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It’s fair to say that Sam Mendes did a pretty good job with his James Bond film. Skyfall earned rave reviews, made $1 billion at the global box office, won two Oscars, featured the first actually-popular Bond song in forever, is generally credited with re-rescuing the Bond franchise from its most recent low point, and somehow managed to introduce all the old pre-Craig tropes (Moneypenny, Q, Monty Norman’s theme, M-as-a-Man) while still feeling fresh. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Bond producers wanted to bring Mendes back for another film — or possibly two more films, since Skyfall co-writer John Logan is reportedly working on a two-film saga. »
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Thanks to Variety breaking the news, it’s been announced that Daniel Radcliffe (The Woman In Black, a little movie series called Harry Potter?..) is in final talks to play Igor in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Frankenstein, written by Hollywood’s most hyper screenwriter, Max Landis (Chronicle), and to be directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push).
Set to also star in the upcoming Horns, an adaption of Joe Hill’s awesome novel, if all goes well, Radcliffe will begin filming Frankenstein this fall, following his run in the play Cripple of Inishmaan. Unlike most of any other adaptions of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, the script by Landis tells the story from the point of view of Dr. Frankenstein’s assistant, Igor. Sounds interesting, what do you Fright Fiends think? »
Update: Daniel Radcliffe will go from playing upright wizard to creepy assistant. The Harry Potter star is in final talks to play Igor, Dr. Frankenstein's hunchback assistant in 20th Century Fox's Frankenstein.
One can only assume Radcliffe will take inspiration from Dobby in how to say "Master" in the most disconcerting manner.
Sept. 6, 2012 - A year after announcing Real Steel director Shawn Levy would be directing Max Landis' (Chronicle) take on Frankenstein, 20th Century Fox and Davis Entertainment are now announcing Paul McGuigan (Push, Lucky Number Slevin) will helm instead. Fox's vision of the project, which is said to focus on themes of friendship and redemption, was a low-budget picture; Levy wanted to make a big budget spectacle.
Sept. 2, 2011 - 20th Century Fox is taking one big lumbering step forward on its Frankenstein movie, one of Nine that are currently in development, by hiring Night at the Museum director-producer Shawn Levy. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
The Harry Potter and Woman in Black actor is negotiating to play Igor in 20th Century Fox's gothic drama, Variety reports.
Sources have claimed that production on Frankenstein is earmarked to start this autumn, in order to allow for Radcliffe's run in the West End play Cripple of Inishmaan this summer.
Radcliffe's Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson was today linked with the title role in Disney's Cinderella, and is said to be in very early talks for the Kenneth Branagh-directed live-action fairytale movie.
Watch footage from a Digital Spy video interview with Daniel Radcliffe below:
Daniel Radcliffe may have found a new master. The "Harry Potter" star is in final negotiations to play the hunchback in 20th Century Fox's "Frankenstein," an upcoming sci-fi spin on the classic tale that's being directed by Paul McGuigan ("Push," "Lucky Number Slevin") from a script by "Chronicle" writer Max Landis. Radcliffe was rumored to be circling the part several months back, though Variety is now confirming the deal. This new version of the subservient character, referred to as "Igor" in previous screen incarnations, has been described as "pathologically dirty and dressed in old clown's clothing." Production is slated for a »
- HitFix Staff
Daniel Radcliffe is said to be in final negotiations to headline Twentieth Century Fox's upcoming re-adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein . Variety has the news, saying that the Harry Potter star will play the leading role of Igor. Paul McGuigan ( Push , Lucky Number Slevin ) is attached to direct the project, planned to begin production later this year. The film is scripted by Max Landis ( Chronicle ). "I began to pick apart our knowledge of 'Frankenstein' and discovered that the public.s idea of this myth comes from a million different places," Landis told ShockTillYouDrop.com in 2011. "...I became committed to recontextualizing it all so it all worked in one story. By the end of the day, it.s a period piece and yes, it.s from Igor.s »
A little over a month ago, we posted that in celebration of it’s 25th anniversary there will be a Die Hard Marathon showing all four movies starting around Noon on February 13th followed by the premier of A Good Day To Die Hard at 10Pm getting out just before Midnight. That’s almost 12 action-packed hours of Die Hard awesomeness! As you can guess, there was no way I could refuse to take this opportunity to see one of the greatest action-movie series of all time for the first time on the big screen, or make that Mega-Screen since I decided to see this at Wehrenberg’s Chesterfield Galaxy 14 Cine, which in my opinion is one of the best movie theatres here in the St. Louis area. For $25 you got all five movies plus a collectable lanyard that entitles you to a 25% discount at concessions throughout the whole day and with their wide-selection, »
- Ken Parker
As part of its latest superhero-heavy issue, Empire has released a new shot of Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) suited up - no, not that kind of suited up - as Logan in 20th Century Fox's upcoming X-Men solo sequel The Wolverine:
Empire also caught up with producer Hutch Parker, who offered up some details about the storyline for The Wolverine: "We pick up Logan in a very isolated state, full of self-loathing. He is sought out by a young Asian woman for reasons he doesn't fully understand, who is asking him to follow her to Japan where he is meant to reconnect with someone from his past and what you'll come to find is that this is someone he spent prison-time with in Nagasaki. And the legacy of that experience - effectively Logan saved him - is that this man is on his deathbed, and is looking to give him a gift, »
With the July release date on the horizon, we can expect a trailer for Wolverine's second solo X-Men outing very soon. But before that, director James Mangold talked to MTV about The Wolverine and what we can expect from it.
"The wonderful opportunity for me with this film is that 90 percent of it takes place in Japan," he said. "And even though other elements remain constant from the other pictures, namely Hugh Jackman, we kind of got our chance to reboot the tone and go a little darker and a little deeper than they've gone before with this character. That was exciting for me."
As one would expect with 90% of the movie set in Japan, there are a lot of Japanese elements to the movie which Mangold also discusses: "There is a significant amount of Japanese spoken in the movie, and the cast is almost entirely Japanese. So there is »
For fans of Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler and Adam Scott are television’s most adorable couple. But in A.C.O.D., the Sundance movie about an Adult Child of Divorce (Scott) who’s never really recovered from the trauma of his parents’ split, their relationship could not be chillier. Poehler plays Scott’s pushy step-mother — and the landlord of his restaurant — and she’s not afraid to throw her influence around. (Imagine if Leslie Knope had grown up in Eagleton and you get the idea.)
- Jeff Labrecque
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