April 3, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
British rising star Nicholas Hoult is the latest to join Gillian Flynn adaptation “Dark Places”, according to Deadline. Charlize Theron and Chloe Moretz were previously cast in the Gilles Paquet-Brenner film.
Theron will play Libby Day who, at seven years old, witnessed the murder of her entire family and later testified that her fifteen year old brother Ben was the killer. Twenty-five years later, a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes pumps Libby for the truth as they uncover clues that point to Ben’s innocence. Hoult will play Lyle, the awkward young treasurer of that secret society, The Kill Club. Moretz appears in flashback scenes as Diondra.
Hoult was most recently seen as the lead of surprise zombie rom com “Warm Bodies” opposite Teresa Palmer. You may also remember him as the little boy from “About a Boy” or as Tony on UK teen series “Skins.” He’s currently filming futuristic thriller “Young Ones” opposite Michael Shannon and Elle Fanning and will soon return to reprise his role as Beast in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Rupert Wyatt also recently chose Hoult as the lead in his feature film adaptation of “Birdsong.”
April 1, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Chloe Moretz is in talks to join Charlize Theron in the adaptation of Gillian Flynn novel “Dark Places”, according to Deadline. Gilles Paquet-Brenner is writing the script and will direct the adaptation of the 2009 hit novel.
Theron takes over the role of Libby Day, originally earmarked for Amy Adams, who, at seven years old, witnessed the murder of her entire family and later testified that her fifteen year old brother Ben was the killer. Twenty-five years later, a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes pumps Libby for the truth as they uncover clues that point to Ben’s innocence. Moretz is in line for the role of Diondra, who will appear in flashback scenes along with the then-teenage Ben.
Moretz recently wrapped up reprising her role as Hit Girl in “Kick Ass 2″, out this August, and will next be seen in Kimberly Pierce’s “Carrie” remake, out in October. She recently signed on to star opposite Anne Hathaway, Sam Rockwell and Mark Webber in Lynn Shelton’s next feature, “Laggies” and is attached to the lead in Young Adult adaptation “If I Stay.”
June 15, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
It’s probably still too early to tell how successful she’ll be, but British model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley seems intent on giving this acting thing a real shot. She was hand picked by Michael Bay to take over for Megan Fox in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, but let’s be real. It was a Michael Bay movie, and she had to do little more than look good in a tight dress. Well, perhaps her new role will solidify her ambitions and abilities a bit more. Deadline reports Huntington-Whiteley has been cast in “Mad Max: Fury Road” after auditioning for the part in Australia last month.
Starring Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy as the new titular Mad Max, the story purports to revolve around a group of five young women known as the Five Wives, who are pursued by a gang of villains in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Teresa Palmer and Zoe Kravitz had previously been linked to roles in the film, presumably also members of the Five Wives, though at least Palmer has fallen out. Palmer’s “Warm Bodies” co-star Nicholas Hoult, too, was linked to the project at one point, but it’s unclear if he’s still on board. After several false starts and plenty of delays, “Mad Max: Fury Road” will (hopefully) finally begin production under the direction of George Miller later this month in Africa.
Huntington-Whiteley beat out fellow model Brooklyn Decker and actresses including Gemma Arterton and Sarah Wright to take the role of Carly, Shia LaBeouf’s new love interest in Bay’s third and final “Transformers” film in 2011, which still remains her sole acting credit to date. She remains active in the modeling world as well, continuing to be featured in campaigns for Victoria’s Secret and Burburry.
March 19, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
It’s been one of our most anticipated films of the year since news first broke, but “Snow White and the Huntsman”‘s latest trailer just pushed it higher up the must-see list.
Starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth as the titular characters, SWATH takes the story away from Disney’s telling and back into Grimms Brother land. Charlize Theron‘s Queen continues to dominate the story, as per the first trailer that was released late in 2011, but the latest unveiling from Universal reveals more of the plot and promises a much darker tale than the soon-to-be-released “Mirror Mirror”. We also finally get to hear Stewart’s English-accent (we’re impressed), and there’s a first glimpse at the seven dwarves.
Still missing however, is Sam Claflin’s Prince William, and we’re wondering if this film will take us away from a traditional princess/prince pairing, and allow the audience to root for an nontraditional relationship.
We also have five minutes of footage that was shown at WonderCon this past weekend, where the cast sat down with director Rupert Sanders. Check out the trailer, behind the scenes footage and official synopsis below, and head over to the offical Snow White and the Huntmsn website for download and images.
March 17, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
This is one of those movies that looks cooler and more epic with every new bit of footage revealed, and the new full length trailer for Ridley Scott’s maybe-maybe-not “Alien” prequel “Prometheus” is no exception. Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green play scientists/astronauts who lead a team on the Prometheus into space for further investigation of the origins of mankind, but what they find is not what they expect. “Big things have small beginnings”, Michael Fassbender prophesizes, but there is nothing small here. One mysterious, awe-inspiring sight follows the other, each bigger than the last. Is it June 8th yet?
Watch the new full length “Prometheus” trailer, which debuted at WonderCon earlier this afternoon, below.
November 28, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
We’ve had plenty of looks at Snow White, the Huntsman, and the Evil Queen, but up until now, the fourth pivotal character in Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman”, the handsome and charming Prince who wakes Kristen Stewart from her slumber with a kiss, had been conspicuously missing. Well, hide no further, Sam Claflin. Pop Sugar has the first images of the British actor in costume and on the snowy forest set of the Rupert Sanders fairy tale epic and he looks every bit as gritty and ready for battle as his co-stars in our past glimpses of the production.
