September 9, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Ellen Page only recently wrapped shooting on “X-Men: Days of Future Past” but it sounds like she’s hoping to step back into a comic book adaptation sooner rather than later, joining negotiations for Fox’s “Queen and Country“.
The story of a British Intelligence agent whose identity is compromised as she tries to stop an international terrorist plot, “Queen and Country” is being adapted by John Rogers.
Variety reports that Fox have “long wanted to give Page a franchise after working with the young actress in various Fox and Fox Searchlight projects.”
This will allow Fox to work more closely with the young indie actress, last seen in Brit Marling’s “The East” (a Fox Searchlight release), who has a busy year lined up. “X-Men” is due out early next year, and she is also attached to several projects, an adaptation of Jean Hegland‘s “Into The Forest“ since early this year, and “Freeheld”, a drama based on domestic partners Stacie Andree and Laurel Hester who fought for pension benefits after Hester was diagnosed with a terminal illness.
July 19, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
The last time director Francis Ford Coppola was at Comic-Con, it was 1991 and he was there with his adaptation, Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Twenty years later, Coppola’s back with Twixt, a gothic tale featuring Elle Fanning and Val Kilmer, and EW have given us our first set picture of Coppola and Fanning.
Sporting a victorian gothic costume, and looking like she put her make up on in the dark, Fanning stars as a young girl murdered in a small town in America. With it’s beginnings in a dream Coppola had, and inspired by the gothic tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allen Poe, Twixt tells the tale of a horror novelist (Kilmer) who arrives in the town on a book tour and gets involved in the murder mystery.
The panel for Twixt will take place on Saturday at 11.45am and features Coppola and musician Dan Deacon at a Q&A session as well as an interesting piece involving “the audience in a dress rehearsal of the completely unique and innovative way they plan on performing it.”
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November 2, 2010 | Posted by Linda Ge
After he failed to set the screen ablaze as Johnny Storm in the 2005 adaptation of comic book classic “Fantastic Four” (the movie was such a disappointment Fox is already rebooting the franchise), Chris Evans makes a second attempt at becoming a superhero, this time taking on the even more prominent comic figure, Captain America. After beating out actors that included “TRON”‘s Garrett Hedlund, “Friday Night Lights” star Scott Porter and Jim Halpert himself John Krasinski, Evans will carry the Cap’s hugely iconic shield into theaters July 22, 2011. He will then reprise the role in 2012′s all-star coming-together of comic superheroes, “The Avengers”, directed by Joss Whedon.
Yahoo! Movies brings us the first stills of Evans in character. Joining him are British up and comer Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt and Toby Jones as Dr. Arnim Zola. See the full resolution stills under the cut and even more at Yahoo.