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Kicking off what we can expect to be a swarm of set photos, rumour and speculation, the first alleged images from the Abu Dhabi set of Star Wars: Episode VII have arrived online via The National, showing a group of people rolling a giant disc out of a white tent. It’s been said that the prop could be the foot of an At-at, but of course it could be something else entirely, if it’s even from the movie…
Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015, with J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness) directing and the likes of Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) rumoured to be back alongside Adam Driver (Girls) as the new villain.
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- Gary Collinson
The National, an English-language daily newspaper that reports out of Abu Dhabi, have what they are claiming to be the first set photos from Star Wars: Episode VII as production gears up in the desert. The photos reveal a large round object, presumed to be a prop, being wheeled out of a tent against the sandy landscape. After the photo made its way online, many began to speculate that this was the foot of an At-at, the All Terrain Armored Transport vehicle made famous in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back as it stormed the icy rebel base on Hoth. It was later spotted on the forest moon of Endor. Will it next terrorize the good folks of Tatooine? It is, after all, an All Terrain vehicle. Take a look at the embedded photo.
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Although you won’t see her in the first promotional trailer for David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, it appears (at least according to the film’s IMDb page) that Carrie Fisher is co-starring in the auteur’s latest film as herself (or, perhaps more accurately, as a version of herself). Whereas the rest of the star-studded cast is saddled with hilariously fake-sounding names (John Cusack is “Dr. Stafford Weiss,” with Julianne Moore set to play “Havana Segrand” and Robert Pattinson rounding things out as “Jerome Fontana”) that make everyone seem like they’ve been picked to play characters in a high-minded pornographic film, Fisher apparently gets to keep her own. It’s a fitting choice for Cronenberg to file in a “Fisher” amongst other roles that are stuck with names like “Azita Wachtel” and “Sterl Carruth,” because at the very least it adds a touch of actual veracity to his latest feature – which is about »
- Kate Erbland
Robert Pattinson grabs a few scenes in the first new trailer for his upcoming film “Maps to the Stars,” a haunting ghost story and probing examination of celebrity obsession. The film reunites Rob with Director David Cronenberg, who helmed Rob’s 2012 dark drama “Cosmopolis.” The psychological drama stars Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska, Carrie Fisher and Olivia Williams. ...Read More »
An early Nsfw promo trailer has arrived for David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars," an examination of a Hollywood generational family. EOne is distributing the film but haven't announced a release date as yet.
John Cusack stars as a California psychotherapist dad, Julianne Moore as his wife who is desperate to remake the movie that made her mother a star, Mia Wasikowska as their recently sectioned pyromaniac daughter, and Robert Pattinson as a limo driver. Carrie Fisher, Olivia Williams and Sarah Gadon co-star.
- Garth Franklin
The lives of a Hollywood family are put on display in the first trailer and poster for director David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars. John Cusack plays Stafford Weiss, a psychotherapist who reluctantly reunites with his daughter Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) after her release from a sanatorium where she was being treated for criminal pyromania. Robert Pattinson co-stars as a limo driver and aspiring actor who befriends Agatha, with Julianne Moore portraying Stafford's wife, who wants to remake a 1960s movie that made her mother a star. Carrie Fisher, Olivia Williams and Sarah Gadon co-star in this upcoming drama from Entertainment One, which doesn't have a release date set at this time.
