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Relativity and director Corin Hardy are searching for a new star for “The Crow” reboot, as Luke Evans has officially exited the project to pursue other projects, his publicist has confirmed to TheWrap.
Relativity declined to comment for this story.
With comic book movies all the rage these days, “The Crow” is a high-profile project in Relativity’s development stable. The reboot was seen as having plenty of potential given the original film’s status as a cult classic.
- Jeff Sneider
Mateo Gil, co-writer of Alejandro Amenabar’s Oscar-winning “The Sea Inside” and director of Sam Shepard starrer “Blackthorn,” will go into production Monday on his third feature, “Project Lazarus,” a U.S.-set sci-fi love story starring Tom Hughes (“About Time”), Charlotte le Bon (“The Walk,” “Yves Saint Laurent”), Oona Chaplin (“Games of Thrones”) and Barry Ward (“Jimmy’s Hall”).
Also penned by Gil, also a co-scribe on Amenabar’s “Open Your Eyes” and “Agora,” “Project Lazarus” is produced by Ibon Cormenzana for Barcelona’s Arcadia Motion Pictures, which backed Claudia Llosa’s Berlin Competition player “Aloft,” with Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy and Melanie Laurent, a Sony Pictures Classics pick-up for North and Latin America. A co-producer on “Blackthorn” and Isabelle Coixet’s 2015 Berlin opener “Nobody Wants the Night, »
- John Hopewell
Allow me to introduce you to best TV show you've never heard of. About to finish its second season on British TV screens, Peaky Blinders has found its Us home on Netflix, and trust me when I say you need to add this Popsugar UK favorite to your watch list. On paper, Peaky Blinders shouldn't work, even in its home country. A story about working class gangs in Birmingham (not the one in Alabama) in the early 1900s doesn't seem like something with mass appeal. But by writing a killer script and pulling together a cast of internationally renowned talent (including Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, and Helen McCrory), writer Stephen Knight has created something very cool indeed. Peaky Blinders is everything the BBC does best when it comes to drama. It's smart, witty, gritty, and beautiful. Based on true stories of a gang who stitched razor blades into the peaks »
2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Ee Rising Star BAFTA Award, an accolade which has set a standard for identifying talent destined for future film stardom. Don’t believe us? Well the first winner of the award back in 2006 was James McAvoy, and just look at what he has achieved since. Other previous winners have included Eva Green in 2007, Shia Labeouf in 2008, Noel Clarke in 2009, Kristen Stewart in 2010, Tom Hardy in 2011, Adam Deacon in 2012, Juno Temple in 2013 and Will Poulter won last year.
The nominees are selected by a jury who shift through hundreds of suggestions made by BAFTA members. This year’s jury included Deputy Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, Pippa Harris, Star Trek: Into Darkness actress Alice Eve, director Dexter Fletcher, and Casting Director Nina Gold. »
- Kat Smith
Knight's also the creator of Netflix Brit import "Peaky Blinders," a seedily atmospheric turn-of-the-century look at gangster life. (Our review here.) Charismatic tar Cillian Murphy used to be able to walk around in New York unrecognized but can't do it anymore. One obsessed fan is Snoop Dog, who Knight recently took out in London. "He told me how he related to his experience with gang culture," he says. "It's been one of those things that's gone off like a rocket. He says it's going down so well with black people that they are getting into the way of dressing. The same thing happened here on the East End, people dressed like Peaky, wearing caps." Knight wrote Bleecker Street Media's upcoming Ed Zwick chess thriller "Pawn Sacrifice," starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer and Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky, which played well at Toronto. He's writing the treatment for the sequel »
- Anne Thompson
The story that inspired Herman Melville.s Moby Dick was scheduled to hit the big screens in just a few months, on March 13, 2015. The film, entitled In the Heart of the Sea starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy and Tom Holland looks to be a breathtaking adventure filled with sea, survival, and a massive whale. But, director of the film, Ron Howard decided to push back the release even though the film is ready to go in hopes that a winter date will inspire more people to go to the theaters and see the film. Ron Howard, who has brought us an array of stunning films from Cinderella Man to How the Grinch Stole Christmas to A Beautiful Mind has directed and produced many critically-acclaimed films, so why he wants to change the date of the release is a bit confusing. He told The Hollywood Reporter that the pushback is due »
Though most of us are still focused on this year’s Oscars, the nominations for which were announced earlier this morning (Rip The Lego Movie), Warner Bros. is already making a bid for next year’s awards, having shifted Ron Howard’s whaling thriller In the Heart of the Sea from March 13th to the much more Oscar-friendly date of December 11th.
Perhaps we all should have expected the move – March never really seemed like the appropriate time to drop the Chris Hemsworth starrer, which has all the trappings of a prestige pic. It’s based on a bestselling book – Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea – and centers on a fascinating historical event, the sinking of the whaleship Essex in 1820 and her crew’s fight for survival at sea.
Warner Bros. obviously thinks Howard’s film has a fighting chance of breaking into next year’s Oscar race. »
- Isaac Feldberg
I must admit that I was a bit weirded out by Claudia Llosa's Milk of Sorrow a few years ago (all I'll say is vagina potato) but that coming of age/sexual awakening story, as strange as it was, has stuck with me in a way that most movies don't. Now the Peruvian born director is getting set to unleash her latest project into the world and it has the potential to be just as memorable though maybe not as strange.
Aloft stars Jennifer Connelly, a renowned healer, who is brought together with her gown son (Cillian Murphy) who she abandoned 20 years earlier. An artist, played by Mélanie Laurent, is responsible for tracking down the young man.
The trailer for the drama is a time hopping, non-linear affair that doesn't reveal much of the story but considering Llosa's pre [Continued ...] »
Ron Howard’s film In the Heart of the Sea has been delayed from March until December. The film, which stars Chris Hemsworth, was originally going to open on March 13. Warner Bros. Pictures has moved the Liam Neeson thriller Run All Night to that date from its original April 17 date. This move was probably made so the film will be competitive in the next awards season.
In the Heart of the Sea tells the story of the whaling ship, the Essex, which was attacked by a sperm whale in 1820, leaving its crew stranded at sea for 90 days.
Other cast members include Ben Wishaw as the famous writer Herman Melville (who wrote Moby Dick), Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Holland, Frank Dillane and San Keeley. Stay tuned for additional details.
In the Heart of the Sea is set for release on December 11, 2015.
Source: The Wrap »
- Munir Abedrabbo
Just two months before it was set to hit theaters, Warner Bros. has pushed the release of its true story adaptation In the Heart of the Sea from March 13, 2015 to December 11, 2015, putting it in the heart of awards season contention. Surprisingly, In the Heart of the Sea has the December 11, 2015 date all to itself, although it comes one week after Universal's horror-comedy Krampus and one week before Universal's Sisters and Disney's highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The studio has also pushed its thriller Run All Night from April 17, 2015 to March 13, 2015.
In the Heart of the Sea is based on Nathaniel Philbrick's book of the same name, which recounts the real-life maritime disaster that would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, »
Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson and Jordi Molla also star. The movie is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s book “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex.”
Neeson stars as an »
- Dave McNary
Two months before In The Heart Of The Sea was set to open, Warner Bros has pushed its Ron Howard-directed high-seas drama all the way to December 11, setting it squarely in Oscar’s cross hairs. The Village Roadshow Pictures film — which had been set for a March 13 bow for more than a year — is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s book about how the whaleship Essex was attacked by a sperm whale nearly two centuries ago, leaving the crew adrift for three months and forced to turn to cannibalism. Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson and Jordi Molla star.
Warners also said today that the Liam Neeson actioner Run All Night is moving up a month from its April 17 slot into the March 13 date vacated by In The Heart Of The Sea. The move comes days after Neeson’s Taken 3 scored the third-biggest January debut ever. »
- Erik Pedersen
Howard directed the film, which Charles Leavitt adapted from Nathaniel Philbrick’s novel by the same name. “Sea” follows the doomed voyage of the whaling ship the Essex, which was attacked by a sperm whale in 1820, leaving its crew stranded at sea for 90 days.
- Linda Ge
Originally slated for release on March 13th, Warner Bros. Pictures has delayed director Ron Howard’s upcoming true story whaling drama "In the Heart of the Sea" by a whopping nine months, moving the film to a December 11th 2015 release.
