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
For a minute, it seemed that Johnny Knoxville was picked to play the part of Moe in writer/directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly's upcoming comedy, The Three Stooges. Unfortunately for Jackass fans, the report that Knoxville was offered the role was premature, and, ultimately, debunked.
According to Deadline, it's Will Sasso (Mad TV, Life As We Know It) has landed the role of Curly in the movie, which will be comprised of three, 27-minute long short movies of slapstick comedy. Sasso is the first actor cast in the movie since the Farrelly Brothers originally cast in 2009 with Benicio Del Toro as Moe, Sean Penn as Larry, and Jim Carrey as Curly, until MGM's financial crisis melted progress on the production.
Once 20th Century Fox took over last December, Peter Farrelly revealed that they were searching for "the best possible people," and Sasso clearly fits that bill. The rest of the cast could be announced later this week.
The report also revealed that Hank Azaria (The Smurfs) has become the frontrunner for the part of Moe, with James Marsden (the X-Men trilogy) potentially up for the part of Larry.
Production is set to start in mid-April. Posted 03.27.11 by Ryan
Hollywood's never-ending onslaught of remakes continues! January's remakes and sequels were a varied and surprising bunch, and the most recent crop is no different. This month sees a classic romantic comedy and horror movie get reinvented, while another European thriller gets Americanized and an ensemble comedy gets updated.
Hard to believe that The Bodyguard is almost twenty years old, which may be why Warner Bros. is looking to remake it. Deadline reports that screenwriters Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer will write the remake of the 1992 original, which saw Kevin Costner as an ex-Secret Service Agent who falls for the singer (Whitney Houston) he has been assigned to protect from a stalker. The remake won't stray too far, changing the Costner character to a Iraq War veteran and updating the movie to include cyber-stalking. According to the report, the plan is cast a young singer "with global appeal" in the Houston role. Hellraier NOT a remake? >> Posted 02.25.11 by Ryan
British comedian Russell Brand's slow ascent in America began by playing a spoiled, incorrigible rocker Aldous Snow in 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall and reviving the character for the spin-off Get Him to the Greek.
After providing the voice for Dr. Nefario in last year's hugely successful Despicable Me, and showing he can perform Shakespeare in The Tempest, Brand is going for broke with two movies opening in April: the animated/live action hybrid Hop and Arthur, a remake of the 1981 comedy. Both movies have new trailers, which depict Brand back in incorrigible mode. watch the trailers >> Posted 02.10.11 by Ryan
After a photo surfaced online last month showing director Matthew Vaughn with his Kick-Ass star, Aaron Johnson, and James McAvoy, recently cast in the lead role of Prof. X in Vaughn's new movie, X-Men: First Class, rumors began spreading that Johnson would also be joining the X-Men prequel. It was speculated that Johnson might portray Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, the mutant with the devastating red eye blasts portrayed by James Marsden in the original trilogy.
Now, AICN is reporting that two different sources have confirmed that Johnson is "one hundred percent locked" in the role of young Cyclops. Obviously, this is still just another rumor in a long list of recent rumors about the movie, but if it turns out to be true the official confirmation should be forthcoming as First Class is expected to go into production in the next couple months. Posted 07.08.10 by BrentJS
Even though Fox's latest installment in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: First Class, focuses on the formative years of "Marvel's Merry Mutants," that doesn't mean that we might not get a chance to see some of the original movie X-Men make an appearance. After all, flashback sequences are a pretty standard movie convention, so why not a flash-forward to the adult team that we all know and love? Read more from James Marsden/Cyclops >> Posted 04.15.10 by BrentJS
James Marsden is known for his roles in comic book fare such as the X-Men trilogy and Superman Returns, but THR reports that the actor is set to try some comedy alongside Forgetting Sarah Marshall's Russell Brand in I Hop. The story centers on an unemployed slacker (Marsden) who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Brand) and is forced to take him in as he recovers.
The live-action/CG-animated comedy will be directed by Tim Hill, who wrote The SpongeBob SquarePants movie but may be looking to redeem himself after directing Alvin and the Chipmunks. Brian Lynch (upcoming Shrek spin-off Puss-in-Boots) is writing the screenplay along with Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, who both wrote The Santa Clause 2 and the upcoming Steve Carrell comedy Dinner For Schmucks. Posted 01.25.10 by Ryan
Brett Ratner is tired of defending his directorial work in X-Men: The Last Stand, but fans continue to wonder what might have been if Bryan Singer had finished his X-Men trilogy, instead of defecting to Superman Returns. Michael Dougherty, the screenwriter for X2: X-Men United who joined Singer's defection, explained his ideas for X3 to Slashfilm in a recent podcast (transcribed by TheGeekFiles).
You found out was that Phoenix [(Famke Janssen)] was going round the world taking things into her own hands and that she had basically returned as a god, which they did in X3. She had viewed herself as above the conflict, that she was here to end things on her terms, she was sick of the fighting andshe was going to take things into her own hands and she did not give a s**t what the X-Men or the Brotherhood had to say about it.
And ultimately the way it was going to end, at least the version I was pushing for ... she kind of becomes that cosmic force that Phoenix is known to be, she leaves Earth and becomes a god, or at least a higher level of intelligence, and she goes into the cosmos possibly to kick-start life somewhere else. The final scene for me would have been her telling Cyclops [(James Marsden)] or her telling the X-Men "I'll be watching."
Dougherty also planned a different outcome for Rogue (Anna Paquin).
The whole point of Rogue's character is that she is supposed to come to terms with who she is and also I don't think it's good to tell girls "Yeah you should change yourselves so you can get a guy."
Instead The Last Stand saw Rogue lose her powers, Cyclops die, and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) kill Phoenix, all to the disappointment of the fans.
You can check out the entire podcast here. Posted 11.10.09 by Ryan
Richard Kelly's latest movie, The Box, explores what would happen if a couple was presented with an offer of one million dollars that would also result in a stranger's death. Originally a short story from acclaimed horror writer Richard Matheson, The Box will debut in theaters November 6. To promote its release, Warner Brothers have released five new clips of the movie, but should you like to remain unspoiler-ed, we suggest you don't watch them. Only push the "play" button if you dare...
Here, Cameron Diaz receives the offer of the box from Frank Langella.
Diaz discusses the offer with her husband (James Marsden).
Here, Diaz learns about consequence from Langella.
To see the other two clips, head here. Posted 10.31.09 by Ryan
The studio has released a new batch of pictures from Richard Kelly's The Box. A re-imagining of a classic Twilight Zone episode, the movie revolves around a couple (Cameron Diaz and James Marsden) who are given a mysterious box with a button that simultaneously gives them a million dollars but takes a random stranger's life.
In homage to the story's roots, Kelly has set the movie in a meticulously recreated 1970's suburbia, with special attention paid to some of the less-well-considered fashion choices of the decade. Witness the particularly scary wallpaper and plaid pants on display.
That box technology comes from somewhere else, though. So we also get a glimpse of weird, watery, otherworldly scenes that don't seem retro at all. All that plus a good look at the disturbing scar on the face of the mysterious stranger (Frank Langella) who brings the box in the first place. Posted 10.20.09 by reelz