Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pictures of Naomi Watts as Princess Diana, the New Spider-Man Trilogy and More

    The first official images from the new Princess Diana biopic have been released (above). The movie stars Naomi Watts as the Princess of Wales and the title has been changed from "Caught in Flight" to "Diana". Director Oliver Hirschbiegel ("Downfall") is at the helm of this project and the screenplay is written by Stephen Jeffreys ("The Libertine"). The story focuses on Princess Diana's love affair with heart surgeon Hasnat Kahn, who will be played by Naveen Andrews (Sayid from "Lost"). So far there are no known US or UK release dates, but France will get a chance to see "Diana" on February 20, 2013.

  • It has been officially announced that "The Amazing Spider-Man" is the first of a planned trilogy. The announcement was made via Facebook : "It’s finally here! The Amazing Spider-Man is the first installment in a movie trilogy that will explore how our fave hero’s journey was shaped by the disappearance of his parents." Also, writers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci ("Transformers", "Cowboys & Aliens") have already been hired to perform rewrites on the sequel's script which was originally written by James Vanderbilt, who also penned the script for "The Amazing Spider-Man".

  • Guillermo Del Toro's sci-fi monster flick "Pacific Rim" has begun its teasing campaign. We have the first official image from the movie (below) featuring actors Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi and some kick-ass robotic gear in the background, and a new teaser poster featured at the Comic Con (left). The movie also stars Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Clifton Collins Jr. and Charlie Day and is scheduled for release on July 12, 2013 in the US.

  • And back to sequels, here's one that just keeps on coming, but can't quite get there : "Ghostbusters 3". After Bill Murray chose not to get involved in this long-delayed sequel, Dan Aykroyd continues the struggle to deliver a third installment in the beloved franchise. Initially, Aykroyd announced last year that the sequel will begin filming this spring, but it's summer already and nothing happened. This week, while attending an event, the actor responded the following when asked about the status of the project : "We’ve got a new writing staff working on it now. It’s got to be prefect. That’s the whole thing. There’s no point in doing it unless it’s perfect. So that’s what we’re up to now." The poor man is willing, but I doubt we're ever going to see a reboot of the franchise anytime soon. Maybe it's for the best.


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