BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Josh Brolin Confirms He Was In The Running For Batman, But Wouldn't Want To Be Ben Affleck Right Now
A ton of actors were rumored for a while there to be next in line for Batman's cowl, but one of the most popular picks always seemed to be Josh Brolin, star of No Country for Old Men and this year's Gangster Squad who seems to have that world-weary Bruce Wayne thing going for him without even trying. "Josh Brolin would be EPIC as Bruce Wayne/Batman" was just one of the comments when we rounded up the casting rumors
Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet stars as a reclusive single mom named Adele. Based on the Joyce Maynard novel, Labor Day follows an unexpected adventure that rattles her and her son’s life forever. Looking forward to the long Labor Day weekend, Adele and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) pick up a hitchhiker called Frank who is wounded and gruff (Josh Brolin).
After almost a decade of Christian Bale-fueled Batman stability, Hollywood is once again on the hunt for the right actor to play the Caped Crusader. The time since Warner Bros first surprised and thrilled Comic-Con with the Batman/ Superman team-up has been overwhelmed by fanboys shouting their Dark Knight preferences, but until earlier today, none of those bellows had any real meaning.
What does it mean when a film changes release date? Nothing, and everything, depending on how you look at it and what that change is. So you can choose to read nothing into the fact that Spike Lee's Oldboy has changed release dates from a planned October 25 bow to November 27, a full month-long switch that puts Oldboy in the thick of some serious competition.
Everest, unlike the Doug Liman project, will thankfully not just be an origin story about the first people to climb the world’s tallest peaks of Mount Everest, as inspiring a story as that may be.
That's Brolin climbing out of the trunk, looking mighty clean-cut and purposeful for someone who has just broken out of a 20-year solitary confinement. And we assume that's Elizabeth Olsen standing in the background, holding a yellow umbrella with the hash marks that have been part of the marketing from the very beginning-- Olsen plays the young woman who helps Brolin's character in his quest to find out why he was imprisoned
Adapted by Anderson, Inherent Vice is set in the late '60s/early 70s and centers on a pothead private investigator named Larry "Doc" Sportello (Phoenix). The plot kicks off when the protagonist gets a call from an ex-girlfriend who wants his help in a boiling situation involving her, a real-estate mogul, and the real-estate mogul's wife.
It's still somewhat hard to believe, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is actually happening. We have been hearing promises for a sequel since the first movie arrived in theaters back in 2005, but due to scheduling conflicts and other projects that have caught Rodriguez's attention (he has released five movies since then) the movie was constantly thrown on to the back burner.
When it was announced that the central story of Robert Rodriguez's upcoming Sin City sequel would be A Dame To Kill For the big question on fans' mind was, "What do you do about Dwight?" While the character was played by Clive Owen in Rodriguez's first Frank Miller adaptation, that story - The Big Fat Kill - is actually set after A Dame To Kill For and, most importantly, after Dwight underwent major plastic surgery to hide his real appearance.
With Spike Lee's remake of the Korean revenge classic Oldboy going into production, we've still got plenty of questions about how his take on the material will compare to Park Chan-wook's original-- and we're confident that, no matter what Lee does, some fanboys out there will just hate it regardless. But now all those fans will at least know how much time they have to sharpen their knives
The upstart distributor, which previously brought you the surprise hit Insidious and the arty favorite Drive, announced today that they have picked up the United States distribution rights to Oldboy, which they say is set for an expected 2013 release date. They also included a synopsis that gives us some hints at how this new version of the story will differ from the original
As follow-up to his last directorial effort, the biopic Into the Wild, Sean Penn is prepping to helm another drama inspired by a true story of man versus nature, though this one has a happier conclusion. Crazy for the Storm will tell the story of Norman Ollestad, who survived a plane crash that left him stranded and alone on atop 8,600-foot San Gabriel Mountains in a blizzard at the tender age of 11.
Based on Paul Lieberman's harrowing book, Gangster Squad centers on the battle that broke out in Los Angeles after the World War II between East Coast gangster Mickey Cohen and the secret police unit charged with bringing him down. At the time the West Coast was a gangster-free zone, making it ripe for the picking for an ambitious and merciless thug like Cohen.
The Ford-Firestone lawsuits of 2000 may become fodder for a movie, adapted from Adam Penenberg's book Tragic Indifference. Josh Brolin could play the Erin Brockovich-style lawyer who stuck up for the victims who were injured or killed when their Ford Explorers rolled over after the weak Firestone tires exploded
Racing through New York City, J is in familiar territory—trying to prevent the total annihilation of planet earth once more—but is back to being a fish out of water as he swerves through traffic on the wily IT while Clement's baddie fires something vile out of his wrists
The “Story” section of new Web site also says J’s mission involves saving the entire Men In Black agency, and humankind, itself. So the stakes are much higher thana early implied, and shots from the long trailer do suggest some type of alien invasion, though we can’t really tell if it’s happening in the past, or in the present day
The slapsticky gags of the Men in Black universe appear to be back in full force, along with a bunch of ever sillier jokes, like the hippie telling Will Smith to get high--literally-- and the jarring nonsense of Smith saying he will "slap the shiznit out of Andy Warhol."
The movie is reportedly finished and set for its May 25 release this year, and maybe now that they're out from the cloud of the actual production, director Barry Sonnenfeld and makeup designer Rick Baker are willing to speak out about how crazy the whole experience was
Do these images single-handedly make the movie look like a must see? Nah. But it does remind me of the main thing I'm looking forward to in this film, the rapport that Will Smith and Josh Brolin ought to be able to build that refreshes the cranky old man vs. young upstart vibe between Smith and Tommy Lee Jones from the first film
So while the role seems open again, who do you want to play the villain facing off against Brolin? Are there any English-speaking actors who can match the original? And don't say you want them to scrap the film entirely-- it might not be the most popular opinion, but this remake is still looking interesting