Check out a short video clip of Zac talking comics. With a taste of the Image Comics adaption “Fire”, maybe he’s hinting at his interest of other comic book movies to the masses. [Source]
High School Musical heartthrob Zac Efron is set for a £9million pay day as he takes on the role of SpiderMan. Zac Efron will replace Tobey Maguire in the fourth blockbuster movie, due to start shooting later this year and scheduled to hit cinemas in 2012.
Tobey, 34, stunned bosses at Universal Pictures last year when he announced he was quitting the megabucks franchise. But a studio insider revealed: “After dumping Spidey, Tobey then came to the rescue by recommending that Zac should take over his role.”
Producers believe the 22-year-old, who has a huge teen following, will bring new fans to the Spider-Man series by playing the reluctant hero and his alter ego Peter Parker. They are also believed to be considering reuniting Zac with his High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens, 21.
She is hotly tipped to replace Kirsten Dunst, 27, as Spider-Man’s love interest and the source added: “It would be a great coup to land her as well. The franchise would be revitalised and transformed by two of Hollywood’s most gifted and fast-rising young stars.” [Source]
Nothing has been confirmed yet. Therefore, treat this news with a pinch of salt.
Zac Efron, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Susan St. James and Peter Graves attended the elementary school fundraiser event on 21 January 2010. Enjoy watching this video.
Zac Efron has a just made a deal at Universal for Fire, an adaptation of a graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis that was published by Image Comics. The plan is for Efron to play a college student who is recruited by the CIA, only to find that he has been trained for a program that creates expendable agents. Bendis, the fanboy favorite whose comic book creations include “Ultimate Spider-Man”, will write the script.
While little material moves during Sundance, Efron and Bendis got the deal after they schlepped around to three studios, pitching the project on a rainy day last Friday. The project has the steady hand of Neal Moritz, who’ll produce with Circle of Confusion’s David Engel. Efron and Alchemy Entertainment’s Jason Barrett will be executive producers.
Efron has made a separate deal at Warner Bros to star in a Back To The Future-like film that melds two projects. One’s a pitch from writers Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski, and the other is a WB project called Algorithm that the studio was already developing as a directing vehicle for Nick Stoller, the Forgetting Sarah Marshall director who just wrapped Get Him To The Greek. Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff are producing and Alan Riche is executive producer along with Efron and Barrett. [Source]
Count Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens among the latest celebrities to offer their assistance to the victims of this month’s earthquake in Haiti. The cute couple have agreed to help George Lopez raise funds for that nation at Help Haiti, a concert taking place on Thursday, February 4. Zac and Vanessa join stars such as Ray Ramono, Margaret Cho and Ozzy Osbourne at the event. Visit LopezTonight.com for more information on it. [Source]
Zac Efron participated in “Hope for Haiti” Telethon on 22 January 2010. Enjoy the pics! Hopefully, there are still more to come.
• ‘Hope For Haiti’ Telethon 01/22/2010 (x8)
Zac Efron doesn’t like letting people down. The “High School Musical” star – who’s currently dating actress Vanessa Hudgens – says he never forgets his friends when it comes to promises he’s made but if he has pledged to do something for himself he always forgets.
“One of the reasons I don’t make resolutions is purely because I know I won’t stick to them,” said Zac. “Instead I make about 15 resolutions as I go and try to stick to them. That is working much better for me this year. I can keep promises to other people – just not to myself.” [Source]
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Brittany Snow and her boyfriend were spotted leaving Katsuya in Los Angeles on 19 January 2010. Enjoy the pics!
• January 19 – Leaving Katsuya In Los Angeles (x14)
Robert Pattinson is taking on M.C. duties at George Clooney’s Hope For Haiti telethon, E! Online reports. The 23-year-old actor will be joined by Twi-costar Anna Kendrick, good friend Zac Efron and country singer Taylor Swift, among many others.
The two-hour benefit, which features more than 40 celebs in both Los Angeles or New York, will air on all the major television networks. [Source]
According to the Internet, Zac Efron will have a role in the upcoming “The Hangover 2.” However, according to the film’s star, Justin Bartha, you shouldn’t believe everything the Internet tells you – after all, if you did, you’d also be under the impression that Robert Pattinson might be joining Efron in the sequel to last year’s hit comedy.
“Other people have said that, and we were at the Critics’ Choice Awards the other day and I’ll quote [director] Todd Phillips when someone else asked [if Zac Efron is in the film] – he said, ‘IMDB is not the Wall Street Journal. It is run by a 15-year-old boy in Tampa. So be careful what you read,’ “Bartha told MTV News on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday. [Source]