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As Spinoff Online reported yesterday, Kristin Stewart has been offered the role of Kei, Kaneda's "love interest" in the re-imagined Westernized version of the classic animated film and manga series. That seems like perfect casting to me. When making a movie no fan wants to see, get an actress who always looks like she doesn't want to be there.

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Liam Neeson tells MTV News that he looks forward to seeing the next Batman flick:

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It's okay, Mr. Taken; we don't have a clue, either. Meanwhile, Matthew Modine explains to Indiewire why the production decided to steer clear of Occupy Wall Street. "To co-opt what's happening there and around the country... we didn't want to trivialize it. It was more important to respect what they're doing than to do anything that could potentially trivialize the political situation downtown." Fair enough. Doesn't change the fact that Batman is a member of the 1%.

Release date: July 20th, 2012


Variety reports that Bill Nighy is in talks to join the cast of the Aaron Eckhart vehicle. The "Harry Potter" veteran will play a demon prince while Austrailan actor Socratis Otto will back his plays to capture Eckhart's Creature.

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2000 AD

Here at CBR, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley tells us two other 2000 AD properties are "in negotiation right now." Rumors are circulating that one of the projects is a Grant Morrison drafted "Rogue Trooper" project, but Kingsley was mum on which strips might soon become movies. He went on to add, "We've always been clear that we want the movies to do justice to the original comic story."

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Movie rumor site Think McFly Think occasionally gets attention for bits of info like the following: Warner Bros. is already looking for screenwriters to draft a sequel to "Man of Steel." According to their report, "[The studio has] gone as far to commission a shortlist of writers with Steve Kloves at the very top in addition to Travis Beacham and Lawrence Kasdan." This sort of shortlist could be an internal studio thing unbeknownst to the writers themselves, but the mention of Kloves suggests they're taking this thing seriously. He wrote seven of the eight "Harry Potter" films.

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While it might seem like I'm a card-carrying Trekker, I'm only a half-way fan with my nostalgia for "The Next Generation." I suppose it's being fueled by the upcoming 25th Anniversary of the series (God, help us) and the forthcoming high definition release of several episodes.

Such a project was unthinkable a few years ago as the show was edited and mastered on standard definition tapes, but it seems the spreadsheets revealed the cost of rebuilding each episode from the camera negatives balanced out to the potential profit of making the show available to fans. That's pretty cool. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya, bracing for the future threat of "Voyager" in High Defintion.

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