Nicholas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling didn't waste time in reruniting on another project. The first images from the Drive collaborators' Only God Forgives have appeared online. AICN saw footage that was shown at Cannes last week and compares it to Drive in some ways saying the film features, "long tracking shots, liberal use of neon lighting (in this case, purple and green) and a silent, but violent Ryan Gosling." The Thai Western is set ot hit theaters next year.
President Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to Bob Dylan today. Says Obama, "Today, everybody from Bruce Springsteen to U2 owes Bob a debt of gratitude. There is no bigger giant in the history of American music. All these years later, he's still chasing that sound, still searching for a little bit of truth. And I have to say that I am a really big fan." (Vote for me in November, Bob.) [Variety]
The Summer Olympics are right around the corner and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, who is overseeing the Opening Ceremony says the spectacle was partly inspired by Frankenstein. Previously organizers said the $43 million event would be based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest, but Boyle says the opener will include "quite a lot of Frankenstein. I mean, we don't reanimate dead creatures, but we did use Frankenstein as a dry run for a lot of ideas for this." [THR]
Check out three new Chinese posters for Disney's Brave.
Martin Short was on Today this morning promoting Madagascar 3 when host Kathie Lee began questioning him about his relationship with his wife. One problem, Martin's wife Nancy Dolman died over a year and a half ago from ovarian cancer… See, this is why you don't drink in the morning. We're kidding, of course.
After the issue was brought to Kathie Lee's attention, she issued this apology:
Putting the super in supercut, here's a clip of just the spells in all eight Harry Potter movies. Clocking in at almost 20 minutes long, this thing is almost like a Blu-ray featurette.
George Lucas says he is ready to retire to his garage and make experimental hobby films. For real this time. "I'm moving away from the company, I'm moving away from all my businesses, I'm finishing all my obligations and I'm going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies. I've always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature and not have to worry about them showing in movie theaters." [TheForce.Net and Empire]
Kristen Stewart answers fan questions regarding Snow White and the Huntsman, including which fairy tale scares her, what she brings to the Snow White character, what English word could she not pronounce and what memorabilia she wanted to keep from the set.
We reported a while back that The Black Swan would be the main movie parodied in Scary Movie 5. Now a few more titles have been revealed and they include The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Paranormal Activity and 127 Hours. Who's up for some arm-chopping comedy? Anyone? Scary Movie 5 hits theaters January 11, 2013. [BloodyDisgusting]
Ben Kingsley appears slated to play lead bad guy The Mandarin in Iron Man 3. Of course, fans have suspected this since he was cast a while back, but Latino Review has apparently confirmed that rumor. Specific sources aren't revealed so, as with anything comic book movie related, take this with a grain of skepticism until Marvel officially makes an announcement.
Finally, Avengers anime-d. [9Gag]