Monday, June 30, 2008
All Star Cast for King Lear which maybe shot in Ireland (O, untimely death!)
Gary Oldman Confirms Roles in Robert Zemeckis’ A Christmas Carol (This Could Be A Classic)
Matthew Fox Is Billy Smoke (Based On A Comic That Ain't Been Released Yet)
Sunday, June 29, 2008
"For the monster I would love to have Doug Jones," he revealed. Jones has worked for the director as a creature performance since Mimic and plays Abe Sapien in the Hellboy films. "I think he can do a fantastic job. Ron looks seven feet tall in Hellboy, but he's not. I think we could do that with Doug, but I would love to do it with him. The only vision of the Frankenstein monster I've ever latched onto is Berni Wrighton's. He's lanky and long and it's gorgeous in a tragic way. Doug has all of those qualities."Well don't hold your breath for this as Del Toro will be busy directing the two Hobbit films first but its good to see he still has other projects on his mind also when asked about who he has in mind for Victor Frankenstein:
"I won't say anything 'cause then you would know what I'm doing."
“I don’t see why not. I mean, they did it with Katie Holmes’ character. I understand that this is a different circumstance, but I think another actor could do the job. I think Heath would want another actor to do the job.” Oldman then took a moment to think about it some more, “Maybe we don’t need the Joker. Because we’ll have The Riddler.”
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
This is the first trailer for Gake no Ue no Ponyo or Pony on a Cliff for us English speaking people. It was premiered on a Japanese TV show so that explains the rather insane set up and weird people watching on in the corner of the screen so it probably won't make much sense but it looks very pretty.
I wrote that for Marvel and I’m in the process of doing a second draft. I had a lot of fun writing that script, I wrote it with this guy Joe Cornish, who is a really funny UK writer. It’s not really an out-and-out comedy. I think some people assume that it must be a spoof, but it’s not really. I guess it’s as funny as something like Iron Man is, it’s on that level of entertainment, really. It’s a big, high concept, special effects comic book adaptation, and very character-led and we found a way of… I guess in a similar way to Iron Man, the thing that worked with that and hopefully will with this is that it’s a different way of seeing a superhero origin, because you’ve seen so many of them and we really tried to figure out a fresh take on that story. So it’s definitely a Marvel film but it’s got a little twist on it in terms of the way that it plays out.
Part 3 deals with the return of Johnathan Crane (Scarecrow).
Part 4 profiles Jim Gordon.
In other news it has been confirmed the credits will end with:
In memory of our friends
Thursday, June 26, 2008
He also added that the Barbarella remake is delayed because of the writers strike and possible actors strike.
UPDATE: The full USA Today article has gone online and says Robert Rodriguez will not be sitting in the director chair for this one but will produce, Douglas Aarniokoski, whose been a long time collaborator of Rodriguez working often as assistant director will direct the film. Rodriguez had this to say:
"I was surprised when Rose brought me a script of Red Sonja that she liked, I found it very entertaining. Sonja was strong, smart, cunning — just about everything she'd have to be to survive."
There was a fourth book written, but it was not by Mr. Ludlum. So we’re probably going to take our own direction and we’re working on what that storyline’s gonna be right now.”So where will Bourne end up this time Marshall is predicting South America.
Plus the two face clip is gone from WhySoSerious.com/MyHero Hero Today Gone Tomorrow.
So there you go if you want to see another Dirty Harry Movie get that pen to paper and write him a great script, my idea Dirty Harry fights the undead, these punks won't stay dead.
"I'm 78 years old, and you're pretty well drummed out of the police force by that age. There could be a scenario. I suppose if some mythical writer came out of nowhere and it was the greatest thing on the planet, I'd certainly have to think about it, but it's not like I've ever courted it."
"I feel like that was an era of my life, and I've gone on to other things. I'm not sure about being Dirty Harry again, but who knows?"
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I've only seen bits and pieces of [Nolan's Batman movies]. There's an enormous amount of effort and time and money that goes into the making of them, but it's a different generation. They're a different kind of thing than ours was. They're dark, gothic, sinister, full of explosions. We didn't approach it that way at all.
Plus in Dark Knight news, wired has a very cool article with Christopher Nolan about TDK dropping digital effects for the real thing.
Also the HAHAHAHA times is out.
Featuring Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Jeremy Piven, Tom Wilkinson and Idris Elba the film is about London's criminal underworld takes notice of a Russian mobster's shady land deal, a scam that puts millions of dollars up for grabs. Its out on the 5th September
'A big-screen version of Arrested Development is planned for next year.'Jeffrey Tambor was promoting Hellboy 2 on Craig Ferguson and he also mentions doing it next year! Great interview but scroll to 7:15 if you wanna see him mention the movie!
