Archive for December 6, 2011
While we await The Dark Knight Rises trailer (which will likely be coming soon – stay tuned), we’ve had little besides a few official plot details and a whole lot of rumors and speculation to report. Today, we have a little of both to share.
A new rumor from an unconfirmed source hints at what the Batcave will look like in the reconstructed Wayne Manor. On the more official side of things, actor Gary Oldman discussed his role as Jim Gordon in Dark Knight Rises, and made a few statements that (in my opinion) point to small traces of Frank Miller’s ’The Dark Knight Returns‘ storyline being in TDKR‘s DNA.
Cosmic Book News is where this Batcave rumor started – again, the info comes from an unconfirmed source and really doesn’t ...
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Oscar-winning writer/director Bill Condon’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is (at the time of writing this) the most popular film playing in theaters around the U.S.; another respectable filmmaker in the form of Andrew Niccol (Gattaca), is in the process of bringing another one of the author’s popular novels to life – namely, The Host.
Niccol has already secured an excellent young actress (Saoirse Ronan) to headline his Host adaptation; now, he’s looking to bring an Oscar-winner onboard for one of the film’s pivotal supporting roles.
Inside Movies is reporting that William Hurt has begun talks to appear in Niccol’s adaptation of The Host. Hurt, of course, is a highly-decorated actor whose resume includes turns in noteworthy dramas such as Kiss of the Spider Woman, ...
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The first trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax adaptation focused primarily on the bright, candy-colored animation style and design of the film’s world and characters – understandably so, seeing how the studio has (so far) specialized in happy-go-lucky kid flicks like Despicable Me and Hop.
Today we have a second theatrical promo for The Lorax which leaves out some (but far from all) of the bubbly atmosphere and shiny visuals, in order to delve a bit deeper into the plot of the environmentally-conscious story.
Illumination’s The Lorax expands Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s simple source material into a full-length feature. The plot now concerns a 12-year-old boy named Ted (voice of Zac Efron) who hopes to win the affection of the girl-next-door, Audrey (Taylor Swift) by fulfilling her dream: to see an actual, non-plastic tree.
Ted’s quest ...
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Set photos of Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris shooting the new James Bond film Skyfall on a London rooftop, new photos of Bradley Cooper and Olivia Wilde in The Words, and stills of Christian Bale in The Flowers of War.
"Nominations for the 39th Annual Annie Awards were announced on Monday. "Kung Fu Panda 2" leads the pack with 12 noms, "Puss in Boots" and "Rango" with 9 noms, and "Winnie the Pooh" with 8…" (full details)
"Daniel Casey has been tapped to write an untitled sci-fi crime thriller project being directed by Bobby Glickert. Justin Lin and Scott Stuber are producing…" (full details)
"Fox Business Channel anchor Eric Bolling says the new "The Muppets" movie is "liberal Hollywood using class warfare to brainwash our kids", pushing an anti-capitalism agenda due to the villain being an evil oil tycoon…" (full details)
"Benderspink has optioned Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards' comic "Turf". Set in the 1920s Prohibition Era New York, the comic blends gangsters with vampires and aliens fighting for turf…" (full details)
"Colin Firth says that the original cut of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" ran 3.5 hours and the filmmakers struggled to get it down to the final 127 minutes runtime…" (full details)
"So why is "John Carter" being called that? Director Andrew Stanton says young boys would reject the book title ("A Princess of Mars"), while young girls would reject having 'of Mars' in the title…" (full details)
"Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, who worked on Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood", will re-team on the director's new film "The Master". Meanwhile, James Newton Howard is replacing Danny Elfman as the composer of "The Hunger Games"…" (full details)
"The film version of the hit musical "Les Miserables" will NOT be shot in 3D its director Tom Hooper has confirmed. He skipped the shooting because he was worried that some people might "physically struggle" with the format…" (full details)
"Sony Pictures have purchased domain names relating to a possible sequel to this year's acclaimed supernatural thriller "Insidious". The super low-budget film ($1.5 million) has scored over $54 million in domestic box-office…" (full details)
"IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Bruce Beresford's "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding". Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Kyle MacLachlan, Elizabeth Olsen and Jeffrey Dean Morgan star in the film about a divorced woman who impulsively takes her two children to Woodstock, NY, to reconnect with their estranged, eccentric grandmother…" (full details)
"Matthew Fogel has been hired to write a new draft of 'Bob: The Musical" at Disney which Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing. The comedy revolves around Bob, a mild-mannered man thirtysomething who, after being struck on the head, suddenly hears the "inner song" in people's hearts and finds his life instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay…" (full details)
""Up" and "Monsters, Inc." director Pete Docter's next film at Pixar will take place "inside of a girl’s mind and it is about her emotions as characters, and that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen". The film is due out on May 14th 2014…" (full details)
We've had "Blade Runner," "Total Recall," "Minority Report," "Paycheck" and more recently "The Adjustment Bureau." Now another story from sci-fi author Philip K. Dick is hitting the big screen.
Lila 9th and Electric Shepherd Productions have optioned the film rights to Dick's "Now Wait For Last Year" with Ted Kupper set to adapt the script says Variety.
Set in the distant future in a war between "the starmen" and Earth, the story revolves around an organ transplant doctor who gets mixed up in the politics between both groups.
Barrie M. Osborne, Cameron Lamb and Isa Dick Hackett are producing. A director is now being sought with shooting already targeting sometime in the third quarter of next year.