Wednesday, June 30, 2010

'Machete Maidens Unleashed' Trailer

From the early '70s well into the '90s the Philippines was a back-lot for a bevy of B-movie mavericks and cinema visionaries alike. The country was utilized for its inexpensive labour, exotic locations and distinct lack of rules. A large body of genre work emerged that somehow managed to capture the raw, chaotic energy of contemporary Filipino culture. These productions (a cavalcade of monster movies, jungle prison movies, blaxploitation and kung fu hybrids) were miraculously made at a time when the country's political situation was repressive at best.

MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED! is the ultimate insiders' account of genre filmmaking in the Philippines. A role call of local and international survivors from this period have been interviewed, all adding their distinct and honest account of this Devil-may-care school of filmmaking. Sitting alongside the talking heads are a dazzling array of outrageous film clips from key Filipino titles.

Now That's How You Sell A Film

Production Commences On Scorsese's 'Hugo Cabret'

Martin Scorsese has begun production on 'Hugo Cabret' his first film to be shot in 3D. It tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.

It stars Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island), Sacha Baron Cohen (Bruno), Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas), Chloë Moretz (Kick-Ass), Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), Ray Winstone (London Boulevard), Christopher Lee ("The Lord of the Rings"), Helen McCrory ("The Special Relationship"), Frances de la Tour (Alice in Wonderland), and Richard Griffiths (The History Boys).

It has a December 2011 release date for the US.

Edgar Wright Updates 'Ant-Man' Status

Edgar Wright has talked a bit more about the status of the 'Ant-Man' film he plans to helm for Marvel:
I haven't actually started the second draft yet--I'm not going to be able to until this film [Scott Pilgrim] is out--but what we wrote for the first draft, and what Marvel really liked, is that it's funny, but it's a genre film. It's about the level of comedy that Iron Man has. The idea is to make a high-concept genre film where it's within another genre. His suit and its power is the big gadget and it takes place in the real world. I just wanted to do something that was slightly different than the superhero origin film. I felt that between that and the various mad scientist, crazy doctor films that we've all seen, this would be a way into an origin that was slightly different. I'm not really a multi-tasker--I haven't done anything since Marvel liked our first draft.

Updated: 3 Clips & TV Spot For 'Predators'

Here#s your first look at the film in action with 3 clip and Japaneses TV spot for Nimrod Antal's Predators, starring Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo, Walton Goggins, Alice Braga and produced by Robert Rodriguez.

Predators opens on July 9 in the US & July 8th for us here in Ireland & the UK.

Updated: 3 more clips & a featurette for Predators on the character Hanzo, played by Louis Ozawa Changchien.


Behind The Scenes


TV Spot

Creators Of 'A Town Called Panic' Have A New TV Series 'Les Touplat'

Vincent Patar and Stephane Aubier creators of the brilliantly insane 'A Town Called Panic' have a new TV series called 'Les Touplat.'

'Les Touplat' will be based on the duo's pair of short films from the 1990 using paper cut out animation and starring the Baltus family, the family will return for 'Les Touplat' in twenty six episodes which will be seven minutes each.

'Paranormal Activity 2' Teaser Trailer

Here's the teaser trailer for 'Paranormal Activity 2' the sequel the $15,000 box office phenomenon that grossed $151 million worldwide.

Director Tod Williams takes the helm for this outing from Oren Peli, there's not much on the plot other than the ending of the first one and Katie is still lurking in the dark.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Video: Happy Birthday Sam Raimi From James Franco

James Franco & Bill Hader send out a special birthday message to Sam Raimi .

'RZA's Wu-Tang Vs The Golden Phoenix' Trailers

Here's a Kung fu treat for you all, 2 trailers for the The Rza's first foray into making a kung fu epic 'RZA's Wu-Tang Vs The Golden Phoenix.' In a world where everyone fights…and they’re all fighting for one thing – the Wu Tang weapon!

Behind the Scenes

'Rango' One Sheet/Trailer

'Rango' is an upcoming animated film, directed by Gore Verbinski. It features the voices of actors Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy, and Abigail Breslin.

This is your first look at the Hunter S Thompson inspired 'Rango' voiced by Johnny Depp, a chameleon with an identity crisis.

Updated: Trailer

Updated: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I' Trailer

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction—the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort's Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort... alive.

Harry's only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale—the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks.

Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became "the Boy Who Lived." No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

Updated: New Trailer

Monday, June 28, 2010

Tom Hardy Talks 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Taking the diver seat of the Interceptor from Mel Gibson, Tom Hardy talked a little about taking the role of 'Mad' Max Rockatansky in George Millers 'Mad Max: Fury Road:'
Q: Can you talk about how you got involved? Is that shooting? Is it ready to go?

Tom Hardy: I'm obviously limited as to what I can say. These things are always binded to secrecy and I think that's a good thing for the film anyway. I'm not allowed to give away anything. Without incriminating myself in any way, it's a very big film. To step into the shoes of Mel Gibson... George [Miller] and Mel created the franchise "Mad Max," which started off as an independent which then blew up. It took off. It became the "Mad Max" as you know it with t-shirts and DVDs. No computer game yet, but you know, it was early days. This was back before internet. Before all that sort of stuff. I was born the year it came out, so now it's very funny that I've now been asked to play Mad Max. I spent four hours. It was kind of an anomaly. There were many, many actors that would probably be right for Mad Max and there's many out there who could probably do an exceptional job to portray him. It's especially a challenge to step in the shoes of such an iconic character. I'm aware that I'm going to take a certain number of casualties when I go in and play him. If I concentrate on that, it's obviously not going to be the best thing for the project. We have to take it differently, as George is taking it. It's a relaunch and revisit to the world. An entire restructuring. That's not to say that it's not picking up or leaving off from the Mad Max you know already, but it's a nice re-take on the entire world using the same character, depositing him in the same world, but bringing him up to date by 30 years. Mel would be perfect for it but, for some reason, he's not doing it and I am. You can expect the same amount of grit and rawness and authenticity and performance, I hope to deliver. But that's really the crux of me and George to deliver and all the other actors as the other characters. But also we have the new world afforded to filmmakers today with all the opportunities. I think the boys that did "Lord of the Rings" are involved. That kind of stuff as well. CGI is not going to be -- I think it's going to be much more about how you deal with action. These things are going to be really there. Big rigs, big explosions, big car crashes. Big violence, you know. It's going to actually happen as opposed to doing a 2D turned to 3D screen. It's going to be an adventure, let's put it that way. We're shooting for a year.

Q: Can you at least say when you're going to be in front of the cameras?

Hardy: I can't say when I'm going to be in front of the cameras. I'm actually headed tonight to Australia to start some stunt-training. I'm training now. Even though I'm smoking. I'm meant to drop 30 pounds so smoking and one meal a day is my training at the moment. I'm going to start fighting soon. The harder stuff, as we get close to the line. I'll probably get three or four months of fight training out there. Seven days a week. All that kind of horrible s**t.

Q: So you're going to train for three months and then shoot for a year?

Hardy: Shooting is probably nine months. Training is allocated as two months. We don't know if that's going to push a little bit or come up a little bit. It's a gray area. There's very anomalies and shifting papers. All kinds of people's shifting schedules, from what I'm aware, need to be tied down. The movie is absolutely healthy. It is going, it's just a question of, not if, when precisely.

Q: You mention shooting in Australia? Have they decided to displace the geographic non-specificity of the original?

Hardy: It's absolutely the same spot. The same spot.

Q: So you're going to have an Australian accent?

Hardy: This is a new area to me. It's up to people like George. I don't know. I don't know. Whatever suits the revisit. It would be bold for me to give you an honest answer now. I don't know and a lot has to be left to the process. It depends on what feeds the project for the best of the project, always.

Q: You're dropping 30 pounds?

Hardy: I've already dropped it.

Q: Are you aiming for a muscular cut, being very thin? What the look you've envisioned?

Hardy: Imagine a hungry wolf. Or like when you put a cat in the bath. You grab a cat by the throat and stuff it under the f**king water. You know what it looks like? That's what I'm going to look like. But like a puma. Very hungry at very dangerous. It's imperative. This is the kind of guy who's not well. So I have to create that reality.

Wossy Updates'Turf' Movie Plans

Jonathan Ross has talked about the state of the film adaption of 'Turf,' 'Kick-Ass' director Matthew Vaughn was set to bring the comic to the big screen but with taking the Helm on 'X-Men: First Class' he may have to propose or drop the film:
"Matthew loves Turf and has said he wants to make it into a film," Ross told Newsarama.

