"Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange." -Inception

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Massive Weekly News Roundup: Lots of new castings and 2012 release dates

  • The Hunger Games trilogy has a release date for the first film, March 23, 2012.  Mark your calendars!
  • After Charlize Theron dropped out of J. Edgar, Naomi Watts has been added to the cast as Hoover's secretary.  This is shaping up to be some cast.   We might be seeing them around next year when awards season rolls around.  
  • Reports of a Alfred Hitchcock biopic are floating around, could Anthony Hopkins be playing the famed director?
  • More on The Hunger Games, LA Times' Hero Complex blog reports that Chloe Moretz would love to play Katniss Everdeen.  Yeah, I don't think so.  Too young!  I would like someone unknown to play the role.  Having someone familiar would take away from the character so well-defined in the books already. 
  • DreamWorks Animation has announced their next big film, Rise of the Guardians, based on the book series by William Joyce The Guardians of Childhood.  Chris Pine, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman and Isla Fisher all play childhood heroes like Jack Frost, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.  This reminds of a teaser trailer of the Man in the Moon released in 2009.  This was long rumored to be DreamWorks next, it's now been made official.  Rise of the Guardians is set to release November 21, 2012.
  • Another Peter Jackson favorite, Saorise Ronan, will be joining The Hobbit.  Meanwhile, Jackson hasn't been doing that great himself, he underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer.  The Hobbit will suffer a minor production delay due to this.  Get well soon, Mr. Jackson!
  • Dame Judi Dench will be back as M for Bond 23.  We need a title already, can't keep calling it Bond 23.  
  • Michael Fassbender seems to be in everything these days.  Well, he can add Ridley Scott's Prometheus aka The Alien prequel to his list.  He'll join Noomi Rapace who was already cast in the film and will be hitting theaters June 8th, 2012.  2012 is already shaping to be a "the" year for big releases, isn't it?
  • Viggo Mortensen is said to be in talks for Snow White and the Huntsman.  Will Kirsten Stewart (Twilight) be playing Snow White also?  
  • Benjamin Walker has been confirmed as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  Great, but, uhm, who's Benjamin Walker?  Must investigate.  I think that's two roles now that Tom Hardy has lost out on.  He was also rumored to be in the running for Snow White and the Huntsman.  
  • Were you thinking it's time for an Annie remake?  Will Smith and Jay Z sure did.  The two megastars are getting together to produce the remake as a starring vehicle for, drumroll please, Willow Smith.  Please, could it be anyone else?

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