In the trenches
Earlier this week we got our first look at the newly reconstructed version of The A-Team featuring Bradley Cooper (Lt. Templeton Faceman Peck), Liam Neeson (Col. John Hannibal Smith), Sharlto Copley (Capt. Howling Mad Murdock) and Quinton Rampage Jackson (Sgt. Bosco B.A. Baracus) on set in Vancouver, BC filming their new remake also titled The A-Team. Thus far we have yet to see Jessica Biel, cast as the female lead, on set or in costume … until now. Here is our first look at Jessica in The A-Team:
Earlier this week we saw the first pictures of the male cast members in character for their roles in the new A-Team film, and now it’s the turn of female lead Jessica Biel. The 27-year-old actress was pictured filming in an airport for the remake, which is being shot in Canada. Jessica plays an army general, and an ex-lover of Faceman (actor Bradley Cooper), who is pursuing the vigilante group. In the scene the actress cuts a an authoritative figure in a blue leather trenchcoat with a thigh-length grey skirt and a killer pair of heels – the kind of outfit that you might associate with a femme fatale in a spy film. Jessica was the last member of the cast to be confirmed for the new film and her role is an update of the part played by Melinda Culea in the original TV series.
At last … we get to see what everyone will look like in the film. I’m not sure what I was expecting of Jessica‘s character but she looks pretty nondescript to me. I seem to recall that the female lead in the 80′s TV series The A-Team wore frilly, multicolored outfits that suited the times … I dunno that Jessica will be able to do the same in this movie version. Again, not that I watched the TV much when it aired in the 80′s but I think there was a certain cheese factor that made the show so fun … if this remake has too much of a serious tone I don’t know that it will score with fans of the original. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Are any of y’all impressed with how Jessica looks in this film?
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Call in the stuntman
Yesterday we got our first look at Seth Rogen on the set of The Green Hornet as The Green Hornet and today we get to see a few more photos from the SoCal set. Production filmed an exciting action sequence that required lots of cable-work … therefore, Seth and co-star Jay Chou sat by the sidelines while their able stuntmen took over for a while:
Unlike action superstar Tom Cruise who has no problem doing his own dangerous scenes in his movies, Seth seems content to let a stuntman take the risks for him. Shoot, I can’t say that I blame him one bit. Altho I’m not a Green Hornet fan (mainly because I’ve never seen/read/watched anything Green Hornet related before) I am very curious about this new film. As I’ve said before, I’m not sure that Seth Rogen is my perfect image of a superhero but if he plays it funny like Robert Downey, Jr. did in Iron Man, I think he may be able to pull it off. Time will tell … we’ll just have to see.
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Posted under: 'The Green Hornet'
The green ones make you 'Hornet'
Early last month we saw the first photos from the filming of the latest superhero movie The Green Hornet but back then we didn’t really see anything all that exciting. Stars Seth Rogen (Britt Reid/The Green Hornet) and Cameron Diaz (Lenore Casey Case) were filming scenes in their mild-mannered secret identities … but today we get to see Rogen in costume as The Green Hornet along with his trusty sidekick Kato played by Jay Chou … behold:
He is used to playing the funny fat man, but now Seth Rogen has turned into the super hero. The Knocked Up actor has trimmed down his waistline to shoot the lead role in The Green Hornet. Seth first began losing weight last year for the role, but rewrites, director and casting changes have all had the project on ice until now. The actor, who also wrote the screenplay, was filming in a rock quarry in Los Angeles with Jay Chou, who plays his trusty sidekick Kato. The Green Hornet is a big screen version of the 1960s TV show, which starred Bruce Lee as Kato, and also stars Cameron Diaz as a reporter and Britt Reid’s (aka The Green Hornet) love interest. But despite looking much slimmer, trimmer and healthier for the role, Rigen revealed he felt like a ‘sell out’ for losing the weight. ‘I’ve been eating better and training – and hating myself for it. I feel like a sell out, I feel lame, I feel like a guy I would make fun of,’ he said. He said he lost weight by eating well and exercising with a personal trainer. ‘I go there real early in the morning,’ he added. ‘He tells me what to do, and I go home and go to sleep, and it’s like it never even happened.’ He needs to be fit for the role as in an interview last April, he claimed he would be doing all his own stunts. The Green Hornet, who happens to be the Lone Ranger’s grand-nephew, is a newspaper publisher by day who fights crime by night accompanied by Kato. He drives a car with advanced technology called Black Beauty, and has brilliant hand-to-hand combat skills. In the TV series he was armed with a sonic blast weapon called the Hornet’s Sting, and in many versions he carries a gun that sprays knock-out gas. The film, directed by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’s Michel Gondry, takes ideas from both the original radio programme in the 1930s, the 60s TV show and comic book series.
Yeah dude … I’m not sure I see Seth Rogen as a superhero but I’m totally willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. To be honest, I had no idea that The Green Hornet is supposed to be a descendant of the Lone Ranger. I guess I never really thought about the Lone Ranger having a family (considering he was “alone” all the time, save for his trusty sidekick Tonto) but I guess even heroes have families. Again … I’m totally willing to give this movie a shot when it finally gets released. I still don’t know that Rogen can pull off superheroness … what do y’all think? Can he handle it?
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Filming continues this week on the Boston, MA set of the new Tom Cruise action film Knight and Day and it looks like Tommy boy is really getting into character. Not content to let a measly stuntman have all the fun, Tom insisted on performing all of his own stunts on a shoot yesterday that required his character to leap from one car to another car while speeding down the freeway:
It’s very clear that Tom likes to be a hands on kind of actor … you may recall that he got all grabby with co-star Cameron Diaz last week and this week he’s all leaping from speeding car to speeding car. I have to say, it is nice to see him back to work again … it goes a long way in helping people forget his crazy behavior of the past few years. I mean, I won’t forget his craziness but keeping bizzy with work will do much to help repair his image. I can’t help but be impressed that he likes to do his own stunts in these action films … I believe he did many of his own stunts in the Mission: Impossible films. I don’t know that the dreamy movie star Tom Cruise from the 80′s/90′s will ever come back to us but as long as the cruisazy couch-jumping nutball stays at bay I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief.
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First we saw the van … then we saw the Face … and now we get to see the entire new version of The A-Team assembled and hard at work in Vancouver, BC filming scenes for the new movie based on the classic 80′s TV series of the same name. Here is a group shot of The A-Team (Lt. Templeton Faceman Peck, Col. John Hannibal Smith, Capt. Howling Mad Murdock and Sgt. Bosco B.A. Baracus) as portrayed by actors Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley and Quinton Rampage Jackson:
I will say this about this new remake, the folks in charge did an excellent job with casting. Bradley Cooper is the perfect Faceman and Sharlto Copley (from District 9) is the perfect rising star to plug into an action/adventure movie of this size. I’ve been impressed with everything I’ve seen thus far … so far, so good. After the jump, check out individual photos of each member of the new A-Team elsewhere on the set … More »
Bradley Cooper, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson report for duty
Last weekend we got our first look at the set of the upcoming movie version of the 80′s action TV series The A-Team and today we get to see a few more pics from the set … including a photo of Bradley Cooper who has been cast to play prettyboy Lt. Templeton Faceman Peck and a promo pic of Quinton Rampage Jackson, who has been cast as the new Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus … behold:
A helicopter and the infamous black van feature in some of the first pics from the new A-Team film. The remake, which is being filmed in Canada, has just started filming after the final cast members were added last week. Jessica Biel, 27, is to be the leading lady in the feature, which has been adapted from the hit 80s TV series. She is joined by Liam Neeson, 57, who plays Hannibal, Bradley Cooper, 34 (Face), Sharlto Copley, 35 (Murdoch), Patrick Wilson, 36 (A CIA operative), and UFC fighter Quinton Jackson, 31 (B.A. Baracus). In the pictures, taken on the film’s Canadian set, we see the classic GMC van which was used in the 1980s programme. It was the A-Team’s main mode of transport, which they often transformed into an armoured vehicle using makeshift tools and materials which they always conveniently came across in times of need. In another picture Quinton Jackson can be seen inside a helicopter, which appears to be some kind of emergency vehicle. Fans of the original show are likely to be slightly miffed at seeing his character, B.A., flying – as one of the show’s running jokes was that he had a fear of flying. Other members of the team would come up with inventive ways to knock him out (such as a carton of milk laced with drugs), in order to get him onto a plane, usually preceeded by his catchphrase ‘I ain’t gettin’ on no plane, fool’.
