It seems there is a limit to how much Jessica Chastain can do, as the ubiquitous flame-haired Oscar-nominee has dropped out of Iron Man 3 due to an overwhelming workload, only to be replaced by the comparatively under-exposed Rebecca Hall.
UK genre fans can finally sigh with relief as Prometheus receives a 15 age certificate.
Directed by Scott Hicks with screenplay by Will Fetters, The Lucky One is an adaptation of the 2008 novel of the same name written by Nicholas Sparks, author of The Notebook. Producer Denise Di Novi has already brought three of Sparks’ novels to the cinema with Nights in Rodanthe, A Walk to Remember and Message in a Bottle, and this is the seventh of his novels to be adapted. At the very least we’ve all heard of – or avoided – The Notebook, so it’s easy to guess how the story will pan out.
Lawrence, the erstwhile singer songwriter of 80’s post-punk band Felt and latterly front man of the ludicrously monikered Go Kart Mozart is the eponymous subject of Paul Kelly’s Lawrence of Belgravia.
It seems like there’s been somewhat of a reshuffling of staff as the Hunger Games trilogy starts pre-production of its next installment. The latest announcement is that of Little Miss Sunshine/Toy Story 3 writer, Michael Arndt, joining the crew to re-write the script for Catching Fire; the film has been set for filming in late summer of this year.
After a 14-year hiatus, Whit Stillman is back with a stylish and utterly eccentric college campus comedy that oozes with his trademark quaint sense of humour and quick-witted dialogue. Seemingly set in the present but with an obvious throwback to a time before the abundance of mobile phones, and where the only social networking site is the college campus itself, Damsels in Distress follows a group of girls as they face the trials and tribulations of contemporary social life.
Guillermo Del Toro addresses the status of his adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, claiming Prometheus may render it unnecessary.
Prometheus better be worth it.
Rising star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is looking to move to Skid Row, while developing a Warner Bros. produced remake of Little Shop of Horrors.
Despite three years passing since Avatar broke all box office records, it hasn’t appeared as though James Cameron has been in a major rush to get a sequel in the multiplexes. More recently it appears JC has been busy with his scientific endeavours; secretly building submarine and diving down to the deepest part of the ocean as well as financing the mining of asteroids for precious metals in outer space.
However, speaking to the New York Times, Cameron has been discussing his day job, suggesting that from now on his attention would be firmly fixed on the world of Pandora and that there could actually be a fourth Avatar instalment in the works, rather than the previously mooted trilogy. He also revealed that he no longer intended to develop projects from other writers’ scripts and that the only other element of filmmaking he would be involved in would be documentaries.
Ten years ago, Spider-Man opened to theaters across America and became the first movie to cross the $100m mark on an opening weekend. Now, more of Marvel's finest continue that fine tradition, as The Avengers smashes box office records by becoming the first movie to gross over $200m in a single weekend.