Helena Bonham Carter and Gary Oldman Could Be in ‘Akira’ | /Film
Twitch writes that Oldman has been offered the part of the Colonel, while Bonham Carter is considering an offer to play Lady Miyako.
In Time Review | Movie Reviews and News | Fall Movies - Calendar, Trailers, Movie Photos, Movie Clips, Movie Guide | EW.com
In Time was directed by Andrew Niccol, who showed a gift for science fiction in Gattaca (1997), and for about 45 minutes the movie is taut and intriguing. The whole time thing really works — physically, and also metaphorically, as an almost too-perfect symbol of our own lopsided wealth culture, and of the desperation of those who literally feel like they're running out of resources. But the movie, I'm sad to report, has a majorly disappointing follow-through. It turns into a noisy, squalling chase movie. Timberlake and Seyfried's relationship is way too thin to make us believe in them as a powerful outlaw couple, and the plot, once you get past the premise, is basically all clichés. In Time so runs out of imaginative gas that I can't, in the end, recommend it. Yet Timberlake, in his best scenes, reminds you that he really is a natural actor. He just needs to find a movie worthy of his hot/cool Gen-Y Steve McQueen squint. C+
Scarlett Johansson Is A Sexy Alien On The Set Of Under The Skin - CinemaBlend.com
In the movie Johansson plays Laura, an alien who has been sent to Earth to kidnap humans and send them back to her home planet, where the meat is considered a delicacy. Taking a human form and using her sexuality to entice victims, she slowly begins to feel pity for the humans and decides to stand up for them. Unfortunately, this change of heart isn't taken kindly back at home. The movie is being directed by Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) and is based on the novel by Michel Faber. Under The Skin is expected to be released sometime in 2012.
"<em>CastAway</em> In Space" :: Hollywood Elsewhere
George Clooney has told USA Today's Susan Wloszczyna (a.k.a. "Suzie Woz") that Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity "is a very odd film, really. Two people in space. No monsters. It's more like 2001 than an action film."
Clooney and costar Sandra Bullock play astronauts working on an orbiting space station. "A satellite blows up and space junk causes damage," Clooney explains. "We go out in space suits, and she and I are tethered together, floating through space. [So] it's a two-hander with only two actors in the whole film." Oh, and "Sandy is the lead."
Gravity began filming last May in London, and reportedly cost about $80 million -- not that much for a sci-fi FX flick. Clooney said that an early cut was recently screened for Warner Bros, executives. The studio will open Gravity on 11.21.12. The Wiki page says it wasn't shot in 3D but converted to 3D in post-production.
"It is the first time I've been in 3-D and, hopefully, the last time," said Clooney.
Warner Bros. Wants Gary Oldman for AKIRA and ARTHUR & LANCELOT
Monstrously interested, Kinnamen is tremendous on AMC's The Killing. I am an OLDMAN fanboy if there ever was, and if he is going to be Merlin, well that just smells really good to me. Look, Gary Oldman deserves an academy award or some sort of LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT thing...there is not, and will not be a better actor(even in ****ty parts).However, in their report Deadline also revealed that Warner Bros. wants Oldman to star in their period fantasy pic Arthur & Lancelot. The Change-Up director David Dobkin is helming the fresh take on the King Arthur legend, and we recently reported that The Killing star Joel Kinnaman has won the role of Lancelot.
The studio is currently testing a number of actors to find their Arthur, but they apparently want Oldman to take on the role of Merlin. Whether Oldman is keen on the part remains to be seen, but he’s currently filming The Dark Knight Rises for the studio so one assumes they’ll be talking. Oldman is generating some serious awards buzz for his turn in the thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, so he’s understandably fielding a number of offers at the moment. Arthur & Lancelot opens March 15th, 2013.
Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Set Writers for BOILERPLATE
Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot have settled on a couple of screenwriters to pen their adaptation of the graphic novel-picture book Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel. Deadline reports that JD Payne and Patrick McKay will handle scripting duties for the pic, which takes place in the late 19th and early 20th century and tells the story of the world’s first robot who “fought alongside Terry Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia, journeyed to the South Pole and was involved in the silent movie business before disappearing on the battlefields of World War I.” The idea for the story is fantastic, and hopefully Abrams and Co. can pull off an equally fascinating feature film.
Payne and McKay have yet to have one of their scripts produced, but they wrote the Goliath pic that Relativity is developing (and may or may not star Dwayne Johnson and Taylor Lautner), and are also penning a feature film adaptation of the Spike TV series Deadliest Warrior. Hit the jump to read a synopsis for the graphic novel.
Here’s the synopsis for Boilerplate:
Meet Boilerplate, the world’s first robot soldier—not in a present-day military lab or a science-fiction movie, but in the past, during one of the most fascinating periods of U.S. history. Designed by Professor Archibald Campion in 1893 as a prototype, for the self-proclaimed purpose of “preventing the deaths of men in the conflicts of nations,” Boilerplate charged into combat alongside such notables as Teddy Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia. Campion and his robot also circled the planet with the U.S. Navy, trekked to the South Pole, made silent movies, and hobnobbed with the likes of Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla.
You say you’ve never heard of Boilerplate before? That’s because this book is the fanciful creation of a husbandand-wife team who have richly imagined these characters and inserted them into accurate retellings of history. This full-color chronicle is profusely illustrated with graphics mimicking period style, including photos, paintings, posters, cartoons, maps, and even stereoscope cards. Part Jules Verne and part Zelig, it’s a great volume for a broad range of fans of science fiction, history, and robots
Clash of the Titans 3 on the way ... already? Really? | Blastr
Warner Bros. must really love Clash of the Titans. They're turning their 2010 reboot of the 1981 film into a full-on trilogy. Even before the release of the movie's second entry, Wrath of the Titans, the studio has already made plans for a third. Is this too soon?
Last year, Clash of the Titans earned more than $330 million worldwide at the box office. Despite its questionable 3-D and mediocre story, the film earned a pretty penny. That's why no one was surprised when Warner Bros. announced its sequel. But Clash of the Titans 3 might be pushing good faith too far.
Wrath of the Titans is currently in post-production and is scheduled for a March 30 release. Writers Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson, who co-wrote the film, will reunite for its follow-up (tentatively titled Clash of the Titans 3#. The new story will follow Perseus #Sam Worthington# as he continues his godly adventures alongside his sidekick Agenor #Toby Kebbell), who's introduced in Wrath.
Does Clash of the Titans still have its spark? Shouldn't they wait and see if audiences are interested in one sequel before making plans for a second? Luckily, just because a film is in development doesn't mean it will actually get made. If the response to Wrath is fairly negative, all this trilogy talk could end sooner rather than later.
BD Horror News - Adam and Eve Cast for Legendary's 'Paradise Lost'
Very interested in this. Hopefully it won't be dumbed down.Diego Boneta and Camilla Belle (When a Stranger Calls) will play Adam and Eve, respectively, in Alex Proyas' Paradise Lost.
They join previously announced Bradley Cooper, Benjamin Walker, Djimon Hounsou, Rufus Sewell, Casey Affleck, Callan McAuliffe, Diego Boneta, Dominic Purcell and Sam Reid in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' epic battle of good vs. evil.
The project tells the story of the epic war in heaven between archangels Michael and Lucifer.
Written in 1667, Milton's epic poem revolves around the fall of man and the classic battle of good vs. evil, telling along the way the story of Satan/Lucifer, the angel who tries to overthrow God, and the temptation of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.