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Fox Set to Begin Testing Actors for Fantastic Four Reboot



According to a recent report from Variety, Fox is preparing for a new “Fantastic Four” reboot and have already begun testing actors for the lead roles. Fox appears to be testing for the roles of Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic and Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman.

Kit Harington, Jack O’Connell and the previously rumored Miles Teller are rumored to be in the running for the role of Mr. Fantastic while Saoirse Ronan, Kate Mara and Margot Robbie are being looked at for the Invisible Woman.  Continue reading

Noah's Ark

See the Inside of ‘Noah’s Ark’

Noah's Ark

We’ve been hearing the buzz surrounding Noah’s Ark, the movie, for months now. If you were starting to believe the Bible-based motion picture was a myth, we have a little something to return your faith. Will a photo from the set do the trick?

I can’t blame a single soul for being skeptical. It wasn’t so long ago that Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky was playing a game of red light, green light with The Wolverine property. That game ended without Aronofsky’s attachment sticking with The Wolverine. In fact, directing duties have transferred over to James Mangold. I don’t mind the change either. Mangold is behind Cop Land, a great crime drama with a great script, cool characters, and plenty of action. He also worked with Jackman before on his most romantic film, Kate & Leopold. Mangold also directed Walk the Line and 3:10 to Yuma. Color me excited. There’s even a photo of The Wolverine already floating around. The movie lives! Just like Noah’s Ark.

Noah’s Ark will star Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, who are being reunited from their co-starring roles on A Beautiful Mind. That ought to be fun. Saoirse Ronan of The Lovely Bones and The Host joins Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Durand and Mark Margolis. Did I read that right? Emma Watson! Woo!

When Aronofsky first won Crowe as his lead, he said, “I’d like to thank Paramount and Regency for backing my team’s work to breathe new life into the biblical epic. I rejoice that Russell Crowe will be by my side on this adventure. It’s his immense talent that helps me to sleep at night. I look forward to being wowed by him every day.”

Filming for this Biblical epic has been going on in Iceland and in New York and the picture has a release date of March 28, 2014. Can you say “Snakes on a Ship?” The photo from the set looks a little spooky. It also looks like something from an Indiana Jones film. That’s because it’s an interior shot from within the Ark, where piles of snakes reside, hoping to avoid the world-changing flood about to assault the planet. There’s also a giant crocodile down there, chilling with the snakes. (Well, he looks to big to be an alligator to me.) Can you imagine having to live peacefully with all those creatures trapped inside a floating vessel?

The photo came from Darren Aronofsky’s cinematographer, Matthew Libatique, who wrote,

Pre lighting on the holiest day of the year.”

I believe Libatique is referring to Yom Kippur, which began in the evening of Tuesday, September 25, and ended in the evening of Wednesday, September 26.

I hear Ray Winstone is being billed as the story’s villain. That should be interesting. He’s a good choice to be facing off against Crowe. If you’re a fan of Crowe, then you may have caught his Tweets about the terrible weather and dangerous conditions in Iceland. Better he than me! He has even joked about singing a lullaby to his Bible-based brood, Tweeting, “Night Shem, night Ham, night Japheth.”

This December Crowe will have the chance to wow Les Mis fans in his role as Inspector Javert. Thank you, director Tom Hooper, for figuring out that the big guy could sing. Speaking again of The Wolverine, Jean Valjean is brought to life by Hugh Jackman. Now that’s an awesome hero/ villain pairing!

Crowe is also getting in on some comic book movie action by becoming Jor-El for the new Man of Steel.

First Official Poster For The Host Revealed

The Host, the upcoming adaptation of the 2008 novel written by Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer, has finally revealed its official poster which you can see above.

Meyer’s novel and the upcoming film is a little more sci-fi than her previous multimillion dollar franchise, Twilight. Here is an official description of the novel:

“The Host” is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.

When Melanie, one of the few remaining “wild” humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

The film is being produced by Open Road Films and is being directed by Andrew Niccol.

The Host cast, headed by Saoirse Ronan as the main character, includes:

  • Saoirse Ronan as Melanie Stryder/Wanderer
  • Max Irons as Jared Howe
  • Diane Kruger as The Seeker
  • Jake Abel as Ian O’Shea
  • Chandler Canterbury as Jamie Stryder
  • William Hurt as Jeb Stryder
  • Boyd Holbrook as Kyle O’Shea
  • Frances Fisher as Maggie Stryder
  • Scott Lawrence as Doc

The Host is expected to hit theaters on March 29th, 2013.

You can also see the trailer for the film below: