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I Am Legend Sequel on its Way

Big news Will Smith fans, the actor is heading back to the I Am Legend world for a sequel. The 2007 film earned over a half billion dollars and immediately set off talks for a sequel. Well, specifically it was talked about as a prequel finding Smith battling the creatures that caused the Earth’s population to vanish… minus Smith’s Robert Neville who infamously survived. Overbook Entertainment, the actor’s production company, has announced plans that he will return to the role, but not in the prequel as discussed. We’re getting a sequel.

I Am Legend Picture
Warner Bros., Overbrook and Akiva Goldsman have concluded a deal to get the sequel moving. Since most who saw the first film know how it ends, you may be a bit baffled to see how we could get a sequel with Smith given what happened to his character. But, stranger things have happened in Hollywood and given how good I Am Legend was, we look forward to whatever incarnation the new film takes.

Next up for Smith… Men in Black 3 (check out the trailer!).

This Means War Quotes: May the Best Man Win

Chris Pine and Tom Hardy battled for the heart of Reese Witherspoon in This Means War and the winner was… you’ll have to see the movie! The film was simultaneously a thrill ride, romantic comedy and bromance as it also gave us a slew of memorable movie quotes.

Tom Hardy and Chris Pine Star in This Means War
Witherspoon is Lauren, a woman who cannot decide between Hardy’s Tuck and Pine’s FDR. Did we mention the two guys are best friends and two of the best CIA agents the government employs? Things ought to get interesting when the two use their agency skills and resources to stack the cards against each other in the war over Lauren’s heart. Adding humor to the mix is the always hilarious Chelsea Handler, who portrays Trish… and provides her own brand of unique This Means War quotes

Lauren: Oh, I think I’m going to hell.
Trish: Don’t worry. If you’re going to hell, I’ll just come pick you up. | permalink

Trish: Don’t go with the better guy; go with the guy who makes you better. | permalink

FDR: May the best man win. | permalink

Lauren (to Trish): Tuck is great. He’s sweet. He’s kind. We have so much fun. But he’s maybe too sweet — a little earnest? Sort of safe. | permalink

Lauren: Have you ever killed anybody with your bare hands?
Tuck: Not this week. | permalink

Lauren: Okay, you can do this. You are a confident woman who can deal with conflict. I’m going to pass out. Just get out there, tell them your decision. They’re rational. They may even become friends. They’ll probably just shake hands… | permalink

Trish (to Lauren): You think Gloria Steinem got arrested and sat in a jail cell so you could act like a little b**ch? | permalink

Tuck: So you’re not backing off?
FDR: Nope. | permalink

FDR (to Lauren in an art gallery talking about the finer points of Lauren’s favorite painter): He was a strong advocate of the finger painting movement.
Agent (after losing his audio hookup to FDR): We lost contact.
Tuck (taking over the audio feed to FDR): Sometimes he would finger his paintings to get closer to them.
FDR (to Lauren): The intimacy with the canvas, to finger a painting… to…
Tuck: Sometimes he would use mud and sticks…
FDR (to Lauren): You know, he used mud and sticks…
Tuck (taking over the audio feed to FDR): And if he couldn’t find a stick…
FDR (to Lauren): And if he couldn’t find a stick…
Lauren: What?!
FDR (to Lauren): You know, enough talking. Let’s let the paintings speak for themselves. | permalink

Midnight in Paris, The Descendants Top WGA Honors

The Writers Guild of America awarded its best of the year and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and Alexander Payne’s The Descendants came out on top.

George Clooney and Shailene Woodley in The Descendants
Allen took home the prize for Best Original Screenplay for Midnight in Paris while the Best Adapted Screenplay prize went to Payne and co-writer Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for The Descendants.

Movie Fanatic has always thought that these two scripts were the ones to beat for the same categories at the Academy Awards. The fact they took home the WGA honors only solidifies their position as front-runners.

Hunger Games IMAX Poster: World Will Be Watching

The IMAX poster for The Hunger Games has debuted and it is promoting Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss on the largest screens in the world. The film’s tagline is front and center: The World Will Be Watching. That phrase could easily work for the film itself. It is hard to think of a film that is more eagerly anticipated than the screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy. While we’re on the subject, don’t miss The Hunger Games trailer.

The Hunger Games IMAX Poster

The Avengers Photo: Thor and Agent Phil Coulson

We’ve got the latest still from The Avengers, courtesy of Marvel Studio’s Facebook page. This time out, it features Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) aboard the superheroes vehicle the Helicarrier.

Clark Gregg and Chris Hemsworth in The Avengers
This is the first we’ve seen of Coulson and also the only time Thor has been seen without any of his co-horts. The Avengers arrives May 4 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellar Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson.