Friday, 22 April 2011

Jeremy Renner In The Bourne Legacy

According to Deadline, Universal announced today that it has offered the lead in the new film, The Bourne Legacy, to actor Jeremy Renner. With production set to begin in September, this new movie centers around an operative from a covert government program similar to, but much more dangerous than the Treadstone program that spawned Bourne. The film will be written and directed by Terry Gilroy, who also wrote the first three Bourne films.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Reeves and Gillespie Set To Direct Vampires And Zombies

Matt Reeves, best known for last year's undead success Let Me In and the monster hit, Cloverfield, is set to direct another horror epic featuring vampires. According to Deadline, Fox 2000 is having Reeves sink fang into the film The Passage, based on the best-selling Justin Cronin novel. When terminal cancer patients are subjected to the bites of bats in South America, they appear to be cured. The government furthers the experiments and everything unravels. Instead of a permanent cure for cancer, they unleash a vampiric plague. The patients are turned into superhuman, telepathic vampires that drive the human race to brink of extinction. It's good to see vampires get their monster status back after Twilight yanked their fangs out by turning them into sparkling, angst-ridden posers.

And speaking of monsters, it's zombie time! Lionsgate has tapped Craig Gillespie from Lars and the Real Girl and the upcoming Fright Night remake, to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the Seth Grahame-Smith mash-up novel of the Jane Austen classic. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth must navigate drawing room society while battling an army of undead ghouls. Yummy!

I loved both novels and am looking forward to see what these two exciting directors do with the material. Do you think they have what it takes to deliver the goods for these best-selling novels?

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Joe Pesci Joins Gotti Biopic, Big Sur Cast Set

Joe Pesci gets back to his gangster roots as he joins the cast of the mob biopic Gotti: Three Generations. He will reportedly play the Dapper Don's deputy, Angelo Ruggiero. The film stars John Travolta as John Gotti, Sr. and is directed by Nick Cassevetes. In talks for a supposed major role is Lindsey Lohan. This is the first film about Gotti, Sr. approved by his son. The one-time Gambino crime family boss was convicted in 1992 of five murders, loan sharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, tax evasion and bribery. Travolta calls this "probably the most interesting untold story in this country."

Friday, 15 April 2011

Abduction First Trailer, Tom Hanks News

Taylor Lautner hits the bigs in his post-Twilight career with the high octane thriller, Abduction, from director John Singleton. Lautner takes on his first solo lead role as Nathan, a young man who uncovers a terrible secret about his birth when he finds his baby photo on a missing persons website. Co-starring Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina, Abduction will hit theaters September 23. It looks exciting, sort of a twist on The Bourne Identity.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Michael Shannon is General Zod in Superman: Man of Steel

After months of speculation about just who Superman would do battle with in the upcoming Superman: Man of Steel, Zack Snyder and company have cast Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon as the villainous Kryptonian, General Zod. Michael was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 2009 for his role of a mentally disturbed man in the Sam Mendes drama, Revolutionary Road. He currently stars in HBO's acclaimed series, Boardwalk Empire as the zealous federal agent Nelson Van Alden.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Poster Contest - UPDATE

Last week we posted telling you about our fabulous poster contest sponsored by and who are putting up some fabulous prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place, click here to read the previous post and rules of entry.

So far we have had a great response, though some of you would rather not use your face to personalise the poster. The 411 realise that many bloggers would rather remain discreet with their personal photos, therefore we have decided to relax the rules a little. From now, though we still encourage you to personalise your posters as much as you can, we are now accepting mock up movie posters without your own personal face included, you can now use your dream team cast in a film you have made-up, or for those of you who write books why not turn it into a movie with the actors you imagine playing your characters and of course for those of you who want to be the main stars of a movie we are welcoming them with open arms.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Superman: Man of Steel Coming to Chicago

Chicago continues to make a name for itself in big budget action flicks as it grabs a piece of the Superman reboot. While most of the principle photography is set for Vancouver, the huge action sequences will be shot here. The reason: access to military hardware. We apparently can get the cargo planes and attack helicopters necessary along with an aircraft carrier and fighter jets.

Chi Town has played host to several huge blockbusters of late, standing in for Gotham City in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. This summer will see destruction rain down on the Windy City in Transformers 3: Dark Side of the Moon. I am so excited. I had tons of fun watching them film both Dark Knight and Transformers 3.