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Filmmaker James Mangold recently spoke with EW about why he decided to set Fox’s upcoming “The Wolverine” after the events of “X-Men: The Last Stand” in the franchise’s continuity. It was a long answer, but in the process Mangold gives some big insight regarding what to expect from the film’s story:

Mangold Talks "The Wolverine" Setting

“It’s set after ‘X-Men 3’, but I wouldn’t call it a sequel to ‘X-Men 3’. Because of some of the themes in the Claremont/Miller saga. I felt it was really important to find Logan at a moment where he was stripped clean of his duties to the X-Men, his other allegiances, and even stripped clean of his own sense of purpose.

I was fascinated with the idea of portraying Logan as a ronin – the definition of which is a samurai without a master, without a purpose. Kind of a soldier who is cut loose. War is over. What does he do? What does he face? What does he believe anymore? Who are his friends? What is his reason for being here anymore? I think those questions are especially interesting when you’re dealing with a character who is essentially immortal.”

What I wrote on the back of the script when I first read it was ‘Everyone I love will die’. The story I’ve been telling, he enters it believing that. Therefore he’s living in a kind of isolation. He gets drawn to Japan by an old friendship and then finds himself in a labyrinth of deceit, caught up in the agendas of mobsters, of wealth, and other powers we come to understand…

You find Logan and his love is gone, his mentors are gone, many of his friends are gone, his own sense of purpose – what am I doing, why do I bother – and his exhaustion is high. He has lived a long time, and he’s tired. He’s tired of the pain.”

via Mangold Talks “The Wolverine” Setting | News | Dark Horizons.

Jack Reynor Cast In Fourth "Transformers"

Irish actor Jack Reynor (“What Richard Did,” “The Delivery Man”) will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay’s untitled fourth “Transformers” film at Paramount Pictures.

Ehren Krueger penned the script with the film set four years after events in the third film “Dark of the Moon,” and will not be connected to past characters.

Nicola Peltz and Brenton Thwaites were previously linked for the younger leads of Wahlberg’s daughter and her racecar driver boyfriend. Looks like Reynor, rather than Thwaites, has scored the latter role.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, Ian Bryce and Tom DeSanto will produce.

via Jack Reynor Cast In Fourth “Transformers” | News | Dark Horizons.

Lochhead Pens "Shadow of the Colossus"

“Hanna” scribe Seth Lochhead has been hired to pen the script for the film adaptation of popular PS2 video game “Shadow of the Colossus.”

The story follows a man named Wander who must travel across a cursed wasteland and defeat sixteen creatures, known as the colossi, in order to restore the life of a girl.

Josh Trank (“Chronicle”) remains attached to direct the project and will oversee the writing of the script.

Justin Marks penned an earlier draft back when the project was set up in 2009. Kevin Misher is producing.

via Lochhead Pens “Shadow of the Colossus” | News | Dark Horizons.



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Joseph Gordon-Levitt has scored one of the lead character roles in Robert Rodriguez’s highly anticipated “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” at Dimension Films.

Gordon-Levitt will play “Johnny,” a cocky gambler who disguises a darker mission to destroy his most foul enemy at his best game. Johnny is a new character in the Sin City world.

The follow-up to 2005’s “Sin City,” the cast also includes Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Dennis Haysbert and Jamie Chung.

Shooting is underway in Austin, Texas ahead of a October 4th 2013 release.

At the same time, Gordon-Levitt has reportedly passed on offers for both the “Godzilla” reboot at Legendary, and “Guardians Of The Galaxy” at Marvel.


Josh Brolin has joined the cast of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” at Dimension Films.

Brolin will play Dwight, the same character played by Clive Owen in the 2005 original. This marks the third such re-casting of a role from the first film. The others being Dennis Haysbert replacing the late Michael Clarke Duncan, and Jamie Chung replacing Devon Aoki.

In ‘Dame,’ Dwight is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. His storyline is set prior to the events in 2005’s “Sin City” and will explain how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.

Brolin is the third new name to join the cast this week following the additions of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Christopher Meloni. The project is currently in production ahead of a release in October.


Add Law & Order: SVU alum Christopher Meloni to the cast of tough guys lined up for the Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez-directed Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Meloni has landed a lead role in the film. He’ll be playing a cop, which might seem like stereotyping. But in the original Sin City, cops were the most hard-edged disreputable characters in the film.

So while Meloni might seem like the prototypical honest cop from his TV series run, if you’ve seen any of his work in the HBO series Oz, you’ll know he can play one frighteningly imposing dude capable of anything. Dimension Films is already in production on the film, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Dennis Haysbert and Jamie Chung, so far. I’ve heard whispers Josh Brolin is being courted and there are several others from the original cast who’d be welcomed back, but Meloni is for sure joining the mix.

After Deadline broke the news last night about Gordon-Levitt taking a starring role, the actor released a statement describing why he had to be part of this stylish noir thriller. Said Gordon-Levitt: “I love how the first movie uses VFX, not to make fake things look real, but to create a heightened world unburdened by the look and feel of reality. Plus, nobody makes a badass like Mr. Rodriguez.”

via Gordon-Levitt Joins “Sin City” Sequel | News | Dark Horizons.

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Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention.

In this episode, Martin and AJ discuss their top 3 comics and movies for 2012.

They also discuss what they are looking forward to in 2013 as well as cover all the latest news.

Fans of the acclaimed “Portal” video game series likely recognized the voice of psychotic operating system GlaDOS in last month’s trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim.”del Toro On GlaDOS Use In "Pacific Rim"

Out doing promotion for “Mama”, del Toro revealed that he got Valve’s permission to use voice actress Ellen McLain for the trailer for his monsters vs. giant robots movie.

Del Toro says: “I wanted very much to have her, because I’m a big Portal fan. But just as a wink. She’s not cake-obsessed. She’s not out to destroy humanity. I said, ‘Look, there’s no A.I. I’d rather have than GlaDOS.'”

He added that in the final film, the voice of the robot A.I. will be less like the voice heard in the games: “The filter we’re using is slightly less GLaDOS. Slightly. The one in the trailer I wanted to be full-on GlaDOS.”

via del Toro On GlaDOS Use In “Pacific Rim” | News | Dark Horizons.

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