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Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried, and Chiwetel Ejiofor have signed on to star in the adaptation of sci-fi young adult novel “Z for Zachariah”, according to Deadline.
Craig Zobel directs the film following 16 year old Ann (Seyfried) who thinks she’s the last person on earth after a nuclear holocaust, living on a farm in the only valley with breathable oxygen left in the region. Her world is turned upside down when a campfire alerts her to the presence of two men who have also seemingly survived. An August start on the adaptation of the Robert O’Brien novel is scheduled.
Pine opens in sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness” tomorrow, reprising his role as Cpatain Kirk, and also has Kenneth Branagh’s “Jack Ryan” reboot in the can awaiting release. He just landed his first musical, as one of the Princes in Rob Marshall’s twisted fairy tale “Into the Woods.” Seyfried is also musically inclined, most recently seen as Cosette in Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables.” She’s currently filming Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”
Zoe Saldana is in talks to take the female lead role of Gamora in Marvel’s Phase 2 blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy”, according to THR. Saldana’s green-skinned Gamora will join Chris Pratt as the half-alien Guardians leader Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista as strongman Drax the Destroyer.
James Gunn is directing the intergalactic actioner which will probably feature more CGI than most films, seeing as the more human-like characters are also joined by a walking, talking, ass-kicking tree and the aptly named Rocket Raccoon. Saldana’s Gamora is a skilled assassin and the last of her species, Zen Whoberi, who were exterminated by the Badoon. Raised and trained by villain Thanos, she eventually turned against him and joined the good guys in defeating him. Filming on “Guardians” begins in June, with a release date already set for August 1, 2014.
Saldana seems like an obvious choice for such a role, already having proven herself in space-set blockbusters (“Star Trek” and next month’s “Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Avatar”) and as ass-kicking action heroes (“Colombiana”, “The Losers”). She recently completed filming on Christian Bale revenge thriller “Out of the Furnace” as well as the titular role in “Nina”, playing iconic singer Nina Simone.
It’s that time of year again, when studios bring out the big guns to run some amazing new promos for all their biggest future blockbusters. And this all happens during some football game or something. Watch the spots below – this post will be updated as they begin airing and showing up online. Which is your favorite so far?
The gang’s all back in our first look at some intense footage from JJ Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness.” New villain Benedict Cumberbatch narrates this welcome-back for the crew of the Enterprise, including Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, John Cho as Sulu and Zachary Quinto as Spock. Amongst the explosions, volcanic and sea battles, we also have our first look at new addition Alice Eve, who plays an as yet unnamed member of Kirk’s crew.
“Star Trek into Darkness” will be released on May 17, 2013. See the first one-minute trailer – which is a preview of a longer, two-minute trailer that will debut on December 17th – below, as well as the official synopsis for the movie.
Anton Yelchin and Diane Kruger will play unlikely romantic partners in indie romantic comedy “5-7″, reports Screen Daily. Victor Levin, who also wrote the script, will direct in February of 2013 in New York. Yelchin will play an aspiring writer who has an affair with Kruger’s character, the wife of a French diplomat.
Yelchin recently wrapped up reprising his role as Chekov in JJ Abrams’ sequel “Star Trek into Darkness” along with fellow “Star Trek” alums Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and John Cho. He has also completed filming on the titular role in Dean Koontz adaptation “Odd Thomas”, as well as Jim Jarmusch’s vampire romance “Only Lovers Left Alive” opposite Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston. He is also attached to indies “The Winter Queen” and “Pete and Goat” with Amanda Seyfried.
The machines are taking over, and it’s Chris Hemsworth to the rescue (who else?). Deadline reports Thor himself has landed the highly coveted lead role in Steven Spielberg’s long-gestating adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s best-selling sci-fi novel “Robopocalypse.”
Wilson’s vision of the ever-popular post-apocalyptic world is one in which the machines that once aided the human race in their everyday lives have taken over. Cars begin to run people over in the street, automated doors trap people inside buildings, and more menacingly, army robots built to do the killing for their human controllers turn their deadly weapons on the US Army. They are all under the new leadership of a supercomputer who calls himself Archos. No word on who Hemsworth will play, as the book is told in anthology format and features a large cast of characters, none of whom resemble a godly 6’3″ Australian. Spielberg first committed to directing the big budget blockbuster back in 2010, but with a April 25, 2014 now set in place and casting underway, it appears he’s finally ready to firmly commit to it as his next project. Drew Goddard adapted the screenplay, which drew Spielberg to the project initially.
Hemsworth’s casting is a big get for the rapidly rising Australian actor, though it shouldn’t be surprising as he continues to prove himself an increasingly bankable action star. After stealing “Star Trek” with one five minute opening scene, the still unknown Hemsworth was given a great responsibility by Kenneth Branagh to bring Marvel superhero “Thor” to the big screen – and he did it effortlessly. An all-star team-up with all of Marvel’s “The Avengers” followed, and Hemsworth held his own against the likes of Robert Downey, Jr and a big green Hulk. “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Cabin in the Woods” further cemented his leading man status this year, so if all of his past roles are anything to go by, Spielberg has made a great choice in letting Hemsworth lead the fight in “Robocopalyse.”
