In late July we saw a leaked version of the Comic Con trailer for Thor. The very unofficial release spread like wildfire, but Marvel Studios managed to scrub it away from many corners of the web.
Now the official trailer release is out, and you can see it after the break. Read More »
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Jonathan Hensleigh made a career writing films and then directed Thomas Jane in The Punisher (2004). Now he’s done a feature with another Punisher actor: Ray Stevenson. Kill the Irishman adapts Rick Porrello‘s book To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia. It stars Mr. Stevenson and his wig as the Irishman of the title, who starts out working for the mob and then feels the mob’s wrath when he strikes out on his own. Watch the trailer after the break. 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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In the race to get a new version of The Three Musketeers to screens, it looks like Paul W.S. Anderson is pulling ahead of Doug Liman. Way ahead. Anderson’s film has had most of the cast set, and now is fitting the last puzzle pieces together. Juno Temple is in talks to play one of the last major open roles. Read More »
How is it that there are competing Three Musketeers movies? Just as Doug Liman is confirmed as director for the Warner Bros. production, which is being fast-tracked to begin production this fall, we’ve got word on the cast for the other Three Musketeers movie, to be directed by Paul WS Anderson for Summit. Read More »
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Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have released an updated official plot synopsis for the big screen adaptation of Thor, along with preliminary credits. No huge surprises, but a few confirmations. All the information is included, after the jump.
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One of the shows that is really high on my ‘to-watch’ list is HBO’s Rome. I have friends who were seriously devoted to it, and practically thrust the blu-ray set into my hands whenever possible. The wildly expensive show was canceled after the second season, and while quite a lot of story was crammed into the last set of episodes, there is material yet to cover. (Big surprise, right? It’s Rome, after all.)
Over a year ago we heard that the show’s creator Bruno Heller was interested in doing a feature film Rome sequel, but we haven’t known much about it. We still don’t know much now, but there are a few interesting details bubbling up. Read More »
Following up on the recent news that Thor will start shooting in January, we’ve also caught wind of some casting additions. Tonight we’ve learned that Ray Stevenson (Rome, Punisher:Warzone), Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer, Mongol), and Stuart Townsend (The League of Extraordinary Gentleman) have joined the project as “The Warriors Three”, a group of Asgardian badasses who fight alongside Thor. They’ll be joining the likes of Chris Hemsworth (as Thor), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), and Natalie Portman.
While Hemsworth didn’t seem like inspired casting for the film, I’ve been intrigued by all the other casting choices director Kenneth Branagh has made. Now I just wished that Stevenson’s Rome compatriot Kevin McKidd landed the role of Thor so we could get something resembling the further adventures of Vorenus and Pullo (with the welcome addition of the whole Norse god business).
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Warner Bros has released five new photos from The Hughes Brothers‘ The Book of Eli in Wednesday’s edition of USA Today. Described as a post-apocalyptic western, the film tells the story of a lone man (Denzel Washington) who fights his way across America in order to protect a mysterious sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. The film is set in the future after the sun has exploded, leaving earth to rot.
The photo above is from a scene where Eli comes upon a fork in the road. He decides to turn right towards a town to power up his iPod and refill his canteen. The article reveals that Washington shed 55 pounds for the role. Gary Oldman plays Carnegie, a town leader who runs the town and wants Eli’s book. Four more photos after the jump.
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