Saturday, April 30, 2011

Superman: MAN OF STEEL

  • MAN OF STEEL        

Antje True in Pandorum
Antje Traue, a German actress best known for appearing in 2009's Pandorum, appears to be the latest name to join the cast of Man of Steel.  Its been reported that Traue has been cast as the Kryptonian villainess Faora in the Superman reboot. This however, is still not official, as the studio didn’t announce it as yet, but we will tell you a little about the character anyway.


Sara Douglas - Ursa
Faora, who first appeared in the comic books in the late 1970's, was the basis for the character of Ursa, played by Sarah Douglas in Superman and Superman II. “A man-hating killer, Faora was banished to the Phantom Zone and, upon her escape, teamed with fellow Kryptonians General Zod and Jax-Ur to battle against Superman.”
 Faora also appeared recently on "Smallville" as the wife of Zod, therefore it’s very much unclear what changes will be made to the character and what parts of her story will they keep.

Friday, April 29, 2011

THINK LIKE A MAN


  • THINK LIKE A GROWN LITTLE MAN

KEVIN HART
Tim Story (Fantastic Four films) has signed on to direct an adaptation of the Steve Harvey self-help book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment".

The film will star Kevin Hart, who will play a fictionalized version of Harvey, dispensing advise while trying to stop the decay of his own marriage.
The film will release simply as, Think Like A Man.

The official synopsis of the book is as follows:
“Steve Harvey, the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years, whether it's through the "Strawberry Letters" segment of his program or while on tour for his comedy shows. These are women who can run a small business, keep a household with three kids in tiptop shape, and chair a church group all at the same time. Yet when it comes to relationships, they can't figure out what makes men tick. Why? According to Steve it's because they're asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man.”

Hart is a hilarious stand-up comedian (I'm A Grown Little Man), and his most recent appearance Little Fockers and Death at a Funeral. Tim Story, meanwhile, is best known as the director of both "Fantastic Four" films as well as the first Barbershop.

BRAVE + PIXAR SEQUELS


  • PIXAR NOT INCREDIBLE, ONLY BRAVE          


Concept Art - Cars 2
Pixar is relatively not in the business of making sequels. There first sequel film was Toy Story 2, but no other franchise that they have made has had a sequel. However, after the success of last year's incredibly well-received Toy Story 3, Pixar has a couple of other follow ups in the making, including Cars 2 sechedule to release later this year and 2013's Monsters University, a prequel to Monsters, Inc.

Our source got to speak to John Lasseter who is a major player for Pixar, and asked him about a possible sequel to The Incredibles film; he answered, “We love those characters and love that world too, but there's nothing in the works right now."
Incredibles director Brad Bird is currently in post-production on his first live-action movie, Mission: Impossible Ghost Recon.

Pixar is currently working on Brave, there first film that will have a female main character.

Lasseter said they were very excited for the film, that will release after Cars 2. He also added that, “At Pixar we've always strived to have strong female characters, but granted, all of our films have had male main characters – though female characters have been very, very important in most of the films. But it's nice to have a film where the female is the main character."

Concept Art - Brave

He went on saying that, "It's also our first real, true period film. Incredibles is sort of a period film, in that it's set in a world that evokes the 60s. But this is really medieval Scotland and it's really fun to kind of go into this and to have this kind of legend and lore feel to it. But it's very, very modern in its main character and its arc and the desires and things. It's got phenomenal characters and the look of this thing is unlike anything you've ever seen. Even for Pixar, there's a gorgeous, unique look to this movie and it's very, very exciting." 

VEHICLE 19 & ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT


  • BRIAN GOES FAST 19

As Fast Five releases all over the world, and already bringing in big money as well as critics approval, Paul Walker, star of the Franchise, has signed on to star as well as produce another car genre film, entitled Vehicle 19.

Paul Walker in Fast & Furious with Brian's Iconic Skyline

The script is written by Mukunda Michael Dewil (who will also direct) and will have Walker playing an American who gets caught up in the transportation of a criminal witness, facing off against a corrupt police force that wants to silence his testimony.

