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With Comic-Con 2015 just around the corner, fans will surely get a new look at Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice during the studio's Hall H panel on Saturday, July 12 at 10:30 Am. While we wait for that footage to arrive, a much different Batman video has surfaced, through the shared Instagram account of child actor Seth Lee, who co-stars alongside Ben Affleck in the Warner Bros.' drama The Accountant. The video gives us a look at Ben Affleck uttering the famous line, "I am Batman" for the first time.
Ben Affleck isn't wearing his full Batman costume in the video, where he trades saying the iconic line with Seth Lee. While we did get a few brief glimpses of the actor in the first Batman v Superman trailer that debuted in April, we didn't hear the actor speak at all, so we'll have to wait »
After years of development limbo, Paramount’s action thriller “Triple Frontier” may have found new life.
The film is set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge — making “la triple frontera” difficult to monitor and a haven for organized crime.
The deal is not yet closed but if Chandor boards the project, the aim is for production to commence in January. A star has yet to be set for the film, but insiders say Will Smith has been eyeing the project for some time.
Though sources close to the studio and Smith say the actor is not attached, »
- Justin Kroll
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines showed that a Terminator universe without James Cameron was its own kind of wasteland. Schwarzenegger wasn’t enough, and retreading the same premise as T2—T-800 comes back in time to protect John Connor from a more advanced Terminator—made the third installment mostly pointless. The only part of that movie that significantly moved anything forward was the ending, and we already knew where that ending would take us. Terminator Salvation wasn’t so much a salvation for the franchise, but a salvage operation. Director McG went for the reality that the first three movies had tried to avoid, and while Salvation removes all hope from the previous installments, it also theoretically could have carved its own path. It’s set in the future; it doesn’t have Arnold Schwarzenegger (the crummy body double and digital masking doesn’t count); and it introduces us »
- Matt Goldberg
One of the most famous lines uttered by Arnold Schwarzenegger's murder-powered cyborg is "I'll be back." And on July 1, the T-800 will once again be true to his word when "Terminator: Genisys" hits theaters.
The fifth "Terminator" movie aims to robo-punch you right in the nostalgia center, much like "Jurassic World" did, with its twisty, time-travel story that pays homage to the franchise's first two films (while completely, and wisely, ignoring the existence of meh entries "Rise of the Machines" and "Salvation.")
To prepare you for another trip to the land of Skynet, here are all the things you need to know about "Genisys," which picks up where James Cameron's original 1984 film left off.
1. It's a Reboot. »
- Drew Taylor
Broad Green Pictures chief Gabriel Hammond tells Thompson On Hollywood that "we want to have the longest run possible not for money’s sake, but so we can get as many people to share the experience" which is why they've decided to release the picture in 2016, most likely in the Spring like Malick's last film "To the Wonder".
Then there's the question of Malick's other film, the ensemble drama set against the Austin music scene starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender.
The site says there were rumours the film would be call "Weightless" which is Not the case. It also sounds like the film will Not be coming out »
- Garth Franklin
It looks like the pattern of filmmaker Terrence Malick debuting a movie at a film festival and then waiting a year for a theatrical release will continue. In 2013, Malick premiered “To The Wonder” at the 2012 Venice Film Festival and then the Ben Affleck/Rachel McAdams/Olga Kurylenko,-starring movie didn’t surface until the following year in the spring of 2013. The same plan is being put into play for Malick’s upcoming film, “Knight Of Cups,” but instead of the nine-month delay between festival premiere and theatrical bow on ‘Wonder,’ we might be waiting over a year. Read More: Berlin: Christian Bale Was Given No Script For Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups,’ Cast Was “Torpedoed” Into Scenes According to a Thompson On Hollywood interview with Broad Green Pictures distributors Daniel and Gabriel Hammond, “Knight Of Cups” won’t hit theaters until 2016. The movie debuted at the Berlin Film Festival »
- Rodrigo Perez
Sci-fi more than any other genre, dates badly. What makes The Terminator an endlessly re-watchable classic is that, conversely, it feels more relevant with each passing year and with every new-fangled gadget that comes along promising to do all of your thinking for you. It's not just a slick, exciting action-thriller, it's also a shrewd cautionary tale for our tech-obsessed times and three decades on, the story continues to unspool with a fourth sequel Terminator Genisys opening in July.