Man … there really is no replacement for Mr. T but I’m sure this Rampage fellow will do a fine job. I like that they updated B.A. Baracus‘s jewelry … tho, I do kinda miss all those gold chains. As I’ve mentioned before, all these movie remakes are gettin’ kinda old but since I didn’t really watch the show when it aired in the 80′s, I don’t think I’d mind seeing it adapted for the big screen in modern times. Bradley Cooper will make a great Faceman in the flick. Looks fun!
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Earlier this week we saw photos of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes jogging the streets of Boston, MA together because the couple have temporarily relocated there so that Tom could begin work on his new film Knight and Day. Today we get to see the first photos of Tom filming scenes for the movie with his co-star Cameron Diaz. I understand that Knight and Day tells the tale of a woman (Diaz) unaware that when she meets a man (Cruise) on a blind date that he is a federal agent involved in a secret operation to protect what could be an infinite source of energy … or some shizz like that. Um, Cam … look at what your blind date is wearing. A ball cap, sunglasses and nondescript clothing … HELLO! An ensemble like that just screams “federal agent involved in a secret operation to protect what could be an infinite source of energy”:
Um … yeah, I dunno who they are trying to fool by passing off this movie description as an accurate representation of the film cuz … by the looks of these photos, it seems to me that Tom and Cameron are filming a movie about how Tom and Katie Holmes met, “fell in love” and got married. Meh. If Knight and Day really turns out to be about a federal agent … blah blah blah … then I’ll surely take a pass. BUT, if Cruise ever really wanted to make a film portraying the real way he managed to
brainwash finagle Katie into marrying him then I’d be the first person in line to see it.
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Sexy pics comin' your way
LA Times photographer David Strick was granted access to the Vancouver, BC set of The Twilight Saga: New Moon and was able to snap some pretty fantastic photos. Here is but one of the fab photos Strick managed to snap of shirtless Twilight star Taylor Lautner for the LA Times‘ Hollywood Backlot … behold:
Oh, the squeals of delight are in the air again. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” will be released on November 20, and tickets are selling quickly … way in advance! Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner return to the supernatural world of vampires and werewolves in this sequel to the uber popular “Twilight.” David Strick was on the set about 15-20 minutes outside of Vancouver as director Chris Weitz and the cast and crew shot scenes late at night, in a very chilly Capilano Park Forest, until at least 4 a.m.
Oh people … there is MUCH more where this came from. Not only was Strick able to snap more hawt photos of shirtless Lautner but he also managed to shoot a few cool-looking photos of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as well — but honesty, it’s the shirtless snaps that are the real draw. After the jump, check out a few more photos … More »
Looks good doing so, too
When last we saw photos of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, he was lookin’ all slick and shizz on the SoCal set of his new movie Inception. Today we get to see a few more pics of JGL on the Inception set lookin’ all hawt again as he preps to shoot a big scene … behold:
It would appear that these photos were snapped in the early AM cuz JGL looks a little sleepy but I’m sure he’ll be up and at ‘em in no time. Makin’ movies may be a difficult task for some folks but clearly it ain’t no thang for JGL.
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Pilfering the 80's again
Here are the first photos snapped on the Canadian set of the movie version of the 80′s TV show The A-Team. To my knowledge, there are still a few key roles to be cast in the film but it looks like production on the film is already underway. Check out the 2010 version of the classic A-Team van:
While the new Karate Kid movie is a remake of the original film, there has never been a movie version of The A-Team. As a kid, I didn’t really watch The A-Team, even tho I was well aware that Mr. T was the break-out star of the show. I guess I don’t have the same affinity for The A-Team like I do for The Karate Kid so I don’t mind the idea of a new movie version so much. I’m very curious to see who they actual sign on to portray The A-Team characters … I think this movie will be judged on casting before the thing even gets made. If they don’t get the B. A. Baracus character right, there ain’t no hope for the movie. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
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Posted under: 'The A-Team'