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We've been hearing rumors of a sequel to "Wanted" ever since the first film hit theaters in 2008 and grossed $341 million worldwide on a budget of $75 million. And now, producer Marc Platt revealed the status of the follow-up. "We have a script that's getting pretty good," he explained. "To do a sequel when it wasn't really set up for a sequel . one of our main characters (played by Angelina Jolie) dies in it. You don't want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It's taken a while because it's challenging, as I said, because we lost a main, main character, so where that James McAvoy character goes now... we have good ideas though. It's coming along." Platt went on to confirm that comic book creator Marc Millar will be involved with the sequel. "He's always going to »
He revealed that writer Mark Millar is involved in the comic book sequel.
"We have a script that's getting pretty good," Platt told Coming Soon. "To do a sequel when it wasn't really set up for a sequel - one of our main characters dies in it.
"You don't want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It's taken a while because it's challenging, as I said, because we lost a main, main character, so where that James McAvoy character goes now... we have good ideas though. It's coming along."
The first film was loosely based on Millar's comic book miniseries, which was set in a world where supervillains had eradicated all superheroes.
"[Millar is] always going to be involved but he's not going to write the screenplay which is far along, »
From the earliest days of the website we seem to have been reporting on a potential sequel to 2008's surprise hit, Wanted. The original movie starred James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, with Timur Bekmambetov directing. And the first film ate up $341m at the global box office, Wanted 2 has been on the cards ever since.
However, Wanted 2 appeared to have fallen off-radar in recent years, and we'd assumed that the project had quietly been dropped. Not so though, says producer Marc Platt. "We have a script that’s getting pretty good", he told Coming Soon. "You don’t want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It’s taken a while because it’s challenging. »
Angelina Jolie has spent decades as a celebrated actress, earning an Academy Award for her performance in Girl, Interrupted and staking a claim for herself as one of the most sought out performers in the industry. In recent years, however, her career has been shifting - and recent quotes indicate that she may soon be ready to leave the acting game for good. Since 2011, when she made her directorial debut with the dark drama In The Land of Blood and Honey, Angelina Jolie has been starting to focus more on her career as a director instead of an actress, and in a recent interview with DuJour she has revealed that her end game is to leaving the acting world behind and instead turn her attention to her blossoming run as a filmmaker. Discussing her feelings about performing, Jolie told the magazine, "I.ve never been comfortable as an actor; I »
It's hard to believe that it has been more than six years since the release of 2008's Wanted. Interest in a sequel has been lukewarm at best. The film seemed to come to a natural conclusion. One of the film's main attractions, Angelina Jolie's 'Fox,' had been killed off. Producer, Marc Platt, told comingsoon.net that the sequel is still coming together. “We have a script that’s getting pretty good,” Platt explained. “To do a sequel when it wasn’t really set up for a sequel–one of our main characters dies in it. You don’t want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It’s taken a while because it’s challenging, as I said, because we lost a main, main character, so where that James McAvoy character goes now… we have good ideas though. »
Angelina Jolie is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood, but she's also becoming a great director. And it seems that her passion in the film industry is behind the camera. "I've never been comfortable as an actor; I've never loved being in front of the camera," she said. "I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it because I'm much happier." When asked if she's planning to give up acting entirely, Jolie replied: "Absolutely." Meanwhile, she's set to release her latest directorial effort, "Unbroken" on Christmas, and is working on "By the Sea," which she wrote, directed and will star in alongside her husband Brad Pitt. "Compared to 'Unbroken,' this film is a walk in the park," Jolie said of "By the Sea." "The tricky thing is directing myself and directing Brad. It's hard, dramatic material, and we're balancing. »
The stars were all about black and white ensembles this week! Angelina Jolie stunned in head-to-toe lace at the "Unbroken" premiere in Sydney, Australia on Monday. The new Mrs. Brad Pitt looked sophisticated in a white silk Gucci Premiere gown with black lace overlay. She kept her styling minimal with simple hair and makeup that showcased her gorgeous face. Jennifer Aniston kept it short and sweet with her version of the black and white dress at the Los Angeles premiere of "Horrible Bosses 2" on Thursday. The 45-year-old actress looked feminine and flirty in the Zuhair Murad frock, which featured a beaded bodice and an asymmetrical skirt. She paired the look with silver Christian Louboutin pumps and kept her hair in a chic ponytail. And, Kate Bosworth looked glamorous at the Hugo Boss Prize event in New York City on Thursday, donning a black and white Boss strapless dress. The »
- tooFab Staff
Some of award season's top directors are paying tribute to Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83. Earlier this week while participating in The Hollywood Reporter's Director Roundtable, Interstellar's Christopher Nolan and Boyhood's Richard Linklater praised 1988's Working Girl as among their favorites. Unbroken director Angelina Jolie said she had never met Nichols, but "you could tell from his films — I can't imagine he wasn't a really great person." Watch more Trailers for 10 Classic Mike Nichols Films Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller knew Nichols well and became emotional while remembering the late director, saying he didn't know "anybody
- THR Staff
Los Angeles traffic is the woooooooorst.
And there’s only so much you can do to pass the time while you’re sitting on the 405 (we don’t have unlimited episodes of “Serial” to listen to). L.A. comedian Lauren O’Brien found another way to entertain herself: Celebrity impressions.
And thus, #CelebritiesStuckInTraffic was born.
Photos: More stolen styles! Which celeb wore these outfits best?
Here is Lauren’s Miley Cyrus:
A video posted by Lauren O'Brien (@thelaurenobrien) on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:24pm Pdt
Here is Lauren’s Sofia Vergara:
A video posted by Lauren O'Brien (@thelaurenobrien) on Nov 11, 2014 at 3:18pm Pst
And here is Lauren as both Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen:
A video posted by Lauren O'Brien (@thelaurenobrien) on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:58pm Pdt
But our favorite is her Angelina Jolie. She nailed the Angelina face.
A video posted by Lauren O'Brien (@thelaurenobrien) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:22am Pdt
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I’m going to keep it short and sweet today folks, or at least a bit shorter than usual in terms of set up. You all know by now that it’s time for my middle of the month Oscar predictions update piece. Sometimes, there’s only a tinker or two to be done, but today…today I have a seismic shift to include, namely in the arrival of Selma on the scene. It’s gone from being shut out (what was I thinking?) to contending for wins in multiple major categories. In fact, more than one of the big eight categories have new winners listed, so this is a definite change in thinking. Some of it might be short lived, but that’s what the upcoming new set of predictions next month is for, right? I’ve also added the three short form categories (Animated Short, Documentary Short, and »
- Joey Magidson
Back in August 2013, Spike Lee launched plans for his newest movie on Kickstarter, causing a big hullabaloo in the process. People questioned whether an established director like him was taking money away from other independent filmmakers and projects, even though he clarified that more people came to Kickstarter who had never heard of the service. He added that this was the new order, the new way indie filmmakers like himself got the word out.
Lee did end up earning the funding for his film, just over $1.4 million from over 6,000 backers, and now that film has finally arrived. The movie is Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, a reimagining of a cult horror classic from 1973 Ganja & Hess. Indiewire has details that the film will be released in theaters and VOD, presumably with many perks for Kickstarter backers, on February 13, 2015. This follows its premiere at the American Black Film Festival back in June, »
- Brian Welk
Let's face it: If you spend your days voluntarily staring at a variety of glowing rectangles, chances are you're probably not much of a daredevil. That said, the things you're seeing and hearing via those rectangles might inspire you to wish you could change your ways—if only for a few minutes after the movie/show/song is over. So in honor of Mockingjay — Part 1's rebelliously action-packed release this weekend, we've posed the following question to our staff this week: What's the movie/TV show/song/book that makes you embrace your inner badass? Ashley Fetters, EW.com news »
- EW staff
Almost every year, Clint Eastwood attempts to have an Oscar contender ready to drop into the race. Sometimes, those campaigns pan out, as when Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) drummed up Academy support. Recently, however, Eastwood films like Hereafter, J. Edgar and Jersey Boys have failed to generate awards heat. Will American Sniper connect with voters, or fizzle out before the race even begins? We discuss the film.s prospects in this week.s Awards Blend podcast. Not a lot has changed this week, as few movies that haven.t already been seen chose to show their cards. Most of us are still waiting on Angelina Jolie.s Unbroken, which held its world premiere in Australia (but is under strict embargo for every print outlet). Movies like Selma and American Sniper did start screening for wider critical audiences, however, and I.ve shifted the charts accordingly based »
Angelina Jolie has confirmed her plans to retire from acting.
