2006 Weinstein Co. Spring Preview


Well, I didn’t expect this, and while it isn’t a full preview, which is probably a good thing since the Weinstein’s aren’t exactly ones to stick to a release date, but I do have new pics from four of their upcoming films for you along with a new little animated feature called Doogal, which just happens to be the 3000th movie added to our database!


(February 24)

Legend tells of three magic diamonds that, if in the wrong hands, can be united to create a force powerful enough to freeze the sun. When the evil sorcerer Zeebad (Jon Stewart) escapes from his ancient prison, he vows to exact revenge by deep-freezing the earth forever. Determined to save the world, a fellowship of four unlikely heroes band together to foil Zeebad’s villainous plot. Led by the candy-loving mutt Doogal (Kenan Thompson), friends Dylan (Jimmy Fallon), Brian (William H. Macy) and Ermintrude (Whoopi Goldberg) all embark on an epic adventure to save the world. In order to find the diamonds before Zeebad, they must climb icy mountains, navigate fiery pits of molten lava, sail across vast oceans and pass through a boobytrapped temple guarded by an army of ninja skeleton warriors. Along the way they learn that the most powerful weapon is their friendship – which even Zeebad’s evil magic cannot destroy.

(March 3)

In a world of technology that’s supposed to connect us, psychology student Mattie and her classmates find themselves more disconnected than ever. After her boyfriend Josh’s (Jonathan Tucker) mysterious suicide, Mattie (Veronica Mars’ Kristen Bell) and her friends begin receiving cryptic e-mails and unsettling video messages. At first, they believe they are simply the victims of a hi-tech hoax, but after a rash of disappearances across campus, they quickly realize there’s something deadly behind the messages. This sinister force takes over life, dominating one’s thoughts and cutting its victims off from the world, until death becomes the only option. With computer hacker Dex’s (Lost’s Ian Somerhalder) help, Mattie must unravel the mystery of the infection and shut it down before it reaches the rest of the world.

(March 31)

Lucky Number Slevin is a comic thriller that twists and turns its way through an underworld of crime and revenge where nothing is as it seems. Set in New York City, a case of mistaken identity lands Slevin (Josh Hartnett) into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city’s most rival crime bosses; The Rabbi (Ben Kingsley) and The Boss (Morgan Freeman). Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski (Stanley Tucci) as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat (Bruce Willis) and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to escape the maze alive. Also starring Lucy Liu, Lucky Number Slevin is directed by Paul McGuigan and written by Jason Smilovic.

(April 14)

What do you get when you mix fearless comedic genius with the latest box-office blockbusters? You guessed it. On April 14th, the Scary Movie gang is back with the most hilarious and irreverent installment yet! Scary Movie 4 is set to invade a theatre near you with outrageous sendups of War of the Worlds, The Grudge, The Village, Saw and Saw II, Million Dollar Baby and much more. Legendary comedy director David Zucker (Airplane!, the Naked Gun franchise, Scary Movie 3, and Ruthless People) and producer Bob Weiss reunite to take aim at some of the best fright films, the latest box office hits, music, current events, pop culture, and your favorite celebrities. Anna Faris and Regina Hall are back as the loveable, dim-witted Cindy Campbell and her self-serving, sex-crazed pal, Brenda, respectively – joined this time around by Craig Bierko (Cinderella Man), as the cute-but-utterly clueless Tom Ryan. Together, they battle to s ave the world from a ruthless alien invasion. And, in true Scary Movie tradition, the outrageous celebrity cameos are non-stop. Those featured include: Carmen Electra, Shaquille O’Neal, Dr. Phil, Bill Pullman, Chris Elliott, Molly Shannon, Michael Madsen, rappers Chingy and Lil’ John, Leslie Nielsen returning as our fearless Commander in Chief, plus many, many more surprises.

In Scary Movie 4, nothing – and we mean NOTHING – is off limits!

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