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Trailer Released for “If I Stay” Film Adaptation

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The trailer for the upcoming film adaptation “If I Stay” starring Chloe Moretz has officially released. It comes from Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema via MTV. The film is based on the novel of the same name.

Mia Hall (Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate.

Moretz stars opposite Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds and Stacy Keach.

“If I Stay” will release in theaters on August 22. It was directed by R.J. Cutler with a script from Shauna Cross. You can watch the trailer below:

Chloe Grace Moretz Closes Deal to Star in The 5th Wave

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Chloe Moretz has signed on to star in the big screen adaptation of the bestselling novel, “The 5th Wave.” The film is based the book of the same name written by Rick Yancey.

In this tense thriller, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie meets a young man who may become her final hope.

The novel has been a phenomenon in young adult literature, with 20 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list, 240,000 hardcover units sold, and 55,000 e-books sold. The novel, which has also had tremendous crossover appeal with adults, was honored with the 2014 Red House Children’s Book Award in the UK. The second book in Yancey’s planned trilogy, “The Infinite Sea,” will be published on September 16, 2014.

The 5th Wave will be directed by J. Blakeson with a screenplay from Susannah Grant. Graham King will produce along with Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe through his Material Pictures.

Chloe Moretz Eyes The November Criminals

 

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Chloe Moretz, is reported to be looking at the leading role in the upcoming film from director Sacha Gervasi. The film is a big screen adaptation of f Sam Munson’s novel, “The November Criminals” which was published in 2011. Moretz is eyeing the Digger role though the character’s real name is Phoebe. Continue reading

Chloe Moretz Signs On for If I Stay

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The big screen adaptation for If I Stay has officially signed on Chloe Grace Moretz in the lead role. The project was first announced in 2009 when Twilight direct, Catherine Hardwicke showed interest in adapting the novel from Gayle Forman. R.J. Cutler is now attached to direct the film.  Continue reading

Official Synopsis for ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Released

What’s more kick-ass than the Kick-Ass film? Hopefully the answer to that question is Kick-Ass 2.

The project began as a creator-owned comic book series of the same name written by superstar Mark Millar and illustrated by John Romita, Jr. Kick-Ass the comic, ran for 8 kick-ass issues and was published by Marvel Comics under the Icon imprint.

The film adaptation hit theaters thanks to LionsGate, in March of 2010. It was directed by Matthew Vaughn, also known for X-Men: First Class, and produced by Vaughn and A-List actor, Mr. Brad Pitt. Perhaps The Brad was also a fan of the comic series, eh?

It starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Dave Lizewski, who develops the alter ego, Kick-Ass, and the always funny Christopher Mintz-Plasse as The Red Mist. Of course Chloe Moretz, soon to star as Carey in the Stephen King-based re-make, was the much embattled Hit Girl. See, its one thing for a big bad gangster to beat up a child hero in a comic book, but the same scene on the big screen, and what you get is a scandal. Nicholas Cage played Big Daddy, Hit Girl’s father. He played such a controversial and somewhat insane character particularly well. He was believable, in my book, but then he often portrays crazy with special panache. Mark Strong was our lead villain, a member of organized crime. Well, that is, unless you consider his costumed son, The Red Mist, the primary antagonist.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, believe it or not, is a British actor, and he has gone on to star in a few high-profile films. He was the despicable character of Joe in Albert Nobbs, a picture with Oscar noms. He was Ben in the totally risque action-drama, Savages. And he’ll appear as Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina, opposite Keira Knightley and Jude Law beginning on 9 November in the USA.

Kick-Ass 2 is coming to a theater near you on June 28th, 2013. The Kick-Ass and Red Mist you know and love will return. That means Taylor-Johnson and Mintz-Plasse are back in the saddle again. Let’s take a look at the official synopsis.

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), reborn as The Mother F%&*^r, only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.

When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire, leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes.

Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.

How can you not love it? The film comes from Universal John Leguizamo and Donald Faison also on the cast list.

Carrie Brings Horror to Facebook

If you believe there’s no horror quite like the classics, then buckle your seat belts, because the King of scary is returning you to the world of Carrie. I’m sure you have heard by now that the iconic supernatural thriller is getting a reboot. The new Carrie is joining the internet age. Filmmakers have launched an official Facebook page.

Author Stephen King had cause to celebrate on Friday, September 21st. That date marked his 65th birthday! A little known factoid has been released in lieu of all the horror-themed goodness. King’s fictional character, Carrie, shares the same birthday. The Facebook page, in fact, featured a lovely little boon for fans. It’s a copy of Carrie’s birth certificate! How cool is that? Of course the document comes out of the state of Maine, where a majority of King’s stories take place. Also, it seems Carrie was born one Carrietta White, no middle name listed. The bundle of joy entered the world at seven pounds, one ounce.

The new film will scare audiences beginning in Spring of next year. This time around Chloe Moretz is acting the title role and Julianne Moore is her mother. In the story, Carrie is a pretty shy, solitary high-school girl, being raised by very religious mother. When Carrie’s peers play a traumatic practical joke on her senior prom, she unleashes some wicked retribution thanks to secret telekinetic abilities.

Carrie was King’s first novel and was first published in 1974. The first film adaptation followed in 1976. There was even a wild sequel in 1999 called The Rage: Carrie 2.

