The full trailer for this August’s vaguely anticipated Total Recall remake hit the Internet yesterday. The plot outline remains roughly the same as the outlandish 1990 classic: An everyman feels dissatisfied with his perfect life and is haunted by dreams of a more exciting existence, so he visits his friendly neighborhood memory implant service. Tonally, though, this new Recall suggests a futuristic Bourne, with Colin Farrell suddenly discovering a remarkable array of secret-agent Krav Maga skills. Also, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel get into a fight, and every time they punch each other, it sounds like a metal fist punching a mushroom cloud. Also, John Cho and Bryan Cranston both wear wigs. Curiously, there is still no sign of the three-breasted mutant prostitute. READ FULL STORY
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Cue the faux slo-mo trod over dramatic notes duh-da-da-da-dah-dah. (We’ve all done it.) The British Institute and London Olympic organizers are teaming up to bring Chariots of Fire back to British theaters July 13, in advance of London’s Summer Olympic Games.
Based on a true story, the film follows two runners (played by Ben Cross and Ian Charleson) whose quest to qualify for the 1920 Olympics is complicated by their religious convictions. Chariots of Fire shocked Hollywood at the 1982 Oscars, winning Best Picture, as well as trophies for original screenplay, costume design, and original score. The title theme, by Vangelis, topped the popular music charts in May 1982 and became the one-hit wonder guaranteed to stay in our heads all day.
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If you’ve exchanged pondering “Who killed Rosie Larson?” for “Who will play the next RoboCop?” you might just have the answer you’ve been looking for.
Deadline.com reports that MGM has offered The Killing star Joel Kinnaman the chance to fill Peter Weller‘s iconic robo-shoes for the upcoming RoboCop remake. With Jose Padilha on board to direct (not Darren Aronofsky) a script from Josh Zetumer, Kinnaman, who recently appeared on the big screen in Safe House and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, would be the first major casting for the reboot.
Jason Reitman has aimed his sights at reinterpreting a new classic: Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.
After re-creating The Breakfast Club, The Apartment, The Princess Bride, and Shampoo in a series of Los Angeles staged readings, Reitman has selected the 1992 crime saga for his latest one-time-only live performance with a new cast.
And there’s a big switch in store for Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink, Mr. White, Mr. Orange and the rest of the diamond-heist crew.
“We’re changing the race of the entire cast,” Reitman says.
EW has the details, along with the event’s new poster by artist Matt Owen …
Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth (The Pillars of the Earth) are now officially star-crossed lovers. The young actors began shooting Romeo and Juliet in Italy, it was announced today. The new cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, written by Downton Abbey‘s Julian Fellowes and directed by Carlo Carlei (Fluke), features a menagerie of familiar faces, including Homeland‘s Damian Lewis (Lord Capulet), Californication‘s Natascha McElhone (Lady Capulet), Another Year‘s Lesley Manville (Nurse), Ed Westwick (Tybalt), Let Me In‘s Kodi Smit-McPhee (Benvolio), Paul Giamatti (Friar Laurence), and Stellan Skarsgard (Prince of Verona).
“Every generation is interested in love,” said Fellowes, in a statement. “I mean, there is something about young love that is heartbreaking, and I think every teenager in the world would agree. All of that is very powerful. The point about teenage love is it’s before cynicism comes in to reshape one’s attitudes. You love when you’re young in a way that you’ll probably never love again.”
No nude scene for Hailee Steinfeld’s Juliet
Maybe this will be what finally coaxes Steve Guttenberg out of hiding?
After news first broke of a possible remake to the 1984 comedy Police Academy almost two years ago, EW has confirmed that New Line Cinema has hired director Scott Zabielski to helm a new version of the so-bad-it’s-good cult favorite that spawned no less than six sequels. Zabielski, who is making his feature directing debut, cut his teeth directing episodes of the Comedy Central hit Tosh.0, so he obviously knows from smart aleck renegades striving to buck the system. He is also, amazingly, a reserve police officer with the City of West Hollywood.
A rep for New Line says there is no word yet on casting.
Production on The Great Gatsby will resume after the start of the new year to give director Baz Luhrmann a chance to recover from an injury he incurred while filming in Australia.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Luhrmann was directing a scene from the remake that stars Leonard DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire when he bumped into a camera crane. Explained co-producer Anton Monsted, ”We were on quite a cramped set and he was ducking under the crane. He struck his head on the weights on the end of the camera crane. He split open his head and we had to get the doctor.”
Luhrmann required three stitches to his head. As a result, production was stopped early in Sydney so the cast could get home earlier than planned for the holidays. They will return for additional shots in January.
”There’s a few days owing due to rain and then there will also be what we would have shot … had we continued filming after Baz’s injury,” Monsted told the newspaper.
The movie is set for release on Christmas in 2012.
After the gravel-voiced Dark Knight, for many, Christian Bale’s most identifiable role remains American Psycho‘s Patrick Bateman, the Manhattan-suit-turned-murderous-sociopath adapted from Bret Easton Ellis’ lighting-rod novel of the same name. It could be difficult for some to imagine anyone else pulling off the role, but EW has confirmed that a new actor may have a chance to slip on Bateman’s top-of-the-line suits: Lionsgate is in very early development on a new film based on Ellis’ book, working with commercial and music video director Noble Jones. Deadline is reporting that Jones’ take is to bring Bateman into post-9/11, post-financial meltdown New York. But nothing has been greenlit yet, and with a Broadway musical also long in the works, Bateman may be high stepping it on the Great White Way before he ever makes it back to the big screen.
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