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The Random – Ant-Man, DiCaprio maybe Hoover and Travis McGee, Joss Whedon on The Avengers, Harold & Kumar 3, Soderbergh’s Contagion

Posted by LiveFor on April 1, 2010

It is April 1st so it may be possible one or two of these tales have fooled me.

– Edgar Wright and Pixar may be teaming up to bring Marvel’s miniscule Avenger, Ant-Man, to the big screen according to JoBlo.

– Leonardo DiCaprio may play J Edgar Hoover in Spielberg’s biopic of the FBI chief. The actor is also in talks to play Travis McGee, the detective beach bum, in an adaption of John D MacDonalds book, The Deep Blue GoodBye. Oliver Stone is down to direct.

– Joss Whedon (Buffy, Dollhouse, Firefly) may be on the shortlist to direct The Avengers movie. Shiny! That would be very cool. First Showing have more.

– Kal Penn may be back for the third Harold and Kumar film – A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas. Apparently his job at the White House is almost at an end.

The Playlist have had a look at the script for Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion.- – ”…if you took the breadth and scope of “Traffic” or “Syriana,” tidied up the writing, and found a subject matter that terrified you relentlessly for two hours, you’d have something close to Contagion…clearly done an enormous amount of research, and it’s thoroughly, horrifyingly conceivable throughout, but it’s also as much about the way that information can spread virally in the Web 2.0 age, as it is about the spread of the virus. Burns ties these dual themes together in the final pages, the two dovetailing in a hugely satisfying way.”

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on March 25, 2010

Looks way cool!

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob—omb, the 22—year—old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him.

Genre—smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass—and now is back in town—to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor.

As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past—from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsome identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.

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Due out on 13th August

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Spaced – Slow-mo gunfight flash mob

Posted by LiveFor on March 22, 2010

Remember in the second series of Spaced when they had the slow motion gun fight – that is the ability hot wired into all men and many women to automatically go into when someone pretends to shoot you with an invisible gun.

Well this weekend a load of people did the flash mob thing doing just that in London’s Trafalgar Square. Here is some footage of it.

Where any of you there?

Source: /Film

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Scott Pilgrim vs The World – New poster “An epic of epic epicness”

Posted by LiveFor on March 17, 2010

ComingSoon spotted the poster for Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim adaption at ShoWest.

The film is due out on 13th August.

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Spaced – I knew the American remake was meant to be bad, but this bad!

Posted by LiveFor on March 5, 2010

They made a pilot for an American version of one of the best comedy shows in the World, Spaced. It sucked and here is your chance to see why Fox didn’t pick up on it.

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Scott Pilgrim vs The World – First official photos

Posted by LiveFor on January 7, 2010

Finally some official photos for Edgar Wright’s adaption of the Scott Pilgrim comic books. I hadn’t really been fussed about this project even though I am a big fan of Mr Wright’s work. However, Michael Cera with the flaming sword photo above looks very cool. Looks like he is fighting one of Ramona Flowers evil ex-boyfriends.

The film also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh and Jason Schwartzman.

Source: /film

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Edward Woodward has passed away. No more Ewar Woowar

Posted by LiveFor on November 16, 2009

edward-woodwardVeteran actor Edward Woodward has died aged 79, his agent has confirmed.

The Croydon-born star had been suffering from various illnesses, including pneumonia, and died in hospital, said Janet Glass.

Woodward is most famous for his roles in the cult 1973 horror film The Wicker Man, alongside Sir Christopher Lee, and TV series The Equalizer and Callan.

Sir Christopher described Woodward as “a very good friend and a splendid actor”.

Ms Glass said he had been ill for several months and passed away surrounded by members of his family.

The actor, who lived in Hawker’s Cove near Padstow, died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

“I knew him a very long time and he was a superb human being,” she said.

“That integrity shone through in the roles he played. I can’t ever remember, in all the productions he undertook, anyone having a bad word to say about him and he never had anything bad to say about anyone else either.”

Ms Glass added: “Universally loved and admired through his unforgettable roles in classic productions, he was equally fine and courageous in real life, never losing his brave spirit and wonderful humour throughout his illness.

“His passing will leave a huge gap in many lives,” she said.

He was last seen on screen in BBC One soap EastEnders as Tommy Clifford earlier this year.

Barbara Windsor said she was “deeply saddened” at the news.

“I have such fond memories of our time working together,” she added.

Diederick Santer, executive producer of EastEnders, said: “All of us at EastEnders are very sad to learn that Edward has passed away.

“We were thrilled when he joined us for a stint of six episodes earlier this year. He was a delight to work with, and delivered a characteristically touching and layered performance. Our thoughts are with his family.”

