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Julian Stark

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July 18th, 2011

A continuation of THE TRIP is being planned

Michael Winterbottom’s THE TRIP, which sees funnymen Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan eating at popular restaurants in Lake District, became something of a sleeper hit here in the States and remains one of the most acclaimed releases of 2011 thus far.

THE TRIP originally aired in the U.K. as a television series, and according to The Playlist, a continuation series that sees Brydon and Coogan touring restaurants in Italy is in the planning stages.

All of this was revealed at the U.K.’s Latitude Festival this weekend. Unfortunately, nothing was said about whether or not the series would find its way to silver screens in the States like THE TRIP did. Even so, the box office success suggests that such a venture will happen once again. (more...)

Julian Stark

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July 18th, 2011

Fiennes will direct THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

Actor Ralph Fiennes recently starred in CORIOLANUS, which also served as his first time at the helm of a feature. The William Shakespeare adaptation bowed at the Berlin Film Festival to rave response. Considering such acclaim there, it isn’t surprising that Fiennes already has his next directing gig.

According to The Playlist (via Baz Bamigboye), he’ll take the helm of THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, a BBC Films production accounting for the affair between author Charles Dickens and the significantly younger Ellen Ternan.

Abbie Cornish, Felicity Jones, Imogen Poots, and Carey Mulligan are among the contenders to play Ternan; nobody’s attached for the role of Dickens yet, though Ben Whishaw, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Fiennes himself were all at one point considered for the part. (more...)

John Mulhern

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July 18th, 2011

Judge Dredd is making his way back to theaters, this time with Karl Urban underneath the helmet. The project is being kept under wraps surprisingly well, with very little known about the project up to this point. As curious as it leaves us, it is probably for the best, especially in the shadows of the 1995 Sylvester Stallone in the title role. However, they aren't hiding the fact that the Judge looks bad-ass.

This isn't our first look at DREDD, however, this is one of the most clear ones we have been shown. Urban looks really great in the role, although he is, of course, hidden underneath Dredd's mask. He fully exudes the kind of persona that I'd like to see on Dredd, and seems to be really great casting. (more...)

Joshua Brunsting

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July 18th, 2011

Talk about a way to step out of Hermione’s shoes.

With the conclusion of the iconic HARRY POTTER film franchise this past weekend, one must wonder what is in store for the three stars; Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, and Emma Watson, moving forward. Well, at least for Watson, it means working on some massively intriguing projects.

ComingSoon has learned, thanks to the open book that is producer Denise Di Novi, that not only is she working on a new take on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, but that she’ll be joined by producer Guillermo del Toro, and actress Emma Watson. (more...)

John Mulhern

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July 18th, 2011

Behold! The non-stop teases coming from the production of Peter Jackson's adaptation of THE HOBBIT continues on today, with yet another look at one of the many dwarves that make up the cast of the film. For those who aren't familiar with THE HOBBIT, the story is a lot more dwarf-centric than LORD OF THE RINGS is.

Thorin is a dwarf prince who has a personal vendetta against the film's main villain, a dragon named Smaug. Smaug has killed many of Thorin's family and their people, along with stealing their collection of gold and jewels. This is what leads Thorin and his company to Bilbo's doorstep, where Gandalf suggests Bilbo join their journey. Also in the photo is Thorin's sword Orcist, which is commonly known as the Goblin-Cleaver. (more...)

Joshua Brunsting

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July 18th, 2011

With a teaser set to run after this week’s release of CAPTAIN AMERICA, one would imagine that the cast for THE AVENGERS would be all but locked up. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case.

The Daily Blam is reporting (via The Playlist), that actress Amanda Righetti has joined the film’s cast. Her role has yet to be revealed, but one would expect that Righetti will take on a role like Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel) or Sharon Carter, member of S.H.I.E.L.D., as the report suggests. She could also take on a role like The Wasp, but at this point, it remains to be seen if she and/or Ant-Man are really characters that Marvel wants to toss in. Director Joss Whedon could use a character duo like those two for a nice injection of comedy, but at this point it is nothing but speculation. (more...)

Damon Swindall

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July 18th, 2011

Sometimes the Reel Bad Dude in a film isn’t necessarily the typical hero. Everyone cheers for the good guys and, in most cases, they do win, but that doesn’t mean they are always better than their adversaries. They just got lucky. Often the good guy versus bad guy fights are grossly mismatched, yet the good guy wins. I don’t buy those odds in reality, but it happens in film - even in some of our favorites.

Take the wonderful martial arts/action film NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER (aka KARATE TIGER) from 1986 for instance. There is a complete badass “Russian” who destroys everyone he touches but along comes some Daniel Larusso wannabe teen who drives his mom’s station wagon and he’s going to be the real champion? Right! (more...)

Joshua Brunsting

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July 18th, 2011

WB may be putting much of their focus on the upcoming finale to Chris Nolan’s Batman film trilogy, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, there are some interesting happenings in the world of Superman and WB’s MAN OF STEEL.

Moviehole is reporting that Jonah Nolan has had his turn at polishing up David Goyer’s script for the upcoming Zack Snyder film, and that Kurt Johnstad is currently doing the same thing. Johnstad and Snyder are buddies, having worked on both 300 and the upcoming prequel, 300: BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA  He also wrote THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH, a film based on an idea from Snyder. (more...)

Joshua Brunsting

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July 18th, 2011

 

Forget all those silly trailer descriptions and bootlegs, WB has finally gone ahead and given us the real deal. The studio has just released the first teaser trailer (via their Facebook page) for their upcoming film, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and while it may have been spoiled for those who read the description that hit the web earlier this week, it’s still an epic piece of tease.

Featuring a blend of footage from the previous two films to a handful of shots from this new film, we are privy to a pair of interesting moments. First, much of the trailer is narrated by Commissioner Gordon, who is bedridden. This is interspersed with blurry shots of Bane’s face, until we finally get the reveal of Tom Hardy as Bane for that brief, but bloody glorious moment. (more...)

Joshua Brunsting

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July 17th, 2011

Tread lightly, as the ground we walk on here is strictly that of rumored stories.

The Telegraph is reporting (via Bleeding Cool), that actor Rhys Ifans, who will next be seen in the upcoming AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reboot getting the biggest break of his career, has joined the cast of the 23rd film in the Bond franchise, lovingly known at this point as BOND 23.

As far as who he’ll play, the outlet doesn’t reveal that information. They simply mention that he “will appear in the film,” and that “much of the filming will take place in South Africa.” Sounds like some solid reporting. (more...)

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