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World War Z Nabs a Composer, First Look at The Amazing Spider-Man’s Lizard, Ghost Hunters Back In Court

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It’s one of the last news days of 2011, and just about everyone has already checked out for the year. You know what that means, right? A slow news day. Really slow. Slowest of the year. As a result we’ve dug through some headlines and scared up a couple of news bits that we normally wouldn’t have paid any attention to. At least for the most part.

First out of the gate, according to the Film Music Reporter, Marco Beltrami has signed on to score the post-apocalyptic horror thriller World War Z. The movie is directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball, Quantum of Solace) and stars Brad Pitt as a U.N. employee who scours the world, interviewing survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Bryan Cranston, and David Morse are co-starring. Beltrami will also be handling the music for Paradise Lost.

Next up, according to Deadline, there is a new chapter in the five-year legal battle between two producers and NBCUniversal over the hit Syfy franchise “Ghost Hunters”, which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The producers, parapsychologist Larry Montz and publicist Daena Smoller, have filed a new breach of implied contract lawsuit against NBCUniversal claiming that “Ghost Hunters” is based on a concept they originally pitched to the company between 1996 and 2003. Hit up the above link for the full story.

And finally, fans of movie monster make-up will be happy to see that the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie’s chief bad guy, The Lizard, will be comprised of mostly practical effects (what, no robo-lizard suit a la the Green Goblin?), and our own Nomad has scored the first look via his collectibles blog Idle Hands! Check out the images below and wish you owned that Quad.

World War Z Nabs a Composer, First Look at The Amazing Spider-Man's Lizard, Ghost Hunters Back In Court

World War Z Nabs a Composer, First Look at The Amazing Spider-Man's Lizard, Ghost Hunters Back In Court

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  • LSD Zombie

    Wow…….Why couldn’t they have gone with the Macfarlane Lizard design? I guess that would’ve been too scary for the kiddies.

  • Shambling_in_Bandages

    The Lizard looks like iguana shit.