Articles by Nick Martin
Seth Gordon firstly helped Jason Bateman to lead conspiracy against his awful boss and now is set to take the director’s chair for the Universal comedy Identity Theft designed to steal Bateman’s identity. It makes no sense, but who cares.
Tommy Lee Jones has joined the cast of the Japan-set post-World War II drama tentatively titled Emperor, from a screenplay by David Klass (Kiss the Girls) and Vera Blasi (Woman on Top). Jones will be playing General Douglas MacArthur, which has one of the longest and most controversial careers of any American military officer. Matthew Fox (Lost) has already been announced to star as General Bonner Fellers.
Universal Pictures has released a new international trailer and poster for American Reunion, the latest instalment of their long running comedy series. In the comedy, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship.
Adam Brody is keeping himself busy as he books two more high-profile roles. The 32-year-old, who previously starred in the seminal teen series The OC, is reportedly starring in the big-screen adaptation of Neil LaBute‘s blisteringly funny and darkly chilling play Some Girls, and Rob Meltzer‘s Welcome to the Jungle.
Pawel Pawlikowski, who won BAFTAs as most promising newcomer for debut feature Last Resort and the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film in 2005 with My Summer of Love, adapts Douglas Kennedy’s novel The Woman in the Fifth.
Hi guys, here’s another image for director Tim Burton’s 3D stop-motion movie based on his famous 1984 short film, Frankenweenie is also a parody of and an homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley’s book of the same name. As you already know young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, with just a few fine adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
Simon Beaufoy, who won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for Slumdog Millionaire is working on the The Hunger Games: Catching Fire script to adapt the book into a screenplay. Lionsgate has also secured Hunger Games director Gary Ross to come back and do the sequel and to supervise the writing of the script as well. As you know, Catching Fire is the sequel to one of the most anticipated movie this year, The Hunger Games and studio fulfill their desires, back in November to hire the British scribe for this project.
Alina Fernandez, the estranged daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, wants the man behind the cat known as Puss in Boots, Antonio Banderas to play her father in the upcoming biopic Castro’s Daughter, to be directed by English filmmaker Michael Radford (Il Postino). The film is based on Fernández’s novel, ‘Castro’s Daughter, An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba,’ and will give viewers an inside look at the father-daughter dynamic between the former Cuban president and Fernández, the illegitimate daughter of Castro and Cuban socialite Natalia ‘Naty’ Revuelta Clews who went on to become an open critic of the Cuban communist regime and even escaped Cuba in…
Preparing for the new year Sony has released official synopses for the 23rd installment of the Bond series, Skyfall, a new movie starring Kevin James and tentatively titled Here Comes the Boom, the Adam Sandler/Andy Samberg father-son comedy I Hate You Dad , the 3D family comedy Hotel Transylvania that Adam Sandler will voice the lead role of Dracula, and Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale.
Sweet Valley High, a novel series created by Francine Pascal, as well asTV series based on Sweet Valley High that ran for 88 episodes between 1994 and 1997, revolved around the lives of teenage girls Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, twins who live in Sweet Valley, California. The books were written by many ghostwriters including Emmy-award winning Rodney Vaccaro and back in November Oscar-winning writer/director Diablo Cody hinted that her film adaptation of Sweet Valley High would be ‘a feast for the senses’.
The Prophet is best known work of the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. The prophet, Al-Mustafa or the Chosen One who has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses various subjects such as life and the human condition. Based on a Promethean man’s exile to an island, the poem became Gibran’s first English publication.
If you were born in the 90s or later, or you were not a child anymore in the nineties then you have no idea what I’m talking about, I am sure. But, if you were a child of the 90s, then you will remember the R.L. Stine book series Goosebumps of sixty-two books that were published under the Goosebumps title from 1992 to 1997 and some of the books were also adapted for television.
Quentin Tarantino, well known for combining styles from his favorite genres into brand new mash-ups has released his own best of list for 2011 and it’s about as odd as you might expect. Since Tarantino once said that he stole from every movie ever made I guess he will be using them at some point in the future, maybe already in his upcoming Django Unchained southern project.
The gritty indie drama, The Rut will soon make Chloe Moretz feel one with nature. The Let Me In star is preparing to prove her courage by going into the wilderness of the edgy indie drama, described as Winter’s Bone meets Into the Wild and developed specifically for her. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), who played something of a father’s figure to Moretz in Texas Killing Fields, will now re-team with Moretz to portray her actual father in this feature.
Captain America thesp Chris Evans is in talks to join the cast of post-apocalyptic, train-based sci-fi flick Snowpiercer, the latest project from Bong Joon-ho, director of the Korean sci-fi sensation The Host. The film marks the U.S. feature debut for one of South Korea’s top directors.