As a trailer debut for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows is (hopefully) on the way soon, four new images from the film have popped up online giving us another peek into the adaptation of the 1970s soap. Johnny Depp plays a vampire who attempts to reintegrate with his descendants after having been buried for 200 years. The supporting cast is incredibly strong, with Chloe Moretz, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley and Michelle Pfieffer all onboard in most likely creepy/off-kilter roles. We get a good look at Moretz, Green and Pfeiffer in this latest batch of images, as well as another look at Depp’s strange vampire.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Gulliver McGrath, Helena Bonham Carter, Bella Heathcote, Ray Shirley, and Jonny Lee Miller. Dark Shadows opens May 11th. [Update: We've been asked by the studio to take the images down].
The first trailer for Frankenweenie, one of two Tim Burton films opening this year, hit earlier today and now a few character images from Burton’s take on the popular soap Dark Shadows have gone online. The film centers on a vampire named Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) who is awakened after having been buried for 200 years and must now attempt to integrate with his descendants. The premise sounds eerily fun, but I’m a little surprised that we’ve yet to see a trailer for the film given that it opens in a little over two months. The previous images we’ve seen have carried Burton’s signature touch, and these character images continue along that path. Depp is covered in makeup giving his best “Do I look weird or something?” face and looks to have disappeared into the character, while Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Helena Bonham Carter (surprise!) all look like normal people living in a slightly hyper-realistic world. I’m intrigued by the premise and cast, and I’m really hoping we see a trailer for this one soon so we have a better idea of what to expect from the full film.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Chloe Moretz, Jackie Earle Haley, and Jonny Lee Miller. Dark Shadows opens May 11th.
A new image has surfaced from Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp and Eva Green. The film is based off the 1960s-70s cult TV series, and centers on vampire Barnabas Collins’ (Depp) attempt to reintegrate with his descendants after having been buried for 200 years. Green plays “Angelique Bouchard, a witch driven by her love/hate relationship with Collins.” The look she’s giving him in the image? Love/hate. Also part of the look: did you get your make-up design off a kit at Party City?
Hit the jump to check out the full image. The film also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Bella Heathcote, Ray Shirley, Jackie Earle Haley, and Jonny Lee Miller. Dark Shadows opens May 11th.
While they’ve yet to cast their male lead, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have nabbed their female lead in the 300 prequel 300: Battle of Artemisia. The film takes place around the same time period of 300, but in a different location with different characters. It centers on the titular Battle of Artemisium, with Themistocles leading and strategizing for the Greeks opposite the Persian forces led by Xerxes. Joel Edgerton was offered the lead role of Themistocles, but he subsequently passed.
Now Heat Vision reports that Eva Green (Casino Royale) is in negotiations to play Artemisia, a “ruthless, gold-covered goddess who persuades Xerxes to amass his army and helps lead them into battle.” Noam Murro (Smart People) is directing the action pic, with 300 director Zack Snyder onboard as producer. The studio hopes to get production started in the first quarter of 2012, so they better get crackin’ on that male lead. Green will next be seen in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows.
A new trailer for the dramatic thriller Perfect Sense has gone online. This is the third such trailer for the flick, and I’m still wholly intrigued by its premise. It centers on a chef and a scientist who fall in love just as a global epidemic is beginning to unravel. The disease systematically causes the loss of all senses. It’s basically a love story set in the middle of Contagion, and I quite like it. There’s a great deal of drama to be mined from the situation, and stars Ewan McGregor and Eva Green look to be handling it like pros.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by David McKenzie (Young Adam), the film is set for release on February 3rd, 2012.
With the recent pick up of Will Ferrell’s Casa De Mi Padre by Pantelion Films, we can expect to see an influx of marketing material before the film’s March 16 release. First up are two new posters from the Spanish-language comedy that presents Ferrell as a Mexican rancher who must save his family’s farm while defeating a notorious drug lord and winning the hand of the lovely Sonia. Casa De Mi Padre also stars Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Genesis Rodriguez (Man on a Ledge).
We also have the new one-sheet for director David Mackenzie’s Perfect Sense which stars Ewan McGregor (Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace) and Eva Green (Casino Royale). The 2011 Sundance hit features McGregor and Green as two strangers who form a romantic connection in the face of a widespread epidemic that is wiping out all sensory perception. Hit the jump to check out the posters.
Eva Green was first tapped as a candidate to renowned opera singer Maria Callas in the biopic Callas in July 2010. When we checked in with Green earlier this year, no deal was in place, but the part was still on her mind:
“They’re writing the script. That’s a scary role, so we’ll see.”
Now, thanks to THR, we know who “they” are. Niki Caro (Whale Rider) will co-write the script with Alfonso Signorini based on Signorini’s book Too Proud, Too Fragile. Caro will also direct, and hopefully her skilled hand behind the camera will reassure Green to sign on. Hit the jump for background on Callas and clips of the soprano at work.
After the leak of disconcerting photos of Johnny Depp in make-up on the set of Tim Burton’s adaptation of the 1960s cult TV series Dark Shadows, Warner Bros. has released a somewhat-reassuring image of the cast. The look is unmistakably Burton with an emphasis on distinctive costumes (I would say they look retro but the movie is in the 1970s) and daunting architecture. Oh, and there’s Helena Bonham Carter’s ridiculous bright orange hair and white pancake make-up because Burton clearly can’t help himself. As for Depp, you’ll notice the whiteface and big blue sunglasses are gone, but this a promo shot and the set photos are from another scene in the movie where his character, vampire Barnabas Collins, has to go out into broad daylight.
