Movies Blog has moved! come with us to mtv news »


A new image from the James Bond Facebook page informs us that Ralph Fiennes will be playing a character named Mallory in "Skyfall." Did any notice that both Mallory and M start with the letter "M"? Interesting...

Also, Al Pacino and Christopher Walken are "Stand Up Guys," and there are two Viggo's in today's Dailies!


Tags , , , ,


You may be more familiar with the work of the English director Neil Marshall than you think. He made a splash with the well-received "The Descent" in 2005, and he recently directed the much-talked about "Blackwater" episode of "Game of Thrones."

So you should definitely be paying attention to his next project, "The Last Voyage of the Demeter," which may or may not have found its lead.

A report from Bloody Disgusting claims that an offer went out to Viggo Mortensen to star in the film, which takes an expanded look at one portion of Bram Stoker's original "Dracula" novel.

Learn more after the jump!


Tags , ,

Snape Googly

Severus Snape would have been so much less intimidating if he had big googly eyes. Luckily, he had Alan Rickman's.

Also, Viggo Mortensen habla español, and learn all about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Dailies!


Tags , , , ,

If the recent "Cosmopolis" trailer showed us anything, it's that legendary director David Cronenberg is definitely not afraid to go there.

His latest movie, "A Dangerous Method," hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 27, and even though it's about the early days of psychoanalytics, it's still one of the kinkiest movies to come out in recent years.

We have an exclusive featurette from the upcoming release. In the clip, the cast members Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel and Viggo Mortensen share their stories and experiences of working with Cronenberg.


Tags , , , ,

Viggo MortensenMirror, mirror on the wall, who protects the fairest maiden of them all? Sadly, the answer is not Viggo Mortensen.

Although "Twilight" fave Kristen Stewart is locked and loaded as the leading lady of "Snow White and the Huntsman," it now appears that Mortensen, who was previously attached to play the fairy tale princess' titular guardian, is no longer involved with the project. THR reports that talks between Universal and Mortensen's camp broke down over the weekend, leaving the role of the Huntsman wide open for now.

We're sad to see Mortensen go, but there's little time to waste — the search is on for a new Huntsman, and we have a few suggestions in mind after the jump!


Tags ,

Kristen StewartWith Amanda Seyfried featured in the upcoming adaptation of "Red Riding Hood," could Kristen Stewart be the next actress to accomplish every young girl's dream and, quite literally, step into a fairytale? That seems to be the talk surrounding the "Twilight" star and Universal's buzzed-about action-adventure, "Snow White and the Huntsman."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 20-year-old's name keeps cropping up at Universal.

In fact, while other actresses have already screen-tested for the latest adaptation of the classic (including, among others, Stewart's "Runaways" co-star Riley Keough, "Sucker Punch" actress Emily Browning, and Felicity Jones, whose "Like Crazy" was a Sundance breakthrough), the studio seems anxious to make it Stewart's first project after "Breaking Dawn" wraps up.

We've had our own thoughts on who should snag the coveted role as Snow White in director Rupert Sanders' modern day take on the Brothers Grimm tale, but a post-"Twilight" Stewart could be more than enough of a draw for Universal to call off the search for any other actresses.

Whether or not Stewart goes from Bella Swan to Snow White, she would certainly be in good company. The project has already had big names like Johnny Depp (for said Huntsman, natch) and Charlize Theron (in talks to play the evil queen Ravenna) thrown into the ring. In fact, THR also reports today that Viggo Mortensen is eyeing a role (likely the Huntsman) in the film.

Do you think Kristen Stewart would make for a good Snow White?

Tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Who will play the part of Roland Deschain in the movie adaptation of "The Dark Tower"? That question has been gnawing at fans of Stephen King's epic book series ever since director Ron Howard and producing partner Brian Grazer decided to tackle the ambitions project, which will take the form of three movies and two TV series that will bridge the gap between the films.

Rumors have suggested that Viggo Mortensen and Javier Bardem are the lead contenders to play Roland, the last living member of a knightly order of "gunslingers," who lives in a world best described as the Wild West with magic and even more chaos. When MTV spoke to Howard a couple weeks back, he said he didn't yet have a script (frequent collaborator Akiva Goldsman is writing one) and was still in the "early stages" of casting the role... though he did admit that things were "moving forward" with a "tremendous amount of momentum."

But when MTV News caught up with Grazer after the Golden Globes on Sunday night, he revealed that things are moving perhaps even more quickly than Howard let on. Read More...

Tags , , , , ,

Viggo MortensenThe tentative release date for the first "Dark Tower" film is still three years away, but potential director Ron Howard can't get Stephen King's beloved fantasy series out of his head.

"I really can't stop thinking about it," Howard told the Los Angeles Times. "We've been meeting and talking and I've been reading and researching and just kind of living with it... We're finding the shape of it. We're moving quickly now, as quickly as we can, and I feel challenged in the most exciting ways." Read More...

Tags , , , , , ,

If you ever entertained thoughts that it might be Naomi Watts -- and not Viggo Mortensen -- engaging in a nude spa fight in "Eastern Promises 2," you probably want to go ahead and manage those expectations. "Eastern Promises" director David Cronenberg revealed last March that a sequel to his 2007 crime thriller is indeed in the works, but sadly Ms. Watts will not be reprising her role as Anna, the London midwife whose discovery of an implicating diary put her in the cross hairs of the Russian mob.

We heard as much from Watts herself when we caught up with the actress to chat about her upcoming Valerie Plame film "Fair Game." "I don't think I'm in it," Watts laughed when asked if she'd read the "Eastern Promises 2" script. "Nobody called, so I guess they recast or maybe created a new role for a more attractive, younger girl." Read More...

Tags , , , , , ,

A few months ago, Viggo Mortensen told MTV that he could see his "Lord of the Rings" character, Aragorn, popping up in a film meant to bridge the stories between "The Hobbit" and the "Rings" trilogy. The only problem there is that the bridge chapter is looking increasingly unlikely.

Then again, maybe not. "Hobbit" director Guillermo del Toro may have ruled out the possibility of directing the bridge movie, but that doesn't mean someone else -- even Peter Jackson himself -- can't step in to do it. That's what I find most interesting about Mortensen's words in a recent interview with ComingSoon. It sounds like he's clearer on the franchise plans since we last spoke from him, and still that talk of a bridge film persists.... Read More...

Tags , , ,

©2014 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. MTV and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.