Tuesday, May 31, 2011

IS DC PREPARING A "HAWKMAN" MOVIE ADAPTATION? GREAT POSTER FOR HUGH JACKMAN'S "REAL STEEL"! SYFY BRINGS HUMANS WITH SUPER POWERS IN "ALPHAS"

According to "BadAssDigest" one of the latest super hero comics to get its movie adaptation is DC's HAWKMAN. It will apparently be
a mix of INDIANA JONES, THE DA VINCI CODE and GHOST and it will follow the fictional superhero who  uses archaic weaponry and large, artificial wings attached to a harness made of the Nth metal that allows him to fly. The winged superhero usually works closely with a partner and at the same time a romantic interest named Hawkgirl or Hawkwoman in his fight against supervillains. The film will be produced by Adrian Askarieh, whom HOLLYWOOD SPY has mentioned last year as the producer of the upcoming adventure LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE SOLDIERS OF FOREVER.

Dreamworks has just released a lovely new poster for their October blockuster REAL STEEL in which Hugh Jackman
plays a futuristic washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, he earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When he hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, he and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

Premiering this July on SyFy is the new show coming from the writers of X-MEN THE LAST STAND. Called ALPHAS,  it will
follow a team of ordinary citizens with extraordinary mental and physical abilities: Nina (Laura Mennell) is able to re-program people's brains, Bill's (Malik Yoba) ability is to summon amazing strength, Gary (Ryan Cartwright) can read electromagnetic wave, Rachel (Azita Ghanizada) can enhance one of her senses, while Cameron (Warren Christie) possesses flawless aim, perfect balance, and greatly enhanced motor skills. Led by Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), the fivesome takes the law into their own hands, investigating cases that suggest other Alpha activity to uncover what the CIA, FBI and Pentagon have not been able, or willing, to solve.

Monday, May 30, 2011

MESMERIZING CHINESE FANTASY "REST ON YOUR SHOULDER"! BRADLEY COOPER ADAPTING SF SAGA "HYPERION"! IRISH SINGING SENSATION CLARE MAGUIRE!

To brighten up your boring Monday, I'm introducing you to lovely Clare Maguire, an almost breathtakingly talented singer from Ireland who is currently rocking Europe with her amazing LIGHT AFTER DARK album. The owner of the most sensational voice
you've ever heard, Claire already has three seductive smash hits - THE LAST DANCE, my favourite which you can watch bellow, AIN'T NOBODY which has the most amazing video ever, and you can also watch her latest single THE SWORD AND THE SHIELD in the left sidebar. She has an extraordinary voice, profound charisma and she is the next big thing. She got a record deal after one of her tracks reached 500,000 plays at MySpace!

 Now, that Bradley Cooper really has big plans for himself. Not only that he might play THE CROW in the remake and the Devil himself in the epic film adaptation of PARADISE LOST, he now
also reveals that he is writing a script for the movie adaptation of famous sf classic HYPERION by Dan Simmons. According to "MovieWeb" he is now negotiating with the producer who owns the rights on the sf saga. The story of HYPERION is set in the distant future, as a space war threatens Hyperion, a planet known for the Time Tombs - large artifacts that can move through time and are guarded by a gruesome monster called the Shrike.

I know I don't post Asian trailers often, but I saw this one at my dear Jaccsy's and it sounds and looks really marvelous and
magical. Coming out this summer to Chinese cinemas, REST ON YOUR SHOULDER  is a magical fantasy romance with breath taking special effects and stunning land scapes which follows a young woman who becomes a butterfly in exchange for the recovery of her sick fiance, a biologist. Yet when he recovers from his illness, he is struck by the disappearance of his fiancee. As the three year time for her return to human form comes near, however, a plague spreads across Celestial Island. When the butterfly realizes she may hold the key to the cure, she goes on a journey to seek the truth.  Will the butterfly save the dying land from the epidemic? Will she successfully become human again after the three year limit? The film was shown at Cannes this year leaving a deep impression. 

