If you’ve ever thought that Peter Pan’s story had more to tell, specifically from before he became the Pan, then Joe Wright‘s Pan is for you. We all know J.M. Barrie‘s story of the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, and now, thanks to writer Jason Fuchs, who is also writing a script for Warner Bros. Wonder Woman, we’ve got a very detailed look at Peter, before he became the Pan. (more…)
It’s one of those weeks, a week when we seem to get a whole bunch of trailers in one go because with the holiday weekend approaching it’s presumed that a lot of us are going to spend it in a movie theater. We’ve already got Jurassic World, we’re going see Star Wars: The Force Awakens either at the end of the week or before, so now it’s time for Pan, the latest in a line of movies aiming to turn well-established fairy tales on their head. Will Pan do for Peter what Oz: The Great and Powerful did for the Wizard, or what Maleficent did for the Sleeping Beauty villainess? Unknown, but I’ll say this: it’s a damn good looking trailer. (more…)
Most actors would kill for this kind of break with only four credits to their name. But then again, most actors Levi Miller‘s age don’t have four credits to their name. The young actor has been cast in Joe Wright‘s new retelling of Peter Pan’s origin in the simply titled Pan alongside Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, and Garrett Hedlund. (more…)
Continuing our recent spree of fairy tale news (earlier, Princess Bride the musical and the first Maleficant poster) the buzz in Hollywoodland is Joe Wright (Hanna, Atonement) is thinking happy thoughts about filming his own spin on the origin of Peter Pan. (more…)
(Article by nerdbastards contributor Mark Poynter, A.K.A Mordrun)
Many of you out there have a special place in your heart for the movie The Professional. That movie was touching, troubling, and immensely satisfying all in one big beautiful package. Hanna seems to be on the same track. This trailer blew me away. I would be in line at the theater at this moment if Hanna was already released in theaters.
Hanna begins with Erik Heller (Eric Bana), as ex-CIA operative who raises his 14 year old daughter Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) to be the perfect killing machine. Hanna mission: to eliminate a very specific person: Marissa Wiegler, an active CIA agent. The reasons, as far as the trailer and the film’s synopsis are concerned, remain a mystery. Release date is April 8, 2011.
1. Joe Wright – The guy knows how to make a movie. Pride and Prejudice – 7 Academy Award noms. Atonement – 7 golden Globe noms, 6 Academy Awards noms. The Soloist – OK, this one was weak, lots of production issues and release dates moved, not his best work.
2. Saoirse Ronan – Worked with Wright in Atonement and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has acting chops.
3. Cate Blanchett – She can do no wrong in my book, at least ever since she played Irina Spalko in that Indiana Jones movie whose name is not to be spoken. (Sorry, I have a thing for Russian speaking beauties, don’t get me started on Angelina Jolie in Salt..)
4. Eric Bana – Give him the benefit of the doubt. After all, “If any of us get laid laid tonight its because of Eric Bana in Munich”
5. The Chemical Brothers are scoring Hanna.