Wednesday, November 30, 2011

'The Walking Dead' Season 2 February Return Trailer & Clips

Here is the trailer and clips from 'The Walking Dead' episode 8 Nebraska, which marks the return of the show on February.


Also below is a behind the scenes featurette with the cast and crew discussing the creation of the climax to the season 2 mid season break.

Episode 8 Nebraska Trailer

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Folk Yeah! Bret McKenzie Hints 'Flight Of The Conchords' Film In Works

Bret McKenzie, one half of New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo Flight of the Conchords, has hinted that a big-screen spin-off of the HBO show is a possibility.

During press calls for the new Muppets movie, for which he served as music supervisor for the film, McKenzie said: “We’re gonna try and do a movie. We just need a story.”

However, an official spokesperson for HBO has told NME: "There are no plans for a Flight Of The Conchords movie".

Bret seems to be thinking different to HBO as he also recently told New York Magazine:
"We definitely want to make a Conchords film. Working on this big studio feature makes me excited about a large-scale Conchords movie with big musical numbers."

New 'Haywire' Poster & Trailer

New poster & trailer #3 for Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire,' starring Gina Carano Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas and Michael Angarano.

Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.

Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious—and dangerous—trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she'll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.

It has a January 20th 2012 date.

'Shame' Red Band Trailer

Red Band Trailer for Steve McQueen's 'Shame,' starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.

'Shame' tells the story of Brandon(Michael Fassbender), a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life spirals out of control.

It opens in Ireland and the UK on 13 January 2012, 2 December 2011 in the US.

Monday, November 28, 2011

RIP Ken Russell

One of England's great directors Ken Russell has died at the age of 84.  His son, Alex Verney-Elliott, said he died on Sunday following a series of strokes.

One of Russell’s biggest successes came in 1969 with Women in Love, based on the book by D.H. Lawrence, which earned Academy Award nominations for the director and for writer Larry Kramer, and an Oscar for the star, Glenda Jackson. '

During his career, he became known for his controversial films including infamous religious drama 'The Devils' and The Who's rock opera, 'Tommy,' in 1975.

"My father died peacefully, he died with a smile on his face," Mr Verney-Elliott said.

Ken Russell 1927-2011: 'The maverick at the party'

Mark Kermode On Ken Russell

Updated: 'Young Adult' TV Spots & Clips

A collection of TV Spots & Clips are below from Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody's second collaboration 'Young Adult', starring Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson and Elizabeth Reaser.

Theron plays Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Oswalt) who hasn't quite gotten over high school, either.

It Opens December 9 2011 for the USA, 10 February 2012 for Ireland and the UK.

Update:  Three new clips added.

TV Spots

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Updated: Batman & Bane Grace The Cover Of Empire

Empire has revealed two different covers of Batman (Christian Bale) and Bane (Tom Hardy) from Christoper Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises.'

The movie hits cinemas on July 20, 2012 worldwide, the movie also stars Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart, Christopher Judge, Adam Rodriguez and Rob Brown.

Update: Talking to empire Christopher Nolan revealed that 'The Dark Knight Rises' to pick up eight years after 'The Dark Knight,' saying that the movie is "really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne's story".

"We left him in a very precarious place," Nolan said of the Gotham hero. "Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after The Dark Knight. So he's an older Bruce Wayne; he's not in a great state."

Discussing the threat posed by Tom Hardy's new villain Bane, the director added: "With Bane, we're looking to give Batman a challenge he hasn't had before. With our choice of villain and with our choice of story we're testing Batman both physically as well as mentally."

Costume designer Lindy Hemming revealed that Bane's mask provides him with gas to allow him to survive a painful injury picked up during the movie, while Hardy described the character as "brutal" and "a terrorist".

Hardy said: "He's a big dude who's incredibly clinical, in the fact that he has a result-based and oriented fighting style. It's not about fighting. It's about carnage. The style is heavy-handed, heavy-footed, it's nasty.

"Anything from small-joint manipulation to crushing skulls, crushing rib cages, stamping on shins and knees and necks and collarbones and snapping heads off and tearing his fists through chests, ripping out spinal columns. He is a terrorist in mentality as well as brutal action."

Nolan also revealed that the prologue for the movie coming with 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' in IMAX:

"is basically the first six, seven minutes of the film. It's an introduction to Bane, and a taste of the rest of the film."

