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Trailer of the Week
Columbia Pictures released a teaser trailer for the Total Recall reboot today and it's also a teaser for the full-length trailer which will drop this Sunday. The teaser is the latest to feature another Hans Zimmer-inspired, Inception score (does every action movie use this music now?) We get a glimpse of Colin Farrell in the Douglas Quaid role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger, and there're also shots of Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale in the former Rachel Ticotin and Sharon Stone roles. This new installment will have a much more political storyline, but will also feature plenty of new takes on old ideas found in the Paul Verhoeven original (like the circular implant machine seen in the teaser). It's rare to see a modern sci-fi remake, but this is the new Hollywood where nothing is sacred. This will be the first of two Verhoeven remakes in the coming years. Robocop is next.
On Set Photo of the Week
Now You See Me
A straight-haired Jesse Eisenberg and Isla Fisher hammed it up on the set of Now You See Me, due out next year. The film stars the pair, along with Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, and Woody Harrelson, and is about a team of illusionists who rob banks.
Jesse Eisenberg and Isla Fisher film scenes for their upcoming film "Now You See Me" in New York City. The film is about a group of criminal mastermind magicians who use their skills to rob banks. Isla seemed upbeat on set, laughing and joking while drinking a coffee with the name "Henley" (the name of her character in the film) on it. (Pacific Coast News)more pics
The next Carrie; Kunis, Tatum to star in new Wachowski Brothers movie?
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- Deadline reports Warner Brothers has offered the lead roles in Andy and Lana Wachowski's new movie to Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. Titled Jupiter Ascending, the film will be the Wachowski's first foray back into science-fiction since The Matrix trilogy. Formerly a middle of the road talent, Tatum is the talk of Hollywood due to the success of 21 Jump Street and his future is suddenly much brighter (as long as he stops making generic rom-coms). There aren't many details on the Jupiter Ascending plot, but the film should start production later this year.
- There is apparant steam behind reports Kimberly Peirce is helming a new remake of the Stephen King tale, Carrie. This would be the second attempt after the Brian DePalma original made proms and pig's blood synonymous. Deadline reports Chloe Moretz has been offered the job, but Vulture is saying she's on a short list that also includes Haley Bennett, Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, and Shailene Woodley, among others. Moretz is probably the most talented young actress working today this side of Jennifer Lawrence, and would make a fine choice, but the role requires a less-traditional beauty in my opinion. Fanning might make a better Carrie.
Red Carpet Photo of the Week
Los Juegos del Hambre
Jennifer Lawrence kept The Hunger Games train moving this week. In Madrid, she walked the carpet at an Los Juegos del Hambre, also known as The Hunger Games, event.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence of "The Hunger Games" (Los Juegos del Hambre) attends an event with fans at Capitol cinema on March 26, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Getty Images)more pics »
Oscar Watch 2013
Not this year for The Hunger Games
- The Hunger Games likely won't take home any Academy Awards this year. Legions of fans finally got to see the film this past weekend and, although it approached box office records for an opening weekend, the film probably won't be a serious contender when awards season comes around. Critics everywhere enjoyed the film but, apart from Lawrence's performance, the film did not generate the kind of immediate critical buzz that many Oscar films enjoy. Check out Zimbio's review here for more.
- While The Hunger Games may not exactly be Oscar material, another film which opened this weekend probably is. The Deep Blue Sea, based on the classic play by Terence Rattigan, and starring Rachel Weisz, received very positive reviews and should garner consideration, for Weisz especially. She plays Hester Collyer, a woman torn between her former marriage, a suicide attempt, and an affair with a Royal Navy pilot.
2013 Best Picture Nominees
- The Master
- The Dark Knight Rises
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- Moonrise Kingdom
- Les Miserables
- Django Unchained
- Great Expectations
- Anna Karenina