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  M.   June 20, 2014

By Kristy Puchko

One of the weirder delights of 2013 was Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, a zany horror-comedy that imagined what might have become of the lost children after they killed that candy house-owning witch. Though Paramount Pictures buried the film in January and made critics screenings hard to come by, the wild re-imagining of the German fairy tale became a box office success worthy of another adventure.

JoBlo reports Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 is officially a go, and marked for a 2016 debut. That is all Paramount is revealing at this time. Still, it’s news that will be heralded among those–like myself–who found this purposely preposterous movie pretty awesome.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters marked the English-language debut of Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola, who made a name for himself with Dead Snow. This twisted horror comedy that featured Nazi zombies (or zombie Nazis?) drew the attention of Gary Sanchez Production’s Kevin Messick, who showed the film to Adam McKay. From there, McKay met with Wirkola to see if they might collaborate on his next production. Wirkola pitched Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, and McKay and his producing partner Will Ferrell were instant fans.

Still, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters had a rocky road to its release. Production began in March of 2011, with a release date initially set up for March 2, 2012. But Paramount later bumped it to January 11th of 2013, then January 25th. And with each bump, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ buzz was hurt. By the time it finally hit theaters, its failure with critics and audiences seemed a self-fulfilling prophecy. But while the film was slammed by most critics–a response McKay has called “lazy” and predictable–it did well with audiences. The $50 million picture made a modest $55 mil domestically, but overseas this hard-R fairy tale pulled in $170 million.

As a defender and fan of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, I was thrilled to talk with Adam McKay for its Blu-ray release. At which point, he told me a little of what fans might expect from its then-promised sequel:

“Well, I’m not going to tell you specifically. I know what the storyline is but I will say—I’ll give one hint. Think of different kinds of witchcraft.”

Beyond that, I inquired about whether the film’s stars, Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner, are signed on for a sequel. McKay answered:

“I don’t think deals, and dates and schedules have been done. In fact, I’m positive that hasn’t been done. But there have been early discussions, and both of them loved working with Tommy. So, you know, Jeremy and Gemma are both very busy actors and we’re just starting on the script right now. So, everything is in its early stages. But I know they had the best time doing the movie and really loved the way it played worldwide. Everyone feels like as good as the first one is, we can really jack it up a level with the second one. So, fingers crossed everyone will come back.”

If Arterton and Renner are coming back for Hansel & Gretel 2: Witch Hunters, Paramount has chosen to withhold that announcement for now. We’d assume Tommy Wirkola would return, as the first film was described as a major passion project. But for now, that too is unconfirmed.

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  Nicole   May 16, 2014

Gemma Arterton Official Twitter

Our Gemma has finally joined twitter!! Be sure to welcome and follow her :) You can find her at @GemmaArterton!!

  Nicole   March 01, 2014

Bond girl Gemma Arterton is set to star in the stage adaption of Made in Dagenham. According to the Daily Mail ‘s Baz Bamigboye, the musical, directed by Rupert Goold, will open at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre in the fall, after The Bodyguard ends its run.

Based on the 2010 film of the same name, Made in Dagenham tells the tale of the female machinists who went on strike in 1968 at the U.K.’s Ford Dagenham car factory demanding equal pay and protesting against sexual discrimination. Arterton will star as Rita, who leads her co-workers to strike.

Arterton recently appeared in a revival of The Duchess of Malfi. She made her professional stage debut at London’s Globe Theatre in 2007 as Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Other London theater credits include The Master Builder and The Little Dog Laughed. Her TV and film credits include Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, St Trinian’s, The Disappearance of Alice Creed, Hansel and Gretel and Runner Runner.

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  M.   February 27, 2014

by Jared Larson
February 27, 2014

Vampires battling werewolves? That’s nothing compared to the craziness of the Monty Python troupe’s newest comedy.

Back in 2012, we reported that writer-director-actor Terry Jones (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) and the Monty Python team were working on a new sci-fi comedy called Absolutely Anything. Now, thanks to Deadline, we have some new details about the long-gestating project.

Underworld‘s Kate Beckinsale has been cast as the potential love interest for Simon Pegg’s character, presumably the role for which Gemma Arterton was originally rumored. Beckinsale and Pegg are joined by comedian Eddie Izzard, Sanjeev Bhaskar (Notting Hill), Robin Williams, and Joanna Lumley (The Wolf of Wall Street).

Producer Ben Timlett said of Beckinsale’s casting, “We are over the moon to welcome Kate Beckinsale to our brilliant cast. She’s perfect in the role of Catherine and joins some of the best names in comedy. Terry Jones and Gavin Scotts’ script is laugh out loud and we look forward to bringing it to a worldwide audience.”

Deadline provides the following synopsis for the film: “Pegg plays a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens watching from space. The aliens are voiced by Jones and his Python co-horts John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin. Struggling with the new-found powers, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis (voiced by Williams) to help him along the way. Mishap after mishap finally leads him to an ultimate conundrum: Should he choose the girl (Beckinsale) or the dog?”

That premise sounds incredibly bizarre, which is exactly what you want from a Monty Python outing.

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  M.   February 27, 2014

by Nia Daniels

Gemma Arterton and Tim Roth are among the starry cast assembling on The Keys to the Street, which has a screenplay by acclaimed director Christopher Nolan.

Max Irons and Sebastian Koch are also on board the feature, which is a big screen adaptation of the psychological thriller by Ruth Rendell.

Currently slated for a summer shoot in London, the story centres on a woman who, having escaped from her violent boyfriend, becomes embroiled in an affair with a man who is not what he seems.

The producer is Steve Norris, who is working alongside LA-based Gail Mutrux of Pretty Pictures; Czechoslovakian director Julius Sevcik will direct.

Nolan has written the screenplay along with Michael Stokes; the Memento director has been nurturing the project – originally under the auspices of studio giant Fox – for some time but reportedly had to attend to the small matter of directing Batman Begins in 2005 instead.

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  M.   January 11, 2014

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  M.   November 06, 2013

The actress, herself a 2011 nominee for the nod voted on by the public, joins a panel of industry experts to come up with five nominees for the 2014 race.

LONDON – British actress Gemma Arterton has joined a panel of industry gurus to help draw up the shortlist for the BAFTA Rising Star Award 2014, sponsored by telecoms giant EE.

Arterton joins a panel that includes director Kirk Jones, producer Pete Czernin and U.K. movie critic Mark Kermode. Together, they must finalize a list of five nominees for the award.

Arterton found herself on the Rising Star shortlist in 2011, but lost out to that year’s winner, Tom Hardy.

It is the only BAFTA award dished out at the British Academy’s film awards that is chosen by the public.

The nominated five will have “demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition,” and also will “have begun to capture the imagination of the British public,” according to the panel guidelines.

Nominees will be announced on Jan. 6 with the winner unveiled during the EE British Academy Film Awards on Feb. 16.

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