The opening of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., is just the beginning of what is sure to be a contentious and interesting presidential race. Republican nominee Mitt Romney's wife Ann was one of the speakers the first night of the convention, a public-speaking role that was new to the potential First Lady. Should the Romneys end up in the White House, it's possible that Ann could end up in a movie at some point, like many First Ladies before her. While you're thinking of who could possibly play Ann Romney, either as a First Lady or in a movie about the Romney campaign — don't forget, John McCain's unsuccessful 2008 Presidential campaign was adapted into the HBO movie Game Change — Hollywood Dailies has compiled a look at First Ladies on the small and big screen in the clip above. more on cinematic first ladies >> Posted 08.30.12 by Ryan
Trilogies are so 20th century. Quadrilogies are the new movie model, at least to James Cameron.
We already knew that Cameron was working on two sequels to the biggest movie of all time but today we get more confirmation that the visionary director is working on three follow-ups to Avatar.
Showbiz 411 reports that Sigourney Weaver is working with Cameron on Avatar 2, 3, and 4 (even though her character seemingly died in the original).
When Political Animals finishes shooting, see if you can follow Weaver’s schedule: she goes right into a new Christopher Durang play for a short run at the Lincoln Center. Then she films Avatar 2, 3, and 4 with James Cameron. That’s right: they’re making three sequels to the blue 3D phenom all at the same time.
This echoes what Cameron told the New York Times in an article earlier this year. more about Avatar 4 >> Posted 06.26.12 by Chris
Just one day after Millennium Entertainment released a series of four character posters for the upcoming psychological thriller Red Lights, the studio has released an intense new trailer for the movie. Described by Spanish writer-director Rodrigo Cortés (Buried) as a movie about "how the brain does not give a true picture of reality," Red Lights stars Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver as paranormal researchers dedicated to exposing fakes. The duo meet their match, however, when they try to debunk the abilities of a world-renowned psychic (Robert De Niro) who has been absent from the public arena for thirty years. watch the new trailer >> Posted 06.01.12 by BrentJS
Millennium Entertainment has released a series of four character posters for Spanish writer-director Rodrigo Cortés' (Buried) upcoming psychological thriller, Red Lights. The movie stars Robert De Niro as Simon Silver, a legendary psychic who returns after a 30-year absence that followed the mysterious death of his biggest critic. His return prompts two paranormal fraud investigators (played by Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver) to turn their debunking skills on Silver. However, they soon become obsessed with his seemingly inexplicable abilities. Elizabeth Olsen also stars and, based on the tagline on her poster, her character falls into the skeptic camp along with the characters played by Murphy and Weaver.
While some early reviews have complained that the movie plays a game of movie genre bait-and-switch, at least one reviewer compared Red Lights to classics like The Parallax View and Angel Heart, hailing it as a "unique cinema piece...with truly amazing performances." see the new posters >> Posted 05.30.12 by BrentJS
A suspenseful new trailer for Spanish writer-director Rodrigo Cortés' (Buried) upcoming paranormal thriller, Red Lights, has been released online. The movie, about a pair of paranormal fraud investigators played by Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver who meet their match when they try to debunk a famous psychic played by Robert De Niro, debuted last month at the Sundance Film Festival and was quickly snapped up for U.S. distribution by Millenium Entertainment. According to Cortés, Red Lights is less about parlor tricks and more about "how the brain does not give a true picture of reality." watch the new trailer >> Posted 02.02.12 by BrentJS
Even though the debut of director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is still well more than a year away, you can see Henry "Superman" Cavill fly through the air right now in the new trailer for his latest movie, The Cold Light of Day. (Okay, in actuality, Cavill jumps and falls, but it's still a pretty spectacular mid-air shot of the future superhero.)
Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri (JCVD), The Cold Light of Day is an action thriller that follows a young man named Will Shaw (Cavill) as he attempts to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance of his parents during a family vacation in Spain. After discovering that his father (Bruce Willis) is secretly a CIA agent, it's Will's turn to play the role of super-spy in order to save his parents from the forces conspiring against them. WATCH THE TRAILER >> Posted 01.30.12 by BrentJS
Much of the credit for the success of Alien is owed to visionary director Ridley Scott, but it's hard to imagine the movie could have spawned a decades-spanning franchise complete with comic book and video game spin-offs if not for the enduring presence of Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley (TotalSciFi ranks Ripley as the #1 female sci-fi icon). While Ripley will not be making an appearance in Scott's highly-anticipated return to the Alien universe, Prometheus, Weaver admitted to being "curious" about the movie and told SkyNews that her input may have had something to do with the plot. what did weaver say? >> Posted 01.23.12 by BrentJS
Sigourney Weaver recently revealed that her Avatar character Grace "will be back" for Avatar 2, just as she intimated last December. There could be a surprising revelation or two in this post for anyone that has yet to see Avatar, and if you are among those four or five people, we're sorry to have spoiled it for you.
As for how Weaver will return for a sequel, Vulture talked to James Cameron about how he could bring back a deceased character, to which Cameron responded with his usual sarcasm: "Have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling?" what did cameron say? >> Posted 10.12.11 by Ryan
For those that saw Avatar, it would seem impossible for Sigourney Weaver to return for a sequel, but Weaver has been adamant that her character, Grace, wasn't quite as dead as previously believed. Last December, Weaver intimated that Grace could return, while Weaver recently confirmed to ComingSoon that she "will be back" for Avatar 2.
Weaver doesn't want to to do Ghostbusters III without Bill Murray >> Posted 09.19.11 by Ryan
Don't worry, I will be back. Jim [Cameron] says no one ever dies in science fiction. He's told me the stories for the next two movies and I have to say that they're absolutely wonderful and there's a real treat in store. Now we just have to make them.
Director Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus began as a prequel to Scott's 1979 sci-fi classic Alien, until a few months ago, when the Prometheus title was announced and Scott revealed that the movie would include "a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place."
It was also announced that Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (the Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) had landed the lead role in the movie, that of a scientist named Elizabeth Shaw. It's the second major role the actress has landed in Hollywood, along with the role of the gypsy Sim in Sherlock Holmes sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. During a visit to the Game of Shadows, Rapace described the Prometheus role to MTV and talked about what it's like to be in Scott's sci-fi movie. Shaw the new Ripley? >> Posted 03.08.11 by Ryan