November 1, 2013 | Posted by Alfonso Espina
A bloody new trailer for Jim Jarmusch‘s vampire story “Only Lovers Left Alive” has debuted. Jarmusch’s first film in four years stars Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt and Jeffrey Wright.
“Only Lovers Left Alive” chronicles the relationship of a Biblically-named vampire couple named Adam (Hiddleston) and Eve (Swinton). The pair, who although have been in a relationship together for centuries, sometimes live separately and are reunited during the modern-day world. Playing the role of Eve’s young sister Ava is Wasikowska. Also in the cast as a human companion of Adam’s is Yelchin as Ian.
Although it doesn’t seem like a far cry from the dark-themed vampire movie essentials, “Only Lovers Left Alive” seems to be geared more towards the mature and alternative audiences. In others words, don’t expect the “Twilight” crowd to be rushing to the theaters for this one. Well, Hiddlestoners will no doubt be on top of this. With an intriguing premise of Hiddleston and Swinton as blood-sucking fiends, my fingers are crossed hoping that it’s on “Let The Right One In”-level of brilliance.
The film, which made its premiere back in May at the Cannes Film Festival, is set for a U.K. release on February 21, 2014. A North American release date, however, has not yet been confirmed. In the meantime, check out the first trailer below!
October 22, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Despite “The Fifth Estate” fizzling at the box office, Benedict Cumberbatch is still in demand as Deadline reports he is the frontrunner to take the lead in Doug Liman’s adventure pic “Everest” after Tom Hardy has had to drop out. But he has some competition still, a lot of it, with just about every late 20s-early 30s actor also in the mix, including Joel Kinnaman, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Matthew Goode, and Jim Sturgess.
Adapted from Jeffrey Archer’s book “Paths Of Glory” by Oscar nominated scribe Sheldon Turner, this film – not to be confused with the other “Everest” starring Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal – follows George Mallory, the devoted husband and father who was torn between his family and his ambition to scale Everest. He tried three separate times in the 1920s to climb the mountain, disappearing into its midst in 1924 with climbing partner Andrew “Sandy” Irvine. Their bodies were not discovered until 1999, only a few hundred meters off the top of the mountain, and whether they reached the peak before dying remains an openly debated mystery to this day.
Filming on Liman’s “Everest” is eyeing a March start, but what does this mean for those “Star Wars: Episode VII” rumors? Who knows. Last seen as Kahn in “Star Trek into Darkness,” Cumberbatch is currently filming a role as tortured mathematician Alan Turning in “The Imitation Game” opposite Keira Knightley. He’s got two movies in this Oscar season, Steve McQueen’s masterpiece “12 Years a Slave” and family ensemble drama “August: Osage County” with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
October 4, 2013 | Posted by Stacy Radtke
The first clip released from “Thor: The Dark World” reminds us of Loki’s most recognized lines from all of the trailers, “You must be truly desperate to come to me for help,” Tom Hiddleston croons to Chris Hemsworth from behind his glass cage.
Thor and Loki have had a troubled relationship, after Loki’s attempt to destroy his brother (and New York) and claim the throne of Asgard for himself in both “Thor” and “The Avengers,” but our heroes have to put all of this aside in order to team up to defeat a new threat in this sequel which sees the Dark Elves lay siege upon their planet. Also returning to help out are Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, Jaimie Alexander’s Sif, Anthony Hopkins’ Odin and more.
But we must talk about Hemsworth in that poncho, because um. Yes. “Thor: The Dark World” will be released on October 18th. Watch Hemsworth and Hiddleston talk in out in the clip below.
October 2, 2013 | Posted by Stacy Radtke
During last night’s episode of “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”, the newest and latest “Thor: The Dark World” TV spot aired. It’s only a minute long but it’s filled with plenty of new footage, including a brief glimpse at the return of a shirtless Chris Hemsworth, which we can thank the Asgardian Gods for. Kat Dennings gets the last laugh in this spot and her Darcy doesn’t disappoint in bringing the comedic relief yet again, so needed in a movie like this.
This time Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, travels with Thor back to his realm and Portman gets plenty of screentime here, as does Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki, who may have to team up with his estranged brother despite their earlier differences. This movie is looking great and should be an awesome followup to the first “Thor” film, even though it’s got a new director in Alan Taylor, taking over for Kenneth Branagh.
“Thor: The Dark World” arrives in theaters November 8th. Watch the TV spot below and (as any true Marvel Cinematic Universe fan should know by now) be sure to watch until the very end!
September 6, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Benedict Cumberbatch is out (to do “Star Wars” or just “The Lost City of Z”?) but “Crimson Peak” is getting an upgrade as Tom Hiddleston is now in talks to replace him, according to Variety. Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam are also set to star for Guillermo del Toro.
The film is set for a February 2014 production start, with Wasikowska in the role of a young writer named Edith who discovers her new husband is not who he appears to be. Stepping into Cumberbatch’s shoes, Hilddeston will now play twin brother to Chastain, with the two being from an aristocratic family. Del Toro wrote the script with Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon and a rewrite is underway, so these plot details could still certainly change.
