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Christopher Nolan appeared at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and confirmed the status of “The Dark Knight Rises”.
“We’ve worked on it a long time – David Goyer and myself. We’re about 12 weeks away from shooting. We start in May” Nolan told a packed crowd. He added that the main draw of doing this third film was about “finishing the story.”
The press release announcing Anne Hathaway’s involvement in the film the other week called her role Selina Kyle only, no mention of Catwoman. Nolan didn’t confirm whether we’ll see Catwoman in the film, however cinematographer Wally Pfister confirmed to Bleeding Coolthat Hathaway has done a full costume test.
“Yeah.. She’s phenomenal. This is something she wanted and wanted to show Chris, ‘I’m the one for this job’ and she did an incredible job…and she looked phenomenal in the wardrobe [hint, hint]. It’s going to be amazing with her.”
Pushed however to explain if that costume test was for Catwoman rather Kyle, he said “I’ll get fired and I won’t even get to shoot the picture! … I can’t really [say], but I definitely want to be around next year.”
Thanks to DH
From Dark Horizons
Stephen King’s single novel epic “The Stand” is finally getting adapted for the big screen via Warner Bros. and CBS Films reports Heat Vision.
The studios and producers will sit down with writers and directors in the coming weeks to find the right take on the material. One thing to be determined is whether to attempt the adaptation in one or multiple movies.
The novel, first published in 1978 and revised in 1990, is a story of good vs. evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. The survivors end up fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg.
ABC produced a toned-down six-hour mini-series adaptation in 1994, while Marvel Comics has recently produced an acclaimed graphic novel adaptation.
CBS has held the rights for years but recently sought a parter to co-develop and co-produce a feature with Warners winning a bidding war for the rights. King will be involved in some capacity while Mosaic and Roy Lee are producing.
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“Ever since Red Dwarf was sort-of-brought-back last year, courtesy of the TV channel Dave, there’s been persistent chatters that a full-on series would duly follow. Yet, until now, there’s been no official sign of it being commissioned.
But that’s all changed. Craig Charles let slip the news when chatting on Real Radio’s breakfast show earlier this week, when he said that “They’ve commissioned another series of Red Dwarf. We’re going to film at the end of November, December and January.”
He went on to say that it was only worth doing if it was “as funny as it used to be”, arguing that “we’ve got to recapture the highlights like series 5, series 6, that kind of stuff. If we can hit that mark, then brilliant. There’s no point doing it if it’s a bit so-so.”
Robert Llewellyn confirmed the news on his website, revealing that it was a new six-episode run that was coming, and that once again, we’ve got Dave to thank for it. “The plan at the moment,” he revealed, “and this could change, the plan is that we record the new series in front of an audience.'”
From Den Of Geek
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