James Franco (Spiderman) is set to star in Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming Planet of the Apes prequel Rise of the Apes.
The 32-year-old actor will play a San Francisco-based scientist determined to keep an ape named Caesar safe from drug testing experiments. What he doesn’t know is that Caesar will eventually lead a revolution against mankind.
Production on Rise of the Apes begins on July 5. Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist) is attached as director.
The international trailer for director Vincenzo Natali’s (Cube) long-delayed sci-fi morality tale Splice has been released. The clip draws heavily from the film’s monster sequences and provides a pretty good idea of the scares to come.
Splice stars Adrien Brody (Predators) and Sarah Polley (Dawn of the Dead) as ethically-compromised geneticists who successfully splice human and animal DNA to create a hybrid female named Dren.
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Natali has been trying to get Splice made for nearly a decade. Budgeting issues and concern over the movie’s controversial themes had kept studios from picking up the project up until this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where Warner Bros. scored U.S. distribution rights.
Splice costars David Hewlett (”Stargate: Atlantis”), Abigail Chu (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Amanda Brugel (Jason X), Brandon McGibbon (Saw 5) and Delphine Chanéac as Dren. Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) serves as executive producer.
The film makes its way into theaters on June 4. To see a gallery & learn more, go here.
Julie Benz (”Dexter”) and Michael Chiklis (”The Shield”) star in ABC’s new fall superhero-dramedy “No Ordinary Family.”
The duo play Jim and Stephanie Powell, an exasperated married couple weighed down by work obligations and the hardships of raising teenagers. While on vacation, the family survives a freak accident that leaves them with supernatural powers.
Check out the trailer:
The show’s official synopsis reads:
The Powells are about to go from ordinary to extraordinary. After 16 years of marriage, Jim and Stephanie’s relationship lacks the spark it once had, and their family life now consists of balancing work and their two children, leaving little time for family bonding.
During a family vacation set up by Jim in an attempt to reconnect, their plane crashes into the Amazon River. But this is where the fun starts for the Powells, as they soon discover that something’s not quite right. Each of them now possesses unique and distinct superpowers.
But saving and savoring their family life will be equally important, as they try to find purpose for their new powers and embark on a journey to find out what defines and unifies them. The Powells are a totally relatable family who happen to be a little bit amazing.
“No Ordinary Family” costars Kay Panabaker (”CSI”), Jimmy Bennett (Orphan), Autumn Reeser (Lost Boys: The Tribe), Tate Donovan (Damages), Romany Malco (Gulliver’s Travels) and Christina Chang (”CSI: Miami”).
Michelle Rodriguez showed off her softer sides at the World Music Awards in Monaco this week by going half-commando.
The 31-year-old actress, who has made a career out of playing bad-tempered—often butchy—tough chicks in flicks such as Avatar, Resident Evil, and Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming grindhouse-thriller Machete, let her femininity shine through in a see-thru black number that revealed her unholstered chi-chis (Spanish for jugs) and panties.
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