An inside source claims to have huge plot info about The Man of Steel. Jonathan Demme is adapting an unpublished new Stephen King novel. There's great news for the future of True Blood and Warehouse 13. And what is Batman's strange new vehicle in The Dark Knight Rises?
Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from The Hunger Games.
Man of Steel
Someone claiming to be an inside source has some key information on the current filming in Plano, Illinois. There's some fairly major plot stuff here, but this should all definitely be taken with a grain of salt. Anyway, here are the key details:
- Valley West Community Hospital is having its windows blacked out so that explosions can be added in later digitally
- A 7-Eleven set has been built wired with explosives that will be blown up during shooting
- The 7-Eleven scene will take place as the US military, led by Christopher Meloni's as yet unnamed general, takes on Michael Shannon's Zod and Antje Traue's Faora
- This battle takes place in Smallville, and Superman is caught in the middle
- A bank vault is also being wired with explosives
- That particular location ties in with the official image of Superman released earlier
- There will also be "a huge military scene involving soldiers repelling from a helicopter and shell casings being left on the street"
- Superman will also learn of certain powers during one scene, which will apparently happen "where a glass starts shaking and then breaks"
I'd say the big takeaways from all that are that Smallville will actually see some fighting, Superman does indeed still have to discover some of his powers over the course of the film, and the army will be taking on Zod and Faora with or without Superman's help. Of course, it's completely possible that some or all of that is false, or otherwise misinterpreted, so again...grains of salt on all this. [Comic Book Movie]
Here's a set video featuring Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, and Diane Lane as Clark, Jonathan, and Martha Kent. [Comic Book Resources]
The Dark Knight Rises
Here's a set photo, giving a distant view of what appears to be a new Bat-vehicle. There's some thought that it's a hovercraft of some sort, or perhaps the Batwing is at last making an appearance in Christopher Nolan's trilogy. [/Film]
Kevin Feige discusses Joss Whedon's direction and the movie's villain(s):
He handles it very well. While I don't think anyone's going to mistake it for a comedy, I do think that the humour that's inherent in most of our movies, and which is inherent on in Joss' work, has found it's way into this...I've never been shy of saying that there needs to be a big threat, and it is a very, very big event that requires all of The Avengers. It's big. IT IS BIG."
The Hunger Games
Lionsgate has released this photo of Liam Hemsworth as Gale. [ComingSoon.net]
Here's a trailer. [FilmSchoolRejects]
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Fight Club and The Social Network director David Fincher talks about his long-simmering adaptation of the Jules Verne classic. Basically, motion capture will be involved:
I would love to to something like that. I would love to do something probably more like Avatar than Tintin. I like the idea of something that is a little more… complicated. (chuckles) I love the idea of a ‘cartoon', but I would like it to be sort of very, very dense. And, in fact, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea will be probably 70% CG. [...] I love motion capture and think it's only in its infancy, and eventually there won't be a difference between motion capture and acting. because that's all motion capture is, is being able to capture acting.
Acclaimed Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme has reportedly optioned the film rights for Stephen King's upcoming book. Here's a description:
Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students-a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning's father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.
Not much later, Jake's friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane-and insanely possible-mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake's new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake's life — a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.
Dermot Mulroney has joined the cast of Oldboy director Park Chan-wook's film, which involves a mysterious uncle — who has been rumored to be some sort of vampire — who shows up to comfort a mother and daughter in the wake of the father's death. Mulroney will reportedly play the father, so, uh...don't get too attached to him. The rest of the cast includes Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Jacki Weaver, Alden Ehrenreich, and Lucas Till. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Director Ray Kay, who is best known for directing Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" video, will reportedly make his feature film debut with an adaptation of Kiersten White's upcoming novel, which "follows a teen who works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency and discovers she may be at the center of a dark prophecy predicting the destruction of all paranormal creatures." The book is being adapted by Mitch Klebanoff, whose previous credits include Beverly Hills Ninja and Disorderlies, and it's pretty hard to imagine a better stamp of quality that that. [Variety]
Here are some promo photos. [SpoilerTV]
Here's a teaser trailer and a pair of TV spots.
Here are some promo photos for the second half of series six. [Life, Doctor Who, and Combom]
Torchwood: Miracle Day
Here's a featurette on Esther Drummond.
Game of Thrones
Executive producer David Benioff discusses the shooting locations for season two:
"We shot in two countries for the first season. We'll shoot in three for the second season: in old-growth forests, on rocky beaches, by seaside cliffs, in an ancient walled city, on a glacier just below the Arctic Circle. We inherited a huge world from George Martin, and we never could have done that world justice shooting in Burbank."
HBO has officially renewed the show for a fifth season of twelve episodes. [EW]
Here are two sneak peeks at this week's episode, "Spellbound."
Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller is taking another crack at a remake of the 1960s horror comedy, again developing the project for NBC. This time, the project is reportedly taking a somewhat darker approach than the original show, and it's rumored that the origins of Herman and Lily Munster will be explored on the show, as opposed to the sort of thing you just sort of accept because the show's whole premise is basically one big sight gag. [TV Guide]
Kim Rhodes has tweeted that she will be appearing in episode six, reprising her role as Sheriff Jody Mills. [@kimrhodes4real]
American Horror Story
Here are some more cryptic video teasers.
Syfy has officially renewed the show for a fourth season of thirteen episodes. [EW]
[gallery 5830204] Here are some promo photos for next Monday's episode, "Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure." [SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Mandy Curtis.