The promo barrage for The Avengers has really begun in earnest. Below we’ve got a series of international character profile featurettes. Most of them aren’t all that interesting, in part because they use just as much footage from the individual films for each character as they do from The Avengers. But perhaps because she’s traditionally an Eastern European character, Scarlett Johansson‘s Polish Black Widow trailer does show off a lot of new footage.
In addition to that we’ve got a short preview of Soundgarden’s song for the film — the band’s first new tune in 15 years, as it happens — and a rundown of ‘fun facts’ about the production from Marvel and Disney. Read More »
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Marvel’s big team-up movie The Avengers, the film towards which the studio has been building for several years, hits on May 4. But plans are already underway for a third Iron Man movie, in which Robert Downey, Jr. will return to star under the direction of Shane Black, who directed Downey in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
We don’t know a lot about Iron Man 3 other than that it is said to be a more self-contained story than the previous two films. It is rumored to have some relation to the Extremis storyline from Iron Man’s comic book continuity, but that is unconfirmed at this point.
But now we do have some casting call info for the third film that seems to confirm a few returning characters. Check out that info below. Read More »
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, that other Alfred Hitchcock sorta-biopic that doesn’t star Toby Jones as the rotund Master of Suspense, is pulling its cast together quickly now. Anthony Hopkins has been attached to play Hitch for some time, with Scarlett Johansson set to play Janet Leigh and James D’Arcy set for the Anthony Perkins role. The film will be directed by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil!) with its roots in the book of the same name by Stephen Rebello.
Earlier today we reported that Jessica Biel will pay Vera Miles, and now four more actors have been added to the roster: Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg and Michael Wincott. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
While it remains to be seen whether Anthony Hopkins in Sacha Gervasi‘s Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho does any better at capturing the Hitchcock resemblance than Toby Jones does in Julian Jarrold‘s The Girl, what’s clear is that the former will be surrounded by quite a high profile cast. Jessica Biel has just beat out several other actresses to land the role of Vera Miles, who played Lila Crane in Psycho. She joins a roster that also includes Scarlett Johansson and James D’Arcy as Psycho stars Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins, and Helen Mirren as Hitchcock’s wife Alma Reville.
Gervasi is directing from a script by John McLaughlin and Tom Thayer, who adapted it from Stephen Rebello‘s nonfiction tome of the same title. I expect the title will change at some point, since the current one sounds more appropriate for a documentary than a narrative feature, but that’s what they’re going with for now.
Biel is currently filming Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes, and will next be seen in Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall. Shooting on Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho is scheduled to begin next month. [Deadline]
After the jump, Nathan Fillion is joined by another Joss Whedon alum in Percy Jackson.
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The Avengers is so close you can almost taste it. Directed by Joss Whedon, the Disney/Marvel superhero team up is now less than a month away from its premiere and tickets are already on sale for midnight shows May 3-4. It’s hard to believe that after literally years of build up and anticipating five movies before it: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, the big pay off is finally upon us.
Promotion is in full swing, with new posters and toys being released on a daily basis, and Disney has just released twelve new promo shots from the film. You can check them out after the jump. Read More »
Say the name “Alfred Hitchcock” to people and the first thing they think of is Psycho. Everything about the 1960 thriller has become iconic: the actors, the shots, the plot twists. More than any of the director’s other films, it’s the most often referenced and talked about. Which is why Fox Searchlight is moving ahead with a film called Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho which will be about exactly what the title suggests. Anthony Hopkins has been attached to play the director for some time and we recently heard Helen Mirren would play his wife, Alma. That’s now confirmed.
The other two leads, who’ll play the leads of Psycho itself, have also just been cast. Scarlett Johansson will play Janet Leigh and James D’Arcy (Master and Commander, W.E.) will play Anthony Perkins. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Before Bryan Singer was brought on board to direct Superman Returns, McG was developing a Superman reboot titled Superman: Flyby, a screenplay written by a younger JJ Abrams. McG ended up leaving the project when Warner Bros became adamant about shooting the movie in Australia instead of New York City and Canada to save money on Budget. But I sometimes wonder what could have been when it comes to McG’s take on the Man of Steel.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 by Angie Han
Though Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s built up an enviable acting career over the years, between his stabs at short film directing and his launching the collaborative production company hitRecord, it seemed like only a matter of time before he branched out into feature filmmaking. Gordon-Levitt is now slated to do just that, as he gears up to direct his first feature, starring himself and Scarlett Johansson. More details after the jump.
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