The first big post-Harry Potter role for Daniel Radcliffe is in the thriller The Woman in Black, which is a period-set tale about a young lawyer who encounters a ghost when hired to sort out an estate’s papers. The movie is also part of the return of the once-great Hammer Films label. A teaser for The Woman in Black has been released, and though there really isn’t much to it — shadows and the implication of some scares — you can check it out below. Read More »
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Don’t listen to anything Mark Millar says and don’t believe everything you read on IMDb: Screenwriter Jane Goldman confirmed to Absolute Radio that Kick-Ass 2 is not happening, at least not at the moment. She says its not in active development, and all the creative forces behind the first film are busy elsewhere. They’d love to make a sequel and “maybe the moment will be right one day, hopefully.” Watch Goldman explain in a video embedded after the jump.
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We’ve heard that Matthew Vaughn might do another superhero film after he finishes the race to get X-Men: First Class in theaters this June. We also know that that new film isn’t likely to be a sequel to Kick-Ass.
Instead of making another film about emerging young heroes, it looks like he’ll dive into a story about retired crusaders. Mr. Vaughn says that “a major Hollywood studio is very keen to fully fund” a film based on the forthcoming Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards comic The Golden Age, which Mr. Vaughn will produce and possibly direct. Read More »
One of the more promising films that was delayed when Miramax closed its doors last year is John Madden‘s The Debt. Based on a script by Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) and Peter Straughan, the film features Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain and Helen Mirren in a remake of the 2007 Israeli film Ha-Hov, about a trio of Mossad agents on the trail of a Nazi war criminal.
Now Focus Features will release the film in the US, later this year. Read More »
Those who are really hoping to see a sequel to Matthew Vaughn‘s Kick-Ass have latched onto reports about the progress of the comic by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., and have eagerly ingested rumors about possible progress on a film screenplay by Matthew Vaughn and his Kick-Ass co-writer Jane Goldman. But there’s really no screenplay in progress, says Goldman, and it looks like whatever Vaughn makes next won’t be Kick-Ass 2. Read More »
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Things have gone a little bit Harry Potter crazy in the last few days, but that’s to be expected with the huge movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 coming out so soon. Well, the people at Hammer Films aren’t going to let the Potter wave go by without taking ride as they’ve revealed the first official photos of Potter-star Daniel Radcliffe in their upcoming period horror film The Woman in Black. Directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) from an adapted screenplay by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Stardust), it’s about a young lawyer (Radcliffe) who must uncover a small town mystery involving the title character. Ciaran Hinds and Janet McTeer co-star in the film based on the novel by Susan Hill. We saw some set photos in September but, after the break, we’ve got two official images, the plot description and more. Read More »
Daniel Radcliffe‘s first film gig after the Harry Potter series wrapped is a starring role in Woman in Black, an adaptation of a Susan Hill story that is being produced by the relaunched Hammer Films. The first shot of Radcliffe in costume is now floating around, and you can see it in full after the break. Read More »
Got a pack of small comic book to film stories to throw out today. First, X-Men: First Class co-writer Jane Goldman says that First Class is shortly to go before cameras. At Movie Con this weekend, Goldman said “I watched a bunch of pre-viz yesterday and went home feeling so excited. We start shooting in about three weeks.” There has been a lot of casting over the past couple weeks, with two items coming out last night. But who plays Cyclops? [CBR]
After the break, talk about The Avengers, Ant-Man and Judge Dredd. Read More »
This was probably bound to happen: in the wake of the release of Inception, we now know of the first film to cut out dreamlike sequences that feel too much like scenes in Christopher Nolan’s film. Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman have been hard at work rewriting X-Men: First Class so that the film can go into production. But after seeing Nolan’s film, Vaughn had the sinking feeling that some of their ideas for First Class would be taken to be too much like Inception. So he dumped them. Read More »