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Zachary Levi and guest on the Oscars' Red Carpet Zachary Levi at the Academy Awards Pictured above is Zachary Levi and a guest on the 83rd Academy Awards' Red Carpet this past Sunday, Feb. 27, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the Oscar ceremony, Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore performed "I See the Light," a Best Original Song nominee – music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater – from the animated feature Tangled. The 2011 Best Song winner turned out to be Randy Newman's "We Belong Together," from another animated feature, Toy Story 3 – last year's biggest domestic box office hit. Zachary Levi movies Below is a partial list of Zachary Levi films.* His movie debut took place in Mark Douglas Miller's comedy short Reel Guerrillas (2005), while his feature film debut was in a supporting role in John Whitesell's comedy Big Momma's House 2 (2006). Thor: The Dark World (2013). Director: Alan Taylor. »
- D. Zhea
The story of Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation has being brought to the big screen quite a few times before, and now it's director Paul McGuigan's (Lucky Number Slevin) to bring a new version of Mary Shelley's classic tale to life. Told from Igor's (Daniel Radcliffe) perspective, the screenplay comes from Chronicle writer Max Landis, and Empire have the first look at Radcliffe and James McAvoy as the titular mad scientist, giving us a great look at the gothic tone of the piece. Frankenstein is a story I love in all its forms (well, most at the very least), and I find myself looking forward to McGuigan's take on the tale. Released: October 2nd »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Following the exciting presentation at CinemaCon last week, 20th Century Fox released some new details for their upcoming releases. Check out the official synopses along with some photos for all their 2015 and 2016 films.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, »
- Michelle McCue
Even though Daniel Radcliffe may not be doing magic anymore, that hasn't stopped him from dabbling in the supernatural still. The actor has gone on to star in the gothic horror The Woman in Black and the bold fantasy thriller Horns, and now he's heading into familiar classic territory with Victor Frankenstein, which puts a new spin on Mary Shelley's original novel. James McAvoy plays the title doctor known for bringing a dead man back to life, and Radcliffe plays his sidekick Igor, without that trademark hump. Some first look photos have surfaced from the set, though they show the production as opposed to the story. Here's our first look at Paul McGuigan's Victor Frankenstein from Empire: Victor Frankenstein is directed by Paul Mcguigan ("Sherlock") and written by Max Landis (Chronicle). Inspired by Mary Shelly's classic tale, but told from Igor’s (Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter) perspective, »
- Ethan Anderton
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As Universal pushes back its entire ‘Monster-verse’ by a year, another studio is stepping up to provide audiences with a new take on one of those iconic creatures. 20th Century Fox’s Victor Frankenstein reboot began its campaign to stand apart from the crowd (there’s also a Frankenstein TV series floating about in development) when star Daniel Radcliffe enthusiastically spoke out on the film’s action-packed angle. And now you can add ‘funny’ and ‘dark’ into the list of descriptors, as a new spread in Empire Magazine reveals further details on the monster movie.
This new iteration of Mary Shelley’s classic tome is directed by Paul McGuigan (Push) based on a script by Max Landis (Chronicle), and tells the story of mad scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his long-suffering assistant Igor (Radcliffe). That quartet of names alone promise stellar genre twists on the familiar material, »
- Gem Seddon
With his unique perspective on life, intimidating figure, and life-squeezing strength, it's easy for Frankenstein's monster to steal the spotlight in films concerning his creation. But in what could be an interesting take on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, Fox looks to focus on medical maven Victor Von Frankenstein and his earnest assistant, Igor, in the upcoming film, Victor Frankenstein. Due out this October, the film has just been teased in a pair of behind-the-scenes photos that show James McAvoy in the titular role and Daniel Radcliffe as his right-hand man.
"James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became »
- Derek Anderson
20th Century Fox has today unveiled via Empire the first official behind-the-scenes photos from the upcoming gothic-horror Victor Frankenstein, which you can view right here…
Directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin), the film stars James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Viktor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) as his famous servant Igor. But rather than a straight adaptation on Mary Shelley’s 19th century novel, the film focuses on Igor and tells the story of his origins as Frankenstein’s assistant through the discoveries and breakthroughs that made his master such a legend.
