And you thought that Only God Forgives was a little strange?
Ryan Gosling makes his directorial debut with the fantasy thriller Lost River (previously titled How to Catch a Monster), in which his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks plays a woman named Billy who finds herself in the city's underbelly while her son (Iain De Caestecker) discovers a lost underwater town. The teaser trailer (above) features Doctor Who star Matt Smith (whose character is aptly named Bully) tormenting De Caestecker as he demands him (and the audience?) to "Look at my muscles!"
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Harrison Ford has been approached to appear in a sequel to Blade Runner.
The 71-year-old action movie star is being sought to reprise his role as bounty hunter Rick Deckhard in a sequel to the sci-fi classic, originally released in 1982. Already on board with the project are Ridley Scott, who directed the original movie, and Hampton Fancher, who adapted the screenplay from Philip K. Dick's book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, founders of Alcon Entertainment, who are developing the movie, told The Hollywood Reporter, "We believe that Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have crafted with Ridley Scott an extraordinary sequel to one of the greatest films of all time. We would be honored, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project."
Harrison is already re-living his glory days with his current project, reprising his role as Han Solo for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.
Elizabeth Olsen is nervous about starring in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The 25-year-old actress is one of the new stars to join the cast of the superhero movie - in which she will play the Scarlett Witch, alongside newcomer Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who will portray Quicksilver - and worries she has not had the same opportunity for character development as returning cast members.
"It is intimidating going into a production where everyone has their characters fully fleshed out and they know their weaknesses and they have their comedy. Aaron and I don't really have the luxury of time to develop those," she said.
The returning cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Philip Seymour Hoffman will not be digitally recreated to appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
The actor tragically died in February of a heroin overdose before he could complete the sci-fi film and director Francis Lawrence is determined to include the star in the scenes he couldn't complete, but will not settle for digitally enhancing his image into the movie.
"We finished the majority of his work. I think he might have had eight to 10 days left on our schedule. In most of those scenes, Phil didn't have any dialogue. We are going to put him into those scenes, but we're only using real footage. We're not creating anything digital or a robotic version of him," he said.
Shortly after his passing, studio Lionsgate, who is making the movies, said Philip would be recreated for scenes using CGI effects. Producer Nina Jacobson said they may give some of the star's character, Plutarch Heavensbee's, lines to other characters, but said that would happen "only in circumstances that we are able to do that without undermining the intent of the scene."
Well hasn't Zack Snyder showed us all up.
The director recently took to his Twitter to showcase both his photographic and directing abilities with a black and white image featuring Ben Affleck as Batman in his upcoming Man of Steel sequel. While there was a lot of backlash from fans about the casting announcement last August, the Argo director looks like he's filling out Christian Bale's batsuit quite well after all.
"I remember being on Dracula and Gary Oldman scaring me in his bat costume. He sneaked up on me, and I turned around and there was a bat tapping on my shoulder. And then I worked behind the scenes on my grandpa's movie Twixt. He enjoyed showing me how everything comes together and taking me through it all. That felt like my film school."
- Palo Alto director Gia Coppola describes what it's like growing up in the famous Hollywood family.
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Director Sam Taylor-Wood has revealed that her husband, Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson-Wood, will be making an apperance in Fifty Shades of Grey.
When asked at a recent Godzilla premiere about whether or not she was able to fit Johnson-Wood into the much-anticipated film - which is currently in post-production - the 47-year-old hesistated a moment before answering, "Actually, I have."
Taylor-Wood (unfortunately!) didn't divulge anything aside from admitting that the 23-year-old - to whom she's been married for 2 years now - will have a role in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel. Fans will have to wait to see just which role she gave him!
The film, which stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, is slated to be released around Valentine's Day next year.
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Michael Fassbender has given hope to folks looking forward to a Prometheus sequel.
In the recent press rounds for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fassbender - who played the android David in the 2012 sci-fi film - confirmed his involvement in the sequel but could not say when production would start.
When asked if he'd like to work with Prometheus director Ridley Scott again, Fassbender answered, “For sure. I love Ridley. He’s a master filmmaker."
His X-Men co-worker James McAvoy then asked him, “Are you doing a sequel?” to which he responded, “Yeah, but when I don’t know.”
Although Scott's involvement in the project is still up in the air, the soonest the film could realistically hit theaters would be in 2016.
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Cara Delevingne has landed a "massive role" as a mermaid in Peter Pan.
The superstar model has been open about her ambitions as an actress and she will get her first big break when she takes on the role in the upcoming blockbuster adaptation of the childhood classic.
"It's a massive role for Cara to land considering she is a relatively unknown actress. However, she is perfect to play a mermaid as she has a body to die for and is very glamorous on screen. Cara is no stranger to being in next to nothing thanks to modeling so it's unlikely she'll feel self-conscious while shooting. It will be quite a demanding role as there will be a lot of underwater work and stunts. Filming underwater could scare a lot of actresses but Cara is definitely up for the challenge," an insider said, speaking to The Sun.
Director Joe Wright will be in charge of the new movie, and it is said he is "delighted" to have Cara committed to the film. "Joe is delighted to have signed up Cara. He considers her to have real star potential and a big career beyond the catwalk," the source added.
Sofia Coppola will direct a live-action version of The Little Mermaid.
The filmmaker has reportedly set her sights on Hans Christian Andersen's tragic fairy tale as her next project after 2013's The Bling Ring, and is in negotiations to bring the classic children's story to life on the big screen, Deadline.com is reporting.
Fans shouldn't expect a repeat of Disney's bubblegum 1989 cartoon version about aquatic princess Ariel and talking crab Sebastian, however. Coppola is thought to be planning a version in keeping with the original 1837 story, which sees the broken-hearted Little Mermaid commit suicide after the Prince marries another woman.
The new Universal Pictures/Working Title production is said to be based on a script by Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands), which was originally drafted by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) and Abi Morgan (Shame).
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