Skynet, a self-governing computer network, is bent on destroying humankind in 2029, but director James Cameron co-penned the script with his future-wife Gale Anne Hurd in the early '80s, well before the rise of the internet. That was the first genius stroke, and then there was the casting of one Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He was a bodybuilder who had just made a significant dent at the box office in 1982's Conan the Barbarian »
The gang at We Are Movie Geeks is so excited for The Terminator Genisys, which opens everywhere next Wednesday July 1st. We’re so excited in fact, that we can’t stop reciting lines from the first four Terminator films. Just this morning, as my wife was leaving for work, I said “Hasta La Vista, Baby”. She smiled sweetly. And when I was talking on the phone to my mom the other day, I said “You’re terminated, f**ker!” She hung up on me. Anyway, we’ve assembled our top ten favorite lines from the Terminator franchise. Perhaps The Terminator Genisys will have a few zingers in it as well. We’ll let you know next week when we post our review here at We Are Movie Geeks.
10. “Put down your weapon. And the coffin!” – This is of course from the epic graveyard shootout in Terminator 3 – Rise Of The MacHines
9. “I need your clothes, »
- Tom Stockman
Failing to pay off a massive debt load that came due Thursday, Relativity is still scrambling to find a long term fix to a financial crisis that’s left its future in limbo and company morale at a low point.
Tensions are high among rank-and-file employees, sources tell Variety, who are concerned that the studio will soon be plunged into Chapter 11. Relativity’s leadership is claiming that a solution is near and that it would soon be able to find new investors to help refinance its debt.
“We are close to concluding an overall deal with our lenders and new equity partners which will position the company for long-term growth,” the studio’s statement said, providing no details. “We are highly confident in the company’s future.”
It’s unclear if the studio has been granted a temporary reprieve on the $350 million that was due this week. An insider claimed »
- Brent Lang
Though he’s currently preoccupied giving Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine an appropriate swan song as the actor prepares to hang up his adamantium claws, James Mangold is already eyeing a very different kind of project. Deadline reports that the versatile helmer will tackle an adaptation of Chris Greenhalgh’s Seducing Ingrid Bergman, possibly to be titled Blood and Champagne, about the heated love affair between actress Bergman and war photographer Robert Capa.
Set in 1945 in post-wwii Paris, the pic will focus on a pivotal time in the Casablanca actress’ life; she would subsequently become a tabloid sensation after launching into an affair with director Roberto Rossellini.
- Isaac Feldberg
Who you gonna call? Not Emma Stone. Just about everybody had put Stone on their dream cast for the “Ghostbusters” reboot — her “Zombieland” co-star Bill Murray included. But Stone turned down a part in the new take on the 1984 hit that will have a female cast busting some ghosts. And now she’s revealed why. Check out the gallery below for what Stone said about saying “no” to the project. Also in this week’s edition of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: “Breaking Bad” alum gets a new TV gig, Foo Fighters cancel tour dates after some breakage, A&E renews “Bates Motel” but cancels another show, Iron Maiden announce a first, Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac team up for a movie, Amy Schumer teams with Madonna, and more. »
- Emily Rome
Filmmaker James Mangold may be busy sharpening up the Wolverine claws at the moment, but he’s got his sights set on another drama in the near future. Deadline reports that the 3:10 to Yuma and Walk the Line director will helm an adaptation of the Chris Greenhalgh book Seducing Ingrid Bergman, which revolves around a torrid love affair between Bergman and war photographer Robert Capa in post-wwii Paris. Set in 1945, the film will trace the beginnings of a turning point in the Casablanca and Notorious actress’ life, as she would subsequently strike up an affair with director Roberto Rossellini in 1950 that turned her into scandal fodder for the U.S. media. The film—which will go by the title Blood and Champagne—was written by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco), and Mangold will work on the screenplay alongside Amel. The filmmaker was initially set to begin shooting on an »
- Adam Chitwood
Feature length films can hardly hope to brave their condensed highlighted counterparts. Often a series of the film's most striking visual scenes and a tangent on the films main “ideas” they can sometimes surpass the grind of an hour, two, or three at a traveling peak of over sensory delight. Below I have assembled trailers that transcended their full-length partners or did well to weave a convincing mask.
In this film's teaser trailer, Vader’s heaves provide the tempo. Cutting in and out of black, brief awesome imagery of a grown Anakin, Boba Fett, and nostalgic bites of space battles fill the black. The snippets are thrilling, promising even (We hoped for an improved return). But at that point we hadn’t seen Hayden Christensen’s awkward portrayal of the soon to be iconic villain, or witnessed George Lucas’s taxing foreboding. »
- email@example.com (Aaron Hunt)
After American Sniper was the biggest box office draw of 2014, it seems anyone will pay to see Bradley Cooper in uniform again. Deadline reports Cooper is set to produce Ghost Army, a World War II story about an agency tasked with feeding the Nazis fake intelligence about the actual number of American troops, with the hope that Cooper will star. Cooper, Todd Phillips, and Andrew Lazar are producing a script by Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo), working from a non-fiction book entitled The Ghost Army of World War II and a 2013 documentary also titled Ghost Army.
