Thursday, June 14, 2012

HUGH LAURIE IS VILLAIN IN "ROBOCOP"! JERRY O'CONNELL & PORTIA DE ROSSI ARE "THE MUNSTERS"! "THE DIVINERS" & "THE STUFF OF LEGEND" FILM ADAPTATIONS! "RISE OF THE GUARDIANS" POSTERS

Again some new info on the ROBOCOP remake, people! After Abbie Cornish joined the crew as Robocop's widow who thinks her hubs is dead, according to
"MovieWeb" Hugh Laurie is in talks to play the CEO of OmniCorp, the conglomerate responsible for building the title character, played by Joel Kinnaman. The cast also includes Gary Oldman as an OmniCorp scientist who creates the Robocop and Samuel L. Jackson as a TV mogul. Another piece of news is connected with NBC's pilot on THE MUNSTERS the remake of popular monster show from the 60's. Jerry O'Connell (SLIDERS) has been cast as Herman Munster, while the hottest lesbian star in the world Portia De Rossi will play Lily Munster in the show directed by famous Brian Singer.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
According to "The Wrap" Paramount is planning on making THE DIVINERS movie based on the novel by Libba Bray. To be published later this Autumn, the book will have four parts and will have the story set in 1920s New York City and following a group of people who must use their amazing gifts to stop a rash of occult-based murders which have rattled the city.
Another fantasy story will be seen in THE STUFF OF LEGENDS. Disney's movie adaptation of a graphic novel will follow a young boy in 1944 that is abducted by the Boogeyman and dragged into a closet realm called "The Dark". The boy's dog mounts a rescue mission with all of his toys to bring the boy back to safety. A war ensues between the Boogeyman's forces and the toys, who become large and agile creatures.

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
 Today you can check out magnificent character posters for Dream Works new animated adventure RISE OF THE GUARDIANS which will start in cinemas this November. When an evil spirit called Pitch
(Jude Law) becomes bent upon taking over the world by inspiring fear in the hearts of kids everywhere, a group of our greatest heroes - Santa (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), the Sandman and Jack Frost (Chris Pine) - band
together for the first time, determined to stand in Pitch's way. More than a collection of storybook subjects, The Guardians are also a band of superheroes, who possess their own special powers. Now joined in
 opposition of a common foe, the Guardians heed the call and combine their powers to defeat Pitch and protect the world from his campaign of fear.

56 comments:

  1. ...love the pic for The Wrap. Ms. Bray's novel just hit my watch list ;)

    El

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    1. that's the pic for LEGENDS it's written all over it :)

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  2. ...geez, just googled it. The pic is for The Stuff of Legends. Gotcha ;)

    El

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  3. You had me at Hugh Laurie!! Now I have a million and one questions, Dezz. One being, will he keep his accent? That's just my starting question, I have many more =PPP

    I've always been a fan of Jerry O'Connell. I used to love watching him in Sliders. What a great show that was!

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    1. ooh, I adored SLIDERS, especially Kari Wuhrer in it. I've never got to see the end of that show and the cat recently told me what happened in the final episode.

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    2. I stopped watching it when they lost O'Connell =(

      But, last night, we popped in our Robocop DVD and watched it and laughed at the cheesy graphics and the poofy hairstyles of the time. It was so much fun!

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    3. heh, I can imagine the hairdo shocks :))

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  4. rise of the guardians looks good :) hope you enter my giveaway if you like sunglasses :)

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  5. I'm a huge fan of Hugh Laurie so seeing him cast as a villain in Robocop will probably be enough to get me into the theaters for this remake.

    It's surprising to me that they are making a television series based off of books that haven't even been released yet. I wonder how that works? Maybe some people are just born into money.

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    1. yes, books having film rights sold have been one of the latest strange phenomena. I've even had an example of a book which was sold for movie adaptation even though it was only ordered to be written by an author, which means that is hasn't even been written yet :)

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  6. I loved Sliders - now I'm going to have to see if I can buy that on DVD... :)

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    1. I loved the show as well! A great one!

