Wednesday, November 30, 2011

MAD MAX (Reboot Trilogy)

    Mad Max Fan Art

George Miller’s long-awaited Mad Max reboot might have been stuck in development hell for more than a year (some ten years after he started hyping the project in the first place), but that isn’t about to stop him discussing potential sequels, of which there will apparently be two.

“We started with [Fury Road], but we then started to do a second story and a third,” said Miller to Australian Financial Review. “We’ve written the script for the second and almost finished the third. We never intended to, [but] they were part of the exploration of the characters.”

Fury Road’s latest delay came about as a result of the film’s arid Australian location being washed away by flash flooding. However, the film will now be relocated to Namibia, with everything supposedly in place for filming to begin in April.

All being well, Fury Road will see Tom Hardy step into Mel Gibson’s shoes as post-apocalyptic drifter Max Rockatanski, with Charlize Theron and Zoe Kravitz also attached in supporting roles.

JEREMY RENNER (Speaks on his Future)


With Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol hitting theaters soon, sat down for an exclusive interview with star Jeremy Renner.

The actor spoke a few of his upcoming films which, includes Marvel's The Avengers, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Bourne Legacy and more.

"I never went after a big franchise," Renner said of his upcoming four-in-a-row. "I never went after a big action movie. They just sort of kind of manifested in a way... It started off by me saying, 'Why not be in a movie that will play all over the world, but that still has something that I can do in it?' Why not?"

Jeremy Renner as Hansel
When asked about the similarities between some of his upcoming roles, Renner explained that each is very different on a character level.

"It was kind of impossible for me to say no [to these films]," he added, "as long as there was stuff for me to do character-wise, selfishly, it's just a bigger setting. A bigger stage."

Already featured in a brief cameo in this past summer's Thor, Renner will soon wield Clint Barton's bow in a more significant capacity come May 6, 2012.

"[I] was blessed to be a part of [the Marvel] universe," he continued, "because I love what Marvel did with something so fantastical and unrealistic, making it kind of plausible, like when they did "Iron Man". I just thought those were really great movies, the first one in particular... The character of Hawkeye was always cool. He's kind of a rogue, shadowy character. That's what attracted me to him. Then he's also a human being. He just has a high skill set, so they call him a superhero."

While all four blockbuster films are potential franchises, Renner still teased that he's going to be taking a break from the genre.

"You're not going to see me do another action movie for a while," he smiled.

Scar-Jo as Black Widow with Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye
Post Bourne, Renner is set to star opposite Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix in writer/director James Gray's period drama Low Life and then may again team with Gray for a biopic of actor Steve McQueen.

"That's one's still really early on," he explained. "He doesn't even have a first draft yet. It's certainly something that interests me. If it comes to fruition, fantastic. We'll see."

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol arrives on December 16th

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

MOVIE 43 (ShortFilms)

  • MOVIE 43

On the set of Takashi Shimizu's thriller 7500, talked to Leslie Bibb about appearing in the ensemble film Movie 43, which will be comprised of short comedy segments.

Leslie Bibb will definitely be a Sexy WonderWoman

"The Farrelly brothers did this compilation of these shorts and there's a whole slew of us.  Hugh Jackman did one, Gerard Butler, Kate Winslet," she told us.  "Mine is me, Jason Sudeikis and Justin Long and Bobby Cannavale and John Hodgman is the Penguin. And Bobby Cannavale is a jacked up Superman who smokes and we all are these f**ked up superheroes. Like, I’m sleeping with Batman. He won’t call me back. I’m kind of crazy.  Kristen Bell is Supergirl and Uma Thurman is Lois Lane or something. And we’re all just dysfunctional superheroes, like superheroes who can’t get a date. We’re all at this speed dating."

Bibb, who is no stranger to the superhero genre having appeared in the "Iron Man" movies, revealed more about her role. "I’m Wonder Woman and I have on this amazing wig and the whole getup, which was pretty fantastic. And I’m crazier than bat sh*t. Like, she is really crazy, and so it was really fun because I know Jason [Batman] and he won’t call me back and I love him and he just doesn’t care about me. And so it proved to be a good time.  The Farrelly brothers directed one short and they were the main producers on it."

Directors for this Movie: Director: Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner

Stars who act in Shorts to make up this Movie: Emma Stone, Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Duhamel, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Seann William Scott, Kieran Culkin, Leslie Bibb, Jimmy Bennett, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Pratt, Jason Sudeikis, Jack McBrayer, Aasif Mandvi, Bobby Cannavale 

OLD BOY (In Development)

  • OLD BOY recently visited the set of CBS Films thriller 7500 and was able to talk to the film's producer, Roy Lee, about his upcoming projects.

One of them is the Old Boy remake, to be directed by Spike Lee and starring Josh Brolin. "We are planning to shoot 'Old Boy' in March and that should start pre-production in late January," he said. "This is a brand new script by Mark Protosevich. It is very similar to the film, but Protosevich has added new elements that will throw off the audience who have seen the original movie because there are new characters and new situations that present themselves in a way that change the story but eventually go in the same direction. The ending will be something audiences--especially fans of the original movie--will be very happy with. Some may consider it a bit darker."

He added that "there's going to be a different interpretation of the hallway scene that is hopefully going to be Spike's signature moment in the movie that he wants to show in a way that has never been seen in an action movie."

Monday, November 28, 2011



Jamie Chung in SuckerPunch got a chance to talk to Jamie Chung on the set of 7500, coming next August, and they asked her about starring in RZA's The Man with the Iron Fists.

"The original cut was four hours long and RZA was like, 'Let's turn it into two movies! [Producer] Eli [Roth] was like, 'Eh...'" she said about the project.

She added: "They're really excited and I have complete faith in RZA, he's a genius when it comes to these things and he knows the genre so well. So, it's cut down to an hour and a half. Now he's working on the music. Everyone is stoked but it will have that cool feel like '36th Chamber of Shaolin' or 'Five Deadly Venoms.' It's definitely a delicacy and Russell Crowe is doing some amazing things that you would never see him do in film. It's a fun movie. I think it may come out in August."

Quentin Tarantino also produced the film, which centers on a blacksmith (RZA) in feudal China who makes weapons for a small village. He is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers. Lucy Liu and Pam Grier also star.