Looks Like Jessica Biel Won’t Be in ‘The Wolverine’ After All

- 07-18-12Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

Say what you will about Jessica Biel’s acting ability (and I know some of you do), but she’s a damn fine looking lady that brings beauty and sex appeal to whatever project she may be in. Except The Wolverine.

It was reported just before Comic Con that Biel was in talks with producers to join James Mangold‘s sequel to the solo adventure of everyone’s favorite mutant Cancuck, played by Hugh Jackman. At the time, Biel told HitFix that her casting in The Wolverine wasn’t a done deal, and now Collider is reporting that it never will be as talks have broke down between the studio and Biel’s people. So much for that.

Oh well, at least we have the Jessica Biel-Kate Beckinsale catfight in Total Recall to look forward to next month.

Production on The Wolverine is expected to get underway next month in Australia and Japan. Jackman returns and will be joined in the prequel-sequel by Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, and Rila Fukushima. Rumor has it that the film is based on the 80s Wolverine miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.

Source: /Film

Jessica Biel To Play Woman of HYDRA in ‘The Wolverine’

- 07-13-12Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

Move over Scarlett Johansson and make way for a new Marvel movie hottie. Actually, come to think of it, the leading lady in today’s story is no stranger to the super hero genre. Jessica Biel kicked vampire butt in Blade III, didn’t she? Meh, that flick was unfortunate and doesn’t count as Marvel cred. Anyhoo, Ms. Biel (Is it Ms. or Mrs? She’s not married is she? Lord, I hope not.) will be strutting her fine super hero bod in a new Marvel film…

Is she Tony Stark’s mistress in Iron Man 3? An Asgardian in Thor 2? Or maybe she’ll be playing some unknown villainous vixen in The Wolverine. If you guessed the latter, well… you’re good at guessing games and aren’t allowed to play charades at my house.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, and Will Yun Lee, had been cast. Today comes news that Jessica Biel will be joining Hugh Jackman -as one of the few white people – in this Japan-themed Wolverine story.

Twitch reports that Biel has been offered the role of Viper, a member of the terrorist organization HYDRA. In the comics, she blackmails Wolverine into marrying her. Though the move is part of her effort to secure her criminal empire in Madripoor, it’s suggested that she had real feelings for Wolverine at some point.

Hey, as long as she’s in tight leather pants I’m down. Amirite?

The Wolverine will be based on a Marvel comics arc by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, which sees Wolverine traveling to Japan. Okamoto plays Mariko, a love interest of Wolverine’s in the books, while Will Yun Lee will play Kenuichio Harada a.k.a. the Silver Samurai.

All Six Batmobiles Will Be At San Diego Comic-Con (sorta)

- 07-03-12Comics, Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

It’s a Bat-Freak/car thief wet dream! If you want to see all six of the big screen Batmobiles then you have to head to San Diego Comic-Con this year… and turn to your left. See, Warner Brothers is having a big shindig next to the San Diego Convention Center, between it and the Hilton in Bayfront Park, called Extra at Comic-Con. A Totally free multi-day media event featuring panels for Fringe, The Vampire Diaries, and The Big Bang Theory. Also at the event, game demos for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and more importantly an outdoor batcave packed with Batmobile goodness.

Yes, all 6 screen seen batmobiles will be showcased together for the first time. The classic George Barris design from Adam West’s cult hit 60’s TV show, the Micheal Keaton/Tim Burton version from Batman and Batman Returns. The Joel Schumacher machines from Batman Forever and Batman and Robin (hey, they still count) and not only the cop car crushing Tumbler from the recent Christopher Nolan movies, but also the desert camo version from the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.

You can check out the full press release and poster up after the jump. On a vaguely related note, if Jessica Biel ever has a baby boy, I really hope she names him ‘Batmo’.

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I’m Sold! ‘Total Recall’ Reboot Has 3 Boobed Hooker

- 06-28-12Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

Anyone familiar with the 1990 version of Total Recall will undoubtedly recall (no pun intended) the 3 breasted mutant hooker; the one Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character surprisingly didn’t fuck. When that triple chested whore appeared on screen, men were given a fantasy of breasts they never knew they wanted. I mean come on, 3 breasts? What a novel idea! Oh, this reminds me of a funny story. This one time, in a strip club in Canada, I got a lap dance from a girl with 3 nipples. At least I think it was a third nipple. It could have been a slice of pepperoni. Regardless,  that’s the closest I’ve ever come to living out my Total Recall triple tit fantasy. It was amazing! But I digress…

Will the Len Wiseman‘s adaptation of Total Recall feature a three-boobed woman? I had heard reports that it was real, that it was actually happening. But in the latest trailer for Total Recall, we finally get to see the three-breasted mutant woman for ourselves. Yippie!

Besides the triple chested tramp, this looks pretty good for a reboot.  Wiseman can stage some good action sequences and it looks like he’s gone all out here. I’m actually looking forward to it.

The August 3 release is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

And Now The First TV Spot for ‘Total Recall’

- 05-23-12Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

After the jump, we’ve got the first TV spot for Len Wiseman‘s Total Recall reboot. While it doesn’t have any new footage it still makes this movie look a lot better than I expected it would be. Yes, still holding out for a tri-boobed hooker, but even if that doesn’t make it into this new non-Mars based version of Philip K. Dick‘s “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” it still looks like it might be a fun little flick. It Stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and opens on August 3rd. (more…)

The New ‘Total Recall’ International Trailer Looks Good (and The Same)

- 05-04-12Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

The latest international trailer for Len Wiseman’s Total Recall remake has hit the ‘net and boy howdy, does it look like the last one. Sure there is a small sprinkling of new footage if you really want to scour it frame by frame, but it still left me with an empty feeling.

Don’t get me wrong, I will fully admit this version of the classic Philip K. Dick short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale looks like a great sci-fi movie, it still depresses me a little inside. No, this is not some old nerd pining for the original… ok, maybe it is a little.

Is a 3 boobed hooker just to much to ask for these days?

Check it the trailer after the jump.

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‘Total Recall’ Turning Japanese in New Trailer

- 04-10-12Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

If you’ve seen the previously released trailer for Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall, you can now enjoy the condensed Japanese version posted below:

Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police  controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world, Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

Source: Coming Soon

The ‘Total Recall’ Trailer… With Director’s Commentary!

- 04-04-12Film Posted by Chris D.

A few days ago, we shared with you the trailer for Total Recall.  And suffice to say that it was fuckin’ awesome.

In a rare move, director Len Wiseman got together with MTV and recorded a director’s commentary on the trailer.  Yes, you read that right.  He did a commentary of the trailer.  It actually helps to provide some neat insight into the process.  I suppose this means we can expect a director’s commentary when the DVD comes out.

Check out the trailer with his commentary below.  The film is out in theaters on August 3, 2012 and stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy.

Hit the jump for the official synopsis.

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Behind the Scenes On ‘Total Recall’ With Biel, Farrell and, Beckinsale

- 04-03-12Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

I’m going to guess that this either for an upcoming broadcast or a recent one of Entertainment Tonight, as I would rather pass something the size of a golf ball through a nostril than watch that show, we’ll just leave it at that.

ET put up a nice little behind the scenes featurette for the forthcoming Total Recall reboot. By the sounds of it the movie (you can watch the stunningly awesome and far better than expected trailer here) will play a little closer to the source material, Philip K. Dick‘s “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”, than the 80’s action flick with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Hit the jump to watch interviews with with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel. Sadly, it doesn’t sound like Biel is in the role of Kuato. Damn it, she would have been perfect!

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No More Teasers – The Total: ‘Total Recall’ Trailer

- 04-01-12Film Posted by Mark Poynter

No more teasers for Total Recall, we’ve got a full trailer from Columbia Pictures for director Len Wiseman’s Total Recall reboot. The movie hits theater screens on August 3rd, starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy.

 

Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.