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2006-07-31 21:53:06

By Carl DiOrio LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Wesley Snipes former talent agency is suing the actor for back commissions on "Blade: Trinity" and other films. In a suit filed Monday in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, attorneys for the United Talent Agency say Snipes has been paid at least $13 million for his work on the 2004 action sequel and paid commissions to UTA totaling about $717,000. But UTA claims that Snipes still owes "Blade: Trinity" commissions totaling...

2006-06-14 23:07:11

By Borys Kit and Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It was a battle between Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, and Pitt emerged the winner. The production labels of the two stars -- Pitt's Plan B and DiCaprio's Appian Way -- were engaged in a competitive bidding war through their respective studios, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, over an upcoming zombie horror book by Max Brooks titled "World War Z." By Wednesday afternoon, the dust settled with Plan...

2006-06-05 20:04:20

By Frank Scheck - Review NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Yet another remake displaying little reason for being, Fox's redo of their 1976 horror hit "The Omen" seems most clearly designed to capitalize on its 6/6/06 release date. While the well-known title and iconic central character of the little boy Antichrist Damien should bring in healthy initial business, especially considering the lack of similarly themed competition, this version is unlikely to repeat the original's...

2006-05-04 21:01:33

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Japanese horror film producer Taka Ichise has signed a three-year production deal with 20th Century Fox, his first pact with a Hollywood studio. Taka, who has produced more than 50 genre movies, is a leading figure in the Japanese horror genre, also known as J-horror, which in turn has influenced American horror movies. He is best known for producing "Ju-on" and its sequel "Ju-on 2," which have been remade in the U.S. as "The Grudge"...

2006-04-26 11:15:00

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK - The third vampire musical to try its luck on Broadway in four years drew all the familiar puns in scathing reviews Thursday that said "Lestat" was "bloody awful," "sucked of life" and the "kiss of death." "Lestat" was Hollywood studio Warner Bros.' first attempt to challenge Disney's dominance of the mass-market musical genre, reportedly with a budget of up to $12 million. Based on Anne Rice's vampire novels, the show features songs by Elton John and his writing...

2006-02-03 16:49:05

By Michael Kahn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Can a stage musical about vampires -- with a score by Elton John -- rise from the dead after reviewers called it lifeless, dreary and dull, doing their best to drive wooden stakes through its heart? That's the question facing "Lestat," a Broadway-bound musical based on Anne Rice's best-selling "The Vampire Chronicles," which just finished a six-week run in San Francisco, grossing $4.3 million but at the expense of those life-threatening...

2005-09-27 07:40:44

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - "Lestat," the first musical Elton John and longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin have written together, will open April 13 on Broadway at the Palace Theater, with preview performances due to begin March 11. The musical will premiere December 17 at San Francisco's Curran Theater, where it will run through January 29. The title role will be played by Hugh Panero ("Phantom of the Opera"), while Carolee Carmello and Jack Noseworthy will star as...

2005-09-09 10:25:38

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles officials, still unable to catch an alligator that stunned them by surfacing in a city lake last month, now face a doubly vexing situation -- a second renegade gator. The second reptile was seen basking in a drainage canal this week by residents in the gritty neighborhood of Harbor City, not far from where wranglers have spent weeks chasing the first alligator, "Reggie," around murky Lake Machado. City parks officials were so...

2005-08-29 09:40:10

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Mary Lambert, best known for directing the "Pet Sematary" movies, has signed on to shoot the indie vampire Western "High Midnight." The story, by first-time scribe Denis Faye, centers on a broken-down sheriff who is forced to team up with an obsessed Victorian vampire hunter in order to stop an evil, undead force from consuming a frontier town in 1892 New Mexico. Independent distributor ThinkFilm will release the film in North America....

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2005-06-24 10:35:00

The undead have started thinking for themselves, and the living have the benefit of armored vehicles and automatic weapons in fighting them. Other than that, the zombie genre remains alive and well, and (mostly) just the way you like it, with "George A. Romero's Land of the Dead." Romero defined the zombie movie nearly 40 years ago with the sparse, black-and-white "Night of the Living Dead" and perfected it with the 1978 masterpiece "Dawn of the Dead," his indictment of consumer culture...


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