Friday, August 30, 2013

ALEX PETTYFER, RACHEL HURD WOOD IN 'STAR WARS VII'? ROONEY MARA JOINS CATE BLANCHETT IN 'CAROL'! NEW TRAILER FOR KEANU REEVES ASIAN EPIC '47 RONIN'! DWAYNE JOHNSON IN 'LORE' FANTASY ACTION

STAR WARS VII GETS
ALEX PETTYFER & RACHEL HURD WOOD IN THE CAST?
Well, with the production scheduled to start in January, we have new rumours about the casting choices for STAR WARS VII circling around the net! After the news that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamil will return in their old roles, along with the possible return of Ewan McGregor, the word is that Alex Pettyfer and Rachel Hurd Wood have auditioned for the roles of Luke Skywalker's son and Princess Leia's daughter. Apparently other actors are still coming in and auditioning for the coveted roles. The story of the science fiction, to be directed by STAR TREK helmer J.J. Abrams, is said to be set thirty years after RETURN OF THE JEDI. You've seen Pettyfer most recently in THE BUTLER.It was previously rumoured that Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling tried out for the roles of Han Solo's and Skywalker's sons.

DWAYNE JOHNSON IN
'LORE' FANTASY ACTION
In other news from the fantasy genre, Dwayne Johnson fronted fantasy action LORE has found its director in David Green who replaces Barry Sonnenfeld who apparently wanted too much money for the budget.  The movie tells the story of a group of shepherds who serve as the world's last line of defence against a horde of mythological monsters.
CATE BLANCHETT & ROONEY MARA TO GO LESBIAN IN CAROL
Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Rooney Mara will join Cate Blanchett in CAROL, the movie adaptation of PRICE OF SALT book, a story of a burgeoning relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. Rooney Mara will be a young woman working in a department store and hoping for a better life, while Blanchett is playing a wife trapped in a loveless marriage who’s desperate to break free but fearful of losing her daughter in the process.

47 RONIN NEW TRAILER
 KEANU REEVES AS SAMURAI
Check out the new international poster and also a new international trailer for Keanu Reeves' Asian epic 47 RONIN coming out this Christmas! From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honour to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

28 comments:

  1. Is it me, or do you allways find the best pics for your site? 47 Ronin looks interesting.

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    1. I do always find the best pics for my site :) I'm a master of the job, and a very modest one :)

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  2. 47 Ronin looks and sounds good but Keanu Reeves?

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  3. 47 Ronin does look like fun but I'm holding on to my wait and see for Star Wars - especially after the debacle with the hated Jar Jar. I do have hopes that Abrams won't make the same mistake.

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    1. those previous three STAR WARS were atrocious, especially Hayden and Natalie NotImportant....

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  4. Ooooo, looking forward to "Carol" already!

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    1. I knew you would notice that one about lesbifriends, Debs :P

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  5. I can't even think of star wars vii. Mind will not go there.

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    1. yep, the force is just not with that film...

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  6. I recently saw Keanu Reeves star as antagonist in a martial arts movie lately. Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett..the Carol movie sounds intriguing.

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    1. yep, that martial arts movie was his directorial debut too.

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  7. Another Star Wars and a Keanu Reeves movie on the same post. Darling are you trying to kill me:)

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    1. Am I successful in me efforts? :PPP

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  8. I want to like 47 Ronin, but I notice in the clip they don't show Keanu speaking any lines. Probably because he usually gives such a flat performance. But I'll wait and see...

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    1. yep, they don't want criticism over Keanu's Japanese language :)

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  9. thank you for cate, here kitty-kitty and "47" looks great, i think Keanu will get his mojo back on this and make some matrix money...

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    1. we do positively adore Cate!
      Don't forget that Ronins are coming out in the same time of the winter as Hobbitses :)

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  10. Keanu sure looks different with a beard and mustache. "47" looks like an action-packed film. Anything with Keanu is usually really good!

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  11. Are you sure JJ Abrams is still going to make it? I heard he backed off.

    I'm really happy many "old" actors are coming back, the movie definitely needs reminders in order to make the link, since the latest movie is 8 years old already (ok, the two trilogies were made with a 15 year gap, but still...). I really hope this time the scenario will be much, much better though!

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    1. yep, both scenario and the acting, the actors were horrid in previous films....

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  12. I'm going to second Davids comments. The pics here are always great eye candy ;)

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    1. why, thank you, we do try to maintain the image of one of web's visually most striking places :)

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  13. I'm not sure why 47 ronin is so enduring. As a half-Japanese, I've come to learn that there are many wonderful stories from medieval Japan that have gotten little if any spotlight. Judge Ooka is one of them (a very wise man). He was a samurai and magistrate during the Tokugawa shogunate. In Japan he has legendary status for his legal decisions.

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    1. I didn't know you were half Japanese, how intriguing.

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