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The cast for the forthcoming Warcraft movie has been announced.
Universal Pictures revealed that Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell and Rob Kazinsky will star in the film, based on the hugely popular video game franchise from Blizzard, with Dominic Cooper in final negotiations.
Blizzard Entertainment recently announced plot details for the movie at BlizzCon, confirming that it will focus on the first contact between orcs and humans.
Formerly scheduled for December 18, 2015, Warcraft will release on March 11, 2016.
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Universal Pictures and Legendary have revealed the cast for Duncan Jones’ Warcraft today and we must say, it’s not all that impressive. Deals have been made with Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, and Rob Kazinsky, with Dominic Cooper in final stages of negotiations as well.
It’s a cast that’s made up of mostly B-list actors and while it may not be the all-star line-up that most blockbusters boast, there are a few bright spots here.
Ben Foster is one of Hollywood’s most under-appreciated talents and recently did some excellent work in Kill Your Darlings. I’m also a big fan of Dominic Cooper. He showed what he’s capable of in The Devil’s Double and with projects like Need For Speed and Captain America: The Winter Soldier in production, his star will only continue to rise.
As for the rest of the cast, »
- Matt Joseph
Travis Fimmel was mentioned as a front runner for the lead role in October, but an offer wasn't made at the time. We reported in September that Paula Patton was in talks for a role, although her deal only closed today. Other actors such as Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Anson Mount and Anton Yelchin have previously been mentioned for unspecified roles, although their involvement isn't known at this time.
Duncan Jones is directing from a screenplay that he rewrote, which was originally drafted by Charles Leavitt. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Charles Roven are producing, with shooting scheduled to begin next month in Vancouver.
The project is based on the popular multi-player online roleplaying game (Mporg) which debuted in 1994, set in »
Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” took home acting trophies for lead Bruce Dern and supporting thesp Will Forte, while actress kudos were handed to Emma Thompson for her lead perf in “Saving Mr. Banks” and, in the supporting category, to Octavia Spencer for “Fruitvale Station,” which also snagged a breakthrough performance award for Michael B. Jordan and the directorial debut laurel for helmer Ryan Coogler. “Prisoners” took an ensemble acting trophy for a cast that included Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard and Melissa Leo and Paul Dano.
Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises” won for animated feature — the film’s second toon trophy after winning the same kudo from the New York Film Critics Circle Monday — and Sarah Polley’s “Stories We Tell” took the documentary title, »
- Gordon Cox
Ever since its debut at Telluride and Tiff, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave has been gaining critical acclaim left, right, and centre.
The film was long one of the most anticipated of the year, with McQueen’s making a return behind the camera following 2011’s acclaimed (and Oscar-snubbed) Shame.
Whilst it’s now playing in Us cinemas, UK audiences will have to wait until January for its arrival, and eOne has begun gearing up the momentum towards its release with a new TV spot for our shores.
12 Years A Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, »
- Kenji Lloyd
‘The Wind Rises’ and more Nyfcc 2013 winners (image: Hayao Miyazaki ‘The Wind Rises’) (See previous post: "Cate Blanchett, cross-dresser Jared Leto: 2013 New York Film Critics’ Movie Stars.") Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises, a major blockbuster in Japan ($119.51 million according to Box Office Mojo) despite — or perhaps because of — a right-wing backlash against the film’s anti-war stance, was the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Animated Feature of 2013. The Wind Rises beat better known U.S.-made fare such as Disney’s Frozen, currently in theaters. Miyazaki has vowed that he has retired from filmmaking; if true, The Wind Rises will be his last film. Via its Touchstone Pictures banner, Walt Disney Studios will be releasing The Wind Rises on February 21, 2014, in North America. Now, how could a 2014 movie (in the U.S.) get a 2013 award from the Nyfcc, better known for honoring movies a year (The Lives of Others »
- Andre Soares
Warner Bros. must have thought it would hit lucky nabbing a December 18th, 2015 release date for its upcoming Warcraft adaptation, slipping in nicely to the Holiday Fantasy slot currently occupied by Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy... until Lucasfilm announced that J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII would arrive that very same day.
So, facing competition from what is sure to be one of - if not the - biggest earners in a year packed with potential billion dollar blockbusters such as The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman vs. Superman, Jurassic World, Bond 24 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, WB has wisely decided to push back the release of Warcraft, with the film now set to arrive on March 11th 2016.
- Gary Collinson
Universal Pictures has made some changes to its upcoming release slate, just before the Thanksgiving holiday break. Following the news that Disney handed out a December 18, 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, Universal is moving Warcraft from that date to March 11, 2016. Director Duncan Jones' video game adaptation does not have any direct competition as of now in its new release date.
The studio has also pushed Seventh Son, which was brought over in its deal with Legendary Pictures, from a tentative 2014 release to February 6, 2015. The fantasy adaptation, starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, is now going up against Screen Gems' comedy The Wedding Ringer. The move puts Universal in a unique position to debut movies on consecutive weekends, with Fifty Shades of Grey arriving on February 13, 2015.
Universal's Untitled Mummy Reboot was also given a April 22, 2016 release, where it is the only movie currently slated for release on that date. »
Scheduling conflicts have caused the director (and son of David Bowie) to exit the 007 project in order to continue work on Warcraft, which is currently in pre-production. The fantasy/adventure movie stars Colin Farrell, Paula Patton, Paul Dano and Anton Yelchin and is based on the popular World of Warcraft video game.
According to news sources, Warcraft, which is set to begin shooting early next year would need extensive time in post-production causing his Fleming biopic window to evaporate. »
- Rachel West
The big screen World of Warcraft video game adaptation Warcraft is finally ready to start shooting in early 2014. This has caused director Duncan Jones to jump ship on his other upcoming project Fleming, a biopic on James Bond creator Ian Fleming.
Duncan Jones was desperate to direct both projects, but scheduling became too much of an insurmountable obstacle. He would have directed Fleming first, but Warcraft producers were unwilling to wait an additional two years for their long-gestating project to get off the ground.
Warcraft already has a firm December 18, 2015 release date set in place by Universal Pictures. Though the film will be done shooting by mid-2014, it will be followed by an extra-long post-production schedule.
K5 International, the company behind Fleming, is currently seeking a director who can 'hit the ground running'. Casting is expected to start early next year, but it is not known how soon the film will go before cameras. »
The 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Steve McQueen with the Director of the Year Award for his critically-acclaimed slavery epic “12 Years a Slave.” “12 Years a Slave” follows the incredible true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), born a free man and living with his wife and children in upstate New York only to be abruptly and brutally drugged, kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. The film chronicles Solomon’s everlasting will and struggle through his harrowing predicament to survive and return to his family unharmed and free of his shackles.The film is directed by McQueen and in addition to Ejiofor, stars Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt and others. Having marked his first feature debut with the Bobby Sands I.R.A drama “Hunger”, which won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, McQueen has only sharpened »
- Ramzi De Coster
Producer Charles Roven, best known for his work on Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy and this summer's blockbuster Man of Steel, recently gave a few updates on the highly-anticipated sequel Batman Vs. Superman in a recent interview, confirming that production begins early next year.
"On Batman Vs. Superman, we started soft prep in June, and we'll be shooting eight months later. We felt that we accomplished our goals with Man of Steel, our intention was to bring Superman into the 21st century with a contemporary character and a different kind of superhero than what's out there right now. We knew we had created a world and we had left Easter eggs in the movie that let people know that in the universe that Zack (Snyder) was creating, there was the possibility of other DC characters besides Clark Kent."
The producer also confirmed that the first draft of David S. Goyer »
After a flurry of casting rumours last month, things have fallen pretty quiet on director Duncan Jones' (Moon, Source Code) upcoming Warcraft movie. So far, we know that Vikings star Travis Fimmel has secured one of the four lead roles, while a deal is said to be on the table for Colin Farrell (Total Recall) to fill one of the other spots, and Farrell has briefly spoken about the video game adaptation during an interview with IGN to promote his latest movie Saving Mr. Banks.
