Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Black Adder Revolution

Black Adder movieEdmond Black Adder may be headed to the silver screen. Rowan Atkinson is said to be in development with screenwriter Ben Elton for a big screen version of the greedy scoundrel that we all love, and his hereditay assistant Baldrick.

Its actualy been seventeen years since the end of Black Adder Goes Forth and only one special has been done since, in 2000.

This movie is expected to be set during the Russian Revolution of 1917 where over the course of a year the ruling royal family of Tsar Nicholas II was ultimately replaced by the Communist Bolshevik party led by Lenin that paved the way for the formation of the Soviet Union.

Stephen Fry said on Monday "I chatted to Rowan at the weekend. He's been doing a Bean movie in France and confided that he missed the joys of Blackadder rehearsals and all that. Ben wants to do a Blackadder movie set in the Russian Revolution with a Russian branch of the family. He has some brilliant ideas. Maybe it will happen".

Monday, June 19, 2006

Meat Market 3 Teaser

Frontline FilmsBrian Clement's Meat Market 3 is in the editing process and he has relesed a teaser for fans. If you serf over to his Frontline Films site you can watch a better quality Quciktime or Windows Media clip.

At this time I can't embed a copy of the 1:10 YouTube clip, but if you follow the links you'll get your first look at the film set for a Halloween premiere.

Image courtesy Frontline Films. click for larger view.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Spider-Man 3 Shooting in NY

Video of Spider-Man 3 shooting in New York city, just the other day. YouTube scores again. I'm sure this isn't Toby Maguire performing the stunt, and none of the cast seem to be in sight. This means this is a second unit filming. Kristen Dunst and Thomas Haden Church would be with first unit production somewhere else in the city.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Underwold 3 coming soon

Underworld 2
Underworld Producer/Director/Creator Len Wiseman was recently interviewed by iF Magazine in regards to the news that he will be directing the next Die Hard film. It was what he had to say in regards to Underworld 3 that was of interest. Len Wiseman said, “The third film is going to be a prequel. It will be the origin story and we find out things we didn’t know about Lucian; he’ll have a much bigger part in it. It will be about the creation [of the races] and what started the war. It will be a period piece. In terms of the writing, a lot of the writing has been done. We’ve been developing Underworld 3 for a while. I won’t be directing Underworld 3; I’m just going to be producing and writing.”

Will this movie involve Selene, played by Kate Beckinsale? “It will be in the time period before, but it will overlap into the creation of her as well. We’re in the process of seeing how far we go with that.”

Friday, June 09, 2006

Sean Connery in Indiana Jones 4?

Sean ConneryGeorge Lucas told Access Hollywood's Maria Menounos he is pushing to get Sean Connery to appear in Indiana Jones 4. Last night at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, the American Film Institute honored Connery, the Oscar® winning actor, with the Life Achievement Award. Legendary director, Lucas, was among those there to honor Connery.

Despite reports that Connery is retired, Lucas told Menounos last night, "I would love him to be in the next 'Indiana Jones'...maybe I can push him into it." When asked if he knew whether or not Connery wanted to appear in the film, Lucas said, "I think he does." Lucas jokingly added, "We are writing him in whether he wants to do it or not."

Monday, June 05, 2006

Post X-Men: The Last Stand news

Avi Arad, no longer with MarvelWednesday saw a move that really caught Wall Street off guard, Avi Arad, called by some the real superhero of Marvel Entertainment, resigned as chairman and CEO of the company's film studio and chief creative officer of the parent company. He will now head his own company, Avi Arad Productions, which will continue to produce films featuring Marvel's superhero characters, including next year's Spider-Man 3. The move comes just days after X-Men: The Last Stand set a Memorial Day record at the box office and on the same day that Arad sold 3.15 million shares in Marvel Entertainment, worth $60 million. Some analysts speculated that Arad was leaving the company because he disagreed with its decision to fund several upcoming films on its own through a $525-million debt facility set up by Merrill Lynch. "This is not a ringing endorsement of company strategy," Banc of America analyst Michael Savner told Daily Variety. "He may understand something about the Hellfire Club's White Queencompany the street doesn't," said Evan S. Wilson of Pacific Crest Securities in an interview with the New York Post. Marvel's shares tumbled by more than 5 percent on the news Wednesday.

X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed to USA Today that Wolverine will likely head into production next year, at the same time 20th Century Fox production president Hutch Parker says "We've also talked about doing something on the kids in the school, focusing on their lives, and less of a global adventure for the team".

Meanwhile the paper also reports that the studio is also exploring a movie with Three Kings director David O. Russell based on the character of Emma Frost, a sexy mutant telepath known as The White Queen and a member of the Hellfire Club. She is an X-Men comics regular but was not featured in the movies. Now the speculation can begin on who will play the femme fatale.