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Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer to debut online on Friday

26 November 2014 3:40 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut its first teaser online on Friday (November 28).

An official Twitter account for the film franchise announced that fans will be able to watch the 88-second trailer on iTunes on the same day as it appears in select cinemas.

The Force is with you on #BlackFriday when #TheForceAwakens teaser hits @iTunesTrailers.

Star Wars (@starwars) November 26, 2014

"The Force is with you on #BlackFriday when #TheForceAwakens teaser hits @iTunesTrailers," a message on the Twitter account read.

It was announced on Monday (November 24) that the trailer would make its debut in select North American theatres for Thanksgiving weekend.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by Jj Abrams, picks up the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Joining original franchise stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher will be new additions Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, »

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Star Wars Bits: Episode VIII Production Designer, Force Awakens Actress, Rebels Marathon

26 November 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Cool events for The Force Awakens, Episode VIII news and much more in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following. Oscar-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs has been tapped for Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars Episode VIII. Actress Jessica Henwick may appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read about two awesome Force Awakens […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Episode VIII Production Designer, Force Awakens Actress, Rebels Marathon appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Thn Turns 11! A Look Back At Our Favourite Films – Looper (2012)

26 November 2014 4:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Hollywood News is eleven years old this month. That’s right, we are now well on our way to out teen years and boy have we come a long way since 2003. And it’s not just us, the film industry has gone from strength to strength during the last decade. They finally learned how to make a decent super-hero film for one. As part of our celebrations each of our team has been tasked with writing a piece on one of their favourite films of the last eleven years. This writer’s offering can be nothing other than Looper.

Released in 2012 and directed by the brilliant Rian Johnson, who will be directing Star Wars VIII don’t you know, Looper is a fantastic time-travel movie. Firstly having been a fan of Johnson’s work since Brick I was very excited for the release of Looper, and thankfully I wasn’t disappointed. »

- Kat Smith

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Disney rumoured to be planning new Star Wars animated series

25 November 2014 1:33 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday /Film posted a rumour regarding the plot for Gareth Edwards’ (Godzilla) standalone Star Wars movie – suggesting that the story will revolve around a team of bounty hunters hired by the Rebellion to steal the plans to the Death Star – and now the site is back with another Star Wars story, this time concerning Lucasfilm’s animated Star Wars adventures.

According to the site, Disney and Lucasfilm plans to have Star Wars Rebels running for three or four seasons before launching a new animated series that will take place in the timeline of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the two subsequent chapters of the Sequel Trilogy and feature an entirely new cast of characters. It will reportedly launch around the same time as the release of Rian Johnson’s as-yet-untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII.

This should of course be taken with a pinch of salt until we hear something official, »

- Gary Collinson

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News Bits: Wars, See, Jobs, Beasts, Wanted

25 November 2014 11:31 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Star Wars: Episode VIII

Tim Burton's regular production designer Rick Heinrichs has come onboard Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII" in that capacity.

Heinrichs has served as production designer on films such as "Sleepy Hollow," "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski," the second and third "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, "The Wolfman," "Frankenweenie" and "Captain America: The First Avenger". [Source: Variety]

Now You See Me 2

The sequel to the illusionist heist thriller "Now You See Me" has scored an official title - "Now You See Me: The Second Act".

In the new film, the Four Horsemen resurface and find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. [Source: Coming Soon]

Steve Jobs Biopic

Universal has officially picked up the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic about tech visionary and late Apple chief Steve Jobs, nabbing the project after Sony put it in turnaround last week. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Star Wars 8' Gets 'Captain America' Production Designer

25 November 2014 10:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As anticipation grows for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, arriving in theaters this weekend, Star Wars: Episode VIII is firming up its behind-the-scenes team. Rick Heinrichs has officially come aboard the project to serve as production designer. His previous movies include Captain America: The First Avenger and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Aside from the June announcement that Rian Johnson will write and direct both Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, Rick Heinrichs is the only other confirmed crew member announced regarding these follow-ups to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We reported in August that Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley will be back for the sequels. That has never been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is slated to hit theaters sometime in 2017, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off, »

- MovieWeb

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Below the Line Bookings

25 November 2014 8:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked production designers Rick Heinrichs (above left, “Captain America: The First Avenger”) on Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and Carol Spier (above right, “Pacific Rim”) on Hulu’s “11/22/63”; and cinematographer George Steel (“The Honorable Woman”) on BBC miniseries “War and Peace.” The agency has also booked production designer Joseph Garrity and costume designer Karyn Wagner, who both worked on “Cake,” on Bruce Beresford’s “Cook.”

Apa has booked editors Wyatt Smith (“Into the Woods”) on Scott Derrickson’s “Doctor Strange”; Alan Cody (“Black Sails”) on TNT’s “Lumen” pilot, helmed by Joe Johnston; Alex Marquez (“Savages”) on Netflix’s “Narcos” series, directed by Guillermo Navarro; and Andy Keir (“Crossbones”) on season 1 of We TV’s “South of Hell,” directed by Eli Roth. The agency has signed costume designer Christopher Lawrence (“Ray Donovan”) and first Ad Atilla Salih Yucer (“Rosewater”).

