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Predators – First look at Rodriguez and Antal’s film at SXSW. Jason Statham’s 13 to premiere there.

Posted by LiveFor on March 3, 2010

Rodriguez: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal will present a “First Look” at their upcoming motion picture Predators, at SXSW on March 12, 2010. SXSW also announced the world premiere of Géla Babluani’s 13, the previously announced Super Secret TBA as part of the SX Fantastic midnight section. The 2010 event will take place March 12 – March 20, 2010.

The special presentation of Predators will take place at the Alamo Ritz Theater in downtown Austin, at 10:15pm. Doors open at 9:45pm, and the special event is only open to SXSW Badge-holders on a first-come, first-served basis. An audience Q&A follows the unveiling. SXSW Badges are still available for purchase at

A bold new chapter in the Predator universe, Predators was shot on location under Rodriguez’s creative auspices at the filmmaker’s Austin-based Troublemaker Studios, and is directed by Nimród Antal. The film stars Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet… as prey. With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers – mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members – human “predators” that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators. In addition to Adrien Brody, the film stars Topher Grace, Alice Braga, and Laurence Fishburne. Co-starring are Walton Goggins, Danny Trejo, Oleg Taktarov and Mahershalalhashbaz Ali.

Predators was written by Alex Litvak & Mike Finch based upon characters created by Jim Thomas & John Thomas. The producers are Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellàn. Twentieth Century Fox releases Predators in theaters everywhere July 9, 2010.

Commented Robert Rodriguez: “My director Nimród Antal and I are excited to bring this first look at Predators to Austin’s SXSW Film Festival, an event that’s become vital to the filmmaking scene. Austin is my home and I’m proud that Predators was conceived and filmed here.”

Said Film Conference & Festival Producer Janet Pierson: “Robert Rodriguez and Troublemaker Studios are a continued fountain of filmmaking creativity and innovation here in Austin, TX. We couldn’t be more proud to present the unveiling of Predators at our 2010 event.”

13: Courtesy Magnet Media Productions

Additionally, SXSW has revealed the identity of the Super Secret TBA in its SX Fantastic section – the anticipated world premiere of Géla Babluani’s 13 will take place at Midnight on Saturday, March 13 at the Alamo South Lamar Theater.

13, a remake of the 2005 French film 13 Tzameti, also directed by Babluani, stars Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Ben Gazzara, and Alexander Skarsgard. The thriller follows the story of Vince, who unwittingly becomes involved in a degenerate, clandestine world of mental chaos behind closed doors.

2010 marks the second year of the SX Fantastic section, a series of mind-bending international midnight films at SXSW programmed by Tim League, founder of the Austin-based Fantastic Fest. This year features a diverse slate of five action, thriller, sci-fi and just plain fantastic films from all corners of the world. For more information on the SX Fantastic section, as well as the rest of the Festival program, visit

Over the course of nine days, the 2010 Festival will host a total of 134 features, including 64 world premieres, and will open with the world premiere of Kick-Ass, directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Aaron Johnson, Cholë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage. SXSW will also host more than 80 Film Conference panels, which will take place Friday, March 12 – Tuesday, March 16. For the complete program of films and panels, as well as schedule information, visit

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Is Thor in Iron Man 2? He could be in this photo

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2010

Recently a clip from Iron Man 2 surfaced. In the ever changing world of the Internet I just didn’t get around to posting it. However, io9 did (here’s the clip) and they also posted the photo above.

In the clip Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) is walking through a prison to see Whiplash (Mickey Rourke). As he walks down the corridor the camera leaves Stark to focus on the prisoner above. An odd thing to do, but that is what has the people over on Cinema Blend thinking that this could be Chris Hemsworth as Thor.

It is a bit of a stretch but not that far fetched. Marvel Studios have previously had Easter Eggs such as this in their other films – Captain America was in a deleted scene in The Incredible Hulk and Caps Shield was briefly seen in the first Iron Man film, plus Stark popped up at the end of the Incredible Hulk. All of this ties together the films of the Marvel Universe.

The plot of Thor sees Thor (Chris Hemsworth) sent to Earth to learn humility. Therefore, it wouldn’t be that far fetched for him to end up in prison after starting a fight.

