Skyfall Tops With Critics; Jim Carrey Eyes Action-Comedy: Biz Break
Also in Tuesday morning's round-up of news briefs: Paramount hosts an interactive event for its Oscar hopeful; Sony sets new release dates for Robocop and Elysium; And over in India, two of Bollywood's biggest stars tie the knot.
Skyfall is James Bond Back to His Best Say Critics
Critics have hailed the latest James Bond film,Skyfall, as one of the best in the series in years, a brave and stylish if occasionally sentimental entry which revives Daniel Craig's standing as one of the greatest 007s four years after the disappointing Quantum of Solace. The movie, directed by Sam Mendes and with cinematography from Roger Deakins, has a 100% "fresh" rating on the review-aggregator site rottentomatoes.com, The Guardian reports.
Jim Carrey Eyes Loomis Fargo for Napoleon Dynamite Director
Carrey will star in the action-comedy based on the real-life $17 million theft of an armored car. Jared Hess is directing from a script by Danny McBride and Jody Hill. Carrey would play the ex-military leader of a band of Southern armored car guards who pull off the theft, THR reports.
Paramount Mounts Flight Interactive Events for Its Oscar Hopeful
Taking place the day after the film’s world premiere as the closing-night attraction of the 50th New York Film Festival, director Robert Zemeckis, writer John Gatins and several cast members including John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood, and Melissa Leo took part in the interactive post-screening Q&A that featured tweeted questions from the California venues and live queries from the New York audience, many of whom appeared to be industry voters, Deadline reports.
Sony Moves Robocop to 2014, Sets Elysium to Summer 2013
Sony/TrisStar moved up Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, the follow up to the director's District 9, from March 1 to August 9. The sci-fi pic set on a space station stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley. The pic is taking the spot previously occupied by Robocop which is being pushed back to February 7, 2014, THR reports.
Two Top Bollywood Stars Tie the Knot
Hugely popular Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor were married in the Indian city of Mumbai. The pair are known as Bollywood's "first couple," BBC reports.