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Michael Shannon backtracks on Zod’s “flipper” hands for Batman v Superman, namedrops Doomsday

1 September 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A couple of weeks ago Michael Shannon offered up a few intriguing words on his role in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, suggesting that he had “flippers” for hands. Naturally this sparked a lot of debate amongst fans, and Shannon has now played down his comments in an interview with The Daily Beast, and in doing so he may have just inadvertently confirmed the inclusion of Doomsday in the DC superhero ensemble.

“Somebody was asking me about this in New York and I made up some ridiculous bullshit answer about how my character Zod has flippers, and this went viral on the Internet or something and people have been asking me about that,” states Shannon. “That is so obviously a complete bullshit story, right? But people took it seriously.”

“I wasn’t there [on set],” he continues. “It’s a really awkward situation—I’m in the trailer »

- Gary Collinson

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'Batman v Superman' Zod Rumors Are Lies Says Michael Shannon

1 September 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When the second Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer debuted at Comic-Con this summer, fans clearly saw the corpse of General Zod from 2013's Man of Steel. The reveal wasn't entirely surprising, since there had been rumors about Zod's corpse being integrated into the story for months. But then things took a turn for the weird last month. Michael Shannon revealed in an interview with Vulture that he got stuck in a Porta-Potty on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set, because he was wearing "flippers instead of hands" as a part of his costume. Naturally, this raised tons of questions about Zod's involvement, with some speculating that Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) is turning Zod into Doomsday. As it turns out, the story is all fake, as Michael Shannon revealed to The Daily Beast that his "flipper" story was all a big fun lie.

"Somebody was asking me »

- MovieWeb

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Nicholas Hoult to star in 'Rebel In The Rye'

31 August 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bloom will kick off international sales in Toronto next week for Black Label Media and Bruce Cohen Productions. CAA represents North American rights.

Hoult will play Jd Salinger, who rose to global fame when his 1951 novel The Catcher In The Rye was first published and became a rallying cry for disillusioned youth.

Danny Strong will directed from the screenplay he adapted from the Kenneth Slawenski biography Jd Salinger: A Life. 

Rebel In The Rye offers a glimpse at the life and mind of Salinger, from his rebellious youth to service in the Navy during WWII, Ptsd, spiritual awakening and his eventual self-imposed isolation after worldwide fame.

Black Label Media is financing and Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill produce alongside Bruce Cohen, Jason Shuman and Strong.

“The Catcher In The Rye is a classic coming-of-age story which continues to make a significant impression six generations later,” said Bloom’s Alex Walton.

“The world has »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Jasper Jones cast revealed at CinefestOZ

27 August 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Porchlight Films and Bunya Productions have revealed the cast for feature film Jasper Jones, which is set to start filming in Western Australia on October 26.

The cast will include Levi Miller (Terra Nova, upcoming Pan, Blue Dog), Angourie Rice (These Final Hours, upcoming The Nice Guys) and Aaron McGrath (Glitch)..

The film is an adaption of the award winning coming of age mystery novel by Craig Silvey..

Principal photography is set to commence in October in the south west of Western Australia.

Jasper Jones will be directed by Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae, Radiance, One Night the Moon).

Miller will play bookish 14-year-old, Charlie Bucktin, who over one eventful summer in 1965 navigates small-town racism, hypocrisy and the trials of teenage love.

McGrath has been cast as the titular character, Jasper Jones, while will play the intelligent and mysterious Eliza Wishart, who is also the object of Charlie.s affections.

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- Inside Film Correspondent

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Jasper Jones cast revealed at CinéfestOZ

27 August 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Porchlight Films and Bunya Productions have revealed the cast for feature film Jasper Jones, which is set to start filming in Western Australia on October 26.

The cast will include Levi Miller (Terra Nova, upcoming Pan, Blue Dog), Angourie Rice (These Final Hours, upcoming The Nice Guys) and Aaron McGrath (Glitch)..

The film is an adaption of the award winning coming of age mystery novel by Craig Silvey..

Principal photography is set to commence in October in the south west of Western Australia.

