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(Cbr) Miles Teller, who had been rumored since at least early August for the role of Reed Richards in Fox’s "Fantastic Four" reboot, tried unsuccessfully for months to dodge questions about the project. But now that his casting is official, he’s free to talk, at least in broad terms, about Josh Trank’s take on Marvel’s First Family — which sounds like what you’d expect from the director of "Chronicle". “When I read the script, I didn’t feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible superhero tale,” the 26-year-old actor told IGN. These are all very human people that end up having to become, I guess, what is known as the Fantastic Four. So for me it was just a really good story and gives me an opportunity to play something different from my own skin. It’s a proper character and that’s my favorite stuff to do. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
AMC is getting ready to release their new spy thriller, Turn, on April 6th. Starring Jamie Bell, the series is set during the American Revolutionary War and follows Abe Woodhull, “a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who bands together with some childhood friends to form a secret spy team that attempts to feed information back to the American rebels fighting for their independence.”
Turn is a show that I’ve been intrigued by ever since AMC first revealed it. The network’s track record is exceptional, and Jamie Bell is certainly one of Hollywood’s most underrated actors. Those two factors alone should have you excited for this one. Of course, there’s also the fact that Turn looks to tell a story that many people probably aren’t too familiar with. I’m not usually a fan of period dramas, but I really like what I’m seeing from this one so far. »
- Matt Joseph
Miles Teller spoke with IGN on Saturday, and opened up about being cast as Reed Richards in Fantastic Four- Josh Trank’s cinematic reboot of the Marvel series. In contrast to Michael B. Jordan, who spoke last week about loving Ff and how Johnny Storm was his favorite character growing up, Teller claims he was never into the books or the characters. On the contrary, what drew him to the project wasn’t the Fantastic Four, it wasn’t Marvel, and it wasn’t the prospect of playing Mr. Fantastic. It was Trank, himself.
“Well, for me I didn’t grow up really as a comic book kid necessarily. Fantastic Four is my dad’s favorite superhero comic. And so for me I guess what attracted me originally was Josh Trank. I think Josh Trank is a very creative, inventive guy. You look at Chronicle, you look at what he »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Now that Fox has found its cast for The Fantastic Four reboot, we're starting to get a few official comments from those involved with the latest big screen iteration of Marvel's First Family. Last week, Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) spoke about the controversy surrounding his casting as Johnny Storm / The Human Torch [see here], and now IGN has managed to get a few words from Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) about what appealed to him about the role of Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic in the Josh Trank-directed superhero ensemble:
"Well, for me I didn't grow up really as a comic book kid necessarily," says Teller. "Fantastic Four is my dad's favorite superhero comic. And so for me I guess what attracted me originally was Josh Trank. I think Josh Trank is a very creative, inventive guy. You look at Chronicle, you look at what he did for that budget and »
- Gary Collinson
It was no secret that actor Miles Teller had been linked to the "Fantastic Four" reboot for months, though his casting was only officially confirmed last month. Now, Teller is free to discuss the project openly, and in an a recent interview, the new Mr. Fantastic says the superheroes will start out anything but.
Speaking with IGN, Teller admitted that he wasn't a comic fan growing up, adding that director Josh Trank's vision for the new "Four" film was what initially interested him in the project. And, according to the actor, that vision will differ from other big-budget comic book flicks in a major way.
"I was joking around about a year ago, 'I guess I'll be playing a superhero soon,' because that's just the world that we're in, but I think a lot of times it just looks like Hollywood actors in Halloween costumes, you know? And »
- Katie Roberts
Going up against the big boys are we? Indie sci-fi The Signal, which screened at The Sundance Film Festival, follows a group of three friends who take a detour during a journey only for everything to suddenly go dark. The film has received many positive reviews and has set a limited release for 13th June, with further expansions in the weeks following that date. The Signal stars Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp and Laurence Fishburne.
Meanwhile, Bong Joon Ho’s much awaited Snowpiercer, which like a typical train will be running nearly a year late, has finally set a North American release date. It should be hitting cinemas on 27th June as a limited release with a possible, but as yet unconfirmed, same day VOD release. The film has been delayed for a long time and has already been released in some parts of Europe and Asia. Snowpiercer sees »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
When IGN caught up with The Spectacular Now actor Miles Teller today to discuss his role in Divergent, the interview inevitably became about The Fantastic Four and his role as Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic. "Well, for me I didn't grow up really as a comic book kid necessarily," said Teller when asked what appealed to him about the Marvel reboot. "Fantastic Four is my dad's favorite superhero comic. And so for me I guess what attracted me originally was Josh Trank. I think Josh Trank is a very creative, inventive guy. You look at Chronicle, you look at what he did for that budget and just how he told the story was really well done. I want to chase directors at this point, and then the cast kind of came together -- Michael B. [Jordan], Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell -- I was very excited." He continued, "I was joking around »
In anticipation of the premiere of AMC's new Revolutionary War drama "Turn," Zap2it has your first look at seven exclusive character posters and descriptions to viewers can meet the characters.
