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Nolan served as producer on Zack Snyder's Man of Steel but his screenwriter brother Jonathan, who worked on The Dark Knight series, told ComingSoon.net neither of them will play a role in the long list of films lined up by Warner Bros.
The pair were instrumental in bringing back a darker Batman in The Dark Knight series and despite Ben Affleck taking over the role from Christian Bale, rumours continue that the film-making brothers will play a role in setting up Batman as a founder of the Justice League.
"I love those guys and my brother was involved in Man of Steel with Zack [Snyder] and David [Goyer]. [But] I kind of feel like that chapter for us is closed."
But he hasn't ruled »
Judging from commentary at Christian websites, the faithful are optimistic that Fox’s Exodus: Gods and Kings will be a bit more reverent than was Paramount’s Noah. Though a quote that began making the rounds this week from Christian Bale, who plays Moses in the film, has thrown some water on that notion. "I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life," Bale said about Moses in front of a group of international reporters last month at the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles. See more
- Paul Bond
Sorkin is a master of rapid dialogue. He cut his teeth in theatre, penning the stage play A Few Good Men, which he later adapted into the smash movie of the same name, starring Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore.
The project should be in safe hands with Sorkin. His adaptation of Mark Zuckerberg’s story (from the book by Ben Mezrich) won a plethora of awards and nominations, as well as critical praise. This time, he’s working with Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography about Jobs.
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- Claire Joanne Huxham
Whether you spent most of this week watching (and re-watching) the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer, following Taylor Swift around the Internet, or running from a cannibal Shia Labeouf, you probably missed out on some interesting entertainment news. In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: "Anchorman" director director Adam McKay discusses the prospect of making a Marvel movie, while Aaron Sorkin confirms that Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs. Plus: Christina Ricci has signed up for more of Lifetime's "Lizzie Borden," ABC is going '"Beyond the Tank" for "Shark Tank'"spinoff, Syfy's "Face Off" is returning in January with a "Champions" twist, Courtney Love joins "Empire," She & Him and Iggy Azalea debut new music and more. Catch up here: »
- Dave Lewis
The trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online, spoiling Marvel's plan of premiering it during the Oct. 28 airing of "Agents of Shield", but a new plan has been announced: And because we believe that the best way to say thanks is to give you more, we're delivering new Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron action to your TV sets, two weeks in a row! Tune in to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." this Tuesday, October 28 at 9:00 p.m. Et on ABC to see an exclusive piece from Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Then, on Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00 p.m. Et on ABC, tune into "Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!" for another taste of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron--and much more! In just 24 hours, the first Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer racked up an astonishing 34.3 million global views. If you missed the trailer watch it below. »
- Brad Brevet
Starting at the 21:20 mark of the "Meet the Movie Press #13" podcast, Mark Reilly of Schmoes Know teases a plot twist that he has heard regarding Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genisys. Reilly believes the twist will more than likely tick off fans and kill the franchise. Yup, that bad. Now, he doesn't go into any real details about it/them, but based on his hints John Connor may be a Terminator. Keep in mind, that's just my best guess based on the hints he provides. What do you think? Welcome to lucky number 13 episode of #MeetTheMoviePress! Today, Reilly and Jeff take the reigns solo to talk about some of the major stories that broke this week with a great and witty dialogue of analysis for each! Everything from the leaked trailer from Marvel's Age Of Ultron, to the casting of Christian Bale as Steve Jobs; the shortlist of Wonder Woman »
This is what I thought I knew about The Terminator—released 30 years ago this weekend—before I watched it for the first time a few nights ago: - The title character is played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. - He's a robot who's been sent back in time to do... something. - He's a bad guy. Except they keep making movies about him, so maybe he's a good guy. Or he starts as one, then becomes the other? Regardless, he is definitely either good or bad. Yep. That much I know. - Linda Hamilton plays Sarah Connor, a badass with great arms »
- Hillary Busis
The long-awaited Jimi Hendrix biopic All By My Side opens in cinemas today (October 24).
Andre '3000' Benjamin plays the iconic musician in the movie, which depicts Jimi's humble beginnings to becoming possibly the world's greatest guitarist.
This has inspired us to compile our own list of the greatest portrayals of musicians in rock 'n' roll biopics, often going above and beyond mere physical transformation:
Andy Serkis was BAFTA nominated for his critically-acclaimed role - played to perfection - as charismatic '70s punk rock singer and songwriter Ian Dury in Mat Whitecross's 2010 biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.
To portray Dury's physical condition - he contracted polio as a child - Serkis lost two stone and built up the muscle mass on the right-hand side of his body so the other side was weaker.
He added: "I had a body wax. It's the most »
In one of the hottest new viral videos, Brad Pitt sits down with Zach Galifianakis for a funny new interview. Appearing on the Emmy-winning "Between Two Ferns," Pitt (or Bradley Pitts as he is called), is asked about how he lost his virginity, why he doesn't shower, and if it's difficult to stay tan while living in Angelina Jolie's shadow, among other topics. Pitt's responses with mostly deadpan expressions make it "his best interview yet." Look out for a cameo from comedian Louis C.K.. Hollywood Reporter -Break- Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirms that Christian Bale will play the late Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic for Sony. The project about the Apple founder has gone through a variety of changes with Leonardo DiCaprio originally circling the role under David Fincher and then Danny Boyle directing. Sorkin says, "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale. »
Madrid – Antonio Banderas is not done yet. Currently shooting “Altamira” – his first majority Spanish film in two decades, outside his own productions and collaborations with Pedro Almodóvar – Banderas, one of Spain’s biggest Hollywood success stories, imagines a future based out of New York, Madrid and his hometown Málaga in Andalusia, Spain.
