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Live for Films Movie Club – Bond…James Bond

Posted by LiveFor on May 8, 2010

With the future of the next Bond movie on indefinite hold now is the time to look back on what makes Bond great. As you can see from the poster starting next week Live for Films is having a Bond Themed Movie Club.

It is going to be the first film for each Bond…apart from George Lazenby.

15th May – Dr No

22nd May – Live and Let Die

29th May – The Living Daylights

5th June – Goldeneye

12th June – Casino Royale

Of course you can watch any James Bond film you wish, these are just to get you started.

The Live For Films Movie Club works by a load of people around the World watching the same movie on the same weekend and then heading over to the LFF Forum to discuss the film. Who is your favrourite Bond? The best looking? Best Bond girl? Who has the best one-liners? Greates escape? Best Villain? Best location? Coolest Gadget?

The James Bond LFF Film Club can be found on the Forum here.

Thanks to Another Zen for sorting out the excellent poster. Please feel free to post it on your sites to help spread the word.

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Cowboys and Aliens – Sam Rockwell saddles up

Posted by LiveFor on May 4, 2010

Sam Rockwell working with Jon Favreau again in the adaptation of the comic book, Cowboys and Aliens

It starts shooting in June and Rockwell, who can currently be seen in Iron Man 2 as Justin Hammer, will be joining Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Harrison Ford.

Rockwell will play a bar owner named Doc who joins in the pursuit of the aliens. Once Favreau and the writers — Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof — learned that Rockwell was interested in the movie, they reconceived and expanded the role, which initially called for a heavy-set man.

Rockwell’s previous experience with Westerns was in 2007’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

I’m made up Rockwell will be in this sci-fi Western as I think he is a brilliant actor. From Lawn Dogs, Galaxy Quest through Charlie’s Angels Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Moon and more he is always great to watch.

Source: Heat Vision

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UPDATED: Casting News – Yelchin in Fright Night, Harrison Ford in Cowboys and Aliens, Emily Blunt as Catwoman

Posted by LiveFor on April 7, 2010

Rumours, reality who knows. Here’s the skinny.

Fright Night – Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) is in negotiations to star in “Fright Night,” DreamWorks’ remake of the cult 1985 vampire film. Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) is helming the new version, which sticks to the concept of a teen being convinced that his new neighbor is a vampire, although no one will believe him. – Heat Vision

Catwoman – Rumour has it that Emily Blunt passed on “Captain America” because she’s hoping to star as Selina Kyle in “Batman 3” accordingto Batman on Film — “if Chris Nolan uses the character,” the source notes. They stress that this is very much a rumour. I do think that Blunt would make a cracking Selina Kyle.

Cowboys and AliensLatino Review have another rumour saying that Harrison Ford could be joining Jon Favreau’s next comic book film, based on an anonymous tip indicating that “Ford was about to join a huge comic book movie to be directed by a director coming off a soon to be released huge comic book movie.”

Favreau did writer Twitter: “Some very cool Cowboys & Aliens casting news coming soon.” Take that however you wish.

UPDATE: “Please stop asking if Harrison Ford is in Cowboys & Aliens. Okay? He is,” wrote Favreau on Twitter. “Please don’t tell anybody.”

What do you think about the possible casting bits? I would love to see Ford back in a sci-fi kind of thing. He needs to make up geek points since the last Indy film.

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Bond 23 – Rachel Weisz could be head of Quantum

Posted by LiveFor on March 29, 2010

Mark this one as a rumour, but CinemaBlend are saying it is from a very reliable source. Rachel Weisz (The Fountain, The Mummy) may be the head of the organisation known as Quantum that has been causing Daniel Craig’s James Bond a bit of bother in the two previous films.

We’ve heard that Rachel Weisz could be involved in Bond 23. In the past she’s joked about becoming a Bond girl, and though she’s certainly beautiful, casting an actress of her caliber as yet another Bond nookie babe seems like kind of a waste. But Weisz is actually friends with Daniel Craig (in fact they’re working together on the upcoming movie Dream House) and in the past she had a personal relationship with would-be Bond 23 director Sam Mendes. All Bond girl kidding aside, she has before expressed real interest in doing a Bond movie with Craig. So why not give her something substantive in the movie, something that won’t reduce her to being 007’s latest conquest? Why not let her play the villain?

Would be nice to have Weisz as the big bad and a bit different, but this could all turn out to be like tears in the rain. How would you feel about it if it turns out to be true? What should they call the next Bond movie?

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Tintin – Spielberg talks about why he went motion-capture

Posted by LiveFor on February 22, 2010

There is a great interview with Steven Spielberg over at the LA Times about his work on the Tintin adaption – The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

It stars stars Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, King Kong) as Tintin, Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings, King Kong) as Captain Haddock, Daniel Craig (Casino Royale) as Red Rackham and Nick Frost and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul) as the Thompson Twins. Peter Jackson is producing it with the animation done by Jackson’s Weta Workshop.

“It was based on my respect for the art of Hergé and wanting to get as close to that art as I could, Hergé wrote about fictional people in a real world, not in a fantasy universe,” Spielberg said. “It was the real universe he was working with, and he used National Geographic to research his adventure stories. It just seemed that live action would be too stylized for an audience to relate to. You’d have to have costumes that are a little outrageous when you see actors wearing them. The costumes seem to fit better when the medium chosen is a digital one.”

They are using the technology from James Cameron’s Avatar so it means that it should look spot on and Spielberg could also watch the action on the digital sets as the actors went through the motions.

