From Roman Polanski to the other Paul Anderson? This may be only the second-biggest tragedy to strike the ancient city of Pompeii, but it is certainly the most recent. Four years ago, Roman Polanski planned to mount a massive historical epic based in Pompeii that would have culminated with the eruption of Vesuvius and the destruction of the city. The script was to be based on the Robert Harris novel about Pompeii, but plans were dashed when SAG and WGA strikes loomed.
But other pitches about the city and its tragic, disastrous fate — totally unrelated to the scuttled Polanski film, aside from the basic setting — have circulated, and now Paul W.S. Anderson will make one that is positioned as a big disaster movie with a love story to keep us all emotionally engaged. Read More »
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Paul W.S. Anderson‘s 3D version of The Three Musketeers, is scheduled for release October 14. Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans along with Christoph Waltz, Milla Jovovich, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger, Juno Temple and Orlando Bloom, a teaser trailer has just been released and you can check it out after the jump.
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Paul W.S. Anderson won the race to get a new Three Musketeers movie into production. The film doesn’t open until October 14, 2011, so a full trailer is probably a ways off. But here’s a new image from the film — the first official one, to complement the on-set snaps we previously saw — which features Matthew Macfadyen, Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans.
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Production on Paul W.S. Anderson’s 3D The Three Musketeers is in full swing and more photos from the set have appeared online. Last week, the first batch of images surfaced and this second wave features Orlando Bloom in a stunning pompadour as the Duke of Buckingham, Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu and the director’s wife, Milla Jovovich as M’lady De Winter. The photos were all taken at the Wurzburg Residence in Wurzburg, Germany.
The Three Musketeers opens in 3D on April 15, 2011 and also stars Logan Lerman, Mads Mikklesen, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Juno Temple, and James Corden. Read More »
Now that the Doug Liman-directed version of The Three Musketeers from Warner Bros. has been well and truly back-burnered, there’s nothing to stand in the way of world domination for Paul WS Anderson‘s 3D action-adventure adaptation of the same material. As an opening attack, the first images from Anderson’s film have appeared online.
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Last week we posted a new trailer for Resident Evil: Afterlife which premiered on G4TV’s Attack of the Show. The trailer was quickly pulled off of YouTube, but is now online in High Definition. If you missed it previously or would like to see it in higher res, hit the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Crank and Transporter star Jason Statham has officially signed on to star in a remake of Roger Corman’s cult classic film Death Race 2000 for Universal. The new film, titled Death Race 3000 will go into production in August or September 2007.
The original 1975 film starred David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone in a brutal cross-country race from New York to Los Angeles set in a dystopian future where pedestrians are run down for points. The champion has a change of heart while being hounded by rivals and a conspiracy seeking to stop the race.
A remake of Death Race offers so many great possibilities, especially with the advancements in CG effects. However, hack writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil) is directing the film based on his own script. That is where this project loses all credibility.