Day: 17/08/2012

The Wolverine Gets An Official Plot Synopsis

By: Eric Eisenberg Earlier this week we learned that The Wolverine, the latest film about the superhero played by Hugh Jackman, would be more of a standalone film and separate from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but we still didn’t have a clear idea of exactly what the plot would entail. Today we have a much better idea. Its been long rumored that the film would be based on the famous arc by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, a new official plot synopsis, which []

The Robocop Remake Adds Marianne Jean-Baptiste To The Cast

By: Eric Eisenberg Marianne Jean-Baptiste is joining the cast of RoboCop. The actress, who is best known for her Oscar-nominated work in 1997’s Secret & Lies, will play Detroit Police Chief Karen Dean in the action movie remake. The rest of the cast includes Joel Kinnaman (as the titular hero), Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Laurie, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, Michael K. Williams and Jackie Earle Haley. The film recently got some rotten PR when a journalist who received []

Is Vin Diesel Up To Play Vision In Avengers 2?

By: Brent McKnight Now that Joss Whedon is official back on board to write and direct The Avengers sequel we can get down to the dirty business of casting rumors. While this is conjecture and hearsay of the highest order, but could Vin Diesel possibly play Vision in the second chapter of Marvel’s hottest property? Here’s how little it takes to start a rumor these days. All that really happened is that Diesel changed the photo on his Facebook profile. Comic Book []

James Franco Directing Lindsay Lohan Biopic… Sort Of

By: Katey Rich At this point, "unpredictable" doesn’t even begin to describe James Franco. The recent Oscar nominee AND Oscar host, who in 2010 had roles in both the goofy comedy Date Night and Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, has done everything recently from playing an artist based on himself on General Hospital to shooting a goofy comedy with his old pal Seth Rogen– all while getting something like 10 degrees from various colleges. It’s almost silly to be surprised by him these []

Open Casting Call For Jon Favreau’s Jersey Boys Musical

By: Kristy Puchko Following in the footsteps of Mamma Mia and Rock of Ages, the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys is the latest jukebox musical from Broadway to dance its way to the big screen. Featuring classic tracks like "Big Girls Don’t Cry," "Sherry" and "Walk Like a Man," this toe-tapping crowd pleaser tells the tale of the 1960s pop group The Four Seasons, charting their formation, rise to fame and eventual breakup. Earlier this summer, reports had Iron Man director Jon Favreau []

Daesung and Seungri’s bags containing their passports stolen in Japan

By: VIC According to several Japanese news reports, thieves broke into Big Bang’s manager’s car in Tokyo and took Daesung and Seungri’s bags containing their belongings and passports. The theft was discovered on August 15 at 8:30AM, 5 hours after the manager parked the car (at 3:30AM). Police are currently investigating the theft as it could lead to the personal information of the Big Bang members exposed to the public. Source: Big Bang Updates

Nelly Furtado wants to collaborate with T.O.P?

By: SARA Guess which hippie Canadian musician surprised reporters when she name-dropped ‘Oppa Gangnam Style’ (a Korean viral hit by PSY) and "a guy doing the horse move" that’s raging all over the airwaves right now? In Singapore for an exclusive music showcase and to promote her upcoming fifth English music album, The Spirit Indestructible, Nelly Furtado may have been out of sight for the past six years, but the chirpy singer’s clearly not out of touch with what’s popular on the []