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Gwendoline Christie May Play A Gender-Swapped Villain In Star Wars: Episode VII
Apparently she's an Imperial Officer after Boyega's deserter, a former stormtrooper. But what the scooper claims is most interesting is that Christie has been training with an actual lightsaber. Which, if true, is an incredible feat of science, because lightsabers aren't real. But maybe she's just preparing anyway.
Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Bringing Cult Show Manimal To The Big Screen
"Like The Catcher In The Rye or The Sound And The Fury, Manimal has always been one of those elusive projects every producer dreams of taking to the silver screen."
Joss Whedon Absolutely Hated The Original Draft For The Avengers
Joss Whedon is well known as the emperor of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but before he claimed his throne he still had a fair amount of clout. At least, he had enough clout to demand the previous draft of the script be jettisoned in favor of his own.
Sam Worthington Aims For Hitman Thriller Hunter's Prayer
This comes from director Jonathan Mostow, who has been out in the wilderness for awhile. He previously directed Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, which benefited from later seeming much better than Terminator Salvation by comparison. Sadly he could only leverage that gig into directing a more-surly-than-usual Bruce Willis in Surrogates and has only worked on TV since.
Edgar Wright Commits To Genre-Mashing Baby Driver As His Next Film
So, what is this? We have a title, a director and a vague description that makes it sound a lot like all of Wright's films. Knowing his many inspirations, it's fun to speculate that he won't be mocking a genre but actually partaking in it – "laughs" seem to be missing from Deadline's synopsis.
Zach Galifianakis And Ted Danson Reunite/Feud In Mistaken For Strangers: The Play
Since the sensational dark sitcom Bored to Death wrapped in 2011, fans have hungered for its stars to reteam. While we're still waiting on a Bored to Death movie, two of the three leads from this celebrated HBO series have reunited for Mistaken For Strangers: The Play. Okay, so it's not a real production. It's a sketch from Funny or Die. But hey, it has Ten Danson fighting with Zach Galifianakis. So, we're happy to have it. (Cheers!)
Foxcatcher, Rosewater And Whiplash Lead Early List Of Toronto Film Festival Titles
As expected, TIFF (as Toronto’s summarily dubbed) unveiled a healthy slate of programming in its first initial announcement, part of the run up to this year’s robust film festival. (The dates of the 2014 Toronto Fest are Sept. 4 to 14, and we will be on the ground covering every inch of the festival, per usual.)
Cameron Crowe's Next Movie Bumped Out Of Christmas To Next Summer
The Untitled Cameron Crowe Project will star Bradley Cooper as Brian Gilcrest, a lauded military contractor who travels to the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii to revisit the site of his greatest professional triumph. While there, he reunites with an old flame (Rachel McAdams), but unexpectedly begins to develop feelings for the tenacious Air Force soldier (Emma Stone) assigned to work with him.
Kevin Feige Wants One New Marvel Film And One Marvel Sequel Every Year
One of the key elements in running a film studio is release date management. If you have a slate of films, you want to capitalize on the momentum of a hit, but you don't want to flood the market with nothing but sequels. And when it comes to Marvel, who exclusively makes superhero films, you don't want to alienate people who want to avoid seeing the same product over and over again.
Alan Moore Wants You To Boycott The Rock's Hercules
Outspoken comics creator Alan Moore has made headlines over an upcoming movie, which would typically mean he's denouncing said movie. Yup. This time it's Hercules, a film that he personally has nothing to do with.
Fight Club 2 To Hit Comic Shelves In May 2015
The ending of Fight Club was a conclusive affair that left little to no room for a sequel. Yet, through the magic of self-reflective imagination, Chuck Palahniuk is bringing back his iconic novel for a second go around the track with a limited comic series.
This Week In Home Entertainment: Transcendence, Heaven Is For Real And More
With numerous high profile actors, a script that made the Blacklist in 2012 and a pretty high budget, Transcendence had all of the makings of a blockbuster success story. In fact, due to director Wally Pfister’s prominent past working on Christopher Nolan’s well-received films, Nolan even signed on to executive produce the story.
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Almost Took Place 100 Years Later
If Matt Reeves didn't jump on Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes when he did, we might have gotten an entirely different movie. Read on to see how Reeves fought for a Caesar-friendly storyline.
Adam Sandler's Pixels To Feature Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Other Video Game Icons
We're seeing this licensing issue pop up in several movies now as the line between film and advertisements is starting to vanish. These specific video game characters already popped up, along with newer ones, in Wreck-It Ralph, and a similar tactic was used in The Lego Movie, which utilized Lego versions of Batman, Superman, the Ninja Turtles and NBA players among other familiar brands.
Will Luc Besson Make The Professional 2?
Like so many things fans can't get enough of, there's been speculation about a potential sequel to The Professional for years. But what does Besson say about this possibility? The answer might surprise you.