Chronicle‘s Max Landis has penned the script for the film, which also stars Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Freddie Fox (The Riot Club) and Sherlock alumni Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott and Louise Brealey.
Victor Frankenstein opens in the UK on September 25th and on October 2nd in the Us.
- Scott J. Davis
There’s no shortage of movies inspired by Mary Shelley’s seminal novel Frankenstein, first published in 1818. Everything from James Whale’s classic monster movies from the 1930s to more modern uptakes like I, Frankenstein, and yes, even Frankenweenie, have been based on Shelley’s story. Now, we’re getting a different side of the same story as James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe explore the classic work in the upcoming Victor Frankenstein.
This new adaptation written by Max Landis (Chronicle) focuses on the relationship between Victor von Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his trusty assistant Igor (Radcliffe) as their attempts to aid humanity go too far, plunging Victor into madness. And yes, we will get to see the monstrous Frankenstein monster in this version.
We’re still a few months away from the movie’s October 2nd release date, so it’s only a matter of time until a trailer pops up. »
- Rachel West
Yesterday at CinemaCon, Fox showed the first Victor Frankenstein footage to attendees, and today, a couple of behind the scenes images have landed online. Directed by Paul McGuigan (Sherlock) and written by Max Landis (Chronicle), the latest take on Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale stars James McAvoy as the eponymous mad scientist and Daniel Radcliffe has his famous assistant. “As much as the monster is his creation, Igor is his creation as well,” McAvoy explained to Empire Magazine on set. “That was quite exciting. It’s funny, the script, but also really dark, in a cool way." While I think it’s easy to get worn out on Frankenstein, I’m more excited for this than I am for something like I, Frankenstein or whatever crossover nonsense Universal is planning for their creatures. The monster is important, but so is Victor Frankenstein, and I’m interested to see how »
- Matt Goldberg
20th Century Fox has revealed the first official look at Victor Frankenstein, the Paul McGuian-directed, Max Landis-scripted new take on Mary Shelley’s classic tale, which puts much of the focus on the mad doctor’s servant, Igor. The studio has thusly released a layered photo of both leads, all done up on set. It’s ostensibly a…
The post First Photo: Radcliffe & McAvoy in Victor Frankenstein appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, two of Britain’s finest young actors, are currently shooting Victor Frankenstein with Gangster No. 1 (great movie) helmer Paul McGuigan, and today Empire have given us our first behind-the-scenes look at the new take on the Mary Shelley masterpiece.
McAvoy is playing the title role of the young scientist in the film, while Harry Potter alumni Radcliffe assumes the part of his assistant Igor.
“As much as the monster is his creation, Igor is his creation as well,” said McAvoy to the magaizing on set. “That was quite exciting. It’s funny, the script, but also really dark, in a cool way.”
Check out the two new images above.
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- Paul Heath
While Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" has inspired no shortage of movie versions, the reason it still resonates is not only the timeless story of a mad scientist playing God, but the way the material can be creatively spun. "Chronicle" writer Max Landis has put pen to paper for "Victor Frankenstein" and the first look at the upcoming horror is here. Starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, the twist is that this iteration focuses on the relationship between Victor von Frankenstein and his assistant Igor, but of course, they must deal with the reanimated creature. “As much as the monster is his creation, Igor is his creation as well,” McAvoy told Empire. “That was quite exciting. It’s funny, the script, but also really dark, in a cool way." Here's the official synopsis: When Dr. Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his trusted assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe) go too far in their noble attempts to aid humanity, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The first photos are out via Empire of James McAvoy in period garb as Dr. Victor Frankenstein in the new upcoming adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic "Victor Frankenstein". Directed by Paul McGuigan from a script by Max Landis, the story tells the tale from the perspective of his young assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe). Mark Gatiss, Jessica Brown Findlay and Andrew Scott are also involved in the new film which opens in October.