From Abraham Woodhull and his childhood love Anna Strong to Red Coats Major Hewlett and John Graves Simcoe, these are the characters drawn together during the creation of America's first spy ring. Check out all the character posters and descriptions here.
"So much about that period expects great tales of heroism and great tales of people stepping up to the plate against great odds, and this isn't," leading man Jamie Bell told Zap2it at the TCA winter press tour. "Because [Abraham] isn't [a hero], really. He retreats. He does kind of the exact opposite of what we expect someone to do."
"Turn's" 90-minute premiere airs Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on AMC. »
I'm excited to tell you that Bong Joon-Ho's post apocalyptic thriller Snowpiercer has finally been given a release date, and that date is June 27th, 2014 in limited theaters. We've been reporting news on this movie for such a long time, and it's great that we'll actually be able to see it!
As previously reported, the Weinsteins bought U.S. rights to the film back in 2012 based on a script and and some test footage. The deal they made included a wide release, but the director turned in a film that was over two and half hours long. The Weinsteins wanted the director to cut the film down, but he wouldn't. As a result, the Weinsteins didn't want to release it.
Just a few weeks ago, the two parties recently came to an agreement that allowed the movie to be released in theaters. Basically, the director gets to keep his cut of his film, »
- Joey Paur
Although Fox and director Josh Trank are yet to officially confirm the recent casting news on the upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four, it's been the worst kept secret in Hollywood for the past few months that the film will reunite Trank with his Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan, who is set to play Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch. Of course, that means a change of race for the Torch - a decision which hasn't sat right with many fans of Marvel's First Family. Well, Jordan has now addressed the criticism towards his casting during an interview with Cinefilos (via Cbm)...
"It was expected. You kinda know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way, it's a continuity thing more than anything. People don't like change too much. But annoyed? Eh, you just kinda accept it, it is what it is. You can't make everybody happy. »
- Gary Collinson
The Fruitvale Station actor has put most of the controversy over his role as the Human Torch down to fans' concerns about continuity.
"It was expected," he told Cinefilos. "You kind of know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way.
"It's a continuity thing more than anything. People don't like change too much.
"But annoyed? Eh, just kind of accept it. It is what it is. You can't make everybody happy. You just got to accept that and know.
"I'm an actor. I have to do my job. I'm going to do my job the best I can and the way I've been doing it my entire life, my entire career.
"I grew up a comic book guy. I read comic books as a kid growing up, and the Human Torch is one of »
Could it be? Your eyes do Not deceive you! There is finally a release date set for Snowpiercer here in the States. Look for it in theatres on June 24, 2014, hopefully in its original form. At least that's the rumor. Look for confirmation soon.
The English-language directorial debut of Bong Joon-ho (The Host), the film stars The Avengers’ Chris Evans, The Help’s Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Tilda Swinton, and Song Kang-ho.
Based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Snowpiercer is set in the not too distant future, where a new Ice Age has wiped out most of the human race. With a revolt brewing onboard, the Snowpiercer is a train of Earth’s lone survivors that travels around the cold world.
