Wednesday, July 27, 2011

1ST TRAILER FOR "MARGIN CALL" WITH KEVIN SPACEY, ZACHARY QUINTO & PAUL BETTANY! NEW PICS FROM "HAPPY FEET 2" AND "SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN" WITH EMILY BLUNT & EWAN MCGREGOR! "THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY" FILM!

 Since fairy tales are "in", Universal is preparing a new movie adaptation of THE NUTCRACKER in which the story starts when
a little girl gets a Nutcracker doll for Christmas from her grandfather and continues when the doll takes her on an adventure that includes a war involving a seven-headed Mouse King and his army of mice, curses and themes of ugliness and beauty. According to "Deadline" Universal will also adapt a Dark Horse comic called THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY which centers on an adopted dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers who are brought together by a mentor. The comic was written by the singer of My Chemical Romance band!
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First pictures have been released today for a charming comedy SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN which will be directed by one of our favourite directors Lasse Hallstrom. You can see the main
stars Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt in the first images from the film which follows a fisheries scientist  who finds himself reluctantly involved in a project to bring salmon fishing to the
Highlands of the Yemen -a project that will change his life, and the course of British political history forever. The film is an adaptation of a bestselling book by Paul Torday!
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And speaking of new pictures, check out a lovely image from HAPPY FEET 2 which I found over at "Beyond Hollywood". Beside Mumble we shall now also meet his son who is choreo-
phobic and reluctant to dance and hangs out with a penguin who can fly! But beside the problems with his son, things will get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right. The film comes to cinemas this November.
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The first trailer was released today for the financial drama MARGIN CALL which opens in cinemas this October. Although
the topic might not be that interesting to most of us, the cast of the film really is amazing with Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Penn Badgley, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci and Simon Baker.  The story of the movie revolves around eight people at an investment bank during a 24-hour period amidst the 2008 horrible financial crisis. The female part of the cast has two almost forgotten actresses from the 90's Demi Moore and Carla Gugino.

44 comments:

  1. This reminds me that I haven't read The Umbrella academy. I LOVE Gerard Way of MCR!!!

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  2. I knew the very mention of My Chemical Romance would lure you in here, Kelly :PPP

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  3. oh my, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY sounds fantastic. I love the poster for it too. Yum.

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  4. It might be too soon for Margin Call. I got angry just watching that clip. You nearly made me throw my laptop across the room, Dezzy.

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  5. @Lyndy
    I've seen some of the storyboards at Google and it looks quite lovely :)

    @Luanne
    ah, imagine us on the other side of the world who also felt the effects of the crises even though we have nothing to do with USA :(

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  6. Another great and informative post! Great to have all this information in one place instead of looking at the celeb gossip sites! Cheers!!

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  7. glad you like the site and the news, Bigshanks ;) Looking forward to seeing you here often :)

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  8. Happy Feet 2 Yay!! Financial movies tend to put me to sleep unless they feature something steamy going on in the vaults. ;)

    I like the sound of The Umbrella Academy. It should be very interesting.

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  9. Happy Feet 2 and Margin Call -- I'm ready :o)

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  10. Happy Feet 2... meh. To me that just feels like they're rehashing an old concept to try and grab a few more $$$. Just another crappy sequel to throw on the pile, I guess.

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  11. How awesome is MARGIN CALL??? I want to watch it NOW. :D

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  12. I saw Margin Call earlier today, looks intriguing. It'll be part of my post tomorrow. I've never heard of SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN btw, so thanks for the tip, sounds like a comedy I'd watch as I like Emily & Ewan. They'd make a lovely couple.

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  13. ...a star-studded cast has a way of turning even the worst of scripts into something worth watching...and that, it's safe to say, is indeed, a star-studded cast ;)

    Thanks Dez!

    EL

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  14. "Salmon Fishing in Yemen" sounds like it's got real potential! I love Ewan McGregor!

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  15. The Umbrella Academy is a great, tragic story of a very sad group of children who are victims of what was done to them when they had no power to change the outcome. Then they got the power to change the future or the past. Then they lost their minds. Only by coming together could they defeat a threat from one of their own that could also destroy the world. Great great stuff with memorable character, Shakespearean level tragedy, black humor, cynicism and heroics a plenty. This is what the X-men should have evolved into.

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  16. Such a wild picture for The Umbrella Academy.

    And Kevin Spacey is one of my favorites. You know I'm all over Margin Call.

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  17. I want to see all 4 of these movies. The Umbrella Academy looks awesome.

