09:21 AM on 02/12/11
Entertainment Round-Up contributors: rest_easy, Stayillogical, and Thomas Balkcom
Industry News and Rumors:
1) The Beaver gets delayed again.
2) Mr. Men movie?
3) Mike Newell (Prince of Persia) will be directing Great Expectations.
4) Alan Menken will be doing some music for Captain America.
- Here are some hi-res photos.
5) Here are some set photos from Looper.
6) Warner Brothers are close to getting the rights to The Great Gatsby.
7) Goran Visnjic has joined Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
8) Sony bought Jason Sudeikis’ comedy A Good Old Fashioned Orgy.
9) It’s rumored that Shane Black will write and direct Iron Man 3.
10) Here’s another rumor about who Joseph Gordon-Levitt would play in The Dark Knight Rising.
11) Emma Watson and Logan Lerman cast in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
12) Here’s an interview and some footage from Hangover 2.
13) Ryan Gosling is being courted for the lead in Warner Bros remake of Logan's Run.
- This has since been confirmed, with the great Nicolas Refn directing.
14) We knew Shockwave was the villain but Bay also confirmed Sentinel Prime will be a villain for Transformers 3. Also, he says this film has an ending that will wrap it up 'because I am finished doing this'
15) Here is a clean shot of the cast for The Hobbit. Filming starts March 21st.
16) Morgan Creek announced they have will start production on the biopic Tupac.
17) Wayne Wang (Maid in Manhattan, Joy Luck Club) will direct a biopic on Albert Einstein. (But can it top Young Einstein?)
18) Here are some images of the new Winnie the Pooh movie. I believe it’s a reboot but looks nice with mostly traditional animation.
19) Melissa Resenburg (screenwriter for the Twilight films) will be the screenwriter for the Highlander reboot.
20) Christian Bale and director Brad Anderson have tentative plans to re-team (The Machinist) for an adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s Concrete Island.
21) David O’Russell will officially ruin Uncharted. As if Mark Walhberg’s casting wasn’t detrimental enough his latest quote about why he wanted to do this movie adaptation was:
David O. Russell: Because it's centered around a family, and I like the combination of criminals and truth. These guys they're tough but they're working on this crazy case, and they can't do it without truth. I think that's cool.
22) Julia Roberts will play the wicked queen in Snow White. (But can she really do an evil laugh?)
23) First looks at Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood’s Hoover.
24) Here’s a first look at Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher.
25) Cobie Smoulders will play a SHIELD agent in The Avengers.
26) It’s sounding like Lindsay Lohan may have a role in the new Superman movie. Not as Louis Lane but as a major character.
27) Sylvester Stallone will star in Wayne Kramer’s new movie Headshot. Stallone's character teams with a young NYPD detective in a high-stakes investigation that leads from the dingy back alleys of New Orleans all the way to the power corridors of Washington, D.C.
28) Winners of the Writer’s Guild Awards. Futurama for animation any length one airing time. Nice.
29) Robert Downey Jr. left Oz the Great and the Powerful. Now Johnny Depp has passed. Up next? James Franco is being looked at for the part.
30) With Javier Bardem in talks to play the villain in Bond 23 could it get better? Ralph Fiennes is now also in talks to play a dark complex role in the film.
31) Jason Segel will star in Dreamwork’s Undercover Cop about a cop undercover in the 1980’s fighting New Jersey crime.
32) Five clips from Paul .
1) There is still some uncertainty concerning the future of Mad Men.
2) The League has been renewed for a third season.
3) Sports Show starring Norm MacDonald has been green-lit.
4) Gervais wants Arnett to be a regular on The Office.
5) A premiere date and time has been set for The Killing: April 3rd at 9 PM.
6) Spielberg’s Terra Nova TV spot from the Super Bowl.
