Saturday, October 31, 2009

Check This... Season's Greetings

This weeks Halloween themed 'check this...' is Michael Dougherty's 'Season's Greetings', the short serves as an animated prequel to his feature lenght directorial debut 'Trick 'r Treat', which was finally released on DVD this month after being shelved by Warner Borthers for 2 years. The short film is about a child (Sam) being stalked by a stranger on Halloween night, only Sam is no ordinary Child. Be sure to visit Michael Dougherty's artwork on his website too, click here to view!  

Trick 'r Treat Trailer  
Check This... is a feature showcasing what we at Flicks News consider essential short films to watch! 
To view past shorts we showcased click here.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Heath Ledger Directed Music Video: Rapper N'fa Forster 'Cause An Effect'

Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron Confirmed To Star In 'Mad Max 4'

Variety have confirmed what we previously reported that Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron have been cast in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.

Although not officially confirmed, Hardy is expected to replace Mel Gibson as The Road Warrior "Mad" Max Rockatansky. Director and writer George Miller is keeping the script and all details under wraps.

'Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars' To Air November 15 On BBC

'Doctor Who' will return to BBC One Sunday, November 15 at 7pm on BBC One with 'The Waters of Mars'.

The Russell T. Davies and Phil Ford-penned episode and has been directed by Graeme Harper and produced by Nikki Wilson.

The episode will be followed by two more specials, one being broadcast on Christmas Day with the conclusion and Tennant's final outing as The Doctor before his regeneration yet to be announced but expected to air late 2009/early 2010.

'David Tennant Interviewed On GMTV Promoting 'Waters Of Mars' & Discussing His Final Scenes and Possible 'Doctor Who' Movie.
In other Doctor Who news:

Steven Moffat revealed he is writing six of the episodes and overseeing another seven for the new series and promised fans "great stories" and said there would "joyous moments" as well as "heartbreak" while attending the 2009 Screenwriters' Festival in Cheltenham.

The head screenwriter/ showrunner is currently working on the script for the series finale for which expectations will be high.

"[My] biggest challenge right now is the writing of Episode 13," he confessed.

He also praised Matt Smith.

"He's all the things you'd expect, including ancient," and "someone you can't take your eyes off".

Moffat also said he is under a lot of pressure to continue the series's success as the new show runner/ head writer.

"What if I broke Doctor Who? That would be a tragedy," & "Yes, you do feel [the] pressure," he added.

The new look Tardis was mentioned too.

"There is a plot reason for it,""I always liked the Tardis from the Peter Cushing [Dr Who] movies, and wanted to make it more like that".

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Richard Ayoade's 'Submarine' Cast Confirmed

DS are reporting that Noah Taylor, Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige and Sally Hawkins will star in Richard Ayoade's feature directorial debut 'Submarine'. Michael Sheen has dropped out of the film but Paddy Considine is still on board.

An adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's novel, Submarine centres on 15-year-old Swansea boy Oliver Tate (Roberts) as he romances classmate Jordana Bevan and attempts to stop his parents splitting up. Dunthorne's novel has drawn comparisons with JD Salinger's classic teen angst tale Catcher In The Rye.

Ridley Scott Talks Alien Prequel

Empire got to have an exclusive chat with Ridley Scott about the Alien prequel, he revealed the story will take place thirty years prior to the original telling Empire:
“It’s a brand new box of tricks,” said Ridley. “We know what the road map is, and the screenplay is now being put on paper. The prequel will be a while ago. It’s very difficult to put a year on Alien, but [for example] if Alien was towards the end of this century, then the prequel story will take place thirty years prior.”

“I never thought I’d look forward to a sequel,” said Ridley. “But a prequel is kind of interesting. I’m looking forward to doing that.”

'Avatar' Trailer 2

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Amy Adams & Zach Galifianakis To Star In John Carney's 'Town House'

Amy Adams & Zach Galifianakis are in talks to star in 'Once' and 'Bachelors Walk' director John Carney's upcoming comedy-drama 'Town House'.

'Town House' tells the story of an agoraphobic man who lives in a Boston townhouse with his teenage son and is forced to come to terms with his life as the royalties of his late rock star father begin to dwindle.

Carney, who adapted the screenplay for 'Town House' from the Tish Cohen novel of the same name, is planning to shoot the film next summer.

'Capitalism: A Love Story' International Trailer

'Nowhere Boy' Trailer

Ang Lee Confrims 'Life Of Pi' Is His Next Film

Ang Lee has confirmed to DS that The Life Of Pi will be his next project will be an adaptation of Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize-winning novel 'Life Of Pi' for Fox 2000, he told DS:
"I think I'm going to do Life Of Pi," Lee revealed to DS. "A little boy adrift at sea with a tiger. It's a hard one to crack."

