New York, NY  -- Principal photography is underway in Austin, Texas on Dimension Film's family action adventure, "Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World," being directed by Robert Rodriguez ("Sin City," The "Spy Kids" Trilogy) from his own screenplay. Rodriguez is also producing this fourth addition to the wildly popular series with Elizabeth Avellan under their Troublemaker Studios banner. Bob and Harvey Weinstein are executive producing. The film is being shot entirely in Austin, Texas and will be released in 3-D on August 19, 2011.

The ensemble cast includes Jessica Alba ("Machete"), Jeremy Piven ("Entourage"), Joel McHale (TV's "Community" and "The Soup") and young stars Rowan Blanchard (TV's "Dancelot Robot") and Mason Cook ("Treasure Buddies"). Also reprising their roles from the previous films are Antonio Banderas ("The Mask of Zorro"), Danny Trejo ("Machete"), Alexa Vega ("From Prada To Nada") and Daryl Sabara ("Machete").

On the surface, Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba) has it all...married to a famous spy hunting television reporter, a new baby and intelligent twin step kids. But in reality, trying to mother Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who clearly don't want her around, is her toughest challenge yet. Also, her husband, Wilbur (Joel McHale), wouldn't know a spy if he lived with one which is exactly the case - Marissa's a retired secret agent.

Marissa's world is turned upside down when the maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) threatens to take over the planet and she's called back into action by the head of OSS, home of the greatest spies and where the now-defunct Spy Kids division was created. With Armageddon quickly approaching, Rebecca and Cecil are thrust into action when they learn their boring stepmom was once a top agent and now the world's most competitive ten year olds are forced to put their bickering aside and rely on their wits. With a little help from a couple of very familiar Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara), and some mind-blowing gadgets, they just may be able to save the world and possibly bring their family together while they're at it.

Robert Rodriguez is also serving as his own director of photography, editor and visual effects supervisor on the film. Rodriguez and Avellan have reunited a number of their collaborators from their past films, including makeup department head Ermahn Ospina, production designer Steve Joyner, costume designer Nina Proctor, and first assistant director Brian Bettwy.

The record-breaking "Spy Kids" Trilogy ("Spy Kids," "Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams," and "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over") have collectively grossed over $450 million worldwide.

 

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Christopher Nolan's third Batman film will be called The Dark Knight Rises. The director has also ruled out using The Riddler as the next villain in the series.

"We'll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we'll be introducing some new ones," says Nolan.

The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit theaters on July 20, 2012.

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LONGUEUIL, QC -- D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.A on the TSX Venture Exchange), a leader in innovative motion technology, announced today its first agreement with Premiere Cinemas to equip its Aggieland Premiere Cinema 16 in the Bryan-College Station area, home of the Texas A&M University, where 26 D-BOX MFX Seats will be installed in time for the much anticipated, Warner Bros.' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 opening Nov.19th.

"We are very happy to extend our footprint in Texas with a visionary company such as Premiere Cinemas," declared President and Chief Executive Officer of D-BOX Technologies, Claude Mc Master. "We're looking forward to introducing D-BOX's technology to them and building together a long-standing relationship."

"We are entertainers, and we are always looking for new ways to entertain our guests" said Gary Moore, President of Premiere Cinemas. "There's nothing more rewarding than getting a great response from our moviegoers and D-BOX helps take the experience to a new level. I think it's a great fit for theatres wanting to stay on the cutting edge of technology and entertainment like Premiere strives to do. "

For a complete listing of theatres offering the D-BOX experience and a guide to new movies, visit www.d-box.com.

 

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LOS ANGELES -- Moving forward with the most anticipated films of the next decade, Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman announced today that Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Cameron has agreed to make AVATAR 2 and 3 as his next films.

Cameron, who had always viewed AVATAR as the creation of a new world and mythology, will begin work on the scripts early next year with an eye towards commencing production later in 2011. Cameron will decide if he will shoot the films back-to-back after he completes the scripts, but the release of the first, as yet untitled sequel, is targeted for December 2014, with the third film contemplated for a December 2015 release.

AVATAR 2 & 3 will be produced by Cameron and Jon Landau for Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment.

"AVATAR is not only the highest grossing movie of all time, it is a created universe based on the singular imagination and daring of James Cameron, who also raised the consciousness of people worldwide to some of the greatest issues facing our planet," said Rothman and Gianopulos. "We had no higher priority, and can feel no greater joy, than enabling Jim to continue and expand his vision of the world of AVATAR. This is a great day in the history of our company, and we thank Jim, Jon Landau, Rae Sanchini and all of their team and all of our Fox colleagues throughout the world, who have made this possible."

Commented Cameron: "It is a rare and remarkable opportunity when a filmmaker gets to build a fantasy world, and watch it grow, with the resources and partnership of a global media company. AVATAR was conceived as an epic work of fantasy - a world that audiences could visit, across all media platforms, and this moment marks the launch of the next phase of that world. With two new films on the drawing boards, my company and I are embarking on an epic journey with our partners at Twentieth Century Fox. Our goal is to meet and exceed the global audience's expectations for the richness of AVATAR's visual world and the power of the storytelling. In the second and third films, which will be self contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc, we will not back off the throttle of AVATAR's visual and emotional horsepower, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world. I'm looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild."

"It is very exciting to be teaming again with our partners at Fox to give audiences the opportunity to return to Pandora," said producer Jon Landau. "With the first movie, Jim only scratched the surface of the stories he wants to tell and the creatures and world he wants to create. Now we will continue his vision."

AVATAR is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in nearly $2.8 billion in worldwide box office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time. AVATAR won Golden Globe® awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Director; and was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and won Oscars for art direction, visual effects and cinematography.

AVATAR was written by Cameron from an idea he nurtured for over a decade, while working on the technology necessary to realize its wholly imagined world. Working with Joe Letteri and his team at Peter Jackson's WETA Digital, Cameron created a fully immersive 3D cinematic experience of a new kind, where revolutionary technology that was invented to make the film disappeared into the emotion of the characters and the epic nature of the story.

AVATAR 2 & 3 will mark Cameron's latest collaborations with Twentieth Century Fox, a relationship that spans 25 years and marks one of the most successful filmmaker-studio alliances in motion picture history. Cameron and Fox first joined forces in 1985 for Aliens, which became a sci-fi classic. Next came The Abyss, which revolutionized visual effects technology; and True Lies, a blockbuster starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 1996, Fox greenlighted Cameron's Titanic, which became the most successful film in history, and won a record-breaking eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Lightstorm partner Rae Sanchini negotiated the deal on Lightstorm's behalf.

 

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