by Matt Goldberg Posted: December 24th, 2010
Summit has released the first image from Paul W.S. Anderson’s 3D adaptation of The Three Musketeers. In the image we see (from left to right) Matthew Macfadyen (Frost/Nixon) as Athos, Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) as D’Artagnan, Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone) as Porthos, and Luke Evans (Tamara Drewe) as Aramis. The film also stars Christoph Waltz, Milla Jovovich, Mads Mikkelsen, and Orlando Bloom.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The Three Musketeers opens in 3D on October 14, 2011.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Three Musketeers:
The hot-headed young D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson) in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas’ story. They must stop the evil Richlieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Milla Jovovich). The action adventure is given a state of the art update in 3-D.
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by Adam Chitwood Posted: December 23rd, 2010
The first images have surfaced of Zac Efron on the set of The Lucky One, the latest film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks book. Directed by Scott Hicks (No Reservations), the film tells the story of a Marine who carries a photograph of an anonymous woman in his pocket during his three tours in Iraq as a good luck charm. Upon returning home, the soldier seeks out his picturesque dream girl.
Efron stars opposite Taylor Schilling (Mercy), with Blythe Danner, Riley Thomas Stewart (90210), and Adam Lefevre (Fair Game) rounding out the supporting cast. The flick was shot in New Orleans, where the story takes place. Hit the jump for more, and to check out the images.
Though Charlie St. Cloud was a bit of a misfire for Efron, it did mark a sort of step towards more dramatic fare. The guy’s got talent, and I had hoped that after Me and Orson Welles the actor was favoring smaller independent films, but he doesn’t seem to be taking that track at the moment. The involvement of Hicks is intriguing, though there’s no telling whether this Sparks adaptation will be more The Notebook (refreshingly well-done) or more The Last Song (sappy cheese-fest).
As you can tell, Efron spent a tiny bit of time at the gym to prepare for the role. In addition, the actor buzzed his head, and once shooting wrapped offered to make a donation to Kingsley House for each crew member that shaved their head as well. Apparently some 30 crew members took the generous actor up on his offer.
Here’s the images from The Lucky One. The film currently has no stated release date.
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: December 23rd, 2010
Crane technician Joe Cuzan has taken a few photos on the set of X-Men: First Class which give some insight into the size of the production. The images give you a look at the Blackbird (the aircraft of the X-Men seen in previous set photos) in ruins, plus a storyboard that a source more knowledgeable than myself suggested looks like “Riptide involved in some sort of fight scene.”
X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, and January Jones. The film opens on June 3, 2011. Hit the jump to check out the images.
Via Comic Book Movie:
Here’s some more information on the Blackbird courtesy of Wikipedia:
http://collider.com/x-men-first-class-images/66569/When the X-Men were first introduced, they were portrayed as travelling in Professor Xavier’s private jet and helicopter, advanced but fairly conventional aircraft with remote autopilots (i.e., the Professor flew them from home). When the series resumed in 1975, the X-Men were shown using a new strato-Jet, that was visually based on a modified, scaled-up version of the Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” spy plane (hence the name), but was modified to carry several passengers, as well as for Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL). Some writers have referred to this design as the “SR-73″ or the “SR-77″, and is known to be canon in most plotlines of the Marvel Universe, including X-Men: Evolution, where it is referenced by Scott as the SR-77 in the first episode. The original X-Men Blackbird has been destroyed and rebuilt numerous times in the course of the team’s many adventures. The later versions incorporated technology created by the mutant inventor Forge, as well as alien (Shi’ar) technology, including weapon systems, holographic active camouflage, and engines capable of hypersonic speeds. One version of the Blackbird possessed an experimental cockpit windshield that was infused with traces of the same ruby quartz material used in Cyclops’ visor, allowing him to project and amplify his optic blasts through the windshield.