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Bond producer says Daniel Craig is “absolutely still the first choice” for 007

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Despite all the speculation surrounding his potential successor – which has been running rampant since the release of Spectre last year – James Bond producer Callum McDougall has told the BBC that Daniel Craig is still “absolutely the first choice” of Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson to play 007 in the super spy’s next big screen adventure.

I wish I knew,” said McDougall when asked who’ll be the next 007. “We love Daniel, we would love Daniel to return as Bond. Without any question, he is absolutely Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson’s first choice and I know they are hoping for him to come back.”

Craig’s future has been in doubt since he suggested that he’d rather “slash my wrists” than return for another movie, with a host of actors then rumoured as his potential replacement, including the likes of  Idris Elba (Luther), Michael Fassbender (The Light Between Oceans »

- Gary Collinson

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Why is everyone so upset about the live-action Lion King remake?

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Luke Owen looks at the backlash to Disney’s live-action Lion King remake…

Since Tim Burton re-imagined Alice in Wonderland in a live-action format in 2010 to an incredible box office return (the film earned over $1 billion), Disney have their new mission statement: re-telling animated classics for a new generation in live-action. This success continued with 2014’s Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie as the titular villain from Sleeping Beauty which earned over $750 million worldwide, and although the 2015 follow-up Cinderella wasn’t quite as successful, it still brought in over $540 million, making it one of the biggest movies of last year.

And so a slew of announcements followed. A live-action remake of The Little Mermaid was announced, as well as an Aladdin prequel Genies and new versions of Dumbo, Mulan, Pinocchio, Beauty and the Beast, The Sword in the Stone and more. As with all remake announcements, however, the Internet wasn’t overly keen on the idea. »

- Luke Owen

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Pacific Rim 2 Continues To Beef Up Cast With The Addition Of Adria Arjona

27 September 2016 7:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that a November start date has officially been set, Legendary Pictures is fast assembling an entourage of talent in time for Pacific Rim 2 lumbering in front of the cameras. Throughout the summer, the likes of Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Levi Meaden and Tian Jing have all climbed aboard Steven S. DeKnight’s blockbuster sequel. Buried beneath that casting spree was confirmation that Charlie Hunnam had disembarked, handing over leading man duties to The Force Awakens alum John Boyega.

We now have word of that casting process beginning to reach its crescendo, with Deadline reporting that Adria Arjona of Emerald City fame has landed a mysterious role in the Jaegers vs. Kaiju follow-up. That’s a veil of secrecy that extends to practically all of the new cast members, though we do understand Boyega will take point as son to Idris Elba’s apocalypse-cancelling Stacker Pentecost.

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R.I.P. #OscarsSoWhite: Why 2017 Will Be The Most Diverse Awards Season In Decades

26 September 2016 12:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Late September is usually far too early for definitive Academy Award predictions, but on this one I’m solid: This year’s film slate will inevitably yield an Oscars Less White.

Some small credit can go to the Academy, which pushed the diversity needle just a tad by adding twice as many new voters as last year (683, almost half of whom were women or people of color).

However, the most significant reason we’re unlikely to see a repeat of last year — when every single one of the 20 acting nominations went to white thespians — is the movies. Last year, films like “Beasts of No Nation,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “Concussion,” and “Creed” boasted diverse ensembles before and behind the screen, but they were less-than-Academy-friendly. In 2016, there are at least 8 films that present as strong awards candidates with diverse talent, and they are a far more formidable selection.

Read More: Oscars: Diversity »

- Anne Thompson

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Levi Meaden and Jing Tian join Pacific Rim 2

25 September 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Legendary Pictures has announced a couple of casting additions for Pacific Rim 2, with Levi Meaden (Aftermath) set to play “an irreverent and offbeat” cadet and Chinese actress Jing Tian (Police Story: Lockdown) signing on for an as-yet-unrevealed role.

The follow-up to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 action sci-fi is being directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) and will star John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost alongside Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad) and Cailee Spaeny (Counting to 1,000).

Filming on Pacific Rim 2 is slated to get underway in November, so expect more casting announcements over the coming weeks. The film will open in cinemas on February 23rd, 2018.

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- Gary Collinson

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Sam Neill reuniting with Taika Waititi (and Jeff Goldblum) on Thor: Ragnarok

24 September 2016 4:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hunt for the Wilderpeople star Sam Neill has revealed in an interview with Shortlist that he’s reuniting with director Taika Waititi on next year’s Marvel threequel Thor: Ragnarok.

“Oddly enough, I’m not really allowed to say this, and I can’t tell you what it is [but] I did a couple of days on Thor, just before I came over here,” said Neill. “I had to sign all sorts of things that say if I say anything else, Marvel’s Secret Agents, and they are lethal, will come and get me, and probably my children as well.”

Ragnarok will also mark a reunion between Neill and his Jurassic Park co-star Jeff Goldblum, who is portraying The Grandmaster in the November 2017 release.

