Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is gearing up to shoot in the next few weeks, so it’s time to hear about all the additional cast that will join Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane under the direction of Rob Marhsall. A few weeks back we mentioned that Stephen Graham was among the new recruits. He was recently seen in The Damned United and Public Enemies, but possibly best remembered for acting opposite Jason Statham in Snatch. (“Dags? Oh…DOGS.”) After Pirates 4, he might be best remembered for playing sidekick to Jack Sparrow. Read More »
Ian McShane is in talks to play the villain in Rob Marshall‘s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of the Disney theme park ride turned movie franchise. McShane will play Edward Teach, better known as the legendary pirate Blackbeard, a notorious black-bearded pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies during the early 1700s, and famously piloted the ship Queen Anne’s Revenge. McShane will join Johnny Depp, who is reprising his role of Captain Jack Sparrow, and the recently announced Penelope Cruz, who will be playing “Sparrow’s foil and equal in many ways”, whatever that means.
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As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been eyeing the UK thriller 44 Inch Chest for some time, in part because it’s written by the lads behind Sexy Beast (Louis Mellis and David Scinto) and in part because it has a pheomenal cast: Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Ian McShane and Tom Wilkinson, for starters. Now there’s a trailer, and it suggests that getting revenge may not be as easy as we’d like. Read More »
I haven’t yet had a chance to see 44 Inch Chest, the film from Sexy Beast screenwriters Louis Mellis and David Scinto directed by British commercial helmer Malcolm Venville. The cast is enough to get me really interested: Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Tom Wilkinson and John Hurt, among others. The score, by Angelo Badalamenti and Massive Attack, sounds promising, too. Reviews have been middling as the picture hits festivals and general release in Australia, but I’m not going to let that stop me.
Especially after seeing these two little clips, featuring McShane and Wilkinson as they describe recent experiences with love and dating. I don’t know how these fit into the film, which actually makes them more enjoyable. They’re just clips of two great actors doing their thing before the camera. Read More »
A “sizzle reel” for New Line Cinema’s new epic fantasy adaptation The Golden Compass was discovered online this weekend. The footage is still available, so we’re guessing that the movie studio isn’t too concerned. Basically, the footage was put together for exhibitors and merchandisers to see at ShoWest. The featurette proclaims that the film is “the next evolution of fantasy filmmaking.” And the first footage looks very promising (at least more so than Narnia). Check the video clip out after the jump.
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Last June, New Line Cinema announced it was making the next fantasy epic. In January we brought you the first photos from the movie. And now we have the theatrical movie poster courtesy of LatinoReview, direct from ShoWest. As always, give a click for a larger view.
Based on Philip Pullman’s bestselling and award-winning novel, His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass is New Line’s next huge fantasy epic adaptation. The reported $150 million pricetag makes it the studio’s biggest-budget project since The Lord of the Rings.
The story follows the coming of age of Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they “wander through a multiverse and a backdrop of epic events.” The books were marketed to children, but it has garnered a large adult readership. The story features fantasy elements such as gypsies, witches, and armoured bears.
Written and directed by Chris Weitz, His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass stars Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Ian McShane and Dakota Blue Richards. The movie and book are the first in a trilogy. The film opens on December 7th 2007.
I must admit, I’ve never been a huge fan of the Shrek films. I saw the second one when I was overtired and laughed so hard I almost lost my voice. I later watched the film again and didn’t laugh once. Anyway, Summer 2007 is going to be Sequel-mania, and Shrek 3 is part of that. The trailer for Shrek the Third can be found right after the jump.
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