It often seems like movie theaters are filled with an endless barrage of prequels, sequels or remakes, and, on the surface, the upcoming The Thing may seem like just a way to capitalize on the loyal following of John Carpenter's 1982 classic The Thing, mainly because the two movies share the exact same name.
Australian actor Joel Edgerton (Warrior) plays American helicopter pilot Sam Carter in The Thing prequel, and revealed in an interview with Collider that he only decided to make the movie was because it was not a remake but rather a "pretty genius" idea for a prequel.
edgerton plays like Kurt Russell; compliments director >> Posted 09.27.11 by Ryan
I’m pretty skeptical about Hollywood and its fascination with the sequel and the franchise. It’s a zone we seem to be in, at the moment. It’s definitely a slightly nerve-wracking thing to get involved with. I don’t think I would have done it, if it was a remake because I personally believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But, the whole reason these guys had for doing a prequel was pretty genius, when you look at the Carpenter movie. It’s like it was served up on a plate by Carpenter, back in '82, with this whole mystery of what happened at the Norwegian camp. What (prequel director) Matthijs [van Heijningen Jr.] and Universal did was open up a lovely chapter that you wish had been told.
Of all the 3-D productions that are being lined up right now, the one that has us most intrigued is director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
Luhrmann has assembled an impressive cast for the movie, with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the title character of Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan as Daisy, Gatsby's love interest, Joel Edgerton as Daisy's husband Tom Buchanan, and Isla Fisher as Buchanan's mistress Myrtle. That's a scandalous amount of affairs for a movie based on a 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, but, outside of a sequence toward the book's finale, we can't understand what 3-D will bring to the story. Admittedly, we're curious.
Edgerton, who was the most recent addition to the cast (taking over for Ben Affleck, who had to drop out), updated progress on the Australian production to Collider while doing press for his upcoming MMA drama, Warrior. who else has been cast? >> Posted 08.23.11 by Ryan
Warrior starring Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, and Joel Edgerton will be in theaters this September. In anticipation we’re dedicating an entire episode to mixed martial arts. Think of the movies that involve wrestling, karate, jujitsu, grappling, kickboxing, and punching and rank your favorites for us. Vote for Hollywood's Top Ten, the show where movie fans control the countdowns.
Vote for your top 10 mixed martial arts movies >> Posted 08.18.11 by reelz
Disney has released the first trailer for its upcoming modern-day fable, The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Considering the movie won't be released until next summer, audiences will have plenty of time to digest the movie's fantastical storyline, based on an idea by Disney principal Ahmet Zappa, which concerns a couple who can't conceive a child but end up with one after burying a box of hopes of what their child might be in their back yard. It sounds considerably less weird in the movie's official synopsis.
Watch the trailer >> Posted 08.12.11 by Ryan
Academy Award–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (Dan in Real Life, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?) brings enchantment to the screen with The Odd Life of Timothy Green, an inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim — and their small town of Stanleyville — learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
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.
New images from co-writer and director Gavin O'Connor's Warrior, starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton, were just revealed this week, and now the trailer for the movie has come online.
Warrior is likely going to draw comparisons to The Fighter because both movies are about fighting and the leads are brothers, but, unlike The Fighter, Warrior isn't based on a true story, is set in Pittsburgh, and is about Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and not boxing. So, really, Warrior isn't about The Fighter at all outside of fighting and siblings. Watch the trailer >> Posted 04.08.11 by Ryan
Several new still images from co-writer and director Gavin O'Connor's (Pride and Glory) new movie, Warrior, have been released online. The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports drama stars Tom Hardy (Inception) as Tommy Riordan, an ex-Marine who returns home to Pittsburgh to enlist his father (Nick Nolte) and former coach to train him for the largest purse in MMA history. As Tommy moves up in the ranks, his brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), a former MMA fighter, returns to the ring to provide for his family. The passage of time has done little to soften the relationship between Tommy and Brendan and the two find themselves on a collision course that ends in the ring. Kurt Angle and Jennifer Morrison also star. Posted 04.07.11 by BrentJS
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
Two mirror-image character posters from co-writer and director Gavin O'Connor's new MMA-themed sports drama, Warrior, were recently leaked online by actress Jennifer Morrison, who co-stars in the movie. Apparently, Morrison has since taken down the images because the link comes up as "unavailable," but not before ComingSoon could copy the images and upload them to their site. The posters feature the two lead actors, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton, who portray quarreling brothers who settle their differences in an MMA ring. read the synopsis >> Posted 03.11.11 by BrentJS
Bourne fans weren't exactly pleased when writer-director Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) revealed that that the Bourne 4 script he was working on — titled Bourne Legacy — will be a "stand-alone project" that wouldn't include the character of Jason Bourne but "a whole new hero," which Gilroy later revealed would be a new agent with the same training as Bourne. Gilroy also explained that he didn't want to replace Matt Damon, who had previously announced that he wouldn't do another Bourne without The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass. Greengrass dropped out of the fourth Bourne in December of 2009. Gilroy maintains that Legacy won't permanently replace Damon, leaving open the possibility of his return. who's up for the part? >> Posted 02.25.11 by Ryan