The fifth and final Twilight film may be scheduled to release next November, but Stephenie Meyer ain’t done with you yet. Her best-selling 2008 science-fiction novel The Host — her only non-Twilight work to date — is in the process of being turned into a film, so expect to hear plenty of news about it between now and its March 29, 2013 release date. In fact, here’s some right now: The important role of Jared Howe will be played by 26-year-old actor Max Irons, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY »
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Fans of 3-D are crying out for a hero, someone who can rescue the extra-dimensional format from the dreary overwhelming fog of shoddy post-production conversion, darkened images, and brutally high ticket prices. There! Look! On the horizon! A white knight rides onto the battlefield, brandishing his encyclopedic knowledge of cinema! In a new trailer for his upcoming Hugo, director god Martin Scorsese proudly explains, “I’d always dreamed of doing a film in 3-D.” Mind you, he probably only dreamed of filming in 3-D because of a youthful obsession with Dial M for Murder or Bwana Devil or some other antediluvian 3-D movie that was definitively not Avatar. The point is, Hugo will probably look a lot better than Pirates of the Caribbean: The Prince of Stranger Tides or whatever. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY »
The Three Musketeers opens today in North American theaters, and star Milla Jovovich is loudly voicing her displeasure with the film’s marketing campaign. She took to Twitter earlier today to speak out against Summit Entertainment, the film’s US distributor, first in an accusation that drew a comparison between the campaign for Musketeers and the upcoming Twilight fourquel: “Are ‘summit’ promoting it as a family adventure movie? Or are they resting on their laurels from ‘twilight’ n making no effort? Let me know!”
She continued about one hour later: “I think ‘summit’ hve swept ’3 Musketeers’, a grt family adventure film, under the rug in the US. Shame on them. SHAME ON YOU ‘SUMMIT’.” It’s an undeniably personal battle for Jovovich: The film was directed by her husband, Paul W.S. Anderson.
A representative for Summit had no comment at this time. The film currently holds a bleak 38 score on Metacritic.
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The first five minutes of Paul W.S. Anderson’s slo-mo action-packed version of the Alexandre Dumas classic The Three Musketeers has been released online. Watch it below. Warning: There’s no Orlando Bloom, but there is a curious mix of tone that likely will make you want to see the film or decide to pass. READ FULL STORY »
For 40 years, fans of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax have wondered about The Once-ler.
Exactly who – or what – is attached to those spindly green arms, seen in the 1971 storybook heedlessly chopping down the lush, candy-colored truffula forest? Until now, only the grouchy Lorax (who confronts him declaring, “I speak for the trees!”) could know for sure.
Though the good doctor never showed us The Once-ler’s face, a new Universal movie (out March 2) from the animation team whose credits include Despicable Me and Horton Hears a Who offers a surprising twist to a longtime pop-culture mystery.
Dr. Seuss fans, prepare to lay your eyes on The Once-ler.
In his upcoming film, The Rum Diary, Johnny Depp gives up Jack Sparrow’s mascara and natty dreads to play a hard-living American newspaperman down and out in 1950s Puerto Rico. Based on an early, semi-autobiographical novel by Hunter S. Thompson, the film was a long-in-the-works labor of love for Depp, who became real-life merry-prankster pals with the Gonzo author when he initially portrayed him in 1998′s whacked-out Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. This time out, Depp gets into all sorts of trouble on the tropical island, in no small part trying to impress the easy-on-the-eyes Amber Heard. In fact, you can check the two costars out in this exclusive clip where Heard gets Depp’s engine revving. Watch below: READ FULL STORY »
After a weekend of top-secret speculation about which mysterious high-profile work in progress would be screened at the New York Film Festival on Monday night, Martin Scorsese appeared onstage at a packed Avery Fisher Hall to introduce his latest film, the 3-D fantasia Hugo. The hometown crowd stood as he made his entrance, then quietly sat down and put on their glasses, settling in for what has to be regarded as an early Oscar contender. READ FULL STORY »
Robert Downey is developing a feature film based on heroic fictional defense lawyer, Perry Mason, EW has confirmed. Team Downey and Warner Bros. are resurrecting the franchise, based on Erle Stanley Gardner’s books and made most famous by actor Raymond Burr on television, as a potential vehicle for the Iron Man star. A writer has not been hired, but the film would be based on an original story conceived by Downey and David Gambino that is set in 1930s L.A. (Variety first reported the story.)
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