In last summer's blockbuster film, The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway plays Selina Kyle, who attempts to get her hands on a software program that will erase her criminal history from every computer database in the world. At one moment of the film, this character (who would later become Catwoman) tells Batman, "Wayne says you can get me the clean slate.”
In the film, the product is referred to as "clean slate" several times, and rather fascinatingly, Warner Bros. got sued over this by a company that actually markets and sells a computer security program called "Clean Slate."
As Indiana federal judge Philip Simon puts the key question in setting up his ruling, "Is it trademark infringement if a fictional company or product in a movie or television drama bears the same name or brand as a real company or product?”
As any loyal Trekkie knows, there's plenty of comedy to be had in Star Trek. Who doesn't get a kick out of Bones' love affair with complaining or Spock failing to grasp the subtleties of human interaction?
But the Internet has boldly taken Trek comedy to new heights. And in honor of Star Trek Into Darkness hitting theaters this week, Heat Vision looks at some of the clever videos featuring the Enterprise crew.
Paramount Home Media Distribution has picked up worldwide distribution rights to horror comedy Ghost Team One.
The movie centers on two roommate who fall for a girl who believes their home is haunted by a vengeful madam. The duo set out to make a documentary, uncovering not only a decades-ago murder but also a ghost that is into them.
Brawny robots clash with hulking monsters in Guillermo Del Toro's sci-fi epic, Pacific Rim.
And the newest clip, billed as the main trailer for the Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures production, finds all the prior bits and pieces of the teasers summed up in one narration describing the plot.
While talking with The Hollywood Reporter about Tomorrowland — the ultra-secretive Disney movie that Damon Lindelof is writing and producing and George Clooney and Hugh Laurie are starring in — director Brad Bird let slip a few tantalizing nuggets about why he didn’t enlist for Star Wars: Episode VII duty and whether we’ll ever see an Incredibles 2.
Rising actors Jonny Weston and Sofia Black-D’Elia are in negotiations to star in Almanac, Paramount’s found footage movie being produced by Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.
Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried, andChiwetel Ejiofor are starring in Z For Zachariah, a post-apocalyptic feature that will be directed by Craig Zobel.
Tobey Maguire is producing via his Material Pictures banner along with the company’s senior vp Matthew Plouffe. Zik Zak Filmworks’ Skuli Malmquist, Thor Sigurjonsson and Palomar Pictures’ Joni Sighvatsson are also producing.