"We both love his work as a director so would be delighted. But at the moment he is committed 100% to X-Men: First Class, which won't be finished for at least a year, so we have not taken it further with him or his company yet.

"We are going to give him first refusal before we offer it elsewhere. He is also very keen on our next major project, The Golden Age... but for now I have to keep quiet about that."
Turf Comic Trailer:

'The Social Network' Teaser Trailer

Teaser trailer for David Fincher's 'The Social Network,' the founding of Facebook.

Jesse Eisenberg plays Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Timberlake plays Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook's founding president; and Andrew Garfield plays Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg over money.

The film is set for a October 1, 2010 release date.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Return Of The Jackson

There is talk that Peter Jackson may return to Middle Earth and helm 'The Hobbit' after director Guillermo Del Toro left the project.

Reports claim a deal is being negotiated with New Line/Warner Bros. and MGM so Jackson can extricate himself from other project obligations to move forward on 'The Hobbit'. Warner Bros./New Line have said nothing is confirmed yet.

TV Spots & Featurette For 'Inception'

3 new TV spots for 'Inception' & a featurette of Christopher Nolan giving a breakdown of Leonardo DiCaprio performance in the film.

The films opens in theaters and IMAX on July 16 here in US & Ireland and the UK, the film also stars , Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger and Michael Caine.


TV Spots

'Little Fockers' Trailer

The test of wills between Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) escalates to new heights of comedy in the third installment of the blockbuster series— Little Fockers. Laura Dern, Jessica Alba and Harvey Keitel join the returning all-star cast for a new chapter of the worldwide hit franchise.

It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam (Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get “in” with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack’s suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back.

When Greg and Pam’s entire clan—including Pam’s lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)—descends for the twins’ birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he’s fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack’s final test and become the family’s next patriarch…or will the circle of trust be broken for good?

Fassbender Chooses Magneto!

Michael Fassbender has chosen the role of Magneto in 'X-Men: First Class' over the 'Spider-Man reboot' villan. He will star alongside James McAvoy and Benjamin Walker in Matthew Vaughn’s 'X Men: First Class.'

Thursday, June 24, 2010

2 New 'Walking Dead' Pics

2 new pictures of the eagerly anticipated TV adaptation of 'The Walking Dead,' the new pictures give a better look at Andrew Lincoln and one of the many zombies.

'Red' Trailer

Red is the story of Frank Moses (Willis), a former black-ops CIA agent, who is now living a quiet life.

That is, until the day a hi-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him. With his identity compromised and the life of the woman he cares for, Sarah (Parker), endangered, Frank reassembles his old team (Freeman, Malkovich and Mirren) in a last ditch effort to survive.

Red is based on the DC Comics graphic novel of the same name by Warren Ellis.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Predators: International Trailer

A bold new chapter in the Predator universe presented by Robert Rodriguez, 'Predators' was shot on location under Rodriguez's creative auspices at the filmmaker's Austin-based Troublemaker Studios, and is directed by Nimród Antal. The film stars Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they've been brought together on an alien planet... as prey.

With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers – mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members – human "predators" that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Updated: 'Inception' Characters Featurette

New 'Inception' featurette featuring a better look at the characters from the mind heist, includes quite bit of never seen before footage.

Also added are 2 Korean movie posters.

Update: More posters

'Doctor Strange' Next For Marvel

Marvel Studios is lining up Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme 'Dr. Strange' for trip to the big screen, the studio has hired screenwriters Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to write the script for the film.

The duo wrote the upcoming Conan, video game adaptation Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and a draft of Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens.

Dr. Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel universe; he has unparalleled mastery of the mystic arts, which he uses to defend his reality from otherworldly threats; his primary magical patrons are a group of entities known as "the Vishanti." The Vishanti are a trinity of godly beings comprised of Agamotto, Hoggoth, and Oshtur.

Monday, June 21, 2010

'The Green Hornet' Trailer

Britt Reid is the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene — until his father mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato, they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. But in order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves — protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets.

Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato’s clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case, they begin hunting down the man who controls LA’s gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky. But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.

Doctor Who: Matt Smith Introducing 'The Big Bang' & Preview Clip (Updated)

The Doctor is gone, the TARDIS has been destroyed, and the universe is collapsing. The only hope for all reality is a little girl who still believes in stars.

