All for one and one for...whatever: Paul W.S. Anderson is rumored to helm a remake of the Three Musketeers. Current casting includes Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) in the role of D'Artagnan; Ray Stevenson (Book of Eli) will play Porthos; Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans) as Athos; Matthew MacFadyen (Pride and Prejudice) as Aramis; Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) as Cardinal Richelieu; Mads Mikkelsen (Clash of the Titans) as Rochefort; Milla Jovovich (Andersons wife and star of the Resident Evil films) as Milady de Winter (who is described as "17th century Bond girl"), and Orlando Bloom as the films villain, the Duke of Buckingham. Yes, you read that right, Orlando friggin' Bloom as the baddie. I was intrigued until I read that!
Truth, Justice, and goofy glasses: It looks like Captain America will be the first Marvel movie to be shot in 3-D, while it's possible Thor could be converted to three dimensions in post. Translation: Thor will look crappy. Captain America, which will star Chris Evans, looks like it is going to be shot using high-tech 3-D cameras, making it look, well, less crappy. Prepare to duck!
Iron Man 3 already has a villain? Iron Man director Jon Favreau told MTV the other day that, while he is currently working on Cowboys and Aliens first, the third Iron Man movie would have to feature Mandarin, the leader of the 10 rings. While the characters presence was briefly mentioned in the first two movies, it could be tough because the character in the comic book uses magic, which doesn't fit in the universe of Iron Man. Favreau said that it could be Mandarin's own tech, not Tony Stark's that would fuel the villain.
[image-1]3-D will replace 2-D according to Cameron: According to the "King of the World" (Avatar director James Cameron, duh), 3-D will replace 2-D within 25 years. Cameron was in Seoul, South Korea, and talked about how 3-D is the new technology, and once people get used to it, it will replace current 2-D. Cameron also said that it would probably take 3 years to film Avatar 2, and an announcement will be made in the next few months. Expect to go into the oceans of Pandora, according to Cameron; I'm thinking snorks, personally.
CL Exlusive: Just Wright is Just Wrong: Creative Loafing forced Rabid Nick Refer to the theaters for Just Wright, starring Queen Latifah and rapper Common. When he returned, he wasn't quite the same, but he did say it's a watered down version of Cinderella crossed with Tommy Wiseau's The Room. Clearly, something to avoid, but the review isn't. Click HERE to check it out.
CL Exclusive: Robin Hood is a snooze-fest: Loafing movie editor Joe Bardi saw the latest Robin Hood movie, and it apparently required several Red Bulls to keep him awake. It's sadly not what we wanted to hear from what looks to be an action movie. Apparently, there were a few bright spots, but since the rest puts you to sleep, you will likely miss them. You can hear Joe's audio review, as part of our Reel projections podcast, by clicking here.
Box Office Report May 7-9, 2010
1. Iron Man 2 $133,600,000
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street $9,170,000
3. How to Train Your Dragon $6,760,000
4. Date Night $5,300,000
5. The Back-Up Plan $4,345,000
6. Furry Vengeance $4,000,000
7. Clash of the Titans $2,305,000
8. Death at a Funeral $2,100,000
9. The Losers $1,800,000
10. Babies $1,575,000
Trailer of the week:
This week is the Sci-Fi thriller called Splice. From the looks of it, Sarah Polley (Dawn of the Dead remake), Adrien Brody (The Village, The Jacket), and Adrien Brody's nose mix together different species in the lab, with the results soon getting loose and causing scary shenanigans all over town. While the premise is lame, the trailer makes it look really creepy!