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Amanda Seyfried In Talks To Join Charlize Theron In Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
Heat Vision are reporting that Amanda Seyfried is in negotiations to star in the western comedy, ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West.’ If a deal is made, Seyfried would join Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane, who is starring in, directing and co-writing the Western comedy.
The film is described as a Blazing Saddles-style comedy that follows a sheepish farmer who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend (Seyfried’s possible role) leave him. When he meets the wife (Theron) of a notorious outlaw who offers to teach him how to shoot, the farmer at first sees a chance to win back his love but slowly falls for the woman. Complications ensue when the outlaw returns and reclaims his woman. A May production start is being eyed, according to sources.
Deadline are reporting that Charlize Theron is set for the leading role in a big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s ‘Dark Places.’ Theron would play a woman who, at 7 years old, survived the brutal massacre of her family and testified against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club, a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes, brings her to question and confront the truth of what took place that day.
Scheduled to start filming in March, Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) will direct ‘Dark Places.’ Charlize Theron last starred in ‘Prometheus’ and ’Snow White and the Huntsman.’ She’ll next be seen on the big screen alongside Tom Hardy in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ The synopsis for the ‘Dark Places’ novel is as follows:
The Hollywood Reporter bring word that Charlize Theron is in final negotiations to star in the western comedy, ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West.’ The film, which Seth MacFarlane is starring in, directing and co-writing, is a Blazing Saddles-style comedy that follows a sheepish farmer who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend leave him. When he meets the wife of a notorious outlaw who offers to teach him how to shoot, the farmer at first sees a chance to win back his love but slowly falls for the woman. Complications ensue when the outlaw returns and reclaims his woman. A May production start is being eyed, according to sources.
Seth MacFarlane made his feature directorial debut last summer with the box office success ‘Ted.’ He also co-wrote and produced the film, and voiced the title character. ‘Ted’ has brought in over $501 million worldwide, making it one of the highest-grossing films of 2012. MacFarlane and his ‘Ted’ co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild penned ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West.’ Charlize Theron last starred in ‘Prometheus’ and ’Snow White and the Huntsman.’ She’ll next be seen on the big screen alongside Tom Hardy in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’
Charlize Theron To Star In & Produce An Adaptation Of Park Chan-Wook’s ‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance’
Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah Films, CJ Entertainment, and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures have today announced that they’ve partnered to produce an adaptation by William Monahan of Park Chan-wook’s ‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance’ – the final instalment in the South Korean filmmakers thoroughly awesome ‘Vengeance Trilogy.’ Each film in Chan-wook’s series of films – ’Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance’ (2002), ‘Oldboy’ (2003), and ‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance’ (2005) - deals with the themes of revenge, violence and salvation.
‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance’ is the story of a woman who for reasons of her own completes a prison term for a murder she did not commit, reemerging to punish the killer, and avenge the dead. “This will be very American – and very unexpected,” says William Monahan. ”Park is a genius; it’s the Everest of adaptations and I’ve got blood in my teeth to do it.”
With ‘Prometheus’ out now on special edition Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, the Metro caught up with co-writer/director Ridley Scott to speak on the film, it’s upcoming sequel and the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel. Speaking on why he wanted to tackle the science-fiction again, Scott revealed, “I hadn’t done sci-fi for so long and I enjoyed doing it. Plus, when it comes to the Alien world, no one else had addressed the origin question and I thought that was interesting to tackle. Prometheus evolved into a whole other universe. You’ve got a person [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] with a head in a bag [ Michael Fassbender’s David] that functions and has an IQ of 350. It can explain to her how to put the head back on the body and she’s gonna think about that long and hard because, once the head is back on his body, he’s dangerous.” Metro followed that answer by asking, “So that’s the sequel?” To which the filmmaker replied, “[Laughs] I wish it was that easy. They’re going off to paradise but it could be the most savage, horrible place. Who are the Engineers?”
Ridley Scott also touched on his planned ‘Blade Runner’ sequel, “It’s not a rumour – it’s happening. With Harrison Ford? I don’t know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don’t know how long he can live [laughs]. And that’s all I’m going to say at this stage.”
Writer Jon Spaihts Speaks On His ‘Prometheus’ Early Draft – Initial Plans For Facehuggers & Michael Fassbender’s David
With ‘Prometheus’ out today in the UK and tomorrow in the US on home release, Empire has posted an intriguing interview with the original screenwriter of the film, Jon Spaihts. The writer shares a number of fascinating details about what might have been if director Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof hadn’t changed the script later down the line. One particular change includes the addition of facehuggers, “I did have facehuggers in my original draft. David, as he began to get fascinated by the science of the Engineers, doesn’t deliberately contaminate Holloway with a drop of black liquid. Instead, Holloway hubristically removes his helmet in the chamber, is knocked unconscious, facehugged and wakes up not knowing what had been done to him, and stumbles back into the ship.” Spaihts continues, “In my draft, he returns to his cabin, is embraced by Shaw, who is delighted to see him having feared that he had died, and the two of them make love,” he goes on to say. “And it’s while they’re making love that he bursts and dies. So that lovemaking sequence echoed my original lovemaking sequence where he explodes! It was messy.”
Furthermore, Jon Spaihts spoke on his initial vision for Michael Fassbender’s David being a much more sinister version of the character compared to one we meet in the final cinematic cut of ‘Prometheus,’ “David, fascinated by these creatures, begins delaying the mission and going off the reservation on his own, essentially because he thinks he really belongs with the Engineers. They’re smart enough and sophisticated enough, great enough, to be his peers. He’s harboring a deep-seated contempt for his human makers. So at one point Shaw goes to stop him and David ties her up and deliberately exposes her to a facehugger. He caresses an egg open and out comes a facehugger. David doesn’t smell like a person – his breath isn’t moist – so he can handle the thing like a kitten. It doesn’t want him; it’s not interested. But then he exposes it to her and it goes for her like a shot. He toys with her for a bit and then lets it take her. That, in my draft, was how Shaw was implanted with the parasite that she had to remove with the medpod sequence.