Digital Editor Ashley Kirk argues that the political biopic is one of the best genres out there - so long as you avoid the pitfallsWritten by Ashley Kirk on 20th February 2014
Comedy Gold? Following the announcement that Ricky Gervais is set to return as host for next year’s Golden Globes, the controversial comic has sent out a warning to Hollywood’s elite
Following the announcement that Ricky Gervais is set to return as host for next year's Golden Globes, the controversial comic has sent out a warning to Hollywood's elite. The British comedian has stated that he intends his performance to be 'biblical' and at least ten times more insulting than his last. It is really no surprise that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have booked him for a third time running, judging by the mass media coverage that ensued as a result of his previous appearance.
Legendary Hollywood director Stephen Spielberg is currently in talks with Warner Brothers to direct Gods and Kings, a big-budget picture based on the life of the biblical figure, Moses. Reportedly, the film will follow the prophet from birth, up until his death at the grand old age of 120. The project certainly runs parallel with much of Steven Spielberg's previous work, if not least in terms of sheer grandeur, and will surely aim to surpass actor Charlton Heston's 1956 blockbuster, The Ten Commandments.
Hype surrounding the third instalment of the epic Batman franchise continued this week when actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt reported on his Tumblr that filming had been wrapped. Gordon-Levitt is set to play John Blake in The Dark Knight Rises, currently on course for a summer 2012 release. There has been no official confirmation that filming has finished and it may be the case that shooting has simply ended. This news, coupled with the now viral film set footage of Batman, Bane and Catwoman adds to the already huge anticipation for the film's future release.
Written by Seth Armstrong-Twigg