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It’s not often we get to see a feature-length nature documentary on the big screen, but Disneynature’s Chimpanzee certainly looks as though it has the potential to be pretty successful next year.
We got the teaser trailer for the film back in April, and now Yahoo Movies have put up the film’s first full-length trailer, and it’s pretty dramatic and intense stuff! There’s something about nature documentaries, they seem to have a way of being able to have such a wide reach, and the true story of a three-year-old orphaned chimpanzee who is then raised by an adult chimp should make for a dramatic documentary.
The film is co-directed by Emmy-winning directors Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, who’ve worked with Disneynature before on 2007’s Earth, which took more than $100m. at the box office four years ago. Let’s hope they can reproduce some of that success with Chimpanzee. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Slated to start production in March, director Roland Emmerich (2012) is looking to cast the male lead for his next sci-fi project, Singularity. Set 40 years in the future, Singularity is not the disaster-fare we’ve come to expect from Emmerich, but something else entirely. He’s not saying much about the project, co-written with Harald Kloser, but it occurs at a time when our technology is so advanced, there is the potential that we lose control of it. The lead of the film will be Adam, a young man composed entirely of a swarm of nanobots which grant him amazing powers. A number of relative unknowns will meet to read for the role this week, including TV stars Luke Grimes (Brothers and Sisters), Logan Marshall Green (Dark Blue) and Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars). Hit the jump for more on Singularity. News of Emmerich’s short-list comes via THR, which also includes Prom starrer, »
- Dave Trumbore
Several major 2013 tentpole films will be casting their lead roles in coming weeks with various young Hollywood spunks up for key parts in each of them. Here's the current list of finalists for five major projects in the works thanks to The Hollywood Reporter.
Arthur and Lancelot
British boys Luke Evans ("Immortals") and Toby Kebbell ("Rocknrolla") will be involved in the testing next week for the role of Arthur opposite "The Killing" star Joel Kinnaman as Lancelot in David Dobkin's "Arthur & Lancelot" at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Liam Hemsworth ("The Last Song"), Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad"), James Badge Dale ("24"), and D.J. Cotrona ("Dear John") have emerged as the finalists to play Bruce Willis’ son in "A Good Day To Die Hard »
- Garth Franklin
Title: Killing Bono Director: Nick Hamm Starring: Ben Barnes (‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,’ ‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’), Robert Sheehan (‘Season of the Witch,’ TV’s ‘Misfits’) and Martin McCann (TV’s ‘The Pacific’) Modern society often encourages people to celebrate, and strive for, celebrity status and continued success. Unfortunately, not everyone can obtain high levels of exceptional success, as seen in the new comedy ‘Killing Bono.’ The film, which was based on musician Neil McCormick’s memoir ‘Killing Bono: I Am Bono’s Doppelganger,’ expertly shows the struggles the Irish musician faced in launching his career, as he’s always in Bono and U2′s shadow. Like many people in the world, »
I recently got the chance to speak with actor Ben Barnes, who was promoting his new movie Killing Bono, which hits theaters November 4. We also talked about several of his upcoming projects, including The Seventh Son. Here's what he had to say about the Sergey Bodrov adaptation, which begins production in March.
"I think The Seventh Son starts shooting in March. At the moment, I hear it's going to be Vancouver and China. I've seen some of the artwork for it, and it looks like nothing I've ever seen. Jeff Bridges is one of my favorite actors in the history of ever. After working with Robert De Niro and Robin Williams, and previously I've worked with Colin Firth, and working with Jeff Bridges next year, I'm surrounding myself with my idols. There's no better way to learn than that, really. I don't know how I've managed to get here."
 Ken Jeong has built up a respectable career as a supporting actor, most notably on NBC's Community and the Hangover films, but for his next movie role he'll be moving a little closer to the spotlight. Jeong is set to star in and produce The Chung Factor, which landed on the 2005 Black List back when it was titled The Ex-Factor. Andy Selsor's screenplay revolves around a nice guy who falls in love with a woman, but begins to worry he'll screw things up and employs an "offbeat" relationship coach (Jeong). Unfortunately, said coach turns out to be the woman's ex, who wants to win her back and is actively trying to ruin the nice guy's chances. It's great to see the talented and funny Jeong nabbing some bigger parts, but I kind of wish he'd chosen to play the romantic lead. The villain here sounds like he fits a little »
- Angie Han
The feature debut from writer-director-producer Derek Franson, Comforting Skin is a supernatural thriller about a lonely young woman whose desperate need for emotional and sexual companionship draws her into a surreal and ultimately destructive relationship with a shifting and whispering tattoo she has willed to life on her skin.
