March 9, 2012

[Friday Links] 'Breaking Dawn: Part 2' Trailer to Debut with 'The Hunger Games'

Predictions have been made that The Hunger Games, which opens on March 23, will have an opening weekend of around $100 million.  Lionsgate is hoping to launch a multi-billion dollar franchise and in an effort to avoid falling short of these predictions, Lionsgate is trying to draw in male viewers.

Google is reportedly planning to release a tablet with a 7-inch screen and it will be priced between $199 and $249.

The earliest Charles Dickens film has been found after sitting on a shelf for more than 50 years. This one minute-long silent film based on an episode from Bleak House was filmed in Brighton in 1901.

The Brooklyn Public Library has installed an Espresso Book Machine - an instant, on-demand printing press, which will offer titles in any language and a chance to publish your own.

Delta Airlines announced this week that it's now offering free in-flight Wi-Fi for passengers... as long as they're using it to access Amazon.

The US Justice Department has warned five major publishers that they could face legal action over ebook prices.

Entertainment One and Piller/Segan/Shepherd have acquired TV rights to best-selling author Karin Slaughter's Grant County series of 6 books.  The project will go into development immediately, with Slaughter co-writing the pilot script.

MPAA overturns the R rating on Perks of Being a Wallflower.  The film is now rated PG-13.

Casa de mi Padre director Matt Piedmont and Gary Sanchez team up once again on an adaptation of Frank Portman's 2006 novel, King Dork. Filming will begin in June.

Rocket Pictures plans Gnomeo and Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes, a sequel to the 2011 Disney hit.

The trailer for Breaking Dawn: Part 2 is set to debut with The Hunger Games.

Leonor Varela (Blade II) and Martin Donovan (Boss) join the cast of CW's The Selection, based on Kiera Cass's upcoming series.

Rhys Coiro is set to star opposite Rachelle Lefevre in the pilot based on Ayelet Waldman's Mommy Track Mysteries series.


  1. I'd love to try out the Expresso Book Machine.

    Compared to The Hunger Games I'm so not interested in the Breaking Dawn trailer.

    1. Ha, yeah - I know what you mean. I'm super excited for THG. We have family visiting that weekend and we're dragging them along to watch the movie. I got them to read the books though so they're ready. :D

  2. The Expreso Book machine souns FANTASTIC! What an innovative idea. I wonder how long it will take before those types of machines are more prevalent.

    I think THG will be epic, looking forward to it. I wonder what impact google's new tablet will have on the market? I hope they have some new amazing technology, otherwise it;s just another tablet.

  3. Book machine? Awesome!

    Gnomeo and Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes? OMG can not wait!

    Brilliant trailer release of Breaking Dawn: Part 2!

    Go Amazon! Smart move! Dirty but smart.