Daniel Craig (pictured above as Indiana Jones and the Raiders Of The Iron Man Prop Closet) has been officially confirmed as the lead in David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Now that the Bond franchise won't be calling upon him anytime soon, Craig is free to pop over to Sweden to shoot with Fincher as soon as he wraps Jon Favreau's Cowboys and Aliens.
Craig will play a journalist who teams up with a young hacker to take down a powerful Swedish family, just like Inspector Gadget (Ed. Note: it's nothing like Inspector Gadget). Fincher's still on the hunt for his tatted female lead, reportedly having narrowed his list down to five young actresses: Emily Browning, Rooney Mara, Sophie Lowe, Sara Snook, and French cinema royalty Lea Seydoux are all up for the part. But only one will be deemed worthy of the basilisk tramp stamp. Developing… (Deadline)
Previously on "True Blood," Jason hooked up with mysterious newcomer Crystal. Lafayette got a new boyfriend/stalker, Jesus. Franklin proposed to Tara. Eric found out that the King killed his Viking dad a thousand years ago or so. Sam and Tommy bonded, much to the chagrin of their white trash dad. Bill went to Sookie to tell her to leave, the King and Cooter followed and Sookie used her Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique on Cooter's face. And now onto "True Blood" episode 3.6, “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues.”
Apparently the hand trick can only be done once because the King drags Sookie and Bill back to his pad. Bill waits until they're safely back in the King's house before he stakes the King's bodyguard who turns into a pile of strawberry preserves.
More after the jump…
Having milked the teet of stunt-casting success by pitting 80's pop singers-turned-Playboy centerfolds Debbie Gibson against Mega Shark and Giant Octopus, and Tiffany against Mega Pirahna, Syfy now has them squaring off to fight their most dangerous opponent yet… each other. This clip from Mega Python vs. Gatoroid has it all. The only thing missing is Jordan Knight with his pants down. Check it out, the gals (?) engage in an epic battle that features slapping, hair-pulling, mini-dresses, rolling around, cream pies, cleavage, and absolutely no one lifting a finger to break it up. Okay, old woman deputy. Just stand there and whince. That's one approach to law enforcement.
Watch Debbie and Tiffany work out their issues the Florida-way after the jump…
Chandra West has been the forgetten strong hold of TV hotness either when she is playing doctor on "NYPD Blue" or on the short lived HBO series "John From Cincinnati." She lends her blonde vixen stare to this summer's ABC series "The Gates," where she plays a suburban witch (a.k.a. b*tch?).
A word from Chandra: "I do like vampires. I don't know if it's the neck or feeding off people's blood, which doesn't sound too appeasing when you think of it."
Amazing. Another girl who likes vampires. Maybe you can my gf can gab about it over cosmos.
More pics of Chandra after the jump…
The CW released this poster of extremely attractive Asian actress Maggie Q for their new series "Nikita." Here, Q sits incorrectly in a chair while dressed like a Mortal Kombat character. Really, what is the practical use of those sleeves? To keep certain sections of the arm warm??
Anyway, we haven't seen any footage yet because Longshanks was too busy not getting into the Marvel panel at Comic-Con to see the "Nikita" panel, but the show has all the elements of a hit. Maggie Q, tight clothes, and girls fighting (probably in the rain). At any rate, I'll tune in just to get a better look at that tattoo. What is it? A flower or scorpion or something? We're really going to need a closer look at that ass, CW. (WarmingGlow)
Get a closer look at that ass after the jump…
Director: Scott Charles Stewart
Cast: Paul Bettany, Maggie Q., Karl Urban, Christopher Plummer, Brad Dourif
Synopsis: A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.
Release: May 13, 2011
In 3D, you could smell the rum.
Right after the Tron Legacy panel at Comic-Con, Disney screened a teaser trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It basically features Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow letting everyone know that the movie is a thing and they can see it next summer. It was in 3D only so Capt. Jack could awkwardly shove a bottle of rum into the mostly underage audience. I took an imaginary swig, but imagine all those tween alcoholics in attendence. The 3D must have been torture for them.
