Dayo Okeniyi Terminator Genesis

Not long ago there was chatter about John Boyega (Attack the Block) being eyed to join Terminator: Genesis. He would have played the son of Terminator 2 character Miles Dyson. But things have changed. Now Dayo Okeniyi, recently seen playing Thresh in The Hunger Games, will take the role. That firms up the major Terminator cast.

But there’s a second side to the story. One roadblock between Boyega and Terminator: Genesis was the possibility that he would appear in Star Wars Episode VII. He couldn’t do both. So can we take this info about Okeniyi’s casting to indicate that Boyega is locked for Star Wars, or at least getting closer?  Read More »

‘The Hunger Games’ Trailer

Here’s the first full trailer for the Gary Ross-directed adaptation of The Hunger Games, the first novel in Suzanne Collins‘ darkly futuristic trilogy of novels about teenagers chosen by lottery to fight to the death as representatives of their local district. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth are the young leads in the Lionsgate film that could be the studio’s answer to Twilight, but hopefully with a harder edge.

Check out the trailer below. Read More »

Thresh and Rue Cast In ‘The Hunger Games’

Director Gary Ross has just cast two important supporting roles in his adaptation of the Suzanne Collins book The Hunger Games. He’d already announced that Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence would play Katniss Everdeen, the main character, and that her main men – Peeta and Gale – would be portrayed by Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth respectively. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

In the story, the government selects two children, called “tributes,” from each of the 12 districts to compete in the titular games, a televised battle to the death. Katniss and Peeta are from District 12 and now the District 11 tributes Thresh, a big, burly male and Rue, a small but capable female, have been given faces. They’ll be portrayed by newcomers Dayo Okeniyi and Amanda Stenberg. Read more after the jump. Read More »