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League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Reboot in the Works at Fox

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

Well this was inevitable. In the wake of Marvel’s Avengers series and just ahead of Warner Bros.Justice League “prequel” Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 20th Century Fox is reviving its own “team of superheroes” property The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Based on the Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill graphic novel of the same name, the story finds Victorian-era literary characters such as The Invisible Man, Dorian Gray, Captain Nemo, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde teaming up to fight bad guys. Per Variety, Chronicle and Predators producer John Davis is onboard to produce this new adaptation through his Davis Entertainment banner. Fox first attempted a feature film adaptation of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2003, with an ornery Sean Connery leading a cast that included Shane West as Tom Sawyer, a character the studio added in order to make the property more appealing to younger viewers. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Star Wars Bits: Gary Whitta Writing on ‘Rebels,’ Rian Johnson, John Williams and Bb-8

26 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Star Wars Bits is back and packed full of interesting stuff. Below, read about the following: Star Wars Anthology writer Gary Whitta is writing for Star Wars Rebels. Rian Johnson wrote Star Wars Episode VIII in Moleskine notebooks. See an image of the works in the Star Wars canon. A rumor surfaces about a post-credits scene […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Gary Whitta Writing on ‘Rebels,’ Rian Johnson, John Williams and Bb-8 appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Star Wars Bits: Ilm History, Force Awakens Costumes, Video Gameplay, Hasbro Toys

19 May 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Star Wars Bits is back with a good hodgepodge of the past, present and future. Below, read about the following: The Star Wars Episode VIII script makes the cover of Wired, along with George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson. See a new photo of Oscar Isaac dressed as Poe Dameron. Hasbro officially announced […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Ilm History, Force Awakens Costumes, Video Gameplay, Hasbro Toys appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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7 things I learned from the Wired oral history of Industrial Light & Magic

19 May 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Industrial Light & Magic, the San Francisco-based visual effects house that has changed the course of cinema history countless times over the years, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. Wired Magazine has rounded up a who's who to discuss its impact and how the advances made there — first in a sweaty Van Nuys warehouse, and now in a swank Presidio complex — have morphed the film industry into what it is today. It's well worth your time. If, however, you're the "tl;dr" type, I couldn't help but jot down a few takeaways as I read. Here are seven. But seriously, take some time to read through it if you can. It's a tight but detailed look back, full of the kind of stories — from "Star Wars" to "Transformers" — that make "movie magic" a thing. George Lucas wants Marvel to make another "Howard the Duck" movie I've actually always loved Willard Huyck »

- Kristopher Tapley

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What films should be expanded into shared universes?

14 May 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Shared universes are big business right now, and here are seven franchises that could, and should be expanded...

It's likely that by the time you finish reading this sentence a new cinematic universe will have been born. In fact, it may be one of the cinematic universes I propose later in this article. If that's the case, I apologise for my obsolescence. Furthermore, if you're reading this in the future and any of my proposed cinematic universes have come to pass and turned out awful, I also apologise.

Just know that I'm sorry, and I've a feeling that many of us are going to be sorry and that the film industry could be in a sorry and confusing mess in five years time thanks to 'Cinematic Universe Fever' (a real affliction, and currently a very common complaint on the casebooks of doctors and private physicians in Hollywood). Right now, really »

- simonbrew

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The Ten Best Action Movies of the New Millennium

12 May 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Who doesn’t love a good action movie? They’re among the most fun that Hollywood has to offer, particularly when they’re of a high quality. Later on this week, a reportedly amazing new one in Mad Max: Fury Road is hitting theaters, so to prep us all for that experience (I see it later on today, so yay for that), I wanted to do a countdown of the recent best that the genre has to offer. Essentially, every action flick since 2000 was eligible, and I whittled that down to a top ten list. It’s hardly the definitely “new millennium action movie” list, but I think it’s a pretty solid one, to say the least. You’ll be able to see the list below, which could very well be amended once Mad Max: Fury Road comes to town… Here now are my picks for the ten best »

- Joey Magidson

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Brad Bird Talks About Directing a 'Star Wars' Movie

10 May 2015 2:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens directorial gig was easily the hottest job in town a few years back, with practically every filmmaker vying for a chance to make the next Star Wars movie. Before J.J. Abrams ultimately landed the role, Brad Bird was one of the early contenders. He even considered going into production on Tomorrowland while simultaneously prepping for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but ultimately decided against it. However, Brad Bird recently teased that he may still be interested in making a Star Wars movie.

Rian Johnson is attached to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, with J.J. Abrams possibly coming back for the trilogy finale, Star Wars: Episode IX. Gareth Edwards is directing the first spinoff, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, but Josh Trank recently pulled out of directing the second spinoff. Brad Bird hinted he has been talking with Kathleen Kennedy about »

- MovieWeb

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'Star Wars' Boba Fett Movie Wants Director Joss Whedon?

