Stare Into The Faces Of The New Thundercats!

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Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.

We only have a few precious spoilers for you this morning, but they do include an alleged first look at the mighty leonine heads of the Thundercats, from their CGI movie, which IMDB says is coming in 2010. Also, there's a new plot synopsis of the City Of Ember movie, starring Bill Murray and coming Oct. 10. Also, there are some more unreliable Doctor Who spoilers, and a new Lost clip. And you'll never guess who showed up at that funeral home on Lost! Click through to be spoiled.



Here's a model of what the heads will supposedly look like in the new CGI Thundercats movie, which appears to be using some kind of motion-capture and supposedly stars Hugh Jackman, Jessica Simpson and Michael Clarke Duncan. [TGISFW]

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City Of Ember:

A new one-sheet for the City Of Ember movie came out, featuring a detailed plot synopsis of the Bill Murray adaptation of a young adult novel set in a post-apocalyptic underground city. Here's the synopsis:

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights - underground. Built as a refuge for humanity and powered by a massive generator - this city will only sustain for 200 years. Now Ember is falling into darkness as the generator fails, and the dazzling lights begin to flicker and fade.

Despite growing concern for the future of their beloved city, Ember's students find themselves confronting the next step in their lives. A rite of passage for all graduates, it is Assignment Day, the day on which the Mayor himself will stand before the graduating students as they choose, by lottery, how they will spend their lives working for their society. Lina, praying with all her might to be a messenger, is appalled to be assigned to the Pipeworks, the vast network of pipes underneath the city. Her classmate, Doon Harrow, who wants more than nothing else to work in the Generator, panics when he pulls the messenger assignment. The Pipeworks isn't the Generator, but it is close enough and Doon offers to swap assignments with Lina. She is thrilled and grateful and eagerly changes jobs. Thus, an unlikely friendship is born, one that, as it blossoms, will change the course of all the lives in Ember.

Lina takes easily to the job of messenger and finds herself zipping all over Ember, delivering important missives to even more important people, including the mayor himself. At home she cares for her aging and forgetful grandmother, and her baby sister Poppy. When an old metal box is discovered in their closet, Lina's grandmother is overjoyed. Completely sure that the contents of the box are of the utmost importance, she is completely bereft of any memory as to why.

Lina manages to jimmy the lock open, and discovers some cryptic and decrepit papers inside. Unable to piece the papers together, Lina resolves to decipher their meaning and enlists Doon's help.

As blackouts in the city become more frequent, Lina and Doon realize that the information inside that box could lead to the salvation of their city and their fellow citizens. Now racing against the clock, the two follow the clues, cleverly maneuvering around corrupt politicians and unsavory characters hoping to keep them from their goal: restoring the light in the CITY OF EMBER.



Doctor Who:

Another set of probably bogus spoilers for the last two episodes of Doctor Who season four. Former British Prime Minister Harriet Jones becomes a super-Dalek (as in other recent spoilers). And Rose's alternate universe collapses, dumping Rose, Jackie and Mickey back in our universe. And the Sontarans fight the Daleks. And the Doctor's daughter Jenny is in it. And the Master is manipulating everything from behind the scenes. But Donna is secretly controlled by the Racnoss, those spidery creatures. And Dalek creator Davros is helping the last Dalek (from the Great Depression episodes) create a new race of Daleks. And the Doctor gets split into two Doctors, one of whom goes with Rose. (That part we actually did have pictures of the filming of, at least.)


I apologize to anybody who's not a raving Doctor Who fanatic, who might be struggling to make sense of the above paragraph. The fact that you need a PhD in Who to understand them, by itself, makes the above spoilers highly unlikely. Although you do never know. [Sunny Tyler]



Lost was back filming scenes in the funeral home where Jack visited the mystery coffin at the end of season three. And the only Lost star to be seen there... was Desmond! Is he in the coffin? Or was he paying his respects? [Spoilers Lost]


And here's a sneak peek from Thursday's new Lost episode:

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Chris Braak

Dear movie guys: good idea! That motion-capture cinematography has had nothing but raving successes since it was introduced!

And I'm sure that having your actors in giant hideous cat-masks in the first place will only INCREASE their appeal to the audience when they're creepily rendered on screen.