Articles by Nick Martin
Ex-007 James Bond Pierce Brosnan stars in the adaptation of the seventh book in a classic 13-part spy series November Man by Bill Granger. Three days before the start of production in Belgrade, Serbia, former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is set to join the espionage action-thriller along with Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Bill Smitrovich (Iron Man).
Christopher Nolan – the filmmaker who uses his gritty realism in almost every Superhero movie these days because comic books are for children – maybe can inject some of it into the Bond franchise. Additionally, Nolan is a huge James Bond fan, and has said in the past that he would be interested in doing a Bond film at some point.
A few weeks ago, the first teaser poster from Lars Von Trier‘s upcoming erotic epic, Nymphomaniac, arrived. Today, we offer you a new image, a ‘porn-inspired tableau’depicting part of the ensemble cast that includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Stellan Skarsgård, Christian Slater and Connie Nielsen.
We recently learned that Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are circling the princely roles of Cinderella and Rapunzel’s self-absorbed love interests in Disney’s adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods. Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp are already on board for Rob Marshall’s darkly comic mash-up of classic fairy tales.
Set in New York just after WWII, Truman Capote‘s reflective portrayal of a wealthy 17-year-old ‘Summer Crossing’ is one of the books that made a difference to Scarlett Johansson. She loves Capote’s first novel so much that she will adapt his near-lost novel.
The Hollywood Reporter debuts a first still from Terrence Malick‘s Knight of Cups, featuring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman on a beach together. FilmNation Entertainment reportedly shows footage to foreign distributors investing in Malick’s latest experiment.
Howard J. and Jonathan Ford, aka the Ford Brothers, the British director/writer/producer team behind the acclaimed African-set zombie shocker The Dead, are now in post-production on The Dead 2: India, the first zombie film shot in India. A new trailer for The Dead 2 recently premiered and it looks like the sequel is continuing the gritty action style begun in the original along with grisly zombie siege scenes, which is fine by me.
British sitcom writer Drew Pearce is no stranger to superheroes as he co-wrote the script for Iron Man 3. Pearce has also rewritten Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Mecha thriller, Pacific Rim and he is polishing the script for a reboot of Godzilla too. Now comes word that Paramount have hired Drew Pearce to come in and draft the fifth Mission: Impossible’s screenplay.
Oscar-winner Alexander Payne has a new black-comedy headed to Cannes this year, taking on the black-and-white tale Nebraska. Actually, it’s over a decade since he was there with About Schmidt. Payne’s follow up to the Oscar-winning The Descendants will be playing in competition at Cannes and is probably one of the most exciting moments in the festival.
Paramount Pictures is making the effort to begin a viral campaign with a public service announcement warning of the zombie epidemic known as Crisis Zero. The former director of the Global Health Agency speaks about the rather serious trouble that is rushing across the planet, sparking violence and horror wherever it goes.
Bryan Singer keeps delivering a behind the scenes look at the set of the prequel sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. This time he has shared a more complex picture than it first appears. Singer tweeted first look at returning actor Nicholas Hoult as the 1970s Beast alongside Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
Jim Jarmusch’s vampire romance Only Lovers Left Alive, a late addition to the Cannes Film Festival’s Competition line up is kicking off tomorrow, and two new clips have just been released. Meanwhile, we haven’t seen much from Lovers, just one single image (above).
I do not watch much TV, but ‘Breaking Bad’ is decidedly different. A fantastic study of morality in a social context will air a Latin American ‘Breaking Bad’ adaptation after all. A few days ago, Sony, who owns AMC’s hit methamphetamine drama expressed its disappointment that the largest Spanish-language network Univision would announce the new show, which would be called ‘Metastasis,’ as part of its lineup for next year.
True Grit and Ender’s Game star Hailee Steinfeld has come aboard For the Dogs, where she’ll star alongside Aussie thesp Sam Worthington who signed on for the film in January. The indie action thriller will be directed by Phillip Noyce (Salt), based on an adaptation of Kevin Wignall’s novel by TV star Paul Leyden.
I’ve just shared the first trailer for James Franco’s As I Lay Dying, and Ari Folman’s intriguing sci-fi film The Congress has also debuted a trailer. Five years after his excellent animated doc Waltz With Bashir film, Israeli director is back on the Croisette with the follow-up in the vain of Charlie Kaufman films, but with animation that promises a head-spinning experience.