Monday, July 18, 2011


Oooh, I'm totally loving this: according to "Variety" our favourite vampire, favourite blond and favourite Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard is teaming up with Warner Bros. and he will both produce
and take the lead role in a huge epic THE VANGUARD in which the story will  revolve around two Viking warrior brothers who toil to return to Sweden after being banished to North America. The studio would like this to be a tentpole project in the line of GLADIATOR and BRAVEHEART. The film will be written by emerging screenwriter Chris Boal who is also writing the JULIUS CAESAR epic I wrote about last week. And we shall also watch Skarsgard in BATTLESHIP, in the remake of STRAW DOGS and in Lars Von Trier's MELANCHOLIA.
Graphic novel RUST will get an animated movie adaptation at 20th Century Fox. Set in the prairie lands of an unknown time after a devastating world war, this high octane adventure
follows Jet Jones, a mysterious boy with the jetpack on his back, who crashes onto a farm chased by a giant decommissioned war robot!Ah, 300: BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA, the prequel to the famous Spartan epic which will follow the rise of the Persian ruler Xerxes, has found its director in Noam Murro (SMART PEOPLE, DIE HARD5) while his main rival for the job, Jaume Collet Serra has got the helm of AKIRA instead. And today you can also check out the costume that our dear Karl Urban will wear in the remake of JUDGE DREDD about a futuristic cop who also acts as judge as soon as he catches a criminal.
 And here's the first trailer for extremely charming THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS, a stop motion 3D animated film coming to cinemas in 2012. In it, Hugh Grant is the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain - a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat
less than successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!


  1. LOL The only one I'm interested in it The Pirates. hat's gonna make a fun day out ;o)

  2. haha Pirates looks fantastic! Love the animation and humour.

  3. The PIrates trailer made me laugh. Looks fun.

    I must have missed Judge Dredd the first time around. Haven't heard of that one before, but I'll watch the remake for Karl Urban. :)

  4. How did they talk him into that? Didn't the shiny gold and ruby monstrosity that they clapped onto Sylvester Stallone's body teach him anything? I hope it turns out better this time around.

  5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits, just by the name, is a film my buddy is going to obsess over. He loves pirates. And it does look like a fun time.

  6. Happy Monday Dezzy, I hope you are OK after what happened on myblog over the weekend?

    I am always in for a bit of vikings!! ooooh raaaah. Also I am very interested in what Urban does for Dredd. Let's hope he doesn't take his helmet off this time!

  7. Urban's not looking too bad, will they leave the helmet on I wonder, anything with Vikings |I'm there, even with Pathfinder?

  8. Ohh that looks really surprising to me. I really liked this one !!!
    Watch Abduction online

  9. VIKINGS! PIRATES! JUDGE! aw right!

  10. Alexander Skarsgard and David Tenant in the same post - must be my lucky day! Thanks, Dezzy. :D

  11. How could they have a viking movie and not have Skarsgard in it? Ideal casting.

  12. @Mary
    the pirate one will be hilarious :)

    isn't it just lovely? :) I also just love their names and the actors will do amazing job with their voices :)

    it's an amazing trailer :) So full of charm and wit :)

    pretty much all the films from the 80's and early 90's are getting remakes, so is Dredd :)

  13. @Matty
    it will be a great fun, you should watch him with your buddies when it opens in cinemas :)

    nothing happened if you ask me.
    DREDD indeed won't take his helmet off at all which makes me desperate :( I mean a film with Karl Urban and we don't get to see him at all!!!

    yep, as I said above to Custie, the helmet won't come off during the film, which makes me a bit sad :( And I liked PATHFINDER quite a lot :)

  14. @Awesome
    glad you like it!

    it's a brilliant combination, isn't it? :)

    be welcome, Sammy, I know what my ladies like :))

    and how could they make Swedish movie without ABBA? :pppp

  15. Oh, I want to see the pirates movie! I love freeman and it looks so good.

  16. Thanks for that Judge Dredd pic. Looks good!

    "Rust" sounds interesting.

    I hope "Pirates" is kid-appropriate. (I can't play the vid from here)

  17. @Clarissa
    everybody wants to see the pirates movie, it is so cute and funny :)

    well it is a film with British humour so I'm not sure kids would get it, but it doesn't have rude scenes :) It's quite delightful

  18. The older one will. She and I have the same sense of humor and affinity for British humour. I'll take a look at home tonight.

  19. then you will enjoy it, it really is charmingly hilarious and delightfully witty :)

  20. The VANGUARD - cool, a real Swede as a Viking - maybe this time they won't have Scottish accents...

  21. Karl looks great. Pirates is funny.

  22. Interesting that all but the UK has the subtitle "Band of Misfits" where as the UK has " an adventure with scientists". Very much looking forward to it :D

  23. @Robert
    he he maybe they won't :)

    agreed on both!

    didn't know about that.

  24. Alexander was made to play a Viking! (sigh) Great pic of the handsome Swede.

  25. glad you like the pic, Kelly :)

  26. Can't say I'm all into Alexander. He's a good actor, but if I'm going blond, I'm going Charlie Hunnam.

    Can't wait for Judge Dredd. Karl certainly makes that awful costume look sexy. And he has tons more talent and presence than the always stiff and stupid Sylvester Stalllone.

    I can't believe they chose Noam Murro. He wasn't familiar to me at first, but I found out his prior experience was the godawful Smart People. What a waste of time that putrid thing was. If he effs this movie up, I'm putting him on my list. ;)

  27. Yes, Karl will certainly bring more depth and charisma to DREDD than Sly :)
    And, yes, this Murro guy will definitely end up in our black list if he disappoints us :) I've never heard of SMART PEOPLE, before, what was it about?