Archive for September 1, 2012
The casting of Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian was among the first details to tip us off as to where Iron Man 3‘s storyline might be headed. His character, and potential casting for Maya Hansen, suggested that Iron Man 3 would be taking on the ‘Extremis’ storyline from the comics, where Tony Stark adopts a more symbiotic relationship with his armor, becoming almost cyborg-like.
In the comics, Aldrich doesn’t just help Tony Stark bond with his armor, he also adopts a few nefarious plans along the way, a detail we surmised might make him the film’s big bad. However, the first footage of Iron Man 3 – shown to 6,000 Comic-Con attendees – confirmed that Ben Kingsley’s character, revealed to be the Mandarin, would be at the center of ...
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Bryan Cranston and Catherine O’Hara Rock; Hawke, Delpy, and Linklater have been here Before; watch The Mindy Project as well as Ben and Kate online, and what is Sony’s Console War Movie?
O’Hara will portray the mother of Jack McBrayer’s Kenneth Parcell, while Cranston will play her ‘friend’.
Details are sketchy at this point, and it’s unknown when the pair will appear, but it looks like Kenneth’s relationship with Hazel (Kristen Schaal) might hit a family speed bump.
Source: TV Guide
Ethan Hawke has confirmed that he is in Greece with Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy developing a follow-up to cult hits Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.
Click to continue reading Movie & TV News Wrap Up: September 1st, 2012
Back when Peter Jackson assumed the directorial role on Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit, it was envisioned as two films, one titled An Unexpected Journey and the other titled There and Back Again. The first film’s title was a creation of the writing team while ‘There and Back Again’ was a reference to the book Bilbo writes to sum up his adventures.
Now that Jackson has revealed he’s going to make three films out of The Hobbit, that original plan has changed. Most figured that the original two films would keep their titles, and Jackson’s third film – which encompasses ancillary pieces of writing from Tolkien and would bridge the gap between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings – would adopt a new subtitle, but that is ...
Click to continue reading Third ‘Hobbit’ Film Gets a Release Date; Second Film Now Titled ‘Desolation of Smaug’
Photos of Daniel Craig in Skyfall, Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained, Denzel Washington in Flight, Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Ethan Hawke in Sinister, Edgar Ramirez in the Simon Bolivar biopic Libertador, Liam Neeson in Taken 2, and a first look at the CG animated The Croods.
There's also shots of Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid in At Any Price, Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer in Love and Honor, Brad Pitt and Ben Mendelsohn in Killing Them Softly, Sam Rockwell and Steve Carell in The Way Way Back, Keira Knightley and Aaron Johnson in Anna Karenina, Kristen Wiig and Darren Criss in Imogene, and Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor in The Impossible
Set photos of a very skinny Matthew McConaughey in Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, Logan Lerman shooting Aronofsky's Noah, Ashton Kutcher in India shooting Jobs, and the Bourne wood set of Thor: The Dark World.
"The Dustin Hoffman-directed 'Quartet' is now set for December 28th, CBS has set the comedy 'The To-Do List' for February 14th 2013, and the 'Jack Ryan' reboot has been scheduled for Christmas Day 2013…" (full details)
"Guy Pearce says his role in the upcoming third 'Iron Man' film is essentially 'cameo stuff' and comparable in size to his role in Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'…" (full details)
"Shia LaBeouf says he sent video tapes of he and his girlfriend having sex to filmmaker Lars von Trier to score his role in von Trier's upcoming 'Nymphomaniac' movie…" (full details)
"Ethan Hawke has confirmed rumours that a third film in the 'Before Sunrise' series is currently in development but is NOT shooting in Greece. Things are still too early however - 'It's super good,We're just here workshopping it and developing it, trying to create a great script'…" (full details)
"'The Artist' writer/director Michel Hazanavicius is said to be circling Paramount's "Will" which was seemingly defunct at the studio. Hazanavicius' next assignment follows an NGO worker in Chechnya…" (full details)
"Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Ron Morales' Filipino crime thriller "Graceland" with plans for a limited theatrical and VOD release next year…" (full details)
"Phase 4 Films has acquired all North American rights to director Megan Griffiths' sex-slave drama 'Eden' and plans a theatrical release early next year…" (full details)
"Bluegrass Films has optioned the film rights to the graphic novel 'The Order' at Arcana/Benderspink and hired Brian Nathanson ('The Many Deaths Of Barnaby James') to write the script. The story follows a group of young men collared by the Vatican to join an elite team that travels the globe battling mysterious evil forces…" (full details)
"Myriad Pictures has acquired Stephen Belber's script 'Love And Weapons'. The script is a love story set against the backdrop of travelling UN weapons inspectors with a search underway for a director.…" (full details)
"Catherine O'Hara and Bryan Cranston are set to guest star on NBC's '30 Rock'. O'Hara will play the mother of NBC page Kenneth, while Cranston will assume the role of his mom’s ‘friend'…" (full details)
"Of the new drama shows premiering this fall, 'Revolution', 'Nashville' and '666 Park Avenue' are proving the most talked about in the social media sphere…" (full details)
"With its stars heading into their own spinoffs, MTV's blockbuster reality series 'Jersey Shore' will be coming to an end after the upcoming sixth season which premieres October 4th…" (full details)
"Sitcom 'Anger Management' has officially been given its 90-episode back order by cabler FX. The show's first ten episodes has averaged 4.5 million viewers overall…" (full details)
"Magnet Releasing has acquired North American rights to the comedy 'Nature Calls' starring Patton Oswalt and Johnny Knoxville. It plans to release the film this fall through V.O.D. services on October 4th followed by a theatrical release on November 9th…" (full details)
Having now been expanded from two films to a fully-fledged trilogy, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM Pictures have jointly announced the official missing title and new release date plans for Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit".
The first film, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", remains on track for a December 14th release this year.
The second film is now going by the new title of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and will retain the previously announced December 13th 2013 release date.
The third film now takes the second film's old title, "The Hobbit: There and Back Again", but rather than wait another year fans only have to wait a few months. It will score a global release on July 18th 2014.
Warners Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, says "We wanted to have a shorter gap between the second and third films of The Hobbit Trilogy. Opening in July affords us not only the perfect summer tentpole, but fans will have less time to wait for the finale of this epic adventure."