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Nacho Vigalondo's Open Windows stars Elijah Wood and is an intense cat and mouse thriller at its core, but it's also a prescient take on how the Internet's warped view of privacy draws out the worst in some people.
Elijah Wood is certainly no stranger to the world of fantasy, having spent years of his life strapping on a pair of overly-sized, hairy prosthetic feet to play Frodo Baggins in both Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Now he's ready to make his return to the genre, only instead bringing J.R.R. Tolkien's work to life, he'll be starring alongside Vin Diesel and possibly helping to murder the hell out of some witches.
The next wordsmith to get the big screen treatment is Dylan Thomas for the film Set Fire to the Stars, which has landed Downton Abbey director Andy Goddard to helm, and Elijah Wood to star as poet and literary critic John Malcolm Brinnin.
It’s so easy to flip opinions as someone who writes entertainment news. Back when Eugenio Mira’s thriller Grand Piano was first announced, I was part of the crowd calling it “Speed on a piano bench,” as the synopsis is a fairly simple one. But following the release of the film’s Spanish trailer and successful festival run, this film is back within my good graces, and the English language trailer seen above further proves that it’s right in tune with overcoming expectations
Sure, it’s a gimmick like anything else, but it’s one of the more fitting gimmicks I can think of. Maniac, starring Elijah Wood as the mentally troubled Frank, is the kind of movie that probably never would have been made in the pre-DVD era, given its ridiculously dark tone and gory splendor. Khalfoun obviously made the film with a bigger budget than one would have had back then as well, so it looks quite slick throughout. I have to wonder how well the film will look transferred to a grainy magnetic tape.
This ruling also means the movie will not be available for sale later on DVD within the country. However, the horror-thriller will be allowed to screen within film festival settings, such as the New Zealand International Film Festival, where its slated to show soon.
Scripted by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes), Grégory Levasseur, and C.A. Rosenberg, Maniac stars Wood as Frank, the quiet, withdrawn owner of a mannequin shop who begins to fall for a young artist.
The first poster for Open Windows has hit the internet and it successfully sets up the film’s multimedia format approach, while also creating immediate tension from Elijah Wood’s pained face and the presence of a black glove (which is never a good thing if Italian Giallo films have taught us anything).
All Tolkien fans know that Bilbo Baggins is the focus of the journey to Middle Earth known as The Hobbit, but in Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation, Bilbo's nephew Frodo won't be absent either. We've known for a while now that Elijah Wood would be reprising his role as Frodo Baggins in the Hobbit trilogy, and he even popped up in one of the many video blogs
While Wilfred awaits word on a third season renewal from FX, director Randall Einhorn and star Elijah Wood are teaming up for a feature film called The Late Bloomer. Based on Ken Baker's memoir "Man Made: A Memoir of My Body," Wood will play a 30 year old man who has yet to go through puberty whose body, once a medical condition is finally addressed, suddenly starts finishing the changes.
In the early 2000s, Paul Walker was a rising star as the pretty face at the front of The Fast and The Furious. But since then—despite a role in the Oscar-nominated Flags of Our Fathers—Walker has been known for little else. And while there's some job security in the long-running franchise (number six is set to shoot soon)
Elijah Wood has just signed on to star in an indie thriller that seems like something out of my idling imagination. Penned by The Last Exorcism 2 scribe Damien Chazelle, Grand Piano takes elements from two of my favorite movies—a pianist's sometimes damning devotion to their instrument à la The Piano and a tension device straight out of Speed—to create a confounding plot.
Paquin will play the call girl named Virginia, who meets cold but sexy ex-con Tim Sunblade at a Mississippi motel and follows him all the way to Colorado for a brazen robbery. While Wood is also slated to co-star in the film, it seems certain the role of Sunblade is more likely been given to Hiddleston, as this past summer showed that the English actor is not only a compelling antagonist, but also a crush-inspiring leading man.
After the insanely successful The Lord of the Rings films, Elijah Wood had a problem. After playing the wide-eyed Hobbit Frodo for three films, he was in serious danger of being typecast. If he didn't act quickly, he could be consigned to a future full of family films or acting opposite singing puppets. His solution? A turn in Sin City as the demented, mute serial killer/cannibal Kevin.
Elijah Wood has agreed to play Celeste's business partner, described as "metrosexual" in an article that apparently has been transported from 2003, an era where we pretended that word had any meaning. Wood hasn't really gotten a chance to show off his comedic skills in the last few years