Thursday, August 5, 2010

GUY PEARCE IN LUC BESSON'S SF "LOCKOUT". RIDLEY SCOTT GOES SF IN "THE FOREVER WAR". DISNEY GOES SF IN "OBLIVION"

Luc Besson has signed in Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace to star in his new sf film "Lockout", which will be set in outer space and as far as I've heard it, it might be shot here in Serbia's film studios. Pearce will play a man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. He's offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter (Maggie Grace) from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Ridley Scott will direct the adaptation of the sf novel "The Forever War". The book by Joe Haldeman revolves around a soldier fighting in space for a couple of months, only to return home some 20 years later to a planet he doesn't understand.

And here's a cute and educational upcoming movie for you to watch with your youngsters. "A Dolphin's Tale" will center on a young dolphin that loses her tail in a crab trap and an introverted 11-year-old boy who rallies friends and family to save it by persuading a doctor to create a prosthetic attachment to restore the dolphin's ability to swim. Ashley Judd will play the boy's mother, Morgan Freeman will portray the doctor and Harry Connick Jr. a marine biologist who rescues the mammal and takes it to the facility he runs.

Production house Echo Lake has acquired movie rights on "Man at Arms", a medieval action script which follows knight Lancelot and his adventures after the breakup of Camelot. According to "MovieWeb" they are currently searching for a filmmaker that can give the movie a distinct visual style.

"Heat Vision" reports that Walt Disney Pictures has bought the movie rights to graphic novel "Oblivion" in which the story is set on a future Earth, where civilization lives above the clouds and scavengers collect ancient artifacts from the polluted surface below. When one young scavenger finds a crashed spacecraft on the planet, it leads him on a journey filled with romance and adventure.

22 comments:

  1. So..."A Dolphin's Tale" is just "How to Train Your Dragon" without the CGI effects and heart-warming Viking love?

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  2. I love Luc Besson's work. He really has a great eye for design and creates future worlds that seem totally plausible. I also really enjoy the 'guy forced into a rescue' theme and Guy Pierce is a great choice. Once again you get the news to me first. Makes me look smart when I talk movies with friends.

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  3. Guy Pearce! Awesome. And this one sounds especially intriguing. How exciting for it to be shot in Serbia!

    Love the new poll.

    Michele
    Beat Generation on SouthernCityMysteries

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  4. @Kal
    the coolest thing, Kal, is that I wrote about this Besson's film earlier this spring as well :))))

    @Michele
    love that you love the poll!

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  5. Oh, it's a good day: Guy Pearce... dolphins...

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  6. DEZMOND - Hi. I think Oblivion sound interesting. Living in the clouds - romance and adventure. F.U.N.

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  7. I love Maggie Grace. How great would it be if they shot it in Serbia.

    Is it just me, or does Oblivion sound an awful lot like Wall-E? Not identical, but they have the same theme. Sounds interesting, though.

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  8. Never been a fan of dolphin movies, but Oblivion sounds pretty cool, as does The Forever War. And definitely the outer space prison uprising could be exciting.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  9. Morgan Freeman AND Ashley Judd? wonderful! and is it just me or is that Oblivion pic so gorgeous!

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  10. Never heard of Oblivion but it sounds interesting.

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  11. Yay for more scifi movies! It sounds like a great lineup.

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  12. @Robert
    yep, it was a sf fest yesterday at HOLLYWOOD SPY :)

    @Shells
    nothing can beat living in clouds :)

    @Rosie
    OBLIVION sounds like a lot of other films and movies :)

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  13. @Arlee
    you no likey dolphins???

    @Vics
    it's the cover of the OBLIVION graphic novel by Radical, I think it will be released this Autumn or something like that.

    @Avalon
    that's because the graphic novel hasn't been released yet.

    @Lynda
    yey indeed :)))

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  14. A lot of good news today! Been a while since Besson did a science fiction flick.

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  15. With its illustrations only, I can see how much promise Oblivion could have as a science fiction movie.

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  16. I'm intrigued by all you have mentioned! How fun to be filmed in your country! I will keep my fingers crossed, for you~

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  17. @Alex
    it was a sf day :) and it continues today as well, but not in the same happy tone :(

    @Jaccsy
    it can be promising indeed

    @Ellie
    yep, we are becoming a popular place for shooting movies :)

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  18. That's a NICE pic of Mr. Pearce, Dez! Lucky you he's filming in Serbia again, maybe you'll run into him??? :)

    Oh cool about Ridley taking on Forever Far, the premise sounds interesting. I was wondering which one he'll take on next consider the plethora of projects he's got going on! Check 'em all on my post: http://wp.me/pxXPC-1l7

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  19. oh, funny you should say that, Flixy, because while searching for a good pic of Guy, I've come upon an artsy photo shoot pic of his in which he is full nude :))) But I reckon it's a bit too revealing for my virtuous readers :)))

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  20. More scifi is always good. I miss Guy Pearce.

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