Which Actor Should Play the Last Jedi?
Ever since the announcement that George Lucas had sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney and that the studio was making plans for a new Star Wars movie, the internet has been flooded with so many rumors masquerading as news that it's become nearly impossible to know which of them, if any, are true. The general consensus among the more reputable of news sources is that Star Wars: Episode VII will see the return of the majority of the characters from the original trilogy, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo, with Luke's efforts to rebuild the Jedi a primary focus of the plot.
Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, revealed shortly after the announcement that he had been told by Lucas that a new trilogy was in the works a year before the sale, and he later expressed interested in being involved with it — Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are also interested in reprising the roles of Solo and Organa, respectively — but it's hard to imagine a 60-something Jedi kicking off a new trilogy (of course, Yoda was closing in on a millenium and that didn't stop him). If Hamill is not going to be headlining the franchise, then who will? Assuming Disney doesn't pull a Clu — Jeff Bridges was digitally rejuvenated to play a younger version of himself in Tron: Legacy — a younger actor will need to be brought in take up the mantle of the last Jedi. Who do you think has what it takes to play Luke Skywalker?
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Posted 11.14.12 by BrentJS
Who should play Peter Parker's best frienemy?
Even though director Marc Webb has expressed some reluctance about leaping right back into the swing of things (pardon the pun) with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 so soon after The Amazing Spider-Man, plans for the sequel are moving right along. We recently learned that Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) has been offered the role of Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker's college girlfriend and eventual wife in the Marvel comic books and his paramour in the Sam Raimi-directed trilogy. And, only days ago, Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx (Ray) teased fans by tweeting that he had "dressed up as Electro for Halloween," the villain known to be menacing Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) in the sequel, a bold casting move that Webb seemed to confirm when he later called Foxx an "electrifying" actor.
The only other new character that is known to be appearing in the sequel and that does not yet have an actor's name attached is Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn, whose company was directly responsible for the creation of both Spider-Man and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans). In the comic books, as in Raimi's movies, Harry was Peter's friend until his father, wearing the guise of the Green Goblin, is killed during a battle with Spider-Man. Harry then takes up the mantle of the Goblin and sets out to destroy Spider-Man. James Franco got his big break by landing the role of Harry in Raimi's trilogy. Who do you think has what it takes to fill Franco's shoes and go tit for tat with Garfield in the sequel?
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Posted 11.05.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Wear the Cape & Cowl?
It's still unclear how Warner Bros. (WB) plans to proceed with the Batman franchise now that director Christopher Nolan has wrapped up his trilogy. If you've seen The Dark Knight Rises, than you know that Nolan handed the keys to the bat cave to someone from within the universe he created just in case WB wanted to continue the story. However, since the studio announced in June that Gangster Squad scribe Will Beall had been hired to pen a movie based on DC Comics' preeminent super-team, the Justice League — the team's current roster includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg — it seems far more likely that a new Bruce Wayne/Batman will be chosen, one that has nothing to do with Nolan's universe.
It will be tough to fill Christian Bale's Academy Award-winning shoes, but there must be someone out there with the physicality to play a superhero and the acting chops to portray a man driven to prevent the kind of senseless violence that took his parents away from him. Help us choose the new Dark Knight.
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Posted 10.09.12 by BrentJS
The debate over whether or not Benicio del Toro (Traffic) would play the villain Khan Noonien Singh, in the highly-anticipated sequel Star Trek 2, kept the Internet lively for the past couple weeks. However, the debate is finally over as del Toro has dropped out of the sequel.
According to Vulture, negotiations with del Toro broke down between Paramount and the Academy Award–winning actor when the two sides couldn't agree on money. Director J.J. Abrams recently revealed his interest in working with del Toro on his highly-successful 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise, but will have to replace him instead. the cast hasn't even read the script >> Posted 12.06.11 by Ryan
With the opening of DreamWorks' remake of Fright Night just days away, three new preview clips have been released online.
