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Assassin’S Creed and Next Bourne Movie May Add Ex MacHina’s Alicia Vikander

15 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In case you haven’t noticed, Alicia Vikander is everywhere right now. Seventh Son and Ex Machina already hit theaters this year, she’s still got Testament of Youth, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Danish Girl on the way, and she's busy lining up new projects as well. Vikander recently became part of one of the hottest packages at Cannes, but a couple of new opportunities just popped up that might force her to drop out of it. Deadline is reporting that she’s currently in talks to star in Assassin’s Creed and the new Bourne movie, projects that would certainly conflict with James Ponsoldt’s book-to-film adaptation of The Circle starring Tom Hanks. Vikander’s involvement was only announced a few weeks back, but Deadline suggests that she will exit that project. In fact, the outlet has heard that Im Global head Stuart Ford already made an »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Alicia Vikander In Talks To Star In Both Bourne 5 & Assassin's Creed

16 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Ex Machina has been one of the biggest critical hits of the year so far - earning multiple plaudits for the quality of its leading performances. While Domhall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac have since joined up with the Star Wars universe, their co-star appears to be ready to take Hollywood by storm in her own way. Alicia Vikander received rave reviews for her bold and beguiling performance as 'Ava' - and it seems that she's piqued a lot of other directors' interest too... Deadline are reporting that Vikander is in talks to star in not one, but two action blockbusters next year - starting with Paul Greengrass' untitled Jason Bourne sequel. The new Bourne film, which also sees star Matt Damon return to the popular franchise, is currently set for a July 29 release. Following this, Vikander will then move on to Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed adaptation - featuring alongside Michael Fassbender »

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Alicia Vikander To Join "Creed," Next "Bourne"

20 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Ex Machina" star Alicia Vikander continues to be one of the most in-demand actresses out there with the acclaimed Swedish actress now being linked to two major blockbusters in the works.

Deadline reports that Vikander is in talks for the likely female lead roles in both the upcoming return of Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon to the Jason Bourne franchise, and in "Macbeth" director Justin Kurzel's film adaptation of the popular Ubisoft video game series "Assassin's Creed".

The news comes as Vikander has been attached to the James Ponsoldt-directed, Tom Hanks-led "The Circle" which has been shopped around at Cannes. Because of the scheduling in relation to 'Bourne' and 'Creed', Vikander is likely to drop off "The Circle" with "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson already being courted to replace her.

Vikander has "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," "Adam Jones" and "The Danish Girl" slated to open this year, »

- Garth Franklin

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The Amazing New Website for Film Geeks

20 May 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Already watched everything worth watching on Netflix but are still craving that movie fix? The Academy has officially created an online oasis for movie geeks with ifyoulovemovies.watch. The online streaming site showcases videos in the Academy archives, all day every day. From an Oscar acceptance speech from the late Eli Wallach, to Academy Conversations with “Captain Phillips” director Paul Greengrass about casting Somali actor Barkhad Abdi, and the nitty-gritty creative process of Oscar-winning “Milk” screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, it’s a non-stop, one-stop shop for some of film’s greatest accomplishments examined from all different angles. The production value is stellar and so is the insight. Get on now and see how long before you’re able to pull yourself away. Inspired by this post? Check out our film audition listings! »

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From Bullitt to Mad Max: Hit top gear with 9 of cinema's greatest car chases

14 May 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After 30 years away, Mad Max makes a blistering return to our screens this week with Tom Hardy taking on the role made famous by Mel Gibson back in the '80s.

Director George Miller's films are notorious for one thing: tyre-screening, metal-crunching, gear-shifting car chases. To mark Max's comeback, Digital Spy takes a look at some of cinema's greatest ever vehicular pursuits below...

1. Bullitt (1968)

Tearing through San Francisco in a Ford Mustang 390 Gt, Steve McQueen pretty much re-wrote the rule book when it comes to movie car chases in his '60s classic Bullitt. Nobody has looked this cool behind the wheel on the big screen before or since.

2. The Italian Job (1969)

Michael Caine's swinging '60s caper is a staple of Bank Holiday viewing, and even as it approaches its 50th anniversary it still holds up as great viewing. The Italian Job turned an unlikely car - »

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Hanks Excellent as Crusoe-ish Hero in Pop-Existential Drama

13 May 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Cast Away' Movie with Tom Hanks stranded on a deserted island 'Cast Away' Movie review: Tom Hanks excellent in high-concept Hollywood flick disguised as existential adventure drama Most people will see Robert Zemeckis' Cast Away as a celebration of the Triumph of the Human Spirit. A minority, myself included, will prefer the more mundane explanation that the film merely depicts a man following his survival instincts, which propel him – like any other animal, from cockroaches to crocodiles – to fight to remain alive almost against his will. Whichever way one chooses to view the survival of Tom Hanks' Federal Express engineer Chuck Noland (No-land, get it?) after being stranded for years on a deserted island (mostly shot in Monuriki, Fiji), Cast Away is little more than an elaborate, populist star vehicle disguised as an existential The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe-esque drama. A volleyball named Wilson The story of a »

- Andre Soares

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Paul Greengrass to direct Jimi Hendrix biopic

10 May 2015 3:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Legendary Pictures and director Paul Greengrass have had ambitions of bringing the life of legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix to the big screen for several years, and now Deadline is reporting that they’ve secured the approval of Hendrix’s estate and are set to move forward with the project.

Four years ago, Experience Hendrix turned down the opportunity to cooperate with the film, fearing that it could harm sales of Hendrix’ back catalogue. However, since then John Ridley has released the unauthorised Jimi: All Is By My Side, which disappeared without a trace at the box office. Unlike that film, Greengrass’ biopic has secured the rights to some of Hendrix’s most famous tunes, including the likes of Foxy Lady and Purple Haze.

Legendary’s biopic has been written by Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter), and is expected to go into production after Greengrass reunites with Matt Damon on the latest Bourne movie, »

- Gary Collinson

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Sos This Week #7: ‘Suicide Squad’ and Negative Fanboy Culture

9 May 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The initial reaction to press photos of Jared Leto and the cast of Suicide Squad have been largely negative, with people writing off the film entirely far before its release. We discuss why fanboys should tone down the negativity and why filmmakers and studios should consider scaling back the scale of teaser culture. Plus, our Wtf of the Week involves a cafe designed by Wes Anderson, and we talk the new films arriving from Christoph Waltz, Orson Welles, Nick Park, and Louis C.K. Subscribe on iTunes! And read all of these stories on the Sos Blog.

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Christoph Waltz to star in his directorial debut Orson Welles heads to Indiegogo Wallace & Gromit director set to make stop-motion soccer film next Louis C.K. is set to write, direct, and star in new indie comedy Boba Fett movie planned as next Star Wars spinoff Jimi Hendrix biopic to be helmed by »

- Brian Welk

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Jimi Hendrix Estate Approves Biopic From Director Paul Greengrass

8 May 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jimi Hendrix's estate has reached an agreement with Legendary Pictures for an official biopic of the late rock legend. Director Paul Greengrass (United 93, Captain Phillips) is in talks to helm the project, based on a script from Scott Silver (8 Mile) and featuring actual Hendrix recordings, Deadline reports. 

Greengrass and Legendary's Thomas Tull approached Experience Hendrix four years ago, touting a script from Max Borenstein, but they were unable to come to an agreement as the estate worried a film could hurt sales from the guitar god's catalog. The filmmakers, »

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Paul Greengrass’ Jimi Hendrix Movie Alive Again, With 8 Mile Scribe

8 May 2015 11:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Paul Greengrass doesn’t give up, you’ve got to give him that. The Captain Phillips helmer has been attempting to craft a Jimi Hendrix biopic for over four years, and despite lots of stops and starts along the way, the project is once again alive at Legendary Pictures. 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver is penning a draft for the untitled film, which has finally received the go-ahead from Experience Hendrix, the musician’s estate.

At the end of 2010, Greengrass’ Hendrix pic hit a huge snag when the rock n’ roll icon’s estate refused to give any kind of approval for a movie, leading to the film going on ice. Legendary Pictures chief Thomas Tull kept with it though, ordering another script and then trying to get approval from Hendrix’s estate. Unfortunately, it didn’t work and the project fell through the cracks. Though he could have seen the film through, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Greengrass' Hendrix Biopic Back in Action

8 May 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paul Greengrass' long in gestation biopic about rock Jimi Hendrix seems to be picking up steam again at Legendary Pictures.

