In today's news-mix, we look at the latest addition in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" casting, the first cut of "Evil Dead" receiving NC-17 and new announcement on Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland".
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 CASTING UPDATE
Paul Giamatti (Sideways, The Illusionist, Barney's Version) could be up to join Jamie Foxx as the villain combo in the new sequel of Spider-Man. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Giamatti will play the popular comic character Rhino, one of the main villain along with Jamie Foxx's Electro. No official announcement been made yet as the actor is still in talk for the role. The Rhino (Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich) first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #41 in 1966 as a thug-agent from a Soviet Bloc country who wore a superhuman suit that made him invulnerable and had a deadly horn on top.
In another related feature, Felicity Jones is negotiating for an unspecific role. Marc Webb plans the new sequel to last year's "The Amazing Spider-Man" for a release on May 4, 2014 with shooting to begin next month. Besides having Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprising their roles, TASM 2 will also have Shailene Woodley as M.J. Watson and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osbourne.
EVIL DEAD IS PROUD OF ITS NC-17 RATING
The remake of "Evil Dead" has received an NC-17 rating from MPAA, reports Coming Soon this morning. Director Fede Alvarez playfully, took the rating news straight to the Twitter where he showed his infinite "proud" of getting the hard rating:
@woozytribe Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters.
— Fede Alvarez(@fedalvar) January 28, 2013
Getting an NC-17 spells a limited success becuase theaters will most likely shun the movie as the marketing appeal will decrease. But judging by the gory trailer we get last month, I am not surprise by the rating. Nevertheless, the team will undergo some more post-production by getting it edited in order to obtain an R-rating.On the concern if the cut will compromise the end product, Alvarez later tweeted:
The R rated will have ALL the stuff you are seeingin the trailers. Trust me, You haven't seen a harder R rated film than ours...
— Fede Alvarez(@fedalvar) January 29, 2013
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. "Evil Dead" opens April 12. The trailer is embedded below:
BRAD BIRD'S 1952 RE-TITLED TOMORROWLAND, CLOONEY STARS
Walt Disney's mysterious sci-fi project "1952" has been re-titled "Tomorrowland" and George Clooney is set to star. It will be written by Damon Lindelof and Bird from a concept by Lindelof and Jeff Jensen. Lindelof (Star Trek, "LOST," Prometheus) will produce and Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) will produce and direct.
With so much mystery surrounding this pic, let the speculation begins with this photo, as revealed by Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof last week: