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Hugh Jackman is currently in negotiations for the part of Blackbeard in Joe Wright's upcoming Pan which Jason Fuchs is scripting. According to Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures had looked to Javier Bardem for the role, however the actor passed. Personally, I think Jackman is far more fitted than Bardem. Although both are extremely versatile, Jackman has a much more family appeal to him, with prior roles in films like Shawn Levy's Real Steel. He's not really a villain actor, but his outstanding performance in the excellent Prisoners showed his ability to channel a darker side. »
Smaug is a magnificent cinematic creation… but there’s no good reason it takes so damn long to get to him. I’m “biast” (pro): Cumberbatch! Armitage! Freeman!
I’m “biast” (con): didn’t love Jackson’s first chapter
I have read the source material many times (and I love it)
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
The story so far: Bilbo Baggins of the Shire has been shanghaied along on a quest with dwarf king-without-portfolio Thorin and his kinsmen-subjects to retake the Lonely Mountain, former realm of the dwarfs, from Smaug the dragon. They’ve only just about gotten past the bend in the road by the end of the first film, but Bilbo does manage to secret acquire a magic ring which makes the wearer invisible. Meanwhile, Gandalf the Gray, Wizard Esq., is totally freaking out because an ancient bad guy appears to »
- MaryAnn Johanson
After giving us our first look at Darren Aronofsky's Noah earlier this month with two trailers [which you can watch here], Paramount Pictures has now released a new international trailer for the upcoming epic, which sees Russell Crowe (Gladiator, Man of Steel) leading the cast as the Biblical figure, who is tasked by God to build an ark to save creation from the coming flood.
Joining Crowe in the cast of Noah are Jennifer Connelly (Requiem for a Dream), Douglas Booth (Romeo and Juliet), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson), Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Anthony Hopkins (Thor), Ray Winstone (Snow White and the Huntsman), Kevin Durand (Resident Evil: Retribution), Marton Csokas (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Dakota Goyo (Real Steel).
Check out the trailer here courtesy of ComicBookMovie....
Noah is set for release on March 28th 2014. »
- Gary Collinson
Where aren’t you Hugh? TNT has announced that its annual Christmas in Washington special will be hosted by Hugh Jackman. The holiday concert special will air on December 20th at 8:00 p.m. (Et/Pt), and will feature some very special performers, including: Anna Kendrick, Sheryl Crow, Backstreet Boys, and more.
This has long been one of my favorite holiday traditions, and has offered up some of the most entertaining performers, and all-around enjoyable evenings for years.
That tradition continues (well, quite frankly, I’m not a fan of Backstreet Boys) this year with not only some great performances, but you can’t go wrong with Hugh Jackman running your show, whatever it is. Right? I can’t wait for Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick is a surprisingly awesome singer, and you don’t want to miss Pat Monahan.
Catch all the info below, and let me know if you’ll be tuning in. »
- Marc Eastman
"We'll settle this behind the wheel." While the teaser trailer for DreamWorks' adaptation of the video game Need for Speed mostly focuses on beautiful visuals paired with some haunting but gorgeous music, the fill trailer dives into the story and the dialogue. Unfortunately, that means we get to see what will likely be the weakness of this action thriller. Almost every line of dialogue coming from Aaron Paul sounds melodramatic and cheesy, but maybe that's the point. At least the racing sequences look awesome, and the photography on display continues to look stunning. Let's hope this offers more than the eye candy though. Here's the full trailer for Scott Waugh's Need for Speed, originally from the film's YouTube channel: Need for Speed is directed by stuntman turned director Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) and written by George Nolfi (The Bourne Ultimatum), John Gatins (Real Steel) and producer George Gatins. »
- Ethan Anderton
Fresh off his father-son flick, After Earth, Will Smith is newly attached to another picture that will show off his fatherly chops, this time with a daughter, and yes, I’m sure there’s more than a possibility that his own daughter could play his costar in City That Sailed.
We reported that Will Smith was attached to the project as far back as March 2010. 20th Century Fox is producing the movie that follows a father in New York on an adventure to see his daughter in London after her desire to see him literally breaks the island of Manhattan off and allows it to sail to her.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted on the latest. »
- Jess Orso
In the current era of The Avengers and Batman Vs. Superman, it’s impossible to be a fan of the comic-book genre and not have a well-considered argument to the question, “Who’s the Most Powerful Superhero?” Superman, of course, is the most obvious answer in any superpower battle-royale debate, but there are strong and more interesting claims to be made for the others, too. (Except Hawkeye. Sorry, guy.)
