THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Is this the DKR actress shortlist? Though rumors surfaced yesterday concerning the casting of Naomi Watts and Eva Green in the major female parts, Heat Vision reveals a different list of actresses testing for the roles. Names on that list include Keira Knightly, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Kate Mara, Charlotte Riley, and Gemma Arterton. With the exceptions of Gemma Arterton and Eva Green, this is also a list of people I don't want to see in a Batman movie. According to the article, one of the roles up for grabs is Talia Head, the daughter of Ra's Al Ghul. Addressing the early rumors, Heat Vision reports Watts is in Thailand filming a movie and cannot come to the States for meetings and auditions. Green, sadly, will be on another picture at the time DKR shoots. Meanwhile, Collider rounded up more rumors which include the other female part being that of Vicki Vale (really?), details of the new Batcave, Batmobile, and even the Batcomputer. They caution all of this is rumor, mind. Me? I'd love to see the giant penny make it into a Batman movie.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN
Paramount announced (via Deadline) that the film will appear in IMAX when it is released at the end of the year. According to the press release, "[The] film will open day-and-date in IMAXÂ® theatres worldwide," meaning you have the option of seeing the film on a really big screen the same day as smaller 2D and 3D screens. We all like options, right?
Directed by Steven Spielberg, release date: December 23, 2011
Various sites are linking to this post on Judge Dredd Movie News announcing former "Sarah Connor Chronicles" star Lena Heady has been cast as the films principle villain, Madeline Madrigal AKA Ma-Ma. Since I'm not terribly well read in "Dredd" comics, I'm not sure if she's an established villain or a new character for the films. I imagine since authenticity is important to the production that she is, in fact, from the comics.
Release date: TBA
THE GREEN HORNET
Collider has an interview with stars Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz:
Meanwhile, Spinoff Online's Adam Rosenberg calls it a good movie, which he attributes to director Michel Gondry. "Credit Gondry for the bulk of the film's success as a work of pure entertainment. If you want to engage in a thoughtful post-screening discussion, go watch 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.' This is Gondry's 'Tango & Cash.' It is meant to please on a very visceral level and he executes it flawlessly. Just in terms of the raw presentation, you can feel his touch in just about every scene. There's quirk in abundance, from unusual camera angles and edits to artful use of slow motion and jaw-dropping visual effects - 'Kato Vision' is stunning, there's no better word for describing it. It's a video game moment rendered in the real. The story beats might be familiar, but you'll be swept away for the full two hours by the form it all takes," writes Adam.
Staring Seth Rogen, release date: January 14th, 2011
Yahoo! Movies has a new trailer for the film: