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Mad Max 4 – Teresa Palmer could me the lady in if. At least Jay Baruchel thinks so

Posted by LiveFor on January 17, 2010

Teresa Palmer is to play a leading role in George Miller’s hugely anticipated fourth Mad Max film Fury Road after her co-star in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice let details slip

Actor Jay Baruchel told reporters interviewing him for the new Dreamworks film How To Train Your Dragon that Palmer, who splits her time between Australia and Hollywood, was preparing for a gruelling shoot on the new Mad Max episode.

“She gets to work with him, and she’s (going to be) doing Mad Max 4 with Miller,” Baruchel said.

The actor, who counts Palmer as a very good friend after working with her on the Sorcerer film, said he didn’t know the character’s exact name, but believed it was the female lead.

“She’s the main chick in Fury Road,” he said.

“She’s going to be there for over a year. It’s really, really cool.”

It is not known if Palmer will replace or star with Charlize Theron, who signed on to the project last October. British actor Tom Hardy will play Max.

Miller previously cast Palmer (Bedtime Stories) and Baruchel (Tropic Thunder) as villains in his aborted 2008 superhero film Justice League of America.

The mammoth Mad Max production is scheduled to shoot for 30 weeks this year in and around Broken Hill.

Source: Herald Sun

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Johnny Depp may be The Tourist. Alfonso Cuaron may direct.

Posted by LiveFor on November 5, 2009

jdeppThe Tourist is a remake of the 2005 French spy thriller Anthony Zimmer and it has been in development for quite a while now.

Originally Charlize Theron and Tom Cruise were going to be in it but both eventually dropped out. As of a few weeks ago, Angelina Jolie was attached to star along with Sam Worthington.

However, THR have the news that Sam Worthington and director Florian von Donnersmark have left the film and there are already some top names in line to replace them.

It was reported that Johnny Depp was in negotiations to replace Worthington, while director Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) is in talks to replace von Donnersmarck. Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) is writing the script.

The film centers on a female Interpol agent who manages to ensnare an American tourist in Paris to help her track down an elusive criminal, who was also her former lover.

The way actors keep changing on this film I wouldn’t hold your breath over Depp definitely being in it, but it would be cool if he was.

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The Road – New trailer

Posted by LiveFor on November 1, 2009

Good to see a bit more of the adaption of Cormac McCarthy’s brilliant novel. However, it does seem to show many of the major beats of the story so watch with care as here be spoilers.

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Holy Shinzon! Tom Hardy is the new Mad Max. Charlize Theron is the pretty post apocalyptic female lead

Posted by LiveFor on October 30, 2009

bronsonfilmstill_450x300Well, well, well. One of these internet rumours turned out to be true. Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy are in negotiations to star in the next Mad Max film, Mad Fax:Fury Road from writer-director George Miller.

According to Heat Vision blog Mel Gibson is not reprising his iconic role of Max Rockatansky.

The new Max is to be Hardy, the British-born actor who was Shinzon, the clone of Capt Picard in Star Trek Nemesis, Handsome Bob in Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla, Charles Bronson in Bronson and he’s also working on Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

Charlize Theron is playing the female lead, but so far there’s no more info on her character.

Plot details are scarce but supposedly the movie does take place a short while after the story detailed in 1985’s “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,” which keeps Mad Max relatively young.

A shoot next summer in Australia is being eyed. The movie will be an Australian production which Warner Bros. will distribute.

“Road” has been in the works for more than a decade, with Gibson attached to star at one point. When the project finally began ramping up earlier this spring and summer, Miller began looking at and testing numerous actors who could step into the grim shoes previously worn by Gibson. Sam Worthington was the hot favourite, but it was not to be.

Not sure how I feel about Hardy playing Max. He is a good actor and Bronson shows he can really change for a role. Still it will be good to see a new Mad Max film.

How do you feel about Tom Hardy getting behind the wheel of the last of the V8 Interceptors?

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Mad Max: Fury Road revs up for next year

Posted by LiveFor on October 24, 2009

mad maxA new Mad Max film has been on again, off again over the past few years with no-one really sure what was going on. There has even been mention it was going to become an anime style film.

However, in the past week there has been a bit of movement on the Road Warrior front. Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy (Star Trek Nemesis, Bronson) are apparantly starring in it – as who I am not really sure. ABC News are saying Sam Worthington (Clash of the Titans, Terminator Salvation, Avatar) could be in the running to play Max – how many big budget genre pictures can one man do?

Now THR are reporting that the fourth installment in George Miller’s Mad Max franchise, “Fury Road,” is set to go into production in Sydney and outback New South Wales next year, according to local reports Saturday.

Miller, who also will produce the film through his production shingle Kennedy Miller, is quoted as saying that ” ‘Fury Road’ will put NSW back on the map as a filmmaking destination.

“Hollywood has cut its production in half. Big movies like ‘Fury Road’ and ‘Happy’ Feet are rare and competitively sought after in all the filmmaking regions of the world,” Miller told the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

“The production agreements have been a long time in the making and (NSW) Premier Rees and his team have worked like Trojans to ensure this substantial investment comes into this country. Not only does it help fuel the local economy but it means many talented people get a chance to practice their craft and lift their skills.”

