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The Woman In Black Film Sequel Will Be Set During WWII

The Woman in Black posterThe Woman In Black sequel will take place during World War II, 40 years on from the action of the first film. Screenwriter Jon Croker has teamed up with author Susan Hill to develop the much-anticipated sequel for Hammer Films, The Woman in Black: Angels of Death, which will have a brand new cast.

"We are proud and honored to be working with Susan again on The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death, a wonderful new tale every bit as atmospheric and terrifying as its predecessor," commented Hammer Films president Simon Oakes.

According to Empire online, the haunted Eel Marsh House - where the action of the first movie was set - is seized by the British government and turned into a military psychiatric ward in the new film. The sequel's protagonist will be called Eve, a nurse sent to work with the disturbed patients and has to fight to save them from the evil black-clad presence. No director or cast have been lined-up as yet.

The first film starred Daniel Radcliffe as a lawyer who uncovers a terrifying secret in Eel Marsh House. The film - which was directed by James Watkins and written by Jane Goldman - has grossed $127 million worldwide to date since its release in February 2012.


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The Hangover III to Be Shot in Las Vegas

The Hangover castThe Hangover III will be filmed in Las Vegas.

While the second installment in the comedy franchise - starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis - was set in Asia, the third and final movie will return to its roots in the gambling capital in the state of Nevada.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, parts of the film featuring guest star Mike Tyson will be shot just off the Las Vegas Strip and at Caesars Palace. The movie is set to feature the friends trying to spring Alan (Zach) from a mental hospital and will also be shot in Tijuana and Los Angeles with production expected to begin in September.

Director Todd Phillips is back on board for the project and promised the customary "mayhem, despair and bad decisions."

"I'm so excited to embark on another Hangover film with Bradley, Ed and Zach. We're going to surprise a lot of people with the final chapter we have planned. It will be a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, despair and bad decisions."


Skyfall Budget Cuts Mean UK Shoot

Daniel Craig filming SkyfallJames Bond movie Skyfall is to shoot almost entirely in the UK.

The forthcoming 23rd installment of the franchise - starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Dame Judi Dench - was expected to shoot in locations across the globe including Bali and China, but budget cuts means Turkey is now the only other country the movie will go to.

"Six different countries were selected but after several technical and financial problems, it was decided to scale back and just use Turkey as the sole foreign location," a source said.

British beaches will be used - including Bognor Regis on the south coast - in addition to Pinewood Studios. "As well as Pinewood's incredible facilities, the UK has some stunning beaches, particularly along the south coast near Bognor and parts of Wales," the source added.

Skyfall has already begun shooting on location in London including Canary Wharf and Charing Cross, and the film - being directed by Sam Mendes - is due for release in November.


Mapmotive Facebook Application

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet,

MapmotiveMapmotive is a handy mapping tool for Facebook that lets you know where your friends are located. Still being worked on by designer creator Jonathan Dunn from Montreal, QC, you can add and share locations of interest, special events and your favorite haunts. Of course it will not work for certain privacy levels, but it would be a fun way to find out where your buds in Oshkosh or Fargo hang out.

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Backtrack GPS Finder

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: GPS, Transportation,

Backtrack GPS FinderNever worry about getting lost in the woods again. With the Backtrack GPS Finder, you mark a spot (like your car,) press a button and it instantly records the space. Even better, it will keep up to 3 locations in its memory. The self-calibrating compass has a SiRF Star III GPS receiver, is water resistant, runs on 2 AA batteries (not included,) and includes a lanyard for wearing or attaching. At a size of only 9 x 7 x 1cm, the Backtrack Finder carries a price of £59.99 (~$111.58.)

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Schmap Mapping for iPhone and iPod touch

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Handhelds, Software,

Schmap for iPhone

Schmap has come out with a new beta service for s and iPod touches similar to Google mapping. When you hold your device vertically, it features places of interest on a scrollable list which is updated dynamically. Rotate to landscape and it shows them on a map. Tap a name from the list or one of the icons to get more information such as location and phone number with pics. Touch previous or next and you get your choice of other places in the area. Contact Schmap on your iPhone to try out their service.

 

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IPS Tracks Victims by Satellite

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: GPS, Misc. Tech, Science,

firefightersThales, a French aerospace company, designed its IPS (Indoor Positioning System) for firefighters. The tracking system is based on the Ultra Wide Band radio signal, a form of satellite navigation. They felt that traditional GPS would not be as effective as the signals were often weak and sometimes bounce off surfaces. The IPS shows the exact location of people or animals inside buildings that are too smoky to see. It can also track firefighters’ positions in relation to each other as well as their outside vehicles. We can see other future applications, such as tracking lost miners or the injured after our next great natural disaster.

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