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Serenity – Wash gets his own back in funny Web Comic

Posted by LiveFor on April 20, 2010

I love it. Sorry for any potential spoilers you may infer from this cool web comic, but I had to share it. Cartoonist Mike Russell, writer Mark Bourne and inker/colorist Bill Mudron are responsible for this take on Joss Whedon’s Firefly feature film Serenity.

I still really miss Firefly. Still mad that Zac Efron played a young Simon Tam in the series (check out the video below).

“I am a leaf on the wind.”

Source: io9

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The Random – Patrick Stewart in Mad Max 4, Zac Efron as Spider-Man, Spock as Gershwin, Bourne with no Damon, Kathryn Bigelow wins best Director at DGA Awards, Being Human gets a third series

Posted by LiveFor on February 1, 2010

– Patrick Stewart has mentioned he is working with director George Miller on a film and it isn’t Happy Feet 2. Still very much a rumour via AICN, but it would be very cool to see Stewart in the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max. I’m hoping he plays a bad guy.

– An even bigger rumour (an probably totally made up as it comes from the UK magazine OK) is that Zac Efron could be the new Peter Parker in Spider-Man 4. The article says that Tobey Maguire has picked Zac and that his High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens could be Mary Jane. Zac is closer in age to the Peter Parker back at high school tale they want to tell. Do you think it could be true? Go and vote on who you want to be the new Spidey.

– Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes) could be down to play George Gershwin and Spielberg may be directing.

– After basically wrapping up the Bourne franchise in Bourne Ultimatum it looks as if the studio want to continue the franchise, but so far they have no tale to tell. Empire have word from Matt Damon that the next Bourne could be a prequel and feature a different actor playing the younger version of Bourne. “There’ll probably be a prequel of some kind with another actor and another director before we do another one,” he said, “just because I think we’re probably another five years away from doing it – we’ve got to get a script…”

The Hurt Locker’s Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Effort In Feature Film this weekend, calling it “the most incredible moment of my life.” Does this mean she’ll win the Oscar or will James Cameron get it for Avatar?

– The excellent Being Human (the show about a Vampire, Werewolf and Ghost living together) is currently showing its second series. Word from the BBC is that a third series has already been given the go ahead and the main cast are still in place. Fantastic news. Go watch the new series now.

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Fire – Zac Efron to go action in Brian Michael Bendis adaption

Posted by LiveFor on January 28, 2010

Universal has picked up the rights to Fire – the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis. Zac Efron is attached to star and will exec produce with his manager, Jason Barrett according to Heat Vision.

Written and drawn by Bendis before he went on to become one of Marvel Comics’ top writers, the story centers on a college student who is inducted into a special CIA project that tests whether training ordinary citizens to be agents can be successful. I’ve not read it, but sounds a bit like the TV show, Alias.

Bleeding Cool have this synopsis: Fire is the story of a college student Ben Furst recruited into the CIA, posing as a journalist with assassination duties around the world, before he realises he may be the subject of an assassination order himself.

Bendis is also on board to write the adaptation. When he is on the ball Bendis’ stuff is top notch – Powers is great and his dialogue can be fantastic. Of course some of his Marvel work has been a bit hit or miss for my taste, but the real world setting of Fire should be good to see.

Efron has just starred in Me and Orson Welles and The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, while Bendis has an adaptation of his graphic novel “Jinx” set up at the studio.

Fair play to Efron for changing his style and moving on from the Disney High School Musical Days. Good thinking for a young star to keep their career going.

Have you read Fire? Is Efron a good choice? Do you think he could carry an action role?

You can pick up the original graphic novel at the links below.
Fire Definitive Collection –
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UPDATED: Spider-Man 4 – Marc Webb or Nimrod Antal could direct

Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2010

UPDATE: Quiet Earth have an interesting rumour that Nimrod Antal may be in the running for the next Spidey film:

The whole story goes like this: Sam Raimi met Nimrod on the Sony lot before his first US film, Vacancy. They clicked, so Sam hired him to direct Armored. Now, Predators is getting some great word-of-mouth around tinsel-town. Warners loves it and now Sam Raimi and Sony want the director back at the studio to helm Spiderman. END OF UPDATE

Only a few days since it was announced that Sam Raimi had left the Spider-Man 4 film – did he walk or was he pushed? Now Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that (500) Days of Summer (check out the LFF review) director Marc Webb is the front-runner to direct the reboot.

