After directing only four movies in almost forty years, you could never call Terrence Malick a busy filmmaker. That’s completely changed in the last few months. He released The Tree of Life earlier this year, is currently in post-production on an untitled romance starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams and he’s still attached to a long-rumored project called Voyage of Time. As if that wasn’t enough, Twitchfilm reports he’s just cast Christian Bale in yet another movie that’ll start shooting in early 2012. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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Update (by editor Peter Sciretta): Now The Wrap is reporting that in addition to Ramirez, Toby Kebbell (The Sorceror’s Apprentice) is in talks to play Agenor and Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Georgina Haig (Wasted on the Young), Janet Montgomery (Black Swan), Dominique McElligott (Moon) and Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) are on the shortlist of actresses who are actually testing for the role of Andromeda.

With his down and dirty good looks, Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez is already practically a god to many women. But now he’s about to officially become one to all of us. The star of Domino, Vantage Point, The Bourne Ultimatum and this year’s epic release Carlos is in final negotiations to play Ares, the God of War, in the sequel to 2010′s 3D hit Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans. Directed by Jonathan Liebsman, who also did the upcoming Battle: Los Angeles, it will return stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes among others. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Movie Trailer: Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours

Fox Searchlight has released the first teaser trailer for Danny Boyle‘s 127 Hours. The film tells the story of Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who amputated his own arm to free himself after being trapped by a boulder for nearly five days.Here is the official plot synopsis:

127 HOURS is the new film from Danny Boyle, the Academy Award winning director of last year’s Best Picture, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. 127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? A visceral thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.

The screenplay, written by frequent Boyle collaborator and Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy is said to contain no dialogue what-so-ever for the an hour of the story. Danny Boyle is the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Dater, Sunshine, Millions, The Beach, A Life Less Ordinary, and Trainspotting. I’m really excited to see this film at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, and I’m hoping it might sneak premiere at Telluride in early September. I was in the high school auditorium when Slumdog premiered to a standing ovation, and it would be wonderful to see Boyle return to the little town in the mountains for his next film. Either way, you’ll get my first thoughts on the movie whenever, wherever it premieres.Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Early Buzz: Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours

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We’ve got some brief news about Danny Boyle‘s film 127 Hours, which is in post-production now, and some very good early buzz to deliver. The news is casting-related — thanks to the official film synopsis from Fox Searchlight (reproduced after the break) we know that Clémence Poésy from In Bruges is playing the girlfriend of mountain climber Aaron Ralston (James Franco). Previously, we’d heard that Amber Tamblyn had the role, but she instead plays another hiker.

Beyond that, some reports have surfaced from the first test screening, and they are overwhelmingly positive. Keep in mind that these reports are based on a version of the film that is not finished — the sound, music and FX were are not done, and the edit will almost certainly change — but if the basic impressions can apply to the finished cut, 127 Hours may be a very interesting picture when released this coming winter. Read More »

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