Sunday, March 13, 2011


Young and super charming Luke Evans (who is about to become very busy in Hollywood, with roles in RAVEN, alongside John Cusack as Poe, in THE THREE MUSKETEERS alongside Orlando Bloom and Milla Jovovich,
and in ancient Greek epic IMMORTALS) will take the lead role in THE AMATEUR AMERICAN, an action thriller about a young American living in Paris who accepts a job working for a shadowy employer and soon finds himself framed for murder and caught up in a deadly game of espionage, blackmail, and deceit.
SHORT HEADLINES Comic book RASL will be adapted into a film by the producers of SHERLOCK HOLMES.  The film will follow a former military scientist who becomes an art thief, traveling to parallel universes to steal priceless artwork. *This week I've told you that NBC is shooting a new show PLAYBOY set in the 60's about a successful lawyer and a VIP member of a Playboy club  , but instead of Jeff Hephner, who didn't prove good enough at test shootings, NBC has now given the lead role to Eddie Cibrian.
*The closest to getting the lead role in the film adaptation of fantasy saga THE HUNGER GAMES is young Jennifer Lawrence nominated this year for an Oscar for her role in WINTER'S BONE.  We shall also see her this summer as Mystique in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.
And here it is finally - the first official teaser for CONAN THE BARBARIAN in which Jason Momoa will play the famous Barbarian hero when it hits cinemas this August.  In this action epic, a quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. Beside Momoa, the cast also includes stunning Rachel Nichols as Conan's love interest, Rose McGowan as an evil sorceress and Ron Perlman as Conan's father ....


  1. Probably shouldn't, but I have high hopes for Conan.

  2. Hope the first trailer will justify our hopes.

  3. Cool trailer. I haven't heard of Playboy but I like the premise and the star is surely worthy of the role. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. That's not a trailer, that's a teaser! Rawr! Show me MOAR! ;)

  5. It shouldn't be too hard to be better than Arnold's Conan, that was a truly epic piece of crap.

  6. This looks awesome, great article!

  7. Oh yay! I think Jennifer Lawrence would be great as Mystique! As for "Conan the Barbarian" I'm actually pretty interested in this one. It's not usually a film I would like but since Rose McGowan is in it I want to see it. I liked her in "Planet Terror."

    Thanks for the sweet comment. I hope you had a great weekend so far as well!! I just saw my blog on your blogroll!!! SO SWEET! Thank you, you're awesome!

  8. Jennifer Lawrence is hot but she's the wrong actress for the part.

  9. Don't remember too much about the first Conan, looking forward to see how the second does. The plot of Playboy sounds interesting.

    Thoughts in Progress

  10. @Clarissa
    if you click the red link in the post you can find the first article I wrote about PLAYBOY

    well, it says in the post that it's only a teaser :)

    he he ... it really was an epic crap :)

  11. @Raw
    glad you like it, Raw ;)

    be welcome, Nicole and glad you like the news on CONAN :)

    she's not hungry enough? :))

    well, the second one can't be any worse than the first one :)

  12. Jason Momoa is PERFECT for Conan! I just loved him in Stargate Atlantis and now I'm really looking forward to this movie!

  13. Ah Conan The Barbarian. Can anyone not a former Mr. Universe or Mr. Olympia possibly recreate the sheer awesomeness of Schwarzenegger in that role? We'll see. I did like the teaser trailer.

    The Amateur American sounds like a cool film. I love the setting!

  14. @Emily
    my thoughts exactly,Momoa will be perfect! :)

    Arnold and sheer awesomeness in one sentence? Have you been eating shrooms again, Matty? :)))

  15. conan! conan! another favorite childhood cartoon put into a film! these are definitely one of the film that i would choose to watch first, since in some ways, we already knew them so well. it's difficult not to support them. :)

  16. Jason will certainly be a stunning Conan. About time we had a sexy barbarian. ;) Jennifer Lawrence is a great up and coming actress and I think she will be great as Mystique.

  17. nonononoNOOOOOO!!!! kaya scodeelario needs to be katniss! :(
    but yikes! cheerios have never looked so yummy! :P
    have a good one dear dezz!

  18. @Levian
    totally agreed, it's difficult not wanna watch a remake of a film which played a huge part in our childhoods :)

    he will! And Rachel Nichols will be a stunning eye candy beside him :)

    what? Who's Kaya? :)
    He hehe ... and now we will disappointed if we don't find Smurfs in our Cheerios :)

  19. kaya was on the bbc's SKINS (a show i don't think you'd like- a no holds barred kind of show) with nicholas hoult, hannah murray, and dev patel a few years ago. the acting in that show was probably the best acting by a group of young adults i've ever seen. she was also in moon, clash of the titans, and has a version of wuthering heights coming out this year (according to wiki).
    she was instantly the face i pictured while reading the hunger games trilogy, and the funny thing is that a lot of the fan art that has been produced for the books has kaya for katniss as well. so, i guess a lot of other people imagined the character the same way i did....
    i know you're not too excited about the hunger games- but having read it, i didn't come across to me as what you think it is....
    anyway... umm... yeah. my brain no esta working well yet this morning! :)

  20. Yay for Luke Evans. Another Brit playing American, well I certainly am not complaining. I always have a thing for the Brits so I'd say they should play more people from different nations :) Somebody ought to update Luke's IMDb page though, come on, he's only got his date and place of birth on there :(

  21. @Vics
    I've just googled Kaya, and although I don't remember her from CLASH OF THE TITANS, she does seem extremely cute and lovely and plus you say she has acting talent, so I hope we shall see her in some future film in Hollywood if not in HUNGER GAMES.

    yep, you and I always prefer British and Australian actors :) Luke has been in Belgrade this winter shooting RAVEN with Cusack, So sorry I didn't accidentally bump into him while he was here :) He seems like a very nice lad.

  22. hope the real trailer will look even more amazing :)

  23. Not much to see in this first teaser for Conan. :(
    Momoa does look and sound like I would expect from Conan. Even if film doesn't do so well, he remains the right choice for that character.
    I read this film in true to the original books (as much as it can be). I didn't read those, but it certainly couldn't be a bad thing.

    Script writers even changed Conan's catchphrase/statement. In first move Conan said, when asked "What is best in life?":
    "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women."
    It is said that quote was taken from Genghis Khan, which is probably true, knowing what kind of ruthless psychopath and mass-murderer he was. :)

    This new movie uses short version of Robert E. Howard's original quote: "I live, I love, I slay, and am content."
    Full quote (a little long, but beautiful):

    "...I seek not beyond death. ... Let me live deep while I live; let me know the rich juices of red meat and stinging wine on my palate, the hot embrace of white arms, the mad exultation of battle when the blue blades flame and crimson, and I am content. Let teachers and priests and philosophers brood over questions of reality and illusion. I know this: if life is illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content."

    --- Robert E. Howard, The Queen of the Black Coast, 1934

    (I didn't know much about these quotes. I'm just relaying what more knowledgable people than me post on internet.)

  24. ah, Bels, I can't say I can relate to any of those quotes, they are a bit too barbarian for me :)))) but they won't stop me from watching the film, since you know I do like me some bad trashy barbarian epic from time to time with lots of great sets, scantily clad warriors and princesses and dynamic music :)
    But I must admit I'd agree with Conan on priests and philosophers :)))