Check out the teaser after the jump…
In a move that can only be described as heavy, Seth MacFarlane purchased an exact replica of the time-traveling DeLorean from Back to the Future, TMZ is reporting. The creator of "Family Guy" and "American Dad" has put about $20,000 worth of customized equipment into the vehicle in order to match its onscreen counterpart. According to one insider who has seen the car up close, it is nothing short of "insane."
Some people will say that MacFarlane is a real butthead, and that spending so much money is about as useful as a screen door on a battleship. But those people should make like a tree and get outta here.
The first event I caught at this year's Comic-Con was the Tron Legacy panel, moderated by Patton Oswalt, a favorite comedian of mine and yours. I'm not allowed to show you the footage that was screened, although you can read my brief description in my Thursday's adventures recap, but I have video of the panel discussion. You can also check out the awesome new trailer here.
All of the actors were in attendence (for a third year in a row), including Garret Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, and Jeff Bridges, as well as director Joseph Kosinski. They enlighten us on the process of making the film, the flashy difference between Tron Legacy and Tron proper, and how Olivia kicked-ass in high heels. You really shouldn't need much more convincing to see the film when it opens on December 17, 2010.
We finally have a look at the fifth season of "Dexter" and it looks crazy. I don't want to spoil too much for those ignant enough to have not checked out the show yet, but I will say the fourth season finale left the series at an inspired crossroads. Here we have two looks at the new season that pick up exactly where season four left off with Dexter experiencing guilt for the first time in his life. No sign of Robocop or Julia Stiles in these promos, just a whole lot of gut-wrenching drama. On Sunday, September 26th at 9PM, I plan on shrink-wrapping myself to the couch as to not miss a single second of the highly-anticipated premiere on Showtime.
Get your first look after the jump…
Thursday at Comic-Con is in the history books, except for the videos I still need to post. Friday started off with Noah from the Break Horror Channel wanting to touch the hot Green Hornet Girls.
Nice half thumbs-up, Noah.
Then it was off to "The Walking Dead" panel. But wait… "Hawaii 5-0" had theirs first. We got good seats by the water cooler and the footage I had already seen looked pretty rockin', so I was moderatly excited to see the new Danno and McGarrett. The crew and cast came out and there was no sign of Danno (Scott Caan) or McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin). How are you going to have a Hawaii 5-0 panel with just Chin Ho and Kona?
That's a big bag, Will Smith. What are you feeding that dog??!!
These weekend links are the sh*t.
Simple Ways To Look Like You Exercise (ModernMan)
5 Children's Books That Hollywood Should Tackle Next (Moviefone)
Comic-Con Geeks Fight Back Against Those Crazy Westboro Baptists (Asylum)
25 Great Moments In Celebrity Side Boob (HolyTaco)
Hey Michelle Rodriguez, Why The Hell You Die In Every Movie (FilmDrunk)
How To Bring The Ruckus (Maxim)
Korean Teenagers Don't Mess Around (BarStoolSports)
'Thundercats' Cosplay (EgoTV)
Bourne meets Body Dysmorphia: 'Salt' Review(Pajiba)
Nice Tackle! (TotalProSports)
Comic-Con Dos And Don'ts (Smosh)
Introducing Bull Marke Fridays (BroBible)
Remembering Jessica Biel's Ass In A Bikini (Celebjihad)
3 Reasons Why and Why Not Silva Vs. Sonnen (CagePotato)
'Inception' Confusion Will Boost Its Box Office Tally (PopEater)
Your Personal Submarine (MadeMan)
Between spreading Die Hard 5 rumors and answering questions about the kid who is nailing his ex-wife, Bruce Willis had some time in his Comic-Con schedule to talk about the possibility for Unbreakable 2. Unfortunately, anyone holding out hope for the sequel is probably going to be disappointed. While Willis wants the movie to be made, director M. Night Shyamalan isn't so hot on the idea.
