It's been a little while since Disney released a trailer for their upcoming adaptation of The Lone Ranger (during the Super Bowl, to be exact), but, with only a few months left before the movie is released, the promotional campaign continues, especially overseas. The latest snippets of footage hail from a newly-released Japanese trailer, which keeps mostly to the usual footage of the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) coming to in the middle of the desert to meet his future partner Tonto (Johnny Depp), but includes a look at a leg gun used by Helena Bonham Carter's character Red, the madam of a brothel. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.15.13 by Ryan
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One of the greatest coming-of-age stories in English literature, Great Expectations, is once again getting the big screen treatment, this time at the hands of Mike Newell, director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Newell has brought along Harry Potter alums Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter to play Magwitch and Miss Havisham, with Jeremy Irvine as Pip, the poor orphan who becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor, and Holiday Granger as Pip's eternal love and tormenter, Estella. The movie does not yet have a U.S. distribution deal, but from the looks of the elegant, moody international trailer that was just released, it should have no problem getting picked up after it debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.14.12 by BrentJS
Disney's adaptation of The Lone Ranger is finally back in the saddle after the studio shut down production in August over the movie's reported $250+ million budget. After director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer worked to bring down the budget, which Bruckheimer said took "four to six weeks" to get the budget down to an more acceptable $215 million (which still seems like a lot, but we digress) and were rewarded with a May 2013 release date in October.
With production rescheduled for February, it was reported that the movie's leads were intact, with Armie Hammer (The Social Network) remaining in the title role, Johnny Depp set to play Tonto — a role he's been attached to since 2008 — but what wasn't clear was whether the movie would retain its supporting cast, but Deadline reports that the rest of the cast will also be retained.
Tom Wilkinson (The Kennedys), originally cast in June, will still play railroad tycoon Latham Cole, a character who is, as we expected, the movie's main villain. Ruth Wilson (BBC's Luther), originally cast in July, will be back as Rebecca, The Lone Ranger's female lead. kingsley enters Ender's game >> Posted 12.11.11 by Ryan
Now that Warner Bros. has finally greenlit the live-action adaptation of Akira, based on Katsuhiro Otomo's classic manga ("comic book") series, casting has been the primary focus. Garrett Hedlund is set to play the lead role of Kaneda, but the rest of the cast is uncertain.
At the end of October, Helena Bonham Carter was offered the role of Lady Miyako, a character that becomes an important ally of Kaneda's and has even bigger hair than Bonham Carter's Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland. However, Bonham Carter told MTV that she hasn't accepted the role yet. "I have read the script and I haven't really decided yet," Bonham Carter revealed at the Britannia Awards. "I don't know yet what I'm going to do next." bonham carter calls Dark Shadows "uncategorizable" >> Posted 12.05.11 by Ryan
Whether or not Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) will retire after his Liberace biopic for HBO as he has implied — Soderbergh admitted at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con that he is "winding down" — the Academy Award-winning director still has more than enough movies in the pipeline to satisfy his fans for years to come. In addition to his global pandemic movie, Contagion, which is currently in theaters, Soderbergh has already completed work on Haywire, a spy thriller starring mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano, and he is currently filming Magic Mike, a "sexy, funny and shocking" movie inspired by headliner Channing Tatum's days as a male stripper.
Squeezed between Magic Mike and Liberace — we're pretty sure there's a joke in there somewhere — Soderbergh plans to direct The Man from U.N.C.L.E., a remake of the '60s TV series of the same name about a secret international spy and law-enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement). Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven star, George Clooney, was on tap to play the top agent, Napoleon Solo, but ultimately rejected the part over fears that the stunt work required of the role would aggravate some injuries the silver fox sustained while filming Syriana. After both Matt Damon and Johnny Depp turned down the role, Variety has reported that Soderbergh offered the part of Solo to Bradley Cooper, who is likely to accept. Soderbergh had intended on going into production on U.N.C.L.E. in February, but the addition of Cooper would push the start date back until late-March/early-April because of Cooper's commitment to Paradise Lost. Akira casting news >> Posted 10.23.11 by BrentJS
Recent "spy" photos from the set of the upcoming adaptation of Dark Shadows offered the first look at Johnny Depp as the 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins, and from the looks of it, Depp was wearing so much clownish goth make-up that it put his Mad Hatter role from Alice in Wonderland to shame.
Luckily, director Tim Burton has delivered a first look photo of the cast, where Depp, and the rest of the cast, look more like they just stepped out of the ABC gothic soap opera on which the movie is based. "I remember seeing a group photograph of the cast of the original series," Burton told EW. "For me it captured the weird Dark Shadows vibe in a single image. I had a brief window of opportunity to have our cast present at the same time, the day before principle photography began. We decided to stage a similar picture instead of rehearsing, to see if we captured the Dark Shadows feeling." more about the strange Collins family >> Posted 09.23.11 by Ryan
Casting is coming together for director Tom Hooper's musical version of Les Miserables. With Hugh Jackman confirmed to play the role of ex-convict Jean Valjean, now Hooper is looking to fill the role of Valjean's nemesis and one big name has been trying to make a deal. Russell Crowe is reportedly close to joining the movie as Valjean's adversary, Inspector Javert.
THR reports that Crowe is in negotiations for the role of the inspector, who will stop at nothing to recapture Valjean. Also joining the cast is Helena Bonham Carter, who will reunite with her The King's Speech director to play Madame Thenardier the greedy wife and initial caretaker of orphan Cosette after her mother, Fantine, passes away. Anne Hathaway is reportedly in talks for the role of Fantine. more news on casting >> Posted 09.09.11 by Ryan
The posse's really coming together for Disney's adaptation of The Lone Ranger. British actress Ruth Wilson (BBC's Luther) was recently cast as the female lead of Rebecca, and now four new actors will be joining Armie Hammer (The Social Network), who will play the titular role, and Johnny Depp, who will play a more expanded version of the Lone Ranger's trusty sidekick Tonto.
THR reports that Dwight Yoakam, Barry Pepper, and Helena Bonham Carter are all in negotiations for the movie, which will be directed by Gore Verbinski (Rango, the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies). who will they play? >> Posted 07.20.11 by Ryan
Ask and you shall receive. After seeing the newest poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 featuring Harry and the gang, we mentioned that we'd like to see a Death Eater version of this poster. Now there is one! Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) is, of course, the primary villain featured, though he is flanked by Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) and Lucius Malfoy (Jason Isaacs). This is the first poster released for Deathly Hallows: Part 2 where the Death Eaters are finally showing some wear and tear. In the previous images, Voldemort and his cohorts all looked like they had come straight from a rather formal dinner party, or perhaps a royal funeral, and only the heroes looked like they had seen some action.
So what other posters are still needed? Maybe one featuring Kingsley Shackelbolt, Nymphadora Tonks, and Alastor Moody? What promotional images would you want to see? Posted 06.15.11 by Mandy