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David Cronenberg’s ‘Eastern Promises’ Sequel Could Finally Happen Next Year
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Eastern Promises

David Cronenberg has never shied from making films that explored the darkest recesses of humanity, from the horrors that our bodies can inflict upon us to the moral dilemmas that slowly devour our souls. He has made many great movies and even a few masterpieces. For years Cronenberg had never considered making a sequel to one of his films, but three years ago he first discussed the possibility of a follow-up to his 2007 London-set Russian underworld crime drama Eastern Promises. Another year passed and the subject came up again, but the director had been too busy working on his films A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis to give the sequel his full attention.

Now it looks like the Eastern Promises sequel is gearing up once more. Claude Brodesser-Akner at Vulture is reporting that Promises co-star Vincent Cassel is in negotiations to join the production, with Cronenberg back in the director’s chair working from a screenplay by Steven Knight – the writer of the original – and Viggo Mortensen starring. There’s still no word on whether or not Eastern Promises female lead Naomi Watts will be returning as well.

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New Trailer For ‘The Dangerous Method’ Hits
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As the Fall film season draws closer, one of the biggest films of this year’s final four months has to be director David Cronenberg’s latest, A Dangerous Method.

A new trailer for the film has hit, which you can watch here below, and I must say, it looks fantastic. The film stars Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, and Viggo Mortensen, and follows the story of the friendship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud and what happens when a beautiful woman is thrust in between the two.

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Blu-ray Review: The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition
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Lord of the Rings blu-ray trilogy set

The Lord of the Rings
The Motion Picture Trilogy – Extended Edition
Blu-ray
Directed by Peter Jackson
Starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom
Warner Home Video
Release date: June 28, 2011

If you want to turn a hit theatrical franchise into a long-term moneymaker in Hollywood, it’s all about the home video releases. Sequels or prequels are an often shaky proposition (see The Godfather, Part III and Star Wars Episodes I, II, III, for example.) If you or your company own one or more films with a solid cult following, however, home video releases can be the gift that keeps on giving, usually at reasonable cost and low risk to revenue. George Lucas is a proven master at this, hauling out a new home video revision of one or more of his Star Wars films that highlights some new video format, some different cut of the film (including a reversion back to the original theatrical release), some new documentary extra, or even a preview of some upcoming Star Wars project. Likewise Francis Ford Coppola has cut and re-cut The Godfather films into releases like The Godfather Saga and The Epic Godfather box set that added material and joined scenes in chronological order, as well as offer re-masters like The Godfather DVD Collection and The Godfather: the Coppola Restoration. Some studios and directors take this process even further with direct-to-video revisions of flawed but remembered chapters of well-known franchises like Paramount and Robert Wise did with Star Trek: The Motion Picture The Director’s Edition.

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‘Thor’ Star Chris Hemsworth To Star Opposite Of Kristen Stewart In ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’
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As many of you know, there’s a few new Snow White projects in development. One of these projects is titled Snow White and the Huntsman, which once upon a time had Kristen Stewart in line to star in the lead, and names like Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron said to be up for roles as well.

Theron is still expected to play the Evil Queen and Stewart has since been confirmed to play Snow White in the movie, but her huntsman — expected to be the aforementioned Mortensen — has now changed. It’s been reported and confirmed that Chris Hemsworth, star of the new Marvel summer blockbuster, Thor, will be playing the male lead instead.

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Kristen Stewart Confirmed As Snow White In ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’
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Kristen Stewart

Back in January, it was reported that Universal Pictures was eying Twilight star Kristen Stewart for the role of Snow White in their upcoming fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman.

A few days ago, one of the producers for the Rupert Sanders-directed film, Palek Patel, posted to his Twitter account that Stewart was officially playing Snow White in the film, which is a retelling of the classic fairy tale. The producer also tweeted that Stewart’s deal was in final negotiations and would close next week.

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Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron All In Line For ‘Snow White And The Hunstman’
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Universal Pictures’ upcoming fantasy retelling of the fabled tale of Snow White, titled Snow White and the Huntsman, is getting a lot of attention and some big stars are being lined up for potential roles.

It’s being reported that Viggo Mortensen has entered into negotiations to take on the role of the Hunstman, a character who’s always been a part of the fairy tale but who will be elevated to one of the primary characters for this particular telling. The story will revolve around Snow White and a Huntsman, who teaches her what he knows while protecting her from the dangers of the wood.

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Contest: ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Prize Pack
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The Lord of the RingsThe Lord Of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy was released this week on iTunes as a digital download. In conjunction with this event, we here at Geeks of Doom have a Lord Of The Rings prize pack with some real cool goodies to give away to one (1) lucky reader!

One (1) winner will receive:

  • One (1) The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Original Theatrical Poster
  • One (1) LOTR Playing Cards
  • One (1) LOTR Bookmarks
  • One (1) LOTR Necklace
  • One (1) LOTR Jade necklace from New Zealand

The digital version is available now for only $19.99 at iTunes [note, link opens up iTunes application].

TO ENTER: There’s just two simple steps:

(1) Make sure you’re subscribed to the Geeks of Doom email digest. If you’re not then click here and sign up. (If you’re already a subscriber, then go right to the next step.)

(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

Good luck!

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Viggo Mortensen & David Cronenberg Look To Film ‘Eastern Promises’ Sequel Next Winter
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Eastern Promises

It was almost a year ago that we found out that David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen were hoping to make a sequel to Eastern Promises — their gritty Russian crime movie that was released in 2007.

As it turns out, this was not an early April Fools joke and some more good news is here. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that producer Paul Webster is helping to bring the Focus Features sequel along, and that all parties hope to begin filming next winter based on the script from Steven Knight.

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Hollywood Stars Re-Create Their Own Classic Film Moments
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Empire Celebrity Photo Shoot #1

Empire Magazine celebrated their 20th anniversary a while back, and they made sure to do it proper. Many big news stories and goodies came from the event, but one of the big plans they hatched, was to attempt to book a bunch of the world’s biggest Hollywood stars for a photo shoot where they would re-create some of their own classic film scenes.

The result: big stars showed up. Lot’s of them. And though they didn’t get completely dressed in costume (the plan was to simply shoot them in nice attire with obvious props used to clarify the film), many fantastic images now exist. The list of names is impressive and includes Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Mel Gibson, Laurence Fishburne, Ben Stiller, Viggo Mortensen, Kevin Spacey, Matt Damon, Anthony Hopkins, and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, naturally! Movies that were re-created include Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Braveheart, The Matrix, Sev7en, Silence of the Lambs, Jurassic Park, and Shaun of the Dead.

Click over to the other side to check out some of the images we were quite smitten with; head over to Empire in order to see many more, including a lot more stars and movies not mentioned here!

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David Cronenberg & Viggo Mortensen To Make More ‘Eastern Promises’
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Eastern Promises

In one of the more unexpected movie sequel announcements, it looks like director David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen will be making a follow-up to 2007’s Eastern Promises.

The thinking here is that the ending of Eastern Promises left a whole lot more story to be told. Even though Cronenberg isn’t one to do sequels, another reason he wants to do this is because he very much enjoys working with Mortensen, saying that he “…consider him personal friend,” and that he is a “…very special guy.” This would mark the third project for the pair, which started with A History of Violence.

Here is what Cronenberg thinks of sequels in general, as well as why this one could work:

I’ve never had the desire to do that before. But in this case, I thought we had unfinished business with those characters. I didn’t feel that we had finished with Nikolai and we had done a lot of research that was more than we could stuff into that one movie.
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