It seems the upcoming NBC TV series Hannibal has just as big of an appetite as the forensic psychiatrist-turned-serial killer featured in the horror novels written by Thomas Harris on which the series is based. Hannibal's first victim was director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), who had been attached to direct Fox's Daredevil reboot since March 2011, but dropped out earlier this week to direct the pilot for the TV series based on the early life of Dr. Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter. Now, Hannibal has claimed another would-be Marvel-ite, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale). Mikkelsen was in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as an unspecified villain — "a major, major new antagonist," according to producer Kevin Feige — in Thor 2, but apparently the offer came in "too late" and he opted for the title role in Hannibal instead. more about Thor 2 >> Posted 07.13.12 by BrentJS
Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has made a living out of playing villains — in the U.S. anyway. After breaking into English-language movies in 2006's Casino Royale, Mikkelsen most recently appeared as the villain Rochefort in The Three Musketeers. Mikkelsen will continue this trend in Thor 2. Variety reports that the actor is in talks to play an undisclosed villain in the movie.
While Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is also set to return, Marvel president Kevin Feige has already revealed that Loki won't be the primary villain in the sequel like he was in Thor and The Avengers. Instead, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will be tackling "another big villain," likely played by Mikkelsen. will hopkins be back? >> Posted 05.25.12 by Ryan
Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil: Afterlife has yet to reach theaters, but the writer/director is already at work on another movie. This time, Anderson is adapting Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers, meaning that despite Anderson continuing to shoot in 3-D, he will switch from a post-apocalyptic zombie landscape to 17th Century France.
Anderson admitted earlier this month that making another Musketeers isn't the change of pace that many people would expect for the director of Death Race. The latest set photos from ComingSoon reveal a comfortable Anderson amongst the Bamburg, Germany location. Also pictured are Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief) in costume as D'Artagnan, and Mads Mikkelssen (Clash of the Titans) as the villain Rochefort, both with eyepatch and without.
The Three Musketeers opens April 15, 2011, and also stars Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Matthew Macfadyen, Milla Jovovich and Christoph Waltz. Posted 08.27.10 by Ryan
Director Paul W.S. Anderson's career will be making sharp turn for his next feature, that being an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers. The movie will be the first foray into literature for the director of Death Race and the upcoming Resident Evil: Afterlife. The director has promised a contemporary movie that will be "rich in eye-popping action, romance, and adventure" and will also be shot in 3-D, much like Afterlife. With production to begin this September, around the same time as Afterlife's opening, Anderson has finally put together his cast. Guess who landed a big role? >> Posted 05.12.10 by Ryan
A new Clash of the Titans featurette offers a glimpse behind the scenes of director Louis Leterrier's remake. Never-before-seen footage is revealed as the characters and plot are discussed, with commentary from Leterrier, producer Basil Iwanyk and stars Sam Worthington (Perseus), Liam Neeson (Zeus), Ralph Fiennes (Hades), Mads Mikkelsen (Draco), and Alexa Davalos (Andromeda).
Posted 02.13.10 by BrentJS
Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen was already a star in Europe when he landed a part as 007's nemesis in Casino Royale, but that role gave him much-needed exposure on this side of the Atlantic. Mikkelsen starred in two movies that were recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival -- Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky and Valhalla Rising -- and recently wrapped filming on the remake of Clash of the Titans.
While Mikkelsen's turn in Stravinsky didn't require much of him physically, his roles in Valhalla and Clash required him to get into fighting shape, slimming down and beefing up. Though Mikkelsen says that he is "normally in shape," he admitted that he "starved" himself to get "that skinny prison look" to play One-Eye, a half-blind, mute man-killer in the Viking saga Valhalla Rising. Filmed mostly outdoors in the mountains of Scotland, Mikkelsen likened the location to "the land of Mordor," a reference to the Dark Lord Sauron's realm in The Lord of the Rings, and said the shoot "took its toll" on him.
As in Valhalla, Mikkelsen plays another hardened fighter in Clash of the Titans. He describes his character, Draco, as a "long-haired, full-blooded guy, a classical Greek warrior." However, his experience on the set of Clash was vastly different than his work on Valhalla because he often had to act against a green-screen backdrop and fight invisible enemies, such as giant scorpions.
It's always easier to have something there, something or someone you can act to, it goes without saying. But after a while, you find a way of doing it. And it's really hard to find those big scorpions these days. Posted 09.19.09 by BrentJS
Louis Letterier's (The Incredible Hulk) remake of The Clash of the Titans is adding some actors to its cast that will be quite familiar to James Bond fans. Casino Royale villain Mads Mikkelson is joining the cast as Draco, a leader of the Praetorian Guard that follows Perseus (played by Terminator Salvation's Sam Worthington) during his quest.
Quantum of Solace's Gemma Atherton will play Io, a part she described as "the coolest" to Emipre. "Io’s not in the original film," Atherton continued. "Perseus falls in love with her and then [Empire censors a "tiny spoiler"]. It’s a really great part.”
While the movie is still a remake of the 1981 original, Atherton claims the script is "very different" and while the story may be similar, the remake is "more about Perseus’ mission, and how he deals with being the son of Zeus." Posted 04.01.09 by Ryan