Lee noted that the project is still at the scripting stages and he hasn't started thinking about who will play the lead character, Indian boy Piscine 'Pi' Molitor Patel.

"I haven't done casting yet," he said. "I'm delivering the first draft. I think I've cracked the structure of the movie and I'll figure out how to do it later. How exactly I'm going to do it, I don't know!"

Asked when the movie is expected is arrive, the director replied: "This is two years ahead of me."

'Cracks' Trailer

'Shutter Island' Trailer 3

'Alice in Wonderland' Extended Trailer

A Few Clips From 'A Christmas Carol' & Featurettes - The Story

The Story

3D Experience

'Invictus' Trailer

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

'Green Zone' Trailer

<a href="" target="_new" title="EXCLUSIVE: Green Zone - Trailer">Video: EXCLUSIVE: Green Zone - Trailer</a>

Damon & Brolin In Talks For 'True Grit' UPDATED

Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are in discussions with Joel and Ethan Coen to join Jeff Bridges in “True Grit,” the re-imagining of the iconic 1969 Western that Paramount Pictures will put into production next March for late 2010 release, variety reports.

Damon is to play the lawman (played by Glen Campbell in the original) who teams with Cogburn and a 14-year old girl to track her father’s killer into hostile Indian territory. Brolin is in talks to play the killer.

UPDATE: The Coens talked to RT about there 'True Grit' remake confirming reports that Damon, Brolin and Bridges are in talks to star in the film.
"Yes, Jeff, Matt and Josh, that's true - something that you read in the trades that actually turns out to be true!"

The 1969 original film was loosely based on the novel by Charles Portis, and revolved around a young girl hiring Cogburn to track down the man who killed her father. According to Ethan, this new version will be much closer to the source material. "It's partly a question of point-of-view" the writer-director explained. "The book is entirely in the voice of the 14-year-old girl. That sort of tips the feeling of it over a certain way.

"I think it's much funnier than the movie was so I think unfortunately they lost a lot of humour in both the situations and in her voice. It also ends differently than the movie did. You see the main character - the little girl - 25 years later when she's an adult."

He continued, "Another way in which it's a little bit different from the movie - and maybe this is just because of the time the movie was made - is that it's a lot tougher and more violent than the movie reflects. Which is part of what's interesting about it."

Joel added, "I don't actually remember the movie too well, but do I remember it being much more of a standard Western, and the book is just an oddity. It's a very odd book."

Duncan Jones Reveals Sam Rockwell Cameo In 'Mute'

Moviehole got to chat with Duncan Jones director of 'Moon' about his follow up 'Mute'. 'Mute' is a science-fiction thriller about a mute bartender who goes up against his city's gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing partner.

The film will take place in the same universe as Moon, Sam Rockwell character will even get a cameo in the new film Jones reveals:
Are you working on your next film yet?

I'm trying to. The script is good - and it's gone out to some actors, and if we get the actors we want hopefully that will help us get the finance. That's really the problem right now because, as I said, we made Moon for about 5 million U.S dollars and the next film we want to make for a slightly bigger budget - you know, around fifteen to twenty million dollars. We're going to have to get a studio involved or, if we go the independent route, we're going to have to get a hot lead through one of the actors that we've got attached. That's really the tricky bit - financing it.

You said Sam was onboard this one?

He is. He's going to be coming back and doing a little cameo; it's just a small part. He'll be coming back and playing the character that he plays in Moon. It's just a little epilogue moment that'll be in the background action of the film. It's science-fiction as well this one - it takes place in the same timeline, but it actually takes place in a future Berlin, so it's a city film and it's very much like Blade Runner. Technically, there is no Blade Runner sequel but technically, spiritually and aesthetically anyone who loves Blade Runner is going to really enjoy Mute.

Monday, October 26, 2009

New 'Sherlock Holmes' Poster

'Bond 23' Will Begin Shooting At The End Of 2010

Daniel Craig has revealed that the 23rd James Bond movie will start filming in 2010. The actor told fans outside the Broadway theatre for his play A Steady Rain that production will kick off at the "end of next year" DS reports.

The movie will be Craig's third outing as Bond and will be the follow up to 'Quantum Of Solace'.

Daniel Craig On Bond Start Date

Check This... 'Occupations' By Lars von Trier

'Occupations' is a segment from “Chacun Son Cinéma” (To Each His Own Cinema) collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about Cinema. This is Lars von Trier contribution to the collection which answers the question what would Mr Trier do if you interrupted him in the cinema.

Check This... is a feature showcasing what we at Flicks News consider essential short films to watch!

To view past shorts we showcased click here.

