Michael Fassbender is an actor that’s in demand lately, and that’s an understatement. He stars in next month’s X-Men: First Class, Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien prequel Prometheus, and has already worked with the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Cronenberg and Neil Marshall. You can’t knock the man’s taste. He is now being rumoured to star in Danny Boyle’s […]
It doesn’t seem like Bill Murray is eager to make Ghostbusters 3 any time soon. The notoriously picky actor/comedian has just signed to play American president Franklin D. Roosevelt in the historical drama Hyde Park On Hudson.The film will focus on the visit Queen Elizabeth paid to Roosevelt’s home in the 1940’s. Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Changing Lanes) is slated to […]
You know what you’re getting with AC/DC, and their style hasn’t changed a bit since 1973. You’re either a fan of their unpretentious hard rock, or turned off by their juvenile theatrics. Me? I find their medley of over-charged power chords and filthy lyrics impossible to dislike. Their mantra is simple: If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Because their […]
UPDATE (15/05/11): According to JoBlo, Universal are still going ahead with their Dark Tower adaptation, but have decided to move the start-date to February in an attempt to make the budget more feasible. Howard and Bardem are still attached. Original article follows. Fans of Stephen King’s expansive Dark Tower novels can breathe a sigh of relief. Ron Howard (The Da Vinci Code) […]
If there’s one production fan boys wish would go away, it’s the long-threatened live-action Akira. Anyone familiar with the Manga original realises the futility of trying to recreate this story with flesh and blood actors. It just seems so…well, pointless. An American spin on a quintessentially Japanese tale sounds like a recipe for disaster, and you imagine similarities to the […]
I am now completely sold on First Class. The latest trailer was a massive improvement, revealing more of the tone and style of Matthew Vaughn’s anticipated prequel. Now, MTV have scored videos showcasing three of the mutants – Havoc, Banshee and Beast. The effects work is impressive, the cast seem to be having a ball and that 60’s production design […]
As an homage to pulp crime fiction, LA Noire looks pretty definitive. Everything about it, from the visuals to the characterisation, appears to be straight out of a Humphrey Bogart film. Developed by Team Bondi (The Getaway) and published by Rockstar, it seems to be a title I’ve waited my entire life for. And those graphics? Just perfect. IGN scored […]
Anyone remember the short Day and Night that preceded Up in cinemas? Hands down one of the greatest small-scale animations ever made. Pixar aren’t known for doing things by halves, and their short films are just as impressive as their feature-length output. Which is why the just-announced La Luna is a project to keep an eye on.