Four years ago the filmmaker attempted to go forward on the film, but backed off when he did not receive the co-operation of the estate of the late musician.

That patience has now paid off with Legendary and Experience Hendrix coming to an agreement that will see the film become what aims to be the officially sanctioned film about the psychedelically dressed guitar virtuoso and rock icon who died at just 27 in 1970.

With that co-operation, Hendrix's best known tunes like Purple Haze and Foxy Lady will now be used as part of the film.

Scott Silver ("8 Mile," "The Fighter") has been set to write the script and negotiations are in various stages for Greengrass to direct and Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Janie Hendrix, John McDermott, and Peter Afterman to »

- Garth Franklin

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Greengrass' Hendrix Biopic Back in Action

8 May 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paul Greengrass' long in gestation biopic about rock Jimi Hendrix seems to be picking up steam again at Legendary Pictures.

Four years ago the filmmaker attempted to go forward on the film, but backed off when he did not receive the co-operation of the estate of the late musician.

That patience has now paid off with Legendary and Experience Hendrix coming to an agreeement that will see the film become what aims to be the officially sanctioned film about the psychedelically dressed guitar virtuoso and rock icon who died at just 27 in 1970.

With that co-operation, Hendrix’s best known tunes like Purple Haze and Foxy Lady will now be used as part of the film.

Scott Silver ("8 Mile," "The Fighter") has been set to write the script and negotiations are in various stages for Greengrass to direct and Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Janie Hendrix, John McDermott, and Peter Afterman »

- Garth Franklin

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Paul Greengrass May Direct Legendary’s Long-Brewing Jimi Hendrix Biopic

8 May 2015 | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

I wouldn’t blame you if you see a headline about a Jimi Hendrix movie and wonder if there have already been several. In fact, a couple have wound through development for years, but the only one to really make it through to theaters was Jimi: All Is By My Side, the “early years” film starring Andrew Benjamin (in […]

The post Paul Greengrass May Direct Legendary’s Long-Brewing Jimi Hendrix Biopic appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Jimi Hendrix biopic to be helmed by ‘Bourne’ director Paul Greengrass

7 May 2015 9:05 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Breaking news from Deadline will have all of the Jimi Hendrix fans rejoicing! Legendary Pictures will be producing a biopic of the musician’s life. While this was a planned project four years ago, it was delayed due to the lack of a full agreement with the Hendrix estate. But now it looks like the film is going to happen with the cooperation of his estate, which means the filmmakers will have the rights to his songs. And with Paul Greengrass attached (who directed Captain Phillips and two films from the Bourne franchise), it’s sure to be a film to keep an eye out for.

While a movie about Jimi Hendrix, called Jimi: All is By My Side, did come out in 2013, it was essentially unauthorized. Because it was not approved by the Hendrix estate, the filmmakers weren’t allowed to use his songs or even depict a lot »

- Sarah Pearce

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Jimi Hendrix Is Getting His Own Biopic From An A-List Director

7 May 2015 6:28 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s been a long time in the works, but it looks like we.re finally going to get that Paul Greengrass-directed biopic of Jimi Hendrix, and one that actually features music by the legendary guitar god. According to Deadline, The Bourne Supremacy director is getting a second crack at a movie that has been a passion project for quite a while. The trade reports that Greengrass and Legendary Pictures have, after a number of years, finally reached an accord with the Jimi Hendrix estate, who are notoriously picky and stingy when it comes to licensing his signature songs, and are once again moving forward. They even hired a writer, and one with experience working in this wheelhouse, enlisting 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver to handle the script. Greengrass and Legendary were working on a Hendrix biography all the way back in 2009, and even had Anthony Mackie (Captain America: »

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Jimi Hendrix Biopic Gets 'Bourne' Director Paul Greengrass

7 May 2015 5:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paul Greengrass is teaming up with Legendary Entertainment to direct a new biopic centering on the life of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, tentatively titled Experience Hendrix. Both the director and the studio had the chance to make the biopic with or without cooperation from the musician's estate four years ago, but they turned down that opportunity. Now they have full cooperation from the estate, and the biopic will also include his classic songs such as "Foxy Lady" and "Purple Haze." The musician only recorded four albums before he died at the age of 27 in 1970.

