Posts Tagged ‘Scarlett Johansson’

Uncharted film casting call for Elena Fisher

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Amy Adams for Elena Fisher? We vote yes.

Amy Adams possible pick for the role of journalist/love interest Elena Fisher in big-screen adaptation

(Gamespot) – David O. Russell’s The Fighter has been nominated for seven Oscars, but the Hollywood man isn’t just talking about his boxing film. In an interview with Empire Online, Russell discussed his next project, the big-screen adaptation of Naughty Dog’s action adventure Uncharted. He said he is currently mulling over ideas for the character of journalist/love interest Elena Fisher, who first appeared in the original Uncharted title.

“Ah, Elena. I’ve cultivated her quite a bit, and I think I’ve added a lot of dimension to her so that’s all I’m going to say,” he said. “I love the women characters and the more robust they are, the more robust the movie.”

Russell was also posed a question concerning his interest in having Amy Adams (Enchanted, Julie & Julia), the female lead of The Fighter, play Elena in the Uncharted film.

“Oh I would love that too; I love Amy [Adams],” he said. “I also love Scarlett Johansson (The Prestige, The Island); there’s a lot of great actors I think might suit. Hopefully, we’ll see how it works out with everybody who are being scoped to do that role.”

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Movie Review: Iron man 2

Monday, May 10th, 2010

By far, one of the best shots in the film.

So like most fan boys, I was pretty rearing to go to see the new Iron Man movie. Now don’t get me wrong, even though I am a cynical jerk and really bash a lot of the movies I watch… I was actually looking foward to seeing Iron Man 2. The first one was better than I expected, and I really wanted to see the bar raised for this one.

If the bar was raised… someone forgot to tell Marvel because they made a movie that reminds me of that girl in the tourist bar you always see. All hype… no follow through. You know the type, just out to score free drinks. In this sense.. the free drink is a 13 dollar movie ticket, and we all got taken for a ride.

Now don’t get me wrong. The movie is visually stunning. (Like said girl in a bar). It’s pretty to look at, there are scenes that are kind of cool if they lasted long enough. It’s just well… I think I saw more of Tony OUT of the suit than in it. They tried to tackle this plot of Tony Stark dying, but we didn’t care, we wanted some action. The story was a bastardized version of the comic (will we ever learn Marvel… it didn’t go down like that) and we comic fans have to put up with it so Joe Dumbass who never read a comic in his life can approve it…

That’s just it Marvel movie studio… if I NEVER read a comic book before, I guess I’d be impressed (ahem.. wanted anyone?)

On the cool though, Scarlett Johansson’s fine Tom Waits’ lovin’ self was damn gorgeous. They could have casted better, but at least she was something to look at.


First look at Iron Man 2′s Black Widow

Thursday, July 16th, 2009
Black Widwow, you can tie us up anytime.

Black Widwow, you can tie us up anytime.

Entertainment Weekly’s second annual Comic-Con preview issue will feature new photos of Robert Downey’s Iron Man 2 on the cover, along with Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke.

The first Iron Man that blasted Robert Downey Jr. back to stardom will be returning to the big screen on May 7, 2010. His new battles (with villain Mickey Rourke) will hopefully prove that the success of the first movie wasn’t a fluke. Downey knows the movie isn’t an underdog this time around. “There are a lot more invisible eyes on us now,” he says.

Downey, director Jon Favreau, screenwriter Justin Theroux, and the rest of the creative team are struck upon the idea of introducing two very different foes for Stark. On one side is Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), a fast-talking weapons manufacturer who fancies himself the next Tony Stark; on the other, Vanko, who, while incarcerated in a Russian prison, creates his own battle-suit, which shoots devastating, whip-like beams. Hammer and Whiplash will join forces to take down Downey’s character, Tony Stark.

Rourke tells Favreau, “I don’t want to just play him as a one dimensional pussy, he let me have a cockatoo, who I talk to and get drunk with while I’m making my suit.”


-BG Crew

Can Scarlett measure up?

Friday, April 17th, 2009
Johansson as Black Widow - Iron Man 2

Johansson as Black Widow - Iron Man 2

Official word is Scarlett Johansson will be playing Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (which started filming this month and set to hit screens in May 2010). It seems that some of the fans are concerned that Johansson isn’t quite visually what they wanted to see in a “Russian Spy”, along with her (from the critics) lack luster acting chops. We’d love to counter that with something fancy (like hey she’s freaking hot), but we’ll have to wait for it to land on the big screen and see how it all adds up. With Jon Favreau directing again, it would come as a huge surprise that he would allow any major deficiencies in such a character as Black Widow.

Originally slated to star as Black Widow was Emily Blunt (Sunshine Cleaning) who later had an obligation to be in Gulliver’s Travels airing on Fox in 2010.

The Iron Man 2 cast will also feature Mickey Rourke as Whiplash, Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury, Gwyneth Paltrow returning as Pepper Pots and Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer, a multibillionaire businessman/rival of industrialist Tony Stark.

-Crutchboy Out

Where’s Your Christmas SPIRIT?

Monday, December 29th, 2008
She definitley gets our spirits up.

She definitely gets our spirits up.

So, what do you get to do when you are a critically acclaimed comic book writer, artist, and director? Apparently anything you want. And what would you want to do? Why, tackle an old Will Eisner character, of course!

And that is just what Frank Miller set out to do when he wrote and directed THE SPIRIT.

Does THE SPIRIT look better with the Frank Miller signature? Hell, yeah it does, but it’s also with its own flaws.

The visuals are amazing. This is textbook Miller, kids. He’s heavy on the contrast of black and white, animation is mixed in beautifully with live action, and the running and fight scenes are so unbelievable, you are constantly reminded that you are watching a comic book. And just like you would believe monks can fly in kung fu movies, you can believe the Spirit can run on clotheslines across the city’s skyline.

However, the reminders of the comic book world seem to cease when the characters talk. The acting is wooden, the dialogue is awful, and there is no character development. It’s almost like they took this from an old noir comic book (guess what they did). So despite all the critics who bash it for the story, you wonder if Frank and Co. meant to make it like that.

Personally, I like the Spirit’s world. He is careful not to mention a year this takes place. There is a mix of new tech and old outdated fashion. It is a magical world when guys still wore hats (not caps pal, hats with a brim). The cops are still good guys, the women are all gorgeous, the bad guys are bad guys for the sake of being bad guys. There are no middle men, it makes things much simpler.

Did I mention the women? If it’s one thing The Spirit and the BG crew share, it is our weakness for the little vixens. Only in his world, they are much simpler, they are all portrayed as damsels in distress or true blue Femme Fatales. Of course, the bad girls always get much more screen time and THAT is worth the price of admission at least once.

Not Good For:
Deep Thought

Good For:
People who like heroes in hats and ties
Hot Chicks dressed in an era of time gone by
Frank Miller style visuals

-Timothy Danger