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Fox Options Film on German Hero ‘Arminius,’ a Favorite of Third Reich

Screen writer Frank Moll has reportedly optioned a script to 20th Century Fox about ancient German hero “Arminius,” He defeated a Roman army in a key battle that shaped Germany. Only one problem; Third Reich propagandists used him to promote Nazi Germany’s superiority. There’s no question the story of the ancient warrior would make for interesting cinema, especially for those fond of movies like “The Gladiator” or Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart." Arminius has been used in almost every German war to rouse nationalism....

Right Wing Big Money Eyes Hollywood in Its Own Image

Right wing conservatives have long lambasted supposedly left-leaning Hollywood for making films that don’t espouse their values or worse, promote what they claim is a liberal-left political agenda. But now, they’re not getting mad, they’re getting even. Right-wing media multibillionaire Phil Anschutz appears to be leading the charge. He’s financed a film studio called Walden Media that is producing movies with a decidely right-wing political agenda. Walden’s second film, “Won’t Back Down,” debuted this weekend in about 2,500 theaters across the country. Not surprisingly, 20th Century Fox, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has the distribution deal....

Ridley Scott's Prometheus New Int'l Trailer Released (Watch)

Ridley Scott’s widely anticipated sci-fi blockbuster “Prometheus,” is showcased in a new international trailer that offers a few more harried scenes from what film studio Twentieth Century Fox says will be an epic adventure. The domestic trailer for the film was released last December and the new clip also provides glimpses of cast members Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba....