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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Flip the script
Welp, it looks like another beloved movie from the 1980′s has been pilfered and repackaged for rerelease to a new generation of viewers … The Karate Kid remake film has begun production and will feature Jackie Chan in the “Mr. Miyagi” role and Jaden Pinkett-Smitt (son of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith) will take on the Daniel LaRusso role. In this remake, the young karate student movies to Beijing, China and he studies under his sensei in order to learn how to protect himself from bullies … not exactly the storyline of the original film but it will have the same Karate Kid name. Here are a few photos of Chan and the young Pinkett-Smith filming scenes for the remake:
The first pictures from the set of “Kung Fu Kid”, a loose remake to 1984 hit “The Karate Kid”, have surfaced. Put out by Spoiler TV, the set photos center their attention to two of its major characters, Jaden Smith’s Dre and his Kung Fu mentor, Jackie Chan’s Mr. Han. The series of images capture the two shooting for training sequence on a misty dock. In this updated version of “Karate Kid”, Jaden takes the role of a boy who moves to Beijing with his mother. There, he’ll encounter a bully situation similar to what Daniel LaRusso, the main character in “Karate Kid” faced. Learning how to stand up for himself, the teenager gets a helping hand from an eccentric mentor. “Kung Fu Kid” is in production under the direction of helmer Harald Zwart. Screenwriter Steven Conrad has been hired to work on Chris Murphy’s script. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” star Taraji P. Henson stars as Dre’s mother. Produced by Jaden’s father, Will Smith, this drama film is scheduled to be released in U.S. on June 11, 2010.
While I suppose it’s commendable that the remake has been changed a bit from the original, I can’t help but feel that there are just too damn many remakes coming out these days. It’s as if every original idea has been exhausted and there is nowhere left to look for new films than to films that have already been made. I LOVE the original Karate Kid … even tho it’s hella cheesy to watch now … there is something about the original that seems almost holy. I can’t believe that this remake will surpass the original. It’s a cute idea but I don’t know that I’m at all interested in seeing the final product. What do y’all think … will you pay up to see this Karate Kid remake?
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ATTENTION: SPOILER ALERT WARNING
Here are a couple of cute pics of actress Sarah Jessica Parker all dolled up in a pretty green dress earlier today on the NYC set of the sequel film Sex and the City 2 which has been filming around Manhattan for the past couple of weeks:
Clearly, SJP‘s character Carrie Bradshaw is all glammed up for an extra special event … BUT I have two more photos to share that are DEFINITELY MAYBE storyline spoilers for SaTC 2. I will tease that Kim Cattrall features in the next set of photos but YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE THEM if you don’t want to risk having the SaTC 2 storyline spoiled. Those of you who are too curious not to look, check out the photos after the jump … More »
Filming continues on the Vancouver, BC set of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and today we get to see a few photos of Peter Facinelli, the daddy vampire of the Cullen family, hanging out with Chaske Spencer, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Bronson Pelletier who make up the werewolf pack that is featured in both Eclipse and New Moon. In case you are unaware, Facinelli is the one who is practically glowing in the dark in these photos:
Since all the wolves are wearing matching robes, methinks they are shooting a shirtless scene and are all covered up in between takes. It’s been a long while since I’ve read Eclipse so I don’t really recall what part of the story this is but … I’m sure it’ll all come together in the end. These are fun pics and all but I think I’d much rather see more pics of Twilight star Kellan Lutz in the gym.
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Back in Black
Principal filming has begun here in NYC on the sequel film Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps which continues the tale of intrigue and greed which began in the film Wall Street released back in 1987. Shia LaBeof stars as Jacob (who will, undoubted, get in over his head as he gets lured to the darkside of Wall Street greed) in this new sequel and he and costar Carey Mulligan were spotted filming scenes for the flick on the streets of Manhattan earlier today … behold:
It looks like the short hiatus that Shia enjoyed after he wrapped his last film is over and he is back in action on this new film. It’s encouraging to see that he has no qualms about shooting action scenes like this, especially considering the injury he suffered to his hand in his car accident back in the Summer of ’08 will never be repaired. I dunno that I’d be so willing to get back on the horse, or motorcycle as it were, after being injured but … he’s a pro. Truth be told, I had zero interest in the first Wall Street film so I doubt I’ll be seeing part 2 but good for Shia for getting back into the swing of things again. Do we like him in the leather?
