The last time director Bill Condon and actor Ian McKellen teamed up, we got 'Gods and Monsters,' a film that earned Condon an Oscar for his screenplay and McKellen a nomination for his performance. Now, a bunch of 'X-Men,' 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Twilight' films later, the two of them are collaborating once more, returning to their more traditional and dramatic roots. Condon and McKellen have signed on to direct and star in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind,' which will see the legendary British actor take on the role of legendary British detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Earlier today we were talking about new 'Doctor Who' teases from showrunner Steven Moffat himself, laying out what's to come when the series returns in 2013 moving toward the mysterious 50th anniversary special. But why focus on 2013, when the 2012 'Doctor Who' Christmas special "The Snowmen" is mere days away? Check out a brand-new trailer for the upcoming episode, featuring our first taste of 'The Hobbit' star Ian McKellen as "The Snowmen!
'Doctor Who' has never had any trouble attracting the UK's top actors for guest spots, recent years featuring the likes of Michael Gambon, Kylie Minogue and Timothy Dalton, but its greyest star might have outshone them all. We've been following news of the 2012 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special "The Snowmen" for some time, but no news has been so huge as that of Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellen guesting in the episode! Find out who Ian McKellen will bring to life in the 'Doctor Who' universe inside!
Tolkien fans around the world are preparing for the December 14 release of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in many different ways. Some have gone back to painstakingly watch Peter Jackson's original 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy (even if it takes place afterward), while others continue gluing their own hair to prosthetic feet in preparation for attending the release in costume. But how is life-long Tolkien fan Stephen Colbert preparing? With a full week of 'The Colbert Report' dedicated to the film, and spotlighting its cast as guests! Who will be in attendance?
Remember back when rumors of Patrick Stewart returning to future 'X-Men' movies as the beloved Professor Charles Xavier were circling, and then the actor pretty much confirmed them at the Montreal Comic Convention? Well, we didn't realize it'd be happening so soon! Actually... we kind of did, but we thought it would just be him. Turns out, Professor X will officially be appearing in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' along with another well-known character from previous 'X-Men' films.
For those who long to see the undiluted awesome that is Ian McKellen on a more regular basis than such spaced-out upcoming tentpole pictures as 'The Hobbit' trilogy, good news is at hand. The knighted Shakespearean actor best known to American audiences for his turns as both Magneto of the 'X-Men' films and Gandalf of all things 'Lord of the Rings' has landed a deal for upcoming ITV sitcom 'Vicious,' but what could possibly bring the esteemed star to the small screen?