Having shot the film last spring on a budget of $250,000, producers Franson, Justin James and Andrew Webster are now in the final days of completing the film, with just a few effects shots left to complete. The slithering, shifting tattoo character was brought to life through the use of digital animation and compositing techniques, requiring custom code developed by VFX Supervisor Ollie Rankin (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Matrix Revolutions, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Watchmen, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Red Dawn, J. Edgar).
Balin has fought many battles but harbors doubts about their quest, Dwalin has no such doubts and is a strong fighter with a distrust of all non-Dwarves - especially Elves.
Both Stott and McTavish are Scottish actors best known for their TV work but have had plenty of big screen experience as well.
Stott is mostly known for British police dramas such as taking over the title role in the detective series "Rebus" from "The Mummy" actor John Hannah in 2006 and 2007. Stott also scored much acclaim and an award nomination for his work as Di Chappell in ITV police »
- Garth Franklin
After playing the title role in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Ben Barnes is in line for another, as the Brit thesp is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' fantasy tentpole The Seventh Son, reports Variety. Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman) had been in negotiations for the title role but those talks fell through. Formerly known as The Spook's Apprentice, tale is adapted from Joseph Delaney's young adult series "about a teen who's the seventh son of a seventh son, and learns about wizardry from a forbidding spook." Jeff Bridges will take on the role of the Spook, while Julianne Moore will play a witch in the pic, which is also slated to star emerging Swedish thesp Alicia Vikander. »
Montreal, Qb (June 2011). Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes, John Hannah, J.K. Simmons, and Nora Arnezeder join Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, and Dennis Quaid to round out the cast of the dramatic thriller The Words. The film marks Tron Legacy writers Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal’s directorial debut. Klugman and Sternthal also wrote the script, which went through the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab and appeared on the Black List (the annual list of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays). The Words starts shooting this month in Montreal.
The Words follows a writer (Cooper) who, at the peak of his literary success, discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man’s work.
Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures is producing along with Animus Films’ Jim Young, and Serena Films’ Tatiana Kelly. Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister is executive producing the film with Cassian Elwes under their joint venture Waterfall Media. »
- Michelle McCue
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'Tron: Legacy' hottie Olivia Wilde is joining the dramatic thriller 'The Words,' starring Bradley Cooper. The two, by the way, just happen to be dating in real life, or so the celeb buzz has it. They won't have any scenes together, however. (Sorry, paparazzi).
The film is about a successful writer who learns he has a high price to pay for stealing another man's work. Wilde will play a character who's "key" to what unfolds next.
Ben Barnes ('The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian'), John Hannah ('The Mummy'), J.K. Simmons ('Juno') and French actress Nora Arnezeder ('Safe House') have also signed onto the cast, which includes Jeremy Irons, Zoe Saldana and Dennis Quaid.
- Sharon Knolle
What do you do if you want to keep your film’s production a secret, or if you haven’t thought of a title yet? Choose a working title…
Thanks to the perpetually churning rumour mill that is the Internet, it’s extremely difficult to keep a secret for long – particularly if you happen to be one of the most respected mainstream directors currently working, and your latest film is a $150 million sci-fi thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Back in 2009, the secretive Christopher Nolan began filming something called Oliver’s Arrow, and actors on the movie's production were wandering around with ‘sides’ in their hand (the miniature scripts which contain the scenes they’ll be working on that day) bearing that title. It didn’t take long, however, for people to work out that Oliver’s Arrow was, in fact, Inception, Nolan’s much-anticipated movie set in “architecture of the mind. »
Tron: Legacy actress Olivia Wilde has landed another lead role in a movie. This time the beautiful actress will join Bradley Cooper in a new dramatic thriller called The Words. Also joining the cast are Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man) and John Hannah (The Mummy). On top of that, Jeremy Irons, Zoe Saldana and Dennis Quaid where all previous cast in the film. So, the production sure brought together a fantastic team of actors.
Tron: Legacy scribes Brian Klugman and Lee Sterntha are directing the film from a screenplay they wrote, so this will be the second time they've worked with Wilde. The story follows a successful writer who discovers he has to pay a price for stealing another man's work.
