Narnia is coming soon
No, not "The Hobbit" (that goes without saying), but the "Chronicles of Narnia" series by C.S. Lewis.
The newest and third movie in the well made franchise is "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," coming to theaters in 3D and 2D on December 10.
This one, directed by Michael Apted, stars Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter, Gary Sweet, Bruce Spence, Arthur Angel, Shane Rangi and Liam Neeson.
And here's the just released international trailer. Enjoy, Narnia...hards? That doesn't work. So, just enjoy.
Nicolas Cage will be in another 'Ghost Rider' movie
Well, it's apparently happening, and with Nicolas Cage returning (how could it get made without him, honestly?) to reprise his role as the biker from Hell, Johnny Blaze.
The movie will be called "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance."
Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth are in talks to join the cast. Elba will hopefully play an alcoholic monk. Sure, why not?
Here's more of the scoop via TheWrap:
"Elba will play an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider, while Whitworth will play a criminal who is recruited by the devil to find the young boy. The latter actor is eventually turned into a demonic creature ... because you can never have enough of those suckers when you're dealing with a supernatural sequel!
Coming Soon has on-set pictures
As they write:
"Cruise, 48, can be seen mounting the roof of a moving van on a zip wire from the third floor of a building. You can check out the photos here or by clicking on the pic below!
"The film, directed by Brad Bird, co-stars Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Vladimir Mashkov, Michael Nyqvist and Josh Holloway. It is scheduled to hit theaters on December 16, 2011."
The comedian will co-star opposite Reese Witherspoon
The latest? She's going to appear on the big screen opposite Reese Witherspoon in the movie "This Means War."
Not surprisingly, the late-night host/comedian will play best friend to the Oscar-winning actress.
Here's more from TheWrap:
"Chris Pine and Tom Hardy ('Inception') star as best buds who both work for the CIA. When the covert agents realize they've fallen for the same woman (Witherspoon), they wage an escalating war for her affection.
"McG is directing 'This Means War,' while Will Smith and his Overbrook partner James Lassiter are producing with Simon Kinberg and Robert Simonds.
On Monday, the horror movie "Hatchet II" was pulled from U.S. theaters. Canadian theaters pulled it on Saturday.
Presumably, it was based on content, but the decision to release, then pull it out of theaters seems curious. Why release it in the first place? And did theaters just think any controversy wasn't worth it if the film wasn't garnering ticket sales?
The director, Adam Green, responded:
"'We woke up this morning and the movie was gone. I'm bewildered and confused.'
Later, he releases a more elaborated statement to Moviefone to speak about the issue.
'How the decision was made to pull the film early, no one will ever know,' he says. 'The sad truth of the matter is that no one at Dark Sky ['Hatchet II' distributor] has been able to tell me the exact reasons behind why the film was pulled (they have not gotten a clear explanation whatsoever).'
"Coming in defense of the horror movie which was unrated because MPAA refused to give it R rating, Green claims, ''HATCHET' or 'HATCHET 2' are not nearly as offensive or violent as some of the larger fare that has made it by to theaters with an R, mainly because the tone of these films is comedic and nothing within them is realistic or can even be taken seriously at all.'
Emma Stone cast in the upcoming 'Spider-Man' movie
Here's more from Coming Soon:
"Emma Stone has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming Spider-Man film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairwoman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. Stone has been tapped for the role of Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.
"The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December and will be released in theaters nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012."
More of the same?
Will it have the same hype as the first one? Certainly not. Will it be any good? Not sure.
Here's the trailer so you can ponder these thoughts some more:
Alda to star in two new movies
And, even better, alongside Ben Stiller and Paul Rudd. That sounds about right to me.
Though I never thought I'd read that Alda would be starring in a Brett Ratner movie. He better get ready to blast a gun or blow something up.
Here, from TheWrap:
"Alan Alda has been cast alongside his 'Flirting With Disaster' co-star Ben Stiller in Universal's 'Tower Heist,' and the Oscar-nominated actor will also join Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd in the comedy 'Wanderlust,' the studio announced on Tuesday.
"'Wanderlust' stars Aniston and Rudd as a married couple who try to escape their modern society by moving out of New York.
"Alda will play Carvin, the head of a naturist village. It sounds like a fun role for the actor, who has a gentle energy about him that should work wonders with this material.
"David Wain ('Role Models') directs from a script he co-wrote with Ken Marino, and Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman and Lauren Ambrose co-star.
"Wain, Marino and Rudd will also produce alongside Judd Apatow of Apatow Prods., while Dick Vane will exec produce.
"As for 'Tower Heist,' Brett Ratner is set to direct from a script by a plethora of Hollywood's hottest screenwriting talent, including Adam Cooper & Bill Collage, Russell Gewirtz, Rawson Thurber, Ted Griffin, Leslie Dixon, Noah Baumbach and Jeff Nathanson."