With the July 20th release date for The Dark Knight Rises looming, fans are chomping at the bits for anything they can get their grubby little paws on. Now, Empire Online has the entire soundtrack available for streaming right here, giving fans the opportunity to hear what the film is all about. Composed solely by Hans Zimmer, the 15-track soundtrack is full of brooding, dark, percussive melodies that only accentuate the serious and intense tone that we’ve come to know and love from the series. None of the track titles really give anything away, but it’s still interesting enough for a listen.
Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, and Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises takes place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight. READ MORE
Holy crap, holy crap, holy crap! I’m sure some of you have already sat through the insufferable bootleg copy of this Dark Knight Rises trailer, but now you can enjoy it in all it’s HD glory! This is an incredibly epic trailer to say the least, offering a first real peak at Bane. In case you’re wondering what Bane mumbles under his mask, he says “When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die.” That’ll give you the chills. Check the trailer below!
The official website for The Dark Knight Rises revealed a brand new poster for the upcoming, and final, Batman film with a caption that reads, “the legend ends”…that’s enough to give ya the goosebumps. Check the larger, wallpaper size poster, after the break.
Back in November we reported that Colin Firth was in talks for the villain role in Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake.
Color me disappointed, it looks like that will longer happen. Here’s hoping they can find a similarly inspired choice for the role.
Per Twitch, “Firth confirm[ed] the offer in subsequent interviews while playing coy about his intended response but had he taken the role on it would have seen him playing Josh Brolin’s tormentor in the story of a man kidnapped and imprisoned for years without explanation. Well, they’re going to need to find another kidnapper. Twitch has learned that Firth has now officially passed on the project meaning they need to find someone else to play opposite Brolin in what is being planned as an early 2012 shoot.”
It’s worth noting that when we spoke with producer Roy Lee last month he insisted that this new take would be “different and darker” than the original.
Whom do you Oldboy fans feel should play the villain? READ MORE
Last week while Bloody Disgusting was on the Los Angeles set of Takashi Shimizu’s new film, 7500, we had a chance to speak with Roy Lee about that film as well as a few upcoming projects. While I can’t say too much about 7500 right now, Mr. Lee was able to clue us in on a progress report in regard to Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake.
Things are gearing up fast, “We are planning to shoot ‘Oldboy’ in March, and we should start preproduction in late January”.
On if they had retained anything from the draft by Better Luck Tomorrow writers Ernesto Foronda, Fabian Marquez and Justin Lin, “No. This is completely separate. A brand new script by Mark Protosevich.”
As far as the new approach? “It is very similar but we’ve added new elements. Mark Protosevich has come up with new elements that will throw off the audience that have seen the original movie. There are new characters and new situations that present themselves in a way that change the story but then eventually get it going in the same direction… The ending will be something that fans of the original will e very happy with, in fact some may consider it to be a bit darker.”
On that famous hallway scene, “There’s a different interpretation of that scene that will hopefully be Spike’s signature moment in the movie. He wants to show it in a way that he’s never seen an action movie do it before.”
7500 lands in theaters on August 31, 2012. Expect more updates, and our full set report, as that date approaches. READ MORE
This could actually be pretty amazing. It seems that Colin Firth has a shot at a really meaty role as the villain in Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake!
Per Twitch, “Twitch has learned that an offer is out to Firth for the part of Adrian, which means that – should he accept – he will be stepping into the villain role opposite Josh Brolin”
It’s worth noting that Twitch was the first to report that Brolin was in talks so this could be legit. There was also mention of Rooney Mara joining the pic a few months back though that has yet to be confirmed.
Oldboy fans – what do you think? Is Firth up to the task? READ MORE
Christian Bale has made clear he won’t decide his next move until after The Dark Knight Rises wraps later this fall. When that time comes, he’ll have some weighty options — several high-profile projects and a handful of studios are actively courting the soon-to-be former Caped Crusader, reports Variety.
One such film: Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake. According to the site, Bale would play the villain, which means he won’t have to worry about having sex with his own daughter. It would be nice to see Bale brush off his Patrick Bateman character from American Psycho and work bits of him into this redo.
“The original South Korean masterpiece revolves around a man who’s kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years. When he’s finally released and begins looking into the reason for his captivity, he soon finds out that his kidnapper has even more torturous plans for him.”
The original film, released in 2003 and directed by Chan-wook Park, won the Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
The wait is over boys and girls, the very first “The Dark Knight Rises” poster was revealed by Warner Bros. last night! The poster depicts Gotham skyscrapers crumbling to the ground with a pervasive Bat-symbol taking shape among the ruins. Read on for the skinny…
About an hour ago the NY Post ran a story that Christian Bale has pulled ahead of Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen as Ron Howard and Stephen King’s choice for The Dark Tower main character, gunslinger Roland Deschain. Apparently they forgot to “check their sources.”
Deadline is now reporting that Bardem – who won an Oscar as the assassin in No Country For Old Men – has officially been offered the lead role by director Ron Howard and Universal Pictures.
Akiva Goldsman has scripted the first movie (due in theaters May 17, 2013), and will write the TV component as well.
There’s no mention of the NY Post’s rumor of the potential casting of “Dexter” star Jennifer Carpenter (also seen in Quarantine and The Exorcism of Emily Rose) or French/Moroccan Ghita Tazi for the role of Susannah, although I’d be hard pressed to believe anything in their old post.
The film is about John Connor, now in his 30s and soon to be wife Kate Brewster realize they must create a resistance organization with Earth’s remaining survivors against the army of robots slowly being built up by Skynet. As they are building this resistance, one survivor happens to be a traitor in disguise, and has a secret that nobody would ever come to suspect.
An industrial worker who hasn’t slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity
THE MACHINIST is the story of TREVOR REZNIK, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia…
Patrick Bateman is a homicidal maniac working on the New York stock exchange. His reasons for killing are debatable, such as extreme envy of fellow co-workers, material obsession, pure hatred or simply no other reason than complete insanity. His lunacy escalates throughout the film, killing at least 20 people in the process, including models, homeless people, co-workers, friends, and anyone else who stands in his way, be it rage, jealousy, or something else. The only person who he seems to sympathise with is his secretary, Jean, who eventually he can’t help but have a desire to murder her. Many times, Patrick can’t tell whether these events are real, or simply part of a psychotic delusion brought on by his problems.
A young, well-to-do man isn’t quite as normal as he seems….once you notice all the body parts of women he keeps in his apartment.