The first images from director Tarsem Singh’s Immortals (formerly entitled War of the Gods) have hit the web. The fantasy-adventure, which pits men against gods ala Clash of the Titans, went into production last month in Montreal.
Immortals stars Henry Cavill as our hero Theseus, John Hurt as Zeus, Mickey Rourke as King Hyperion, Twilight’s Kellan Lutz as Poseidon, Stephen Dorf as master thief Stavros, Isabel Lucas as the Goddess Athena, and Slumdog Millionaire’s Freida Pinto (pictured above) as Phaedra the oracle priestess.
To read about Pinto’s new role in Rise of the Apes, go here.
Last week, many of the cast and crew of the Emmy award-winning sci-fi drama “LOST” gathered at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles for ABC’s “Lost Live: The Final Celebration.”
Some of the stars on hand included Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Ian Somerhalder (Boone), Daniel Dai Kim (Jin), a very sexy Sonya Walgner (Penny), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond Hume), Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert), Jeremy Davies (Faraday), Michael Emerson (Ben Linus) and his wife and “True Blood” star Carrie Preston, Rebecca Mader (Charlotte) and many others (see gallery).
Penny for your thoughts.
During the celebration, ABC executive Barry Jossen read a fan letter written by Star Wars creator George Lucas to show-runners—and die-hard SW aficionados—Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
Congratulations on pulling off an amazing show. Don’t tell anyone … but when ‘Star Wars’ first came out, I didn’t know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you’ve planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories — let’s call them homages — and you’ve got a series.
In six seasons, you’ve managed to span both time and space, and I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I never saw what was around the corner. Now that it’s all coming to an end, it’s impressive to see how much was planned out in advance and how neatly you’ve wrapped up everything.
You’ve created something really special. I’m sad that the series is ending, but I look forward to seeing what you two are going to do next.
“LOST” is currently on its final season. The enhanced two-and-a-half-hour series finale will air on May 23.
Executive Producers Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse
Photos courtesy of Zimbio.
Heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer yesterday morning at 7:45 a.m. He was 67-years-old.
His wife, Wendy Dio, posted on his website:
My heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45 a.m. 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all.
Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.
Dio fronted the bands Elf and Rainbow during the ’70s and replaced Ozzy Osbourne as vocalist for Black Sabbath in 1979. Together they released the monumental albums “Heaven and Hell” in 1980 and “Mob Rules” in 1981.
He formed the band Dio in 1982 and continued to make heads bleed with the albums “Holy Diver,” “The Last in Line,” “Dream Evil,” “Sacred Heart” and “Lock Up the Wolves.” In 2007, Dio reunited once again with Black Sabbath to tour under the moniker Heaven and Hell.
Dio is credited for making the “devil’s horns” hand gesture the official symbol of unity among those who choose to rock and not suck.
Some of his most recent projects included a hilarious cameo in the 2006 Jack Black film Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny and the 2009 Heaven & Hell CD release “The Devil You Know.”
Tonight, we all shall dream evil.
(Thanks to headbanger Adi V. for waking me up from my drunken stupor with the sad news.)