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Attendees at next month’s Cannes Film Festival will hear plenty of French being spoken — except, that is, by the characters onscreen. Of the French films recently announced as part of this year’s official selection, two (Olivier Dahan’s opening-nighter “Grace of Monaco” and Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds of Sils Maria”) are predominately English-language features with largely American and British casts, while “The Search,” from “The Artist” helmer Michel Hazanavicius, reportedly features a mix of English, French, Chechnyan and Russian. Meanwhile, in the festival’s Un Certain Regard sidebar, “Lady Chatterley” director Pascale Ferran’s “Bird People” is another hybrid English/French affair, with a cast that includes Josh Charles, Radha Mitchell and Clark Johnson.
On the one hand, this may seem fated in a year when reliable linguistic provocateur Jean-Luc Godard will be present in the Cannes competition with a film titled “Goodbye to Language.” On the other, this »
- Scott Foundas
The film centres around the riots that were sparked by the raid on the titular Greenwich Village club in 1969.
Irvine will play Danny, a young man who experiences a political awakening thanks to the flashpoint that ignited the gay rights movement.
Jones will play an eccentric gay street hustler named Orphan Annie who slowly warms to Danny before being drawn into the Stonewall riots.
Among the sequel-heavy blockbuster releases of 2014, there is one remake which looks better and better the more we see of it: Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. The modern update of the 1954 Japanese classic Gojira has a director in Monsters helmer Edwards, whose vision appears solidly fan-approved – with a monster design and take on the mythos far removed from Roland Emmerich’s still-derided 1998 version.
After deliberately hiding the monster from the public for much of 2013, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have spent this year giving us a whole lot of clear looks at the titular beast’s new design, with a series of powerful trailers and TV spots framing the scale of not just the international conflict but King of the Monsters itself as suitably epic and serious.
We now have two new TV spots. The first, which you can ...
Click to continue reading Two ‘Godzilla’ TV Spots Tease the Humans Up Against »
- Anthony Vieira
Sneak Peek new 'WonderCon' spoiler footage from director Gareth Edwards' 3D reboot of Toho's "Godzilla":
"...an epic rebirth to Toho's iconic 'Godzilla'...
"...this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures...
"...who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence..."
"...Legendary, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots...
"...with a gritty, realistic actioner..."
Toho has kept Godzilla alive »
- Michael Stevens
Godzilla is not just the King of Monsters; he may just be the King of highly anticipated summer movies. Unlike the 1998 adaptation by Roland Emmerich, director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) has a vision of Godzilla that fans certainly seem to be in support of; namely, offering a big disaster movie event blockbuster featuring a monster that – from what we’ve seen – looks every bit the frightening force of destruction that one could hope for. What’s not to like?
The marketing for the film has been admirable, with trailers offering restraint and intrigue instead of the usual overload of footage and sensory assault. The new TV spot above continues to smartly build the story arcs of the human cast (led by Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and Avengers 2 stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen) – ...
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- Kofi Outlaw
On 15th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 4 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.
Director: Shusuke Kaneko
Plot: Godzilla returns, but this time there is some mystical force motivating him. While he goes on a rampage of destruction, a young reporter investigates rumours of three guardian monsters that will defend Earth.
With the previous effort not doing so well at the box office, it was time to bring in some of Godzilla’s better known friends…although that wasn’t always the case. Mothra and King Ghidorah may have eventually joined the line-up of monsters to take on the big G, which also included Baragon, who is sadly absent from the title, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Michael B. Jordan is attached to star in the CIA thriller "Men Who Kill" for 20th Century Fox. T.J. Fixman penned the script, though no plot details are available.
