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Now that the important yet drawn out and tedious task of casting the titular character in Doctor Strange has been resolved – Another round of applause for Benedict Cumberbatch everyone!!! – we get to the real meat of the casting conundrum: who will play The Ancient One. Okay, so that may not be the most talked about bit of casting in the process seeing as how the man that teaches Strange all about his magical, mystical powers doesn’t exactly play a huge part in the story, but in the Marvel U there are no small parts, only small actors. To prove that old theater axiom, it’s been leaked that there are three very strong frontrunners to play The Ancient One. (more…)

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This trailer gives us a real proper look at what I, Frankenstein is all about. And what that is, well, I’m still unsure but it’s got gargoyles, fireballs, and one sexy monster. With all that it may surprise you to learn this version of Frankenstein’s monster, while based on the graphic novel of the same name by Kevin Grievous, is actually  closer to Mary Shelley’s original creation than the more popular Universal monster. In I, Frankenstein Aaron Eckhart not only talks, but talks intelligently, a trait usually left out of the Frankenstein character. I don’t believe Shelley ever considered the whole action hero, scythe-wielding angle, though, so it’s likely that’s where the similarities stop.

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Now that we’ve gotten a new Doctor for Doctor Who in Peter Capaldi, word is working its way around the Internet that he wasn’t the British sci-fi series first choice. Bill Nighy recently talked with Express UK revealing that he had been offered the role, but turned it down.

I didn’t want to be the Doctor. No disrespect to Doctor Who or anything, I just think that it comes with too much baggage.

He went on to say that Peter Capaldi was:

He’s a marvelous actor. he’ll be very good as the Doctor. he’ll bring a lot of wit and dry humor. He’s elegant and he looks great.

Now for my taste, Nighy would make a much better Master than Doctor. Perhaps we might get to see that if the Master makes an appearance in the next couple of seasons. It’s clear to see that an older Doctor was the game plan, with both actors clocking in at age 63 (Nighy) and 55 (Capaldi).

Does this news change any of your thoughts about the casting? I love stories about which actor turned down a role that then rocketed the replacement to fame. Of course, in this case, neither actor really needs much of a boost in the fame department, both are actors with critical and box office successes in their resumes.

Via: Geek Tyrant

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Last week, the first shirtless image of I, Frankenstein star Aaron Eckhart made its way online and was only the first of what’s to come. With Lionsgate‘s plans to show off their prime talent in the famed Hall H at San Diego Comic Con, the studio is looking for more ways to promote their convention presence. And so, we have these exclusive I, Frankenstein character posters.

Featuring Aaron Eckhart, one of the film’s Gargoyle Order, and one of the Demons of Naberious, the three posters will be on display all convention long. Until then check out these full-sized posters below. (more…)

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The popularity of Doctor Who has skyrocketed since Matt Smith took over the role of the 900+ – now 1200+ – year old Time Lord, especially here in the States. When the series triumphantly returned in 2005 is was still very much a cult show with a small, yet devoted fanbase. Over the seasons the show’s audience grew. David Tennant‘s four year run as the Tenth Doctor did much to bring the series into the spotlight; ask almost any new-to-Who fan and they’ll say he was their first Doctor. Today, Doctor Who is a bonafide, mega-hit. In the last few weeks leading to this Saturday’s premiere Matt Smith and new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman have been featured on dozens of magazine covers, appeared on late night talk shows, and their faces are plastered on ads everywhere. Doctor Who is BIG.

Which is only fitting, really, as the series enters its golden anniversary, celebrating 50 years. In this, the first part of a two part list – hey, if they can split their seasons in two, why not us? – we’ll be covering the best episodes of the Eleventh Doctor. These episodes are listed chronologically, not in an order of great to greatest. Ready? Let’s dive in, GERONIMO!

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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.

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Sony Pictures has released the synopsis for director Len Wiseman’s reboot of Total Recall, which hits theaters on August 3. Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback adapted the action thriller starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy. Now what I want to know is why bother? Is there anyone who doesn’t know what is going to happen in this movie? Let’s do a checklist:

Hot wife fight?     Check!

Three Boobed Woman?     BETTER BE!

Mind Trip /  Mind Wipe?     Check!

My biggest fear about this is that Wiseman might try to slip in some big Gotcha moment at the end to make it all a dream.

The synopsis is as follows:

“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 (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.

We’re waiting along with the rest of you for the first trailer. What are your thoughts on the reboot?

Jack the Giant Killer is essentially the darker, more adult version of Jack and the Beanstalk. The first trailer of this Bryan Singer flick was released by Warner Bros. today, and it’ll also be shown along with the second Sherlock Holmes movie.

The movie stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor. It opens on June 15, 2012.

Here is the official plot synopsis:

“Jack the Giant Killer” tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittinglyopens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

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Keven Grevioux‘s graphic novel I, Frankenstein has been in the works with Lakeshore Entertainment for quite some time. The initial plan was to have the director of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Patrick Tatopoulos spearhead this project, but the duty has now fallen unto Stuart Beattie. The main character of Adam Frankenstein will be played by Aaron Eckhart.

Recent news has claimed that Bill Nighy is currently in talks for the role of the villain.  Socratis Otto will play the sidekick who is tasked with the job of tracking down Adam Frankenstein.

The film is set to be released in February of 2013.  Here are some tidbits from the press release:

I FRANKENSTEIN is a modern-day epic: Frankenstein’s creature, ADAM, has survived to present day due to a genetic quirk in his creation. Making his way to a dark, gothic metropolis, he finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. As writer/director, Stuart Beattie said, “Mary Shelly’s story is about the creation of the first human being. This is the story about that being becoming human.”

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Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, here’s our first officially look at First Look at Colin Farrell in ‘Total Recall’ Rebootfrom the upcoming Total Recall reboot.

In his interview with Entertainment Weekly, Colin admitted that this film “will be much less jokey” and thank God for that. Repeating the same lines as Arnold Schwarzenegger from the original would be weird and Colin agrees, saying that he wouldn’t feel comfortable delivering “Consider dat a divorce!” again. From what’s been gathered  “the new story involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn’t know for which side.” Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) plays Vilos Cohaagen, “the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai.” Not Quite Mars, but it still looks promising.

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