Actor Colin Farrell on playing Douglas Quaid, the role originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 version of TOTAL RECALL.
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the directors of GHOSTRIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGENCE, admitted to MTV that they’re not exactly sticking to the spirit of the Marvel Comics that inspired the character of Blackout, played in the film by Johnny Witworth.
The character in the film will be a mortal villain who is transformed by the Devil (Ciaran Hinds) into Blackoutbook, a demonic creature with powers that “cancel out” the Ghostrider (Nicholas Cage).
In the Ghostrider comics, Blackout was a human-demon hybrid, cursed from birth. A light-sensitive albino, the character had superhuman strength and speed, and the ability to negate all light in the area around him. He had metal fangs and claws, with the implication that these were mechanical implants the product surgery at some point in his lifetime.
Co-director Brian Taylor revealed “We didn’t really honestly do a lot of research into the comic book version of Blackout… We kind of just took the visual of him and went from there.”
Well, it’s a honest admission, at least. It remains to be seen whether the decision will adversely affect the film’s box office in a significant way. Certainly, it will alienate hard-core fans.
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The lunatics have taken over the Gotham, and fans of the Dark Knight are all asking, “Why didn’t this happen sooner?” Their patience has been paid off in BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY, a new video game that takes the mayhem first encountered in BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM and spreads it out into Gotham City proper, to considerable praise (and probably some orgasmic moans) from gameplayers everywhere. We got a few minutes with a representative from game designer Rocksteady Studios to find out what motivated the new game’s broader canvas, and explore what happens when chaos reigns in the Caped Crusader’s home turf (as if it doesn’t always).
DC’s Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee inteveiwed by Newsarama regarding today’s relaunch of the entire DC Universe with the release of the new Justice League “#1”.
Johns, also Chief Creative Officer at DC Entertainment, has elsewhere (as in an ABC interveow last night) given the impression that changes to the characters’ onscreen adaptations and appearances will likely be gradual.
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TODAY Show anchor Meredith Vieira visted the BBC Wales studio for DOCTOR WHO, speaking with Alex Kingston (River Song) and Matt Smith (The Doctor).
She also recorded a cameo appearance for an upcoming episode, which contains some interesting minor spoilers involving Winston Churchill, and showcased the return of some Cybermen.
Michael Shannon (BOARDWALK EMPIRE) was interviewed at the 2011 RiverRun International Film Festiva, where he was honored as an “Emerging Master”.
In this clip, he discusses the strange (to him) process of meeting with Zack Snyder and the improvised screen test that lead to him being cast as Zod for Warner Brothers Pictures MAN OF STEEL.
According to The Hollywood Reporter , Charlize Theron (AEON FLUX) is in final negotiations to play one of the female leads in 20th Century Fox’s PROMETHEUS.
Noomi Rapace (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) is already signed for the other role in the Ridley Scott science fiction thriller, which began as a prequel to the ALIEN films.
Over at MTV, the also signed Michael Fassbender (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) revealed (or at least re-confirmed) that some link to the ALIEN films does in fact remain, as seen in the video.
“There’s a definite sort of connecting vein, it’s just that, you know, you realize you’re part of something else, but yeah, it’s definitely in keeping with the old ones.
When I read it I was like, ‘Well, okay, another ALIEN. Where do you go with this idea?‘ And then I sort of read the script, and it’s new, yet it’s in keeping with the old traditions as well. But there’s a whole new revelation within this film.”
Rumor has it that one of the characters may be an android, and/or the first film’s deceased “Space Jockey’s” alien race or their technology will be involved.
Prometheus, we remember, was the titan who stole fire from the gods, and gave it to humans—a mixed blessing.
Writer-director Adam Green answers questions after the Hollywood premiere of HATCHET II at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre, on September 30, 2010. Members of the cast and crew are also on view, including Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN IV), Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD), Tony Todd (CANDYMAN), and Tom Holland (director of FRIGHT NIGHT).
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Director Robert Zemeckis discusses his work on the BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy, which arrived Tuesday in a new 25th anniversary edition, avaiable on DVD & Blu-ray.