Robin Hardy, who directed The Wicker Man, said of Woodward: “He was one of the greatest actors of his generation, without any question, with a broad career on American television as well as British film.

“He was the absolute star of The Wicker Man. He was an extremely nice human being.”

Film critic Barry Norman described Woodward was a “very fine” actor.

“He made about three dozen movies but he was rarely given the chance to star in a movie, ” he told BBC News.

“The two films that do stand out are obviously The Wicker Man and Breaker Morant, about three British soldiers in the Boer War. In both he gave excellent performances.”

Actor Simon Pegg, who was a big fan of Woodward and cast him in his 2007 film Hot Fuzz, said on Twitter: “So sorry to hear we have lost the great Edward Woodward. Feel lucky to have worked with him.”

He later released a statement, saying that Hot Fuzz rehearsals “were often gleefully tossed aside just to hear him (Woodward) recount stories from his life and career.

“Edgar Wright and myself sought him out because we were fans of his work, by the time the cameras stopped rolling, we were devoted fans of the man. My love and sympathy goes out to Michelle and his family.”

Woodward is survived by his second wife, the actress Michele Dotrice, and four children, three of whom he had during his first marriage.

Source: BBC

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Pegg, Frost and Wright together again

Posted by LiveFor on November 13, 2009

comedy_of_the_decade-550x309However, it is only for a Total Film Comedy of the Decade shoot presumably for Shaun of the Dead. Still we have Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim film to look forward to along with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Greg Mottola’s Paul and Spielberg’s Tintin.

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Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man + Pixar’s Ant-Man = Awesome

Posted by LiveFor on September 10, 2009

HotFuzzEdgarWrightDirectsThere was a little bit of news this week that said Pixar where looking at Ant-Man as a film now that Disney and Marvel are one. I wondered what this meant to the Edgar Wright (Spaced, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs The World) live action Ant-Man film that has been in development for a couple of years.

The good folks over at Chud wanted to clear this up so they emailed Edgar to see what was happening. This is his response:

“I am still attached to Ant Man and indeed am still working on a second draft with Joe Cornish. That had to take a back seat while I worked on Scott Pilgrim, but am keen to get back into it once I get into post.

I just spoke to Kevin Feige for the first time since I wrapped and we are meeting this week to discuss the next phase. It’s been something that I have worked on for over five years on and off. There’s even a treatment I wrote that dates even further back than that.

It’s true that the character is not considered one of the Marvel brand leaders and that is precisely what excites me about it. I want to make a film inside the Marvel Universe that is something a little different; a genre film within the superhero genre so to speak.

The news that Pixar is involved is not wholly accurate and a little premature to comment on. I love Pixar’s work more than anyone and indeed would love to collaborate with them.

I’m not sure though that they would want to do a ‘shrinking’ film as a Pixar animation – since Toy Story and A Bug’s Life already cover this territory to some extent. Am guessing that someone just speculated on the ‘bug’ angle and tried to put two and two together.

My spin on Ant Man is very different than a straight superhero origin – and very much live action.

At some point in this century, I intend to stop talking about it and make the damn thing.”

There you have it. All very vague, but that is the beauty of the internet for you. I would love to see Edgar’s live action Ant-Man film, but if he joined up with Pixar to make it that would be a different kind of cool.

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Has Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man movie been squashed?

Posted by LiveFor on September 8, 2009

antmanThe recent Disney/Marvel deal is still making waves around the film world (check out some cool mashups). Now Entertainment Weekly have a certain rumour that is great yet sad at the same time:

“Pixar is said to already be eyeballing an ‘Ant-Man’ movie.”

The Ant-Man film has been mentioned over the years and most recently Director Edgar Wright (‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World’) has been developing the feature for Marvel and has written a script. Last July he even said he aimed to return to work on the screenplay after ‘Scott Pilgrim’ is done. That script was co-written with Joe Cornish and is not going to be an out and out comedy.

It was planned to feature both Henry Pym (as the 60s version) and Scott Lang as the modern day version.

However, with the possibility of Pixar being involved and the fact that head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has not mentioned the Ant-Man film recently suggests that Wright’s version has been put to one side. Mind you this is one little sentence with nothing to confirm it and it is purely supposition that Edgar Wright is off the project.

Another factor that suggests Wright may not be doing it is the fact he has said he will be working on a new film called Baby Driver – a wild spin on the action and crime genre which will be set in the U.S. Then there is the third installment of their “Blood And Ice Cream Trilogy” with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost called “At World’s End.

If Pixar were going to have a crack at an Ant-Man film I am sure it would be pretty amazing although it would not be as close to the knuckle as Edgar Wright’s film would be.

Would you want to see an Edgar Wright or Pixar version of Ant-Man?

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