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After much speculation, actor Jack Huston has been confirmed as lead Eric Draven for upcoming “The Crow” remake. Actress Jessica Brown Findlay is also said to be cast as girlfriend Shelly in the film. “The Crow” will be an adaptation of the original graphic novel series, following Draven as he is killed, resurrected by a crow and proceeds to take revenge on his and his girlfriend’s murderers. Previously adapted in a 1994 version starring the late Brandon Lee, this reboot intends to launch a series of films if successful. ProductionRead More

Posted On September 17, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Jack Huston Lands Lead in ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

“Boardwalk Empire” star Jack Huston has been set as the star of Paramount’s remake of “Ben-Hur,” according to Deadline. The remake, to be directed by Timur Bekmambetov, focuses on a parallel story of Jesus Christ focusing on best friends Judah Ben-Hur (Huston), a Jewish prince, and Messala, a Roman tribune. After leaving to Rome to get an education, Messala comes back a stranger to his childhood friend. When an accident occurs at Judah’s home, Messala use the opportunity to stab his friend in the back. The betrayal ends with JudahRead More

Posted On August 12, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Tom Hiddleston Being Circled for ‘Ben-Hur’

Tom Hiddleston is reportedly being courted for the title role in Timur Bekmambetov‘s upcoming adaptation of “Ben-Hur”. The film, an adaptation of the Lew Wallace novel, follows Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur has he is framed for a crime and sold into slavery. The story was made famous when portrayed by Charlton Heston in the 1959 adaptation. “Ben-Hur” currently has a release date of February 16, 2016. This casting isn’t definite, as Hiddleston is in demand. Best known for his portrayal of Loki in Marvel’s “Avengers” film series, he recently finishedRead More
Honest Abe speaks! We’ve already seen plenty of montage footage from “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, but in the new trailer released today, Benjamin Walker finally gives voice to the axe-wielding, vampire killing 16th President of the United States. Through narration, Abe explains why exactly you and I have only heard the squeaky clean, vampire-less history of his life and why he just hates vampires so damn much. Brief glimpse here of Australian actress Robin McLevy as Lincoln’s mother, whose death when he was young sets off his quest, and RufusRead More
Just yesterday we saw the American teaser trailer for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and like all good first trailers, it teased and tantalized without giving away too many secrets of Benjamin Walker’s axe-wielding, almost superhuman action hero of a 16th President. For international audiences though, Fox is going full out exposition, chocking it full of explanatory dialogue and closer looks at the bloodsucking monsters Walker’s Honest Abe will be fighting. One good thing about the new trailer is that we are given our first look at two key characters leftRead More
One of our favorite risings stars, Benjamin Walker had some bad news last week as it was announced that Alex Proyas’ ambitious 3D action epic “Paradise Lost” – in which Walker had been attached as one of the two main leads – had been halted for good. The good news for Walker is that epic action looks to be in his future still, as the first trailer for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” looks as fantastic as its previous promo materials and makes us even more excited for its summer release.Read More
We’ve seen the first pictures and poster of Benjamin Walker as the titular revisionist US President “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, but today we get our first footage from the set of the film. Walker looks totally transformed and eerily like the Lincoln from history while standing in front of Congress. No vampire shenanigans happening in this first video from the movie, just some green screens and a lot of guys in suits, including Anthony Mackie, who plays William, Ab’s best friend. Timur Bekmambetov directed the film on location in NewRead More
Today IGN has unveiled our first look at one of our most highly anticipated movies of 2012. Benjamin Walker smolders in the understated yet highly conceptual first poster for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, hiding his face, wielding an axe. Just another Saturday night at the White House. The self-explanatory title refers to this revisionist historical tale revolving around the 16th President of the United States, who has one singular goal in his life: to rid the world of vampires, one of whom killed his mother when he was a child.Read More
If you’re young and hot and partying in some exotic location in a movie, you know you’re in trouble. Do kids ever go on vacation in a foreign country without running into some situation that leaves them bloody and running for their lives? While others have encountered rich guys with torture fantasies and human organ traffickers, the kids in “The Darkest Hour” run into something a little more alien. Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor and Max Minghella are four friends on a dream vacation in Moscow, but a nightRead More
Emile Hirsch doesn’t look to be enjoying the gorgeous sights of Moscow too much in our first look at alien invasion thriller “The Darkest Hour”, thanks to Coming Soon. Hirsch looks appropriately dirty and terrified for a young man under attack from monsters, hiding from an unseen assailant while the tranquil beauty of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral looks on, untouched in the background. Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella and Rachael Taylor co-star alongside Hirsch in the film about five young people who become stranded in Moscow and try to survive inRead More