News Splash

Love him or hate him, Darren Aaronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem For A Dream, Pi) is certainly shaping up to be a bit of an auteur, or as close as one can be in the modern day studio system. He's got the kind of big-balls attitude to film-making and the slightly fucked-up indie sensibilities that you'd need to direct a biopic about one of the most famous historical figures going. Well, we say 'biopic'; 2014 will see the biblical classic Noah re-imagined slightly by writer John Logan (The Gladiator, Hugo) and Aaronofsky himself as an epic pseudo-fantasy featuring giant angels called Watchers. If that hasn't tickled your fancy already, take a gander at grizzled Crowe as the titular captain, presumably keeping an eye on the queue off-screen to make sure nothing is trying to cut in front.

Speaking of angels; the fantastic Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (Gormenghast, Mission Impossible 3, The Tudors) is set to play the role of, get this, Valentine Morgernstern, in Cassandra Claire's best-selling (read: tween tripe) series Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones. The 'story' centres around young Clary Fray (Lily Collins) who discovers that she's descended from a secret cadre of half-angel demon-killing Shadowhunters. Rhys-Meyers' character is another very powerful Shadowhunter, but one who's gone a little bit too far in his quest to purify the world. Sound familiar anyone? Still, Harald Zwart, of The Karate Kid reboot is at the helm and about this time next year we'll all no doubt be noses deep in the re-release of the novels with imagery of the Hollywood adaptation plastered all over the cover.

There's been a drip-drip of news about Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall recently, although I've not seen fit to report on it until now. Things are hotting up; Donald Faison (Probably best known as Dr. Turk from Scrubs) has been unofficially confirmed to play Dr. Gravity, a slightly deranged 'physics professor' (clue: is he really who he says he is?) armed with a big stick, with the grand title of Gravity Pole, which can supposedly increase the weight of certain objects it hits, upside the head presumably. It was also announced recently that John Leguizamo (best known as the, er, voice of Sid in the Ice Age animated films) is to play Red Mist's bodyguard. Chloe Moretz and Nic Cage are indeed purported to be reprising their roles, and the sequel will unceremoniously kick audiences in the face in late 2013.

Poster Child

New character posters for the new Bond film are looking good, everything about The Master is getting us very excited, and, as ever, a classic poster to remind you how good people used to have it.

Trailer Park

Clint Eastwood steps in front of the camera for the first time in a while to play a legendary baseball scout (albeit with ailing sight) with a troubled relationship with his daughter. A promising cast and a November 30th release means for once we won't have to wait too long to find out if they can step up to the plate adequately.

The Cutting Floor

Incredible District 9 WETA Figures.

The 405 Asks:

So it looks like the Biblical Epic is about to be seriously en vogue; so we want to know - which biblical story should be adapted for the silver screen next?