It would be nice if that is Thor and if so this is our first glimpse of him.

What do you think? Is that Thor or just a no good prison extra?

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Iron Man 2 Costumes – Now you can have Tony Stark’s facial hair!

Posted by LiveFor on February 25, 2010

If you have ever wanted to look like Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, but were too lazy to grow your own goatee here is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Lots of Iron Man 2 costumes are there for the picking. As well as Iron Man you can dress up as an Ironette, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash, Don Cheadle’s War Machine (the helmet for that costume seems a bit big).

Source: Geekologie & Costume Craze

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Iron Man 2 – New Whiplash poster

Posted by LiveFor on February 14, 2010

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In other news: Megan Fox made an underwear commercial

Posted by LiveFor on February 13, 2010

Yes that is Megan Fox in Emperio Armani Bra and Knickers, panties, or whatever you want to call them. No she doesn’t get naked. Yes this is a film site. Megan Fox appears in films ergo vis a vis..

Hey, Mickey Rourke recently said she is the best young actress he’s ever worked with and he’s worked with the likes of Lisa Bonet. Yeah.

I think the Architect from The Matrix Reloaded explains it the phenomenom of Megan Fox.

“As I was saying, she stumbled upon a solution whereby nearly ninety-nine percent of the test subjects accepted the program provided they were given a choice – even if they were only aware of it at a near-unconscious level. While this solution worked, it was fundamentally flawed, creating the otherwise contradictory systemic anomaly, that, if left unchecked, might threaten the system itself. Ergo, those who refused the program, while a minority, would constitute an escalating probability of disaster.

Already I can see the chain reaction: the chemical precursors that signal the onset of an emotion, designed specifically to overwhelm logic and reason.”

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Passion Play – First look at Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox

Posted by LiveFor on February 9, 2010

Mitch Glazer’s Passion Play has finished filming so now we get our first glimpse of the stars Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox via EW. This is the film set in 1950’s LA and revolves around a washed-up trumpet player (Rourke) who saves a carnival-attraction angel (Fox) from Murray’s menacing mobster. However, in the photo above I can’t see any wings?

Speaking about Fox’s character, Rourke said “She has wings, so she was sort of an oddity trapped in a carnival act. She’s been a prisoner her whole life, and she has no understanding of trust. She’s very vulnerable and delicate.” As for Fox herself, well sounds as if Rourke liked her as he said “I think the pleasant surprise was this girl who’s a world-class beauty turned out to be probably the best young actress I’ve ever worked with. I don’t know if a lot of her films have showcased her acting ability more than, say, being action-oriented, but she really stepped up the plate with this one and was very consistent and professional, beyond her years. At 23, I couldn’t do half of what she’s doing.”

His character in Passion Play seems similar to Randy the Ram from The Wrestler in that they are both seeking redemption. Rourke commented on this and also said some surprising things about his co-stars from that and their lack of chemistry, “Well, The Wrestler was quite tough. There wasn’t much chemistry there. Uh, that’s a whole other conversation. With Megan and I, there’s a lot of chemistry and a lot of respect. We’re both comfortable with each other. As far as the redemption is concerned, it’s almost fate.” Good old Rourke, always willing to stir the pot a bit.

He also spoke about Bill Murray who plays the gangster in control of Fox, “Bill came aboard after another actor (Toby Kebbell) pulled out, and I think his unpredictability was a very interesting choice on Mitch’s part. It made me scratch my head in the beginning, but I kind of like the fact that Mitch went against the grain and didn’t use a Hollywood stereotype. Less is more. Bill Murray isn’t your typical scary, spooky guy, and there’s something very unnerving about a guy with a sort of off-the-wall sense of delivery. It’s very unexpected. Some of your worst gangsters are guys who were very low-key.”

Writer/director Glazer wrote the scripts for Scrooged, The Recruit, and the 1998 adaptation of Great Expectations.

All in all it does sound like it should be an interesting film to watch. I hope Rourke brings his Angel Heart mojo to this one and Murray is always great to watch. As for Fox? Well maybe Rourke is right and she just hasn’t had the chance to shine in a proper role until now. His comments about the lack of chemistry with his Wrestler co-stars seems a bit odd.

