Archive for the ‘Book’ Category
Posted by LiveFor on May 9, 2010
Here is a new image from the Let the Right One In remake by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield). It shows Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road). It actually doesn’t look too bad.
The LA Times had the pic and an interview with Reeves.
A respectful devotee of both the original novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist as well as the first film, Reeves understands the concerns of those with strong feelings for the original. He had his own reservations about the remake and corresponded with Lindqvist, who also wrote the script for “Let The Right One In,” before taking on the project.
“I think because of ‘Cloverfield,’ people have an assumption, which is, ‘Oh, crazy handicam, he’s going to jazz it up,’ “ Reeves said. “And I think that’s probably what a lot of people were afraid of when they thought of the most cynical version. And that’s the last thing we tried to do. We tried to create the approaching, foreboding dread of movies like ‘The Shining,’ where you feel like something wicked is unraveling and it’s not going to end well. That’s what I responded to about the original, the juxtaposition of those tones, this very disturbing story but at the center of it there are these very tender emotions. That’s a very unusual mix, and that’s what drew me in and dug into me.”
Posted in Book, Film, news, Photos, Thriller | Tagged: Book, Chloe Moretz, Cloverfield, Kick-Ass, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Let The Right One In, Matt Reeves, news, Photo, remake, The Road | 4 Comments »
Posted by LiveFor on May 7, 2010
Vincenzo Natali, director of Splice, is to direct the big-screen adaptation of cyberpunk author William Gibson’s 1984 classic Neuromancer.
According to THR Joseph Khan was previously down to direct the Gibson novel, with Hayden Christensen starring, before Natali stepped in. Not sure if Christensen is still attached. Personally I hope not.
“Neuromancer” tells the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to work on the ultimate hack and was basically one of the novels that started the whole cyberpunk thing.
Word on the street is that Natali’s Splice is pretty cool and he may well be the right choice for Neuromancer.
What do you think of the choice and who do you want to see star in it?
Posted in Book, Film, news, Sci-Fi | Tagged: Book, Hayden Christensen, Neuromance, news, Sci-fi, Splice, William Gibson | 3 Comments »
Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2010
Back in April news came out that Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) was going the direct On the Road. This adaption has been in development hell for years, but things are moving forward. We knew Garrett Hedland (Tron Legacy) is going to play drifter Dean Moriarty and Sam Riley (Control) is down to play, Sal.
Now it looks as if Moriarty’s wife has been cast in the shape of Twilight’s Kristen Stewart.
She had this to say while talking to USA Today. “I am very much attached to a movie that has been trying to get made forever. Not that this is going to help it, but maybe I can just brag a little bit. I am super excited about it, too. I am about to play Marylou in On the Road. So that’s a big deal.”
Not sure if these are the right choices for the film, but that could just be because they don’t fit with the look of how I always imagined the character.
Still there is one good thing about the casting. It should make a whole new generation look into the works of Jack Kerouac and anything that gets people reading new things is cool in my book.
How do you feel about the casting news?
Posted in Book, Film, news | Tagged: Garrett Hedlund, Jack Kerouac, Kristen Stewart, news, On the Road, Sam Riley, Twilight, Walter Salles | 1 Comment »
Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2010
Pre-production on David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has begun. He is currently in Stockholm checking out locations for the shoot. Shooting is due to start filming in October.
According to The Playlist Fincher wants a “European look” for the film and is planning to shoot all the exteriors in Sweden. He is also keeping all the Swedish locations and not moving the story over to the USA which is a bit unusual for a remake.
No word on whether the characters of Lisbeth Salander or Mikael Blomqvist will be changed into being British or American.
No word on any casting and Carey Mulligan who has been rumoured to star in the remake has, so far, denied any involvement.
Do you want a remake of the film considering the original film was out last year (you can see the poster for the original above)? Who should star in it?
Posted in Book, Film, news, Thriller | Tagged: Book, Carey Mulligan, david fincher, news, remake, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo | Leave a Comment »
Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2010
This adaption has been controversial due to the violence against women it portrays. Not sure why people have been surprised though as the book does deal with a bloke who is batshit nuts!
I’ve covered it quite a bit and it stars Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Ned Beatty, Bill Pullman and Elias Koteas
Based on the novel by legendary pulp writer Jim Thompson, Michael Winterbottom’s THE KILLER INSIDE ME tells the story of handsome, charming, unassuming small town sheriff’s deputy Lou Ford.
Lou has a bunch of problems. Woman problems. Law enforcement problems. An ever-growing pile of murder victims in his West Texas jurisdiction. And the fact he’s a sadist, a psychopath, a killer. Suspicion begins to fall on Lou, and it’s only a matter of time before he runs out of alibis.
But in Thompson’s savage, bleak, blacker than noir universe nothing is ever what it seems, and it turns out that the investigators pursuing him might have a secret of their own.
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Posted in Book, Film, news, Poster, Thriller, Trailer | Tagged: Bill Pullman, Casey Affleck, elias koteas, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Michael Winterbottom, ned beatty, news, Poster, The Killer Inside Me, Trailer | Leave a Comment »
Posted by LiveFor on May 4, 2010
Robert Downey Jr. has confirmed to MTV that Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D sci-fi-thriller “Gravity” is his next immediate film.
