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Things get actors: Taken 2, The Dark Tower, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

04.07.2011

If you were hoping that Viggo Mortensen left SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN to fulfill fan dreamcasting as gunslinger Roland Deschain in the big-screen adaptation of THE DARK TOWER, prepare to decipher a dense accent instead.

After months of consideration, actor Javier Bardem has reportedly agreed to officially strap on the six-shooters and wander a mystical realm in Ron Howard's epic live-action movie(s) based on Stephen King's novels.

Elsewhere, Maggie Grace has agreed to reunite with dangerous dad Liam Neeson for TAKEN 2, written and produced by Luc Besson and directed by Olivier Megaton (TRANSPORTER 3). No word on whether she'll somehow manage to get kidnapped again (or if she still runs like a Special Olympics competitor), but judging by the ending of TAKEN, it's entirely possible she somehow transformed into a new pop star with all the obsessive stalkers that occupation entails.

Grace also recently worked with Besson on his space prison action flick LOCKOUT, starring Guy Pearce.

And the sequel SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D has a pair of familiar faces, with Carrie Anne Moss (THE MATRIX) and genre legend Malcolm McDowell paying a visit to that spooky town. They join relatively new faces Adelaide Clemens (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE) and Kit Harington (HBO’s upcoming "Game of Thrones"), plus the returning SILENT HILL actors Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean and Deborah Kara Unger.

Synopsis (and new pic from the currently filming movie): For years, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.

Extra Tidbit: Why didn't they just get the American Bardem, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, for Roland? Save the cost of dialect coaching.
Source: Deadline

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