Fringe's alt-universe drama will get even weirder. Men In Black III has a surprising twist, and the Spider-Man prequel may have an unexpected villain. Plus Futurama, Doctor Who, Iron Sky, Jonah Hex, Sorcerer's Apprentice, Toy Story, Twilight and Warehouse 13!
Men In Black III:
David Koepp (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) will rewrite this film's script. Barry Sonnenfeld is officially back to direct. And — big news! — it's definite that this film is set in 1969, which explains the younger version of Agent Kay, played by Josh Brolin. [IGN]
Spider-Man: Begin Again:
I'm going to keep calling this film by this rumored title until we hear something else. And speaking of rumors, unnamed sources claim that the villian of the film will be the Lizard. As usual, grain of salt until you hear something through official channels. [BleedingCool]
Resident Evil: Afterlife 3-D:
Here's a new poster for this zombie-tastic outing. Bigger version at the link. [IGN]
Ridley Scott spoke at the Hero Complex film festival yesterday, and he said that he's done a lot of underwater research for the two prequels he's filming. Also, once we discover the backstory of how the Space Jockey encountered the aliens, you'll really want to know how he got there. And telling the story of the Space Jockey is what Scott would have done if he'd been asked to do the sequel to Alien back in the 1980s — which he wasn't, weirdly enough. Also, Scott still hopes to film The Forever War at some point. [Collider]
Remember this "Nazis on the Moon" movie? They're still forging ahead with filming, and now they're in Australia, doing some filming. Apparently there are tons of stunts, some of which take place in Lunar gravity or in zero-G. And there are some set pieces that revolve around artificial gravity being turned off. The main character, Renate, has long blonde hair, and it's going to need to move realistically in zero-G. Here's a floor plan of the Lunar Nazi base:
The Sorcerer's Apprentice:
Here are some new "character posters" showcasing the heroes of this film. [CinemaBlend]
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse:
Robert Pattison and Taylor Lautner spoke to a gang of reporters about this film in L.A., and you can view the videos at the link. Apparently, there's a line where Lautner says he's hotter than Pattison, and Pattison doesn't really have a comeback to that. And Pattison has a huge fight scene with Bryce Dallas Howard, who was afraid of hurting him. [Collider and Collider]
Even though Guillermo Del Toro has bailed out of this film and it's faced with huge delays, Sir Ian McKellen insists that they'll be ready to start casting in a month. And still may film by the end of the year. [CinemaBlend]
The Great And Powerful Oz:
This prequel to The Wizard Of Oz, focusing on the Wizard, might get a terrific director — Sam Raimi's been offered the job. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has its own Wizard Of Oz project in the works, and New Line Cinema has a film called simply Oz in development, from the producers of Twilight. So brace yourself for a flood of Oz movies. [Vulture]
Toy Story 3:
Clash Of The Titans 2:
Apparently it's on the fast track, so they can shoot it before Sam Worthington has to go do Avatar 2. And Jonathan Liebesman, who just directed Battle: Los Angeles, is in line to direct. [L.A. Times]
Major spoilers for season three! A casting call went out for four new roles — including Olivia's mother in the alternate universe. And a therapist who helps one of our heroes out. (Peter? Or Fauxlivia?)
[POWERFUL FEMALE GOVERNMENT AGENT] -35-55. Becomes an adversary to our Fringe team. Possible 3-4 episodes out of the first 9. Starts episode 302 approximately July 19th. Submit all ethnicities. PLEASE ALSO SUBMIT NAME ACTORS.
[FEMALE THERAPIST] - 35-70- She's trustworthy, comforting, maternal and lovely. Starts approximately July 8. Submit all ethnicities. Possibly recurring.
[INNOCENT MALE STRANGER] - 35-70. Wonderful character actor who is also charming. He gets caught up in action that has nothing to do with him. Submit all ethnicities. Appears in episode 1. Starts approximately July 8th.
[OLIVIA'S MOTHER] -Caucasian. 50-60's. Lovely and together. She loves her daughter very much and is even more devoted since she lost her other daughter in childbirth. Possible 3-4 episode arc. Starts approximately July 8. PLEASE ALSO SUBMIT NAME ACTORS.
[TelevisionWithoutPity, thanks Michael!]
Can't wait for this show to come back in a couple days? Here are some storyboards for an upcoming scene where Bender pretends to be a pencil sharpener. Like one does. [Comedy Central]
An update on IMDB led some fans to believe that this show was starting to cast people for the second season, but it turns out that was just a listing for a first-season episode that got miscategorized. Oh well. Still no news on this show's status. [Battlestar_Blog]
So now that you've seen the first episode, what's next? Denis O'Hare, who plays the King of Mississippi, explains what happens with his character:
There comes a point in this season when Russell steps up to defend the earth and feel that the humans are not good stewards, and like they've kind of abdicated. So he wants them to step back and vampires will run things.
Russell started out as a warrior, fighting for the kings, and wound up becoming a king himself by seizing power in battle. And apparently Lorena is the Kenny of this season — explains actor Mariana Klaveno:
Every episode something atrocious is done to me and someone in the background screams out, 'You killed Lorena. You bastards!' Every episode.
And a new poster!
The Montreal Gazette visited the set of this show and witnessed the filming of a scene where a black-and-blue Ian Tracey struggles with an alien case of multiple personalities, with the future of humanity depending on the outcome. [Montreal Gazette]