Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men) is officially set to star as gunslinger Roland Deschain in producer/director Ron Howard’s big and small screen adaptations of Stephen King’s beloved “Dark Tower” book series.
As Deschain, Bardem will face off against a rabid dog while trapped in a car. No, wait. He will submit to cabin fever while manning a deserted hotel in Maine. No? OK … he plays a fat man cursed by the gypsy whose daughter he killed with his car while getting a blown by his wife.
All right, ya got me. I haven’t read the “Dark Tower” novels. But, from what Amazon tells me, the seven-book series is a sci-fi/western that follows Deschain, the last member of a knightly order of gunfighters, on a mission to save civilization.
The Dark Tower story will be told over the course of three theatrically released films and two limited-run TV series, slated to air in between movies. Universal Pictures will back the film trilogy, while NBC/Universal Television Entertainment handles the TV show.
Now that he’s said hasta la vista to politics, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is back to claim his place as Hollywood action hero. The now 63-year-old actor has officially attached himself to star in a new Terminator film, to be directed by flavor-of-the-moment Justin Lin (Fast Five).
Deadline broke the news and reports that a rights package rumored to be priced at $25 million is being shopped around to studios. According to the site, Universal, CBS Films, Sony and Lionsgate are all very interested in the project.
Somewhere, Edward Furlong just called his agent and heroin dealer … not necessarily in that order.
The Terminator franchise has earned over $1.3 billion in worldwide coin.
TV star Mireille Enos is set to make her feature film debut opposite Brad Pitt in Paramount Pictures’ adaptation of author Max Brooks’ zombie novel “World War Z.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, Enos has been cast as Pitt’s wife.
World War Z is set ten years after a zombie apocalypse and details individual survival stories from around the world. The Plan B produced thriller, directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), begins shooting in June.
Enos currently stars as Detective Sarah Linden on AMC’s new critically acclaimed crime series “The Killing.” The 35-year-old Houston-born starlet also played twin sisters Kathy and Jodeen Marquart on HBO’s “Big Love” from 2007-to-2010.
Director Steven R. Monroe is following up his superb 2010 remake of Meir Zarchi’s I Spit On Your Grave with yet another white-knuckle, femme-fatale revenge thriller. Set to shoot in June, Hole in the Desert stars genre babe Cerina Vincent as a vengeful spirit who enlists the help of a downtrodden man to bring death to her murderers.
I am just thrilled to be a part of this. It’s truly an honor to work with director Steven R. Monroe again. His script is incredible – it’s got wit, edge, and depth… His vision for this will make for an edgy, sexy, suspenseful ride with moments of tenderness and some intense violence.
Horror fans may recognize Vincent from her roles in Eli Roth’s viral-frightener Cabin Fever, Nick Palumbo’s nasty little indie-slasher Murder-Set-Pieces, and Victor Garcia’s fun supernatural thriller Return to the House on Haunted Hill. The 32-year-old stunner’s most memorable turn, however, remains that of all-nude foreign exchange student Areola in the Columbia Pictures spoof Not Another Teen Movie.
Vincent also played Yellow Power Ranger Maya on Fox TV’s 1999 kid’s show “Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy.”