Monday, June 11, 2012

HENRY CAVILL & BENJAMIN WALKER IN "THE GREAT WALL" EPIC MYSTERY! ABBIE CORNISH & SAMUEL L. JACKSON JOIN JOEL KINNAMAN & GARY OLDMAN IN "ROBOCOP"! ACTION EPIC ON SIR ISAAC NEWTON?

You know that HOLLYWOOD SPY was one of the very first sites to support and promote amazing British star Henry Cavill even before he got his big gigs in IMMORTALS and MAN OF STEEL, so one of our most anticipated 
future projects is THE GREAT WALL. Henry has gotten the role in this film last year, but now "Collider" reports that Benjamin Walker (ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER) has taken the second lead role beating Alexander Skarsgard (TRUE BLOOD) to it (I personally think Alexander would've been a better choice). The period pic explores “the mysteries” behind the construction of The Great Wall in China, and apparently involves some inhuman element that the builders of the wall are trying to keep out. Cavill and Walker will play 15th century British soldiers who stumble upon the construction of the wall,
and presumably get caught up in the havoc that this supernatural presence brings. The film is being helmed by famous Edward Zwick (LEGENDS OF THE FALL, THE LAST SAMURAI).

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You already know that TV star Joel Kinnaman (THE KILLING) will play the lead role in the remake of the famous ROBOCOP film from the 80's and Gary Oldman will play the scientist who creates the enhanced robot version of an ordinary cop. According to latest news,
Samuel L. Jackson is now in talks to take the role of a charismatic TV mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world while Abbie Cornish could take the role of Kinnaman's wife who thinks she is a widow and doesn't know he was turned into a ROBOCOP. The shooting should start this September.

According to "Collider" producers Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious") and Gene Kirkwood ("Rocky") are looking to turn the life of Sir ISAAC NEWTON into an action film for the new studio BiteSize
Entertainment, which was unveiled during the Cannes Film Festival this year. Although we mostly know the famous scientist for his work describing universal gravitation and the three laws of motion (and apocryphally as the man who had an apple fall on his head that lead to these discoveries), a less known fact about Sir Isaac Newton is that he worked both as chief detective and head of the British Mint, a position the famous scientist held for the last 30 years of his life. The film will turn the famous 17th century mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian into an action warrior.

81 comments:

  1. I love me some Cavill! Cannot wait for The Great Wall and Man of Steel. :)

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    1. well, how could you not love some Henrylicious Cavill?

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  2. lol they are remaking robo cop ? What is it with remakes nowadays. Although if it has S L Jackson in it no doubt it will be awesome

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    1. all 80's and 90's movies are getting their remakes :)

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    2. But, of course, that doesn't make us feel old at all, right, Dezzmeister? Anyway, I don't mind remakes of flops, but why redo a movie like Robocop? What's next... Dirty Harry, Rambo, Rocky, The Terminator? Doesn't anybody in Hollywood Lalaland have a brain to come up with new and original ideas? Sigh. Where's my milk?

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    3. new ideas are too expensive and too risky and the audience too stupid to accept something more intelligent :(

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  3. Isaac Newton, action hero? My Gawd, is nothing sacred?

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    1. in Hollywood, no, nothing at all...

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  4. And now I am sad =(

    They took away a role from my hunk, Alexander, that's just terrible! Luckily, I'll be watching True Blood tonight, so I'll have my fill of him for the next few weeks - okay, happy again =)

    Robocop!! Yea!!! I don't mind remakes as much as everyone else seems to be bothered by them. Although, I suppose if they started to remake the classics, then I'd have a huge problem...

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    1. me is sad too, Henry and Alexander would've made a great tandem ;(

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  5. Isaac Newton as an action film? Hmmm there is an original idea I suppose. The aliens built the pyramids, so they may as well be blamed for the great wall too. Robocop pffft, friggin remakes, Jackson sure does get around though. Does he even have a life?..haha

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    1. I reckon it will be a mix of ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER, NATIONAL TREASURE and RAVEN.

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    2. Hmmm not so sure that is the best mixture.

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    3. We agree, oh that is surely a sight to see

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    4. Wait! Say it isn't so! The cat and Dezz agree!!!

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    5. hush, Elsie, we're just playing mindgames with him :)

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    6. oh, okay, I should have known it was all a devious plan....lol

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    7. it always is, it always is!

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    8. THEY FINALLY AGREE!!!!!!!
      Play the horns! Play the violins and drums! THEY AGREE! Am I dreaming? Could it be true? What a wonderful birthday present! Good thing I'm already sitting.

