Olivia Wilde Joins 'Cowboys and Aliens'
Scoop This: Cowboys, Aliens, Frankenstein and Teen Wolf - Oh My!
There was a bit of a hiccup in terms of bringing the big, blockbustery Cowboys and Aliens to the big screen when Robert Downey Jr. dropped out of the lead role as a rough-and-tough cowboy who, along with some Indians by his side, leads a battle against an unruly set of invading aliens. But then Daniel Craig came on to replace him, and now things seem to be moving full steam ahead – so much so that The Hollywood Reporter tells us that the film has snagged its first leading lady: Olivia Wilde.
Wilde will play a woman named Ella who joins Daniel Craig's ragtag army of 1800s alien hunters. Still directing is Jon Favreau, and the film was written by Transformers and Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (though it's based on a graphic novel). No release date has been announced yet.
'I, Frankenstein' Will Live on the Big Screen
If you thought the world was finished with Frankenstein, think again. Lakeshore Entertainment has announced that they've teamed with writer-actor Kevin Grevioux and director-special effects designer Patrick Tatopoulos on an adaptation of Grevioux's upcoming graphic novel, I, Frankenstein. Tatopoulos first made his directorial debut with Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and one imagines he will bring a similar look to this film about the original Victor Frankenstein monster, who stands between the human race and an uprising of supernatural creatures hell-bent on destroying the world.
Sounds freaky enough to me, and production is set to begin this summer. No word on cast yet, but I'm down with a Frankenstein movie that blends genres and kicks a ton of ass. You? [via Coming Soon]
'Teen Wolf' Nabs a Director
Remember that Teen Wolf remake we told you about? The one that would be hitting MTV in the form of a new TV series about teens and wolves and all that fun stuff? Well, Shock Till Ya Drop now reports that Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction) will direct the pilot for the show, which is being described as a "dramatic thriller with buddy-comedy element". The original film starred Michael J. Fox as a dude who learns he's actually a wolf, while this new TV series will feature a cast of relative unknowns, including Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed and Dylan O'Brien.
So who's excited for more Teen Wolf?
Like it? Share it:
Erik DavisFandango Bloggers
Erik is a leading movie commentator who has worked for outlets such as AOL Moviefone and Movies.com.