Tuesday, April 9, 2013

KELLAN LUTZ IS THE NEW "HERCULES"! BRANKO TOMOVIC IS NIKOLA TESLA IN "THE MAD SCIENTIST"! TONI COLLETTE, JEAN RENO, SIMON PEGG, CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER IN "HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS"! NEW "SABOTEURS" WW2 EPIC SERIES

The movie news of the day is that Renny Harlin has found the lead actor for his HERCULES epic movie! Don't get confused - this will be
a rival project to Dwayne Johnson's HERCULES: THRACIAN WARS which already has Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes and Ian McShane in the cast. Harlin's version will have Kellan Lutz in the lead role! Unlike Dwayne's project which will portray Hercules as a warrior and a mercenary and will not have mythological elements, Kellan Lutz will star in a historical love story in which Hercules is falling for the mortal princess of Crete, who was promised to his older brother. This one will be cheaper with $70 million budget and will be shot over in Bulgaria. This will not be Kellan's first time to play a mythological hero since he played Poseidon in epic blockbuster IMMORTALS!
  
  HECTOR AND SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
Here's yet another interesting ensemble film: Deadline reported last week that Peter Chelsom will direct romantic comedy HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS in which the story follows a psychiatrist as he
searches the globe for the definition of happiness. With amazing Toni Collette and Jean Reno leading the cast, the film will also have Simon Pegg, who will play Hector, an eccentric London psychiatrist in crisis, Rosamund Pike (you've seen her last year as the queen in WRATH OF THE TITANS) Stellan SkarsgÄrd and legendary Christopher Plummer!
 
  SABOTEURS WW2 SERIES
In today's news from the epic front we have new historical series on horizon: Tony Krantz (the son of famous novelist Judith Krantz and the producer of NBC's new epic show DRACULA with Jonathan Rhys Meyers) will helm and produce and write SABOTEURS, new, European produced, TV show about the underground resistance in Nazi occupied Paris during World War II. It is set in the early months of WWII, before the U.S. got involved following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The cell consists of regular people with no training or experience who decide to fight back. SABOTEURS is an action thriller chronicling their adventures as resistance fighters with a mix of Nazis, traitors, regular people and Americans. The project should start shooting after they find a partner in one of the US cable networks!
 

  'MAD SCIENTIST' FILM ABOUT NIKOLA TESLA

 Silvermask Productions and North Shore Pictures have teamed up to produce director Michael Anton’s Nikola Tesla movie THE MAD SCIENTIST. The film is set to shoot in Pittsburgh in late August of this year. After weeks of anticipation Michael Anton has selected deeply magnetic Serbian actor Branko Tomovic (THE BOURNE IDENTITY, POPE JOAN, THE WOLFMAN) to play famous Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla in this biopic. THE MAD SCIENTIST follows the life of Nikola Tesla from when he first stepped foot on American soil in 1884 to his final days living alone in his New York Hotel room. The film follows Nikola Tesla from his battles with Thomas Edison and JP Morgan to his friendships with Mark Twain and George Westinghouse. Nikola Tesla battled the strong arm of American
Inventor lobbyism led by Thomas Edison with inventions that would change how we view the world forever. You can also check out the first pictures of Branko as Tesla which HOLLYWOOD SPY got from the production team!

32 comments:

  1. Kellan has a great body, but I think he's a little small for Hercules. I mean...when I think of Hercules I think of absolute strength capable of lifting the Earth itself! Didn't he hold up the Earth once while Atlas went and fetched him something? They need a bigger actor. Dwayne Johnson comes to mind.

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    1. As you can read in the post :P Dwayne is already taken for the rival project :)

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    2. How do you expect me to read in depth when you blind me with a bare-chested pic every time I come here? And I think you missed an opportunity to include a double/split picture of Dwayne and Kellan

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    3. I accept the blame and punishment :)

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  2. The Mad Scientist sounds like an interesting movie - that's one I would definitely see. I like a good scientific historical biopic. The last really decent one I can recall is Paul Bettany's turn as Darwin in Creation.

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    1. Tesla also has another rival project which will likely have Christian Bale and Nicolas Cage in the roles of Tesla and Edison, but that one has been on a hiatus for a long time.

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    2. I've seen news about this movie but i lost track and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere :(

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    3. You mean the one with Bale and Cage? Yes, that was has status hiatus.

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  3. "Tesla" sounds like it should be good! "Saboteurs" has potential too.

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    1. fingers crossed for both projects, Debs

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  4. that is funny... i don't think i laughed so hard, it's a grand post... i wish i could be photoshop'd for real.

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    1. what's funny? Seen a zombie bunny?

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    2. I'm surprised that this is the first major motion film about Tesla. Pretty amazing man.

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    3. I'm shocked that even here in Serbia nobody has made a film about him so far even though he's the most beloved Serb of all times.

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  5. The Tesla movie sounds good to me. And I didn't know he was Serbian! How cool that they found a Serbian actor to portray him. :)

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    1. He was. Belgrade Airport is named Nikola Tesla in his honour :) Einstein's wife, Mileva, was also Serbian, and many people believe she stood behind many of his theories :)

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  6. Bless you Dezzy for that sweet pic of Kellen. I can go to bed REAL happy tonight. And, that is a stunning pic of Toni.

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    1. Be welcome, always here with hot pics :) And that dress looks lovely on Toni!

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  7. I love Collette and what she's been in. Thanks for the daily scoop.

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    1. we do love her heaps. She's one of the best living actresses

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  8. Oh the Mad Scientic could be intersting.
    Kellan Lutz: now that's a nice bit of yummy... ;)

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  9. I'm fascinated by Tesla's story. I'd love to see Tomovic in that role.

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    1. should be a great film with intriguing story, C!

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  10. Very interested in the Tesla movie. I wonder what might have happened if his work had won out over Edison's...

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    1. the world would've been a better place

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  11. Toni looks lovely...That Mad Scientiest is interesting ~ Thanks for the update Dezzy ~

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  12. we love Toni so much, Grace!

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  13. Dwayne's project is going to beat out Kellan's. Why? Because Kellan's is a stupid love story. Hercules for the Twilight crowd. Plus he has less than half the talent and looks of the Rock. You should have put up a pic of Dwayne. ;)

    The Saboteurs sounds really cool, but I am really dying to see the Tesla project. he is one of my fave scientists and historical figures.

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    1. I must confess that Kellan didn't wow me in IMMORTALS but I still won't refuse an opportunity to see him in a loin cloth again, you know...... I have my principles :)

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