Eckhart Reveals ‘Dark Knight’ Details
Aaron Eckhart talks to VH1.com about his upcoming role as Two-Face in the next Batman movie:
“Batman is a complex character, and Two-Face comes a little bit from the same world,” Eckhart insisted. “But [at the same time] he’s apart from it.”
Eckhart reported that the key to playing Two-Face, then, is finding specifically how he mirrors — and where he differs — from the Caped Crusader.
“I’m looking for the tension between the two, the similarities between the two,” Eckhart said of his portrayal. “I want to find what’s similar to Batman and then find what’s opposite to him.”
Two-Face flips a coin to decide how he’s going to act. But will Eckhart even get the chance? Rumors persist that Eckhart’s role as Dent will set him up as the main villain in the series’ third installment, with his disfigurement coming toward the end of the second film.
Is Eckhart exclusively Harvey Dent in “The Dark Knight”?
“Yeah,” Eckhart said, before reconsidering after a brief pause, “Well, I’m Harvey Dent … then I go into Harvey Two-Face.”
Eckhart says if he were to reveal who is responsible for scarring Dent in the film, the studio would kill him.
BitTorrent to sell movies and TV shows
Movie Marketing Madness reports that peer-to-peer file sharing service BitTorrent will begin selling TV shows and renting movies. TV episodes will be available to own for $1.99, the same price point other services offer.
Movies from MGM, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox and Paramount will be available for downloading, with new movies costing $3.99 and older ones costing $2.99. The catch is that movies are only rented files that expire 30 days after you download them. You also will not be able to transfer the files to another computer or send them over the internet thanks to Microsoft’s DRM encoding. BitTorrent does have an agreement to sell movies to own but the studios, in addition to insisting on DRM, wanted to charge a price that BitTorrent felt wasn’t competitive or reasonable (likely the same as a new DVD).
With many fans already using BitTorrent to download comics, it seems like this could be an opportunity for publishers to partner with a known entity in the digital market.
Boreanaz, Shields to voice animated New Frontier
Comics Continuum is reporting that David Boreanaz and Brooke Shields will voice Hal Jordan and Carol Ferris in DC Comics’ direct-to-DVD adaptation of The New Frontier.
Former wrestler finds success in Hollywood with 300
Hey wrestling fans, remember Kurrgan? He wrestled in the WWE as part of their Oddities stable some years back. And now he’s going to appear in 300:
Former WWF star Kurrgan will be seen in the new feature film “300″ based on the great Frank Miller comic book. He was the focus of an article in New Brunswick, Canada’s The Times & Transcript newspaper yesterday, noting he was invited to audition for the role of a Spartan Warrior and was hired for the film. Kurrgan, now 39, still wrestles occasionally, but focuses on raising his family and works a full-time job outside of the industry. When asked to compare acting and wrestling, he commented, “Being a wrestler is not far from being an actor”, but noted acting was far less painful.