See Also: Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi on whether we’ll see more of Darryl Jacobson

Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows »

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Pacific Rim 2 Casts Legends of Tomorrow Actor Levi Meaden

23 September 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after we reported that Pacific Rim 2 has added Tian Jing to the cast, and that filming begins in November, another cast member has come aboard. Levi Meaden, who stars in the new Syfy series Aftermath, has joined the growing cast for this sci-fi sequel. Levi Meaden will be playing a character named Ilya, who is described as "an irreverent and offbeat cadet."

Variety has word on the Pacific Rim 2 casting, with Levi Meaden joining a cast that includes John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Tian Jing. John Boyega is playing the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost, who sacrificed himself at the end of the first Pacific Rim movie, but no details have been given about the other characters. We also recently reported that Charlie Hunnam will not be reprising his role as Raleigh Beckett from the original Pacific Rim.

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Levi Meaden Joins Pacific Rim Sequel

23 September 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Variety reports that actor Levi Meaden has joined the cast of Legendary Pictures' Pacific Rim 2. Meaden joins a cast that includes John BoyegaScott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Jing Tian. Meaden's credits includes Syfy's Aftermath and The CW's The 100.

Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will make his directorial debut with the Pacific Rim sequel with Guillermo del Toro producing the film alongside Jon Jashni, Femi Oguns, Mary Parent, and Legendary Pictures' CEO Thomas Tull.

The first Pacific Rim was released in 2013, which was directed by del Toro, and starred Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Robert Kazinsky. It was set in a post-apocalyptic future where the human race was near extinction using giant robots to fight monsters called Kaiju that emerged from an another dimension located at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

The film begins production this November in Australia and will also film a portion in China. »

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‘Aftermath’ Star Levi Meaden Joins ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel (Exclusive)

22 September 2016 5:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aftermath” star Levi Meaden has joined the cast of “Pacific Rim 2” opposite John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Jing Tian, Variety has learned.

The sequel is directed by Steven S. DeKnight with Guillermo del Toro, Jon Jashni, Femi Oguns, Mary Parent, and Thomas Tull producing.

Plot details are vague with Boyega playing the son of the character played by Idris Elba, whose character sacrificed his life in the original film. Meaden is joining the franchise as Ilya, an irreverent and offbeat cadet.

The first “Pacific Rim,” directed by del Toro, starred Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Robert Kazinsky. It was set in the near future with Earth at war with the Kaiju, monsters that emerged from an inter-dimensional portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, and grossed $411 million at the worldwide box office.

The film begins production this November in Australia and will also film a portion in China. »

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Pacific Rim 2 Shoots This November, Gets Kong: Skull Island Star

22 September 2016 4:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one week after newcomer Cailee Spaeny signed on to play the female lead in Pacific Rim 2, the highly-anticipated sequel has brought on Ting Jian. This report confirms that production is scheduled to begin this November in Australia. Legendary has already set a February 23, 2018 release date for the sci-fi thriller.

Variety broke the news of Ting Jian's casting, although no details about her character have been given. She joins a cast that includes John Boyega, who is playing the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost, along with Scott Eastwood. The cast of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom is also believed to include original Pacific Rim stars Ron Perlman (Hannibal Chau), Charlie Day (Dr. Newton Geiszler), Rinko Kikuchi (Mako Mori) and Burn Gorman (Gottleib), but they have not been confirmed yet.

Back in July Charlie Hunnam confirmed that he will not be reprising his role as Raleigh Beckett in Pacific Rim 2, due to scheduling conflicts, »

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Jing Tian Cast in Pacific Rim 2

22 September 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Pacific Rim 2 has been slowly making strides forward. We’ve got new casting news on the sequel right here.

Man for a movie that officially got shelved it’s good to see such a turn around.  We got the official release that actress Jing Tian will be joining the cast of the upcoming sequel.

Pacific is slated to begin filming this November for an August 4th, 2017 release. She’s joining an already great cast of John Boyega, Cailee Spaeny, Charlie Day, and Ron Pearlman. Now details on the film have been light but we do have word John Boyega will be playing the offspring of Stacker Pentacost played by Idris Elba. I was a huge fan of this film and thought it got a bad deal at theaters so that it’s come back so strong has me ready for more giant robots beating up giant monsters action. Keep it »

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Kirk is feeling a little lonely in deleted scene from Star Trek Beyond

22 September 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you details of the upcoming Blu-ray release for Star Trek Beyond [see here], and now USA Today has unveiled a rather humourous deleted scene from the Justin Lin-directed sci-fi sequel, which takes place on Starbase Yorktown and sees a lonely Kirk trying to find some company, before being sneezed on by Soccty’s pal Keenser; check it out here…

Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

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The Dark Tower TV series announced

21 September 2016 7:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

John Saavedra Sep 22, 2016

The Dark Tower TV show will adapt Wizard And Glass, offering an origin story for Idris Elba's movie character...

It's a great time to be a Stephen King fan. The Dark Tower - a book series that was once considered unfilmable - is now on the verge of its big screen debut in 2017, and it's even getting the TV companion series that was promised so long ago.

