Thursday, April 7, 2011


Here are some fresh updates on the two upcoming Snow White projects. THE BROTHERS GRIMM: SNOW WHITE, which will star Lily Collins as Snow White, Armie Hammer as prince and Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, will have some stunning costumes to fit the breathtaking visual style of its director
Tarsem Singh. Tarsem revealed that everything will be in snow, but the costumes will be colourful and extravagant (if you remember both of his previous films THE CELL and THE FALL featured some of the best costumes ever seen on film). He also said that the film will be like if you looked at Gaudi’s architecture, based in England, done like a turn-of-the-century Russian film by an Indian guy :) The second project on the same tale SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, which kinda went downwards after Viggo Mortensen refused the title role (he hated the script) beside Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron as Evil Queen, is now trying to persuade Hugh Jackman to replace him in the role of the Huntsman who teaches Snow White how to beat the Evil Queen.

SHORT HEADLINES *According to "MovieWeb" Warner Bros and the producers of HARRY POTTER will make a film adaptation of French fantasy saga THE ADVENTURES OF OSCAR PILL
which follows an unusual teenage boy, who can travel inside living beings including humans. *XERXES, the prequel to cult Spartan epic 300, which will follow the rise of the Persian ruler describing the battles and events which lead to things which happened in 300, will probably change its title when the production starts and it won't be directed by Zack Snyder again, who is busy with SUPERMAN.*Oooh, I've always wanted to see Gerard Butler and Catherine Zeta Jones together in a film and that will now really happen. Zeta will join him in PLAYING THE FIELD, a film about a famous ex soccer star who starts coaching his little son's team and becomes a love target of lonely soccer moms and other ladies in town. Catherine Zeta Jones will play a vixen newscaster. The film also stars Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel and Dennis Quaid

Check out the first pictures from Disney's new hand drawn animated movie THE BALLAD OF NESSIE. The charming movie is set in the "bonny blue highlands" of Scotland bringing a whimsical and colorful tall tale about the friendly Loch Ness Monster, Nessie, and how she and her best friend MacQuack the rubber duck came
to live in the moor they now call home. Setting the adventure into motion is a greedy land developer named MacFroogle, who decided to build a mini-golf empire on top of Nessie's home.


  1. Wow, all this interest in Snow White makes me wish that Snow White inspired YA novel of mine wasn't sitting in a drawer half finished. Heh, and good for Viggo. I like him.

  2. Oooh, that's a dashing photo of Jackman, me likey! :)

    Now Dezzy, I'm disappointed in you... where is Gerry Berry photo to go w/ the lovely Zeta Jones?? :( But yeah, I'm so excited to see she's joined the cast, wow, lucky Butler to be surrounded by these beautiful ladies. Kinda like his real life I bet.

  3. What a lovely photo of Catherine Zeta Jones! I love the classy looking ones best.
    If Mr. Mortensen hated the script to Snow White, I'm sure it will tank just as bad as Red Riding Hood did, though I can't say that I won't go see it just because. And for the other Snow White, I must say I'm a little excited to see Julia Roberts play a villain!

  4. @Luanne
    oooh, you have a Snow White inspired novel? :) Don't forget these two aren't the only projects on the tale, there's also the SNOW AND THE SEVEN but that one will be set in China I think with Snow White and seven samurais :)

    I needed a green one, since the post is green thanks to Nessie :) and this one was lovely :)
    I'm just sad that the film won't be having just Zeta and Gerry as a love couple :( I'd love a steamy romcom with the two of them.

  5. @Kristin
    that pic of Catherine is from some perfume add :) And it's not just that Viggo hated the script, the fact that Stewart is in it makes it a horrible film already :))

  6. I would love to see Catherine Zeta Jones in some steamy scenes with Gerard Butler. I'll see this just for them, though. I just hope they don't have him wind up with Biel.

    Nessie looks adorable. :)

  7. Jessica Biel will play his ex wife, the mother of his son, in the film :)
    And Nessie really is super adorable :) Can't wait to see McQuack too :)

  8. Ah, the Ballad of Nessie does looks adorable! And I would love to see more and more Hugh Jackman, but who steps into a role that Viggo turned down? A tough sell, I think. Guess we'll see. Thanks for my Hollywood fix for the day!

  9. well, if Hugh asks me for an advice, I will tell him to turn down the role as well, since the film just can't be good with Stewart in the lead role and with Viggo thinking it's a crap film :)

  10. Hopefully they've improved the script if they're going after Jackman.

  11. If Viggo turned down the Snow White project it makes me think it might not be a good story..Though I wouldn't mind seeing Hugh Jackman on the big screen as the huntsman -or forest prince?!- at all!
    The Nessie film looks cute!

  12. Well doesn't Mr. Jackman look dashing in that suit?

    Another fine list of movies, Dezzy! THE BALLAD OF NESSIE, in particular, looks rather interesting. I love the hand drawn cartoons and wish there were more of them.

  13. wow, we don't see a lot of 2D animation movies these days. The style reminds me of the 50s animations. I think I would have liked to have seen a new style, although I know that the Disney animators are taught to draw a certain way and they have to stick to it.

  14. Ah, thanks Dez! Catherine Zeta-Jones is one of my favorites. So beautiful, so classy, so talented. Playing the Field...yeah, count me in! That's quite a romantic duo.

  15. Playing The Field sounds like it's going to be really good.

    Thoughts in Progress

  16. Oscar Pill sounds rather strange.

    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

  17. Catherine Zeta-Jones AND Gerard Butler?? Can't wait! :D

  18. Has there ever been a more delicious looking photo of HJ - well, if there is I haven't seen it, until now - thanks! You added that missing element - the hunk factor - to my day!

