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The big surprise though? Twenty-five years after he first played it, Kevin Bacon is attached to reprise his role as Valentine McKee in the series which he will also executive produce. Andrew Miller is on board to pen the adaptation which is expected to be once again set in the town of Perfection.
The original film dealt with a group of giant monster worm-like creatures that could track people following the vibration of sounds. It was essentially "Jaws" on land but with a more comedic tone and was successful enough to spawn numerous sequels and a short-lived cable series.
No network is attached yet, but multiple bidders are reportedly interested in the project. Also no word if Bacon's co-star Fred Ward will reprise his role of Earl Bass. »
- Garth Franklin
The pleasures of "Brooklyn" are many, and as well-wrought as the film directed by John Crowley are—he helped to break out Irish star Colin Farrell in "Intermission" and Andrew Garfield in "Boy A"—the succulent juices of the story come from novelist Colm Tóibín and author-turned-Hollywood screenwriting pro Nick Hornby, who wrote the books-that-were-turned-into-movies "About a Boy" and "High Fidelity," and the movie adaptations of Cheryl Strayed's "Wild" and Lynn Barber's "An Education," which earned him an Oscar nomination. Another one is in the offing for "Brooklyn" (Fox Searchlight), which was a long slog labor of love for Hornby, surviving various aborted incarnations. By the time the movie was ready to roll, Irish actress Saoirse Ronan had grown up, and as Hornby says, it's hard to imagine anyone else playing her. She's a young woman with limited hopes in her »
- Anne Thompson
Warner Bros.' beloved Harry Potter franchise came to an end back in 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, and while it remains uncertain if we'll ever see the magician on the big screen again, fans will get a different glimpse at this magical world next year. The studio is releasing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them next November, which is currently in production and is set 70 years before Harry Potter and his friends ever set foot in Hogwarts. Entertainment Weekly spoke with David Heyman, a producer on all eight Harry Potter, who revealed that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is most comparable to the fourth Potter movie, 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, directed by Mike Newell.
"[Fantastic Beasts has] got the charm of the fourth. It's like the fourth. Mike talked about the fourth as being like an Indian musical - and it's not that, »
Warner Bros.’ budding franchise starter Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them may take place a full 70 years before the birth of the Boy Who Lived, and it may feature an entirely new protagonist in the form of Eddie Redmayne’s wizarding prodigy Newt Scamander, but make no mistake, the prequel will still hue closely to its magical roots.
Not only did author J.K. Rowling lend her help to the film’s screenplay along with David Yates, but more recently executive producer David Heyman noted that out of all the Harry Potter movies to have been released, Fantastic Beasts resembles the fourth cinematic chapter, Goblet of Fire.
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For the uninitiated, Goblet of Fire featured Harry partaking in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, pitting a handful of students from three different schools – Hogwarts included – against as many deadly challenges. And though that doesn’t necessarily mean that »
- Michael Briers
There’s been an absolute onslaught of rumours recently surrounding DC’s Justice League Dark movie, and when there’s this much news coming from different outlets, it usually means that the rumours are true. This time, it’s Joblo reporting that Warner Bros have a (very) shortlist of potential directors lined up for the project; all of whom are capable replacements for the previously-departed Guillermo Del Toro.
Reportedly in the mix are Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who directed the Israeli crime thriller Big Bad Wolves (quoted as being Quentin Tarantino’s favourite movie of 2013), up against the choice of Fede Alvarez, he of the Evil Dead remake from the same year. Both choices have a morbid flair for the ghoulish and would be good fits for the script, which is reported to be a great work by Del Toro and “one of the main reasons” that »
- Dan Woburn
According to JoBlo, Warner Bros. Pictures have a short list of possible frontrunners to helm the Guillermo del Toro-scripted "Justice League Dark" film adaptation. Del Toro wrote the recent screenplay with the desire to direct but decided to step down due to his commitment to helm "Pacific Rim 2: Maelstrom", which is set up with Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
JoBlo revealed that the directing team of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado and Fede Alvarez are in contention for the job. Keshales and Papushado are known in the horror genre for "Big Bad Wolves", "Rabies" and the anthology film "ABCs of Death 2." Alvarez directed 2013's "Evil Dead" remake, which was produced by original director Sam Raimi. Alvarez is currently in post-production on his latest film, "A Man in the Dark".
Latino-Review recently revealed the list of actors that Warner Bros. would like to cast in the film which includes »
- J.B. Casas
The mighty Joblo.com have exclusive news of the potential front-runners for the directing job on the planned Justice League Dark movie. The film, which has been written by Guillermo del Toro, is all-set to start production in 2016 with the studio wanting to fill the helming job as soon as possible.
