Variety reports that Domnhall Gleeson is joining the cast of The Revenant which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Poulter and Tom Hardy. Thanks to Empire, we have a short synopsis of the film, based on Michael Punke’s novel of the same name:
The Revenant follows an ill-fated fur trapping expedition to chilly 1820s South Dakota. Hunter Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is mauled by a bear in the harsh climate, and his companions leave him for dead. To add insult to injury, two men are assigned to bury what everyone assumes is his dead body. But the greedy pair decides to rob him and leave him helpless instead. Glass recovers, and swears bloody revenge…
This is one of many new films for Dom, best known to us as Bill Weasley but soon to become a huge star, thanks to the new Star Wars film.
Filed Under: Domhnall Gleeson
This morning Lionsgate has sent over the updated UK teaser trailer for Horns which you can watch below. HORNS is based on the dark fantasy novel of the same name from New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart Shaped Box) with a screenplay by Keith Burnin. The film will be released on October 31st, Halloween.
Filed Under: Daniel Radcliffe
From master-of-horror Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) comes this supernatural, offbeat thriller starring beloved British actor Danielle Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Kill Your Darlings) and the talented Juno Temple (Magic Magic, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For).
Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is accused for the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). After a hard night of drinking, Ig awakens, hungover, to find horns growing out of his head; they have the ability to drive people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses. Ig decides to use this effective tool to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend’s death and to seek revenge by finding the true murderer.
Daniel and Juno lead an all-star cast with strong support from David Morse (The Green Mile, The Hurt Locker) and Heather Graham (The Hangover I&II, Boogie Nights).
Bloomsbury has sent over the four remaining children’s jackets for the Harry Potter books, newly redesigned by Jonny Duddle. All seven new editions will be published on 1st September 2014. View all the covers in our gallery!
Filed Under: Books
As part of the new look for the children’s hardback and paperback editions of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series, Bloomsbury Children’s Books today reveals the final four covers of the Harry Potter books.
Jonny Duddle is best known for his award-winning picture books, including The Pirate Cruncher and The Pirates Next Door (winner of the Waterstones Children’s Prize and shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize). He has a background in the computer games industry and is highly skilled at character development. His work has appeared in Aardman films and Terry Pratchett novels.
MTVu held the first ever Fandom Awards at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and Harry Potter won Best Fandom Forever. Matthew Lewis accepted the award, a video of his speech may be watched below, thanks to Matthew-Lewis.com.
“Congratulations to all the fans,” said Lewis. “I’m sure we’ll all agree that the greatest stories are the ones that stay with us forever, so thank you very much for believing in us. We wouldn’t still be here without you.”
UPDATE: Here is the official video:
Filed Under: Matthew Lewis, Movies
Daniel Radcliffe was in attendance at this year’s San Diego Comic Con to promote his new film, Horns. Among the new information/interviews, a brand new trailer for the film was released and may be watched below:
The Horns panel from SDCC may be watched below (the sound is a little off, but you get the idea):
Dan also dressed up as Spider-man so he could enjoy SDCC without being mobbed by fans and spoke to MTV about it:
He spoke to HitFlix on the possibility of returning to play Harry Potter again in the future. His response: never say never.
IGN also has a great interview with Dan where he discusses the film:
Filed Under: Daniel Radcliffe
While at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival J.K. Rowling revealed that she plans to write at least seven Cormoran Strike novels under her pseudonym Robert Gaibraith. The first two, The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm have already been released and Rowling stated that she is halfway through the third novel and is starting the plot for the fourth. Some quotes from Rowling at the event may be read below:
“The next book is quite different,” she said. “You find out quite a bit more about what happens to people after they leave the military.”
Asked whether it was true that she would write a total of seven novels under the Galbraith name, Rowling replied: “It’s not seven. It’s more. It’s pretty open ended. I really love writing these books, so I don’t know that I’ve got an end point in mind. One of the things I absolutely love about this genre is that, unlike Harry, where there was an overarching story, a beginning and an end, you’re talking about discrete stories. So while a detective lives, you can keep giving him cases.”
Asked why she chose to write crime stories after the Harry Potter series, she replied: “I love crime fiction. I’ve always loved it. I read a lot of it and I think, in many ways, that the Harry Potter books are whodunnits in disguise. I enjoy, I suppose, the ‘golden age’ book. That’s very much what I was trying to do in these books – to take that finite number of suspects, the genuine whodunnit style, but make it very contemporary, bring it up to date, and make sure this is a credible person with a credible back story for nowadays.”
She also quickly mentioned the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them script, which she is still working on: “It’s been challenging, it’s been fascinating, it has been a lot of fun. But as fun as it’s been, my first love is definitely novels.”
Filed Under: Books, Fantastic Beasts Films, JK Rowling