Are Vikings the next big thing? For some time now we've been hearing about The History Channel crafting a sweeping original drama about the Viking age, aptly titled 'Vikings,' and now it seems that A-list actress Charlize Theron has stolen a bit of their thunder. We've just learned that the recent 'Snow White and the Huntsman' actress has begun developing 'The Clan' with NBC, but what major film talent is already aboard?
Charlize Theron, who is having a pretty nice comeback year after spending a little time on the sidelines, is looking to take a break from the steely antagonists she's recently played in 'Prometheus' and 'Snow White and the Huntsman.' Theron's next movie will have her moving behind the camera for a serious project based on the life of war journalist Marie Colvin, who died earlier this year in Syria. But will she also being portraying the project's title character?
With ratings that soared to upwards of 4.2 million viewers for the season 2 finale of 'Game of Thrones' "Valar Morghulis." it's safe to say that just about everybody wants a piece of 'Game of Thrones' right now. Similarly, 'Snow White and the Huntsman' managed to top the box office this weekend over 'Men and Black 3' and 'The Avengers.' Might we see a bit of a mash-up in the future?
The scenery is gorgeous. Charlize Theron looks great in close-up and her costumes are spectacular. The special effect of turning all those British character actors into dwarfs is impressive. Um. . .did I mention the scenery is gorgeous?
Yeah, I think I've said all the nice things I can think of concerning 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' a would-be epic that is merely lifeless at best and flat-out insipid at worst.