Professor X is after Magneto’s job.
Or, at least, the job that was intended for him. Michael Fassbender was offered the starring role in Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle‘s next project, Trance, but now that he has passed on the job, his co-star from X-Men: First Class, James McAvoy, is in preliminary talks to replace him.
Trance is a remake of a 2003 TV movie of the same name, in which he mastermind of an art heist suffers a blow to the head and amnesia during the job. His team then hires a female hypnotist to get into his brain.
Boyle is set to direct the heist thriller before directing the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics.
Summary (from Fox): Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.
Matthew Vaughn surprises (me at least) with a fun, if a little cheesy and convenient, summer superhero movie.
This weekend, the first of many upcoming superhero reboots will be released. Leading the pack before the rumored Fantastic Four restart and next summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man is X-Men: First Class, director Matthew Vaughn’s tale of the beginning of Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters in the 60s and the friendship between Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, who will become Magneto. Vaughn has cast this new film in the X-Men franchise with some of the most talented actors of today. So before seeing his newest film, check out some of the under-ranked films from the stars of X-Men: First Class.
Adam Sandler’s latest PG-13 Comedy. It’s a loose remake of the Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn classic Cactus Flower. Did you know Nicole Kidman is in this movie? Me neither. The mere mention of her name in a trailer nowadays must kill the opening box office or something. Co-starring Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Minka Kelly, Dave Matthews and Nick Swardson.