Former Bond girl Rosamund Pike will release the Kraken in your pants next year when she stars in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Wrath of the Titans, a sequel to their blockbuster remake of the 1981 fantasy adventurer Clash of the Titans.
Pike inherits the role of Princess Andromeda from Alexa Davalos (The Mist), who reportedly will be busy washing her hair while the sequel is shot. In Greek mythology, Andromeda goes on to marry Perseus, the son of Zeus, after he rescues her from Poseidon’s sea monster.
Pike first broke in the States as femme fatale Miranda Frost in the James Bond film Die Another Day. She’s since starred in numerous indies that you’d see with your aunt … because she gives you money for Dibs ice cream balls. The 32-year-old Brit’s only genre creds are Universal Pictures’ Doom adaptation and Jonathan Mostow’s sci-fi actioner Surrogates.
Wrath of the Titans is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) and sees original players Sam Worthington (Perseus), Liam Neeson (Zeus), and Gemma Arterton (Io) reprising their roles. The film is slated for release on March 30, 2012.
Sexy Dutch actress Famke Janssen will star opposite Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner in Dead Snow director Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, a flash forward of the classic fairy tale that finds the siblings hunting down supernatural forces for profit.
Janssen, who made her horror film debut in the 1995 Clive Barker frightener Lord of Illusions and starred as Dr. Jean Grey (AKA: Phoenix) in the X-Men franchise, will reportedly play the leader of an evil coven of witches.
The now 46-year-old former model’s additional horror creds include such notable outings as Don’t Say a Word, The House on Haunted Hill, Hide and Seek, Stephen Sommers’ Deep Rising, and Robert Rodriguez’s The Faculty.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is set to roll camera on March 7. Paramount Pictures will release the film in June of next year.
Actress Dina Meyer may be done chasing Jigsaw in Lionsgate’s record-breaking Saw franchise, but the 42-year-old hottie is still playing games in Magnafilms’ psychological thriller Fatal Secrets, available on DVD and On-Demand March 29. The film costars Lela Rochon, Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, and Marty McFly’s mom Lea Thompson.
The synopsis reads:
An attractive woman (Meyer) enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a charming man with a secret background who has pushed her to the breaking point. The women underestimate the consequences when they take matters into their own hands as their opponent forces them into a desperate situation, and everyone pays a price.
Meyer, best known for her portrayal of Det. Allison Kerry in Saw 1-4, holds numerous genre creds under her garter belt, including memorable turns in Piranha 3-D, Star Trek: Nemesis, Starship Troopers, DragonHeart, and Johnny Mnemonic.
Fatal Secrets marks the directorial debut of Meir Sharony and is written by producer-turned-writer Kathy Cotter. The film was originally shot in 2009, but looks like a really bad ’80s crime drama. Still, I’d watch Meyer take a dump … a slow sexy dump.
It’ saddens the cock to know that the Sam Raimi-produced gladiator soap “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” has already reached its midpoint. The six-part prequel series to Starz’ runaway hit “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” has provided the stylized gore, raunchy sleaze, and quotable vulgarities (”Words fall from your mouth like shit from ass”) that “Spartacus” fans have come to love.
Of course, the drama is pretty damn good too. Last week’s episode “Paterfamilias” introduced Batiatus’ (John Hannah) sour-pus father Titus (Jeffrey Thomas), played up gladiator champ Gannicus’ (Dustin Clare) guilt over bedding Oenomaus’ (Peter Mensah) wife Melitta (Marissa Ramirez), and saw Crixus (Manu Bennett) earn the mark of the brotherhood by slaughtering Barca’s (Antonio Te Maioha) butt-buddy in the arena.
But, the show’s most compelling reveal came early when socialite Gaia (Jaime Murray) stripped off her gown to pour wine down her breasts and onto her bush during a three-way romp with Batiatus and Lucretia (Lucy Lawless). Hot as it was, slave girl Diona (Jessica Grace Smith) scored the episode’s most scandalous fuck scene: a simultaneous deflowering of ass and vajayjay via double penetration.
“Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” follows Batiatus and his wife Lucretia as they strive for power and influence over the city of Capua. The show debuted to 1.9 million viewers on Jan 21.