Adrien Brody, Timothy Olyphant, Josh Lucas, James D’Arcy, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Benjamin Walker Screen Testing for ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
by Matt Goldberg Posted: January 13th, 2011
Fox is looking for actors who could play our 16th President if our 16th President hunted vampires in his spare time. Deadline reports that Fox is screen testing the following actors for the role of young Abe Lincoln in Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Adrien Brody, Timothy Olyphant, Josh Lucas, James D’Arcy (Into the Storm), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster), and Benjamin Walker (Flags of Our Fathers). If Brody gets the gig, I hope he brings his cheesy Predators voice to the role.
For those not familiar with the project, Bekmambetov’s 3D adaptation is based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith (who also wrote the screenplay) with Tim Burton on board as a producer. The story imagines that Abraham Lincoln had a secret journal that chronicled his secret life as a vampire hunter avenging his mother’s death. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the novel. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is slated for June 22, 2012.
Here’s the synopsis for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter via Amazon:
http://collider.com/abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter-adrien-brody/70118/Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call “Milk Sickness.”“My baby boy…” she whispers before dying.Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother’s fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, “henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose…” Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation..
by Matt Goldberg Posted: January 13th, 2011
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly has a new image of Chris Evans in his costume from Captain America: The First Avenger. Does the costume with the helmet look dorky? A little. I’m not really bothered by the helmet as much as I’m wondering why his biceps have their own abs. Also, maybe it’s just the way the pants are situated, but it looks like Little Cappy is somewhat aroused.
Hit the jump to check out the image. Captain America: The First Avenger also stars Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, and Hugo Weaving. The film opens in 3D on July 22nd.
UPDATED with much better version of the image after the jump:
Image via EW.
For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis for Captain America: The First Avenger:
Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Louis D’Esposito will executive produce. The film will be released in the US on July 22, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.http://collider.com/captain-america-the-first-avenger-costume/70094/
by Matt Goldberg Posted: January 13th, 2011Sony Pictures has released the first official image of Andrew Garfield in his Spider-Man costume. I loved the Spider-Man outfit from Sam Raimi’s movies so it’s tough not to mess with a good thing. I don’t want to nitpick this one image to death when A) I don’t know the context of the scene; and B) it’s ultimately just a costume. It’s slightly stylized, but it still doesn’t deviate too far from the mesh-style of the costume from the first three films. I am curious to know why the Spider emblem’s leg reach all the way down to Peter Parker’s crotch, but I’m sure there’s a good reason for it. But now I’m curious to know what the mask looks like…
Hit the jump to check out the image. Marc Webb’s untitled 3D Spider-Man reboot is due out July 3, 2012. [Update: Our eagle-eyed readers have pointed out something interesting about the costume. Hit the jump for more.]
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$80 million and that the story will be a “gritty, contemporary” take on the popular Marvel superhero. Filming is currently underway. Hopefully, Webb and Co. will prove that there was a reason for rebooting this franchise beyond just money and rights issues.
Update: Folks in our comments section have pointed out that the new costume appears to have tiny gold objects attached to the wrist. Are these web-shooters? For folks who don’t know, in the original comics, Spider-Man built himself web-shooters that he attached to his wrists. However, during development of the original Spider-Man, it was decided to make the webshooters an organic mutation since the filmmakers didn’t think it was believable that a high-schooler could build something so advanced. Here’s a close-up of the possible web-shooters: