ABC’s freshman series Once Upon a Time came to Comic-Con as TV’s highest rated new drama and entertained their growing fan base. The presentation opened up with an extended sequence of the title cards used over the last season, each of which features a nod to which character or fairy tale will be featured in that episode. The panel, which included creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, also talked about characters and storylines in the upcoming second season. Stars attending included Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parilla, Meghan Ory and Emilie de Ravin. Hit the jump for the full panel recap and be sure to click here for all of our continuing coverage of Comic-Con.
Lost alumna Emilie de Ravin has a recurring role on ABC’s freshman drama, Once Upon a Time, but has recently landed another pilot for the network. She is set to co-star in Americana, a soap revolving around a famous fashion family. Here are some other recent casting additions:
- Twilight’s Edi Gathegi will star opposite Kyle Bornheimer in the ABC comedy pilot, White Van Man.
- The CW has added Nicole Gale Anderson and Nina Lisandrello to their Beauty and the Beast drama pilot.
- Martin Landau will team up with Roland Emmerich for an untitled ABC drama pilot.
- Another Twilight alum, Chaske Spencer will join Ethan Embry, Megan Ferguson and Jake McLaughlin in NBC’s Western drama pilot, The Frontier.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
Opening next weekend is director Zack Snyder’s Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole. Based on the Guardians of Ga’Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky, everything I’ve seen from the film leads me to believe this is going to be a special movie and something that’s going to surprise audiences. If you haven’t seen the awesome trailer, you should start there. Based on the trailer and getting to see five sequences from the film at a recent WB press event, Legend of the Guardians looks like Lord of the Rings with owls. This is a good thing. Anyway, with the film getting ready to hit theaters, I’ve been given seven clips from the film and over 40 images. Hit the jump to check everything out.
When a film has an eclectic cast including the talents of Rob Corddry, Zach Galifianakis, Maggie Q, Jeffrey Tambor, Ving Rhames, Emilie de Ravin, Adam Scott, Odette Yustman, Ellen Barkin, Brandon T. Jackson and Joe Anderson you’re either in for something fantastic or a complete disaster. Though the fact that this title went straight-to-DVD is somewhat of an indicator, there’s certainly a battle to be fought in deciding whether action and comedy come together to form an entertaining flick. So how does this story of two feuding teams of government assassins fare? Find out after the jump.
While there are a lot of movies arriving later this year, one of the ones I’m most excited to see is director Zack Snyder’s Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole. Based on the Guardians of Ga’Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky, everything I’ve seen from the film leads me to believe this is going to be a special movie and something that’s going to surprise audiences. If you haven’t seen the awesome trailer, you should start there. Based on the trailer and getting to see five sequences from the film at a recent WB press event, Legend of the Guardians looks like Lord of the Rings with owls. This is a good thing. Anyway, Warner Bros. in the UK have released a new quad poster and you can check it out after the jump. It’s like a previous poster only wider. Legend of the Guardians gets released September 24 and in the UK on October 22.
Tonight, Warner Brothers and director Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) welcomed members of the press to the studio’s lot for a screening of new footage from Snyder’s first animated film, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole which features the voices of Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Ryan Kwanten, Anthony LaPaglia, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, and David Wenham. For those new to the program, the film is based upon “Guardians of Ga’Hoole,” the series of children’s fantasy books written by author Kathryn Lasky. The story revolves around brothers Soren (Sturgess) and Kludd (Kwanten) as the two take opposite paths when a fall from their treetop home results in their being captured by a collection of evil owls known as the Pure Ones.
In case you’re not completely sold on an animated owl adventure from the ultra-stylized Snyder, I might suggest easing your inhibitions. To be concise, the footage of the film screened tonight looked incredible. That said, for a general breakdown of the footage shown tonight, hit the jump. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole opens in beautiful 3D (no sales pitch here, it truly is incredible to look at) on September 24th.
A lot was riding on Remember Me, Robert Pattinson’s first big starring role where he wasn’t trying to embody the perfection of a young wizard, the flamboyance of Salvador Dali, or the sparkling bloodlust of Edward Cullen. Once production made it through the throngs of paparazzi and Twi-hards, the question loomed: Could RPatt transcend Twilight and command the box office? But Remember Me wasn’t the sort of fare to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars. Ultimately, the film made a healthy amount of money for an indie venture, and contrary to what you may have heard, it’s certainly worth your time. More after the jump:
To help promote Summit Entertainment’s Remember Me, I got the chance to talk with Chris Cooper about his involvement in the film. If Cooper looks familiar, it’s probably from his work in such moves as The Bourne Supremacy, The Kingdom, Jarhead, Seabiscuit, and Breach.