Jasper Jones will be directed by Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae, Radiance, One Night the Moon).

Miller will play bookish 14-year-old, Charlie Bucktin, who over one eventful summer in 1965 navigates small-town racism, hypocrisy and the trials of teenage love.

McGrath has been cast as the titular character, Jasper Jones, while will play the intelligent and mysterious Eliza Wishart, who is also the object of Charlie.s affections.

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- Inside Film Correspondent

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Actor Jason Mitchell in Talks for ‘Kong: Skull Island’

25 August 2015 5:27 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Straight Outta Compton” star Jason Mitchell may be booking a trip to “Kong: Skull Island.” The actor is in negotiations to join an ensemble that includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and his “Compton” costar Corey Hawkins for the action sequel, an individual with knowledge of the talks told TheWrap Tuesday. In F. Gary Gray‘s box office hit, Mitchell played N.W.A rapper Easy-e. Details of his character in “Kong” are unknown. Also Read: 'Straight Outta Compton' Cruises Past Weak Newcomers at Box Office In late July, TheWrap reported that Russell Crowe was flirting with joining the cast, »

- Matt Donnelly

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Spa reveals Us and UK exec lineup for Screen Forever 2015

24 August 2015 9:47 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Screen Producers Australia has confirmed its international executive lineup for the Screen Forever 2015 International Partnership Market.

This year's lineup will include International Drama Commissioner, UK broadcaster Channel 4, Simon Maxwell; Voltage Pictures. Vice President, Acquisitions and Development, Babacar Diene (Us); A24 Chief Operating Officer Matthew Bires (Us); All3 Media International Head of Acquisitions, Maartje Horchner (UK); and Acquisitions Executive Emily Gotto from international sales company Protagonist (Us).

The Screen Forever International Partnership Market takes place during Screen Forever 2015 conference, which runs from November 17-19 at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne.

Screen Producers Australia Chief Executive Matthew Deaner said he was delighted to have such highly regarded executives participating.

"Each brings with them outstanding experience in developing and overseeing critically and commercially successful productions for film and television around the world," he said..

.Through Screen Forever and the International Partnership Market, the international participants, along with those still to be announced, »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Missed Connections

24 August 2015 7:20 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This week’s So You Think You Can Dance practically deserved its own post on Craigslist.

 You were the All-Star wearing beige who kept gesticulating wildly with your arms… I was the Team Stage dancer trying to keep my head above water in a complicated routine… You were Medusa, and how the heck am I supposed to make that work?

Yes, I’m exaggerating a wee bit, and no, I am not Michael Slezak. (More on that in a moment.) But the gulf that existed between some of this season’s Top 8 and their All-Star partners was considerable as the week’s routines unfolded, »

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Inside Hollywood’s New Australian Invasion: ‘Dance Academy’ Alums Land Season’s Buzziest Roles

21 August 2015 4:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Australian soap operas “Neighbors” and “Home and Away” have been credited with producing a long line of Hollywood stars from Russell Crowe and Naomi Watts to new generation A-listers Chris Hemsworth and Margot Robbie, but there may be a new kid on the block. Teen drama “Dance Academy” lasted three seasons in Australia, from 2010-2013, but many of its young alums are now making waves in Hollywood. This weekend will see the debut of Alycia Debnam-Carey as one of the leads on AMC’s highly anticipated spinoff series “Fear the Walking Dead,” which premieres Sunday night. On “Dance Academy,” Debnam-Carey appeared in. »

- Linda Ge

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Where does summer 2015 leave movie stars?

18 August 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Schwarzenegger and The Rock went head to head this summer. What did we learn about star power?

The late summer success of Christopher McQuarrie's particularly enjoyable Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation may yet give Tom Cruise the biggest hit of his career. Right now, the movie has already grossed $373m worldwide, after three weeks on release, and once done, it's got a sporting chance of getting to the $694m taken by Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, its immediate predecessor in the series. Even if it doesn't, it's proven lucrative enough for Paramount Pictures to gamble again on Tom Cruise's star power, by getting Jack Reacher 2 before the cameras this year.

