Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, The Clone Wars, Tron: Legacy, The Dark Knight Rises, Superman, Snow White
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Gets Its Director
According to Deadline, Lars And The Real Girl and Fright Night remake director Craig Gillespie is now a dead cert for the directing job on Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Lionsgate’s adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel which gives Jane Austen an undead twist. Let’s hope the movie isn’t an over-long one-gag exercise like the book (it’s fun for about 50 pages…)
Katee Sackhoff Joins The Clone Wars
Battlestar Galactica actress Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck) will be providing a voice for The Clone Wars, but producer Dave Fiona isn’t telling Entertainment Weekly what role she’ll be playing, except that it’s a “memorable character”. Interesting interview, though – check it out.
Fact Of The Day
Tron: Legacy’s Joseph Kosinski has become the biggest-grossing first-time Hollywood director in film history. As Deadline explains, “The film’s $399 million global gross recently eclipsed the $397.5 million gross that JJ Abrams turned in on 2006’s Mission: Impossible 3,” but, “such a distinction is relative. Tron: Legacy cost between $165 million and $170 million to make and a comparable amount to market. Sam Mendes made his debut on the $15 million American Beauty, which grossed $356 million worldwide in 1999. Jan De Bont’s debut on the $30 million Speed turned in a $350 million worldwide gross in 1994.” And that’s all before you take the rise in ticket prices into account.
Pittsburgh Is The New Gotham
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been chosen as the new Gotham City for director Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, according to Deadline. Shooting there is expected to commence in the summer. “Pittsburgh is a beautiful city,” says Nolan. “We have been able to find everything we were looking for here, and I am excited to spend the summer in Pittsburgh with our final installment of Batman.” Apparently Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, more than any other city in the world, beating Venice by three bridges. Wonder if that’s relevant at all?
Henry Cavill On Being Superman
New Superman actor Henry Cavill has been speaking to MTV about how he’s preparing for the role: “I’m just picking out as much as I possibly can from the comic book history, because, obviously, it’s plastered across there as to who this man is and whatever part of his life you’re playing; whatever part of his ultimate journey you’re playing, you just need to put into either the building aspects, the building blocks to how he ends up. All those key characteristics that are carried through.” So, you’re reading the comics, then?
Snow White Cast
Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Priest) has confirmed to Coming Soon that she’ll be tackling the title role in director Tarsem (The Cell) Singh’s new version of Snow White. She will star opposite Armie Hammer (The Social Network) who will play Prince Andrew Alcott and Julia Roberts as the evil Queen. Meanwhile, Singh has been speaking to MTV, revealing that the film will feature the Dwarf characters, and giving us a hint of the visual style of the movie: “If you look at Gaudi’s architecture, based in England, done like a turn-of-the-century Russian film and done by an Indian guy. It’s kind of very monochromatic. Everything is in snow, but the costumes are very colourful, and so it’s like, no colour and a lot of colour.”