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Filming wraps on the largest ever Chinese-Australian co-pro starring Li Bingbing

2 hours ago | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Li Bingbing stars in Nest.

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Filming has wrapped on the largest ever Chinese-Australian co-production at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.

The 3-D Movie, Nest, stars Chinese megastar Li Bingbing, Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga, Expendables 3), Kelsey Grammer (Transformers), Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Chinese popstar and actor Wu Chun and Shane Jacobson (The Dressmaker, Oddball, Kenny).

Li Bingbing.s most recent film, Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal, on which Arclight Films holds the worldwide sales rights, earned $80 million in China last year.

She is best known internatiionally for her work in Transformers: Age of Extinction, Resident Evil: Retribution and Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame.

Nest is the largest Chinese-Australian co-production to date, with investment funding from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland, and features an award-winning team both in front of and behind the camera..

Visual FX will be created by Cutting Edge and the world renowned, »

- Brian Karlovsky

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Charlize Theron Plays Fast & Furiosa With Her Action Star Potential

16 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Daniel here. If your Charlize senses have been tingling lately then it’s fair to assume your road rage has set in: Variety reports that Universal is circling Imperator Furiosa herself to star as the lead villain in Fast 8, the latest model in their rubber-burning line of Fast & Furious flicks. 

Gallons of credit go to this high-octane franchise for encouraging onscreen diversity and staging sky-is-the-limit set pieces, sure, but just because Charlize Theron can drive, it doesn’t mean she needs to take your wheel.

The main attractions in a Fast & Furious are smash ‘em up automotive melees with basic visuals broken up by character-light screeds on the true meaning of family; you’ll find none of Mad Max: Fury Road’s kinetic wizardry or redemptive arcs. Pitting their rogue gallery of villains against Charlize Theron is like straight-up reaching for the wrong Ben & Jerry’s pint. Jason Statham or Luke Evans’ unhinged, »

- Daniel Crooke

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'Fast 8' Eyeing Oscar-Winning Actress To Play Villain

10 February 2016 6:59 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fast 8 is getting ready to race into production, as the Universal franchise prepares to launch a final trilogy of films based on the adventures of Dominic Torreto and his band of merry misfits. But just who will they be facing off against this time around, in a film that will take place in locations like New York and Iceland?

According to a report from Deadline, the film's director and screenwriter are looking to land Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron. The actress is currently riding a very positive wave of buzz thanks to her bad ass turn in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, and she'd be a very high-profile "get" for the production. 

Something that could aide in landing her is that director F. Gary Gray already has a rapport with the actress, thanks to their work together on his The Italian Job. As of now, she's who they're »

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Fast 8 Is About To Get Furiosa

10 February 2016 3:58 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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In an intriguing move, Universal are supposedly courting Charlize Theron for a villainous role in 2017’s Fast 8.

Anyone who was impressed with her turn in last year’s Mad Max: Fury Road (read: everyone) will know and appreciate that Theron can handle her action beats as well as the next guy – even if the next guy is Vin Diesel.

Diesel recently announced that there’s a whole new trilogy in the works, with Fast 9 due in 2019 and Fast 10 (sweet Jesus) scheduled for 2021. If Theron does sign on the dotted line, it could well be for the entire three movies. Exactly what the role would entail is unclear at this point, but you can probably expect a team-up with returning bad guy Jason Statham.

All that we know of Fast 8 so far is that Diesel is returning along with franchise luminaries Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, »

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Charlize Theron Sought For "Fast 8" Villain

10 February 2016 1:22 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

An offer is reportedly out to Charlize Theron to play the villain in "Fast 8," the upcoming eighth film in the "Fast and Furious" franchise at Universal Pictures.

The studio is eager to add her to the mix, but it's unclear where negotiations currently stand. Should she hop onboard, she'd join the likes of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham who are all expected to return.

Theron, currently filming spy thriller "The Coldest City," is attached to star in Sony's "The Gray Man" later this year. However, with that project undergoing extensive re-writes it seems a scheduling window has opened up allowing the actress to fit in "Fast 8" should she want to do it.

F. Gary Gray is directing "Fast 8" which aims to begin production this Summer ahead of an April 17th 2017 release.

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- Garth Franklin

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Fast and Furiosa: ‘Fast 8’ is in Hot Pursuit of Charlize Theron

9 February 2016 7:17 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There is nothing the Fast and Furious series loves more than squeezing more big names and memorable faces into its already jam-packed ensemble. Fast Five brought an impossibly sweaty Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson into the testosterone-heavy mix. Furious 7 introduced Jason Statham as a vengeful villain who managed to beat the stuffing out of our seemingly unstoppable heroes. […]

The post Fast and Furiosa: ‘Fast 8’ is in Hot Pursuit of Charlize Theron appeared first on /Film. »

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Fast 8 Is Making A Major Change With Its Villain

9 February 2016 5:44 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Fast 8 won't be revving its engines in theaters until next summer, which means there's plenty of time to pop open the hood and retool Universal's franchise before taking it out for another spin. One key component, the film's villain, looks to be undergoing a massive overhaul, as it looks like Dominic Toretto and his crew will be facing down a female antagonist. While we previously thought Jason Statham's Fast 7 baddie Deckard Shaw would be returning, it appears that early word surrounding F. Gary Grey's sequel would be pegging a "lone female" as the cause of the Fast 8 team's woes. Even more exciting is the fact that Deadline mentioned a candidate the studio has in mind for the role, and it's none other than Academy Award winner / road goddess Charlize Theron, who had previously collaborated with Grey in 2003's The Italian Job. We'll let you settle down »

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'Fast and Furious 8' Wants Charlize Theron as the Villain

9 February 2016 4:32 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just a few months, production will get under way on Fast & Furious 8, which we reported in September will kick off the franchise's final trilogy. Last month, Universal handed out release dates for Fast & Furious 9 (April 19, 2019) and the franchise finale Fast & Furious 10 (April 2, 2021), but there is still much we don't know about Fast & Furious 8 at this time. Today we have a new report from Deadline, which reveals that director F. Gary Gray and writer Chris Morgan are creating a new female villain, with Charlize Theron being eyed for the role.

This report reveals that the script still hasn't been completed quite yet, and while a formal offer hasn't been made, the site claims that the actress' schedule may have an opening that would allow her to come on board. Still, the actress hasn't even seen a script yet, and it isn't known if she would even take on such a role. »

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Fast and Furious 8 is getting a female villain and she might be played by Charlize Theron

9 February 2016 4:07 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Since Fast Five, the Fast and Furious franchise has been going from strength to strength, and last year’s part seven ended up becoming one of the highest grossing releases in history. While there were rumours that Jason Statham and Luke Evans would be teaming up in the F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) helmed Fast

The post Fast and Furious 8 is getting a female villain and she might be played by Charlize Theron appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Charlize Theron in Talks to Join ‘Fast 8’ as Villain

9 February 2016 3:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Charlize Theron is in early conversations to join the cast of Universal’s next “Fast and Furious” movie, “Fast 8,” as a new villain.

While it’s unclear where negotiations stand currently, sources close to the situation tell Variety that the studio is eager to add Theron to the ensemble cast.  Universal had no comment.

Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham are all expected to return, along with other franchise favorites. It was announced in October that, following the success of “Straight Outta Compton,” F. Gary Gray would direct the project.

Production is set to start next spring with the film dated to bow on April 17, 2017.

Theron is attached to star in “The Gray Man” for Sony, but the film is going through a rewrite to change the main character from male to female, making it possible to fit both movie into her schedule.

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Mojang Published Cobalt Is Now Available Through Steam, Xbox Games Store

3 February 2016 2:27 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Published by Mojang and developed by Oxeye Game Studio, Cobalt is now available for PC and Xbox players. The game features action-packed, side-scroller challenges across a cosmic campaign while also offering local and online multiplayer modes to dial up the frenzy and allow you to challenge friends.

Cobalt‘s campaign takes you on a platforming journey through a distant colony as you seek to uncover the secrets of what lies beneath the neatly rendered environments. Its combat comes with a twist, however, and you’ll be able to slow time in order to pull off slick action moves worthy of the most over-the-top Jason Statham movies.

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The multiplayer modes add a great deal of longevity to the game, with survival, deathmatch and other competitive modes available to let you challenge friends in explosive, chaotic arena stages. Cobalt also features online leaderboards, so you can pit »

- Gareth Cartwright

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Universal Pictures Officially Announces Release Dates For 'Fast & Furious' 9 & 10

3 February 2016 4:48 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While it's sometimes hard to believe the things that Vin Diesel says (really? "xXx 3"?), the actor knows how to get projects going (yes, "xXx 3" is really happening). And last fall, regarding the future of the "Fast & Furious" franchise, the actor said, "I promised the studio I would deliver one last trilogy to end the saga." And Diesel is a man of his word. Read More: SXSW Review: 'Furious 7' Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Paul Walker, & More Universal Pictures has officially announced that "Fast & Furious 9" will drop on April 19, 2019, and "Fast & Furious 10" will hit on April 2, 2021. So, starting with "Fast 8" on April 14, 2017, the final trio of films will arrive bi-annually. No word yet on official titles or directors. “Furious 7” made a record $1.5 billion in 2015, making for the third highest grossing movie of the year globally. Measure that up against the rest »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Fast And Furious’ 9 And 10 Release Dates Confirmed!

2 February 2016 11:57 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Fast and Furious 9 and 10 release dates revealed: Star and producer Vin Diesel takes to social media with the news.

We’ve known for quite some time that the ‘Fast and Furious‘ movies were going to stretch to ten films. That fact was obvious as Furious 7 returned over $1.5 billion in box-office receipts in 2015, instantly green-lighting an eighth film which will shoot this summer. Well, it seems that Vin Diesel has now provided us with Fast and Furious 9 and 10 release dates. Unsurprisingly, they will be in 2019, and 2021. The eighth will hit next April (2017).

Here’s Diesel’s Instagram post with the Fast and Furious 9 and 10 release dates (though this is still to be confirmed by Universal).