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

HOLLYWOOD SPY'S GUIDE THROUGH SUMMER 2011 ROMANTIC FILMS: EWAN MCGREGOR, CHRIS O'DONNELL, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, MILA KUNIS, HUGH JACKMAN, ANNE HATHAWAY ...

I thought that in this summer filled with superhero action movies and sf blockbusters, my ladies could feel a bit left out, so I decided to bring you HOLLYWOOD SPY's GUIDE THROUGH SUMMER 2011 ROMANTIC FILMS! :) Hope my girls, and
some of the romantic boys, will enjoy the list:
MANDY MOORE & KELLAN LUTZ IN "LOVE, WEDDING, MARRIAGE"
Directorial debut of Dermot Mulroney, LOVE, WEDDING, MARRIAGE premieres June 3rd following Ava (Mandy Moore), a marriage counselor whose life as a newlywed to her husband Charlie (Kellan Lutz) is turned upside down when she discovers her parents’ marriage (James Brolin & Jane Seymour) is headed for divorce. Determined to have them reconcile before a planned 30th anniversary surprise party, Ava unleashes a campaign to get them back together. But as the date looms and her parents relationship continues to spiral to its end, her own newlywed bliss starts to fade when she’s caught up in saving their marriage, possibly at the risk of her own. Click for the trailer.
EWAN MCGREGOR IN HEARTWARMING "BEGGINERS"
Also coming out June 3rd is charming romantic comedy BEGINNERS, about Oliver (Ewan McGregor) who meets the
irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal (Christopher Plummer) has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who, following 44 years of marriage, came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they'd ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him. Click for the trailer.
JENNA FISCHER NEEDS "A LITTLE HELP"
On June 24th, we shall watch A LITTLE HELP,  about Laura (Jenna Fischer) whose life has begun to take some dark and difficult turns. Her marriage to a real estate agent (Chris O’Donnell) has become tense and loveless, she even suspects that
he’s cheating, and her relationship with her 12 year-old son Dennis has become strained as well, his emerging adolescence having turned him typically sullen and hostile. And she is not dealing well with it - she’s drinking and smoking too much, her self-esteem and confidence are in free fall. When her husband suddenly dies  she gets surrounded by her intrusive mother and sister who bring even more problems to her life. In that mess, she finds comfort in her sister's husband and they become drawn to each other in difficult circumstances despite the obvious complications and dangers that this implies. Click for the trailer.
JUSTIN & MILA ARE "FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS"
July 22nd will bring us probably the biggest romantic film this summer FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS. Directed by talented and
super charming Will Gluck (Easy-A) this adorable film revolves around Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) who think it's going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover, however, that getting physical really does always lead to complications. The film also stars Emma Stone, Patricia Clarkson and Woody Harrelson. Click for the trailer.
SELENA & LEIGHTON GO TO "MONTE CARLO"
July 1st brings two popular teen stars to cinemas in a romantic comedy MONTE CARLO in which young TV stars Selena Gomez and  Leighton Meester are joined by Andie MacDowell and GLEE's Cory Monteith. The film is actually an adaptation of the hit novel "Headhunters" by Jules Bass about about three Midwestern school teachers who ditch a disappointing no-frills holiday in Paris and pose as wealthy women vacationing in Monaco. Click for the trailer.
EPIC DRAMA IN "SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN"
On July 15th we shall finally watch opulent epic drama on romance, love and deep friendship in long awaited Asian set film SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN by acclaimed director Wayne Wang with Hugh Jackman in the cast.  The movie adaptation of the bestselling novel by Lisa See is set in 19th century remote China, and it revolves around the lifelong friendship of Lily and Snow Flower and their imprisonment by rigid cultural codes of conduct for women. Click for the trailer.
ANNE HATHAWAY'S LOVE IN "ONE DAY"
August will bring us lovely romantic story in ONE DAY, again an adaptation of a hit novel, in which Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess play two people who meet on the night of their college
graduation – July 15th, 1988. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. For the next two decades, every July 15th they meet again as their friendship ebbs and flows with the passing of the years. Through love and loss, heartbreak and success, hopes fulfilled and dreams shattered, they experience the grandeur of life. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. Click for the trailer.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

1ST TRAILER FOR "I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT" WITH S.J. PARKER, GREG KINNEAR & PIERCE BROSNAN! LOVELY PICTURE FROM PIXAR'S SCOTISH EPIC "BRAVE"! ZACK BRAFF JOINS "OZ", JOHN CHO JOINES "TOTAL RECALL"!

