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>Channing Tatum as Peter Pan and Kristen Stewart as Snow White

6 Mar


Okay, so this fairy tale business is taking over Hollywood.

What’s up with the Channing Tatum-as-Peter Pan rumour? I certainly don’t get a fairy tale vibe from the guy. That might be because he looks more muscle than brain. That and because Peter Pan is supposed to be a little boy?

The film, allegedly called Peter Pan Begins because it’s so bad-ass, supposedly explores the origins of the Peter Pan story. I’m still hoping Tatum won’t get to play the title role. Maybe he could star as a Lost Boy and actually get lost? Much better.

In other news in fairy land, Kristen Stewart reportedly signed a deal to star as Snow White in the Disney picture Snow White and the Huntsman. Although the actress initially had her rep deny any involvement in the movie, the producer broke the news on his Twitter account as you do. Darn it. But who knows, maybe she’ll surprise us. -coughcough- She will star opposite Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen and the scrumptious Viggo Mortensen as the hunter.

It also seems that Jack the Giant Killer has found his princess. The lucky girl is called Eleanor Tomlinson, who previously worked her magic in Alice in Wonderland, The Illusionist and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (which I happened to catch last weekend; I found her quite charming). So, it seems that the love affair with Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan is temporarily over (and let us all rejoice). Then again, they would’ve been a tad old for Nicholas Hoult, our very own Jack.

>Fairy Tale Updates

25 Feb


Ewan McGregor is in talks for magic beans adventure ”Jack the Giant Killer”. The dashing Scotsman is set to play the leader of the king’s giant fighters. Sounds like a sword-wielder! More info is also available on the rest of the cast. Nicholas Hoult plays the title role while Stanley Tucci is rumoured to portray the king’s shady advisor and Bill Nighy and John Kassir will take on the two-headed giant – one head each. Interesting!

I previously mentioned Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and some more information regarding this adaptation has been released. The story takes place fifteen years after the siblings escape from the gingerbread house. Their adventures there has turned them into full-blown witch hunters. Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner were already confirmed as the two siblings and now Ingrid Bolsso Berdal was added to the list as one of the witches. Famke Janssen gets to call herself Queen Witch and Peter Stormare will star as the town sheriff. This has certainly got potential.

Meanwhile, teens rejoice in the prospect of getting Beastly, an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast starring Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical fame and Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four). Mary-Kate Olson gets to practise her best witch impression and I have a feeling this could still turn our pretty interesting. They sure went for an interesting look for Brit actor Pettyfer, who looks strangely tattooed in the flick. Also curious to see Neil Patrick Harris as Will. See the trailer below. Beware: Teenage sappiness ahead.

>Continued: Dark Fairy Tales to Hit Cinemas

12 Feb


Nicholas Hoult

Well, isn’t Jack and the Beanstalk pretty much a fairy tale? So I say it counts. Anyway, Bryan Singer is set to direct an adult version of the famous children’s tale named Jack the Giant Killer. Oooh, they even put the word killer in the title. Do I sense a R rated adaptation coming our way? I sure hope so!

Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy, Skins) is in talks for the lead role while the fabulous Stanley Tucci is also rumoured to star in the flick. Wouldn’t he make a great villain? Fingers crossed. Other actors recently cast are Bill Nighy and John Kassir.

According to reports, the film will feature Jack as a farmer on a mission. A princess has been kidnapped so our brave hero must venture into the kingdom of the giants.

Let’s hope Hoult paid attention during weapon training for Clash of the Titans. This sounds like a sword-wielding adventure. Who will play the princess? I’m hoping for Bill Nighy in a wig.