Casting for The Hunger Games, Robocop and Jack Ryan, posters for The Expendables 2 and The Master, a release date change for The Great Gatsby, a trailer for This is 40, and a pic from Lincoln!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has cast Patrick St. Esprit as Romulus Thread. Romulus is a bit of a bad guy. He’s a peacekeeper who, well, keeps the peace as the Capitol announces a special edition of The Hunger Games.
St. Esprit is a pretty good actor. I like him a lot on Sons of Anarchy, but then I like everything on that…
Still, good stuff I suppose.
Robocop may be adding officer Murphy’s partner. Michael Kenneth Williams, who had a breakout role on The Wire, is in talks to be Murphy’s partner. Weird. I distinctly remember Robocop’s partner being a girl. THIS IS NOT EXACTLY LIKE THE ORIGINAL. I don’t think you can improve on perfection.
I pretty much just want them to rerelease the original film in theaters so I can relive the glory. It’s just so awesome!
Jack Ryan may soon be adding Kevin Costner in the role of titular character Jack Ryan’s CIA mentor. Call me crazy (NO, DON’T), but I think Costner will be a bad guy who double crosses Ryan at a key moment in the film. And we’ll all be super shocked and shit ourselves. Such is the way these dances go.
Kinda like Junior High, except I don’t get yo’ momma pregnant. Now let’s all listen to Carly Rae Jepson and talk about life n’ stuff.
The Expendables 2
Did you know that Sylvester Stallone is really Jesus? Don’t take my word for it. Check out this poster for The Expendables 2!
I’d like to point out no one is looking away like Judas in Da Vinci’s painting. And Van Damme is a bad guy I think, so he’d be a good choice. FAIL.
The Master has a new poster that’s screwing with my head. Is Phillip Seymour Hoffman on top of Joaquin Phoenix, or is Phoenix on top of Hoffman?
And why does this make me think the film is really just a weird Superman flick, as they have Lois Lane (Amy Adams will be playing Lane in next summer’s Man of Steel) and Phoenix is a weird looking Supers, and Hoffman is Lex Luthor.
Am I wrong?
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby has switched its release date from Christmas this year to next summer. Why? Well, supposedly because the film is so freaking good that the studio wanted to make it a summer tentpole. Seriously. COME ON.
It must suck. They had it right at the end of the year, prime time for Oscar bait like this, and they put it in the summer. It must be really pretty, stupid, and the actors don’t perform up to their normal quality.
This is 40
This is 40 has a new, full length trailer that gives you a bit more of the story of the film. What I like about it, and what seems to be separating it from how Rudd and Mann’s characters’ were portrayed in Knocked Up, is that this is more of a love story than a simple “Well, we’re married and it’s kinda okay sometimes.”
I swear that’s what they seemed like in Knocked Up. There’s a lot more here about them trying to open up to one another and make a good life for each other and themselves this time around, and I have to give Judd Apatow credit, this looks like a winner. It may skew too old for the bigger bucks of The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, but I think This is 40 may be on par quality-wise.
Holy crap, I figured out how Daniel Day-Lewis does it. He gets in a time machine, convinces the real Abraham Lincoln to come to the present to act in the film Lincoln, then Day-Lewis gets all the credit come award time.
Cause seriously, this is a picture of Abe.