Anton Yelchin has signed on for a role in vampire romance “Only Lovers Left Alive”, according to Deadline. He joins a cast that already includes Mia Wasikowska, Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and John Hurt in the Jim Jarmusch directed film about the longstanding love affair between two centuries old vampires. There’s no word on who will play the two main characters, though presumably Wasikowska and Hiddleston would be a logical guess, and filming is set to begin this summer.
The “Like Crazy” star presumably dropped out of indie “Very Good Girls” in favor of his role here, since the two will be filming at around the same time. He recently wrapped up reprising his role as Chekov in JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek 2″ and will next be seen as the titular “Odd Thomas”, the big screen adaptation of Dean Koontz’s hit book series.
Score one for girl power. Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana will prove they are more than just pretty faces and objects of male fantasy when they team up for heist-thriller “Swindle”, which Deadline reports they will co-star in as well as produce along with superstar “Moneyball” and “The Social Network” producer Michael De Luca.
The storyline is being kept under wraps, but the project came together out of Fox and Saldana actively seeking to work together, and the spec script by Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson was won by Paramount Pictures after being sought by other studios as well. Both Saldana and Fox are no strangers to the action genre, with Fox having her big breakout moments in “Transformers” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” opposite Shia LaBeouf (the third, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, just wasn’t the same without her), and Saldana an alum of James Cameron’s “Avatar”, JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek” and her own headlined actioner “Colombiana.”
Fox has veered more towards comedies since “Transformers”, with roles in current indie hit “Friends with Kids” and Judd Apatow’s upcoming “Knocked Up” spinoff “This is Forty”, which revolves around Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s character’s from the former film. Saldana is currently filming Abrams’ “Star Trek 2″ and recently landed the female lead opposite Christian Bale in revenge thriller “Out of the Furnace.”
We still don’t know who his brother will be, but Zoe Saldana may be Christian Bale’s ex-wife, according Variety. The “Avatar” actress is in early talks to join Bale in revenge thriller “Out of the Furnace” while Viggo Mortensen is being eyed for the villain and Robert Duvall as Bale’s character’s supportive uncle. Meanwhile, though a formal offer has yet to be made, Casey Affleck has emerged as the frontrunner to play Bale’s younger brother. Other young actors in contention for the coveted supporting part include Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch and Channing Tatum.
Based on Brad Ingelsby’s story “The Low Dweller,” Bale will play a man recently released from prison, intent on avenging the death of his younger brother, and the film is being envisioned as “a gritty throwback to pics of the 1970′s.” Saldana, Bale’s character’s ex, is a waitress who is now married to the town sheriff. Scott Cooper is writing and directing the movie and aiming for a late spring start, though the picture has yet to be even greenlit by parent studio Relativity at this point.
Saldana, who began dance training at the age of 10 and made her feature film debut in cult favorite ballet drama “Center Stage”, has parlayed that experience with movement and athleticism to become one of the most promising female action stars in recent years thanks to roles as Pandora native Neytiri in James Cameron’s “Avatar” and Uhura in JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek” redo, the sequel to which she is currently filming. She recently appeared in Sundance premiere “The Words” opposite Bradley Cooper and headlined her own action blockbuster “Colombiana.” She has also attached to play a half-angel, half-human ass-kicker in supernatural action thriller “Dominion.”
The long-anticipated sequel to JJ Abrams‘ successful 2009 reboot of “Star Trek” is finally making some headway. Most of the original cast will return, Benicio Del Toro was announced earlier this month to be taking on the villain role, and today Variety reports British actress Alice Eve has been chosen by Abrams for an unspecified role, with a deal expected to close soon.
Eve tested for the role – believed to be a brand new character never before seen in “Star Trek” canon – alongside “Captain America”‘s Hayley Atwell and “I Am Number Four” star Teresa Palmer. She will join a young cast full of up and comers including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Anton Yelchin. As with all Abrams projects, there are very little plot details and everything will presumably remain under the strictest secrecy until much closer to the release date. There is presumably one more role – supporting villainous role alongside Del Toro – to be cast before filming begins in early 2012. “Star Trek 2″ already has a release date of May 17, 2013.
Eve had a breakout year in 2010 with a starring role in “She’s Out of My League” and a supporting one in “Sex and the City 2″, then figured prominently into the final season of hit HBO series “Entourage.” She will next be seen on the big screen opposite John Cusack and Luke Evans in Victorian mystery/horror “The Raven” and as a younger version of Emma Thompson’s bureau chief in “Men in Black III.”
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