The story deals with the sinking of the New England whaling ship Essex in the winter of 1820 by a whale, and the surviving crew's attempts to stay alive. Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy and Tom Holland star.
The delay puts the film in contention for awards season in December, it also gives Warners a decent-sized film for the fourth quarter this year as previously they only had the sci-fi film "Midnight Special" and the reboot of the comedy franchise "Vacation" scheduled for release.
Even so, such a delay will no doubt raise some eyebrows, and the decision is one that can't have been taken lightly considering the film's marketing »
- Garth Franklin
When doing the press rounds for his upcoming cerebral sci-fi Ex Machina, screenwriter-cum-director Alex Garland revealed in an interview with IGN that he and Danny Boyle have had “serious discussions” about the possibility of 28 Months Later.
Should the creative pair push ahead with the project, the film would become the third entry into the zombie horror franchise, following up on 28 Days Later and its somewhat disappointing sequel, 28 Weeks Later. Garland served as screenwriter on both properties, and stated that he’ll likely executive produce before moving on to write the actual script.
“We’ve got an idea. Danny [Boyle] and [producer] Andrew [Macdonald] and I have been having quite serious conversations about it so it is a possibility. It’s complicated. There’s a whole bunch of reasons why it’s complicated, which are boring so I won’t go into, but there’s a possibility.”
Of course, given that the second film »
- Michael Briers
Who are the stars of tomorrow in TV, film and theatre?
Digital Spy presents its predictions for 2015 - in no particular order, here are seven young actors, writers, comedians and musicians who look destined to make an impression on the world of entertainment this year.
1. Billy Howle
But the young actor first came to our attention last year with his powerful performance as the troubled James in sorely underrated countryside thriller Glue.
Can you believe that next month London will host Britain’s answer to the Oscars? Time certainly does fly and on Sunday 8th February Stephen Fry will once more take over our televisions as he hosts the brilliant BAFTA awards. Whilst the vast majority of awards are voted for by a specially selected group of BAFTA members, there is one award that us, the public, can get involved in – the Ee Rising Star Award.
Previous winners Eva Green, Tom Hardy and Jame McAvoy have all become household names. It isn’t just winners that go onto have shinning careers though, pretty much every nominee since the award was introduced in 2006 has gone on to produce an exceptional film catalogue. Past Nominees include Eddie Redmayne, Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Michael Fassbender, Gemma Arterton, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield and Tom Hiddleston to name but a small few.
So whose turn is it now? »
- Kat Smith
There's this little show on Netflix called Peaky Blinders. Even if you don't totally love it like we do, you may have heard of it because Tom Hardy guest-starred on its recent second season. Hardy's brilliant performance aside, the real star of the show is Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby, the leader of a family gang in early 1900s England. Murphy has played some creepy dudes over the years - e.g. Batman Begins's Scarecrow and the psychopath from Red Eye - but this role completely redeems him. If you're not convinced, just take a look below. Seriously, just a peek. Go ahead. »
Likely Oscar Contenders: "Knight of Cups" (dir. Terrence Malick, Berlinale 2015) Malick's long-awaited tale of celebrity excess stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman, is shot by Emmanuel Lubezki and will world-premiere at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in February. "In the Heart of the Sea" (dir. Ron Howard, March 13) In this maritime adventure, Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson and Ben Whishaw star as crew members of a whaling ship who, in 1820, were preyed upon by a sperm whale and left stranded at sea for 90 days. "Mad Max: Fury Road" (dir. George Miller, May 15) The highlight of Warner Bros.' 2014 Comic-Con panel, "Mad Max" stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Zoe Kravitz. Director Miller wanted this movie--written by Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris-- to never stop moving, to be non-stop all-out action from start to finish. We will see if he has achieved »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
Adapted from Nathaniel Philbrick’s novel In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Charles Leavitt, the film follows the 1819 accounts of Essex first mate Owen Chase’s (Hemsworth) and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson’s (played by Tom Holland as the younger and Brendan Gleeson as the elder) encounter with a sperm whale that preyed upon their ship and stranding them at sea for 90 days.
Watch the latest trailer below and if you missed the first trailer then head here:
- Sacha Hall
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