Robert Downey Jr has found time in between promoting Iron Man 3 to talk about other projects, revealing that one such project, a retelling of Pinocchio, has had a director switch with Ben Stiller replacing Tim Burton.
Some things are just meant to be. In 2005, Lethal Weapon and Last Boy Scout screenwriter Shane Black directed his first feature: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. The film combined two supremely powerful catalysts to explosive effect, namely Black’s ear for hilariously snarky banter amidst violent gun-play and the phoenix-like post rehab Robert Downey Jr. Whilst not a huge blockbuster hit, the film has gone on to be a widely loved cult favourite and directly led to Jon Favreau’s casting RDJ as the titular Tony Stark. Meanwhile, in comic book land, Warren Ellis was writing his “Extremis” arc for Iron Man. Extremis is recognised as the point at which a previously silly, 2nd tier Marvel hero was given a Grim’n’Gritty new millennial reboot and has been cited as a major influence on Favreau’s Iron Man movie.
Already a fangirl favourite for his deliciously wicked turn a Loki in Thor and The Avengers, Tom Hiddleston is poised to become the poster-boy of an all-new fan base, as he is deep in talks to headline the new reboot of The Crow.
Disney were present at Cinema Con 2013 (a convention for theatre owners in LA) and there, they made the startling announcement that there shall be a new Star Wars film made every year on from 2015, starting with the JJ Abram's helmed Star Wars: Episode VII.
Uhura is in the midst of a firefight, while Spock is knee-deep in actual fire, in these new Star Trek Into Darkness character posters.
Having read and finished The Host novel only days before seeing the film, I was eagerly anticipating the release of this adaptation. Despite enjoying the novel, however, The Host was the biggest disappointment of 2013 so far, and it is the worst novel adaptation I have seen yet.
Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a work of epic grandeur, granite simplicity and shattering sincerity. The Hobbit, by comparison, is a bright, breezy jeu d'esprit – a much lesser work if judged by the same standards, but with its own distinct charm. All of which would would suggest that the two works would require radically different approaches when adapted for the cinema.
Here is the first image from RED director Robert Schwentke's latest action comedy, R.I.P.D.
The 300 prequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, takes place during the early conquests of the Persian Empire. The main antagonist is Xerxes, the God-King, played by Rodrigo Santoro, who leads the charge on land. However, there is another ruthless Persian for the amassed forces of Greece to contend with, this time over sea, with Eva Green's Artemesia.
A new Star Trek Into Darkness banner poster has hit the 'net. The poster focuses on Chris Pine's Kirk, Zachary Quinto's Spock, Zoe Saldana's Uhura and Benedict Cumberbatch's Khan. OK, not Khan. John Harrison. Probably Khan.