Vehicle 19 should film on-location right here in SOUTH AFRICA later this year.

  • HAWKEYE, IDOL, & DRAKE IN AN ICE AGE


Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Keke Palmer, Drake and Aziz Ansari are all set to join Ice Age family. That’s right there will be another Ice Age Film, entitled Ice Age: Continental Drift.

The returning voice cast members include Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott and Josh Peck.

In the fourth film, which is scheduled for a July 13, 2012 release, will see Renner will portray Gutt, a self-styled master of the high seas, And Lopez will portray Shira, a sabre toothed tiger who melts the heart of Diego.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

AVENGERS (SHOOTING BEGINS)



  • AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!

Director Joss Whedon
Marvel's The Avengers has begun shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Marvel.com has released the first on-set photo. Think of it as a little teaser for all us fans.

The picture really doesn’t reveal much, except that you can see the reworked S.H.I.E.LD. logo  in the background! However, it does give us the sense of occasion and the magnitude of this project by having all these guys in one film!!!

Avenger Photo from the Set


Marvel also confirmed that Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgard would be reprising their roles from Thor, as Loki and Professor Erik Selvig, in the Avengers, which is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon (THE MAN THAT HAS ALL THE PRESSURE ON HIS SHOULDERS TO PROMISE US A CLASSIC FILM).  
Joss Whedon              &        Fans' Concept Art

Bear in mind this  will Whedons’ First major block buster that he will be directing, with his other film credits just being Serenity, a film he directed back in 2005. Don’t let that get you worried as Whedon is a very good writer andis known as the man that created Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. He has worked with Marvel before and is a huge fan of thee Avengers. He also co-wrote Captain America: The First Avenger. We can probably assume that Whedon will stay true to the characters, but will he be able to pull them all in each others realities without destroying the realities that was set in each characters film?? The fighting and explosons will have to be BIG!! However, the storyline will have to be as well for this film not to be considered one of Hollywood’s most expensive and star studdered FLOPS!!! 
Fans' Concept Art Avengers

Official details of the plot - including who will be the movie's main villain - have yet to be confirmed, but Marvel have revealed a bit of the plot; "When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster."

The film will continue principal photography in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City.


The cast so far includes, Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill.
The Cast of Avengers


FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT & SAFE HOUSE



  • FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

The Cast of the Film
Mindy Kaling (the Office) has just signed on to the comedy film, Five-Year Engagement that is already in production.

Emily Blunt
The film, from director Nicolas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), is said to be a lewd, couples comedy, and charts the five-year engagement of a man (Jason Segel - Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and his fiancée (Emily Blunt - Gulliver's Travels), following the ups and downs of their relationship.

Kaling, who will play a grad student, is best known as both a writer and actress on "The Office" but has appeared in a number of features such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and No Strings Attached.

The rest of the announced cast includes Alison Brie, Chris Pratt, Rhys Ifans, Lauren Weedman, David Paymer and Jackie Weaver.

No word on the release date yet.



  • SAFE HOUSE

Vera Farmiga
Vera Farmiga (Source Code) is just the latest name to join the currently in production thriller Safe House.


The film will star Ryan Reynolds’ as a young CIA agent who becomes the house sitter of a governmental safe house.
Denzel Washington will play a criminal who has been in hiding there, and must be transported to another location when the house comes under attack.

Denzel Washington         &             Ryan Reynolds
Farmiga, playing Reynold's character's supervisor, also joins Brendon Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Robert Patrick and Liam Cunningham in the film directed by Daniel Espinosa.

Safe House is filming right now, right here in SOUTH AFRICA!!

The film will be released in February 2012.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

FAST FIVE FEATURETTE - HOBBS VS DOM


Now Fast Five has already released in some countries, but will only release in the states this Friday, and will only release in SA next Friday (6 May). So for you that has not watched the film as yet, or for that cant get enough,why don't you check out this Featurette, Hobbs vs Dom...
Dom Vs Hobbs

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For more Videos you can check out... Fast Five Trailer 2, Fast Five Featurette, & Fast Five Featurette - Rio

WORLD WAR Z

  • ANOTHER WORLD WAR BASTARD


Brad Pitt (Inglorious Bastards) has been cast in World War Z.

