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Wolverine vs The Invisible Man

Posted by LiveFor on May 8, 2010

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Hugh Jackman dances for Lipton Iced Tea

Posted by LiveFor on March 19, 2010

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The Random – Wolverine 2, Marco Polo, Green Lantern, The Shadow, The Smurfs, De Niro in Dark Fields, Jackman in Selma, Rachel McAdams gets a Woody, Splice

Posted by LiveFor on March 4, 2010

– Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (X-Men, The Usual Suspects) has finished his draft of the Wolverine sequel, which he began writing in August. Shooting is currently expected to commence in January of 2011. It is going to be set in Japan and no word yet on who will direct although Hugh Jackman will be back as Logan. I just hope the claws are better than the first film.

– Francis Lawrence (“I Am Legend,” “Constantine) will direct a feature about Marco Polo for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Variety – More fantasy/adventure epic than serious biopic drama, the film will be most set in “the Orient of our imagination”

– Test shooting on the Green Lantern has started shooting in New Orleans. Apparantly it involves a stunt car.

– David Slade (30 Days of Night) could direct the Sam Raimi produced film adaptation of classic pulp character The Shadow at 20th Century Fox reports Latino Review.

– Dr Horrible himself, Neil Patrick Harris, is to be the live action star in The Smurfs movie. I feel slightly more interested in the project…but only a little.

Robert De Niro joins Bradley Cooper in The Dark Fields. The film is about ‘a down-and-out Gotham writer (Cooper) who comes into possession of a designer drug that gives him newfound intelligence and success‘. According to Variety, De Niro will be playing the role of the brilliant financial mogul that’s chasing after Bradley Cooper’s character. The film will begin shooting in May in Philadelphia.

– Hugh Jackman will be starring in Selma to be directed by Lee Daniels (Precious). Deadline previously reported that Robert De Niro was on board to play Alabama Governor George Wallace in the film, which is about the historic march from Selma to the state capital in Montgomery.

– Rachel McAdams has signed on to co-star in Woody Allen’s next project. Production of the still untitled film is to begin this summer, likely with a 2011 release date in mind. Owen Wilson and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are also starring in it.

– Vincenzo Natali’s Sci-fi creature feature, Splice, is to be released on 4th June. Looks like the studio are pushing this to be a big Summer film.

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Conan the Barbarian – Who will play the Cimmerian? A Vampire or an Alien?

Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2010

The new Conan the Barbarian film by Marcus Nispel is due to start filming in Bulgaria on 15th march. However, we still don’t know who will play Conan.

It looks as if the choice is down to three according to Deadline – Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen in the Twilight Saga sequels New Moon and Eclipse), and Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex in the TV series Stargate: Atlantis) plus another unnamed but better established actor before deciding.

Lutz is in the pic below and Momoa the one above. Out of the two I feel Momoa has the better look for Conan – he has the build but he also has the slight otherworldliness about him that I always get when reading Conan. The whole Stranger in a Strange land type vibe.

As for who the other unnamed actor could be I just don’t know. Hugh Jackman, Vin Diesel, who else could it be?

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Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin to present the 2010 Oscars

Posted by LiveFor on November 4, 2009

martin-baldwin-oscarsThe people in charge of the Oscars, AMPAS, recently said Hugh Jackman would not be presenting the awards in 2010.

Today they have said that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will serve as co-hosts of the 82nd Academy Awards on 7th March 2010 according to First Showing.

“We think the team of Steve and Alec are the perfect pair of hosts for the Oscars,” said producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman. “Steve will bring the experience of having hosted the show in the past and Alec will be a completely fresh personality for this event.”

“I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin,” Martin said. “I don’t play the banjo but I’m thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” Baldwin said.

Baldwin has been doing great things on 30 Rock. Martin has been doing the Pink Panther.

Do you think it is a good team to present the Oscars next year?

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The Box – A clip from Richard “Donnie Darko” Kelly’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on October 29, 2009

Here we see James Marsden take a strange car ride with a mysterious woman.

For some reason this scene reminds me of the bit from the first X-Men film when Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is driving and talking to Rogue (Anna Paquin) and then Sabretooth attacks. Just me then?

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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.

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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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It’s Friday and Wolverine is getting ready to go out

Posted by LiveFor on August 28, 2009

Caption this – what would Wolvie (it’s a wax work in the pic) be saying?

Source: MTV

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