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2009-12-11 06:40:00

OKEMOS, Mich., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With Twilight and True Blood-inspired vampire obsession sweeping the nation, creatures of the night have been gaining more and more attention. In Chris Antonides' new novel, "The Womb of Uncreated Night: A Novel" (published by iUniverse), 17-year-old Brewster Wainwright, who seems to think that he is Batman, battles a 19th-century vampire who wants to achieve world peace through a government of intellectual vampires. Is his comic book crusade...

2009-08-26 15:55:19

Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio is shooting down a report claiming actress Megan Fox has been cast as Catwoman in the next Batman movie. It's rumor. It's not true, a studio representative told People.com of the British tabloid report. There is no script. There is no project to be cast in. Fox, 23, is best known for her work in the two Transformers blockbusters. Her other film credits include How to Los Friends & Alienate People and the upcoming Jennifer's Body.

2009-07-24 16:01:42

British actor Gary Oldman, who co-starred in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, says the next film about the Caped Crusader will hit theaters in 2011. Although The Dark Knight was an enormous blockbuster last year and won an Oscar for Oldman's late co-star Heath Ledger, plans for the next Batman movie have not officially been announced. EW.com said Oldman told the crowd at Comic-Con in San Diego Friday the next installment in the Batman franchise will begin shooting next year. You didn't hear...

2009-06-13 11:24:52

U.S. director Sam Raimi, known for helming the Spider-Man film franchise, said he was honored to receive the 2009 Visionary Award at the Key Art Awards. The honorary award is given to a filmmaker who inspires movie marketers, the Hollywood Reporter said Saturday. I'd like to thank all my creative peers who I learn so much from in the marketing of these movies, Raimi said at Friday's award show at the Geffen Contemporary. I'll try to live up to this great honor. The Dark Knight also won big at...

2009-04-30 15:40:00

Welsh actor Christian Bale admits he went overboard with his profanity-laced tirade against the director of photography for Terminator Salvation. However, The Telegraph quoted Bale as also saying he felt his trust had been betrayed when a crew member taped his outburst and released the audio on the Internet last February, exposing the actor to countless jokes and making his tantrum a surprise hit on YouTube where creative users even set it to music. Hey, I did what I did. I'm not hiding from...

2009-03-20 22:35:00

The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan's older brother, Matthew Francis Nolan, has been arrested in Chicago on murder and kidnapping charges. The FBI's Chicago office told E! News the suspect was apprehended by the bureau's Violent Crimes Task Force and was being held without bond as he awaited extradition to Costa Rica. Matthew Francis Nolan was charged with the alleged kidnapping and murder of Florida businessman Robert Cohen in Costa Rica in 2005. Cohen's death was the result of a scam...

2009-03-10 15:50:06

A 19-year-old Swedish woman said the country's National Tax Agency has rejected her application to change her middle name to Dark Knight. Sofia Englundh, 19, from the Stockholm suburb of Vallingby, said the board blocked her attempt to rename herself Sophia Dark Knight after last year's Batman film The Dark Knight, which earned a posthumous Oscar for actor Heath Ledger, The Local reported Tuesday. I love the film and the actors, Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, Sofia Englundh said.Also I...

2009-02-21 12:19:55

The total worldwide revenues for the U.S. blockbuster movie The Dark Knight have surpassed $1 billion, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. says. The U.S. studio announced Friday the worldwide gross for the popular comic book-based action film had reached $1,001,082,160, The Hollywood Reporter said. The Batman movie is up for eight Oscars Sunday. Warner Bros. domestic distribution President Dan Fellman told the Reporter the studio was very proud of the success of last year's summer blockbuster....

2009-02-17 15:06:46

A Florida judge has tossed charges against a man who refused orders from police to remove his custom-made Batman mask. The judge dismissed the two misdemeanor charges against Walsh Ian Nichols and ordered Tampa, Fla., police to return his Batman cowl, The Tampa Tribune reported Tuesday. Nichols had been charged with wearing a mask in public after he was arrested while eating sushi outside of a club in Tampa's Tbor City neighborhood. A police sergeant had allegedly encountered him weeks...

2009-02-13 22:32:00

The Dark Knight filmmaker Christopher Nolan is to direct and produce Inception, a science-fiction action flick he also penned, Variety.com reported. Nolan's other films include Memento, Insomnia and Batman Begins. Variety.com said Warner Bros., the studio that backed Nolan's two Batman blockbusters, made a seven-figure deal to keep Nolan in the studio fold by putting him to work on Inception. Set within the architecture of the human mind, the film is expected to start shooting this summer and...

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