"I think we'd have to hip-check M. Night (Shyamalan) into doing it," Willis said.
I'm not sure why M. Night would be against making the sequel. He's had a lot of bombs lately, and a sequel of a popular film might be just the slump buster he needs. After all, Kevin Smith wasn't doing so well, and then he won an Oscar for Clerks 2. Now he's on top of the world. (The Playlist)
A bank teller in Long Island was surprised yesterday morning when approached by a gun-toting Darth Vader. The Sith Lord forced the teller to empty their drawer before fleeing.
We all heard the stories of Lucasfilm banning the original Darth David Prowse from Star Wars events, but who would have dreamed he'd resort to this? Of course, I joke. This is obviously another stunt from Improv Everywhere. Give it up, guys. You can only run for so long. (Newsday)
The Machete red band trailer is awesome, but not one that you can share with your grandmother. Unless your grandmother is awesome. Thankfully, we have the new trailer for RED to appease Nans.
This second trailer gives us a much better idea of what's going on, and the film seems legitimately fun. C'mon. It's got Helen Mirren and bazookas. You'll never see that again until we successfully engineer that Stephen Frears-Michael Bay hybrid moster. And the funding drives for that have been an abject failure so far.
Watch a batsh*t Malkovich after the jump…
Steven Seagal goes through more phases than Barbie. So far, we've seen Mafioso Seagal, Reggae Musician Seagal, Environmental Activist Seagal, Gangsta Seagal, Asian Seagal, Jimmy Buffet Seagal, and Southern Lawman Seagal. It looks like his Southern phase is going to extend just a bit longer, with the news that Seagal will topline the TV crime procedural "Southern Justice."
The inexplicable decision to have Seagal bring his Southern swagger (born in Michigan, raised in California) to the mean streets of Seattle may sound like groan-worthy television to you. To me, it sounds like the gilded voices of autotuned angels. Nobody sweats another culture like Seagal and the results are magnificient. I cannot wait for "CSI" Seagal. There's nothing bad that can come of this. Unless you're a female member of the crew. My advice is to pair up with a buddy on-set and never let them out of your sight. (Moviehole)
Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity may have lost Angelina Jolie, but it now looks like Scarlett Johansson will fill her ridiculously hot shoes. Bleeding Cool reports that Johansson has verbally agreed to star in the film with her Iron Man 2 co-star Robert Downey Jr..
Johansson's role in Iron Man 2 didn't amount to much beyond the trailer, so don't go thinking she and RDJ are the next Bogart and Bacall. This could all be talk, but that's no reason to poo-poo the idea. Please put any negativity aside for a moment or two and imagine Scarlett at zero G's. That's something we could all have if we wish together. We can do this!!
Beau Garrett is a model turned actress that made her splash with "Entourage" back in 2006. Since then she has been the sexy blonde shadow behind Olivia Wilde as they've teamed up together in Turistas, "House," and the upcoming Tron Legacy. She used her sexy talents, sans WIlde, on a recent episode of A&E's Floridia-based cop drama "The Glades."
A word from Beau: "I love being able to push myself and be in the jungle barefoot in a bikini, cold, wet, tired, and seeing how far I could go."
We'd never work. I'm too attached to air conditioning and feeling carpet between my toes.
More pics of Beau after the jump…
What came first: the chicken or the egg? Well, if scientists are to be believed, it was the chicken.
Now, for an even more puzzling quandary. What came first: the amusement park ride or the movie with the same name as an amusement park ride? When it comes to Disney, the answer is usually the ride.
As mentioned in our Comic-Con Day 1 roundup, Guillermo del Toro is taking a page from Pirates of the Caribbean and developing a film based on the iconic Disneyland ride, Haunted Mansion.
