Like the tides and Lindsay Lohan’s film career, movie projects come and go. One project we’re particularly sad to see go bye-bye is Robert Rodriguez’s planned adaptation of the schlocky, sexy 1968 sci-fi flick, “Barbarella.”
Yes, MTV News learned exclusively during a conversation with the director to promote the Blu-ray version of “Sin City” that his “Barbarella” is officially dead.
The film had been in development for years. Back in 2007, Universal Pictures was set to make the picture with Rose McGowan taking over the lead role from original star Jane Fonda. But the budget was said to have swelled past $80 million dollars and Universal balked. Rodriguez went in search of alternate financing. Read More...
For your consideration as Best Male Performance: 2009 MTV Movie Awards host Andy Samberg in the Holocaust drama, "The One Who Dared To Leave," featuring a rousing portrayal of one young man's determination to face down tyranny and those who "really suck." The MTV Movie Awards air LIVE Sunday, May 31.
Strap on some body armor, rev up your chainsaw gun and get ready to slice and dice some Locust meat -- "Gears of War" is on the way and by all accounts, it's going to be massive.
Screenwriter Chris Morgan recently spoke with MTV News to give a status update on the upcoming video game adaptation, saying that things are moving along fantastically.
"A draft went in and we're talking about it now and we're budgeting it out," Morgan told MTV. "It's looking incredibly good."
The film is currently set up at New Line with "Underworld" helmer Len Wiseman attached to direct. Wiseman already has MTV's endorsement, and if Morgan's script pans out as he intends, fans of the franchise are likely to back the project as well. Read More...
While declaring himself a fan of the original television series, in an interview with MTV News the actor confessed he couldn't compare his role to other "Trek" villains...because he hasn't seen a single one of the films!
"I have no idea how he compares to that 'Star Trek' world," Bana says of his character Nero, an evil Romulan out for revenge against the Federation in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek," out this Friday. Watch his remarks in the video below, and then click here to watch all of our interviews with the "Star Trek" cast.
He is the king of the modern-day blockbuster, as he’s proven time and time again with the likes of “Armageddon,” “The Rock” and the “Transformers” films. There are few people who deal in explosions as huge, or technology as cutting-edge, as he does. But one thing that Michael Bay hopes to do before his career is over and done with might just surprise you.
He wants to make…a Western?
“I love cowboys,” explained the director of this summer’s big-budget bonanza “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” when we spoke with him recently. “I love Westerns.” Read More...
Christopher Nolan has recruited another familiar face from Gotham City. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Batman Begins" actor Ken Watanabe will reunite with Christopher Nolan (and fellow "Begins" actor Cillian Murphy) for "Inception," Nolan's mysterious follow-up to "The Dark Knight."
He's not the only new castmember. Tom Hardy ("RocknRolla") has also signed on, joining Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page and Marion Cotillard. Not surprisingly, the plot still remains under wraps, but THR reveals that Watanabe will be playing the film's villain, a man who is attempting to blackmail DiCaprio. Hardy will be playing a member of DiCaprio's "team," which should put him together with grad student Page and Gordon-Levitt. Murphy's role is still unspecified. Read More...
A number of very happy Serbs were packed into a tiny restaurant on New York’s Lower East Side on Saturday night, celebrating the success of their remarkable movie, “Here and There,” which two nights earlier had won the Best New York Narrative award at the Tribeca Film Festival. The restaurant, Kafana, is itself a Serbian enterprise, and director Darko Lungulov, passing the Blog a glass of Montenegrin wine, explained that he had picked it not least because of its kitchen. He said that when he wants really good Serbian food (defined as “a lot of meat” by another celebrant), he comes here – from Serbia.
Well, maybe. Lungulov, dark-eyed, long-haired, lightly bearded and wearing a pair of shoes with some sort of psychedelic landscape painted on them, is half a New Yorker himself. He studied film at CCNY in the ’90s, and after attaining his BA began directing documentaries. He moved back to Serbia six years ago, to his home town of Belgrade, where he came up with the idea and then wrote the script for “Here and There,” which is set in both cities. Read More...
A high-speed chase in Times Square for the upcoming Nic Cage fantasy flick "Sorcerer's Apprentice" turned into a disaster this week as a stunt car lost control and careened into a crowd of sightseers. In a video obtained by the New York Post, a black Ferrari attempts to slip through a heavily trafficked avenue, but is put into a skid before slamming into the center island, hitting street lamps and people. No word yet on the condition of those struck, although none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
By Nicole Guanlao
I was never a huge "Star Trek" fan. I can't recall watching an episode of the original series with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. As far as I knew, Shatner's most famous role was Stan Fields in "Miss Congeniality." The Priceline negotiator wasn't my cup of tea either.
Just because I'm not a Trekker doesn't mean I don't enjoy my fair share of action, adventure and sci-fi films (I'm all about "Alien," "Resident Evil" and "Star Wars"). But I'll be the first to admit that watching hot men in those movies can make the theater experience just a little bit better. Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: This year, for the first time ever, we entrusted you with the task of selecting the MTV Movie Awards nominees, and like the pop-culture superfans we knew you were, you did not disappoint! Now, we're pleased to reveal your list of who will vie for the coveted Golden Popcorn trophies on May 31.
"Twilight" took the lead with seven nominations, including nods for Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart) and Breakthrough Performance Male (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner). "Slumdog Millionaire" garnered six nominations, including Best Movie, Breakthrough Performance Female (Freida Pinto) and Breakthrough Performance Male (Dev Patel).
For more on the nominations for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards head over to MTV.com.