Last winter I showed you first concept art from upcoming animated epic BRAVE and now I have a picture from the film itself  showing the lovely lead character, the impetuous, tangle-haired Merida. Though a daughter of royalty, she would prefer to make her mark
as a great archer. A clash of wills with her mother compels Merida to make a reckless choice, which unleashes unintended peril on her father's kingdom and her mother's life. Merida struggles with the unpredictable forces of nature, magic and a dark, ancient curse to set things right. This Pixar's new action adventure is set in the
ancient times of mythic Scotland and it should premiere in summer 2012.

SHORT HEADLINES *STAR TREK's charmer John Cho has joined Colin Farrell in TOTAL RECALL remake as a salesman who convinces Farrell to implant new memories in his mind. *TV star Zac Braff has joined OZ THE GREAT AND THE POWERFUL in which he will play the assistant to Oz played by James Franco. As you know, the witches will be played by Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis. *Orlando Bloom has been officially confirmed for THE HOBBIT! He will play his famous elven archer Legolas again. *Three big adventure films WOLVERINE 2, AKIRA and
UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE have all lost their directors and are now searching for the new ones. *According to fresh rumors, beside Tom Hiddleston as Loki, who will be the main villain in THE AVENGERS, the super hero film might also have Thanos, a mad cosmic tyrant, as the second bad guy.

And here's the first trailer for a new comedy coming to cinemas this September I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT, which is a film adaptation of Allison Pearson's bestseller. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn, Kelsey Grammer and Christina Hendricks, the film follows a high-powered finance type (Parker, looking strange and confused in the trailer) who's also the mother of two young children, and a wife of a man
who doesn't work (Kinnear) and she is trying to balance the many competing elements in her life. Hendricks and Munn (who looks stunning in the trailer) are playing her best friends. The film is directed by Douglas McGrath (EMMA, NICHOLAS NICKLEBY).

And don't forget that this Sunday I'm bringing you HOLLYWOOD SPY'S GUIDE THROUGH SUMMER 2011 ROMANTIC FILMS! For all my ladies :) Lots of posters and trailers!

Friday, May 27, 2011

CHARMING TRAILER FOR "HAPPY FEET 2"! JESSICA BIEL JOINS COLIN FARRELL & KATE BECKINSALE IN "TOTAL RECALL" REMAKE! NICOLE SCHERZINGER HAS "THE X FACTOR"!

You know HOLLYWOOD SPY is kinda in love with Nicole Scherzinger and I have great news for those of you who also love
the ex Pussycat Doll and now an actress and solo singer. Fox has hired her as a member of the jury in their new musical reality show and competition THE X FACTOR (which has been popular in Europe for many years now). She will join the fantastic jury which already includes Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. Nicole is also pumping new hit singles from her new album KILLER LOVE, and after POISON and brilliant DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH, which were hits here in Europe, she is now taking our breath away in amazingly choreographed and very catchy video for her third single RIGHT THERE! Check it out bellow.
 

SHORT HEADLINES *As expected gorgeous Jessica Biel has signed on for the remake of sf classic TOTAL RECALL and she will join Kate Beckinsale, Colin Farrell and Bil Nighy. Beckinsale will play the role that Sharon Stone played in the original, while Biel will play the woman who helps
the hero. Nighy will play the leader of the resistance.  Ethan Hawke will also appear in a short cameo role. *Jeff Bridges has joined Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D. a film adaptation of Dark Horse comic book about  a unit of undead police officers!

