Those that enjoyed the 2008 family adventure movie Journey to the Center of the Earth might notice that Brendan Fraser is a no-show for the sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. In Fraser's place next to Josh Hutcherson's character of Sean Anderson, however, is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, which seems like an upgrade, at least in terms of potential action scenes and certainly in the "pec pop" department (though Fraser will always reign when it comes to awkward clapping).
In Mysterious Island, Hutcherson discovers a coded distress signal that leads him to a, well, mysterious island that doesn't exist on any map. Johnson, Hutcherson's new stepfather, comes along for the ride, as well as a tour guide pilot (Luis Guzman) and his daughter (Vanessa Hudgens). Michael Caine plays Hutcherson's missing grandfather. watch the trailer >> Posted 11.10.11 by Ryan
Nicolas Cage would appear to be in at least half of the upcoming thrillers in line for release: Trespass currently playing in theaters, Seeking Justice awaiting a U.S. release date, and Medallion in post-production. Unsatisfied, Cage has added yet another thriller to his resume.
THR reports that Cage has been cast in the psycho-thriller Black Butterfly, alongside German actress Veronica Ferres. Cage will play a reclusive writer named Paul who goes against age-old advice and befriends a drifter which, for some reason, doesn't end well.
Based on a French TV thriller titled Papillon Noir, Black Butterfly will start production early next year in eastern Germany, which is appropriate since German production outfit Bavariapool is producing the movie for a mere $13 million, which means that Cage isn't picking the movie to help pay for his recent financial troubles, but will keep him out of the country for a few more months. Actor Brian Goodman, who made his directorial debut on 2008's What Doesn't Kill You, will direct the movie. More on The Last Stand's cast additions >> Posted 10.20.11 by Ryan