TOBY JONES' "TITANIC" STRESSES "THE MIDDLE CLASS STORY"
Many films and television shows have been made about the ship Titanic, however, this version is taking a look from a different angle. IVT's 'Titanic' starring SWATH's Toby Jones will premiere next month, according to The Telegraph.
The Telegraph reports that IVT's television version by Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellows, has taken the story from the point of view of the middle class. Previous versions concentrated on a love story between two people (James Cameron's version) or the point of view of the crew (A Night to Remember). This version is set to "correct" the "omission" of the middle class story.
[Fellows]: “We never see the middle class; and England is a middle-class nation. It’s what most of us are. It’s what most of our greatness depends on.
“So in our Titanic, we have a very strong middle-class story. We quite deliberately set out to create a portrait of the ship."
“Nobody has attempted – I use the word advisedly – to convey a sense of the whole of the ship."
“We have 18 characters, and it’s a plaited narrative. We sink the ship three times, so you see the thing from several perspectives.”
Vanidades Magazine from Mexico is featuring Charlize Theron on the front cover this month. Charlize talks a little SWATH. The magazine also discussed Kristen Stewart's 'Twilight' and the competing 'Snow Whites'.
See translated SWATH portion below. Read the entire translation of the magazine plus scans here at Cullen's Fan Club Mexico.
What can you share about Snow White and the Huntsman? Filming it made me feel like a teenager, like I was 12. The movie itself is a very ambitious project, and to me playing Ravenna was a lot of fun.
What was it like filming with the young Kristen Stewart, who plays Snow White? From the moment we met there was this amazing chemistry between us. We had a great time filming that movie. I really hope people enjoy it. Kristen is only 21… I remember when I was that age. Her performance is fantastic. In fact, she’s quite the fighter.
NEW HOT UK 'AVENGERS' POSTER & RELEASE DATE WITH DIFFERENT NAME
UK Chris Hemsworth fans, check out this new 'The Avengers' poster which features all of the superheroes.
Also, Den of Geek is reporting that 'The Avengers' has been renamed 'Avengers Assemble' in the UK. Could this be because there was a television series called 'The Avengers' in the UK to prevent confusion? Could be.
'Avengers Assemble' opens in the UK Thursday April 26th ahead of the US opening.
Note that the 'Prometheus' panel time has been changed as well. No word on an appearance by Charlize Theron.
2:30-3:30 Universal Pictures: Battleship and Snow White and the Huntsman—Universal Pictures will present footage and special guests from two of its upcoming epic action-adventures: Battleship (May 18) and Snow White and the Huntsman (June 1). Battleship director/producer Peter Berg will be joined by two of the star's from the film, Alexander Skarsgård and Brooklyn Decker, to discuss the project. Snow White and the Huntsman's director, Rupert Sanders, will answer questions about the new movie starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin. Ballroom, Third Level
1:15-2:15 20th Century Fox: Prometheus and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter...in 3D—20th Century Fox and WonderCon attendees have two big reasons to celebrate the year's event. Sir Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define and he'll be live on stage to tell you all about Prometheus, his epic and groundbreaking new mythology. Sir Ridley and co-screenwriter Damon Lindelof will screen some exclusive
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COULD MISLEADING THE FANS HURT THERON'S "PROMETHEUS"?
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When the new trailer was released for Charlize Theron's 'Prometheus', we noted that it resembled Ripely Scott's trailer of the original 1979 movie 'Alien'.
Fans of 'Prometheus' have been claiming for some time that it was a prequel to the original 'Alien' movie. However, Scott keeps denying the connection. Could his denials hurt the film when it is released and fans see similarities?
The Bleeding Cool is reporting that Scott is now admitting a connection to 'Prometheus', however tenuously, regarding the "company" in charge of the ship itself. Bleeding Cool prefaced Scott's quote by stating that there could be a doubtful translation issue from an interview given in Hungary.
In the quote, Scott is describing actor Guy Pearce's role and the Weyland connection:
"When the first Alien movie and Blade Runner were made, I thought that in the near future the world will be owned by large companies. This is why we have the Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner, and Weyland-Yutani in Alien. They sent the Nostromo spaceship.
The Prometheus is owned by an entrepreneur called Peter Weyland, and is played by Guy Pearce. That’s the connection between the two films, and nothing more. Prometheus is a new film, a new world, and is full of new ideas. And of course new monsters as well."
So the name of the company is the only factor that relates the two films? Bleeding Cool states that they confirmed from a "good source" 9 months ago that the aliens in the film are like the aliens in the original 'Alien' movie.
Why the desception? Will this anger fans and hurt the box office if it is found that this film at least appears to be an extension of the 'Alien' films if not a prequel? Only time will tell.
Nevertheless, why is Scott trying to remove 'Prometheus' away from the originally successful 'Alien' film? Would it set expectations too high for 'Prometheus'?
From the looks of things, Bleeding Cool believes that they have been lied to as well as the fans. This is not a good thing. If the film is good, the fact that fans were lied to may go away or at least allow forgiveness for the deception.
Here is the latest 'Promethus' trailer and the original 'Alien' trailer below. Compare them for yourself and see if there are any similarities you can tell.
Oh how funny is this? Fans have been clamoring for Kristen Stewart to make any kind of appearance at the Oscars tonight and low and behold we think The Academy has done it.
The Academy tweeted out this photo showing what the preparation was like around 9:55 this morning PST. However, you can't get by a Twilight or Kristen Stewart fan anything dealing with Twilight.
If you look over to the left-hand side, you will see a advertisement for the Hollywood Museum with a picture of who? Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as their Twilight characters "Edward and Bella".
