ARCHIVES WEEK 17 2009
Hi guys, here's the last update of the week, I will be back with more news this weekend!;
Rooney Mara is in talks to play Nancy Thompson in the relaunch of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Samuel Bayer directs, Watchmen's Jackie Earle Haley is the new Freddy Krueger. Source: Bloody Disgusting
Kevin Macdonald (State of Play) will direct The End of Eternity. The film is based on the Isaac Asimov time travel novel. The story centers on a ruling class called Eternity who manipulates time to alter history and prevent disasters. Source: Variety
David Slade (30 Days of Night, and the excellent Hard Candy) will direct the third installment of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
A Jerry Bruckheimer produced flick about animal spies? Count me in! The new trailer for G-Force is now online! And to make it more interesting, check out the (voice)cast, Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Penelope Cruz, Steve Buscemi and Tracy Morgan. Click on the pic for the trailer!
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First it was Matt Damon, then Brad Pitt and now it looks like Christian Bale will join Mark Wahlberg in the boxing drama The Fighter. And to make it even more complicated, director David O. Russell replaces Darren Aronofsky. The film centers on boxer Irish Mickey Ward (Wahlberg) and his unlikely path to become world lightweight champion. Bale plays Dicky Eklund, Mickey's half-brother. Source: Variety
Marlon Wayans will star in The Year of Living Biblically, which is based on A.J. Jacobs' best-selling nonfiction book. Jacobs spent a year living by the rules of the Old and New Testaments. Source: The Hollywood Reporter
After The Da Vinci Code and the upcoming Angels & Demons, Sony Pictures greenlights a third installment of the Robert Langdon franchise. Dan Brown's next book The Lost Symbol will hit stores later this year. Source: Variety
Lets start with the latest trailers, first up, the new epic trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Looks amazing, hope the flick is better than the previous one, click here for the trailer!
Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Skeet Ulrich and Fred Ward star in the action flick Armored. Click here for the trailer, looks like fun.
Big fan of Muhammad Ali? You gotta check out the documentary Facing Ali! George Chuvalo, George Foreman and Joe Frazier talk about their ring time with Ali, click here for the amazing trailer!
A clip for Shane Acker's animated feature 9 is online. The film is produced by Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov and Jim Lemley, the cast includes Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and John C. Reilly. Click here to check it out!
My favorite director, Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation), will direct the dramedy Somewhere, which stars Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning. The story centers on an actor who gets an unexpected visit from his 11-year-old daughter. Source: Variety
The first pic of Russell Crowe as Robin Hood hit the web, and unfortunately sans green tights. The origin story stays close to the historical facts of the period. The actor reunites with Gladiator director Ridley Scott, the rest of the cast includes Cate Blanchett, Vanessa Redgrave, Mark Strong, Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand, Alan Doyle, Oscar Isaacs, Lea Seydoux and William Hurt. Click on the pic for a bigger version.
U.S. Box Office April 17-19:
Zac Efron entered the top spot with the old switcheroo been-there-done-that flick 17 Again, Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck entered the second spot with State of Play. Here's the rest of the Top Ten;
1. 17 Again - $24,065,000 (new)
2. State of Play - $14,099,000 (new)
3. Monsters vs. Aliens - $12,900,000 / $162,723,000
4. Hannah Montana The Movie - $12,666,000 / $56,133,000
5. Fast & Furious - $12,290,000 / $136,721,000
6. Crank: High Voltage - $6,510,000 (new)
7. Observe and Report - $4,055,000 / $18,692,000
8. Knowing - $3,478,000 / $73,699,000
9. I Love You, Man - $3,370,000 / $64,657,000
10. The Haunting in Connecticut - $3,150,000 / $51,918,000
Amsterdam Imagine Film Festival report:
Hi guys, finally got the time to update the site. I've been in Amsterdam for the Imagine Film Fest last weekend, and though last year's line up was more interesting, I did see some fun flicks.
The Mexican sci-fi Sleep Dealer, which incorporates some Matrix concepts, was a nice surprise, it proofs that an epic sci-fi can also be made on a lower scale with a low budget and subtle visual effects. Eric Red's horror flick 100 Feet with Famke Janssen had some scary moments but let down in the climactic end. The French horror flick Martyrs, went all the way, some sick stuff in this flick. The Spanish apocalypse Tres días (Before the Fall) had great visuals but was too slow for my taste.
The surprise of the weekend was the American horror film Deadgirl (directors Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel), two guys who decide to keep a dead girl! I had a fun weekend, will try to catch more flicks this week.
Fast & Furious
The Day The Earth Stood Still