Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012 by Angie Han
In this current remake-happy cinematic climate, that Gone With the Wind is being eyed for a do-over isn’t much of a shocker — but the name behind it certainly is. In an interview with NextMovie, former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff expressed his desire to star in a remake of the classic romance from 1939, and even offered up one idea about the casting.
Hasselhoff told the site that his manager had been unhappy with him for signing on to the ultra-campy Piranha 3DD. “He wants me to do a Knight Rider film or Nick Fury, which I was supposed to do, or a remake of Gone With the Wind,” Hasselhoff said. Later in the conversation, he brought up the potential Gone With the Wind project again. “Hopefully the Gone With the Wind will come, hopefully something great will happen.”
Naturally, the conversation then turned to who could tackle the iconic Scarlett O’Hara role opposite Hasselhoff’s Rhett Butler. Hasselhoff suggested Rachel Weisz, though he initially referred to her as “Rachel Rice.” “I think she’s hot,” he said.
After the jump, WWE’s Leprechaun remake hires a writer and Robocop star Joel Kinnaman offers up new details.
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Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
Now that Joel Kinnaman is locked for the lead role in José Padilha‘s Robocop reboot, MGM has started looking to fill out the rest of its cast — which of course means the rumor mill has begun churning in earnest. A new story has surfaced claiming that Edward Norton, Gael García Bernal, and Rebecca Hall are circling the project, and that producers are looking to get Sean Penn on board as well. If it’s true, Robocop could be pulling together a very promising cast. More after the jump.
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I’m tempted to put this down in the “actors are usually the last to know” column, but there is probably something to this, given that costume tests and so forth have evidently commenced: Joel Kinnaman, recently chosen to be the new RoboCop for director José Padilha, is talking about the new suit designs. We’ve heard suggestions from Padilha that his take on the film will be a little bit less exaggerated sci-fi cop movie than Paul Verhoeven’s original satire was. Now we’ve got one more detail: Kinnaman says this new version of the character “is going to be a lot more human.” Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
We’ve got some quick hits on the sci-fi action-adventure sequel front today, including:
- Bruce Boxleitner’s prediction on when TRON 3 will get going
- Vin Diesel’s snapshots from the Riddick set
- Sony’s just announced release date for the Robocop remake
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Briefly: Not a lot to report here, but a week ago we heard that MGM had offered the lead role in the new version of RoboCop to Joel Kinnaman, and now Deadline confirms that the actor will play the role, following in the steps of Peter Weller. (And following lesser-known RoboCops such as Robert Burke, too.) You might know Joel Kinnaman from the TV series The Killing, and he played the lead role in Snabba Cash, from Safe House director Daniel Espinosa. Read More »
A couple years ago, director Daniel Espinosa made a splash with the film Snabba Cash (Easy Money) when it became a massive box office success in Sweden. Espinosa came Stateside, where he made Safe House, and Snabba Cash star Joel Kinnaman joined him. Kinnaman had a part in Safe House, and has been seen in The Killing, and as we told you earlier today, may be the new RoboCop.
But Kinnaman also starred in a sequel to Snabba Cash, directed by Babak Najafi while Espinosa worked as exec producer. Like the first film, this one is based on a novel by lawyer Jens Lapidus. The original found JW (Kinnaman), a newbie drug dealer, put on the trail of another dealer who recently escaped jail. He comes into conflict with Yugoslavian mob muscle Mrado, who is also on the escapee’s trail. In the sequel the three men find themselves colliding once again.
Snabba Cash 2 should hit screens in Sweden and Europe later this year. Check out a trailer for that below. The Weinstein Company, meanwhile, owns the US rights to the original movie, and has finally set a date to put it on US screens. Read More »
This one is just breaking now, but Variety’s Jeff Sneider has trumpeted on Twitter that Joel Kinnaman, of The Killing and Snabba Cash (from the director of Safe House) has been offered the lead in RoboCop.Please note: this doesn’t mean the actor is cast. Offers go out all the time, with some being reported and a great many not. We’ll have to wait to see where this leads, though THR says that a deal might come together quickly. Kinnaman was set to play one of the two leads in David Dobkin’s now-canceled Arthur & Lancelot at WB, so he’s newly free of a big commitment. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 by Angie Han
Over the summer, Warner Bros. put David Dobkin‘s Arthur & Lancelot on the fast track at the expense of two other adaptations of the legend, but now it’s looking like Dobkin’s project may not come together at the studio, either. Though the picture’s been moving at a brisk pace over the past few months, it’s now hit a huge roadblock in the form of budget troubles so bad that Warner Bros. has told Dobkin to go ahead and set it up elsewhere if he can.
The news comes right on the heels of Legendary’s decision to put Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost on hold for similar reasons, just as Disney did with The Lone Ranger earlier in the year. More details after the jump.
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