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Robin Hood: Origins script being shopped around by Knights of the Round Table writer

27 February 2015 6:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Had enough of origin stories? Well, the man behind Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie Knights of the Round Table is shopping around his new script Robin Hood: Origins.

According to Deadline, Joby Harold has written a “dark and gritty” take on the infamous character. At present no studios are interested in developing it, but Sony are planning on a Robin Hood movie and could be interested in using Harold’s script as its basis. The Sony plan is to create a shared universe type franchise based on Robin Hood characters, similar to Marvel’s superhero movies.

Disney are also working on a Robin Hood movie entitled Nottingham & Hood, but its unlikely they will be interested in Harold’s script as their vision is to be more like Pirates of the Caribbean.

Robin Hood last graced the silver screen in Ridley Scott’s 2010 effort starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, »

- Luke Owen

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Munich: Blu-ray Review

22 February 2015 4:09 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Based on the George Jonas’ novel Vengeance, Steven Spielberg’s 2005 drama Munich centers on a covert hit squad that was commissioned by the Israeli government to assassinate the 11 individuals suspected of planning the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre.

Leading the group is Avner Kaufmann (Eric Bana), a Mossad agent named handpicked by Israel Minister Golda Meir (Lynn Cohen) to lead the team. The diverse group includes a driven South African mercenary named Steve (Daniel Craig); Robert (Mathieu Kassovitz), a Belgian toy maker who also makes bombs, an expert forger named Hans (Hanns Zischler) and Carl (Ciaran Hinds), the person responsible for making sure the targets are clean and collateral damage will not become an issue. Despite the denial of their existence by the Israeli government, Avner occasionally reports to a hard line official named Ephraim (Geoffrey Rush).

For a while, the mission is a success as one by one, the targets are found and taken out. »

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Oscars: The Parties That Celebrate the Academy Awards

17 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This Sunday, over 3,000 dolled-up guests will traverse 500 feet of red carpet on their path into the 87th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre (where it’ll be hosted for the 14th time). But before they reach for that first glass of Piper-Heidsieck brut during the ritzy Oscar cocktail hour, a series of events, benefits, award shows and gifting suites will properly launch the festivities. Here’s where the industry’s brightest will be primping, prepping, donating and gallivanting in the days leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night.

Today

Icon Mann Industry Panels

Where: L.A. SAG-aftra office, 11 a.m.

Who’s expected: Moderators David P. White of SAG-aftra and the Black List founder Franklin Leonard, plus panelists David Oyelowo, Robi Reed, Charles King and Jeremy Kleiner

Why you don’t want to miss it: Industry vets will examine the evolution of black male characters throughout film history and »

- Jasmin Rosemberg

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Mark Ruffalo Touches On Hulk’s Future Beyond Avengers: Age Of Ultron

17 February 2015 9:54 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At this stage in the game, there’s no question that Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will be a defining moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Heck, we brought you the news earlier today that Robert Downey Jr. views the sequel as both “a beginning and an end” in the company’s ever-evolving roster of films.

But for Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, Age of Ultron may just be the beginning of a larger role for the character of Bruce Banner. In a recent interview with Empire, Ruffalo touched upon the dynamic between his two on-screen personas, and how the line between budding scientist and rampaging rage monster will only continue to blur.

“Who knows where these things will go,” says Rufallo, “but as Bruce is able to impress his will on the Hulk – going into The Hulk and being inside the Hulk when he’s raging – The Hulk »

- Michael Briers

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Eric Bana Is Uther Pendragon In Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur

16 February 2015 1:48 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In case you were worried that Hollywood was exhausting its stores for medieval history/fantasy, there’s good news: Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur is still being prepared at Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow, with Charlie Hunnam in place to play King Arthur himself. Up until now, Arthur’s Daddy, Uther Pendragon, was still missing from the cast, but that has been rectified: Eric Bana has signed on to play the rather important role.

Bana will be the father of the future King Arthur in the first installment of Ritchie’s proposed six-part franchise. He’s joining a cast that already include Hunnam and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere. Jude Law is currently in talks to play Arthur’s villainous uncle, while Djimon Hounsou as a Merlin-style figure who mentors the young Arthur. Plot details are otherwise being kept under wraps, but as this is »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Eric Bana Will Be King Arthur's Dad In Knights Of The Round Table, Get The Details

12 February 2015 12:03 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The upcoming rendition of Knights of the Round Table has just cast itself a new fatherly figure. Eric Bana has joined the Arthurian blockbuster from director Guy Ritchie (whose The Man from U.N.C.L.E. trailer just dropped yesterday). The former Hulk and Troy star is set to play the father of the timeless tale.s iconic protagonist and future legend lore king, Arthur Pendragon. Bana will join what is increasingly becoming an impressive cast for this ambitious redux, kicking off what the studio hopes will be a six-part series of films. According to Variety, Bana has nabbed the role of Uther Pendragon, the plate-wearing paternal figure for the future King Arthur. Playing what has been described as not an overly significant role, Bana will join confirmed cast member Charlie Hunnam who will play his son, and peers in Jude Law and Djimon Hounsou in the Knights of »

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' (2015) Movie Review

12 February 2015 9:24 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If a Michelin star chef were to open a restaurant named "Garbage Gourmet", built around the concept of taking daily shipments of month-old rotten garbage, and using it to create the daily menu, what's the best you could expectc I imagine the Yelp reviews wouldn't be so kind. How could they bec The chef was starting with nothing and while he/she may have done their very best to offer up something edible, in the end, the ingredients wouldn't allow for a successful restaurant. The question is, who's to blamec The chef or the ingredientsc I asked myself a similar question after enduring Fifty Shades of Grey, the filmed adaptation of E.L. James' romance novel, born out of "Twilight" fan fiction. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson and stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan were given garbage to work with so is it any surprise the end result is cinematic sewagec But »

- Brad Brevet

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Eric Bana joins King Arthur

12 February 2015 8:29 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Eric Bana has joined the cast of 'Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur'. The 'Deliver Us From Evil' actor will play Uther, the father of Charlie Hunnam's Arthur, in Guy Ritchie's forthcoming movie, Variety reports. According to the industry publication, the role ''isn't the biggest'' but the director and studio Warner Bros. were keen to get a big name for the part and initially considered 'Taken' star Liam Neeson for the role. As well as Eric and Charlie, Astrid Berges-Frisbey is on board to play Guinevere, while the filmmaker's 'Sherlock Holmes' actor Jude Law - who played Watson opposite Robert Downey Jr. in the title role - is in talks to play the villain. Plot details from Joby Harold's script are being kept under wraps, but the movie is due for release on July 22, 2016. It is hoped the film will be successful enough to kick-start a franchise, »

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Eric Bana joins Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur

12 February 2015 6:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with the release of the first trailer for Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Variety is reporting that the British filmmaker has cast Eric Bana (Hulk, Deliver Us from Evil) in his next offering, Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur.

Bana is set to play Uther Pendragon, the father of the future king Arthur, who will be portrayed by Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy). Also featuring in the cast is Astrid Berges-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as Guinevere, while Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jude Law (Black Sea) are reportedly in line for roles.

Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur is currently set for release on July 22nd 2016.

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- Gary Collinson

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Eric Bana Will Play 'Uther Pendragon' In Knights Of The Round Table

12 February 2015 3:28 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Variety report that Guy Ritchie has cast Eric Bana as Uther Pendragon, father of the future King Arthur, in his big-screen Knights Of The Round Table adaptation for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. Apparently they were also looking at Liam Neeson for the role, who actually played one of Arthur's Knights (Gawain) in John Boorman's Excalibur back in the '80s. Bana joins Charlie Hunnam as Arthur, with Astrid Berges-Frisbey playing Guinevere, and Jude Law still in talks for the villainous uncle role. Idris Elba was at one time up for the "Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur", but now Djimon Hounsou is the man they want for that character. The film is being envisioned as the first of a six-part saga, with Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell producing, and Joby Harold (Awake, Edge Of Tomorrow) on script duty. Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur is »

