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The Hollywood Reporter is sharing that the 1996 cult classic The Craft will be getting a remake courtesy of Sony Pictures sometime next year. The studio has signed Honeymoon directer Leigh Janiak to write and direct this new version. On the heels of recent trailer upset from Jem and the Holograms and mixed reviews from Supergirl, can the nerd community take another hit? “By the power of three times three, make them see, make them see” – cast some spells with us after the jump! (more…)

Vin Diesel; Witch Hunter

He’s raced cars, fought Necromongers, pacified children, knocked around some guys and now, actor Vin Diesel, will be hunting some witches!

The brawny badlie is in talks with Lionsgate and Summit to star in The Last Witch Hunter. Which, you guess it, is about some guy who kills the remainder of Earth’s witches. Emmett/Furla Films is producing the film with Aperture Entertainment’s Adam Goldworm executive producing and Breck Eisner (The Crazies) directing.

So, yay, another movie revolving around Diesel’s cool-guy poses and one-liners.

Source: The Wrap

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Because stamps, like bow ties, are cool. The Royal Mail released images of the upcoming stamps earlier this week. The series will feature “the world’s most famous wizards, witches and enchanters.” Included are characters from Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia and the Athurian legends.

It’s a great group but I can’t help but notice these magic bearers are all distinctly English. Hmm, so much for world’s famous. Maybe they were inferring these characters are famous the world over, which they are. But it would be cool to see wizards from the world over. Oh well, I should just shut my mouth and enjoy these stamps because they’re real beauties. My favorite? Morgan Le Fay, I love me a woman who can strike fear in an entire kingdom. See the whole set below the jump.

source: /Film

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Eva Green, better known as “that hot ass Bond girl from Casino Royale,” is set to play opposite of Johnny Depp in the remake of the 60’s supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows.  The remake will be directed by none other than Tim Burton (which is kind of surprising since these two don’t work together often. Sarcasm. Can you smell it?).

Green is set to play play the role of Angelique, a powerful witch who was alternately tormented and bewitched by her love-hate relationship with Barnabas Collins (Depp).  Now we haven’t seen a lot from Green yet but it will be interesting to see if she can hold her own against the king of eccentric on the big screen.

Dark Shadows screenplay is set to be written by Seth Grahame-Smith, the man responsible for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  Production on this is still in the shadows and is set to begin around April of this year.  So do you guys think that Depp and Green will have as good of chemistry on screen as Depp and Bonham-Carter??

Source: Deadline

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While J.K Rowling has mentioned before that she could defintely see herself writing another Harry Potter book one day, but no time soon.  On the Oprah show Friday she had a lot more to say:

“I could definitely write an eighth, ninth, tenth.  I’m not going to say I won’t. I don’t think I will … I feel I am done, but you never know.”

It sounds to me like Rowling is just spouting bullshit. Personally, with all the hype and excitement around the last film being released in an epic two part conclusion, it seems like a poor idea to say that there will “potentially” be more books.  Part of the joy of the experience is being taken away from us.   Knowing that something we think is ending we’re so emotionally invested in makes it feel cheap for Rowling to just say, “Okay, here’s some more”.  Is Rowling just being a money grubbing witch or would there be some real value and validity in continuing the series?  My only concern is that people would be tired of the franchise and exhausted of having it shoved down their throats.  I mean it has a theme park, come on man!  Check out Rowling on Oprah after the jump.

Source:Blastr

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At the White House Easter Egg Roll that they do annually, J.K. Rowling was in attendance as a guest.  She was asked if she had any other Harry Potter books in the works right now, to which she replied no but she doesn’t say never.  She was quoted as saying “maybe 10 years from now.”  Ten years is a long time, so it makes this writer wonder if anyone would still care enough about the series in that time to do something like pre-order it and make it a best-seller before it even hits bookshelves again.  I have to admit, I’d pre-order it the second it was available to do so.

Rowling did give us an epilogue at the ending of the 7th book but it was only a few pages long and I would like to know more about what happened to the characters than just who married and what they named their children.  (Though Albus Severus was a fitting tribute, I must say.)  I know, I know, I’m giving spoilers but the book has been out since 2007 and if you’re still waiting to read it then you deserve to have the ending spoiled just a little.

Source: Washington Post online