Archive for July 9, 2012
Joining returning champ Hugh Jackman as the famed mutant are two villains. The first is Will Yun Lee ("Hawaii Five-O") as Harada, aka. The Silver Samurai - a crime lord's illegitimate son with an electrified suit of armor.
The other is Brian Tee ("Grimm") as Noburo Mori, a corrupt justice minister about to marry the crime lord's daughter (who is Logan's love interest).
Also onboard are Hiroyuki Sanada ("Lost," "The Last Samurai") as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi ("Push") as Yashida, and Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukushima as Mariko and Yukio respectively.
The story is based on an acclaimed Marvel comic storyline in which Logan winds up in Japan where he confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.
Filming kicks off shortly in Australia and Japan.
Dean Devlin has taken some heavy floggings from movie fans over the years, especially after his 1998 Godzilla movie was panned by critics and the left many viewers scratching their heads. Further complicating his reputation is the seemingly never-ending slew of underwhelming (albeit campy) movies that collaborator/director friend, Roland Emmerich, has been churning out (The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, and Anonymous, among others) – given that, for many years, their names appeared side-by-side on a number of high profile projects.
However, some moviegoers will still remember that the pair were also responsible for a number of fan-favorite projects that managed to earn solid box office revenue while also delivering memorable sci-fi stories: Independence Day, Stargate, and Universal Solider. Now, it sounds as though Devlin and Emmerich may have found new ...
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EW has premiered an enormous art banner for the upcoming "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" basically showcasing ten significant stops and key events of the "Middle Earth road trip" that pretty much makes up the first of the two film adaptations of the book. The movie opens December 14th.
Michael Fassbender has signed on to star in and produce a film adaptation of Ubisoft's hit video game series "Assassin’s Creed" reports Heat Vision.
The "Shame" and "Prometheus" star will play Desmond Miles, a bartender who is a descendant of several lines of prominent assassins. The story weaves between present day and ancient times as Miles squares off with the Knights Templar.
No director or distributor is as yet attached, Fassy will produce through his own DMC Film production company label. Sony Pictures was previously attached to produce the film but that may no longer be the case. A 2014 release date is still being targeted.
Four games in the series have been produced thus far and have sold 30 million units. The first game was set in the Middle East during the time of the Crusades, the second through fourth games during the Italian Renaissance with the action taking place around various Italian cities and in Ottoman-era Constantinople. The upcoming "Assassin's Creed III" is set during the American Revolutionary War.
Fassbender is currently shooting Steve McQueen’s "Twelve Years a Slave".
Did Karl Urban just spoil one of J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel secrets?
There's been confusion for some time now as to which villain from Trek-lore will "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch be playing.
Urban, out doing promotion for the "Dredd" reboot, appears to have let slip that secret in an interview with SFX, saying of Cumberbatch "He's awesome, he's a great addition, and I think his Gary Mitchell is going to be exemplary."
Mitchell appeared in only one episode of the original "Star Trek" series - the second to be produced but first to be broadcast pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before".
In that episode Mitchell was Kirk's good friend and classmate from Starfleet Academy, the pair serving together and saving each other's lives in events before the series began.
In the episode their exposure to the energy barrier that surrounds the galaxy causes Mitchell to suddenly develop increasingly powerful telepathic and telekinetic abilities, along with delusions of God-hood. Kirk is forced to abandon and then ultimately kill Mitchell.
Urban however could well be lying, the production crew on the film is already famous for spreading misinformation - this could be the case here.
Indeed not only has the Gary Mitchell character has already been dealt with (and killed) in the official tie-in comics bridging the two films, but Roberto Orci a few weeks ago said Mitchell is NOT one of the characters in the film.