Relativity Media announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to market and distribute Intrepid Pictures’ The Raven, directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) and starring John Cusack (2012).
The film also stars Luke Evans (Immortals, Clash of the Titans), Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter Series) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).The script was written by Ben Livingston (Bruce Almighty) and Hannah Shakespeare (Loverboy).
The Raven is a fictionalized account of the final days of gothic writer Edgar Allan Poe as he tracks a serial killer whose crimes mirror works by the famous author.
Novelist Seth Grahame Smith has two novels in development as films. One, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is in casting under the direction of Timur Bekmambetov over at Fox, but the other, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is having a rougher time, with the departure of its second director, Mike White.
During the press conference for the latest Natalie Portman/Ashton Kutcher romcom, one person really stood out. Sure Natalie was delightful and Ashton was funny enough, but it was a young lady by the name of Elizabeth Meriwether, the screenwriter for No Strings Attached who really made the experience worthwhile.
Ms. Meriwether really charmed the audience with her warm personality and incredibly humorous outlook. Luckily, after the press conference, iamROGUE.com had the opportunity to chat with this talented writer. And of course we talked about sex, dating, social media and the movie she wrote.
No Strings Attached is a modern day romantic comedy. Two people meet and decide to carry on a relationship strictly for sex. Now we all know it won’t be that simple, but this is Hollywood and romantic movies always work out in the end… well, almost always.
Way back before the term “romcom” existed, a handful of talented filmmakers created some of the most memorable romantic comedies ever made. Some of these filmmakers include Woody Allen, Michel Gondry, Judd Apatow, Frank Capra and Blake Edwards. iamROGUE.com decided to take a look at some of the most romantic and funniest films to ever grace the silver screen.
The Golden Globe Awards have come and gone, and the person everybody is talking about is Ricky Gervais. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about his hosting gig rubbing quite a few people the wrong way.
During Gervais's time on stage, he went after a slew of celebrities including Robert Downey Jr., Charlie Sheen, Tim Allen, Sylvester Stallone, and Cher. His humor did not sit well with many of those in attendance that night, especially when the joke was on them. Downey Jr., Allen, and Tom Hanks each made their own quips in response. All in all, it was a pretty tense night, yet it was the most fun I’ve had watching the Golden Globes in years.
With the David Fincher-directed The Social Network gobbling up every award consisting of the words “Best” and “Picture”, many of that film’s producers are having another go at it, says the Hollywood Reporter. Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti are all producing Sex on the Moon for Sony, which was also responsible for The Social Network.
Entertainment Tonight has debuted footage from their set visit of Sherlock Holmes 2, which sees the return of director Guy Ritchie and stars Robert Downey Jr., and Jude Law, as well as the additions of Mad Men’s Jared Harris as the nefarious Dr. Moriarty and Swedish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace as Sim, a helpful gypsy.
Last week, we reported on the half hour short film by Oldboy director Park Chan-Wook which was shot entirely on the iPhone 4 and bankrolled mostly by the South Korean distributor of Apple’s wonderphone. Now the boys at Twitchfilm have led us to a thirty-second teaser for Paranmanjang, which should give you a decent idea of what an iPhone-shot movie can look like.
So the first official look at the cast of X-Men: First Class has shown up online today, though there seems to be some confusion about its origins. This image from the Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) directed prequel is said to have started out at MSN, though it’s not there anymore, and at least one site put a watermark on it, implying an exclusive.
The star of Poseidon and Stealth, Josh Lucas has signed on to play legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar. The biopic, written by Dustin Lance Black, centers on the longtime FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, to be played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Also in the cast is Armie Hammer, who made a big impression as the Winklevoss Twins in The Social Network.