This is why you shouldn't steal, because there are consequences for your actions. And that my friends, is the morality lesson for the day. »
The cast for Tron: Legacy scribes Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal’s directorial debut The Words continues to grow. Olivia Wilde, J.K. Simmons and Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) have joined a cast that also includes Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Zoe Saldana and Dennis Quaid. The drama centers on a writer at the peak of his success (Cooper) who must pay the price for stealing the work of another author (Irons). Not much else is known about the project at this time, but the cast is looking pretty impressive. Filming is set to get underway this month. Wilde will be dominating theaters this year, as she's starring in Jon Favreau's Cowboys and Aliens, the Jason Bateman/Ryan Reynolds body-swap comedy The Change-Up and Andrew Niccol's sci-fi thriller In Time. Hit the jump to read the full press release. Here's the full press release: All-star Cast Finds ‘The Words’ Zoe Saldana, »
- Adam Chitwood
The Christopher Nolan directed sequel to The Dark Knight, aptly titled The Dark Knight Rises, seems to be taking it’s toll financially on Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures, two of Hollywood’s most profitable production companies. Having shared the costs and profit for such blockbuster films as 300 and The Hangover, they’ve also flinched in pain at recent failures such as Jonah Hex and Sucker Punch. The current co-financing and production deal between the two companies expires in 2013 and the future of the partnership has come into question over the negotiations to this summer’s upcoming blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises. The production costs for The Dark Knight were split 50/50 between Legendary and Warner Bros. and in turn grossed more than $1 billion worldwide and sold 16 million DVDs. The upcoming film, once again being directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale, is expected to cost at least $250 million to produce. »
- Joshua Blackburn
HollywoodNews.com: Swinton was born in London, England. Her father, Major-General Sir John Swinton, Kcvo, OBE, Dl, who was Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire (1989–2000), is Scottish, and her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was Australian. The Swinton family is an ancient Anglo-Scots family that can trace its lineage to the High Middle Ages.
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Swinton attended two independent schools, the West Heath Girls’ School (the same class as Diana, Princess of Wales), and also Fettes College for a brief period. In 1983, she graduated from New Hall (now known as Murray Edwards College) at Cambridge with a degree in Social and Political Sciences. While at Cambridge she joined the Communist Party of Great Britain. She »
- Josh Abraham
Shrek director Andrew Adamson has lined his next film to follow on from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. And while this time he won’t be flitting off to a fantastical land, he will be sticking with the themes of literature and kids, locking in Hugh Laurie to play the main character in Mister Pip.Adamson has adapted Lloyd Jones’ novel and has been planning to direct it for a while now. He’s snagged the support of Focus Features and locked in a budget to start shooting next month.Laurie, usually to be found mocking his team as Dr Gregory House on the medical drama series, will play Mr Watts, the last white man left on the war-ravaged island of Bougainville, part of Papua New Guinea. To help the local kids, he opens a school and starts reading his favourite book – Great Expectations – to the students.The experience »
So it's not exactly a surprise that Warner Bros now tells us that production on the project is 'under way.'
An official announcement from Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures does give us some new information though, revealing the full cast and story outline. Notably, the movie no longer appears to be called Wrath of the Titans, with the wording Clash of the Titans 2 instead used on the press statement.
Clash of the Titans 2 is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) and features returning stars Sam Worthington as Perseus, Ralph Fiennes as Hades and Liam Neeson as Zeus. Danny Huston also reprises his role as Poseidon, who was seen only briefly in the first film. »
- David Bentley
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures has recently announced that production has officially started for for Clash of the Titans 2. Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson are all back to reprise their roles. We reported earlier that the sequel to Clash of the Titans would be Wrath of the Titans, but that new title is no where to be seen in this press release, so maybe they haven't settled on an official name yet.
I wish I could be more excited about this sequel, but the first film was so bad I honestly have no desire to watch this one. What do you think?
Here's the full synopsis for the film:
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. »
Just last week, we told you about Warner Bros. Pictures and their apparent fear of putting their Gods in the forthcoming sequel to Clash of the Titans up against Lionsgate’s big-screen adaptation of The Hunger Games and moving the release date for Wrath of the Titans, directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Odysseus) from March 23rd to March 30th, 2012.
Now, we have the official press release announcing the start of principal photography, and something interesting I noticed is the fact that the press release is still calling it Clash of the Titans 2, rather than the Wrath of the Titans, which was confirmed as the title by actor Liam Neeson back in December. Has the studio changed their mind on the title, or do they still think it’s a secret?
Check out the press release below for all the details.
Official Press Release:
Production on “Clash of the Titans 2 »
- Jason Moore
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