test12 April 15, 2011 test12 Last month Michael Clarke Duncan was rumoured to be voicing Kilowog in ‘Green Lantern.’ It has now been confirmed the actor is now officially in talks to voice Kilowog, the drill sergeant trainer of new recruits for the Green Lantern Corps, the intergalactic police force that patrols the universe. Sony Pictures has officially reached an agreement with MGM to “co-finance and theatrically market and distribute Bond 23 worldwide” in 2012. “After successfully working on the re-launch of the James Bond franchise with Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, we could not be more proud or privileged to continue our association with Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Daniel Craig, and the talented teams at EON and MGM,” said Sony’s Amy Pascal. MGM’s CEOs Gary Barber & Roger Birnbaum on the agreement: “Sony Pictures is the ideal studio partner for us as MGM re-enters the filmmaking business. We have longstanding relationships with Michael and Amy and look forward to what promises to be a prosperous future together.” Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in Marvel’s ‘Thor‘ has revealed he has signed on for five more Marvel movies. “When I signed my contract, I signed to play Loki in five more Marvel movies, but they were unspecified. So, if there will be more movies or not remains to be seen, but I like the idea of Loki turning up in the shadows when people least expect him, but you never know these things, the world changes and the things change, but I feel like I know who Loki is, so I wouldn’t mind.” Last month we found out that ‘Tron: Legacy‘ director Joseph Kosinski’s next, a sci-fi project ‘Horizons,’ had been dropped by Disney. Now it seems that the project may have found a new home at Universal, with Tom Cruise attached to star. ‘Horizons‘ is adapted from the director own graphic novel ‘Oblivion,’ and is set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, civilization lives above the clouds and scavengers illegally collect ancient artifacts from the polluted and destroyed surface below. But when one young scavenger discovers a crashed spacecraft planetside- and a beautiful woman within- he rejoices at the find. Little does he realize that his discovery will lead him to a journey filled with romance, adventure and unimaginable danger. Hugh Jackman has passed on ‘Snow White and the Huntsman‘ after been offered the movie’s pivotal role last week. Russell Brand has officially joined the cast of Adam Shankman’s big screen adaptation of ‘Rock of Ages.’ Brand has landed the role of Lonny. The character runs ’80s rock club The Bourbon for owner Dennis (Alec Baldwin). The pair will sing a rousing version of the REO Speedwagon tune ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling.’ In other ‘Rock of Ages‘ casting news, the previously rumoured Amy Adams won’t be joining the musical. The actress’s ‘Man of Steel‘ schedule got in the way of her joining the adaptation. ‘Rock of Ages‘ stars Tom Cruise, Diego Gonzalez Boneta, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige and Paul Giamatti. Diane Lane, who will be playing Martha Kent in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman film ‘Man of Steel,’ has revealed that the new movie will show Superman’s origin. “I read the script under lock and key. I was locked in a room with the script and was only allowed three hours with it. I nailed it into my memory. I’m really excited. I’m really not allowed to talk much about it, I think, but it does cover the entire range of years, from infancy on.” More ‘Man of Steel’ related news. Movieweb has revealed that the main female villain of the movie will actually be Faora, a DC Comics character that was used as the basis for Ursa in ‘Superman II.’ Faora is a man-hating serial killer from the planet Krypton who once created a male concentration camp for Kryptonians. When she was sentenced to time in the Phantom Zone, she, along with many other criminals from the planet of Krypton, survived that planet’s destruction. For those of you that missed the movie at JDIFF, here is the trailer for Jim Mickle’s critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic vampire horror ‘Stake Land.’ The official trailer for ‘Passion Play‘ starring Megan Fox, Mickey Rourke, Bill Murray, Kelly Lynch, Jerry Sawyers and Rhys Ifans. An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck. ‘Dolphin Tale,’ inspired by the remarkable true story of a courageous dolphin named Winter and the compassionate people who banded together to save her life, including the heartwarming friendship between a boy and the dolphin. ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ done in 60 seconds, in the style of the Scott Pilgrim comics. Philip Askins’ entry to the recent Done In 60 Seconds competition for Empire Magazine. Originally posted by Edgar Wright. which features Shaun of the Dead done in the style of the Scott Pilgrim comics. It should be said, the following contains spoilers for those that have yet to see ‘Shaun of the Dead.’ If you are one of those said people, hang your head in shame. It looks like ‘World War Z’ is no longer in trouble and appears to be moving closer to production. Robert Richardson has been tapped to serve as cinematographer on the adaptation of Max Brooks’ zombie book. The cinematographer, who previoulsy worked on ‘Inglourious Basterds ,’ ‘Kill Bill,’ ‘Natural Born Killers’ and ‘Shutter Island,’ has been busy prepping at one of London’s major studios. Variety reports that Nestor Carbonell is in talks to reprise his role as Gotham’s Mayor in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Also, joining the ever-growing cast are Daniel Sunjata (‘Rescue Me’), Diego Klattenhoff (‘Mean Girls’) and Burn Gorman (‘Layer Cake,’ ‘Torchwood’ ). Sunjata is to play a courageous special forces operative in the sequel. Klattenhoff will play the part of a rookie cop who is looking to make a difference, while Gorman will play another unknown supporting role. Writer/producer Mark Verheiden (‘Heroes,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and ‘Falling Skies’) has been tapped to co-write and produce the planned NBC TV series segment of ‘The Dark Tower‘ along with producer Akiva Goldsman. The full trailer for the French animated feature, ‘The Prodigies‘ from director Antoine Charreyron. NYC, Central Park, 2010. Five young teenagers are violently assaulted. But they’re not your average teenagers… they’re prodigies. The trauma of the assault incites them to lash out against the world in a cold and calculating way. The five chillingly brilliant minds come together to concoct a perfect revenge. The only person aware of the pending doom is Jimbo Farrar, a sixth prodigy, who has gathered them. As long as he fights against his five counterparts with all his might, there’s hope for the world. But should he turn over to their side, it’s only a matter of time before a disaster of apocalyptic proportions ensues… ‘Batman Live‘ had its press preview in London this week. The show, described as “an elaborate all-new, all-action arena production aimed at kids and families.” will be hitting the O2 from September 28th to October 1st and tickets are available over at www.batmanlive.com. You can see more footage from the press event over at SFX.co.uk A new trailer for ‘Street Fighter X Tekken,’ the crossover fighting game being developed by Capcom. Nintendo is reportedly planning to unveil its new gaming console in June at E3, if not sooner. Gameinformer has confirmed with multiple sources that the console will be capable of running games at HD resolutions. At the moment, there are conflicting reports as to whether the console’s graphics are as good if not better than those on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Nintendo is already showing publishers the system in an effort to get them interested and allow them plenty of time to start developing titles in anticipation of the system’s reported late 2012 launch. Actor/comedian DeRay Davis (‘The Boondocks,’ ‘Semi-Pro’) has joined the cast of the big screen outing of ‘21 Jump Street.’ Davis joins the cast in the role of Domingo, “a tattooed leader of a biker gang that doubles as a drug ring.” Matthew Vaughn has admitted that the end of ‘X-Men: First Class‘ sets up a potential sequel. Talking about a sequel, the director says: “First Class is similar to Batman Begins, where you have the fun of introducing the characters and getting to know them, but that takes time. But with the second one you can just get on with it and have a rollicking good time. That’s the main difference between Begins and The Dark Knight.” Vaughn goes on to say while ‘First Class’ is set in 1962, a sequel would likely move forward to the latter part of the 60’s saying: “1962 is far more grounded in the world of the ’50s. I think it takes about five years for a decade to really start getting its identity, so the fun thing about this for me would be doing [a sequel] in the latter part of the decade, where you’ve got The Stones, The Beatles, Flower Power.” Variety reports that Kevin Durand has joined the cast of ‘Cosmopolis.’ Based on Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name with David Cronenberg both writing and directing. The story follows “a multimillionaire on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan as he attempts to get a haircut, betting his wealth against the declining Japanese Yen.” The movie stars Robert Pattinson, Juliet Binoce, Jay Baruchel, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti and Samantha Morton. Hugh Laurie (‘House’) is set to play the main character in a new film based on the best-selling Lloyd Jones novel ‘Mr. Pip.’ The adaptation will be written and directed by Andrew Adamson who also worked on ‘Shrek‘ and ‘The Chronicles of Narnia‘ movies. The film will tell the story of the last white man left on the war-torn island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, who reopens a school and reads his favorite novel, Great Expectations, to the students, inspiring a gifted 14-year-old named Matilda. In a statemen Laurie said, “From the first words of the novel, and the first image of the screenplay, I was hooked on Mr. Pip. It’s an immensely touching, unique, yet completely unsentimental story of love. It is unlike any script I have read, or any story I have ever heard. Plus I get to go to Papua New Guinea and call it work. I am a very lucky man.” Michael Stuhlbarg (‘A Serious Man’) has joined the cast of Barry Sonnenfeld’s ‘Men In Black III.‘ The ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ actor takes the role of Griffin, a role originally to be played by Sharlto Copley (‘The A-Team,’ ‘District 9’). The Daily Mail has photos of Will Smith and Josh Brolin on the set of ‘Men in Black III.’ The third movie revolves around a time-travelling plot, in which Smith’s Agent J has to travel back to 1969 to stop an alien named Boris the Biker (Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement) from killing the younger Agent K (Josh Brolin). Click for larger versions. Our first look at ‘The Final Destination’ and ‘Snakes on a Plane’ director David R. Ellis’ ‘Shark Night 3D’ starring Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Katharine McPhee, Chris Carmack, Alyssa Diaz, Joel David Moore, Donal Logue, Sinqua Walls and Chris Zylka. Two new images from Matthew Vaughn’s ‘X-Men: First Class.’ Click for larger versions Disney/Pixar have released this stunning triptych banner for ‘Cars 2‘ You can download the original HERE. Click for larger version Empire has premiered six character posters for ‘The Hangover Part II.’ See the movie’s full trailer HERE. Click for larger versions A new banner for ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon‘ featuring Optimus Prime. Click for larger version You can catch up with last weeks tibits HERE.