Penny Dreadful

Sam Mendes and John Logan worked together to bring us Skyfall in 2012, and they’re teaming for the next Bond movie as well. But before that gets going, they’re reuniting for a very different kind of project.

Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is a sort of horror mash-up, weaving famed monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and Dorian Gray together into one spooky Victorian-era yarn. Josh Hartett plays the dashing but complicated hero, and Eva Green (another Bond alum, come to think of it) is the mysterious heroine. Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage) directed the first two episodes. Hit the jump to check out the new trailer.

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David Slade‘s Daredevil reboot has been progressing steadily but slowly. The last we heard, Fox had hired David James Kelly to write a new draft of the script. In other words, it was still in the early stages. So it’s not surprising that yesterday’s casting rumor has turned out to be just that — a rumor, and nothing more.

Slade recently got fans buzzing when he sent out a tweet that seemed to suggest his 30 Days of Night star Josh Hartnett could play the blind Marvel superhero. Since then, however, he’s clarified that he wasn’t seriously floating Hartnett’s name, because the project hasn’t reached the casting stage yet. Slade also took the opportunity to squash talk of the film being in 3D, declaring that he is “firmly against” shooting in native 3D and that the studio isn’t interested in post-converted 3D. Read his comments after the jump.

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Earlier this year, we posted a trailer for Guy Moshe‘s Bunraku, only to be asked by the producers to take it down when it turned out that the video we’d shown was not the official trailer. We promised then that we’d re-post when the producer-approved version surfaced, and now here it is.

The super-stylized samurai/Western/noir flick stars Josh Hartnett, Woody Harrelson, and Japanese musician/actor Gackt star as a drifter, a bartender, and a samurai, respectively, who join forces to take down a powerful crime boss (Ron Perlman). Demi Moore and Kevin McKidd also appear. Watch the 100% official trailer after the jump.

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How does Sebastian Gutierrez keep getting these actors to appear in his films? So far just about all of his work has been laden with impressively star-studded casts, but nothing he’s produced has even come close to finding any sort of success at the box office — or with critics, for that matter. I guess that’s of no consequence for his next effort though, since the film is being released exclusively on the Internet. For free.

That film is Girl Walks Into a Bar, and it brings together an ensemble cast including Carla Gugino, Zachary Quinto, Josh Hartnett, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Robert Forster, Alexis Bledel and many more. That roster of actors is incentive enough to check out the film. That you won’t have to pay to do so is the cherry on top. Learn more about the film and check out the trailer after the break. Read More »

‘Bunraku’ Trailer

UDPATE: Because this isn’t an official trailer, the producers of the film have been trying to get it removed from YouTube. At their request, we’ve pulled it and will re-post something when an official version is available.

Bunraku looks like one hell of a weird beast. The film stars Josh Hartnett, Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore, Gackt, Ron Perlman, Kevin McKidd and more in something that looks like the love child of Takashi Miike and Frank Miller, if the two hooked up while watching the films of Seijun Suzuki. The trailer has finally landed, and there’s a 50/50 chance you’ll walk away from it a lot more confused or uncertain about the film than you might be already. Watch it after the break. Read More »

Movie Trailer: ‘Stuck Between Stations’

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There’s a new trailer for the indie romantic drama Stuck Between Stations, which stars Josh Hartnett, Zoe Lister Jones and Sam Rosen. Brady Kiernan directed the film, which is named after the opening track on The Hold Steady’s 2006 album ‘Boys and Girls in America.’ Check out the trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Looks like Maggie Gyllenhaal will play alongside her husband Peter Sarsgaard in a biopic of bluegrass pioneer Bill Munroe. She told ScreenCrave she’d been in the film about “Bill Monroe, who invented Blue Grass music had a kind of Sid and Nancy style affair with this woman Bessie Lee Mauldin throughout his life… T-Bone Burnett’s going to do the music and Callie Khouri who wrote Thelma & Louise wrote the script so we’re going to do that together.”

After the break, Scott Speedman takes a vow, Josh Hartnett may reunite with Paul McGuigan, and Real Steel adds one more. Read More »

So many of my favorite movie experiences are the result of seeing films during the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival. The program perches like a beast ready to devour the more ‘respectable’ films at TIFF. While seeing films at the fest is great, period, there’s nothing quite like catching the world premiere of a psychopathic genre film with a crowd of hundreds of eager fans of left of center cinema. Every August I’m always eager to see the new lineup, because it’s basically guaranteed to have at least one or two films I’ll be recommending to friends for the next year.

Tonight, Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes revealed three of this year’s Midnight Madness films via Twitter, and one is a film most of us here at /Film are eager to see: the world premiere of James Gunn‘s Super. Read More »

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