Update 2: While doing press for his new film 'The Flowers of War,' Christian Bale spoke a little bit about the upcoming 'The Dark Knight Rises.'

-“How long will you let the pain and loss define your life? Walking around chasing bad guys is very heroic and attracts attention, but at the end it all accounts for, as a means to deal with the pain of a huge loss.”

- “We agreed that Bruce Wayne is absolutely sincere as Bruce Wayne, and as Batman utterly sincere," the Oscar-winning actor added. "But Bruce Wayne, the playboy, is a pure facade, it's a lie he has, somehow, to control one side of your soul that's not really under control. In fact, only Alfred knows who he is. It's time for Bruce Wayne to face the pain, that has always stirred his life.”

- On working with Team Nolan: “Shooting in seven different locations, chosen by Nolan was a pleasure. It's really a privilege to work well, especially with the extraordinary troupe of actors, who always manage to meet Chris' expectations.”

Christian Bale talked to the Phillippine Daily Inquirer about his co-stars saying:

"I'm terrible at auditions, so I'm very impressed when somebody really seems to acquire an ownership of a character without having worked on it or prepared for some amount of time. I saw that in Anne," he told the newspaper about Anne Hathaway. "In many ways, she has the hardest job. There are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously. So, I always saw Anne's role as being the toughest job of any of us."

About Tom Hardy, who plays Bane, Bale added that he is "a phenomenal actor. I like working with him a great deal. He goes the whole hog. I know that Bane has been seen in movies before. But, in my eyes, Tom is essentially creating Bane for the first time so there's great freedom for him to be able to do so."

And about Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bale said that "Joseph is a very intriguing guy... He's somebody who truly seems to love acting. He's a good, smart guy. He did a very good job in the movie."

He also talked briefly about Christopher Nolan's Batman. "We always maintained from the beginning that if you wanted to break it down, there are three personas – Batman is sincere, the private Bruce Wayne is sincere. The public version of Bruce Wayne, the playboy, is a completely fabricated performance."

Update: Official Images from 'Prometheus'

Entertainment Weekly have released the first official images of the crew from Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus.' The film stars Logan Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba and Charlize Theron. And is also a first look at the film's impressive production design which is very much the HR Giger look from 'Alien.'

It opens June 8, 2012.

Update: 'Prometheus' trailer is now below in rough cam footage.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Production Trailer For 'Game of Thrones' Season 2

Production trailer for HBO's 'Game of Thrones" Season 2,' is now below. The series premieres in April.

Based on the popular book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," by George R.R. Martin, the fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom.

Also below is a 'Game of Thrones' SSVFX Breakdowns video for season 1.

Production Trailer For 'Game of Thrones' Season 2

'Game of Thrones' Season 1 SSVFX Breakdowns

Sunday, November 20, 2011

'The Evil Dead' Reboot Logo Is Revealed & Diablo Cody Talks

Above is the new logo for the remake of 'The Evil Dead' with Fede Alverez in the director chair he will also be co writing the script with Diablo Cody. Speaking with collider Cody revealed details about her involvement, which consisted of writing dialogue and character portions, saying:
Cody: I know, honestly I was so excited to do it. I wouldn’t have even gotten involved if Sam [Raimi] and Bruce Campbell hadn’t been involved as well, they’re producing it, and so of course I was like “Alright I have to do this” because I’m such a fan of the original, and the whole original series in fact.
But I was nervous to take the job because I thought “Ugh, I’m gonna get shit for this. People are not gonna like this, because all people know of me is like Juno and they think I’m gonna pollute Evil Dead with like wacky dialogue and cute stuff and folk music, and it’s like “No, look I understand what this is. I’m interested in storytelling here and making it scary and good and true to the original.” I feel like people will hopefully seeYoung Adult and go “Oh, okay that’s a horrifying movie maybe she could pull it off (laughs).”
The full interview is below:

Is This The New Bond Theme Tune For Skyfall?

According to tabloid reports, Noel Gallagher is to meet with Bond film producer Michael G. Wilson soon, regarding the possibility of Gallagher being responsible for the upcoming Skyfall's theme tune. The producers are said to be interested in an unreleased track called 'Freaky Teeth' being reworked as the theme tune for the 23rd 007 film. The track in question, Gallagher has often described as a potential great Bond theme as far back as 2008. Noel who is friends with Daniel Craig has been also been vocal in the past about wanting to write and record a theme tune for the British secret agent franchise.

