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Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV have struck a deal to bring Stephen King’s Under the Dome to life. The book, which was recently released, is going to be made as an event mini series and likely set up on a cable network.

The novel is a supernatural thriller that focuses on a small New England town that is cut off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field, which causes ecological effects and a fight for control within the isolated population. What is the mystery of the dome?

While I have not read Under the Dome, it seems like it is a perfect fit for Spielberg and company to adapt for the small screen. The source material contains a strong and engaging premise with a ton of possibilities. The great thing about doing it as a mini series is that it has a clear beginning and end, instead of being an ongoing series that would likely be stretched thin and lose focus. If done in a style similar to Taken, I think this could be a very cool project.

Posted on November 20th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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As we already know, Kevin Smith is awesome, but you know what else is really awesome? Free sh*t! Add them together and you have our new contest. We are giving away a few copies of…

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The official description:

Collecting some of the finest moments of Smith’s freewheeling conversations with his friend and producer Scott Mosier (as heard on their top-rated podcast, known as SModcast), this brand new book exposes more of the inner workings of Smith’s wonderfully weird mind.

Discover the genesis of Stalin’s Monkey Soldier army, the horrifying tale of Kevin vs. Steak Tartare, how to make bukkake eggs, the lengths to which Jason Mewes would go for a free comic, and how Kevin was once willing to let Alanis Morissette get mugged…

Lewd, crude and hilariously rude, these are just a few examples of the riches to be found within! Also featuring guest conversationalists Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson, fellow filmmaker and failed Canadian Malcolm Ingram, and even contributions from his wife Jen and daughter Harley, these are the humorous highs and cultural lows of Kevin Smith’s verbal diarrhoea…and he can’t wait to unload on you.

Now, how do you win your copy of Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith: The Best of Smodcast?  Simply leave a comment on this article and let us know who your favorite Kevin Smith created character is! Is it Dante or Randal? Holden McNeil? Banky Edwards? Brodie? Jay or Silent Bob?

Also, to get a double entry into the contest, let us know your favorite Kevin Smith related story! It could be from the Smodcast, An Evening with Kevin Smith or one of his many Comic Con appearances. Three winners will be chosen on September 25th, 2009!

Eligibility/The Fine Print

To enter this contest, you must live in the United States or Canada. Simply leave a message in the comments section of this post and tell us who your favorite Kevin Smith character of all time is and you are entered into the contest. Please do not put your address in the comments. If you win, you will be notified by e-mail and asked to provide your address for shipping purposes only. No records will be kept of addresses or e-mail address information. Good Luck! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Posted on September 16th, 2009 by admin | Leave a Comment (18)
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Only a couple more days to vote…

What should my hollywood dream give away in a contest next

Summer is officially beginning and we are preping our first July contest and we’d like to hear from you guys! Please post a comment below with which item you’d like us to give away in our next contest. Thanks!

  • “Dead Until Dark” by Charlaine Harris. This novel is the first in the Sookie Stackhouse series that the hit HBO series True Blood is based on. If you are unfamilar with the series, it is based around a small town in Louisiana and how it is effected after vampires “come out of the coffin” and into the public eye after a synthetic blood is developed.
  • Face / Off on Blu-Ray.  My favorite John Woo film stars John Travolta as an FBI agent who must do the unthinkable to stop an evil terrorist’s plan, he must become him.  The disc contains a bunch of special features that you’ll never watch including commentaries by the director/writers, deleted scenes, an alternate ending, the trailer and more.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer season one DVD. The classic vampire series by Joss Whedon focuses on the slayer (Sarah Michelle Gellar), one girl in all the world that is chosen to fight vampires and other demons.
  • “Intensity” by Dean Koontz. In this #1 New York Times bestseller, a “young woman staying as a guest in a Napa Valley farmhouse becomes trapped in a fight for survival with a self-proclaimed homicidal adventurer, and races to warn his next intended victim. Unrelentingly terrifying, this book lives up to its name.”
  • Bee Movie on Blu-Ray. This charming animated film is from the mind of Jerry Seinfeld and co-stars the voice of Renee Zellweger. The disc contains a bunch of features including storyboards, triva, commentaries, deleted scenes, and an alternate ending.

And last but not least…

  • Chicken Run on DVD. This stop motion animation from the creators of Wallace & Gromit stars the voices of Mel Gibson and Timothy Spall. Included in the special features is a “read-along” of the script.

So, which of these items would you like to see us give away? Don’t forget to vote in the comment section of this article!

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Good Morning! Another week, another Pit! Grab a beverage, breakfast, sit back and enjoy…

  • Who are Hollywood’s hardest working actors? (Yahoo)
  • Read the first chapter of Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando. An engaging look at Brando’s posthumous legacy. (New York Times)
  • If you perfer pictures to text, you can also read the full first issue of Mark Millar’s War Heroes. (Newsarama)

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John Grisham’s new novel, The Associate, hits stores in late January (you can pre-order it by clicking the above picture), but you can read the first two chapters now. EW has posted the first two chapters (click here for chapter 1 and here for chapter 2), and will be posting two more chapters over the next two weeks before the novel comes out.

The novel, which is Grisham’s 22nd novel, is already being adapted into a film by Paramount Pictures with Shia LaBeouf attached to star. Continue reading for the novel’s official plot description.

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According to Empire Magazine, Walt Disney Studios has announced that they will not be co-producing and co-financing the third film Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Based on the fifth book in CS Lewis’ Narnia universe, Dawn Treader follows Edmund, Lucy and Eustace as they are unexpectedly drawn into Narnia through a painting of a ship. They land in the ocean near King Caspian’s ship, the Dawn Treader and join him on a quest to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia.

Ben Barnes (Caspian), Skandar Keynes (Edmund), and Georgie Henley (Lucy) were all expected to return for the new film. Now, with the status of the film in question, it is unknown if they will be back. Empire goes on to mention that Fox might be a likely new partner for Walden Media, the company behind the series. Walden has worked with Fox on some of their other productions, including Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Nim’s Island, and City of Ember. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was expected to be released in 2010 with another sequel The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair coming out in 2011.

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Yahoo! Video has posted the new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I’m not that big of a fan of the series, but I think this looks great. What do you think?

Posted on November 25th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (3)
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