Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 by Angie Han
If you read our site regularly, you’re probably familiar with Kees van Dijkhuizen‘s excellent “[the films of]” series by now. But in case you’re not: Each month, van Dijkhuizen selects a film director and showcases his style by cutting together a carefully edited montage of clips from the director’s oeuvre. For the eighth installment (out of a projected twelve) van Dijkhuizen’s decided to go with “[the films] of Guy Ritchie.”
Ritchie, of course, isn’t known for shying away from violence or language, so this month there are actually two variations of the video — a hardcore one for Vimeo, and a slightly more toned down one for YouTube. Watch them both after the jump.
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Briefly: It is very possible that you’ll read of Warner Bros.’ enthusiasm for the David Dobkin script Arthur & Lancelot and give a shrug. We know little about the story, after all, other than the fact that it comes from the Wedding Crashers and The Change-Up director and is a contemporary retelling of the Arthurian legend. We don’t even know much about the tone — is it comic, action-oriented, or something else? — but the fact that Sherlock Holmes producer Lionel Wigram is backing the project suggests a blend of action and comedy.
What might be interesting, however, is that Deadline reports two casualties of the process in which WB fast-tracked Arthur & Lancelot for a March 15, 2013 release. The Bryan Singer remake of Excalibur, and Guy Ritchie and John Hodge‘s other Arthur film are both dead, says the site.
We gave you an early, low-quality look at footage from Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows earlier this week, along with two character posters that gave the first look at the fortune teller played by Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and the devious arch-fiend Professor Moriarty, played by Jared Harris.
Now you can see the trailer in full, and in great quality, complete with Holmes in drag, speed-ramped fisticuffs and a moment of Holmes and Watson spooning amidst a hail of bullets. Read More »
One again, we get to see the first footage of a blockbuster via the whizzing graphics and frighteningly cheerful hosts of Entertainment Tonight. The trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows will premiere this week (see it in front of Harry Potter, or very likely online) but you can check out some footage in an ET preview of the preview. That’s after the break, along with two character posters. Read More »
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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Here’s something that looks like one simple story — a director offered a movie — but in reality it might be something a lot more complex. Zack Snyder broke into the big leagues with 300, based on Frank Miller‘s graphic novel, and has been developing the sequel, Xerxes, for some time. He had planned to script and direct, and as of last summer was writing the script.
Now there’s word that, via Vulture, that Legendary and Warner Bros. have offered Xerxes to Guy Ritchie, who did quite well with Sherlock Holmes and is finishing up the sequel, now called Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Read More »
Another high profile, previously untitled sequel has been officially given a moniker. Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes sequel is called Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows according to E! Online. No, it’s not an upcoming HBO fantasy series, it’s the sequel to the popular 2009 film starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry and Jared Harris scheduled for released on December 16.
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On a hypothetical list of movies that could use a modern remake, The Cannonball Run would be near the top. It’s a revered piece of early Eighties cheese that’s loved by a huge group of people while others dismiss it for being mindless, cameo-laden entertainment. The concept, however, of an illegal cross-country race with a huge wealth of different characters is ripe to be remade through the lens of almost any genre.
Now a well-sourced rumor has surfaced thanks to Badass Digest that Guy Ritchie, who is currently shooting the second Sherlock Holmes, is considering remaking the film and that he’d reportedly love to cast George Clooney as the Burt Reynolds-lead role. Read more after the jump. Read More »