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This week, Pang Ho Cheung's Chinese film Women Who Flirt will be released in the Us, a modern romantic comedy starring actress Zhou Xun (and you can check the trailer at this link). I try never to judge an actress just by her looks, and with Zhou Xun I thankfully don't have to. Almost unearthly though her beauty is, she is also a mighty fine actress, and perfectly capable of bringing quirk or tragedy into a picture. That last bit may also be the reason why her movie characters generally have the life expectancy of Sean Bean's. Anyway, once again I'm going to use seven close-ups of one of my favourite thespians to make a quiz. Click through the images, and try to identify which...
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Jupiter Ascending has released a new international trailer.
Sean Bean delivers exposition in the new look at the Wachowskis' delayed science fiction movie.
The film centres around a young woman (Mila Kunis) who discovers that she is a reincarnated galactic queen.
She becomes involved in a battle to decide the fate of the Earth, which is a pawn in an interplanetary industrial venture.
Jupiter Ascending was originally scheduled for release in the summer, but will now be out on February 6.
Watch a previous trailer for the movie below: »
When a film receives a last-minute delay in the vein of the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending, it’s tricky for studios to market the movie all over again in the build-up to release without leaving members of the audience feeling a little jaded. Initially due to arrive during the primetime summer months, Warner Bros. pushed the space-faring adventure all the way back to February to give VFX artists adequate time to render the filmmakers’ grand, galactic vision.
And today, the studio pulled a double whammy by unveiling a new international trailer all the while releasing a selection of beautiful stills that hint at some of the locales we can expect when the film finally debuts early next year.
Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Tuppence Middleton, Douglas Booth and Sean Bean, Jupiter Ascending tells the tale of Kunis’ everyday, earthbound girl who dreams big. Unbeknownst to her, her Jupiter »
- Michael Briers
Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) learns that Earth isn't the birthplace of the human race in a new international trailer for Jupiter Ascending. This sci-fi adventure is the latest from filmmakers Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski (Cloud Atlas, The Matrix). Here, Sean Bean is introduced as Stinger in this latest footage, arriving to explain Jupiter Jones' place in this world.
From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, Jupiter Ascending tells the story of a special one, who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting she is destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has »
Perhaps this is just what happens when a movie’s release date is pushed back from July 18, 2014 to February 6, 2015 at the last minute, but I believe this new Jupiter Ascending international trailer is the film’s sixth trailer. It’s a wonder there’s still more new material to show off, but this latest piece actually gives us more from Sean Bean’s character than ever before. Even with the abundance of promos, I can’t say I’m sold on this one just yet, but when you’ve got the Wachowskis and an incredible cast coming together to bring such strikingly unusual material to screen, that’s more than enough to get me in a theater seat. Hit the jump to check out the new international Jupiter Ascending trailer. The film also stars Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith and Doona Bae. »
- Perri Nemiroff
With all the awards chatter in the air, you might forget that there are special-effects-driven movie extravanganzas out there waiting for you too, and one of the most pixel-filled is the forthcoming "Jupiter Ascending." The latest from the Wachowskis, the film was originally slated to arrive this past summer, but was delayed just weeks from release. Well, it's now just a few months away, and a new international trailer has arrived. Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Tuppence Middleton, Douglas Booth and more, the fairytale-esque saga follows an ordinary young woman who turns out to be next in line to be Queen of the universe or something. So a bounty hunter, originally hired to kill her, becomes her protector, and then lots of leaping, explosions, yelling, and garish costumes start flying all over the place. So yes, it's a movie from the Watchowskis, so you'll be getting exactly what you paid for. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Warner Bros. Pictures has released another new International trailer (French) for “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. The film stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, and Doona Bae.
The film follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along — her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
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- Kellvin Chavez
Last week we learned that UK network ITV is working on crime drama “The Frankenstein Chronicles,” starring Sean Bean. But that’s not the only monstrous series they’re set to unleash, as news of another has just hit the interwebs. Read… Continue Reading →
The post UK’s ITV Bringing Jekyll & Hyde Back to Life appeared first on Dread Central. »
- John Squires
By Anjelica Oswald
Gugu Mbatha-Raw — whose name is short for Gugulethu, which is Zulu for “Our Pride” — is quickly showing her versatility as an actress portraying an 18th century aristocrat and a hip-hop star over the course of a year. Mbatha-Raw (pronounced em-bah-tah raw) has been highly praised for both roles and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Mbatha-Raw was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and in 2009, she starred alongside Jude Law in Hamlet on Broadway.
Prior to her stint on Broadway, she appeared in various television shows and movies, including Doctor Who in 2007.
She followed her Broadway performance with roles in the 2011 film Larry Crowne, with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, and she played one half of the undercover husband-and-wife CIA team in NBC’s Undercovers. The show, executive produced by J.J. Abrams, was cancelled after 13 episodes. She also appeared in the first season of Touch, »
- Anjelica Oswald
U.K. TV network ITV has announced plans for a ten episode action-adventure TV series based on Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Filming is slated to begin in January.
Young James Bond novelist Charlie Higson will write and executive produce the adaptation which shifts the action to 1930s London and focuses on Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor, on a quest to discover the nature of his curse.
The series is said to "exude mystery, fantasy, horror and sci-fi" according to a statement. Higson says: "So many superheroes with secret dual personalities have been brought to life thanks to Jekyll & Hyde. He’s one of literature's most important and influential characters and it’s a privilege to be rediscovering him."
- Garth Franklin
Just a week after it announced new six-part crime drama called The Frankenstein Chronicles, starring Sean Bean, U.K. TV giant ITV said Monday that it had ordered a new action-adventure series based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s book The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Written and executive produced by Charlie Higson, Jekyll & Hyde will be a 10-part series that is set to “exude mystery, fantasy, horror and sci-fi,” according to a statement. The story will be set in 1930s London during a time of “Hollywood glamor, aerodynamic cars and monster movies”
- Alex Ritman
Between all the new trailers, casting news, TV renewals and cancellations, a few noteworthy entertainment news stories have flown under the radar. Now's your chance to catch up. In this installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: The 2017 spin-off "Lego Batman" will "acknowledge" previous screen versions of the Dark Knight. Also: Will Tom Cruise be the new Sean Connery in the "Highlander" reboot? Plus: Penelope Cruz is joining Ben Stiller in "Zoolander 2," BBC America orders up more Idris Elba and "Luther," The CW renews "America's Next Top Model," "Game of Thrones" vet Sean Bean signs on for a new TV show, and more. See what you might have missed here: »
- HitFix Staff
“Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.”
During her recent visit to The Daily Show, the Oscar-nominated »
- Michelle McCue
According to Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller, some of the established characters in the fantastic series may not make it through the series alive. You’d think that many of these main characters from the comic universe would be safe, but when he was asked about this in an interview with EW, he offered a surprising answer. This is the question that was asked:
“Before Gotham premiered there was some discussion about how the show cannot kill any members of its cast of iconic characters, since the story is a prequel. And you had a great reply to that by saying, 'It’s sad thing if you can only generate suspense by killing people.' I’m wondering now that you’ve dug more into the season and are juggling all these characters, with some being more interesting than others, whether there’s a part of you that’s like, 'You know, »
- Joey Paur
Androids, magic, parallel worlds, ghostly crime, and the apocalypse. Here’s a raft of new forthcoming UK sci-fi and fantasy TV…
The superhero genre may be taking up residence in cinemas for the foreseeable, and Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead are leading Us TV's genre output, but what can fans of UK sci-fi and fantasy look forward to seeing on television over the next year?
There’s Doctor Who of course, which appears to be in rude health and going nowhere, a Christmas Special from Black Mirror, and a hint of new Red Dwarf on its way. (And of course, if there’s anything like justice in the world, the terrific In The Flesh will be recommissioned for a third series.)
If though, you’re thirsting for something new, 2015 is promising to deliver a handful of geek TV gems. We’ve scoured the new UK commission announcements for anything spooky, »
This week, Lord Sugar's remaining candidates get the opportunity to market a new soft drink in the Big Apple - but half of the teams must stay behind in the UK, and a power struggle ensues.
Back in the boardroom: "You've made the Piers Morgan of drinks, it's as bad as that." Oh dear.
I'm A Celebrity: ITV, 9pm
Elsewhere, we catch up with our remaining celebs as they negotiate the twin perils of Bushtucker Trials and the Celebrity Slammer.
Confessions of a Copper: Channel 4, 10pm
Exploring how life for once-omnipotent professionals has changed in the last 50 years.
Eight police officers reveal what it was like for them in the 'good old days', when they could do »
Exclusive: Morris Chestnut, who made his film debut in John Singleton’s seminal 1991 drama Boyz N The Hood, has signed a three-picture deal with Sony’s Screen Gems as an actor and producer. The first of the pics is upcoming thriller The Perfect Guy, which stars Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, and Chestnut. The next film to follow will be When The Bough Breaks, a psychological thriller that will star Chestnut and Regina Hall.
Bough, directed by Jon Cassar, tracks a professional couple who hire a blue-collar surrogate who develops a violent obsession with the husband. The pic is being produced by New Line founders and Lord of the Rings EPs Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, and Chestnut will exec produce.
Chestnut’s third Screen Gems project will be The Syndicate, from writer Cliff Dorfman (Entourage, Warrior). Chestnut is producing that project, which is exec produced by Jeff Waters and James Farrell. »
- Jen Yamato
Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings star Sean Bean has found himself a leading role in the upcoming re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The adaptation is set to span over six episodes taking the form a period crime drama.
The series has been created by director and writer Benjamin Ross alongside fellow writer Barry Langford. Variety reported that Ross, who will be sitting in the directors chair, had this to say about the upcoming series.
“Marlott’s investigation takes him into the dark corners of Regency London, he discovers an underworld of prostitution, drug smuggling, bodysnatching, and murder for profit. The rational evidence points first one-way and then another as he contemplates a frightening alternate scenario. »
- Alfie Nobes
Walk down the wrong alleyway in Gotham City and you're in for a nasty shock. Nobody has found this out more frequently (or violently) than Thomas and Martha Wayne, the most murdered people in all of film and television history apart from Sean Bean.
This event proves to be a formative moment in the life of a young Bruce Wayne, the turning point that spurs him on to a life of fighting crime as a masked vigilante.
The first big screen depiction of the Waynes' death happened in Tim Burton's 1989 blockbuster. Here there's a twist in the tale as it's not Joe Chill but Jack Napier (later reborn as The Joker) who ambushes the millionaires.
Keen to see Sean Bean go toe-to-toe with one of horror's most iconic characters? Look no further than ITV's The Frankenstein Chronicles.
Exciting news, this. ITV has commissioned The Frankenstein Chronicles, a six-part horror/crime drama from Rainmark films starring the one and only Sean Bean.
It’s unclear whether the monster in this iteration will be comprised of reanimated segments of Mr Sean Bean’s many deceased screen characters. But, you know, it’s fairly unlikely.
In fact, Bean isn’t playing the monster at all, or even Doctor Frankenstein. The former Boromir and Ned Stark will portray Inspector John Marlott, the law-man tasked with investigating the strange goings-on that begin with a mutilated body washing ashore.
“Marlott’s investigation takes him into the dark corners of Regency London, »
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