Director Colin Trevorrow has just added two actors to his highly anticipated film Jurassic World. Vincent D’Onofrio, best known for his work on Law and Order: Criminal Intent and in Full Metal Jacket, has been cast as the bad guy in the film. Also, Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, Amazing Spider-Man and Slumdog Millionaire) has joined the cast. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are stars in the sequel, which opens June 12, 2015. Read More »
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Briefly: For his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, comic actor Chris Pratt did some serious working out, and the aftereffect of his physical work is that other producers are looking at Pratt as a leading man. (OK, being chosen to lead what may be Marvel Studios’ biggest film yet probably didn’t hurt.) Now there’s a good chance that Pratt will end up in the central role in Jurassic World, to be directed by Colin Trevorrow.
The Wrap says the deal isn’t done, but that Pratt is being sought for the role that Josh Brolin was once lined up for. Brolin’s talks didn’t work out, and before Pratt can commit he’ll have to figure out a couple of stumbling blocks, including any potential schedule issues with Parks and Recreation, assuming the show continues. He may be a great choice for the film; if nothing else he can bring a type of vulnerability to the picture that Brolin wouldn’t have had.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins are also set for the film, and this report also says Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man) is in contention for a supporting role. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley are producing. The film is set for June 12, 2015.
Much was made over the footage cut from Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man. The trailers featured shots that didn’t make the finished film, which isn’t all that unusual, but those shots were part of a plotline that tied Peter Parker’s father to the superhero Peter eventually becomes. That’s a relatively new thing for the Spidey mythos that made up “the untold story” promised in the early marketing.
Now there is a good collection of the deleted scenes, included among which is the shot of Irrfan Khan asking Parker “do you have any idea what you really are?” Check out the footage below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 by Angie Han
If 3D gets a bad rap, it’s often for good reason. Done badly, 3D drives up ticket prices while adding nothing to the experience; done very badly, it robs you blind while destroying the picture. But every so often, a movie comes along that reminds you of how powerful the technology can be when wielded by a master craftsman. Ang Lee‘s stunning, vibrant Life of Pi is one of those cases.
After receiving strong early buzz thanks to some alluring clips and teasers, Life of Pi had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival this week. Lee cautioned us ahead of time that he was still putting the final touches on the movie, so the version that hits theaters may differ slightly from the one we saw. But whether he makes a few last tweaks or not, it’s clear that Life of Pi will be a worthwhile cinematic experience.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 by Angie Han
The year-end prestige movie season looks possibly even more competitive than usual this year, but Fox seems pretty confident they’ve got a four-quadrant hit in Life of Pi. Though the project suffered several stops and starts during its development process, it’s finally taken shape under the care of director Ang Lee, and the early buzz is that the results are eye-popping and crowd-pleasing. (As well as, Fox no doubt hopes, award-winning.)
The new trailer isn’t our first look at the film — we’ve already seen a brief clip and previewed certain scenes — but it gives us the best look yet at the epic scope and storybook feel of the movie. And so far, it seems the praise is entirely justified. Check out the video after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
Sony has unveiled the official website for The Amazing Spider-Man, with several new images, character descriptions, a synopsis, and yes, the promise of more Spider-Man. It’s not surprising that the studio’s been working hard to market this film, but it is nice that most of what we’ve seen so far looks pretty good, with the website being no exception. And it’s even better to see further proof that, yes, Marc Webb‘s Amazing Spider-Man really and truly is more than just a retread of Sam Raimi’s trilogy from the ’00s. More after the jump.
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Briefly: Now that Peter Jackson’s next film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has a firm release date of December 14, 2012, it is time for other studios to start reworking their December schedules to get out of the way of the Middle-Earth juggernaut. The first project to scramble out of the way is Life of Pi, Ang Lee‘s adaptation of Yann Martel‘s novel. Fox has just moved the film to December 21, 2012, which is still a pretty damn good date for the film.
The project has taken a long time to come together, with several directors trying to get the adaptation going. It is finally moving forward as Ang Lee was able to come up with a plan to make a 3D film that met with Fox’s approval. Suraj Sharma, a high schooler from Delhi and newcomer to acting, has been cast as the film’s title character Pi Patel — the teen who, after a shipwreck, is left floating in the middle of the sea in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, zebra, hyena and orangutan. Gerard Depardieu will play Chef, a pivotal character; Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire, Spider-Man) will play the adult Pi; and Adil Hussain will play Pi’s father. Bollywood star Tabu will play Pi’s mother. Tobey Maguire will play a journalist who interviews Pi about his experience. [THR]
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