Saturday, March 31, 2012

ANCHORMAN 2 (In Development)


There's been much talk about it over the years, but an Anchorman sequel seemed like it might never happen. But now, Ron Burgundy himself has announced that the film is a go.

Adam McKay will direct once again, scripting with his frequent partner and Burgundy's alter ego Will Ferrell. Check out the announcement clip below, which will air on Conan O'Brien tonight:

Friday, March 30, 2012

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (Poster + Trailer)


DreamWorks Animation has revealed the first trailer and new artwork for Rise of the Guardians, based on "The Guardians of Childhood" book series by William Joyce. Opening in theaters on November 21, the adaptation is voiced by Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law.

Rise of the Guardians is an epic and magical adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost - legendary characters with previously unknown extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children everywhere.

We think that this film, will be totally awesome and one that you would really not want to miss at all!!

JACK RYAN (Director Found)


Kenneth Branagh
Following last week's update that saw formally-attached director Jack Bender departing Paramount Pictures' still-untitled Jack Ryan project, comes word, via Variety, that Kenneth Branagh has now taken the reins.

Chris Pine is still attached to play the Tom Clancy character, which has previously appeared in the novel-to-screen adaptations The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears.

Producer Mace Neufeld previously spoke with about the next chapter in the popular franchise.

"We pick him up when he's on Wall Street," he said. "...[but] the Jack Ryan movies have never been action films. They're kind of 'thinking man's thrillers.' Jack is referred to as a 'water-walker' because of his ability to jump ahead to conclusions. That's very big in all the Jack Ryan films and that's how we want to portray him. He's a teacher. He's a historian. He's a linguist. And he's really smart."

Branagh, who most recently directed Thor, is also attached to direct The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for 20th Century Fox with Kate Winslet in the lead. Which project moves forward first, though, remains to be seen.



Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson has joined the cast of Michael Bay's Pain and Gain, EW reports. She'll star opposite Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Tony Shalhoub and Bar Paly in the dark comedy.

Based on a true story, Pain and Gain follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida.

Wilson, best known for her role as Kristen Wiig's roommate in last year's Bridesmaids, will star as Ramona Eldridge, one of the players in the true-to-life extortion scheme. She can also be seen on the big screen in the upcoming What to Expect When You're Expecting

Thursday, March 29, 2012



A new photo from the set of Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives is now online, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, and features a bloodied and beaten Ryan Gosling. Check it out below!

Ryan Beat Up!!

The crime thriller reunites Gosling and Refn, following their teaming on last year's Drive. Kristin Scott Thomas (Sarah's Key) and Tom Burke (Cheri) co-star.

The film features Gosling as Julian, a former kickboxer and gangster living in Bangkok. When his brother is murdered by a ruthless Thai police lieutenant, Julian is forced to seek vengeance or risk his own death.

PROMETHEUS (Ridley speaks 3D)


Total Film sat down with Sir Ridley Scott recently to talk about his long-awaited return to the Alien universe, Prometheus.

How much of Ridley Scotts Prometheus is connected to his first Sci-fi flick Alien??

And while everybody must be incredibly keen to see just how much Prometheus ties into the Alien mythology, there’s another aspect to the film that’s exciting. This will mark Scott’s first film with 3D.

TotalFilm: How was it working in 3D?

Ridley Scott: “I'm kind of naturally visual anyway, that's where I come from. And you're working off superb 3D screens, which are on the floor, and are really big. It was just wonderful.

I was shooting on 3D, then seeing it on the floor. It was easy, I must say.”

TF: Do you push it in a way we haven't seen before?

RS: “Well, I mean, yeah. You only want to push it so far, before it becomes arrows popping out of the screen and stabbing you in the eye. You use it for visual effect.”

TF: Is it more immersive, giving depth?

RS: “Yes, yes. And you can do that afterwards, by the way. I'm actually decided right now how deep to make it on certain sequences.

So you can literally, as it were, twiddle a knob, and the depth will increase. It's kind of bizarre, but there it is. Technologically it's absolutely staggering.

I was working with MPC in London, looking after almost 1,300 big FX shots, and every night they would pipe through shots to a big screen in my office in Lexington Street; I would sit there watching a sequence that had just been graded or refined in perfect 3D. Really amazing.”

Awesome Image from Prometheus

Prometheus is out 1 June!!