“Millions of people from around the world visit The Haunted Mansion each year, but no one has ever had a tour guide like Guillermo del Toro,” said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “Guillermo is one of the most gifted and innovative filmmakers working today and he is going to take audiences on a visually-thrilling journey like they’ve never experienced before.”
If the film is anything like Pirates, audiences should be in for a real treat. And if this is successful, I think Disney should follow it up with another amusement park-inspired film entitled $12 Hot Dog.
Last week we gave you a grainy look at the ass-kickers in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch. At the time, we lamented that the picture didn't capture their hotness befittingly. Thankfully, Warner Bros has stepped in to give us a proper look at Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, and Carla Gugino via character posters. These are much nicer than the corpse that Warners dragged through the townsquare yesterday.
This movie looks like a lot of fun. Not sure why Speilberg glossed over the fact that there were Nazi-zombies, mechanized armor, or dragons in World War II when he made Saving Private Ryan. Seems like exciting stuff to me. I guess he was just kind of asleep at the wheel.
MORE GIRLS, GUNS, AND GUGINO AFTER THE JUMP…
Saw 3D (a.k.a. Saw VII) has hit the Internet, and it's about what you'd expect. If you like watching people get butchered in 3D, you'll love it. If you don't like watching people get butchered in 3D, then you're probably a god damn communist.
While this is supposed to be the final chapter in the wildly successful Saw series, I'll believe it when I see it. I thought Jason Goes to Hell would be the final chapter of Friday the 13th. But eight years later, there was Jason, terrorizing people on a spaceship. Perhaps Jigsaw will somehow visit the crew of seaQuest DSV. I hope so. That talking dolphin needs to be taken down a peg or two.
Watch the Saw 3D trailer after the jump.
It's my first time at Comic-Con. I didn't know what to expect except madness, and madness is what I got. And David Hasselhoff singing on a bus surrounded by half-naked women, but we'll get to that later. Thursday proved to be a test of the mind, feet, and senses. I saw some terrific panels, cruised the main floor, and even attended a party where Sly Stallone was given an award that looked like a bomb. It was supposed to signify his contribution to the action movie genre, but made him look like an Italian who was at his wits end with the Hard Rock Hotel.
I started the day bright and early waiting in line for the Tron Legacy panel. Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas was also there.
Movie poster master and Frank Darabont brosef, Drew Struzan whipped up this "The Walking Dead" poster for Comic-Con. Col. Hans had better come back with stacks of these, or not come back at all.
When you're done coveting, point your eyes at these links…
'Inception' Would Make A Great Television Series (TVSquad)
What's The Best Alien Invasion Movie? (Asylum)
11 Rejected "Ramona And Beezus" Movie Titles (HolyTaco)
Can't Win 'Em All, Woman Dies From Watching Porno (FilmDrunk)
We're On Cloud 9 With Katy Perry (Maxim)
Horse And Buggy 4 Life, Amish Teenager Leads Police In Hot Pursuit (BarStoolSports)
15 Classic Batman TV Show Villains (EgoTV)
An Overlooked Classic: Armond White's Review Of 'Coyote Ugly' (Pajiba)
Joakim Noah Goes Bong Shopping (TotalProSports)
Snoop Dogg Tries To Rent A Country (Smosh)
Lindsay Lohan Goes To Jail, The X-Rated Version (BroBible)
Taylor Lautner Is A Real Fancy Boy (CelebJihad)
James Toney Maybe In For A Rude Awakening (CagePotato)
Brits Fighting Brits, Rhona Mitra Rails Against BP(PopEater)
Dennis Hopper's Venice Beach Compound (MadeMan)
The Tron Legacy panel at Comic-Con turned nerd boner-sacks inside out with its awesomeness. For those of us who didn't meet the maximum weight requirement to attend, Disney dropped this new trailer. I haven't seen anything this sexy since the last trailer. In this one, Garret Hedlund plays Cyber-Jesus as he battles his father's Doppelganger and creations while on a mission to find his real dad. Just like me and my stepdad. You're not the king of me, Roy!!
