Sunday, August 24, 2014

CATE BLANCHETT, CHRISTIAN BALE, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH LENDING VOICES TO THE JUNGLE ANIMALS IN 'THE JUNGLE BOOK'! STUNNING TRAILER FOR 'AUTOMATA' SF THRILLER WITH ANTONIO BANDERAS

'THE JUNGLE BOOK 'CASTS
 CATE BLANCHETT & CHRISTIAN BALE IN THE VOICE ROLES
Catching up on the stories we didn't post this week, the voice cast of new live action adaptation of THE JUNGLE BOOK is rounding up in a rather stellar way: to be directed by LORD OF THE RINGS's Gollum Andy Serkis, the movie will see CGI animals mixed with motion capture and live action scenes. Christian Bale will lend his voice to the fearsome panther Bagheera, Cate Blanchett will hiss as the sinister python Kaa, while Serkis himself will voice the beloved Baloo the bear. Peter Mullan, Naomie Harris and Eddie Marsan will all voice members of the wolf pack that raises Mowgli, while Tom Hollander will portrayTabaqui, the underling jackal of Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch is lending his voice to the main villain). Child star Rohan Chand has been cast as the human boy Mowgli.

THE RIVAL FILM
You should not mix this one with Disney's own version of THE JUNGLE BOOK which is being directed by Jon Favreau. In that rival version, Bill Murray will play the friendly bear Baloo with Christopher Walken (as Ape King Louie), Giancarlo Esposito (Akela the Wolf), Ben Kingsley (Panther Bagheera), Scarlett Jonhansson (snake Kaa), Idris Elba (Shere Khan), and Lupita Nyong’o (mother wolf Raksha) playing other jungle animals.

'AUTOMATA' SF TRAILER
WITH ANTONIO BANDERAS!
I'm a bit late with this one, but you can still enjoy the first trailer for Antonio Banderas' science fiction thriller AUTOMATA which arrives into theatres this October also starring ultra bottoxed Melanie Griffith and Dylan McDermott. Set 30 years into future, it follows Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, who routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.

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    1. I'm surprised with the quality of the trailer too!

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  2. Hmm, 2 competing films, eh? Why do I suspect one will end up bypassing theaters and go direct to DVD/VOD?

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    1. not with such voice casts :) What is strange is that both are live action ones with CGI elements, it's not like one is that and the other is animated.... It's a total war :)

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  3. I barely recognized Antonio Banderas! Automata looks like a compelling film.

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    1. he grew old over the years.... and living with Melanie probably didn't help much in staying young and fresh....

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  4. So many Jungle Books and I'm guessing the original will always be the best. Automata looks a little scary, but oh so intriguing.

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    1. these won't be animated as the original one was

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  5. Automata great look , i like this fantastic movie !
    Cheers .

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  6. AUTOMATA looks ... wow! The only drawback is that Melanie Griffiths is in it. Not a fan!

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    1. yep, gave me chills when she appeared in the trailer.... da freak show...

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    2. She used to be so charming and real.... in the eighties :(

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    3. I think she got the craziness from her mother... did you know she grew up on a farm with wild cats? One of them even tore her face....

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  7. I am really looking forward to The Jungle Book, but wonder how well Kate will play Kaa. Kaa was male in the Disney version, so we'll see how that one goes with her voicing it.

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    1. she will be most outstanding and positively marvellous as always. I've yet to see Cate in a weak role.... She is like Meryl - brilliant even when her films are not

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  8. Oh I LOVE CGI animals. Um... no I don't. But I love animals. You know, like us.

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    1. I only watch animated movies with animals.... Babe was the cutest CGI animal

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    2. I've got the book it was based on. You didn't know that, now did you?

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  9. Benedict already knows how to play a Khan

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    1. yep, his character pretty much ruined the film because all focus was on him instead on the crew

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  10. I kind of got stuck on Christian bale there for a second, no minute, no...longer.
    Benedicts voice will be awesome as the villain! Why is always proper English accents that play villains?

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