Based on the novel by Max Brooks, “World War Z is about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies.”
The story was wrote a detail by Brooks and the tale follows a researcher who works for the U.N. Postwar Commission, as he interviews survivors from countries all over the world 10 years after the crisis to gather a first-person post-mortem on a war that obliterated every country on the map.

Brad Pitt is set to play the U.N. researcher and Enos Mireille would potentially play his wife, she is still currently in negotiations for the role.

World War Z
There is still no official release date for the film, but World War Z is looking to go into production immediately for a summer 2012 release.

PIRANHA 3DD & THE HIVE


  • PIRANHA 3D GETS ANOTHER D   


Dimension films has started production on the sequel of the fish horror flick, Piranha 3D, entitled Piranha 3DD.

This is the official plot that was released by the company; "There's something in the water… again, and this time no one is safe from the flesh eating fish as they sink their razor sharp teeth into the visitors of the best summer attraction, The Big Wet Water Park."

Principal photography is still underway right now in Wilmington, NC.
John Gulager (Feast) is directing a cast that includes Danielle Panabaker (The Crazies), Matt Bush (Adventureland) & Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man).

Cast of the film

The film is scheduled to release in November this year.

  • THRILLING HIVE

Joel Schumacher has signed on to direct a suspense thriller called The Hive, Variety reports.

Director Joel Schumacher
The film is said to focus on a female emergency line operator who, in trying to help a young girl, comes up against a killer from her own past. The script arrives from Rich D'Ovidio, who previously wrote Exit Wounds and Thir13en Ghosts.

Schumacher most recently directed the drama Twelve and is currently finishing up Trespass, another thriller that will star Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

OZ THE GREAT AND THE POWERFUL


  • PROBLEMS IN OZ

Hilary Swank
Seems that there are already problems in the Wizard of OZ prequel film, entitled OZ The Great and Powerful.


Vulture reports that Disney Studios and director Sam Raimi are going into battle over who should play the key role of an elder witch in Oz The Great And Powerful, a prequel to The Wizard of Oz that recounts how the wizard (to be played by James Franco) came to Oz.

Michelle Williams
Vulture claims that director Raimi wants to cast Oscar winner Hilary Swank, star of Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby, & Conviction, in the role. Hilary and Raimi have worked together in The Gift, so the director feels that she would perfect for this role. However, Disney is demanding that Michelle Williams, star of Dawson’s Creek, BrokeBack Mountain & Blue Valentine, play the part.

Raimi wanted to cast John C. Reilly as the wizard's sidekick, but that the actor opted to take a role in The Hunger Games instead.


Monday, April 25, 2011

THE HOBBIT & SAVAGE


  • 2 HOBBITS IN ONE

Ian Holm
Martin Freeman
It seems that Martin Freeman won't be the only actor playing Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.


Director Peter Jackson posted on his Facebook page that Ian Holm, who played Bilbo in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, would reprise his role as the elderly Baggins in the two-part screen adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic, the hobbit.

The Hobbit is now filming in New Zealand, with Part 1 set for a late 2012 debut.

  • SPEED RACER GETS SAVAGE       

Emile Hirsch , star of Speed Racer, Alpha Dog & Into the wild, will be joining the cast of Oliver Stone's Savages.
Emile Hirsch

Based on the novel by Don Winslow, “the book features two friends from Laguna Beach (Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch) who share the same girlfriend (Blake Lively) and a thriving business growing and distributing the best-quality pot on the planet. When they resist being muscled by a Mexican drug cartel, the girl is kidnapped and the ransom is every cent they've made for the last five years. They agree to pay but hatch an alternate plan to get her back, get revenge, and then get lost.”
Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek will play the role of Mexican cartel queen-pin Elena and Benicio Del Toro is portraying vicious cartel enforcer Lado. John Travolta and Uma Thurman are still in talks to join the film.

