Angels & Demons Set Photos Online
In the film, Favino plays a Vatican detective who helps Robert Langdon (Hanks) in his investigation. Just click the links above to view the photos!
In the Dan Brown novel, Langdon's character is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared int the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization - the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals and the most secretive vault on earth... the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.
The studio is planning a May 15, 2009 release.
Sam Raimi Talks Spider-Man
ComingSoon.net/Superhero Hype! talked to "Spider-Man" franchise director Sam Raimi this week and got his thoughts on making more sequels.
"James Vanderbilt is writing the script and I'm excited to read it. I think it's going to be done in a few months," Raimi told us, adding, "I'm hoping it's as great as our discussions were about it and I'm hoping it feels right for me because I love Spider-Man. I'm hoping I'm well rested enough to embrace it and I'm hoping Sony wants me to do it. If all of those things come together, I would love to do it. There are a lot of unknowns about the future."
And how does he feel about re-casting key players if needed? "I'd hate to re-cast anybody in the future, I can't imagine that."
Raimi's Evil Dead Remake Update
I got a chance to catch up with Sam Raimi this afternoon for a little rumor control.
The director tells us there is still zero movement on the proposed Evil Dead remake that was first announced when Ghost House Pictures was formed. As he told me during our last meeting, he's just too busy focusing on other projects to mull over Ash's return to the screen. "We still want to do it," he says. "We still think it's worth trying and I've still not done a single thing about it."
On the 30 Days of Night tip, Raimi dismisses any recent news headlines concerning a sequel to last year's vampire frenzy, further confirming what Steve Niles relayed to us last week...no follow-up.
Raimi is currently directing a new horror endeavor entitled Drag Me to Hell.
"Lantern", "Hornet", "Ga'Hoole" Updates
Various outlets visited the set of "Observe and Report", a new comedy from Jody Hill ("The Foot Fist Way") starring Seth Rogen and Ray Liotta.
Whilst on-set, both Rogen and producer Donald De Line got talking about their upcoming projects - namely "Green Lantern", "Green Hornet" and "Guardians of Ga'Hoole".
In terms of "Green Lantern", De Line says it's still stuck in development and awaiting Greg Berlanti's first draft of the screenplay. He re-iterated that Jack Black was NOT attached and the film is more of a "classic character origin piece" dealing with Hal Jordan he tells Collider.
As for "Green Hornet", Rogen tells Superhero Hype that the film will be a "very intense" PG-13 action film. The project has NOT yet been greenlit, but he has been meeting with directors and things look to be moving forward and "would probably shoot sometime after [the Judd Apatow untitled project] so we're kind of leaving that slot open." Sony Pictures apparently responded well to a draft they turned in three weeks ago.
Finally talk turned to "Guardians of Ga'Hoole", an animated adaptation of the 14-book bestselling kids series that Zack Snyder ("300," "Watchmen") is helming. De Line says when not working on "Watchmen", Snyder has been busy on character designs and a screenplay to get the project ready for its 2010 release date. Also the first three books will constitute the first movie.
Willis Joins "Kane & Lynch" Film
Bruce Willis is in negotiations to star in Lionsgate's video game adaptation "Kane & Lynch" reports the trades.
The game follows Adam 'Kane' Marcus (Willis), a mercenary on death row who, along with a schizophrenic killer named Lynch, is sprung to retrieve a stolen and very valuable microchip.
The pair, along with Kane's former teammates, travel to Los Angeles, Japan and Cuba in order to save his wife and daughter.
Veteran stunt coordinator and second unit director Simon Crane will helm from Kyle Ward's screenplay. No word on who'll play Lynch.
Daniel Alter and Adrian Askarieh ("Hitman," "Hack/Slash") are producing with shooting to begin this Fall.