Posts tagged Samuel L. Jackson
Shortly after Marvel (finally) confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen will make her debut as Scarlet Witch in’ Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the actress talked to AintItCool on the press campaign for ‘Oldboy’ about the role. “She’s nuts, she’s crazy. She has more things wrong with her than any character I’ve ever played. She can tell you where an object has been, she can tell you what your future is, she can connect with the dead and people from other universes, and she’s the only person in this universe who’s capable of doing that. She’s unbelievable; it’s so cool. I grew up loving ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Lord of the Rings,’ and anything that has this other type of world or universe to it is so fun.”
Elizabeth Olsen also talked a bit about her character in ‘Godzilla,’ for which she co-stars opposite her ’Avengers: Age of Ultron’ brother, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. “It’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s film, but the ensemble, we all are somehow connected to Aaron’s character, He’s the root, and I play his wife and I’m the person who holds down the San Francisco prospective of it all. I’m a nurse and I work trying take care of this chaos. ‘Godzilla’ is just so deserving of a good American remake, and I really hope we did it and I really feel like we did.”
International TV Spot For ‘RoboCop’ – Starring Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman & Abbie Cornish
This new Japanese TV spot has arrived online for Jose Padilha’s upcoming remake of ‘RoboCop.’ In cinemas on February 7th in the UK and February 12th in the US, the film stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/RoboCop; Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellars, the villainous CEO of OmniCorp; Samuel L. Jackson as Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul; Abbie Cornish as Ellen Murphy, Alex’s wife; Michel K. Williams as Jack Lewis, Alex’s former partner; Gary Oldman as Norton, the scientist who creates RoboCop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation; Jackie Earle Haley as Maddox, a military tactician responsible for training RoboCop; Jay Baruchel as Pope, the head of marketing for Omnicorp; Jennifer Ehle as Liz Kline; and Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Karen Dean, Detroit chief of police. The screenplay for ‘RoboCop’ is by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.
Joe Doucette is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free. 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, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley, James Ransone, Lance Reddick, and Michael Imperioli. 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 directs.
What was it that drew you to play Joe? This is a crazy, twisted story with unpredictable turns….
Josh Brolin: Exactly what you just said: the crazy ride with unpredictable turns. The unpredictability was exciting, because you don’t know how you are going to go about it. As an actor that is exciting and daunting. You can create some great, scientific graph of how this person should behave in this situation, and then you do your research and 90% of that research is not applicable when you finally get down to it. Spike has his own ideas, stuff like, “OK, let’s turn this music on, or let the camera role and you just go. If you’re naked, great. Then maybe we can put a mouse in the room and you can deal with him.” It was like experimental theater in that way, in that you have a general blueprint of what you wanna do, but with Spike you know that it’s going to be fairly experimental – which is daunting and a lot of fun. The idea of it is very fun, and the executing of it is very strange (laughs).
A day after Marvel (finally) confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen will make her debut as Scarlet Witch in’ Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the actress talked to Moviefone on the press campaign for ‘Oldboy’ about the role. “I hung out with Mr. Whedon recently. I’m really excited about this movie. I’m so excited about Scarlet Witch. I have had so much fun reading all about her and I am like learning new words that I had to look up on Wikipedia. I’m really enjoying it.
Elizabeth Olsen continued, ”I just love Scarlet Witch. I love her. It’s so funny because I’m often talking about all these psychologically damaged people, but when you talk about Scarlet Witch… She is a messed up lady. She has got more sh*t to deal with than anybody else I know. I’m excited to figure out what’s appropriate to use for her, because there’s so much material from all of these decades, and we’re going to tell this one story. So to be able to choose what you’re going to bring into it from all of this abundance, it’s really fun.”
After months of rumors and and various quotes from the actors themselves, Marvel finally announced today that Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are officially signed on for their upcoming ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ to play the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Marvel’s press release is as follows.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have officially joined the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012′s smash-hit “Marvel’s The Avengers”! “Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.
New Poster For Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ – Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson & Sharlto Copley
Moviefone has revealed this latest poster for 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, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley, James Ransone, Lance Reddick, and Michael Imperioli. 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.