Cruise is one of the last few bona fide movie stars, one of the few instantly recognisable faces who can get people along to one of his productions. The problem, in recent times, »

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Kim Basinger Joins Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’

14 August 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kim Basinger has joined Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Focus Features is handling worldwide distribution after winning a bidding war at the Cannes Film Festival in May for the rights to the adaptation of Austin Wright’s novel “Tony and Susan.”

Ford will direct from his own script and also produce with Robert Salerno.

Basinger will play a wealthy Texas socialite and the mother of Adams’ character. The first part of Wright’s 1993 novel follows Adams’ character, who receives a book manuscript from the husband she left 20 years earlier. The second half revolves around a man (Gyllenhaal) whose family vacation turns violent.

Basinger starred in Paul Haggis’ 2013 drama “Third Person” and in “Grudge Match” alongside Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone. She’s been filming mystery thriller “The Nice Guys” with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.

Basinger is repped by Apa and Radius. »

- Dave McNary

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Shane Black’s Predator sequel is still happening, will reportedly “reinvent” the franchise

14 August 2015 3:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In case you forgot, Predator actor and Iron Man 3 director Shane Black was hired to write the treatment for and direct a new Predator movie for 20th Century Fox last year. Fred Dekker (RoboCop 3) also came on board to pen the screenplay. Over the past year, very few details about the sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic have emerged, leaving fans in the dark on the film’s status; however, a producer on the film, John Davis (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), recently gave an update to Collider.

When asked if the sequel was still moving forward, John Davis, who was promoting his show The Player at the Television Critics Association, said, “Oh yes, you better believe it.”

He continued by talking about how Black has been busy lately with other projects, but also complimented Black’s work on the film so far, calling him an “amazing storyteller.” On the »

- Justin Cook

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Next "Predator" To Reinvent Franchise

14 August 2015 1:48 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It has been quite some time since there has been any movement on a new "Predator" movie. At last report "Iron Man 3" and "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" writer/director Shane Black, who funnily enough had a small role in the original film, was attached to helm the project which would boast a screenplay he was writing with his old "Monster Squad" co-writer Fred Dekker.

At the time it was reported to be a reboot of the franchise. However, a new interview at the Television Critics Association this week with producer John Davis has revealed that it will instead be an "inventive sequel" that will make use of the mythology of the franchise.

Davis, talking up his new NBC series "The Player," confirms to Collider that the new "Predator" is still very much happening and discussed why Black's take on it is getting him excited:

"Shane shot a movie and he's doing a pilot now, »

- Garth Franklin

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New Predator sequel will ‘re-invent the franchise’

14 August 2015 1:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

New Predator movie will actually be a sequel, written and directed by Shane Black.

A new Predator sequel is on the cards and it will be written by Shane Black, the man who recently brought us Iron Man 3, and starred in John McTiernan‘s original 1987 movie.

The film will be written and directed by Black, which just the idea of is a positive in itself, and it looks like the filmmaker has an awesome plan to bring the franchise back to life after the duds that were Predator 2 and those Aliens Vs Predator movies, which should have been so much better.

Producer John Davis spoke to Collider about the reboot/ sequel.

“I think it’s genius and I think it’s entertaining, and what it did is recreate a famous franchise in a different, interesting way; looking at it from a different light. He’s just an amazing writer-director. »

- Paul Heath

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New Predator movie will "reinvent a franchise"

13 August 2015 10:50 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Shane Black's upcoming Predator sequel is "the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise", says its producer...

It's been some time now since we heard word on the new Predator movie, which was originally reported as being a reboot, but in fact will be a sequel. Shane Black is set to direct the movie, and he's been working on the screenplay too with Fred Dekker. It's set to be Black's next project once he's fully finished with The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe (which is due in cinemas next summer).

Producer John Davis has given an update on the project now too, and he says that "I've read a lot of his script and I think it's genius".