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Here are a few new photos from the NYC set of Sex and the City 2 which continued filming this weekend. In the first photo, we can see that Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw) and Kim Cattrall (Samantha Jones) are lunching/babysitting little actress Alexandra or Parker Fong (Lily York Goldenblatt) … and then the ladies leave the restaurant without little Lily. Kristen Davis (Charlotte York Goldenblatt) was not present in the scene so it looks like Aunties Carrie and Samantha were taking care of little Lily:
Of course, we have no real idea what is going on in this scene … but it is cute to see SJP and Kim Cattrall with the little girl (either Alexandra or Parker) who plays Charlotte‘s eldest daughter. Because the scenes are all filmed out of order, we don’t know what is going on … but it is still fun to see the film being made.
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A couple weeks ago we saw a few hawt photos of Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the SoCal set of his new movie Inception (which also stars Leonard DiCaprio, Ellen Page and more) and today we get to see a few more photos of said hawtness on said movie set of said actor. Here are a couple of pics of JGL rockin’ an awesome I <3 NY t-shirt as well as a couple photos of JGL just lookin’ slick in a suit on set:
I understand that everyone has been hard at work on the film for the past few weeks. As you can see in the third photo, JGL was practicing a fighting scene with a stunt man … I presume that he will be bringing the whoop ass when the film is released next year. Having impressed me with pretty much every film he’s ever done that I’ve seen, I think I can consider myself a JGL fan … I’ll deffo be seeing Inception when it gets released, even if it does also feature the overrated DiCaprio.
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The trio hard at work
It looks like the folks workin’ hard in Vancouver, BC on the sequel film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse are doin’ the damn thing as these new photos snapped on the set show just how bizzy everyone is these days. Here are photos of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson shooting an emo scene together, R. Pattz gettin’ his hair did and Taylor Lautner standing around being hawt:
Folks, these actors are working hard for YOU. It is YOUR insane fandom that has insisted that they toil night and day to bring the storied fable of The Twilight Saga to the big screen. It is YOUR rabid need for all things Twilight that has forced these young actors to give away parts of their lives for your entertainment. I just hope you’re happy now.
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First we saw Sarah Jessica Parker‘s Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw rockin’ an outdated 80′s look and then we saw Kim Cattrall‘s SaTC character Samantha Jones rockin’ an 80′s look and today we get to see that Kristin Davis as Charlotte Yorke and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes also got in on the fun. Here are a few amazingly fun photos of SJP doing her best Madonna and Kristin lookin’ about as preppy as you’d imagine of her Charlotte character:
OMG … I love these photos. I think pretty much everyone is in agreement that these scenes will be used in the film as flashback scenes, despite the fact that none of the ladies (who I love) look that much younger despite the outdated outfits they are wearing. Nonetheless, these 80′s flashback scenes look like they are going to be a hoot. If you think these photos of Carrie and Charlotte are fun, wait ’til you see what Miranda looked like in the 80′s — after the jump, find out … More »
Back to the Future, too
Filming continues on the NYC set of the sequel film Sex and the City 2 today and we get to see some of the action that is taking place on set. Last week, we saw a few photos of Sarah Jessica Parker in character as Carrie Bradshaw circa 1987 — the assumption is that a flashback scene was being filmed for the movie. Today we get to see photos of Kim Cattrall in character as Samantha Jones flashing back to the 80′s as well … and as you might imagine, Samantha‘s 80′s look is a very interesting one:
LOL!! This is such a great look for Kim‘s Samantha character … I would’ve expected no less than this trashtastic look. It appears that this scene also references a scene filmed for the movie that we got to see earlier this week that featured Samantha flipping off a motorist. I suspect we may see more fun 80′s flashback scenes featuring the other main characters, Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York. I can’t wait to see those!!
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