When the first trailer for Premium Rush was released last year, it got a good response and all seemed go for a January 2012 release. However then it was announced the release was being delayed until August in the US and September 14th, 2012 in the UK. However now a new trailer has arrived and manages to suggest that despite the worrying delay, it’s still one to look out for. Joseph Gordon Levitt plays a bicycle messenger who picks up a mysterious package that results in him getting chased across New York by various shady parties, including an angry and possibly corrupt cop played by Michael Shannon. The film’s written and directed by David Koepp.
Gregg Araki made a name for himself with gay-themed, rather anarchic generation-X flicks like The Doom Generation and Nowhere, but 2005’s Mysterious Skin sees him in a more controlled mood. It’s definitely a good thing and it’s probably no coincidence this film is his only novel adaptation, something that helps keep his more random ideas in check.
As a boy, Neil was abused by his little league coach, leaving him rather confused about boundaries and what’s suitable behaviour. Now in his late teens (and grown into the form of Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Neil is defiantly gay and working as a hustler in the small Kansas town he grew up in. However he has dreams of making it in the big city, which will hopefully also allow him to forget what happened to him as a child. [Read more…]
The 1987 version of Little Shop Of Horrors is one of the most fun musicals ever made, while the Roger Corman 1960 original is pretty good too. Now it appears Hollywood is planning another go round, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt spearheading a new take on the film.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is drafting the new Carrie remake for MGM, is in negotiations to write the screenplay. Gordon-Levitt plans to play Krelboyne, a meek florist who must continue to feed his ever-growing – and talking – plant, which feasts on humans, to keep his newfound fame and fortune, and also hide the fact the plant has made him a murderer.
However the real question is whether this is a redo of the musical or not. While some of the initial info is contradictory, THR suggests it’s Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s musical, as Marc Platt is attached to produce, who brought Wicked to Broadway, while Aguirre-Sacasa was brought in to sort out the book for the troubled Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark.
Joseph Gordon Levitt started out in a sitcom (Third Rock From The Sun) and now for his directorial debut he’s reaching out to a sitcom legend and giving him a rare film role. Variety reports that Tony Danza has joined the cast of the untitled movie, which was formerly known as Don Jon’s Addiction. It’s not actually the first time they’ve worked together, as they both appeared in the 1994 comedy Angels in the Outfield.
As well as directing, Gordon-Levitt will play a womanising porn addict, who goes on a quest to become less selfish. Scarlett Johansson will play his girlfriend and Julianne Moore is portraying a widow who the main character meets at night school. Tony Danza will play the lothario’s father, who is obsessed with sports and doesn’t pay enough attention to his children.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will direct from his own original screenplay, with production set to commence next month in Los Angeles.
I think it’s fair to say the quandary Joseph Gordon-Levitt faces in Looper is one few people have had to deal with – what if you job was to kill people sent to you from the future (so there’s no evidence of the crime), but you’re suddenly sent your own future self (Bruce Sillis) to murder? Hmm, toughy. That’s the basic set-up of Looper, which promises to be a truly intriguing pic, reteaming Gordon-Levitt with Brick helmer Rian Johnson. After a few days of teases, the trailer is finally here! The film’s due in cinemas on September 28th.
I have to say I’m not a big fan of the person who invented the new phenomenon of trailers for trailers, but it’s becoming an ever more popular way to build early hype. It’s now spreading beyond the big budget blockbuster type movies to the likes of Looper, which is hoping that by releasing a trailer tease, it’ll suggest people should be as excited about it as they are an event movie. The time travel movie follows a hitman, Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who is sent victims from the future so that he can kill them in the past, and then there’s absolutely no trace of the crime in the present. When the hitman’s older self (Bruce Willis) arrives with orders to be killed, things get difficult. The film reteams Gordon-Levitt with Brick director Rian Johnson and is currently set for UK release on September 12th. A full trailer should arrive later this week.
Actress Julianne Moore has joined the cast of the Joseph Gordon-Levitt untitled directorial debut (once known as Don Jon’s Addiction), appearing alongside Scarlett Johansson who signed up to star in the film last month.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will also star as a Don Juan-type character, who goes on a journey to become a less selfish person. Julianne Moore will play a mentor to this lothario, but it still isn’t known what role Scarlett Johansson is playing.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will direct from his own original screenplay, with production is scheduled to begin next month. While acotrs becoming directors isn’t normally that interested, Gordon-Levitt’s a bit of a exception and many will be keen to see what he comes up with, and he’s certainly getting a good cast together to help him. (Source: Variety)
Rian Johnson made a big splash in movie circles with Brick, although his follow-up, The Brothers Bloom, failed to excite the same attention. However he’s now reteaming with Brick’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the time-travel thriller, Looper, and the first images from the actor in movie have now shown up online.
The time travel movie follows a hitman, Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who is sent victims from the future so that he can kill them in the past, and then there’s absolutely no trace of the crime in the present. When the hitman’s older self (Bruce Willis) arrives with orders to be killed, things get difficult. To be honest, you’d have thought they’d have found another hitman, as asking someone to kill themselves is a bit of a big ask (although Joe’s victims are normally sent hooded, so he doesn’t known who he’s killing).
The film’s currently due out September 12th in the UK, but take a look at the new pics above and below.
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has landed Scarlett Johansson to star in an untitled comedy project, which will serve as the in-demand actor’s directorial debut. It’ll certainly be interesting to see how he does behind the camera, as he could well have an interesting and quirky eye.
Deadline says Gordon-Levitt will also star in the comedy as a egotistical womaniser, who goes on a quest to be less of a, ‘selfish dick.’ It isn’t known what role Scarlett Johansson will play, and there is apparently another female lead role that’s yet to be cast.
And just to ensure it really is the Joseph Gordon-Levitt show, he also wrote the original screenplay he will direct from.
The actor and now writer and director commented, “I was a child actor for years and quit at 19, went to school awhile, and a big part of why I came back was that I ultimately wanted to make movies. I spent a year working with Christopher Nolan, Rian Johnson, Steven Spielberg, and I did my best to pay attention. I’ve also been making short films for a long time now, I’ve directed a ton of them, and that is a huge part of why I feel comfortable and confident in this.”
Shooting is scheduled to commence April 16, which may mean Gordon-Levitt has to drop out of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, since production on that is scheduled to start around the same time.
A new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises debuted in cinemas over the weekend and now it’s hit online! Everything is pretty intense and it seems Christopher Nolan isn’t letting up the brroding tension for the last instalment of his Batman trilogy. The film will arrive in cinemas on July 20th, 2012, but watch the trailer to get a great feel for what we can expect.