Thursday, February 10, 2011

CHRISTIAN BALE GETS STRANDED ON A "CONCRETE ISLAND". KEVIN PENNINGTON JOINS "THE AVENGERS"! ANTON YELCHIN IS STEPHEN SOMMERS' "ODD THOMAS". BLAKE LIVELY IN "THE CARRIE DIARIES"?

Ah, I guess that gorgeous young creature Kevin Pennington, whom you know as a model and an actor from BH90210, has finally got his well-deserved role in a super hero film. I don't know whether you remember,but his name was mentioned in pretty much all the casting processes for all the super hero films in last five years. Now he will join THE AVENGERS as Wendell Vaughn, one of SHIELD agents and his boss will be Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. It's interesting that alongside Cobie Smulders, the three of them will appear in NYC and at San Diego Comic Con to sign autographs to fans.

SHORT HEADLINES British actress Rosamund Pike has joined Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson in the ancient Greek sequel WRATH OF THE TITANS as princess Andromeda. *Gorgeous girl Blake Lively might play teenage Carrie Bradshaw in THE CARRIE DIARIES, the prequel to SEX AND THE CITY. * Stanley Tucci, as the villain, and Bill Nighy, as the two-headed leader of the giants, have joined Bryan Singer's upcoming exciting epic tale JACK THE GIANT KILLER!

According to "MovieWeb" Christian Bale has found himself a  new role in CONCRETE ISLAND, a film about a wealthy architect
who finds himself stranded in a manmade island (a section of fenced-off wasteland in the middle of a motorway intersection) between the Westway and M4  in West London, forced to survive on only what is in his crashed Jaguar and what he is able to find. As his condition degrades, it soon becomes difficult to determine whether he is finding sanity or watching his mind fall apart as he finds companions on the island and eventually decides to remain there and forsake his former life.

Anton Yelchin (STAR TREK, TERMINATOR SALVATION) might get his first leading role in Stephen Sommers' (MUMMY, VAN HELSING) film adaptation of the novel ODD THOMAS
which follows Odd who sees and converses with ghosts, a secret he has kept from nearly everyone but his girlfriend and the local police chief, whom he occasionally helps solve terrible crimes. Odd also has the ability to see bodachs, malevolent spirits that feast on pain and whose presence signifies a likelihood of imminent violence. The proximity of bodachs to a weird-looking stranger in town alerts Odd that trouble is brewing and after breaking into his house, Odd discovers not only hundreds of bodachs but a shrine to serial killers that helps him deduce that somehow the stranger will wreak widespread havoc very soon, so Odd is caught in a classic race against time to deter catastrophe.

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lot of great movies are coming out! :)

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  2. Your mention of the Christian Bale film certainly caught my attention. The orginal novella Concrete Island was written by the great J.G. Ballard back in the 60s or so. Ironically Ballard was also the author of the source material of Bale's early star role, Empire of the Sun. Now this is a movie that I look forward to seeing. Althougth the orginal story is somewhat slow-moving as I remember it.

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  3. I love the sound of Odd Thomas, though Sommers is often hit and miss with his movies, it'll prove to be fun at least. Concrete Island sounds really interesting too. Arrogant Terminator rant aside, I really like Bale as an actor (and as a Welshman :P) so this will be one to look out for too :)

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  4. Dean Koontz' books always inspired me. I wasn't so keen on the Odd Thomas series, but maybe the film will change my mind.
    Nahno ∗ McLein

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  5. ooh!odd thomas sounds really interesting! i'll have to ask my hubby if he has any of those books! :)

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  6. Blake Lively is gorgeous. Great pic Dez!

    "Concrete Island" has an interesting premise, sort of "Castaway" meets "Memento." And, of course Bale will give a stellar performance.

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  7. I am very interested in Odd Thomas, Anton Yelchin is gorgeous. Hope Sommers does a great job with the material, Koontz is an excellent storyteller.

    I could totally see Blake as the teenaged Carrie Bradshaw.

    Not familiar with Kevin Pennington, but he is rather stunning. Looking forward to seeing him with Sam L and Cobie.

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  8. Odd Thomas sounds like a great one! Not sure about Concrete Island...movies where the actor is basically alone in a rather confined space just don't seem to appeal to me... (Phonebooth, that one with Ryan Reynolds in a coffin...). But, I guess you never know. It is Christian Bale at the helm, after all. :)

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  9. Didn't Yelchin play Kyle in Terminator Salvation?

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  10. That Concrete Island sounds disturbingly cool.

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  11. Mmmm these look, oops sound good. Will the signing at Comic Con be shirtless?
    Could really make the trip worthwhile. Just sayin.

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  12. @Emily
    it does :)

    @Arlee
    ah, I loved EMPIRE OF THE SUN, so now I'm expecting this one to really be great. But, knowing Bale, at least the performance will be amazing.

    @Jamie
    I always keep forgetting that Bale is Welsh too :) I only remember Zeta and Ioan :)

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  13. @Nahno
    I haven't read the books, but I do trust Sommers, he's the best!

    @Vics
    he might have, I remember that some of you was really excited last year when I mentioned ODD for the first time :)

    @Matty
    she is, isn't she? A very lovely girl, quite refreshing in Hollywood if you ask me :)

    @Melissa
    I can also Blake as Carrie :) She could fit the teen years of Bradshaw. And Pennington really is magnetic :)

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  14. @Donea
    he he ... I'm quite the opposite, I usually like films sets in confined spaces since they usually involve lots of psychology and that's my branch :)

    @Alex
    he did, as you can see right beside his name in the post above :P

    @Mathew
    it certainly does!

    @Mary
    I don't think so, I mean I'm sure the big shots would've informed me if it really was since I'm the great ambassador of shirtlessness :)

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  15. As Matthew said, Concrete Island sounds disturbingly cool.

    Right up my twisted Alley :)

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  16. and it kinda really is a twisted alley :)))

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  17. I think Kevin will fit the role nicely ;)

    However I'm really interested to see this new movie in which Bale should appear!

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  18. I agree Concrete Island sounds interesting.

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  19. So.. it's like a concrete version of Cast Away? lol. But I agree--Christian Bale will do amazing as he does in everything.

    And isn't Blake Lively looking a little too mature these days to pull off a teen? It's been years since those traveling pants movies, and i think she was supposed to be an 18 year old in those movies. . .

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  20. @Doo
    he can fit anything if you ask me :)))

    @MPax
    it does, doesn't it?

    @Kristin
    ah, in Hollywood you can pull off pretty much anything :)

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  21. ODD THOMAS sounds interesting, Kevin Pennington looks scrummy in that pic, and THE CARRIE DIARIES?? really??? Can't we just let it all die?

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  22. he is scrummy, isn't he? :)
    What? You're not a SEX AND THE CITY fan? :(

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  23. Kevin Pennington does look like Wendell Vaughn. That guy was not a SHIELD agent for long. He soon became a superhero himself - Quasar. A great character, with some cool looking costume and powers. He's been around for 20 years, or so the Wikipedia says. Although being a "cosmic" type superhero, he never was as popular as some other superheroes.
    I suppose it would be too optimistic to see that change take place in movies also.

    Am I the only one who thinks Odd Thomas story sounds a lot like Ghost Whisperer? I've never watched that show, but I think it has the same premise.
    Not my favorite premise, by the way.
    But nevermind, since it's Stephen Sommers film, I'll watch it anyway. :)

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  24. oooh, you really did your research, Bels :)
    I'm glad you gave us a proof that gorgeous Kevin would fit nicely into the role.

    Yes, I also thought GHOST WHISPERER when I read the ODD plot :) But just like you, it's Sommers after all, it can't possibly be bad.

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