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The cultural impact of Peter Jackson's big screen Middle-earth franchise is unquestionable, and there are thousands upon thousands of fans who will be deeply saddened by its conclusion with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. But what will the people who made The Hobbit movies miss most about that experience? To answer that question we have this brand new featurette:
Luke Evans shows off his take on classic vampire in these two new clips for Dracula Untold. Can the actor join the ranks of the all-time great Draculas alongside Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi? I guess we'll find out this October...
Set to play Eric Draven, a role originated by the late Brandon Lee in the 1994 original, Evans has been asked what audiences should expect from this resurrected reboot. One thing he promised was that Lee's beloved final film would be respected and unsullied.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has unveiled two trailers so far on its way to its December release date, but the good news for fans won't have to wait that long for a nice long extended look at the film. Warner Bros., New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced today that on Monday, November 4, at 5:00 pm EST a special global fan celebration will be held and simulcast around the world.
Relativity Media are in negotiations for the very much alive and well Luke Evans to play the titular character in the upcoming Crow remake, which has secured Spanish director F. Javier Gutiérrez to helm. Deadline reports they are even shifting their production and release schedule around in order to keep Evans.
The project is said to mix both "mythology and true history," and tell the story of Prince Vlad, a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler - the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel. Tom Hardy was also considered for the part, but the studio was so impressed by Evans' work in the upcoming car racing action flick that they decided to give the role to him.
Happily this clip includes one of the live stream's best moments, when renowned Hobbit geek and famous person Stephen Colbert submitted a video with a ridiculously arcane question about elves. Unfortunately more than a full minute of these six minutes is taken up with Jackson's response about the free mugs given out to guests on The Colbert Report. But between Billy Boyd's quite-possibly-staged question about other lands of Middle Earth
Late last year, just as grumblings about Fast and Furious 6 began, there was a rumor floated that said Jason Statham was being courted to play the villain going up against Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the new installment. The idea was backed by other rumors suggesting that the next story will be played out internationally, hence the need for a European villain. Now it's looking like Statham is unavailable, but they may have caught another star instead.
Luke Evans has been cast to play Bard, heir to the kingdom of Dale and a skilled archer who defends his town against Smaug. Later he ends up involved in one those epic, mega-sized Tolkien battles we loved so much in the Lord of the Rings films.
It may not be the first clique to come to mind, movie-going audiences really do seem to love watching movies about Greek mythology. Taking just a sample from the last decade, Troy, 300 and Clash of the Titans all made more than $400 million at the global box office.
A few weeks back it was reported that basically every young, white male actor in Hollywood with a recognizable name was being considered for the lead in The Bourne Legacy, Tony Gilroy's continuation of the franchise after the departure of Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass. All in all, a total of 15 names were shortlisted for the lead
Though the film isn't set to be released until October, we've already seen quite a lot from Paul W.S. Anderson's The Three Musketeers from numerous set photos, to an officially
Never one to shy away from borrowing someone else’s franchise, Paul W.S. Anderson is working on a new version of The Three Musketeers. It’s been at least five minutes since someone has done one, so I guess we’re due
Just a few days ago, it was announced that actress Alice Eve would replace Margarita Levieva in the Chris Sparling-written film ATM. After a year in which she fell in and out of both Captain America
Luke Evans, who will hold the distinction of being both in Clash of the Titans and Tarsem's knockoff Immortals, will be playing the composer, while Biel plays a woman who was "his favorite prima donna"
Word is that an offer is out to Orlando Bloom to play nemesis Duke of Buckingham, a role I wouldn’t have thought particularly important. Doesn’t Richilieu already have the bad guy thing covered