Thursday, September 6, 2012

TRAILER FOR ANIMATED "DOROTHY OF OZ"! MICHAEL FASSBENDER IN "FRANK"! MAX MINGHELLA & DANIEL RADCLIFFE HAVE "HORNS"! WARNER TO ADAPT "THE PLANET THIEVES"

One of last year's biggest breakthrough stars, Irish/German hunk Michael Fassbender, whom you last time saw this summer in sf epic PROMETHEUS, has landed a role in FRANK. According to "Variety" the story revolves around an up and coming musician (Domhnall Gleeson son of Brandan) who gets in over his head when he joins a rock band, lead by Michael Fassbender's character. As I reported before, Fassy will also appear in the film adaptation of ASSASSSINS' CREED video game, in X MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST and in historical drama TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE next to Brad Pitt.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
Warner Bros. has revealed today that they have bought movie rights on Dan Krokos' fantasy novel THE PLANET THIEVES which follows the SS Egypt, which gets attacked by a group of aggressive aliens that steal some sensitive technology that could bring the demise of earth. The story revolves around Mason Stark, a young space cadet that leads the attack against a group of aliens that stole technology. Meanwhile, "Variety" also reports that young Max Minghella (AGORA) will play a district attorney who is hiding a secret past in HORNS, a story about a seemingly ordinary man who wakes up one morning and discovers horns are growing out of his head. He comes to learn that these powerful appendages make people confess their sins to him, a tool he decides to use in figuring out the mysterious death of his girlfriend. Daniel Radcliffe has recently replaced Shia Le Bouf in the lead role.
DOROTHY OF OZ TRAILER
Your trailer for today is a long awaited one: it really took long for DOROTHY OF OZ to be made. Coming to theatres sometime next year, the story of this animated movie takes place after the events of the
1939 classic, with Dorothy (Lea Michele) back in Kansas, after the tornado that took her to Oz has destroyed her hometown. Before long, she is whisked back to the magical land of Oz to help find her missing
friends Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man. Dorothy sets out on a perilous journey to stop the Jester from using the power of the Wicked Witch of the West's wand to turn the people of Oz into puppets. Beside
the GLEE star, the film also features the voices of Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Martin Short, Hugh Dancy, Oliver Platt, Patrick Stewart and Kelsey Grammer. An extremely strong voice cast for a  rather uninspired looking flick.

44 comments:

  1. Lea Michele as Dorothy????? Judy Garland is rolling over in her grave!!!!!!!!

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    1. that is the most probable scenario :)

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  2. I like the sound of "The Planet Thieves"!

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  3. Fassbender is Irish-German and the sexy part he gets from the Irish side. Just look at those eyes.

    Dorothy looks good to me. I like the animation and I like the idea of the story. They did a musical on the book Wicked that told the backstory of the Wicked Witch. I read the book and loved it. I think I'll like this as well.

    All clear on the Western Front right now!

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    1. and he got his body from the always perfectly thin and toned Germans :) Really a stunning combination. The only more lethal combo would be Irish/Serbian LOL although that one might kill tones of hearts....

      WICKED was also sold for adaptation a few years ago, I wrote about it, but nothing happened later on...

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    2. I know, we Irish aren't known for our "hot bods". I do like a nice taut German man I must say!!

      I do wish they'd make a film of that book. It was so good.

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    3. Then you haven't seen this Irish body, Annzie, it's nom nom and then nom nom :)

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/enriquelin/7667434078/

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    4. Have you seen this one

      http://ronancasey.ie/2012/05/medium-sized-bucket-fairly-heart-warming-story/ronan-keating-music-28842726-349-571/

      Now that pic will keep you up nights!!

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    5. I've had that pic (the whole one in colour) for years now, darling :) It's from that lovely COSMOPOLITAN column in which they like to expose male celebs naked :)

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  4. Fass-my-benders as a rockstar? I don't know if my heart can take that. :PP He really was the "it" guy last year, getting lots of good roles.

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    1. Yep, he was last year and Channing Tatum is this year :)

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    2. I think I had such low expectations for Channing Tatum that I ended up being sort of impressed by him in The Eagle, which is the only movie of his I've seen. I will see Magic Mike though one of these days. :))

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    3. he was lovely in THE VOW too (although I thought I'd dig my ears out from the horrid voice of that McAdams wench) and in STEP UP.... and in DEAR JOHN of course :)

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  5. They're really trying to milk the fairy tales as much as they can aren't they?

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    1. that seems to be Hollywood's main preoccupation :)

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  6. Dorothy of Oz looks cute. I like the stylised feel of the art.

    THE PLANET THIEVES has potential...

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  7. Oz looks a bit dated animation wise

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    1. I agree, that's because it took really long in making, I remember writing about it more than five years ago

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  8. Can you believe I haven't seen PROMETHEUS yet?

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  9. Hi Dezzy - Dorothy of Oz looks great. I'm sure the fam and I will go see it.

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  10. I read the book HORNS, written by Joe King, son of Stephen. If they can pull it off properly it could be awesome.

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    1. it seems it was all about sons in today's post :)

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  11. I love this Dorothy trailer. It looks so cute. I can't resist a good Oz tale as it is one of my favorite books and films.

    I will watch Fass My Benders in anything and everything. I am a drooling mess when it comes to that man. ;P

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    1. he's the droolworthy material of which our lives are made off LOL

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  12. Martin Short as the Jester in Dorothy of Oz is a good bet - he does wicked pretty well.

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    1. he was hilarious in MERLIN the old mini series

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  13. I saw Shame for the first time a few weeks ago and it's really...raw. I think it was soft core porn but what do I know about movies? The full frontal nudity by Michael was very brave of him. I'm guessing they used a prosthetic but if not...WOW. Keep your girl away from him is all I say; the dude is blessed.

    I also want to voice my total disdain for Lea Michele. She and Sofia Vegara are so overrated and need to go away. Just SHOO!

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    1. it's his real willie, TD, trust me :) We've seen it in some other films too. He is God's gift to whole galaxy :)

      Yep, I don't see much talent in Lea either, but I do find Sofia interesting in some way. Most of today's stars do not deserve the place they've got

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  14. Horns sounds pretty interesting...and speaking of interesting...the most interesting thing about that Oz movie looks to be Toto the dog. The animation reminds me of the direct to video Barbie movies my daughter used to watch.

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  15. I love the look of DOROTHY OF OZ, though I'm skeptical of the Lea Michele casting. Mom will be excited, though. About OZ not Lea.

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    1. mom loves the story? :) The quality of the animation is rather straight to DVD type :)

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    2. you don't have in mind the popular jail show from a decade ago, yes? :PP

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    3. No. She used to read me the books when I was little.

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    4. I was just joking off course, Joshie

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  16. I'll watch Fassy for the eye candy - but generally not intrigued. Horns? That boy must be 12.

    I think Oz has also been done to death.

    Eek, Dezzy; what a bowl of negativity I am tonight. I better go find some ice cream or something.


    ......dhole

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    1. don't blame yourself, Donnzie, it's been a very poor month in the film news department and I have to publish what I have, I don't have much choice :( This is always the case in late summer and early Fall.

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