Oooo,the penguins are back in the first trailer for HAPPY FEET 2, which is coming to cinemas this November with the voices from Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, Elijah Wood, Hank Azaria, Pink, Matt Damon.In the sequel to the Oscar winning animated
blockbuster, Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son Erik is choreophobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven - a penguin who can fly!! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father's 'guts and grit' as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures - from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals - to put things right.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

BONE CHILLING TRAILER FOR FOX NEW SHOW "ALCATRAZ"! FRANKENSTEIN ON A QUEST IN "THIS DARK ENDEAVOR"! VIN DIESEL COULD SHOOT "RIDDICK" THIS SUMMER! CIVIL WAR HEIST IN "NO BLOOD, NO GUTS, NO GLORY"!

Director Matt Reeves (LET ME IN, CLOVERFIELD) will helm THIS DARK ENDEAVOR, based on Kenneth Oppel's novel
which hasn't yet been released. The story follows a young Victor Frankenstein while he is trying to find the three rare ingredients needed to create the Elixir of Life in order to save his twin brother, Konrad, who has become gravely ill. He must turn to his father's The Dark Library to find the secret and ancient formula after which he will scale the highest trees in the Strumwald, dive into the deepest lake caves, and sacrifice his own body part, risking his life to save another.

SHORT HEADLINES *Cary Fukunaga (JANE EYRE) will direct NO BLOOD, NO GUTS, NO GLORY,  an action film set in
the Civil War, which follows a spy and 20 Union soldiers in disguise who board a train in Georgia in order to pull off a heist that could bring a quick end to the Civil War. *Vin Diesel has announced at his Facebook page that RIDDICK, the new part of the cult sf saga, could start shooting this summer, but since it will be R-rated (more similar to PITCH DARK than to CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK), he will have to work for less money. The film should also star Karl Urban and will be directed by David Twohy.

Today you can check out the extremely intriguing trailer for new FOX Fall show ALCATRAZ. Produced by J.J. Abrams, this chilling new thriller centers on America's most infamous prison
and one-time home to the nation's most notorious murderers, rapists, kidnappers and thieves. But the frightening twist is that a group of Alcatraz inmates and staff that mysteriously vanished from the prison in the 1960s never to be found, suddenly start reappearing in modern times looking young and not aged at all ... and those are all nations most dangerous criminals. The show will follow a group of agents and detectives lead by Sam Neill who are trying to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

LEO DICAPRIO IN A FILM ABOUT SERBIAN PINK PANTHER JEWELRY THIEVES! ED WESTWICK & HOLLY HUNTER JOIN HAILEE STEINFELD IN "ROMEO & JULIET". ARIEL GETS DARK IN "MERMAID: A TWIST ON THE CLASSIC TALE"

We've all loved little Ariel from Disney's LITTLE MERMAID, but now Sony is planning to make a darker version of the famous
underwater tale by Hans Christian Andersen. According to "MovieWeb" it will basically be a film adaptation of Carolyn Turgeon's book MERMAID: A TWIST ON THE CLASSIC TALE,  which focuses on a princess who seeks out to marry the prince of her rival kingdom, to try and save her own ravaged kingdom. However, the princess discovers that a beautiful mermaid has also fallen for the prince, risking her life to be with him. The film will be produced by Tobey Maguire. And to remind you, China is also preparing an underwater epic EMPIRES OF THE DEEP with Olga Kurylenko in the lead role.

One of the hottest news in Serbia these days is that Leo DiCaprio has sent his screenwriter to Belgrade to investigate the story around the famous Serbian band of thieves called PINK PANTHER. He is apparently planning to shoot the film on them, and the screenwriter has been talking to Serbian police and Interpol gathering all the necessary details.
As you may have read in the press, Pink Panther has around 200 members and they are known as extremely successful thieves who never use violent methods in their work.  They've stolen a few hundreds of millions of euros worth jewelry. Their targets were jewelry stores in Germany, Switzerland, Monaco ... but they are most famous for the robbery in Tokyo in 2004 where they stole 32 million euros worth jewelry including the famous Contessa De Vendome necklace with 116 diamonds and for the robbery in Dubai where they stole $11 million worth jewelry in just 11 seconds. The mastermind of the gang still hasn't been caught!

