Empire Magazine recently revealed that Bond girl Gemma Arterton will be starring as the demi-goddess Io in Louis Leterrier's remake of Clash of the Titans. According to Arterton in a follow-up interview, “The script is very different [from the Harry Hamlin original]. Obviously the story is the story, but it’s much more about Perseus’ mission, and how he deals with being the son of Zeus, and things like that, so it feels a little more about him, and about the issues around that.” Hrmm. I just want to see more pics of Gemma. That's why I posted some after the jump. In the meantime, here's some more morning news!Monsters vs. Aliens demolishes some box office competition, then abducts and anally probes the rest (CINEMATICAL)Bruno Slammed with NC-17 Rating (THE PLAYLIST)Creepy pic from Halloween 2 surfaces… (DREAD CENTRAL)Fox sets summer TV slate. Yay. More dancing… (VARIETY)Extended Star Trek TV spot airs (LATINO REVIEW)GI Joe and Terminator Salvation Video Game Footage unveiled (/FILM)New Sherlock Holmes Poster Will Smoke You (PAJIBA)
According to Variety, Emma Stone of Superbad and (less so) House Bunny fame is looking to get a little naughty in her next role. The comedy entitled "Easy A" is a modern, high school-set retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." Stone will play a student who sees her life paralleling Hawthorne's heroine Hester Prynne after she pretends to be the school slut in hopes she'll benefit from the notion she's promiscuous. I've never known anyone who hasn't benefited from loose sexual morals, especially in high school, but something tells me this movie is going to stress the counter-point. I guess I can't really blame the studio execs for choosing the high-ground, even though a herpes epidemic would be one hell of a marketing campaign. Now that's exposure money can't buy! (Rimshot!) Check out some photos of Emma after the jump.
Saw the 3-D trailer for this play in front of Monsters vs. Aliens this weekend. Even without the 3-D, Up looks multi-dimensional. See, that's what I'd be saying if I were brainstorming in a marketing meeting. But since I'm sitting at home in my boxers typing this, I'm just going to say that I can't wait for Up in the same way I can't wait to take a shower. And I reek of last night's indiscretions. You don't have to wait until I shower to watch the ALL NEW CLIPS of Up. After the jump!
In a conversation with MTV about his upcoming Year One, writer-director Harold Ramis let loose some ectoplasmic bites of information on what we can expect from the new Ghostbusters movie. According to Ramis:"[Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and all the other core members from the original] are going to be in it in different kinds of roles," Ramis said. "We're going to be the sage mentors. There are going to be young Ghostbusters."No announcements as to who those apprentices will be, but MTV surmised that with Judd Apatow producing, young comic stars like Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd could take part.
Julie Taymor, the director of the $40 million Spider-Man Broadway show, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark is keeping mum about the production, but is telling the press to not call it a musical, and to instead refer to it as "a circus rock n' roll drama. Whatever. It has music and lyrics by U2, is being directed by the same person behind Broadway's The Lion King, and is being shown in a Broadway theater. It's a musical. But the big question remains. WHO WILL PLAY SPIDER-MAN? click to enlarge comic page.
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This episode begins with Liz unpacking her new running shoes. Jack calls Liz and tells her she is yet to RSVP to his 50th birthday party. Meanwhile, on television, Tracy is announcing to the world that it is his dream to go into space. He will finance the trip if anyone is willing to shoot him into space. Liz has to deal with this, pronto. Dennis Duffy suddenly bursts into Liz’s apartment and tells her that he is going through a 12 step program. He is a recovering sex addict. He is at step nine, the step where he needs to apologize to everybody he has wronged. Side note: For all you Seinfeld fans, you know step nine. Dennis apologizes to Liz for sleeping with her, thus subjecting her to his web of treachery. Liz doesn’t care, she just wants Dennis out of the room. Liz asks Jack if he knows about Tracy trying to get into space. Jack says he has a google alert for everything titled “Tracy Jordan ridiculous disaster”. They have to stop him.
A new TV spot for Angels & Demons, the follow-up film for Ron Howard and his Da Vinci code crew, is up on the 'nets. Admittedly, this is shaping up to be more exciting than its cinematic predecessor. Pretty action-packed stuff. I'm mostly just glad that stories about the Catholic church's coverups of indiscretions are straying from the tired molestation angle and getting back to the mass murder thing . Check out the clip after the jump.
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Since Michael's turned in his two weeks he can basically do anything he wants, so he he spends his days drinking scotch and splenda and wandering arund the office bugging everyone. He also comes up with an idea for a new business once he actually quits, and goes around the office trying to find investors for it. Meanwhile, Kelly and Angela are still obsessed with Charles, and Pam has to figure out how to make the new copier work, all after the jump
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After verbally fellating the Where the Wild Things Are trailer the other day, I've had a chance to sit down and digest what made it work so well. And I've come to the conclusion that it owes a lot to the Arcade Fire song featured in it. Don't get me wrong; the movie looks fantastic. But I'm sure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze would have looked a lot more profound had its trailer featured the Arcade Fire. What's that, you say? You want to see it to believe it? Oh. Okay. Here: But to be fair, we also have to test out the opposite, with music from TMNT 2 laid over the Wild Things trailer. See the film in a whole new light after the jump.
