by Matt Goldberg Posted:November 9th, 2010
Videos and photos from the set of the Ghost Rider sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, have leaked online. As we previously reported, filming began on November 2nd. There’s nothing in the video or images that will blow your mind (although I think the only thing that might surprise me set-footage-wise would be Nicolas Cage being set on fire), but if you’re eager to see the awful hairpiece and a cool motorcycle (but not the decked-out Ghost Rider bike), then you’ll want to take a look.
Hit the jump to check out the video and the images. Directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance also stars Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba and Violante Placido. The film is due out on February 17, 2012.
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For those just tuning in, here’s the synopsis for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance:
Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider (Nicolas Cage), is hiding out in remote Eastern Europe and struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on the devil, who wants to take over his mortal son’s body on the boy’s birthday.
Trailer for LAST NIGHT Starring Sam Worthington and Keira Knightley
by Ben Brown Posted:November 9th, 2010
One of the more under-reported films to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September was Massy Tadjedin’s (Wednesday) debut Last Night. Originally one of the late great Miramax’s final purchases, the film now finds itself without a buyer in lieu of the company’s closing. However, with names such as Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, and Eva Mendes attached, don’t count on that to be the case forever.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer, as well as a synopsis.
Here’s the synopsis (via IMDb):
The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he’s attracted. While he’s resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.http://www.collider.com/2010/11/09/last-night-trailer-sam-worthington-keira-knightley/
Cameron Diaz Offered Role in Dark Henson Puppet Film THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS
by Bill Graham Posted:November 9th, 2010The last time we reported on dark and demented puppet film The Happytime Murders by Brian Henson (son of legendary Jim Henson), Lionsgate picked up the film and was planning to get the ball rolling quickly. The setting is in a world where humans and puppets exist as one, although the puppets are treated as lower class. When puppets from a hit TV show are systematically killed, a former detective puppet with a drinking problem takes on the case with his human sidekick. The film, which will definitely be aiming for an R rating, needs some key humans to fill leading roles, especially the main role of the sidekick. While many would assume that means a male, the role could certainly go to a strong female with charisma and attitude. Now Vulture is reporting that Cameron Diaz has an offer on the table for an undefined but starring role. Hit the jump to hear more on Diaz’s possible casting and for a full synopsis.
Lionsgate is aiming for a January start date, and one can assume that means the search for the human characters is already heating up. Diaz’s camp is reportedly excited to read the script, so it seems like she is likely to come on board soon. Her role isn’t defined and it would be kind of ridiculous to even speculate because so little is known about the film, but I don’t see her landing the lead role. However, if she does come on board it would help attract other big names to the project, which this film might not need but would be nice to utilize just the same.
“Happytime takes place in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, with the puppets viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show called ‘The Happytime Gang’ begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet — with a drinking problem, no less — takes on the case with his former human partner.”The script is by Todd Berger (Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five), who based it on a story he co-wrote with Dee Austin Robertson. Brian Henson might be best known for directing an episode of TNT’s Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King called Battleground (a personal favorite that involves toys coming to life), and is producing with his sister, Lisa. Vulture leaves us with this nice tidbit from one of their spies: “This is definitely not a PG-13 movie. They’re not fucking around with this: It’s ‘Go big or go home.’”
Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, and Ashton Kutcher to Spend NEW YEAR’S EVE Together?
by Jason Barr Posted: November 8th, 2010
Even before Garry Marshall’s ensemble rom-com Valentine’s Day raked in over $200 million at box offices around the world, Warner Bros. and New Line had already made plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the director and screenwriter Katherine Fugate. Now, with a December 2011 release date looming, the romance anthology is attempting to amass another huge cast for its sophomore effort. Reports surfacing today claim that talents such as Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, and Ashton Kutcher are currently zeroing in on lead roles for the project.
According to THR, De Niro would play a “bitter, dying man in a hospital” while Pfeiffer is circling an executive secretary insistent on keeping those pesky resolutions. As for Swank, she would portray a producer on a Times Square’s “New Year’s Eve” television extravaganza, with Kutcher eyeing the ultra-versatile role of the “guy who hates New Year’s Eve.” In case you missed Valentine’s Day earlier this year, New Year’s Eve will follow a near identical plot structure in which several story lines, all set against the backdrop of a big city, eventually intersect in an effort to recreate something that resembles romance. Glee’s Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin have already joined the film, which is currently looking at shooting in New York this December. There is no word yet on whether or not Jamie Foxx and/or George Lopez will be brought back to reprise their roles as the only male ethnic minorities to live in either New York or Los Angeles.