New Trailer and Images for British TV Movie NEVERLAND
by Ethan Anderton Posted: June 10th, 2011Though we’ve seen several iterations of the Peter Pan tale from Disney’s animated adventure to the Steven Spielberg’s sequel story Hook, audiences never seem to tire of the boy who doesn’t want to grow up. Well Sky Movies over in the United Kingdom is delivering Neverland, yet another take on the story, but this version follows the never-before-told story of how Peter Pan became the Boy Who Never Grew Up. The cast includes Rhys Ifans (who’s playing the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man) Anna Friel from Pushing Daisies, Charlie Rowe as Peter, Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinkerbell and Bob Hoskins playing Smee (just like he did in Hook). Unless you’re in the UK with a subscription to Sky Movies this July, you might be waiting a while to check this one out, but you can see the cool trailer after the jump along with some new images from the film.
Shia LaBeouf Pretends INDIANA JONES 5 Is Happening Soon; Says He Won’t Return for TRANSFORMERS 4
by Matt Goldberg Posted: June 10th, 2011So does anyone want to talk to Shia LaBeouf about his role in John Hillcoat’s upcoming Prohibition-era drama The Wettest County in the World? Of course not! We want to hear about sequels both real and imagined. Let’s start with the imagined: LaBeouf tells MTV that he thinks Indiana Jones 5 is “not so far off” because—wait for it—Harrison Ford is going to the gym and George Lucas is ruminating on a MacGuffin. Wow. I’m amazed cameras haven’t already started rolling with that kind of pre-production movement.
In slightly more substantial but not wholly surprising sequel news, LaBeouf says he won’t return for a fourth Transformers film and he doesn’t expect director Michael Bay to return either. I imagine you can only yell “Optimus!” so many times before it starts to sound silly. Speaking to MTV, LaBeouf says, “It still is a hot property, I think, especially coming out of the third one. So I imagine they’ll reboot it at some point with someone else.” Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens in 3D on June 29th. http://collider.com/shia-labeouf-indiana-jones-5-transformers-4/95822/
Robin Wright Joining Kevin Spacey in Netflix’s HOUSE OF CARDS
by Ethan Anderton Posted: June 10th, 2011
Back in March we learned that the remake of the British miniseries House of Cards with a pilot directed by David Fincher would not end up at HBO or AMC, but rather the DVD mailing and streaming video service Netflix picked up the new seires. The growing company beat out the big cable networks for the promising series starring Kevin Spacey, and now another talent has just joined the mix. THR reports Robin Wright is in negotiations to take the lead female role in the new series which takes the British political drama and moves it to the United States. focused on a former Conservative Party chief of staff who follows a hungry politician who wants to be the new Prime Minister at the end of Margaret Thatcher’s term. It’s not clear what will be the focus of this new version in the US, but I’m guessing it will be something akin to The West Wing.
Anyway, the series is expected to begin production on the first 13 episodes of a 26-episode commitment in the spring of 2012, and Netflix will stream the series exclusively starting later that same year. It’ll be interesting to see how many of Netflix’s subscribers flock to the series, but with 20 million of them, I’m sure a decent number (myself among them) will be interested in a series with this kind of talent behind it. http://collider.com/robin-wright-house-of-cards/95808/
New Set Photos from THE HUNGER GAMES, PIRANHA 3DD, and GRAVITY [UPDATED]
by Matt Goldberg Posted: June 10th, 2011
New set photos from The Hunger Games, Piranha 3DD, and Gravity have leaked online. The Hunger Games photos show some of the buildings like the Hall of Justice, an insignia that fans of the book will probably recognize (I’m reading the book soon! I have a long plane ride ahead of me!), and a first look at Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket. The Piranha 3DD set photos show the water park where the sequel’s mayhem will go down (how does a freshwater fish survive in a chlorinated water park? Fuck you, that’s how) as well as some grisly corpses. Finally, the set photos from Gravity aren’t really set photos as much as they simply provide a first look at Sandra Bullock with her character’s short hair and bruise make-up.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The Hunger Games is set for March 23, 2012. Piranha 3DD opens November 23rd. Gravity currently has no release date, but expect it in 2012.
[Update: We've been asked to remove the set images from The Hunger Games] http://collider.com/hunger-games-piranha-3dd-gravity-set-photos/95795/