Indie-actress Olivia Thirlby (Juno) has locked down a role in producer Timur Bekmambetov sci-fi thriller The Darkest Hour. The Summit Entertainment/New Regency film marks Thirlby’s first commercial film since Universal’s 9/11 drama United 93.
Directed by Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door), The Darkest Hour follows a group of American students while in Moscow during an alien invasion. Thirlby will play a trust fund baby forced to work with others to survive the takeover.
Production on the film is set to roll in Moscow come summer.
In the meantime, Thirlby will shoot the teenage lesbian-werewolf thriller Jack & Diane with costar Juno Temple (Year One) in May.
Ah, kids. Their smiles can warm your heart and their little bodies can serve as perfect human shields when faced with a knife-wielding psycho.
Here we have on-the-set photos of Australian actress Abbie Cornish using a child to beat up an assailant. The pics are from the upcoming sci-fi/drug thriller Limitless, costarring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.
To see shots of Cornish and Cooper on the Limitless set, click here.
You fucking heathens.
While I was out hosting Easter egg hunts for the homeless and retarded, you all flocked to the movies to catch the Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. remake of Clash of the Titans. The film earned $61.4 million at the box office, an Easter weekend record.
Not surprisingly, talk about a Clash of the Titans trilogy has begun.
Director Louis Leterrier tells MTV:
I’m not saying I know what exactly will happen to Perseus in the next two movies, but I know the direction and it’s pretty exciting.
It’s ancient superheroes. You’ve got so many creatures, so many heroes, so many gods. You have Daedalus, Icarus, Percivel. Amazing stuff. You’ve got several worlds. I could spend the rest of my life directing Greek mythology movies and I would still not finish everything.
Screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are also eager to keep their noses buried in cocaine and hooker ass. The duo have already begun brainstorming on where to take the franchise to next.
There are so many small stories to mine that don’t make movies on their own, but you can weave them together and create a comprehensive world. We all hope we get to do it. It would be thrilling.
UPDATE: Leterrier and his screenwriters are out. Battle: Los Angeles director Jonathan Liebesman and writers Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson are now on board Clash of the Titans 2.
Millennium Films is reportedly courting Transformers star Megan Fox to headline their much-delayed Red Sonja reboot.
Producer Robert Rodriguez, director Douglas Aarniokoski, and actress Rose McGowan, who was set to play the red-haired, bikini-clad heroine when the project was first announced in 2008, are no longer attached. McGowan, however, will have a role as an evil witch in Millennium’s upcoming Conan the Barbarian remake.
Fox’s camp has yet to comment on the Red Sonja role. The 23-year-old stunner most recently turned down an offer to play video game heroine Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.
Up next for Fox is the Warner Bros. sci-fi-western Jonah Hex and director Mitch Glazer’s supernatural drama Passion Play.