Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Phil Lord And Christopher Miller Directing Han Solo Stand-Alone Film
The Lego Movie/Jump St duo is off to the galaxy far, far away...
Elodie Yung Will Be Daredevil's Elektra
G.I. Joe: Retaliation actress heads to Hell's Kitchen
Rhys Darby Joins The X-Files
As the first teaser for the new limited series lands
Paul Feig's Ghostbusters Finds A Villain
Neil Casey will be causing trouble
Latest Ash Vs. Evil Dead Images Arrive
Chainsaws and cars, baby!
Idris Elba's Beasts Of No Nation Arriving On Netflix In October
As the streaming service announces its film premiere dates
Taylor Hackford Taking Over The Comedian
Robert De Niro still attached to star
Harry Shearer Leaves The Simpsons
Update: And he's baaaack
New Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Posters Online
Behold the faces of the revolution
New Set Of Crimson Peak Character Posters
Tom Hiddleston gets the blues (and reds)
Disney Now Planning A Live Action Prince Charming Film
Revisionist royalty ahoy
Assassin's Creed Adds Michael Kenneth Williams
Omar comin' to the game adaptation
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
02 July 2015
J.K. Simmons And Michael Keaton Won't Visit Kong: Skull Island
A shooting schedule shift means they've jumped ship
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Frank (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Need For Speed (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Robocop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
White House Down (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Thursday Round-Up (February 15)
New Batgirl, house parties and trailers

15 February 2007  |  Written by   

submit to reddit

Casting Rumour-tastic: Gyllenhaal Loves Batman?
Since TomKat’s taller half announced that she wouldn’t be returning to romance Christian Bale in Bat-sequel The Dark Knight, there’s been a big vacuum in the bit of the script marked “love interest” – but the rumour mill now has a potential replacement: Maggie Gyllenhaal. Yup, the star of Secretary and the forthcoming Sherrybaby is said to be stepping in to Holmes’ DA/object of desire role, which will no doubt see her being briefly feisty (to satisfy the feminists) before getting menaced by some villain and becoming a bit wobbly at the knees before being swept off her feet by a guy dressed in rubber. Batman, probably, rather than a random fetishist. If it’s true, Gyllenhaal’s a good choice – a bit more credible as a hotshot lawyer than Holmes, and she’ll be right at home with the faintly 1940s costumes. It’ll still be a pointless role though.
 
Keaton Is A Merry Gentleman
No, not the most twee headline ever, it’s the title of Michael Keaton’s next film, The Merry Gentleman, an indie drama which will mark his directorial debut. Keaton is set to star alongside newcomer Keith Kupferer, with filming due to start in Chicago for about six weeks on March 6. There are no plot details yet, so we’re just going to guess – we’re saying it’s about a really depressed person (it is, after all, an indie) who meets other loners and becomes slightly less depressed by the end of the film. But hopefully we’re wrong.
 
Teen Siege Heads to Screen
Director George Tillman Jr, last seen at the helm of 2000’s Men Of Honor wherein Robert De Niro taught Cuba Gooding Jr how to shout a lot and be tough, or something, is set to tackle something a bit lighter for his return to the megaphone. He’s signed on for The Siege of Fulton Avenue, about a house party following a high school graduation that turns into a stand-off with police when the kids refuse to go home quietly and continue to party harder. Based on a true story, the situation apparently “becomes a defining moment for the teenagers inside as they struggle to deal with their fears of growing up”. Presumably the words “in prison” should be added to the end of that sentence.
 
Grindin’, Evil Trailers
As if the prospect of seeing Ghost Rider in cinemas this weekend wasn’t enough for excitable US punters, they have an additional bonus with the news that the Grind House and Resident Evil: Extinction trailers will be shown alongside the feature. That’s good news for us too, because it also means that they’ll be up online, and in fact the Grind House trailer is due online later tonight. Look out for it on Yahoo Movies tonight.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
Matthew Marsden Signs On For Rambo IV!
Yes - the bloke who used to be in Corrie

Your Comments

Why change Katie Holmes,it was not her acting that the problem resided(minor one nonetheless)but the character in itself.I hoped they wouldn't change actors and kept the continuity.Or maybe the studio is again taking the "personal life matters in stars"aproach to the hole Cruise/Holmes thing that imploded.Geesh,leave the actors life to themselves and concentrate on their acting More

Posted by rams at 22:29 on 15 February 2007 | Report This Post

RE: need a holiday? Dark Knight News
ckhart is Harvey Dent, aka Two Face people.t=arial] t two face.t=arial] hhhhhh More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 22:00 on 15 February 2007 | Report This Post

need a holiday?
i have to say personally i like the new tone with the stories, the boring one sget funnier haha. i have to sya none of those stories mattter to me at all and so making fun of em is fine with me :) but seriously take a holiday go somewhere nice sumin like that More

Posted by richCie at 21:40 on 15 February 2007 | Report This Post

Yeah, what's with that?
Whoever's writing this stuff should take some prozac once in a while... More

Posted by KnightofZyryab at 19:56 on 15 February 2007 | Report This Post

Bad day in the office, eh?
Not that I don't approve or anything, but there's a definite cynical tone throughout that entire round-up! Someone wasn't happy about working late! More

Posted by Acho at 18:31 on 15 February 2007 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Steven Seagal's Greatest Hits
Our leading Seagalogist charts the big man's finest moments

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Week 2 of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

10 Things To Look Out For At Comic-Con
Empire's look ahead to this week's big panels

Mirror Match: 10 Movies Where Your Evil Twin Attacks
A new challenger enters… and it’s YOU (but with bad facial hair)

Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)