The Wrap bring word that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is talks to lead Alex Proyas (I, Robot) epic fantasy, ‘Gods of Egypt.’ The film is set in ancient Egypt against the legendary world of great pyramids and sphinxes. As the third season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ comes to a close, Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister in the series, is in talks to play Horus, the god of the sky, who teams up with a human thief and Hathor, the goddess of love, on a magical quest to avenge the death of his father, Osiris.
Alex Proyas is directing from Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama’s original screenplay, which Proyas also had a hand in shaping. While Nikolaj Coster-Waldau may be best known for ‘Game of Thrones,’ he also played dual roles in the horror film ‘Mama,’ which has grossed $144 million worldwide. And he recently appeared alongside Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman in ‘Oblivion.’ Coster-Waldau has also wrapped the indie drama ‘A Thousand Times Good Night’ with Juliette Binoche, and he’s currently filming the male lead in Nick Cassavetes’ comedy ‘The Other Woman,’ which stars Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann.
First Official Image Of Evangeline Lilly’s Elf Warrior Tauriel In ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’
Entertainment Weekly has revealed this first official image (check it out in hi-res here) of Evangeline Lilly’s elf warrior Tauriel in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.’ “She’s slightly reckless and totally ruthless and doesn’t hesitate to kill,” says the ‘Lost’ star. She’s also not found anywhere in J.R.R. Tolkien’s original fantasy novel, or in any of Tolkien’s other writings for that matter. Director Peter Jackson and his co-writers on ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, invented the character to expand the world of the elves of Mirkwood Forest – and to bring some more female energy to the otherwise male-dominated ‘The Hobbit’ story. “Tauriel is the head of the Elven Guard,” Lilly explains. “She’s a Sylvan Elf, which means she’s of a much lower order than the elves we all became acquainted with in The Lord of the Rings. She doesn’t hold the same kind of status that Arwen or Galadriel or Elrond or Legolas do — she’s much more lowly. She sort of goes against the social order of the elves a little bit.”
Tauriel isn’t only a fierce warrior; she has a softer side, too. “She will definitely have a love story,” Evangeline Lilly says. “I can’t give away too much about it. It’s not a huge focus but it is there and it is important and it does drive Tauriel and her story and her actions.” Will that romance involve Orlando Bloom’s Legolas, by any chance? Lilly won’t say definitively one way or the other, but she does offer this much, “Tauriel’s relationship with Legolas is significant. They’ve known each other since they were children, and Legolas’ dad, [Elven king] Thrandruil, has a soft spot for Tauriel and sees something very special in her. So if you grow up side by side, and your dad has a very special spot in his heart for this young woman who’s a fantastic warrior, I think it’s hard not to notice her.” She laughs. “That’s probably as much as I can say.”
‘This Is The End’ follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Once they discover that they are experiencing the Apocalypse, they must come to terms with why they were left behind. Eventually they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. Scheduled for a June 12th release in the US and a June 28th bow in the UK, the all-star cast for the film includes Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Craig Robinson, Emma Watson, David Krumholtz, Paul Rudd, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, and Rihanna. Members of the cast portray fictional versions of themselves.
How was it working under the direction of your friends in Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, two guys you’ve known for over 10 years?
Jay Baruchel: It was awesome. It was unique for me to be on the set of a movie where I’ve know the directors for over 12 years, since I was 18. So I might have been a a bit respectful, because I firmly believe in a hierarchy on a movie set and respecting the directors, but that being said there can be no hierarchical structure with guys I’ve seen in their underwear eating loose spoonfuls of peanut butter, in a terrible muggy apartment (laughs). But honestly, it’s a trip. It is pretty cool, it was great working under the direction of Evan and Seth.
Sony Pictures has debuted this new TV spot for Roland Emmerich’s (Independence Day, 2012) ’White House Down,’ focusing on the Presidential limo nicknamed “The Beast”. In the film, Jamie Foxx plays the President of the United States, while Channing Tatum plays John Cale, an up-and-coming Secret Service agent who protects the Commander-in-chief during a paramilitary terrorist attack on the White House. Besides Tatum and Foxx, the likes of Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Lance Reddick, James Woods, Garcelle Beauvais and Rachelle Lefevre co-star. ‘White House Down’ opens in cinemas on June 28th in the US and on September 6th in the UK. The script for the film is by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man).
Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes ‘Man of Steel,’ starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen). In the story, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
‘Man of Steel’ also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni as U.S. military man Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, and Richard Schiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton. ‘Man of Steel’ hits 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas on June 14th.
Growing up, was Superman something that was present in your life?
Antje Traue: I grew up being aware of Superman. I knew there was somebody out there, flying around the world (laughs), but I didn’t grow up with the comics, the movies… anything like that. So then when I came to the US and got cast in ‘Man of Steel,’ I sat down with Zack Snyder and said, “You know what, I would like to leave it this way: not knowing much about it. To just really go from a totally fresh perspective with this character.”
2 New Interrogation & Daily Planet Clips From ‘Man Of Steel’ – Featuring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams & Laurence Fishburne
Taken from promotional appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, these first two clips have found their way online from Zack Snyder’s hugely anticipated Superman reboot, ‘Man of Steel.’ Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
Set to hit 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas on June 14th, ‘Man of Steel’ is from director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy), based upon the iconic Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics.