Thursday, March 10, 2011

WES BENTLEY & AMANDA SEYFRIED IN "GONE". NEW SF FILMS "PACIFIC RIM" AND "THE RUNNER". ABC'S HEARTWARMING NEW SHOW "HALLELUJAH". JEFFREY DONOVAN JOINS JUDI DENCH IN "J.EDGAR"

Here's an interesting cast in a not so interesting film: according to "Playlist" Wes Bentley has just joined Amanda Seyfried in GONE, a thriller about a woman named Jill who returns home from her night shift to find her sister’s bed empty. She’s convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years before has come back to finish the job. But the police do not believe her and Jill knows time is running out. With no one to turn to, Jill sets off to find her sister and face her abductor once and for all.

SHORT HEADLINES Walt Disney and Marc Forster (THE QUANTUM OF SOLACE) are planning to shoot THE RUNNER, a sf thriller about a man in 2027 who is sent back in time to stop an
attack that will make Earth  uninhabitable. Beside saving the planet he also wants to save the love of his life. *Before he shoots AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, with the budget of $150 million, Guillermo Del Toro will direct PACIFIC RIM, a film set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace. *Super charismatic Jeffrey Donovan (BURN NOTICE) has joined Clint Eastwood's J. EDGAR biopic which already features Leonardo De Caprio, Judi Dench and young Armie Hammer. He will play Robert Kennedy. *Sf film DOOM which starred Dwayne Johnson and Karl Urban back in 2005 will get a reboot.

Now here's something that seems like a heartwarming new show: According to "Hollywood Reporter" ABC is preparing a charming and magical new pilot called HALLELUJAH.  The story will revolve around  a stranger who comes to the small town of Hallelujah to bring justice, peace and restore the faith in the world the residents of the troubled town desperately need. Apparently the show will also feature songs sung by a gospel choir in each episode :). The cast already includes young Arielle Kebbel and Frances O'Connor.

26 comments:

  1. Another Guillermo Del Toro project - excellent!

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  2. Yeah, Alex has a good sense. It's the only film in this post that sounds like a must-see.
    Thanks for your input on my blog. Nahno ∗ McLein

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  4. I am all about the Guillermo Del Toro project. I love his work. And I am interested in the J. Edgar pic because of Dame Judi and I cannot resist her.

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  5. You always post the best damn pictures! If you even sold these as posters, I would buy the hell out of them!!

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  6. DEZMOND - Yumo on all of the pictures. Thanks. Also, Not sure about any of the films or series. We'll see. =D

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  7. i think hallelujah sounds cute! and amanda seyfried is super charming so i hope her well- even though it sounds like that plot is pretty unoriginal...

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  8. Sounds like some good scifi stuff coming. J.Edgar I don't know about--that guy always gave me the creeps. Now if it were a scifi about Hoover that might be cool.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  9. Sounds like the J. Edgar is coming along. It will be interesting to see what the take is on him.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  10. Oh I love Amanda Seyfried!! I think "Gone" may have a chance at being good if it's executed right. However, I have a bad feeling it won't.

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  11. Cool stuff. I must be down in Mexico too long, I'm starting to recognize fewer and fewer names. I need to watch more TV.

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  12. yay for some cool stuff coming up. I like the sound of the runner

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  13. that is one sexy cast! i like "Gone" 's story. i'm sure it'll keep me on the edge, just the way i enjoy my thriller! :)

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  14. The Runner sounds awesome. I crave science fiction.

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  15. @Alex
    he is very busy

    @Melissa
    I'm with you, I couldn't care less about Edgar and other politicians, but dame Judi Dench is something else :)

    @Nahno
    yep, I agree, March was quite poor with film news on new projects :( so I often don't have a choice in posting new info.

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  16. @Falsy
    ah, if we would sell these pics as posters, we would be millionaires, sister :) Too bad we don't have rights on them :)

    @RaShelle
    ah, I thought HALLELUJAH might be a show for you. I think it could be lovely with the right cast, great stories and heartwarming twists

    @Vics
    it's true, the plot isn't original, so I'm guessing the cast will be the one to make the film work

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  17. @Arlee
    sf Hoover, do I smell a new galactic villain? :)

    @Mason
    sure, if you like films about American politics

    @Nicole
    yep, it will probably be one of those films you buy on DVD :)

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  18. @Clarissa
    hey, I've never asked you if you watch Mexican telle novelas down there? :)

    @Lyndy
    THE RUNNER could be good if made right, I'm a bit skeptic since that director never really amazed me so far, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    @Levian
    the cast sure is sexy :))

    @Medeia
    ooh, I love me some sf too :)

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  19. I would really like to see 'At the Mountains of Madness' made, but I don’t think it needs Cruise or a 150 million dollar budget.

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  20. I have been looking forward to the J. Edgar Biopic since I first heard about it. He's such a fascinating historical figure, and with the star-studded cast and direction of Eastwood, it should be great!

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  21. @Jaccsy
    yep, I totally agree with you on both points! :)

    @Matty
    I knew that, unlike me, you really love Eastwood :)

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  22. Yeah, for sure. So often we get all excited about a movie...the story sounds great, the trailer looks awesome, the actors are good, but then the movie bombs.

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  23. can't believe Doom is getting a reboot, I thought everyone would have lost interest after they murdered it with Dwayne Johnson. Gone sounds so up my street

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  24. @Lyndy
    hope it won't happen with this one!

    @Dempsey
    you didn't like DOOM? :))) I kinda enjoyed it :) probably because it featured both Dwayne and Karl, which is quite enough for me when it comes to a great cast :)

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  25. I've always wondered what happened to Bentley's career after American Beauty... I thought he's a pretty decent actor and good looking, too. He's not as boring as a lot of young actors out there.

    Hallelujah on that ABC show! Gospel choir on every episode? Bring it on! :D

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  26. I liked him most in FOUR FEATHERS (by one of my favourite directors Shekhar Kapur). It's interesting that he has grown quite old in looks, and doesn't look that young anymore like in AMERICAN BEAUTY.
    And hallelujah for HALLELUJAH :)

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