No director is attached at this time, but Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schecter are attached to produce. [Source: EW]
Jones would play the gay street hustler Orphan Annie, a gay street hustler who forms a bond with Danny (Jeremy Irvine) and ends up participating in the movement. [Source: EW]
Blevins plays the gruff and mysterious next-door neighbor of widower (Michael Vartan), who moves into a new home in Los Angeles with his daughter and new wife. »
- Garth Franklin
We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this evening. Briefly: Chris Pine is in talks to lead Disney’s coast guard drama The Finest Hours, which now has a new director in Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl). Michael B. Jordan is attached to lead the action thriller Men Who Kill, which is being developed as a star vehicle for the actor at 20th Century Fox. X-Men: First Class actor Caleb Landry Jones is in talks to join director Roland Emmerich’s gay rights drama Stonewall. Hit the jump for much more on the aforementioned casting. THR reports that Chris Pine is in talks to topline the drama The Finest Hours for Disney, with Craig Gillespie in negotiations to take the helm. Based on a true story, the film recounts the 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission to recover 84 men trapped in a deadly nor’easter blizzard. Two »
- Adam Chitwood
• Fantastic Four’s Michael B. Jordan has signed on to star in Twentieth Century Fox’s Men Who Kill. Specific details for the film are being kept tightly under wraps, but the upcoming project is being described as a “CIA thriller.” [Deadline]
• Star Trek’s Chris Pine is in talks to star in Disney’s upcoming period drama The Finest Hours. Directed by Million Dollar Arm’s Craig Gillespie, the upcoming drama is based on the true story of how two oil tankers and their crews got caught in the middle of a Nor’easter storm that hit the New England »
- Pamela Gocobachi
Best known for his roles in X-Men: First Class and Antiviral, Caleb Landry Jones is a young star on the rise. He’s got an impressive slate of films coming up (God’s Pocket, Low Down) and today, he’s added one more in the form of Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall.
Already set to star Jeremy Irvine as Danny, a “a young man who experiences a political awakening during the Stonewall riots,” the film will see Jones co-star as Orphan Annie, “an eccentric gay street hustler who participates alongside Danny in the uprising.”
If you couldn’t already tell, Stonewall will focus on the riot that broke out on June 28, 1969 at the titular inn, where gay and lesbian patrons stood up to police who raided the bar.
- Matt Joseph
Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich used to be an effective team, bringing movies like Stargate and Independence Day into theaters as screenwriters and producers. Alas, Devlin and Emmerich haven.t produced a film together since 2000.s The Patriot, and Devlin hasn.t written anything (apart from an episode of Leverage) since 1998.s "mutter the title under your breath, lest you be publicly scorned" blockbuster Godzilla. It looks like that drought is about to end pretty soon, as Heat Vision has reported that Mr. Devlin is not only writing but also directing what looks like a massive throwback to those Independence Days and Stargate nights. And he.s got Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen) helping out in the lead! Geostorm tells the story of Mr. Butler.s character, who.s described as: ".a stubborn but charming satellite designer who, when the world.s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with »
He saved the White House last year in Olympus Has Fallen, but it appears Gerard Butler has bigger plans. He’s attached to Dean Devlin’s latest big screen prospect, Geostorm.From the sounds of it, the movie finds Devlin firmly back in the disaster/action territory he used to stalk alongside Roland Emmerich before he turned his attention to TV. Developed by Skydance Productions and now picked up by Warner Bros., Geostorm would see Butler as a charming and stubborn satellite designer who is called in to help when the world’s climate-controlling satellites start to act up.As a man-made storm of destructive proportions looms, he’ll have to work alongside his estranged brother (because, by law, there must always be family tension or an ex-wife/husband to add spice to these sorts of movies) to save the world. Part of that will mean going into space and »
Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing “Geostorm” with Skydance Productions. Producers are Devlin, Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Electric Entertainment’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.
Devlin also wrote “Geostorm,” which centers on a satellite designer who tries to prevent disaster when the world’s climate-control satellites fail to function.
Butler will be starring in the upcoming “Gods of Egypt” and the “Point Break” remake. He is repped by CAA and Alan Siegel Entertainment.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
- Dave McNary
Roland Emmerich is known for helming such massive Hollywood movies as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. But for his follow-up to the box office dud that was White House Down, Emmerich is scaling back to tell a true and transgressive story from American history. Yahoo reports Emmerich is working on Stonewall, a docudrama about the June 28, 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which proved a starting point for the gay rights movement. While the equality movement is still a hot button issue in the U.S., English actor Jeremy Irvine isn't afraid to take it on, and as such has become the first actor to sign on to Stonewall, which will be penned by Brothers and Sisters creator Jon Robin Baitz. Irvine is best known for his film debut as Albert Narracott, the young soldier at the center of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated drama War Horse. »
Gerard Butler is set to headline writer/director Dean Devlin's big screen sci-fi thriller Geostorm . The Hollywood Reporter has the news, delivering the following larger-than-life plot synopsis: "The story sees Butler playing a stubborn but charming satellite designer who, when the world.s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with his estranged brother to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. A trip into space follows, while on Earth a plot to assassinate the president begins to unfold." Devlin will be making his feature directorial debut with Geostorm . He is best known for his frequent collaborations with Roland Emmerich, serving as writer and producer on projects like Stargate and Independence Day . Butler, »
The recent Godzilla trailers and TV spots don't hide the fact that this new reboot from director Gareth Edwards, Warner Bros. and Legendary pictures is in many ways tied to the events seen in the original 1954 classic. Now, a new poster honors those legendary roots with a black and white 1-sheet that shows off the new monster, who doesn't look much different from his previous Japanese incarnations. This is no Godzilla 98, but the tagline of Roland Emmerich's 16-year-old remake still stands firm: Size does matter! And this is the biggest Godzilla the world has seen yet.
An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic monster, the new adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
"War Horse" star Jeremy Irvine has scored the lead role in Roland Emmerich's "Stonewall". The story chronicles the events around the 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. The resulting clashes sparked a massive push in the gay rights movement around the world.
Irvine will play a young man whose political awakening forms our conduit into these groundbreaking events. Filming begins later this year. [Source: The Guardian]
The Septembers Of Shiraz
Adrien Brody is set to join Salma Hayek and Shoreh Aghdashloo in Wayne Blair's thriller "The Septembers Of Shiraz" for Millennium Films. Based on the Dalia Sofer best-seller, filming begins June 9th in Bulgaria and Israel.
The true story tale follows a secular Jewish family caught in the Islamic revolution in Iran, and their journey to overcome and ultimately escape from the deadly tyranny that swept their country and threatened to extinguish their lives. »
- Garth Franklin
Jeremy Irvine - video interview
The historical drama, titled Stonewall, is a passion project for Roland Emmerich, the film-maker behind big-budget apocalyptic action movies such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. Emmerich, who is gay, will tell the story of the 1969 riots at Stonewall Inn, in New York City's Greenwich Village, a mafia-owned bar popular with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The story will be told through the prism of one young man's political awakening, reports Deadline. The screenplay is by Jon Robin Baitz.
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- Ben Child
Scripted by Jon Robin Baitz, the film is based on a true story which explores the 1969 police raid on New York’s Stonewall Hotel, specifically targeting its sizable gay and transgender crowd. Irvine’s character is that of a young man discovering himself against the backdrop of the raid and the ensuing civil rights movement.
Emmerich is also working on the sequel to Independence Day, but he’s not taking a break from either project. The epic director plans to shoot Stonewall while in pre-production for the sequel to Independence Day, which is set to hit theaters July 1, 2016.
- Laura Frances
Though we don't know much about the Alice in Wonderland sequel developing at Disney, other than it will be called Through the Looking Glass and feature the return of Mia Wasikowska in the title role along with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, we might have a hint of what's to come with the latest casting reveal. Variety has word that stage actor Mark Rylance is currently in talks to play the father of Depp's looney, top hatted character. Of course, without any plot details, we're unsure just how integral the actor will be in the progression of the sequel's story. More below! Rylance is best known for theater work, but he can be seen in Roland Emmerich's Anonymous (a movie that I completely forgot about until this very moment) and the forthcoming thriller The Gunman with Sean Penn. Through the »
- Ethan Anderton
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