Tuesday, August 24, 2010

JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS AND ADRIEN BRODY AS MR. FANTASTIC IN NEW "FANTASTIC FOUR". "LIVES OF MONSTER DOGS" TO BE MADE INTO A SUPER STRANGE FILM

So, this is pretty interesting, it was only yesterday that I mentioned the first casting rumors on the "Fantastic Four" reboot, and today we already have new ones: Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are apparently two main contenders for the role of Mr. Fantastic aka professor Reed Richards who was played by charming Brit Ioan Gruffudd in the original movie. If you ask me, I'd choose Rhys Meyers.

Chris Wedge, the helmer behind "Ice Age" will make a very strange live-action directorial debut with the adaptation of the postmodern Frankenstein-style novel "Lives of the Monster Dogs". The story revolves around a group of soldier dogs genetically engineered by mad Prussian scientists hiding in a Canadian village. The hyper-intelligent dogs, who walk erect and use voice boxes to communicate, revolt against their masters and, dressed in 19th century formal wear (no, I'm not smoking weed, you read it right), show up in modern New York.

Gary Kurtz one of the producers of "Star Wars" will produce "Panzer 88", a WWII movie with a supernatural twist. The plot will follow the five-man German crew of the Ilsa, a King Tiger - the biggest tank of its day, on a mission to the frigid and fearsome Russian border, where they tread into an ancient mystery by stirring a powerful entity. It will be a reality-based story with horror overtones, and they're aiming to do for the tank genre what "The Hunt for Red October" did for submarine flicks. Check out the first concept art bellow.

26 comments:

  1. dude! that dog one! wowza!
    the concept art is very cool!
    i guess i would vote for meyers too, although i'm not that familiar with the fantastic four characters, it's hard to not vote for meyers.

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  2. Meyers does have a more serious feel to him than Brody and would make a better team leader, although I like Brody as well.

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  3. Go Jonny Go!!!

    He can play any character!

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  4. From Ice Age to Monster Dogs will be quite a stretch.
    Panzer88 looks intriguing!

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  5. I always get Johnathon Rhys Meyers and John Rhys-Davis confused. They look nothing alike, and one was a naughty noble while the other was a gritty dwarf, but still.

    I think it's the Johnathon Rhys part that does it.

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  6. Dog one could be either really great, or really horrible...I'm hoping for the former b/c it has the chance of great creativity.

    The first...I love Adrian Brody, and he somehow transforms himself into a dashing leading man in certain movies. Maybe this could be one of them? He is certainly talented.

    Michele

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  7. Also--I love that the Dame is winning in your current poll! She has my vote...

    And, from what era is that Bonham Carter? She looks gorgeous! And I know she doesn't play femme fatales much these days.

    Michele

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  8. These all actually look pretty cool to me, though one might have to imbibe some mushroom tea for that dog film to make any sense.

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  9. Panzer 88 sounds quite interesting but "88" in Germany is a codeword for "Heil Hitler" and that`s not a good sign :)

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  10. DEZMOND - Brody had been working out. Wow. I would still pick Meyers myself. He's SEXY.

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  11. Cool, hope the F4 reboot has a darker undertone to it. Wasn't a huge fan of the first one, other than Alba :) As for the dog movie, WTF Mate?

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  12. Big HUH on the dogs... I so want to see if they can make it work.

    Sidebar: somewhere in the Blogosphere you mentioned that Chris Evans is one of your fav actors. Never meet him but he's one of the two famousish actors from my small Massachusetts hometown. Paula Poundstone (comedian) is the other.

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  13. @Anonymous
    yes, he can :)

    @Alex
    yes, it is very strange, especially since these doggies seem violent.

    @MJ
    yes, Meyers and Davis got me confused earlier as well, but after THE TUDORS I have no problems making a distinction between them, and they are both great actors. Did you know that Davis doesn't have one of the fingers on his hand?

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  14. @Michele
    yes, I also like how dame is leading the battle :) That HBC pic is from some of her sexier photo shoots. You know I always find sexy pics for all actors.

    @Matt
    yep, some mushroom tea might help :)

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  15. @Jaccsy
    and that is probably why they will all die at the end of the movie.

    @Shells
    he is hot

    @Bryan
    I'm hoping the opposite - that it won't turn dark :)

    @Robert
    I mentioned that over at Alex, but you also have a list of my fav movies and actors her in my profile section. Fetch me an autograph from Chris:) And I don't know who Paula is :)

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  16. I can take some pretty freaky movies, but that dog one is way out there. Re Adrien Brody...his head doesn't match his body. So my vote is for Jonathan. The Supernatural WW2 movie sounds cool (The only way you'll get me to watch a WW2 movie).

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  17. The dog movie sounds like it could be, uh, a dog.
    I'll take my chances on Panzer 88.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  18. That movie looks strange. Very strange.

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  19. Wow...Dog Soldiers...lol
    Glad you are not smoking:)

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  20. @Lynda
    I hear lots of ladies like his asymmetric face :) You know how men with big noses are usually considered very masculine and macho :)

    @Arlee
    Eh, and I thought you liked doggies :)

    @Cheeseboy
    I don't even have to guess which one you have in mind :)

    @Avalon
    yep, I've never smoked a single cigarette in my life (weed included) :)

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  21. Neither actors for Reed Richards please. They seem too self aware, too metrosexual. Reed Richards is a man of science, a leader and a father figure...I wouldn't think of Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers to exude such look and qualities as the role requires.

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  22. I like both of them, but I must admit I liked Ioan Gruffudd better in this role.

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  23. Movie, what movie? I'm admiring Adrien's amazing abs! :)

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  24. yes, they are pretty much surreal, aren't they? :)

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  25. Ioan Gruffudd had the look of the role, he at least look mature. But the movie as a whole was all wrong...starting with Jessica Alba and her blonde hair.

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  26. when speaking of Alba, she kinda disappeared after that movie, we're not seeing her anymore in big projects.

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