In 2008 he said: "I listened back to it (Freaky Teeth) thinking, 'That’d make a fucking great Bond theme. It’s a bit of a piss-take that the greatest British agent of all time has to be soundtracked by a bunch of Americans."

Skyfall, Bond's 23rd outing, is due to hit cinema screens on October 26, 2012.

To hear the track in question, check it out in the player below:

Update: Noel Gallagher has denied reports claiming that he will be writing the theme for the next James Bond movie 'Skyfall,' saying:
"I don't know whether you've seen a story that's doing the rounds about me being offered the job of penning the tune for the new James Bond film?" Gallagher wrote.

"Apparently I'm being courted by "'007 bosses'!!!!! A meeting will be 'taking place in the next few days'!!!! With some guy called "Michael G. Wilson" (whoever he is)!!!

"A 'source' says, 'Nothing has been signed or made official'!!!! Of course it f**kin' hasn't!!!!!! Who IS this f**kin' '"source"'? Has he been on the 'sauce'? Bizarre indeed."

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Its Offical 'Arrested Development' Set for Netflix Return

Its official new episodes of 'Arrested Development' will be available on Netflix in 2013. An official statement from Netflix is below:
In a landmark deal, all new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning comedy series "Arrested Development" will be coming exclusively to Netflix for its U.S. members to watch instantly, beginning in 2013.

For the first time in their histories, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Imagine Television will produce original first-run entertainment content for the world's leading internet subscription service, bringing back the acclaimed series to production on all new episodes five years after its cancellation.

One of Time Magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME," the tale of the formerly wealthy, deeply eccentric Bluth clan aired for three seasons, 2003-2006, on Fox and was honored with the Emmy award for Outstanding Comedy Series after its first season on the air.

"Arrested Development is one of the finest American comedies in TV history and its return through Netflix is a perfect example of how we are working closely with studios and networks to provide consumers with entertainment they love," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer.

"It's also a perfect example of how broad and successful our relationship has become with Fox as we work together with their film, television, international and digital divisions on several exciting initiatives," he added.

"Netflix's bold entrance into original programming presents an exciting new opportunity for our two companies" commented Peter Levinsohn, Fox Filmed Entertainment's President of New Media & Digital Distribution. "Bringing a classic show back to production on new episodes exclusively for Netflix customers is a game changer, and illustrates the incredible potential the new digital landscape affords great content providers like Twentieth Century Fox Television and Imagine."

Commented 20th Century Fox TV Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman, "We build brands at this studio which are so distinctive that audiences still clamor for them years after they go off the air. 'Arrested Development' is a great example of that—it has stood the test of time. This innovative deal with Netflix represents a new business model that is extremely exciting and opens the door for a wide range of new collaborations."

"We also pride ourselves on breaking the rules at this studio, and after bringing back two canceled series – 'Family Guy' and 'Futurama'—to enormous success, we are bullish on the prospects for this brilliant series. We can't wait to get back to work with Mitch, Ron and Brian on bringing the Bluths back to America's living rooms," they added.

Said Imagine Entertainment co-founders Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, "Of all the projects we've been involved with over the years, we probably get more questions about Mitch Hurtwitz's brilliant 'Arrested Development' than any other– everyone, ourselves included, seems to feel like the Bluths left the party a bit too soon. Bringing a series back from cancellation almost never happens, but then, 'Arrested' always was about as unconventional as they get, so it seems totally appropriate that this show that broke the mold is smashing it to pieces once again."

Added Howard, "After a long hiatus, I'm dying to finally get back to the narrator's microphone...'It's Arrested...Development.'"

The Emmy-winning comedy had its final broadcast on February 10, 2006 and concerned Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) and his eccentric family comprised of his son George Michael (Michael Cera), his father George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), his mother Lucille (Jessica Walter), his brothers George Oscar Bluth II (Will Arnett), Buster Bluth (Tony Hale) and sister Lindsay Funke (Portia de Rossi), and Lindsay's husband Tobias (David Cross) and their daughter Maeby (Alia Shawkat).

"Arrested Development" is a production of Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television. Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Mitch Hurwitz are executive producers.

Friday, November 18, 2011

'Doctor Who: 2011 Christmas Special The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe' Trailer

The BBC have released the title and a trailer for the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special, revealed on Children in Need and it's The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe!

The Christmas Special stars Matt Smith as the Doctor... Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world...