The Jld team consists of the more supernatural members of the DC Universe, handling situations deemed unfit for the traditional Justice League (who are obviously comprised of the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman etc.)
In terms of acting talent for the film? Well, Heroic Hollywood are reporting that Colin Farrell is being eyed for Constantine, Ron Perlman for Swamp Thing, Ben Mendelsohn as Anton Arcane, Ewan McGregor for Jason Blood/The Demon, »
- Paul Heath
Throughout this week there's been a lot of casting rumors surrounding the so-called "Justice League Dark" project at Warner Bros. Pictures. That film will see the supernatural heroes of the DC Comics universe coming together to stop a threat - in this case a villain named Anton Arcane.
So far we've heard that the likes of Colin Farrell, Ben Mendelsohn, Monica Bellucci, Ewan McGregor and Ron Perlman are being sought for roles in the film ranging from John Constantine to Swamp Thing. Today, JoBlo has released shortlist of potential directors for the project according to their sources.
With Guillermo del Toro having dropped out of helming the project earlier this year, Warners is going for some wilder choices it would seem. Amongst the front runners are "Evil Dead" remake helmer Fede Alvarez, and the pair of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado who made "Big Bad Wolves".
del Toro's script is »
- Garth Franklin
Over the past few days we’ve heard several casting rumours for Warner Bros.’ supernatural DC ensemble Justice League Dark, with Ben Mendelsohn tipped for the villain Anton Arcane and Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Ron Perlman and Monica Bellucci said to be up for the roles of Constantine, Etrigan the Demon, Swamp Thing and Madame Xanadu.
Now Joblo has chimed in with its own report, claiming that the studio has narrowed its search for a director on the project following Guillermo del Toro’s departure, with Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead) and Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) said to be in contention.
- Gary Collinson
The internet has been ablaze with Justice League Dark rumors lately. Initially, we heard that Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Monica Belluci and Ewan McGregor were all being targeted by DC for Constantine, Swamp Thing, Madame Xanadu & Etrigan the Demon respectively, then yesterday the phenomenally talented Ben Mendelsohn was tipped to the villain of the piece, Anton Arcane. Now, the reliable folks at JoBlo have weighed in. They are claiming that the Evil Dead remake's Fede Alvarez & Big Bad Wolves duo Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado are the studio's top choices to helm the movie. Both have a history with dark horror movies and thrillers, making them solid choices to bring to life Guillermo del Toro's screenplay (which is said to be excellent). In fact, apparently the studio are so pleased with his script, they're pushing for production to begin as soon as early next year. If this is true, we »
There have been no shortage of rumors for Justice League Dark, a.k.a. Dark Universe, this week. One report claimed that Colin Farrell is being eyed to play John Constantine, while yet another report claimed Ben Mendelsohn is being eyed to play the main villain, Anton Arcane. None of these details have been confirmed just yet, but now we have another rumor to throw onto the pile. JoBlo reports that Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead) and the Israeli filmmaking duo of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) are considered the directorial front runners at this point.
Warner Bros. has been searching for a director ever since Guillermo del Toro dropped out back in June. There didn't seem to be much traction on the project in the intervening months, until we reported last month that Scott Rudin came aboard to produce, with the studio hoping to get production started »
The rumor machine continues to churn for "Justice League Dark." Thus far, we've seen a smattering of possible casting choices float by, including Colin Farrell for John Constantine, Ewan McGregor for Jason Blood, Monica Bellucci for Madame Xanadu, Ben Mendelsohn as Anton Arcane, and Ron Perlman as Swamp Thing. But who is going to get behind the camera? Read More: Ben Mendelsohn Eyed For 'Justice League Dark' Well, according to JoBlo, they're hearing that Fede Alvarez of "Evil Dead" fame, and Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who delivered the cult fave "Big Bad Wolves," are the "top contenders." The qualification here must be the ability to handle darker material, because no one particularly liked "Evil Dead." But Alvarez did have a way with grit, as did Keshales and Papushado with their picture. However, with word that Mendelsohn won't decide until he knows who's directing, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Despite Justice League Dark encountering problems over the past year, this week has seen a lot of news regarding its development. First there the potential casting tidbits regarding its main characters, including Colin Farrell being the frontrunner to play John Constantine. Then it was reported that Swamp Thing villain Anton Arcane will be the movie.s main antagonist, possibly to be played by Ben Mendelsohn. Now there.s word on the folks Warner Bros are looking at to replace Guillermo del Toro as director. Right now the main candidates for the job are Big Bad Wolves duo Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, followed by the Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez. None of them have been officially offered the job yet, but as JoBlo notes, their experience with the "dark and macabre genre" has caught the eyes of the Warner Bros brass. While Keshales and Papushado don.t have any »
JoBlo is reporting that Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez and Big Bad Wolves helmers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are being eyed by Warner Bros. to direct Justice League Dark. This news comes hot on the heels of several casting rumors that arrived this week, pointing to actors like Colin Farrell and Ben Mendelsohn, among others, being considered for roles. Clearly production is heating up on the project, and we couldn’t be more excited.
