Thursday, May 5, 2011

RACHEL WEISZ IS WITCH EVANORAH IN "OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL"? HUGH JACKMAN TO GO ON "THE FANTASTIC VOYAGE"? THRILLING TRAILER FOR "THE RETREAT" WITH CILLIAN MURPHY, JAMIE BELL & THANDIE NEWTON

Oooh, oooh, now this is getting exciting. I mean we've already got excited when we all heard that Michelle Williams and Blake Lively could join Mila Kunis as the good witches in OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL which will trace the origin of the famous wizard to be played by James Franco, but guess who could join them as well? Believe it or not, our dear Rachel Weisz is in talks to join Sam Raimi's epic adventure as Evanorah, the Wicked Witch of the East who is also the older sister of Theodorah, the Wicked Witch of the West to be played by Mila Kunis. Color me super excited.

You already know that famous 80's classic THE FANTASTIC VOYAGE will get a remake,  and according to latest rumors Hugh Jackman is wanted in the role of one of the scientists who shrink themselves into a microscopic ship and get injected into the bloodstream of a sick colleague in order to save his life. It is interesting that this fantasy adventure will be directed by Shawn Levy who is already helming REaL STEEL, another Hugh Jackman film, an upcoming summer blockbuster about a futuristic world in which huge robots fight in boxing rings instead of humans, and Hugh plays one of the coaches. You probably remember the trailer HOLLYWOOD SPY posted for you earlier this winter.

Thanks to one of our spies, Ted, today you can check out highly thrilling first trailer for RETREAT, a suspense film HOLLYWOOD SPY mentioned a few times last year with quite a stunning cast including Cillian Murphy, Thandie Newton and Jamie Bell.  In this rather atmospheric and spooky movie Thandie Newton and Cillian Murphy  play a married couple who go on a beautiful but remote island to relax, but there they unexpectedly encounter a strange stranded man (Jamie Bell) who tells them that everyone on the mainland had been killed by an airborne virus and that the three of them are the only survivors.

39 comments:

  1. a new wizard of oz movie? interesting...

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  2. yep, with a fresh new twist and fresh young cast :)

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  3. Wow, that's a gorgeous photo of Rachel Weisz.

    She'd be fun to watch as the witch of the east!

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  4. I love that photo shoot of hers, I think it was for Esquire but I'm not sure :)

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  5. I saw the Hugh Jackman news over at the Movies 411. I'm definitely intrigued by the development. We'll see if he gets/takes the part. And I would love to see the beautiful Rachel Weisz join Oz! That cast is quite impressive.

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  6. yep, it's one of the main news of the day around the Net!

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  7. Rachel will be a fantastic addition to an already stellar cast.
    I remember the first Fantastic Voyage - I think Hugh will do a remake proud - if he takes the role.

    Retreat sound like a nice, fun little piece (hehe-borrowed that from you!) and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with this ménage à trois.

    Ahh...just wonder...my magic touch isn’t working with the trailer for Retreat - it says “This video is private” - do I need to join the VIP club...hmmm….just wondering, that’s all!

    Ta Ta, Dahling!
    Cheers, Jenny

    Oh...and re the advice (much appreciated, by the way) on disabling the evil, diabolical ‘word verification’ tool - I’m schvitzing about spam!

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  8. Love anything to do with W of Oz!! And Hugh Jackman of course :)

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  9. I've replaced the trailer and put the new one, hope this one will work, Jenny :) Ted gave us the bad one it seems :)
    And glad you kicked the WV devil out :)

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  10. Rachel looks like Catwoman in that picture. Not interested in seeing OZ though.

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  11. I am excited for all three of these :D :D :D

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  12. wow, i can't wait to catch Rachel in Oz! it will be soooo exciting! btw, sorry for not stopping by every day. if i'm too busy at work, i won't have the time. n after office hour, i would be away from the computer, including weekends. you know, just keeping myself away from the computer since i've been facing it for all the working hours. :)

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  13. Rachel in Oz is going to be incredible! I love her so much. The Retreat looks utterly terrifying. Jamie Bell looks quite demented.

    And you know I can't resist the Hugh, so I'm sure as hell hoping he takes that role Fantastic Voyage. ;)

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  14. I do love Rachel Weisz, she is totally awesome, sexy and hot. I look forward to more new on the Oz film eagerly.

