We’ve seen a good bit of footage for one of the Alfred Hitchcock movies that are in post-production right now: The Girl, which will air on HBO with Toby Jones playing Hitch during the making of The Birds.
The other film is Hitchcock, from Anvil! director Sacha Gervasi, and it features Anthony Hopkins as the late director, with a focus on the making of Psycho. (The film is essentially an adaptation of Stephen Rebello’s book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.)
We don’t have a trailer or footage for Hitchcock at this point, so we can’t yet start to compare the performance of Hopkins with that of Jones, but what you see above is a hint of the new teaser poster for the film, which has now been dated for a good award season spot on this coming November 23. See the full poster below.
Edit: I’d originally written that the film will hit in 2013, which was incorrect — it is actually set for November of this year.
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This past Friday (the 13th) Anvil! director and The Terminal writer Sacha Gervasi began to shoot a film called Hitchcock, in which Anthony Hopkins plays the director of films such as Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, and Rear Window.
This film is based on Stephen Rebello‘s great book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, and also stars Helen Mirren as the director’s wife, Alma; Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh; Jessica Biel as actress Vera Miles; and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins, whose alter-ego Norman Bates is one of the most famous screen characters of the 20th century. (Edit: and how could I forget this week’s addition — Ralph ‘The Karate Kid’ Macchio plays Psycho screenwriter Joe Stefano.)
Now we’ve got the first look at Hopkins in character as Hitchcock, in a pose that emulates photos of the director’s famous profile. Read More »
Sometimes the Internet surprises you with something so random and cool, it’s unfathomable that it actually exists. An alternative version of The Karate Kid is all that and a crane kick.
In 1983, director John G. Avildsen was getting ready to shoot The Karate Kid with stars Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and others. As part of the rehearsal process, Avildsen decided to film all of the rehearsals and edited it together into a (very) rough version of the movie. It was used as a tool for the actors to give them a sense of what the movie would be like, how their characters would change, all of that important stuff. Presumably, it was never meant to see the light of day outside of the cast and crew.
Then, of course, this small film about a young man from New Jersey who moves to California and learns karate to earn the respect of his peers became a massive hit and, almost twenty years later, fans are still clamoring for more. Now that rehearsal movie has found its way online. After the jump, watch The Karate Kid in its entirety comprised solely of rehearsal footage. It’s the best DVD extra never included on a DVD. Read More »
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What ever happened to the original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio? Todd Holland‘s latest video for Funny or Die titled “Wax On, F*ck Off” attempts to answer this question and more.
In his new movie, Ralph Macchio faces his toughest challenge yet; to become a Hollywood bad boy. With Karate Kid returning to the big screen, his career fading his friends and family are forced to stage an intervention. In order to re-establish himself in the entertainment industry he hits the streets of Los Angeles to show everyone how tough he can be. Coming soon, “Wax On, Fuck Off”
Watch the video now, embedded after the jump.
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