Movie News: Will Smith’s Vampire Bible Story Is a Go; Plus, Red-Band 'Seven Psychopaths' Trailer

Movie News: Will Smith’s Vampire Bible Story Is a Go; Plus, Red-Band 'Seven Psychopaths' Trailer

Aug 31, 2012

Men in Black III

Will Smith: Inspired by the biblical Cain and Abel, The Redemption of Cain somehow puts a “vampiric twist” on a classic story of sibling rivalry. (Frankly, we're afraid to ask.) The film has been greenlit by Sony Pictures and is scheduled for production next summer. Will Smith’s company is producing the project, though it’s not clear yet if Smith will direct and/or star, as previously reported. [The Wrap]

Academy Awards: Due in part to a complicated voting process, only two songs were nominated for Academy Awards this year, leading to widespread complaints and a rule change. Next year, five songs will be nominated, as long as at least 25 are submitted for consideration. Last year 39 songs were considered, so quantity should not be an issue, although we wonder whether quality will suffer. In any event, get those songs submitted early, musically minded movie producers! [The Hollywood Reporter]

The Oogieloves: In sad news for all lovers of giant-headed costumed characters, the family film The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure averaged only $47 per screen in box office revenue on Wednesday, putting it on track for the worst wide-release opening-weekend performance ever. The would-be franchise starter cost $20 million to produce independently, with an additional $40 million spent on marketing costs. Critical reaction has been withering, though that usually doesn't matter for family films. [Wall Street Journal]

Seven Psychopaths Trailer: A dog is kidnapped and the f-word is used often and with great relish in the new red-band trailer for the dark comedy Seven Psychopaths, featuring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. The film plays the Toronto Film Festival next week, ahead of its theatrical debut in October. [Yahoo! Movies via Collider]

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