Rachel McAdamsWhen we recently visited the set of this winter’s eagerly-anticipated “Sherlock Holmes” movie, we found Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams. But naturally, we were also looking for a certain hat and phrase that have long been the hallmarks of the world’s most famous sleuth.

“There’s lots of explosions, [and] people almost die,” McAdams explained to us when we held a magnifying glass up to her recently. But when it came time to talk about Sherlock’s signature stuff, the “Notebook” star insisted that Guy Ritchie’s new vision had omitted a few essentials.

When we asked Rachel if Downey gets the chance to utter the revered Sherlock line “Elementary, my dear Watson” to Jude Law, she didn’t seem to remember it from the script. “I don’t know if he ever worked it in anywhere,” she revealed. Read More...

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Henry CavillFROM SPLASH PAGE: Even though he's currently busy offing the heads of rebellious Englishmen as Sir Charles Brandon on "The Tudors," Henry Cavill revealed to MTV News that he was once connected to a very different -- and much less morally murky -- role in popular fiction.

Before the Bryan Singer-helmed "Superman Returns" went into production, Cavill was slated to star as the Man of Steel in "Terminator Salvation" director McG's vision of the beloved DC Comics superhero.

"I was attached to the McG 'Superman' movie," Cavill told MTV News during a press event for Woody Allen's "Whatever Works." "Then Bryan Singer came on and took the helm and he made his movie."

To continue reading about Henry Cavill near-miss with the Superman role, head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.


Will Smith and Jaden SmithWhen Will Smith announced that his production company would be remaking "The Karate Kid," he set off waves of speculation about how drastically he would break from Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita's original story.

Macchio went on record, saying that recreating the figure of Mr. Miyagi with Jackie Chan, let alone the rest of the story, would be a challenge. Smith assured everyone from the beginning that his new film would have "a Chinese adaptation to it," though, and new details about the script seem to confirm that it will head in a very new direction.

Rumored to be retitled "Kung Fu Kid," Smith will be keeping the original title, "The Karate Kid," according to Moviehole. Though the story reportedly has a similar cast of characters to the 1984 version, Smith's movie looks like it will re-contextualize the entire story with new cultural and possibly even racial undertones. Read More...


Optimus Prime in 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'Paramount Pictures has put the "Robots in Disguise" back in the spotlight with three new one-sheet promo posters for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." Released today, the trio of images depicts two members of the heroic Autobots, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, as well as the evil Decepticon, Starscream, who we last saw flying off into space at the end of Michael Bay's 2007 blockbuster.

After the jump, you can see the full image of Autobot leader Optimus Prime from "Revenge of the Fallen," voiced once again by "Transformers" veteran Peter Cullen. Then be sure to check out all three images in our "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" photo gallery. Read More...


Steven SoderberghSteven Soderbergh is making a big push toward realism in his new movie, “Moneyball,” adapted from the best-selling Michael Lewis book that followed the Oakland A’s and their general manager Billy Beane (to be played by Brad Pitt), who used an innovative, statistics-based approach to build the team’s roster and win the 2002 MLB American League West Division title.

To that end, Soderbergh will be casting real life participants to play themselves, filming at American League ballparks around the country and inserting actual MLB game footage into the film. One area in which the Oscar-winning director will not be striving for realism, however, will be with Bill James, the stats guru who has a key role in Lewis’ book and whose body of work Beane applied to his management of the A’s.

“My current plan is to animate him,” Soderberg revealed to MTV News while promoting his Tribeca Film Festival entry, “The Girlfriend Experience.” Read More...

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Sasha Grey

With the new Steven Soderbergh picture, “The Girlfriend Experience,” porn star Sasha Grey is making a bid for mainstream movie stardom. As she makes the crossover, though, she shared her thoughts with MTV News about who she’d like to see make the leap from conventional Hollywood fare to hardcore adult film.

High on her list is “Twilight” vampire and MTV favorite Robert Pattinson. “He’s not bad,” Grey said with a sly smile. “There’s something about him.” Read More...

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Dom DeLuise in 'The History of the World, Part I'Whether he was a hyper lumbering sidekick or an evil ego-driven buffoon, Dom DeLuise, who passed away yesterday, always played the kind of character that could light up rooms in his movies. Even when he played the pompous villain in his hammed-up role as Don Giovanni for "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" and the desperate reluctant weasel Julius Pritter in the 1966 Doris Day film "The Glass Bottom Boat," the level of energy he projected could engulf any scene. From buddy roles opposite Burt Reynolds to his blisteringly hilarious voice acting in everything from "Ren & Stimpy" and "Duckman" to "An American Tail" and "The Secret of NIMH," here are the five roles we will always remember Dom DeLuise for here at MTV Movies Blog.

Dominick DiNapoli ("Fatso")
For every fat guy whose love handles have stood between him and his dream girl, "Fatso" was Dom DeLuise's gift of hope. Easily the most hilariously humanized role of his movie career, this is the way most audiences will remember him, as the character with enough determination to make you believe he can do anything, if he can just conquer his comfort food. Read More...


Robert RodriguezLike the tides and Lindsay Lohan’s film career, movie projects come and go. One project we’re particularly sad to see go bye-bye is Robert Rodriguez’s planned adaptation of the schlocky, sexy 1968 sci-fi flick, “Barbarella.”

Yes, MTV News learned exclusively during a conversation with the director to promote the Blu-ray version of “Sin City” that his “Barbarella” is officially dead.

The film had been in development for years. Back in 2007, Universal Pictures was set to make the picture with Rose McGowan taking over the lead role from original star Jane Fonda. But the budget was said to have swelled past $80 million dollars and Universal balked. Rodriguez went in search of alternate financing. Read More...

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For your consideration as Best Male Performance: 2009 MTV Movie Awards host Andy Samberg in the Holocaust drama, "The One Who Dared To Leave," featuring a rousing portrayal of one young man's determination to face down tyranny and those who "really suck." The MTV Movie Awards air LIVE Sunday, May 31.

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Gears of WarStrap on some body armor, rev up your chainsaw gun and get ready to slice and dice some Locust meat -- "Gears of War" is on the way and by all accounts, it's going to be massive.

Screenwriter Chris Morgan recently spoke with MTV News to give a status update on the upcoming video game adaptation, saying that things are moving along fantastically.

"A draft went in and we're talking about it now and we're budgeting it out," Morgan told MTV. "It's looking incredibly good."

The film is currently set up at New Line with "Underworld" helmer Len Wiseman attached to direct. Wiseman already has MTV's endorsement, and if Morgan's script pans out as he intends, fans of the franchise are likely to back the project as well. Read More...

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