We’ve previously reported on the casting of the child version of a young Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Well, we now know who they cast as the child version of a character we’ve barely seen until now – Lily Potter. She’ll be played by 10-year-oldEllie Darcey-Alden, and most likely appear in Part 2.
Forbes has released their list of the Top 10 Earning Authors, and genre authors figure prominently. Stephenie Meyer is #2 with $40 million, and Stephen King was #3 at $34 million. I have some doubts that J.K. Rowling earned “only” $10 million this year, even if her books are past their prime: perhaps she got most of the money for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park earlier, but she’s still getting a big cut of the proceeds, I’m sure.
Vampires Suck did all right at the box office over the weekend, raking in $12.2 million for the three-day period, and over $18.6 million since it opened Wednesday. Not bad for a film that only cost $20 million to make.
I’m not entirely sure that the world needs another version of The Tempest, but I’ll generally watch anything with Dame Helen Mirren. She’s cast as the sorceress Prospera (yes, a gender change) in the upcoming film, and can be seen casting spells on the front page. What concerns me is that also in the film is Russell Brand, and I have a policy of never watching anything he’s in. I’m fairly certain The Bard himself wouldn’t approve of the casting choice.
Star Trek’sWalter Koenig is back making comics. He’s starting with a news series calledThings To Come, in a post-apocalyptic world where vampires are the dominant species on earth. He’s also doing new editions of his Raver series, where the hero has to travel in nightmare worlds that are born from his own psychosis.
We’re going to round out the post with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader news. First, young Arabella Morton, who plays the controversial role of Gael in the film, has started a fan page on Facebook. She’s only got 207 fans as of press time, but she is answering questions about the film, so who knows what you might discover?
And finally, three short clips from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader have appeared online. In general, they center around young Eustace Clarence Scrubb (Will Poulter), who is, of course, a little brat. The first clip is partly new footage.
The second clip from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is almost entirely Eustace, as he finds a mountain of gold treasure. Like most movie gold, this stuff is incredibly lightweight. But there’s a twist to what happens, even if you don’t quite understand it yet.
If you haven’t read the books, the final clip resolves the second. That said, it reveals an encounter that I wasn’t expecting, and least not quite this way. Clearly, some license has been taken with the source.
What do you think? Excited for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader now?