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Eric Bana cast as King Arthur's father in Knights of the Roundtable

12 February 2015 1:23 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Yesterday we got a first look at Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and Variety has casting news on the director's next movie, Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur. The site has learned Eric Bana will play Uther, King Arthur's father, in the upcoming film. Bana will star alongside Charlie Hunnam as the famous British leader and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere. Variety also says Jude Law is still in negotiations to play the movie's villain, however »

- Jesse Giroux

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Eric Bana To Play King Arthur's Father

11 February 2015 4:47 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Eric Bana is set to play Uther Pendragon, the father of King Arthur, in Guy Ritchie’s “Knights of the Round Table” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow.

Charlie Hunnam is set to play Arthur and Astrid Berges-Frisbey is Guinevere in the project, though script details are under wraps. Jude Law is in talks for the role of the villain.

Ritchie will direct from a script by Joby Harold, and the pair will produce with Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell.

Liam Neeson was originally considered for the role but passed. The film will be the first of a proposed six-film series with the first to open on July 22nd 2016.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Eric Bana Will Be Uther In Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur

11 February 2015 4:25 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As he builds the main cast for his ambitious new take on the King Arthur mythology, Guy Ritchie has found someone to play the title character’s dad. Eric Bana will now be suiting up as Uther Pendragon.Charlie Hunnam has the lead as Arthur, with Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey his Guinevere. Ritchie has Jude Law in talks to be the villain, with Djimon Hounsou circling the role of Bedivere, Uther’s right-hand man who makes it his mission to train the young Arthur for his true destiny.From the sounds of Variety’s report, Bana won’t exactly have lots of screen time, but Ritchie and his team wanted to hand the role to someone who can make the most of it. The rest of the plot is largely shrouded in mystery, though Edge Of Tomorrow producer Joby Harold’s script will presumably hit some of the major points of the »

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Eric Bana to Play King Arthur’s Father in ‘Knights of the Round Table’ (Exclusive)

11 February 2015 2:50 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Eric Bana is set to play Uther, the father of King Arthur, in Guy Ritchie’s “Knights of the Round Table” for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow.

Charlie Hunnam will play Arthur, with Astrid Berges-Frisbey playing Guinevere. Jude Law is also in talks for the role of the villain.

Ritchie will direct with a script from Joby Harold. Ritchie and Harold are also producing along with Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the pic is set to open on July 22, 2016. Niija Kuykendall and Cate Adams are overseeing for the studio.

The studio hopes the film can kick-start another franchise for Warner Bros., with the story to be told over six installments.

For Bana, the role isn’t the biggest, but the studio and Ritchie were always looking for a big name for the part to make a splash for the time he is onscreen, »

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Eric Bana Joins Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur' Movie

11 February 2015 2:42 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Eric Bana has signed on to star in Warner Bros.' fantasy adventure Knights of the Round Table, playing Uther, the father of Charlie Hunnam's King Arthur. Astrid Berges-Frisbey is also set to star as Guinevere, with Jude Law in talks to play the villain and Djimon Hounsou in negotiations to play a character named Bedivere, who is described as a Merlin-eseque mentor to Arthur.

Warner Bros. is hoping to turn this project into their next franchise, with this first film expected to kick off a six-movie series, if all goes according to plan. Guy Ritchie is directing from a screenplay by Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow), although no story details have been revealed at this time. It isn't known when production may begin, but Warner Bros. has already issued a July 22, 2016 release date for Knights of the Round Table.

Guy Ritchie and Joby Harold are also producing alongside »

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Film Review: ‘Paper Planes’

6 February 2015 10:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

An energetic kids’ film that harnesses the interior logic of children’s minds to pleasing and inspiring effect, director Robert Connolly’s big-hearted “Paper Planes” is currently a solid box office hit Down Under and was selected to open the Generation Kplus section of the Berlinale. With its crowdpleasing tropes and clever use of the titular conveyance as an obvious yet effective metaphor for the simple values and pleasures in life, the pic should fly to fests and international markets that appreciate quality moppet fare.