"Warcraft? Don’t know what’s happening, man. I read the script, if that’s any use to you, and it’s amazing. Duncan was cool. I sat with Duncan for a while and read the script, loved the script, and we was as cool as can be. I don’t know what’s happening with the film. I don’t know where they are in the process. »
- Gary Collinson
Kids. Such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape or Reservoir Dogs before it, and such as Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine and Fruitvale Station after it, Larry Clark & Harmony Korine’s seminal film is forever connected in “spirit” to the lieu where it received its secret midnight premiere screening in 1995. The Sundance Film Festival might be known as the birthplace of U.S indie filmmaking innovation, avant-gardism, a larger definition of the low budgeted film response to Hollywood in not only narrative but in the non-fiction form, but it is a festival made strong by its renewal and familiarity. That close acquaintanceness exists in Kids‘ starlets Rosario Dawson and Chloë Sevigny filmography/career path trajectory and connection to Park City (both have several indie films slated for ’14 – of which I’ve included in our predictions list) and it is that “familiarity” that is visibly noticeable in how I map out my annual predictions list. »
- Eric Lavallee
Back in September, we reported that Legendary Entertainment issued an offer for Colin Farrell to star in Warcraft, which Duncan Jones is directing. While it isn't known if negotiations are under way, the actor recently spoke about the project, saying the script is amazing.
"Don't know what's happening, man. I read the script, if that's any use to you, and it's amazing... Duncan was cool. I sat with Duncan for awhile and read the script, loved the script, and we was as cool as can be. I don't know what's happening with the film. I don't know where they are in the process...It's just a world that I never explored - and it's a really big and fantastical world. I can't imagine what he, being as visually gifted as he is, Duncan, and what he did on Moon with, like, a dime, I can't imagine what he'd do with this Warcraft. »
As Source Code director Duncan Jones readies his video game adaptation Warcraft to begin filming in January 2014, a steady feed of information about the film has been released – far more than some other blockbusters opening in late 2015.
Test footage was teased during Comic-Con, Vikings star Travis Fimmel‘s casting has been confirmed, concept art and plot details have emerged, but besides Fimmel, at this point it’s not clear just who else will be joining the cast. Paul Dano (Prisoners), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) are said to be on a shortlist for supporting parts, with Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Colin Farrell reportedly offered leading roles.
While there has been no ...
- Anthony Vieira
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A man who’s lost everything proves he is capable of anything in the 2013 crime thriller film Prisoners.
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman, Real Steel) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated Rv that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal, Love & Other Drugs) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano, The Extra Man), but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child’s life is at stake the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. »
Director Duncan Jones and visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer showcased their upcoming video game adaptation Warcraft at BlizzCon 2013 yesterday. Four concept art images have been released, featuring Draenor, home of the Orcs, Dalaran, the magical city floating in the sky, Ironforge, the Dwarfs' home city, and Stormwind, seat of the Alliance. Check out these images, then read on for more details on this adventure.
During the Q&A session, director Duncan Jones revealed that an early version of the script focused heavily on the humans, although it's now very balanced.
"It's about both sides. It's going to be red and blue."
The filmmaker also revealed the story centers on the battle between the human Anduin Lothar and the Orc Durotan, focusing largely on the Eastern kingdoms of Azeroth. However, Duncan Jones revealed that it has been a difficult task to find the right actor for Durotan.
"It's been hard to »
The above headline may sound like a bad thing, but it's actually a really good thing. Because we're talking about the movie Prisoners (review), September's masterpiece from Denis Villeneuve that captured the top spot at the box office. The flick heads home December 17th, and you'll find the cover art right here!
Official specs are forthcoming.
Prisoners, directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Aaron Guzikowski, stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, and David Dastmalchian.
How far would you go to protect your child? Keller Dover (Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend Joy; and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated Rv that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones »
- John Squires
Lionsgate is adding the “high-octane thriller” Point Break to its list of new movies. The film, which is a remake of the 1991 action thriller of the same name, will be directed by Ericson Core, who previously filmed Invincible, The Fast and the Furious, and Daredevil.
Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove are producing with Christopher W Taylor and screenwriter Kurt Wimmer. Robert L Levy, Peter Abrams and John McMurrick serve as executive producers.
The movie is set to start production next March. It will be shot on-location in places like Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, China and Malta.
Here’s a summary of the movie:
“The action centres on a former extreme sports superstar and FBI rookie who infiltrates a gang of itinerant thrill-seekers in a bid to crack a series of international robberies. As the law enforcer’s investigation goes deeper he develops a strong tie with »
- Laura Frances
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