You can catch Emile Hirsch in his next film, The Darkest Hour, which releases the end of this year.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

X-MEN FIRST CLASS - Trailer 2

As the release date for X-men first Class approaches we have just gotten our hands on another trailer from the franchise... and we must say it keeps getting better and better... X-Men First Class will definitely not be a let down by any means if the film is as promising as the trailers suggest... but anyway why don't you just take a look at the second trailer of the upcoming Marvel Comic book adaption film.

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SAVAGES

  • PULP FICTION SAVAGES

John Travolta & Uma Thurman
Pulp Fiction stars John Travolta and Uma Thurman are set to reteam in director Oliver Stone's, Savages. Deadline reports that Travolta will take on the role of Dennis, a burned out DEA agent & Thurman would play Pagu.

Blake Lively
Meanwhile Green Lantern star Blake Lively is also joining the adaptation of the Don Winslow novel. Blake will take on the role of O, Pagu’s (Uma Thurman) daughter in the story. Other cast members include Kick-Ass Aaron Johnson & Gambit, Taylor Kitsch (Who you can see in the upcoming, The Bang Bang Club.)

In the book, “two friends from Laguna Beach (Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch) share the same girlfriend (Lively) and a thriving business growing and distributing the best-quality pot on the planet. When they resist being muscled by a Mexican drug cartel, the girl is kidnapped and the ransom is every cent they've made for the last five years. They agree to pay but hatch an alternate plan to get her back, get revenge, and then get lost.”

Salma Hayek will play the role of Mexican cartel queen-pin Elena and Benicio Del Toro is portraying vicious cartel enforcer Lado.

Filming will begin in July.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

THE ROCK OF AGES

  • ZETA IS THE ROCK's VILLIAN

 The Hollywood Reporter says that director Adam Shankman has cast Catherine Zeta-Jones in Rock of Ages, the adaptation of the Broadway musical.

Zeta-Jones, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for Chicago, will play the villainess of the movie, a part that was not in the stage production.

Catherine Zeta-Jones
"It's a character that we only really came to in the last month," Shankman told the trade. "The character was invented to streamline the stories."

Zeta-Jones will be joining a cast that includes Diego Gonzalez Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough. The musical centers on two people who meet at the Sunset Strip club Rock of Ages, fall in love and try to stay together amid '80s rock anthems.

Filming is targeted for a May start.


THE DARK KNIGHT RISES


  • THE INCEPTION RISES

Marion Cotillard
The official announcement that Oscar winner Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have joined the cast of The Dark Knight Rises, as been announced today, as well as there roles in the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.

Cotillard will appear as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father's philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.

Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The film reunites the actors with Christopher Nolan, who recently directed them in the award-winning blockbuster Inception.

The director stated, "When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience. I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake, and I am looking forward to working with both of them again."

Heading the cast of The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale stars as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The main cast also includes Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy as Bane.


Friday, April 22, 2011

THE HUNGER GAMES


  • DEFINITELY HUNGER MODEL GAMES

ELIZABETH BANKS
Elizabeth Banks (Definitely, Maybe & Role Models) looks set to join the cast of, Gary Ross' adaptation of the bestselling Suzanne Collins novel, The Hunger Games.
Jennifer Lawrence - Mystique

Banks joins Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique in the upcoming X-Men: First Class), Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth), & Liam Hemsworth (Knowing), in this film which is based on a young adult novel, that tells the tales of despotic future the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight till the death on live TV. 
Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg have also been just announced for the science fiction adaptation.

The lovely Banks is said to be playing Effie Trinket, “an escort for District 12 whose hair changes color radically throughout the series. In the first book, she's described as wearing a pink wig.”

You can catch Elizabeth Banks later this year in her film, Our Idiot Brother.

The Hunger Games, meanwhile, is set for release on March 23, 2012.

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL - PLOT (RUMORED)

THE RUMORED PLOT

Well we got some rumors that are currently circulating around the Superman: Man of Steel reboot. Its rumored that large sections of the film will be shot in West Africa as well as the States side, and if its true it will heavily mirror Mark Waid's Superman: Birthright limited series.

