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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – Extended Featurette

Posted by LiveFor on May 8, 2010

Extended featurette for Prince of Persia gives an in-depth introduction to the film and its source material while showing never before seen footage

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Directed Mike Newell. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina.

Due out on May 28, 2010

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The Lone Ranger – First Look At The Script

Posted by LiveFor on September 10, 2009

LoneRanger0CoverDW1003The always excellent Latino Review have managed to get a look at a script for The Lone Ranger written by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio.

Jerry Bruckheimer recently said at the Licensing International Expo that development on the film was going full steam ahead, but all we really know is that Johnny Depp is Tonto and Mike Newell may be directing it.

As for the Ranger himself, Matthew McConaughey is rumoured to be the favourite, but I am still not sure if that would work. Anyway, below is the script review and it sounds as if things could be serious on this one.

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Prince of Persia – Some action shots

Posted by LiveFor on July 28, 2009

We are starting to see more and more of Mike Newell’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Luckily, they are getting more exciting as time goes.

These photos actually show the Prince in action. Jake Gyllenhall and Gemma Arterton jumping over walls. Empire debuted the pics. What do you think of them?

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Prince of Persia – A photo of Sir Ben Kingsley as the bad guy of the piece

Posted by LiveFor on July 21, 2009

Yesterday I posted some new posters for the video game adaption of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

Now ComingSoon have a photo of Sir Ben Kingsley as the villainous Nizam in the same almost black and white colour scheme.

It says that it is the first photo of Kingsley as the character but I assume they mean first official one as I posted a photo of him as Nizam doing the pointy dance back in October last year.

Mike Newell is directing. Jake Gyllenhaal will play Dastan, a young prince in sixth century Persia who must join forces with Tamina (Gemma Arterton), a feisty and exotic princess, to prevent an evil nobleman (Kingsley) from possessing the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. Alfred Molina and Toby Kebbell also star.

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 before The Lone Ranger

Posted by LiveFor on June 11, 2009

Jerry Bruckheimer who is currently working on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time spoke to Coming Soon about the Disney films The Lone Ranger and Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Johnny Depp will be back as Captain Jack and is also meant to be playing Tonto

It looks as if Disney are focused on getting the next installement of “Pirates” sorted out.

“It’s a great franchise for them and for us, too,” said Bruckheimer. “A beloved character and Johnny’s really excited about coming back to Captain Jack. He certainly is interested in Tonto, but Disney’s priority is to get ‘Pirates’ made first. You never know what’s going to happen, but they would like it.”

It makes sense for Disney to focus on a new Pirates movie. It is an almost guaranteed money maker so they will want to keep on mining that for all it is worth. I hope they take it back to the simpler kind of tale like the first film. It also looks as if Depp will be the only main star returning.

Bruckheimer shared that the original writers, Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot, were “writing ‘Pirates’ as we speak,” and he said it was “funny” and a “whole new way of going” although he wouldn’t share more than that.

Since Gore Verbinski recently announced that he may not direct a movie based on the video game BioShock, Bruckheimer was aked if there was a chance he might return for a fourth movie. “You never know,” he admitted. “He created the franchise so we’d love to have him back, but it’s kind of up to him.”

Bruckheimer was then asked about what was happening with The Lone Ranger as, apart from Depp, no casting for the lead character has been announced (although Matthew McConaughey had been rumoured). “Wait until they got a director and Disney says to go make the movie.” This means previous rumours that Prince of Persia director Mike Newell was in talks to direct the movie are untrue. “We don’t have a director yet. He’s too busy on ‘Prince of Persia’ right now,” Bruckheimer confirmed.

Just so you know this is a fan made trailer.

What do you want to see in a new Pirates of the Caribbean film? Will it be the rumoured quest for the fountain of youth? Who should direct The Lone Ranger film and who would be best to play that masked man?

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Prince of Persia – Actual footage from the new film

Posted by LiveFor on May 11, 2009

It has been a while since there has been anything mentioned about the Prince of Persia film but now here is some footage from the Jerry Bruckheimer film. It is directed by Mike Newell.

In the film, Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal), a young prince in sixth century Persia, must join forces with Tamina (Gemma Arterton), a feisty and exotic princess, to prevent a villainous nobleman from possessing the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is due out on 28 May, 2010.

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Prince of Persia – Actual footage from the new film

Posted by LiveFor on May 11, 2009

It has been a while since there has been anything mentioned about the Prince of Persia film but now here is some footage from the Jerry Bruckheimer film. It is directed by Mike Newell.

In the film, Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal), a young prince in sixth century Persia, must join forces with Tamina (Gemma Arterton), a feisty and exotic princess, to prevent a villainous nobleman from possessing the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is due out on 28 May, 2010.

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Matthew McConaughey as The Lone Ranger

Posted by LiveFor on May 2, 2009

Yesterday I mentioned that Mike Newell could be directing the big screen Lone Ranger. A while back it turned out Johnny Depp would be playing Tonto, but there was no word as to who would be playing that masked man.

Now Jeffrey Wells over on Hollywood Elsewhere had this interesting piece of news.

A guy who tends to hear reliable things read this morning’s Lone Ranger item and said that “per studio desire, the leading candidate for The Lone Ranger is Matthew McConaughey. The initial choice was Christian Bale, but there’s worry about his spearheading too many franchises so they’re waiting to see how McG’s Terminator film does. He’s carrying a certain prick status at the moment due to his still reverberating rant.”

I hadn’t even thought of McConaughey in the role as I associate him with either romantic comedies or surfer typer naked bongo shenanigans. He is actual a pretty good actor when given a decent role. Still not sure if he is the best choice to sit in Silver’s saddle.

What do you think of surfer dude as the Lone Ranger?

Should Matthew McConaughey play The Lone Ranger?(online surveys)

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The Box of Delights – The wolves will run once more in a film by Mike Newell

Posted by LiveFor on April 6, 2009

I have mentioned The Box of Delights a few times on the site. Mike Newell, who is currently finishing work on Prince of Persia, has signed on to direct an adaptation of John Masefield’s 1935 children’s classic The Box of Delights for Brilliant Films.

I remember the BBC adaption of the book.

The central character is Kay Harker who, on returning from boarding school, finds himself mixed up in a battle to possess a magical box, which allows the owner to go small (shrink) and go swift (fly), experience magical wonders contained within the box and go into the past.

The owner of the box is an old Punch and Judy man called Cole Hawlings, whom Kay meets on a railway station. They have an instant rapport, and this leads Cole to confide that he is being chased by a man called Abner Brown and his gang. For safety, Cole entrusts the box to Kay, who then goes on to have many adventures.

Everything about this reminds me of Christmas as a kid. Everyone seemed to watch it and wait for the next episode in the hope of seeing an amazing (for the time) special effect – whether it be a man walking out of a painting, a demon from the pit, wolves with glowing eyes or people shrinking or flying. It is crying out for a remake due to the progress in special effects since 1984 (I cannot believe it is that old). Here’s the opening for the TV series (should bring back some fond memories for many of you).

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – Jake Gyllenhall photos

Posted by LiveFor on March 8, 2009

/film had these two photos of Jake Gyllenhall from the set of the new Prince of Persia film. Mike Newell’s film tells the story of an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world.

Anyone else thinking Jake looks terribily uncomfortable in them?

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