Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
Animation house Laika only has two completed features to its name, but thanks to the strength of those two outings (Coraline and ParaNorman), it’s already earned a reputation for unusually smart, creative family fare. Now they’re joining forces with Focus Features a third time for The Boxtrolls, an adaptation of Alan Snow‘s book Here Be Monsters!
Open Season co-director Anthony Stacchi and Coraline/ParaNorman story artist Graham Annable are teaming to direct, with an excellent voice cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Jared Harris (Mad Men) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones). Hit the jump for more details.
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The first adaptation of one of Cassandra Clare‘s books in The Mortal Instuments cycle is going to hit screens late next summer, and the first trailer is being released just in time for the last Twilight audience to see it.
The film stars Lily Collins as Clary Fray, who learns that she is in fact a descendant of half-Angel warriors who protect humanity from darkness. She’s drawn towards one such warrior, Jace Wayland (Jamie Cambell Bower) with help from Hodge Starkweather (Jared Harris) after her mother (Lena Headey) disappears.
I. Marlene King (Pretty Little Liars) and Jessica Postigo (Tarzan 3D) scripted, and Harald Zwart (Agent Cody Banks, The Karate Kid) ended up directing. Check out the footage below. Read More »
Briefly: The evil professor Moriarty, arch-enemy of Sherlock Holmes, is about to become the famed Union general and President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant. Steven Spielberg has found one of the last pieces of his Lincoln puzzle in talented character actor Jared Harris, familiar to fans of Mad Men and shortly to be seen in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A game of Shadows.
The actor joins a massive cast in the key role of General Grant, who was a great supporter of Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) and might actually have been in the Ford Theater when Lincoln was assassinated had he not chosen to go to Philadelphia instead.
Lincoln should be shooting soon, and the film’s release date is not yet set. The cast also includes Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Lee Pace, Jackie Earle Haley and David Oyelowo. [Variety]
As we’re already halfway through October, we’ll soon see a deluge of new marketing materials for films being released in the coveted holiday window. Kicking things off is a new trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. This one uses all the same light comedy and heavy speed ramping that was in the first trailer, and confirms that Rachel McAdams returns for at least a cameo. (Unless that is new co-star Noomi Rapace disguised as McAdams, which seems unlikely.) No glimpse of Stephen Fry as Mycroft Holmes, sadly, but we do get to see more of Jared Harris (Mad Men) as arch-villan Dr. Moriarty.
The trailer doesn’t show us a lot more of the interaction between Holmes and Watson (Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law) beyond what we saw in previous video, choosing instead to emphasize action. Check it out below and try to determine whether or not Ritchie and writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney have managed to inject a little more heart into this sequel.
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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 »
The cast of Sherlock Holmes 2 is starting to come together, and since the first film began production two years ago, the biggest question mark in franchise lineup has been the actor who will play Professor Moriarty, the arch-nemesis of Sherlock Holmes.
Brad Pitt was once rumored in the role, after reports surfaced claiming that he had shot a cameo to appear in the first film. (We saw only Moriarty’s hand and silouette in that picture, and the actor who voiced him has not been named. Rumors that it was Pitt persist.) Daniel Day-Lewis has also been rumored, but we never figured that would actually happen.
Now there’s a report that a less famous but quite capable actor will play the role: Jared Harris. Read More »
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Just about every development on Tomas Alfredson‘s film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy seems to be a good one. The cast is a knockout (Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Harris and Ciaran Hinds) and now there’s another good name on board, as Mark Strong has signed to appear. We don’t know his role, but at one point Ralph Fiennes was said to have a part, and he’s fallen away from recent reports. Could Strong be his replacement? Read More »