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The Random – Avatar, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, Cedar Rapids, The Conspirator, Hack/Slash, The Hobbit, Hanna, The King’s Speech

Posted by LiveFor on November 17, 2009

– X-Factor Winner & Multiple Grammy® Award-nominated singer Leona Lewis is set to sing title song, ‘I See You’, for James Cameron’s upcoming sci-fi epic Avatar. The song will be included on the official soundtrack featuring James Horner’s score. The soundtrack gets a release on December 15th and can be pre-ordered at Avatar Score.

Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Disney’s latest adaptation of the Jules Verne classic, has been cancelled reports Variety. The project, which aimed to begin shooting in February, has been indefinitely postponed and director McG has withdrawn from the project. No cast was ever set despite rumors of Will Smith’s involvement, but the change of the studio’s chairman from Dick Cook to Rich Ross has de-prioritised this and quite likely several other properties in development as so many Hollywood regime changes do.

– Stephen Root (“No Country for Old Men,” “True Blood,” “The West Wing”) has joined the cast of “Cedar Rapids” and “The Conspirator” says The Hollywood Reporter. In Fox Searchlight’s ensemble comedy “Rapids,” Root plays the proud owner of an insurance company and boss of the film’s lead Ed Helms. Anne Heche and John C. Reilly also star. Miguel Arteta directs. In “The Conspirator”, Root plays a principal witness for the prosecution in the trail of a Confederate sympathizer who is tried as a conspirator in the Lincoln assassination. James McAvoy and Robin Wright star in the Robert Redford-directed drama.

– Stephen Susco (“The Grudge”) has signed on to pen the film adaptation of comic adaptation Hack/Slash . The story chronicles the adventures of Hack, a young woman who travels to small towns across the country hunting slashers. Susco will pen a new draft. Justin Marks, Todd Lincoln, Ben Magid and Martin Schenk penned previous drafts.

– Brian Cox is said to be a big contender to play a dwarf in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” says AICN.

– Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride and Prejudice”) is in talks to direct the action adventure thriller Hanna for Focus Features reports Heat Vision. Seth Lochhead and David Farr’s script centers on a 14-year-old Eastern European girl who has been raised by her father to be a cold-blooded killing machine. She connects with a French family, forms a friendship with their daughter and goes through the pangs of adolescence. When the girl is dragged back to her father’s world and discovers that she was bred as a killing machine in a CIA prison camp, she must fight her way to a free life.

– Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall and Michael Gambon – and Australian star Guy Pearce have all joined The King’s Speech for The Weinstein Company. The story follows the man who would become King George VI, the father of the current Queen, Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ‘Bertie’ VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded nervous stammer and considered unfit to be King, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

Source: Dark Horizons & MovieWeb

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UPDATED: Sam Worthington talks about Terminators and Avatar

Posted by LiveFor on August 25, 2009

sam_worthingtonUPDATE: Avatar is now out so here is my review.

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Sam Worthington is a very busy man. He seems to have come out of nowhere yet he has managed to star in Terminator Salvation, Avatar and he is currently working on Clash of the Titans. He is also one of the contenders for the new Mad Max film and rumoured to be Captain Nemo in McG’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Collider have an excellent interview with him that shows him to be quite a clever guy. He got one of his friends to go around the recent San Diego Comic Con to check out the cool comics and films so he could approach them and get in on the ground floor.

When asked about the lacklustre response to McG’s Terminator Salvation he shows quite a bit of common sense.

It was dark. There is no humor. That’s what we set out to do. It’s kind of humbling the way that they describe your performance against Christian’s, but we have no control over that. We just have to do the best character that we can do at that time. And you know, there was a lot of kind of, you know, I can nitpick with the best of them, man, and kind of go down the list of things I saw on IMDB where they found holes in it and go, you are fucking right. If there was a big ten ton robot coming outside that gas station, surely we would fucking hear it! And I missed that. So I’m going to be a bit better when I’m looking through my fucking scripts. So it raises my game a bit, because now I feel like an idiot for not saying it to McG, you know?


He also had a good take on the Avatar trailer being released just before Avatar day.

It’s got a hell of a lot of hype. I read all what was said yesterday about the, about the trailer. I can see their point. But as I said, it wasn’t meant to be built for an Apple Mac. It’s built for IMAX. It’s built for 3D. That’s what he’s designed it for. He’s designed it to bring people back to the cinema. It’s interesting that he’s released that trailer, that Jim’s gone and done that, and then the next day goes and shows it on IMAX. One extreme to the other. We get the criticism, and then we get the rave reviews of what it really looks like in its own formula. That’s obviously going to get people to think and go, well, damn right. I’m going to go see this at the cinema. Jim has always said to me, he wants to bring people back to the movies. And he’s a smart enough man to, that to be tactical.

Check out the rest of the interview for his thoughts on Comic Con and more.

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