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Finally it's landed. The first look teaser trailer for Ridley Scott's latest sci-fi adventure 'Prometheus'. It's quite exciting and wholly 'Alien'-esque even to the point of the title reveal. But that's possibly just marketings way in which to tie the two movies together to aid in its appeal. But come on fellas Ridley's on board, it's sci-fi thrills all the way and we have the likes of Michael Fassbender ('X-Men: First Class'), Noomi Rapace ('The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'), Charlize Theron ('The Devil's Advocate'), Idris Elba ('The Losers'), Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall ('Shaun of the Dead') and Guy Pearce ('The Hurt Locker') all on board! It needs no introduction because you can guarantee it's gonna have an audience. Check out the new trailer below. »
Ridley Scott's new sci-fi flick 'Prometheus', which we just cannot be bothered relating to the 'Alien' universe anymore, has unearthed its first piece of official artwork from the production. But it does appear the marketing fellows have definitely given the new one-sheet, which you can check out below, a very 'Alien'-esque feel to it. The old saying more is less is definitely in play here and there's little really to take away from it, but like we said it's early artwork. We're still over 6 months away from release and we're sure we'll be seeing plenty more tasty little assets head our way over the coming weeks. The new sci-fi epic stars Michael Fassbender ('X-Men: First Class'), Noomi Rapace ('The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'), Charlize Theron ('The Devil's Advocate'), Idris Elba ('The Losers'), Logan Marshall-Green, »
Before Charlize Theron graced magazine covers and served as a Un Messenger of Peace, this peerless beauty made her film acting debut in "Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest." Although her only line of dialogue was "Ahhhhh!!!" she totally rocked it and was soon given the chance to utter consonants as well.
Charlize had come to New York City from her hometown of Benoni, South Africa, to study dance. But after a knee injury ended that dream, she moved on Los Angeles to study acting. Theron was quickly "discovered" by a talent scout standing behind her in line as she cursed out an unhelpful bank teller. After her less than memorable 10 seconds of screen time in "Children of the Corn III," Charlize scored the far juicier role of a steamy vamp in the "Pulp Fiction" wannabe flop "2 Days in the Valley," where her glamorous looks and Emma Frost fashion »
- Ben Freiburger
Note: Keanu fans may already be well aware of this fun little factoid, but those who aren't should definitely read on ... Everyone's favorite space cadet, Keanu Reeves, is one generous dude. The Speed actor has reportedly given away a huge chunk of change to some of The Matrix crew. Reeves signed off on a deal that transferred his profit-sharing points to the sci-fi franchise's special effects and costume design crew. The Wall Street Journal quoted an unnamed movie exec who said Reeves " … felt that they were the ones who made the movie and that they should participate." Apparently the Constantine actor also shared his sky-high stacks on The Devil's Advocate, too. Reeves let producers skim a few million from his bank so they could afford...
- Alison Nastasi
Charlize Theron has expressed her admiration for Snow White and the Huntsman co-star Kristen Stewart. In an interview with Vogue, the actress praised Stewart for coping so well with her widespread fame despite her young age, admitting that she was not as well-adjusted at the same point in her own career. "When I think about myself at 21, I had just done The Devil's Advocate and [co-star] Keanu [Reeves] had paparazzi following him," Theron recalled. "Al Pacino said this thing to me - 'If I knew that my life would be under this kind of scrutiny, I would have never become an actor'. And I thought, 'Wow'. (more) »
- By Jennifer Still
'Kristen is just living this to the max and still has a sense of humor about it,' her 'Snow White' co-star tells Vogue.
By Jocelyn Vena
Charlize Theron on the cover of <i>Vogue</i>
"She just turned 21," said Theron, who plays the Evil Queen in the film, about her young co-star in a Vogue interview. "She's a child.
"When I think about myself at 21," the actress said, recalling her own early days in Hollywood, "I had just done 'The Devil's Advocate,' and [co-star] Keanu [Reeves] had paparazzi following him, and Al Pacino said this thing to me: 'If I knew that my life would be under this kind of scrutiny, I would have never become an actor. »
The 36-year-old actress bonded with the young actress while they were filming the fantasy movie, and the South African beauty admits she was left impressed by how well Stewart coped with life in the spotlight since shooting to superstardom as Bella Swan in Twilight.
"She just turned 21. She's a child. When I think about myself at 21, I had just done The Devil's Advocate, and Keanu Reeves had paparazzi following him and Al Pacino said this thing to me: 'If I knew that my. »
- Smith Cox
Theron bonded with the young actress while they were shooting the forthcoming fantasy film, and the South African beauty admits she was left impressed by how well Stewart copes with life in the spotlight since shooting to superstardom as Bella Swan in the Twilight movie franchise.
