Saturday, June 6, 2009

Yet More Film News: 9 Art and Video, Del Toro Talks Hobbit

- MTV has some exclusive video and artwork from the upcoming CG animation movie 9, which features the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Martin Landau, Jennifer Connelly and John C. Reilly. Click here to check out the two-minute video clip and the artwork. [MTV Movies Blog]

- Guillermo del Toro discussed the whole gamut of his upcoming projects with BBC News. The interesting interview includes the director's thoughts on his film versions of The Hobbit, Frankenstein, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, along with his new series of vampire horror novels cowritten with Chuck Hogan. [BBC News]

- Clint Eastwood's latest feature, the Nelson Mandela story Invictus, has been given a December 11 release date by Warner Bros. Morgan Freeman stars in the film, which focuses on "Mandela's attempt to use the 1995 Rugby World Cup to heal his nation following his release from prison, the fall of apartheid and his election as president of South Africa." Matt Damon plays Francois Pienaar, captain of the South African rugby team. [Variety]

- John Stamos evidently has a burning desire to bring both The Jeffersons and Full House to the bigscreen. Oh. Dear. [Entertainment Weekly]

Holy cow, there's been a ton of film news this week!

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