‘Hunger Games’ tops poll as most anticipated film of 2012

Source: Entertainment Weekly

“The Hunger Games” topped the list of most anticipated films in 2012, according to a recent poll by Entertainment Weekly magazine. About 38 percent of responders said the film, which is slated for release on March 23, is the movie they most want to see next year.

Also making the list were:

- “The Dark Knight Rises” (release date: July 20), 27 percent
- “The Hobbit: An Unexpected J0urney” (release date: Dec. 14), 10 percent
- “The Avengers” (release date: May 4), 8 percent
- “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ (release date: Nov. 16), 5 percent
- “The Great Gatsby” (release date: Dec. 25), 2 percent
- “Prometheus” (release date: June 8), 2 percent

What film are you most anticipating in 2012?

Stan Lee Media, Inc. files suit against ‘Conan’

Conan vs. Stan Leeby Annie Barrett, Source: EW.com

Stan Lee Media, Inc., a company founded by comic book legend Stan Lee, wants a judge to rule that it is still the rightful owner of the character Conan the Barbarian. In a lawsuit filed Aug. 19 in federal court in L.A. and obtained by EW, SLMI is demanding 100 percent of the film’s proceeds. The company claims its bankruptcy in 2001 would have prevented anyone from taking the rights to the Conan character away. In the suit, Stan Lee Media, Inc. claims the company was betrayed by a former lawyer who made an illegal deal to transfer the rights to another company that would later green-light this summer’s Conan movie. The poorly reviewed remake earned $10 million on its opening weekend, barely beating the debut of the original Conan the Barbarian in 1982.

Entertainment Weekly “NBC rejects ‘Wonder Woman’”

Sorry Boys No Wonder Woman for you!!Well that was fun (to make fun of) while it lasted. EW has learned that NBC passed on the much buzzed-about Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley and Warner Bros. TV.

Kelley had penned a script that updated the comic book classic to have Diana Prince as CEO of a major conglomerate by day and a butt-kicking Amazon (with a fleet of cool planes) by night. Kelley’s take asked for lots of heart-thumping, contemporary music, and at one point the Boston Legal writer even requested a commercial-free premiere for the pilot if it aired.

Why did the ‘ol girl fail to pass muster? Read the story here from EW.com

Pixar’s ‘Brave’: First Look art — EW.com EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

First look at Brave

Image Credit: Disney-Pixar and EW.com

Entertainment Weekly has an exlusive look at Pixar’s 13th feature-length movie Brave (out June 22, 2012) which ventures into new territory for the animation studio: The Scotland-set adventure film will be Pixar’s first fairy tale, its first picture starring a female protagonist, and its first film co-directed by a woman. EW.com has the first look at some of the concept art for the project, and we can also confirm that Reese Witherspoon will no longer voice the movie’s heroine, a tomboyish princess named Merida, due to scheduling issues. Instead, the character will be played by the (appropriately) Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men, Boardwalk Empire).

‘LOST’ Boys Developing A Top Secret Project

Could Fables be coming to TV?

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that in what is sure to be one of the hottest properties of the rapidly approaching pilot season, former Lost executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are developing a fairy-tale-themed drama series. Oh, and they’re getting a little help from—stop me if you’ve heard of this guy—Damon Freakin’ Lindelof! Could this possibly be an onscreen version of the Vertigo book “Fables”? Thoughts?

Read the story here