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
After releasing a preview clip last week, Twentieth Century Fox is offering two new scenes from its Honest Abe–vampire mashup. Based on author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith's book of the same name, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter blends historical facts from Lincoln's (Benjamin Walker) life and career with details of the former President's secret attempts to rid the United States of the bloodsuckers plaguing the country.
The previous clip showed Lincoln and William Johnson (Anthony Mackie) taking a train trip to Gettysburg that had both men fighting vampires en route. While one of these new clips is also devoted to showing Lincoln fight vampires, the first looks at Lincoln's early tutelage under his fanged mentor Henry Sturges (Dominic Cooper), who helps Lincoln perfect his ax-wielding skills. watch the clips >> Posted 06.19.12 by Ryan
Twentieth Century Fox's adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has gone from no trailers to two trailers in record time.
Yesterday saw the release of the teaser trailer for the movie, and, already, an international trailer is already online. Adapted by Seth Grahame-Smith and based on his best-selling novel of the same name, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter follows struggles of the former President (played by Benjamin Walker) to unite a torn nation while also destroying the vampire hordes that killed his mother. The international trailer includes the first look at Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, the President's wife, as well as the first bit of dialogue, which comes from Dominic Cooper's character Henry Sturges, Lincoln's fanged mentor in the way of killing vampires. watch the trailer >> Posted 02.14.12 by Ryan
For years, actor Gary Oldman was the go-to guy for movie villainy, turning in memorable performances in Bram Stoker's Dracula (creep-adelic Count Dracula), True Romance (skeevy pimp Drexl Spivey), and The Professional (psycho cop Norman Stansfield). After a brief hiatus from acting in the early '00s, Oldman returned as a kinder, gentler version of himself, taking on good guy roles in major movie franchises like the Harry Potter series (Harry's godfather, Sirius Black) and Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy (Bat-buddy James Gordon).
Now that Oldman has finally received an Academy Award nomination for the good-guy role of MI6 agent George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, it looks like he's ready to return to the dark side. According to THR, Oldman is in "final negotiations" to play the villain in Albert Hughes' new revenge thriller, Motor City. more about Motor City >> Posted 02.03.12 by BrentJS
Last month, the first trailer debuted for My Week With Marilyn, the biopic about a production assistant (Eddie Redmayne) who befriends Marilyn Monroe (played by Michelle Williams) while she shot a movie in Britain. At the time, the movie was scheduled to have opened this past weekend, but after the movie's debut at the New York Film Festival, The Weinstein Company decided to reschedule the opening weekend to November 23, just in time for Thanksgiving. The move was precipitated by the movie's warm reception at the festival.
Based on two memoirs by Colin Clark, My Week With Marilyn shows a glimpse of Monroe's life in 1957, when Monroe was working on the movie The Prince and the Showgirl, which co-starred Sir Laurence Olivier (played by Kenneth Branagh), who also directed. During the movie's production, Monroe was introduced to British life through Clark, while her then-husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott) was away. watch the clips >> Posted 11.07.11 by Ryan
Last week, director Craig Gillespie (Fright Night) recently admitted that his next directorial project, the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's 2009 best-selling mash-up novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, would stay "incredibly true" to the book's original author Jane Austen, who wrote the book in 1813 without the presence of the undead. What Gillespie neglected to mention was that he was also planing to leave the project.
Earlier today, Twitch released a report that claimed that Gillespie, the third director to tackle the blending of classic literature and zombies, had decided to leave the movie. Struggles to find the right leading lady have reportedly left the Australian director frustrated. While Lionsgate has denied the report, Twitch is standing by their source and are promising to "look into it further." what happened? >> Posted 08.30.11 by Ryan
It's a good week to be a Captain America fan.
Earlier this week, more than two dozen still images and set photos from Marvel studios' Captain America: The First Avenger were released just days after 20 more photos from the movie debuted. Now, with the movie just a week away from release, Hitfix has released a brand new poster for the movie, and four preview clips are online offering new footage of the comic book movie adaptation.
The poster gives fans a good look at Chris Evans in his Captain America costume, with the looming Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) behind him. By Cap's shoulder is his love interest, Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), and to his other side is his Colonel Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones), who is at first skeptical of Steve Rogers entering the Super Soldier program. To Cap's side is his sidekick Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) as well as the members of Cap's "Howling Commandos" — Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan (Neal McDonough), Gabriel Jones (Derek Luke) and Montgomery Farnsworth (J.J. Field) on the right, and Jim Morita (Kenneth Choi) and Jacques Dernier (Bruno Ricci) on the left. See a high-res version here. watch the clips >> Posted 07.15.11 by Ryan
Whether Bourne fans like it or not, another sequel is on the way that won't feature Matt Damon. Instead, Universal is pressing forward with a "stand-alone project" that will feature a new agent with the same training as Damon's character of Jason Bourne. Titled Bourne Legacy, the sequel comes from writer-director Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton), who also worked on all three previous Bourne scripts.
Last month, almost every young actor in Hollywood was reportedly up for the role, but a recent report has four actors testing for Gilroy and the studio nest month. who's testing? >> Posted 03.25.11 by Ryan
With Broadway actor Benjamin Walker recently grabbing the title role in director Timur Bekmambetov's (Wanted) adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, author Seth Grahame-Smith's (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) novel mash-up of history of vampire fiction, more of the cast is slowly being revealed.
Last week, Deadline reported Dominic Cooper, who can be seen playing the young Howard Stark in the upcoming Captain America: First Avenger, won the role of Henry Sturges, Lincoln's mentor in the way of killing vampires. The role was originally offered to Joaquin Phoenix, but will go to Cooper instead.
The Deadline report also states Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) has been cast in the movie, and will play Lincoln's best friend and fellow vampire slayer, Will.
Another role up for grabs is that of Mary Todd Lincoln, the President's wife. THR reported last week that both Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Australian newcomer Robin McLeavy were in contention for the role, with Latino Review recently reporting that McLeavy had won the role. However, Next Movie sent a message to The Playlist via Twitter that McLeavy's casting was far from official.
Robin McLeavy's rep tells us she hasn't been offered the Mary Todd part but is still in the mix.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is set to open on June 22, 2012. Tim Burton will produce the movie, which should begin production soon. Posted 02.15.11 by Ryan
When Marvel Studios' Captain America: The First Avenger debuts this summer, we will not only get a glimpse at how Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) became Captain America, the world's first super-soldier, but also a look at the origins of Stark Industries, the company that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) turns from a war machine into a hero machine in Iron Man. Up-and-coming British actor Dominic Cooper (Tamara Drewe, The Devil's Double) plays the young Howard Stark (the elder Stark was played by John Slattery in Iron Man 2) in First Avenger and offered some insight into the character and his connection to the creation of Captain America in a recent interview with Vulture. what did Cooper Say about Howard Stark? >> Posted 02.01.11 by BrentJS