Archive for July 10, 2012
After sixty years of performing, 79-year old Peter O'Toole confirmed in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter) that he's retiring from acting.
O'Toole says "It is time for me to chuck in the sponge. To retire from films and stage. The heart for it has gone out of me: it won’t come back. My professional acting life, stage and screen, has brought me public support, emotional fulfillment and material comfort. It has brought me together with fine people, good companions with whom I’ve shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits. However, it’s my belief that one should decide for oneself when it is time to end one’s stay. So I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell."
O'Toole was nominated for a total of eight Academy Awards and though never winning a competitive Oscar, he was bestowed with an honorary statuette in 2003.
O'Toole's career includes such films as "Lawrence of Arabia," "Lord Jim," "The Lion in Winter," "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," "Man of La Mancha," "Caligula," "The Last Emperor," "Ratatouille," "The Stunt Man," "Troy," "Man Friday," "High Spirits," and "Venus" along with TV work in "The Tudors," "Masada," and "Casanova".
One day after Michael Fassbender became attached to the "Assassin's Creed" adaptation, word comes of another recently acclaimed video game making the jump to the big screen.
CBS Films have announced they have secured the screen rights to Square Enix's iconic "Deus Ex" videogame franchise.
Set in the near future where human augmentation has triggered a technological renaissance, the story follows a security specialist who must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.
Though launched in 2000, the franchise found new life and fans with last year's "Deus Ex: Human Revolution". That game was not only a big earner but nabbed over 100 industry awards.
As a result it will serve as the primary template for the film which Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are attached to produce.
Filming hasn't even begun on the adaptation of "Catching Fire", the second book in Suzanne Collins’ "The Hunger Games" trilogy, yet Lionsgate is already making plans for the third.
The studio has announced today that, following in the wake of "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" before it, they intend to split the final book into two separate films. They've also announced release dates for the dual films reports Deadline.
Thus "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" is scheduled to hit cinemas on November 21st 2014, while "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" is now targeting a November 20th 2015 release. With 'Catching Fire' hitting next November, it would seem the studio intends to lock down the Thanksgiving weekend for the next few years.
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find the 1960s Robin teaming up with the Nolan’s Dark Knight; a Spongebob Squarepants/Avengers mashup; a Robocop action figure; and an amazing Archer shirt. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, on July 16th, The CW will be premiering a documentary on the history and evolution of The Batmobile. I will be tuning in for sure.
The Dark Knight & the ’60s Boy Wonder
The dynamic duo, indeed.
Art by Alex Ryan.
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No doubt the news that War of The Damned would see the series to its conclusion came as something of a surprise to many viewers who may have thought the triumph of Spartacus (Liam McIntyre) and his band of rebels over Gaius Claudius Glaber (Craig Parker) would lead to a gradual build up of Spartacus’ army and the threat they pose to the Roman Empire.
That timeline has been shortened now, and according to Starz, the final season will see the rebellion is now more than ...
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