Monday, September 27, 2010

Woman in Black and Sherlock Holmes News


I know, a little off the track but sometimes you need something a little different.

First up is the pic posted above of Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe filming The Woman in Black, an upcoming supernatural thriller where he plays (and I'm quoting from the article posted at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/8027809/Daniel-Radcliffe-pictured-in-The-Woman-in-Black.html) "a young solicitor who is sent to a remote spot to sort out a client's affairs following their death. During his stay he is increasingly haunted by a mysterious ghostly figure, with local villagers unwilling to explain the significance of her appearance." What's interesting about the film is it's the first new film from the revived Hammer Films, the legendary British film studio that revived Gothic horror in the 1950s with films like The Curse of Frankenstein and Horror of Dracula and such latter cult favorites like Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter. For this horror fan, who has grown tired of pointless remakes and even more pointless sequels (really Saw VII in 3D is going to be an improvement?) I welcome a return back to classic horror. Also there is a brief John Carter of Mars connection-Ciaran Hinds is also in the cast.

And going from horror to Holmes, Heatvision is reporting that actor Stephen Fry has commented that he has joined the cast of the upcoming Sherlock Holmes 2 as Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's older brother. He will be joined by Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law as well as Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (of the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films) for the sequel. You can read more at http://heatvision.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/09/sherlock-holmes-2-stephen-fry.html UPDATE SEPT 29: Following up that casting, Moriarty has also been found-actor Jared Harris, recently seen on the award winning TV series Mad Men has been cast in the role according to http://heatvision.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/09/sherlock-holmes-2-jared-harris-mad-men.html

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