What do you think about Rourke’s comments about The Wrestler and Megan Fox? Do you think she has hidden acting talents or is she just a pin up who got lucky?

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Holy Crom! Conan the Barbarian is the bloke from Stargate Atlantis and his dad is to be Mickey Rourke

Posted by LiveFor on January 22, 2010

Last week news was out that Jason Momoa and Kellan Lutz along with a third more well known name were contenders be the new Conan for Lionsgate.

We did not know who the third actor was until Latino Review found out it was Jared Padalecki from Supernatural – I never would have thought of him, but he worked with Conan director Marcus Nispel recently on the Friday the 13th reboot.

Prior to Padalecki auditioning, Momoa, Lutz, and another unknown actor named John Brotherton went through a series of rigorous screen tests.

From those original three, it was Momoa who emerged early on as Marcus Nispel’s top choice with Kellan Lutz a distant second.

The folks at Lionsgate wanted to be extra sure, hence why they held off offering the part to Momoa and auditioning Jared Padalecki which took place this week.

However, Momoa came into Lionsgate late last week after the Fleming story broke and met with everyone at the studio and talked the talk had another screen test and got the role. As I said the other week I think he has the right otherworldy look to play Conan. I am glad Padalecki didn’t get the role as, even though I like him in Supernatural, he would have just been wrong for the role.

Some other good news from Latino Review is the fact that Mickey Rourke has been cast as Conan’s fathe, Corin. How cool is that.

You can check out Momoa in the upcoming HBO series George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones.

All we need now is some info on what tales of Conan they will be using for the film. How do you feel with Momoa being Conan?

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Iron Man 2 – Check out the Assault Drones

Posted by LiveFor on January 21, 2010

We’ve seen Iron Man and War Machine from Jon Favreau’s sequel, but what about those other suits of Armour you see them fighting near the end of the trailer?

Well this pics of the new series of Diamond Select Toys give us a clearer look at the Assault Drones. According to io9 they are air, land and sea types. Who made them though? Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) or Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) who we see in the midst of the drones above.

Also who or what is in the blacked out space in the picture below? It looks armour shaped so do either the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) or Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) get a suit of armour as they have in the different comic books? Or could it be another version of Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash armour?

Who do you think it is?
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Bill Murray joins Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox in Passion Play

Posted by LiveFor on January 15, 2010

Production Weekly reports via Collider that Bill Murray has joined the cast of Mitch Glazer’s directorial debut Passion Play, taking over for British actor Toby Kebbell (RockNRolla) in the role of gangster Happy Shannon. Passion Play, which is currently filming, is an independent drama starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, and Rhys Ifans. It’s set in 1950’s LA and revolves around a washed-up trumpet player (Rourke) who saves a carnival-attraction angel (Fox) from Murray’s menacing mobster.

Rourke’s character sounds like a more relatable version of his Angel Heart one. Murray should also give the gangster character quite a different feel from Kebbell.

Writer/director Glazer wrote the scripts for Scrooged, The Recruit, and the 1998 adaptation of Great Expectations.

Sounds like an unusual kind of film and definitely one to watch out for. Rourke and Murray are both quality actors, the only weak link so far is Fox.

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Iron Man 2 – Trailer featuring War Machine, Whiplash and so much more

Posted by LiveFor on December 17, 2009

Finally the trailer for Iron Man 2 is out and it is chock full of awesome. We get to see Robert Downey Jr being cheeky as Stark, Garry Shandling as a congressman type, Gwyneth Paltrow is still the put upon Pepper, Mickey Rourke does a mirror image of Stark building the Whiplash weapons, dancing girls, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury, Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer and Don Cheadle as War Machine.

It is at the end that you see War Machine and Stark fighting what appear to be either more men in Iron Man style armour or droids with the familiar chest light.

There is also a quick shot of Starks chest with the reactor in it and what appear to be circuit type veins around it (above). Maybe the extremis virus? This was a thing that happened in the comics where Stark basically became a super computer and could link into satellites, remote control numerous Iron Man suits and stuff like that.

It also looks as if Tony Stark will be getting a new suit of armour. The photo above shows him with War Machine and notice the triangular chest plate – does that make it Mark IV or Mark V? I’ve lost track.

Have a watch of the trailer and let me know what you think of it.
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