The Big Bang is the dramatic finale to the Eleventh Doctor's first series. In the videos below Matt Smith shares a little information about the second part of the series finale. There is also a clip that contains spoilers, especially for those who have not yet seen 'The Pandorica Opens'.

Matt Smith Introduces 'The Big Bang'

Clip From 'The Big Bang'

BBC Trailer

Friday, June 18, 2010

2 Pictures From 'The Rum Diary'

Here are 2 photos of 'The Rum Diary' starring Johnny Depp.

The film is based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel of the same name, its directed by Bruce Robinson with Amber Heard, Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart and Richard Jenkins also cast.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

'The American' One Sheet & Trailer #2

The American is an upcoming drama/thriller starring George Clooney and directed by Anton Corbijn. It is an adaptation of the 1990 novel A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth. It is scheduled for release on September 1, 2010 in the US.

The film also stars Thekla Reuten, Bruce Altman, Irina Björklund, and Paolo Bonacelli.

Trailer #2

Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' Gets A Cast

Steven Spielberg has announced the cast for his next film 'War Horse,' that sees a August 10, 2011 release date.

Set in 1914, the film centers on Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose that is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind.

Jeremy Irvine leads the cast in the role of Albert,he is joined by Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, David Thewlis and Benedict Cumberbatch. Watson and Mullan play Albert's parents. Cumberbatch will play military man Major Stewart.

Also cast Niels Arestrup as the grandfather of a young French girl (Celine Buckens) who takes Joey in, plus Nicolas Bro, David Kross, Leonard Carow, Rainer Bock, Robert Emms and Patrick Kennedy.

Tom Hiddleston and Stephen Graham are also in talks to join the cast.

Alex Garland Has Taken Scribe Duties For The 'Logan's Run' Remake

Alex Garland is attached to script the upcoming Carl Rinsch remake of 'Logan's Run'.

Garland previously wrote bestselling novel The Beach & The Coma, while he also penned the screenplays for 28 Days Later, Sunshine & recently worked on Mark Romanek's adaption of 'Never Let Me Go' which hits theaters later this year.

'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' Trailer

Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb – find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world. Joining forces once again with their royal friend Prince Caspian and the warrior mouse Reepicheep, they are whisked away on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands, and beyond.

On this bewitching voyage that will test their hearts and spirits, the trio will face magical Dufflepuds, sinister slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk. Only an entirely uncharted journey to Aslan’s Country – a voyage of destiny and transformation for each of those aboard the Dawn Treader – can save Narnia, and all the astonishing creatures in it, from an unfathomable fate.

'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World' International Trailer

Universal Pictures have released a pretty great trailer for 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World'.

The movie is directed by Edgar Wright and stars Michael Cera, Anna Kendrick, Kieran Culkin, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, Chris Evans & Jason Schwartzman.

It has a 25th August release date for us in Ireland & the UK.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Nicolas Winding Refn Wants 'Wonder Woman'

Danish filmmaker, Nicolas Winding Refn has revealed his intetnion to take the helm of the troubled 'Wonder Woman' film. Best known for the 'Pusher' trilogy, 'Valhalla Rising,' & 'Bronson,' Nicolas Winding Refn has outlined what problems you would have to address in order to make a creditable film:
Refn compared his take on Wonder Woman to Christopher Nolan's Batman revamp, saying: "You need a great, extravagant, marketable action film - and everything that comes with it. But I think that when Christopher Nolan did the Batman movies, I think he very cleverly went back to the source material and took themes that had maybe not been exercised."

The director disclosed that his main objective would be to create a formidable villain for the movie, as Wonder Woman doesn't "have a Joker or those classic Batman guys".
He explained: "That's when it gets interesting, because you have to create a great countervillain to her. They tried in Catwoman - with not particularly good results. The trick with Wonder Woman is to find that antagonist who worked so well in the Batman concept - his villains are equally if not more exciting than Batman himself.

"Here, it's basically coming up with who would be a great counterpart to Wonder Woman. Is it her mother who's the real enemy? Something that’s biblical in a sense."

Ricky Gervais Talks 'Life's Too Short'

 Talking about his new sitcom 'Life's Too Short' Ricky Gervais said its the funniest thing he and Stephen Merchant have ever done.

