David Slade debunks some Daredevil rumors. Writer-director Lorene Scafaria discusses the apocalypse in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Genre television's most awesomely creepy character actor is coming to Grimm. Plus new Total Recall and Frankenweenie images!
Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from Total Recall.
Here's a new featurette, spotlighting Emma Stone's performance as Peter Parker's first love Gwen Stacy.
Here's another TV spot. You can also check out a fairly low quality sneak peek clip at the link. [Coming Soon]
Star Trek co-writer Alex Kurtzman, who along with partner Bob Orci is currently rewriting James Vanderbilt's draft for the sequel, discusses what he thinks works so well about the first movie:
So it's a really tall order to jump in and sort of come up with a new version. But I think what Marc and Andrew [Garfield] did, what Emma [Stone] and all of the producers did, was to ground the world in a reality that felt so honest and authentic. And I think both Bob and I responded to that instantly. By the way, it's immediately apparent in frame one of that movie that that's what they're doing. And I think they love that, because it immediately raises all sorts of questions about, "How do you exist as a superhero in the real world?" That felt really exciting to us. Andrew nailed it 1,000 percent. And so did Emma. Their relationship on screen is so electric. The first time I saw the movie, as a real testament to this movie, you want to watch it just as much –- if not more -– when Spider-Man isn't on screen because the two of them are so magnetic.
He wouldn't confirm any details about the sequel — including whether Norman Osborn becomes the villain, or whether Gwen Stacy dies. [Movies.com]
Director David Slade moved quickly to squelch those rumors that he wanted his 30 Days of Night star Josh Hartnett to play Daredevil:
Yep, nope, Josh Hartnett is not being discussed or anyone else for DD that was just some wishful thinking, we are not at casting stage...I had the pleasure of working with Josh on 30 Days, an excellent and under rated actor and a wonderful human being.
That still seems to leave the door open for Hartnett at some later date...but then, it pretty much leaves the door open for every actor in Hollywood, so that doesn't mean anything. Slade also tweeted this about the film's format:
More DD debunking I am firmly against shooting in stereo so its unlikely to happen that way, & Fox is rightly against 2D to 3D conversions.
Considering the X-Men movies haven't made the 3D jump yet either, Slade is probably being truthful on this one. [/Film]
Here are a couple more viral posters for the upcoming reboot starring Colin Farrell and the Bryan Cranston. [Shock Till You Drop]
Here's a sneak peek clip.
Writer-director Lorene Scafaria discusses the end of her pre-apocalyptic comedy starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, in the process more or less confirming that, yes, that asteroid really does destroy Earth:
I was really adamant about the fact that the world was coming to an end. In movies where I feel like there's an individual man who is dying, it always seemed strange to me that his cancer gets miraculously cured. (laughs) In my experience, that didn't happen, so for me that would have spoiled the themes I wanted to say. I do think death is inevitable but I think it's there to remind us what's important in life, so in that same way, I didn't want the asteroid to miss because it would have said something so different from what I wanted to say which is that it's never too late, but we do need to appreciate the time that we've got and figure out what's important and fill the hours in the right away with hopefully whatever makes you happy. If it had been a different ending, it would have said something so different to me about it. And yet, in that same way that death is inevitable, I guess I always thought of it as a happy ending because they've found each other and in spite of the idea that we all have to die, what could be better than being in the room with someone that you love or somebody that loves you? That always seems so much more important to say than to save everybody's life. (laughs)
She also discusses the role of the asteroid in the film, and why she didn't want the big spectacle of impending cataclysm to detract from the more human story:
I pictured the asteroid as that posse on the hill coming for him and you can't really outrun your fate. I always wanted to keep it small in that way and science fiction only in terms of it being out there and not something that was the genre of the movie and I just never wanted to see the asteroid, I just wanted to feel it through the characters' eyes.
There's more at the link, including a video interview with Carell and Knightley. [Coming Soon]
Prepare for some tangled adverbs on this one, as Jennifer Connelly is now reportedly "officially" in talks to reteam with her Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky on his big budget Noah's Ark reimagining. She has been linked to the part of Noah's wife since April, but now there is reportedly forward movement on actually adding her to the cast. Either way, she's supposed to be the only serious contender for the part, some scattered rumors about Julianne Moore notwithstanding. [Deadline]
Here are some banners highlighting the various characters in Tim Burton's latest. [First Showing]
Longtime producer Frank Marshall says that he doesn't know what mythical object the fifth film will be built around, but it definitely won't be the recently rumored Bermuda Triangle, in part because that isn't, you know, an object:
"If you think about it, in an Indiana Jones movie there's gotta be that quest, that object. It's the Crystal Skull or the Lost Ark. The Bermuda Triangle doesn't fit into that. I could feel with full confidence, without even talking to George or Steven, that we weren't doing that."
He also says there hasn't been any substantial forward progress in the last six months. [Grantland]
Here's a short snippet of the upcoming trailer.
Here are some set photos from the filming of season three. [On Location Vacations]
There are some slightly more detailed descriptions out for two of the new characters being introduced in the second season. First up, we now know that Anastasia "could be mistaken for a spoiled rich girl, but as we all know love rules in Fairy-Tale Land", while Magnolia is described as "a cool badass Asian chick who is an accomplished fighter and rider and might be a little bit magical."
And Evil Queen actress Lana Parilla says she hopes to see flashbacks to the origins of Regina and Henry's relationship:
I'd like to see the history of that relationship; how she got Henry and I'm wondering if there will be flashbacks in Storybrooke next season," she tells us. "I'm anxious to find out and at the same time I'm patient because every script has always been so great. The anticipation solely comes from a place of me being a fan of the show as well and I want to know what is going to happen, but as the Evil Queen/Regina, I can wait."
Mark Pellegrino, who has been memorably creepy on Lost, Supernatural, and seemingly every other genre show on television, will reportedly appear in a season two episode as Jarold Kempfer, described as "one of Hank's (Russell Hornsby) high school buddies whose daughter goes missing" and is, unbeknownst to Hank, a coyote-like creature known as a coyotl. [TV Line]
Here's a promo and a sneak peek for next week's episode, "The Honeymooners."
The CW's update of the 1980s Beauty and the Beast show won't just star Smallville alum Kristin Kreuk — it will also bring in former Smallville showrunners Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders to help oversee the show, alongside writers and executive producers Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper. Be on the lookout for a Tom Welling guest arc — we're getting dangerously close to this morphing into Smallville season eleven. [The Live Feed]
Here are some promo photos for episode five, "A Test of Time." [SpoilerTV]
Here's a promo for the fifth episode, "Venomous."
There will be a fairly important scene in an upcoming episode in which Scott, Stiles, and Danny visit a gay bar. [E! Online]
Additional reporting by Jennifer Griffith-Delgado and Charlie Jane Anders.