8 May 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theaters, the director is essentially parting ways with Marvel, with the filmmaker recently expressing his desire to start writing his own new material. While he doesn't have any confirmed projects in the works, a new report claims that Disney and LucasFilm are courting him to direct one of the Star Wars Anthology movies. Gareth Edwards is directing the first spinoff, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, which starts production this summer and hits theaters next December, but it's possible that Joss Whedon could be courted for the Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie, which Josh Trank recently backed out of.

It's worth noting that this rumor originated at the Get Your Geek On Podcast, where the host admitted to creating this rumor as a joke, to see how quickly a story like this would spread across the Internet. However, various »

- MovieWeb

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Joss Whedon Being Courted For Star Wars?

8 May 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After distancing himself from the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon may be heading to a galaxy far, far away if Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and others at Disney have their way. That’s the gist of a new rumor report from Latino Review, which boils its circumspect, rambling story down into this: “Joss Whedon’s circling Star Wars. They are courting him. He is very tired, but – hey! – it’s Star Wars.”

The site’s writer says that when he dug into rumors that Whedon might be wanted for a Star Wars movie, “No One wanted to comment beyond saying that something was happening.” He goes on to say that the Lucasfilm Story Group, Kennedy and Disney have watched him handle the McU with admiration, and they think he’s more than equipped to handle expanding the Star Wars universe for them.

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- Isaac Feldberg

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Disney rumoured to be lining up Joss Whedon to direct a Star Wars movie

7 May 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Joss Whedon currently joining the ranks of the unemployed following his second Marvel outing Avengers: Age of Ultron, rumours are circulating that he could be set to reunite with Disney by taking on directing duties on an upcoming Star Wars movie.

The report stems from the Get Your Geek On Podcast (via MoviePilot), who claim that Whedon “is a lock” to close out Disney’s sequel trilogy with Star Wars: Episode IX, following J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens and Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.

As well as Episode IX, Disney and Lucasfilm are also on the hunt for a director for their second Star Wars Anthology movie following the departure of Josh Trank, and the studio is surely keen to keep its ties with Whedon, considering how much money he’s made them with his two Avengers movies.

Saying that, Joss Whedon and Star Wars »

- Gary Collinson

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Time Machine: Pre-Incredible Hulk Ruffalo and Wife Looking Stylish Together on Red Carpet

7 May 2015 1:58 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney on the Red Carpet Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney Oscars photo Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre at (almost) the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in downtown Hollywood. Ruffalo was a 2011 Best Supporting Actor nominee for his role as a chauvinistic male slob who disrupts the family life of a lesbian couple in Lisa Cholodenko's Best Picture contender The Kids Are All Right. The dramatic comedy co-stars Best Actress nominee Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson, and Mia Wasikowska. This was Ruffalo's first Academy Award nomination. As it turned out, The Kids Are All Right didn't win a single statuette on Sunday night. But at the 2011 Spirit Awards held the day before, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg's screenplay was chosen as the best of the year among independent films. »

- D. Zhea

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Adam Driver Confirmed As Kylo Ren

5 May 2015 5:27 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Annie Leibovitz / Vanity Fair

The 4th was with us this May bank holiday, with ‘Star Wars Day’ heralding the release of a wave of new information and pictures from The Force Awakens from Vanity Fair.

The biggest reveal was the official confirmation that GirlsAdam Driver would indeed be playing ‘broadsaber’-wielding villain Kylo Ren. This had been widely speculated, but now we know for sure it’s Driver under that mask, with a picture of him on set revealed as well, showing an unmasked Ren accompanied by First Order snowtroopers, on a frozen planet that plays home to their secret base (it being Hoth would be an ironic turn of events).

Ren is expected to be the film’s main antagonist, and the teasers released so far have shown him not only with his controversial weapon, but also commanding an army of stormtroopers in what appears to be a raid on a village. »

- James Hunt

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‘Star Wars Episode VIII’ Will Shoot At Pinewood In The UK

5 May 2015 12:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It has been officially confirmed that Star Wars Episode VIII, which will be written and directed by Rian Johnson, will shoot at Pinewood Studios in the UK, so reports the UK government.

George Osborne, the current British chancellor of the exchequer, tweeted the following on Monday:

“Pleased to announce #StarWarsVIII will be filmed here in UK @PinewoodStudios – great news for @starwars fans & our UK creative industries.”

The news was announced on the so-called Star Wars day, May the 4th.

Episode VIII to be #MadeinBritain, bringing 100m investment and 3,000 jobs here. #MayThe4thBeWithYou

George Osborne (@George_Osborne) May 4, 2015

The next chapter in the saga will be released on December 18th, with Episode VIII planned for 2017. In between the two movies, British director Gareth Edwards will put together a stand alone Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Rogue One, in December 2016. That movie is also scheduled to shoot at Pinewood later this year. »

- Paul Heath

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Star Wars: Episode VIII to shoot in the UK at Pinewood Studios

4 May 2015 1:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This won’t come as much of a surprise, but it has been announced that 2017’s Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to shoot at Pinewood Studios in the UK, and will presumably go into production once Gareth Edwards finishes up with the first standalone spin-off movie, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.

