Some interesting news
Adam Scott (The Aviator
) will star opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in Focus Features' untitled supernatural thriller. It's about a Midwesterner being stalked by her ex-b.f. and haunted by nightmares of a past murder. Asif Kapadia directs the thriller, now lensing in Austin, Texas.
And some scary news
Jay Scherick and David Ronn (Guess Who
) are in talks to write the bigscreen version of Baywatch
for DreamWorks. Pic is on the fast track with the hope of a 2006 summer release.Weta Workshops
(the masters behind The Lord of the Rings
) have a new website
. Explore the site to discover profiles of the artists, some of the work done by Weta in other films, and details on upcoming projects like King Kong
and the Narnia
More casting rumours
about The Da Vinci Code
: Ian McKellen is cast as Sir Teabing, "a wealthy man who acts as a resource for Langdon even as he shows his own ambitions to uncover the Holy Grail." Alfred Molina will play Bishop Arigarosa, "who's keenly interested in the sleuthing activities of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and cryptographer Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou)."
The only people listed on imdb.com
as cast are Hanks, Tautou, and Jean Reno
as Captain Bezu Fache (which is excellent casting for this character), other credits include James Horner as composer.
On May 13, if you happen to be watching a film in the USA you may be one of the first people to see the new trailer
for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
, America’s ABC will be airing a GoF
special on May 7th that will feature all the footage from the trailer, but re-edited.
casting news, Robbie Coltrane may not
continue as Hagrid. The new Potter family members for GoF
are Ralph Fiennes who will play Lord Voldemort, Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeterk, the reporter, and Brendan Gleeson will be Mad-Eye Moody, the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor.
Potter producer David Heyman reveals
one of the story arcs that will not be in the fourth film is Hermione’s S.P.E.W. campaign.
I can’t believe how isolated I’ve become from all things genre the last couple of months. Fox has been airing the 6 completed episodes of Tru Calling
in the USA, but has pulled the pin
so that the ep that should have aired today won’t. What does that mean? That they effectively cancelled it twice! Hopefully it will appear on DVD here, as I’ve no doubt that Seven will hold off airing it until a ridiculous slot opens at 2am on Sunday.The Chronicles of Narnia
have a new website
at Disney.com. It’s rather impressive, but those who have a slow net connection like me will have to be patient. The wallpapers alone are worth the wait. Now I’ve got till December to read the first couple of books.
Another site that has been revamped is War of the Worlds
’. Not a lot of actual info, but the wallpapers, posters and photo gallery are cool.