What’s more unlikely than a gritty, edgy remake of Ben-Hur (of all things)? It might be the moment in the new trailer when Toby Kebbell, in the role of the titular hero’s nemesis, shouts, “Are we having fun yet, brother?!” It’s a line that belongs in an episode of Party Down (RIP), and one that seems hilariously out of place in a movie that features chariots.
If you watched Hail, Caesar! and thought its satire of a Hollywood obsessed with Biblical epics was old-fashioned and irrelevant, may I present the trailer for Ben-Hur?
Following the debut of the first teaser a couple of weeks ago comes the first full trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith’s mashup that combines — well, the title makes it obvious, no? Corsets, zombies, proper ladies training themselves in the art of war…it’s all just sort of delightfully bonkers. Here’s hoping the full film can live up to the insanity of the trailers.
There are approximately 134 Robin Hood movies in development at various studios (okay, it’s actually more like four or five), but Lionsgate is rushing to get their version to the big screen first. The studio recently hired Peaky Blinders director Otto Hathurst (whose name sounds like a character from Peaky Blinders) to helm Robin Hood: Origins, and now they’ve come up with a shortlist of potential leading men to play the rebooted version of the Prince of Thieves.
Screen Gems is taking Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to Hall H next week at Comic-Con, where we’ll likely see the first trailer from the upcoming period horror flick. Ahead of the studio’s appearance at the con next week, they’ve released a batch of new photos from the film, which is based on the Seth Grahame-Smith mashup novel of the same name.
The upcoming reboot/remake/whatever of The Crow has had a pretty hard time getting off the ground. Luke Evans was originally supposed to star in the new version, set to be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), but both Evans and Fresnadillo exited the project. The reigns were then handed to director Corin Hardy, with Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston attached to star. But now Huston has also departed the project, leaving the role of the goth hero vacant once again.
A remake/reboot of The Crow seemed like a fairly lame idea, but after years of director changes and actor switches, we finally seem to have something interesting on our hands: with a director personally recommended by Edgar Wright, as well as Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston in the title role, The Crow sounds like it could be, I don’t know, kind of cool? Add another item to the pros column: Andrea Riseborough has been cast as the main villain — a role originally intended for a man.
The most recent report regarding the upcoming reboot of The Crow suggested that Jack Huston was close to signing on for the role of the iconic goth hero. Today brings official confirmation of Huston’s casting from original Crow creator James O’Barr, who also revealed that Winter’s Tale and Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay will play the role of the hero’s murdered fiancee.
The Crow reboot has been in development for years, only recently picking up steam with the hire of Corin Hardy, the director who made his feature debut on The Hallow, which just premiered at Sundance. After struggling to retain a director for some time, Dracula Untold star Luke Evans departed the project, and the search for a new leading man began. Word has it that Relativity Studios has their sights set on Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston, and they could totally do a lot worse.
You may or may not have noticed, but there’s an invasion afoot in Hollywood, and many of this past year’s most talked-about stars during awards season have been—gasp!—British. To celebrate the amazing performances delivered by these fine actors, Vanity Fair has delivered a three-part vintage-style short film, in which Keira Knightley, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch and basically every other beloved Brit actor invade Hollywood to recreate some of our most classic moments in film.