In regards to these directorial candidates, they’re interesting choices and ones that sit very well with us. All three have shown a dark and gritty side with their previous efforts, and Alvarez in particular has displayed a knack for dealing with the supernatural thanks to his Evil Dead remake.
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Between the three of them, they’ve got all the necessary skills to bring the characters of Justice League Dark »
- Josh Wilding
Hot on the heels of the recent rumor that Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Monica Bellucci and Ron Perlman are up for roles in Justice League Dark comes word from Heroic Hollywood that Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Dark Knight Rises) is also being considered for a part in the planned film. According to their sources, Mendelsohn is being eyed to play Swamp Thing nemesis Anton Arcane, but apparently... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Yesterday, Deadline reported HBO has given True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto an overall deal through 2018. Per Deadline that deal could involve a season three renewal for the in-limbo series, but True Detective could also end up cancelled after only two seasons. The second season cast of True Detective anthology series includes: Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly, and Vince Vaughn. Read More… »
Yesterday a rumour emerged from Latino-Review suggesting that Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Monica Bellucci and Ron Perlman are wanted for roles in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Justice League Dark adaptation Dark Universe, and now Heroic Hollywood is claiming to have the inside track on who the studio wants for the villain.
According to the site, Ben Mendelsohn – who is currently shooting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has emerged as the front runner to play Anton Arcane, the arch-nemesis of Swamp Thing and a mad scientist hell bent on achieving immortality.
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Given the sources – and the fact that the project is yet to secure a director – it wouldn’t be a surprise if both of these casting reports were little more than speculation (or ‘Justice League Shots in the Dark’, as it were), so take them with a pinch of salt. »
- Gary Collinson
Yesterday's big rumor claimed Warner Bros. was keen on the likes of Ron Perlman for Swamp Thing, Colin Farrell for John Constantine, and Monica Bellucci for Madame Xanadu in the planned Justice League Dark movie (currently dubbed Dark Universe), and today we have word on which actor could well be on their radar to play the film's baddie. Heroic Hollywood has heard that the awesome Ben Mendelsohn - who'll also appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - is being eyed for Swamp Thing's arch nemesis, Anton Arcane. Apparently he's interested too, but his decision is dependent on who ends up sitting in the director's chair. Of course Guillermo del Toro was set to helm the movie at one point, but since he departed we haven't had any solid info on whose being lined up to replace him. Like yesterday's report, this is just a rumor for now, »
Following on from rumors earlier this week that Colin Farrell is being sought to play John Constantine comes word of another potential actor joining the cast of the "Justice League Dark" project in development at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Heroic Hollywood reports that Australian acting veteran Ben Mendelsohn ("Bloodline," "Mississippi Grind") is being sought to play the film's villain Anton Arcane. There's a catch though - Mendelsohn won't make a decision until a director for the project has been locked.
He joins a wishlist that includes Ewan McGregor for Jason Blood, Monica Bellucci for Madame Xanadu, and Ron Perlman as Swamp Thing - all rumored in that report earlier this week. Filming on "Justice League Dark," or whatever the film is eventually called, is aiming to begin sometime next year.
The other "Justice League," the first part of the two-parter, also begins shooting next year and the site also says that Aquaman's love interest Mera, »
- Garth Franklin
Although Justice League Dark doesn.t have a release or new director attached, Warner Bros. is still doing its best to get the movie back on track. Yesterday we learned some casting tidbits about who is being looked to play the lead characters, including Colin Farrell being the frontrunner for John Constantine. Now there.s word on who the movie.s lead villain may be: Swamp Thing antagonist Anton Arcane. Debuting in 1972, Arcane is without a doubt Swamp Thing.s greatest nemesis, but he.s powerful enough that he could easily be a threat to the entire Justice League Dark on the big screen. According to Heroic Hollywood, Bloodline actor Ben Mendelsohn (seen below) is being eyed for Arcane, but there.s a catch: he.ll only consider taking the role depending on who ends up directing. Guillermo del Toro was originally supposed to helm the movie, but after increasing »
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