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Alexia Fast Cast In ‘One Shot’; Karl Urban Back To ‘Riddick’; Michelle Rodriguez Joins ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’

Posted by , on September 25, 2011 at 11:47 am 

News of the latest addition to One Shot, Richard Jenkins, came only a few days ago, and yet there’s already a new name to add to the list. As THR tells us, Alexia Fast will appear in the Lee Child adaptation as “Sandy, a seductive young siren involved in a setup of [Tom] Cruise’s character.” Most of the actresses’ credits up this point are either for television shows or TV movies, so the name or face may not ring any bells. (There was a role in the 2006 zombie film Fido, although I’m not sure if anyone has really seen that.)

Joining One Shot will likely boost her profile, though, since she’s sharing a screen with the aforementioned Cruise and Jenkins, while also having an impressive supporting lineup that includes David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, shooting is set to kick off next month, with a release date of February 8th, 2013 planned; I would expect more casting news soon.

Hey, do you guys remember that time Vin Diesel promised a third Riddick movie, with David Twohy returning as director? I don’t know how much I actually believed him at the time, but concept art popping up online made it seem one step closer to reality — or, it at least felt that way.

This might be able to proceed further, since BloodyDisgusting has learned that Karl Urban will be reprising his character of Vaako from the franchise’s second installment for the third, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking. Vaako is a commander for Lord Marshall and the wife of Dame Vaako; actually seeing the first two movies could have come in handy right now. Despite a lack of interest, having Urban around is nice; he can help material of this sort work, such as with Star Trek (and possibly Judge Dredd). This is something that could very well flop, but at least a modicum of hope can be put into its supporting cast.

Speaking of genre franchises that have probably continued past their expiration date, RopeofSilicon has noted that the cast list for Resident Evil: Retribution includes Michelle Rodriguez, even though her character (supposedly) died in the first movie. How she’ll be returning (and in what form) is something that we not only don’t know, but something that could not be of less concern to me. Sorry.

The fifth film in the video game-based series will bring back the writing and directing… talents of Paul W.S. Anderson, with his star and wife Milla Jovovich reprising the role of Alice. Shooting begins next month — much sooner than most of us probably expected — and it’s set to open on September 14th, 2012. Mark your calendars!

Are you looking forward to any of these films? How do you feel about the casting?


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