That is a sign of the times. The recipient of an honorary Goya at Spain’s 2015 Academy Awards, as an actor, Banderas is currently starring – and sporting a Victorian beard for the purpose – in Hugh Hudson’s family-skewing historical drama “Altamira,” co-stars in Patricia’s Reegen’s ”The 33,” in post; appears in Paramount Pictures’ The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” and in Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups.”
As large questions remain about Spain’s future state financing structures, Banderas is emerging as a possible lynchpin between the U.S. industry, its finance, distribution muscle, studio facilities, »
- John Hopewell
It’s the second David project in the works in Hollywood. Variety reported in July that Fox, Chernin Entertainment and Ridley Scott were developing a movie focusing on the king of Israel following the battle of David and Goliath.
“David is the most complex hero and anti-hero in the Bible,” Wolpe told Variety. “He’s a man who was a warrior, a prodigy, a poet, a king who united the nation and a man close to God who sins. I cannot imagine a more cinematic figure from the Bible. »
- Dave McNary
Epic can’t be faked. CG magic can only take directors partway. Without an element of the real to hang on, digitally rendered wideshots filled with simulated armies are going to trigger our scrutinous brains. Blame Cecil B. DeMille and David Lean. Audiences know how epic is done right. Reviving that “golden age” definition seems to be Ridley Scott’s prerogative on “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” Released footage still teases massive amounts of special effects — Moses’s 10 plagues look like a barrage attack exploding out of Zod’s “Man of Steel” World Machine — but there’s a foundation of reality. Landscapes are speckled with fantastical elements. “Exodus” kindly refuses the “300” style. We get a taste of Scott’s commitment to verisimilitude, the ol’ fashioned way of movie making, in a new “Exodus: Gods and Kings” featurette. Looking behind the scenes at the locations in the film, the video reveals Ancient »
- Matt Patches
After Leonardo DiCaprio dropped out of starring in Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), the studio reached out to Christian Bale as his possible replacement. In a new interview with Bloomberg, Sorkin confirmed that Bale has already signed on. "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale," he said. "The role is an extremely difficult role; he has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn't a scene or frame that he's not in." Sorkin previously said that the new movie will consist of only three scenes "that all take place in real time. Each will take place backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT, after he had left Apple. And »
Aaron Sorkin has officially confirmed that Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s forthcoming biopic, telling Bloomberg TV that the production has snared the best man for the job. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” says Sorkin. “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.” And according to Sorkin, his script will give Bale plenty to get his teeth into, with the film to be spread across three mammoth scenes, each set before the launch of a major Apple...
- George Wales
Famed screenwriter and TV series producer Aaron Sorkin has confirmed last week's reports that Christian Bale will play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the Danny Boyle-directed biopic which Sorkin wrote. Speaking with Bloomberg, Sorkin said:
"We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale. He didn't have to audition. Well, there was a meeting."
As previously revealed, the project will be three long segments following Jobs backstage before the launches of three famous Apple products - the Mac, the NeXT and the very first generation of iPod. As it's a Sorkin script as well, there's no shortage of rapid-fire dialogue according to the writer himself:
"He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn't a scene or a frame that he's not in. So it's an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it. »
- Garth Franklin
Christian Bale has now been confirmed as Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin.s biopic of the Apple icon, and the writer is adamant that the Welsh actor will be superb as the character. This is despite the fact that the Dark Knight trilogy star has a mammoth task ahead of him, as he is set to be in every single frame of the film. Sorkin made his comments while talking to Bloomberg about the still untitled film. Discussing what the production was looking for in a lead actor, the screenwriter compared the casting process to the NFL Draft and finding the best player for the position you need. Said Sorkin, "We needed the best actor on the board within a certain age-range and that.s Chris Bale . I couldn.t be more excited. He really is a phenomenal actor. He didn.t have to audition. It was just a meeting. »
Earlier this year, we heard that David Fincher would only direct a movie based on the life and career of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs if Christian Bale agreed to star. Since then, Fincher dropped out and Danny Boyle came on board to helm Jobs, featuring a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin drawn from Walter Isaacson's biography. It's a challenging role, one that will track Jobs in real time during three pivotal events in Apple's history, and now Bale is officially attached to the film, which is scheduled to shoot next spring. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Sorkin spoke about the role, about Bale and why it's going to be one helluva difficult role to tackle. "He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies...
- Erik Davis
“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in. So it’s an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it.”
The film is based on the biography written by William Isaacson, which Sony bought the rights for before the book had officially been published.
- Alfie Nobes
If there's one Old Testament image everyone knows, it's the parting of the Red Sea. And when shooting that scene in Exodus: Gods and Kings (in theaters Dec. 12), director Ridley Scott knew that he want to treat the incident as realistically as possible. "You can't just do a a giant parting, with walls of water trembling while people ride between them," says Scott, who remembers scoffing at biblical epics from his boyhood like 1956's The Ten Commandments. "I didn't believe it then, when I was just a kid sitting in the third row. I remember that feeling, and thought that »
- Sara Vilkomerson
Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic being penned by Aaron Sorkin for Sony Pictures. As TheWrap was first to report, Bale has long been a favorite for the role but Sorkin confirmed his involvement this week in an interview with Bloomberg TV. See photos: Ben Affleck Is Batman: 16 Actors Who Played the Dark Knight Before Him (Photos) “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale,” Sorkin said. “He didn't have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.” Leonardo Dicaprio was previously in talks to play the Apple founder with. »
- Ryan O'Connell
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