You already know that fairy tale film adaptations are popular these days in Hollywood with gazillion SNOW WHITE projects, a few SLEEPING BEAUTY ones, ALICE and RED RIDING HOOD are
already done ... and you also know that ROMEO AND JULIET is getting a new version again with young Hailee Steinfeld (TRUE GRIT) in the lead role. Now the film has new cast members. To be directed by Italian director Carlo Carlei, the film will also have Oscar winner Holly Hunter and teen star Ed Westwick from popular TV show GOSSIP GIRL. Hunter will play Juliet's nurse who raised her and who serves as a messenger between her and Romeo. Westwick will not play Romeo, but Tybalt, Juliet's hot-tempered cousin who is always quick to draw his sword.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

TONI COLLETTE IS HOLLYWOOD SPY'S BEST AUSTRALIAN STAR! NEW POLL: YOUR FAVOURITE SENIOR ACTORS!

After two weeks of voting, the third part of WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN STAR poll is over and the winner with 35% of your votes is Toni Collette, who left Jesse Spencer (19%) and Sam Worthington (17%) behind her.
Toni Collette is larger than life. We knew that from the first time we saw her in the cult Australian film MURIEL'S WEDDING in which she gave the most intelligent portrayal of a girl captured in the world which constantly puts her down. She was also absolutely flawless playing devoted mothers in unusual situations in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and THE SIXTH SENSE, we also loved her in EVENING, THE DEAD GIRL, IN HER SHOES, THE HOURS, but she amazed us mostly with her charismatic portrayal of a mother with multiple personalities in UNITED STATES OF TARA. The role is one those profound and multilayered ones which can be tackled only by the most talented of actors. Toni Collette
did it so flawlessly and with such stunning ease that she basically made television history with it securing herself a spot among the best living actresses.
This year we shall be watching her as a mother with a vampire in her neighborhood  in FRIGHT NIGHT beside Colin Farrell. She will also appear in heartwarming film FOSTER, where she and Ioan Gruffudd will be a couple who get an unexpected kid in their lives. Toni is also a singer, has her own band and albums, she has two kids,  was nominated for an Oscar two times, has six awards from Australian Film Institute, one Emmy and a Golden Globe, had a fling with Jonathan Rhys Meyers before she married her hubs.

Now after the Australian stars, let us move to our new poll in which next two weeks we shall be choosing YOUR FAVOURITE SENIOR ACTOR! The nominees include eight over 70 years old thespians and living legends: Derek Jacobi (HAMLET, GLADIATOR, THE KING'S SPEECH), Anthony Hopkins (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), Ian McKellan (LORD OF THE RINGS, X-MEN, GODS AND MONSTERS), Peter O'Toole (TROY, THE TUDORS, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA), Sean Connery (JAMES BOND), Donald Sutherland (THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, THE EAGLE), Michael Caine (THE QUIET AMERICAN, THE CIDER HOUSE RULE) and Christopher Plummer (THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PRIEST, ALEXANDER).

"THE MUPPETS" ARE BACK IN THE FIRST TRAILER! "SPARTACUS VENGEANCE" BRINGS SURPRISES IN THE 2ND SEASON! VIN DIESEL IS "THE MACHINE"! HOT POSTERS FOR "X-MEN FIRST CLASS"

You already know that due to Andy Whitfield's reoccurring cancer, Starz has found his replacement for SPARTACUS in Liam McIntyre, and after showing us the prequel GODS
OF ARENA
this winter describing the origins of the famous ludus, they are now ready to shoot the second season which will be aired in January 2012 and will probably be named SPARTA CUS VENGE ANCE . According to rumors, the 2nd season of the popular epic show will bring many surprises. Spartacus will now put his feelings aside and he will start fighting for the greater good by leading the slave rebellion. Our favourite Lucretia, played by Lucy Lawless will come back again and it will turn out that she was just badly wounded in the season finale's slaughter but not killed. And she will, off course, be very very angry :) Her husband Batiatus will not return, but Crixus,
Ashur and Doctore will. We shall also watch amazing Craig Parker as legatus Glaber again since he will be chasing Spartacus and  the escaped slaves. The new season will be more massive and epic since it will have wider scope and more locations as the slaves roam the countryside killing Romans.

