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The Buzz: The Hangover Part II, Superman News, Anime, Charlie Sheen, Netflix and More

by FusedFilm.com

The Buzz is a feature in which we round up the biggest and most popular film and television stories of the week. Why go through pages of blogs just to find out what everyone is talking about? We’ve got it all right here. Check out all the stories after the break.

Top Stories

In this week’s top stories its a little but drunk love, a little bit anime and of course more comic book news. First off, I am sold on Kevin Costner as Pa’ Kent while a live action Star Blazers makes me giggle like a a school boy. A midst all that DJ Caruso is the man to take on Preacher, the dark comic from Garth Ennis. All this and more in this week’s The Buzz, top stories.

New Image for The Hangover Part II Features a Bald Zack Galifinakis!

New Image for <i>The Hangover Part II</i> Features a Bald Zack Galifinakis, First Trailer Premiers Friday!

A new photo has arrived from the new comedy sequel The Hangover Part II, which opens in theaters nationwide on May 26. The first trailer for the film will premiere on Friday, attached to prints of the Jason Sudeckis/Owen Wilson comedy, Hall Pass. In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy The Hangover, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and [ >> ]

Longtime Harry Potter Scribe Steve Kloves Will Pen Akira

Longtime Harry Potter Scribe Steve Kloves Will Pen <em>Akira</em>

Longtime Harry Potter writer, Steve Kloves, best known for adapting seven of the eight Harry Potter feature films, is being brought in to polish up the latest draft of Akira. This is a planned live-action remake of Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s popular Japanese manga epic, which will be directed by Albert Hughes. The film will still be set in post-apocalyptic Japan, and will [ >> ]

 

Superman Eyes Kevin Costner for Role! TOP 5 Choices Of Who We Think He Could Be!

The Planet: <i>Superman</i> Eyes Kevin Costner for Role! See 5 Choices Of Who We Think He Could Be!

Update – Latino Review Reports that the key role could in fact be Jonathan Kent. Let’s hope! Deadline is reporting that through their sources, there is a “heightened interest” in Kevin Costner for a role in the upcoming reboot of Superman that is being directed by Zack Snyder, already starring Henry Cavill as the lead, Clark Kent/Superman. The site reports that it [ >> ]

 

D.J. Caruso Strikes Deal To Direct Adaptation of Preacher?

D.J. Caruso Strikes Deal To Direct Adaptation of <i>Preacher</i>?

Vertigo comcs’ Preacher has been a long gestating project throughout Hollywood over the past years ranging from a HBO series to Sam Mendes’ wanting to helm the property two years ago. Updating on his Twitter account (via FS.Net), director D.J. Caruso confirmed that he just closed his deal to direct the comic book adaptation. Mendes’ commitment to the property has been in question over [ >> ]

Christopher McQuarrie To Pen Live Action Star Blazers, Check Out Japanese Live Action Version Trailer & Clip

Star-Blazers

In case you didn’t know, Hollywood scribe Christopher McQuarrie has been hired to pen a live-action adaptation of Star Blazers, the 70s anime series surrounding the crew of a Space Batttleship Yomato. Deadline reports the writer will pen the script for an adaptation of Star Blazers for David Ellison’s Skydance Productions. The series is actually an adaptation of the Japanese anime [ >> ]

Other Stories

 

TV Top Stories

Netflix Instant to Offer CBS Library Instantly Streamed In April! That Means Tons of Star Trek!

Netflix Instant to Offer CBS Library Instantly Streamed In April! That Means Tons of Star Trek!

Get ready to watch back episodes of Star Trek, Twin Peaks and other classic programs from CBS’ Library, instantly on Netflix. Deadline reports that CBS Corp. and Netflix just announced a two-year, non-exclusive licensing agreement that will allow CBS series to be streamed via Nexflix. Included in the deal are dramas Medium, Flashpoint, the original Hawaii Five-O, the different incarnations [ >> ]

James Wolk Lands Post Lonestar Role With Georgetown

James Wolk Lands Post <i>Lonestar</i> Role With <i>Georgetown</i>

The instant failure of Fox’s Lone Star hasn’t hurt the career of its star, James Wolk, who we have been waiting to take another TV role that we can see him in. Vulture has now learned that he has is in a new TV project, signing on to Georgetown, the political series being produced by Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz [ >> ]

 

CBS Ends Two and A Half Men for This Season

CBS Ends <em>Two and A Half Men</em> for This Season

Variety is breaking a report that CBS has decided not to resume production on “Two and a Half Men” for the rest of this season following the lengthy drunken tirade from star Charlie Sheen that have included most recently hateful remarks to series’ creator, Chuck Lorre. “Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. [ >> ]



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