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Jul. 22, 2009by: Dave Davis

I'm not quite sure if TERMINATOR SALVATION propelled Aussie actor Sam Worthington into the expected movie star stratosphere, but it's probably safe to assume he'll be around for a while. After all, he'll heroically hack through digital creatures in the CLASH OF THE TITANS remake, and he's the human star of James Cameron's low-budget drama AVATAR.

Now he's cast a vote for THE CANDIDATE, a remake of the 2008 Danish thriller (KANDIDATEN). The synopsis of the original: "Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But nothing is what it appears to be, and the blackmail links back to his father's death under mysterious circumstances a year and a half earlier."

No director has been announced, but writer Beau Willimon (upcoming FARRAGUT NORTH) is working on the script. The movie is described in the vein of THE GAME, but hopefully won't also snap my suspension of disbelief like raw spaghetti the same way Fincher's film did.

Extra Tidbit: Worthington was one of many actors rumored to be "in the running" for James Bond before Craig got the tux and license to kill.
Source: THR

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10:30PM on 07/22/2009
He has about as much charisma as my coffee mug.
He has about as much charisma as my coffee mug.
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10:02PM on 07/22/2009
I think Worthington is about to blow up. I thought he stole the show in Terminator, and i'm way psyched for Clash of the Titans.
I think Worthington is about to blow up. I thought he stole the show in Terminator, and i'm way psyched for Clash of the Titans.
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9:39PM on 07/22/2009
As far as I can remember, Bana was cast as Hulk before Black Hawk Down was even released. And Worthington broke out with Somersault in 2004. Just like Chopper, only movie fans have heard of this film.
As far as I can remember, Bana was cast as Hulk before Black Hawk Down was even released. And Worthington broke out with Somersault in 2004. Just like Chopper, only movie fans have heard of this film.
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4:37PM on 07/23/2009
if you're talking about just in america you are gith. but if you are talking about on an international level, which these big movies hope to be, then you are way off about only movie fans hearing of bana. The big shock was that he was doing drama after previously being reknown as the 'austrailian jim carrey'
if you're talking about just in america you are gith. but if you are talking about on an international level, which these big movies hope to be, then you are way off about only movie fans hearing of bana. The big shock was that he was doing drama after previously being reknown as the 'austrailian jim carrey'
7:47PM on 07/22/2009

Skellington

Bana broke out in Chopper, Skell. Critical praise and such at the time. And was a standout in the Black hawk down ensemble. And he was huge overseas... thus being cast in big movies like Hulk made sense.

I like worthington, i'm just saying it's odd he is cast in terminator salvation, avatar and clash of the titans back to back while virtually unknown in the mainstream.

That said, the guy has awesome presence and I'd like to see him go far.
Bana broke out in Chopper, Skell. Critical praise and such at the time. And was a standout in the Black hawk down ensemble. And he was huge overseas... thus being cast in big movies like Hulk made sense.

I like worthington, i'm just saying it's odd he is cast in terminator salvation, avatar and clash of the titans back to back while virtually unknown in the mainstream.

That said, the guy has awesome presence and I'd like to see him go far.
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12:58PM on 07/22/2009
I wasnt impressed at all by his performance in terminator

and luke, id love to hear the reasons why you think alien 3 is better than the game, because i could use a good laugh
I wasnt impressed at all by his performance in terminator

and luke, id love to hear the reasons why you think alien 3 is better than the game, because i could use a good laugh
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11:39AM on 07/22/2009

Decent movie

Being from Denmark, I have seen the film, it's pretty good, but not fantastic. Should be a decent remake of a decent movie
Being from Denmark, I have seen the film, it's pretty good, but not fantastic. Should be a decent remake of a decent movie
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9:13AM on 07/22/2009
No non-film fan knew who Eric Bana was before he was cast as Hulk, but he had been getting praise for his talent in his very own country, just like Worthington.
No non-film fan knew who Eric Bana was before he was cast as Hulk, but he had been getting praise for his talent in his very own country, just like Worthington.
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8:49AM on 07/22/2009
a 4th major role for this virtual nobody (no non-film fan knows this guys name OR face)? I think Worthington is the one doing the blackmailing.
a 4th major role for this virtual nobody (no non-film fan knows this guys name OR face)? I think Worthington is the one doing the blackmailing.
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12:38AM on 07/22/2009
My immediate reaction when I saw that title was "What? We just had a remake of the Manchurian Candidate!" But I guess that's what I get for jumping to conclusions.

I'm also am not a fan of "The Game", I've seen almost all of Fincher's films and that's probably my least favorite (yes, even moreso than Alien 3, but I expect I probably like that one more than most people).
My immediate reaction when I saw that title was "What? We just had a remake of the Manchurian Candidate!" But I guess that's what I get for jumping to conclusions.

I'm also am not a fan of "The Game", I've seen almost all of Fincher's films and that's probably my least favorite (yes, even moreso than Alien 3, but I expect I probably like that one more than most people).
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