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Paramount Pictures Unveils New Trailer For ‘Noah’

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Paramount Pictures has unveiled a new trailer for the Noah film adaptation.

The video embedded above features a short introduction from actress Emma Watson. In the movie, Watson’s character Ila is the adopted daughter of Academy Award winners Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly; Crowe stars in the title role and Connelly plays his wife Naameh.

The story of this movie is based on the famous biblical tale, “Noah’s Ark.” Director Darren Aronofsky worked on the screenplay with long-time collaborator Ari Handel. The movie will be released on March 28, 2014.

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Michael R. Roskam to Direct The Tiger Adaptation

Focus Features has tapped Oscar-nominated director Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead) to helm an adaptation of The Tiger by John Vaillant.

Babel screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga wrote the script. Random House’s Knopf imprint published the nonfiction title in August 2010. The book recounts the story of Russian village’s encounter with a man-eating tiger.

Here’s more from Deadline: “This film was set up originally as a directing vehicle for Darren Aronofsky, who stepped off the project to direct the Russell Crowe-starrer Noah. Brad Pitt produces with Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B and Aronofsky is producing with Protozoa cohorts Mark Heyman and Ari Handel.”

Les Miserables Teaser Trailer Released

The first trailer for an upcoming adaptation of the Les Miserables musical has been released, turning the hit musical version of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece into a film.

What do you think? The film will be out in December, competing with The Great Gatsby for literary movie-goers. Internet pranksters have already created a .GIF that captures a particularly emotive moment in Anne Hathaway‘s singing performance.

The Washington Post broke down some of the imagery: “We see images of Hugh Jackman’s Jean Valjean waist deep in water as prisoner 24601 and later comforting a fifthly young Cosette in a bleak forest. Then there’s Russell Crowe looking appropriately intense as Javert. Eddie Redmayne as Marius makes a stand for revolution on the barricades and eyes the lovely Cosette, played by Amanda Seyfried.”

Nick Cave’s Rejected Gladiator Sequel

41IINPstaoL._SL500_AA240_.jpgNovelist and musician Nick Cave wrote a sequel to Gladiator at the request of the first film’s lead, Russell Crowe. The studio turned down the draft.

According to the Guardian, fans uncovered a copy of the script, that includes Roman gods, time travel, early Christians, and ends with Crowe’s resurrected character fighting in World War II and Vietnam. Cave is the author of “And the Ass Saw the Angel” and the upcoming novel, “The Death of Bunny Munro.”

Gladiator‘s director, Ridley Scott, explained in the article: “Russell didn’t want to let it go, obviously, because it worked very well. When I say ‘worked very well’, I don’t refer to success. I mean, as a piece it works very well. Storytelling, [it] works brilliantly. I think [Cave] enjoyed doing it.” (Via Ryan Chapman)