In the wake of his success with The Avengers, Joss Whedon could have done anything. He could have made a feature-length version of Pingu and a studio would likely have green-lit it. But rather than do the expected (i.e. another spin-off film from one of his TV shows) he went down an unexpected route and updated Shakespeare, with his own version of Much Ado About Nothing.
The official logo for 300: Rise of an Empire has been unveiled on the film's Facebook page.
The promotion for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is certainly underway and lately, we have been treated to a variety of different posters, images and portraits. Today, we have two brand new portraits that helm previous winners of the Hunger Games competition: Beetee, played by Jeffrey Wright, and Johanna, who is played by Jena Malone.
Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart will be taking a rare breather from the show this summer as he makes his directorial debut with Rosewater.
After yesterday's inspired Capitol portraits of Effie Trinket and Caesar Flickerman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire marketing continues with three new portraits.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continues to promote itself in a refreshingly unconventional way, embracing the outlandish nature of this fictional universe that off-sets the gritty violence of the titular games. Previously we saw the garish, heavily photoshopped (though intentionally so) promotional posters for Katniss and Peeta's victory tour and today we have some indulgent portraits of some of the Capitol's upper crust.
In Hollywood, you just can't keep a terrible idea down. This stubborn determination to ruin Western culture explains the unkillable movie adaptation for Seth Grahame-Smith‘s Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
Since the Harry Potter franchise ended Daniel Radcliffe has tried to leave behind his image as a bespectacled and rather geeky wizard, not helped by a full rendition of the periodic table of elements on The Graham Norton Show. His first post-Potter outing was in James Watkins' horror adaptation, The Woman in Black and now, according to Variety, it seems that Radcliffe will star in another horror adaptation. The wizard no more is said to be up for the part of Igor, the usually hunchbacked assistant in a new version of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
It looks like even before Neil Gaiman's new book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, is released the rights to the film have already been snapped up and it's going to be adapted by Joe Wright (Atonement, Anna Karenina).
You could be forgiven if, when hearing of a new comic book film adaptation, your mind leapt to the super hero icons of popular culture; Batman, Spider-Man, The Avengers, they litter our screens like they litter the streets in promotional advertising and disused packaging. The hero of the Button Man series, however, has no flashy costume with which to hide behind.
In an upcoming DreamWorks feature, Nicolas Winding Refn will direct the tale of mercenary assassin, Harry Exton, trapped in a twisted game where he and others like him are paid to kill each other by anonymous "Voices", gambling on the outcome.