'Bunny and the Bull' Poster

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bootleg 'Avatar' Trailer 2

Video: George Miller Talks 'Mad Max 4: Fury Road'

Press Conference:

Sky News Australia Report:

Saturday, October 24, 2009

'Easter Sixteen' Begins Production

RTE have learned that a new historical drama 'Easter Sixteen' will begin filming in Ireland at the end of April, its the directorial debut of Irish actor Jason Barry. Gary Oldman will play James Connolly, Guy Pearce will play Pádraig Pearse and Ian Hart will play Thomas Clarke in the film.

Also starring are Chris O'Donnell as Ross, Elaine Cassidy as Nora and Anthony La Paglia as Spindler.

'The Men Who Stare at Goats' Trailer 2

New Set Of 'Avatar' Images

Mad Max 4 To Be Titled 'Fury Road'

The fourth installment of George Miller's 'Mad Max' films will be titled 'Fury Road' and is set to go into production in Sydney and New South Wales outback next year, according to Australain local reports. No studio backing for 'Fury Road' has been announced as of yet but the film will reportedly has a $100 million budget.

Miller is quoted as saying that:"'Fury Road' will put New South Wales back on the map as a filmmaking destination.

The Daily Telegraph Reports that:
"Hollywood has cut its production in half. Big movies like 'Fury Road' and 'Happy' Feet are rare and competitively sought after in all the filmmaking regions of the world,".

"The production agreements have been a long time in the making and (NSW) Premier Rees and his team have worked like Trojans to ensure this substantial investment comes into this country. Not only does it help fuel the local economy but it means many talented people get a chance to practice their craft and lift their skills."

"The 'Mad Max' films are iconic," Rees said. "In the hands of director George Miller, we will see one of the largest and most ambitious live-action films ever made in Australia. This is a clear vote of confidence in Australian expertise. This proves that Sydney is an international contender for major film production."

"Its been 30 years since the post-apocalyptic thriller "Mad Max" was released, propelling Mel Gibson to stardom.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Dylan Baker Confirms He Will Be In 'Spider-man 4'

Dylan Baker has confirmed he will appear in 'Spider-Man 4'.

At a screening for 'Trick 'r Treat', Baker announced that he would reprise his role as Dr. Curt Connors in the fourth film.

It remains to be seen whether Connor will appear as his villainous alter ego, The Lizard, but it is worth noting Sam Raimi has previously identified The Lizard as one of his favourite villains.

Neill Blomkamp's Next Film Will Be A New Original Science Fiction Flick

Media Rights Capital has signed Neill Blomkamp for a new an untitled outer space sci-fi film which will go into production next year, the District 9 director/writer will have creative freedom in making the project.
“MRC is letting me make the film I want to make and that is by far the most important thing here,” Blomkamp said. “The film will hopefully be commercial, but it is very much a singular film, that comes directly from me. `District 9’ was a bit different. I was learning the process then, under Peter Jackson’s wing. He had control, but was awesome enough to let me make the film I wanted to. Bill’s producing this with MRC, so the difference is Pete’s involvement."

Blomkamp said he’s not intimidated, being given so much creative freedom in his sophomore outing—with no Jackson this time around.

“I’m not particularly interested in massive budget films, or creating huge spectacles that some young directors might be attracted to,” he said. “Hopefully, this will be a bit unique, very much a reflection of me. It is absolutely another science fiction film, quite different from `District 9,’ but some of the blending of genres and the tone might be within the same realm.”

Cint Eastwood's 'Invictus' Poster & Still

First Offical Image Of 'The A-Team'

Thursday, October 22, 2009

2 Clips From 'Gentlemen Broncos'

'A Christmas Carol' Featurette: Jim Carrey

James Cameron On 'Avatar's' Hype

'The A-Team' ET On Set

Charlize Theron & Tom Hardy Gearing Up For Mad Max 4?

E! is reporting that Charlize Theron & Tom Hardy have joined the fourth Mad Max, with Hardy taking over the role from Mel as the Road Warrior. Multiple sources have told E! news that Theron, is director George Miller's pick to play the lead female role in the upcoming film.

Details of the Mad Max's next outing are still very slim with George Miller keeping coy about it, actors who auditioned for the film have only been given a letter for their character's name if they have been successful.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Poster For 'The Road'

Joe Quesada On The Captain America Script

Marvels editor talking with CBR confirmed he has read 'The First Avenger: Captain America' script and while not divulging too much details on the plot he had this to say:
"I've seen a couple of outlines and an initial screenplay, and it's going to rock everyone's socks off," Quesada said. "It's very unexpected, the kind of movie it is." He added that "Captain America" sets up The Avengers in "a fantastic way" and also mentioned that there is an undisclosed wish list of actors to play the superhero.
This could mean that the main villain of The Avengers film will be the Red Skull.