“When it was on TV, if you missed one word the whole third act could be blown for you. And TV is a different experience. You come home and you've got to finish a call so you miss the first ten minutes or you get snacky and you go to the fridge and you miss another two minutes, so it's a different experience to film.”
The actress was previously in talks to star in Sin City 2 as Ava Lord but the film has yet to materialise.
In an interivew with MTV:
"I found the first Sin City impressive, but I don't know what they're going toJolie also spoke of her admiration for Sin City co-director Frank Miller.
do with the next one to make [it] as original as the first one."
"I think he’s a genius," she said. "I'd be curious [if offered]."
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
But the ones Marvel is talking about now are Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Iron Man. I would love to see that.Still no word on whats happening with Jon Favreau and Marvel but this seems to be a good sign. However it does not look too good for the Ant-Man film to be directed by Edgar Wright as he is off to make Scott Pilgrim this Autumn so unless he comes directly off that do to Ant-Man, The Avengers movie will be shot first leaving little need too do Ant-Man which would be a shame. Plus there is no confirmed actors for Avengers so its unsure weather Robert Downey Jr, or Edward Norton will return for Avengers due to in house arguments with Marvel Studios.
Yes its up and yes its bad you can view it here or you can watch this cracking scene from Robocop when he busts a drug den. Plus if you do dare to watch the trailer you can imagine yourself as Robocop going to the production office of Disaster Movie and killing them all.
What actually got me to sit down and put pen to paper was 'hey wouldn't it be fun to do a Dirty Dozen kind of thing?' It doesn't look anything like The Dirty Dozen. I don't want it to feel like a period film. I want it to feel current. I want it to feel right now. One of the things I have to battle against is 30 years of Nazi-occupation TV movies where we've all seen the big streets and the vintage cars and the Swastikas, and we've just seen that ad nauseum. This is a modern, in-your-face movie. This is not a TV movie period piece.
I am serioulsy thinking of putting myself in a coma until this comes out.
Also check out the new episode of Gotham Tonight dealing with the life of Bruce Wayne and also rumblings of a bat-copter nice.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Anybody who was alive in the 80's wanted these two to meet in a film but not like this, we wanted Schwarzenegger a futuristic cyborg sent back to kill Stallone from becoming the future president of the world but at this point in time was a boxer until they both meet up to stop an alien invasion from wiping out the world, there was gonna be big flipin guns, montage sequences galore, lots of blood, body oil, ripping pecks and plenty of one liners not a flipin love story. Reality is a cruel mistress
One of the true great comedians George Carlin has died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71. A true voice for everything thats wrong with the world has been slienced but will not be forgotten.
Known for his edgy, provocative material developed over 50 years, the bald, bearded Carlin achieved status as an anti-Establishment icon in the 1970s with stand-up bits full of drug references and a routine called "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television." A regulatory battle over a radio broadcast of the routine ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Trailer Round Up: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Good, The Bad And The Weird, Taken, Donky Punch, Mum And Dad
Ign is hosting the Taken trailer. (Liam Neeson shows Jack Bauer a thing or two)
Brithish horror Donkey Punch website is live with trailers clips and pics but be warned its not for the kiddies. (A Lads Mag Horror?)
And Finally another British Horror Mum and Dad. (UK Hostel?)
25 July 2008 cannot come soon enough and if anyone from Warner's or TDK advertising campaign is reading this wheres Flick News Dark Knight goodies?
Gotham Tonight looks at the tragic, mysterious, and flamboyant life of billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne. Born into enormous wealth, Bruce's life changed forever when he witnessed the shooting deaths of his parents in downtown Gotham. GCN's premier news program looks at Bruce's life then, and now. Gotham Tonight gets exclusive comment from District Attorney Harvey Dent, who's rumored to be dating Bruce's old friend Rachel Dawes. And GT also examines the ascent of Bruce Wayne to CEO of Wayne Enterprises - what is the economic giant planning now? Tune in now on Comcast Channel One. GCN will webcast the episode this Monday at noon on http://www.gothamcablenews.com/
Christian Bale, soon to be seen as the caped crusader in The Dark Knight, is in talks about donning the jolly Lincoln Green outfit of Robin Hood, where he will be part of a menage a trois between Russell Crowe's Sheriff of Nottingham and Sienna Miller's Maid Marian.Nothing is signed for Bale, but director Ridley Scott is exceedingly keen to cast him. Costume fittings begin next week, so he'll be either in or out by then. Vanessa Redgrave and William Hurt are also in discussions about being in the film, which is called Nottingham.Saoirse Ronan (who appeared with Vanessa in Joe Wright's award-winning film Atonement) will also be in the picture.