Bleeding Cool uncovered an alleged plot synopsis for Man of Steel over at The Baseline Studio System:
"A young reporter named Clark Kent roams the world covering various news stories. When he is compelled to use his secret powers to intervene in a crisis in West Africa, he returns to Smallville to learn more about his origins and the hero he was born to be."
This, in essence, is the same basic plot to the Birthright storyline.

 Diane Lane, who plays Martha Kent in the film, recently said that the movie will cover Superman's life from infancy on, so that's in sync with Birthright's explorations of Superman's origins.

Well if this is the plot of the film, we will just have to wait and see how they plan on fitting General Zod into the film.

In related news, ChicagoBusiness.com claims that Man of Steel will film in the Chicago area for two to three months beginning in August, specifically in suburban Plano, Illinois. The production's not so secret local codename is said to be "Autumn Frost." One source said that there would be 10 weeks of prep followed by 10 weeks of filming there. "Outdoor scenes would be filmed here, with interiors shot in Vancouver, British Columbia," according to the site.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

HEADSHOT & GOTTI: THE THREE GENERATIONS

  • THE PUNISHER VS RAMBO IN A HEADSHOT

Thomas Jane, a former Punisher, is set to star opposite Sylvester Stallone, in HeadShot.

Jane - THE PUNISHER
Stallone - RAMBO
Jane revealed that, "He's (Sylvester) a hitman, I'm a cop, and we're just opposite in every (expletive) way, and we need each other to get this job done. And of course I'm like, 'As soon as this job's over, I'm going to take you to jail, you know, you're a killer.'"

Walter Hill will be directing. The last film that Hill directed was, Undisputed starring Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames back in 2002!!

 Filming begins next month in Louisiana and New York.


  • GOTTI: THE THREE GENERATIONS                   

Nick Cassavetes has dropped out of directing the gangland biopic Gotti: Three Generations.

Variety reports that the filmmaker parted ways with the project, due to a scheduling conflict with another directing commitment to the indie film Yellow.

According to the trade, "Producers are seeking a new director and remain on track to go into production in the fall. Josh Pesci's on board as Angelo Ruggiero and Travolta's daughter Ella Blue has a featured role while Lindsay Lohan's has just got the role of Kim Gotti, the wife of John Gotti Jr.."
John Travolta                                  John Gotti        

John Travolta will be in the film and is set to play John Gotti.

THE FIRST TIME & THE STARE


  • THE FIRST TIME 101

Victoria Justice, the young star of Zoey 101, has joined the cast of The First Time and is set to take on role of the female lead.
Victoria Justice

The film will be written and directed by Jonathan Kasdan (In the Land of Women).
The First Time is a teen romance that focuses on a relationship between male (Dylan O'Brien) and female (Britt Robertson) high school students.

"It's really just two large parts -- a boy and a girl," Kasdan said about the lead roles late last year, "They meet, and it's the first throes of their relationship... Before it gets bad, like they all inevitably do."

Justice, will play O'Brien's character's dream girl, marking her second major big screen role after the upcoming Halloween comedy Fun Size.

Adam Sevani (Step Up 3D) will also star in this film and is planned to shoot shortly in Los Angeles.


  • THE SWAN STARE INTO 127 HOURS

Winona Ryder
James Franco
James Franco (Spiderman, 127 Hours) and Winona Ryder (Black Swan) are set to star in The Stare. The film, to be directed by Jay Anania will represent the first film from the newly launched Waterstone Entertainment.

Ryder will star as a playwright who begins to lose track of reality during a mounting production with Franco appearing as one of the actors.

Anania most recently directed Shadows and Lies, which also starred Franco.

Ryder recently appeared in the similarly themed Black Swan last year as well as in this year's Ron Howard dark comedy, The Dilemma. She is next scheduled to provide a voice for Tim Burton's stop motion project Frankenweenie.
Franco, meanwhile, is set to appear in Rise of the Planet of the Apes this summer and will soon reteam with director Sam Raimi (Spiderman - Trilogy) for Oz, the Great and Powerful.