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 premiere of director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new period crime movie, Lawless, was held at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Wednesday and ReelzChannel was there. Our own Jeremy Parsons chatted with a bearded Shia LaBeouf about playing a Depression-era bootlegger and learned quite a bit about the effects of drinking moonshine, as well as the fact that LaBeouf himself comes from "a family of crime." Parsons also spoke with Guy Pearce, who said that playing opposite LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman was "exciting and inspirational." For more from the red carpet, including a bit of Pearce hero-worship from Gene Simmons of KISS, check out the video above and then tune in to Hollywood Dailies for more movie news. more about Lawless >> Posted 08.24.12 by BrentJS
Director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new period crime movie, Lawless, is steeped in outlaw American history. The screenplay — written by Nick Cave (The Proposition), who also scored the movie — is based on Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World, which he wrote after researching his own family's background as bootleggers in rural Virginia during the Great Depression. But, even though the bootlegging Bondurant brothers — Jack (Shia LaBeouf), Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Howard (Jason Clarke) — and their defiance of Prohibition are the subject of the movie, Guy Pearce gives such a commanding performance in the new trailer that Lawless should almost be about Charles Rakes, Chicago law dog. watch the new trailer >> Posted 07.07.12 by BrentJS
Without a set precedent for post-credits goodies like with all of Marvel Studios' movies, many moviegoers — us included! — stumbled out of the theater shortly after the final scene of Prometheus faded to black. But, those who did stay until the bitter end saw a link to a mysterious new viral website: "What Is 10.11.12?"
The site opens with the logo of Weyland Corp., the financier of the spaceship Prometheus' journey to discover the origin of life on Earth. Shortly after the logo fades out, the screen fills with a book, the cover of which bears a quote from German philospher Friedrich Nietzsche's novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None: "What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end." The site also includes a new viral video featuring the still-youthful Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) psyching himself up to give the TED speech we saw back in February, the video that effectively launched the viral campaign for the movie. watch the viral video Posted 06.12.12 by BrentJS
This summer will see Tom Hardy play two tough, no-nonsense characters: as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and as Forrest Bondurant in director John Hillcoat's gritty period piece, Lawless, which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. While Hardy's role as the Gotham-terrorizing Bane has received most of the attention in the lead up to the summer months, it's the British actor's role in Lawless that — albeit quietly — looks to be just as intense (as an added bonus, audiences will also be able to see Hardy's facial expressions).
Based on Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World, Lawless focuses on three brothers — Forrest (Hardy), Jack (Shia LaBeouf) and Howard (Jason Clarke) — whose bootlegging business is threatened by various forces in Prohibition-era Virginia. Two new preview clips highlight the troubles that face the Bondurants, with the first finding Hardy quite unhappy with the intimidation techniques of Chicago lawman Charles Rakes (Guy Pearce). watch the clips >> Posted 05.23.12 by Ryan
Footage of Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus has been slowly trickling out. The latest can be found in a new featurette for the movie, which goes behind-the-scenes of the director's first foray into the sci-fi genre since 1982's Blade Runner.
Since it's set in the same world as Alien, one of the questions has been whether Prometheus is a true prequel to Scott's 1979 classic, Sadly, we don't get the answer to that question here. However, we do get to see some awesome new footage while Scott discusses his excitement about returning to the sci-fi genre... Which only serves to prompt the new question: "Why do we have to wait for June to see this movie?" watch the featurette >> Posted 04.26.12 by Ryan
With production on Iron Man 3 starting in less than a month, an new actor has join the cast.
Variety reports Guy Pearce is in final talks to play geneticist Aldrich Killian in the Marvel movie.
In the comic books, Killian co-created the Extremis technology, which was designed to hack the human DNA blueprint and replace it with a better one. After terrorists get their hands on the technology, Iron Man is forced to take it to increase his powers. We already know Ben Kingsley is set to play one of the movie's unnamed villains who is responsible for spreading a virus via nanotechnology.
A lot is still unknown about Iron Man 3. Last week, Disney announced it was adding "Chinese Elements" and a "Chinese story" into Iron Man 3, leaving many wondering if the superhero sequel will include the Iron Man nemesis The Mandarin.
Pearce, who stars in this week's Lockout, also stars in Ridley Scott's Prometheus this summer and co-stars with Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy in Lawless later this year.
Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and Don Cheadle as War Machine. Shane Black is directing a script written by Drew Pearce. Posted 04.21.12 by Chris
It's tougher than ever to sell R-rated sci-fi movies to American moviegoers — just ask Vin Diesel about his battle with Universal to secure an R-rating for Riddick 3 or Ridley Scott about his ongoing fight with Fox to release Prometheus with an R-rating — let alone R-rated sci-fi movies from Europe made on a miniscule (by Hollywood standards) budget. Which is likely the reason why Europa Corp. has decided to market its new Luc Besson-produced sci-fi movie, Lockout, by releasing more than 1/10th of the film for free on the internet, first with the release of a 5-minute chunk of action from Snow's (Guy Pearce) Star Wars-esque shenanigans in space and now with the nearly five-minute opening sequence of the movie, which takes place primarily on Earth and has a decidedly Bourne Identity feel to it. watch the opening scene >> Posted 04.07.12 by BrentJS
Lost in the scrum of blockbusters and sequels that are starting to pour into theaters on a weekly basis is the upcoming sci-fi action movie Lockout. Co-written and produced by Luc Besson (who co-wrote and produced the hit thriller Taken and co-wrote and directed The Fifth Element), Lockout follows Guy Pearce as Snow, a government agent falsely convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. Snow is offered his freedom in exchange for saving the President's daughter from a space prison that has been overrun by convicts.
Much has been made of the derivative nature of Lockout's plot, but the five-minute WonderCon clip showed that Pearce's portrayal of the anti-hero Snow and the movie's action (directed by newcomers James Mather and Stephen St. Leger), just might be worth the price of admission. Now, two more preview clips have been revealed to help pique interest. The first has more of Pearce's "loose cannon" style as he tries to disguise the President's daughter Emilie (Maggie Grace) and has to get a little physical to get the job done. watch the clips >> Posted 04.04.12 by Ryan
The upcoming sci-fi and action movie Lockout has been compared to Escape from New York because of its plot. From the looks of the movie's five-minute preview clip that debuted at WonderCon this weekend, though, we'd say comparisons to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol are fair game as well.
Guy Pearce stars as Snow, a man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, who is offered freedom if he can rescue the the president's daughter (Maggie Grace) from a space prison (hence the Escape from New York comparisons). In the new clip, Pearce heads into a Star Wars-esque chamber to fight over a torsion system (a la the giant fan in Ghost Protocol). While Lockout may be derivative, it looks like it could be a better-than-average action movie. watch the clips >> Posted 03.19.12 by Ryan