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Filming for Simon West's Stratton starring Henry Cavill was set to begin next week, and Cavill created a production company (Promethean Productions) with his brother to bring the character from Duncan Falconer's book series of the same name to the big screen, however Screen Daily has learned the actor has left the planned movie. Gfm Films was selling Stratton at Cannes last week, and co-founder... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
George Miller is riding a wave of adulation right now thanks to the critical and commercial success of Mad Max: Fury Road, but eight years ago the filmmaker came this close to making a superhero movie that would've resulted in an entirely different DC Cinematic Universe.
Back in summer 2007 a script titled Justice League Mortal, by Michele and Kieran Mulroney, impressed Warner Bros bosses and the studio quickly enlisted Miller to make it a reality for a summer 2009 release. However, the movie - which was due to shoot in Australia - was plagued by behind-the-scenes issues that eventually led to the plug being pulled.
— Digital Spy Film (@digitalspyfilm) May 27, 2015
An incoming writer's strike meant the script couldn't be finished, Christopher Nolan objected to a different cinematic »
Are you fit, able to walk nonchalantly away from giant explosions, and available at very short notice? If so, you may want to contact Simon West. The director will be on the lookout for a rapid replacement for his Stratton lead Henry Cavill, who’s quit the production a week before shooting was scheduled to start.According to ScreenDaily, the Man of Steel had been unsuccessfully lobbying for changes to the shooting script. “[Cavill] told us he has decided not to shoot this script at this time,” said Guy Collins, co-founder of the film’s financiers Gfm Films. "He had a different vision of what the film should be to us and the production team and wanted to delay production until September and shoot a different story and script.”An action-thriller about an Sbs special forces trooper co-opted into MI6 to tackle a global terrorist cell, Stratton was aimed as a potential franchise-launcher. »
Gfm Films, which is providing financing and was selling the film last week at Cannes, said in a statement Thursday that it plans to press on with the project: “It is with great regret that we announce that Henry Cavill has pulled out of ‘Stratton’ due to creative differences on the script of the movie. With production due to commence next week, we wish to keep the production team together and Simon West as director so are working now to replace Henry. Production will be delayed whilst we do this. Further announcements will be made in due course. »
- Dave McNary
The film is based on the first of a series of eight novels by Duncan Falconer following a Special Boat Service operative tracking down an international terrorist cell through Central Asia, mainland Europe and London.
Filming was due to begin in London and Rome next week, and Gfm Films said in a statement that it plans to press on:
"It is with great regret that we announce that Henry Cavill has pulled out of ‘Stratton’ due to creative differences on the script of the movie. With production due to commence next week, we wish to keep the production team together and Simon West as director so are working now to replace Henry. Production will be delayed whilst we do this. Further announcements »
- Garth Franklin
Recently, Heriochollywood hit up their official Instagram account to reveal this latest, official promo art pic for the upcoming "Batman s Superman: Dawn Of Justice" super hero/action flick, and it gives us new looks at an animated Wonder Woman holding her sword with her super lasso attached to her right side. They captioned the pic with: "Rt! Hot #Wonderwoman promo art from #BatmanvSuperman #GalGadot." The movie stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg ,and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jeremy Irons,Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Holly Hunter ,and Scoot McNairy. It's still scheduled to show up in theaters, nationwide, on March 25th,2016. »
- Andre Braddox
Sounds like the Man of Steel can’t always please everyone. Henry Cavill has reportedly pulled out of spy thriller Stratton less than a week before production was set to kick off, leaving the Simon West-directed pic in a highly unenviable position.
Shooting was due to take place in London and Rome starting June 2 on the adaptation of Duncan Falconer’s novel series, about a Sbs (Secret Boat Service) agent for MI5 who embarks on a mission to stop a dangerous terrorist cell.
Everything had apparently been going well for Stratton as it locked down distribution deals at Cannes, but problems arose soon after, according to Gfm Films’ Guy Collins, who spoke to ScreenDaily about the shake-up:
“But just before leaving Cannes last Friday we were informed by the production company that they wanted to push the start date back by around three weeks to finalise some additional casting »
- Isaac Feldberg
Exclusive: Man Of Steel star quits production just days before shooting was set to begin.
Gfm Films is providing finance and worldwide sales and was selling the film at Marché du Film in Cannes last week.
But Gfm co-founder Guy Collins told ScreenDaily that it was now contacting distributors to inform them of the change.
“After securing many distribution deals ahead of the market, we had a really good Cannes and had closed more deals ahead of production next week,” said Collins.
“But just before leaving Cannes last Friday we were informed by the production »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
With his disaster epic San Andreas opening this weekend, director Brad Peyton is making press rounds, and during a recent conference, he revealed to Digital Spy that, like seemingly everyone else in Hollywood, he is interested in directing a superhero movie at some point. And Peyton, who was once attached to direct Lobo with his San Andreas star Dwayne Johnson, already has his eye on a certain big blue Boy Scout.
