The first promo poster for Seth Rogen in Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet was discovered on display at the Sony Booth at the 2010 Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas. Also, Mezco Toys also announced new action figures for the upcoming big screen movie which give us a closer look at the costumes of The Green Hornet and Kato. Check out the photos after the jump.
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What a strange cast! Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, the sequel to the 2008 DreamWorks animated adventure film, has just added three actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michelle Yeoh, and Victor Garber. The idea of Yeoh and Van Damme being in the film is entertaining, but when it will be only as voice actors? Perhaps slightly less so. OK, fine: Van Damme could be hilarious. Read More »
Sarah Polley is putting together a film she’ll direct as a follow-up to the sad and terrific Away From Her, and she’s just landed Sarah Silverman to appear alongside Seth Rogen and Michelle Williams. Take This Waltz is about “a young woman (Williams) whose struggles with infidelity leads her to the realization that she may be addicted to the honeymoon period of her relationships.”
Rogen’s character is married to Williams; Silverman plays Rogen’s sister. Based on what we’ve heard of the script, which Polley also wrote, this will probably be tipped slightly more to the dramatic side of the scale, though I know it has significant funny aspects. I’m always happy to see comediennes play drama, so I hope Silverman’s role isn’t purely intended as comic relief. [Variety]
After the break, the Kennedys come to life (again) and Richard Gere partners up with Topher Grace. Read More »
If you’ve seen the hideous monstrosity that is Clash of the Titans, replete with its horrendous and eye-torturing attempts at 3D imagery, you probably don’t have much love at all for post-production dimensionalisation. I’ve seen the online reaction to two upconvert projects that have been announced in just the last 24 hours, Michel Gondry‘s Green Hornet film and M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Last Airbender, and it wasn’t pretty.
Now, though, key creative personal on each movie have issued statements to the effect that these films were actually planned and possibly even shot for 3D, though don’t confuse that for them actually being shot in 3D. I’ll give you the quotes after the break, so you can judge for yourself if we’re being told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
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Sony has announced that they have decided to push the release date of Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet back three weeks. The reason given is that Sony is releasing the film in 3D and the original December 22nd 2010 release date was overcrowded with 3D films.
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[Update: The Wrap now have the updated logline for the film. It now reads: “Two best friends, both of whom are spies, go to war with each other after falling in love with the same woman. It’s about what’s more important — your best friend or the love of your life — and what happens when the two come into conflict with each other.” Original story follows.]
The big-budget romantic comedy This Means War, which comes complete with scenes of city destruction, has been in the works at Fox for a long time. It was once a Martin Lawrence film, and several directors have been attached over the years.
Now This Means War has McG attached to direct, as we’ve reported before, and Reese Witherspoon set to star. At one point Bradley Cooper seemed set to play the male lead, but now Fox is interested in other actors, including Seth Rogen and Chris Pine. Read More »
Scanning across the web it seems at first glance that Michel Gondry has a slate of upcoming projects to compare with even Guillermo Del Toro’s monster heap. On closer inspection, however, it might appear that he’s only got a handful described in various different ways, and certainly not too many to handle. Every one sounds like a winner, though.
After The Green Hornet, which is hitting cinemas in December, Gondry’s pick for his next picture is The We and The I. Originally set to go last summer it was postponed when he went to play big budget games with Seth Rogen and co. Here’s how he describes it:
It’s about the group effect, how people in groups transform when the group is dislocated, because everyone jumps out of the bus at different times, there is a smaller group and how the relationships evolve.
Bus? What bus?
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I’m not sure where the comment section trend of suggesting Joseph Gordon-Levitt for every available male role went from the spirit of genuine fandom to outright jokester parody, but here’s some fuel for the fire: James McAvoy has dropped out of the film formerly called I’m With Cancer, and will be replaced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Read More »
Consider this a courtesy report on the fact that New Line is making a film based on the Warner Bros. cartoon character Speedy Gonzales, with George Lopez providing the voice of the character. Because, like the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies, the Garfield films, et al, this one is a movie purely for the kids. As an adult who always thought the character was the worst of WB’s stable, this sounds awful.
Speaking of Garfield, the writers behind that first movie (Alex Sokolow and Joel Cohen) are writing Speedy, which will be a live-action/CGI hybrid. Anne Lopez, wife of George, says “We wanted to make sure that it was not the Speedy of the 1950s — the racist Speedy. [He’s] going to be a misunderstood boy who comes from a family that works in a very meticulous setting, and he’s a little too fast for what they do. He makes a mess of that. So he has to go out in the world to find what he’s good at.” My guess: he doesn’t become Mexico’s cultural ambassador to the UN. [THR]
After the break, Anjelica Huston and Philip Baker Hall help make the cast for Rogen and McAvoy’s upcoming ‘cancer comedy’ look more like one for a Paul Thomas Anderson movie. Could there be any more ridiculous story pairing? OK, sure there could, but it probably won’t happen today. Read More »