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Here’s the good news. The cast for “Eliza Graves” looks amazing. Based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, the story follows a recent medical graduate who takes a job at a mental institution and falls for a beautiful colleague. Of course it’s not that simple…

Jim Sturgess and Kate Beckinsale are in as the leads. Now comes news that Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley are joining the cast as well. The down side? Brad Anderson is directing, whose most recent effort “The Call” was…very generic. But hopefully this turns out well and isn’t just the British “Shutter Island”, a great film in its own right starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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“Terminator Salvation”, which starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington disappointed a lot of fans. But a new “Terminator” film is moving forward and it now has screenwriters…one should get you excited and one should have you worried. Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis are penning the script. The good news is the latter did work on “Shutter Island”. The bad news is the former did work on “Drive Angry” and “My Bloody Valentine 3D”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

This is a piece of news that I really hope leads to nothing. But, the LA Times is reporting that Warner Brothers is in the very early stages of exploring a possibility of making a prequel to “The Shining”. Yes, that one. The classic Stephen King novel turned into a classic film from director Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers and Danny Lloyd. According to the report, writer/producer Laeta Kalogridis (“Shutter Island”, “Avatar”) and her partners Bradley Fischer and James Vanderbilt would produce the new film.

Please let this just pass. Please. WB wouldn’t do something like this would they? I mean, that’d be like Hollywood making a sequel to “Raging Bull” without Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro right? Oh, boy. We’re in trouble.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.