- Garth Franklin
Fans have wondered why Radcliffe didn't appear to be a hunchback (as this is how the Igor character is generally depicted) in those initial set pics we saw last year, but by the sounds of things he was until Frankenstein had his way with him. This is something Empire discovered when they visited the Surrey set of the movie and spoke to James McAvoy. “As much as the monster is his creation, Igor is his creation as well,” explained the X-Men star. “That was quite exciting. It’s funny, the script, but also really dark, in a cool way." For more be sure to pick up the latest issue of Empire when it hits shelves on April 30. Victor Frankenstein is directed by Paul McGuigan from a script by Max Landis, and also stars Mark Gatiss, Jessica Brown Findlay and Andrew Scott. The movie is set for release on October 2, 2015. »
We've already seen a few pictures of Daniel Radcliffe as Igor for Victor Frankenstein, but the first official look at Radcliffe's Igor and James McAvoy as Dr. Frankenstein has landed online via Empire. Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push) directed the upcoming film from a script by Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis, and production on the monster movie wrapped up last month. It's alive! Official synopsis: James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and »
- Jesse Giroux
This afternoon, 20th Century Fox previewed its upcoming slate at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Steve was onhand and will have a full video blog recap of the presentation shortly, but Fox has also unveiled the official synopses for some of its upcoming films, which you can peruse below. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials [caption id="attachment_448971" align="alignright" width="320"] Image via 20th Century Fox[/caption] Release Date: September 18, 2015 Director: Wes Ball Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, and Patricia Clarkson. In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as Wckd. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on Wckd’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. »
- Adam Chitwood
Kristen Stewart is gearing up to work with an Oscar-winning director. The Wrap reports that the actress is in negotiations to join the ensemble of Ang Lee’s upcoming Iraq War movie Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Based on the Ben Fountain novel of the same name, the film is an Iraq War satire that takes place in Texas and revolves around the surviving members of a squad of soldiers who, while preparing to return to Iraq, embark on a media-intensive “Victory Tour” at Texas Stadium. Most of the story takes place on the day of their appearance at the stadium, with flashbacks scattered throughout. Newcomer Joe Alwyn is set in the lead, but the project will reunite Stewart with her On the Road co-star Garrett Hedlund. She’ll be playing the titular character’s older sister. Lee is working from a screenplay by Oscar-winning scribe Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire »
- Adam Chitwood
Don’t you hate that each year Awards Season seems to creep ever earlier in the calendar year? God! Can’t you just go one film festival without speculating whether it will be an Oscar contender, or whether it has the legs to survive such an increasingly long awards season? Geez, I can’t imagine why so many Sundance movies struggle to make a lasting impact over a year later when conversations beating it into the ground start this early!
What movie are we talking about again? Furious 7? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ah ah ha.
Wait, really? And you’re telling me it’s over? Pack it up, we’re going home? The race is completely in the bag? This Best Picture race was done before it started? It would be like if Meryl Streep starred as Jesus and was wrongly trapped as a slave for 12 years? Except it’s Furious 7 »
- Brian Welk
Sony is ploughing ahead with a brand new Ghostbusters universe, set to commence with the Paul Feig-directed female-led reboot and followed up by a more “male-centric” sequel. Regardless of who is attached to write, direct, produce or star in any of the above – or indeed the other two movies expected to complete the rebranded series – that’s not going to stop the Internet from casting its judgment.
Or, other creatives from whipping out 4700-word pitches for a Ghostbusters 3 that circles back around to the first two and completely resolves the unfinished trilogy. Nope, nothing stopped Max Landis, the scribe behind Chronicle and about a million brilliant Tweets, from scratching out a preliminary pitch for a third instalment.
Referenced last year in a series of Tweets, Landis has since taken it upon himself to post the entire fleshed-out treatment to his blog. The ideas included in what he terms »
- Gem Seddon
Even with two "Ghostbusters" reboots one the way — one for each gender — it seems everyone has an idea about how the franchise should be continued or reset. And Max Landis is one of them. Last year, the screenwriter teased his idea for "Ghostbusters 3" on Twitter, and now, he's expanded on it. Big time. Landis dropped his full 4,700 word treatment for "Ghostbusters 3" on his blog. Just to be clear, he has never pitched it, and describes as "essentially fan fiction." He's really just releasing it due to an apparent demand from fans, so there you go. With that being said, we wonder how many Sony execs are still going to give this an eye? We've included the first few paragraphs below, but you to read the whole thing, you'll have to click right here. We start in the 1920s, where we witness cult leader Ivo Shandor proclaim the prophecy of the two comings of Gozer, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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