We’ve known that the first season of True Detective would mostly be a stand-alone thing, with a second season following more or less in name (and possibly theme) only. If and when True Detective returns, it will be with a new story, and a new cast. And so the thick “True Detective Season Two” meme has seen hundreds of concepts, both serious and joking, for cast team-ups that could carry the second season.
But series creator Nic Pizzolatto raised some hopes last week in an interview where he said “It would be great if we could use some of the same actors, like a reparatory company. It would be different characters, different setting. That’s part of the fun of the anthology.”
So might we see Hart (Woody Harrelson) or Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) return in some capacity for the second season? Fresh off his first Oscar win, McConaughey at least says he’s out. Read More »
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A remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds has been in development for a long time. Martin Campbell was attached at one point, but for about five years, the idea has sat on a shelf picking up dust. Until today. Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Mandalay Bay just hired Dutch director Diederik Van Rooijen to helm The Birds remake, the most recent draft of which was written by Jonathan Herman. Naomi Watts was once attached, but no longer. Read More »
Briefly: The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is something of a golden boy at Sony right now, as he’s set to continue with the Spidey franchise through at least the series’ third installment. But he’s casting his eye beyond that, and naturally looking for projects outside the superhero realm.
So Marc Webb is now attached to the movie adaptation of the upcoming spy thriller book Cold Comfort at Fox. The movie rights for the book were just sold to the studio. Cold Comfort, aka How to Catch a Russian Spy, is a memoir by an unnamed former spy, being co-written by Ellis Henican. The book is about “an American civilian turned self-taught spy, who worked with the FBI to bring down a Russian intelligence agent on American soil.” [Deadline]
Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
We haven’t heard much about Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For as of late, but today there’s some new material to feast our eyes on.
They include our very first look at original character Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who just looks like he’s having the worst day of his life; plus new images of Marv (Mickey Rourke), as rough and tough as ever, and Nancy (Jessica Alba), no longer the innocent damsel in distress. Check ‘em all out after the jump.
Update: We’ve added higher quality pics after the jump.
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If you’re like me, you actively avoid red-band trailers because they tend to give away some of the biggest and best moments of a movie. Well, we can now breathe a sigh of relief and delve into Ti West‘s latest film, The Sacrament. Hot off the heels of last week’s red band trailer, the theatrical trailer has finally been released for the thriller. It follows a Vice camera crew who travels to visit a religious cult. Things, of course, don’t go particularly well from there.
The latest from the director of The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers hits theaters June 6 and VOD May 1. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Steven Soderbergh’s site Extension 765 hosts a handful of items for sale, from photos to shirts and other ephemera. Occasionally Soderbergh will also deliver some other unusual items, and today’s post is a video called Psychos, which cuts together footage from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Gus Van Sant’s much-maligned remake. Read More »
Briefly: In Holland, Michigan, the new non-doc from documentarian Errol Morris, Bryan Cranston will once again be very, very bad. We’ve seen the actor’s descent into pure human horror in Breaking Bad, and here he’ll play he’ll play another suburban dad who has big secrets.
Andrew Sodroski wrote the thriller in which a woman (Naomi Watts) believes her husband is cheating, and starts her own affair with another man (Edgar Ramirez). And while it turns out that the husband does have something to hide, it isn’t infidelity, unless you’re talking infidelity to a general moral code. The info comes from Ask Me Anything session conducted with The Act of Killing team of Joshua Oppenheimer, Werner Herzog, and Morris on Reddit, via The Wrap.
Briefly: The Hangover films made Bradley Cooper a star, and two films with David O. Russell made him into an awards contender. That puts Cooper in a rare position, where he can go from voicing an animated raccoon in a Marvel movie to having his pick of potential prestige pictures. One of the latter is American Blood, which will be based on a forthcoming novel from the young New Zealand author Ben Sanders.
The book will be Sanders’ fourth and the first to get a major push in the US. In fact, it doesn’t even exist yet; Warner Bros. has bought in and attached Cooper to star based on a 50-page proposal by Sanders. The adaptation will be written by Andrew Sodroski (Holland, Michigan). THR reports the book is about “The story follows Marshall Grade, an NYPD officer-turned-mob-informant, who, while living in the witness protection program in New Mexico, is pulled into a dangerous investigation involving a missing woman.” The novel is seen as one with franchise potential, and that’s likely why Warner Bros. is interested. Whether Cooper will remain on board is probably a 50/50 proposition at this point.
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