Back in June of last year, we told you about Darren Aronofsky, the fantastic director who gave us "The Wrestler" and "Black Swan" among others, was shopping his edgy retelling of "Noah's Ark." (See Darren Aronofsky Wants to Sail "Noah's Ark!")
Now, Deadline is reporting that the deals for "Noah" are done with help from co-producing partners New Regency and Paramount. Shooting is expected to start in July and Russell Crowe is set as Noah.
Once upon a time, Christian Bale was Aronofsky's first choice but the actor's back-to-back schedule prohibited him from embarking on the journey. So now, it's up to Crowe to be both the master and commander of the ship.
John Logan ("Gladiator") reworked the script originally written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel.
I trust Aronofsky's instincts as a filmmaker so I think this film will float our boat! HA! (Check out my fun interview with the director for "The Wrestler" right here)
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“The Hunger Games” is being described as the next “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” because of its massive fan base stemming from its literary origin. Many fans of the Suzanne Collins book could not wait to see the film.
Prior to watching the movie, I did not understand the hype surrounding “The Hunger Games.” But after spending nearly 2 ½ hours with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), I can now tell you that I’m a believer. “The Hunger Games” is truly the first blockbuster movie of 2012 that has surpassed my expectations. Read More...
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I thoroughly enjoyed "Chronicle" so I was very happy to find out that the director, Josh Trank, is developing to direct "The Red Star" for Warner Bros. according to Deadline. This one's an adaptation of a graphic novel with a healthy set of 4 volumes! The script will be written by Jason Rothenberg and the film will be produced by Neal Moritz. Since "Chronicle" surprised everyone, Trank has been in-demand including talks to reboot "Fantastic Four" for Fox and the "Spider-Man" spinoff, "Venom," for Sony.
So what is "Red Star" all about? According to its Wiki page:
The Red Star is a comic book series by Christian Gossett set in a sci-fi/fantasy world described by Gossett as "Mythic [Soviet] Russia". The "Lands of The Red Star" were inspired by both Russian folklore and military history. The series is thus heavily reminiscent of a post-World War II Soviet Russia mixing technology and sorcery.
The 'United Republics of the Red Star', often simply called the
'State' in the comic, are shown to be coterminous with the historical Soviet Union in a map at the beginning of the first issue. The main enemy of the first novels, Al'Istaan, is a stand-in for historical Afghanistan and occupies a similar area of the map.
Technology and sorcery? Intriguing!
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Now remember, the trailer is Red Band so beware!
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"Midnight in Paris" was a critical and commercial success for Woody Allen and it even received some much-deserved Oscar love so Sony Pictures Classics has announced that the director's latest film, previously known as "Nero Fiddled," is now officially titled "To Rome with Love."
According to the Sony Pictures Classics press release, the name change is due to the "homage to the eternal city of Rome where the film was shot on location last summer. This will be used for its worldwide release. The film’s former title, Nero Fiddled, while an appropriate and humorous phrase in the U.S., is not a familiar expression overseas and many international territories preferred a more globally understood name."
Great point, but lackluster title! Come on, can't they be more creative than "To Rome with Love?" How about "Three Coins in the Fountain?" HA!
Much like Allen's films, "To Rome with Love" tells the stories of different folks in Italy -- some American, some Italian, some tourists, some residents -- and the romances and adventures they face.
The film is set to open on June 22 and it stars Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page.
(Thanks to ibtimes.com for the picture, to see more pics of Allen's shoot in Rome, click here)
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