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Merlin's Manifesto: Movie News 12-29-99
Welcome to Merlin's Manifesto, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, I know I did. The site is starting to move forward on several projects right now, and you should begin to see some wonderful changes over the next two weeks or so. We are now announcing a few new features here at the Manifesto, which we hope you will like. Please sign up for our free mailing list, sent out when this site is updated.
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An In-depth Look: Pitch Black



T
he Cast
Radha Mitchell, Vin Diesel,
Cole Hauser, Ric Anderson

The Crew
Director - David N. Twohy
Producer - Tom Engelman
Release Date: January 2000

Vin Diesel ("Saving Private Ryan, Iron Giant"), Radha Mitchell and Cole Hauser are set to take on the lead roles in David Twohy's upcoming sci-fi flick "Pitch Black." The film is about a transport ship that is marooned on the surface of an inhospitable planet. Diesel is cast as a convicted killer who has to win the trust of his fellow castaways and ultimately leads the group against the planet's alien inhabitants. -read more

Watch the
Pitch Black - Trailer (10.1 meg)

Eon Magazine recently conducted an interview with director David Twohy, click here to read it.

We've got a complete synopsis of the movie, a huge image gallery and a few more juicy tidbits for you to chew on in our in-depth look.


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All 23 episodes of the first season for devoted X-philes to devour. Enjoy the campier feel of the show with shoddier special effects before anyone knew it would be a big hit. The set is not due out until May 2000, but you can preorder now to take advantage of a $50.00 dollar savings.


Rumors and Gossip

IGN Movies has the first exclusive trailer from Ridley Scott's 'Gladiator' movie which stars Russell Crowe ('The Insider'), Joaquin Phoenix ('8mm') and Richard Harris ('Unforgiven'). The story follows a wrongly enslaved gladiator, as he battles his way to hero status to eventually face the man who has enslaved him.

The offiicial X-Men movie site is now open for business (but still under construction), you can supply them with your e-mail address to receive notification of it's official opening. A teaser poster has also been spotted, a metal X-Men symbol standing slighly open in the center like a double door. Rumor has it that the door will gradually open over the next few months until you can see the full X-Men team, we will of course keep you updated. I also heard that there may be a teaser trailer attached to Galaxy Quest, if anyone can confirm this for me it would be greatly appreciated.

There is a rumor out there right now that Jodie Foster has decided not to join up with Anthony Hopkins in the next Hannibal film. This means we may see our favorite red head FBI agent, Gillian Anderson in the lead role, apparently her name has been brought up, along with a few other contenders to play the part. Jodie Foster has opted to direct a film entitled 'Flora Plum' which will star Claire Danes, and has a time schedule that conflicts with the filming of 'Hannibal'.

The NY Post reports that Ben Afleck is closing to signing a deal to portray Batman in the next movie for about $15 million dollars. But rumor has it that before Affleck will sign, girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow must agree to play Catwoman. Paltrow is, as always, in heavy demand, and apparently undecided about playing the role.

It has long been an internet rumor that a Hellboy movie will someday make it's way onto the big screen, but for now developers at Dark Horse Interactive, and Cryo Interactive are working on a Hellboy game adaptation for the PC and playstation. A couple of screen shots have been released recently, click on the thumb nails for larger views.

The new Anthony Hopkins movie 'Titus' which is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus', tells the story of treachery and deceit within the Roman Empire. Visit the official site to read a complete synopsis, and be sure to download the trailer.

If you are like me, at some point you have visited a fan site that has been shut down by Fox on the grounds of copyright infringement. So, in a voice of organized protest, at least 70 sites will launch what has been dubbed "The Strike Back Against Fox" campaign, a one day web blackout to show the studios how much free publicity they loose without them. Fox may not blink an eye, but at least there are people voicing their opinions out there.


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