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Green Lantern – Filming begins today and Jango Fett to play Abin Sur

Posted by LiveFor on March 15, 2010

There have been test shoots over the past few weeks, but now official filming has begun on the DC Comics film, Green Lantern.

On Location Vacations had the news:

“Green Lantern will be shooting a bar scene at the Old Point Bar, 545 Patterson Drive, New Orleans during the day”

If any readers in New Orleans should get a chance to get over there for some photos then send them my way and I’ll get them on the site.

Heat Vision also have some casting news on the Martin Campbell directed film.

Kiwi filmmaker-actor Taika Waititi (Eagle vs Shark) and Kiwi actor Temuera Morrison (Shortland Street, Once Were Warriors, Barb Wire, Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode 2 and he’s just finished filming Tracker with Ray Winstone).

Waititi plays Thomas Kalmaku the best friend of Hal Jordan. Tom was an engineer working on the planes that Jordan flew. Back before things were better the Inuit character was nicknamed Pie Face (after the Eskimo Pie ice creams), but this has since been changed in the comics. Tom also developed super powers in the comics, that power being the ability to bring out the best of people. I assume that won’t appear in the film.

Morrison is playing Abin Sur. Sur is the Green Lantern who crashes to Earth and upon dying makes Hal Jordan the new Green Lantern.

Shaping up nicely and glad they’ve finally started filming it.

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Edge of Darkness – TV Spot – Welcome to Hell

Posted by LiveFor on January 3, 2010

Directed by Martin Campbell

Starring Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston.

Due out on 29th January 2010

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Robin Hood – 1st poster for Ridley Scott’s new one – A man and his bow

Posted by LiveFor on December 23, 2009

The excellent HeyUGuys posted the first posters for Ridley Scott’s take on the Hooded Man. I kind of like the poster, but to be honest nothing about this film has really grabbed me. It just seems like the same old same old and very Gladiator in the woods. and I still think Errol Flynn was a cracking Robin Hood.

Personally I would have liked them to have gone the slightly mystic way as they did in the old TV show, Robin of Sherwood. That’s the one that starred Michael Praed (then Jason Connery) as Robin alongside Will Scarlet (Ray Winstone), Little John (Clive Mantle), Friar Tuck (Phil Rose), Much (Peter Llewellyn Williams), the Saracen Nasir (played by Mark Ryan) and Lady Marian (played by Judi Trott). He was also assisted by Herne The Hunter (John Abineri). As in the legend, Robin is opposed by the Sheriff of Nottingham (Nickolas Grace) and Guy of Gisbourne (Robert Addie). Now that was a cool show.

Here’s the synopsis for the new Robin Hood film:

Oscar® winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as “Robin Hood,” whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.

The untitled Robin Hood adventure chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.

With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll – Trailer for the Andy Serkis as Ian Dury film

Posted by LiveFor on December 17, 2009

A biography of Ian Dury who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founder of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.

Starring Andy Serkis, Naomie Harris, Olivia Williams, Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Noel Clarke and Ray Winstone.

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44 Inch Chest – Trailer for Ray Winstone’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on December 2, 2009

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44 Inch Chest – Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Joanne Whalley and John Hurt get nasty

Posted by LiveFor on November 26, 2009

Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Stephen Dillane, John Hurt, Joanne Whalley and Tom Wilkinson star in what sounds like a good thriller.

Winstone plays Colin Diamond, a cuckolded husband who hatches a plot with his mates to get revenge on his wife’s lover.

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The Daddy is after Jango Fett in Tracker

Posted by LiveFor on October 26, 2009

tracker-winstone-empireprofile-fullAn ex-Boer war guerrilla (Ray Winstone – Sexy Beast, Indiana Jones) in New Zealand is sent out to bring back a Maori (Temuera Morrison – Star Wars, Shortland Street) accused of killing a British soldier. Gradually they grow to know and respect one another but a posse, led by the British Commanding officer, is close behind and his sole intention is to see the Maori hang.
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Directed by Ian Sharp this sounds like it could be very cool indeed in a Deadly Pursuit, The Proposition kind of way.

Source: First Showing

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Edge of Darkness – Poster and trailer for the Mel Gibson remake of the Bob Peck BBC series

Posted by LiveFor on October 15, 2009

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Directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) Edge of Darkness is a remake of a classic TV series from 1985 – black flowers, melting ice caps, ghosts and more featured in that one – not many other sites seem to be mentioning that which is a shame. The series was also directed by Martin Campbell so at least the film is in good hands. You can buy the series here

The film is written by William Monahan (The Departed) and stars Mel Gibson. He plays a detective and after the sudden death of his activist daughter, he tries to find out why she was killed. He uncovers more than he bargained for. The film also stars Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic, and Shawn Roberts.

Edge of Darkness gets released 29th January 2010

Source: Collider

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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll – Andy Serkis’ Ian Dury gets his Blockheads

Posted by LiveFor on April 22, 2009

Back in January I posted part of an interview with Andy Serkis where he mentioned he would be playing punk legend Ian Dury in a biopic due to start filming this month.

Now the film has a title, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, and will be directed by Mat Whitecross reports Variety.

It has also gained an excellent cast. Naomi Harris (“Pirates of the Caribbean”), Ray Winstone (“The Departed”), Olivia Williams (“The Sixth Sense”), Noel Clarke (TV’s “Doctor Who”), Toby Jones (“Infamous”), MacKenzie Crook (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) and Bill Milner (“Son of Rambow”) .

Arthur Darvill, James Jagger, Tom Hughes, Shakraj Soornack, Clifford Samuel and Joe Kennedy are also set to play Dury’s band members the Blockheads.

Paul Viragh penned the script, Damian Jones is producing and shooting kicks off May 3rd in London.

No word yet on whether Andy Serkis will be portraying Ian Dury through the wonders of motion capture 🙂

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Picture of Mel Gibson in Edge of Darkness

Posted by LiveFor on October 20, 2008

This photo of Mel Gibson looking moody while standing at a door was from CinemaBlend.

It’s from the big screen version of the BBC series Edge of Darkness. Mel plays a policeman called Thomas Craven who while looking into the murder of his activist daughter uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence . The original had many shady dealings involving radioactive waste, ghosts, and strange black flowers. You can read more about the original series plot over on Wikipedia.

Ray Winstone is also in the film (playing the role that De Niro turned down) as a CIA agent who is assigned to cover up the murder. Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, The Mask of Zorro, Casino Royale) is directing it.

The original BBC series was a cracking show and I hope the film keeps the weirdness that developed throughout the series. Anyone else watch the original show? What did you think of it and what do you think the film will be like?

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