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The Newsdesk 09.14.09 – New Moon Makes VMA Debut; Sneak Peek of Michael Jackson’s This Is It

Watchmen‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan is joining the cast of the Red Dawn remake as a Special Forces team leader who discovers the teen soldiers’ headquarters. Want to stop a teen rebellion? Send in the Comedian.

• The extended trailer for The Twilight Saga: New Moon debuted during the MTV Video Music Awards. What, you thought it was going to premiere during 60 Minutes?

The trailer for This Is It, the concert film composed of Michael Jackson’s final rehearsal footage, debuted during the MTV Video Music Awards. Luckily Kanye West stayed in his seat for the duration of the clip.

• Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself opened in the number one spot this weekend, taking over $24 million. Meanwhile, Sorority Row and Whiteout can just plain do badly on their own, coming in at sixth and seventh place, respectively.

Guillermo del Toro is teaming with Disney
to produce dark animated films under the Double Dare You label. We
“double dare” you to think of a more unlikely Hollywood pairing.

• DreamWorks unveiled the teaser trailer for their 3D animated film How to Train Your Dragon. Ironically “purchase Shrek merchandise” is the first step on the dragon training list.

• Robert Zemeckis’ 3D motion capture take on A Christmas Carol has arrived. This holiday season, children will be creeped out.

• Gabriel Macht, Hank Azaria, and Oliver Platt have joined the cast of Ed Zwick’s romantic comedy Love and Other Drugs. We assume the “other drugs” are coffee and tasty Krispy Kreme donuts.

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