The announcement was made by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who said: “This investment by Lucasfilm is a huge vote of confidence in all elements of movie-making in Britain – from the visual effects designers to the lighting technicians and from the carpenters to the costume designers… We are committed to backing this sector and the decision by Lucasfilm to continue to make the UK the home of Star Wars production is why we are right to believe that Britain is the best place in the world for the creative industries.”

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- Gary Collinson

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May the 4th be with UK: Star Wars Episode VIII is filming at Pinewood

4 May 2015 3:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

May the 4th be with you - Star Wars Episode VIII is shooting in the UK.

Chancellor George Osborne announced today (May 4) that filming for the Rian Johnson-directed sci-fi will take place at Pinewood Studios, following in the footsteps of upcoming instalment The Force Awakens.

Lucasfilm is to invest £100m in the film, which is expected to create around 3,000 jobs

Osbourne tweeted: "Pleased to announce ‪#StarWarsVIII will be filmed here in UK ‪@PinewoodStudios - great news for ‪@starwars fans & our UK creative industries.

"Episode VIII to be ‪#MadeinBritain, bringing 100m investment and 3,000 jobs here. ‪#MayThe4thBeWithYou"

Pleased to announce #StarWarsVIII will be filmed here in UK @PinewoodStudios – great news for @starwars fans & our UK creative industries

George Osborne (@George_Osborne) May 4, 2015

Episode VIII to be #MadeinBritain, bringing 100m investment and 3,000 jobs here. #MayThe4thBeWithYou

George Osborne (@George_Osborne) May 4, 2015

The Chancellor added in a statement: "This investment by Lucasfilm »

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Steve Yedlin Is the ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Cinematographer

2 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Director Rian Johnson has worked with cinematographer Steve Yedlin on three features: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper. Now, Yedlin is making the jump to lightspeed with Johnson: he’ll serve as the Star Wars: Episode VIII cinematographer. Variety reported the detail quite a while back, but it was a small piece buried in an article with […]

The post Steve Yedlin Is the ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Cinematographer appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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This Isn’t The Director You’re Looking For: Josh Trank Leaves ‘Star Wars’ Standalone

2 May 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He’s about to relaunch a major fantasy franchise featuring a range of beloved characters with The Fantastic Four. But there’s one series director Josh Trank won’t be contributing to, as he’s announced he’ll be leaving the second Star Wars standalone movie.

Described by Trank as “a personal decision”, it comes after reports of his conduct during the filming of the Marvel reboot. A portrait has been painted of a young helmer inexperienced in navigating the big leagues, not always a bad thing. However this is clearly a major concern for Lucasfilm, a company whose slow and steady approach doesn’t allow for the unorthodox, especially when an interplanetary licence to print money is involved.

Offshoot number two is to follow Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, an action-packed chapter about a plot to steal the plans to the Death Star. Trank’s loss is a blow, but »

- Steve Palace

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Daily | cléo, OtherZine, Books

23 April 2015 7:16 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"Boob Tube" is the theme of the new issue of cléo, which includes essays on Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote), Veronica Mars, Transparent, Top of the Lake and more. Also today's roundup: Peter Bogdanovich on Jean Renoir, Jonathan Rosenbaum on Orson Welles, an interview with Abdolreza Kahani, celebrating Johnnie To's 60th birthday, a close reading of Steven Soderbergh's re-edit of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Rian Johnson and Alex Garland in conversation, Ethan Hawke on Richard Linklater, Tilda Swinton on Amy Schumer, Oprah Winfrey on Lee Daniels, Michael Caine on Christopher Nolan and more. » - David Hudson »

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Alex Garland & Rian Johnson Talk 'Ex Machina,' Misdirecting The Audience, Shooting On A Budget And More

21 April 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For writer/director Alex Garland and his movie “Ex Machina,” things are going about as well as one could have ever hoped, particularly for someone who’s taken on such complex subject matter for his directorial debut. The sci-fi film has been very well-received by critics (read our own enthusiastic review), and though it doesn’t hit theaters nationwide until this Friday, it’s had considerable box office success in its limited release thus far. Even better? Garland’s film has also won the heart of filmmaker Rian Johnson, the man behind "Brick" and "Looper," and who will be writing and directing “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” Johnson joined Alex Garland, after a screening of “Ex Machina” at the Arclight Hollywood last Saturday, for a special Q&A. The director seemed genuinely blown away by the film, which he compared favorably to such films as “Sleuth” and Sidney Lumet’s “Deathtrap. »

- Ken Guidry

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'Star Wars: Rogue One' Teaser Trailer & Plot Revealed

19 April 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A plot for the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One has been revealed and it appears it has some lofty aspirations. According to the official Star Wars Twitter feed the film will center on a band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans. The film will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and Felicity Jones is already confirmed to star with Chris Weitz (Cinderella) writing the screenplay. Ben Mendelsohn has been rumored for the film as well. Rogue One is the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures, exploring the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga, which continues this December with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. readmore postid="174117" A teaser for the new film was shown at Star Wars Celebration and can be viewed below, though don't expect more for a while as the film doesn't arrive until Dec. »

- Brad Brevet

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