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    9. hold your G-strings! We're just pooling cat's paw! It's your Birthday again? You celebrate that every day? :)

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    10. My G-strings? Maybe I can get a few as a birthday present....

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  6. Newton getting an action film? Well I can only wonder what that would be like

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  7. Whoa, Newton was a cop? What a fun concept for a show. :)

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    1. cops are everywhere, Luanne, everywhere! But whom am I talking to? You're a cop too :P

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    2. you cops know how to evade a questioning!

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  8. Cavill and Newton kind of have the same nose!

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  9. Dang, I kind of want to see that Robocop remake just for the actors in it...

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  10. I agree Alexander would have been better for the role. An action movie about Issac newton? Am I reading that right? The guy does it all.

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    1. I wonder when they will do something similar with Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla?

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    2. They did include him in the movie "The Prestige" briefly but he wasn't an action star. Would be cool to see a movie/documentary starring him.

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    3. I did have a piece of news a year or two ago on a Tesla film planned by a Serbian actor/producer which was supposed to star Nicolas Cage and some other stars.

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  11. Henry Cavill is deelicccioussss :)

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    1. he is not delicious, but Henrylicious, oh, Jaxie, I really have to teach you everything :PPP

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  12. Henry Cavill is a prime example of how well you know upcoming talent. I'm telling you,you need to be casting films and TV shows.

    The Great Wall sound intriguing as does the epic about Sir Isaac Newton. Looking forward to more updates here.

    Hope you had a great weekend, my friend.

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    1. it's true, sister, it's a sin that a studio hasn't hired me so far as a casting director!

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    2. They haven't? Mmmm I wonder why that is, Dezz.... ;)

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    3. somebody needs to tell them about me, I need an agent!

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  13. I had no idea Newton was a detective.

    I'm not overly fond of remakes, but I love Robocop. I hope the new one does the first one justice.

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    1. I hadn't either, :)
      The lead star in the remake is really amazing.

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  14. I'm really worried about this Robocop remake...

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  15. I really didn't know that much about good ole Issac. Pretty interesting.

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  16. Isaac Newton as an action hero, I would never have come up with that one and maybe they shouldn't have either, but we'll see.

    Tesla could be done as a superhero with the superpower of electromagnetism. Able to image brains with his eyes alone! In Hollywood anything is possible.

    Sent you a couple of emails luv.

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    1. I've got the emails, darling, will answer tonight after work, but happy to hear that you're fine.
      Tesla movies have been in plan for many years now, but are all in status hiatus.

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  17. Some great actors in that bunch!

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  18. I'm not a huge fan of remakes, but I have high hopes for Robocop.

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  19. I'm still pondering Newton - action star. I liked Anne's comment.

    Maybe there planning a whooole new genre - featuring scientists.

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    1. yep, I mentioned Tesla too, he is our most famous scientist and is generally the greatest one that the whole world has ever had.

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  20. I would like to learn more about the life of Newton. Can't wait for that to come out.

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  21. Robocop is one movie that I love but could use an update, so I am for it.

    But the Sir Isaac Newton flick boggles my mind. Could be good, or could be a complete bomb.

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    1. I agree with you on the Newton film. It could be a blasphemy, or maybe not

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  22. I like the sound of an Isaac Newton biopic. I'm with Jay; it could go either way, but it sounds interesting.

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  23. After watching THE TUDORS (almost done with the series), Henry Cavill is growing on me.

    As for Abbie Cornish...growl...

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    1. Henry was the best part of the TUDORS alongside princess Marry and queen Catherine.

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  24. After just seeing the shorts for 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer' I suppose 'Isaac Newton - Action Hero' isn't such a stretch - anything's possible. Awful lotta Hollywood rubbish but the question is - will it be entertaining?

    Cheers,
    Doc

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    1. and would the real Isaac love to be an entertainer?

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  25. The thought of Isaac Newton as an action warrior amuses me

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  26. It's about time they did a NEwton film....should be good.

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  27. Ohhh Henry, you beautiful man you. I've been impressed w/ Benjamin Walker from the interviews for the Vampire movie, so I'd love to see him w/ Henry in The Great Wall.

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    1. such great pics of Henry, yes? :)

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  28. Abbie Cornish looks great on those pics. However, I'm guessing the role she is considered for has been extended since it is a blink and you'll miss it in the original film.

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    1. probably, or maybe not, maybe she will again appear just for a short time and shed a few tears after her hubs :)

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  29. https://www.facebook.com/HenryCavillAsChristianGrey

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