Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Plenty of us who grew up in the ’90s still have a dusty box of old Goosebumps novels tucked away somewhere in the attic, but Sony Pictures is actually doing something with its stash. The studio acquired dozens of R.L. Stine‘s bestselling scary stories a few years back, and is now joining forces with Rob Letterman (Monsters vs Aliens) to bring them to life on the big screen. Hit the jump to read more.
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If you’ve been wondering whether or not Norman Osborn would end up as the Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the film’s latest casting will really fuel speculation.
Chris Cooper has come on board to play Norman Osborn, played in the Sam Raimi films by Willem Dafoe. We don’t know if Cooper will end up in the suit as the Goblin — if he does, expect it to be a small appearance in this sequel — and if he does, what that will mean for the villain landscape of the third film. Maniacal laugh! Read More »
Take this with a good degree of caution, but Ultimate Spider-Man trainspotters may enjoy the speculation, at least.
As director Marc Webb has been posting photos from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he has hinted at something unexpected. His last photo showed what could be a morgue locker, or some much more compact storage unit, along with a “happy birthday” tag. Each item seems pretty innocuous, but there is rampant speculation that taken together, and in context with the Ultimate Spider-Man comic series, they suggest that Venom is coming back to the big screen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
The cheeseburger rainstorms may have ceased for now, but Flint Lockwood’s battles with food are far from over. In this fall’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs sequel, Flint (Bill Hader) continues to deal with the consequences of his malfunctioning FLDSMDFR device when he discovers that it’s created a new race of food-animal hybrids — or “food-imals,” in the first of many groanworthy (but secretly hilarious… or not? Just me?) puns.
Initially, Flint and his girlfriend Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) are in awe of the lush, colorful creatures. But then, so were the characters in Jurassic Park with their dinosaurs, and we all know how that ended. Before long, the food-imals are threatening to take over entirely, and it’s up to Flint and Sam to save the town again. See the first images from the film after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
The A-list cast of David O. Russell‘s next project already includes Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams, and now he’s making room for one more. But the actor he has in mind isn’t your typical movie star. Louis C.K. has entered talks to play a key role in Russell’s untitled new con man drama, formerly called American Bullshit. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Briefly: He was a marginalized kid who had trouble controlling his newfound power in Chronicle, and now Dane DeHaan is going to menace Spider-Man. Marc Webb, director of The Amazing Spider-Man and the upcoming sequel, tweeted today that DeHaan had been cast as Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The character was played by James Franco in Sam Raimi’s series of films, and we’d expect him to end up being the villain of Webb’s planned third Spider-Man film. Read More »
Big Spider-Man news hit this week when Jamie Foxx was announced as the cast choice to play the main villain Electro in Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The casting of Foxx might be a great choice; he’s a versatile, intense, and nuanced actor. The choice of Electro is a bit more difficult to applaud — he seems like a character with big powers but not much going on to turn him into a convincing screen villain.
Fortunately, Marc Webb was doing some promo rounds for the Amazing Spider-Man blu-ray release (amazing how that timing worked out) and was asked about the character. Did he offer any big info about his choice? Well… Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 by Angie Han
Is America ready to see lovable everyman Steve Carell as a mentally ill killer? Columbia hopes so. The studio has just stepped up to co-finance (with Annapurna Pictures) and distribute Foxcatcher. It’s a fact-based drama from Bennett Miller (Moneyball) that sees Carell playing murderous millionaire John du Pont and Mark Ruffalo his friend and victim David Schutz. And it’s got enough faith in the movie to throw it into next fall’s crop of prestige pictures. More details after the jump.
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