“I just adored it,“ he says. “It made me more like a painter than ever before. I got a chance to do so many jobs that I don’t often do as a director. You get to paint with this device that puts you into a virtual world, and allows you to make your shots and block all the actors with a small hand-held device only three times as large as an Xbox game controller.”

“When Captain Haddock runs across the volume, the cameras capture all the information of his physical and emotional moves,” the director said. “So as Andy Serkis runs across the stage, there’s Captain Haddock on the monitor, in full anime, running along the streets of Belgium. Not only are the actors represented in real time, they enter into a three-dimensional world.”

Fingers crossed that they get it spot on as I have fond memories of reading the Tintin books when I was a kid. The film is due out in 2011.

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Cowboys & Aliens – Olivia Wilde and Daniel Craig are in it

Posted by LiveFor on February 2, 2010

Olivia Wilde (House, Tron Legacy) is in negotiations to star opposite Daniel Craig in the sci-fi Western “Cowboys & Aliens,” which Jon Favreau is directing for DreamWorks Studios according to Heat Vision.

Wilde will play a character named Ella who joins up with mysterious gunslinger in an unlikely uprising against an alien invasion.

Craig is playing the gunslinger, taking over the role from Robert Downey Jr., who dropped out in January.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing and wrote the script with “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof. Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are also producing along with Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, who created the graphic novel upon which the movie is based.

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UPDATED: Keira Knightley beats Scarlett Johansson to My Fair Lady

Posted by LiveFor on October 26, 2009

600full-keira-knightleyUPDATE – 18/01/10:According to the Daily Mail Keira Knightley will not play Eliza Doolittle in the new movie version of My Fair Lady.

The Oscar-nominated actress has withdrawn herself from consideration for the role created by Audrey Hepburn in the landmark film based on the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical.

Over a period of two years, the 24-year-old star met producers Cameron Mackintosh and Duncan Kenworthy to discuss the possibility of playing the Covent Garden flower girl.

Now John Madden, who made Oscar triumph Shakespeare In Love and the forthcoming thriller The Debt, has signed on to make the film and has been busily building his team. Acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne will most likely create the dance sequences.

The film-makers are insistent that the role goes to a British actress. Among those now being asked to meet Madden is Carey Mulligan, nominated this week for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ Orange Rising Star Award – END OF UPDATE

24-year-old Kiera Knightley has beaten Scarlett Johansson to the part of Eliza Doolittle in a new film adaptation of My Fair Lady.

Joe Wright, who worked with Knightley in Pride and Prejudice, has been chosen to direct the film.

In August it was reported that Knightley had been forced to compete with Johansson, 24, for the role.

“I have two actresses as potential Elizas, one British, the other American,” said Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who is producing the film with Duncan Kenworthy, at the time. “You’d know their names, but I’m not letting on.”

Last week, Kenworthy said: “I think Keira would be absolutely fabulous in it.” Emma Thompson is writing the script for the film, for which Daniel Craig has been mooted as a possible Professor Henry Higgins.

Wright had been due to direct Cate Blanchett in Indian Summer, a film about the relationship between Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, but as previously reported this had been scrapped. The Indian government had expressed concern about its portrayal of the alleged love affair.

Thanks to Pam for sending me the news.

Source: The Telegraph

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Daniel Craig says Bond 23 to start filming in 2010

Posted by LiveFor on October 23, 2009

Daniel Craig is in a play with Hugh Jackman called A Steady Rain. The footage below shows the two actors being nice chaps and signing autographs. Then round about a minute in one of the fans asks when the new Bond film will be filming. Rather surprisingly Daniel Craig tells him.

Source: Collider

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Hugh Jackman has Real Steel in robot boxing film

Posted by LiveFor on October 1, 2009

hugh-jackmanCalm down ladies and lovers of Musical Theatre. Hugh Jackman, who just opened on Broadway in A Steady Rain with Daniel Craig, is in talks to star onscreen in the Shawn Levy-directed Real Steel for DreamWorks according to Variety.

The film is about a fighter who has to reinvent himself when human boxing becomes obsolete, replaced by 2000 pound human-like robots. Jackman is negotiating to play the ex-fighter, who becomes a Robot Boxing promoter, but whose chances of success are hampered by his access to sub-standard robot parts. That is until he discovers a discarded robot that always seems to win. The ex-fighter has also discovered he’s the father of a 13-year old son, and they bond as the robot brawls its way toward the top.

The premise is based on a short story by Richard Matheson. It’s a reunion between Matheson and Spielberg. Matheson wrote Spielberg’s directing debut, “Duel,” and he was story editor on Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories.”

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Wolverine and James Bond get stopped by a mobile phone

Posted by LiveFor on September 29, 2009

steady-rain-craig-jackman_lHugh Jackman and Daniel Craig were trying to perform the play “A Steady Rain” Wednesday night in NYC. The play, by Keith Huff and directed by Jonathan Crowley, tells the story of two Chicago policemen whose lives are thrown into turmoil after they mistakenly hand a young boy back to a cannibalistic serial killer. The plot mirrors a real life event involving US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

However, an idiot forgot to turn off his mobile phone. Jackman set the him straight, staying in character all the while.

Jackman stomped about on stage as he asked: “You wanna get that? Come on, just turn it off. Unless you’ve got a better story. You want to get up and tell your stories?”

The audience laughed and gave Jackman, 40, a roaring applause for taking a stand.

Seconds later, another phone rang. Craig, 41, responded: “Can you get that, whoever it is can you just get it? We can wait just get the phone,”

The phone was eventually silenced. A relieved Craig said: “Denny [Jackman’s character’s name] took it hard.”

Apparantly a film version of A Steady Rain is currently in production and is slated for release in 2012. No word on who will be in that version.

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