Wednesday, October 29, 2008

CHANNING TATUM MOVIE BYTES: ‘Dear John’, ‘Public Enemies’, ‘Fighting’, and ‘G.I. Joe’

I keep finding little snippets of information all over the internet about Channing Tatum's films. By themselves, each piece of info would make for one very short article, but as they say, there's power in numbers. Together, they all have become a new CTU article series I will affectionately call "Channing Tatum Movie Bytes". Enjoy!!!


Channing Tatum and the Nicholas Sparks Book 'Dear John'Dear John author Nicholas Sparks is currently promoting his newest #1 New York Times best seller The Lucky One all over the country, and he recently shared insider tales about his books and movies with over 200 high school students in Northern Arkansas. From his 90 minute Q&A session we learn that 'Dear John', the movie and the epic love story that Chan is filming right now in South Carolina, will be released in theaters by October 2009. If you're a fan of the extremely popular author, CLICK HERE to read more highlights from his talk.


Channing Tatum's Film 'Public Enemies' with Johnny DeppMovieTickets.com spent this summer surveying thousands of movie fans to select the most anticipated movies through Summer 2009. Channing Tatum's real-life crime drama 'Public Enemies' ranked #4 overall and #2 amongst female movie-goers. With Channing Tatum, Johnny Depp, and Christian Bale all in the same cast, it definitely doesn't take a psychic or a survey to predict they're not going to have any trouble getting people into the theaters for this one. 'Public Enemies' is set to hit US theaters on July 1, 2009, and the last I heard, they were trying to release a trailer this Winter. You can CLICK HERE to read more about the survey.


Channing Tatum in a Scene on the Set of 'Fighting' (High Quality - HQ)Channing Tatum's 'Fighting' co-star Terrence Howard has been promoting his new album and was recently interviewed by the Australian magazine Babble Baby. In the interview, he confirms that the film is still scheduled for a Spring 2009 release, so hopefully that means that the possible purchase of Rogue Pictures by Relativity Media I mentioned in a recent article will not affect the release date of the film.**fingers crossed**


Promotional Photo of Channing Tatum as Duke in 'G.I. Joe' (Cropped)Uber producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura was recently interviewed by MTV.com. The 'G.I. Joe' executive producer had the following to say to MTV News about some of the early scenes he’s been working on with director Stephen Sommers,

“We are in post-production, and it’s looking really good...It’s going to be really fun, and it’s going to be big...There is going to be two or three really large sequences in it that are really going to blow people away. But I think that, more than anything, what differentiates it from a lot of these big movies is that there are eight or nine very well-drawn characters.”

I hope this means we are still on schedule to see a 'G.I. Joe' trailer during the holidays as we were previously promised, but rumor has it that we may have to wait until Oscar season instead. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced an end to a long-standing ban on movie advertisements played during their Oscar night, and it's considered to be a big deal in the industry. Many feel that 'G.I. Joe' would be a great candidate for Paramount to promote during the telecast, but nothing has been confirmed yet. The one thing we do know is that 'G.I. Joe' is scheduled to hit theaters on August 7,2009.

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