Wednesday, March 9, 2011

At The Movies...

At The Movies... is something I'm trying out. Christmas 2010 I received a subscription to 'The Hollywood Reporter'. It is a collection of entertainment news, reviews, and award spotlights. One of my favorite sections in the magazine has to do with new deals and cast details for pre-production projects. At The Movies... will feature some of the fun info I learn week to week from this magazine and the web in general.  Comments in parenthesis are my own opinions.  Enjoy!

-Ian McKellen has officially signed on to play Gandalf in 'The Hobbit'.
-Ellijah Wood, Donald Sutherland, and Eddie Lizzard have signed onto act in the adaptation of 'Treasure Island'.
-The Movie Adaptation of 'Firelight' has a writer-- Nick Pustay. (Should be good if he sticks with the story!)
-Henry Caville will be playing Superman/Clark Kent in the new reboot. (I didn't find the first movie all that bad!)
-Somehow, 7th Heaven star Geoff Stults got another acting job in a television spin-off of Bones. (Who would have thought!)
-James Franco is in talks to play Oz, the Great and Powerful in Disney's prequel to 'The Wizard of Oz'. He's the third actor offered the role. (Personally, I'd prefer Robert Downey Jr or Johnny Depp over Franco, but they both passed.)
-Kristen Stewart is playing Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman. (Looks like we're in for a depressing Snow White tale.)
-Michelle Pfeiffer has signed on to 'Dark Shadows' opposite Johnny Depp. (Yay!)

I found this article the other day that was actually kind of interesting. Seems that Britain has an event called World Book Night where volunteers handed out free books. Some feared it was the wrong move and would "devalue" books, but in reality it helped turn sales up!

Till next time!


Emily said...

Thanks for posting this! I didn't even know there was going to be a movie adaption of The Hobbit before reading this.

Stephanie said...

Love, love, love this feature! I'm so excited that they've finally gotten The Hobbit going. The newest casting news I've heard is Saoirse Ronan as Itaril, an elf (good casting, IMO). And, yeah, I thought the same thing when I heard about Kristen Stewart as Snow White. It doesn't seem like the kind of role she'd choose. It's sure to be an interesting take on Snow White!

Unknown said...

Great book purchase choices! I LOVED Hex Hall! And Matched. And The Host! :)

I had a hard time deciding what I would buy!

Happy Hop Day!

Wilde.Dash said...

I'm having a hard time forming an opinion on the K.Stew Snow White project. She's co-starring with Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron, so there's a pretty strong chance it might be decent. Personally, I can't wait until she's wrapped up these Twilight movies and can go back to roles she actually seems to take a passing interest in...