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Mack Chico


2009/06/08 at 12:00am

Antonio Banderas reveals new details from ‘Puss in Boots’

06.8.2009 | By |

Antonio Banderas reveals new details from 'Puss in Boots'

After actor Antonio Banderas revealed that “Puss in Boots” would indeed be an origin story for the character first introduced through “Shrek 2”, screenwriter David H. Steinberg confirmed that Puss will be the only original character kept for the spin-off. “No, all new characters – except Puss,” the scribe told Moviehole, dishing out possibility of Shrek, Fiona or Donkey making an appearance.

As for the reason behind the elimination of those popular characters, Steinberg pointed out on the fact that he is in the blank on the “Shrek Forever After” and “Shrek 5” scripts. “It doesn’t overlap with Shrek at all,” he explained. “Partly that was done to tell an original Puss story, but partly because we didn’t know what Shrek 4 (and now Shrek 5) were going to do with the characters and we couldn’t write conflicting storylines.”

Earlier, Puss’ voice actor, Banderas, has opened up to Coming Soon on what this spin-off will be dealing with. “…we’re going to go from the time he’s a very little cat, so you see actually why and how he becomes an adult killer, and the reasons why he ends up on that path,” he said. “It’s interesting because it goes away from that kind of use of popular culture that ‘Shrek’ has. It goes in a different way, and the movie sometimes gets almost emotional, I may say, and it’s kind of epic.”

“I found when they pitched the movie to me, and now reading the script, a total real connection with the character. Obviously, he’s a cartoon, but (I have) a real personal connection with him in terms of what he’s expressing. It’s very emotional at some points, it’s very special. It’s going to surprise people I think; they’re not going to expect what we’re going to do.”

Scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on March 20, 2012, “Puss in Boots” will be directed by “Shrek the Third” helmer Chris Smith. Its official synopsis is read, “Swords will cross and hearts will be broken in this adventure starring one of the most beloved characters of the Shrek universe – Puss In Boots. It’s a swashbuckling ride through Puss’s early years as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty (Salma Hayek) to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.”

Mack Chico


2009/06/03 at 12:00am

Javier Bardem will play the villain in ‘Wall Street 2’

06.3.2009 | By |

Javier Bardem will play the villain in 'Wall Street 2'

Rumor has it, Javier Bardem will be taking on the villain role of “Wall Street 2“. According to Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily, this 40-year-old actor has been lined up to play a stock-shorting worldwide hedge fund manager whom Shia LaBeouf‘s character suspects to be responsible for the death of his mentor.

If Bardem is indeed cast to play the antagonist, he will be sharing screen with Michael Douglas, who will reprise his Academy Award-winning role as Gordon Gekko, and LaBeouf, who Finke confirmed to have set to co-star in the movie despite earlier report claiming that the young actor was in negotiation. So far, there are no words from Bardem’s camp regarding the casting speculation.

More about the sequel itself, Finke reported that the movie is expected to start its principal photography on August 10 with the release plan for February 2010. It allegedly will begin 21 years after the end of the first movie and Gordon Gekko has finished serving his prison sentence. This time, the story revolves around LaBeouf’s character who is engaged to Gekko’s estranged daughter.

When LaBeouf’s mentor unexpectedly kills himself, LaBeouf suspects that Bardem’s character has something to do with it. Seeking for revenge, he then asks Gekko, who tries to mend his relationship with his daughter, for help.

Javier Bardem is an Academy Award recipient for his portrayal of hitman Anton Chigurh in “No Country for Old Men“. This Spanish actor has starred in several English-language feature films, including “Collateral“, “Love in the Time of Cholera” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona“.

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