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Guillermo del Toro Eyes Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein

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The endlessly active Guillermo del Toro obviously can’t get enough of Benedict Cumberbatch, so much so that following their upcoming collaboration in Crimson Peak, he is already looking to collaborate with Cumberbatch on another of his impending projects – Frankenstein.

This news was confirmed when the director spoke to the Daily Telegraph about wanting to team up with the star of BBC’s Sherlock in a film version of Frankenstein. Del Toro has been preparing this project on and off for a good five years and in 2009 he was reported to have conducted a few shooting tests, chosing Doug Jones (“Pan’s Labryinth, Hellboy) to play Frankenstein’s monster although nothing came out of that.

Back to the present day and, given Cumberbatch’s recent appearance in Danny Boyle’s stage version of Frankenstein alongside another present day Sherlock, Jonny Lee Miller, with both actors sharing the roles of the monster and Doctor Frankenstein, del Toro’s choice was pretty much going to be made for him on a silver platter.

This is all just talk at the moment and, given the fact that Fox have confirmed the release of their own version of Frankenstein, starring Daniel Radcliffe, for October 2014, Universal will most likely avoid being too hasty in putting their take on the much loved novel into motion.

As we said, del Toro is quite the busy chap, as always, with Pacific Rim hitting cinemas this Friday, 12th July. Moving on from that he’ll start work adapting his series of novels The Strain for TV to go on to develop his next feature film, the gothic horror Crimson Peak early in 2014, starring the aforementioned Benedict Cumberbatch and Pacific Rim’s Charlie Hunnam.

We’ll leave you with a trailer for Pacific Rim which we are eagerly awaiting to catch in cinemas this Friday.

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Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds Talk Us Through R.I.P.D.

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Today we bring you a three minutes “making of” featurette for Robert Schwentke’s upcoming supernatural action-comedy R.I.P.D.

This special behind-the-scenes video features monster spirit tracking stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges providing insight into everything we need to know about the film. Co-starring actress Marisa Miller also puts in an appearance whilst we also get to see some exclusive footage from the film featuring scenes involving the likes of Kevin Bacon, James Hong and Mary-Louise Parker.


R.I.P.D. hits US cinemas this July 19 whilst we have to wait with bated breath until the 20th of September over here in the UK.

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PLOT SYNOPSIS:

Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

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Steven Spielberg Attached to ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

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As the 75th anniversary of the late and great John Steinbeck’s book ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ arrives next year, Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks are in negotiations to produce a remake of John Ford’s 1940 classic.

Set around the Great Depression, the 1940 Ford original is number 21 in AFI’s ‘100 Years…100 Movies’ list, having won two Oscars (including best director), and goes down in history as one of the greatest adaptations ever made.

Spielberg is not on board to direct, having already filled up his schedule with the adaptation of American Sniper, staring Bradley Cooper, and is instead due to produce the remake.

The Steinbeck family estate has also spoken to Robert Redford, who wanted to turn the Pulitzer Prize novel into a mini-series, but instead the family have chosen Spielberg and the cinematic approach.

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