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Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Brüno, The Dictator) has signed on as the lead in the upcoming film ‘Mandrake the Magician.’ The Warner Bros. flick, which has been in development for years and gone through many hands, seems to finally be moving forward. The adaptation of the 1934 syndicated comic strip drawn by Lee Falk is said to bring the story up-to-date and into the 21st Century. Sources are saying that the plan is for Mandrake to be recruited by the United States government for a secret mission requiring his skills and abilities. (more…)

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The latest trailer for Johnny Depp‘s return to the land of wonder in Alice Through the Looking Glass took a Guardians of the Galaxy musical cue and set the whole thing to Pink‘s incredible take on Airplane‘s classically trippy song, Go Ask Alice. The new trailer first made its debut during a Facebook Live chat with director James Bobin and Johnny Depp. Check it out after the jump. (more…)

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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Fans of Tim Burton‘s 2010 film Alice in Wonderland should be chortling in their joy at all the news coming about the sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass. Based off of Lewis Carroll‘s Through the Looking-Glass, which was itself a sequel to his earlier Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass promises to deliver even more madcap antics and zany characters than its predecessor. Returning for more adventures in Wonderland are Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and Alan Rickman, in what would prove to be his final role. Watch now below as Walt Disney Pictures has just released a new TV spot for the film!

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The star-studded sequel to Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through The Looking Glass has released its first full trailer and it is as visually beautiful as one would expect from a Tim Burton production. Director James Bobin certainly has maintained that Burton style of madness in set design.  Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter are back to reprise their roles with the addition of Sacha Baron Cohen as the movie’s more sinister character of Underland. (more…)

The Weinstein Company has revealed, through Yahoo! Movies, the international poster from Quentin Tarantino‘s next film, Django Unchained. It features two figures, a chain and the filmmaker’s name. That’s it. It’s so arthouse. I love it!

OK, so maybe it doesn’t really say much about the movie. It’s a bit too minimalistic. But, I for one, prefer this over generic floating head type posters.

It’s doubtful the U.S. campaign will follow suit and that’s a shame. Minimalist posters always look so damn good.

Anyhow, here’s the films synopsis:

With the help of his mentor (Christoph Waltz) , a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

A Tarantino film about racism and revenge. Need we say more?

Django Unchained also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo and Todd Allen.

The poster also includes a link to the film’s official site, www.unchainedmovie.com

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Yes folks, you’ve read that headline right. Sacha Baron Cohen has been casted to play the great singer Freddie Mercury in an upcoming Queen biopic. The film will be written by Peter Morgan, who has also wrote  for films such as The Queen and Frost/Nixon. Also, the remaining members of the band has formed a company to be part of the project. The film may be released sometime in 2011.

While I didn’t like the idea when I first read about this, I later came to realize that this may work for the best after doing some thinking (that’s right, fat boy here can think). I think Cohen can definitely get the look down and that maybe, just maybe, will be able to do the singing (hey, I watched him on Sweeny Todd and thought he did okay).

What do y’all think about this casting news? Can you imagine Borat singing Flash! or does the thought of that disgust you? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment.

Source: /Film