Henry Cavill is heading from "Man of Steel" to join director Ed Zwick at the "Great Wall." Meanwhile, Morgan Freeman is the latest actor to join "Oblivion," Ralph Fiennes picks his next directorial effort and Haley Joel Osment is set to star in another sci-fi film.
It's February 10, and you're tuning in for today's casting call.
Ed Zwick is best known for his directorial work on "Glory," "The Last Samurai," and "Defiance." If there's a consistent theme running through the films, it's the concept of heroics, people placed into situations where they are forced to muster up their will in the face of adversity. So, who better to produce a short film about heroism (in relation to Sony's upcoming "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception" game)?
Speaking to Empire, Zwick stated that he wasn't much of a gamer, but he was intrigued by the idea of talking to a number of different people – all associated with the game in some manner – and asking them to define what heroism means.
The "Star Wars" films that hit Blu-ray on September 16 aren’t going to be the same movies you grew up with.
Like the previous special editions director George Lucas has released, the Blu-ray releases will be tinkered with and updated to the director's liking. The Digital Bits says that most of it is small stuff that is for the better, like remedied color timing (the lightsabers now look a lot better) and edited out mistakes (say goodbye to the puppeteer's arm on the Wampa on "Empire Strikes Back").
The biggest change to the movies, however, is the switch from the puppet Yoda in "The Phantom Menace" to a new digital one that will be consistent with "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith." As to whether there will be any more changes to the films, well, we'll have to wait until the release to find out if Lucas left in other surprises.
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