According to the
Salem Statesman Journal, The Underclassman opens January 7th.
Some critics loved it:
"Now, we move ahead to 2001, "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "Harry Potter" reigns at the box
office and soon fantasy becomes very big. Thereís a risk that studios may jump on the bandwagon a little
too quick to put out the next thing.
Thankfully, the Sci-Fi channel didnít with the "Earthsea" mini series."
"Ashmore is a likable young actor who made a positive impression in an old Disney Channel series ("In
a Heartbeat") and especially in the "X-Men" films as Bobby Drake (aka Iceman), but he's saddled with such
a lackluster story in "Earthsea" that even his presence can't break through the same-old, same-old muck."
recently talked to Shawn regarding his upcoming movies ('3 Needles' and 'Dot'), X-Men 3 and the
possibility of him being in the new Superman movie (he doesn't confirm it, but it looks like it could
Shawn in 3 Needles
From ComingSoon.net/The Hollywood Reporter:
"X-Men" series star Shawn Ashmore (aka Iceman) will star in the independent feature 3 Needles for
Canadian writer/director Thom Fitzgerald. The Hollywood Reporter says Ashmore is replacing Scott Speedman
in the role.
The film is a triptych about the AIDS pandemic that plays out in South Africa, China and North
America. In the North American segment, Ashmore will play a second-rate pornography actor who passes his
monthly blood test by stealing samples from his geriatric father.
Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Sarah Polley and Olympia Dukakis co-star. Fitzgerald wrote the screenplay and is
producing with Bryan Hofbauer.
Shawn in Superman?
10.27.04 || Contributor: Spawn
The rumor over at Ain't It Cool
News is that Shawn is a front runner to play Jimmy Olsen in the new Superman movie.
My Brother's Keeper Trailer
10.21.04 || Contributor: Kris
The trailer (along with poster image) for Aaron and Shawn's film can be found at:
So far the film has debuted in Toronto and looks as if it will only be getting a limited release.
10.13.04 || Contributor: Monica
He just completed 2 new movies. One entitled "Safe" in which he plays a young boy by the name of
Bobby who throughout his life has been told what to do when he suddenly discovers a safe in the corner
of his room. Yet the key to the safe is the same key to his dreams. It's a short film lasting 24 minutes.
His second film is entitled "A Separate Peace" which is airing on Showtime. It's about a group of prep
school boys in the 1940's. Ashmore plays Chad.
Aaron can currently be seen on "Veronica Mars" playing Troy Vandergreef who is a rich high school
boy who catches the eye of Veronica. The series can be seen on UPN at 9:00 on Tuesday evenings. (Check
Shawn in 'Dot'
According to The Hollywood Reporter and Comingsoon.net, Shawn has joined the cast of the independent
dramatic thriller, Dot, along with Edie Falco, Camilla Belle, Martin Donovan and Elisha Cuthbert.
Shawn plays a seemingly typical all-star athlete who turns out to be more than he seems after forming
a relationship with Dot (Belle).
Earthsea OS Update
07.26.04 || Contributor: June
If you missed the previews on TV, it's now avaliable for download on the
official site. They've also updated with several images of Shawn as Ged, and they have a desktop
download featuring Shawn.
Earthsea Previews on Sci-Fi
07.15.04 || Contributor: June
Previews for Earthsea were spotted during the Stargate Atlantis Lowdown on the Sci-Fi Channel.
I don't know whether the previews are now airing on Sci-Fi or if it's a Lowdown exclusive, but
either way, be sure to check out the
Lowdown page for dates and times.
06.08.04 || Contributor: Christine
Though the show won't air on MTV until Thursday, the awards were given out on Saturday and Shawn
given the award for "Breakthrough Male"!
Underclassman in 2005
06.08.04 || Contributor: Krista
BoxOfficeProphets.com Shawn's movie 'The Underclassman' is scheduled for release in January 2005.
Earthsea Official Site Up
05.26.04 || Contributor: Hellz Spawn
SciFi.com's official site for Earthsea is now up! You can visit it at:
Shawn Nominated for Two MTV Movie Awards
04.22.04 || Contributor: June
Shawn has been nominated for two MTV movie awards this year:
The winners will be determined by MTV and MTV2 viewers, and only Virgin Mobile USA customers will be
able to vote from the "*MTV" area on their phone screens, found under "VirginXtras." Also, votes can be
cast from April 21 through May 19 online by visiting MTV.com or by telephone at 900-868-1100 at 99 cents
per call (must be 18 years or older to call).
Shawn Ashmore - X2: X-Men United (20th Century Fox)
Shawn Ashmore & Anna Paquin - X2: X-Men United (20th Century Fox)
The show will be taped on June 5th at Sony Picture Studios, but will not be aired until June 10th.
For a complete list of nominees in each category, check out the
Shawn to Star in Earthsea Miniseries
Shawn has signed on to star in Sci-Fi Channel's upcoming mini-series 'Earthsea'. According to SciFi
"Based on the award-winning Ursula K. LeGuin novels, Earthsea is an epic fantasy that centers on the
adventures of Ged (Ashmore), a young wizard destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical
land of Earthsea has ever known. When Ged discovers that he possesses infinite magical powers, he seeks
to master the ancient arts with the help of the legendary wizard Ogion (Danny Glover). As he battles
unimaginable evils, Ged finds an ally in Tenar (Kristin Kreuk), the vibrant and devout pupil of High
Priestess Thar (Isabella Rossellini)."
For more, check out
Thanks to everyone who sent in the news!
Shawn and Aaron Interview on MuchMusic
03.31.04 || Contributor: Carmen
Shawn and Aaron recently appeared on the MuchMusic (Canada) special 'Private Lives'. The special
repeats throughout April, for airdates and time, check out the
MuchMusic.com. Also, if anyone can tape the show and donate it, please
email me. Thanks!
Shawn to Attend 'Dawn of the Dead' Premiere
Shawn is among the many stars scheduled to appear at the world premiere of 'Dawn of the Dead'.
The premiere will be at the Cineplex Beverly Center Theaters (located at the corner of La Cienega and
Beverly Boulevards) at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 10th with arrivals beginning at 7:00 PM.
For a listing of other stars scheduled to be there check out the
Anime Insider Picks Shawn, Again
The editors over at Anime Insider seem to really like Shawn. In the February 2004 issue, they pick
who they want to star in a live action version of Neon Genesis Evangelion:
"Shawn's come a long way from his Animorphs days, but his uncanny resemblance to Shinji's classmate
and Fourth Child Touji, as well as his ability to play younger roles like he did as Iceman in X-Men,
makes him an obvious choice. Somebody get him some dark hair dye, and we're golden."
Shawn at 'The Perfect Score' Premiere
Shawn is among the many stars scheduled to appear at the Hollywood premiere of 'The Perfect Score'.
The premiere will be at the Cinerama Dome on 6360 Sunset Boulevard at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, January 27
with arrivals beginning at 6:30 PM.
For a listing of other stars scheduled to be there check out the