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Joss Whedon has been getting rather gabby about The Avengers 2 lately, teasing us with character and story details, and it looks like he ain’t shutting his piehole anytime soon, much to my inner fanboy’s delight. The current topics of discussion? Should Robert Downey Jr call it quits (as Gwyneth Paltrow intimated would be happening soon) and just how bad of an ass Thanos is going to be.
Yesterday he was just drifting around, but now it looks like Sam Worthington has finally found a home for his weary head: The Keeping Room. Let’s hope it doesn’t smell like urine. He’ll be joining Brit Marling, Hailee Stanfield and Nicole Beharie in the Daniel Barber (Harry Brown) directed Civil War drama which sees him as “a soldier who has broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army and encounters women who have been left to fend for themselves.”
Besides for that one time he used a telecommunications device as a projectile, my favourite “Angry Russell Crowe” moments happened in L.A. Confidential, Curt Hanson’s 1997 adaptation of James Elroy’s crime noir novel is a modern masterpiece, earning nine Oscar nominations and winning two (Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress for Kim Basinger) and now it looks like we’re going to be getting a sequel. On TV, that is.
Elroy and Regency Entertainment are apparently approaching TV networks and pitching a sequel drama series that “continues the themes and stories from L.A. Confidential, a murder mystery which examined the intersection of organized crime, police corruption, celebrity and tabloid journalism in 1950s Los Angeles.”
I hope they have a large enough chair budget.
We haven’t seen or heard much from the Sharlto Copley starring Europa Report, but thanks to the film’s Facebook page, we now have ourselves some concept art (more at the link). The film is said to follow an expedition to Jupiter’s moon, Europa, to search for extraterrestrial life, but don’t expect any pew pew “lay-zurhs” as it was apparently developed in conjunction with NASA and leading scientists to be as scientifically accurate as possible.
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After he’s done giving Andrew Garfield the ol’ Avatar Shocker over on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jamie Foxx apparently wants to get rich, bitch! And maybe even adopt an orphan or two. Foxx is apparently in negotiations to play the role of Benjamin Stacks (oh how very droll), a reinvention of the famed Daddy Warbucks character in a new remake of classic musical, Annie. Foxx will be joining Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhane Wallis, who has been cast in the title role, much to my spellchecker’s dismay.
Can you smellllululululululll what the Rock is cooking? Well, he was apparently very nearly cooking up robot ratatouille. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed that while his Pain & Gain star Mark Wahlberg may currently be cast in the lead role for Michael Bay’s Transformers 4, the director apparently offered him the gig first.
I’ll be honest, had The Rock been cast, I would have been way more excited for Transformers 4. The guy is built like a cartoon, he may as well act with them as well.
And because it simply needed to be done, here are the ‘Game of Thrones’ houses, all ranked by hotness. If you got a special kink for scarred hounds, then I got bad news for you.
Before Zack Snyder landed the directing gig for Man of Steel, and the internet was awash with lists of who should get the job next, I can almost guarantee that Shane Carruth’s (Primer, Upstream Color) name probably never came up. And it seems like there was a good reason why not.
“…the only Superman movie I’d ever want to see is the one where Superman comes to understand that people have become too reliant on him and he can’t be their God anymore. And he basically, actively, doesn’t help them. And people end up dying in the learning process that they can’t rely on their God anymore.”
Thanks, Debbie Downer. You must be the life of the party.
Now that Olga Kurylenko has stared into oblivion (and probably over the top of Tom Cruise’s head) she’s probably come to realize a few things. Like life sucks, so you may as well just make a movie about it. And that’s exactly what she’s going to do. Kurylenko has been cast as Headmistress Kurova in the YA adaptation Vampire Academy, which in case the name wasn’t a giveaway is about a special school for young vampires struggling to maintain their humanity. I hear that Sparkling 101 is the most popular class.