Vin Diesel, Michael Caine and Rose Leslie are already aboard, and the latest addition to The Last Witch Hunter‘s starry-but-offbeat cast is Elijah Wood.
Diesel and Leslie (Game Of Thrones’ Ygritte) are aboard for the long-gestating genre project, which sees Diesel as the titular final crone-basher. He’s a semi-immortal warrior who has been keeping humanity safe from the cauldron community for years and who finds his latest battle in modern-day New York, where a powerful witch is plotting to smite humankind with a deadly plague.
Only Vin can stop the dastardly plan, but he’s not alone: in fact, he’s forced to forge an unlikely alliance with Leslie’s witch. You know nothing, Dominic Toretto…
Caine’s role is as-yet uspecified – we’re rooting for Coven Head Warlock – and the same goes for Wood at this stage.
What we do know is that Breck Eisner (The Crazies) is directing the film, which features a script that has been through several hands, most recently Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold). Pre-production is underway but there’s no release date so far.
The first images of Elijah Wood in horror remake Maniac have arrived online, and from the looks of things, the former hobbit isn’t pulling any punches.
Wood plays the unhinged owner of a mannequin store, who uses the internet to stalk women before tracking them down and killing them. As if that wasn’t cuddly enough, many of the murders are reportedly set to be filmed through the eyes of the killer, which should place audiences uncomfortably close to the grisly action.
Decked out in jeans and a bomber jacket, Wood is pictured laying into one of his luckless targets, played by Genevieve Alexandra. Its certainly a far cry from Middle Earth, although it looks as though Elijah has remembered a few tricks from his time on Green Street.
The remake is being directed by Franck Khalfoun from a script by Piranha 3D’s Alexandre Aja. The project is currently filming in Los Angeles ahead of a 2013 release date.
As Happy Feet 2 has been released, Elijah is making appearances and in England here is what he will be up to. The London premiere is on Sunday 20th November. He will also be making a radio appearance on Radio 1, on The Edith Bowman show on Saturday 19th, 7 am. Then Elijah will be making an appearance on The Graham Norton show on Friday 25th, which will be filmed on the 24th:)
The highlight of this year’s card was an epic bust-up between two former co-stars: Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan of “The Lord of the Rings” fame going toe-to-hairy-toe to settle the matter of whether World of Warcraft is a complete waste of time. Call it: The Beatdown in Hobbiton.
This one wasn’t even close; Monaghan really did throw old Frodo a beatdown. In the debate portion of the evening, he outed himself a serious WoW nerd, sharing stories of dungeoning as an undead warlock and being seduced by a woman who was really a guy named Dave. When they put on the gloves, Monaghan pummeled his buddy with some serious shots to the face and body, even cutting Wood below the eye. Reportedly Monaghan’s trainers had to tell him to ease up a little, but I guess some long simmering animosity over that precious ring finally exploded in the squared circle.
LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) – Elijah Wood is joining the cast of “Treasure Island,” Britain’s Sky 1’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s buccaneering pirate classic that will broadcast on Sky at Christmas.
Wood – best known to British audiences as Frodo from “Lord of The Rings” will play Ben Gunn – is joining a cast that includes Eddie Izzard, Philip Glenister and Rupert Penry-Jones who are already filming in Ireland and Puerto Rico.
Glenister plays Captain Smollet, Penry-Jones takes on the role of Squire Trelawney and Daniel Mays is Dr Livesey – who are all on board The Hispaniola alongside Gunn. Izzard plays Long John Silver.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Wood will reprise his Frodo role in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel, “The Hobbit.”
Elijah Wood is heading to the shire once again to reprise his role as Frodo in The Hobbit. According to a report on OneRing.net, Wood is confirmed as part of The Hobbit cast, although his role will be small and fit organically into the story.
Some LOTR fans might cry foul, but from reading OneRing’s report it seems Wood’s appearance in The Hobbit will indeed make sense in the overall scheme of Hobbit things. While I’m not about to spoil anything for Hobbit fans, if you do want to know how Frodo’s character fits into the story OneRing spells it all out.
The fansite also reports there’s still no confirmation on Orlando Bloom returning as Legolas, first reported back in early December as a possibility. Confirmed cast members include Martin Freeman as Bilbo, James Nesbitt as Bofur, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, and Richard Armitage as Thorin. Filming’s set to get underway in New Zealand next month, with Warner Bros aiming for a December 2012 release of the first of the two Hobbit movies.
Hollywood actor Elijah Wood has curated a new charity album containing contributions from Sonic Youth and more.
Elijah Wood may be best known for having hairy feet and trekking to Mordor, but the Hollywood star is also a massive music fan. Starting his own label, the actor has released material by Apples In Stereo and more.
Now the actor is set to curate a new album in aid of charity. ‘Elysium: A Benefit For The Art Of Elysium’ will be released later this year, with all money raised from the compilation being donated to The Art Of Elysium, a non-profit organisation which brings musicians, artists and actors into hospitals to work with sick children.
The result is an entirely credible compilation drawing on indie rock from across the globe. Elijah Wood kicks off the compilation with Black Mountain’s ‘Tyrants’ and takes things from there, with the emphasis being placed in Stateside acts.
Sleigh Bells donate ‘Infinity Guitars’ from their forthcoming debut album. The Brooklyn group are joined by newcomers such as Grass Wido and established acts such as legendary noise rock collective Sonic Youth.
The New York icons have donated ‘No Way’ to the compilation, and are joined by groups such as White Denim and The Soft Pack. Aside from American groups, the album boasts a track from On No Ono. ‘Internet Warrior’ is a typically otherworldly slice of psych-pop from the group’s recent album.
Other highlights from the album include material from the likes of Balaclavas, Wolf People, Jeremy Jay and more.
Pleasingly, the album will be available on international iTunes allowing fans in Europe and beyond to get involved. Click HERE to download the album!
‘Elysium: A Benefit For The Art Of Elysium’ is out now. Tracklisting:
‘Tyrants’ (Black Mountain)
‘Tape Song’ (The Kills)
‘Infinity Guitars’ (Sleigh Bells)
‘Rattled Call’ (Grass Widow)
‘Reach Out’ (Music Go Music)
‘Beautiful Dreamer’ (Jeremy Jay)
‘New Age’ (Sleepy Sun)
‘October Fires’ (Wolf People)
‘Permanent Record’ (The Golden Dogs)
‘Internet Warrior’ (Oh No Ono)
‘No Way’ (Sonic Youth)
‘Yo-Yo’ (White Denim)
‘Hear It Comes’ (Malachai)
‘Made In Malaysia’ (Cave)
‘Caesar’ (Ty Segall)
‘Up The Newel’ (Balaclavas)
‘Do You Remember’ (Sweet Apple)
‘Answer To Yourself’ (The Soft Pack)
‘New Heat’ (Stardeath & White Dwarfs)