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After weeks of tension, and rumors that the show would be shopped to other networks, AMC has finally reached a deal with Sony Television to conclude Breaking Bad with a final order of 16 episodes.  Production will commence early next year on the final run, but it is not currently known if the episodes will be split into two season.  The official press release from AMC is below: New York – NY, August, 14, 2011 – AMC announced today that Breaking Bad, the Emmy Award-winning and critically lauded drama series from acclaimed writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan has been renewed for a…

Rise of the Planet of the Apes continued its box-office reign this weekend, taking in $27.5 million to capture the #1 spot at the domestic box-office for the second weekend in a row.  The Help also had a strong showing, with a weekend gross of $25.5 million, and an impressive $35.4 million during its five-day run (the film opened on Wednesday). Final Destination 5 opened at #3 with $18.4 million, which was a disappointment considering the higher price of 3D ticket sales, and the fact that the previous film in the franchise debuted to $27.4 million in August 2009.  The…

Speaking with MCVUK, Warner Bros. Interactive president Martin Tremblay talked up the success of this year’s Mortal Kombat title, remarking that the game had already moved nearly 3 million units worldwide.  “We are very pleased with the success of Mortal Kombat so far,” said Tremblay.  “With the launch of Mortal Kombat, we have already paid for the acquisition of the Midway assets, and we are just beginning to leverage this acquisition with much more to come.” Personally, I loved the latest Mortal Kombat, and if we’re going to continue to see that level of quality and fun from the franchise,…

In a shocking move, Disney has halted production on The Lone Ranger, which Gore Verbinksi was scheduled to direct with stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.  Deadline reports that the film’s budget was somewhere in the $250 million range, and that Disney is already struggling to control costs on John Carter and The Great and Powerful Oz, both of which are over the $200 million mark.  After unsuccessful attempts by the filmmakers to bring the budget down, Disney finally made the call to pull the plug. This seems like a knee-jerk reaction to me, and it may very well come…

It had to happen.  After the colossal failure of 2008’s The Love Guru, we haven’t see or heard much from Mike Myers (excluding voice work for the Shrek franchise).  Now HitFix is reporting that Myers is set to make his return to live-action films, having signed a deal to reprise his role as British secret agent Austin Powers. The franchise has laid dormant since 2002’s Goldmember, and currently there is no director attached, nor are there any details on the plot, but rest assured – Austin Powers 4 is headed our way.

Somehow, the upcoming remake of Footloose has managed to stay off my radar.  I’m sure I probably heard about it at one point or another, and maybe my brain just blocked out the memory so that I could be blissfully unaware.  But it’s happening, and soon, so I suppose there’s no more avoiding it now. Here’s the official trailer, courtesy of Yahoo: I’m sorry, but this looks beyond ridiculous.  Not to mention the fact that is completely, 100% unnecessary.

Hot on the heels of the news that Justin Lin had passed on the opportunity to direct Die Hard 5, The Hollywood Reporter says that he has now left the director’s chair for the Summit Entertainment remake of Highlander.  Lin has been attached to the project since 2009, but the success of Fast Five has resulted in Lin’s schedule filling up quickly.  Summit is positioning Highlander as their next tentpole franchise, with the hugely-successful Twilight series scheduled wrap up next year, and with Lin already committed to Fast and Furious 6 as well as the next Terminator film, he opted…

Thanks to Batman News, we’ve got new information regarding the introduction of a new vehicle in The Dark Knight Rises.  The image below has been popping up all over the place (click the thumbnail for a high-res version): There has been rampant speculation that this could turn out to be Nolan’s version of the Batwing (or Batplane, if you prefer).  And judging by this video from YouTube user subaruwrxfan, that seems to be a pretty accurate assumption:   With the amount of information that has already begun to leak, it makes me wonder how much more we’ll find out before…

The rumors are true: Game Informer is reporting that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is being developed for PC, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade, and could be released as early as Q1 2012.  Doug Lombardi, VP of merketing at Valve, release the following brief statement. “Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely mod became the most-played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999.  For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million…

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