Saturday, August 4, 2012

IS RUSSELL CROWE NEW LEAD IN STEPHEN KING'S SF SAGA "THE DARK TOWER"? LUCAS TILL IN "WOLVES"! OSCAR WINNER OCTAVIA SPENCER HAS "BAGGAGE CLAIM"!

According to "The Hollywood Reporter", young Lucas Till, whom we've watched in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS as Havoc, has got the lead
role in WOLVES, a fantasy action written by David Hayter, who wrote the scripts for X-MEN, WATCHMEN, THE SCORPION KING, and will now have a directorial debut. Lucas Till, who is currently working on PARANOIA with Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford, will play a young man who transforms into a werewolf after he is falsely accused of murdering his parents. He goes on the run and discovers a small town named Lupine Ridge, where he discovers secrets about his true identity.
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One of our favourite Oscar winners Octavia Spencer has joined BAGGAGE CLAIM in which  Paula Patton will star as Montana
Moore, a single flight attendant who is the oldest, unmarried woman in her family. She goes on a cross-country trek to find a husband in 30 days, before her younger sister gets hitched. As you remember, Octavia will also be seen in SNOW PIERCER next to Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton, in which the story takes place aboard the titular train as it travels around the apocalyptic ice setting in an endless circle, filled with the remnants of humanity after a devastating war. There are separate sections for the separate classes, and obviously all is not harmonious within.

THE DARK TOWER
Some of you have recently asked me what is going onex production (it was supposed to have three films a with the doomed movie adaptation of Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER sf saga which was cancelled due to money problems and overly complnd two TV show seasons in between). Javier Bardem has left the project and the lead
 role, but according to today's news from "Deadline" Akiwa Goldsman is about to turn in the new script to the studio who will decide what to do with the project after they hear whether the new choice for the lead role, Russell Crowe, is interested in taking the gig. The sf saga follows Roland Deschain, the last in a long line of futuristic gunfighters, who journeys to The Dark Tower in a last-ditch effort to save humanity.

23 comments:

  1. I hope these upcoming roles are worthy of Octavia Spencer's talent.

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    1. yes, I'm worried a bit about her, because she didn't get any lead role after the Oscars, and didn't even get a bigger supporting role, all of her roles are very small :(

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  2. I wonder if The Dark Tower will ever be produced, it has been taking too long :(

    Although I have only read the first book so far but I love to see it (the truth is, I love to see all SK books turn to movie ;))

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    1. it might and it might not, we shall have to wait and see. I think it's too risky and too complex for these times ....

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  3. My heart just broke in to little tiny pieces, Dezz =(((( I think you heard it all the way across the seas....

    *sigh* Maybe I can write to Russell Crowe and beg him to take the role as Roland? Do you think it will work? Do you have the address?

    As I say, ignorance is bliss but it isn't my reality anymore - thanks for digging up the dirt on the movie, even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear. I knew you'd find out what was going on - and you did it so quick too. You're my hero, Dezzy!!

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    1. Just call our Shenanigans Pub, I hear he likes to drink whiskey there with our Annzie :)))

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    2. LOL - I'll call everyday if that's what it takes =)))

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    3. you might wanna call before they start their sessions :) especially now that our dear Annzie sees bunnies everywhere :) Who knows what she might do to poor Russell in such condition :)

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  4. aw, I was interested in Dark Tower until the possibility of Russell Crowe in the lead ;)

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    1. yep, we don't really like Russell the Grumpster...

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  5. You know I waiting with baited breath for Wolves. I can never resist a werewolf. ;)

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    1. I'm utterly shocked and surprised :)

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  6. I think Russell Crowe would be a better fit anyway.

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    1. Christian Bale was one of the first choices as well.

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  7. I heard Stephen King has really good stories only to have them end in really stupid ways. At least, that's what my girlfriend tells me.

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    1. I haven't read a lot of his stories, but it is quite possible, Damian.

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  8. I like the Wolves story, still fascinated with this genre but not Twilight kind ~

    Have a good weekend Dez ~

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    1. hope it won't be crappy like Twilight :)
      Have a good weekend as well, Heaven!

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  9. wow i need to get out more... i thought they made a film of the dark tower... are you sure it wasn't a tv movie?

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    1. there was a TV film on it? Why wasn't I informed? :)

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  10. I don't know how in the world they would make a Dark Tower movie or set of movies. The books are so complex and all over the place that it is hard to imagine being able to put a book series like that to film.

    Besides, the ending, JFC, really pissed me off.

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