Sure, there are those that want to point out everything that they felt was wrong with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but that doesn't mean that fans aren't excited to see the next installment, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. While a trailer has yet to debut, there is a brief amount of footage revealed in a new video from director Peter Jackson, who decided to answer from fan questions about the second of his three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel. Of course, it doesn't hurt that some of the fans asking questions are The Colbert Report host and Tolkien scholar Stephen Colbert and Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd, but fans will likely be more enthralled with the first footage of Evangeline Lilly as the elf Tauriel. In addition, the clip features footage of Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Lee Pace as the Elven King Thranduil and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman. watch the video >> Posted 04.02.13 by Ryan
Which Actor Should Play the Space Pirate?
Unless you've been sentenced to hard labor in the Spice Mines of Kessel or frozen in carbonite for the past few weeks, then you know that George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm Ltd. and that Disney is pushing for a new Star Wars movie to be released in 2015. The details of Star Wars: Episode VII are a closely guarded secret at this point, but we do know that Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) has been hired to write the screenplay and that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have all been approached about it, but whether the trio will be playing older versions of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa or simply signing away their likeness rights for digital proxies is anyone's guess.
As much as we would love to see the original actors come back in some way, shape or form, we would much rather see Disney reboot the characters the way Paramount did with Star Trek. After all, if James Bond, Batman and Sherlock Holmes can survive multiple interations, why not Han, Luke and Leia? We already asked you who you think has the right stuff to play the last Jedi; now, help us choose the space pirate, the scoundrel, the scruffy looking nerf herder.
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Posted 11.16.12 by BrentJS
"Quoth the raven 'Nevermore.'"
Once upon a midnight dreary, a mad killer, eyes blurry, concocted a plan to recreate the grisly murders found in his favorite author's stories in the hopes of becoming a storybook killer himself. Whodunnit? >> Posted 10.14.12 by BrentJS
Even if some fans are growing tired of the Fast and the Furious franchise, it's not studio policy to quit while a franchise is hot — and 2011's Fast Five was the most successful installment yet. With over $600 million in worldwide gross, there's clearly a sizeable audience ready for Fast Six, already scheduled for a 2013 release date.
Plot details on the sixth installment are being kept "secret," but anyone who saw Fast Five (or has a working knowledge of the franchise) knows that Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and the rest of their crew of franchise co-stars will face off against a new adversary while being chased by DSS Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson). MMA-fighter-turned-action-star Gina Carano recently joined the cast of Fast Six as one of Hobbs' team of Diesel-hunters, prompting outlets to think the sequel would be The Expendables of the Fast and Furious franchise... And to spread conflicting rumors about who will play the sequel's villain. evans or rihanna? plus, rodriguez to rev up (again) >> Posted 05.02.12 by Ryan
Initially, most of the buzz — and the marketing campaign — surrounding Immortals had to do with the involvement of Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari, who brought their experience as the producers of 300 to director Tarsem Singh's (The Cell) swords-and-sandals epic, and with the casting of then-hot Mickey Rourke — coming off of his career-rebounding performance in The Wrestler and his high-profile villain role in Iron Man 2 — as the antagonist, the blood-thirsty Titan, King Hyperion. However, after British actor Henry Cavill landed the role of Superman/Clark Kent in director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, much of the attention shifted over to him and pretty much stayed there.
While Cavill's rising super-star status has undoubtedly been good for Immortals, the unfortunate thing about it is the fact that many of the other excellent members of the cast have pretty much been overlooked. It appears that Relativity Media and Universal Pictures have finally noticed their Cavill marketing bias because they just released two new featurettes that shine the spotlight on Isabel Lucas (Daybreakers) and Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), and the roles their characters play in the movie. watch the new Immortals videos >> Posted 10.29.11 by BrentJS
With director Tarsem Singh's (The Cell) new movie, Immortals, opening in theaters in less than three weeks, Relativity Media and Universal Pictures have ramped up the promotional campaign for the swords-and-sandals epic. In the past week, the studios have released a large selection of high-quality still images that show off the movie's lush, extravagant costumes and set pieces; a new character featurette focused on the hero of the movie, Theseus (Henry Cavill), who was chosen by the Olympian god Zeus (Luke Evans) to defend humanity from the threat of the mad Titan King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke); and a preview clip from the movie that proves Rourke can deliver a performance that is both menacing and powerful without having to rely on much more than his voice. watch the character featurette and preview clip >> Posted 10.24.11 by BrentJS
For those of you who have always wanted a 3-D big screen adaptation of The Three Musketeers from the director of Resident Evil: Afterlife, your time has almost come. For those of you a little skeptical, several new preview clips have been released to convince you that Paul W.S. Anderson hasn't destroyed author Alexandre Dumas' classic story.
Anderson has promised that his Three Musketeers is "exactly the story of The Three Musketeers" but told "in a slightly different way", and will still see a young D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) head to Paris to meet up with the Three Musketeers — Athos(Matthew Macfayden), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), and Aramis (Luke Evans). Together, they will band together to bring down the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz). Just, in 3-D and featuring giant sailing ships attached to hot-air balloons that have battles in the sky with cannons. You know, "exactly the story of The Three Musketeers." watch the clips >> Posted 10.07.11 by Ryan
With production already underway on director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit, the casting of another major role has been revealed. Deadline reports that Luke Evans — fresh from performing as the swashbuckling Aramis in the upcoming 3-D adaptation of The Three Musketeers — has been cast as Bard the Bowman, a character that plays a larger role in the latter half of the 1937 J.R.R. Tolkien novel. With The Hobbit being adapted into two movies, that means Evans likely won't play a huge role in the first part, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but will have a more substantial part in the second part, The Hobbit: There and Back Again. who will cumberbatch play? >> Posted 06.17.11 by Ryan
Australian actor Joel Edgerton has landed the role of Tom Buchanan in director Baz Luhrmann's 3-D adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Ben Affleck was originally cast as Buchanan, but his directing schedule prohibited Affleck from playing the role.
Edgerton's character of Buchanan is a critical role, married to Daisy (Carey Mulligan), who is the love interest for the title character of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). Isla Fisher will play Buchanan's mistress Myrtle, who plays a vital part of the book's ending. Luhrmann sent Deadline a picture of the actor in character (at left) and revealed that Edgerton perfectly fits the role.
more about edgerton >> Posted 05.18.11 by Ryan
In casting Tom one had to find an actor who could credibly be (as Fitzgerald describes him) "one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven," had five-star acting chops and in the big dramatic showdown scenes between Gatsby and Tom, hold the screen against Leonardo DiCaprio, in the appropriate age group. Any wonder, it has been a long and thorough journey. The simple truth is that Joel came into our rehearsal space in New York and fulfilled all of the above criteria, and then some.
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