The Oscar winner tells Vogue magazine, "She just turned 21. She's a child. When I think about myself at 21, I had just done The Devil's Advocate, and Keanu Reeves had paparazzi following him and Al Pacino said this thing to me: 'If I knew that my life would be under this kind of scrutiny, I would have never become an actor.' And I thought, 'Wow!' I couldn't comprehend it.
"And Kristen is just living this to the max and still has a sense of humour about it. There's this really lovely quality about her that just doesn't give a f**k. A lot of people say they don't, but then they go home and cry and pop a Xanax (anxiety pill). Kristen actually doesn't give a f**k. That's what's so refreshing about her." »
Dame Helen Mirren was once booted from a movie set by Al Pacino after she paid him a visit to watch him work.
However, The Godfather star wasn't happy to see her and asked Hackford to remove her from the set.
She tells the Sydney Morning Herald, "My husband told me to keep a low profile. But Al spotted me behind hundreds of people and then I saw him talk to my husband, and Taylor then came over and said, 'I'm sorry, Helen, I'm afraid you're going to have to leave the set.' It's a weird actor's thing where you don't like being looked at by your peers, so he didn't want me there!''
Mirren recently teamed up with Pacino to film a movie about shamed music mogul Phil Spector and she took the opportunity to remind him of the incident. She adds, "I told him, 'Al, this is one set you can't throw me off!''' »
Charlize Theron will soon be seeing ghosts.
Things are starting to get a little creepy with the "Hancock" star as she's signed on to produce and star in the American remake of the Dutch horror thriller, "Two Eyes Staring," according to Heat Vision.
"Two Eyes Staring," which was originally titled "Zwart Water" (which, in some ways, sounds more ominous), centers around a nine-year-old girl who discovers that her strange new friend happens to be her mother's dead twin (zoinks!). Theron will be playing the mother, a "troubled" woman, to say the least.
The remake will be directed by Scott Derrickson, who knows a thing or two about horror after calling the shots on the underrated "The Exorcism of Emily Rose." Derrickson is also no stranger to remakes, having directed "The Day the Earth Stood Still," which starred Theron's pal and two-time co-star, Keanu Reeves.
Charlize Theron is no stranger to »
- Bryan Enk
In our newly on-camera law courts, it's a matter of time before someone can't handle the truth
Allowing television cameras inside English and Welsh law courts might be a good thing for democratic transparency, but in entertainment terms, it'll be a disaster. On the one hand it will reveal the gaping chasm between legal dramas like Damages or Anatomy of a Murder and the mundane reality of some old duffer in a wig droning on interminably. Worse still is the prospect of that extra limelight encouraging our proud legal system to amp up its performance aspects.
So brace yourself, magistrates, for a sudden rash of mavericks operating out of their cars (Matthew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer), ditzy prosecutors using the courtroom as a catwalk (Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde), or macho barristers chewing the oak panelling (Al Pacino in … And Justice For All, The Devil's Advocate, you name it).
If we're lucky, »
- Steve Rose
It's time to celebrate the nation's independence. If you aren't boating, picnicking, enjoying fireworks or what have you, Zap2it has you covered for all the marathons, movies and specials you can settle in for instead. Or set your DVR - all of "Harper's Island" is showing on Chiller!
Here is all the programming for this holiday weekend. All times Eastern. Check your local listings for channel numbers.
Friday, July 1
Hgtv: "House Hunters" marathon, 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day
NBC: Wimbledon, Men's Semifinals, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., new "Friday Night Lights," 8 p.m.
Sci: "How It's Made" marathon, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day
Syfy: "Warehouse 13" marathon, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
USA: "House" marathon, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
VH1: "Mob Wives," "Basketball Wives" marathon 11:30 a.m. »
The Oscar winner made her big screen breakthrough in the hit 1997 horror as Mary Ann Lomax opposite Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino, who played the Devil.
But Theron wasn't popular with studio bosses, who dismissed the actress as "too pretty" to tackle the harrowing role.
And Theron has praised Hackford for sticking by her throughout the audition process, and thanks him for putting her at ease on set.
She tells CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, "Taylor Hackford, the director of that film, cast me after several screen tests and auditions, and the studio didn't want me, the studio thought I was too pretty. And Taylor really fought for me, he's really an actor's director and I really have to thank him because every moment on that set I never felt like I was treated like a new actor who didn't know anything, he really gave me a stage where I could be a raging maniac." »
Why is the Vatican rushing the beatification of a pope who oversaw its worst scandal in centuries? Church expert John L. Allen examines the situation for Newsweek.
When Pope John Paul II is beatified tomorrow before an audience of hundreds of thousands in St. Peter's Square, the event will mark a new land-speed record for arrival at the final stage before sainthood, beating Mother Teresa's previous mark by 15 days. Some have objected to the haste, particularly given persistent questions about John Paul's handling of the sexual-abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. Yet if the child is father to the man, this is a clear case of the pope being father to the saint.
