Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
We’ve seen the ark, we’ve seen Noah, and we’ve seen his friends and family. Now a new batch of set photos reveals the big scary villain that Russell Crowe‘s lead character will be up against. No, not the flood: Ray Winstone was revealed this summer as Tubal-cain, the apparently human nemesis to Crowe’s man of faith. Specifics on his character are hard to come by at this point, but judging by these images he’ll be getting roughed up quite a bit. Check them out after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, October 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
[UPDATE: THR reports that legendary stunt coordinator and second unit director Vic Armstrong is now in negotiations to direct. Armstrong's previous director credits include episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and the Dolph Lundgren movie Army of One.]
That Biblical epic trend sweeping over Hollywood isn’t stopping at the Old Testament, apparently. Planning has begun on a mainstream cinematic reboot of Left Behind, based on Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins‘ bestselling novels about the end times.
And to replace Kirk Cameron, who starred in the previous movie adaptation of the books, they’ve entered talks with Nicolas Cage. Even by the standards of Cage’s hyper-eclectic career, this is a rather unexpected career choice. More details after the jump.
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Coming off the Oscar-winning Black Swan, director Darren Aronofsky could have done anything, so after dropping The Wolverine, he decided to build an ark. He’s currently shooting Noah, the Biblical tale of a man who builds an ark to save life on Earth after receiving a message from God. Russell Crowe plays the title role but he’s joined by Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins. It’s scheduled for release March 28, 2014 and after the jump you can see some new set photos. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 31st, 2012 by Angie Han
Will Smith‘s possible directorial debut has taken one step forward, as Sony Pictures gives the green light to The Redemption of Cain. The script, by Caleeb Pinkett (brother of Jada), puts a vampiric twist on Cain and Abel’s Biblical tale of sibling rivalry. Because why check off just one hot Hollywood trend when you can knock out two for the same price? More details after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
Even as Hollywood continues to churn out paranormal romances and fairy tale retellings, it’s time to brace ourselves for the next white-hot trend: Biblical epics.
The newest project to fall into this category is Pontius Pilate, an account of one of the most infamous villains of all time. In the Bible, Pilate presides over Jesus Christ’s trial. Although he’s reluctant to condemn Jesus, Pilate eventually sends him to the cross under pressure from Jewish leaders and an unruly crowd. Warner Bros. has just acquired the hot script, from Woman on Top writer Vera Blasi. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
Like so many actors before him, Will Smith has caught the directing bug. Smith has mainly stuck with acting and producing since breaking out in the ’90s with The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but is now eyeing a directorial debut with a Cain and Abel movie set up at Sony. This seems to be the same project that he attached himself to back in 2010, as a star and producer. Last we heard, that script (by Dan Knauf and Smith’s brother-in-law Caleeb Pinkett) combined two hot Hollywood trends — Biblical epics and vampires. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
Paramount’s official synopsis for Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah is pretty vague, referring to it as “a close adaptation” and giving only the barest outline of the classic Biblical tale. But if you’re really curious about what approach Aronofsky plans to take, it’s not hard to dig up some pretty potent clues. A few lucky folks have already gotten a glimpse at the actual script, and for a more visual reference we can turn to Aronofsky’s own comic books based on that script.
Not surprisingly, Aronofsky’s version is a far cry from the simple religious tale you may vaguely recall from Sunday school. For starters, his Noah is a Mad Max-style warrior dealing with “eleven-foot-tall fallen angels with six arms and no wings.” Really. More details after the jump. More details after the jump.
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Briefly: Latino Review got a boost yesterday from the news that Guardians of the Galaxy would be the next ‘mystery Marvel movie’ to be announced for 2014, basically confirming a not terribly well-guarded secret. Then, late last night, the site spoke up again to say that Legendary Pictures will ride into Hall H on the back of a giant atomic-powered lizard. Or simply: the company is probably bringing Godzilla to Comic Con.
This isn’t the same sort of well-kept secret, but it also isn’t much of a surprise. Legendary had a big panel outside of Hall H last year in which the company talked about Pacific Rim publicly and in detail for the first time, and where it also gave out some info about the now-cancelled Paradise Lost.
We don’t know much about Godzilla at this point, so Comic Con would be a good venue for Legendary to announce some details. We do know that Gareth Edwards, director of Monsters, is in the director’s chair. We’ve also heard that there will be other monsters in the film, but as the script has been in the works for a while (most recently through David Goyer and then Max Borenstein) who knows what has changed.
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