Matthew Vaughn loved Nicolas Cage’s Adam West impersonation in Kick-Ass

Nicolas Cage came up with the decision to impersonate Adam West in Kick-Ass, according to director Matthew Vaughn.In the 2010 superhero comedy, the Oscar-winning actor played former police officer Damon Macready, who transforms into his vigilante Big D…

Nicolas Cage came up with the decision to impersonate Adam West in Kick-Ass, according to director Matthew Vaughn.

In the 2010 superhero comedy, the Oscar-winning actor played former police officer Damon Macready, who transforms into his vigilante Big Daddy, who wears a Batman-like superhero suit, in an effort to bring down mob boss Frank D’Amico.

Vaughn opened up about making the hit movie to celebrate its 10-year anniversary, and shared that it was Cage’s decision to have his alter-ego speak the same way West did when he played Batman in the iconic 1960s TV show.

“I wasn’t sure about it, and then he did it and I thought it was brilliant,” the British filmmaker told The Hollywood Reporter. “When he put on that costume, I can’t tell you how happy he was… he had an enthusiasm which is vital on a film set.

“There are days where you’re so exhausted that you really rely on the enthusiasm, otherwise you end up with a flat film.”

He used it on set when they were shooting a scene in which Big Daddy is burned alive by D’Amico’s henchmen while he screams out orders to his teenage daughter Hit-Girl, played by Chloe Grace Moretz.

“That delivery, he just pulled that out of the bag on the day. I remember Matthew turning to me and looking really anxious and surprised,” producer Jane Goldman recalled. “He had just done a straight read at the table read. It was so strange and such a brilliant, bold choice.”

However, shooting the scene was one of the hardest sequences for Vaughn, as it was shot completely in the dark.

“That sequence was just a nightmare,” he laughed. “We were shooting in the dark and dealing with the strobe light of Hit-Girl’s weapon. Just getting the cameras to work was really difficult before you get into the timing of everything with the actors.”

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Terry Crews wants to play King Triton in The Little Mermaid reboot

Terry Crews has urged film bosses at Disney to cast him as King Triton in the upcoming The Little Mermaid revamp. The live-action remake hit headlines last week when it was announced that Halle Bailey, from sibling R&B duo Chloe x Halle, would play Ar…

Terry Crews has urged film bosses at Disney to cast him as King Triton in the upcoming The Little Mermaid revamp.

The live-action remake hit headlines last week when it was announced that Halle Bailey, from sibling R&B duo Chloe x Halle, would play Ariel, news which led to much debate on social media, with some people praising her casting and others expressing outrage that an African-American would be portraying the mermaid, who was white in the 1989 animated version.

Crews has now put himself forward to play King Triton, Ariel’s father, by sharing an edited picture in which his top half has been Photoshopped onto a still of the underwater ruler.

“Ariel’s Dad!!!!” the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star captioned the picture, and followed it by joking, “Good thing I skip leg day because mermen don’t have legs!”

The 50-year-old isn’t the only star who has thrown his hat into the ring – singer Lizzo is so committed to playing sea witch Ursula in the movie she posted footage of herself dressed up as the octopus. However, editors at Variety recently reported that Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy is already in talks for the villainous role.

Besides Bailey, Ocean’s 8 star Awkwafina is set to portray Scuttle, a seagull character, while Room actor Jacob Tremblay is rumoured to be portraying Ariel’s fish friend Flounder.

The Little Mermaid reboot is being directed by Rob Marshall, who is known for musicals such as Chicago and Into the Woods. His Mary Poppins Returns writer David Magee is working on the screenplay, which is based on a tale by Hans Christian Andersen, with Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Jane Goldman.

Lin-Manuel Miranda will be producing and working on the music with Disney veteran Alan Menken.

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Lily James and Armie Hammer to star in Rebecca adaptation

Lily James and Armie Hammer are to star in a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.The Hollywood stars will take on lead roles in the project, which has been greenlit by executives at Netflix and Working Title, producers announced on Wednesday …

Lily James and Armie Hammer are to star in a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.

The Hollywood stars will take on lead roles in the project, which has been greenlit by executives at Netflix and Working Title, producers announced on Wednesday (14Nov18).

British director Ben Wheatley, known for his work on Kill List and High-Rise, will helm the movie, while X-Men and Kingsman franchise writer Jane Goldman is penning the script.

Based on the novel, first released in 1938, the story will tell of a newly-married young woman who, on arriving at her husband’s imposing family estate on a bleak English coast, finds herself battling the shadow of his dead first wife, the mysterious Rebecca, whose legacy continues to haunt the house. Working Title’s Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, and Nira Park will produce the film. Further casting details or a potential release date have not yet been announced.

Among the other projects currently being made by executives at Working Title include Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King, featuring Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson, as well as Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats, starring Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Taylor Swift.

Baby Driver actress Lily has most recently been seen onscreen in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Darkest Hour. The 29-year-old will next appear in an untitled film being made by Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis.

Meanwhile, Call Me By Your Name star Armie, 32, has been on the road promoting Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You and Anthony Maras’ Hotel Mumbai. He will next be seen on the silver screen as Marty Ginsburg, the husband of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in biographical drama On the Basis of Sex.

Rebecca was previously adapted for the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940, with the black and white film starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.

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