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Javier Bardem has been offered a role in the upcoming (still untitled) 23rd James Bond film, according to a story at Deadline.

Though the role is unspecified, the article suggests that it is major part and speculation could easily place Bardem as the film's villain. If that is the case, Bardem would mark the second Oscar winner to face off against the secret agent after Christopher Walken in 1985's A View to a Kill.

Currently, Daniel Craig and Judi Dench are confirmed to return for the franchise sequel under Director Sam Mendes. No plot details are currently available, but the script (from Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan) is said to pick up soon after the events of Quantum of Solace.

 
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Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that Henry Cavill will play Clark Kent/Superman in the Zack Snyder-directed Superman movie:

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Henry Cavill has won the coveted role of Superman, the iconic superhero.

The film will be directed by Zack Snyder, who stated, “In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen. I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield.”

Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.

Cavill recently wrapped production on “The Cold Light of Day” and stars in the upcoming “Immortals,” opening this fall.

Targeted for release in December 2012, the new Superman movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


 
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Deadline reports that up-and-coming 28 year old actor Benjamin Walker has landed the lead role in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, that awesome new adaptation of Seth Graham-Smith's novel that's being directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted). Walker appeared inFlags of Our FathersAll Saints Day and Coach, and was in the running for Hank McCoy in X-Men: First Class, but it looks like this will be his breakout role. He beat others like Eric Bana, Adrien Brody, Oliver Jackson-Cohen & Josh Lucas.




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The Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter story kicks off with the revelation that Lincoln's mother was killed by a supernatural creature, which fueled his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers. The book depicts the 16th US president as an axe-throwing highly trained vampire killer. With shooting already set to start later this year and a June 22nd, 2012 release date from 20th Century Fox we should expect to hear more about this adaptation and more casting as Bekmambetov continues work in pre-production.
 
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Not Viggo Mortenson, Not Christian Bale, but Javier Bardem.Bardem has officially been extended an offer to play Roland Deschain, the last living member of a knightly order of gunslingers, and humanity's last hope to save a civilization that will crumble unless he finds the Dark Tower.
Some people might be upset since a Spanish actor is playing a non-Latin cowboy. However, since the studio is apparently looking at Jennifer Carpenter to play Susannah, they may not be using the character's races as they exist in the series as an unbreakable trait for the film adaptation.
film is being planned for a May 13th, 2013 release, but because the scripts aren't done, a budget can't be calculated and a greenlight hasn't yet been given. But apparently Universal remains supportive and we'll likely see this project get off the ground by late summer or early September.

 
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Focus Features has debuted the new poster for director Joe Wright's Hanna, the suspense thriller opening in theaters on April 8.

Raised by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna's (Saoirse Ronan) upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Cate Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.


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Sherlock Holmes 2

Release Date: December 16, 2011 
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures 
Director: Guy Ritchie 
Screenwriter: Kieran MulroneyMichele Mulroney 
Starring: Robert Downey Jr.Jude LawNoomi RapaceJared HarrisEddie MarsanStephen FryGilles Lellouche 
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery 
MPAA Rating: Not Available 
Official Website: Sherlock-Holmes-movie.com 
Review: Not Available 
DVD Review: Not Available 
DVD: Not Available 
Movie Poster: Not Available 
Production Stills: View here


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As you are probably aware, Anne Hathaway was cast as Selina Kyle earlier this week in Christopher Nolan’s new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Slightly buried in that news was the announcement that Tom Hardy will be playing the character Bane. Which — for non-hardcore Batman fans — led to a collective, “Tom Hardy? That’s cool, but who the eff is Bane?” So, for those not in the know — and for those who did themselves a great service and never watched 1997’sBatman & Robin — let’s take a look a five things that you probably don’t know about the other new Batman villain, Bane.

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Bane’s Depiction in Batman & Robin was Complete Rubbish

OK, granted, this whole film is rubbish (yes, this is a movie that cast Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl), but it’s a shame that a character as interesting as Bane was so completely mishandled. In this awful, awful version, a fairly pedestrian criminal is forced to serve as a guinea pig for an experimental drug called Venom. The drug transforms him into a Bane that has no intelligence whatsoever, and basically just follows the commands of Uma Thurman’s Poison Ivy. Robert “Jeep” Swenson (a former professional wrestler), played Bane in the film, and unfortunately died of heart failure two months after its release. (According to Wikipedia, Hulk Hogan and James Caan gave the eulogies. Nowthat’s a couple of eulogies that I would liked to have seen.) With all due respect to the late Swenson, it’s a shame that such an interesting character is only widely known for this version. Expect Nolan to drastically change the perception, but in the meantime, here’s clip from the film of Bane dressed in a monkey costume. Seriously.

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Bane, Surprisingly, is Quite Intelligent

Most people who know Bane unfortunately know him from the aforementionedBatman & Robin. And, yes, if that’s you’re only knowledge of Bane, it’s understandable that you may find his choice as a Batman villain in a new film, well, peculiar. And if that’s all you know about Bane, you know that he’s very strong. But in the comics, Bane is also considered one of Batman’s most intelligent and mentally stable adversaries — hence a charismatic actor like Hardy being cast as opposed to an ex-professional wrestler.

Bane Received a Pretty Raw Deal by the Judicial System

OK, this is actually pretty humorous on the surface (well, that is until it happens to you!): Bane’s father was basically the Che Guevara of the fictional country of Santa Prisca. His father escaped persecution so the government basically said, “Hey, you there, young Bane… you’re going to serve your father’s life sentence. Is that cool?” So, Bane grew up in prison and, with his spare time, educated himself, worked out a lot and developed a fairly understandable grudge.

Bane Also Received a Pretty Raw Deal from the Prison

Not content on just keeping an innocent man in prison for his entire life, the prison decided to also test a drug called Venom on Bane. (Note: never trust any physician trying to give you a drug that’s called “Venom.”) The drug, which had killed all prior test subjects, gave Bane super-human strength, but there was a catch: He needed to have Venom supplied directly to his brain every 12 hours (that’s what all the fun tubes on his costume are for).

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Bane Savagely Defeated Batman

In an arc of the Batman comic book known as “Knightfall” that began in 1993, Bane — having escaped prison — travels to Gotham City in an effort to defeat Batman. Bane earns his reputation as highly intelligent by discovering Batman’s secret identity. After manipulating battle after battle between Batman and his long list of enemies, Bane finally confronts a tired Bruce Wayne at his home and, in the process, literally snaps Wayne’s back over his knee. This injury is severe enough that it actually forces Wayne to temporarily retire as Batman. It remains to be seen if this arc (hopefully) will be interjected into The Dark Knight Rises. (If it does get used, um, spoiler alert?)

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Its lacks some luster but with so much imagery in this series who needs another picture of Stewart, Pattinson, or Lautner?
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Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle (AKA Catwoman) in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. She will be starring alongside Christian Bale, who returns in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Christopher Nolan stated, "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story."

In addition, Tom Hardy has been set to play Bane. Nolan said, "I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies."

Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.

The Dark Knight Rises is slated for release on July 20, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


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This news actually makes me depressed because it was rumoured that Mickey Rourke was going to be The Iceman...and in my eyes that would be perfect. But hollywood and I dont see eye to eye.
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Michael Shannon, Benicio Del Toro and James Franco will be starring in The Iceman, it was announced today in a joint statement made by Millennium Films and Bleiberg Entertainment.

Ariel Vromen (DanikaRx) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Morgan Land (RxThe Point of No Return), based on the book "The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer" by Anthony Bruno and on interview footage from the documentary "The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer" by Jim Thebaut.

Ehud Bleiberg is producing the film. Millennium Films' Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Avi Lerner and Boaz Davidson are executive producing with Untitled Entertainment's Laura Rister.

Rabbit Bandini's Miles Levy and Vince Jolivette are also executive producers. Bleiberg Entertainment's Nicholas Donnermeyer will be associate producer.

Nu Image, Inc., Millennium Films' parent company, will handle worldwide sales.

The Iceman is the electrifying true story of Richard Kuklinski (Shannon), a notorious mob contract killer and loving family man. He earned his nickname by freezing the bodies of his victims, disguising the time of death, and throwing police off-track. He was a man who used his tendencies toward violence and detachment from consequence to create an idyllic family life. His family and neighbors believed he was an average businessman, having no idea about his deadly alternate life. Kuklinski killed over one hundred people during his life. He never felt remorse for anything he had done, except hurting his family. Del Toro co-stars as Kuklinski’s employer, the notorious mobster Roy Demeo, and Franco plays his mentor assassin known as Mr. Softee.

"Our film is going to be fantastic. The story is riveting, the cast perfect, and all being directed by the talents of Ariel Vromen. We are pleased to be working with Bleiberg Entertainment," says Nu Image/Millennium's Avi Lerner.

Ariel Vromen comments, "I am honored to work with such a talented cast on such a compelling story. Since the early stages of development I had the dream of casting Michael Shannon as Kuklinski, as I believe there's no one else that can play this part better than him."

"Richard Kuklinski is a remarkably vivid, imminently watchable character, as was evident from the real-life footage of him. I'm looking forward to working with Avi, Danny, Trevor, and Boaz on this film; Ariel is a tremendously talented young filmmaker who has poured his heart into this project and has a strong, artistic vision," remarks Ehud Bleiberg.


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