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Max Landis’ Unused Power Ranger Script Leaked

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Max Landis took to twitter to confirm that his original script for the Power Rangers film was indeed uploaded to Reddit.

Comic and screenwriter Landis was originally hired a few years back to write the script for the Power Rangers reboot. The film is due to be released next month. The script was completed in 2014 but was replaced before the film began production. John Gatkins wrote the script version that the studio chose to film. The link to the reddit discussion is here:

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FX Celebrates the Launch of Legion

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FX CELEBRATES THE LAUNCH OF LEGION WITH IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCES
ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Three-Day New York Art Exhibit, Legion Where?House, Featuring Original Art by Renowned Artists

Five Augmented Reality Murals in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco

Exclusive Art Made Available to Fans in 56 Comic Book Store Locations Throughout the US

LOS ANGELES (January 24, 2017) – FX Networks announced today bold and exciting art-inspired initiatives to celebrate the long-awaited February 8th premiere of Legion. Comic lovers around the country can access the headspace of one of the world’s most powerful mutants and embrace the fractured reality of this new original series through one-of-a-kind experiences presented by FX Networks. For full details, visit insidelegion.com/experience.

Five augmented reality murals that will reveal the power of David Haller’s mind can be found in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Those who find the murals can download the Blippar app, then aim and frame the art to watch the power of Legion come to life. Locations for each mural are: Brooklyn, NY at St. Nicholas Avenue & Jefferson Street; New York, NY at Bleecker Street & Carmine Street; Chicago, IL at W. North Avenue & N. Western Avenue; Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street; San Francisco, CA at Fillmore Street & Union Street.

Launching Friday, January 27 through Sunday, January 29, Legion Where?House opens to the public featuring a mind-bending three-day art exhibit in Brooklyn. The gallery presented by FX is inspired by the unpredictable world of Legion at Villain warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. The three-day exhibit will challenge audiences and bring the unfathomable power of the Legion to life with art installations inspired by the series’ themes, including:

Forced perspective art piece by Michael Murphy
Found materials installation by Clemens Behr
Light and shadow installation by Kumi Yamashita
Legion Key Art Mural by David Flores
Multimedia installation inspired by the series

In addition, fans nationwide who want to take the art home can head to 56 participating comic book stores across the US including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and more, that will be giving away the limited edition posters (while supplies last). Go to insidelegion.com/experience for the full list of locations.

Legion, the highly-anticipated new drama series from Noah Hawley, will premiere on FX on Wednesday, February 8 at 10 PM ET/PT. Hawley serves as Executive Producer, along with Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and John Cameron. Legion is the latest project from Hawley and Cameron, two of the executive producers of the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning FX limited series Fargo.

Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.

A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture-perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.

Legion is produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television, with FXP handling the physical production.

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First Look at Netflix Futuristic Thriller Mute

MuteNetflix presents the First Look at the highly-anticipated futuristic thriller Mute. Enter the captivating world of visionary filmmaker Duncan Jones, featuring Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux and newcomer Seyneb Saleh.

Duncan Jones, the creative mind behind the cult-hit Moon and Source Code, returns to his creative roots with this original and gripping story set in an immersive universe.

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Synopsis:
Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) is a bartender living in the pulsing city of Berlin. Because of a childhood accident, Leo lost the ability to speak and the only good thing in his life is his beautiful girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). When she vanishes without a trace, Leo’s search for her takes him deep into the city’s seedy underbelly. A pair of wise-cracking American surgeons (Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux) are the only recurring clue and Leo is forced to take on this teeming underworld in order to find his love.

The Netflix original film is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones and Michael Robert Johnson. Stuart Fenegan serves as producer and Charles J.D. Schissel and Trevor Beattie serve as executive producers. The film will launch in all territories where Netflix is available in 2017.

Huge thanks to Netflix for the press release and images. Can’t wait to see Alex in this role.

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***Site Update***

 

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Apologies to our visitors that I have been absent and missed posting some rather gorgeous new photos / interviews of Alexander at Berlin and Istanbul Film Festivals. I have recently had major surgery and am currently in a long recovery process! Partly due to this (there’s nothing like a serious illness to make you re-evaluate how you spend your life) and partly due to a loneliness I have felt for a while now in the Alex fandom, I have decided to move away from my role here updating skarsgardfans.com. I started working here around 18 months ago after a few very happy years working on a very successful blog called “ericandsookielovers”. My fellow bloggers there moved on to new interests when “True Blood” ended and I came here hoping to repeat the huge success we had there, with lots of comments and activity (I even had dreams of starting up a new Alex fan forum) but alas it wasn’t to be. If there is a really active Alex fan community still alive anywhere on-line I have failed to find it. I am not the site owner, only a humble contributor, but as I have been the only contributor for several months now I have no idea if the site will spring back to life in the future (with the release of Tarzan perhaps?). In my future I will be concentrating on the very active Facebook page I run supporting Alex alexskarsgardfans and hope to keep that updated with all the best new photos etc. and for now I will also be keeping the new Instagram page alexskarsgard_fans too as it has grown surprisingly quickly in  a short space of time.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Barbara for letting me play with her site, I love to blog and will miss the opportunity to do so, and I want to thank each and every one of the several 100 regular visitors who have continued to check us out every single day. Like all other fans, I am hoping that 2016 will be a great year for Alexander and that Tarzan will be a massive worldwide success for him.

Take care everyone & happy skarsgazing!

Evie xxx

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(pics by Vanity Fair from their post-Oscars Party)

 

 

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“Lord of the Abs” Feature in Empire Magazine

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There’s a double page feature on The Legend of Tarzan in the new edition of UK movie magazine Empire. Next to a photo of Alexander they write “You could grate a banana on those abs”.

“They’re really making the most of Alex’s body” Margot Robbie.

“There’s still a Tarzan friends with all the animals vibe” Samuel L Jackson “And vine swinging and all that good shit”.

And here are the digital scans – courtesy of skarsjoy

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First photos of Alexander Skarsgard & Nicole Kidman on “Big Little Lies” set

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Above is the first picture of Alexander and Nicole Kidman taken on the set of their HBO mini-series Big Little Lies. They play married couple (and parents of twin boys) Perry and Celeste Wright. Filming is taking place in LA and Pasadena.

UPDATE – more pics of Alexander on set below:

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Alexander Skarsgard at the European Film Awards

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Alexander Skarsgard attended the European Film Awards in Berlin on Saturday December 12th, to present his The Legend of Tarzan co-star Christoph Waltz with the award for European Achievement in World Cinema. Alexander attended the event with his good friend Fares Fares.

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“Allegiant” Trailer Featuring Bill Skarsgard

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A new trailer for Allegiant has been released featuring Bill Skarsgard, who makes his series debut in this, the third Divergent movie. Alexander’s War On Everyone co-star Theo James plays one of the lead roles.

The third installment of the blockbuster Divergent series franchise, ALLEGIANT takes Tris [Shailene Woodley] and Four [Theo James] into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before.

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

 

 

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“Hidden” Is Pretty Good Actually!!!

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Alexander’s movie “Hidden” is now available on DVD in the US and Canada.

I was lucky enough to see this movie a couple of weeks ago and I really liked it. I can understand why Warner Bros didn’t give it cinematic release but it works well on the small screen.

The basic synopsis is that a family has been hiding out in an old bomb shelter  for several months, but we don’t know who or what they are hiding from. Some information is given in flashbacks throughout the movie, but the audience is left in the dark (you see what I did there?) about the exact details for the majority of the story.

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Alexander & Jack McBrayer in the Arctic for Greenpeace

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Alexander and his good friend, 30 Rock actor Jack McBrayer, are currently visiting the Arctic to support Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic Campaign. They are travelling on board The Arctic Sunrise.

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 The Arctic is under threat. As the ice melts, giant corporate companies are rushing in to exploit its resources. www.savethearctic.org

The Arctic Sunrise is in Greenland to bear witness to Seismic Blasting activities which are rocking the very eco-system  .

The pictures below are from Greenpeace and Save the Arctic on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

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Deadspin: Best Performance Given To Alexander Skarsgard

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Over at Deadspin, movie columnist Tim Grierson has given Alexander his Best Performance in a summer movie Award for Monroe in “The Diary of a Teenage Girl“.

Best Performance: Playing a lecherous creep is easy—playing a lecherous creep you almost feel sorry for is hard. In the acclaimed 1970s drama The Diary of a Teenage GirlAlexander Skarsgård is terrific as Monroe, the boyfriend of Kristen Wiig’s hippie-ish mother to precocious, awkward teen Minnie (an excellent Bel Powley). Soon, Monroe begins a clandestine relationship with the sexually inexperienced daughter, requiring Skarsgård to walk a delicate line between full-blown skuzzball and deeply troubled loser. As its title suggests, Teenage Girlchiefly focuses on Minnie’s coming of age, but it’s Skarsgård who’s instrumental in powering the story, giving us a man who’s never quite aware of the damage he’s doing to this young woman because he’s too busy being absorbed in his own selfishness.

If you are lucky there still may be time to see “Diary” at the cinema, but here in the UK it is disappearing fast.

Thanks to skarsjoy for finding the article.

 

 

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