Here is a three-piece news straight from Hollywood. First stuff, director Darren Aronofsky has added Anthony Hopkins into "Noah" - a biopic movie about Prophet Noah and the Great Flood as adapted from the bible book of Genesis. Hopkins will play Methuselah, the father of Noah who lived to 969 years of age in the bible. The movie is currently on production and shooting in Iceland and it will feature star talents like Russel Crowe (as Noah), Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, and Douglas Booth. The movie is set for March 28, 2014 release under Paramount Pictures.
The synopsis is as follows:
"NOAH is a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood. The screenplay was written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel and revised by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter John Logan (GLADIATOR, HUGO)."
Next, we have the confirmation of Philip Seymour Hoffman as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the sequel for The Hunger Games. The sequel for which Francis Lawrence is now directing will start shooting this fall. Also on the addition list is Jena Malone who was cast as Johanna Mason from District 7. The movie will be released on November 22, 2013 under Lionsgate. The synopsis is as follows:
"THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever."
Last but not least, Michael Fassbender has sign on to produce and to star in movie adaptation of the popular Ubisoft Game, Assassin's Creed. It is understood that Ubisoft is developing the Assassin's Creed film by itself, after talks with Sony disintegrated last year. The games company recently founded a new wing, Ubisoft Motion Pictures and their first task is to make Assassin's Creed film materialized.