Like many of you, I love "Les Miserables" the musical! The Cameron Mackintosh production, with help from French writing team of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, is a brilliant staging of Victor Hugo's classic.
Now, Tom Hooper, the Academy Award-winning director of "The King's Speech," is set to direct the Universal and Working Title's big-screen adaptation and Hugh Jackman may star, according to The Hollywood Reporter. William Nicholson wrote the script.
Jackman is in talks to play Jean Valjean, the guardian of Cosette. The 19th century French rebellion is the backdrop of this masterpiece.
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This news got me excited. I'm a monster movie addict and "Jurassic Park" was one of the best monster movies we've seen in a long while. The first two "Jurassic" movies were fun, but the last one from director Joe Johnston was horrible.
So I welcomed the news that Steven Spielberg has been meeting with screenwriter Mark Protosevich to talk about rebooting the "Jurassic Park" franchise. Yay!
And according to The Hollywood Reporter, the iconic director has met with the writer not once but twice to brainstorm story ideas for "Jurassic Park 4."
But mind you, both Universal and Spielberg's camp, while not denying that a meeting of minds have occurred (or will continue to occur?), stressed that "the discussions have been purely exploratory." Sure, sure, sure.
Protosevich recently received story credit for "Thor," and co-wrote the screenplay for "I Am Legend." He also wrote "The Cell" and "Poseidon" which kind of make me think twice -- is the writer really good? 'Cause both "The Cell" and "Poseidon" are bad movies!
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Like many of Quentin Tarantino's projects, his upcoming film, "Django Unchained," is met with rumors and excitement! Here's what we know about the movie, it's going to be a revenge flick with an ex-slave exacting vengeance.
According to our friends at ScreenRant, "Django Unchained" will hit theaters on December 25th, 2012 -- just in time to spread holiday cheer
Rumors are circulating on who will play the lead role. Will Smith, Idris Elba, and Jamie Foxx have all been talked about. But I'm very interested to see Smith in a Tarantino film. I think it'll bring out his edge not seen since 1993's "Six Degrees of Separation."
So far, Leonardo DiCaprio is the only one who may be set to appear in "Django Unchained." He will play the part of a plantation owner who owns Django's wife.
Christoph Waltz, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the last Tarantino film, "Inglourious Basterds," may return to his Hans Landa's German roots to play a German bounty hunter who helps Django rescue his wife.
Samuel Jackson, a perennial Tarantino favorite, may also star as DiCaprio's right hand man. He will play an older slave who, according to ScreenRant, is an "expert manipulator" who wants to bring Django down.
At first glance, it's kind of boring that Tarantino is making yet another "revenge" film, but on the other hand, the auteur has such unique vision that I will pretty much watch any movie he makes!
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It's a story you saw first on mannythemovieguy.com, we reported in May of 2009 that Angelina Jolie was being courted to play the wicked Maleficent in Disney's retelling of "Sleeping Beauty." (See EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie to Star as Disney's Greatest Villain Maleficent!)
In the beginning, Brad Bird was rumored to make his first live-action debut with "Maleficent," but then Tim Burton was also talked about, and now, "The Fighter's" David O. Russell is supposedly negotiating to helm the Linda Woolverton script according to The Hollywood Reporter. BUT, many insiders are also saying there are other names in the mix as well!
So only time will tell who gets to direct Jolie in the fantasy epic. But the big question, is the actress still interested?
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The Daily Blam, we get to see a peek of the film via the Licensing International Expo.
"The Avengers," from the brilliant mind of Joss Whedon, stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, and Samuel L. Jackson.
I can't wait to "The Avengers" in 3D on May 4, 2012. Take a look at the poster below and get teased!
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