With production on Warner Bros. “Arthur and Lancelot” being pushed back, “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington has found his next role before jumping back into production on the HBO series.
Harington is in final negotiations to join the cast of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ “The Seventh Son.” Legendary had no comment on the casting.
He joins a cast that already includes Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander with Sergey Bodrov helming.
Formerly known as “The Spook’s Apprentice,” tale is adapted from Joseph Delaney’s young adult series about a teen who’s the seventh son of a seventh son, and learns about wizardry from a forbidding spook.
Harington will play the former apprentice of Bridges’ character.
Read the full article here at Variety.
ShockTillYouDrop.com received an update from producer Don Carmody (Silent Hill, “Resident Evil” films) about Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.
Carmody told us the picture is locked. They are now working on the sound and score and talking with Lionsgate about a release date. The producer added that he is hoping for either a late spring or early fall release.
Read the full article here at Shock Till You Drop.
Legendary Pictures’ Paradise Lost isn’t the only film being readied on the Warner Bros lot to face a budget crisis. Arthur & Lancelot, the David Dobkin script that Warner Bros paid $2 million to acquire last summer, won’t get made unless the budget drops dramatically. I’m told that even though Warner Bros dated the film for a March 15, 2013 release and cast Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington to play Arthur and The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman to play Lancelot, the back and forth on budget has gotten to the point that the studio has invited Dobkin to set the picture up elsewhere if he can. I’ve heard that what started as a $90 million (other sources said Warners would make it for $110 million) contemporary style re-imagining of the Sword And The Stone tale has a budget the studio fears could reach $130 million. The studio feels that is just too much for a movie with two unproven leads. After the year’s wild box office swings and last weekend’s paltry performance, who can blame Warner Bros for being cautious?
It is obviously a Warner Bros goal to tell the story of Arthur, Lancelot and the Knights of the Roundtable, because the Dobkin spec supplanted two others that the studio had in development. The studio is keen to see through Dobkin’s version of the film (the spec deal allowed Dobkin to take it elsewhere if he and Warner Bros disagreed), but I’ve heard that if Arthur & Lancelot doesn’t figure it out, Ritchie might once again be trying to pull the sword out of the stone. His Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows opens Friday and is expected to shake the box office out of its recent doldrums.
Read the full article here at Deadline.
After playing the bastard Jon Snow on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Kit Harington looks ready to display his sword-wielding skills yet again, as Warner Bros. has tapped him for the role of King Arthur in “Arthur and Lancelot.”
A schedule is still being worked out, but once that is resolved, Harington should be able to jump into the role and begin shooting in early 2012. Joel Kinniman is already in place to play Lancelot with David Dobkin on board to write and direct.
Read the full article here at Variety.com
This isn’t exactly Kit-specific news, but is relevant to Jon’s character in the upcoming second season of Game of Thrones so I thought I’d post it for you guys. Rose Leslie is a brilliant young actress and she’ll be a fantastic addition to the cast and the show.
Downton Abbey actress Rose Leslie has landed the key role of a Wildling woman that Jon Snow meets during during his adventures beyond the Wall. Ygritte is described as “strong-willed, witty, skilled in battle and survival in the wilderness. An unconventional beauty, skinny but strong with red hair (which the Wildlings consider ‘kissed by fire’).”
Read the full article here at EW.com.
Lena Headey has made a new post at her official Facebook page and she has revealed that she’ll be attending the Emmy Awards this year with several of her Game of Thrones cast members. Hopefully this means Kit will be attending too!
I am off to the Emmys !!! Most of the cast is going so should be a hoot and of course our lovely Pete Dinklage is nominated … Found a wonderful dress .. Grace kelly meets tim burton .. I can’t do shiny and booby and glossy .. Am VERY excited to frock up
Game of Thrones has been nominated at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards for several awards. You can find the full list below! Unfortunately Kit was not nominated but congratulations to his co-star Peter Dinklage and the whole cast and crew!
Outstanding Drama Series
„Boardwalk Empire“ (HBO)
„The Good Wife“ (CBS)
„Mad Men“ (AMC)
„Friday Night Lights“ (DirecTV)
„Game of Thrones“ (HBO)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John Slattery („Mad Men“, AMC)
Andre Braugher („Men of a Certain Age“, TNT)
Walton Goggins („Justified“, FX)
Peter Dinklage („Game of Thrones“, HBO)
Josh Charles („The Good Wife“, CBS)
Alan Cumming („The Good Wife“, CBS)
Nominations for some of the smaller (but not any less important!) awards can be found under the cut. I have only added Game of Thrones in these categories as the list would have gotten much too long otherwise! Too view all nominees please visit the official Emmys website.
Continue reading 2011 Emmy Nominations
More information about the Game of Thrones panel at this year’s Comic-Con has been released!
Location: Ballroom 20
Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A session
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode debut season on June 19. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. Some of the cast featured in the first season and appearing on this panel are (in alphabetical order) Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, and Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo.
Moderated by George R. R. Martin, who also serves as a co-executive producer and
writer on the series.
We’re looking for someone who is going to attend the panel and who would be willing to write a report of it for this site. If you’re interested please email us at admin[@]kitharington.com!
Anyone who would like to donate pictures and videos of the event once it has commenced is very welcome to write to us as well! You can be assured that you will be properly credited.
What was it like to reteam with Kit for Silent Hill: Revelation?
We just finished that a couple weeks ago. It was so strange, seeing him dressed in jeans and a T-shirt on! No beard, no sword! We’re in contemporary times, and we’re both playing Americans, so it’s a total shift from Game of Thrones. He’s a good guy, a lovely guy, and we can look forward to big things from him.
Read the full interview, which includes some speculation about Jon Snow’s lineage, here at nymag.com.
“Kit was playing my 18-year-old daughter’s boyfriend,” he laughed of Harington’s role in the movie the two shot earlier this year in Canada. “It’s quite strange, last time I saw him it was all this leather gear, we both were with long hair and now we’re just wearing jeans and [tennis shoes] and talking American.”
“Yeah, we spent a few times together, but he was mostly in scenes I wasn’t in. He’s a good guy. I think he might be, things [are] happening for him,” Bean said.
Read the full article here at accesshollywood.com.
I have added two additional episode stills of Game of Thrones, one from episode seven and one from episode nine. Screencaptures of the last two episodes will follow as soon as possible.
It has also been announced that the second season will start filming July 25 in Belfast.
It’s Official. Production for Game of Thrones Season 2 is set to begin 7/25 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Eep, exciting news! According to The Hollywood Reporter Kit is going to attend the Game of Thrones panel at this year’s Comic-Con on July 21!
As if Fox sending Terra Nova wasn’t enough for your geek senses, HBO on Friday announced panel presentations for Game of Thrones and True Blood. Starz also unveiled its plans as well. See below for the who, what and when of it all. Additional details to come in the weeks ahead.
Thursday, July 21
Game of Thrones: Author George R.R. Martin will moderate the panel with attendees including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Jason Moma and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The panel marks the freshman series first time at Comic-Con.