MH Briefs (August 15, 2012)


Skeletor preaches to Nicole Kidman

Frank Langella (“Superman Returns”) will play Father Tucker in “Grace of Monaco”, the real-life yarn starring Nicole Kidman is Princess Grace. Tim Roth is also onboard.

Harrison runs from giant, solid balls in IMAX!

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” is getting a brief bow in IMAX this September. For a week beginning September 7, you’ll be able to hear Indy gush about his love of snakes.

Stop! Cease All Motion!

Henry Selick’s next is no “Coraline” – not that it much matters now. Disney has pulled the plug on the stop-motion project, which has been in production for an October 2013 release, claiming the untitled flick just wasn’t coming together.

Whedon vs. Sleepwalk With Me – but not really

What a jokester. Joss Whedon’s worried that the acclaimed festival hit “Sleepwalk With Me” is creeping up on his film, “The Avengers” so he’s asking people to boycott the former. It’s all in good jest! Watch!

Mulroney reunites with “My Best Friend’s Wedding” co-star in “August”

One-time rom-com staple Dermot Mulroney (“My Best Friend’s Wedding”, “Must Love Dogs”) has joined the cast of ”August: Osage County”. The film, also starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts and based on the play of the same name, will see Mulroney play Steve.

Oz vs. the WWW

Seth Green (“Buffy”, “Robot Chicken”) will play a hacker activist in a new mini-series called “Delete”, set in a world where the internet has turned on Mankind. The four-hour mini-series also features the likes of former ‘Max Headroom’ star Matt Frewer.

“Seven Psychopaths” trailer

Lots of buzz for this at the moment….

“Hunger Games”‘ stylishly-named Cashmere role snapped up!

Stephanie Leigh Schlund (“The Following”) will play Cashmere in “The Hunger Games : Catching Fire”, Lionsgate announced this morning.

“The Tomb” Images

A new still from the Schwarzenegger/Stallone two-hander has been released. In addition, there’s some behind-the-scenes images from the film here.

Pattinson is the new “Lawrence of Arabia”

Robert Pattinson will join Naomi Watts in “Queen of the Desert”, “described as the female Lawrence of Arabia for the impact the English woman had in the Middle East and her work in establishing what would become the modern framework for Jordan and Iraq. She was an explorer, writer, archeologist and political attache and worked for British Intelligence during World War I”, according to THR. “Pattinson will play T.E. Lawrence, the archeologist-turned-British Army officer who played key roles in Middle Eastern revolutions in the same time period and became close friends with Bell. Peter O’Toole earned an Oscar nom for portraying the explorer in the 1962 classic Lawrence of Arabia.”

“The Last Stand” Poster

Yep. Seems He’s Back.

Mel says no to “Lethal Weapon 5”. Again.

Nothing new, but still sad… for Riggs fans. Mel Gibson says there won’t be a “Lethal Weapon 5”. “I think the way things are going with “Total Recall,” they’ll just remake those somehow. Though it’s really tough to replace Danny. He was so amazing in those things. It was a good gig for us. It worked. But we knew it would.” In addition, he said he’s interested in checking out “Mad Max Fury Road” when it’s done.

Jodie Foster to direct TV

The “Elysium” actress is directing and executive producing a new Mob drama for Showtime called “Angie’s Body”, which will follow “a shrewd, sexy and, when necessary, lethal woman who runs a family-based crime syndicate.”

“Looper” International Trailer

Can’t wait to see this…

Ray doing “Sinatra”

Title header sounds so wrong. Referring to the fact that “Shattered Glass” scribe Billy Ray is writing the script for Martin Scorsese’s “Sinatra”, a biopic on the legendary singer Frank Sinatra.

“Avatar” 3D coming to Blu-ray

‘The world of Pandora has never looked better as over 33 million AVATAR Facebook fans were the first to learn of the upcoming release of the AVATAR Blu-ray 3D Collector’s Edition, debuting globally beginning October 15, releasing in North America October 16, and Australia on October 24, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. A home entertainment experience like no other, for the first time ever, fans will be able to welcome James Cameron’s global box office sensation into their homes in stunning 3D high-definition.’

“Chrononaut” images

A couple of images from Neil Johnson’s new London-lensing science-fiction film.