I know it just doesn't seem right, but Robert Pattinson does star in other films besides those involving The Twilight Saga; in fact, he's in one right now called Remember Me, which is currently shooting in New York City. You may have already heard that Pattinson's crazed fans helped the actor accidentally get hit by a taxi cab recently (he's alive and well, no worries), and now some new set photos have arrived online over at ComingSoon.net that show the Twilight star with his new leading lady, Emilie de Ravin. The indie drama, which tells of two young people who learn how to love passionately and live loudly (whatever that means) will hit theaters on February 12.
In addition to the Remember Me set photos, a whole ton of new images from the Robin Hood set have also arrived online – most of which show a whole gang of soldiers (the Merry Men?) riding on top horses alongside Robin Hood (Russell Crowe) on a beach. Check out the set over here. Robin Hood is due to hit theaters on May 14, 2010.
'Transformers 2' Takes Its Viral Marketing Global
You may have seen a commercial or several dozen promoting Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but what about that other kind of marketing? Ya know, the kind that doesn't come right out and tell you it's selling something (I think the kids these days call it "viral" marketing).
Well, for those interested in playing along with the Transformers 2 viral marketing plan, there are a couple new websites and a whole host of pretty cool videos to check out. The Cloverfield-style videos (sample them here, here and here) are made to look like these fly-on-the-wall amateur videos that just happen to accidentally pick up a transformer in the background. All of them seem tied into this site and this one, for those who'd like to do a little more digging. Enjoy!
Columbia Pictures Ditches Brad Pitt's 'Moneyball' At Last Minute
Just because you have Brad Pitt starring in your movie and Steven Soderbergh directing certainly doesn't mean it's a done deal and ready for cameras. With production set to begin today on Soderbergh's Moneyball, Columbia Pictures backed out of the movie this past Friday when studio chair Amy Pascal realized she didn't like Soderbergh's script re-write enough to fully greenlight the movie. Thus, everything was scrapped at the last minute – Columbia put the movie into turnaround – and both Soderbergh and Pitt had a very little amount of time to find a new studio to back the film.
Based on the bestselling nonfiction book, Moneyball was to tell the true story of how baseball's Oakland Athletics used random statistics (and not salary) to build a rag-tag team that would ultimately compete for a championship. Columbia, who still owns the rights, can replace Soderbergh if they want, though that might mean losing Pitt. Reports suggest this film has a very small window with which to get its act together before striking out all together.
Anyone out there read the book? Would this make for a great movie, or is the subject too boring to appeal to a wide enough audience?