Archive for January, 2011

James Cameron: ‘Avatar sequel set for 2014’

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
James Cameron (Avatar)

James Cameron has said that his two upcoming Avatar sequels could be released by Christmas 2014 and 2015.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the director revealed his plans to shoot both movies at the same time.

“I am in the process of writing the next two Avatar films now,” he said.

“We are planning to shoot them together and post them together, and we will probably release them not quite back-to-back, but about a year apart. Christmas ’14 and ’15 is the current plan.”


Keanu Reeves ‘hints at two more Matrix movies’

Monday, January 24th, 2011
Keanu Reeves out and about in Manhattan's SoHo

Keanu Reeves has reportedly revealed that the Wachowski brothers are working on two more Matrix films.

Reeves, who played Neo in the first three Matrix movies, spoke about the upcoming sequels at a Q&A session in London, according to Ain’t It Cool News.

Reeves said that he met with the Wachowski brothers at Christmas time, where they apparently stated that “they had completed work on a two-picture script treatment that would see him return to the world of The Matrix as Neo”.

The Wachowski brothers will finish working on their current adaptation of Cloud Atlas before allegedly meeting with Reeves once again to discuss the Matrix sequels.

The Wachowski brothers are also working on an adaptation of Robin Hood called Hood that is set in the future. Will Smith is believed to be starring in the project.

‘No Strings Attached’ tops US box office

Monday, January 24th, 2011
'No Strings Attached' still

The week’s only new film release No Strings Attached has topped the box office in its opening weekend.

The romantic comedy, which stars Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, toppled last week’s number one, taking $20.3 million.

Seth Rogen’s superhero flick The Green Hornet falls to second place taking $18.1 million, followed by Vince Vaughn’s comedy The Dilemma which took $9.7 million.

Colin Firth’s critically acclaimed historical drama The King’s Speech remains in fourth with $9.1 million, followed by the Coen Brothers’ True Grit, which rounds out the top five with takings of $8 million.

Next week sees the release of a new horror in the form of Antony Hopkins’s latest film The Rite, as well as the Jason Statham-led action remake of The Mechanic.

The US box office top ten in full:
1. (-) No Strings Attached – $20,300,000
2. (1) The Green Hornet – $18,100,000
3. (2) The Dilemma – $9,720,000
4. (4) The King’s Speech – $9,100,000
5. (3) True Grit – $8,000,000
6. (5) Black Swan – $6,200,000
7. (9) The Fighter – $4,515,000
8. (6) Little Fockers – $4,390,000
9. (8) Yogi Bear – $4,060,000
10. (7) Tron: Legacy – $3,700,000

‘King’s Speech’ takes top Producer’s Guild honour

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
A still from the movie 'The King's Speech'

The King’s Speech has taken home the top movie prize at the 2011 Producers Guild Awards.

The royal drama, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, was handed the ‘Darryl F. Zanuck Award For Outstanding Producer Of Theatrical Motion Pictures’ at last night’s ceremony.

The King’s Speech producers Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin won the trophy ahead of the teams behind films such as The Social Network, Black Swan and Inception.

In the last ten years, the PGA winner has repeated its success at the Oscars 60% of the time to scoop ‘Best Picture’.


Being Human Syfy Series Review Link

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
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Quentin Tarantino to receive Cesar award

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
Director Quentin Tarantino attending the BATFAs, London, England

Quentin Tarantino will be honoured with a special prize at the Cesar Awards in Paris.

BBC News reports that the Kill Bill director will be given an award in celebration of his career.

Cesar president Alain Terzian said that the filmmaker is to be honoured as “a great international artist”.

Also in line for prizes at the annual awards, which will take place on February 25 in the French capital and be presided over by Jodie Foster, are Algerian film Of Gods and Men and Roman Polanski’s The Ghost.

The Social Network is further nominated alongside Invictus, Inception, Illegal, Bright Star, Heartbeats and The Secret in their Eyes.

Clint Eastwood to direct Beyoncé in ‘A Star Is Born’

Friday, January 21st, 2011
Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood has reportedly been confirmed to direct Beyoncé in a big screen remake of A Star Is Born.

Deadline reveals that Eastwood will also produce the feature along with Billy Gerber, Basil Iwanyk and Jon Peters, who was behind the 1976 version starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

Beyoncé will take on the starring role of up-and-coming singer Esther Hoffman, though no male lead has yet been cast.

A Star Is Born is due to begin filming this autumn with a release date set for 2012.

‘Lethal Weapon’ reboot in the works

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon is reportedly the latest movie series being lined up for a revamp.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio wants to revive the concept of two mismatched cops for a reboot of the hit action franchise.

Mel Gibson’s volatile homicide cop Martin Riggs and Danny Glover’s veteran police officer Roger Murtaugh teamed up for four movies spanning from 1987 to 1998. Superman director Richard Donner helmed the films, which grossed more than $950 million at the worldwide box office.

A fifth Lethal Weapon, which would have seen Gibson and Glover reunite, was rumoured in 2008.

Anne Hathaway lands Catwoman role

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Anne Hathaway is all smiles on the red carpet of the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Anne Hathaway has won the role of Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, in The Dark Knight Rises.

It was reported last week that the forthcoming movie was screen testing a number of actresses for two lead parts. Keira Knightley and Jessica Biel were also apparently in the running.

Director Christopher Nolan said: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.”

Studio Warner Bros further confirmed that Inception actor Tom Hardy will play Bane in Nolan’s next Batman movie.


Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
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