Daily Read (5/10/16)

Heh: Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Wallander’ is ‘almost too intense for everything’. Poor Wallander.

Drama! Russell Crowe and James Franco said they were making a movie based on Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian but oops, they don’t actually have the rights. (Deadline’s phrasing in that story is hilarious as they chastise the “instantaneous online media climate.” Which is, you know, them.)

Idris Elba is reportedly joining Jessica Chastain in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir, Molly’s Game. I don’t care about poker but I DO like all of the people involved in this!

Jesse Peretz will direct an adaptation of Nick Hornby’s Juliet, Naked, which is a novel I LOVE, so fingers crossed.

Super Bowl Ad for Noah

NoahParamount has released the ad spot for Noah that they will be playing during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The movie stars Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, and Ray Winstone, and will be in theaters in March. What do you think of this peek at it?

New Trailer for Winter’s Tale

Winter's TaleWarner Bros. has released a new trailer for Winter’s Tale, and this one hints at some more of the . . . magical? Supernatural? Science fiction? I don’t know . . . stuff going on. Intriguing. The movie, starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, and Russell Crowe, will hit theaters on Valentine’s Day.

Movie Updates: Noah, Galveston, Captain America, & More

NoahHere’s your first look at the poster for Russell Crowe’s Noah. Head to HitFix for a bigger version.

Matthias Schoenaerts will star in the adaptation of Nic Pizzolatto’s Galveston.

Emily Mortimer and Julianne Nicholson have been cast in Ten Thousand Saints.

Anthony and Joe Russo will reportedly return to direct the third Captain America movie.

The adaption of Between Shades of Gray has a writer and director, and I’m scared/hopeful about how that movie will come out.

We’ve also got a director and writers for the Choose Your Own Adventure movie, the concept of which still confuses me.

Trailer: Winter’s Tale

Winter's TaleWarner Bros. has released the first official trailer for Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale, which will be in theaters on Valentine’s Day. It stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, and Russell Crowe, and this trailer certainly has me interested.

Winter’s Tale Set for Valentine’s Day

Warner Bros. has announced that Winter’s Tale, the big-screen adaptation of Mark Helprin’s novel by the same name, will be in theaters on Valentine’s Day (February 14th) 2014. The movie is adapted and directed by Akiva Goldsman (Fringe) and has quite the star-studded cast, including Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Matt Bomer, and more. That will be quite the date for adaptations in the theater, as Vampire Academy and The Maze Runner are also currently scheduled then. Here’s a description of the book from the author’s site:

Set in New York at the beginning and the end of the twentieth century, Winter´s Tale unfolds with such great narrative force and beauty that a reader can feel that its world is more real than his own. Standing alone on the page before the book begins are the words, I have been to another world, and come back. Listen to me. In that world, both winter and the city of New York (old and new) have the strength and character of protagonists, and the protagonists themselves move as if in a vivid dream. Though immensely complicated, the story is centered upon Peter Lake, a turn-of-the-century Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young heiress whom he encounters in robbing her house, and who eventually will die young and in his arms. His love for her, and a gift of grace, will allow him after the most extraordinary and painful explorations and discoveries to stop time and bring back the dead.

Extended Man of Steel Behind-the-Scenes Featurette + Images & Chinese Release Date

Man of SteelThis Man of Steel featurette includes some footage and commentary we’ve seen before (especially in the Sears video), but at thirteen minutes, it’s much longer than the previous videos we’ve seen, so there’s a lot of new stuff. It includes the cast and production team talking about several different aspects of the movie, with a focus on the way that they adapted Superman for current audiences.

Then head over to HitFix to see 39 new images from the movie. And if any of you are in China, we now have the official word that Man of Steel will be in theaters there on June 20th.