SHORT HEADLINES *According to "The Hollywood Reporter" Vin Diesel will star in THE MACHINE,  playing a human-like machine created in secrecy by the Pentagon as the world’s first true ultimate weapon. Twenty years after the project was buried and decommissioned for reasons unknown, the Machine is discovered by a kid who befriends him. When the government learns it has been reactivated, the Machine must protect the family harboring
him. *June 3rd will bring us the premiere of X-MEN FIRST CLASS which will give us a retro description of the origins of Professor X (James McAvoy) and his nemesis Magneto (Michael Fassbander) so I thought I might indulge my boys with the ladies from the film - Zoe Kravitz and January Jones who plays the White Queen.

Since it's a boring start of the week, the only new trailer I can offer you today is the first one for THE MUPPETS which are coming
back in a new adventure this November. Joining Miss Piggy and Kermit are Amy Adams and Jason Segal who will help Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, to stop an oilman who wants to destroy Muppets theater and drill oil under it. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, must help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fonzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.

Monday, May 23, 2011

TOM CRUISE IN $100 MILLION SF EPIC "OBLIVION"! DARREN ARONOFSKY TO HELM "MALEFICENT" OR BIBLICAL EPIC "MOSES"! JAMES CAVIEZEL IS "PERSON OF INTEREST"

Another film actor which will move to TV this Fall is James Caviezel who will take the lead role in CBS' new show PERSON OF INTEREST. Produced by STAR TREK's J. J. Abrams and the
authors of LOST and HEROES, it will be a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law using agent's adept skills and billionaire's unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the person of interest and stop the crime before it happens. Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson will join them as a homicide detective.

SHORT HEADLINES * Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Tom Hanks and Susan Sarandon have joined
CLOUD ATLAS, a film with six inter connected stories which span from the 19th Century to a post apocalyptic 21st Century. The film will be directed by MATRIX creators the Wachowskis. * According to latest rumors Darren Aronofsky could direct Disney's MALEFICENT, the tale of Sleeping Beauty's evil godmother (Angelina Jolie) or Worner Bros.' Biblical epic MOSES on the famous religious character as he tries to lead the Isrealites out of Egypt before the Exodus, and gets them lost in the desert.

Tom Cruise has officially joined Universal's  OBLIVION, a huge $100 million sf epic following one of the only humans left on Earth
, a soldier who repairs the drones which roam the planet and destroy alien beings. The rest of human civilization now lives above the clouds, since the planet has become too toxic. When the soldier finds a woman who crash landed on Earth, they go on a unique journey together, discovering that what they have been told about Earth may not be true.  This graphic novel film adaptation will be directed by TRON's Joseph Kosinski. Tom Cruise could also join Guilermo Del Toro's PACIFIC RIM.

And to brag a bit :), HOLLYWOOD SPY's has had more than 7,000 visitors this weekend (amazing 17,000 whole last week) so I'm guessing the apocalypse kept you at your homes :) HOLLYWOOD SPY loves you and there's nothing you can do about it ;)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

HOLLYWOOD SPY'S MEGA GUIDE THROUGH FALL 2011 NEW TV SHOWS! ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW...

Although May is the month of season finales, it's also the time when big networks promote their summer pilots and new shows which will start airing in the Autumn season. So here's HOLLYWOOD SPY's quick guide through some of the interesting Fall 2011 TV
series.We shall see a lot of film stars taking lead roles in TV shows.

CBS COUNTS ON PATRICK WILSON
One of the new prime time shows at CBS will be A GIFTED MAN, a drama about a brilliant, charismatic surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife begins teaching him the meaning of life from the "hereafter". His materialistic life of luxury, thanks to his work-obsessed career and powerful and wealthy patients, will change and he will start working with the poor and underprivileged. The biggest plus of the show is stunningly talented Patrick Wilson (LITTLE CHILDREN, WATCHMEN) in the title role. Click to watch the trailer.