The new adaptation directed by Kimberly Peirce. The screenplay came from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Chloe Moretz is a natural choice for this role. I don’t imagine it was difficult to choose her. Horror seems to be imbued in her DNA. The young actress has already appeared in The Amityville Horror, Wicked Little Things, Hallowed Ground, and Let Me In, the American version of Let the Right One In. She was pretty creepy in 2009’s Not Forgotten. You probably didn’t hear about that one. It starred Simon Baker, TV’s Mentalist, and Paz Vega. Moretz is their daughter. The film depicts Santa Muerta. Yikes!

So, apart from checking out the new Carrie‘s Facebook page, how did Stephen King pass his 65th birthday? He released a sequel to another of his classics! No joke. The Shining, part two, is titled Doctor Sleep, and you can buy the new book starting today, September 24th.

The new book picks up with the life of survivor Danny Torrance, some thirty years after the events which took place at the Overlook Hotel. You can bet he’s still haunted. If we’re lucky, this book will get a book adaptation of its own.

I’d say King has quite a bit for which to be proud. He has published at least fifty novels, including seven under the pen-name of Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books, my favorite of which is On Writing, one of the best books on the craft available to date. He is still married to his wife, Tabitha King, to whom he first dedicated Carrie, and has three children, Naomi, Joe, and Owen.

Jim Carrey Sought For Role In Kick-Ass 2

 

Deadline recently reported that Universal Pictures is attempting to gain Jim Carrey for a new role in the upcoming sequel, Kick-ass 2. Carrey, who admitted to being a fan of Matthew Vaughn’s original film, would be playing the part of Colonel Stars, a military-themed superhero who founds the super-team Justice Forever.

While this is far from a sure thing, this could be the perfect next role for Carrey. If he signs on, Carrey will join Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Robert Emms, Yancy Butler and Morris Chestnut in the adaptation of the Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. comic.

As for the film’s story, part of the plot will revolve around someone discovering the hero’s identity, with both Dave and Mindy possibly being found out.

Much of the storyline will also focus on Hit Girl and what happens to her after the events of the first movie. After her identity is released, she begins to be teased and bullied and given a less than classy nickname of “Captain Muffin-Muncher.” But don’t expect Hit Girl to cower in the face of the teasing. She is always ready to take charge in confrontation and self defense.

The sequel will be directed by Never Back Down helmer Jeff Wadlow and will feature a script by Vaughn.

New Kick Ass 2 Details Released

Several new details have been released for Jeff Wadlow’s upcoming project Kick-Ass 2. It has been confirmed that all of the core cast members will return, including Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Negotiations are currently underway for Garrett M. Brown’s return to the role of Roswell (Dave’s dad), according to Moviehole, and it has been announced that he will have a more active role in the sequel.

Auditions for the role of Uncle Ralph, the guardian of Chris/Red Mist, will also begin soon. Fans can expect this role to be filled by someone of a Mark Strong-esque stature.

As for the film’s story, part of the plot will revolve around someone discovering the hero’s identity, with both Dave and Mindy possibly being found out.

Much of the storyline will also focus on Hit Girl and what happens to her after the events of the first movie. After her identity is released, she begins to be teased and bullied and given a less than classy nickname of “Captain Muffin-Muncher.” But don’t expect Hit Girl to cower in the face of the teasing. She is always ready to take charge in confrontation and self defense.

More details on the film are slowly being released, but with all the main cast returning it seems it will definitely fall in line with previous installment.

Casting Update For Carrie Adaptation

With most of the major cast members already set for the upcoming adaptation of “Carrie” two more actresses have been added to the list. It was recently announced that Portia Doubleday and Judy Greer have joined the cast of MGM and Screen Gems’ remake of Stephen King’s Carrie.

Doubleday will play antagonist Chris Hargensen the mean-spirited popular girl who torments Carrie and later comes up with the plan to further humiliate her at the prom. Greer will play the gym teacher, Miss Desjardin, the sympathetic gym teacher that aids Carrie in the gym locker room. In the famed cult classic 1976 adaptation by Brian DePalma, the role of Chris was played by Nancy Allen and the gym teacher was played by Betty Buckley.

Director, Kim Peirce, has described this incarnation as an adaptation of the novel rather than remake of the De Palma film.

Other cast members include: Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) as Carrie White, Julianne Moore will play Carrie’s religious mother, and Gabriella Wilde will play Sue Snell.

The official synopsis for King’s 1974 novel follows:

“The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom.”

For those wishing to relive the 1976 horror film, or see it for the first time, here’s the trailer:

You can also see the trailer for 2002 remake below:

Julianne Moore Confirms Role In Carrie Adaptation

The rumor mill has been swirling for months about who will play Carrie’s mother in the upcoming Carrie remake. It was reportedly between Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore. It was reported last week that Moore was offered the role and Deadline confirmed that she has accepted.

Carrie’s mother is abusive towards her, using her fundamental christian values to keep her from experiencing the world, and being a teenager.

Moore will be starring along side Chloe Moretz, who is playing the titular character.

Deadline has also reported that Gabriella Wilde, who recently starred in The Three Musketeers, is in talks to take the role of Sue Snell.

Carrie is based on the novel written by famed horror author Stephen King, originally published in 1974. The plot revolves around the titular Carrie, a high school girl who is bullied by the other students in her school. She uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on all those who tease her.

It is one of the most frequently banned books in United States schools. Much of the book is written in an epistolary structure, through newspaper clippings, magazine articles, letters, and excerpts from books.

There have already been several adaptation of the novel, the 1976 film being the most well known and praised.

The film has been said to be less of a remake of the 1976 Brian De Palma film and more of a re-adaptation of the original text.

Shooting for the upcoming adaptation begins next month under the direction of Kimberly Peirce. It is said that it will be released March 2013.