Monday, February 4, 2013

EMILY VANCAMP JOINS CHRIS EVANS IN "CAPTAIN AMERICA THE WINTER SOLDIER"! KENNETH BRANAGH FOR CATE BLANCHETT'S "CINDERELLA"! PAUL W.S. ANDERSON'S "POMPEII" EPIC! TRAILER FOR "SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK"

 In our news from the epic front today, a long awaited historical project POMPEII from Paul W.S. Anderson is finally moving on as a German and Canadian coproduction set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. The production will involve significant construction builds of ancient Roman architecture and considerable visual effects and computer generated imagery.  Kit Harrington and Luke Evans were previously mentioned for the cast of the film. Meanwhile, sequel CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER has found female lead to join Chris Evans. REVENGE's Emily VanCamp might play Sharon Carter, the niece of Peggy Carter played by Hayley Atwell in the first film. In the comics she and Captain America fall in love at some point.  The cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill with Toby Jones playing Arnim Zola. The story will follow Steve Rogers who continues his affiliation with S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, and is reunited with James 'Bucky' Barnes, who is now brainwashed Russian assassin known as the 'Winter Soldier'.


HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
Good news are coming from Disney. After they fired Mark Romanek,
who had an overly dark vision behind the helm of their movie adaptation of famous CINDERELLA, the fairy tale might find its new director in glorious Brit Kenneth Branagh! The director of numerous  Shakespeare movie adaptations and THOR, is currently negotiating to take the job. The new big screen version of CINDERELLA still has Cate Blanchett in the role of the evil stepmother but the title role still hasn't been cast. Saoirse Ronan and Gabriella Wilde were mentioned for the role before. As HOLLYWOOD SPY has reported before Branagh is also preparing the adaptation of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEP PIE SOCIETY with Kate Winslet and ITALIAN SHOES with Anthony Hopkins and Judi Dench, and this December's JACK RYAN with Chris Pine and Kevin Costner.

SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK
And look what I have got for you in the trailer department today: a lovely and exciting teaser for the English language remake of sf adventure SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK based on popular
Japanese anime series from the 1970s! Coming into theatres later this year this stunning animated movie follows renegade space pirate Captain Harlock and his who crew from the space battleship Arcadia
must stop the sinister alien plant women, the Mazone, from conquering Earth ruled by inept leaders! The film opens up in Japanese cinemas sometime this Autumn, and probably around the world too after that.

24 comments:

  1. This is the first I've heard of an upcoming gig for The Captain. Was curious if the series had generated enough positive response, (and profit) to support a sequel.

    Thanks Dez!

    El

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    1. it was a rather huge blockbuster around the world, El :)

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  2. Wow, lots of great projects. Very interested in the Pompeii epic, especially with Mr. Kit Harrington being involved. :))

    And I think that Cinderella project will be better with Cate Blanchett and Branagh working together. Dark is okay, but realistic drama would be better for me.

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    1. I don't know if Kit is still in the picture, but I wouldn't mind as long as Anderson's wify Mila isn't in the film. She is such a horrid actress.... ruins every film possible.

      I would love to see Blanchett and Branagh working together, two of my faves!

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  3. The name Emily VanCamp hardly sounds real. It's much more suited for a steamy soap opera.

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    1. 'tis true, she sounds very Dutch to me :)

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  4. What would I do without Dezmond to keep me up to date with the latest movies and HW gossip? Thanks Deez!

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    1. you would be totally and utterly lost :PPP

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  5. Oh wow, I definitely want to see the Space Pirate. Shiver me timbers, it looks GREAT!

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    1. shiver me timbers indeed :) More on something animated tomorrow, Lynda!

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  6. Now that the crowds have died down, we finally went this afternoon and saw The Hobbit. Loved it! Can't wait for the next 2 installments.

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  7. Pompeii sounds like it could be a very interesting production.

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    1. we always love a good epic! And his THREE MUSKETEERS were nice, if you forget Mila's horrid role.

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  8. I can't wait for the Winter Soldier. At least we'll know Bucky will be the main villain.

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  9. Branagh's a great actor. Many of these projects sound fantastic.

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    1. he is an amazing actor and also a director.

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  10. SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK
    throughout my childhood,
    and here I have to say that the graphics are superb, still a very good movie to put in my book
    Greetings

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    1. glad to see you excited about that project, Vincent!

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  11. The Space Pirate graphics are awesome! I showed it to the hubby and he loved it too.

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