01-30-09: Tales of the Black Freighter, Law Abiding Citizen News

Gerard Butler Featured in Watchmen - Tales of the Black FreighterWarner Home Video has released details of the companion DVD, Tales of the Black Freighter, to Zack Snyder’s Watchmen.  The DVD is scheduled for release on March 24, 2009.  Watchmen will be released in theaters March 6.  Gerard lends his voice to the Black Freighter animated feature which is the story within the story of Watchmen.  Pre-order details are not yet available from Amazon.com, but for more details on the DVD features read more here.

DVD cover art can be found here and here.

Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx in Law Abiding CitizenLAW ABIDING CITIZEN

In the good news department for Law Abiding Citizen, Overture Films has finalized an agreement to release LAC  from Mark Gill and Neil Sacker’s Film Department in 2010.  Read more…

The movie has also added another member to their cast.  Oscar nominee Viola Davis has  joined the cast (another Oscar nom/winner to add to Gerard’s impressive “one degree of Oscar” resume! :D ).  The announcement was made by Overture Films’ CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett along with Mark Gill and Neil Sacker of The Film Department.

“What a fantastic cast,” said McGurk. “We are thrilled to partner with The Film Department on such an intriguing project and hope this is just the beginning of a long and successful relationship.”

Read more…

MORE WEBSITE UPDATES

In our continued efforts to update and build a more interactive experience for our visitors, we are moving our movie database to a new platform where you can rate the films and participate in polls right in the film profiles.  The new complete listing is easier to sort as well.  The first third of the films have already been moved so feel free to browse and rate Gerry’s greatest hits!

01-25-09: Burns Movie News for Gerard!

On this day, the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Gerard Butler fans may have even more reason to celebrate. The Times Online reports that the Vadim Jean helmed project ‘Burns’, a long time passion project for Gerard, will begin filming on location in Edinburgh and Burns’ native Ayrshire sometime this year.

An excerpt from the article is below:

Most of the budget, which includes investment from Scottish Screen, is already in place. The remainder will be raised by signing up 250 subscribers to the project.

Each will commit a sum to the project in the same way that investors backed the publication in 1786 of the famous Kilmarnock Edition of Burns poetry. The success of the collection convinced Burns to stay in Scotland rather than emigrate to Jamaica, as he had planned.

Alex Salmond, the first minister, will host a dinner at Edinburgh Castle in May to help raise funds.

Read more from The Times Online…

The official website for the film has also been updated in the press area.  Sign up for email updates with them to follow their progress!!

We want to hear from YOU! Are you exicited to think that this project may finally get off the ground this year?  Leave us a comment!

01-24-09: More of the ‘Gerard and Jamie Show’ from Philadelphia City Hall

Gerard Butler and Mayor Michael Nutter

MyFox Philadelphia brings us another video, Star Power Has City Leaders Seeing Dollar Signs, from the January 23 news conference with the mayor and cast/crew of Law Abiding Citizen.  Many thanks to Sharon for being on the ball, working well into the UK night and putting screencaps in the gallery.  Screencaps from yesterday’s 6ABC video have also been added.


Thanks once again to Philly Chit Chat for some great pics from the press conference with Gerard, Alan Siegel, Sharon Pinkenson, Mayor Michael Nutter and Jamie Foxx.  Hugh also sent us some additional photos which you can view in the gallery, along with ones from Just Jared.  Thanks again to Sharon for working so hard with Hugh and others in getting us some great photos!

We have already heard from Carol in Philly, were you at the press conference too?  Leave us a comment and tell us all about it!

With the obvious comraderie between the actors and directors of the film, we are VERY excited about this film that Gerry has worked so hard on and, of course, pulling for its success. How excited are YOU for the film? Cast your vote here! or on the homepage left sidebar.

ROCKNROLLA ON DVD

Don’t forget! Tuesday is RockNRolla DVD Day!! If you can’t make it to the store, pre-order your copy from Amazon.com and help support GB.Net in the process!! You just may get it on release day anyway! Choose from Blu-Ray, Two-Disc Special/Digital Copy and Single Disc Editions:

01-23-09: Law Abiding Citizen Cast Brings the Funny to Philly City Hall

Gerard, Jamie Foxx and F. Gary Gray had some fun at Philadelphia City Hall today as Mayor Michael Nutter presented the cast and crew of Law Abiding Citizen with a Liberty Bell.  Jamie did an impersonation of the Mayor to the delight of City workers, while Gerard complained about always being paired with Oscar winners…

Gerard Butler stepped to the mike and jokingly complained that he was tired of getting second billing in films starring Academy Award winners (like Foxx), and hoisted the bell, proclaiming: “this is my Oscar.”

Gerard Butler at Philadelphia City Hall
Check out the video of the news conference at 6ABC Action News Philadelphia…


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Hugh over at Philly Chit Chat was there and sent us this photo.   Check out his blog for more set pics from yesterday and he will hopefully have others from the news conference up later tonight.  Thanks again Hugh!

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