Plot Synopsis for the Sci-Fi Comedy Paul Starring Pegg and Frost
by Kasper at Film Junk
Working Title Films has released the official plot synopsis for the upcoming sci-fi comedy Paul, which re-unites the comedy team of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead fame. The movie, which is being directed by Superbad director Greg Mottola, centers around the two sci-fi geeks Willy and Collings (played by Pegg and Frost) who accidentally come across the alien Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) when he jumps aboard their truck. Chased by the government, they embark on a road trip with Paul which changes their lives forever.
“For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-travelling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town—a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Collings (Frost).”
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Teresa Palmer Talks The Sorcerer’s Apprentice!
via Movie Web
Australian actress Teresa Palmer has been generating a lot of buzz in Hollywood for sometime now due in large part to her attachment to two high profile projects that she ended up not participating in. She first gained the attention of fan-boys everywhere when director George Miller cast her as the evil Talia al Ghul, daughter of Batman villain Ra’s al Ghul, in the unmade film, Justice League Of America based on the popular DC Comics’ book. While ultimately that film did not get made, it did put the actress on the map and she next gained attention when rumors began to fly that Miller had cast her in his upcoming forth chapter of the popular Mad Max series, entitled Fury Road. But in an interview that we conducted last month, the actress confessed that she had to back out of that project due to scheduling conflicts with the Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg produced film I Am Number Four, which she will appear in early next year. Now, fans finally have a chance to see the actress shine on the silver screen in the new live-action Disney film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, opening on July 14th staring Nicolas Cage.
To begin with, you mentioned in an earlier interview that you feel like your character, Becky, is the key to David (Jay Baruchel) unleashing his potential as a sorcerer, can you talk about that idea and how it helped you in the course of making the film?
Teresa Palmer: I really believe that Becky’s the trigger for Dave in terms of him finding his confidence and embracing the sorcerer within.
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Two New Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Featurettes
By Krystal Clark at Screen Crave
Over the weekend, ABC Family premiered two new featurettes that take us inside the latest and final adventure in the Potter series. It features interviews from its stars including Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson who talk about the challenges they faced filming the biggest Potter ever!
In the first video we discover that the 3 magical musketeers spend a good chunk of the movie on the run. This might be where we get to see Hermione and Ron get up close and personal if you know what I mean.
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Harry Potter, Scott Pilgrim, Green Hornet, Thor Among Films Invading Comic Con
by Rebecca Murray at About.com
The schedule for the 2010 Comic Con has been released and once again San Diego will be invaded by Hollywood. Kicking off the annual gathering of comic book lovers and TV/movie fans on Thursday, July 22nd, is DreamWorks Animation with Megamind and voice actors Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Jonah Hill. Disney follows with much-anticipated new footage from Tron: Legacy and appearances by cast members Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, and Bruce Boxleitner. Lionsgate’s represented with the action pic The Expendables and will have writer/director Sylvester Stallone and actors Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Rand Couture, and Terry Crews on hand to answer questions. And finally, Thursday finishes up with a star-studded panel promoting Scott Pilgrim vs The World.
I wouldn’t say they’re saving the best for last because Thursday and Friday’s offerings are pretty incredible, but Saturday will see Harry Potter finally making an appearance at the Con! This is big news for Muggles who happen to have already bought tickets to the sold-out event. And Warner Bros is bringing cast members from two of their other big releases: Green Lantern and Sucker Punch. Overture will be trying to sink their teeth into vampire fans with footage from Let Me In starring Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Screen Gems is bringing Resident Evil: Afterlife and its always popular stars Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter to the Con along with what they promise will be ‘stunning’ 3-D scenes from the film.
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Amanda Seyfried To Star In Sci-Fi Thriller ‘I’m.mortal’
Variety reports that the Variety reports that the “Letters to Juliet” star will lead the cast of Andrew Niccol’s “I’m.mortal,” a sci-fi action thriller set in a world where people stop aging at 25. As was first reported back in April, people in this society treat time as currency; the more of your life’s time you “spend,” the more access you have to various necessities and luxuries.
Today’s Seyfried news is joined by a few more details about the story. A rebellious young man — not yet cast — is fingered for the murder of a member of society’s elite. He ends up on the run with a beautiful rich girl (Seyfried) in tow as his hostage. Regardless of the circumstances that initially bring them together, they end up taking on the system and finding love in the process.
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I am so excited for Paul. Pegg and Frost have been blogging about it since filming, and the two of them together are always funny so you just know it’ll be good. I really wish I was going to Comic Con this year. I had planned to, but I just didn’t have the money for tickets and the flight. But there’s next year to look forward to. And the new Harry Potter.
Is anyone going to San Diego Comic Con this year? Which upcoming movie are you looking forward to the most?