New Coen Brothers Movie Titled INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS; Scott Rudin to Produce
by Matt Goldberg Posted: August 31st, 2011
After dishing out a new film every year for the past year, 2011 will be Coen-less. But that doesn’t mean the Oscar-winning brothers aren’t at work on their next project. As we reported over the summer, Joel and Ethan Coen are working on a “music-intensive” project and that the film would be “loosely based one of the 1960s Greenwich Valley folk scene’s most revered names: Dave Van Ronk.” Variety now reports that the film will be entitled Inside Llewyn Davis and “centers around Llewyn Davis’ struggles as a folk musician during the genre’s 1960s heyday in New York City.” That pretty much follows what we had heard thus far and it sounds pretty great. The Coens have heavily used bluegrass (O Brother, Where Are Thou?) and gospel (The Ladykillers) in the past and I can’t wait to see what they do with folk music.
On a related note, the Coen Brothers will reteam with producer Scott Rudin while Studio Canal will co-finance and handle international sales for the flick. Rudin previously worked with the Coens on No Country for Old Men and True Grit and that worked out pretty well. Now that there’s financing, hopefully this film will speed into production and we can get our next Coen film by 2012.
New MAN OF STEEL Photos Show More of Superman’s Costume
by Matt Goldberg Posted: August 31st, 2011 at 7:39 am
The first official image from Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel gave us a pretty good look at the new costume. There was a bigger emblem, gigantic cape, textured suit, and as we later learned, no external underwear. New set photos have leaked online and they reveal a few new details about the redesigned outfit. There’s a better look at the wristbands, piping on the legs, and a quasi-belt. I’m sure plenty of folks will have opinions on these changes and all I’ll say is that remember we haven’t seen how this has been photographed or how it works in motion. Also, it doesn’t look like this so let’s be thankful for small favors.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos (there’s nothing that spoils the film; it’s just shots of Henry Cavill in costume). The film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Julia Ormand, Harry Lennix, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens June 14, 2013. .......... http://collider.com/superman-man-of-steel-set-photo-costume/112353/
Romancing The Stone Remake Sidelined By New Television Seriespublished: 2011-08-31 17:06:35 Author: Eric Eisenberg
There have been rumors of a Romancing the Stone remake for years now, but fortunately none of them have ever panned out. The original, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito, is an incredibly fun film that perfectly balances action/adventure with great romantic chemistry between the leads. Needless to say, it would be incredibly easy for any remake to try and capture that same energy but come across as a phoney knock-off. Fortunately it now looks like the project won't be happening, but not for the greatest reason in the world.
THR reports that NBC has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox, who owns the film rights, to adapt the Zemeckis film into a television series. Shawn Levy, who is best known for directing features like Night at the Museum, The Pink Panther and the upcoming Real Steel, has signed on to direct while Mark Friedman, who wrote 16 episodes of the Christian Slater-series The Forgotten, will handle the writing duties. The show will expand on the plot from the first film, with romance novelist named Joan Wilder teaming up with a treasure hunter named Jack T. Colton to find her missing sister. Just last week it was reported by Moviehole that the film remake was still on with names like Katherine Heigl, Taylor Kitsch and Gerard Butler on the studio's wishlist.
I must admit that I'm actually of two minds about this. On the positive side, a weekly series will force the writers to be a bit more creative in their adaptation, meaning that we won't just get a rehash of the same film. On the negative side, Romancing the Stone is still one of the best adventure movies from the 80s and it would be terrible if a bad television series ruined its legacy. http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Romancing-The-Stone-Remake-Sidelined-By-New-Television-Series-26525.html
Michael Fassbender Has An Affair In The New Trailer For A Dangerous Methodpublished: 2011-08-31 12:30:15 Author: Eric Eisenberg
Were are only a few hours away from September now, the month where the entire landscape of new releases completely changes. Gone are the craptastic titles that fill up winter, and history are the action packed blockbusters that make up summer. Folks, we are now officially entering Oscar season. This is the time when all of the studios prepare their best movies for release and this year is shaping up to be amazing. Today we have a new trailer for a film that is expected to be one of the best of 2011: David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method.
You may remember the international trailer that was released in June, but while this video is only slightly different, it's still equally as powerful. In the film, Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen play renowned psychiatrists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud and the plot examines their complicated relationship, one that becomes even more so when Jung begins to have an affair with one of his patients (Kiera Knightly). Check out the trailer below or in HD over on Apple.