Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Disney searches for resident Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones stunt show coming to Disneyland

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"Indiana Jones swings into Disneyland this summer in a live-action stunt show timed to coincide with the fourth installment of the movie series, “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

The Anaheim theme park is casting actors with combat experience for the Indy role, a duplicitous female archaeologist and a physically imposing bad guy for “The Summer of Hidden Mysteries,” a staged show to be performed on the balconies, rooftops and streets of Adventureland, according to the Disneyland auditions website. Park visitors would be enlisted to help solve mysteries and uncover ancient artifacts during the performance.

The stunt show ties together the highly anticipated movie opening, May 22, with the theme park’s Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye attraction.

According to the casting call:
* The Indiana Jones character, a rugged adventurer in his 40s, tosses off comic lines, throws a punch and interacts well with children — all with equal ability.

* The female archaeologist, in her late 20s to early 40s with an English accent, starts out kind and helpful but eventually reveals a villainous side.

* The bad guy, a brute with physical agility and stamina, pursues Jones through the crowded streets of Adventureland before a culminating series of balcony and rooftop confrontations."

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Last Templar Miniseries Slated for NBC

RHI Entertainment has inked a string of deals on its Crusades miniseries “The Last Templar.”

Germany’s ProSiebenSat1, France’s M6, Spain’s Antena 3, Australia’s Channel 7 and Mediaset in Italy have all acquired the four-hour adaptation of Raymond Khoury’s bestselling novel about a Manhattan archaeologist attempting to uncover the lost secrets of the medieval Knights Templar.

Mira Sorvino plays the archaeologist. Scott Foley, Victor Garber and Omar Sharif round out the cast.

RHI Entertainment, which specializes in made-for-TV films and miniseries, is producing “The Last Templar” for NBC. Paolo Barzman is helming the production, which started lensing April 5.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Europa Universalis: Rome demo now available

Europa Universalis: Rome demo is now available for download. The demo offers Rome and Carthage as the opposing civilizations engaged in the Second Punic War.