Monday, February 22, 2010
Recently the 2010 Toyfair at the Javits Convention Center in New York wrapped. They had all kinds of great toys from upcoming film like Clash of the Titans, Iron Man 2, Kick Ass, The Green Hornet, Alice in Wonderland, and (most importantly for the Emporium) Jonah Hex!
Now one of the things Ive been a little worried about is the lack of images, trailers, posters and what-have-you's for the film....especially since it was supposed to come out in April. Well, it looks like the release date has been changed to June, so they have a little more time to get things together.....but if the toys from the film are any indication of what the actors will look like, there may be nothing to fear....at least in terms of character design and costumes; John Malkovich as Quentin Turnbull (above) looks great! However, as far as story, visuals, and set design goes, that may have to fall in the wait and see category.
Comingsoon.net did a great article about the Toy Fair and has a gallery devoted especially to Jonah Hex (along with a bunch of other films as well!)
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Just a quick post today, since its apparently Cowboys and Aliens week. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that House and Tron: Legacy star Olivia Wilde will be taking the female lead in the new Cowboys and Aliens movie opposite Daniel Craig.
Wilde will play a character named Ella who joins up with mysterious a gunslinger (Played by Craig) in an unlikely uprising against an alien invasion.
I'm excited that the film is coming together so quickly! And even though it isn't a Weird Western, per say, I'm also looking forward to the Coen Brothers remake of True Grit at the end of the year.....next year should be a fun year for Westerns and just movies in general!
Stay tuned for more info!
Monday, February 1, 2010
According to Deadline Hollywood Daniel Craig is confirmed to take over the role of Zeke Jackson from Robert Downey Jr. in the film version of Cowboys and Aliens. This is, I must say, very exciting news for a couple of reasons. I like Daniel Craig, and this has major franchise possibilities. But even more importantly, It means that the film is very much alive, and that there is a new Weird Western on the horizon; hopefully a good one! With Jon Favreau's track record lately, I don't think that will be a problem.
As more info inevitably arises I'll post it here...but until then you can click HERE to read the story for yourself over at Deadline Hollywood