Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 10, 2009
by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub – Collider.com
When a movie gets ready to film, casting breakdowns are sent out to various agencies to see if any of their actors are suited for a role. This happens on every movie, and most of the time, no one reports anything because who really cares what actor is serving Jennifer Aniston her coffee in her latest romantic comedy. But when you land some of the casting breakdowns for the next Marvel movie, you’re going to get some coverage. Anyway, the studio is obviously looking for a ton of people to fill many roles in “Thor”, but for now, you can read the description for a college student named Marcy Lewis and who they’re looking for to play Warriors.
And for people not caught up… Kenneth Branagh is directing “Thor” for Marvel next year. The film is getting released May 20, 2011 and it stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster). Here’s the synopsis that Marvel released:
Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: THOR. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Thanks to Movie Spoilers for the casting info:
(20) Is a college student. Aloof, jaded beyond her years, she thought her internship with scientist Kate Spelling would be an easy 6 college credits. However, she’s been stuck for months in this small New Mexico town and relegated to a wide range of unglamorous activities. Kate has been particularly hard on Marcy, making it her personal project to see that Marcy lives up to her potential. Marcy deals with her situation both by using subtle irony and by being an overt wiseass.
A fearless warrior race, where size, strength and ferocity define a member’s rank in both the social and military hierarchy. Warriors born in this society face the harshest ecological conditions imaginable and thrive in environments where lesser creatures, including humans, quickly perishes. Theirs is a world created to cull weakness from the universe to ensure their supreme sovereignty spreads across the stars. MUST BE 6′2 OR TALLER, NO BODYBUILDER TYPES. SAG ROLE BUT NO LINES. MUST BE COMFORTABLE WEARING PROSTHETICS.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 17, 2009
By Jay A. Fernandez -The Hollywood Reporter
Director jumps from one Summit project to another
Jeff Wadlow and Summit Entertainment remain in business together, but they’ve chosen a different project.
Wadlow has come on to direct “Arena,” a sci-fi action film that he began developing with Summit a few months ago.
The director, who helmed the 2008 release “Never Back Down” for the studio, had been working on the prison-escape action project “The Tomb” for Summit. When that project stalled, Summit exercised an option on the helmer’s services and moved him to “Arena.”
“Arena” revolves around a group of modern-day soldiers transported to a shifting landscape, where they are forced to face off against the best warriors from different eras in gladitorial battle. Frosh scribes Toby Wagstaff and Darren Howell wrote the screenplay, which Summit optioned in April 2008.
Chris Bender and J.C. Spink of BenderSpink and Jim Thompson of Original Content are producing along with Alex Franklin and Jonah Loop of Pangea Pictures. Summit’s Erik Feig and Geoff Shaevitz are overseeing.
Summit recently released “Twilight,” “Push,” “Knowing” and “Next Day Air.” It has the “Twilight” sequel, “New Moon,” in production for a November release.
The WME-repped Wadlow also co-wrote and directed “Cry Wolf.”
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