Steven Soderbergh Leaves 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

Steven Soderbergh has walked away from directing 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,' a project he and writer Scott Z. Burns have been developing since early 2010, according to the playlist.

Rumours linking Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Johnny Depp and The Killing's Joel Kinnaman to the planned spy threequel, while George Clooney was forced out of contention with a back injury.

Warner Bros. delivered a low $60 million dollar budget proposal for what is supposed to be the first in a tentpole franchise threequel. Soderbergh felt the figure wasn’t enough for a ‘60s set period spy film that’s set on four continents, and with a March date looming, he could no longer wait for the studio to refine numbers or set cast, officially pulling out of the project.

'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' Featurette & TV Spots

A new behind the scenes featurette and two TV spots have been released for Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Fry and Rachel McAdams.

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room... until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)—and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective.

When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder—a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction—all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

The movie opens on December 16th 2011.


TV Spots

Thursday, November 17, 2011

'Being Flynn' Trailer

Trailer for 'Being Flynn' directed by Paul Weitz and starring Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Olivia Thirlby, Dale Dickey, Lili Taylor, Julianne Moore.

Academy Award-nominated writer-director Paul Weitz turns his hand to this moving portrait of fathers and sons. Based on a true story, Being Flynn follows Nick Flynn (Paul Dano) who is shocked to have his eccentric and long-absent father, Jonathan (two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) reach out to him unexpectedly.

Still feeling the loss of his mother (played in flashbacks by four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore) in the midst of starting a new relationship with Denise (Olivia Thirlby), the last person Nick wants to see is his father. But you can't outrun fate and slowly Nick comes to realize he has been given the chance to make a real future not only for himself, but for his struggling father too.

'Shame' Trailer #3

Third trailer for Steve McQueen's 'Shame,' starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.

'Shame' tells the story of Brandon(Michael Fassbender), a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life spirals out of control.

It opens in Ireland and the UK on 13 January 2012, 2 December 2011 in the US.

New 'Avengers' Posters

New posters for 'The Avengers' with the first one showcasing Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Chris Hemsworth as Thor, each within the familiar "A" emblem.

Poster 2 showcases Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.

Directed by Joss Whedon, "The Avengers" finds the S.H.I.E.L.D. director assembling a team to pull Earth back from the brink of disaster as an unexpected enemy emerges to threaten the planet. Opening May 4, 2012.

New 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits' Trailer

Third trailer for Aardman Animations 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits,' directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt. It Stars Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Brian Blessed, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey and Ashley Jensen.

Hugh Grant, starring in his first animated role, is the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award.

It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

It opens March 28 2012 for Ireland and the UK, 30 March 2012 for the US.

Update: Empire have a cool behind the scenes look at Aardman's latest.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

'Brave' Trailer

Full trailer for Pixar Disney's 'Brave' directed by Mark Andrews it stars Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane.

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish.

Also figuring into Merida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).

'Brave' opens 22 June 2012 in the US, 17 August 2012 for Ireland and the UK.

BioShock Creator Has 'No Need' to Get Movie Made

It appears the Bioshock movie adatopion maybe dead, as with no news about the status of the project and now Irrational Games head Ken Levine says there's "no longer a burning desire" to get Bioshock made.
" We're not so sure if that's the case anymore, as Levine is laser focused on next year's BioShock Infinite release and he certainly has no wish to push for a Hollywood movie just for the sake of getting a movie for the franchise he built.

"We got very close to having it get made – we had a deal in place and a director. But for us there's no burning [desire] to have a movie made just to get it made," Levine stressed to us. "For us and for Take-Two, it's really got to be something that will a) give the fans something that they want, and b) for those who don't know BioShock, really introduce them to something that is consistent with the game, and is it going to be a good representation of the game."

He added, "There are differences between games and movies, no doubt, but the movie has to draw from the same DNA in terms of the world and the story beats," then reiterating: "But you know, we don't have a need to get it made."

Darren Aronofsky's Anti Meth Ads

Here are four 30-second anti meth sds directed by Darren Aronofsky. The ads are part of the Meth Project's latest multimedia awareness campaign, depict the scary scenes of meth addiction; from desperation to loss of control to attempted suicide.

Two Trailers For Two Films Of Snow White

Here are the trailers for both 'Mirror Mirror' and 'Snow White and the Huntsman.'