The site is reporting that Webb had already met with Sony about the film, which they hope to start production on later this year for a summer 2012 release, in 3-D. It was said that the studio had directors such as James Cameron, David Fincher and Wes Anderson on their wish list, and now it seems Webb is at the top of that list. Here’s an excerpt from the article.

What has Sony execs excited is the fact that (500) Days of Summer introduced a director with a grasp of how to depict the way young people think and feel. This is critical because the Jamie Vanderbilt script covers the formative years of a high school-aged Peter Parker, and that POV is as important as the action sequences.

I’ve still yet to see (500) Days of Summer – yes I know it is a poor show of me – so I can’t really comment too much on whether he is the right choice. As that was dealing with young people he will no doubt be could for the Peter Parker back at school thing. However, is he the right choice for the action pieces of Spider-Man?

I do have a feeling that they are going to try and go for the whole Twilight effect when it comes to the Peter Parker School Days. Who will play Parker though? Zac Efron, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner or another teen heartthrob? Hunter Parrish from Weeds has said he’d like to do it.

I hope they do the right thing and pick someone suited for the role and not just go with the looks.

Is Marcus Webb the right choice to direct Spider-Man 4?

Who would you rather have at the helm – Marc or Nimrod?

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Me and Orson Welles – Poster

Posted by LiveFor on October 16, 2009

Source: IMP

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Me and Orson Welles – Trailer for Zac Efron acting shocker

Posted by LiveFor on September 29, 2009

me-orson-welles-efron-1In New York in 1937, seventeen-year-old Richard Samuels (Zac Efron – High School Musical, Hairspray) meets theatre director Orson Welles (Christian McKay – Mr Nice), whom he convinces to give him the role of Lucillus in Julius Caesar, Broadway’s first Shakespearean production. Welles, who is having an extramarital affair with the leading actress while his wife is pregnant, couples Richard with production assistant Sonja Jones (Claire Danes – Stardust, Romeo + Juliet) to rehearse. Welles decides the entire production crew would benefit from a coupling game, and Richard cheats to ensure he is paired with Sonja.

Directed by Richard Linklater (A Scanner Darkly, Before Sunrise, Dazed and Confused)

Check out the official site.

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Teen Wolf – Lycanthropy a-go-go again

Posted by LiveFor on June 18, 2009

Another remake of a film from my childhood – Michael J. Fox’s Teen Wolf is in early development.

Warner Bros looking for writers to do a new version of Rod Daniels’ 1985 hit. Moviehole say that the studio is not quite certain ”which way they’re going to go.”

I personally thought that Teen Wolf Too starring Jason Bateman had killed the franchise but it looks as if the studios are intent on redoing every film from the Eighties.

The original tells the tale of basketballer (Fox) who, upon discovering he’s a werewolf like his father (James Hampton), finds popularity and notoriety… and the ability to slamdunk. The only person not excited to be losing ‘the old Scott’ is long-time best pal, Boof (Susan Ursitti).

Nobody word on director or cast as it is still early days. However, if they are going to go big with this then Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson will no doubt be approached.

A remake too far? Do you want to see a new version? What should be in it? Who should be the star?

Teen Wolf picture by Dapper Dan

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17 Again – Interviews with Zac Efron, Matthew Perry and Michelle Trachtenberg

Posted by LiveFor on April 3, 2009

17 Again is due out on 10th April in the UK and 17th April elsewhere.

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17 Again – International Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on February 26, 2009

What would you do if you got a second shot at life? Class of 1989, Mike O’Donnell is a star on his high school basketball court with a college scout in the stands and a bright future in his grasp. But instead, he decides to throw it all away to share his life with his girlfriend Scarlett and the baby he just learned they are expecting.

Almost 20 years later, Mike’s glory days are decidedly behind him. His marriage to Scarlett has fallen apart, he has been passed over for a promotion at work, his teenage kids think he is a loser, and he has been reduced to crashing with his high school nerd-turned-techno-billionaire best friend Ned.

But Mike is given another chance when he is miraculously transformed back to the age of 17. Unfortunately, Mike may look 17 again, but his thirtysomething outlook is totally uncool in the class of 2009. And in trying to recapture his best years, Mike could lose the best things that ever happened to him.

Directed by Burr Steers. Starring Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Matthew Perry, Michelle Trachtenberg.

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Oscars – Hugh Jackman "The Musical Is Back"

Posted by LiveFor on February 23, 2009

Music medley performed by Hugh Jackman along with Beyonce, Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, and Dominic Cooper

Thanks to Jinja.
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