Director: Todd Phillips Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Mike Tyson, Heather Graham, Bradley Cooper, Ken Jeong Synopsis: A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him. Release Date: June 5, 2009
May 8th, El Futuro Comienza. Five international posters for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek have hit the internet. This is one. Check out the other ones after the jump. If you do not, then the Romulans have won.
Director: Brad Silberling Cast: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny R. McBride, Pollyanna McIntosh, Michael Papajohn Synopsis: Three adults inadvertently stumble into a mysterious land populated by dinosaurs and other creatures, including the mysterious and dangerous race of Sleestak. Release Date: June 5, 2009
Director: Kevin MacDonald Cast: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, Robin Wright Penn Synopsis: Based on the BBC mini-series of the same title, a team of investigative reporters work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman's mistress. Release Date: April 17, 2009
Director: Jody Hill Cast: Anna Faris, Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Patton Oswalt, Michael Peña Synopsis: Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. Release Date: April 10, 2009
Director: James Wong Cast: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Emmy Rossum, Randall Duk Kim, Yun-Fat Chow Synopsis: The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power. Release Date: April 8, 2009
Director: Peter Cornwell Cast: Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Kyle Gallner, Martin Donovan Synopsis: After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, which turns out not be quite what they thought… Release Date: March 27, 2009
Not too long ago, Screen Junkies posted what we thought were “The 9 Best Vomit Scenes on Film.” Readers were able to keep their lunches down enough to post in the comments section, and suggested some fantastic films that they thought belonged on that list. So, because we love our readers so very much – especially those who contribute their thoughts to the site – we decided to put together an all-user generated list of puke scenes. It just goes to show what we can all achieve when we collaborate. This is why, when the internet was invented, the scientists high-fived each other a little extra harder than normal. Screen Junkies presents… The Vomit List: Barf 2. Editor's Note: These are in no particular order, except that we saved the best for last. SUPER TROOPERS
South Park is getting by the economic crisis just like the rest of the country, only in South Park Randy Marsh rises up as a prophet warning people that they have angered the economy. Stan has to find a way to return the frivolous Margaritaville machine his dad bought, and Kyle starts trouble by breaching the economy is not a dangerous entity to be feared. It's another great South Park this season, and it's right after the jump
The trailer for the Ang Lee-directed, Demitri Martin-starring Taking Woodstock is online. The trailer features the likes of Emile Hirsch doing his best Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July… … and also Liev Schreiber, who looks a lot like Samantha Morton when he wears women's clothing and lets his hair down. But it's not as uncanny as Shelley Duvall and Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho…Check out the full trailer, along with a very important introduction by Demitri Martin after the jump.
In a Sayid-centric episode, we learn more of the details behind how exactly he got on that flight and why exactly he stopped working for Ben. He also befriends a young Ben Linus in 1977, and Juliette, Kate, and Sawyer experience a little bit of awkwardness over the whole love triangle. (Or love square if you count Jack). It's another pretty good Lost, right after the jump.
After working with him on Kick-Ass, director Matthew Vaughn is looking to reteam with real-life comic book hero Mark Millar for another comic book adaptation. So says the Hollywood Reporter. That next project would be Millar's "American Jesus" comic book, which centers on the return of Christ to the modern world, where he squares off in the ultimate smackdown with the Antichrist, in order to save humanity. Millar's book was originally a 2006 three-issue miniseries called "Chosen." When Millar decided to continue the story as a trilogy of miniseries, the series became known as "American Jesus." The second issue is subtitled "The Resurrection" and will be coming out later this year.Here's the rest of the morning's good news:Universal and Imagine Get Lovecrafty (Empire)Jon Favreau gives tour of his house, shows off his toys (/Film)Russell Brand Gets to the Greek with Blunt in Hand (Moviehole) International Star Trek Posters have beamed up! (LatinoReview)Noot Seear has been cast as Heidi in New Moon (E! Online)
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This afternoon, Screen Junkies had the pleasure of speaking with writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber ("Terry Tate: Office Linebacker," Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and the upcoming Mysteries of Pittsburgh). Much of the conversation focused on his upcoming big screen adaptation of Magnum P.I., which will hopefully start pre-production late this year. The shocker of the day? Three of the beloved series' 1980s-bound hallmarks – short-shorts, star cameos and 'staches – will NOT be in the film! Before making any judgments, read the entire transcript of our chat – which includes some tasty tidbits on Thurber's other projects like Elfquest – after the jump!
Well, one member of the holy triumvirate of slapstick has been cast in MGM and the Farrellys' Three Stooges film. According to Variety, Oscar-winner Sean Penn will play Larry fine, and the studio is in talks with Jim Carrey to play Jerome "Curly" Howard. Jim'll have to soitanly pack on the pounds – forty of them, to be exact. And rounding out the threesome will be Benicio del Toro as Moe, if everything goes as planned.