Following the lives of Weiss family, an archetypical Hollywood dynasty, Dr. Stafford Weiss is a psychotherapist, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; his wife Cristina manages the career of their thirteen-year-old son, Benjie, a child star, »
Robert Pattinson has re-teamed with his "Cosmopolis" director David Cronenberg, and you can get your first look at the result now. Mia Wasikowska appears to be playing a variation on her character from Park Chan-wook's "Stoker" in the international trailer for "Maps to the Stars," a Hollywood-set thriller in which Julianne Moore plays an actress named Havana Segrand whose new personal assistant (Wasikowska's Agatha Weiss) just so happens to be a pyromaniac recently released from a psychiatric hospital. Did I mention that John Cusack plays Agatha's dad and that Carrie Fisher plays herself? And that Pattinson's character is an aspiring actor named Jerome Fontana? Yes, this is promising. Check out all the sexy Cronenbergian weirdness in the trailer below. Exclu : la première bande-annonce de «Maps to... by Telerama_BA »
- Chris Eggertsen
Robert Pattinson did not get enough limo sex in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, so the director is giving him a second chance with Maps to the Stars, the trailer for which just debuted. Mia Wasikowska stars as Agatha, a pyromaniac recently released from a mental hospital. Her father (John Cusack), a Hollywood self-help guru, hears about her release from a client (Julianne Moore) and vows not to let his daughter mess things up for his family again. Robert Pattinson plays a driver (who eventually ends up doing the deed with Moore in the backseat), Olivia Williams plays Cusack's wife, and apparently Carrie Fisher plays Carrie Fisher. This whole thing is bizarre, and I'm really going to need some more information before I'm sold on it, even with Pattinson's sexy appearance. There's no Us release date yet, but the film should be out some time in 2014. Source: Entertainment One »
- Maggie Pehanick
A near certainty for Cannes 2014, "Maps to the Stars," David Cronenberg's follow up to his divisive "Cosmopolis" once again teams the director with Robert Pattinson, this time alongside a dreamy ensemble including Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Olivia Williams and Carrie Fisher (as herself!). Said to be a "vicious look at a twisted Hollywood dynasty" and a takedown of the industry altogether, "Maps" sure looks juicy. It's already been rated by the MPAA with an "R," which is clearly no surprise given Cronenberg's history. Watch the first trailer below: Update: Here's a new Nsfw trailer »
A day after James Cameron participated in a Reddit Ama to promote the environmental documentary Years of Living Dangerously, Harrison Ford decided to give himself over to the process as well in support of the project. The iconic actor behind Han Solo in the Star Wars movies wasn't quite as candid as Cameron in answering fan questions, which was to be expected. As Ford is notoriously grumpy in most interviews. He did share his excitement about the Untitled Blade Runner Project, which may be a true sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic.
"I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another, if it's a good script I would »
It's been rumored for a long time that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing a villain in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. There was a time when the actor was coy about it, but when he was asked about it in a recent interview with The Iris, he said that it's not going to happen.
"I would've liked a part in Jj's new Star Wars but it won't happen sadly."
At one point there was almost no doubt that the actor would be in the movie. Maybe he was going to be in the movie but things changed. I guess there's still a chance that he's just pulling our leg, but who knows at this point. The role would have been a Sith villain, which would supposedly be a major role that will continue throughout the whole new trilogy.
The casting for the movie is almost complete, and it »
- Joey Paur
After being rumored for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII for several months, Benedict Cumberbatch revealed at Australia's Oz Comic-Con that he will not be a part of director J.J. Abrams' highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel. Australian entertainment site The Iris was live-tweeting his Q&A session over the weekend, where he also revealed that he wont' be a part of the Doctor Who universe either.
I would've liked a part in Jj's new Star Wars but it won't happen sadly
— The Iris (@TheIrisAU) April 12, 2014
I'm never gonna play The Doctor, & nothing to do with the Whoniverse
— The Iris (@TheIrisAU) April 12, 2014
We first heard about the actor's possible involvement in Star Wars: Episode VII back in September when he was rumored to play a Sith Lord in the sequel, although he also revealed later that week that he hadn't been offered a role. Director J.J. Abrams hinted later that month that he "loves that guy, »
Long rumored to be taking on a role in the franchise, Australian site The Iris (via Metro ) was present for a Q&A session with actor Benedict Cumberbatch at Oz Comic-Con where the actor shot down any hopes that he might appear in Star Wars: Episode VII . "I would've liked a part in Jj's new Star Wars but it won't happen sadly," the actor reportedly said, before also shooting down any potential appearances in the BBC series "Doctor Who." Scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII will be set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will follow a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew »
The iconic Harrison Ford held a Reddit Ama (Ask Me Anything) online chat Sunday afternoon, to help promote the new documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, which airs on Showtime beginning this week. The series explores climate change, and while Ford did discuss the series and his motivations for participating, fans took the opportunity to ask him about everything from Star Wars to Indiana Jones and even Blade Runner and The Expendables 3.
Of note is his recount of the famous "shooting the swordsman" scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and his willingness to revisit Blade Runner. While he did answer some questions about the original Star Wars trilogy, he did not answer questions about Episode VII. However, his response to the question of who shot first makes up for the lack of Episode VII info. It is classic Ford.