First off is Tarsem Singh's 'Mirror Mirror' starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Robert Emms, Mare Winningham, Michael Lerner, Mark Povinelli, Jordan Prentice, Danny Woodburn, Sebastian Saraceno, Ronald Lee Clark, Martin Klebba, Joey Gnoffo and Sean Bean.

Relativity's Mirror Mirror is a spectacular reimagining of the classic fairy tale starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts as the Queen, Lily Collins as Snow White, Armie Hammer as Prince Alcott, Sean Bean as the King and Nathan Lane as the Queen's hapless and bungling servant, Brighton. An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over.

Visionary director Tarsem Singh rewrites fairy tale history as a wicked enchantress (Roberts) schemes and scrambles for control of a spirited orphan's (Collins) throne and the attention of a charming prince (Hammer). When Snow White's beauty wins the heart of the prince that she desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravening man-eating beast hungrily awaits.

Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers, Snow White grows into an indomitable young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous Queen. With the support of her subjects, she roars into action in an epic battle that blends spectacle, magic and contemporary humor in Singh's signature, jaw-dropping visual style.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Doctor Who Movie In The Works, Harry Potter Director David Yates Attached

David Yates who directed the last four Harry Potter films, has revealed to Variety that he is about to start work on developing a 'Doctor Who' movie with BBC Worldwide Productions.

The film will be separate to the long running tv series and take it's own fresh approach. Peter Cushing famously played a movie version of the Doctor (who was a human and not an alien as in the series) in two films in the 60's, that was a seperate canon to the whoniverse which was being broadcast at the time on television.

Yates has this to say regarding his planned adpation:

"We're looking at writers now. We're going to spend two to three years to get it right," he said. "It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena."

"The notion of the time-travelling Time Lord is such a strong one, because you can express story and drama in any dimension or time,"

"Russell T. Davies and then Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and start from scratch,"

Monday, November 14, 2011

'The Hunger Games' Trailer

Trailer for 'The Hunger Games,' directed by Gary Ross and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley, Elizabeth Banks, Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg, Jack Quaid, Leven Rambin, Willow Shields, Paula Malcomson, Ian Nelson, Kalia Prescott, Ethan Jamieson, Tara Macken, Chris Mark, Jacqueline Emerson, Ashton Moio, Kara Petersen, Sam Ly, Leigha Hancock, Samuel Tan, Mackenzie Lintz, Imanol Yepez-Frias, Annie Thurman, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Latarsha Rose, Brooke Bundy, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones, Amber Chaney, Kimiko Gelman, Nelson Ascencio and Donald Sutherland.

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love

It opens 23 March 2012.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Hobbit: Production Video #4

Peter Jackson has released the fourth production video on 'The Hobbit.' The latest production video focuses on the use of 3D in the film and offers a lot of behind-the-scenes footage from soundstage shooting so far.

The first part, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is scheduled to hit theaters on December 14, 2012 while the second, 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again' is coming on December 13, 2013.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bond 23 Is 'Skyfall'

At the James Bond 23 press conference they noticed that Bond 23 will be named 'Skyfall,' 'Skyfall' does not relate to any other Ian Fleming story. The official statement is below:
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today presented the cast of the 23rd James Bond adventure, entitled SKYFALL. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film as James Bond 007. The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan. SKYFALL, which goes into production on Monday, November 7th, will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK and Ireland on October 26th 2012 and in North America on November 9th 2012.
Joining Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Director Sam Mendes were members of the cast of SKYFALL, including: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe. The filmmakers also announced Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw.
In SKYFALL, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
"We're so delighted to have Sam Mendes direct SKYFALL and be working once again with Daniel Craig. We've a great script, an extraordinary cast and an incredibly talented creative team for this latest James Bond adventure," said Wilson and Broccoli.
The Director of Photography is Roger Deakins, a nine-time Oscar® nominee who previously shot the films Jarhead and Revolutionary Road for Mendes. The Production Designer is Oscar® winner Dennis Gassner, who previously designed Quantum of Solace and collaborated with Mendes on the films Road to Perdition and Jarhead. The Editor is Stuart Baird, A.C.E., whose many credits include Casino Royale. Jany Temime, whose many credits include the Harry Potter series, In Bruges, and Children of Men, is the Costume Designer. Action specialist Alexander Witt is the 2nd Unit Director. Gary Powell is Stunt Co-ordinator, Chris Corbould is SFX Supervisor and Steve Begg is Visual Effects Supervisor, all of whom have worked on previous Bond films.