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Liam Hemsworth Cast in Chuck Russell's 3-D Arabian Nights

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March 8, 2010

Liam Hemsworth

Set to follow in the footsteps of his brother Chris Hemworth (who's playing the God of Thunder in Marvel's Thor), actor Liam Hemsworth, who can next be seen swooning Miley Cyrus in The Last Song, is making a jump from sappy Nicholas Sparks adaptations to some serious action adventure as Heat Vision reports that he's in negotiations to star in Arabian Nights, an epic new 3-D remake from director Chuck Russell (The Scoprion King). The story focuses on a young commander (Hemsworth) who, after his king is murdered in a coup, joins forces with Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Genie from the magic lamp to rescue queen Scheherazade.

The script was written by Russell and Barry P. Ambrose and shooting will start in the summer. This will be a real test for Hemsowrth to line-up as a big future action star like his brother. Action and adventure is great and all, but it's going to be tough to beat Disney's Aladdin. I jest, but, in all seriousness, with sandy action flicks like Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia on the way soon, it seems like the ancient epic is in for a serious makeover. Russell's past efforts with The Scorpion King were lackluster, but nothing says action epic like his turn directing The Mask with Jim Carrey or Eraser with Arnold Schwarzenegger. You interested?

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  • People's Champ
    Yeah, real thrilling! :{
  • Spider Man
    Wasnt he James Tiberius Kirks father in Star Trek JJ Style?
  • Xerxex
    Epic 3-D remake? wow, um No. #2 Chris, not Liam, was Kirk's father, the older one.
  • Xerxex
    You know this could have been good, if the 3-D part wasn't there, I'm sorry I cannot take a film seriously when its in 3-D...did anyone else see the 3-D TV prom? It was stupid, who wants to wear 3-D glasses just to watch T.V.?
  • Sharlto
    yea i'm excited i love sandy action epics, the hemsworths are all great actors too
  • Linkfx
    It's Liams brother Chris who is in The Last Song...I feel kind of terrible for knowing that...
  • LINKFX
    sorry Chris Hemsworth is Thor...Liam is in Last Song but isn't Thor...got my Hemsworth's mixed up, too.
  • 81
    I'm so sick of this CRAP! when the hell will peoole lern that this Doosh-bag & his Log-head of a brother can't act to save here live's! STOP casting them in movie's,THEY SUCK MAN ASS,move on.
  • Mony
    i would have been interested if they had signed someone who actually looks the part. Like a Middle Eastern
  • Dude
    #9 agreed.

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