Filming will take place this Summer in London and then he will move on to the Sherlock Holmes sequel in Autumn with Guy Ritchie. That will start off in London, but will move to Europe. “Yes, I think we’ll be abroad. A bit of Paris, a bit of Switzerland by the end, if I’m not mistaken.”
No news on whether Rachel McAdams will be back for the sequel. “It’s hard to say. Because Irene Adler only appeared in one of the stories of Doyle’s reservoir of activities. But we’ll find out quickly.”
Who do you think should play Moriarty?
Posted in Book, Film, news, Sci-Fi | Tagged: 3D, Alfonso Cuaron, Book, Gravity, Guy Ritchie, news, Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr, sequel, Sherlock Holmes | Leave a Comment »
Posted by LiveFor on May 3, 2010
In the latest installment to the adaptions of Terry Pratchett’s award winning Discworld series, Sky One and The Mob return to Ankh-Morpork. Moist von Lipwig, the Big Wahoonie’s newest civil servant, has been granted a stay of execution by Lord Havelock Vetinari. However, running the Ankh-Morpork Post Office is more dangerous than Moist bargained for. Joined by Mr. Pump, Junior Postman Tolliver Groat and his assistant Stanley Howler, Moist sets out to restore the Post Office to its former glory. His way is barred, however, by the infamous Reacher Gilt, chairman of the Grand Trunk Company. Moist also finds love, in the unexpected personification of Adora Belle Dearheart.
Richard Coyle – Moist von Lipwig
David Suchet – Reacher Gilt
Charles Dance – Patrician Havelock Vetinari
Claire Foy – Adora Belle Dearheart
Marnix Van Den Broeke – Mr. Pump
Steve Pemberton – Drumknott
Andrew Sachs – Tolliver Groat
Tamsin Greig – Miss Cripslock
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal – Sgt. Angua
Adrian Schiller – Mr. Gryle
Posted in Action, Book, Comedy, Fantasy, Film, news, Trailer, TV | Tagged: Andrew Sachs, Book, Charles Dance, Claire Foy, David Suchet, Going Postal, Marnix Van Den Broeke, news, Richard Coyle, Sky, Steve Pemberton, Tamsin Greig, Terry Pratchett, TV | Leave a Comment »
Posted by LiveFor on April 29, 2010
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Posted by LiveFor on April 27, 2010
Warwick Davis will soon be starring in Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant’s new sitcom, Life’s Too Short. We know him as Wicket the Ewok, Willow, the Leprechaun and Marvin the Paranoid Android.
He always comes across as a top bloke and he has a book out called Size Matters Not, which is just the best title ever.
In the book he also recounts learning the etiquette of false beard cleaning from Michael Gambon while filming Harry Potter (check that out below); smoking a bong taller than him for comedy slasher Leprechaun; and what it was like to work with George Lucas while playing the part of Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi – upon their first meeting on set, twelve year-old Warwick had no idea who the luminary director was, and passed him off as “a man with big hair, glasses and a beard” (they get on much better now, and Lucas wrote the foreword to his book).
You can pick up the book at the following links:
Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life and Career of Warwick Davis – Amazon.co.uk
Posted in Book, Film, news | Tagged: Book, Ewok, George Lucas, Harry Potter, Hitchhikers Guide, Leprechaun, Life's Too Short, news, Ricky Gervais, Size Matters Not, Star Wars, Stephen Merchant, Warwick Davis, Willow | Leave a Comment »
Posted by LiveFor on April 22, 2010
The Rum Diary is another book by Hunter S Thompson that Johnny Depp is starring the filmic adaption…that was a messy sentence. Anway, I have been following the production of the film which also stars Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi and many more.
Last I heard was that it had still not been finished, but now, the delightfully wrong in a good way, Film Drunk have news of a test screening of the film and here is the review their source sent them.
I was approached by the test screener creepers who hang out after flicks, and when he said Rum Diary, I practically snatched the invitation out of his hand. I almost f*cked it up for myself though, saying I was in the industry and they weren’t gonna let me in. But then I told em I’m still but a lowly student in a documentary filmmaking class and busted out my old ID card for good amberheardmeasure, thanking my lucky stars I still hold on to that relic.
The Scoop: It’s not Fear and Loathing, but that’s OK. Depp’s rendition of a younger Hunter has all the familiarity we love, but he’s not familiar with the drugs yet, still just a boozehound, forming his greater ideals. His sidekick this time around is an alright dude [Aaron Eckhart as Sanderson, I believe. -Ed.], no Benicio that’s for damn sure. But it’s Giovanni Ribisi who steals the show*. You see in Ribisi’s degenerate, Nazi sympathizing, junkie state, the beginnings of Hunter/Kemp’s drug aspirations. His every line is quotable and his every appearance is like a surprise mugging – but by cuddly unicorns, which turns out alright in the long run. Lastly, Amber Heard is the mermaid of my dreams, but you can tell the upper brass had a field day in the cutting room, leaving all gratuitous nudity on the floor, being one of the only detriments to the film.
Sounds promising. Looking forward to seeing what they have done with the book.
Posted in Book, Film, news | Tagged: Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Giovanni Ribisi, Hunter S Thompson, Johnny Depp, news, The Rum Diary | 1 Comment »