Posted on Monday, May 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Not all Star Wars Episode VII rumors are created equal. While a handful of the ones we’ve heard have proved to be true (the return of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, for example), many more have turned out to be little more than wishful thinking.
According to a new report making the rounds today, Jonathan Rhys Meyers is already in talks for the new film. On the surface of it, the rumor doesn’t sound more or less plausible than any other we’ve heard. Considering the source, though, there’s reason to treat this one a little more seriously than most. Hit the jump to get the details.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
As last fall’s new shows head to their season finales, the broadcast networks are readying a new crop of shows for this fall. NBC has unveiled first looks for several of theirs. Among them are the obviously-titled The Michael J. Fox Show; Sean Saves the World from Better Off Ted creator Victor Fresco; and the James Spader-starring The Blacklist. See them and more after the jump. Read More »
Nothing can stop the wave of YA adaptations coming to movie theaters in the next year or two — not even the relative disinterest in the movies. Beautiful Creatures and The Host didn’t really hit so far this year, but there are more to come. Earlier today we saw the trailer for the new Percy Jackson film, and now here’s the first full trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
The film features Lily Collins as a young woman who learns that there is a shadow conflict just out of sight, with half-angel warriors battling demons right before the unseeing eyes of humanity. With her own eyes open to the conflict, Collins’ character is quickly drawn in. This trailer shows far more of the newly-done effects than did the teaser, and it also makes the film look rather like a revamped Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Have a look below.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s not always a bad sign when a film gets shelved. Sometimes a perfectly good film gets tangled in legal woes, or becomes the casualty of a studio’s financial setback. Other times, though, the delay is exactly the vote of “no confidence” it appears to be.
I don’t know precisely why The Weinstein Co. decided to delay Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein‘s horror thriller 6 Souls indefinitely in the U.S., but the new trailer suggests it may be in the latter category. Julianne Moore stars as a psychiatrist whose patient Adam (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) suffers from multiple personality disorder. But his case is unusual in that his extra personalities are people who actually existed — murder victims, to be exact. Watch the video after the jump.
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In this edition of TV Bits, your can see script pages, read about lawsuits, sickness and advertising. After the jump, read about the following:
- Ron Howard tweeted the title of the first episodes of Arrested Development‘s fourth season.
- HBO is developing a new comedy called The Landlord by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Daniel Clowes.
- The head of NBC Bob Greenblatt spoke about the future of Community with its new night and loss of Dan Harmon.
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers will be playing Dracula on a new NBC drama.
- The CW has changed its slogan and ad campaign.
- Comedy Central has ordered a pilot of the web series Tiny Apartment.
- Despite contract disputes, the cast of Modern Family went back to work Thursday.
- Production on Fringe was shut down for two weeks to accommodate John Noble.
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When word first came out that a Fantastic Four reboot would be made, /Film asked if you guys cared. The consensus?
A resounding: “Meh.”
But could anything change your minds? How about the casting of Adrien Brody and Amber Heard? Read More »
The Tourist, the romantic thriller starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie that remakes the French film Anthony Zimmer, has been shooting for a while after taking a very long and winding road to set. Now director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) has two new actors to work with: Paul Bettany and Rufus Sewell. We don’t know their roles at this point, but this is slowly looking less like an over-cooked studio disaster. [Variety]
After the break, Amanda Seyfried and others join the already impressive cast of Albert Nobbs, while Emma Stone could join Steve Carell on screen. Read More »
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
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