Thursday, January 23, 2014

AARON PAUL & LIAM NEESON FOR RON HOWARD'S 'THE DARK TOWER'! RICHARD MADDEN, KIT HARINGTON, SAOIRSE RONAN FOR 'THE FANTASTIC FOUR' REBOOT! BRUCE WILLIS IN SF FILM 'VICE'

  THE DARK TOWER REVIVED
WITH AARON PAUL & LIAM NEESON?
Some projects never seem to die and fade away: just when we thought that Ron Howard's mammoth movie and TV adaptation of Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER was shelved and left in the past, the project is now again revived with the plan for the movie to be shot for $60 million and with Netflix possibly producing the TV series which would follow the movie. And Ron already has possible casting choices: apparently Aaron Paul has already auditioned for the role of Eddie Dean, while Liam Neeson is interested in playing the lead role of gunslinger Roland Deschain who wanders around a futuristic wasteland in search of THE DARK TOWER and in his epic quest to save the world. Universal has previously dropped the project which was supposed to cost hundreds of millions with three films and two seasons of a TV show in between with Javier Bardem and Russell Crowe being mentioned for the roles back then.

  BRUCE WILLIS
WILL CONTROL 'VICE'
  In other action movie news today, according to 'Deadline' Bruce Willis has taken the lead role in sf action thriller VICE in which the story is set in a futuristic city where humans can live out their fantasies with androids at a resort known as Vice. The plot thickens when one robot (to be played by Ambyr Childers) becomes self-aware, threatening to destroy this lurid organization. Bruce Willis will be portraying Julian, who owns the Vice resort. The production should begin in March after they find actors for supporting roles and a director.

  THE FANTASTIC FOUR
 RICHARD MADDEN, SAOIRSE RONAN & KIT HARINGTON TO AUDITION FOR THE ROLES
And this is also exciting. We all thought that the idea of rebooting THE FANTASTIC FOUR, which back in the 2005, already had a great cast including Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd and Jessica Alba, is a bad one, but with the news on GAME OF THRONES leading boys auditioning for the lead role you may colour me interested. 'Variety' reveals that Richard Madden and Kit Harington, together with Miles Teller, will do screen tests for the role of Reed Richards or Mr. Fantastic later this month. Meanwhile, Saoirse Ronan and Kate Mara might audition for the role of Sue Storm, while Michael B. Jordan is attached to play Johnny Storm. The movie is already scheduled for June 2015! 


37 comments:

  1. It's true I'd be much more interested in any project that had Kit Harrington and Richard Madden. :))

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    1. so very true :) I'd also stop watching any project Dicky Madden is kicked out, which is why we're not following GAME OF THRONES any more here :)

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    2. I had to stop watching too. I get too emotionally invested in the characters, and then everyone dies. :(

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    3. And not just dies but dies brutally :( That show is a disgusting bloodfest in which violence happens just for fun.

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  2. Honestly, I know Miles Teller is supposed to be super talented (and he's been rumored for this part for a while) but I just don't know that he will have gravitas needed for Reed Richards. I think Richard Madden fits that part better but I think Miles is going to get it.

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    1. Yes, I tend to agree with that. But maybe it's for the better - this way Dicky dearest Madden can hope for a bigger and better superhero role in the future :)

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  3. I'm full of equal parts dread and hope for The Dark Tower. I want to see it on the screen, but I desperately want to see it done right. King generally does well as a one-shot movie, but his miniseries never fare so well.

    The last thing we need is another piece of dreck like Under the Dome to turn people away from what is one of the great epic sagas of our generation.

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    1. UNDER THE DOME wasn't at all bad last summer, can't wait to watch the second season. Why didn't you like it, Bob?

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    2. I agree with Bob. Under the Dome was a dismal affair if ever there was one. Sorry Dezzy.

      Now onto your post ... VICE sounds good. Love Bruce Willis :)

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    3. I haven't read the book, maybe you hate it if you liked the book :) I remembered the show as a lovely summer pastime :) It was tense and suspenseful, but I didn't like the way the season ended.

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  4. I love Stephen King and am so glad to hear that the Dark Tower is back on Schedule - hopefully. However, as much as I'm looking forward to it, I still think Javier Bardem would have made a brilliant Roland Deschain.

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    1. Hopefully, it's been cancelled and passed on so many times... I myself would like Hugh Jackman in the role :)

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  5. I see Hugh Jackman's name. I vote for him, too. Even though I know NOTHING about The Dark Tower.

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    1. Huge Jackman's good, but being a huge fan of the book Bardem fits the bill for me. (Being a book fan, I'll probably end up hating the film...lol. Always the way)

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    2. yep, you can never satisfy the fans :)

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    3. See, for me, I don't care about the book or film, I'm just there to see Jackman.

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    4. fingers crossed the role is really his :)

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    1. you should save argh for tomorrow when we have some pirate news

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    2. stupid blogger is buggin' it won't let me do anything...

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    3. Nope, not Black Sails, which, by the way, premier this Saturday :)

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  7. Count me in for Vice; I like Bruce Willis and I love scifi :)

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    1. we couldn't possibly live without sf!

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  8. Vice should be pretty good. I usually like movies with Bruce Willis.

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  9. I loved reading the Dark Tower series, I really do hope they do a good job. I'm already wondering how they will handle some of the things that happen.
    Is it a coincidence that so many Bruce Willis movies involve the future?

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    1. Fingers crossed, Pat, many fans would like to see a good film coming out of it

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  10. I can't imagine Ronan as Sue Storm.

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  11. I am so on board for The Dark Tower movie. However, I am not so sure about the series. Under the Dome was lacking something awful. I watched 3 episodes, then deleted the rest off my dvr. I have a feeling I'd do the same with the tv series of The Dark Tower Too.

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    1. well, not all shows need awful and dark morbid things... what happened to good old suspense?

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    2. I agree! It seems they went to shock factor over suspense. Horror shows should be more suspense, less gore!

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  12. I've only watched a few King movies that are truly great, Misery being one example. The book is usually always better. The Dark Tower is a great series. The right industry people can make it amazing on film.

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    1. Fingers crossed, but you can never keep all of the fans satisfied

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)