2013 is looking like it will be a good year for Nicholas Hoult — about as good as 2012 was supposed to be.
After playing Beast in Fox's adaptation of X-Men: First Class, Hoult was cast in director Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer and then as an existentially tormented zombie in writer-director Jonathan Levine's adaptation of Warm Bodies. Both movies were set for release this year, but Warner Bros. decided to push Jack from its June release to March 2013, and now Summit Entertainment has decided to move Warm Bodies as well.
THR reports that Summit has moved Warm Bodies from its August 10th release date to February 1st instead. Based on the book by Isaac Marion and adapted by Levine, Warm Bodies will (eventually) follow Hoult as R, a zombie who falls for a human girl named Julie (Teresa Palmer) and protects her from the zombie hordes just as he discovers that, besides being a zombie, he may have some humanity left. Dave Franco (the upcoming 21 Jump Street and brother of James), who plays the leader of the resistance in the movie, recently told MTV that he decided to take part in Warm Bodies partly because Levine's take on the zombie genre, which Franco said is "grounded in reality," despite its undead premise. Franco discusses Warm Bodies >> Posted 02.13.12 by Ryan
Denzel Washington has his ticket for director Robert Zemeckis' Flight.
Deadline reports the actor and director will team up for the first time for the thriller, the first live-action movie for Zemeckis (Back to the Future) since 2000's Castaway. The story revolves around a commercial airline pilot (Washington) who flies a damaged plane and saves the lives of most everyone on board, but his tag as a hero comes into question when investigators start questioning whether he drank alcohol the night before the flight. John Gatins (Real Steel) wrote the script for the movie, which will go into production in Atlanta this October.
Also boarding the movie is Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes), who will play a drug addict who befriends Washington as they both battle their dependency issues. More bodies for Warm Bodies >> Posted 09.12.11 by Ryan
Since Columbia Pictures confirmed that Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill were the leads in the studio's upcoming remake of 21 Jump Street, one question that remained unanswered was, would Tatum and Hill play undercover cops that head into high schools to find drug dealers like the original Fox TV show? The latest casting addition answers that question. johnny depp to cameo? >> Posted 04.11.11 by Ryan
James Franco recently added soap opera star and Oscar host to his resume, and now he would like to add "director," as well. EW reports that Franco is interested in directing two adaptations of literary works: William Faulkner's 1930 novel As I Lay Dying and Cormac McCarthy's 1985 Western Blood Meridian. Franco's plan is to shoot the Faulkner movie this summer, with the McCarthy adaptation to follow in 2012. "I think they go together, though," Franco admitted. "I think McCarthy is really influenced by Faulkner." Franco on Faulkner's tone and doing what Ridley Scott couldn't >> Posted 01.05.11 by Ryan