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- Peter Caranicas

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Below the Line Bookings

25 November 2014 8:40 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked production designers Rick Heinrichs (above left, “Captain America: The First Avenger”) on Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and Carol Spier (above right, “Pacific Rim”) on Hulu’s “11/22/63”; and cinematographer George Steel (“The Honorable Woman”) on BBC miniseries “War and Peace.” The agency has also booked production designer Joseph Garrity and costume designer Karyn Wagner, who both worked on “Cake,” on Bruce Beresford’s “Cook.”

Apa has booked editors Wyatt Smith (“Into the Woods”) on Scott Derrickson’s “Doctor Strange”; Alan Cody (“Black Sails”) on TNT’s “Lumen” pilot, helmed by Joe Johnston; Alex Marquez (“Savages”) on Netflix’s “Narcos” series, directed by Guillermo Navarro; and Andy Keir (“Crossbones”) on season 1 of We TV’s “South of Hell,” directed by Eli Roth. The agency has signed costume designer Christopher Lawrence (“Ray Donovan”) and first Ad Atilla Salih Yucer (“Rosewater”).

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- Peter Caranicas

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Rumor: Next Star Wars Animated Series To Be Set In Current Movie Timeline

25 November 2014 8:03 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Up until now all of the animated Star Wars series have served as prequel stories to the live-action movies, but that may be about to change when Star Wars Rebels finishes up. That current (and pretty great I might add) show is set before the events of A New Hope, but according to /Film the cartoon that succeeds it will be set in the timeline of the new batch of movies, which kick off next year with The Force Awakens. Word is Disney/Lucasfilm's plan is to produce "about three or four seasons" of Star Wars Rebels before launching the new animated series. Though /Film are confident in their sources, they are treating this as a rumor for now and don't have many more details. However, they speculate that if the plan is to run 4 seasons of Rebels, the new show could première around the time of Rian Johnson’s »

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Is Director A.J. Edwards Making a Mace Windu 'Star Wars' Spin-Off?

18 November 2014 7:55 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

As of now, there are already two Star Wars spin-off films lined up after Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives next December. Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is already signed to direct the first one, arriving just one year after Episode VII, and Lucasfilm has already lined up Chronicle director Josh Trank to be at the helm of whatever spin-off will follow Episode VIII from Looper director Rian Johnson. However, is there a chance that another spin-off is in the works? The Better Angels director A.J. Edwards partook in a Reddit Ama and was asked about potential involvement in the revival of the Star Wars franchise. Read on! Now we're pretty sure that Edwards was just joking around (sarcasm is hard to detect in text, especially online), but the director responded, "Talking about it, not able to say a lot yet. It will focus on Mace Windu." Aside from the »

- Ethan Anderton

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Mace Windu Getting His Own Star Wars Movie!?

18 November 2014 7:18 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Lucasfilm is currently developing a few highly anticipated Star Wars projects. Outside of J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens, Rian Johnson is developing Episodes VIII and IX, and directors Josh Trank (Chronicle) and Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) each working on standalone films that have yet to be revealed. Lucasfilm also has a third standalone film in the works, but as of right now no director has been hired to develop it yet. 

We’ve heard rumors and speculation of Yoda, Han Solo, and Boba Fett possibly getting their own movies. But now it looks like we can add Samuel L. Jackson’s Mace Windu to the list. Now before you brush this off as just a rumor, it comes from a very interesting source.

Director A.J. Edwards recently did a Reddit Ama to promote his upcoming young Abraham Lincoln film The Better Angels. This is the only movie that he has directed, »

- Joey Paur

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The Star Wars Mace Windu Spinoff Might Actually Happen, Get The Details

17 November 2014 7:06 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Of the six Star Wars movies currently in the works at Disney and Lucasfilm, five have already found their directors. The saga movies are being taken care of by J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson, with the former making Star Wars: The Force Awakens (a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode VII) and the latter making Episodes VIII and IX, and both Chronicle's Josh Trank and Godzilla's Gareth Edwards have been hired to make two of the three in-the-works "spin-off" movies. So who is directing the remaining feature? New evidence suggests that the gig could belong to up-and-coming filnmaker A.J. Edwards, and it's possible that we may already know what it will be about. In promotion of his new movie, The Better Angels, A.J. Edwards recently did an Ama session on Reddit, and when asked by a fan about his potential involvement with the future of the Star Wars »

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Star Wars Bits: Matthew McConaughey, ‘The Force Awakens’ Books, ‘Rebels’ Easter Eggs, Toy Infographic

13 November 2014 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Teases from The Clone Wars, Rebels, The Force Awakens and Episode VIII are all in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following: Matthew McConaughey is open to a role in Star Wars, just like he’s open to a role in anything. Rian Johnson offered up a fun tease about Star Wars […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Matthew McConaughey, ‘The Force Awakens’ Books, ‘Rebels’ Easter Eggs, Toy Infographic appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Michelle MacLaren In Talks To Make Wonder Woman