Hit the jump to check out the full image along with the official synopsis and descriptions for some of the character. The film also stars Chloe Moretz, Eva Green, Gulliver McGrath, Bella Heathcote, Ray Shirley, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Dark Shadows opens May 11, 2012.
A new trailer for the drama Perfect Sense has been released. Starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green, the film centers on a chef and a scientist who fall in love just as a global epidemic is beginning to unravel. This new trailer isn’t as entrancing as the first one we saw, but it’s still fairly effective. I like McGregor and Green a lot, and the film seems to be chock-full of emotional moments. The epidemic that permeates the background of the film is played very straight, so it’s a little like Contagion with love.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by David MacKenzie (Young Adam), the film was picked up for distribution by IFC Films but is currently without a US release date.
After premiering the first season in April with Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Claire Forlani, and more leading the series, Starz has officially decided it will not pursue their medieval drama series Camelot for a second season. A representative for the cable network says, “Due to significant production challenges, Starz has decided not to exercise the option for subsequent seasons of Camelot with our production partners GK-tv, Octagon Films and Take 5 Productions.” Honestly, I was never sold on the series to begin with as it just seemed like they were taking the violence and sex of Spartacus: Blood and Sand and sending it over to Camelot. Between this and Party Down (a very funny show that, for whatever reason, lacked an audience), the cable company doesn’t seem to have as much luck with their original series’ as Showtime or HBO.
Warner Bros. has announced that principal photography has begun on Tim Burton’s adaptation of the cult classic TV series Dark Shadows. While I’ve always found announcements about the start of production to be slightly baffling (Movie studio is making movies! Will wonders never cease?!), they sometimes contain useful information. In the case of this Dark Shadows announcement, there are two newsworthy items. First up, Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter) has joined the cast which features Johnny Depp (of course), Helena Bonham Carter (again, of course), Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Bella Heathcote, and Jackie Earle Haley.
Secondly, Warner Bros. has also released the full synopsis which not only provides plot details (but nothing spoilery) but also details the relationship between all of the characters. Hit the jump to check out the press release, which includes the synopsis. Dark Shadows is set to open May 11, 2012.
Now that Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall has Colin Farrell in the role originally played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 Paul Verhoeven film, the film is casting for the lead female roles. For those who haven’t seen the original film, the two lead female roles are Douglas Quaid’s (Farrell) wife Lori (played in the original film by Sharon Stone) and the other is Martian freedom fighter Melina (originally played by Rachel Ticotin).
Deadline reports that Diane Kruger and Kate Bosworth have read for the role of Lori; Paula Patton, Jessica Biel, and Eva Green have read for Melina, and Eva Mendes has read for both roles. Hit the jump for my thoughts on the casting. Total Recall is set to open on August 3, 2012.
We have a couple of quick casting stories for you this afternoon. One of the break-out stars from this year’s indie film scene is actress Brit Marling. She has played critically acclaimed roles in Zal Batmanglij’s Sound of My Voice and Mike Cahill’s Another Earth and now she tells Movieline that she’ll co-star in Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage. The film stars Richard Gere stars as “a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.” The film also stars Eva Green and Susan Sarandon. Filming is expected to begin in April. Marling, who co-wrote Another Earth and Sound of My Voice, also says she plans to reunite with Batmanglij and Cahill for future projects.
Hit the jump for casting news regarding Gabriele Muccino’s Playing the Field.
Eva Green recently signed on to star opposite Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s adaptation of Dark Shadows. Green will play Angelique who, a “powerful witch who was alternately tormented and bewitched by her love-hate relationship with Barnabas Collins (Depp)” in the 1960s gothic soap opera. However, Green’s understanding is that her Angelique won’t be too familiar to fans of the show:
“I haven’t seen the TV series, but from what I’ve seen on the Internet, it’s very different. My character is very different. She’s American, blonde, cool, in the ’70s. She is this sexy witch, very powerful in town, she’s very cool. She has many faces.”
See what else Green had to say about Burton’s approach to the material after the jump.
Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to join the cast of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. The film is an adaptation of the 1960s gothic soap opera of the same name. Johnny Depp (who else) will star as Barnabas Collins, “a self-loathing vampire living in a Maine manor who is searching for his lost love.” According to Heat Vision, Pfeiffer is in negotiations for the role of “Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the reclusive matriarch of the Collins family which runs the Maine town. The character has not left the mansion since the disappearance of her husband a decade earlier.” Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Helena Bonham Carter (again, who else) is in talks to play “Hoffman, a specialist in psychology and rare blood disorders who moves into Collinwood. While she initially is a threat to the vampire Barnabas, she eventually becomes his ally, who might be able to cure him of his thirst for blood.” Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green, and Bella Heathcote have signed on to the project in the previous weeks.
Pfeiffer recently signed on to costar in the romantic-comedy New Year’s Eve and Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut Welcome to People starring Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks. Pfeiffer previously played Catwoman in Burton’s 1992 film, Batman Returns. Bonham Carter has costarred in six of Burton’s movies dating back to his remake of Planet of the Apes.