Variety bring word that Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to star in the new reimagining of the 1980s cult pic, ’The Toxic Avenger.’ Although he won’t play Toxie himself, the outlet reports that Schwarzenegger is in talks for a leading role. Steve Pink’s reboot of the campy 1984 action comedy is being described as an action-adventure geared toward mainstream audiences. Schwarzenegger has been keeping busy since his Governatorship ended in 2010. He most recently appeared in Lionsgate’s ‘The Last Stand’ and wrapped production on David Ayer’s thriller ‘Ten.’ He’ll next be seen on the big screen alongside Sylvester Stallone in ‘Escape Plan’ this September.
‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ helmer Steve Pink and Daniel C. Mitchell penned the script for this new version of ‘The Toxic Avenger.’ Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman directed the original 1984 pic, which initially flopped before gaining cult popularity through midnight screenings. ‘The Toxic Avenger’ went on to spawn three sequels, a musical and a cartoon. The story centers around Melvin Ferd III, a 98-pound weakling who gets transformed into a superhuman crime-fighting creature after falling into a vat of toxic waste. Expect more news shortly.
Closely following a number of images of Paul Giamatti’s Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man on the New York set of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ director Marc Webb has tweeted the above new image from the film’s set of Spidey and Spidey! Set for release on May 2nd, 2014, the latest chapter in the ‘Spider-Man’ story also stars Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Shailene Woodley (Mary Jane Watson), Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro), Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborne), Colm Feore, Chris Cooper (Norman Osborne), Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak and Sally Field (May Parker).
In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ for Peter Parker life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen, high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
11 New ‘Man Of Steel’ Character Portraits – Featuring Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Russell Crowe & More
Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose this new collection of descriptive character portraits for Zack Snyder’s eagerly-awaited Superman reboot, ‘Man of Steel.’ Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Oscar nominee Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon as General Zod, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Oscar nominee Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Oscar nominee 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 Academy Award winner Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
Landing in 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) from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. The official synopsis and production notes for ‘Man of Steel’ can be read below the rest of the images. Source: CBM.
This first stunningly bizarre trailer has arrived online for ‘The Congress,’ Ari Folman’s follow-up to his critically-acclaimed animated drama ‘Waltz with Bashir.’ The film sees Robin Wright star as a version of herself, depicted as an aging actress who has sold Hollywood digital rights to her younger likeness. The animated segments, take place 20 years in the future, as Folman loosely adapts Stanisław Lem‘s ‘The Futurological Congress,’ a 1971 black humour science fiction detailing the exploits of the hero of a number of his books, Ijon Tichy, as he visits the Eighth World Futurological Congress at the Costa Rica Hilton. Harvey Keitel, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Danny Huston, Sami Gayle, Michael Stahl-David and Paul Giamatti also star. ‘The Congress’ premieres at the Cannes Film Festival. Source: The Film Stage.
New ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Official Set Image Featuring Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine & Nicholas Hoult’s Beast
In a long line of news, behind-the-scenes images and teasers, director Bryan Singer has tweeted the above image of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast filming ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ on the set of a very familiar looking hall. Singer captioned the image with: ”Welcome to 1973.” ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the seventh installment in the ‘X-Men’ film series, commenced filming last month in Montreal, Canada. It will be the first film in the ‘X-Men’ film series to be filmed in 3D.
Bryan Singer recently announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage joined the cast of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Further reports bring word that the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor will play the main antagonist in the film. With Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director also announced that Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Halle Berry (Storm), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) will be joining the film – which is ostensibly a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ but will prominently feature actors from the first ‘X-Men’ trilogy.
Picturehouse has set loose this first image from Nimrod Antal’s (Kontroll, Predators) concert movie/narrative feature hybrid, ’Metallica Through the Never.’ In the film, Dane DeHaan plays a young band crew member who is sent out on an urgent mission while the band is playing a rousing live set in front of a sold-out crowd and unexpectedly finds his world turned completely upside down. Written and directed by Antal, ‘Metallica Through the Never’ opens exclusively in IMAX theaters on September 27th and expands into additional theaters on October 4th. Source: Collider.
Starring Metallica, a cast of thousands of their fans and breakout star Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Metallica Through the Never is written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Nimrod Antal (Predators, Kontroll) and produced by former IMAX film producer Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth). The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a band crew member (played by DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.