Lawsuit of The Day: Owners of House From 'The Conjuring' Sue Over Trespassing Fans
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Owners of a Rhode Island farmhouse said to be the inspiration behind the 2013 horror film The Conjuring are suing Warner Bros. because enthusiastic fans keep trespassing on their property.

Norma Sutcliffe and Gerald Helfrich say the film intentionally marketed the film as a true story and published the location of their home.

If you forgot about The Conjuring, this horrifying GIF should remind you.

The film follows real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who visited the home back in the 70s'. It took in $137 million at the box office and was a major hit.

Court documents say the success of the film has caused a headache for the homeowners.

"The property was inundated by curiosity seekers and trespassers who, at all hours of night and day, come to and on to the property, approach and seek to enter the house, take photographs and videos, ignore the 'no trespassing' signs, fences, and barriers installed," court documents state.

Sutcliffe and Helfrich are seeking unspecified damages from Warner Bros., the director and numerous individual trespassers.

Abs of The Day: James Franco Goes Shirtless on The Set of His Gay Adult Film Biopic
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Actor James Franco stripped down yesterday on the set of his new gay adult film biopic King Cobra, and things got steamy.

Franco's production company is producing the film, which is based on the 2007 murder of gay adult film maven Bryan Kocis. He appeared on Instagram next to actor Keegan Allen, clad only in a pair of skimpy underwear.

"KING COBRA" 🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉 Directed by @tojustinkelly @keeoone

A photo posted by James Franco (@jamesfrancotv) on

Disney Star Garrett Clayton (below left) will also appear in the movie, playing adult film star Brent Corrigan (below right).

The crime at the center of the film happened in 2007 when Harlow Raymond Cuadra (below left), and Joseph Manuel Kerekes (below right) murdered Kocis, owner of Cobra Video.

They tried to lure Corrigan away from Kocis, police say.

Christian Slater will play Kocis alongside actress Molly Ringwald.

Godzilla will once again take on King Kong in a new moview.
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Do you want reboots? Because this is how you get reboots?

The enormous recycling center that is Hollywood is at it again as it eyes a move towards updating the 1962 film King Kong vs. Godzilla for today's discernible audiences.

Based probably off the critical and financial success of last year's Godzilla reboot, movie executives are probably looking to put that boot on a new foot and have a clash of the titans that's not Clash of the Titans.

Deadline Hollywood got the exclusive:

In a movie move that portends a clash of giant monsters, Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull is moving his untitled Skull Island King Kong film to Warner Bros. This is being done to unite the property with Legendary's other giant franchise, Godzilla. In what would be a pretty epic pairing, the Godzilla sequel that is in the works will be followed by a movie that pits the giant ape versus the giant fire breathing reptile. I'm told this is happening very quickly with moves going all the way to Japan, where Godzilla rights holder Toho is based.

The last one gave us some great gifs, so maybe we should hope for more of those at least.

Via: Legendary
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You know that old legend about the evil version of Santa Claus, right? The one they call Adam Scott.

Just kidding. 

They are finally making a movie based around the nightmarish figure that comes to take bad children away in Germanic lore. 

Look at this nasty dude:

It seems like it should be a no brainer to make one around this, and it's comet to fruition. Not only that, but the trailer doesn't look absolutely terrible. 

It's got some haunting moments and some good imagery. It looks like Kramps himself will be suuuuuper creepy looking. 

Like this:

So, whatever. there are far worse things to base a movie around. 
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Movie advertising can be super annoying.

It can also involve lighting a drone on fire and flying it around.

While we're still not sure what we think about the new reboot of the not-done-well-yet Fantastic Four movie, we are sure what we think about flying fire drones.

They are rad.

The extremely cautious safety crew for this video pulls out a man shaped, highly flammable cut out attached to flying drones then zooms it around the dark night sky, looking like Johnny Storm on his way to the Baxter Building or to fight Galactus or whatever.

We're totally fine with this type of movie promotion because a.) It shows us something IRL we've never seen before and b.) It's probably better than the movie.

The worse thing about this video is how bored those operators look while flying a flaming drone:

At least they got into the spirit a little bit:

If this sold you on the new movie, or if you wanted to see it anyway, Fantastic Four opens Aug. 7.

Pez candy will finally get a movie based on it.
Via: HitFix
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It's like Hollywood is playing a game with itself to try and make a film out of the most uncinematic objects hidden in the aged wrinkles of western nostalgia.

And we're all losing.

PEZ, you know those cheap, terribly difficult-to-load dispensers that offer chalky, semi-tastless candy out of some recognizable character's throat, is coming to the big screen.

According to Hitflix

Envision Media Arts has entered into an agreement with PEZ Candy Inc. to bring those character heads to the big screen, with Cameron Fay ("The Three Stooges" 2012 movie) primed to pen the script.

"PEZ Candy is beloved by children and adults alike," EMA CEO and founder Lee Nelson said in a statement. "With Cameron Fay we've created a world unique to Pez and a story that will touch the hearts of many."

Yes the inanimate devises that you collected for six months when you were seven will finally grace multiplexes everywhere. Maybe they will come to life and save a young boy from the sadness that accompanies his parent's divorce? Maybe they will team up and convince other toys who come to life that nothing beats motionless inactivity? Maybe it will be a 90-minute still shot of PEZ dispensers laying on someone's carpet?

We can only wait and see!

Warner Bros. might make a Dungeons and Dragons movie
Via: Mashable
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Warner Bros. wants to take the imagination out of the game.

The studio announced Aug. 3 that it has a script and producers lined up to make a new Dungeons & Dragons movie.

Mashable has the story:

The announcement signals the resolution of a rights-holders lawsuit between Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast LLC and Sweetpea Entertainment, each of which will be involved in the project. What it does not signal: any sort of guarantee that a Dungeons & Dragons movie will actually get made.

Warner Bros. has had enormous success with the fantasy genre, through franchises like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings — but those were literary adaptations with rabid, built in followings and established characters. Dungeons & Dragons, first published in 1974, went on to become the world's most popular role-playing game — but the cultural relevance of real-world RPGs went into staggering decline with the rise of video- and massively multiplayer online games.

You might remember that they tried this back in 2000 with a weird, lame movie of a thing with Thora Birch, Jeremy Irons and Marlon Wayans. It only has 10 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and dragged in a scant $7.3 million on its opening weekend.

That won't detract from the enthusiasm.

Warner Bros. president of creative development and worldwide production Greg Silverman talked some marketing talk in the circulated press release.

"We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen. This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property."

We should also not ever let you forget about the 1982 film Mazes and Monsters. Born out of the cultural panic that D&D would turn your children into murdering psychopaths, this gem stars Tom Hanks in his first leading role.

Oh, and it's available on YouTube if you have the inclination.

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