EW has confirmed that The Dark Tower adaptation will indeed consist of movies and a TV show that's set to premiere in 2018. The show will flesh out a different part of Roland's story: that of his first adventure as a young gunslinger, from the fourth book in the series, Wizard And Glass. Basically, the series will serve as the origin story for Idris Elba's character in the movies.

In fact, Idris Elba is set to appear on the show, »

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The Dark Tower: Mrc Develops Stephen King Series

21 September 2016 5:28 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Let the word and the legend go before you. Today, on author Stephen King's 69th birthday, Mrc announced it is developing The Dark Tower as a TV series with Sony Pictures, based on the fourth installment of the books series, Wizard and Glass. The feature film adaptation is slated for a February 17, 2017 premiere.Due to adult themes, The Dark Tower TV show is being developed for cable or a streaming platform, with an eye toward a 2018 premiere. The Dark Tower is based on the novels by King and created for TV by Nikolaj Arcel and Anders Thomas Jensen. Film stars Idris Elba and Tom Taylor have signed on. Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner are executive producing. Mrc and Sony Pictures are financing a limited series of between 10 and 13 episodes.Read More… »

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Chinese Actress Jing Tian Joins ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel

21 September 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Having wrapped roles in The Great Wall and Kong: Skull Island, Jing Tian is suiting up for the next film in the Pacific Rim series. No word on her role in the film, which stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and Cailee Spaeny. Few plot details have been announced, but it’s known that Boyega’s character will be the son of the commander played by Idris Elba in the 2013 original that also starred Charlie HunnamSteven S. DeKnight directing the film based on the world created… »

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Adds Chinese Actress Jing Tian

21 September 2016 4:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jing Tian has joined the cast of Legendary’s “Pacific Rim 2” starring John Boyega.

Scott Eastwood also toplines with Steven S. DeKnight is directing.

Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and Guillermo del Toro will produce the action-adventure along with Boyega and Femi Oguns under their Upper Room Productions shingle. Cale Boyter will serve as the film’s executive producer.

The first “Pacific Rim,” directed by del Toro, also starred Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, and Robert Kazinsky.

Pacific Rim” was set in the near future with Earth at war with the Kaiju, monsters that emerged from an interdimensional portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The movie went on to gross more than $411 million at the worldwide box office.

Boyega will play the son of Elba’s character, who sacrificed his life in the original film. It’s still unclear who Tian will play.

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Dark Tower TV Series Is Adapting Stephen King's Wizard and Glass

21 September 2016 2:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A few weeks ago Ron Howard, who had been developing The Dark Tower movie for a very long time, confirmed that a Dark Tower TV series based on the Stephen King books was still in development. Today, in honor of Stephen King's birthday, the producers have confirmed that the show is indeed happening and that it will be based off of the fourth novel in the series, Wizard and Glass.

Entertainment Weekly got word from production company Mrc and The Dark Tower movie producer and co-screenwriter, Akiva Goldsman that the series is definitely happening, even though they have yet to find a home for it. Mrc and Sony Pictures have already committed to 10 to 13 episodes of the show, depending on how the scripts shake out. The story of Wizard and Glass is very dark, so network television is out of the question. It will have to find a home »

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Dark Tower book Wizard and Glass to be turned into TV show alongside film

21 September 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I'm excited for The Dark Tower movie like nobody's business. Everything I've seen so far looks so cool, from Idris Elba's Roland looking like a badass Steampunk Blade, Matthew McConaughey (or as I like to call him Matthew ctrl+c/ctrl+v) rocking it as Randall Flagg, and the whole fusion fantasy/Western vibe. While I have yet to read the books, everything I've heard about... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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‘The Dark Tower’ TV Series Plans Unveiled, Idris Elba to Return as Roland the Gunslinger

21 September 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Even by fantasy franchise standards, Mrc’s adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower looks pretty damn ambitious. Next year brings the much-anticipated movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, but that’s just the first piece in the puzzle. Also in the works is a companion TV series that’ll fill in some of the the universe’s intricate backstory. Elba will reprise his […]

The post ‘The Dark Tower’ TV Series Plans Unveiled, Idris Elba to Return as Roland the Gunslinger appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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The Dark Tower TV series announced, will adapt Wizard and Glass

21 September 2016 12:51 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with Stephen King’s 69th birthday today, Sony and Media Rights Capital – the production company behind the upcoming movie – have announced that the companion TV series to The Dark Tower is officially a go.

EW is reporting that Sony and Mrc have committed to financing a run of between 10 and 13 episodes for the series, which will delve into the backstory of Roland the Gunslinger, using the saga’s fourth book, Wizard and Glass, as its source.

Idris Elba will be reprising his role as Roland from the movie, as will Tom Taylor, who plays Jake Chambers, and will appear as part of a framing device bookending the central story about a younger Roland. The Man in Black will also appear, although they are yet to secure Matthew McConaughey, and another actor may potentially portray the character.

See Also: Ron Howard on bringing Stephen King’s The Dark Tower to the screen

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- Gary Collinson

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