Starring 3ft 6in actor Warwick Davis, Davis’s character in the show is a self-obsessed dwarf with ‘small-man complex’ who runs an employment agency called Dwarves For Hire – but steals all the jobs for himself.

Gervais added he and Merchant decided to make the sitcom after meeting Davis on the set of Extras, where he shared his experiences such as taking a broom handle to supermarket so he could knock products from high shelves onto the floor.
‘The real Warwick tells great stories,’ Gervais said. ‘They’re comedy gold.

‘He has been in the street and Japanese or Irish people will touch him because they think it’s lucky,’ Gervais told the press conference. ‘And he says that at parties he will be treated like a child, with people just standing in front of him or patting him on the head.’

'Legend of the Guardians' Trailer #2

Legend of the Guardians follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones.

While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father's favor from his younger sibling.

But Kludd's jealousy has terrible consequences--causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole--Soren's only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.

Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' Details

Oscar winning special effects company Framestore have revealed new details on Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity.'

'Gravity' is a 3D space film about the leader of a team posted at a remote space station. While he and a female colleague are traveling outside the space station, the other team members are decimated by debris from an exploded satellite.

Robert Downey Jr. is confirmed to star.
Framestore is about to embark on one of its greatest challenges yet, Gravity is the next Avatar in terms of ambition. There are many innovative and visually stunning aims for this project.

The entire film weill be made here at Framestore. In effect the film, as Avatar was, is 60% CG feature animation with the balance being hybrid CG and live action elements.

Starring Robert Downey Junior, the film is a contemporary survival thriller that follows a woman as she attempts to make her way back to earth after a satellite crash sets off a chain reaction of further crashes. Because it's set in space, most shots require every element to float in zero-gravity.

But then factor in that this a stylish Cuarón flick, directed with his trademark languid feel, and you begin to realise the full scale of our challenge. Cuarón's long and fluid style (the opening shot alone is slated to last at least 20 minutes) leaves no cut points to hide behind. In short, this is a hybrid of a fully animated, photo-real feature film with a blockbusting visual effects movie.

Fortunately, having worked with Alfonso before on Harry Potter and Children of Men, we know one another extremely well. Now we are looking for the best talent in the world to help us realise this massive and beautiful film. Over the next few weeks we are interviewing and looking at reels of those in-house who want to join in as well as making trips to the US, Canada and Australasia.

This is CG feature animation meets real world on a large and beautiful scale.

Updated: A Few More Predators From 'Predators'

A few more various variations of the Predators from Nimrod Antal 'Predators,' more pictures are up at Russian film site

Update: TV spot 2

'The Illusionist' Trailer

From the director of Belleville Rendez-Vous Sylvain Chomet comes 'The Illusionist' is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers. With emerging rock stars stealing his thunder, he is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and in bars and cafés. However, whilst performing in a village pub off the west coast of Scotland, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever.

Watching his performance to the excited villagers who are celebrating the arrival of electricity to their remote island, Alice becomes awestruck by our hero and believes his tricks are real magic. Following him to Edinburgh, she keeps his home while he goes to work in a small local theatre. Enchanted by her enthusiasm for his act, he rewards her with increasingly lavish gifts he has 'conjured' into existence. Desperate not to disappoint her, he cannot bring himself to reveal that magic does not exist and that buying these gifts is driving him to ruin.

But as Alice comes of age, she finds love and moves on. The Illusionist no longer has to pretend and, untangled from his own web of deceit, resumes his life as a travelling entertainer, a much wiser man.

'Never Let Me Go' Trailer

The first trailer for the Kazuo Ishiguro 'Never Let Me Go,' brought to the screen by Mark Romanek (ONE HOUR PHOTO) & writer Alex Garland. Kathy (Carey Mulligan, AN EDUCATION), Tommy (Andrew Garfield, BOY A, RED RIDING) and Ruth (Keira Knightley, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ATONEMENT) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know.

They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

First Look At Andrew Lincoln In 'The Walking Dead'

AMC have released the first picture of Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes in AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Creator/writer of the comic and executive producer on the show Robert Kirkman had this to say on Andrew Lincoln playing Rick:
"Writing this book for the past seven years I've gotten very close to the character of Rick. Andrew Lincoln embodies every aspect of the character that fans know and love. After seeing this photo I don't think that there will be a doubt in anyone's mind that he's perfect for the role."