Archive for January 28, 2012
Director Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire has introduced the world to what he hopes will become the first female professional fighter turned action hero. The director has a history of infusing real-world elements into his films in a distinctly Soderbergh manner. With 2009′s The Girlfriend Experience, he built a film around the life of porn star Sasha Grey. Haywire, as mentioned, is centered on Gina Carano’s formidable fighting skills. Following in that trend, Soderbergh’s upcoming male-stripping comedy Magic Mike is based on Haywire star Channing Tatum’s youthful dalliance with the profession.
While speaking at the Los Angeles press day for Haywire, Tatum also touched on the inception of Magic Mike, his second collaboration with Soderbergh:
“We were sitting over a beer and I told him that I was a stripper for eight months when I was nineteen,” Tatum recalled. ...
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Hancock signs up to The Partner; RKO says halo to The Saint with an Eagle Eye; Jennifer Lynch has A Fall From Grace and The Wolf Pack is back again in The Hangover 3 – but this time they’re $45 million richer!
1. Hollywood loves a good franchise, and studios will often stop at nothing in an attempt to make more cash from something that has been a hit. If stars aren’t willing, they’ll simply recast or throw truckloads of money at actors so that they’ll sign on for more of the same. It appears that Warner Bros. has decided on the latter option, in an attempt to recapture the box office magic of The Hangover and its sequel.
THR reports that The Wolf Pack (Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms) are asking for $15 ...
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Marvel has released five photos from the superhero team-up film, some higher res versions of previously released scans along with some brand new ones - mostly of Nick Fury. Click here to check out the gallery.
Meanwhile writer/director Joss Whedon and cast members Tom Hiddleston and Clark Gregg will be participating in a Global Twitter Chat on Tuesday, January 31st 2012 at 11 a.m. US-PST.
Fans around the world will be able to participate in the Q&A on Twitter by using the @Avengers handle and the #Avengers hashtag. There will also be a 10-second tease of the 30-second Super Bowl spot.
Captain America: The First Avenger 2
Neal McDonough, who played Dum Dum Dugan in "Captain America: The First Avenger", says that the sequel could shoot this year:
"They’re planning [to go into production] for the end of this year, because Marvel does one film at a time. So they’re going to do Thor 2 and as soon as Thor has wrapped, they’ll do Cap 2" he says.
Disney and Marvel presently have two 2014 release dates set aside for currently unspecified titles. It's not looking like "Doctor Strange" and "Captain America 2" will probably fill those slots. [Source: The IMDb]
Iron Man 3
Filming on the third "Iron Man" could start a few weeks earlier than previously planned, with the shoot beginning in Wilmington, North Carolina during the last week of April or first week of May. [Source: Comicbook.com]
Julie Delpy says that despite her apparent retirement from acting, she's keeping her option open for a third film in Richard Linklater's romantic "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset" series.
“We’re thinking about [a third film], but the second one we only did because we had a good setup, and ideas. I don’t think we would do it if we find the right thing to say. If the third one’s not good, it’s not good for the two before. We’re careful. We’re thinking about it, but it’s not official” she tells Entertainment Weekly
Meanwhile, Zachary Quinto has revealed that despite there being no writers strike and plenty of time beforehand, changes are still being made to the script for the "Star Trek" reboot's sequel which is currently filming in Los Angeles.
"It was the middle of December and finally I had to be like, ‘We need to read the script'. They waited a pretty long time, but that’s because they were working on it. There was a writer’s strike the first time so they weren’t able to let the script evolve. Now it’s really changing…on a regular basis” he tells E! Online.
Yesterday came word that 20th Century Fox lost its appeal to the MPAA against the R-rating for the action-comedy "This Means War". The studio wanted a PG-13 and lost, the MPAA giving the film an R for 'some sexual content'.
Now, Reuters reports that rather than sitting with the higher rating, Fox has agreed to cut out several sex jokes by Chelsea Handler's character and the MPAA has removed the R-rating, giving the stuffy their much wanted PG-13.
It's not exactly known how raunchy the jokes were, but they were seemingly enough to push the film just over the edge of the rating. Frequent (albeit cartoonish) violence however was apparently fine to keep in.