Scott Silver (The Fighter, 8 Mile) has come aboard to write the script. Legendary has been developing this project since 2009, with Max Borenstein (Godzilla) originally writing the script. Jimi Hendrix's estate didn't want to cooperate the first time around, because they thought the movie might hurt record sales, which continue to be strong year after year. »

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Paul Greengrass Back In Tune With Jimi Hendrix Bioipic

7 May 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Back in 2009, Legendary Pictures was trying to put the pieces together on a Jimi Hendrix biopic with Paul Greengrass as the likely director. It fell apart when the Hendrix estate pulled its support, concerned the film could hurt record sales and denying access to the legendary musician’s most famous tunes. Now, things appear to be inching back on track, with Greengrass once more in negotiations to direct and 8 Mile’s Scott Silver aboard to write the script. Back when it was first mooted, there was talk that Anthony Mackie could be the perfect choice for Jimi, and although he’s since been mooted for a competing Hendrix project that was being developed by Ol Parker, that one appears to have vanished into limbo, which means Mackie could well be in line again – assuming he has time between all of his planned Avenging.But the big key here – aside from »

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Paul Greengrass In Talks to Direct Jimi Hendrix Biopic for Legendary

7 May 2015 4:14 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Groovy news! Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull has reached an agreement with Experience Hendrix to produce the definitive Jimi Hendrix biopic. In the past, the Hendrix estate has roadblocked a number of potential films, including a previous offer from Legendary, in order to preserve the rock icon's legend. Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips, The Bourne Ultimatum) is in talks to direct the film from a script by Scott Silver (The Fighter, 8 Mile) The Jimi Hendrix biopic is a passion project for both Greengrass and Legendary, who previously approached the Hendrix estate with a spec script by Max Borenstein. Per Deadline, the estate was uncooperative at the time because they feared a movie might hurt sales from Hendrix's ever-popular music catalogue. By locking down a deal with Experience Hendrix, Legendary has ensured the rights to Hendrix's best-loved songs like 'Purple Haze', 'Voodoo Child', and my personal favorite, 'Red House'. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Paul Greengrass' Long-in-Limbo Jimi Hendrix Film Is Finally Set to Launch - But Will Anthony Mackie Star?

7 May 2015 3:45 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

And we're on... again! A project, now at least 6 years in the making, off and on, is now on again, and this time, it looks like a sure thing!  First a quick recap... Paul Greengrass has long wanted to direct a film based on the life of Jimi Hendrix, which Anthony Mackie has always been attached to star. In recent years, there’ve been numerous attempts to bring Hendrix’s life-story to the theatrical screen, with such musician/actors as Lenny Kravitz and Outkast’s Andre Benjamin expressing interest in assuming the starring role of the greatest guitarist in the history of rock music (Benjamin's project would eventually be made, directed by »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Legendary Pictures and Paul Greengrass moving forward on Jimi Hendrix biopic

7 May 2015 3:43 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jimi Hendrix is proving popular for the big screen lately. Last year brought with it John Ridley's "Jimi: All Is By My Side" with Spirit Award nominee Andre Benjamin in the starring role. Now comes word that Legendary Pictures will finally move ahead on developing a biopic about the musician with "Captain Phillips" helmer Paul Greengrass set to direct. I say finally because Greengrass and Legendary's Thomas Tull had a shot at making a Hendrix film four years ago, but like Ridley's film, it would have been without the Hendrix estate's cooperation. Now, reportedly, a deal has been struck, and the two parties will set out to produce the definitive cinematic portrait of the rock icon. With estate cooperation comes permission to use all the classics: "Purple Haze," "Voodoo Chile," "Foxy Lady," etc. And perhaps they'll be incorporated in interesting, rather than "greatest hits" ways. After all, "8 Mile" screenwriter »

- Kristopher Tapley

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