The International trailer for Prometheus by Ridley Scott is finally here! It reveals a great deal of this highly anticipated film. The trailer is nicely done: visually sensational, it leaves us craving for more!
A team of explorers leaves earth on a ship called Prometheus to look for the origins of mankind. “How far would you go to get your answers?” asks David (Michael Fassbender). And from what we see in the trailer, they’re meaning to go pretty far. The title explains it perfectly: curiosity will be mankind’s ruin just like it was for Prometheus himself. For stealing godly fire, Prometheus was doubly punished: Zeus sent Pandora and her box to carry out diseases among men and chained Prometheus to a rock, where he was condemned to have his liver eaten by an eagle for all eternity.
On the Prometheus vessel too, punishment is delivered: “Get it out of me!” screams Noomi Rapace, writhing in pain, as if something was indeed eating her insides. So be warned (and thrilled!), this looks terrifying. Not to mention the extraordinary cast that Sir Ridley Scott has assembled: Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce. It’s going to be hard to wait for another month!
Enjoy and Viddy Well!
Oh, and also, Damon Lindelof (the genius to whom we owe Lost) wrote the script…
|Rooney Mara during
the filming of The Bitter Pill
Meanwhile, Rooney’s sister, Kate Mara, will star in Charlie McDowell’s (son of Malcom McDowell) first feature film, Fighting Jacob. Jamie Bell stars as boxer Jacob Rosenthal, who after being left by his girlfriend (Mara) is forced to take a closer look at his life.
Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book is coming to the screen. Disney has just hired Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas) to helm the adaptation. The children’s book is about a young orphan raised by ghosts in a graveyard. Too bad Tim Burton isn’t on board as well! (though I’m sure that Selick will do a great job).
That’s it for today! Have a very viddy day!
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The Jury for the 65th Cannes Film Festival has just been announced:
Hiam ABBASS (actress, director)
Andrea ARNOLD (director and screenwriter)
Emmanuelle DEVOS (French actress)
Diane KRUGER (German actress)
Jean Paul GAULTIER (designer)
Ewan MC GREGOR (actor)
Alexander PAYNE (director, screenwriter and producer)
Raoul PECK (director, screenwriter and producer)
The president of the jury will be actor, writer and producer Nanni Moretti.
With such a selection of films and this jury, this year’s festival should prove very interesting! We are looking forward to it.
Let me mention in passing a few characters who add humor to the story: Will Scarlett, the bard, always playing his banjo and laughing his heart out, Little John, who famously throws Robin into the pond, and Friar Tuck, with his legendary appetite. I also take my hat off to the villains, Prince John (Claude Rains) and Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone).
|Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof|
Let’s hope that Martin Scorsese, if he ends up making a film of Furious Love, will make good and smart choices. In the meantime, I remain completely abashed at this casting announcement.
Viddy Well my friends!
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Looks like Guy Pearce’s career is back on tracks! The actor will be joining the cast of Iron Man 3. According to Variety, Pearce will play Aldrich Killian, a geneticist. Ben Kingsley is also apparently in talks to be the movie’s villain. I’m not much of a comic book fan (Batman is the only one I love), so that’s all the info I can give you!
And the Games continue! Out with Gary Ross, In with Francis Lawrence! The I Am Legend director has been offered the chance to direct The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. The studio plans a release in 2013. Filming should start this summer as Hunger Games‘ star Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in the X-Men: First Class sequel, which will start filming in January. That’s too many sequels for me to bear!
Has my wish been fulfilled? Penelope Cruz is rumored to be in talks for a part in Ridley Scott’s The Counselor! Her partner, Javier Bardem, is already cast. Written by Cormac McCarthy, the story follows a lawyer (Michael Fassbender) who gets involved in the drug business. Will Cruz play the femme fatale or Laura, the lawyer’s fiancée? Other members of the prestigious cast include Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The film should start shooting in June.
Could we be more excited? Matthew Perry’s new sitcom Go On has just been picked up by NBC. The comedy will follow the story of a sportscaster, who after suffering a loss, finds comfort in group-therapy. Perry has been seen on The Good Wife lately. I was hoping that he would become a series regular, but with his new show being given the green light, it looks like it won’t happen! I hope this time the show will survive. None of Perry’s TV shows after Friends worked out (Studio 60 and Mr. Sunshine).
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