In movie news, the upcoming sequel DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES has landed first two actors: Jason Clarke and young Kodi Smit McPhee will take the lead roles in the story set 15 years after the first film following a group of scientists trying to survive in the new world overrun by apes. The story will also deal with Caesar (Andy Serkis), the ape leader who is having trouble controlling the animals in his kingdom. The film is being directed by CLOVERFIELD's Matt Reeves. And yet another heartwarming story from Nicholas Sparks, whose SAFE HEAVEN is doing fine currently at the box office, has been sold for movie adaptation: Fox will adapt his novel THE LONGEST RIDE which will be published this September and they bought it for amazing $5 million! The first part of the plot begins with a 90-year-old stuck in his car after a major crash. He begins seeing visions of his late lover, and the life they had built together. The other story follows a young bull rider who falls in love with a college history major, despite coming from different backgrounds. A mysterious occurrence brings both of these couples together.
GAME OF THRONES
SEASON 3 TRAILER
SEASON 3 TRAILER
And probably the biggest piece of news this weekend was the first trailer for the third season of popular epic show GAME OF THRONES which will premier March 31st at HBO. The marketing has been rather bad or almost nonexistant so far, with no posters, no real trailers, no plots from the new season, so this trailer might finally show you at least something of what will be happening in the third run of the show which will introduce some new characters too such as Wildling leader Mance Rayder played by Ciaran Hinds and the Lady Olenna the Queen of Thorns played by Diana Rigg. Two good things in the trailer: beautiful music and the first look of princess Daenerys' grown up dragons :) Ten new episodes will be based on the third book in George R.R. Martin's epic saga A STORM OF SWORDS! The musicians Will Champion, drummer of Coldplay, and Gary Lightbody, the singer of Snow Patrol, will make cameo appearances!