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Warner Bros. will distribute The Nice Guys to be directed by Shane Black (Iron Man 3) starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. The period noir centers on a private detective and a beefcake who search for a missing porn star and uncover an underground ring of corruption. Black is expected to film Nice Guys before beginning work on the Predator sequel at Fox. THR Gary Oldman is set to star in Criminal for director Ariel Vroman (The Iceman) alongside Kevin Costner. The thriller centers on a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets and skills that are implanted into a dangerous prison inmate in hopes that he will stop a diabolical plot. Oldman would play a CIA chief. THR Photo: Universal Pictures Fast & Furious 7 has completed production and a note was posted on the film's Facebook page to announce the occasion. The film hits theaters on April 3, 2015. Facebook Guillermo del Toro says he'll shoot a small, »
- Brad Brevet
It surprised everyone when Pacific Rim 2 was announced for a 2017 release, and while director Guillermo del Toro is currently hard at work on horror movie Crimson Peak and wrapping up new TV series The Strain, he has another small project that he’s lining up before the return of the massive Kaiju and Jaegers.
In a recent interview, del Toro confirmed that he intends to shoot a black and white movie before starting work on Pacific Rim 2. He’ll work on this “really, really bizarre” project between the pre-production and actual filming stages of that sequel, but was reluctant to reveal too many details about it.
“It’s a very small cast. I would love to have John Hurt, and there’s an actress that I have in mind that is not well-known but I’ve seen her in a short film. That’s all she’s really done, »
- Josh Wilding
Sigourney Weaver is set to reprise her role as Ripley in the Alien franchise in the upcoming video game Alien: Isolation. She's not the only one from the original movie coming back either — Tom Skerritt, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton, and Veronica Cartwright will also be reprising their roles for the game.
This will be a part of Dlc expansion for the game, which will allow players to take control of Ellen Ripley, as well as Captain Dallas and Parker, as they try to survive the intrusion of the the xenomorph alien that comes aboard the cargo ship Nostromo. John Hurt was not included in the game because the events take place after he died in the film. I included a trailer for the Dlc that you can watch below.
The story follows Ellen Ripley's daughter, who is looking for answers about her mother's disappearance. Below, you'll find a »
- Joey Paur
Obviously refusing to bide what little free time he has, Guillermo del Toro will fill the gap between next year’s “Crimson Peak” and 2017’s “Pacific Rim 2” with yet another feature. Described to Collider as “really, really bizarre"--surprise!-- it’s a black-and-white picture with “one great creature in it” — and that's about as much as he'll reveal. Even the title remains under wraps, given the writer-director's preference for letting people in on his secret once the time is right. One interesting casting note: an unknown actress who caught his eye in a short film is his pick to lead his “very small” team. He's also interested in John Hurt. While nothing is confirmed — Hurt and del Toro worked together on two “Hellboy” films — the combination of director, star, and approach is enticing indeed. The plan calls for things to gear up in February or March, with production »
- Nick Newman
Brace yourselves, Whovians: Long-running cult obsession Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Aug. 23 with a new star, Peter Capaldi, and a new attitude. Compared with Matt Smith’s previous Doctor, Capaldi’s lead character is “a lot fiercer,” says Jenna Coleman, who plays his traveling companion, Clara Oswald. “This man is a total adrenaline junkie.”
If you don’t count John Hurt’s one-and-done performance in last year’s 50th-anniversary special, Capaldi is the 12th actor to play the show’s Doctor, a two-hearted alien who travels through space—and time—in his ship, the Tardis, and periodically regenerates his outward form. »
- Clark Collis
Hauntingly grim, full of appalling ironies and awful truths. This is most definitely not the feel-good movie of the summer. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m a big Sf geek
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
There’s a reason why Snowpiercer — which could have, theoretically, easily been a centerpiece summer film for a major Hollywood studio — is getting handled with the timid kid gloves of an arthouse release by the industry, quietly dribbling into a few cinemas here and there instead of getting a big opening-weekend push out onto three thousand screens. It’s a reason that has a lot to do with what the film has to say about human nature, hope, despotism, and a revolutionary spirit that might want to counter that despotism. What Snowpiercer is about offers too harsh »
- MaryAnn Johanson
In an interview with Collider, Guillermo Del Toro revealed that right before "Pacific Rim 2" begins shooting, he's planning to make a small, black-and-white film. "In February/March I should [start on] another very small movie, black and white. [It's] really, really bizarre," he said. "We start pre-production on 'Pacific Rim 2' in August, and then I interrupt it briefly to do this strange little movie, and then I restart ['Pacific Rim 2'] and go all the way until we start shooting [it] at the end of 2015 for release in 2017." The director went on to say that he already has a cast in mind. "It's a very small cast," he explained. "I would love to have John Hurt, and there's an actress that I have in mind that is not well-known but I've seen her in a short film. That's all she's really done, one feature and one short, but she has an incredibly interesting »
Watership Down is being developed into a new BBC TV animated series.
