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Cinema Scene: John Belushi Biopic, Bugs Bunny Film

Edie Falco on The Sopranos-Edie Falco says she would be interested in reprising her role as Carmela Soprano if a Sopranos film was ever made. “Frankly, I think it’s not going to materialize, but stranger things have happened,” she said.

-Director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) and screenwriter Steven Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness) are teaming up for a John Belushi biopic. At this point, Phillips is only attached as a producer.

-Speaking of biopics, director Jon Chu (Step Up 3D) has just been tapped to direct the 3-D concert/biopic centering on Justin Bieber. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters over Valentine’s Day weekend next year.

-Bugs Bunny will be the latest animated character to get the live-action/CGI treatment. David Berenbaum has been tapped by Warner Bros. to draft a script on the Looney Tunes figure.


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This Week on HD DVD and Blu-ray: October 23, 2007

The Shining Blu-rayWhether you’ve made the choice and actually picked a side in this format war, one thing can be agreed upon by all sides—this is a good week for high-definition.

It so happens that Warner Home Entertainment has yet to pick a side in this battle of video/audio quality—a decision that, when the time comes, could end the war for good. For now, however, they are throwing down some pretty good releases to please everyone, and this week is no exception.

The late Stanley Kubrick, idiosyncratic director of some of America’s most cherished cinema, is honored this week with the release of a few classics in dual format—finally, we can all see Jack Torrance’s nose hairs as he axes the hotel door and screams his classic “Here’s Johnny!” After all, Halloween is quick approaching, and a high-def copy of The Shining might make the perfect late-night creepfest. And if horror is your bag, both formats have some decent titles this week. Check the full list after the jump.

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