A little over a week ago, it was announced that Denzel Washington was cast in director Robert Zemeckis' Flight, the first live-action movie for Zemeckis (Back to the Future) since 2000's Castaway. More cast members have reportedly booked their ticket.
According to Moviehole, Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2) and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) have joined the cast of the upcoming thriller, which sees Washington as a pilot who saves most of the passengers on a commercial airline flight after a malfunction but is eventually investigated after it is discovered that he drank the night before the flight. Cheadle and Greenwood's roles are unspecified at this time.
John Gatins (Real Steel) wrote the script for Flight, which goes into production in Atlanta this October. Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes) is already set to play a drug addict who befriends Washington as they both battle their dependency issues. Casey Affleck to fight for Paradise Lost and Michelle Rodriguez joins latest Resident Evil sequel >> Posted 09.24.11 by Ryan
With Resident Evil: Afterlife not opening until September 10, Sony Screen Gems is slowly trickling out images from the upcoming sequel to bait fan interest. The first set showed returning star Milla Jovovich in a variety of poses. This next wave also includes Ali Larter and newcomer Wentworth Miller as game character Chris Redfield, in a variety of poses. There's even one photo that depicts zombies, an element that has been slowly decreasing from the zombie-game-turned-movie-franchise since the first Resident Evil hit theaters in 2002.
Shawn Roberts, who joins Afterlife to play the villainous Dr. Albert Wesker, told FEARnet that fans will be pleased with the zombies. See what Roberts said about the zombies and 3-D >> Posted 05.30.10 by Ryan
Edge of Darkness actor Shawn Roberts is a familiar face to zombie fans, having appeared in George Romero's Diary of the Dead, but he's about to become legendary when he appears in Resident Evil: Afterlife as Dr. Albert Wesker, the game franchise's beloved villain. Roberts told ShockTillYouDrop that he is convinced fans will be pleased with the movie's portrayal of the character.
The storyline goes on its own [in terms of its faithfulness to the game]. We made sure we brought elements in. The wardrobe is very similar and as close as we could get it. We have some fight scenes that are taken directly from the game. We're doing it for the fans so we want to do what makes them happy. The dogs come back. They're my pets which is cool.
My character is such a favorite character in the games, so I'm just like "alright I don't want to piss anyone off." You make it the best you can. The key thing is that it was fun. I would walk onto set and not even have my wardrobe, but wardrobe comes over and they hand me my gloves and give me my jacket. It just sort of takes shape. I'm a fan and I'm not disappointed.
With shooting finished "in December," Roberts says that writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson is "making sure the technology gets into the screen so 3-D can happen." Afterlife was supposedly going to move its release date from August to January 2011 to give Anderson more time, but instead was pushed back two weeks to September 10. Posted 01.29.10 by Ryan
Sony Screen Gems has announced that production has officially begun on Resident Evil: Afterlife in Toronto, Canada.
Some casting announcements for the fourth installment of the Resident Evil series were made as well. Boris Kodjoe already Tweeted his involvement in the movie, then revealed the casting of Prison Break's Wentworth Miller as well. Afterlife's press release reveals that Miller will be playing game character Chris Redfield, the brother of Ali Larter's Claire, who first arrived in Resident Evil: Extinction. Spencer Locke will return as Extinction's other survivor, K-Mart, and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) is cast in an unspecified role.
In a surprising re-casting, Shawn Roberts (Diary of the Dead) will take over for Jason O'Mara as the evil Dr. Albert Wexler. Also of note, IMDb's cast list includes some curious casting rumors with Jensen Ackles playing game character Leon S. Kennedy and Eva Mendes playing a character named Excella Gionne. IMDb still lists O'Mara in the cast, so perhaps those rumors are just that.
Afterlife sees the return of Paul W.S. Anderson to the director's chair, after only writing and producing the previous two sequels Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Extinction. In a statement, Anderson had this to say about Afterlife:
Alice's battle with The Umbrella Corporation isn't finished. Last time we saw Alice [Milla Jovovich], she let them know she was coming after them. It's time to settle the score.
Afterlife is being shot in 3-D and opens August 27, 2010. Posted 10.01.09 by Ryan
Warner Bros. has decided to delay two upcoming movies, moving possible superhero franchise Green Lantern to June 17, 2011, while Zack Snyder's Watchmen follow-up, Sucker Punch, has been moved from October 2010 to March 25, 2011. The change for Sucker Punch may have come from the recent cast changes, but Green Lantern is now poised to compete with Marvel's big summer, opening a month after Thor and Spider-Man 4, but a month before First Avenger: Captain America.
Clearly, Warner Bros. is feeling confident about Green Lantern, and perhaps they wanted to give director Martin Campbell more time to cast the lead role. With rumors of Bradley Cooper surfacing, Latino Review reports that Shawn Roberts has "auditioned several times" for the part. Roberts just wrapped Campbell's Edge of Darkness, but it may be long-rumored choice Sam Worthington, who has not only Terminator Salvation and Avatar opening this year, but Clash of the Titans in 2010, that Campbell may be holding out for. Worthington told Moviehole:
I've been talking to Martin Campbell about [Green Lantern]. It's one of those things where they're still doing the script. I said, "Give me a script. Let me have a look at it." I like Martin a lot. I met him on the Bond stuff, and I like his work, but the second step is, "Is it a movie that I'd go and see?"
Moving Green Lantern to 2011 sure gives Worthington some time to think about it. Posted 05.11.09 by Ryan