The new series is expected to air in a family-friendly timeslot on BBC One, but this has yet to be confirmed.
Richard Adam's 1972 novel follows a group of rabbits who are forced to leave their warren and find new dwellings.
It was later adapted into a children's TV series on Citv, running for 39 episodes from 1999 to 2001. It featured the likes of Stephen Fry, Rik Mayall, Phil Jupitus, Jane Horrocks, Dawn French and Stephen Mangan. »
With just over a fortnight to go before its Stateside release, a couple of new TV spots have arrived online for Hercules, director Brett Ratner’s (X-Men: The Last Stand) adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars starring Dwayne Johnson (Pain & Gain) as the mythological hero; take a look below…
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… »
- Gary Collinson
The director has said that he will film the black and white feature ahead of Pacific Rim 2.
The mystery project will shoot early next year before he begins pre-production of the Kaiju movie sequel in August 2015.
"It's a very small cast," del Toro told Collider.
"I would love to have John Hurt, and there's an actress that I have in mind that is not well-known but I've seen her in a short film. That's all she's really done, one feature and one short, but she has an incredibly interesting taste and I'm gonna try her out for the main role."
He did not reveal any details of the plot other than to say that there is "one great creature in it".
Whedon followed The Avengers with the Shakespeare adaptation filmed in secret at his home. »
It’s awesome news that Pacific Rim 2 is a go and pre-production will start in a few weeks in August. But then it stops at the start of 2015 for a bit as Guillermo Del Toro is set to do, what he calls “a strange little movie”. The director is set to shoot this small movie in black and white around February / March and then he’ll get back to giant robots and kaiju attacks. Speaking to Collider, Del Toro says that “It’s a very small cast. I would love to have John Hurt, and there’s an actress that I have in mind that is not well known but I’ve seen her in a short film. That’s all she’s really done, one feature and one short, but she has an incredibly interesting taste and I’m gonna try her out for the main role.” And »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
For years, fans have been rallying for a proper video game based on the Alien film franchise, which revolutionized the sci-fi genre and scared the pants off of generations of fans. While Aliens: Colonial Marines was a slap in the face with a thumbtack taped to the palm, us scorned fans have our hopes up for the upcoming Alien: Isolation. Following Ripley’s daughter Amanda, the game promises to deliver a survival-horror experience on par with the original film’s intensely terrifying game of cat-and-mouse.
As if developers Creative Assembly weren’t spoiling fans enough already, they’ve just announced that Sigourney Weaver will be reprising her role as Ellen Ripley for a Dlc chapter that follows the crew of the Nostromo during their first encounter with the Xenomorph.
- Christian Law
Along with post production on "Crimson Peak," Guillermo del Toro has nearly a year of design work ahead of him for the upcoming "Pacific Rim" sequel. Yet the filmmaker is apparently set to do another project, a black and white film which he'll sneak in early next year.
Talking with Collider, he reveals that he'll squeeze in this little project early next year before he begins shooting "Pacific Rim 2":
"Right away, in February/March I should start on another very small movie, black and white, really, really bizarre. We start pre-production on Pacific Rim 2 in August this year, and then I interrupt it briefly to go into the first of next year to do this strange little movie, and then I restart it [Pacific Rim 2] and go all the way until we start shooting at the end of 2015 for release in 2017."
Del Toro won't talk about story details regarding the film, »
- Garth Franklin
During his WWE wrestling days, Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. The Rock) was always known as "The People's Champion." The actor's latest character, Hercules, is taking up the same mantle in the latest TV spot with brand new footage. This demigod (half man, half God) has been fighting others' battles for them as a mercenary for hire, after enduring his legendary twelve labors. When he is tasked with helping the ruler of Thrace defeat an evil warlord, Hercules must become a hero once again to save the people, even if the Gods will never forgive him for defying them. Watch as this mighty warrior battles with a number of mythical creatures in the latest look at director Brett Ratner's action-adventure, in theaters July 25.
Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold »
In a recent interview with Collider, director Guillermo del Toro revealed that he would be directing a small, untitled black and white film before he takes on Pacific Rim 2. He's looking to shoot the movie in February or March, and he wants legendary actor John Hurt to play a significant part in the story. He also said that there will be "one great creature" in the story. When asked about the film the director said:
"Right away, in February/March I should [start on] another very small movie, black and white, really, really bizarre before starting—we start pre-production on Pacific Rim 2 in August, and then I interrupt it briefly to go into the first of next year to do this strange little movie, and then I restart it and go all the way until we start shooting Pacific Rim 2 at the end of 2015 for release in 2017."
He doesn't »
- Joey Paur
Guillermo del Toro is rounding out a few years where he was very forthcoming about projects he wanted to get done. It's a big part of what makes him endearing to his fans or general film goers who know how to apply potential to and idea then trust Del Toro.
The downside to knowing a director's plans this far in advance is when one or more of the projects gets mired in development hell. At worst it's despair, at best it's just knowing that we'll have to wait much longer than we expected.
Guillermo del Toro has been less forthcoming about his long-view future (or it just appears that way with major studio megafranchises unveiling decade-long plans) while he's been in post-production on Crimson Peak, but he's starting to hint at what's to come.
We recently learned he plans to shoot Pacific Rim 2 and Collider reports that he plans to shoot a smaller, »
Vampires, Jaegers, Kaijus, a young author in peril: Guillermo del Toro has a lot on his plate right now with next week’s debut of his TV series The Strain, the recent announcement that he’ll be directing Pacific Rim 2 next year for a 2017 theater release, and the post-production on his horror movie Crimson Peak. But staying true to busy form, del Toro has added another project to his near-future workload, and it’s much smaller than his robot brawling blockbuster.
In a recent interview with Collider, del Toro revealed that in February or March of next year, he will begin shooting a small black and white film with a bizarre tone. The filmmaker will take a hiatus from the Pacific Rim 2 pre-production that begins in August of this year to shoot this smaller movie in early 2015 before jumping back to the large-scale sequel that is scheduled to »
- Derek Anderson
There must be something in the water down in Mexico, something that breeds incredible cinematic visionaries quite unmatched by their professional peers. Alongside filmmakers like Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu, Guillermo del Toro is one such talent – and it appears he has a lot on his plate.
Following the recent announcement that a sequel to Pacific Rim was hoped to be released in 2017, del Toro has also let slip that he intends to shoot a very small black and white picture before he sinks his teeth into another helping of kaiju/robot mayhem.
Considering his notoriety for being a director involved in certain projects that fail to get off the ground or result in his departure for varying reasons, it’d seem unsurprising that del Toro would remain relatively tight-lipped regarding his career choices – but with this double whammy of film news, I for one couldn’t be happier. »
- Dale Barham
After working on big budget movies for a while, it's always wonderful to see one of your favorite directors do something a bit more intimate. That's exactly the case for Guillermo del Toro, who just dropped some really interesting news over on Collider.
“Right away, in February/March, I should [start on] another very small movie, black and white, really, really bizarre before starting... we start pre-production on Pacific Rim 2 in August, and then I interrupt it briefly to go into the first of next year to do this strange little movie, and then I restart it and go all the way until we start shooting Pacific Rim 2 at the end of 2015 for release in 2017," he tells the site.
“It’s a very small cast. I would love to have John Hurt, and there’s an actress that I have in mind that is not well-known but I’ve seen her in a short film. »
- Steve Barton
Guillermo del Toro is a pretty busy man right now, with The Strain set to air on Sunday and Pacific Rim 2 in the works, but that won’t stop the director from taking a little time out of his day for passion projects.
In an interview with Collider, del Toro revealed that he’s planning a “small movie,” one that’s in black and white and “really, really bizarre,” before he gets to pre-production on the sure-to-be-even-bigger sequel to last summer’s blockbuster.
Really, really bizarre is par for the course for Del Toro, who’s famous for the »
- Jackson McHenry
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