Wondering what’s going on with the potential Once Upon a Time spinoff Once: Wonderland? Head over to Give Me My Remote for an update from showrunners Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis.
“There’s been weird things written here and there, but I can tell you the truth: WONDERLAND takes place post-curse, so the pilot of WONDERLAND actually starts when magic comes and the wraith happens,” ONCE UPON A TIME co-creator Eddy Kitsis told reporters earlier today. “And then it runs concurrent. So we are in WONDERLAND, post-Queen of Hearts. And like we saw in the Enchanted Forest, there were pockets that were saved. And then we will flashback during the show to…how did Alice get there.”
Click over to read the rest, including some information on how the action of Wonderland will line up with Once and what characters may appear.
Just a few days now! (Unless you live overseas, in which case you may have already seen the movie.) Today, we have a video interview from SuperHeroHype with Iron Man 3 writer/director Shane Black and producer Kevin Feige. They discuss some really interesting things around the idea of identity as a theme of the movie, and also talk a bit about how the success of The Avengers affected the making of Iron Man 3. Enjoy!
This is not an official green light or anything, but hey, positive steps: Deadline reports that Ron Moore has hired four writers for his Outlander adaptation at Starz: Ira Behr (Star Trek: TNG/DS9, Alphas), Toni Graphia (BSG, Grey’s Anatomy), Anne Kenney (L.A. Law, Switched at Birth), and Matthew Roberts (Caprica, Hellcats). Starz often orders things directly to series, so that might be what they’re considering here. Fingers crossed!
You can get the episode, “Ceuf,” on iTunes here. It has the standard iTunes TV show price of $2.99 for HD and $1.99 for SD; it looks like if you have an iTunes season pass to the show, it will be included. Fuller and NBC decided not to air it so close to the bombings in Boston because of certain sensitive material in the case of the week. They put together a series of webisodes to cover character development; if you’d rather watch those, here they are.
Well, THIS is exciting. According to a report in the Guardian,Michael Fassbender (Jane Eyre, X-Men) is set to play the title role in a new movie version of Macbeth. This take on the Scottish play will be directed by Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders). No word on other casting yet, but this sounds promising . . . Who would you like to see play his Lady Macbeth?
Deadline reports that Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko has been cast in Richelle Mead adaptation Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters as headmistress Kirova. She’s a regular on the underrated Starz show Magic City and can currently be seen in Oblivion, now in theaters. Vampire Academy production is scheduled to begin in late May. Thoughts on the casting? I like her in Magic City but she seems a little young for this role.
I’ve been wanting a Guys and Dolls remake to happen for a while, but now that Deadline is reporting that there’s actually one in the works at 20th Century Fox, I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. Nothing is definite yet, but they’re apparently looking at Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the two main roles, and while I like both of them just fine, they wouldn’t necessarily be my choices for these particular parts. Tatum, especially, seems a little young to play Nathan Detroit. (For context: Oliver Platt played the part on Broadway a few years ago.) And I’ll admit that I’ve long thought Matt Bomer would make an exceptional Sky Masterson. And a lot, of course, will depend on who is cast in the starring female roles as well. But I’ll be following this one closely regardless, if only for the great Frank Loesser music. The show, of course, is based on the short stories of Damon Runyon, which you can read in collections like Guys and Dolls and Other Writings from Penguin Classics.
Here’s something a little different: We’ve got the Japanese trailer for The Wolverine, which is called The Wolverine: Samurai there. You can take a look at the Japanese poster to the left, as well. Most of the trailer is in English and subtitled in Japanese, but, of course, lines that are in Japanese and will presumably be subtitled in English over here are left as is in this version. Note: The September 13th release date you’ll see at the end of the trailer is just for Japan; in the U.S., the movie will be in theaters on July 26th.
Variety broke the news that Reliance Entertainment is acquiring Kristin Cashore’s young adult trilogy, including Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue, with an eye toward making it into a feature film franchise. Piers Ashworth (St. Trinian’s) is writing the script.
If you’re unfamiliar with Graceling, here’s Cashore’s own description from her blog:
Graceling, my debut novel, is the story of Katsa, who has been able to kill people with her bare hands since she was eight. Katsa lives in the seven kingdoms, where very occasionally, a person is born with an extreme skill called a Grace. Gracelings are feared and exploited in the seven kingdoms, and none moreso [sic] than Katsa, who’s expected to do the dirty work of torture and punishment for her uncle, King Randa. But then she meets a mysterious stranger named Po, who is also a Graced fighter and the first person ever to challenge her in a fight. The two form a bond, and each discovers truths they never imagined about themselves, each other, and a terrible danger that is spreading slowly through the seven kingdoms.