In rural New South Wales — the film was actually shot in and around the Western Australia capital of Perth — 12-year-old Dylan Webber (Ed Oxenbould, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”) lives with his father, Jack (Sam Worthington). Having lost his mother in a car accident five months ago, Dylan must contend with Jack’s grief-induced listlessness, which seems to have forged »

- Eddie Cockrell

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Frank Underwood Meets The King In First Image For Elvis & Nixon

5 February 2015 8:33 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Kevin Spacey may have already been acquainted with the interior of the Oval office following his ongoing, power-mongering stint as the conniving Frank Underwood in House of Cards, but the actor is set to revisit the White House sooner rather than later for Liza Johnson’s Elvis & Nixon, and today, The Hollywood Reporter has released the first official image from the set.

Orbiting around the two titular characters, the drama will take place during the pair’s infamous coming together on December 21, 1970, a time in which The King put himself forward as a self-proclaimed secret agent — his aura at the time knew no bounds, apparently. Starring opposite Spacey is Take Shelter star Michael Shannon as Mr. Presley, and it’s understood that the two were brought in to replace Eric Bana and Danny Houston during the early stages of development.

Spacey and Shannon will be joined by Colin Hanks, Alex Pettyfer, »

- Michael Briers

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Cranston Rumored For Next "Trek" Baddie?

3 February 2015 7:35 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A new rumor has suggested that former "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston has reportedly "had words with the studio" about the role of the villain in the upcoming third film in the rebooted "Star Trek" film franchise.

The site, Film Divider, claims the character is "Bryan Cranston-like" and a major new villain, but it's unclear if it will be a new one (ala Eric Bana's Nero in the 2009 film), or a reboot of an old one (Benedict Cumberbatch's Khan in "Star Trek Into Darkness").

The site also claims that, in direct response into criticisms lobbed at the franchise, the film will introduce three new female characters - the ex-wife of Bones, a new Federation ship captain, and the female President of the United Federation of Planets.

None of this is confirmed, all that's set at the moment is that the third film will pick up years after the »

- Garth Franklin

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Aacta awards 2015 – as they happened

29 January 2015 2:11 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Water Diviner and The Babadook share top film honours and ABC’s The Code is the biggest TV winner. All the red carpet glitz, gossip and gongs from Sydney

Water Diviner and Babadook tie, but at least they’re AussieAactas red carpet: the stars arrive – in pictures

8.58pm Aest

The big winners? The Water Diviner and The Babadook for film, and The Code for its multiple awards in the telly categories.

Plenty more to celebrate and debate in the coming days. We’ll be back on Friday with the best quotes and pictures. Not to mention our weekly film column that sees Luke Buckmaster re-watching the cult classics of Australian cinema, week in week out, for your reading/viewing pleasure.

8.39pm Aest

And, breathe, we’re almost there. Cate and Debs are back on stage to lead into the final and biggest gong of the night: the award for »

- Nancy Groves and Alexandra Spring in Sydney

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Aacta awards 2015 – as they happened

29 January 2015 2:11 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Water Diviner and The Babadook share top film honours and ABC’s The Code is the biggest TV winner. All the red carpet glitz, gossip and gongs from Sydney

Water Diviner and Babadook tie, but at least they’re AussieAactas red carpet: the stars arrive – in pictures

8.58pm Aest

The big winners? The Water Diviner and The Babadook for film, and The Code for its multiple awards in the telly categories.

Plenty more to celebrate and debate in the coming days. We’ll be back on Friday with the best quotes and pictures. Not to mention our weekly film column that sees Luke Buckmaster re-watching the cult classics of Australian cinema, week in week out, for your reading/viewing pleasure.

8.39pm Aest

And, breathe, we’re almost there. Cate and Debs are back on stage to lead into the final and biggest gong of the night: the award for »

- Nancy Groves and Alexandra Spring in Sydney

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