Monday, October 22, 2012

Movies, Movies, Movies

Movies Opening This Week-October 26th
Silent Hill
Chasing Mavericks
Fun Size
Cloud Atlas

New Trailers
Zero Dark Thirty

Video-The Prestige (A great twist ending). I wanted to put the Sixth Sense ending up but Youtube won't let me embed it). 

The arrival of Tom Hooper’s anticipated Les Misérables is just on the horizon, getting a festive and Oscar-primed release on Christmas Day in the US, before arriving here in the New Year.
With its all-star cast, and promise of a unique new take on the musical film, with every note sung live on set, it’s deservedly one of the most anticipated films of the year.
We caught a new image of Hugh Jackman last week, following the brilliant new character posters earlier in the month, and now a handful of scans have surfaced from the latest issue of EW, giving us our first look at Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as husband and wife, Thénardier and Madame ThénardierRead full article here.

Fincher Wants Brad Pitt in Disney's '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'

When a director is about to embark on a big budget blockbuster and needs to get butts in seats, there are only a handful of big names to turn to that might do the trick. Brad Pitt is near the top of that list, and while it would likely just be a pipe dream for an up-and-coming director to work with one of the world's biggest stars, this case is a bit different. According to Variety, Frequent Pitt collaborator David Fincher has his sights set on the leading man to star in his remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which has been set up at Disney for years but has not been given an official greenlight from the Mouse House quite 
yet. Read more here.

Guy Pearce & Kristen Wiig to Star in Romance 'Hateship, Friendship'

Just because Guy Pearce is coming off two huge blockbusters with Prometheus and Iron Man 3 doesn't mean he's done with indies. In fact, THR reports that Pearce, Kristen Wiig, True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld, and Nick Nolte have signed on for Hateship, Friendship, an indie dramedy based on Alice Munro's book of short storiesHateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage. In this interesting assembly of talent, Wiig will play a nanny for a wild teen (Steinfeld) who sets up the nanny with her recovering addict father via e-mail, and Nolte plays the girl's grandfather, who blames Pearce for the death of his daughter. Read more about it here. 

 Warner Bros is Now Readying Their 'Justice League' Movie for 2015

Briefly: After winning a big legal battle over rights to DC Comics' Superman, Warner Bros is free-and-clear to move forward on a Justice League movie. The LA Times reveals that they're "expected to accelerate development" of Justice League, and it may now include the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, with an apparent plan to "spin out other superheroes into their own movies" after. The opposite of Marvel, which is what everyone was expecting considering Chris Nolan's Batman franchise just concluded this year. The tentative release date is now 2015, which puts Justice League up against Marvel's Avengers 2, arriving in May 2015. They're still working on the script now, and no director is attached yet. Stay tuned!

Shailene Woodley Confirmed for 'Spider-Man' + May Get 'Divergent' 

Sounds like it's a good month for Shailene Woodley. Last year the young actress made waves with a spectacular performance in The Descendants, but 2014 might bring her biggest career boost yet. Heat Vision has word that Woodley is now in talks to lead the recently announced adaptation of Veronica Roth's young adult novel Divergent, the first in a series. In addition, following last week's report that that actress was the top choice to play Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it sounds like a deal has been struck between Columbia Pictures and Woodley as she has been confirmed to take the iconic comic role. Find out more here.
 Andy Serkis to Helm Performance Capture 'Animal Farm' Adaptation

He's Gollum, Ceasar, next he may be Napoleon. The pig, not the French emperor. After finishing work as second unit director on The Hobbit, THR reports that Andy Serkis is now lined up to direct a performance capture-based retelling of George Orwell's 1945 novel Animal Farm. The adaptation is developing at a London company called The Imaginarium, a performance capture studio founded by Serkis and producer Jonathan Cavendish last year. Serkis won't say whether he'll also perform as an animal ("it might well be that I do, but nothing is set in stone yet") but does say "I think we found a rather fresh way of looking at it." Read more about it here. 
Anna Kendrick Sings Again in Adaptation of 'Last Five Years' Musical
 After making her mark in 2007's indie Rocket Science, Anna Kendrick has often played the same sort of fast-talking Type-A personality on screen. She earned an Oscar nomination doing a similar routine inUp in the Air, but she also proved she has impressive musical skills in this month's buzzed-about comedyPitch Perfect. Now Moviehole reports that one of Kendrick's upcoming projects will allow her to put her pipes on display again, as she'll star in a film adaptation of the stage musical The Last Five Years, a love story told backward and forward at the same time through the perspectives of the two people involved. Click here to read more. 

'The Help' Director & Brian Grazer Put Soul into James Brown Biopic

Musicians are some of the most popular subjects for Hollywood biopics for good reason. Their stories are often about overcoming incredible odds to become hugely successful, and the conflicts that arise when they're on their way to the top (as well as the ones they encounter once they've arrived there) are inherently dramatic. So it makes sense that a biopic of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, has been in development for years, and now Deadline reports The Help helmer Tate Taylor will be the one to direct it for mega-producer Brian Grazer. Plus, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is on board to produce as well. Read more here. 

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