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Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Gordon-Levitt’

New Trailer Revealed For ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

Dimension Films has unveiled a new trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The story for this film adaptation is largely based on book two of Frank Miller’s Sin City series.

The video embedded above features scenes with actors Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. A release date has been scheduled for August 22, 2014. (via Deadline)

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Signs On as Producer for the ‘Sandman’ Movie

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on as a producer for the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic series.

The Dark Knight Rises actor announced his involvement via Twitter (embedded above). USA Today reports that Gordon-Levitt has not confirmed as to whether or not he will also serve as a director or an actor for this movie.

Here’s more from The Verge: “The Sandman comics tell the story of the Lord of Dreams, most often referred to as either Dream or Morpheus, a wiry, haughty personification of dreams themselves. After being held captive for 70 years, Gaiman’s 75-issue run follows Dream / Morpheus as he adapts to the world he finds outside his prison and rebuilds his kingdom. The comics segue between horror and fantasy, and gained a dedicated following after the first issue was released in 1989.”

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The Raymond Chandler Gimlet

Happy Birthday, Raymond Chandler!

In Follow Her Home, debut novelist Steph Cha drops a number of allusions to Chandler’s private detective novels. At one point, her character even references the gimlet recipe from my favorite Chandler novel.

To help you mix the literary cocktail this week, I caught up with Cha to get a recipe and review of the Raymond Chandler Gimlet.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Seeks Writers for TV Show

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his Hit RECord production company have launched a new television variety show called “Hit RECord on TV.” In the YouTube video embedded above, they invite writers to contribute work for the show.

The show will be broadcast on the brand new Pivot channel. If you want to submit, you need to join the hitRECord network and share your work online. Gordon-Levitt explained the process:

Hit RECord is a collaborative production company. So we are going to make this TV show together. Anybody can come contribute to our collaborations or start your own … As with any HitRecord production, if we use your stuff, we pay you for it. So. Writers, write us a short story or a script or a poem. Maybe another artist on the site will act that out and that becomes a short film.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer Released

Legendary Pictures has released a two-minute trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, the conclusion of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman film trilogy.

Follow this link to watch the trailer–what do you think? Nolan collaborated on the screenplay with his brother, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan. The movie will hit theaters in July 2012. The trailer highlights the infamous Batman villain Bane as he wrecks Gotham City.

Here’s more from Movies.com: “[The trailer revealed] some enticing dialogue from Anne Hathaway, playing Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman). Naturally her chat with Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), as they dance close together at a masquerade ball, falls somewhere between seductive and threatening, but that’s what we expect from her character. Will she be a villain? A romantic sidekick? Both? Other brief glimpses of Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine and Matthew Modine are exactly that — brief glimpses.”

Paul Auster and Salman Rushdie Sign Roman Polanski Release Petition

ransomnotes.jpgAs we close out another Monday, here are some news briefs from the literary blogosphere…

Barnes & Noble has launched a new mystery blog entitled Ransom Notes, featuring posts by Anne Perry, John Sandford, Louise Penny, and Robert Crais.

International authors sign a petition supporting the release of Roman Polanski, including Bernard-Henri Levy, Salman Rushdie and Paul Auster. A petition excerpt: “Seventy-six years old, a survivor of Nazism and of Stalinist persecutions in Poland, Roman Polanski risks spending the rest of his life in jail for deeds which would be beyond the statute-of-limitations in Europe.”

The Book Bench features an upcoming short film based on an Elmore Leonard story, directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt from 3rd Rock from the Sun.

The Rumpus publishes a timely essay: “A Short, Personal History of Small, Independent Publishing (1995-2009).”