 ABC HAS CHRISTIAN BELLES, ANGELS, FAIRY TALES, STEWARDESSES AND AMAZON ADVENTURES
Besides fantasy series ONCE UPON A TIME which I announced last week, ABC will also have two other big prime-timers: CHARLIE'S ANGELS and GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES (previously known as GOOD CHRISTIAN BITCHES).  The later one is Darren Star's (SEX & THE CITY) project and it will follow a former high school mean girl Amanda (Leslie Bibb) who returns to Dallas after her marriage ends in scandal, hoping for a second chance with those she once bullied. Click to watch the trailer.
Meanwhile CHARLIE'S ANGELS will bring a remake of the popular classic TV show in which three gorgeous young actresses  Rachael Taylor, Annie Ilonzeh and Minka Kelly will play three sexy women who solve cases for their elusive boss Charlie.  Taylor will play an ex world-class thief, Ilonzeh will play a cop with unsuccessful career, while Kelly will play a street racer. The three of them join Charlie's team of angels. Click to watch the trailer.
Also on ABC this Fall is exciting adventure THE RIVER, about a wildlife expert and TV personality (Bruce Greenwood) who travels around the world filming his shows, but when he goes missing somewhere deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him. Click to watch the trailer.
ABC will also bring us PAN AM a new show from the producers of ER. The stewardesses and pilots of the titular airline are the stars of this soap set in the Jet Age of the 1960s and Christina Ricci will take the lead role in it. Click to watch the trailer.

Another new show on ABC will be MISSING in which Ashley Judd plays a former lethal CIA agent turned housewife, whose son goes missing in Rome and she must return to her old talents in order to find him in Europe. Sean Bean will appear in flashbacks playing her dead husband. Click to watch the trailer.

NBC WILL BE VERY GRIMM
One of NBC's new shows will be GRIMM, which will tell us that the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tales aren't a bedtime fun but warnings. David Guintoli will play a homicide detective who
thought he prepared himself for the realities of his work until he started seeing things he couldn't quite explain. He will then discover descendants of an elite group of hunters, also known as "Grimms", who fight to keep the balance of humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world. Click to watch the trailer.

SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR & MYSTIC TEEN MAGIC AT CW
CW's two main new shows will be RINGER and THE SECRET CIRLE. In RINGER popular Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a troubled young woman on the run who hides out by living the life of her wealthy twin sister. One problem: Her sibling has a bounty on her head as well. Ioan Gruffudd will play her husband.
THE SECRET CIRCLE will follow a teenage girl who after the dead of her mother returns to her grandmother's town where other teens with magical powers are waiting for her to complete the new generation of the Secret Circle and to fight off the evil adults which lurk around them with black powers. The show will star gorgeous young beings Brittany Robertson and Thomas Dekker. Click to watch the trailers of both shows!

SPIELBERG BRINGS DINOSAURS TO FOX
Fox will have Steven Spielberg's TERRA NOVA, prehistoric adventure show, and J.J. Abrams' ALCATRAZ, which will star Sam Neill focusing on America's most infamous prison and one-time home to the nation's most notorious murderers, rapists, kidnappers and thieves. Click to watch the trailer.

NEW FALL 2011 SITCOMS
When it comes to comedy shows, ABC will see the return of Tim Allan in LAST MAN STANDING, where he will play a man who is a dominant figure at his job, but when he comes back home  he is dominated by numerous women of his family (Click to watch the trailer). Ahston Kutcher will take the role in TWO AND A HALF MEN, while over at NBC Laura Prepon will be the star of
new sitcom ARE YOU THERE VODKA, IT'S ME CHELSEA (click for trailer). There's also a lot of buzz around I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER over at Fox which will have Jaime Pressly as a mom who is horrified and terrorized by the spoiled brat she has raised.Click to watch the trailer.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

