Thursday, January 10, 2013

HENRY CAVILL FOR "GODZILLA"! BRAD PITT IS "PONTIUS PILATE"? "SHADOW OF COLOSSUS" EPIC FILM! "CINDERELLA" LEFT WITHOUT MARK ROMANEK!

 Lots of movie news from the epic genre today, people, and you know your trusted HOLLYWOOD SPY is one of web's biggest sources for all things epic and
  historical! The latest piece of info coming from "Deadline" says that Brad Pitt wants to wear sandals again after his rather weak attempt in TROY where he tried to play Achilles. He is now apparently negotiating with Warner Bros to star in their biblical epic which will depict the life of infamous PONTIUS PILATE, the judge at Jesus Christ's trial who sentenced God's son to death by crucifixion. The movie on the fifth Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea from AD 26-36 will be based on historical fact, and will chronicle the life of Pontius Pilate leading up to the sentencing and crucifixion of Christ.In last two years at least five or six Biblical films have been announced but none got into production, except Russell Crowe's NOAH which will be a futuristic epic.

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In other epic news today, "The Hollywood Reporter" writes about the Sony Pictures movie adaptation of famous video game SHADOW OF COLOSSUS. Josh Trank, who had CHRONICLE sleeper hit earlier last year, will direct this fantasy adventure centred on a young man named Wander, who was tasked with defeating sixteen massive colossi in order to save a girl named Mono, and restore peace and order to his kingdom. Speaking of fantasy projects, Disney has parted its ways with Mark Romanek who was supposed to helm their movie adaptation of CINDERELLA adding the blond beauty to other already filmed fairy tales from SNOW WHITE to ALICE IN WONDERLAND and HANSEL AND GRETEL. Romanek's vision of the classic tale was apparently too edgy and too grim and dark for Disney. As I reported some time earlier this winter Cate Blanchett is supposed to play the evil stepmother, while a bunch of young actresses including Alicia Vikander and Saoirse Ronan are auditioning for the titular role.

HENRY CAVILL IN GODZILLA
Also kinda epic, but in a monstrous way is GODZILLA which is getting a remake at Warner Bross. Gareth Edwards will direct the movie on the
 legendary monster which is to hit cinemas together with the remake of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES in May 2014. The info coming from "Digital Spy" is that Henry Cavill is in the run to take the lead role in the remake, and other candidates for the roles are Caleb Landry Jones and Scoot McNairy. Frank Darabont who got his fame back with his successful work on THE WALKING DEAD is writing the script. You already know that after playing Superman in MAN OF STEEL, Henry will also star in another epic adventure - THE GREAT WALL with Benjamin Walker and Zhang Ziyi - a historical mystery centred around the construction of the Great Wall of China.

34 comments:

  1. Wow, Brad Pitt looks so different in that photo. Still as handsome as ever though. I hope he does a better portrayal as Pilate than Troy.

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    1. that picture isn't all that fresh :) He got extremely old and wrinkled from the moment Angelina entered his life :(
      He was so very horrible in TROY, he, Orly and Diane Kruger - competition in horridness. Bana, Burrows, Brian Cox and O'Toole shined in it, though.

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    2. I was just going to comment that Brad looks so young in that photo. Yeppers, I think Angie and the brood have aged him quite a bit.

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    3. yep, having in mind what he has to live with, it is possible that he could look even older these days.

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  2. Godzilla remake. I did not know this.

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    1. Methinks Godzilla doesn't know it yet either, Hollywood hasn't wired Japan sewerage system yet :P

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  3. Could someone other than Brad Pitt do that? Just kinda over him. Everything else sounds awesome!!!

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    1. I'd be happy if they choose someone else over him.

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  4. It's funny about Cinderella. I didn't think Hollywood had anything against "too edgy". They've been going down that road a long time. Maybe "they" realized some people are getting a little tired of seeing everything turn so bleak and bloody. Hope so. Well, except for my novels, which are a little bloody. :P

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    1. but this is Disney in question, so I'm guessing they are the last defenders of things that aren't overly dark and edgy. Romanek did videos for Madonna, so I can imagine that might have had a very weird vision.

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  5. i am just afraid... good godzilla. pitt plays crazy much better than the lead, more crazy please.

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  6. I was really looking forward to the Pilate film. He was a complex and interesting figure in history. There's no way that one-dimensional Pitt can handle a role like that. And it really offended me when they cast him as Achilles.

    Darling, I didn't reply to my comments today as I've got the stomach flu. I'm going back to sleep now.

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    1. couldn't agree more Annzie, I've actually watched a film on him at History Channel which depicted him from a different angle, as a man who was in a very tough situation, and it was rather refreshing to watch.

      Oh, sorry to hear that, darling, get better soon, drink some tea. Hope it is nothing serious :(

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    2. Feel better Anne. Sorry to hear you are so sick. Hugs!

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  7. I'm not a huge fan of Brad Pitt. Sometimes he does really well, other times all I see is Brad, rather than the character.

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    1. That exactly is his problem, Lynda, he is not a thespian, and like most other Hollywood actors always plays himself. He wasn't bad in BENJAMIN BUTTON, but didn't have the depth and convincing manner that some other British or Oz thespians would've had.

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  8. Brad would look so much better if he'd cut his hair and shave once in a while. He's been looking like Grizzly Adams for years now. I don't hold much hope for him as Pilate, though... that's more character than he can handle,

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    1. I'm guessing he has no time for shaving in between handling Angelina and their horde of kids....

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  9. A movie about Pontius Pilate? Interesting...

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    1. they've used up all other Biblical characters over in Tinseltown :)

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  10. I liked Brad in Thelma and Louise and in Meet Joe Black, but I think that's it. He's never been one of my faves.

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    1. It seems to be the general opinion on him

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  11. I like how you said Brad Pitt "tried" to play Achilles! hahaha!

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  12. The Pilate film looks intriguing and yeah, I could see Brad in there. He's not a great actor, but he's good, far better than a lot of stars out there, Tom Cruise comes to mind.

    Just give me the man in the rubber suit and the model-sized Tokyo. I don't want a Godzilla remake. They have ruined my childhood with the CGI messes they are creating.

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    1. I wonder if Tom is planning some glorifying film on scientology...

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  13. So they're deviating from the game? The point of killing the colossi was just to save the girl.

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  14. I hope they aren't going to ruin Cinderella too. Fingers crossed.

    I recall you mentioning something about PONTIUS PILATE awhile back. I wish they had chosen someone else to play the part. Maybe it's because I watch Spartacus LOL

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    1. Spartacus is just about to start with the final season!

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    2. I know! I know! I can't wait to see it - even though history tells of it's end, I can't wait to see how it, well, ends.

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    3. he dies gloriously.... And then as soon as SPARTACUS ends, the Sundays will be taken over by DA VINCI'S DEMONS

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  15. Dear Lord, not another remake... Well, it had better be grand, great and colossal.

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