“I really, really like Superman,” Peyton said, voicing his interest in directing a stand-alone film focusing on the Man of Steel:
“Obviously, Batman is super cool, but the only problem with Batman is that Tim Burton who is probably my biggest influence as a kid made Batman and then Christopher Nolan just knocked that out of the park. Superman, I really like the juxtaposition. It’s cool that the strongest guy in the room can be the flub at work. »
- Isaac Feldberg
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- Michael Stevens
Thanks to @heroichollywood, we have a new look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice promo art featuring Wonder Woman. This offers up perhaps our best look yet at the character since the first official image was released at last year's San Diego Comic Con. While this artwork is great, here's hoping Warner Bros. release some live-action stills over the next few months. Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Scoot McNairy, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and many more, Batman v Superman hits on March 25th, 2016. What do you guys think about this latest look at Wonder Woman? Rt! Hot #Wonderwoman promo art from #BatmanvSuperman #GalGadot A photo posted by Heroic Hollywood (@heroichollywood) on May 27, 2015 at 5:40am Pdt »
"...set against the backdrop of the early 1960's, at the height of the Cold War, 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' follows 'U.N.C.L.E.' agents 'Napoleon Solo' and 'Illya Kuryakin'.
"The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization...
"...which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology.
"The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is »
- Michael Stevens
When Warner Bros. pulled the plug in 2008 on Justice League Mortal, which George Miller wanted to shoot in Australia, the local industry lost a production that would have employed hundreds of crew and supporting actors.
Director Ryan Unicomb and producers Aaron Cater and Steven Caldwell believe there is a fascinating story in the aborted superhero adventure, which they aim to chronicle in a feature-length documentary.
Announced today, the doc has the working title Miller.s Justice League Mortal. It will seek to give an unbiased account of the project.s development, preproduction and cancellation, as well as the impact on the Australian film industry.
The producers have enlisted film writer/author Maria Lewis to help develop the doc. The plan is to interview some of the cast and crew who would have worked on the film and gain access to never-before-seen artwork and costumes.
They have yet to approach Miller »
- Don Groves
Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander could soon be adding two more hotly-anticipated projects to her list of starring roles.
The Swedish actress is in negotiations to star in both the film adaptation of the Ubisoft video game Assassin's Creed, as well as the forthcoming fifth Bourne film, Deadline reports.
The actor, who is expected to both star in and produce the film, added that trying to develop the right »
Thanks to the latest issue of Empire, we’ve got a batch of images from Guy Ritchie’s upcoming spy caper The Man from U.N.C.L.E, which stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger)…
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is set for release on August 14th, »
- Gary Collinson
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo and Kgb agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe. In the movie, Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) as Illya Kuryakin. They’re joined by a cast which includes Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), with Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows), and Hugh Grant as Waverly. »
According to a new report from comicbookmovie.com, El Mayimbe (formerly of Latino Review) hopped on his official Instagram account to reveal that Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is going to be like hundreds of years old in the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" super hero/action flick. El wrote: "#Wonderwoman Scoop! Massive Spoiler Warning! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. In #BatmanvSuperman, Wonder Woman is old. Very old. How old? In the movie there are pictures of her that date Hundreds Of Years! Boom!" So, that sounds pretty interesting. The movie stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg ,and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jeremy Irons,Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Holly Hunter ,and Scoot McNairy. It's still set to arrive in theaters on March 25th, »
- Andre Braddox
If you look very closely at the gallery below, you'll spot the cover star of our latest issue (on sale this Thursday, May 28): Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, otherwise known as Ant-Man, the hero of Marvel's upcoming insect-themed action spectacular. He's the biggest thing in our superhero special issue, featuring the latest on everything from Suicide Squad to Captain America: Civil War. (N.B. The left-hand cover the newsstand edition and the right-hand cover for subscribers only.)But that's not all! You can also look forward to two free posters, one of Henry Cavill's Superman and another of Ben Affleck's Batman, in honour of next year's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, also covered in the new issue.On top of all these comic-book shenanigans, there's plenty more in this new-look Empire, from Jessica Chastain talking Crimson Peak to Guy Ritchie on The Man From U.N.C.L.E., not »
Universal just announced that it will bring long-awaited comedy sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 to theaters on March 25, 2016. Currently, the pic has the weekend all to itself, outside of some little indie title called Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. That shouldn’t be a problem for the follow-up to 2002’s smash hit though, which will find Nia Vardalos returning as both star and screenwriter.
Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee) is directing My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which will bring the rowdy Portokalos family back together for what’s being described as a “bigger, fatter” wedding where “a family secret will be revealed.” The original 2002 film was a surprising success for Universal, grossing $369 million worldwide against a chump-change $5 million budget. In addition to Vardalos, the sequel will find John Corbett reprising the role of Vardalos’ protagonist’s love-interest-turned-husband.
Ellen Kampouris, one of the few bright spots in Jason Reitman’s awful Men, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Universal has slotted My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 for a March 25 release. The sequel to the smash 2002 indie romantic comedy from writer-star Nia Vardalos will face off against Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Warner Bros’ anticipated sequel to Man Of Steel starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Right now it’s just those two pics on that date. Kirk Jones directs Greek Wedding‘s next chapter. Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will be back to… »
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