Related story on The Daily Beast: What the Judgment Day Hoopla Taught Us
John Paul notoriously presided over what wags called a "saint-making factory" during his almost 27 years atop the Catholic Church. He produced more beatifications »
- John L. Allen
We'll start off by updating a few previous reports:
Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook, Alpha Dog) has withdrawn as director of Gotti: Three Generations due to schedule conflicts with his indie drama Yellow. Producers have begun searching for a new helmer so they can still start production in the fall. Currently attached are John Travolta, Joe Pesci and Travolta's daughter Ella Blue, with Lindsay Lohan apparently in negotiations for the role of Victoria Gotti.
Bringing rumors to rest, a rep for Ryan Gosling confirmed he will Not be taking the lead in Disney's The Lone Ranger. Director Gore Verbinski (Rango, the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy) will now have to find a new Lone Ranger to star alongside Johnny Depp's Tonto.
Moving along, »
- Kevin Blumeyer
Jason Statham is in negotiations to star in "Parker" thriller, to be directed by Taylor Hackford (Ray, The Devil's Advocate) from a script by John McLaughlin (Black Swan). The film is based on the book series by Donald Westlake and revolves around a thief who, though at times is forced to be a killer, still lives by a code of honor that includes never stealing money from people who need it. His word is his bond, and if he is crossed he will strike back relentlessly. "I don't want to get stuck in a genre," said Hackford about why he took the project. "What I like the most about this piece of material is that you can take a genre piece like this and turn it into a great movie." "Parker" will be shopped at the Cannes Film Festival next month. »
Jason Statham, a man who knows exactly what he's best at and rarely fails to bring it, is once again signing on to play a killer with a soul. According to Variety he's set to star for director Taylor Hackford in Parker, based on the series of books by Donald Westlake about a thief who lives by an honor code. Of course he does. Both Statham and Hackford are coming off fairly iffy previous efforts. Though Statham has been the star of blockbusters like Crank, the Transporter series and especially The Expendables, his last film was January's The Mechanic, which grossed a fairly paltry $45 million worldwide. Hackford's had an even worse time of it-- the director of Ray and The Devil's Advocate stumbled badly with his last film Love Ranch, plagued by distributor problems and eventually making just $137,885 theatrically. The good news for both of them is that they're going »
These are big, big Glee spoilers. Most of it you knew, even if you didn’t “know.” It has to be this way to move the plot forward. Still, majorly spoilery. But also, the Kurt/Blaine stuff makes me very happy.
WWE is going to partner with GLAAD to embed anti-bullying messaging into their shows, which are marketed as PG entertainment. While the dialog between WWE and GLAAD began after homophobic remarks (scripted, mind you) by John Cena, I’m happy they’re trying this. I just wish I knew how you made professional wrestling “anti-bully.”
Quentin Tarantino is suing his neighbor over his “intolerably loud macaws.” This is not, despite all appearances, viral marketing for the release of Rio.
Nick Youngquest has teamed up with Nous Model Management to “Defend Equality.” While I’m happy about that, and how consistent Nick is in his advocacy, I suppose what you »
- Ed Kennedy
20th Century Fox has picked up the screen rights to Matthew Quirk’s first novel "The Five Hundred" reports Deadline.
Called a more political-themed version of John Grisham’s "The Firm" or a less supernatural "Devil's Advocate", the story follows Mike Ford, a young Harvard Law student who is recruited by a powerful PR/ consulting firm in DC.
The firm's founder, a man with connections to the five hundred most powerful people in politics, becomes his mentor. It isn’t long however before Ford begins to suspect that he may have sold his soul to the proverbial devil.
Quirk was a crime journalist at The Atlantic and this marks his first novel. It's tipped this could be the start of a potential franchise. »
- Garth Franklin
Barely days after closing a publishing deal with Little Brown, the screen rights to Matthew Quirk's first novel The Five Hundred have been purchased by 20th Century Fox. According to Deadline, the movie deal was worth "low-to-mid six figures against low seven figures". It has been likened to John Grisham's The Firm, but against a backdrop of political intrigue. Prior to this two book deal, Quirk was a journalist at The Atlantic, reporting on crime, terrorism and drugs. The Five Hundred will be the first novel in what is currently a two book deal with Little Brown. No doubt both Little Brown and 20th Century Fox are hoping that this could be the birth of a franchise. Hit the jump for the synopsis. Here's a synopsis of Matthew Quirk's The Five Hundred: The Five Hundred details the livelihood of Mike Ford, a young Harvard Law student who graduates and »
- Ben Garman
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