With only two weeks left until "The Hobbit" makes its big presentation at Comic-Con, we're happy for anything we can get on the upcoming films.
Fortunately for us, Total Film has a badass interview with Richard Armitage about his role as the dwarf Thorin Oakshield. His hint: we're going to be getting a whole lot more dwarves mythology than we witnessed in "Lord of the Rings."
“The book is so focused on the dwarves, so I think it’s a chance for Peter [Jackson] and Fran [Walsh] to really look at that whole race in more detail, their heritage and what they’re like as characters," he said. Sounds like a win to us!
In the news after the jump, Spike Lee looks into remaking "Oldboy," a new "Three Musketeers" trailer hits the web and "Knights of Badassdom" head to Comic-Con.
Lara Croft will start raiding theatrical tombs again within the next two years, but when she resumes her adventures, Angelina Jolie won't be anywhere in sight.
GK Films has announced that they have acquired the feature film rights to the "Tomb Raider" franchise with the intention of rebooting the video game-turned-movie series, according to Deadline. The current plan is to release the reboot in 2013, which would mark 10 years since 2003's "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life."
It's impossible to separate the success of the first two "Tomb Raider" films from Angelina Jolie, but producers are seemingly going in their own new direction for the reboot. But Jolie's loss is another young actress' gain -- the question is, who could possibly replace the blockbuster actress? We're contemplating our potential new Lara Croft past the jump!
Summer Glau is as much of a dancer as she is an actress -- as anyone who saw her moves on “Angel” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” or her stunts in “Serenity” would know.
“Being a dancer, being mindful of my physicality, being able to express myself through my movement,” she says, “that’s what really taught me a lot [about being an actress].”
So when are we going to see this classically trained ballerina really make the most of her talent?
Leave it to Joss Whedon to come up with a solution. Ever since casting her in a bit part as a ballerina on “Angel,” and then re-hiring her for “Firefly” and “Serenity,” he’s been percolating on a project they could do together, and he’s come up with one: a short film/ballet called “The Serving Girl.” Read More...
Every so often, rumors of a "Serenity" sequel pop up, and no matter how many times Joss Whedon says, "No, it's not happening," the rumors persist. Are they based on any behind-the-scenes maneuvers? Or if they’re not based on any reality in this 'verse, why do they persist?
"The rumors are there because people really wish it would happen," Whedon said.
Not just the fans -- the cast, too, are partly responsible (Alan Tudyk, we’re looking at you). Why, just a few weeks ago at Comic-Con, while promoting "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," Summer Glau couldn't contain herself. "Oh, I would love to go back and do another 'Serenity' movie," she gushed. Um, I was asking about the comics -- as in, any unfinished business with River you’d like to see in the Serenity comics? Read More...
OK, so we know Joss Whedon is busy with Buffy (as a comic book) -- but what about all his other projects? We asked the man himself for an update.
"Goners" -- Whedon once told us that he was writing a script for a movie, which he called a "very personal thing about human connection and questioning whether there is such a thing at all." It was to be an original story, a horror fantasy, "a little darker than I'm used to," about a young woman who gains some powers. "Not something I've written about before," he joked, "but I'm excited to try some new territory." Universal, however, has not been quite as excited just yet, as "Goners" "has gotten backburnered," Whedon said, meaning it's still in development. "I still have hope for it, though."
"Cabin in the Woods" -- Instead, Whedon moved on to a new movie project, which he co-wrote with "Buffy" alum and "Cloverfield" scribe Drew Goddard. "It's genius, it's funny," Goddard said. "It's got a harder and darker edge, but it's also got classic Whedon qualities. It'll rip your heart out and be heartfelt at the same time." Enough with the hype, what's it about? "There's a reason the title is so straightforward," Goddard teased. "It's its own sub-genre, the cabin in the woods, and this is sort of our take on it. It's fresh and new." Read More...