dawn coming out mid to late 2010, the biggest movie on the company’s docket has to be The Hobbit, and The Hobbit 2, which could end up making as much or more than…