Archive for April 23, 2012
No less than eight G.I. Joe: Retaliation character posters were released last week, featuring the sequel’s various new, returning and improved heroic/villainous players alike. An additional pair of character one-sheets have since made their way online – in the form(s) of an alternate pic with Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye (now, with desert camouflage attire) and Detroit 1-8-7‘s D.J. Cotrona as Flint – along with a Korean poster for the film.
You can see all three new promotional images in the gallery above. Be sure to also scroll on down for larger versions of each poster, plus excerpts from an interview where Retaliation director Jon M. Chu (Step Up 3D) discusses casting big-name action stars like Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis – along with his explanation of how the Joe sequel works as a standalone reboot, a regular sequel and a throwback to classic Joe mythos.
Part of the reason a sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy has taken so long to come together is due to the film’s comedic cast (Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, and co-writer/director Adam McKay, to name a few) all having kept busy over the past eight years, as they became in-demand talents.
That combination of schedule conflicts – and Paramount initially balking at the sequel’s potential cost – also means there hasn’t been much pre-production work done yet for Ferrell’s return as his incorrigible, well-groomed, news-reading alter-ego, Ron Burgundy, in the recently-announced Anchorman 2.
Adam McKay previously spoke out about the extended gap between Anchorman movies, while also teasing some of the wacky shenanigans that Ron and Co. may get up to in the sequel. In a more recent ...
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Although it’s been pretty much a foregone conclusion that Russell Crowe is set to headline Darren Aronofsky’s Noah film for the past two months, Paramount Pictures and New Regency just barely officially confirmed that the star of such Oscar-winning titles as Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind will indeed portray the titular Biblical figure for Aronofsky.
Principal photography gets underway on Noah this July, so as to make a March 2014 theatrical release date. Certain portions of the film will be shot in Iceland – which has also recently provided natural landscapes for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and HBO’s Game of Thrones series – though, a good chunk of production will unfold on sound stages in New York.
Here is the studio-sanctioned logline for Noah (via the official press release):
NOAH is a close adaptation of the Biblical ...
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A couple bits of Marvel movie news have been dropped around the Web in the last few days, so we thought we’d pull them together for you in a nice quick breakdown.
Below you’ll find an update from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige on that alleged secret scene being added to The Avengers; a new Avengers featurette that centers on Scarlett Johansson’s character, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Black Widow; finally, news that The Wolverine will be headed down under to star Hugh Jackman’s homeland of Australia.
The Avengers: Black Widow
The Avengers premieres in international markets this week, making the next few days truly the final stretch for all promotion materials (trailers, images, featurettes, clips, interviews, TV spots and early reviews). In that spirit, take a look at this latest ...
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One of the sources for the controversy surrounding Disney’s Lone Ranger reboot has been the decision to feature Johnny Depp as the titular hero’s American Indian sidekick, Tonto. Reactions have ranged from supportive – including leaders of the Navajo Nation – to skepticism about Depp’s asserted Cherokee/Creek heritage – and even outcries that Depp playing Tonto is tantamount to the actor going “Redface.”
The first image of Depp as Tonto didn’t help, especially given the surface similarities between Depp’s Lone Ranger getup and his well-known Jack Sparrow costume. However, it was quickly pointed out that Depp’s look was more than simply another example of the A-lister’s artistic eccentricities; instead, it’s seemingly inspired by ”I Am Crow”, an artistic representation of the Crow people from the American midwest, painted by Kirby Sattler.
Depp has confirmed that as being true to EW, elaborating on the logic behind his decision in the ...
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