Viggo Mortensen has had a busy couple years, though he hasn’t been doing Hollywood films. The Two Faces of January (trailer) and Jauja (trailer) have premiered recently in Berlin and Cannes, respectively. Now he’s got a third film hitting a major fest this year. In Far From Men, French writer-director David Oelhoffen started with the Albert Camus short story The Guest to create what is, in many respects, a western — just one set in Algeria during the revolution of the mid/late 1950s. Check out the Far From Men trailer below. Read More »
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A second image has arrived from Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Inherent Vice. And while it’s very much in the vein of the first (above) the shot is a good chance to pass along comments about the movie from someone who’s seen it. I’m becoming tremendously excited for this one; just the prospect of having PTA adapt a Thomas Pynchon novel makes me giddy. Of all the things to fancast and dream of seeing, a proper Pynchon film has been at the forefront of my mind for many years. Every couple days now I just savor the fact that we’ll see this movie before the end of the year.
Because there’s no trailer, however, I’ve talked to many people who don’t seem to have a good handle on what Inherent Vice even is. In short, think of it like The Big Lebowski, only more shambolic and unpredictable, and maybe a bit more grounded from a visual perspective. For some corroboration there, let’s go to the source of this new image, which comes with quite a bit of talk about the movie. Read More »
Steven Spielberg is developing a small-screen adaptation of his hit 2002 sci-fi movie which starred Tom Cruise. The Minority Report TV series is being written by screenwriter Max Borenstein, for Amblin television.
Borenstein is best known as the screenwriter credited for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, but he is also writing Legendary’s King Kong prequel Skull Island. He was working on Disney’s secret project Paladin (never reported, but that was going to be a movie adaptation of Disney theme park ride Space Mountain), but sadly the project has been on the back-burner (from what I’ve heard) since the Mouse acquired that other little space-set franchise.
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Sony and Shane Black have a nice little pulp revival arrangement going. For quite a while, Black has been developing a Doc Savage movie for Sony. Now he’s also tapped to direct The Destroyer for the studio, based on the long-running novel series (150 books!) centered around badass character and “human superweapon” Remo Williams. Read More »
Harry Potter series director David Yates will return to JK Rowling’s magical world, helming the Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Yates is a longtime member of the Potter film series, having directed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. More information on the adaptation and the Fantastic Beasts director, after the jump.
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Mention a Galaxy Quest sequel and the Internet sets on fire. Earlier this month, a few quotes from the cast of the cult 1999 comedy got people very excited for a possible follow-up to the film. Alas, there’s no actual movement on a film sequel. There is, however, a Galaxy Quest sequel coming to your local comic shop. A second one in fact. You can see a glimpse at the cover above, but the full thing and more info about the latest Galaxy Quest sequel comic are below. Read More »
A Good Marriage is based on Stephen King‘s novella from the Full Dark, No Stars collection, and it’s the first King screenplay to hit the big screen in a long time. The film stars Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Kristen Connolly, and Stephen Lang in a story about a woman who discovers that her perfect, loving husband is in fact a serial killer. Nice concept, but this first A Good Marriage trailer shows that it might falter in the execution. Check it out below. Read More »
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Director Andy Serkis is bringing the A-list to his first feature film, Jungle Book: Origins. After casting Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the evil tiger Shere Khan, he’s now added Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan to the mix as the other animals. Rohan Chand, Jason Bateman’s co-star in Bad Words, is Mowgli and Serkis himself will be Baloo the bear. Which characters are each actor voicing? Read the full Jungle Book Origins cast below. Read More »