Six new character posters for the thriller have hit the web courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, each one touting the warning, “Don’t talk to anyone. Don’t touch anyone.” The cautionary words are paired with each of the flick’s stars — Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet — in various degrees of distress. A seventh poster teases, “The world goes viral September 9,” with a biohazard warning for many of the world’s biggest cities. “Contagion” certainly isn’t beating around the bush when it comes to its end-of-the-world premise here.
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Jason Momoa Is Writing “Conan 2″
“Conan the Barbarian” might not be out in theaters yet, but that hasn’t stopped leading man Jason Momoa from being hard at work on the sequel’s script. Crave Online recently spoke to the star, who said he was waiting to see if his submission will be accepted for the sequel. “[I]t’s about the villain, what that villain is going to extract from Conan, and where as an actor I want to go with Conan,” Momoa teased. “You know, no one’s going to know what I want to do better than me.”
Sony Calls For “Smurfs 2″
Prepare to be smurfed again. Sony has staked out August 2, 2013 as the release date for a sequel to “The Smurfs,” Deadline says. The first flick is new to theaters, but did well opposite “Cowboys & Aliens” and has racked up already $135 million worldwide. So far no other films are slotted for that release date.
“The Lincoln Lawyer” Hits The Small Screen
After becoming a solid success earlier this year, “The Lincoln Lawyer” is being sent to the small screen as a TV series. Variety is reporting ABC has ordered a pilot script to be co-written by “Lincoln Lawyer” film scribe John Romano and the original novel’s author, Michael Connolly. It sounds to us a lot like the process “Friday Night Lights” went through to reach the small screen — and look at how successful that series turned out. So we’re hoping for good things from this news.
“The King’s Speech” To Head To Broadway In 2012
ShowBiz411 has learned that “The King’s Speech” is being turned into a major theater production. Casting director Gabrielle Dawes is currently finding actors to fill the major roles that David Seilder penned for the screen and will soon be bringing the play to the London stage. It will open at Guilford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theater in January for a short engagement, then head to London’s West End in March before coming to Broadway in the fall.
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