News that “Fury Road” has been given the greenlight comes just 10 days after Warner Bros. announced was pulling production of “Green Lantern” out of Australia.

No studio backing for “Fury Road” was announced for the film which reportedly has a $100 million budget.

“The ‘Mad Max’ films are iconic,” Rees said. “In the hands of director George Miller, we will see one of the largest and most ambitious live-action films ever made in Australia. This is a clear vote of confidence in Australian expertise. This proves that Sydney is an international contender for major film production.”

The original Mad Max was filmed in Victoria, Mad Max 2 was filmed around Broken Hill and the third Mad Max was shot in Coober Pedy, South Australia.

Around 30 weeks of the filming of Fury Road will take place in and around Broken Hill.

Now 30 weeks is a long time in the world of shooting a film. That would suggest there will be an awful lot of action and stunt work as that can take the most time to do.

Should Mad Max ride again? Is Sam Worthington the right choice to play Max? Should Mel Gibson have a cameo?

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Angelina Jolie takes over from Charlize Theron in The Tourist

Posted by LiveFor on October 12, 2009

Angelina_Jolie_21Angelina Jolie is in talks to replace Charlize Theron in the Spyglass thriller The Tourist, according to The Risky Biz Blog.

Jolie has just finished work on the spy movie Salt. It looks as if she is on an espionage roll at the moment.

Theron has been long attached to the project, which is now also seeking a director, as Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day) just left the project last week.

The Tourist is a remake of the French thriller “Anthony Zimmer” from 2005. It centers on an American tourist who, on behalf of Interpol, goes undercover to entrap a former lover who’s a suspected global criminal. It follows in the long tradition of innocents caught up in shady activities abroad that dates back to Hitchcock (“The Man Who Knew Too Much”), Polanski (“Frantic”) and beyond, and a theme that also has contemporary echoes with “Taken” this past year.

Tom Cruise had been attached at an earlier point for the lead male role, but Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation, Avatar, Clash of the Titans) will now play the part.

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Hancock 2 draws nearer – Will Smith and Charlize Theron have said yes

Posted by LiveFor on September 10, 2009

In a conversation before he heads to the Toronto film festival with a Wayne Gretzky documentary, Berg confirmed for MTV News that both Smith and Theron will certainly be returning for more “Hancock” hero-dom.

“Everybody’s going to come back for a sequel,” Peter Berg said in response to a question about the two megastars.

Berg’s comments confirm what Theron told us last September when she said she’d happily return if the rest of the key players returned too.

“Riding the Will Smith train is a really nice train to ride!” she laughed.

The big reveal at the end of “Hancock” was that [Spoiler Alert!] both Smith and Theron’s characters are immortal gods who become vulnerable when near each other. For the sequel, Berg said we can expect the appearance of at least one more all-powerful god. What’s more, he’s got his eye on a well-known name to play a third superhero.

“We have [someone in mind],” Berg said. “I’m not gonna tell you who, but we have!”

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Hancock 2 anyone? (Spoilers ahead)

Posted by LiveFor on August 19, 2009

hancock-1Peter Berg, director of the superhero movie Hancock, has some ideas for a sequel if one ever comes to pass, and he shared his ideas with SCI FI Wire.

At the end of last year’s Hancock, it was revealed that Will Smith’s superpowered character was actually an immortal god who became vulnerable only when in the presence of his goddess companion (Charlize Theron). Berg confirmed that a sequel would elaborate on the film’s mythology.

“There might be another god out there,” Berg said in an exclusive interview last month in Pasadena, Calif. “Might be another one.”

Berg also confirmed that the subplot of Jason Bateman’s publicist character should pick up where it left off in Hancock, where he’s starting his charity campaign.

Columbia Pictures would obviously like another one as the first made a bit of cash for them. “They like to fast-track it, but Will’s busy, I’m pretty busy,” Berg continued. “We’re excited to do one, but we want the script to be right and the movie to be right. We don’t feel a burning imperative to go right back into it.”

Would you want to see Hancock again? If there is a third God what effect could they have on each other and who would play the new character?

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The Burning Plain – International Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on May 26, 2009

The past and the present have a curious way of effecting one another as several people seperated by time and space are about to discover — Mariana, a 16-year-old girl trying to put together the shattered lives of her parents in a Mexican border town; Sylvia, a woman in Portland who must undertake an emotional odyssey to burnish a sin from her past; Gina and Nick, a couple who must deal with an intense and clandestine affair; and Maria, a young girl who helps her parents find redemption, forgiveness and love. The five will discover that their actions may mean the difference between life and death as well as their own journeys into seeking redemption…and whether or not they will ever find it.

Director: Guillermo Arriaga
Cast: Kim Basinger, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence

Release: September 18, 2009
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The Road – We now have a trailer

Posted by LiveFor on May 14, 2009

A brilliant book looks to have a brilliant trailer.

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