2006 CANNES REPORT: #4

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Read the 2006 CANNES REPORT: #3 here.

It’s a small update today, but everyday can’t be busy in France can it?

GIAMATTI VOICING ZOMBIE TOON

Paul Giamatti is set to headline the voice cast of Rob Zombie Presents the Haunted World of El Superbeasto as Dr. Satan, the film’s villain.

The 2-D animated comedy, based on the Spookshow International comic book “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto” created by Zombie, follows the exploits of a washed-up Mexican wrestler, El Superbeasto, in the mythic world of Monsterland. El Superbeasto will be voiced by Tom Papa, his sister Susie X will be voiced by Sheri Moon Zombie and the robot Murray will be voiced by Brian Posehn.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

SAW III SET FOR OCT. 31
Oddly enough Lionsgate made the announcement that Saw III will be released on October 31, but wherever it’s announced I am sure fans are sure to listen.

Along with the release date we learn that Lionsgate will also be releasing a special director’s cut DVD package earlier in the month.

Saw III began shooting May 8 in Toronto and should finish by the end of June or early July on a rumored budget of more than $10 million — more than the first two films combined.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

BESSON PLANNING ARTHUR 2 & 3
Luc Besson‘s CGI-animated feature Arthur and the Minimoys is set to hit theaters on December 25 and while at Cannes the director announced that he has plans to make a second and third installment of his big-budget 3-D animation/live action movie.

The first pic was budgeted at about $80 million making it the most costly European animation ever by some margin.

The feature recounts how a 10-year-old named Arthur falls into the secret world of the Minimoys, where he meets Princess Selenia and her brother, who help him on a mission to save his grandmother.

The Weintein Co. is distributing the flick here in the States.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

DREAMGIRLS TAKES OVER CANNES!
Wow! I never expected this, but it seems as if DreamWorks’ Dreamgirls is already getting Oscar buzz as The Hollywood Reporter is quoted as saying, “‘Dreamgirls’ became the first major movie of 2006 to stake a serious claim for Academy Award consideration, as DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures previewed 20 minutes of the film Friday before a sampling of the world press assembled at the Cannes Film Festival.”

I have a few pics from the preem featured below and you can click on any one of them for larger versions, but before you go doing that JoBlo.com is actually in Cannes and attended teh event and gives a scene-by-scene breakdown in their articles here and here. They also nabbed a few new pics from the movie and you can get those here.

Dreamgirls hits theaters on December 21.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

Read the 2006 CANNES REPORT: #3 here.

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