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- Uncle Creepy
Here are a couple of new release dates: Snowpiercer, from writer-director Bong Joon-ho, and starring Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, and Tilda Swinton, will make its U.S. debut on June 27th in limited release. Kill the Messenger, directed by Michael Cuesta and starring Jeremy Renner, opens October 10th. Hit the jump for more on both films. Snowpiercer has already played all around the world, but it looks like we'll finally get to take a look at it for ourselves when it graces American shores this June. Though it's opening that weekend in limited release, it does so opposite Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction. The other problem is that The Weinstein Company agreed on releasing the director's cut of the film, but in a strategy that increases the number of theaters it plays in each week being contingent upon box office performance. In other words, if Transformers drowns it out, »
- Dave Trumbore
After much debate over what cut would make it to theaters, Joon Ho-Bong's much anticipated "Snowpiercer" has finally received a release date from Radius-twc. American audiences can finally see the festival favorite on June 27, according to BoxOfficeMojo. The summer release date indicates at least some degree of optimism at the box office from Harvey Weinstein & Co. Starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, and John Hurt, "Snowpiercer" tells the story of evolving class systems onboard a train circling the world thanks to a perpetual motion engine. Dealing with social issues, global warming, and Chris Evans' mangy beard, the film carries the weight of a freight engine and hopes to attract audiences venturing out for blockbuster fare this summer with its commentary, clashes, and cast. Much has been made about the film's long journey to cinemas. Now that a date is finally here, how excited are you, dear readers? »
- Ben Travers
Firstly, many have responded harshly to the casting announcements for the upcoming The Fantastic Four reboot. In some instances some of these criticisms have simply been because of race. Now, Michael B. Jordan says it best when he says in the following interview that change is inevitable and a lot of people don’t like it. Understandably fans will want a strong sense of continuity and whilst we might not exactly get that, it is simply far too early to judge how the film will turn out, especially when it’s based on a variation of the original comics (see below for more information).
Here, Jordan can be seen responding to criticism in regards to taking the role of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.
“It was expected. You kinda know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way, it’s a continuity thing more than anything. »
- Matthew Ceo
Being a Marvel property, and one of the more popular ones to boot, you wouldn't think that 20th Century Fox would resort to controversy in drumming up publicity for their impending reboot of the The Fantastic Four franchise. But that's exactly what happened with the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, also know as The Human Torch. The character has always been portrayed as European-American in the comic books and past feature films. Now, an African-American actor is stepping into the role, and the move has drummed up a fair amount of criticism.
It's a fire, not unlike the one surrounding Johnny Storm, that just won't die down, and it seems to be the only question Michael B. Jordan is facing at the moment. He also courted a lesser-scale race controversy on the NBC drama Parenthood, where he played a black soup kitchen worker who falls in love »
He made a dismissive comment last week regarding the backlash to his casting as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot at 20th Century Fox.
Now, actor Michael B. Jordan has properly addressed the criticisms that have been thrown at him at an event in Rome. Cinefilos.it was on hand and recorded Jordan's reaction on video (which you can see embedded below). For those who don't want to watch the clip, here's the transcript:
"It was expected. You kinda know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way, it's a continuity thing more than anything. People don't like change too much.
But annoyed? Eh, you just kinda accept it, it is what it is. You can't make everybody happy. You just gotta accept that and know. I'm an actor, I have to do my job. I'm going to do my job »
- Garth Franklin
Nymphomaniac: Volume I & II
Director: Lars Von Trier
Writer: Lars Von Trier
Producer: Louise Vesth
U.S. Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia Labeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Michael Pas, Jean-Marc Barr, Jamie Bell, Ananya Berg, Peter Gilbert Cotton
All Lvt films are an event….for that matter, his press conferences too. So far, this is among the best comedies of the year.
Gist: This moves from (Nymphomaniac: Volume I) a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating to (Nymphomaniac: Volume II) Joe’s sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman’s care.
Release Date: The integral version was released in native Denmark in December, and both Sundance and Berlin showed a chunk. Magnolia are going the VOD route, »
- Eric Lavallee
Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” — the first part, anyway, of his lengthy two-part look at a woman’s sexual history — is available Thursday in the U.S. on most home viewing platforms.The film stars Shia Labeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman and Willem Dafoe.
The unrated Magnolia Pictures release, which opens in limited theatrical release on March 21, can be seen on video on demand for about $9.99 on most cable systems including Time Warner, Comcast, Cablevision and on Dish and Directv. It runs 117 minutes and is available for streaming online through outlets including Amazon, FlixFling, Xbox Zune and Playstation 3.
“Nymphomaniac” tells the story of a woman (Gainsbourg) who is discovered badly beaten by an older bachelor (Skarsgard) who takes her in. As he tends to her wounds, she tells him the erotic story of her adolescence and young adulthood.
Variety critic Peter Debruge said in his review, »
- Pat Saperstein
We're still yet to get official confirmation from 20th Century Fox as to the cast (even though it seems all but assured at this point), but with The Fantastic Four gearing up to go into production this month, producer Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) has spoken briefly about the reboot to Empire, during which he made sure to distance it from Fox's previous Ff movies.
"It’s a total reboot. It’s got nothing to with the other bloody ones," said Vaughn, referring to Fantastic Four and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, both of which starred Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis as Marvel's First Family. "It’s not a stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it’s made of polystyrene. And it’s not a comedy."
Let's hope that they do stick with some of the source material, »
- Gary Collinson
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