Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cinematically Speaking - 2/14/13

- Michael Mann (Heat) will direct Chris Hemsworth (Thor) in an untitled cyber-security thriller. Hemsworth's schedule freed up after Steven Spielberg put Robopocalypse on hold.

- Director Bryan Singer has cast Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) in an unspecified role in X-Men: Days of Future Past, starring Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore.

- Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) is set to direct the long-delayed project Spy Hunter, based on the 1980's video game about a government agent whose job is to eliminate rogue spies when they become government liabilities.  A few years ago, John Woo and Paul WS Anderson looked at directing with Dwayne Johnson attached to star. Fleischer views it as his chance to direct an American James Bond type movie.

- John Cusack is attached to star in Cell, based on the Stephen King novel about a Pulse that makes everyone who was on their cellphones at the time turn into bloodthirsty zombies.

- In TV news, Mike Vogel (ABC's Pan Am) has been cast in the CBS series Under the Dome. Based on the Stephen King novel, it's about a New England community that finds itself trapped one day under a mysterious forcefield.  He joins Aisha Hinds (ABC's Detroit 187), Colin Ford (We Bought a Zoo), Natalie Martinez (End of Watch) and Brittany Robertson (CW's The Secret Circle).

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