Most known to audiences as main villain Loki in both “Thor” and “The Avengers”, Hiddleston is expected to continue to have a presence in the Marvel cinematic universe, including next month’s “Thor: The Dark World,” but has proven to be a versatile actor in plenty of other roles. He especially impressed us in 2011, with roles in “War Horse” and “Midnight in Paris” in addition to his Marvel duties. He’s currently on the festival circuit with “Only Lovers Left Alive” opposite Tilda Swinton and is attached to play wartime photographer Robert Capa in the long-gestating biopic “Close Enough” opposite Hayley Atwell.
May 15, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
No stoic, brooding vampires here. Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive”, which is premiering at Cannes next week, features Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as centuries-long on and off lovers who are reunited, and now we have the first two clips from the film.
Mia Wasikowska plays Swinton’s wild child little sister (presumably also a vampire) and Anton Yelchin apparently her beau if we go by the first two musically-themed clips. Are they a vampire rock band?! Hair metal seems more appropriate given all the wild locks the quartet are sporting.
“Only Lovers Left Alive” premieres in the latter half of the Cannes Film Festival, so we will likely miss it, but this remains one of our most anticipated of the year. Hopefully it’ll find distribution soon. In the meantime, watch the first two clips from the film below.
May 4, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
After circling Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgard, it appears “The Crow” has finally landed. Deadline reports the long-gestating gothic thriller remake has snagged British rising star Luke Evans for the lead role, who apparently had been director F. Javier Gutierrez’s first choice all along.
Evans will take on the role of Eric Draven, a rock star brutally murdered while trying to protect his fiance from a gang of thugs. He is resurrected by supernatural forces and seeks revenge. The original film starring Brandon Lee – itself adapted from comics by James O’Barr – spawned three sequels but with a different victim and resurrection each time. Gutierrez had always preferred Evans for the role, reports Deadline, but the increasingly busy actor had appeared unavailable. The filmmaker is so keen on his choice actor, in fact, that production on the film will now be pushed to early 2014 in order to accommodate Evans’ schedule.
Evans has been steadily building up a high profile resume, recently seen in Tarsem Singh’s “Immortals”, Edgar Allen Poe inspired murder mystery “The Raven” opposite John Cusack and has the villain role in Universal’s “Fast Six”, which led to his first leading role in the studio’s “Dracula” origin tale film, which he will shoot next opposite Sarah Gadon. He also plays Bard the Bowman in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy and headlined indie horror “No One Lives.”
May 1, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
To say “Jane Got a Gun” is something of a troubled production is likely to be the understatement of the year, and its troubles just won’t seem to end. After Bradley Cooper appeared to save the day by committing to play the villain role in the film, now he’s out again, according to Deadline.
Natalie Portman stars in the film, which is now being directed by Gavin O’Connor, as a woman who must defend her home when her outlaw husband returns injured and with a pursuing gang in tow, forcing her to turn to an ex-lover (Joel Edgerton) for help. Cooper was to play the leader of the pursuing gang, but now filmmakers are desperately searching for yet another replacement, with Deadline further reporting Jake Gyllenhall, Tobey Maguire, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hiddleston are amongst the actors they’re talking to. At least they have until June, which is when the supporting villainous role will need to be on set to begin filming.
Gordon-Levitt and Hiddleston both seem rather busy with other projects so it’s unclear if any of this will work out. Gordon-Levitt’s got his directorial debut “Don Jon’s Addiction” rolling out this summer, while Hiddleston will be heading off to Cannes to premiere “Only Lovers Left Alive” and is set to star opposite Hayley Atwell in Robert Capa biopic “Close Enough.” Still, if Cooper could almost manage to do “Jane” and David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” and Cameron Crowe’s next feature all around the same time, there’s hope.
April 29, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
This is gearing up to be the longest round of casting musical chairs ever. It looks like, just days after the first whispers of Tom Hiddleston maybe negotiating to take “The Crow” remake, it appears he’s already out and “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard is the new casting rumor du jour, at least according to Deadline.
Skarsgard has no official offer yet (so again this could all amount to nothing), but is being eyed for the role of Eric Draven, a rock star brutally murdered while trying to protect his fiance from a gang of thugs. He is resurrected by supernatural forces and seeks revenge. The original film starring Lee – itself adapted from comics by James O’Barr – spawned three sequels but with a different victim and resurrection each time. F. Javier Gutierrez is directing the latest incarnation of the gothic superhero tale, though with the history it’s already racked up, who knows if and when this will actually happen.
Deadline adds Skarsgard has been courted by several projects in recent days since David Yates’ big budget “Tarzan” remake fell apart and the Swedish actor became available. Skarsgard plays bad boy vampire Eric on HBO’s hit series “True Blood”, now heading into its sixth season. He has wrapped up filming on indies “Disconnect” and “The Hidden” with Andrea Riseborough and “The East”, which we just saw and reviewed and which co-stars Brit Marling and Ellen Page, opens at the end of next month.