By Tara Fowler
How do you tell that summer is nigh? A new RDJ movie is on the way. In honor of the third entry in the Iron Man franchise (and hopefully not the last), here are six fun facts about Hollywood's greatest comeback kid. Please note that if I could have listed "he's awesome" for each and every one of these entries, I would have, but that a) would not have been especially professional and b) is hardly something you don't already know about him. Read on!
As the "Star Trek Into Darkness" promotional machine continues to take over Europe, J.J. Abrams has been confront with more and more questions about his next project, "Star Wars: Episode VII." In a recent interview with the BBC, Abrams opened up about how he is approaching such a Herculean task.
Abrams explained that to do "Star Wars" just he has to be honest to himself, what he wants as a filmmaker, and the characters that people have loved for decades.
Read what Abrams had to say after the jump!
A "Transformers" movie will always feature the good robots, the Autobots, fighting some kind of evil machine, typically the villainous Decepticons, but, as is tradition in the Michael Bay films, there also has to be a human threat for the main characters to manage.
For "Transformers 4," Bay has enlisted the most dastardly bad guy from "The Simpsons" universe, Sideshow Bob himself, Kelsey Grammer. The "Frasier" and "Boss" star will play a man by the name of Harold Attinger, who according to the initial report from Deadline is a "counter intelligence guy."
The previews and clips from Ryan Gosling's upcoming movie with "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn, "Only God Forgives," have made two things about the Thai-set crime thriller: It's going to be beautiful, and it's going to be violent.
"Only God Forgives" doesn't open in U.S. theaters until July 19, but festival audiences will be able to catch it this month at Cannes and in June at the L.A. Film Festival. If you can't make it to those special screenings and cannot wait until July, a new behind-the-scenes featurette (via The Playlist) explores Refn's thoughts on violence and how to show it properly in movies.
The whole speech makes sense, but it's certainly odd. And Refn's audience for the talk, Gosling, seems to agree with that sentiment. He spends most of the video shooting curious looks back at the camera, making sure he's not the only one hearing the director take about how violence is sex.
"Only God Forgives" opens in theaters on July 19.
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The adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's zombified take on Jane Austen's classic novel is showing signs of life again. "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," following Elizabeth Bennet as she copes with life and love and the undead, has changed hands a few times. David O. Russell, Mike White, and Craig Gillespie were all rumored to direct at one point. Russell wrote the screenplay, and Natalie Portman was rumored to star in the film, but last we heard, Portman is now producing under her Handsomecharlie Films banner.
The latest rumor involves "Igby Goes Down" director Burr Steers and "Mirror Mirror" actress Lily Collins. The star is currently in negotiations for the role, which we hope goes well since it seems like a match made for zombified England. What do you think?
After stealing the show as the misplaced baby in "The Hangover," Carlos the baby is back with a vengeance for the final installment in the series, and he gets his own character poster.
Also, read all about the making of the first "Hangover" in today's Dailies!
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Daniel Radcliffe has found his next role, according to Deadline, and once again, he has picked something unlike anything that he's done before.
As the lead in "Tokyo Vice," Radcliffe will play real-life journalist Jake Adelstein, who risked his life to investigate the yakuza while working for a newspaper in Japan. The film's title and source material comes from the book that Adelstein wrote about his experiences covering the dangerous beat.
Read more after the jump!
FROM MTV GEEK
We don't mean to alarm you, but this Saturday, May 4, is "Star Wars Day," and if you don't already have plans for the best day in the galaxy, you better start thinking up some intergalactic activities to make this the best May the 4th ever!
The folks over at Galactic Living TV (via MTV Geek) have put together this helpful tips video to give you a better of how to put together a "Star Wars Day" party.
If you already have plans for May the 4th, let us know. Tweet at us, using the hashtag #MAYTHE4THBEWITHYOU, to tell us what you have going on this Saturday.
The curtain on Gavin Hood's "Ender's Game" adaptation has slowly started to pull back, with a handful of photos and a poster to its name. It can now add the first photo of Ben Kingsley's Mazer Rackham to the list, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
As the mysterious and weathered warrior, Kingsley went deep into his research and embodied the character. Learn what he told EW about his preparation after the jump!
The trailer for Geoffrey Fletcher's upcoming movie "Violet & Daisy" has arrived, and it definitely is not what we were expecting. The flick stars Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel as two teenage assassins who love their line of work but are drawn into a hit they don't quite understand and quickly get in over their heads. It seems like a simple enough premise, but the trailer reveals that the movie could actually be much more.
First of all, it's a whole lot funnier than the story would lead one to believe. There's a certain tongue-in-cheek quality to the trailer that is intriguing, but it's unclear if that's indicative of the movie as a whole or just the marketing. Hopefully it's the latter, as one of the main plot points in "Violet & Daisy" is that the girls take on a hit so they can have enough money to buy dresses.