Also Sony has paid Marvel to renew its rights so I doubt Spider-Man will feature in the Avengers or cameo in any other Marvel Studio film.
Also Frank Miller talks CGI in the film on his blog.
A new deal between D3 Publisher and Universal pictures will create a videogame out of the upcoming Coraline stop-motion animation film (Check Trailer Above), based on the property by Neil Gaiman.
D3Publisher announced that they had reached an agreement with Universal Pictures to license Coraline for both console and handheld platforms on Monday, with the game scheduled to be released around the same time as the movie hits theaters. The movie is currently slated to be released February 6, 2009.
D3Publisher is a small Japanese game company that focuses on budget games that often have a character tie-in. They have developed over 100 games.
Coraline Sneak Preview
HW: Is Justice League going to come out before the next Superman?
BR: Oh, I think it seems as though that's not happening, it's on the back burner right now so it's just Man of Steel now.
HW: When are you doing the next Superman? It's taking a long time.
BR: I know, they're busy writing a script and then I trust we'll be starting next year, early next year. That's my timeline anyway.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wackness Trailer (High Times)
Images From Amelia (Possibly Another Oscar Winning Role?)
INGLORIOUS BASTARDS to be 2 separate films! (Promising!)
'Bruno' given May 2009 release date (Can't Wait!)
JJ Abrams is to make a new mystery movie based on a New York Times article (The Apartment 2 this aint!)
Interview with Brian "Absolute Legend" Cox (Acting God)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
AMCtv.com had a chat with screenwriter J Michael Straczynski on his future film projects and gave a little info about the condition of the Sliver Surfer spin-off and its not looking good. Due to the failure of the Fantastic Four 2, Straczynski does not think the film will be made and had this to say.
Whether or not it ever gets made I don't know because they were kind of disappointed in how Fantastic Four 2 did. And given how this will be a subset of FF2 in terms of the marketing strategy, I think there is hesitation there about putting it forward. The script is pretty good, I like it, but whether or not it goes into production, I have no idea.
J Michael Straczynski also talks about bringing World War Z to the screen.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
An Eye catching Saul Bass inpsired one sheet,check
Check out the trailer here for what is shaping up to be another Coen brothers classic. Burn After Reading is a comedy about two gym employees (Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand) who find a suitcase containing the memoirs of an ex-CIA agent (John Malkovich). Their attempts to blackmail him go somewhat awry. George Clooney, Tilda Swinton and JK Simmons also star.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Wallace and Gromit have a brand new business. The conversion of 62 West Wallaby Street is complete and impressive, the whole house is now a granary with ovens and robotic kneading arms. Huge mixing bowls are all over the place and everything is covered with a layer of flour. On the roof is a ‘Wallace patent-pending’ old-fashioned windmill. The transformation is perfect.Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that 12 local bakers have ‘disappeared’ this year – but Wallace isn’t worried. He’s too distracted and ‘dough-eyed’ in love with local beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell, to be of much help.
Sam Rami is been a very busy bee with alot on his plate, putting the finishing touches to his return to horror flick Drag Me To Hell, pondering whither to go back to make Spider-Man 4 (Flicks News hopes so despite 3 been a bit naff) , signing on to direct a new series of Jack Ryan movies for Paramount and working on the TV syndicated series of Terry Goodkind, Wizard’s First Rule.
Take a Breath.
Variety reports that Columbia and Sam Raimi are reuniting on "The Given Day," an adaptation of an upcoming novel by Dennis Lehane, who has had a very impressive novel to film translation from the likes of Clint Eastwood (Mystic River) to Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone) and Martin Scorsese, whose Shutter Island should be out later in the year. Sam Rami is looking to direct the as of yet unreleased novel and had this to say.
The Given Day" is set in 1919 Boston, with the city in turmoil as soldiers are returning home from WWI, having brought back an epidemic of Spanish influenza. Attempts to unionize the police department have set the stage for a historic strike and two cops take center stage."While it deals with many of the same themes as (Lehane's) earlier work, it is also his most ambitious book, tying events of a century ago to the subjects we struggle with today,"
Flicks News hope that Sam can cram Evil Dead 4 in aswell.
The Ong Bak 2 promo has hit the web and as you expect it looks like a pretty spiffy martial arts film. It sees Tony Jaa in the director's chair as well as star in this prequel set in ancient Thailand. Its got a whole load of elephants, some pretty impressive fight scenes and a very impressive fight scene on a herd of elephants whats not too love.