Michael Keaton is back as Mr. Diamond-Hunting Villain.
After appearing in the buddy-cop comedy The Other Guys and providing the voice of Ken for Toy Story 3, it looked like 2010 was the year of the comeback for Michael Keaton, whose career was traveling in a much more casual speed in the 21st Century than it was in the previous. Unfortunately Keaton has yet to return to the big screen, though he has several projects lined up, including the Robocop remake and Larry David's improv comedy Clear History. Prior to those, however, might be the thriller Penthouse North, should it eventually find distribution.
Shot back in 2011, Penthouse North follows a blind woman (Michelle Monaghan) whose New York penthouse (hence the title) comes under attack by a ruthless criminal (Keaton) in search of stolen diamonds hidden in her residence. Currently, the fate of Penthouse North is unknown, but it does look like it has a good chance of opening in Thailand if the international trailer for the movie is any guide, we just hope that someone writes a new score before it gets released in the States. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.15.13 by Ryan
Playing a former President or First Lady is becoming a trend in movies these days, especially with Precious director Lee Daniels' upcoming The Butler, which will span eight different administrations while it tells the story of White House butler Eugene Allen. While Alan Rickman will play actor-turned-President Ronald Reagan in that project, it looks like Michael Douglas will also get a chance to play Reagan as well. Keaton to Robocop >> Posted 08.30.12 by Ryan
Writer Seth Grahame-Smith first gained notoriety writing the mash-up novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which Lionsgate has optioned, but is having a hard time keeping a director on board, having just lost its third. Grahame-Smith's second best-selling novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was also turned into a movie, with Grahame-Smith handling the script adaptation. The writer then moved on to handling the script for the upcoming Dark Shadows and, most recently, took on the responsibilities of writing a Beetlejuice sequel as part of a production deal he signed with Warner Bros. last September.
Not many Beetlejuice fans were pleased with the idea of another installment, so Grahame-Smith told EW last October that the sequel will be "a true continuation 26 years later" after the original and will feature Michael Keaton as the title character. While the movie has yet to be written, Grahame-Smith told ShockTillYouDrop that he has met with Keaton about the sequel. grahame-smith talks Beetlejuice and Abraham Lincoln sequels >> Posted 02.14.12 by Ryan
So far, all of Pixar's promotional material for Toy Story 3 has focused on the "escape movie" plot, with the latest poster and featurette referencing the 1963 classic, The Great Escape, and the three new trailers serving as "player" profiles in the toys' quest to break out of the Sunnyside Daycare.
However, Pixar's latest video release "breaks" from the escape angle to offer up a faux documentary on one of the new toy stars, Barbie's better half, Ken (voiced by Michael Keaton). The hilarious video is made to look like a lost video from the '70s, complete with a lead-in countdown, grainy "film" footage, disco music and scrappy cuts. Even the animation looks more like the stop-motion animation of the '70s than Pixar's fluid CG animation. Watch the video >> Posted 06.01.10 by BrentJS
Empire Online reports that Michael Keaton will lend his voice talents to Toy Story 3 as Barbie's boyfriend Ken.
The movie's director, Lee Unkrich, made the announcement:
Barbie is back, and this time she plays a bigger role. So naturally we had to bring in her companion Ken this time. And we can announce today that he's voiced by Michael Keaton. He worked with us on Cars, where he voiced the bad guy, and he was a blast to work with so we invited him back as Ken.
Toy Story 3 has a release date of June 18, 2010 and features much of the cast from the other two movies as well as some new additions. Already on board are Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, and Wallace Shawn, among others. Posted 07.26.09 by reelz