Archive for November, 2011
London-born actress Alice Eve has previously come very close to playing important female characters in a handful of recent (and upcoming) blockbuster comic book movies, including that of Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class, Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, and Faora in the Superman franchise reboot, Man of Steel. However, the She’s Out of My League starlet was ultimately not involved with any of those projects.
Eve will appear in next year’s Men in Black III - and now she also looks to have joined another new installment in a very lucrative sci-fi series, namely Star Trek 2 (a.k.a. J.J. Abrams’ untitled followup to his 2009 Trek franchise reboot).
Variety is reporting that Eve has not yet secured an official deal to appear in Abrams’ new Star Trek ...
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Every year, literally hundreds of films are released around the world, and movie posters are one way studios promote these films. Some posters are fantastic – showing the creativity of the artist and/or studio promoting the film. Others are just lazy and unoriginal, showing nothing more than images of the main characters staring intently into space. Others still are just laughably and ridiculously bad, showing that almost no thought or effort went into making them.
There were over 1,000 movie posters released this year, but since there isn’t a central database containing every poster, there is a chance we might have left out your favorite. Still, we managed to sort through the dreck and mundane offerings to bring you what we ...
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A new synopsis sent out to casting agents has revealed that Jaume Collet-Serra‘s live-action, English-language "Akira" remake is, aside from the locale and nationality changes, going to be surprisingly similar to its Japanese animated originator. Geek Tyrant has posted the plot description, here's a copy:
"Kaneda is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel.
Desperate to get his brother back, Kaneda agrees to join with Ky Reed and her underground movement who are intent on revealing to the world what truly happened to New York City thirty years ago when it was destroyed. Kaneda believes their theories to be ludicrous but after finding his brother again, is shocked when he displays telekinetic powers.
Ky believes Tetsuo is headed to release a young boy, Akira, who has taken control of Tetsuo’s mind. Kaneda clashes with The Colonel’s troops on his way to stop Tetsuo from releasing Akira but arrives too late. Akira soon emerges from his prison courtesy of Tetsuo as Kaneda races in to save his brother before Akira once again destroys Manhattan island, as he did thirty years ago."
Aside from Kaneda being a bar owner rather than a teen biker, it's otherwise relatively familiar. Of course this is a short synopsis that skips on many details so it'll still be a while before we get a full idea of the extent of the changes.
Get ready for three times the Hardy.
Filmmaker George Miller has revealed that the upcoming "Mad Max: Fury Road" could be followed by not one but two possible sequels.
Miller tells the Australian Financial Review that "We started with [Fury Road], but we then started to do a second story and a third. We've written the script for the second and almost finished the third. We never intended to, [but] they were part of the exploration of the characters."
Tom Hardy will step into the shoes of post-apocalyptic drifter Max Rockatansky made famous by Mel Gibson. Shooting on the new 'Max' is now expected to take place in Namibia in April.
Miller is also at work on "Fur Brigade", a new animated bear film which he calls the most ambitious animated project he's done.
Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media Group and Hammer Films are teaming to produce a film adaptation of Cherie Priest's 2009 steampunk sci-fi novel ''Boneshaker'' reports Variety.
Set in an alternate 1880's in which Seattle has been walled off from the world and toxic gas has turned much of the remaining population into zombies.
In this mess a young widow hunts for her teen son while dealing with airship pirates, a criminal overlord and heavily armed refugees. The book is the first in a series dubbed 'The Clockwork Century'.
John Hilary Shepherd (''Nurse Jackie'') is adapting the screenplay. Hammer's head of production Tobin Armbrust is overseeing.