Saturday, 29 March 2008

Clip from Superhero Movie.

X-Men is being spoofed in the new feature film Superhero Movie, a clip is fetured below:

Friday, 28 March 2008

Old Gavin Hood Interview

Behind the scenes footage?

Someone has posted what they claim is behind the scenes footage from X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Shire TV actor has hand in satire

From: Leader.

By Kevin Sadlier
CHANNEL 9's McLeod's Daughters may be finished, but one former cast member, Myles Pollard of Cronulla, is keeping busy with other roles including appearing with Hugh Jackman in his latest blockbuster, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Myles, who played Nick Ryan in McLeod's Daughters, was flown to Queenstown, New Zealand, for the Wolverine role. He said it was a highlight of his career so far.

"With Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, I play a lumberjack in the movie which is due to be released next year," he said.

Myles came back from Queenstown in time to begin rehearsals for a new stage production, Mistero Buffo, which opens at Downstairs Belvoir St Theatre next Thursday, March 27.

Mistero Buffo (Comic Mysteries in Italian), a political satire by Italy playwright and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dario Fo, provides great challenges for its cast, says Myles. "Learning my opening monologue which lasts for 20 minutes wasn't easy," Myles said. "The dialogue is not like every day speech. It's not like anything you would ever hear in McLeod's Daughters."

Although originally performed by the playwright himself as a one-man play, Mistero Buffo, is now mostly staged as a two-hander. In this production, Myles co-stars with Douglas Blaikie. Both actors graduated in the same year, 1998, from NIDA.

Although McLeod's Daughters has been axed by Channel 9, Myles can be seen on the network later this year in a 13-part children's series, Double Trouble, filmed in Alice Springs.

Details for Mistero Buffo: March 27 to April 13 at Belvoir St Downstairs Theatre, 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills. Bookings: 9699 3444 or Tickets: $29, $23.

Macbeth to Offer Final Dress Rehearsal as Benefit for Actors Fund; Previews Begin March 29


By Adam Hetrick
The Broadway revival of Macbeth starring Patrick Stewart will offer theatregoers the chance to catch its final dress rehearsal as a benefit performance for the Actors Fund of America

The March 28 final dress rehearsal, originally scheduled as the first day of previews, is currently on sale as a benefit for the non-profit organization. Select orchestra and front-mezzanine seats, priced $100, are available by visiting

Macbeth, which arrives on Broadway following an acclaimed engagement in the West End and a current BAM run, will now officially begin previews March 29 with an opening on April 8 at the Lyceum Theatre. The limited engagement will run through May 24.

Stewart stars in the title role of Shakespeare's bloody drama with a British cast that includes Kate Fleetwood (Lady Macbeth), Paul Shelley (Duncan), Scott Handy (Malcolm), Ben Carpenter (Donalbain), Martin Turner (Banquo), Michael Feast (Macduff), Mark Rawlings (Lennox), Tim Treloar (Ross), Bill Nash (Angus), Christopher Knott (Old Seyward), Oliver Birch (Lady Macbeth's servant), Christopher Patrick Nolan (Seyton), Hywel John (Bloody Sergeant), Suzanne Burden (Lady Macduff), Polly Frame, Niamh McGrady and Sophie Hunter (Witches).

Macbeth features direction by Rupert Goold and is set in a "subterranean kitchen that serves as a military hospital in a timeless and nameless country." The production's West End engagement recently won two Olivier Awards: Best Lighting Design and Best Director for Rupert Goold.

The design team for Macbeth comprises Anthony Ward (production design), Howard Harrison (lighting design), Adam Cork (composition and sound design), Lorna Heavey (video and projection design), Georgina Lamb (movement director) and Terry King (fight director).

Patrick Stewart starred in the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's The Caretaker. His additional stage credits include A Christmas Carol, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Tempest as well as recent turns in the RSC's Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest, which was also directed by Goold. Stewart is well known for his screen work as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in "Star Trek" as well as his performances in the "X-Men" movies. Stewart is slated to return to the RSC stage as Claudius in Hamlet later this year.

The Broadway engagement is produced by Duncan C. Weldon & Paul Elliott, Jeffrey Archer, Bill Ballard, Terri and Timothy Childs, Rodger Hess, David Mirvish, Adriana Mnuchin and Emanuel Azenberg with BAM.

Macbeth will play the following schedule at the Lyceum: weeks beginning March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12: Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM; weeks beginning April 7, April 21, May 5: Tuesday-Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM, Sunday at 3 PM; and week beginning May 19: Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM.

Tickets, priced $50-$100, are currently available to AmEx card-holders by phoning (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Tickets go on sale to the general public March 22.

The Lyceum Theatre is located at 149 West 45th Street in Manhattan.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Tippett Studio Boards Wolverine


Tippett Studio has announced on the company's official website that it will create special effects for X-Men Origins: Wolverine:

Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Logan, the mutant who eventually becomes Wolverine and a member of the X-Men as he seeks revenge against Victor Creed for the death of his girlfriend. Origins allows us to look back at the beginnings of Wolverine and the shadowy Mutant X program, and features the appearances of fan-favorites Gambit and Deadpool for the first time in the X-Men movie canon. Directed by Gavin Hood and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

"Wolverine" is scheduled for a May 1, 2009 release.

Jackman and Guggenheim Creating Nowhere Man


Hugh Jackman (upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and "Eli Stone" co-creator Marc Guggenheim are teaming with Virgin Comics to create "Nowhere Man," an original comic book series that is designed to be transferred to the big screen as a Jackman vehicle.

Variety says the story was being kept under wraps, but Jackson's Seed Productions partner John Palermo said it features a protagonist reminiscent of the one Will Smith played in I Am Legend. The concept is a futuristic world where mankind has traded privacy for safety, a premise that sprouted with Seed, Virgin CEO Sharad Devarajan and chief creative officer Gotham Chopra.

"This is our first comic, and we feel the concept is transferable to other arenas, perhaps first as a video game, and then a movie," Palermo said.

Said Jackman: "I've had so much fun in the graphic novel world with the 'X-Men' franchise that I wanted to get even more involved. I'm excited to work with Virgin and Marc and create a compelling character and story that hopefully will also make it to the big screen."

"Nowhere Man" will be published under the Virgin Voices line.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Deception Trailer

The trailer for Hugh Jackman's latest film, Deception, has finally hit the web.