I’m already in line: movie news of the week

This week has been exciting thanks to several trailers, including Skyfall and The Great Gatsby that I had to tweet about immediately. Besides those two, there were a few tidbits that got me really exited.

  • Mads Mikkelsen is going to be the villain in the next Thor movie. If you don’t know how awesome this is, dig yourself out of your hole and watch everything Mikkelsen has ever been in. He always brings something interesting to a movie. My inner fangirl is also very excited at the dialogue possibilities between him and Hiddleston’s Loki. /via Slashfilm 
  • Jon Favreau, despite not directing, will still play Happy Hogan in Iron Man 3. This makes me extremely happy (hehe, pun) because I love when movies get the details right, especially with great minor characters like Happy. /via CinemaBlend 
  • Josh Tank, director of Chronicle, will be making the Shadow of Colossus movie. I’ve only played the game at a friend’s house, but I think it’s absolutely breathtaking. I do wonder about what sort of plot a movie would have. /via Deadline
  • And the MOST IMPORTANT news of the week: The Twilight cast is being shown off in three new promotional posters. I feel it my duty to point this out because the creepy close-ups have gotten so bad now that they can only fit half of their faces on the posters. Check them out over at  Den of Geek 

I’m Already In Line – Movie News of the Week.

So I thought I’d try to post some news bits I care about since SOMEONE gets annoyed every time I fail to keep them updated with the news they care about. So, in easy bullet-point form, here is the stuff I noted during my weekly troll of the best movie blogs.

(And you’re no longer allowed to complain. You know who you are!)

  • Following the WTF storm of comments when Michael Bay mentioned the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie would not, in fact, include mutant turtles, the directer now confirms it’s not even in the title. My sadness at this is profound, but from a marketing standpoint I understand. I’m still not looking forward to Ninja Turtles. Via Topless Robot.
  • Ron Burgundy is making a sequel to Anchorman. He showed up on Conan and made a very funny announcement. I enjoyed Anchorman very much, so this could be good. Via SlashFilm.
  • Some new shots of Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in the upcoming Les Miserables. I am looking forwards to this movie more than ever. It’s coming next December in case you’ve missed it! Via Cinemablend.
  • The big news this week wasn’t actually about movies. James Cameron reached the deepest depths of the Mariana Trench. He brought along 3D cameras and has gotten footage for a documentary that could be very interesting. Via SlashFilm and everywhere else.
  • There was a trailer for the trailer of the upcoming remake of Total Recall. As a huge fan of the original, I am a little worried, but I have to keep faith that it might be good. Colin Farrel did remake another classic I loved, Fright Night, which I thought was just on par with the original. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Via Nerd Basterds and a lot of other blogs.
  • Kenneth Branagh is the new directed for the next Jack Ryan thriller, starring Chris Pine. Despite the fact that I’m not a fan of the genre, I did enjoy Ben Affleck in The Sum of all Fears. After the success of Thor I’m fairly certain Branagh is more than up to the task. Via Den of Geek.

That’s all the stuff I’m looking forwards to this week. Next week I’ll wait until Friday to post this, but since I’m on a plane tomorrow I thought I’d get this out now. If you think there’s something I missed that I should care about, please enlighten me!

Kosmorama: Trondheim’s International Film-festival

This week we at Filmofil, Radio Revolt, are covering Kosmorama. I’ll be watching as many movies as I can. Please cross your fingers that my cold doesn’t get any worse. Last night I saw The Woman in Black and I have a feeling its impact was dulled thanks to the pounding in my head.

If you want to keep yourself up to date, go to radiorevolt.no for all the latest reviews, updated as we watch them!

On Saturday, or Sunday, I’ll do a big round-up here with links to all the movies I saw. There are four of us, however, so there’s LOTS more to read and enjoy!