And what he’s got is a pair of tighty-whities featuring Gandalf and his famous quote, “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!” Ian McKellen hosted Only Make Believe‘s 14th Annual Gala on Monday night, which honored Susan Sarandon and Dr. Alex Karp, and at one point in the evening performed a quick change on stage and ended up giving the audience a backside view. (more…)
One of the many things I love about director Peter Jackson is his willing us to bring us behind the scenes of his films. Offering video diaries, documentaries, featurettes, interviews… etc. He offers up every facet of the filmmaking process. As a viewer, I respect the final product more when I realize the amount of work that went into it. Ultimately, it’s amazing watching a concept evolve into reality; seeing nothing turn into something.
I never understood the thought process of releasing “character” posters for a film after trailers and teasers have been released. Seems to me, it should be in reverse order. Posters have been and should always be the promotional tools teasing what’s to come. Releasing posters post footage seems rather moot. Don’t get me wrong, posters can be nifty looking pieces of art, but it’s like, why do I wanna stare at a static image when I could just replay the trailer a dozen times? Anyway, The official Facebook page for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has revealed seven new character posters which you can view below:
The first trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past hit the Internet yesterday, and there was a lot to take in. What better way to explore what the trailer has to offer than having the film’s director talk us through it? (more…)
It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! The trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past is upon us… and it is has EPIC written all over it. Seriously, I was not expecting it to be THAT good. (more…)
Yes, it’s here! With the summer blockbuster season well behind us there’s still one movie nerds are squirming over: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. We saw a few nifty posters yesterday, but they don’t compare to the majesty of a full two and a half minute trailer. Hit the jump, and enjoy,
Interpreting an older, retired version of the character, Ian McKellen will be playing the infamous sleuth in the Slight Trick of the Mind Sherlock Holmes movie. In a time when there are three other mainstream iterations of the character, two on television and one on the big screen, it isn’t entirely surprising that we’re getting another. Despite that, we haven’t seen this version of the character on film yet.
Taking a similar approach to the RDJ-starring feature films, Slight Trick of the Mind will be staying in the time period in which the original stories were set, albeit focusing on the latter years. And even though Watson won’t be around, I think we can count on the housekeeper’s son to take the place of sidekick in the film. McKellen is obviously a wonderful actor so it’ll be a treat to watch him take on such an iconic character on the big screen.
There are two shows, each interpreting a more modern version of the character (one in New York, one in London), that are currently airing, and a third Warner Bros. movie is also being worked on; personally, I’m all Sherlock’ed out. Does anyone else think this might be a bit too much, or is this different enough to have a place among the slew of other Sherlock’s out there today? Either way, you can check out the full plot summary below.
In 1947, Sherlock Holmes, long retired, lives in a sleepy Sussex village with his housekeeper and her amateur-sleuthing son. But far from living out a peaceful retirement, he is haunted by an unsolved case from fifty years ago. He remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife. With his legendary mental powers on the wane, and without his old sidekick Watson, Holmes is faced with the toughest case of his life – a case that might finally reveal to him the mysteries of the human heart.
My understanding is what we’ve got here is the same footage as what was screened in Hall H for FOX’s panel at SDCC, at least part of it. This very short clip, which appeared on YouTube earlier today only to be promptly pulled by FOX’s lawyers, then later uploaded to a more dubious video hosting site, is the very beginning of the footage screened at Comic Con.
Give the blurry, bald head of Charles Xavier a click in order to view the footage. Do it now! Before it’s taken down again! [Note: only click play, don't bother installing whatever crap they try and trick you into.]
Remember back in April when Bryan Singer released that behind the scenes shot of Sir Patrick Stewart? It wasn’t just to tease us X-Men fans before Stewart started filming his scenes for X-Men: Days of Future Past, it was part of a series of character portraits, right in time for Comic Con.
Originally hosted on the official Tumblr page for X-Men, but now seemingly gone, the set revealed DOFP stars Ian McKellen, Daniel Cudmore, Patrick Stewart and newcomer Omar Sy in their alternate timeline attire with Hugh Jackman and his dual timelines also on display. Shortly after that, and thanks to Superhero Hype, X-Men: First Class alumni Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till were also revealed. Take a first look at everyone below.
If you felt a great disturbance in The Force earlier today then it was probably your inner nerd marking the probable end of Sir Ian McKellen‘s portrayal of Gandalf. Peter Jackson, while filming on the set of The Hobbit, posted the picture above with this statement:
Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf. The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I’m feeling very sad right now.
There’s still two movies for fans to watch McKellen ply his magical acting skills as Gandalf, but most likely that will be it unless Jackson pulls another rabbit out of his directorial hat.
Keep your eye out for McKellen this December in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and in December of 2014 in The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
Vaya con Dios, Gandalf, it was a wonderful adventure.
Via: Coming Soon