The ComingSoon.net Trailers & Clips section has received many updates today. Included in the updates were promo trailers for Brooklyn’s Finest and Solitary Man , a fifth featurette and 11 more TV spots for Avatar , three more TV spots for Sherlock Holmes , a featurette on Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief , a third clip from The Lovely Bones , a third trailer and three TV spots for Nine , two TV spots for Extraordinary Measures and three TV spots for It’s Complicated . Also, in case you missed it a few days ago, we added a slightly different international trailer for Toy Story 3 .
Variety reports that Tom Cavanagh (“Ed”) has signed on to play Ranger Smith in Yogi Bear , Warner Bros.’ live-action/CG animated film that has begun shooting in New Zealand.
Yahoo! Movies has debuted this first poster for Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 2 , which Paramount Pictures will release in theaters on May 7. The poster gives you a first official look at War Machine! Directed by Jon Favreau, the anticipated sequel stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery, Kate Mara, Clark Gregg and Olivia Munn.
Variety is reporting what shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who watched Paramount Pictures market Oren Peli’s $15,000 supernatural thriller Paranormal Activity to a box office total of $106 million last month, that the studio has indeed picked up the rights to distribute the filmmaker’s $5 million follow-up Area 51 at least in the United States.
German site MovieReporter.net talked to Peter Jackson, who revealed that The Hobbit and its sequel will now start filming mid-summer 2010 instead of the previously-reported March start. Here’s a translation of Jackson’s quote, thanks to TheOneRing.net .
Thanksgiving weekend saw a healthy increase in business from last year but most of that business was divided between the same two movies that dominated last weekend as The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Summit) and Sandra Bullock’s football drama The Blind Side (Warner Bros.) remained on top with $82 million between them over the three days after the holiday on Thursday. The “Twilight” sequel dropped 70% from its record-setting opening weekend to earn $42.5 million over the three days, $66 million since Wednesday and $230.7 million total. The Blind Side (Warner Bros.) is already the surprise hit of the fall and holiday movie season, but it did even better in its second weekend than its first, grossing $40.1 million over the three-day weekend, up 17% from last week.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that Michael Jackson’s This Is It will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 26th.
ComingSoon.net talked exclusively with Anna Kendrick (“The Twilight Saga”) about Up in the Air aboard a special private American Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles! During the flight, we were also treated to an in-flight screening of the Jason Reitman-directed film and a live performance by Sad Brad Smith, whose song “Help Yourself” is featured in the movie. You can watch the interview with Kendrick using the player below!
ComingSoon.net talks to director Jim Sheridan ( In America , Get Rich or Die Tryin’ ) about his new drama Brothers , a remake of the movie by Susanne Bier starring Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal.