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Eli Roth, perhaps best known for his Hostel series, is a multi-talented Hollywood renaissance man who fills roles as producer, director, actor and writer.  Even though he’s got seven films he’s currently involved with in a production capacity, he may be taking on a new project soon.  Currently, Roth is in talks to potentially direct Warner Brothers’ new Dracula adaption, Harker.

Supposedly, Harker will but a new spin on the old vampire myth.  Casting has started strong, with Russell Crowe signing on as none-other-than Dracula himself.  This would not be the first time the two have worked together, as they just got done filming an action flick called The Man with the Iron Fists.  WB had originally planned for Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) to direct, but scheduling issues killed that plan and now they want Roth to take over.

So far there’s no leading man for the titular role of Jonathan Harker and details on the story are still sketchy.  Perhaps if Roth signs on, they’ll be able to get him to put in a little work-over on the script as well?  Of course, Warner Bros. is looking to franchise the film, which means it will likely end up being either very cool or very ‘safe’.

Though I’ve always been skeptical of vampire films and find 9-out-of-10 of them to be almost completely unwatchable, I’m eager to see some more details on this one.  With Roth at the helm, it could turn out to be an interesting piece of work.

 

Thanks to deadline for the heads-up.

In a movie, music is everything. Even with a stellar cast, strung together with strong writing and insane visuals, a movie could become unwatchable without a banging musical score. Thankfully, if your Hollywood blockbuster is lacking that musical touch then Hans Zimmer is the man to call.

With over 100 film scores to his credit, including Rain Man, The Last Samuari, Inception and the entire Christopher Nolan Batman franchise, Hans is a natural choice when it comes to making beautiful music. So contrary to reports from last year, Zimmer has been called up once again to score the upcoming Man of Steel feature film. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last year, Hans said:

My heart belongs to Batman… I wouldn’t even know how to go and give voice to it [Man of Steel].

But that was then. Now that his work on The Dark Knight Rises is finished, Variety is reporting that Zimmer has signed on to create the score for the Warner Bros. reboot. It’s going to be tough though, since Zimmer must contend with the iconic theme to Richard Donner‘s original Superman from 1978, created by John Williams. Does this mean he’ll be revamping the 34 year old theme currently humming in your head (we’re doing that too)?

[It] happens to be one of his greatest themes…So no. And I’m not thinking of rewriting Beethoven’s ninth either. It just sounds like a thankless task, you know? So that’s unequivocally a no.

Zack Snyder is one lucky man. Not only does he get to use the theme associated with one of the greatest DC characters of all time, but one of the greatest living composers today will bring it back to theaters. Whatever brought on this change of heart will probably be mentioned in the near future, should Hans ever release a statement as to why he signed on.

Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff hits theaters June 14th.

Source: Coming Soon

In 367 days, Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel hits screens all over North America. Principle photography has wrapped up for months and now the long post production and marketing ramp up can begin, right?

So where is our damn footage! I am sure I am not alone being very curious with how this Superman reboot will look. Well, while Zack is hard at work editing away and rumors swirl that we’ll see something at Comic-Con this year, we do have something for you to look at and wonder.

The folks over at ComingSoon.Net have braved the wild party that is the Licensing Expo 2012 in Las Vegas to give us our first look at some of the Kryptonian kostumes from the flick.

Some nice close ups of Faora (Zod’s evil sidekick played by Antje Traue,) Jor-El’s, and of course Superman’s costume await you after the jump.

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For months now, we’ve seen everything from official images, production shots and practically everything else from Zach Snyder‘s upcoming Man of Steel. What we haven’t got, is a trailer. Seriously, principle photography has been wrapped for a while now, what’s the hold up?  Well, according to Comic Book Movie a trailer may soon be on the way. The site received a very in-depth description of a “in-the-works” trailer.

Keep in mind that what you you’re about to read comes from a uncredited source who worked on the film. Even if it is true, the described trailer is a rough cut. It could be cut completely different between now and time of release.

[WARNING: The following contains spoilers, if you’re not ready for what’s ahead then by all means skip and forget this even exists]

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Crowe Puts RoboCop Casting Rumors to Rest

The Internet is full of rumors flying every which way. One never knows whats real, whats probably a joke, or what just might be someone’s pipe dream.

Last week that Internet began circulating, or perhaps perculating might be a better word, that Russel Crowe was in the mix to possibly star as Officer Alex Murphy in the forever-in-development reboot of RoboCop. Crowe himself has addressed the question, his answer looks pretty definitive to this NerdBastard:

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Well, that’s gonna disappoint some, Crowe would probably do a good job as Murphy. We’ll still get our Crowe fix when we see him as Superman’s biological father Jor-El in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel next year, and Crowe did acknowledge that he is considering the title role in director Darren Aronofsky’s epic retelling of the story of Noah.

Meanwhile, RoboCop director Jose Padilha is still on the hunt for his Murphy. With Crowe out of the picture, who do you think should be the new RoboCop?

Kal-El of Krypton is getting a new mommy.

Veteran actress of TV and Film, Julia Ormond (CSI: New YorkBenjamin Button) was set to star as the Kryptonian mother of DC comics Superman in the new, Zack Snyder directed, Man of Steel. For reasons unknown, the director made a last minute decision to replace her.

The new Lara Lor-Van will now be portrayed by stage and film star Ayelet Zurer. If you’re saying “Who’s that?” you’re not alone.

Her name may be fading you, because the last film Ayelet was in was the 2009 biblical thriller Angels & Demons, the chick who runs around with Tom Hanks for 2 hours.

Could it be that Snyder’s faster then a speeding bullet decision was all due to age and experience, or did Ormond have some Kryptonite in her vagina?

Ayelet, 42, barely look’s like she cracked her 30’s compared to Julia’s 46. Ayelet also has some actual military training. Jor-El must love a woman that can handle shooting off a few rounds (zing!).

Zurer will begin filming immediately alongside Russell Crowe, Superman’s Kryptonian father Jor-El, in the $175 million Warner Bros/Legendary film due out June 14, 2013.

Man of Steel Stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe and Ayelet Zurer.

Via: Deadline 

Review: Robin Hood Prince of Prozac

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It takes alot for me to hang my head low at a movie. My passion for Ridley Scott’s new Robin Hood has been goose bumping me for months and besides Iron Man 2, was my 2nd pick for Awesomest Summer Movie. I heard the day of the premiere from 2 sources “Tsk, I’ve heard, not so good things about it…”

I put my fingers in my ears and shouted, “NOPE! I WILL love that movie, there is no way I can’t. Not with that star lineup, anyway. So I’m keeping this review short and sweet, strictly out of Nerdbastard suicide.

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