Olympus Has Fallen features an almost 30-minute assault on The White House, and producer/star Gerard Butler says the extended siege wasn't to show off. "You're not going to take over one of the most defended buildings in the world in 30 seconds," he told me. "There's a version of that, but that's not our movie."
Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg will switch roles in the follow-up to last year's Tintin. Also in Friday's round-up of news, Lincoln crossed the $100 million mark in the U.S.; The Who is heading to the big screen; Dylan McDermott is headed to a Stephen King pic; and a look at some of the weekend's new Specialty Release newcomers.
Peter Jackson Plans Tintin 2 for 2015
Jackson will begin work on a sequel to last year's feature version of Tintin before he completes his current Hobbit trilogy. Jackson told reporters in Belgium that he would work on the follow up to The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn next year. The first Tintin film was directed by Steven Spielberg with Jackson as producer; Spielberg revealed in February that the Oscar-winning pair would swap roles for its sequel, The Guardian reports.
Lincoln Crosses $100 Million Domestically
Thirty-four days after its initial limited release in 11 theaters, Steve Spielberg's Lincoln crossed the $100 million mark. The feature, starring Daniel Day-Lewis received seven Golden Globe nominations Thursday.
The Who Pic Heads to the Big Screen
Actor Cary Elwes will direct the story of the life and death of Kit Lambert, the rock impresario and manager of The Who, with production set for late spring 2013. Lambert discovered The Who, ironically, when he was trying to make a film about a band, THR reports.
Dylan McDermott Boards Mercy
McDermott has joined the fantasy horror project based on a Stephen King story from the author's Skeleton Crew series. Frances O'Connor, Chandler Riggs and Joel Courtney are also starring with Peter Cornwell directing, Deadline reports.
Weekend Specialty Preview: Any Day Now, Yelling to the Sky, Save the Date, Let Fury Have the Hour
A slew of indie actors have movies opening in the specialty arena this weekend.Alan Cumming has won festival raves for his role in Any Day Now. Zoë Kravitz and Gabourey Sidibe star in Yelling to the Sky, Deadline reports.