It all looks very cool and, yes, there is a light-jet. Didn't see that one coming. Then again, I don't work for a toy manufacturer.
TRON LEGACY OPENS IN 147 DAYS, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE TRAILER BELOW.
Darren Aronofsky will open the Venice International Film Festival with his pyschological thriller Black Swan. USA Today has a first look at the film and it looks like Aronofsky didn't hold back. The visual style he's achieved in these few snapshots are elegant, mysterious, and foreboding. Natalie Portman stars as a stressed-out ballerina whose life takes odd turns after she is cast as the lead in Swan Lake.
There's a few more pictures after the jump. Though the one of Mila and Natalie seems tame. I'd much rather see other pictures of them. If you know what I'm sayin'. **suggestively bumps two doughnuts together, gets ejected from Tim Horton's**
HOT BALLERINAS AFTER THE JUMP…
You nerds wanna see a dead body? There's one over by the water in San Diego.
The sickos at Warner Bros have shipped over the corpse of Abin Sur as part of their Green Lantern exhibit. As previously reported, Abin Sur is the alien predecessor to Ryan Reynold's Lantern, who gives him his awesome power-ring. And it also makes them married. Sorry! No take-backs!!
It's said that this prop was used during filming, and the detail is amazing. What is with Ryan Reynolds and coffins lately? Between this, Buried, and R.I.P.D., dude is likely to turn into Nicolas Cage. We'll need to monitor his hairline for the foreseeable future to be safe. (/Film)
Holly Marie Combs was the sexy middle sister in the babe trio of "Charmed" for eight magical seasons. Trying to out-sexy Alyssa Milano would have required a spell of massive proportions. Holly has climbed the TV show charts over the years and now oozes MILF appeal on the new ABC Family series "Pretty Little Liars."
A word from Holly: "Your faith in yourself is all you will ever have. Don't let anyone take it away from you, ever."
I keep my faith in myself in a jar under my bed. No one will ever find it. No one..
More pics of Holly after the jump…
Copper Cab, you have been warned.
Zachary Adam Chesser, a Virginia man, has been arrested for threats he made against "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Incensed over the show's depiction of the Prophet Mohammad in a bear costume, Chesser posted graphic images of slain Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh with the warning that Parker and Stone would end up dead as well. Muslims love themselves some Prophet Mohammad and many regard any depiction of the Prophet as offensive. For the extremists, that offense is punishable by death. You should see what they do when you break the rules of Fight Club.
Chesser was prevented from boarding a flight earlier this month from New York to Uganda. It was his intention to then travel on to Somalia where he would join the terrorist organization al Shabaab. Chesser became interested in Islam in 2008, but claims to not believe in or condone acts of terrorism or violence. Unless you consider posting death threats accompanied by mutilated corpses on the Internet as a show of support. That's a gray area. (Reuters)
Working Title has optioned the superhero send-up Astro City. Kurt Busiek's comic follows the superheros, villians, and ordinary citizens of Astro City as they react to one another and the world in which they live. The characters are all archetypes of popular comic book icons like Batman, Superman, The Flash, and the Joker.
The real-world plotlines have involved a reformed supervillian trying to walk the straight and narrow, as well as a sidekick initiation. Yikes, hope it wasn't getting paddled with a stop sign. Actually, that does sound fun. Let's get that on film. (Deadline)
Star Trek's Karl Urban is expected to be offered the role of Judge Dredd in Pete Travis's gritty 3D take on the hanging judge. But I think the bigger story is that an actor would want to play Judge Dredd. I'm just playing. If early buzz is correct, Travis's take will wash the taste of Stallone's Dredd out of our mouths for good. And I, for one, am all for getting that zesty comingling of poop and piña colada off my tastebuds.
Of course, anything can happen at this point but I think Urban would be a solid choice for the role. I would normally suggest Ron Perlman but science hasn't been able to craft a helmet large enough yet. Maybe someday when technology catches up to imagination. (Bleeding Cool)