12 November 2014 5:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Sometimes wishes can come true. And while it is by no means a done deal, it would seem that one of Breaking Bad’s best directors, Michelle MacLaren, is in talks with Warner Bros. to handle the studio’s first Wonder Woman standalone film.We floated the idea of MacLaren last month, when word emerged that the studio was looking for a female filmmaker to handle Gal Gadot’s big first solo outing as the Justice League warrior.MacLaren, who also served as a producer on Breaking Bad, was the most prolific director on the show, responsible for some of the series’ finest episodes including Buried and Madrigal. And she helped forge its reputation for startling cinematic visuals alongside the likes of Rian Johnson and regular cinematographer/occasional director Michael Slovis.Her talents have not been limited to Walter White’s world, either: she’s also tackled great episodes of Game Of Thrones, »

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Michelle MacLaren In Talks to Direct Wonder Woman Movie; Is Absolutely the Right Choice [Updated]

12 November 2014 4:41 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This is fantastic news if everything pans out properly.  For a long time now there's been a much needed conversation about bringing more female directors to the forefront, whether it be for big superhero films or small indies.  When Warner Bros. and DC announced that they would indeed be beating Marvel to the punch when it comes to making a standalone movie about a female superhero with Wonder Woman, there was quite a bit of speculation regarding which female director would get the gig (if a female director was even hired at all). Michelle MacLaren was always on those speculative lists, often near the top.  And for good reason. Not only can she handle character, but her episodes of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad rank as some of the most cinematic installments of those series (which is saying something when you're going up against Rian Johnson and Neil Marshall »

- Evan Dickson

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'Too Many Cooks' Creator on Sudden Success: "72 Hours of Constant Adrenaline"

12 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. It began as a barely seen segment that aired at 4 a.m. on Adult Swim — a bizarre 11-minute parody of 1980s sitcom openings set to an earworm of a theme song. But after its Nov. 5 upload to YouTube and a few enthusiastic tweets from such influential genre filmmakers as Edgar Wright and Rian Johnson, "Too Many Cooks" is hurtling toward cult-viral status. Read more 'Too Many Cooks': See the Insane Viral Video Hollywood Is Buzzing About The video

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- Seth Abramovitch

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Star Wars: Episode VIII confirmed for Pinewood shoot

10 November 2014 10:51 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII will follow The Force Awakens and shoot at Pinewood in the UK...

You'd hardly call this story a radical surprise, but it's now been confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VIII will be shooting at Pinewood Studios in the UK.

That's where Star Wars: The Force Awakens (nee Star Wars: Episode VII) has been based, and that film finished production last week. Given that Ilm has opened up a London office, partly off the back of the clutch of Star Wars films expected to shoot in the UK, we suspect the bulk of the upcoming movies will have their production based in Britain. That's certainly been the word on them thus far.

Star Wars: Episode VIII hands things over from director Jj Abrams to Looper's Rian Johnson, then.

Set for release in 2017, the confirmation that Star Wars: Episode VIII would be »

- simonbrew

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‘Star Wars’ Returning To Pinewood For ‘Episode VIII’

10 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The force is strong in Pinewood. The eighth instalment of the Star Wars franchise will shoot at the UK’s Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Shepperton chief exec Ivan Dunleavy confirmed in a far-reaching keynote address at the annual conference of the Confederation of British Industry.

The confab, which brings together employers from all sections of the British economy, had the added benefit of a guest appearance from R2-D2 on \stage with Dunleavy for the news. Filming on the seventh film in the series, the newly titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens, only recently finished at Pinewood.

In a bullish address on the importance of the creative industries to the British economy, Dunleavy noted they are worth more than £70 billion ($111 billion) a year to the U.K. economy, employing 2 million-plus people, and was growing much faster than any other part of the U.K. economy — up by nearly 10% in 2012.

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- alirjaafar

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Star Wars Episode 8 returning to Pinewood Studios

10 November 2014 8:50 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars Episode VIII will shoot at Pinewood Studios in the UK.

A week after filming on Episode VII wrapped at the studio, CEO Ivan Dunleavy announced during a Cbi Conference that the franchise will again be filming there.

"I'm delighted to be able to tell you that a new Star Wars movie is already booked in," he said.

All six of the existing Star Wars films included UK production.

Rian Johnson is writing and directing the sequel to Jj Abrams's forthcoming Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: Episode VIII will be released in 2017.

Star Wars actors - then and now: »

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First 'Star Wars' Spinoff Will Shoot at London's Pinewood Studios

10 November 2014 8:47 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has officially wrapped and been given a title, the next sequel Star Wars: Episode VIII and the first Untitled Spin-Off are starting to seriously heat up. Pinewood Studios Chief Executive Ivan Dunleavy has confirmed this morning in a far-reaching key-note speech that Lucasfilm will return to Pinewood in Shepperton for another franchise installment, though he did not say which movie was locked in.

"The seventh Star Wars movie just finished shooting at Pinewood. And I'm delighted to be able to tell you that a new Star Wars movie is already booked in."

Dealine claims that Ivan Dunleavy is referring to Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is being written and directed by Rian Johnson. The Hollywood Reporter, on the other hand, go onto confirm from sources within the studio that it is actually the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off that is confirmed to shoot next. »

- MovieWeb

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