Posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
Earlier this month, a press release announcing the return of Red stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Mary Louise Parker for Red 2 promised that the retired black ops team would be facing on “a new set of enemies all across Europe.” Now we have a better idea of what exactly those baddies will look like.
Variety reports that Anthony Hopkins is in talks to play the villain, a mad genius incorrectly presumed to be dead. As Willis and his ex-CIA team desperately search for a weapon of mass destruction that Hopkins has created, he offers to give up its location if Willis agrees to help him escape an insane asylum. Hopkins would join fellow newcomers Catherine Zeta-Jones and Lee Byung-Hun, who signed on earlier this month in unknown roles.
However, Hopkins’ casting is contingent on his ability to reconcile Red 2‘s production schedule with his commitment to Thor 2. Hopkins had a supporting role in the previous Thor movie as the god Odin, Thor and Loki’s father. Red 2 is due out August 2, 2013, while Thor 2 is slated to hit November 15, 2013.
After the jump, Danny Trejo reveals that Zoe Saldana will be among the lovely ladies of Machete Kills.
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There’s not much information on this film save for the following and, really, the next sentence is more than enough. Paramount has just bought a heist script called Swindle, written by Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson, which will star Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana. The film will be developed and produced by Michael De Luca and as well as the two leads, who helped conceive the project when they decided they wanted to work together. There’s more after the jump. Read More »
The latest actor to join Christian Bale in Scott Cooper‘s Out of the Furnace is likely to be Zoe Saldana. She’s in early talks for the film that Cooper is rewriting (based on Brad Ingelsby‘s The Low Dweller script) and will direct as his follow-up to Crazy Heart.
Bale will be an ex-con who is determined to avenge the death of his younger brother after being released from prison. Various actors have been mentioned as possible choices for the brother (Casey Affleck, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch and Channing Tatum) and Robert Duvall is nearly set to play the main character’s helpful uncle, while Viggo Mortensen could end up being the villain.
Out of the Furnace could shoot this spring if the cast comes together and Relativity gives it the final green light. As we’ve heard before, that green light will primarily be based on the finalization of a deal with Bale, which hasn’t yet happened. [Variety]
After the break, a film called The Occult signs Rufus Sewell and Anne Heche, and Julianna Margulies joines Al Pacino in the comedic action film Stand Up Guys. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 by Angie Han
Apparently, this tradition of each sequel going bigger than the last isn’t just a Hollywood thing. It seems the folks behind that Avatar-defeating Chinese softcore film 3D Sex and Zen are determined to get even wilder this time around, and they’ve figured out just the way to do it. After the jump:
- 3D Sex and Zen’s sequel ups the ante by going 4D
- Some photos and quotes from Star Trek 2
- The Da Vinci Code sequel The Lost Symbol finds a writer
- Men in Black 3 will get a new trailer next week, has new photos now
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Lots of Star Trek 2 and even a few other films are all part of the latest Sequel Bits. After the jump, read about the following:
- What did J.J. Abrams think of the Star Trek 2 photo leaks and what did Zachary Quinto have to say about the scene?
- Michael Giacchino confirms he’ll be back to score Star Trek 2.
- Even more set photos from the set of the sci-fi sequel.
- Zoe Saldana comments on the status of Avatar 2.
- Director Chris Renaud discusses what we can expect in Despicable Me 2.
- Two new photos of Vin Diesel on the set of Riddick.
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Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
While we’ve heard plenty of rumors about what may or may not be in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek 2, we haven’t seen much of the production at all. Happily, we finally have our first looks from the set today.
Earlier this week, star Simon Pegg uploaded the first video from the set in the form of a birthday message to comics publisher 2000 A.D. And while that video doesn’t reveal too much, a couple of images revealed today do. Hit the jump to check them out, though I should warn you — while Pegg’s video is spoiler-free, the two images that follow contain possible spoilers. So if you’d rather not know anything, be careful not to scroll past Pegg’s message.
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Just because J.J. Abrams and the crew of the Enterprise are currently hard at work filming the still-untitled sequel to 2009′s Star Trek, doesn’t mean there isn’t anything new to report. Several of the film’s cast and crew have been out and about giving hints about what’s going on behind closed doors. For example, Zoe Saldana was at the Sundance Film Festival promoting The Words (review here) and gave a few of info about the developing relationships between Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto), and Spock and her character Uhura.
Then there’s the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy, who revealed he’ll be visiting the set of the film soon, though everyone has previously said no original cast members will be in the film this time around. Finally, the new Spock, Quinto, turned some heads when he mentioned that the script for the film, written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof was changing on a daily basis. Orci took to the Internet to clear that up and hinted at the time frame of the sequel.
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Like the dreams of Inception, The Words is a story about a story within a story. On the top level, there is a plot featuring Dennis Quaid and Olivia Wilde. In the middle, there’s Jeremy Irons, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana. And on the bottom, there’s Ben Barnes and Nora Arnezeder. With direction by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, the film’s structure is its second most interesting aspect. When The Words is at its best, those three tales are weaving together to speak about the decisions people make and how living with them can be the hardest thing imaginable.
The Words will be the closing night film of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on Friday and while it won’t win any awards, it’s an entertaining, literature-centric story that will keep you interested and guessing. Read More »