Monday morning and already sick of the week? Sitting rigid in your cubicle/ coffin making money for an employer who hates you? Staring dead-eyed into the coldness of the computer screen willing the date on the calender forward towards the next opportunity to drink yourself into a blackout? Well here’s something to cheer you up: NUCLEAR APOCALYPSE!
Russians, eh? Just when you think there’s no more Hollywood mileage to be had out of their sinister accents and evil shirts, along comes Salt. With a plot straight out of a Cold War thriller, twists that don’t bear any scrutiny whatsoever and set action pieces that have been done countless times before, Salt shouldn’t be that good. So why did I enjoy it so bloody much?
Tobey has announced today that his next big role will be rather a departure from the superhero franchise that made him famous. Instead, he will be exploring the live-fast-die-young world of chess. He’s in talks to star in Pawn Sacrifice as Bobby Fischer, a legendary chess player who faced off with a Russian champ in 1972, in a game that echoed the tensions of the Cold War.