Author: Kate Atherton

Olivia Wilde's Star Trek Ambitions And Western Thrills

After Tron: Legacy and Cowboys and Aliens, actress Olivia Wilde has got the taste for science fiction. She told the press conference for Cowboys and Aliens that she even has her eye on the captain's chair. I grew up watching Star Trek with my family often. And my sister was a Trekkie as well. There […]

The Steven Spielberg Director's Western Starter Kit For Cowboys And Aliens

Cowboys and Aliens is a film of two halves. When Steven Spielberg brought in Jon Favreau to direct and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman to write, Spielberg's concern wasn't for the alien side of things so much as the western. He solution was to given Favreau, Orco and Kurtzman a Western Starter Pack. In fact, […]

We've Had A Look At Titanic 3D – Here's Kate's Take On The Footage

Today was the first day of Big Screen at the O2 and, amongst the trailers and the clips, was a section from Twentieth Century Fox on next year's biggest re-release, Titanic. As everyone and his dog must know, Titanic was originally the super smash of 1997 but, to coincide with the centenary of the sinking […]

Super 8 Review – Kate's Take

I don't know about you but, for me, just the thought of a collaboration between JJ Abrams – director of surely the best reboot of them all, Star Trek – and producer Stephen Spielberg is enough to put me at the head of a line to see the resulting movie – but the wait in […]

Abigail Spencer Off To Kansas To Join Sam Raimi's Oz

The filming of Sam Raimi's prequel to the Wizard of Oz, Oz: The Great and Powerful, is about to get underway this month in Michigan. There is still time, just, for casting. Abigail Spencer (Madmen) has just been hired, says Hollywood Reporter, to play a young woman who is a willing subject of Oz's magic […]

Jean-Pierre Jeunet Picks Up The Film Rights To Two Novels

It's been a couple of years since Jean-Pierre Jeunet released his last film, MicMacs. As if to make up for lost time, the director of Amelie and, of all things, Alien Resurrection (Jenuet's last English-language film), now has two projects on the go, both of which may be in English. Variety reports that Jeunet's next project […]

Monty Python Reunite (Well, Except One) For Graham Chapman Non-Biopic

It's been over twenty years since the premature death of Monty Python Graham Chapman in 1989 from cancer. But now his fellow Pythons are determined to bring Chapman back to the attention of a generation that has missed his wit through an animation of his 'fanciful' autobiography A Liar's Autobiography: Volume VI. Not only that, […]

Douglas Booth To Play Romeo To Hailee Steinfeld's Juliet

The interest surrounding the casting of 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet in Carlo Carlei's adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is a reminder of how very young Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers were. However, after Hailee's memorable performance as Mattie Ross in last year's True Grit, it's difficult to imagine anyone else more suited to the role. Variety […]

The BBC's New Borrowers – A Perfect Christmas Present?

A couple of weeks ago, Brendon told us about a new screen version of The Borrowers, a modernisation which would feature Stephen Fry. Fry had let slip that it would be filmed before he embarked for New Zealand and The Hobbit. Today comes more information from the BBC, which will screen the  film at Christmas […]

Peter Sarsgaard To Direct And Write Born To Run But Will Jake Gyllenhaal Star?

After a couple of years in which he's won acclaim on and off Broadway in Chekhov productions as well as captured attention and large audiences in An Education and Green Lantern, Peter Sarsgaard has revealed that he is about to make a career shift. He has confirmed to Hitfix and Menswear that he is shortly to […]

The Hobbit Joined By Luke Evans And Benedict Cumberbatch

Two more names have been added to the cast of The Hobbit, to join the recent additions of National Treasure Stephen Fry as well as Orlando Bloom. Deadline has revealed that Luke Evans is to play Bard. A character that is: somewhat reminiscent of the action-hero exploits of Viggo Mortensen's Aragorn Evans is probably best […]

First Look At Stacee Jaxx AKA Tom Cruise In Rock Of Ages

Tom Cruise's website has released the first photo of the man himself as Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages. After Tom's appearance as Less Grossman in Tropic Thunder and various award shows, it's clear that the actor can wiggle his hips. But now, instead of a fat, furry suit, this time Cruise dons 1980s' rocker […]

Harry Potter 7.2 – The Final Trailer For The Final Film Released

All good things come to an end. At least until the reboot. This July, the Harry Potter story comes to its conclusion with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Otherwise known as HP7.2, it even sounds like it's its own operating system. Last night at midnight UK time or thereabouts, the final trailer […]

Bleeding Cool Taste Tests Transformers: Dark Of The Moon In 3D

After Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, one would have thought that there was little director Michael Bay could add to the robot bashing, building smashing, car crashing, bimbo flashing genre for the second sequel. That is, until he was persuaded to shoot in 3D. Transformers: Dark of the Moon grabs hold of that added dimension […]

A New Trailer For Cars 2 Takes Us On A Road Trip Around The World

Just a week after the last trailer for Cars 2, which you can see in this Bleeding Cool report, we have another one. While the two are very similar, with special agent Michael Caine setting the scene and winding up less road worthy vehicles, this UK trailer has its eye on the glamour of the […]