You guys… I bring you this news because it is my job to do so, but that doesn’t mean I enjoy doing this to you. Let’s just get this done quick, like ripping off a Band-Aid. Gods of Egypt has released its first theatrical trailer. It’s… interesting to say the least. Besides the cast for a movie set in ancient Egypt being pretty damn white-washed, the special effects are big and bad and unapologetic. Every shot seems like a glorified flex-fest between Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gerard Butler (The latter totally plucks out the former’s eye, by the way. Because that’s what you do when someone is unfit to be king, right?). Read on for the actual premise of the movie, and the trailer itself. (more…)
All right, maybe it’s not all that bad. I can guarantee Nicola Peltz and Brenton Thwaites will make more money with this film than I will in a year. Probably in several years, but at least I can hold my head high and proclaim I’ve never been in a Michael Bay Transformers movie.
Ugh, look at what an old wanker this makes me sound like. Stupid kids, succeeding at things.
Anyway, the two rising stars has nabbed the leads in Transformers 4. Peltz starred in The Last Airbender – hmm, another unfortunate film on the girl’s CV – and will next appear in A&E’s Bates Motel, so, at least she’s got that. Thwaites on the other hand seems to be a little better off having a key role in Disney’s upcoming, Maleficent.
Transformer 4 is set to release June 27, 2014.
Bare with me as I try and give a shit about Transformers 4 long enough to impart this new, little bit of casting development. After saying he wouldn’t do a fourth Transformers flick, Michael Bay is doing a fourth Transformers flick, and after saying he wasn’t casting Mark Wahlberg, he’s casting Mark Wahlberg. At this point any news associated with this GIANT misstep of a movie should be considered false. At least until Bay tells you other wise, then changes his mind about it.
It was rumored from the start Bay wanted a whole new cast for Transformers 4. He was even supposedly – shockingly – looking to cast a young woman in the lead. With what THR is now reporting it seems things are still heading that direction. Competing for the female lead are,
Isabelle Cornish, sister of Australian actress Abbie Cornish (Limitless); Nicola Peltz, who appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s Paramount movie The Last Airbender and has a part in A&E’s Bates Motel; Margaret Quallay, the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell; and Gabriella Wilde, who is in the new Carrie movie.
And the potentials to play the female lead’s boyfriend are,
Luke Grimes, who appeared on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and is in Taken 2; Landon Liboiron, who co-starred on Fox’s Terra Nova and will be seen in the upcoming Netflix series Hemlock Grove; Australian Brenton Thwaites, who starred in the telefilm Blue Lagoon: The Awakening; relative newcomer Jack Reynor; and Weeds co-star Hunter Parrish.
I know none of these young actresses and actors and am barely familiar with their work. Except maybe Hunter Parrish from Weeds, he one of the sons, right? Which one, the younger or older? Oh what does it matter, I can’t imagine any of these “stars” would make me actually want to watch Transformers 4.
Any of these young and hopefuls you like? Is there anyone who even sat through this article long enough to care?
That picture up there? That’s the new face of Prince Phillip in the upcoming fairy tale movie, Maleficent.
The Aussie actor is Brenton Thwaites and he’ll be playing opposite Elle Fanning, who’s bound to give a spectacular performance if acting chops run in her family. If you’re wondering who he is, don’t ask me ’cause I haven’t a clue either.
The film isn’t out til 2014 so we’re still fuzzy on the details (like, oh, what’s the deal?). We’ll just have to see what the deal is with this Sleeping Beauty story and how this stands up above the 25871 other fairy tale films and TV shows out there as we get closer to its release.
We’ll be seeing some big names in the Robert Stromberg film, including Angelina Jolie, Imelda Staunton and Miranda Richardson (the last two of whom were both in the Harry Potter films!). Do you think the hype will hold for the next two years?