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‘Me Before You’ Aims to Take on Hollywood’s Superhero-Heavy Slate

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. was counting on two powerful men to storm the box office this year with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but the studio just might find a bigger profit with a much smaller film — one that was written, directed, and produced by women and has a female lead.

Me Before You,” the romantic drama that hits theaters June 3, is an intimate tearjerker strategically placed into a summer schedule full of blockbusters.

The film stars Emilia Clarke — best known as Daenerys Targaryen on “Game of Thrones” — as Louisa Clark, a working-class Brit who takes a job caring for the paralyzed Will Traynor (Sam Claflin, from the “Hunger Games” movies). Despite his initial resistance and their class differences, the two forge a unique bond and end up making signifcant changes in each other’s lives.

The gambit may sound familiar. Such counterprogramming took off two years ago when “The Fault in Our Stars »

- Jenelle Riley

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Why the 'Preacher' comic creator is Ok with Seth Rogen's changes for the TV show

22 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's been 21 years since Vertigo released the first issue of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's blasphemous horror/action/comedy mash-up comic Preacher, and 20 since a screenwriter first attempted the seemingly impossible task of adapting it for the screen. Over the last two decades, Ennis watched his baby pass through many hands, none of them quite knowing what to do with it, before the improbable team of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Breaking Bad vet Sam Catlin turned it into an actual show, which debuted on AMC on Sunday night. (Due to Memorial Day weekend, AMC will be rerunning the premiere this Sunday at 9, followed by the debut of the Chris Hardwick-hosted Talking Preacher. The second episode will debut June 5 at 9 p.m.) I liked the TV take on Preacher quite a bit, even though it takes many enormous liberties with the source material. (Roth Cornet and I recently »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Preacher episode 1 review: Pilot

23 May 2016 12:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The Preacher pilot, directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, arrives on AMC brimming with confidence and violence...

This review contains spoilers.

1.1 Pilot

Like a lot of teenagers, I drifted away from comic books. The expense got to be too much, and since I never got a subscription to any comic and only bought them at the store, I was always missing issues, which made it difficult to follow along with the plots. However, when I was in high school, one of our classes had a reading hour on Friday, and a friend of mine brought comic books. From the moment I opened up Preacher, I was hooked, and I made sure that every Friday, he'd bring other issues of it for me to read.

In a lot of ways, it's the perfect comic for a teenage boy; funny, perverse, violent, sacrilegious, and obsessed with the removal of male genitalia. »

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Daniel Craig, it’s okay if you let Bond go

20 May 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on Daniel Craig’s future as Bond…

We all knew this was coming. By we, I mean the legion of James Bond fans and aficionados who have followed the bizarre media whirlwind that seems to forever cascade around 007 himself, Daniel Craig. The Daily Fail (sorry, Mail!) apparently claimed Craig is done – that soon after the release of Spectre he turned down (say it like Dr Evil) 100 million dollars to return not just for Bond 25 but also Bond 26, claiming to Eon Productions and MGM bosses that his tenure was over. Everyone clamoured over this scant piece of pure rumour, to the point almost of hysteria, until the BBC later waded in and claimed what we all suspected all along – that Craig hasn’t made his mind up yet, and likely won’t for quite some time. Why should he? Bond 25 is a long way off, given the »

- Tony Black

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Daniel Craig Remains Undecided on James Bond Return

19 May 2016 4:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Though Spectre may not have been the massive critical and financial home run that Skyfall was, the fact of the matter is that the film was still very financially successful and Sony and MGM appear to really want Daniel Craig back for at least one more James Bond adventure. However, Craig appeared to be very worn out on the role during the press tour for Spectre, and there were a lot of indications he was totally done with the role. Today, a new report from BBC News gives fans hope that Craig may still come back for James Bond 25.

According to a report by the BBC, "authoritative Bond sources" have confirmed that Craig has not made a firm decision about his future with the franchise yet and that "no decision is likely to be made for a while." Though that means both the studio and fans may have to just be patient, »

- MovieWeb

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Update: Daniel Craig Is Done With Bond As He Turns Down Big Deal, Will Tom Hiddleston Be The New 007?

19 May 2016 1:48 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Update:

According to BBC News UK Daniel Craig hasn’t yet decided on whether he wants to do another Bond movie. Separate, authoritative Bond sources have independently confirmed to BBC News that Craig hasn’t made any decision about his future as 007, they said:

“No decision is likely to be made for a while” Original story below

DailyMail.com reports that actor Daniel Craig will not reprise his role as secret agent James Bond in the next feature film. The British actor reportedly turned down a £68 million ($100 Mil Us) paycheck from MGM studios. Sources say Craig told executives he was done playing Bond after starring in four films: “Casino Royale”, “Quantum Of Solace”, “Skyfall”, and last years “Spectre.”

One Los Angeles source said:

“Daniel is done – pure and simple – he told top brass at MGM after Spectre. They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted. »

- J.B. Casas

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Daniel Craig Done With James Bond, Turns Down $99 Million

19 May 2016 6:24 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to a report from The Daily Mail, actor Daniel Craig has officially let MGM know that he's done playing James Bond, turning down an offer of £68 million ($99 million Us) to return to the franchise for two more installments.  Aside from the $99 million, the deal also included endorsements and profit sharing as a producer.   Some estimates speculate that in reality, Craig is walking away from a figure closer to $175 million Us.   After four films as Bond, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre, where does Craig rank on your list of 007 actors? In related news, this reports suspiciously coincides with bookmakers around the world no longer accepting bets on whether Tom Hiddleston will succeed Craig as 007.  There were even sightings of Hiddleston meeting with Spectre director Sam Mendes and executive prodcer Barbara Broccoli.  Could an announcement be imminent?  »

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Daniel Craig May Have Made A Decision About Playing James Bond, Here's What We've Heard

18 May 2016 11:34 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ever since his press tour for Spectre, as well as the announcement that director Sam Mendes would not be coming back for what's tentatively known as Bond 25, Daniel Craig's involvement with the James Bond franchise has been somewhat of an on again / off again prospect. Well, if the most recent rumors are true, then it looks like the die has been cast... and Daniel Craig has left the building. We must warn you that this is all based off of rumblings reported by The Daily Mail, which could be confirmed or denied at the drop of a hat. That said, the story being circulated is that Craig has walked away from a two film payday of almost $100 million, living up to his supposedly sour attitude to continuing his tenure in the franchise. A source for The Daily Mail recapped the situation as follows: Daniel is done – pure »

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Daniel Craig has reportedly turned down more James Bond films

18 May 2016 10:41 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A new rumour suggests that Daniel Craig has left the 007 series...

Well, if nothing else, this should shorten the odds on Tom Hiddleston being the next James Bond just a little more. It’s being reported – albeit by the Daily Mail, so treat with a degree of salt – that Daniel Craig has turned down an offer to play James Bond again. It reports that Craig had been offered a £68m deal for two more films. It definitely used pound signs rather than dollar signs in its report.

It’s well known that during the press tour for his fourth James Bond outing, Spectre, that Craig was reluctant to commit to a further 007 movie. Furthermore, if anything he was distancing himself from a return. However, what’s said in the midst of an ongoing film junket isn’t always how someone feels six months down the line. That said, »

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Seth Rogen Is The New 'Preacher' In Trailer Parody - Watch

18 May 2016 3:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Seth Rogen seems to be wanting to takeover Dominic Cooper's role in the AMC series "Preacher." He so desperately wanted to be in front of the camera that he decided to create his own parody of the upcoming drama.  "Seth Rogen wasn't satisfied with just being executive producer and director of the new AMC original series, 'Preacher. He also wanted to be the star," states the video that the network released days before the series premiere. "So he presented AMC with this." Watch the hilarious trailer above.  Read More: 'Preacher' Trailer Shows Arseface, Cassidy's Vampire Abilities And Jesse Custer Kicking Ass The actor has been a huge fan of the comics create by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon. In an interview with EW he had mentioned that a couple years ago he asked Sam Mendes if he could audition for a role in the film version, »

- Liz Calvario

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Review: Why Seth Rogen's 'Preacher' was smart to move away from the comics

17 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We live in an age of miracles when it comes to allegedly unadaptable books actually being adapted. For years, fantasy fans assumed no one could do right by George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, but then Game of Thrones became a phenomenon for readers and non-readers alike. Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books seemed too larded with historical detail (and the occasional extremely graphic rape scene) to seem plausible as a TV show, but the Starz version has won over most of her audience. Now comes AMC's Preacher, based on an acclaimed '90s comic book series, by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, whose apparent barriers to adaptation are so numerous and daunting that they make A Song of Ice and Fire look like Bridget Jones' Diary. The comic is deeply offensive on both spiritual and aesthetic levels — its recurring cast includes both »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Tom Hiddleston Might Be the Next James Bond as Bets Are Suspended

15 May 2016 1:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While we don't know for sure if there will be another James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, many signs are pointing to that not being the case, even though both fans and the studio would very likely love him to come back for a fifth turn as 007. With the uncertainty though, all eyes are on who will be taking over the mantle after Craig is finished and now all signs are pointing to Thor star Tom Hiddleston.

A report recently surfaced that a British bookie has totally suspended taking bets on Hiddleston being the next Bond, as he is now a 2-1 favorite for the role. The account for this dramatic increase for Hiddleston have to do with him having supposedly been spotted having meeting with Skyfall and Spectre director Sam Mendes and long time James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli. Coral bookmakers said in a statement to The Guardian recently »

- MovieWeb

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James Bond betting suspended after flurry of Tom Hiddleston punts

15 May 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Coral ‘pulls plug’ after intense gambling on Night Manager star taking over 007 role from Daniel Craig

A spooked bookmaker has suspended betting on who will be the next James Bond after odds on Tom Hiddleston becoming 007 dramatically shortened.

A flurry of bets had pushed 35-year-old star of The Night Manager 2-1 into favourite position to replace Daniel Craig following claims last week the actor had reportedly been spotted meeting with Bond film director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli in London.

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- Caroline Davies

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Betting Stopped On Hiddleston As 007

14 May 2016 3:07 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It has long been rumored, but talk of Tom Hiddleston as the potential next James Bond seems to be moving a bit beyond mere speculation.

The Telegraph reports that a flurry of bets were placed between Friday and Saturday for the British thesp to replace Daniel Craig as the next 007.

Those bets quickly made him the 2-1 favourite with bookies, and betting by bookmaker Coral had to be suspended after a particularly large bet was placed - sending his odds plummeting to 1-2. The bets came after Hiddleston was reportedly spotted meeting with "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli last week.

"Luther" star Idris Elba and "Homeland" actor Damian Lewis have also been mentioned in previous months. Talking about the suspension, Coral's Nicola McGeady tells the paper:

"There is no smoke without fire, and following the big gamble on Tom Hiddleston in the last 24 hours, we've had no »

- Garth Franklin

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Interview: Everybody Wants Some!! star Tyler Hoechlin talks Richard Linklater, working with Tom Hanks and Fifty Shades sequels

12 May 2016 4:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This Friday sees the long-awaited release of Everybody Wants Some!! [read our ★★★★★ review here] the new film from acclaimed writer/director Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Before trilogy). Promoted as the “spiritual sequel” to Linklater’s 1993 cult classic Dazed and Confused, the new film charts the lives of a group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

To celebrate the release of the film, Scott J. Davis sat down for a roundtable interview with one of the film’s stars Tyler Hoechlin. The actor, who shot to fame in 2002’s Road To Perdition, spoke about his experiences on working with Linklater and the huge ensemble cast, as well as his favourite things from the 1980’s and a little tease for his next projects, the eagerly anticipated sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey entitled Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.

The film involves a huge ensemble cast and on working with his co-stars, »

- Scott J. Davis

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'The Witch' producers strike for 'Netherland' TV series

5 May 2016 2:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Rooks Nest are developing a TV version of acclaimed novel with cricketer Ed Joyce on board as consultant.

The Witch and Obvious Child producers Rooks Nest Entertainment are developing a TV adaptation of Joseph O’Neill’s acclaimed 2008 novel Netherland.

Rooks Nest producers Julia Godzinskaya and Sophie Vickers are producing with first-time writer-producer Francesca Harris, who optioned screen rights to the novel from O’Neill’s La agent.

The project was previously in development as a feature with director Sam Mendes, writer Christopher Hampton and Oprah Winfrey’s production company Harpo Films but Harris and Rooks Nest are changing course on the adaptation which is now being envisaged as a returning series of 13 x 50 min.

Rooks Nest, which expects to bring on another key creative to work alongside Harris on the series, will be heading to Cannes next week for discussions with key financiers.

“There is an incredibly rich character world in the book which will be »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Can You Identify All 131 Oscar Winners (and Two Royals!) in This Amazing Photo?

4 May 2016 8:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Fun film fact: Since the first Academy Award ceremony in 1929, more than 300 British citizens have been awarded an Oscar in acting, music and technical categories. (The U.S. holds the title for most produced Oscar winners). And to celebrate the enormous filmmaking contributions by U.K. artists, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla hosted an exclusive royal reception for 131 British Oscar winners from the past 45 years inside the Picture Gallery at St. James's Palace on Wednesday. Among the Hollywood icons on the invite list were Sir Michael Caine, Dame Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Ben Kingsley, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Can You Identify All 131 Oscar Winners (and Two Royals!) in This Amazing Photo?

4 May 2016 8:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Fun film fact: Since the first Academy Award ceremony in 1929, more than 300 British citizens have been awarded an Oscar in acting, music and technical categories. (The U.S. holds the title for most produced Oscar winners). And to celebrate the enormous filmmaking contributions by U.K. artists, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla hosted an exclusive royal reception for 131 British Oscar winners from the past 45 years inside the Picture Gallery at St. James's Palace on Wednesday. Among the Hollywood icons on the invite list were Sir Michael Caine, Dame Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Ben Kingsley, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Richard Eyre on the Hollow Crown's Henry IV: from the pub to the battlefield

2 May 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

For the BBC series, Eyre took Shakespeare’s histories out into the country they portrayed, shooting on location to give a broad vision of England

Shakespeare’s history plays are all about contrasts: council chambers and battlefields, city and country, the corridors of power and the world of the streets. High politics and low life. And that’s especially true of Henry IV Parts I and II. Half the time you’re watching England’s rulers sitting in meetings, tearing the country apart; the rest of the time you’re with Hal and Falstaff down the pub. They’re panoptic, these plays, full of so many different kinds of England. All human life is here. The two plays have great similarities, but they’re also in subtly different keys. Part I is brighter and more youthful, the story of Hal and his great rival, Hotspur; Part II is bleaker. Everyone seems to be older. »

- Interview by Andrew Dickson

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New ‘Preacher’ Teaser Trailer: Just What Kind of Preacher Are You?

29 April 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We’re only a few short weeks away from seeing AMC’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s Preacher. Any fan of the comic book series knows it’s been a long journey for this property. When Preacher was being developed as a film it attracted plenty of talent, but even a director as capable as Sam Mendes couldn’t crack the story. Mendes, however, […]

The post New ‘Preacher’ Teaser Trailer: Just What Kind of Preacher Are You? appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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