Archive for March 13, 2012
Yesterday we rounded up a new Game of Thrones season 2 trailer and a few character featurettes that update us on the status of Daenerys Targaryen and Renly Baratheon in season 2.
HBO is continuing the marketing rollout to the sophomore season of their acclaimed show by offering two more character featurettes – this time focusing on Jon Snow’s trek into the frozen north beyond the wall, and King Joffrey’s attempt to hold his throne in the southern city of King’s Landing.
In case you missed our Game of Thrones season 2 character guide, we’ve included a brief synopsis of where both Jon Snow and Joffrey are at the start of season 2, while the featurettes will explain where they ...
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A cinematic adaptation of the cult 1970s TV series (and it subsequent televised spinoffs) Kung Fu has been in the works for many years. However, as we learned this past fall, the project could finally come together under the supervision of actor/director Bill Paxton and Black Swan co-screenwriter John J. McLaughlin – with the pre-production process moving along steadily enough to possibly make a Summer 2012 production start date.
In a recent interview, Paxton (who is currently working on a sci-fi thriller titled The Colony) admitted that he and McLaughlin handed in their “final” Kung Fu script draft this past January. At this point, the pair are essentially waiting to see if Legendary Entertainment heads decide to go ahead and greenlight the project as is.
The original Kung Fu series takes place in the 19th century ...
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Thor actor Idris Elba and Skyfall’s Naomie Harris are set to portray Nelson and Winnie Mandela in the biopic Long Walk To Freedom. Justin Chadwick is in talks to direct the film; a move which will see him reunite with Harris, who he directed in 2010’s The First Grader.
Screen Daily reports that Long Walk To Freedom will take a different route from Clint Eastwood’s 2009 effort Invictus, with this film “charting the whole of Mandela’s life, including scenes shot on notorious Robben Island where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in captivity”.
Ironically, Invictus star Morgan Freeman was once attached to play Mandela in this officially-sanctioned film, which has had a long walk of its own through production. In the past, directors such as Tom Hooper and ...
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There is a fake war brewing between fans of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga and fans of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, and the fate of entire
worlds, universes, random chat threads across the Internet hang in the balance. The fake war in question will be waged by Oscar-nominated director Gary Ross’ big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games, and Oscar-winning director Bill Condon’s two-part finale to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn.
We now have early reconnoissance reports stating that Hunger Games has gained some tactical financial ground, as early projections are that the film will break…er, Breaking Dawn – Part 1‘s opening weekend numbers.
THR reports the so-called “shocker” that Hunger Games is currently tracking to have a bigger late March opening than Breaking Dawn – Part 1‘s ...
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Everyone knows that the Summer Movie Season is a time when subtle storytelling tends to get thrown out the window, in favor of blockbuster spectacle – and, most importantly, stuff blowing up.
That will definitely be the case with this summer’s Battleship, the impending adaptation of the classic Hasbro naval warfare board game which (based on previous trailers) bears a distinct resemblance to the Transformers franchise, in terms of style and content.
A third theatrical promo for Battleship has been released, and it features a whole lot in the way of not-yet-seen material involving gargantuan alien vessels blasting cities and warships to flaming bits. Suffice it to say, those Transformers 4 jokes aren’t going away anytime soon.
Battleship was directed by Peter Berg (The Kingdom, Hancock) and scripted by Red writing duo Erich and Jon Hoeber – though,
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