IS MELISSA MCCARTHY NEW HOLLYWOOD STAR? CELTIC QUEEN IN "WARRIOR DAUGHTER"! SUPERHERO ORPHANAGE IN "MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN"! VILLAINS MOVE TO EUROPE IN "SUPERCROOKS"

Well, it seems that patience sometimes pays off.  You probably all love Melissa McCarthy, the super adorable Sukie from GILMORE GIRLS,  and it seems
that she could finally get into Hollywood's upper league and become the first plump lady among the biggest stars. And it all happened after she stole the show and amazed everyone with her charisma and positive charm in the new film BRIDESMAIDS. Now Hollywood is thinking of creating a romcom star out of her. Her first vehicle will be an untitled comedy which she wrote herself, about a supportive wife who decides to help her husband steal the Stanley Cup after he is diagnosed with an incurable disease.

SHORT HEADLINES *Mark Millar's (KICK-ASS) upcoming comic book SUPERCROOKS will be made into a film as well. The
story follows a group of supervillains who decide to move to Europe and do their evil business there since Europe has no superheroes to stop them.  *According to "Screendaily" historical novel WARRIOR DAUGHTER by Janet Paisley will be adapted into a film. It will be an epic tale of a Celtic queen learning the skills that will allow her to claim her throne prior to the arrival of the Romans in Britain. *Fox has bought the rights on the yet to be published novel MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN in a very heated battle with other studios. The story is set in an island orphanage where kids with strange powers are kept away from the rest of the world.

This Saturday HOLLYWOOD SPY brings you a bunch of brand new posters: HORRIBLE BOSSES a comedy in which the main
characters will try to kill their horrid and evil employers played by Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell, CONAN THE BARBARIAN exciting epic in which our favourite Dothraki Jason Momoa takes famous role of the brave warrior in the new remake, FRIENDS WITH BENEFTIS an adorable story in which Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis play more than just friends, and ANONYMOUS, Rolland Emerich's exciting period thriller on the true identity of William Shakespeare.
PS don't forget that this Sunday I will be bringing you HOLLYWOOD SPY'S HUGE GUIDE THROUGH FALL 2011 NEW TV SHOWS with dozens of trailers and pictures.

Friday, May 20, 2011

STEPHEN FRY IN "THE HOBBIT"! ED SPELEERS MIGHT BE THE LEAD IN "THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS"! JONNY LEE MILLER JOINS JOHNNY DEPP IN "DARK SHADOWS"! TOPHER GRACE IN "GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM"

Now, since THE HUNGER GAMES got their male stars in Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth another teen project has started a hunt for the male lead. As you know another film
adaptation of a teen book will be the movie on Cassandra Clare's fantasy saga THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS which follows a girl who discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world. When her mother disappears, she must join a daring group of young Shadowhunters on an adventure, which leads her through a city filled with mischievous fairies, warlocks, werewolf gangs and other strange creatures. Lily Collins already got the lead role, and two young stars who tested for the male lead are Ed Speleers from ERAGON and Jamie Campbell Bower (who is truly horrible in CAMELOT as Arthur). I really hope Speleers gets the role!

SHORT HEADLINES *And we have a new addition to the cast of THE HOBBIT. Peter Jackson has hired amazing Stephen Fry to play the master of Laketown, a city under an attack of dragon Smaug .  *Jonny Lee Miller has joined Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS vampire comedy which already has Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter besides Johnny Depp who will take the lead role of Barnabas the vampire. *Dennis Quaid has joined Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons in THE WORDS, a story about a successful writer who discovers he has to pay a price for stealing another man's work.
The movie I mentioned a few days ago, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM in which Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton will play a divorced couple which pretends to be still married for their adopted son's wedding has added Topher Grace in the role of their biological son. To add to the confusion at the wedding he will fall for a sexy woman who turns out to be the sister of his adopted brother :) As you remember the amazing cast also includes two divine blonds Amanda Seyfried and Katherine Heigl.

PS don't forget that this Sunday I will be bringing you HOLLYWOOD SPY'S HUGE GUIDE THROUGH FALL 2011 NEW TV SHOWS with dozens of trailers and pictures.