Thursday, 1 May 2008

Vinnie Jones slams 'fickle' Hollywood

From: DigitalSpy.
By Beth Hilton

Vinnie Jones has hit out at Hollywood movie bosses for being 'fickle'.

The ex-footballer, who has appeared in movies including Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and X-Men: The Last Stand, said studios are only interested in stars when they are bringing in cash.

The Daily Express quotes him as saying: "They (film bosses) don't give a f**k about you. While you are earning money for them you are family.

"But as soon as the gig is over and they've got their money in the bank, it's basically like, 'Who are you?'"

It was recently announced that the actor will front new show Vinnie Jones' Toughest Cops for ITV4.

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Hugh Jackman Looks Towards ‘Batman Begins’ For ‘Wolverine’ Inspiration, Talks Sequels

From: MTV.

At the moment, you’re likely drooling with anticipation to watch “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “The Dark Knight” over the next few months. Heck, maybe you’ll even go see “Punisher: War Zone.”

But once these thrills have come and gone, what comic book movies will come next? It’s a question we’re all dying to know, and vague promises of “Captain America” and “Thor” movies aren’t cutting it. So instead, we hold out hope for a new take on a familiar hero.

“It feels different,” Hugh Jackman told us recently about “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” which he’s currently shooting with eyes towards a May 2009 release. “But I don’t think its going be night and day.”

After being the breakout character in three blockbuster mutant flicks, Logan will try and set a spin-off blueprint that could eventually yield a “Magneto” movie and more. “We are dealing with a character who is probably one of the darker comic book characters ever created,” Jackman said of the flick, which co-stars Liev Schreiber, Dominic Monaghan and Ryan Reynolds. “The movie has a lot of fun elements, but there are layers of pain and darkness to this character.”

“Tonally, I would put it more in the ‘Batman Begins’ sort of realm,” he said, distancing the flick from past “X-Men” movies. “That’s sort of where we’re headed.”

And if Jackman has his way, “Origins” won’t be the last time we see him wielding adamantium claws. “There are two conditions for me doing any more: One is will anybody want to see it, and the second is: Will I still have the passion for it?” he explained. “I really wanted to do this spin-off movie, because I felt we hadn’t truly found who this character was.”

“Right now,” Jackman added, fueling hope for the fanboys, “I feel like I could do another ten or eleven.”