Not even a year after Tom Wilkinson portrayed Lyndon B. Johnson in Selma, Woody Harrelson will now portray our former president in Rob Reiner’s political drama simply titled Lbj. Via Variety, production will begin in the fall on a film about the life of Johnson up through his childhood and how he was »
- Brian Welk
Physical transformation is the new normal in the movies these days, from Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey to Bradley Cooper (see "American Sniper"). The latest is Jake Gyllenhaal, who dropped 30 pounds by eating next to nothing and running 15 miles to the locations for Indie-Spirit nominated "Nightcrawler," and then built up 15 pounds of extra muscle working out six hours a day for six months for "Southpaw." Directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Kurt Sutter, the film also stars Rachel McAdams and Rita Ora. At his annual Cannes presentation, Weinstein promised that his company would deliver an Oscar nomination for Jake Gyllenhaal for his dramatic role as a troubled, muscle-packed fighter. He explained that the festival offered the movie an official slot, but they withdrew "Southpaw" in order to let Gyllenhaal participate on the Competition jury. He promised to show the film, and his people invited press to a Tuesday night. »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
If you’ve seen any footage or trailer for this at all, you’ll know that they’re going back to that first Terminator film’s timeline, and altering it to fit the needs for this new story. The plot itself isn’t what puts me off as much as it does others, but so far, the execution does not inspire any hope at all. This film looks like a cartoon, and I just can’t take any of this very seriously. Unfortunately, the initial plan for the Christian Bale continuity in this franchise was scrapped after extensive rewrites to Terminator Salvation (apparently demanded by Bale). The long-term plan was creating a trilogy, taking its time with the arcs of John Connor, his mother, and the Terminator. »
- Marco Margaritoff
Queen Of The Desert Trailer. Werner Herzog‘s Queen of the Desert (2015) movie trailer stars Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, James Franco, and Damian Lewis. Queen of the Desert‘s plot synopsis: “A chronicle of Gertrude Bell’s life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.”
The movie trailer for Werner Herzog’s new film is out, and it feels terribly flat to me. I’m a humongous Herzog fan. His documentaries and general style of verite that he infuses into even his fictional feature films is something I love about his work. He blurs that line between real life and dream-weaving better than anyone else, really. Though sometimes, he can get lost in atmosphere and nuance, forgetting that a through-line and structure is there for a reason.
The last fiction feature of Herzog’s I saw was Rescue Dawn, »
- Marco Margaritoff
The script, written by George and Robin Swicord, centers on a love triangle with a medical student, an American journalist based in Paris and a beautiful and sophisticated woman. The story will take place in the final days of the Ottoman Empire, which was dissolved by the World War allies in 1922.
Bale will play the reporter who loves the woman and being in a combat zone. Isaac will portray the student, who’s conflicted by old-world traditions.
Isaac will be seen »
- Dave McNary
One of the more successful modern leading men, Christian Bale will soon be starring alongside a rising talent who.s set to tackle a load of dream projects in Oscar Isaac. The duo will share the screen, vying for the affections of the same woman, in what will apparently be a grand love story, set to the tragic backdrop of the last days of the Ottoman Empire. According to a report by The Wrap, Bale and Isaac will top the marquee in the upcoming historical war drama, The Promise. The movie.s morose mix of horrific historical happenings and human drama will be in the capable hands of director, Terry George, who wrote and directed the 2004 Oscar-nominated drama, Hotel Rwanda. This time, George will work off a script by Robin Swicord, the screenwriter behind The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Memoirs of a Geisha. As the report.s description »
The Wrap reports that Oscar Isaac will play a Middle Eastern medical student fighting over a woman with Christian Bale, an American reporter (the woman has not yet been cast) in Hotel Rwanda director Terry George's The Promise, a period drama set during the fall of the Ottoman empire. It's a solid part for Isaac, but by the time it comes out, it will likely be the sort of solid part we expect for him. With two major blockbuster roles on the horizon — first as pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens and then as titular baddie Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse — Isaac has incredible career potential, just waiting to launch him to the upper echelon of famous.Think about it like Jeremy Renner’s career after he started getting a ton of buzz from The Hurt Locker. It hasn’t happened yet for Isaac, »
- E. Alex Jung
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