A photo posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:51pm Pst

So the Fast and Furious 9 and 10 release dates are April 19,2019 for 9, with Fast & Furious 10 coming April 2, 2021. wow.

Vin Diesel is shooting xXx: »

- Paul Heath

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New Images From Ghostbusters

2 February 2016 11:52 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

It’s being all stops and starts for the Ghostbusters hype train so far, with Paul Feig’s high profile reboot revealing very little in the way of marketing, which is very strange for a heavy hitter in this Summer’s release schedule. But all that could be changing with the release of new images from the movie that give us another look at Kriten Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones’ spectre fighting foursome. On top of that, we get a new look of Chris Hemsworth stepping into the shoes of Annie Potts as the teams secretary, hopefully a role that sees Feig duplicate what he did with Jason Statham in Spy and pull out a hilarious comedy turn from the action star. With the movie coming our way on July 15th, we’re long overdue for a trailer, and I get the feeling one will be coming our way very soon. »

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Movie News: 'Fast 8' Will Blow Up Iceland; 'Transformers Live' Attraction Heading to China

27 January 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Fast 8: The next installment in the Fast and Furious series is heading to Iceland. Though most location shooting for the film is set for New York and Atlanta, the production will also include the "largest explosion ever in Iceland,” according to a new report. Vin Diesel will star, with Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Kurt Russell also expected to return. The movie is aiming for release in theaters on April 14, 2017. [Coming Soon]   Transformers Live: A live attraction featuring Transformers is on its way to China. A theater will be built to host the show, "combining shape-shifting robots, aerial stunts and large-scale special effects." The theater will likely be built in Beijing, with an opening date planned for next year. China is currently home...

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Fast & Furious 8 Adds Iceland To Its List of Locales

27 January 2016 7:03 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Fast & Furious series has certainly evolved over the years. While it started with a film that centered on a small gang of street racers in California, it has grown to become a franchise that rivals the James Bond series in terms of exotic locales it visits. 

For the 8th entry in the franchise, we've already learned that Dominic Toretto and his merry band of adrenaline junkies will be visiting New York for the first time. Now word has broken that the production will also be making a stop in Iceland.

According to Visir, the production is set to film in the port town of Akranes this spring. The town's Mayor, Regina Ásvaldsdóttir, says that she expects the Fast & Furious 8 crew to arrive in April. They'll also be filming in one other Icelandic location that is, at this point, unknown.

The plot of Fast & Furious 8, which is being referred to for now as Fast 8, »

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News Briefs: 'Fast 8' Production Will Blow Up Iceland; Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson?

26 January 2016 10:00 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Fast 8Vin Diesel will star in the next installment in the Fast and Furious series, which is heading to Iceland. Though most location shooting for the film is set for New York and Atlanta, the production will also include the "largest explosion ever in Iceland,” according to a new report. Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Kurt Russell are expected to return. The movie is aiming for release in theaters on April 14, 2017. [Coming Soon]   Transformers...

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News Briefs: 'Fast 8' Production Will Blow Up Iceland

26 January 2016 10:00 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Fast 8Vin Diesel will star in the next installment in the Fast and Furious series, which is heading to Iceland. Though most location shooting for the film is set for New York and Atlanta, the production will also include the "largest explosion ever in Iceland,” according to a new report. Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Kurt Russell are expected to return. The movie is aiming for release in theaters on April 14, 2017. [Coming Soon]   Transformers...

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"Fast 8" To Film Iceland's Biggest Explosion

26 January 2016 8:27 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Though the majority of filming on the eighth "Fast and Furious" feature is scheduled to take place in New York and Atlanta, it was previously reported that Universal Pictures was looking at Cuba, Russia and Iceland to potentially serve as locations for the new film.

Now, Visir (via Iceland Review) reports that the Iceland shoot is definitely happening with shooting to take place in April around the West Iceland harbor town of Akranes - around 28 miles north of Reykjavík. The scale of the filming should be impressive too as it's said to involve the "largest explosion ever in Iceland".

F. Gary Gray helms "Fast 8" which follows in the wake of the $1.5 billion earned by "Furious 7" at the worldwide box office. Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black will reprise their roles in the »

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'Fast 8' to Have Explosive Shoot in Iceland

26 January 2016 1:09 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With production scheduled to begin this spring on Fast & Furious 8, this highly-anticipated sequel is expected to be yet another international affair. While the bulk of filming will take place in New York City and Atlanta, we reported earlier this month that this sequel is eyeing locations in Cuba for part of its shoot, which would make it the first major motion picture to shoot there in over 50 years. Today, Visir is reporting that the production is also gearing up for a shoot in Iceland. The news was confirmed by Reg&#237na &#193svaldsd&#243ttir, mayor of Akranes, Iceland, which is, approximately 28 miles north of Reykjav&#237k, who stating that shooting is expected to begin in April.

This report also claims that the Fast 8 crew plans on pulling off the biggest explosion ever seen in Iceland, although no specific story details were given. The production plans on shooting near the Akranes »

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