We don’t know when the next trailer for Chris Nolan’s Inception will be arriving (I’m guessing sometime early this summer?), so to hold you over, we’re featuring these four new photos that have popped up various places over the last few days. SlashFilm culled them all together and cleaned them up a bit, so I owe them some thanks. Coincidentally we last featured four new photos from Inception just last week, so it looks like they keep hitting in batches of four. Seen in these photos are Leonardo DiCaprio as Cobb, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Arthur, and Ellen Page as Ariadne. I think a few of them were found in the Mind Crime viral game.
If you haven’t seen them, watch the first teaser trailer and second teaser trailer for Inception at those links. We’ll definitely let you know whenever any trailers show up online for Inception, so stay tuned right here!
Inception is both written and directed by acclaimed Oscar nominated British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige and The Dark Knight. Nolan previously co-wrote the scripts for Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight with his brother Jonathan Nolan. Warner Bros is bringing Inception to theaters starting on July 16th this summer. See you all in theaters!
Posted by admin Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010
Surely there is someone who is disappointed by the fact that Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley will not be returning for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, but there are also still plenty that don’t mind, especially with people like Ian McShane coming on-board. Well since there’s been recent development on finding a suitable young actor to fill Bloom’s shoes as the young heartthrob in the flick, surely there must be a comparable young beauty to fill Knightley’s shoes and it looks like Disney found her, as they announced that the young French actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey will be making her US feature debut in the sequel.
Astrid has landed the key role of Syrena, a beautiful and alluring young mermaid. A full press release for an actress almost entirely unknown to American audiences is totally unheard of, so she’s either such a treasure of France that her working stateside is quite the catch, or Disney really believes she’ll be the next big thing. Bergès-Frisbey’s credits include the following French films: La Fille du Puisatier, Bruc, Extase, La Premiere Etoile and Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique. This casting of a character who is a mermaid in the movie goes hand in hand with a recent casting call that was looking for professional dancers who are also swimmers.
Disney is certainly pulling out all the stops with trying to cast naturally beautiful women, with the previous casting of Penelope Cruz, and that other casting call that stated they were looking for “fit” female models who have real breasts (no floaters on these high seas). Anyone familiar with Astrid Berges-Frisbey?
Posted by admin Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
DreamWorks Animation seems to be putting a lot of different adaptations into development. Add another one to their slate, this time an adaptation of Paul Shipton’s novel Pig Scrolls about a talking pig who was transformed into the beast by the goddess Circe on her island. The story follows Gryllus and his endeavors to save the world (in Ancient Greece), plus it includes all the ancient Greek gods. Basically, Hollywood is a bit obsessed with Greek history at the moment (Percy Jackson, Clash of the Titans, War of the Gods) and now DreamWorks wants their Greek gods movie, too. So that’s where Barry Sonnenfeld comes into play.
Sonnenfeld, who has directed live-action movies like The Addams Family, Men in Black (I and II), and RV (bleh) but hasn’t directed a feature film since then. Pajiba says that DreamWorks has recruited Sonnenfeld to develop a Pig Scrolls adaptation “as a potential directing project.” So he’s not necessarily going to direct, but he is going to help give the project some direction early on. But considering Sonnenfeld has a lot of other options, including Men in Black III, a Scandal Makers remake, Edward Stratemeyer’s Swift, Lisa Lutz’ The Spellman Files, so who knows what he’ll eventually end up taking on as a his next full-time feature project.
Normally, I’m not too excited by ideas at DreamWorks, however after How to Train Your Dragon, I’ll give some of their movies a chance. Although I don’t know if I really want to watch a talking pig fight Greek gods for two hours anytime soon, do you? Has anyone out there read these books? Does they have any potential?
Posted by admin Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010
David Fincher fans – we’ve got news for you. The Playlist has confirmed that Fincher’s next film following The Social Network will be the US remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (watch the trailer). The Swedish flick, which is only the first in a trilogy, has been getting quite a bit of buzz for just being another fantastic Swedish film and for the kind of names (like Fincher) that it has attracted here in Hollywood. On the other hand, apparently Fincher is not going to direct that Tobey Maguire chess movie Pawn Sacrifice, even though he did take a meeting but that’s about it. So it’ll definitely be Dragon Tattoo for Fincher next.
The remake is currently on the fast-track at Columbia / Sony with Scott Rudin producing and Steve Zaillian (Schindler’s List, Hannibal, Gangs of New York, American Gangster) writing the script. Shooting is set to begin in September or October of this year, as long as everything goes according to plan. Carey Mulligan has been rumored for the lead role of hacker chic Lisbeth Salander, however Anne Thompson at indieWIRE thinks that Kristen Stewart has a good chance, especially because she already worked with Fincher for Panic Room. I’d personally much rather prefer Mulligan, but I think Stewart would actually be a good fit.
Fincher’s decision to take on this remake for his next film is very interesting, for a few reasons. First, we learned a few weeks ago that Fincher is the first (and only) director to have final cut on his films at Sony (which is why he’s probably staying there). Second, this is the first remake he’s ever done, which is quite an interesting tidbit itself. I hate to say it, since I haven’t seen the original anyway, but this has the potential to turn out better than the original. Fincher has a nearly flawless track record in my book and I can’t wait to see how he tackles a dark, hacker, female-lead mystery like this. Stay tuned for casting and more updates!