LIBERTY ROSS & RUPERT SANDERS ATTEND CHANEL PRE-OSCAR®DINNER
Looks like we finally get to see which party Liberty Ross and director Rupert Sanders (with his Spencer Hart suit) went to during this Oscar® weekend. Ross tweeted this photo above showing that they were having plenty of fun along with actress Sophie Winkleman.
Both Ross and Sanders attended the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Dinner Party last night and of course Ross walked the red carpet. See the photos gathered by @malenacasey below.
Keeping our fingers crossed for more party photos tonight.
LILY COLE'S NEW 'THE MOTH DIARIES' TRAILER, MOVIE STILLS & POSTER
A new trailer for Lily Cole's 'The Moth Diaries'. According to IMDb, the story is about a girl named Rebecca (Sarah Bolger) who is suspicious of Ernessa (Lily Cole), the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie (Sarah Gadon), or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?
Check out the new trailer, movie stills and poster below. The Moth Diaries opens in limited release April 20th.
Screen Rant is reporting that the Marvel executives and the cast have viewed a rough cut of 'The Avengers' and like the film. It is not clear if Chris Hemsworth was one of those members. The one exception is that the Marvel executives do not think the film is "cinematic enough".
SR notes that fans of comic book films take issue with producing the films on a more cinematic level sacrificing the story. Director Josh Wheldon is said to have maintained the story.
It appears there is more editing to do to fit the "epic, blockbuster, big-screen" qualities the studio wants to see.
In the meantime, SR provides a peak into what to expect in the next trailer. WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!
Karl Greenwood, from the Stampede Stunt Company, on his horse Todo
Meet the Stampede Stunt Company. The Stampede Stunt Company is a horse stunting team that provides a "variety of performances and characters to suit all themes, budgets and grounds; from Cossack trick shows to medieval jousting tournaments."
They provide stunt training and classes and also offer "dirt buggy racing, off-road driving amphibious vehicles and Canadian canoeing."
But they also work on film and television shows. The Stampede Stunt Company has worked on Dr. Who, Clash of the Titans 2 and SWATH. Wonder if this is them doing this stunt in the trailer?
SPENCER HART FITS RUPERT SANDERS & HOLLYWOOD'S FINEST FOR THE OSCARS®
London-based men's wear designer, Spencer Hart, is fitting some of Hollywood's finest for the Academy Awards red carpet this Sunday. According to their blog, he has been set up at the Chateau Marmont in LA this week for fittings.
SWATH Director Ruper Sanders was just fitted the other day and fans will hopefully be able to see their handy work on the red carpet.
To follow Spencer Hart's ongoing fitting activity for this weekend, check out their blog here and follow them on Twitter here.
From left: "Twilight's" MyAnna Buring, Sam Claflin,, Claire Foy & Reece Ritchie
Here are additional photographs that were taken during the photoshoot of the cast by the London Evening Standard located under the original photograph above on their site.
Is the London Evening Standard anointing Sam Claflin's fellow White Heat cast members the next 'Brat Pack'?
"When the cast of White Heat come together for our shoot, it feels, for a moment, like seeing the 1980s Brat Pack - Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald and co..."
Well...not really. But it is truly an impressive group. SWATH's Sam Claflin stars in a new British television show called White Heat. LES describes it as:
"...an intimate yet epic BBC Two thriller from writer Paula Milne, of The Politician's Wife and Small Island fame. Milne dripped her own life into the ambitious script, which follows the lives of seven friends from 1965 to the present, starting out as flat-share students in London and ending sprawled in the wreckage of love, loss, drugs and politics 40 years later.
"Claflin plays prime mover Jack, the rebel with a cause who just happens to be rich enough to own a large house in Tufnell Park, which he lets out to new students he finds interesting."
Read the rest of their interview and analysis of White Heat and Sam here.
CHARLIZE THERON'S RED CARPET OSCAR® LOOKS OVER THE YEARS
As gorgeous as she is, unfortunately, Charlize Theron has "not" been making a big splash on the Oscar® red carpet over the years. She has made a couple "Worst Dressed" lists on the night where fashion is [king] "queen".
Nevertheless, let's take a look at Charlize's Oscar® red carpet looks and see if you agree. Maybe she can make up for a couple of clunkers this year.
Charlize in Vera Wang in her pre-Oscar winning days looking marvelous in 2000.
Her spray tan was called into question but she still looks lovely in 2004.
Looking like a princess in Dior ruffle in 2005.
A controversial dress in 2006...we won't repeat the names she was called...
but you "werk it girl!"
Unfortunately made a few "Worst Dressed" lists in 2010.
Charlize comes full circle and knocks it out of the park in Versace at
Everyone has an Oscar® special now and days...Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Kimmel etc... so as the Academy Awards® approach this weekend, we are going to take a look at the SWATH family's connections to the Oscars® throughout the weekend.
In addition, we are so siked that SWATH director Rupert Sanders and [Snow White's Mother] Liberty Ross will be appearing at the event and hopefully walk the red carpet at this Sunday, we cannot contain our giddiness.
Up first is SWATH's "Evil Queen" Charlize Theron.
Charlize won her Academy Award® in 2004 for Best Actress for her performance as real-life killer "Aileen Wuornos" in Monster.
Take a look back at her speech given that night in the video below. Her Oscar® was presented by Adrien Brody who jokes about kissing the winner. Adrien had a field day kissing Oscar® winner Halle Berry when he presented her award previously. It is a funny moment as you will see that Charlize did enjoy.
Get a hankie because when she thanks her mother, you may need it.