    I'm a fan of 2D animation and it will be great to see this piece from Disney - more and more 2D is making a comeback (I like it better then the 3D, but both have their place)

    Cheers, Jenny

  19. I'm glad Disney sets up their new project in Scotland! =)


  20. @Lynda R Young: don't you think of 1977 "Pete's Dragon"?


  21. Snow White and the Huntsman would be incredibly lucky to have Hugh Jackman! It would probably save the film from being a complete disaster. Love that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Gerard Butler are working together!! What a sexy duo!!

  22. I loved the movie The Fall. Nobody I know has seen it! And it was spectacular---a real visual feast! Hugh isn't looking too shabby in that photo either...

  23. HMMMM I hope that Snow white is going to be better than that awful Red Riding Twilight thing that just got released. I want fairy tales as they are supposed to be, not the way Disney tells them. I know we were discussing it is nice to have things light and fluffy over on my site but heck, I want it all!! (is that wrong?)

    Zeta Jones can turn out the best performance of her life, win an Oscar and I still wouldn't watch it!! Can't stand the woman.

    The Disney cartoon looks nice though, my girls are going to love it.

    Sorry Dezzy, I am in a grumps today.


  24. @Alex

    ah, who could mind a healthy doze of Hugh in any film :)

    NESSIE will be a smash hit :) She is so cute, just look at her trying to bathe in a pig's barrel :)

    it does look very very old fashioned. I myself prefer modern animation, but there is something charming and warm in the old ways as well :)

  25. @Matty
    he he I know that you share my obsession with the most beautiful woman on Earth - Zeta Jones :)

    it will be super charming :)

    it certainly does like all French films and books :)

  26. @Jonathon
    Disney will never let us down :)

    aren't they just the greatest couple ever? :))
    Glad to see you over here, my dear ;)

    oooh, there have been many other delicious pics of Hugh, just use the search button in the right sidebar with his name and you will find other posts on him and many lovely pics (some even revealing) :))

  27. @Lucinda
    we love us some Scotland on film :) BRAVE will also be set in Scotland, it's another upcoming animated film

    they will be the sexiest duo ever :)

    THE FALL was one of the visually most striking films in history together with THE CELL. Tarsem is just a unique genius.

    what? Don't you know that you can't say such blasphemous things about Catherine in front of me :) I will track you down and destroy you :))) She is actually mu favourite actress beside Cate Blanchett
    I think that both SNOW WHITE films will be according to your taste, since both directors have promised darker versions, especially THE HUNTSMAN one which will have him teaching SnowWhite fighting skills to destroy Queen.

  28. teehee Sorry Dezzy, I was very grumpy this morning. Something to do with the red wine consumption last night.....oops

    I didnt mean to offend. But I can't pretend to like her. I don't know why I dislike her so much, but she is in the same list as Keira Knightley for me..

    Sorry my new friend!

  29. Why am I being logged in on my old blog account....pesky internet!!

  30. Julia Roberts = Evil

    Catherine Zeta Jones, in my opinion, makes a beautiful vixen.

    The Ballad of Nessie looks adorable.

  31. oh, I live CZJ. Xerxes sounds interesting but less interesting without zach snider.

  32. @Dezzy Well, I really hope the band comes to see us after the show =) It will be October, so it won't be too cold normally, but we'll see! Everybody told me Sharon always came to meet the fans, though she is quite long to do so haha :P


  33. Maybe Snow White should be in a snow storm on a comet. :) Then Hugh Jackman might need his claws to save her. Maybe if she kisses him, she save Wolverine from his angst. :)

    Yay. Gerard Butler. As good as Henry.

  34. @Custard
    oooh, HOLLYWOOD SPY can't stand Keira Knightley either :) We have a mutual nemesis then :)
    PS what did you do so that army took away your general rank? :)

    she is naturally evil, yes? :)

  35. @Budd
    yes, 300 was his child, so I'm afraid it could go downwards without him, like MUMMY 3 was bad without Stephen Sommers :(

    that's nice. Tarja Turunen from NIGHTWISH had her concert recently in my country, she has a similar sound to WITHIN TEMPTATION :)

    a kiss between Kristen Steward and our dear Hugh??? I would personally tear up the screen. :) and lead a rebellion against Hollywood.

  36. 2 snow white movies seems...excessive. I hope one of them will be good(I actually don't have anything against Stewart, but i think when actors turn down your script due to hate its probably a bad sign)

  37. Ok first off, Jackman in the Snow White movie could indeed be interesting. Theron as the Evil Queen definitely sounds interesting. But just the mention of Stewart sucks away any chance I'll watch this movie. Sorry, but I can't stand that girl.

    Be interesting to see what that WB fantasy saga looks like.

    I really don't want to see Xerxes get done without Snyder. I want to see a real sequel, which means it would have to follow that same style. And anybody trying to do that but Snyder would just come across as a hack to me.

    Oooooh, Gerard Butler in another cheesy rom-com? Yay!!!! /sarcasm *thumbs down* I'll pass

  38. if they improved the script I could see it working out well for Jackman. And Gerard Butler is fast becomming one of my favourite people, I like his style.

  39. @Dirty
    now two, there will be three of them :)

    Yep, I'm not watching it either because of Stewart, even if they fill up the rest of the cast with my favourite actors.
    XERXES definitely won't be the same without Snyder. But he is busy with SUPERMAN, and the studio wants both films at the same time .. :(

    yep, it's the style that you like about him ... cough, cough ....