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  18. Happy Feet 2!?? I had no idea. It looks exciting. Secret headquarters in Europe you say? Well, how Bond of you!

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  19. I'll support anything that Emily Blunt does, although I really prefer Emma Stone....
    For some reason, I associate the two in my mind.

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  20. Salmon Fishing in Yemen would have to be a comedy. Who would seriously go to Yemen these days? I really do like salmon a lot though.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  21. See you had me with Umbrella Academy, but then you mentioned it was written by the guy from My Chemical Romance, and I turned off instantly!!

    Happy Feet 2 looks so cool!!

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  22. Salmon fishing in Yemen, what a great title, the Umbrella academy sounds intriguing.

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  23. I like to fish a salmon in Yemen too :)
    Margin Call sounds like another Wall Street, not interested.

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  24. @Melsy
    yep, I agree with you that financial movies tend to be boring, just like legal ones too. The same goes for crime and court TV shows

    @Mary
    glad you like those two :)

    @Alexis
    I must admit I wasn't overly amazed by the original either. I remember it having a rather boring and slow story, but cute characters pretty much saved the day :)

    @SAm
    it is an interesting cast, isn't it? :)

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  25. @El
    you are right, El, it would really be great shame if a film with such a stellar cast turns into something bad

    @Flixy
    what do you mean you have never heard of SALMON FISHING before? I've been following the project for more than a year now here at HOLLYWOOD SPY :) You probably missed all the nude pics of Butler and Cavill I posted over the time :)

    @Debra
    Ewan is one of the best actors alive. I really love his acting and I'm shocked that he doesn't have an Oscar. He should've gotten one for his outstanding role in MOULIN ROUGE.

    @Kal
    ah, I see we have an expert on this comic :) Glad to see you excited about the movie adaptation, Kal!

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  26. @Medeia
    glad to hear that, Medeia :)

    @Matty
    ah, I know you are into finance movies and into money making topic :)

    @Jessie
    well you didn't expect anything less than Bondish, now did you? :)))

    @Drew
    I like Emma, but I don't think she could compare herself with Emily who is one of the best young thespians out there. Emma still has to prove her acting chops if she has them.

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  27. @Arlee
    you mean you wouldn't go to Yemen? I would, I'd love me a picnic in Sanaa or in Aden :)

    @Custie
    you don't like the morbid and brutally dark youngsters from MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE? :) I loved their song ... a PARADE something .... but I've never understood American obsessions with morbid and dark topics and symbols which that particular band uses in their music. Why would anyone be into graveyards, black colour, death and darkness?

    @Lurk
    it is a great title, isn't it, it is from the book.

    @Jaccsy
    I wouldn't fish in Yemen, since I feel sorry for fish, but I wouldn't mind visiting Yemen. We should organize a weekend there Jaccsy it's half way between us :)))

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  28. I didn't watch the trailer, but that movie poster for Margin Call makes it look like a movie from 1992. How bland.

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  29. I had not heard about an adaptation of "The Umbrella Academy" until now. Can't wait!!!!

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  30. Hi, thankS for you commentary in my blog.
    You blog is very interesant, congratulation.

    Take care, ok.

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  31. @Jonathon
    sorry to hear you didn't like the poster, Jon, I myself love such posters, I usually don't like the modern ones :)

    @Josh
    well it is a fresh news as always here at HOLLYWOOD SPY :p

    @Patrick
    be welcome, Patrick, hope I will be seeing you here often ;)

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  32. I like the look of that trailer.

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  33. You're right! The Margin Call doesn't sound like a fun movie...but the cast...wow!! PAUL BETTANY and Jeremy Iron together...it worths just to watch them.

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  34. @Jux
    glad to hear that ;)

    @Novia
    it is indeed a stunning cast!

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  35. Good to see Kevin Spacey back. :) Thanks for all the great tidbits, Dezzy.

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  36. Be welcome, Mary,glad you like the news ;)

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  37. I'm excited about Happy feet 2! can't wait to see that one.

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  38. here's a new trailer for you, Bass :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4d7miYVkeM&feature=related

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  39. Who knew finances could be entertaining? Also, Spacey is one of my faves.

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  40. glad you liked the trailer, Libby, and thanks for following HOLLYWOOD SPY ;)

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  41. Ahah, well that's a fair punishment I suppose Dezzy. I'll be sure to be paying more attention next time :D

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  42. as you should, as you should :P

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  43. I like the cast of Margin Call but I'm not too sure the public is ready for greedy executives playing their part in the economic downturn. Could be a difficult pill to swallow.

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  44. yes, Dan, those morons should not be glamourized in the film! They should rot in jail!

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