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  7. I'm looking forward to "The Guardians" because I'm just a big kid at heart!

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    1. it should be a nice adventure for kids

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  8. No surprises, but THE STUFF OF LEGENDS sounds awesome. As does RISE OF THE GUARDIANS.

    On a side note, shouldn't your avatar be more borg-like now? ;)

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    1. no, silly, I'm undercover, not gonna show the nation my Borg enhancements!

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  9. The Diviners project sounds good to me. I usually love Libba Bray's books.

    And still loving Santa as a badass. :D

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    1. she does have the weirdest name - Liba means goose in Hungarian and isn't Bray what donkey's do? Or sheep?

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  10. Rise of the Guardians actually is intriguing ;) It's got some big names in there. Alec Baldwin is one of my favorite actors. I think he does great work.

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    1. it is a very very strong voice cast!

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  11. Cool posters. Also, I'm glad Laurie is doing work so soon after House.

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    1. glad you like the posters, Clarissa!

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  12. Portia De Rossi looks stunning in that picture! Also anything with Sammy Jackson, I'm always interested. Rise of the Guardians looks like it could be a gem.

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    1. Portia is a timeless beauty!
      Hope the Guardians will score success this winter!

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  13. I think Laurie could pull off the evil guy in Robocop. I loved his demise in the original

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    1. he does have pure evil within him :)

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  14. Excellent cast line up for Robocop and Guardian. I'll keep my eyes peeled for those.

    ......dhole

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    1. I love the projects with great casts!

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  15. Hugh Laurie playing the villain... Does that mean he will have to speak British again, I wonder, for for some reason villains often do in American movies.... Rise of the Guardians looks great. Something to look forward to, Dezz. :)

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    1. I guess you need to be smart to be a villain and thus they give them British or Slavic accent :)))

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  16. I like Hugh Laurie and Samuel L. Jackson fascinates me, but I still don't want to see Robocop. The first one put me off that badly.

    I've seen some of the old Munsters shows with the Hubby and since I really liked The Adams Family movies, I'd give this one a go as well. The Spawn and I were just watching the old Adams Family shows on DVD this past week. A friend gave them to her and we've been laughing every night at those shows.

    Superheros are the rage this year it seems. Rise of The Guardians seems to really tap into our need to be rescued from the times in which we live by turning treasured childhood fantasy figures into superheros. I'm interested in seeing how they do this one.

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    1. I kinda knew you might like THE MUNSTERS project, I think we shall get first pics from the pilot soon.
      GUARDIANS might have problems with THE HOBBIT which gets out pretty much the same time.

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  17. Haha, Hugh Laurie is the villain? Now I have to see it.

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    1. he will certainly attract lots of people to see the film

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  18. Hugh Laurie as a villain, I like that idea!

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  19. I'm withholding judgment on the new Munsters as the original is such an indelible part of my childhood. I do love Jerry and Portia so I'm going to give them a chance.

    I love the idea of The Diviners as well as the Boogeyman versus Toys war. Rise of the Guardians just keeps sounding better and better. :)

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    1. I also love both Jerry and Portia!

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  20. Portia de Rosie, hottest lesbian, true words. She is pretty smart and good actresses as well.

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    1. I loved her in ALLY MCBEAL, the only nice character in otherwise stupid show (not counting the amazing Jane Krakowski)

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  21. Hugh Laurie as a villain in Robocop? Sweet! If anything makes me watch that movie it will be him! Hugh Laurie rules!

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    1. I kinda knew people would say that :)

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  22. Wish they'd bring Sliders back, screw the Munsters, but yeah it might be good, doubt it though. Prob go all Twilight wannabe. And really pulling out all the stops for the Robocop one.

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    1. I reckon it will be a comedy show with that cast.

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  23. Sliders started out good then went bad. Jerry O'Connell should make a good Herman though.

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    1. I liked the show only while they had Kari Wuhrer in the cast :)

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  24. Oww the new resident evil film looks promising imo

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  25. RISE OF THE GUARDIANS is on my list to take the kids. And I love the RESIDENT EVILS, but that's just me.

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