There's a new photo of Ian McKellen as Gandalf... and it's rather unusual. There are tons of clues for J.J. Abrams' Super 8. And photos and details for Torchwood: Miracle Day. Plus find out what shows NBC won't be airing.
Plus new photos from Torchwood, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the Supernatural season finale. Spoilers ahead!
Some new rumors about this film — grain of salt warning is in full effect. The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in the film include Alexander Goodwin Pierce, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Wendell Vaughn, Jasper Sitwell, Clay Quartermain, Jack Truman, Abigail Brand, Larry Young and Jimmy Woo. And Agent Coulson leads a group of agents in an important battle scene. They'll have super high tech weaponry, including "a modified plasma sidrearm and shoulder rifle," which are primarily designed to deal with cosmic artifacts. And besides the Helicarrier, S.H.I.E.L.D. will have either a quinjet or the red-and-yellow flying car. [Comic Book Movie]
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A new photo of Caesar, looking much the same as he does in the trailer. Is it just me, or does his face look sort of like Mr. Spock? [MovieWeb]
Ian McKellen posted this demented picture of Gandalf wearing 3D glasses on his Flickr stream, with the headline "ZZ Gandalf" and the message: "THE HOBBIT is being filmed in 3D. Even wizards have to wear the glasses. Snapped by Peter Jackson in Wellington, 2011." [Flickr]
More details about this movie adaptation, from Cannes. The Wachowskis have cowritten the movie and will co-direct, along with German director Tom Tykwer. (Six segments, three directors. It sorta makes sense.) Besides the previously announced cast of Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving and Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon and Jim Broadbent have joined the project. And as we mentioned, each actor will play multiple roles. The film starts shooting in September. [The Hollywood Reporter]
It's officially official: Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca) will direct the movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's "alien brain parasite" novel, meaning that Bill Condon now has a rival for "most ridiculously overqualified Meyer adaptation director." [Variety]
Remember that blurry bit of viral video that we received a while back, which provided tantalizing clues to J..J. Abrams' latest mysterious project? Wired received their own video, which is similarly baffling on its own, but mentions a project and two objectives. Watch it at the link. [Wired]