Bradley Cooper Wants to Write the Script for HYPERION
by Adam Chitwood Posted: May 27th, 2011
Apparently The Hangover Part II star Bradley Cooper is a burgeoning screenwriter in addition to being one of the most in-demand actors at the moment. Cooper appeared on Charlie Rose (via SlashFilm) earlier this week, and during their interview the actor revealed that he’s written an adaptation of Dan Simmons’ sci-fi epic Hyperion on spec with a friend. Cooper said that they have submitted the script to GK Films and are currently in negotiations to script the film adaptation. He adds, “Ideally I’d like to direct it, but there’s no way.”
The project has been in development for quite some time, with Scott Derrickson attached to direct in 2009. Cooper’s deal isn’t official by any means, but he’s definitely interested in tackling the material. Hit the jump for a synopsis of Simmons’ novel. http://collider.com/bradley-cooper-hyperion/93406/
New Trailer for the Guillermo del Toro-Produced DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK
by Adam Chitwood Posted: May 27th, 2011 at 2:59 pm
A new trailer for Troy Nixey’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark has been released, and it’s just as creepy as the first one. The film was co-written and produced by Guillermo del Toro and centers on a family that moves into a new estate that houses very horrifying things. Every time the teaser trailer plays in a movie theater I’m at, the audience is audibly scared out of their minds. This new trailer gives a bit more plot info (though not a lot), and gives us a look at the cast. All in all, I can’t wait to see this in a full theater on a Friday night. Finally, a horror movie that’s actually scary. Starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, and Bailee Madison Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is set to be released on August 12th.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and to check out the official synopsis.
First Trailer and Images for 50/50 Starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 27th, 2011 at 10:54 am
Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer for the dramedy 50/50. Screenwriter Will Reiser based the story on his own battle with cancer. The trailer is fantastic and does a great job of balancing some funny jokes with the gravity of a guy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dealing with cancer.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and the first images along with Steve’s thoughts on the film. 50/50 is directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness), also stars Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Angelica Huston, and Phillip Baker Hall star. It opens September 30th.http://collider.com/50-50-movie-trailer-images/86807/
Confirmed: Orlando Bloom Will Reprise His Role as Legolas for THE HOBBIT
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 27th, 2011 at 10:23 am
Back in December, we reported that Orlando Bloom might reprise his role as Elven sharpshooter Legolas for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Today on his official Facebook page, Jackson confirmed that he had Legolas bow:
Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I’m excited to announce today that we’ll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I’m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older—and he doesn’t! I guess that’s why he makes such a wonderful elf.
Bloom is the latest Lord of the Rings cast member to join The Hobbit. While Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Elrond (Hugo Weaving), and Gollum (Andy Serkis) actually appear in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, Jackson has apparently made room for Legolas, Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), old Bilbo (Ian Holm), and Frodo (Elijah Wood). Hit the jump for the synopsis of the novel. The two-part 3D film is set for December 2012 and December 2013.http://collider.com/hobbit-orlando-bloom/93365/