ARCHIVES WEEK 32 2004
Ralph Fiennes (Red Dragon) will play the evil Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The fourth Potter movie will be directed by Mike Newell (Mona Lisa Smile).
Director Stephen Sommers (Van Helsing) will bring superhero Flash Gordon to the big screen according to Variety!
An exclusive fight scene from Alien vs. Predator is now online over at Yahoo movies, looks pretty awesome.
Check this out, Superman V reports that director Bryan Singer has offered the role of Superman to Smallville star Tom Welling!!! The offer is on the table and sources say it is a two picture deal. With Singer wanting to get his Superman soon he wants an answer within the next 2-3 weeks. I think Welling is perfect, but now McG is out and it doesn't revolve around an origin story, I'd rather see an older actor like Jim Caviezel to play the lead.
Great new Blade Trinity pics are now online! The third Daywalker movie is directed by David Goyer and the cast includes Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel. Click on the pic for more.
© new line 2004
Tom Cruise talks Collateral:
Tommy Boy talked about his latest flick Collateral, the action thriller directed by Michael "Heat" Mann and
co-starring Jamie Foxx! Here's what Tom Cruise had to say about playing a dark character:
"It was different. I always look for a challenge and something that's different. This definitely had every element and promise of being that. It was. I wanted to work with Michael Mann and these guys: Jada and Jamie. It was very challenging, really challenging. The ambition Michael had for this picture… you know, when Michael sent the script he sent different stills, almost an art motif of things he was thinking about, and what he wanted to explore. It was just something else because his vision of LA and what he sees has real emotion, has real poetry. I knew it was going to be a lot of fun and it was."
Cruise also enjoyed working with actor-comedian Jamie Foxx:
"I'm going to answer one first. Here's the thing about the kind of talent Jamie has: talent is talent. You look at Foxx. You talk about him as a standup comedian. Before that, he's a classically trained musician. He's a singer. He's a songwriter. You should hear his music. His ability at comedy to create characters and have insight into people and, he makes jokes about it, but it's also about something and it shows the unique insight into people. And you see that he's a comedic actor. And it's not just that he's played dramatic roles before this. He's carrying the movie here with Collateral. It's a very difficult role. I think talent is talent. Michael Mann, as a filmmaker, was smart enough to put the three of us together in the movie. One of my favorite scenes in the movie was with Jada and Jamie. That scene captures two people meeting each other. That is the high bar. It is such a difficult thing to accomplish."
Read the full interview over at Coming Soon, Collateral will open this week.
Guillermo del Toro talks Hellboy 2 and Blade:
I just saw the R1 Hellboy DVD, cuz the movie hasn't been released in Holland yet and man, do I love the flick! The visuals, the story
and of course Ron Perlman as Hellboy, pretty amazing. So I was very pleased to read about director Guillermo del Toro's plans
to make a sequel:
"I start writing it in the Fall and then it’ll depend on how fast we get a script we’re all happy about and how fast we can work out a budget and a date. It’s in the future, but I wouldn’t put a date on it. In the next Hellboy adventure he’ll (Hyde-Pierce’s Abe Sapien) have a more prominent role. She’ll be back (Blair). Jeffrey Tambor will be back. We will have a good class of weirdos around."
He also mentioned some things about the director's cut DVD, which will be released later this year:
"I cut out things that I thought were slowing the pace of the movie, but I’ve put them back into what I call the ‘Directors Cut’, which will be released in France and possibly Japan, theatrically. It’s a more sedate thing, but it adds a more interesting direction for the characters. A little more weight for the bad guys too. Which I think is very good for the movie."
Guillermo del Toro also directed Blade 2, he saw a roughcut of the third Blade movie, which is directed
by David Goyer:
"I’ve seen the whole movie and I enjoyed the hell out of it. The thing I love the most about it is that its different, each of the Blade movies has been different to the others. [Director, David] Goyer has a very sardonic, very brutal sense of humour and it’s a different movie. I think it’s going to be quite a trip for the audience.
I would love to go back and do a fourth ballistic Blade – vampires all over the world – but who the hell knows."
Brittany Murphy talks Sin City:
Brittany Murphy just finished working on Robert Rodriguez' Sin City and talked to Scifi Wire about the comic based flick:
"It's not three separate films, but three vignettes, three stories. I open up The Big Fat Kill.
It's written in a wonderful Howard Hawks sort of noir-esque manner, so that many decades sort of mix together. It's shot in black and white, with some splashes of color. There's a lot of green-screen work that we did. I was in a scene with Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke, and I've never met Bruce Willis in my life. I did it on a green scene! But I worked with Benicio Del Toro, who's playing Jackie Boy, and Clive Owen's playing Dwight. I worked with both of them."
Sin City will hit theatres in 2005.
Geoffrey Rush talks Pirates of the Caribbean:
Geoffrey Rush told Aussie's Empire magazine that he is definitely back for the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels:
"They are definitely doing a sequel, which I'm very happy to be a part of, because Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio (writers)and Jerry Bruckheimer all know that just with the character of Jack Sparrow as played by Johnny Depp, they've discovered a cinematic piece of history. This is a highly original character who could go anywhere.
I think they want to make 'The Godfather Part II', and they have the chance to do that. I'd like to see 'Jack Sparrow im love!' I actually suggested to them, 'Cant we fight over the same girl, like Bing Crosby and Bob Hope used to do in the 'Road to' Movies?' And then I'd get the girl with Jack going,'Damn!' I think that would be very funny. But we'll see."
U.S. Box Office Jul 30 - Aug 01:
M. Night Shayamalan's latest thriller The Village pulled in most of the moviegoers last weekend, the
movie entered the top spot earning an impressive 50 million bucks! Matt Damon's The Bourne Supremacy
holding well at number two. Newcomer The Manchurian Candidate starring Denzel Washington is
doing okay, but Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Thunderbirds did poor
business at the Box Office. Jonathan Frakes' Thunderbirds debuted at number 12!
The battle continues this week when Collateral and Open Water will open.
1. The Village - $50,813,000
2. The Bourne Supremacy - $23,421,000 / $98,083,000 Since opening
3. The Manchurian Candidate - $20,200,000
4. I, Robot - $10,050,000 / $114,734,000
5. Spider-man 2 - $8,500,000 / $344,327,000
6. Catwoman - $6,081,000 / $29,412,000
7. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle - $5,150,000
8. A Cinderella Story - $4,691,000 / $40,145,000
9. Fahrenheit 9/11 - $3,100,000 / $109,433,000
10. Anchorman: The Legendy of Ron Burgundy - $3,100,000 / $78,134,000
Trin talks MI3!!!:
Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) talked to About.com
about Mission:Impossible 3. She doesn't know who will replace previous director Joe Carnahan
(or she isn't allowed to talk about it), but she liked working with him, here's a clip:
How surprising was it when he left?
It was surprising, but things happen. Nothing is really that surprising in Hollywood I think. Just like in any job, I guess.
Do you have a new director yet, maybe J.J. Abrams?
Not that I’ve heard of, so I haven’t heard and just trusting that they will find somebody great.
Did you have any trepidations taking part in another franchise?
Not really. I had said after The Matrix that I would never make an action film again. And then I got offered Mission: Impossible and I just had to say yes. It just felt like the right thing to do, so I think things sort of come your way and you make your choices. It’s very different than Trinity, so I can’t say that I did. I might’ve had a few moments where I was like, “What am I doing, doing another action film?” But life is interesting. Never say never.
Kerry Conran (Sky Captain and the world of Tomorrow) is set to direct A Princess of Mars according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Michael Keaton will star in a Herbie, The Love Bug remake according to Variety... are you kidding me? C'mon Mike!
The trailer for Team America is now online. The puppet flick is created by South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Punisher 2 coming soon?:
Punisher star Thomas Jane wants to put on the skull-shirt again for a sequel of the Marvel flick. This
comes as a surprise, cause Punisher didn't perform as well as expected at the Box Office:
"In today's market, if it's not a blockbuster, then it's somehow considered a failure," said Thomas Jane, "I just don't understand that point of view. It saddens me that if a film doesn't sell a million Happy Meals that it's considered to be a failure, and that is just incorrect. We need to change our view of that. In today's market, there's certainly a place for the blockbuster type of film, but if you can make a film for $30 million and its grossed like 50-something so far worldwide and then do a bunch more business on DVD, then that film has done its job."
You're absolutely right, Thomas. Here's what he had to say about the sequel and who could be the villain:
"We want Jigsaw to be the bad guy. We'll probably shoot it for much the same budget and probably go to Australia or South Africa where we can stretch the dollar. I'd do another one. It's a niche market film that will always be that, and that's what it should be.
I like the character a lot and I had a lot of fun with him. For me, the second one would be an exploration of the morality of what he does. He's so close to being a bad guy and does what he does cause more harm than good? Those kind of things are interesting for me.
Where do you draw the line between what you're doing being justifiable and not.
It will just be incredibly violent and then it will just get more and more violent as the film goes on. That's the kind of film that it should be! It's a real take no prisoners punk rock kind of an action film, and g**ammit, it should piss a lot of people off!"
Source: Superhero Hype
DVD releases R1
13 Going on 30
The Trouble with Girls
DVD releases R2
Something's Gotta Give
Cat In The Hat