1) Submarine - http://www.slashfilm.com/submarine-trailer/
2) The Music Never Stops - http://www.slashfilm.com/the-music-stopped-trailer/
3) Prom - http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/hot-trailer-disneys-prom-trailer/
4) Bunraku - http://www.slashfilm.com/bunraku-trailer/
5) Arthur - http://www.slashfilm.com/arthur-trailer-russell-brand/
6) X-Men: First Class - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=74036
7)Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil - http://www.moviefone.com/movie/hoodwinked-too-hood-vs-evil/34124/video/hoodwinked-too-trailer-no-1/783732088001
8) Trust - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/trust/
9) Hop - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/hop/
10) Hanna - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73791
11) Drive Angry 3D (redband trailer) - http://uk.ign.com/videos/2011/02/03/drive-angry-3d-not-for-your-consideration
12) Lincoln Lawyer - http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30095
13) Wicker tree - http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30112
Super Bowl TV Spots
01)Captain America: The First Avenger - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73854
02) Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides (extended) - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73858
03) Fast Five - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73855
04) Super 8 - http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/02/06/super-8-j-j-abrams-2/
05) Thor - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73852
06) Transformers 3 - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73856
07) Rio - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73859
08) The Battle for LA - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73851
09) Priest (same as #8 link) - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73851
10) Just Go With It (same as above 2 links) - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73851
11) Cowboys & Aliens - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73848
12) Limitless - http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/04/limitless-super-bowl-spot
13) Rango - http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73793
Movies Out Next Week (2/18)
I Am Number Four
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Vanishing on 7th Street
DVDs Out Next Week (2/15)
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Absolutepunk Entertainment Links
Here's a link to December/January discussion thread for our AP.net book club. I'd love to see some more participation.
sources: aintitcool.com, slashfilm.com, empire.com, theavclub.com, tv.ign.com, fandango.com, videoeta.com, deadline.com, variety.com, comingsoon.net, firstshowing.com, superherohype.com
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09:35 AM on 02/12/11
Can't wait to see how Martin Freeman approaches the role of Bilbo for The Hobbit.
09:45 AM on 02/12/11
I want it to be May already to see Thor!
09:53 AM on 02/12/11
I've watched the League since day 1 and instantly fell in love. It was a very unheard of show at that point for anyone who didn't watch FX for Always Sunny or something else. I always thought the show was great but just didn't know if enough people would watch it. After all, Arrested Development got cancelled just a couple seasons in. Well I'm glad it got the word of mouth it deserved. In the days before the internet this show would have never lasted.
09:57 AM on 02/12/11
Show's over, mother fuckers.
I could honestly care less who Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays in TDKR, I'm just happy he may be in it.
10:03 AM on 02/12/11
I'm pretty stoked to see Cobie in The Avengers.
Arnett on The Office could be good, but I'm more excited for the episodes with Ferrell
10:51 AM on 02/12/11
You never report on Cowboys and Aliens. That movie looks incredible, the cast is pro
10:57 AM on 02/12/11
if you have Cowboys & Aliens news, by all means, submit it and I will gladly put it in next week's.
11:15 AM on 02/12/11
"31) Jason Segel will star in Dreamwork’s Undercover Cop about a cop undercover in the 1980’s fighting New Jersey crime."
Holy redundancy, batman.
11:29 AM on 02/12/11
Would be cool to see JGL as Alberto Falcone, but I didn't think the Selina story arc about finding out who her father was, didn't come up until Dark Victory. That novel also introduced Robin....
As much as Mel Gibson is crazy, The Beaver trailer looked really good and promising. The Frightened Rabbit song didn't hurt, either.
With how awesome the new Bond is shaping up, I think I should finally see Quantum of Solace.
It makes sense that Smulders would get the part, she has worked with Wheedon before.
A Norm MacDonald show sports news show sounds great. He is a veteran afterall.
Doesn't Arnett star in a show with the girl from Felicity?
11:34 AM on 02/12/11
Cobie Smulders in The Avengers = fuck yes.
11:35 AM on 02/12/11
That Paul movie looks hysterical. Never heard of it until now.
The Hangover 2 and A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy have me very, very excited.
11:50 AM on 02/12/11
Holy shit Arnett will be amazing in The Office.
01:22 PM on 02/12/11
i want to punch David O'Russell in the face after seeing what he will do to the Uncharted movie. it's bad enough Marky Mark will be playing Drake, now he is completely changing everything.
and the stupid asses at Sony are retarded for letting this happen
fuck that! i'll just stick to the games and to the Indiana Jones films
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