Hi-ho, silver! Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to meet your Lone Ranger — none other than "The Social Network" star Armie Hammer!
Hammer, who appeared in the Oscar-nominated picture as bitter Olympians and would-be entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, is finalizing his deal to star opposite Johnny Depp in Disney's revamp of "The Lone Ranger," reports Variety. He'll don the fictional gunslinger's iconic black mask and cowboy hat when production on the Gore Verbinski-directed flick gets underway this fall.
The road towards "The Lone Ranger" has been a long and strange one. Word first broke out about this new adaptation of the classic character in late 2008, when it was announced that Depp would headline the film, but not as the masked rider; instead, he'd be playing Tonto, the Ranger's Native American sidekick.
"Thor" lands in theaters today, bringing movie fans one step closer towards next summer's superhero extravaganza, "The Avengers." That's not all that the new Marvel movie brings, however: it also boasts a thunderous star-making turn from Chris Hemsworth, who stars in the film as the hammer-wielding warrior.
This isn't the only place you've seen Hemsworth before, and it certainly won't be the last. After the jump, find out everything you need to know about the past, present and future of Chris Hemsworth's movie career.
The day is here – the day that the fifth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise pulls into American theatres. “Fast Five” has been lauded as both true to the original and an exciting evolution for the franchise, and we’re going to break it down for you.
With the opening of “Fast Five” today in U.S. theatres, it’s a sequel that a lot of people didn’t think would ever happen. The 2001 car racing film “The Fast and the Furious” succeeded past critics and insiders’ wildest dreams, and this new installment takes this pack of racers into what could be their final showdown and into a new direction for the franchise. If you compare this film to a vintage car, it’s been classically restored to its showroom condition but has a little bit of modern muscle under the hood. Find out more about the fast-paced flick past the jump.
Do you like scary movies? If you do, you're in for a treat, because one of the horror genre's most widely worshipped filmmakers will be joining us right here on MTV Movies Blog all week long.
"Scream 4" director Wes Craven is serving as the guest editor of Movies Blog throughout the week, bringing you the ins and outs of what went into making the fourth entry in his blood-soaked slasher franchise, commentary on the progression of the horror genre in recent years and much, much more.
Today, we're talking about the origins of "Scream 4." In a day and age where sequels, reboots and overhauls are par for the course, it's not necessarily surprising to see that "Scream" is back for more — after all, the killer always comes back from the dead for one last scare, doesn't he? — but the combined forces of Craven, original "Scream" writer Kevin Williamson and stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Coutrney Cox make this continuation a force to be reckoned with.
Director Robert Zemeckis' planned 3-D motion-capture remake of "Yellow Submarine," the classic psychedelic animated flick from The Beatles, is no longer going forward.
The Hollywood Reporter cites the $6.9 million opening for the $150 million budgeted "Mars Needs Moms," which Zemeckis produced, as the reason behind "Yellow Submarine's" cancellation at Disney, though Deadline reports that the project was terminated weeks earlier. Despite the project's death at Disney, Zemeckis is free to shop it around to other studios if he so chooses.
The sudden death of "Yellow Submarine" puts a potential end to a project we've been following since late 2009. Click past the jump for everything we've got on the shelved Beatles reimagining.