Filming began on the reboot film Monday. Director of photography John Schwartzman wrote about working with Epic Red camera on the shoot at Red User (via Gizmodo). “I can say for certainty the camera does exist and boy is it ready for primetime, as a matter of fact it’s a true game changer. We shot in 3D with 4 Epics mounted on 2 3ality TS-5 rigs today, we did 22 set ups, including running high speed and the images look stunning!” he tells of the camera. The bulk of his comments are very technical, but he does say the cameras allow the team more freedom for the 3D photography. “I can tell you without these cameras it would be impossible to move a 3D rig in the ways that THIS story demands, if Jim and the crew hadn’t made these cameras available to us I don’t think we could have shot this movie the way our director envisioned it in 3D.” The Epic Red camera will alo be used on “The Hobbit.” Meanwhile, Irrfan Khan tells The New York Times he is unsure if his character is Van Adder. “He’s a character who, I think, was not in the comics or perhaps a minor character. I’ve read some pages, but the whole script hasn’t been made available to me,” he says.
Release date: May 28th, 2012
COWBOYS & ALIENS
Empire has a new international poster for the film:
Ooh, eerie. Though, it is similiar to the first teaser poster.
Starring Daniel Craig, release date: July 29th, 2011
Star Hugh Jackman tells Entertainment Weekly that bulking up for the film isn’t easy. “I had a chat with Dwayne Johnson, who did 25 pounds for his movie,” he says. Johnson bulked up for his recent film, “Faster.” After the talked, Jackman was put on the following regiment: “[For] Six months, a pound a week, 6,000 calories a day which, Jackman points out, is an awful lot of chicken, steak, and brown rice,” according to EW. Why all this effort? Director Darren Aronofsky asked Jackman to put on 25 pounds of muscle.
Release date: 2012?
CONAN THE BARBARIAN
The film will be released under the title “Conan the Barbarian” according to The Hollywood News. The film was previously announced as “Conan 3D.” I guess it’s better not to give your movie that moniker unless it’s trully the third film, like “Jaws 3D” or “Jackass 3D.”
Release date: August 19th, 2011
Jeremy Renner talks to Indiewire about Hawkeye and his costume:
Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012
Our pals at Spinoff Online report a new set of actors have been confirmed for the film. They include Sylvester McCoy, the Seventh Doctor, as Radaghast the Brown, Ken Slot as Balin, and many more. Most intriguing, though, is the inclusion of Cate Blanchet, reprising her role as “Galadriel” from “The Lord of the Rings.” Presumably she will take part in the siege of Dol Guldur when Gandalf abandons Bilbo and the Dwarves at the edge of Mirkwood forest.
Release date: 2012
SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
Director Julie Taymor tells Blastr the troubles in the preview performances were just part of the kinks getting worked out. “We’re doing our job. It’s working well. Third preview ran smoothly. We’ve got another four weeks and I’m very excited about it,” she said while promoting her new film, “The Tempest.”
Deadline reports Syfy has picked up the series for 11 episodes and a 90-minute pilot. According to the article, the series “stars David Strathairn and follows a team of ordinary citizens who possess extraordinary and unusual mental skills.” The series is expected to air in summer.
THE WALKING DEAD
Cast members Laurie Holden and Norman Reedus discuss whatever was whispered to Rick in the season finale with MTV News.
PHOENIXES AND PROPHECIES
Now having watched five of the eight “Harry Potter” films, I have to say I liked the second and third best. While the second weaves Harry’s destiny in with the school best, the third plays with all the destiny stuff in the most intriguing way. The next couple of films, however, feel like treading water. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya, bracing for the future threat of “The Half-Blood Prince.”