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Ever heard of second-tier DC superhero Fatman? Because he might be starring in the new Zack Snyder film.
Oooh, it’s just Ben Affleck with a ‘six pack’ (or ‘beer gut’) as Batman in the latest photos from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Speaking of that epic team-up film, we also have the thoughts of its fight choreographer (he reckons it’s the best movie ever) And George Lucas, the Star Wars daddio, finally gives his thoughts on Jj Abrams’ The Force Awakens.
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- Oli Davis
Nothing is ever the same again in Castle Rock after Leland Gaunt shows up and opens his antiques store, Needful Things. There’s something for everyone in Gaunt’s shop, but instead of money, the prices must be paid through devious, deadly deeds. Based on Stephen King’s 1991 novel of the same name, Needful Things (1993) is making its Us Blu-ray debut via Kino Lorber.
Kino Lorber will release Needful Things on Blu-ray this June with a new audio commentary from director Fraser Clarke Heston. Fans of the film no doubt are wondering if this home media release will include the extended TV version that features around an extra hour of footage. Kino Lorber revealed they do not at this time have the rights to the TV version, but they are pursuing them and will keep fans updated on the procuring process.
We’ll keep Daily Dead readers posted on further developments. »
- Derek Anderson
Kino Lorber must have some sort of device in my brain. I grew up with F/X and FX2 and they previously announced those are coming to Blu-Ray. Now, they are releasing a film that I think is one of the better Stephen King adaptations, Needful Things on Blu-Ray.
From Kino Lorber’s Facebook Page:
Post by Kino Lorber Studio Classics.
There are already some fans asking if the extended cut (commonly referred to as the TV version) will be included. While Kino has stated that the TV rights are with someone else, they are trying to acquire them. It would be great to have that alternate version which includes almost an extra hour of footage.
- Andy Triefenbach
By Anjelica Oswald
With the addition of Marion Cotillard’s lead actress nomination for the Belgian film Two Days, One Night, 32 actors and actresses have been nominated for their performances in foreign-language films. Cotillard was nominated for her role as a young mother and wife struggling to salvage her job in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes’ film, which was chosen as Belgium’s submission to the foreign-language category but failed to secure a spot on the Oscar shortist.
Though her performance did land a Critics’ Choice Award nomination, the Oscar nomination did come as a surprise for many pundits.
Cotillard was previously nominated for the French foreign-language film La Vie En Rose (2007) and won. She is one of six actors or actresses to win for a non-English role and is also the most recent winner.
The first acting nomination for a foreign-language performance went to Sophia Loren in 1962 for »
- Anjelica Oswald
Yesterday we brought you some concept art from Star Wars: The Force Awakens showing Max von Sydow’s as-yet-unnamed character along with what appeared to be Darth Vader next to some Imperial Stormtroopers [check the images out here], and now thanks to Star Wars 7 News we have a few more images, this time featuring the redesigned Episode VII X-Wings…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and also sees returning stars Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones »
- Gary Collinson
J.J. Abrams' Mystery Box has sprung a bunch of holes during production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the latest being concept art posted on the Facebook page of Robert Bailey. Named "Attacking Force" and "Low Level Attack", they don't really reveal too much about the movie itself, but do provide a great look at the redesigned X-Wings being used in the Return of the Jedi follow-up. What the colours mean will hopefully be revealed in the movie itself! What do you think? Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars Episode VII will be released on December 18th, 2015. 332 days to go! »
Having retired from the Star Wars franchise, George Lucas has previously stated that he was yet to watch the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, he has now revealed that he caught the trailer while attending the cinema, telling Page Six: “I saw the trailer. I saw it in a theater because I don’t watch movies online.” When asked if he liked it, he smiled. “Yeah, it was intriguing.”
Meanwhile, Lucas also spoke to Cinema Blend about his initial vision for the Sequel Trilogy (you may recall that Michael Arndt had written treatments for the three films when Lucas was still in charge of the Saga, with J.J. Abrams subsequently rewriting Episode VII’s script with Lawrence Kasdan, and reportedly shifting the focus from new characters to the old guard):
“The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that »
- Thomas Roach
Fan Art above by Hounworks
Some more concept art has surfaced for Star Wars: The Force Awakens thanks to Latino Star Wars. I'm going to dive into some potential Spoiler territory, so if you don't want to know more than you already do, don't read any further.
The first piece features the character who will be played by Max von Sydow (The Exorcist). We don't know exactly who he will be playing, but there are rumors out there. Some say that he will be part cyborg, and the boss of Daisy Ridley's character Rey, who travels around the Tatooine desert looking for junked spaceship parts. Apparently she finds a lightsaber in the wastelands at one point, and brings it back to von Sydow's character. Other rumors claim that he will be playing a character from the original trilogy or a former Sith warrior.
The second image shows off some cool new spacecraft designs, »
- Joey Paur
In addition to von Sydow, the film also stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Domhall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Anthony Daniels and Daisy Ridley.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theatres December 18, 2015.
Source: Star Wars Latino »
- Philip Sticco
A Latino Star Wars fansite has come across some new pieces of concept art for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first features the character that will be played by legendary The Exorcist actor Max von Sydow. Rumour has it that this guy will be part cyborg, and be aligned with Daisy Ridley's Rey... and a more outlandish rumour claims he'll actually be playing a character from the original trilogy (I'm sure you don't need too many guesses as to who that might be!). Anyway, this is one the characters we've seen/heard least from so it's nice to have an idea what he could look like. The second pic gives us some pretty cool new spacecraft designs, and the third seems to show a bunch of Stormtroopers standing beside a guy who looks a lot like Darth Vader. Now remember, we have seen Vader's helmet in previous art, »
(Be warned: There are Spoilers in this story!) We haven't been at a loss for new Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art over the past year. As we move into 2015, it seems the images will continue to leak, giving us early glimpses at characters, ships and weapons. Today, we get a look at Max von Sydow's character, who has yet to be given a proper name. This image arrives along with a new vehicle, and an intriguing landscape image that appears to depict Stormtroopers setting a village on fire while a familiar silhouette looks on.
It has never been confirmed by Disney nor Lucasfilm whom Max von Sydow will be portraying in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rumors indicate that he is the half-cyborg boss of Daisy Ridley's Rey, who scours the Tatooine desert looking for junked spaceship parts. After Rey finds a lightsaber in the wastelands, »
Before it was announced he’d be returning to the world of The Flash to reprise his role as The Trickster, it was revealed that Mark Hamill would be picking up the lightsabre once again to play Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“The déjà vu of walking onto the Millennium Falcon again and remembering all these details that they’ve got exactly right from old photographs and old blueprints…I can’t describe the feeling,” Hamill told Extra (via Cbm) promoting his new movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. “Even now it seems surreal to me. It seems hard to believe that it’s actually happening.”
When asked about Star Wars creator George Lucas (who recently had some harsh words about The Academy), Hamill said “seeing [George Lucas] this happy, he’s almost unrecognisable. Because when I was with him [on the original trilogy], he was fretting over all the details, so he »
- Luke Owen
Last week, it was widely reported that the original Star Wars cast, namely Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, would be revealed in the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which is rumored to debut in theaters this May with Avengers: Age of Ultron. A second report now reiterates what we heard back when the original Star Wars 7 teaser dropped. And that's the fact that we won't see any of the original cast or characters used in the marketing leading up to the premiere of the movie this December.
Germain Lussier of /film backs up an earlier rumor, claiming that Disney and LucasFilm are keeping the original stars under lock and key until its time to see the movie in theaters. Instead, the upcoming trailers and other promotional items will continue to use John Boyega as Stormtrooper Finn, »
The Daily Mirror is reporting that unknown British actress Amybeth Hargreaves has been cast as an Imperial Stormtrooper in the hotly-anticipated first chapter of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, which stems from a listing on Hargreaves’ Spotlight UK page.
If true, then it seems the Empire must have implemented a new equality and diversity policy following the death of the Emperor, with black actor John Boyega also playing a stormtrooper, as seen in the first trailer.
- Gary Collinson
Warwick Davis was very keen to get a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, and while appearing on The One Show on BBC One, the Return of the Jedi star has shared a couple of selfies with two familiar Star Wars characters on the set at Pinewood Studios.
As things are being kept top secret we can assume that Davis was given permission to show these two photos which hardly give away any details about the film. We already knew that Chewbacca was making a return but the selfie with what is clearly Darth Vader is interesting. There have been rumours that Vader would appear in the film but it is more likely that the costume was available on set for being so iconic. Or maybe Davis has just spoiled the return of the Dark Lord of the Sith….
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is »
- Thomas Roach
Since the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast was officially announced last April the internet has been flooded with potential rumours and ramblings concerning who is playing who (or what). While most of these rumours haven’t been confirmed some concept art that was leaked in recent months can help add some depth to the early character descriptions.
Before you read on I must stress that this is very much spoiler territory but also that it is currently only a rumour and hasn’t been confirmed by anyone involved with The Force Awakens.
Fan site StarWars7news are reporting that their Episode VII source has seen concept art regarding Max Von Sydow’s character and it differs from previous rumoured descriptions.
Possible Spoilers Below…
Contrary to previous descriptions Von Sydow’s character has “no cybernetic implants upon his face” or make-up of any kind. He’s wearing a dark »
- Gavin Logan
It was news that broke the Internet a few years back when Disney purchased Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion, announcing a new trilogy of Star Wars movies including several spin-offs. But prior to their announcement, Lucas himself was working a new trilogy that he intended to write and direct for release in May 2015.
However, when the offer came through, the decision was easy for Lucas to make.
“It’s better for me to get out at the beginning of a new thing and I can just remove myself,” Lucas told USAToday, promoting his new movie Strange Magic. “The time is more important to me than the money.”
Lucas laments that a new trilogy would have taken another decade off his life, which he wants to spend with his wife and newborn. However, he says he »
- Luke Owen
Happy 2015, everyone. It feels like we haven’t seen you all year. (We’re trying to get as much mileage from that joke as possible).
What a way to kick off the New Year, with one huge (but, actually, pretty small) Ant-Man trailer and two massive rumours – an old character potentially appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and will we be getting the first Batman V Superman: Dawn of Juctice and Fantastic Four trailers as early as next month!?
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- Oli Davis
Fox has handed out the first pilot order of the season today for a TV series based on Steven Spielberg's 2002 sci-fi feature Minority Report. We first reported on the project back in September, when Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment hired Godzilla screenwriter Max Borenstein to write the pilot script. Kevin Falls has signed on to serve as the showrunner and executive produce alongside Steven Spielberg, Max Borenstein and Amblin TV's Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
The original film Minority Report centered on the Precrime unit in Washington D.C., where three "precogs" can see crimes before they are committed. Tom Cruise starred as John Anderton, who leads the Precrime unit before one of the precogs sees him committing a murder, as Anderton goes on the lam to clear his name. The series will be set 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C., where one of the Precogs »
So now we know how to pronounce his character's name, and that Mr. Dameron has legs! Jokes aside though, Isaac also reveals who the first people were he told after finding out he won the Star Wars: The Force Awakens role. His uncle is a Big fan apparently. Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. »
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