In Hollywood offices, there are similar conversations going on all the time about their own legion of superheroes, those famous actors and actresses who can open a movie in New York, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Though we saw some truly great robot designs courtesy of Guillermo del Toro with this summer’s Pacific Rim, fans of director Shawn Levy’s 2011 film Real Steel will be happy to know that Noisy Boy is also getting the collectible treatment. Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled a design for the robot Noisy Boy from ThreeA Toys that comes complete with 500 light-up features in the eyes, chest, abdomen, back, thighs, lower legs, and arms. The full figure is expected to ship June 2014 and will run you $389.99. Hit the jump to take a closer look. Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present, from ThreeA Toys, the Noisy Boy Real Steel Sixth Scale Figure. Crafted with exceptional attention to detail, including extensive articulation, and over 500 light-up features in the eyes, chest, abdomen, back, thighs, lower legs, and arms. Designed by renowned artist, Ashley Wood, the Noisy Boy Sixth Scale Figure will be an impressive addition to any collection. »
- Adam Chitwood
Following on from yesterday's first poster and trailer sneak peek, Paramount Pictures has now officially unveiled two theatrical trailers for Noah, director Darren Aronofsky's (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler) adaptation of the story of Noah's Ark.
The film sees Russell Crowe (Gladiator, Man of Steel) leading the cast as the Biblical figure, who is given a divine mission to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood, designed by God to cleanse the world of human sin.
Written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel with revisions from Oscar-winning screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, Skyfall), Noah sees Crowe joined in the cast by Jennifer Connelly (Requiem for a Dream), Douglas Booth (Romeo and Juliet), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson), Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Anthony Hopkins (Thor), Ray Winstone (Snow White and the Huntsman), Kevin Durand (Resident Evil: Retribution), Marton Csokas (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), and Dakota Goyo (Real Steel).
- Gary Collinson
City That Sailed: Will Smith will star in City That Sailed, confirming reports that began circulating three years ago. The story follows "a father and daughter on the island of Manhattan as it breaks loose and sails across the Atlantic Ocean." (?!) As far as we know, the movie has nothing to do with Smith's adventures with broken bridges in Manhattan in I Am Legend (pictured above); it will, however, be developed and directed by Shawn Levy (Real Steel, Night at the Museum). [Deadline] The Wonder Twins: The popular Midtown Comics in Manhattan received a movie poster from Warner Bros. in the mail, which is nothing unusual -- except it's for a movie that doesn't exist. The poster appears to reference The Wonder Twins, a Hanna-Barbara cartoon from the 1970s...
- Peter Martin
City That Sailed (a.k.a. The City That Sailed) is a project that’s had Will Smith’s attention for more than three years now, going back to right before he committed to making Men in Black III. The project now has the A-lister officially set as its lead, while 20th Century Fox has gone ahead and tapped Shawn Levy – director of Real Steel and the Night at the Museum franchise – to take the helm on this original fantasy-adventure.
An earlier script draft for City That Sailed was penned by writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Host), with a story about a (divorced?) New York street magician separated from his young daughter. The girl ends up ...
- Sandy Schaefer
The City That Sailed centres around the daughter of a New York City street magician who lives in England.
She discovers a set of magical candles in a lighthouse, and her wish to be reunited with her father causes the island of Manhattan to break away and begin moving across the ocean towards her.
Levy most recently directed The Internship and will next work on Night at the Museum 3.
