Friday, November 20, 2009

Movie News Mash 29

The Last Days of American Crime
Sam Worthington has signed on to appear in the film adaptation of Rick Remender's upcoming miniseries “The Last Days of American Crime."

Created and written by Remender with artist Greg Tocchini, “Last Days” takes place in the near future where the U.S. government is about to implement a new technology that will make it impossible for anyone to commit a crime. Following the revelation of this plan, a downtrodden career criminal named Graham Brick is forced to quickly assemble a team to help him pull off what may be the last heist in American history.

According to, Worthington will portray Kevin Cash, a safecracker recruited by Brick who may be a dangerously unstable sociopath.

After his turn as the Human/Terminator hybrid Marcus Wright in last summer’s “Terminator: Salvation”, Worthington’s next film will be James Cameron's “Avatar." Worthington will also star in next year’s remake of the fantasy film “Clash of the Titans.”

Remender teased that more casting announcements were on the way: "The people that they're bringing in are all big A-list Hollywood people." I can't wait to see who else is joining this project in addition to Worthington.
(MTV News)

Iron Man 2
Twitter has become a huge source for updates and a valuable resource for keeping in touch with filmmakers. A new update from director Jon Favreau's Twitter pertains to the anticipated "Iron Man 2" trailer. He tweeted a reply to a user confirming that the "Iron Man 2" trailer would be attached to "Sherlock Holmes," meaning it would debut on Christmas Day.

The filmmaker has been all over Twitter talking about the sequel. "Digital animated shots starting to come in. The movie is beginning to take on it's final look," he tweeted on Sunday, November 15.
(First Showing, Ace Showbiz)

Guardians of Ga'hoole
Zack Snyder's 3-D animated adaptation of the children's book series "Guardians of Ga'hoole" was announced in early 2008, but there was only some minor casting news then.

Now The Hollywood Reporter posts that the cast will be headlined by Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, David Wenham, and Weaving. These guys will be joined by the likes of Aussie folks Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Jay Laga'aia, and Kwanten. PLUS -- three Brit actors with Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, and Jim Sturgess. Unfortunately, there's no cast rundown of who will voice who, and with that many names, I'm not even going to try guessing.

This impressive voice cast will bring characters to life in the story of Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. After Soren is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie’s, a place 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.

The series contains 11 books, but the film will condense the first three together. So if any more films are to follow there won't be 11 movies in all. The film is currently in post-production aiming to meet a release date in fall of 2010.
(First Showing, Cinematical)

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