You might also notice that the picture Ford posted »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Victor Medina)
Though eyes have been on Harrison Ford lately with “Star Wars: Episode VII” news, he’s got his eye on a “Blade Runner” sequel — at least, that’s what he told Redditors during his Ask Me Anything on Sunday.
When asked how he felt about a sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller, Ford was receptive to the idea.
“I’m quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another, if it’s a good script I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again, he’s a very talented and passionate filmmaker,” wrote Ford. “And I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character.”
Still, when asked which set he worked on was the most difficult, he replied that it was “Blade Runner,” as he said they worked 50 nights in a row and “it was always raining. »
- Alex Stedman
Kevin Smith has always been known to attract an interesting cast of notables in his films. Will Ferrell, Mark Hamill, Michael Parks, George Carlin, and Carrie Fisher are all among the stars that Smith has directed, and if a Justin Long interview with a Long Island outlet is any indication, the following cryptic tweet from Smith himself was confirmation that Johnny Depp (Transcendence) is on board for his latest film (of the moment), Tusk. The following is the tweet, uncovered by The Wrap, that sparked curiosity from Smith's Twitter feed, from back in last September: He's In!!! He's In!!!!!! #WalrusYes (More info when I can share it. Just needed to mark the highlight of my career for future reference...). KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) September 4, 2013 All of that secrecy was undone by Justin Long being interviewed by a bunch of kids in Long Island. He dropped the bomb when talking about how he »
Star Wars: Episode VII is to reportedly shoot scenes in Abu Dhabi next month.
The sci-fi sequel from Jj Abrams will film in the United Arab Emirates state for around four weeks in mid-May, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The area is rumoured to have been chosen to re-create desert planet Tatooine, the home of Anakin and Luke Skywalker and Jabba the Hutt's lair.
Tatooine featured in every Star Wars movie apart from The Empire Strikes Back, and was previously filmed in Tunisia. However, the North African country has reportedly been deemed too dangerous to house a modern Hollywood film.
Star Wars 7 will also shoot scenes at Pinewood Studio in the UK.
Adam Driver has been strongly linked to a Sith role in Episode VII, »
Following yesterday's report that Star Wars: Episode VII will utilize locations in Morocco to recreate Luke Skywalker's home on Tatooine, The Hollywood Reporter is now confirming that the shoot will actually take place in the United Arab Emirates city-state of Abu Dhabi.
The production begins in mid-May, and will last for four weeks. Our original report from last week claimed shooting would only last for two weeks, but it seems that the cast and crew will need to spend additional time on the desert planet. The sequel will also be shot at Pinewood Studios in London.
George Lucas used the country of Tunisia for the Tatooine locations, but sources claim that the political climate there is now too dangerous to host a big-budget Hollywood movie. Tatooine was the home to both Anakin and Luke Skywalker in the original and prequel trilogies, along with the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope »
Your (almost) daily dose of Star Wars semi-news is ready. A few weeks ago, a report surfaced that director J.J. Abrams was looking to kick off filming on Star Wars: Episode VII in Morocco and Tunisia, which served as the stand-ins for Tatooine in George Lucas’ previous Star Wars films. However, it appears that a new city will actually serve as the stand-in for Tatooine this time around, as a four-week shoot is being planned in Abu Dhabi. Hit the jump for more on the latest development regarding Star Wars: Episode VII. Though this has been one of the most secretive and tight-lipped productions in recent memory, the folks at THR are hearing that Star Wars: Episode VII will shoot in and around Abu Dhabi beginning in mid-May. The production will indeed be recreating the planet of Tatooine, which of course was the home of both Luke and Anakin Skywalker. »
- Adam Chitwood
While we wait for any kind of confirmed news regarding Star Wars: Episode VII, The Hollywood Reporter reveals a little-known actress named Maisie Richardson-Sellers, who has no film credits to her name, is being sought for, "an undisclosed and possibly major role" in the highly-anticipated sequel.
There is speculation that the actress is in contention to play a mixed-race female, one may be a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The character crosses paths with the children of Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). Of course, Disney and LucasFilm have declined to comment, as have the actress' representation.
Two of The Hollywood Reporter's sources reveal that the actress has not been offered a role, while Deadline reports that the producers "have their eye on her."
Last month, we reported that 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o was rumored to be in contention for either a Sith role, »
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