The Oscar winner said that she "absolutely" plans to focus on filmmaking in the future.
"I've never been comfortable as an actor - I've never loved being in front of the camera," Jolie told Du Jour.
"I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it because I'm much happier."
She has previously said that her portrayal of Cleopatra could mark her final acting role.
Jolie has been teasing her plans to retire from acting for years.
She was most recently seen in Disney's Maleficent.
Jolie's most recent directorial outing - Unbroken - will arrive in Us cinemas on December 25 and in the UK on December 26. Watch a trailer below: »
Six-time Academy Award Nominee Alexandre Desplat is a remarkably versatile composer with a distinct voice who has collaborated with some of the world’s top filmmakers. His films this year range from Wes Anderson’s The Grand Hotel Budapest, to George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, the blockbuster action thriller Godzilla, Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game. Desplat’s compelling score for the Alan Turing biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch features lots of keyboards, clarinets, and fast arpeggios which support the pacing of the film and capture the story’s thrilling intensity and the humanity of characters who are racing against time to crack the Nazi’s Enigma code during WWII. In an exclusive interview, Desplat discussed his collaboration with Tyldum, the tight schedule he was under to deliver the film, how he created themes that resonated with the storyline of a film that has an »
- Sheila Roberts
Review by Dana Jung
Wildlike screens at 5:00pm Saturday, November 22nd at the Tivoli Theatre as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here
The “fish out of water” story is nothing new. Even in as remote a location as Alaska, there have been numerous films and TV shows going back to at least Northern Exposure (and its predecessor Twin Peaks) that chronicle the effects of living in remote isolation on a person used to the big city. But no project in recent memory has utilized the extreme open spaces and majestic grandeur of the Alaskan outback in such a beautiful way as the new film Wildlike.
Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) is a troubled teenage girl who is shipped off to live with her uncle in Alaska. With no father and a mother who is undergoing treatments for some never-explained illness, Mackenzie is struggling, »
- Movie Geeks
Benedict Cumberbatch is featured on the cover of Time, Jon Hamm will guest star in the final season of Parks and Recreation, TV networks opt out of airing President Obama‘s speech and more in Last Lap.
Benedict Cumberbatch makes the cover of Time‘s “Genius Issue.” As he should have. [@Time] Jon Hamm will guest star in Parks and Recreation as Ed, a National Parks employee with all of the looks and none of the brains. [EW] President Obama will speak about the country’s immigration system tonight, but ABC, NBC, and CBS will not be airing it due to ratings. And Shondaland. [CNN] Angelina Jolie tells Du Jour magazine that she is “absolutely” quitting the acting world. [Vanity Fair] Keira Knightley thinks that Cumberbatch’s fans are artistic, terrifying, and lovely. John Cameron Mitchell will star in Hedwig, the Tony-award-winning Broadway production he co-wrote. [EW] Matt Damon‘s bromance with Ben Affleck continues as »
- Taylor Ferber
- Sasha Stone
Some people were shocked by yesterday's news of Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie ("Girl Interrupted") saying she will “absolutely” give up her acting career and focus on directing. “I’ve never been comfortable as an actor; I’ve never loved being in front of the camera,” Jolie told Du Jour magazine. “I didn’t ever think I could direct, but I hope I’m able to have a career at it because I’m much happier.” Maleficent owes most of its success to Jolie's scene chewing performance, so it would be a shame if it was one of her last acting roles. Let's watch some of that amazing acting talent in the 13-minute long video below of Cinema Sins nitpicking Maleficent to death. “Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, »
I don't know why Jennifer Aniston doesn't get more respect as an actress. Sure, she's a tabloid magnet, but so are her Oscar-winning ex Brad Pitt and his Oscar-winning wife Angelina Jolie. And her resume is padded with dubious comedies, but so is Matthew McConaughey's. The academy was quick to celebrate his career "McConaissance" last year, so why not the "Anissance"? Her new indie drama "Cake" would be a good opportunity to do so. -Break- Experts' Best Actress predictions: Julianne Moore ('Still Alice') way out front If you think Aniston will break through at the Oscars for the first time, click here to make your predictions in all top categories, or use our drag-and-drop menu at the bottom of this post to get started. Your predictions are combined with those of our Experts, Editors, and the rest of our Users to generate our racetrack odds, and if »
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