Monday, July 11, 2011


 As "Total Film" reports, one of our favourite actors Michael Fassbender (X-MEN 1ST CLASS) has joined Brendan Gleeson's
movie adaptation of AT SWIM TWO BIRDS, a novel by Irish writer Flann O'Brien. The story of the film follows a student who is writing a couple of stories that begin to intertwine, before the characters decide to rebel against their creator. It's interesting that this film, with a very complex plot which will connect Ireland's glorious past and grim present days, has three amazing Irish actors in its cast beside Fassbender - Cillian Murphy, Colin Farrell and Gabriel Byrne will all appear in the movie alongside Brendan's son Domhnall!
After Dwayne Johnson and Adrienne Palicki, a new actor who will join Channing Tatum in G.I. JOE 2: COBRA STRIKES, according to "MovieWeb" is Ray Stevenson.  Famous ROME
star, who has been active this year in THOR and in THE THREE MUSKETEERS as well, will play Firefly, a ninja working for the villainous Cobra Organization.  He is a saboteur and explosives expert wearing a red ninja outfit. According to "TheDailyMail" we could get the third part of the BRIDGET JONES DIARY. Paul Feig, the director of BRIDESMAIDS (with horrid and talentless Kristen Wiig and delightful Melissa McCarthy) is negotiating to helm the film with Renee Zellweger. Everything is still just a gossip but the film will apparently have Bridget hoping to become pregnant but not knowing with whom - with Colin Firth or with Hugh Grant.
Although I don't like the extremely unlikable Mia Wasikowska, the trailer for RESTLESS does promise a possibly enchanting film. To premiere this September, the film directed by famous Gus Van Sant, also stars charming young Henry Hopper, the son of late
Dennis Hopper in the story about a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals. Although deadly ill, she is still full of love of life and nature, and he is disappointed in life after he lost his parents in an accident. When these two outsiders chance to meet at a funeral, they find an unexpected common ground in their unique experiences of the world. For Enoch, it includes his best friend Hiroshi who happens to be the ghost of a Kamikaze fighter pilot. For Annabel, it involves an admiration of Charles Darwin and an interest in how other creatures live. Upon learning of Annabel's imminent early passing, Enoch offers to help her face her last days with an irreverent abandon, tempting fate, tradition and even death itself.


Unknown said...

Okay, that pic of Michael Fassbender has me drooling all over my keyboard. ;)

I think I may really like Restless. The plot sounds intriguing and this trailer is pretty cool.

DEZMOND said...

yes, Melsy, I already know that you find that particular pic of Fass-My-Benders droolworthy :)

The trailer is cool if you can stand that Mia person, as I can't :)

FilmMattic said...

Fassbender is on the rise. His First Class performance is really his coming out party to mainstream America. And he deserves it. He's a brilliant thespian and deserves more roles.

Luanne G. Smith said...

I can relate to At Swim Two Birds. Ha! My characters are always rebelling.
Love the cast for that one.

Why don't you like Mia? She's adorable.

DEZMOND said...

he sure is! I've been following him and supporting him for years now, and I'm happy he is rising to fame in Hollywood!

DEZMOND said...

he he I knew you would relate somehow to rebellious characters :)
She's horrible, she is in the group of actresses alongside Portman, Knightley and Mulligan, which I can't stand.

flixy said...

Woot Woot! Three of my fave Irish actors in one movie! AT SWIM TWO BIRDS is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated movies of next year!

Unknown said...

Bridget is still going on!? Amazing! I have always found that series funny. Perhaps I'll watch. The trailer looks amazing.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Restless" looks quite promising. Henry Hopper looks so much like his father when he was young. And why don't you like Mia Wasikowska? Was she the girl in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland or am I confused?

Samantha Sotto said...

I'm on the fence about a third Bridget Jones movie. But then again, there is Colin Firth to look forward to... ;-)

Magixx said...

nice post, prolly gonna check that out!

Jaccstev said...

I heard that "At Swim Two Birds" plot operates on many levels, incorporating plots within plots and includes elements of farce, satire and fantasy. That's quite interesting.

Custard said...

Happy Monday Dezzy, I hope you are well!!

Fassbender can do no wrong!! He is a legend. And how much does the Hopper kid look like his Pa? Spooky

-E- said...

i'll have to respectfully disagree with you about kristen wiig. she makes me laugh.

DEZMOND said...

yep, we've been seeing some very thespian casts recently, which is very interesting!

it's only a rumor, but apparently both the director and the actors are eager to continue the series :)

yes, he looks like his father and is very handsome. I can't stand Mia, she irritates me physically for some reason and plus her expressionless acting ruins every film she's put in. Don't like her big time!

DEZMOND said...

ah, ladies will always like Colin Firth :) I wonder how does he defend himself in his private life from the armies of female fans :)

glad you like it.

yes, the plot is extremely complex and difficult, it will be an interesting one to see on film

DEZMOND said...

hey, Custie, how's life at the island today?
Yep, Fassbender is the star! And young Henry does look like his father. He is also a handsome fella so I hope he has lots of talent as well, this is one of his first films

yes, Edmund, I know some people like her, unlike me :) I just don't like those cold faces comedians like her and Tina Fey.

The Angry Lurker said...

Ray Stevenson is not too bad, good addition to another popcorn movie.

DEZMOND said...

he is quite a nice fella, loved him in ROME and he was also good in THOR. Haven't seen him yet as PUNISHER, since it's not my kind of movie, but he is a nice and versatile action star.

Mr. Cactus said...

Restless looks to be great.

Anonymous said...

Ooo...some new things to look at. As with the other installments, I'll be passing on BJD3 should it come to fruition.

M Pax said...

The story of Restless interests me. And so does At Swim Two Birds.

DEZMOND said...

it does

it's still not clear whether it will come to fruition or not :)

glad to hear that!

Unknown said...

Dezzy - Thought I'd pop over and say hi! Rene looks HAWT and the late Dennis Hopper's son is a cutie. Hope you had a great weekend. =D

DEZMOND said...

we do like them blond don't we? :)))

Novroz said...

You should also mention Brendon Gleeson and Jonathan Rhyes Meyer in At Swim Two Bird ;)

Jamie Gibbs said...

At Swim Two Birds souunds great, and with that cast list it shouldn't disappoint :D

DEZMOND said...

Gleeson IS mentioned, and Rhys Meyers hasn't been mentioned in the project since the very first mention of it a few years ago so he might not still be in it

it does have a nice cast