Unfortunately, they’ve apparently named him Prince William. Yes. Like that Prince William. That hokey misstep aside, Claflin looks great, albeit perhaps a bit shrimpy next to Chris Hemsworth’s rugged Huntsman, but hey, who doesn’t? After that disastrous first trailer for Relativity’s rival Snow White picture “Mirror Mirror”, our expectations now fully rest on the visually stunning (and much tamer) “Snow White and the Huntsman”, and can only hope that it lives up to expectations when it’s released on June 1, 2012. So far so good.
Check out the first pictures of Claflin below and Pop Sugar for more from the set.
November 23, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Yeah, I have no idea what’s going on either. Not being a huge fan of the original “Alien” probably isn’t helping much here. Some new photos have emerged from Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated, maybe-maybe-not “Alien” prequel “Prometheus” (EW via The Playlist) and the curtain pulls back a bit to reveal… even more mysteries.
Noomi Rapace is front and center as space traveler Elizabeth Shaw, with Logan Marshall-Green flanking her on one side and a very human looking Michael Fassbender android on the other. The three have discovered what appears to be a giant stone head in something called “The Ampule Room”, which is also populated with smaller, metal cylinders, the contents of which I’m guessing will figure prominently into the plot. It has also been revealed “Prometheus” may be the name of the ship Shaw and her crew traveled to the new planet on, while the mythical roots of the name may also hint at the larger storylines of the film. Color us befuddled and intrigued.
The new images, most scanned from the magazine itself, are below, and “Prometheus” has a release date of June 8, 2012.
November 10, 2011 | Posted by Lindsey Young
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Following the new poster of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Universal has released a full length trailer of their adaptation of the classic tale, as well as an additional poster featuring an armored Kristen Stewart in the title role of Snow White. The new poster mirrors the earlier promo shot of Stewart released the past summer, but she’s now accompanied by her seven (soldier) dwarfs. In the almost two minute glimpse into the film, we’re finally treated to real-life action that mixes magical warfare and intrigue. Judging by the trailer, the film looks like it’ll include mostly all of the traditional elements of the tale, give or take. Incorporated into trailer is the classic “Mirror Mirror” line, which coincidentally was recently announced as the official title of Tarsem Singh’s Snow White film that’s also due for release next year.
The Queen as depicted by Charlize Theron dominates the trailer and although the character has always been known as a cruel and jealous dictator, here she’s shown as way more malicious and domineering in her quest to be “the fairest of them all. The film’s two title characters also make appearances, but really nothing beyond quick flashes of wielding weapons and riding horses. Stewart’s Snow White, who has no speaking lines in the trailer, doesn’t appear to do much else besides fleeing or gazing around at the pretty and/or scary sights. Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth is looking very Thor-like as the huntsman. Sam Claflin as the Prince also makes a brief, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance. Although the poster this past week hinted at a bit more of a fantastical element to the story, the trailer indicates that perhaps the story truly is as dark and brooding as that forest Snow White hangs out in.
Medieval playground or enchanted battlefield, we’re not entirely sure yet. The trailer and the posters all proudly state that the film comes from the producer of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, so perhaps Universal is hoping to target that same audience. We’ll find out next summer when the film hits theatres!
Via ComingSoon.net, view the trailer and the posters below:
November 9, 2011 | Posted by Lindsey Young
A new poster for Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” made its debut yesterday and it’s given us a little more of a hint of what we can expect of this rendition of the classic fairy tale. The poster features Kristen Stewart centrally posed as an armed Snow White amidst an Alice-in-Wonderland-esque garden. Joining Stewart are Chris Hemsworth with his signature axe and Charlize Theron as the cold-hearted Queen. Judging from the character promo shots that premiered at SDCC and the somewhat recent set photos, the film appeared to differentiate itself from the other two competing films of the same tale by thrusting its heroine in a medieval warzone. While that still might be the case here, we can’t help but marvel at the unexpected fantastical style showcased in the poster.
“Snow White and the Huntsman” also stars Sam Claflin as Prince Charmant who is absent from the poster. The film is set to hit theatres June 1, 2012.
Click the image below for the full size.
October 5, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
The battle to be the fairest of them all rages on. Relativity continues to stay one step ahead of Universal in the tale of the dueling Snow Whites. While filming is still underway on Charlize Theron-Chris Hemsworth starrer “Snow White and the Huntsman”, today new looks at director Tarsem Singh’s still untitled “comedic adventure” take on the wayward Princess and her seven dwarf friends have been unveiled, giving us our first glimpse of Julia Roberts as a “relateable” Evil Queen and Armie Hammer’s dashing Prince Andrew, who attracts both princess and queen.
Back in July, the first image from the film was revealed, featuring Lily Collins in the titular role looking every bit the fantastical fairy tale princess and altogether a totally different creature from armor-clad Kristen Stewart snapped filming battle scenes as the same character on the “Huntsman” set last month. The new reveals of Hammer and especially Roberts fall right in line with Collins’ outrageously colorful look, and we’d expect no less from a true visionary and out-of-the-box director like Tarsem, who is outspoken about the fact that the look of a film matters much more to him than the content.
Roberts fan site About Juia snagged the first scans from the new issue of People Magazine (seen below) and the article suggests even more new images will be revealed soon at People.com/SnowWhite. Also interesting from the article is that simply “Snow” is being considered as a possible title for the project formerly working under the title: “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White.”