Smith will be seen starring in the upcoming Hurricane Katrina drama The American Can. »
Way back in 2010, Will Smith had a decision to make "Men In Black 3" or the magical realist "The City That Sailed." And obviously, the franchise movie won out. But it seems "The City That Sailed" is still something Smith wants to make, although it now has a whole new creative team. Previously set to be penned by Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca") and directed by Francis Lawrence ("I Am Legend"), the project how has family friendly Shawn Levy ("Night At The Museum," "Real Steel") attached to helm with Audrey Wells ("Shall We Dance," "Under The Tuscan Sun") to write the movie about girl in London who causes Manhattan to break away and drift across the Atlantic after having her wish to be reunited with her street magician father granted by some magical candles she found. Well, that's what the logline was a few years ago, but it seems to been »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Exclusive: Shawn Levy has been tapped to develop and direct City That Sailed, the 20th Century Fox adventure pic that now officially has Will Smith aboard to star. Audrey Wells is penning the script for the tentpole and Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment will produce. The story centers on a father and daughter on the island of Manhattan as it breaks loose and sails across the Atlantic Ocean. The pic reteams Levy and Fox, where his 21 Laps banner is based. They begin production early next year on the third installment of the lucrative Night At The Museum franchise that is set for a Christmas 2014 release. Smith’s name had been attached to this project for some time among many starring vehicles — as far back as 2010, after finishing up shooting Men In Black 3. This makes him officially aboard. Levy recently wrapped This Is Where I Leave You for Warner Bros, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Dec. 17, 2013
Price: DVD $28.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $35.99
A man who’s lost everything proves he is capable of anything in the 2013 crime thriller film Prisoners.
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman, Real Steel) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated Rv that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal, Love & Other Drugs) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano, The Extra Man), but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child’s life is at stake the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. »
Planned some years ago to re-team I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence (who now has his hands full with The Hunger Games franchise) and his leading man Will Smith, the fantasy adventure The City That Sailed is now back on track at 20th Century Fox. Deadline reports that Smith will still headline with Real Steel and Night at the Museum helmer Shawn Levy now coming on board to direct. The story follows a New York City street magician whose daughter, because of family circumstances, lives in England. In exploring a lighthouse one day, the girl discovers a room with magic candles and wishes to be reunited with her father, causing the island of Manhattan to break away and drift across the Pond. Levy, who earlier this year directed The Internship at Fox, will next helm »
Although a leaked trailer for Darren Aronofsky's Noah has been doing the rounds online for a few weeks now, the official trailer is set to land tomorrow and ahead of its arrival Paramount Pictures has debuted the first poster for the upcoming Biblical epic, while Entertainment Tonight has also given us our first non-leaked look at footage from the film....
Based upon the Biblical story of Noah's Ark, Noah sees Russell Crowe (Man of Steel) headling a cast that includes Jennifer Connelly (Requiem for a Dream), Douglas Booth (Romeo and Juliet), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson), Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Anthony Hopkins (Thor), Ray Winstone (Snow White and the Huntsman), Kevin Durand (Resident Evil: Retribution), Marton Csokas (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Dakota Goyo (Real Steel). The film is set for release on March 28th, 2014.
- Gary Collinson
St. Martin's Press and Talenthouse are inviting amateur filmmakers to produce a short horror book trailer for Snowblind, the highly anticipated novel by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden, and the judges include some very familiar names. Read on for the details.
The winning trailer will be heavily promoted and used as part of an integrated marketing and advertising campaign for the book and will also receive a consultation with one or more of the judges to discuss their work.
Helping St. Martin’s Press judge the entries are: author Christopher Golden, Frank Darabont (Academy Award-nominated director and writer of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist; creator of the AMC series "The Walking Dead"), David S. Goyer (writer of Blade; teamed with Christopher Nolan on the screenplays for The Dark Knight Trilogy; also scripted Man of Steel and created the Starz TV series "Da Vinci's Demons »
- Debi Moore
Much as Neill Blomkamp called upon Hugh Jackman, whose Real Steel experience with robot punching could prove an asset to Blomkamp’s upcoming robot cop movie Chappie, the director has hired another actor with robot familiarity. Variety reports that Sigourney Weaver has joined the film that was originally touted as the District 9 director’s return to his indie, non-movie-star ensemble roots until it started adding Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver, concerning a robot cop (voiced by Sharlto Copley) who’s abducted by two criminals (the members of Die Antwoord), then becomes part of a very strange foster family—and »
Shawn Levy has long been threatening talking about the idea of revisiting the Night At The Museum franchise, even while straying off in different directions with Real Steel and The Internship more recently. The third film in the series was confirmed back in February, and Robin Williams, one of the key players besides Levy and Ben Stiller, is in talks to return.Williams played former Us president Teddy Roosevelt in the first two films, Night At The Museum and Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian. Most of the details of the new outing are being kept locked in an air-conditioned vault, but we do know that Stiller’s Larry Daley will be off to London for all manner of museum madness.Beyond the fact that Levy wants to kick off filming next February, there’s no word yet on whether any of Williams and Stiller’s co-stars will »
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