Published on April 22nd, 2009 | by Darren Byrne1
Movie News 22/04/09
Well hello fellow movie buffs, as Star Trek, Wolverine, Terminator Salvation, Transformers, Harry Potter and Angels & Demons all edge closer to our screens, it’s worth remembering that there are other things going on in the world of film:
- Arnold Schwarzenegger has been talking about his cameo in the new Terminator movie. It seems he agreed to do it as long as the technology was right and he didn’t have to perform. He’s a busy man these days. Anyway, I’m interested to see John Connor’s reaction when he sets eyes on Arnie’s T-800 or the first time in many years.
- Wolverine’s Hugh Jackman has been immortalised in stone. Well his hands have at least: he has left his his hand and foot prints into cement outside the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
- Oh, and there is a new Wolverine trailer now available. I don’ see much different in this one compared with the last one though, but look, it’s Liev Schreiber:
- Although, if you can’t wait for it to come to cinemas the guys at Funny Or Die have been good enough to upload the entire leaked movie:
- In Harry Potter news, speculation is rife about where the split will happen in the final Potter movie. Deemed necessary (by the movie’s accountant’s no doubt), Rowling’s novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be chopped in half and released as two movies. According to Daniel Radcliffe, part one ends on “a very tense cliffhanger”. Well, he’d know.
- Angels & Demons’ unofficial marketing team, AKA Christianity’s foremost leaders, is guaranteeing a lot of press coverage for Tom Hanks’ new film. The Catholic Bishops Conference of India, the nation’s most powerful Catholic organization, has called for a flat-out ban of the film, saying its release in the country would only contribute to the dissemination of misinformation about the religion. There’s many other organisations jumping on the bandwagon too, but I couldn’t be arsed listing them. Pointless as ever.
- Christmas comes early in Cannes. Disney will debut it’s new Christmas Carol movie at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Robert Zemeckis’ animated 3D extravaganza has Jim Carrey as Scrooge and a bunch of ghosts, Gary Oldman as Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim and Colin Firth as Ebenezer’s nephew, Fred.
- And in awesome news, Charles Bronson’s 1972 actioner The Mechanic is to be remade with the greatest man who ever lived in the lead roll. Yep, Jason Statham is starting another franchise. And you know what, it’s great. He alone is better than Stallone, Arnie, JCVD and Segal combined. The Stat Man, I salute you.
- Executive producer and star of CSI William Peterson said this stuff here:
“Yes, there will be a movie. I can understand people are a little trepidatious because of the franchise around the world … But it’s about finding the right story – there has got to be a real reason to do it. You don’t just do it because you want to make money – you do it because there’s a story that can’t be told on TV and needs to be told from CSI’s perspective and the audience wants it,” he told the Radio Times.
- Michel Gondry may be busy pulling together Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet, but he has also found time to start planning the animated film Megalomania. Steve Buschemi has signed on to presumably play the bad guy in a movie about a futuristic universe where a dictator rules over a crazy world where hair is the source of energy and everyone is forced to create mediocre art. Gondry is nothing if not adventurous. Seemingly it’s scripted by his son Paul too.
- And in news that will undoubtedly enflame Lottie, a Patricia Cornwell fan, it seems Angelina Jolie has been lined up to play medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta in an adaptation of one of Cornwell’s 16 Scarpetta novels. No word yet on which story will be plucked. I always pictured Helen Mirren in the role, so I’m really unsure about Jolie.
- I like Michael Cera. Here’s his new movie, Paper Heart: