Which Actress Should Play the Last Princess of Alderran?
Now that Disney has expanded its library of fairy tale princesses to include its first space princess, the question is: How does the "House of Mouse" plan to utilize Leia Organa, last princess of the doomed planet Alderran, twin brother to Luke Skywalker, and daughter of evil Sith warlord Darth Vader. Concurrent with the announcement of the purchase of Lucasfilm Ltd., Disney revealed that Star Wars: Episode VII would be blasting into theaters in 2015, which we later learned would be written by Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine); however, nothing about the plot has been revealed.
All three of the principal actors who starred in the original trilogy — Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher — have expressed interest in returning in the new movie and it's likely that Disney will want to capitalize on the popularity of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa, but whether Disney brings back the original cast members as a way of bridging the original trilogy with the new trilogy or reboots the characters with younger actors is anyone's guess. Considering how well Paramount's Star Trek reboot was received by the general audience and even die-hard Trekkers and Trekkies, coupled with the fact that Disney skews young, we're thinking Star Wars will get the reboot.
We already asked you to vote for the best actors to play Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. Now, we want to know who you think has what it takes to wag her finger in the face of evil as the feisty princess with a preference for scoundrels?
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Posted 11.18.12 by BrentJS
You know the old story: a guy dies, becomes a zombie, falls in love.
After taking a back seat to vampires for the past half-decade, it's a particularly good time to be a zombie these days. With AMC's The Walking Dead continuing to have huge ratings in its third season, the first trailer for zombie apocalypse epic World War Z arrived this week, and could deliver a hit for Paramount if audiences flock to see Brad Pitt destroy a literal wave of zombies. World War Z won't be the only zombie movie in 2013 — Warm Bodies will actually come first, bringing a more comedic, as well as romantic, look at the risen dead.
With Twilight wrapping up the franchise later this month, anyone looking to get their romance-with-the-undead fix next year will need to turn to Warm Bodies, which follows Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as R, a zombie who suddenly develops feelings for a human woman named Julie (Teresa Palmer) and starts to recall his more human qualities. How much romance will be included is unknown, though the fact that zombies are typically more decayed than vampires isn't lost on writer-director Jonathan Levine, who fills the trailer with a self-aware sense of humor that pokes fun at some zombie movie tropes. more trailers to fall in love with
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It's obvious that vampires can be a profitable romantic figure at the box office, and writer-director Jonathan Levine's adaptation of Warm Bodies wants to do the same for another member of the undead legion: the zombie.
Released earlier this month, the first photo of actor Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as the existentially-tormented zombie named R showed that Hoult was going to avoid the open sores and dislodged jaw often associated with zombies, and would instead look as horrific as a pale, emaciated indie rocker stuck outside a Radiohead concert without a ticket. Levine recently called Hoult "the Brad Pitt of the zombie world," adding that he wanted him to "stay true to the zombie tradition and yet make a believable romantic interest."
Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four), who plays R's human love interest Julie, would seem to agree with Levine, telling MTV during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival that she is "excited" to see Hoult's "incredible performance". read palmer's comments >> Posted 01.23.12 by Ryan
The first trailer for Wish You Were Here, the latest movie from the Australian indie directors collective Blue Tongue Films, is now available for viewing online. Written (with Felicity Price, who also stars) and directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith (The Reef), the psychological drama centers around four friends — played by Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Anthony Starr and Price — who lose themselves in a carefree South East Asian vacation. The only problem? Only three of the four return home and one of them may know what happened to their missing friend. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.05.11 by BrentJS
It's official: Jonah Hill is joining Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn in 20th Century Fox's up coming comedy Neighborhood Watch.
Last week, the recently slimmed-down actor was reportedly in talks for the movie, but concerns about his price tag made the casting questionable. Deadline reports that Hill is a go for the movie, though what role Hill will play is still unknown.
Written by Superbad's Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the comedy sees Stiller and Vaughn start a neighborhood watch group as an excuse for dads to hang out together, and then uncover an alien plot to take over the world. Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod) will direct. Corddry a zombie, a Victoria's Secret model to PLay Jeff Bridges, Posted 08.25.11 by Ryan
Summit Entertainment has added the second lead for its upcoming zombie love story, Warm Bodies.
Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) was cast in the lead role of "an existentially tormented zombie named R" earlier this month, and now THR reports that Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four, Take Me Home Tonight) will play the girlfriend of one of R's victims and a military leader's daughter. The two eventually embark on an unlikely friendship as Palmer's character tires of the constant battles between zombies and humans.
Jonathan Levine (50/50) directed and adapted the screenplay for the movie, which is based on an upcoming novel by Isaac Marion. Marion's novel began as a short story called "I am a Zombie Filled With Love" which can be read here.
Warm Bodies isn't the only zombie love story in development. Screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) is producing an adaptation of Breathers: A Zombie's Lament, based on the novel by S.G. Browne.
Warm Bodies has the advantage since Summit has experience blending romance and the undead, having produced all of the Twilight movies. Whether Hoult's skin will sparkle is unknown so far. Posted 03.30.11 by Ryan
Director Michael Dowse's (Fubar) long delayed ode-to-the-'80s comedy, Take Me Home Tonight (formerly Kids in America), will finally arrive in theaters this Friday after languishing for nearly four years in post-production. To help promote the movie, the principal cast members—Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer, and Chris Pratt—recently got together to drink some beers and reminisce about the making of the movie in this new behind-the-scenes featurette that includes never-before-seen footage from the movie. read the synopsis and watch the BTS video >> Posted 03.02.11 by BrentJS
The first trailer for Dreamworks' I Am Number Four debuted last month, quickly followed by an extended version. The movie follows Alex Pettyfer as the fourth of nine alien refugees who are hiding on Earth from their home plant's enemies. The latest trailer is an extended TV spot, which again sees Number Four team up with his guardian, Henri (Timothy Olyphant), and Number Six (Teresa Palmer) to fight off the alien race known as the Mogadorians. watch the TV spot >> Posted 01.12.11 by Ryan
Emma Stone grabbed attention with her roles in Zombieland and Superbad, and her work may be keeping her busy for a while. Variety reports that the actress may land the female lead role in two upcoming reboots, 21 Jump Street and Spider-Man.
The probability of Stone stepping into 21 Jump Street seems high, considering her Superbad co-star Jonah Hill is writing and starring in the movie. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs's Phil Lord is directing, with production set to start in early 2011. but what about Spider-Man? >> Posted 09.24.10 by Ryan
So far, casting on director Marc Webb's upcoming Spider-Man reboot has only succeeded in landing one official actor: Andrew Garfield, who was cast as Peter Parker, the nerdy high school kid who becomes a superhero after being bit by a radioactive spider. With production set to start this December, Sony is looking to cast Garfield's love interest, a role that will surely draw ire from scores of comic book fans since it will not be the character of Mary-Jane Watson, the life-long love interest of Spider-Man in the comic books. Kirsten Dunst portrayed the character in the original trilogy of movies.
What character will replace Watson is unknown. Looking at Spider-Man's comic book love interest history, the role could be Gwen Stacy, Parker's college love interest, but since the reboot will focus on Parker as a high school student, the love interest could be Betty Brant, Parker's first real girlfriend. It's also possible that the character could be a new invention entirely. Whoever she is, Sony is lining up several actresses for the part to read with Garfield. Who's up for the role? >> Posted 08.23.10 by Ryan