While most consider Cooper a great actor (myself included), it was very cool to hear him talk about how nervous he gets for each movie, and how he prepares for as long as he has the script. But, that’s probably why he’s such a great actor, as he just doesn’t show up on set and try to wing it. During the interview we also talk about promoting a film with a lot of secrets and a lot more on how he prepares as an actor. Hit the jump to check it out:
Opening this Friday is the romantic drama Remember Me. The movie stars Robert Pattinson and Emilie De Ravin as two young lovers from different walks of life. Here’s the synopsis:
Robert Pattinson plays Tyler, a rebellious young man in New York City who has had a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) ever since tragedy separated their family. Tyler didn’t think anyone could possibly understand what he was going through, until the day he met Ally (Emilie de Ravin) through an unusual twist of fate. Love was the last thing on his mind, but as her spirit unexpectedly heals and inspires him, he begins to fall for her. Through their love, he begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. Soon, hidden secrets are revealed and tragedy lingers in the air, as the circumstances that brought them together threaten to tear them apart.
To help promote the film, I recently spoke to Emilie De Ravin. We talked about how she came to the project, how does she talk about the movie without revealing too much info, filming in NYC, Lost, her next movie Legend of the Guardians, and a lot more. Hit the jump to check it out:
Last week I got to interview Robert Pattinson for his new movie Remember Me. Since he’s answered every possible question regarding the Twilight franchise and his other upcoming projects, what I decided to do was ask the people who follow me on Twitter to supply me with questions. While I knew I’d get a few things to ask…I was not prepared for the amount of emails and tweets that would be sent my way. I was blown away.
Since so many of you asked about certain things like would he do a commentary on the Remember Me DVD and what was up with his music, I didn’t single out any one person when I asked the questions. Just know I read every single email and tweet you sent in. Saying that, I mentioned who provided me with the first question, and we also talked about what he’d like to do if he had a free day in New York City and will he ever get into social networking. If you’re a fan of Robert Pattinson, I’m confident you’ll like this interview as I made sure to ask a few things that haven’t previously been asked. Take a look after the jump. Remember Me opens this weekend:
The trailer for Zack Snyder’s latest, Legend of the Guardians, is now online thanks to Yahoo Movies. It’s an animated film from the people behind Happy Feet and is based on the Guardians of Ga’Hoole children’s novels. The title was just (thankfully) changed from that and this trailer will be attached to prints of Alice in Wonderland. It was also just announced that this, along with Snyder’s follow up Sucker Punch, will be released in 3D.
Personally, I’m loving the artistry of this trailer. The music gives it a very Where The Wild Things Are feel and the look closely resembles 300, if 300 stared a bunch of CG owls. Making Legend of the Guardians seem even more epic is the insane voice cast. There’s Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Emilie de Ravin, Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Mirren, Abbie Cornish, David Wenham and many more.
The film will be released in prime 2011 Best Animated Feature Oscar consideration time on September 24, 2010. After the jump, check out the trailer itself, still photos and the official plot synopsis.
Zach Snyder’s (Watchmen, 300) first animated film was plagued by a title that would have likely had people scratching their heads when it hits theaters on Sept. 24. So, in the name of mass consumption, Warner Bros. has switched from Guardians of Ga’Hoole to just simply Legend of the Guardians, according to Heat Vision. I am all for helping audiences pronounce your film, but did they nearly neuter the film by overdoing it a bit?
Despite that concern, the film, based on a book series about owls (I know, let me explain) by Kathryn Lasky, is shaping up nicely, with a voice cast including Hellen Mirren, Hugo Weaving, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Emilie de Ravin, and Sam Neill. According to IMDb, the film revolves around this interesting plotline:
Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie’s, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga’Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie’s.
Sounds cool, doesn’t it. Hit the jump for the official synopsis from Warner Bros.:
Summit Entertainment has provided us with a Robert Pattinson on set interview and a ton of behind the scenes footage from Remember Me. While I generally don’t post studio provided interviews, I know how popular Robert Pattinson is, and the 9 minute interview isn’t online yet.
And regarding the behind the scenes footage…when a movie is filming, the studio will document the process and release what’s called B-Roll. This is generally footage of the cast and crew working on location, or footage of the cast filming a scene. If you’re curious what being on a movie set is really like, you’ll enjoy the footage. Remember Me stars Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan, and Chris Cooper. Allen Coulter directed the film and William Fetters wrote the script. Hit the jump to check out the footage and interview:
Summit Entertainment has just released 24 high resolution images from the new Robert Pattinson movie Remember Me. Just a little while ago I posted 8 clips from the film, so if you missed those click here. Hit the jump to check out the images:
With Robert Pattinson’s new movie Remember Me getting ready to open on March 12, we’ve been provided with 8 clips from the film. If you’re the type that loves watching as much footage before a movie comes out, you’ll love these clips. Saying that, I always think movies are better knowing as little as possible, so if you can resist the urge, avoid watching them. I just wanted to give you the option.
And while an embargo prevents me from saying too much about Remember Me, I think it’s safe to say I really enjoyed the movie. I walked in knowing nothing about story except who was in it, and the movie really drew me in and surprised me in a lot of ways. The only thing I really want to stress to all of you is avoid every review and spoiler online. If you know too much walking in, the twists and turns won’t mean as much to you. I didn’t know anything in advance and am happy I had that experience.
Hit the jump to watch the clips and read the official synopsis: