According to various sources, Michael Almereyda’s ‘Cymbeline’ has a King in Ed Harris and now it has its Queen in Milla Jovovich. The actress has been added to the cast of the biker gang and bad cops update of the William Shakespeare play with Harris, Ethan Hawke and Penn Badgley. In the play, the Queen schemes to move her own son from a previous marriage onto the throne at the expense of the orphan Posthumus and the King’s daughter. Badgley will play Posthumus in the new modern-day adaption of ‘Cymbeline.’
Ethan Hawke previously worked with Michael Almereyda on the 2000 version of ‘Hamlet.’ ‘Cymbeline’ unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug-dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America. The project is described as a fresh take on a universal story of love, betrayal and revenge that is in the vein of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and in the style of ‘Romeo + Juliet.’ Principal photography is scheduled to begin in August in New York. In addition to ‘Hamlet,’ Michael Almereyda’s previous credits include the vampire indie ‘Nadja’ and ‘Mon Amour’ starring Christopher Eccleston and Elisabeth Moss.
Deadline bring word that Ang Lee, who won the Oscar for directing ‘Life Of Pi,’ will next take his 3D camera technology in a new intriguing direction as he’s reportedly set up his next project at Universal Pictures, and it’s described as “an epic look at the boxing world of the 1960s and 1970s, as seen through the prism of its biggest rivalries and greatest fights.” That will include Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali’s legendary Thrilla In Manila. Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Last King of Scotland, Rush) will pen the script.
Lily Collins, Robert Sheehan & Jamie Campbell Bower Highlighted In New ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Clip
Screen Gems has unveiled this latest clip from ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ the upcoming adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s first book in her best-selling young adult novel series. Directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid remake), the cast includes Lily Collins as Clary Fray, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Valentine Morgernstern, Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland, Robert Sheehan as Simon Lewis, Jemima West as Isabelle Lightwood, Lena Headey as Jocelyn Fray, Jared Harris as Hodge Starkweather, Kevin Zegers as Alec Lightwood, Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane, Kevin Durand as Emil Pangborn, Robert Maillet as Samuel Blackwell, Aidan Turner as Luke Garroway, and CCH Pounder as Madame Dorothea. ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ is pencilled in for a August 21st release. Source: Moviefone.
Clary Fray (Lily Collins) thought she was an ordinary teenager living in Brooklyn until one night in a downtown nightclub she encounters the mysterious, charismatic Jace. Upon witnessing Jace hunt down and kill a demon in the crowded club, Clary begins to wonder if she is that ordinary after all. Especially as she appears to be the only one who can see him…
Bloody Disgusting has uncovered this new image from Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy.’ Arriving in cinemas on November 27th in the US and December 6th in the UK, the upcoming remake of Park Chan-wook’s cult classic stars the likes of Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, James Ransone and Samuel L. Jackson. The original ‘Oldboy,’ released in 2003, won the much coveted Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi’s 90′s manga series.
Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ follows Josh Brolin’s character, Joe (Dae-su Oh in the original), a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughters birthday. For twenty years he is held captive, and upon his release must begin his journey to find the reason for his imprisonment. He soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than his solitary confinement. Sharlto Copley plays a mysterious billionaire out to destroy Joe’s life, while Elizabeth Olsen plays Marie, a caseworker who helps Joe investigate the past. Samuel L. Jackson plays the head of the motel where Brolin’s character has been held hostage.
Mark Strong On Potentially Playing Lex Luthor In The ‘Man Of Steel’ Follow-Up/Batman Vs. Superman: “Watch This Space”
Ever since Zack Snyder announced last month at Comic-Con that he’s bringing together Batman and Superman for the first time on the big screen, speculation has shifted up a gear with regards to who’s playing Batman/Bruce Wayne in the 2015 film. While a number of names have been speculated for that role (Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Richard Armitage and Joe Manganiello), there’s also been some chatter with regards to who’s potentially playing Lex Luthor in the film.
Following the release of Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel,’ it was strongly rumored that Superman’s iconic nemesis would feature in the sequel, with Mark Strong named as one of several contenders for the role. Asked by Digital Spy whether there was any truth to the rumors, Strong has today responded: “All I can say is… watch this space.” This follows a series of Tweets from Latino-Review’s El Mayimbe that Bryan Cranston is in contention for the Lex Luthor role. Please note: it’s not confirmed that the character will even be featuring in the ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up/’Batman Vs. Superman’ movie at this moment in time ( although from all the Lexi Corp easter eggs in ‘Man of Steel’ it seems incredibly likely!).
Renny08 drawn this brilliant cartoon for ‘The Wolverine,’ which is out in cinemas now. Alongside Hugh Jackman as the titular character, ‘The Wolverine’ stars Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida, Tao Okamoto as Mariko, Brian Tee as Norubo Mori, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper. ‘The Wolverine’ is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Knight and Day), while the script is by ‘The Usual Suspects’ scribe Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback.
‘The Wolverine’ takes inspiration from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Marvel miniseries from the 1980s dealing with the character’s adventures in Japan. There, samurai steel clashes with adamantium claws as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed. The official synopsis for ‘The Wolverine’ can be read below.