    Great read again Dezzy.

    p.s. I managed to delete your comment from yesterday on my blog. I deleted the whole blog in fact.....Its back now but minus your comment. Please come back ;-)

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  15. The Retreat is...freaky. I think I'd have to watch it with the lights on ;)
    Oh, and it was only a matter of time before THE FANTASTIC VOYAGE was remade ;)

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  16. Rachel Weisz as a witch! I hope she will be the sexiest and prettiest witch ever :)

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  17. @Rob
    glad to hear that, Rob :)

    @Flixy
    oooh, you remember the pic of Rachel which I posted in the past in which she is sporting a tight rubber catsuit? That's the real CATWOMAN WEISZ :)

    @Levian
    no worries, Lev, I also have a busy working day every day and I know how little time we have to breathe not to mention anything else :)

    @Melsy
    he he Bell does look demented :) He was born to do such roles. And I know you can't resist Hugh, I mean who can?

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  18. @Reana
    thanks, Reana, glad you like my blog :)

    @Custie
    Rachel will indeed be super superb :)
    Ah, I did notice last night that my comment has disappeared when I dropped by to read your answer, and I though I must have said something naughty as usually :) so you had to apply some censorship :)

    @Lyndy
    yep, it's not a film to watch alone in a dark house :)

    @Jaccsy
    she will, especially if they dress her in white :)

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  19. Freaky!

    Love the movie news. Oz looks intriguing.

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  20. freaky indeed :) We shall never visit some isolated island again :)

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  21. Whuaaaaaa....the trailer is up!!! kyaaaa Cillian is sooo gorgeous *fangirl alert!!!*

    hehehe I have been waiting for this movie since last year. seeing that trailer makes me more and more eager to see it.

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  22. Oz does have a fresh, new cast. I'd see it. And that pic of Rachel is stunning.

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  23. Rachel in Oz! Can I click my heels to go there now??

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  24. so many people love the OZ story, I can't imagine that movie won't do well. And with that cast? I'm SO. EXCITED!!! :D <3

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  25. Wow, they're putting together a fantastic cast for the Wizard of Oz movie - sounds like it's gonna be great!

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  26. Ooh! Ooooh!!! Lots of great stuff! I absolutely love Hugh Jackman!

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  27. @Novroz
    I knew you would appreciate this one, Novroz :)

    @Kelly
    it certainly does :) Glad you like Rachel's pic!

    @Sam
    yes you can, hope they are not crimson :)

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  28. @Leigh
    yep, the success is guaranteed :)

    @Suzy
    great indeed :)

    @Emily
    who doesn't absolutely love him? :)

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  29. Sam Rami is a good choice for this project. It's different to Drag Me To Hell, which I loved.

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  30. Dez, you never cease to amaze me with your smart voice here and great images! Thanks for this blog, I've referred to it with my hubby whenever we wonder about movies! :D

    YA Paranormal Romance Darkspell coming soon!

    ♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥
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  31. Will there be flying monkeys in the new Oz? Retreat looks interesting.

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  32. @Movies
    well, having in mind Raimi's opus, it could be an extremely weird film :) but having in mind the cast it will probably be toned down a bit :)

    @Elizabeth
    smart voice? Well, thanks, I never got that compliment before :) Always nice having you here ;)

    @MPax
    he he flying monkeys :)

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  33. Would like to see Rachel in Oz, not sure about Franco as Oz....
    Watched yesterday the live Face Book Interview with Hugh Jackman; Did you have the chance to see it? Besides being very charming as usual, they asked him about Fantastic Voyage and said the project is interesting would like to take part but the film doesn't have the $$$ yet :)

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  34. I haven't seen it, Summer, but I'm sure Hugh was amazing as always :)

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  35. @Dezmond I think I am the only one who ignores the fact that Rachel is playing in Oz ;) it's your fault for putting Cillian Murphy amongst other news.

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  36. hope we shall be seeing him more often in the news :)

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  37. I think Oz could be good. I'm just glad it isn't a remake of "The Wizard of Oz"!

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  38. YEP, it's not, it will be an origin story of Oz.

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