"I think it’s genius and I think it’s entertaining, and what it did is recreate a famous franchise in a different, interesting way; looking at it from a different light. »

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Shane Black’s Predator Sequel Will Reinvent The Franchise

13 August 2015 10:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Shane Black is hard at work on a Predator movie that while originally was set to be a reboot of the property, is now apparently going to be an “inventive sequel.” We haven’t heard too much about it just yet, but at the Television Critics Association, Collider caught up with producer John Davis and asked him what the status on the project is, to which he replied:

“Shane shot a movie and he’s doing a pilot now, but I’ve read a lot of his script and I think it’s genius. I think it’s genius and I think it’s entertaining, and what it did is recreate a famous franchise in a different, interesting way; looking at it from a different light. He’s just an amazing writer-director. He’s got a way of looking at this that makes you excited again. I love this franchise. »

- James Garcia

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The Man From Uncle: 5 Mistakes That Seriously Damage The Movie

12 August 2015 6:31 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros.

After what seemed like the longest pre-production process ever, in which every actor in Hollywood – from George Clooney to Channing Tatum to John Hamm to Russell Crowe – was (at one time) touted for the main role of secret agent Napoleon Solo, Guy Ritchie’s latest blockbuster, a modern remake of the beloved TV ’60s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., is set to hit theatres this coming Friday (and you can read our review here).

The property seemed like a perfect fit for Ritchie, who has spent the sum of his career thus far making smart, fast and incredibly stylish motion picture ventures – not to mention that his Sherlock Holmes movies (which starred Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law) cemented him as a director capable of helming large-scale blockbusters, which is presumably the reason why he inherited this film – one that so very desperately wants to be the next big franchise. »

- Sam Hill

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Watch the trailer for Fathers and Daughters starring Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried

12 August 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few days ago we got an international trailer [see here], and now a theatrical trailer for the upcoming drama Fathers and Daughters has arrived online, and we have it for you below after the official synopsis…

Jake Davis, a Pulitzer-winning novelist, finds himself fighting against the world when a fatal car accident leaves him to raise his 5-year-old daughter, Katie, all on his own. Overcome with guilt from the loss of his wife, he struggles with the daily routine of raising a child compounded by his overbearing relatives intent on taking her away from him. As the narrative weaves back and forth between the 1980s, and present day, we come to learn how 30-year-old Katie battles the demons that stemmed from her troubled childhood and simultaneously watch how Jake fights to hold on to the thing he loves most — his daughter, at the cost of his fortune, sanity, and ultimately even his own life. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Fathers and Daughters' Trailer with Amanda Seyfried and Russell Crowe

10 August 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Russell Crowe reunites with his Les Miserables co-star Amanda Seyfried in the first trailer from Voltage Pictures' Fathers and Daughters. The studio still has not issued a release date for this upcoming drama, directed by Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness), but it is expected to be released by the end of this year for Academy Awards season consideration. While we wait for that announcement, you can check out the first footage from this upcoming drama.

Jake Davis (Russell Crowe), a Pulitzer-winning novelist, finds himself fighting against the world when a fatal car accident leaves him to raise his 5-year-old daughter, Katie, all on his own. Overcome with guilt from the loss of his wife, he struggles with the daily routine of raising a child compounded by his overbearing relatives intent on taking her away from him. As the narrative weaves back and forth between the 1980s, and present day, »

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The Water Diviner DVD Review

10 August 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Russell Crowe        

Cast:  Russell CroweOlga KurylenkoJai Courtney, Yilmaz Erdogan

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 111 min

Special Features: Behind The Scenes

Boldly choosing sincere wartime odyssey The Water Diviner for his directorial debut, Russell Crowe also stars in this tale of faith and redemption, set following the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915.

Following the death of his wife, Australian farmer Connor (Russell Crowe) travels to Turkey to find his three missing sons. While staying in Istanbul, Conner meets hotel manager Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko) and encounters difficulties reaching the trenches of Gallipoli, where he believes his sons’ bodies to be.

The Water Diviner’s leading man gives a great performance, depicting Conner as a strong, dignified man full of regret. As his sprawling journey unfolds, Conner appears genuinely intrigued by this strange land, eager to gain an insight into the people he once thought of as enemies, and it’s a role that suits Crowe. »

- Mike McCarthy

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