Two preview clips from the remake were released last week, which showed high school student Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) as he is warned by his best friend (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) that his new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire, and the other showed Charley seek assistance from magician Peter Vincent (David Tennant). In keeping with the two clips and the preview clip released in May, the latest clips don't show much action from the movie, but continue to offer looks at the remake versions of the characters who were introduced in the 1985 original. watch the clips >> Posted 08.18.11 by Ryan
Earlier this year, director Drake Doremus' romantic drama Like Crazy impressed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize for a Dramatic Film. The first trailer for Like Crazy was similarly impressive, showing a heartbreaking portrait of young love, embodied by Anton Yelchin as an American college student who falls in love with a English exchange student (Felicity Jones). When Jones outstays her Visa, she is denied access to the U.S., putting a strain on their relationship.
In a recent interview with IamRogue, Doremus talked about his "really true and really authentic" approach to the project, an aspect which comes across in the movie's second trailer.
watch the trailer >> Posted 08.12.11 by Ryan
The project came from trying to make a really personal story that hopefully resonates with audiences as being really true and really authentic. The film is mostly improvised from a fifty-page outline that my co-writer and I wrote. We wanted to just do a story from our generation's perspective that was really honest.
I wanted to make a really classic film. A sort of ‘70s art film in a way is how I started out the project. I wanted to do something that had a more classic feel than sort of the modern conventional filmmaking. So that's what I was hoping for, sort of do something really unique.
Director Drake Doremus' romantic drama Like Crazy got a lot of attention earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where the movie won the Grand Jury Prize for a Dramatic Film. Like Crazy stars Anton Yelchin as an American college student who falls in love with a English exchange student (Felicity Jones), but their relationship runs into trouble when her visa is denied and they must carry on a long-distance relationship.
When Like Crazy opens this October, audiences will recognize Yelchin from his work in Star Trek, , and the upcoming Fright Night remake, but Jones is a newer face for American audiences, perhaps seen in last year's Tempest. In an interview with HitFix, Doremus revealed that he hopes to work with Jones in more projects.
watch the trailer >> Posted 08.02.11 by Ryan
I'm not letting her go. I've signed her to a 20-picture contract. I'm really excited for American audiences to get to experience her, because she's mainly been a British actress. She sent me a tape from her flat in London, and she did some scenes and sent them to me. We had seen a lot of different actresses with Anton in LA, just some chemistry reads, but nothing really stuck. And she sent in the tape, and without even seeing them together, I asked her when she could be in LA. So she got to LA, and then like seven days later, we were shooting. So it was great.
A new TV spot recently began airing for director Craig Gillespie's (Lars and the Real Girl) latest movie, Fright Night, and it can now be viewed online. An updated remake of the 1985 original, the movie follows Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin), a typical suburban teenager who begins to suspect that his charismatic new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is actually a vampire. The new movie was written by Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon, whose comedic side shines through in this new spot as Charley's friend, "Evil" Ed Thomspon (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), explains that this vampire is more like the shark in Jaws and less like the "brooding or lovesick" vampires in Twilight. watch the new tv spot >> Posted 07.17.11 by BrentJS
Odd Thomas, starring Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, and 50 Cent, and based on the popular Dean Koontz novel is filming in New Mexico, or more correctly, was filming in New Mexico.
Production on director Stephen Sommers' (The Mummy, G.I. Joe) movie was abruptly halted earlier this week, reportedly over financing troubles, REELZCHANNEL has learned.
According to an email sent by The Screen Actor's Guild, the movie's production company, Two Out of Ten Productions, is in default under a SAG agreement.
The email further states that SAG members should not work on Odd Thomas until further instructed. More about Odd Thomas >> Posted 06.17.11 by Chris
Ready for some real vampires?
The first trailer and poster for Fright Night have been released and let's just say, the vampires in this movie don't sparkle. In case you don't know that Fright Night is a remake of the 1985 horror-comedy, here's the synopsis:
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.13.11 by Chris