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Exclusive: Fast-rising British actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes has been set to play tech whiz kid Allen Scott-Frank in Lionsgate’s heist sequel Now You See Me: The Second Act. Production is underway on the Jon M Chu-helmed pic that stars returning cast Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, and Michael Caine along with Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan and Jay Chou who are new to the franchise.
Scripted by Pete Chiarelli and Ed Solomon, the sequel picks up a year after the Four Horseman outwitted the FBI with their mind-bending tricks and as they come face-to-face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. The initial caper went on to gross over $350M worldwide in 2013. The Second Act has a June 2016 release date.
Lloyd-Hughes made a name for himself with the hugely popular UK TV comedy, The Inbetweeners, and also had a role in »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Snow White and the Huntsman 2 seemed ridiculous to begin with. It cut out the Snow White part and is simply being called The Huntsman. I mean, that can happen when one of the worst parts of your movie is Snow White herself. But now that the film has a solid release date of April 22, 2016, two more familiar faces revealed they won.t be returning. Actually three, but two of them didn.t really want to be involved. We.re referring to three of the seven dwarves, the ones played by Simon Pegg.s comedy buddy Nick Frost, Toby Jones of the Captain America films, and Ray Donovan.s Eddie Marsan. Marsan was already unlikely to return because of his television duties, but Deadline reports that the other two did not agree to the terms. Instead the trade states that The Huntsman will only feature three members of the fairy tale »
Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg were spotted shooting scenes for Mission: Impossible 5 In London’s Piccadilly Circus Monday. Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg Film ‘Mission: Impossible’ In London’s East End, Cruise, famous for doing his own stunts, hopped onto a barge outfitted in a dapper tuxedo during the night shoot. Pegg, at his side, was equally […]
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Opening a week after Star Wars: The Force Awakens pretty much guarantees that Mission: Impossible 5 will fail to hit the #1 spot at the box office. Sensibly, Paramount Pictures have now moved the movie five months way from it!
Mission: Impossible 5’s new release date is July 31st, this year. This means it will open opposite Southpaw (starring Jake Gyllenhaal), the Point Break remake, and Tarsem Singh’s science fiction thriller Selfless starring Ryan Reynolds.
It’s also sandwiched right between Ant-Man and Fantastic Four, so the busy July will be very interesting to see play out at the box office. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol earned just under $700 million when it opened in 2011.
- Josh Wilding
Edgar Wright hasn't just been sitting around eating Cornettos since exiting Marvel's Ant-man. The World's End director is gearing up for the music-filled heist movie Baby Driver, is attached to direct an adaption of the Andrew Smith Ya novel "Grasshopper Jungle," and is working on a new project with Simon Pegg. But that's not all, folks. It's being reported that Edgar Wright recently submitted the screenplay for a steampunk Oliver »
- Jesse Giroux
Now here's a sign of confidence. We hear plenty of times about a studio moving a blockbuster movie back, and buying itself some more time at the last minute to sort things out. But how often, within a year of release, does a studio being a film forward by five months?
Paramount, in turn, has moved the film Monster Trucks (a live action/animation mash-up) from May to Mission: Impossible 5's original December release date.
The new Mission: Impossible film sees Tom Cruise reprising the role of Ethan Hunt, and teaming up again with his Jack Reacher director, Christopher McQuarrie. Co-starring in the movie are Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, »
Since the Ant-Man debacle Edgar Wright has hopped to Grasshopper Jungle, revved up Baby Driver and been at work on something new with his Cornetto compadre Simon Pegg. But it turns out Wright also had time to sneak in another job: he's been writing the screenplay for the Dickensian caper Dodge And Twist.Cole Haddon and Simon Beaufoy wrote previous drafts of the adventure, but Wright has apparently started the whole thing over from scratch. He reviewed the situation and thought it out again.The Sony project is a 'steampunk reimagining' of Dickens' gruel-requesting, Fagin-following workhouse urchin, picking up Oliver and the Artful Dodger 20 years after their first encounter. The two characters are found on opposite sides of the law and a plot is afoot to unburden the Queen of her crown jewels. Because you've got to pick a pocke... ah, never mind.Dodge And Twist is based on a novel by Tony Lee, »
The latest instalment of the spy movie franchise had been scheduled to open at Christmas, but will be moved up for a July 31 release in the Us.
Paramount has also shifted the animated/live-action hybrid movie Monster Trucks to Mission: Impossible 5's prior Christmas Day slot.
Filming took place over the last six months in Austria, Morocco, Monaco and the UK.
Watch a clip from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol below: »
“What I enjoy about it is we have a laugh,” the actor said. “We want to make sure it’s embedded in there so having Simon write it is the perfect fit.”
- Luke Owen
I was talking with a friend yesterday about our most anticipated films of the year, and when checking out a release calendar to remember all of the movies coming out this year, I realized when I got to December that I had completely forgotten a new Mission: Impossible movie is coming out in 2015. But Paramount has just decided to move M:i 5 from its December 25th release up to July 31st, 2015, so we can expect the marketing blitz to begin in the near future, insuring that nobody else forgets about the movie any time soon.
Presumably, the studio shifted the release date to avoid what's sure to be a record-setting box office performance by J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and considering Abrams is producing M:i 5, the move makes sense. Tom Cruise should be a big enough draw to pull audiences in when the film faces »
- Ben Pearson
This summer marks the release of a few tentpole films, each vying for a space at the top. The biggest is most certainly Avengers: Age of Ultron, but there’s also Jurassic World, Ant-Man, and Terminator: Genisys to contend – not to mention all the animated films in the offing. Now we can add yet another franchise installment to our ever-growing list of summer releases, as Mission: Impossible 5 has secured a July 31 release date.
Mission: Impossible 5 marks the return of Tom Cruise and his crew from Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, including Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames. The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie (who also worked with Cruise in Jack Reacher) from a script by Will Staples and Drew Pearce. There are no plot details available yet, though with this new release date we can expect a bit more information to be forthcoming.
The date shift is »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Well, it was only a matter of time…
In what is sure to be a wise move on Paramount Pictures’ part, the studio has shifted the release of the fifth instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise to avoid confrontation with Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, bringing the date forward almost a full five months to July 31st 2015.
Mission: Impossible 5 was originally slated to arrive on Christmas Day, one week after the release of J.J. Abrams’ surefire blockbuster. Mi:5 becomes the second film to move clear of The Force Awakens after Kung Fu Panda 3, which will now land in March 2016.
Mission: Impossible 5 is directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), and sees franchise veterans Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner returning alongside Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) and Sean Harris (Prometheus).
- Gary Collinson
I'm not sure whether I like this news or not. On the one hand I get Mission: Impossible 5 five months earlier than expected, on the other, does this mean director Christopher McQuarrie and team have to rush to meet a new release datec The news came today that Paramount was moving the return of Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible 5 from a December 25 release date, all the way up to July 31, a packed weekend for sure as it includes Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tarsem Singh's Selfless and the Point Break remake no one asked for. The move means it gets a nice, cushy summer release spot away from the likes of Spectre, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Though it does mean it's opening one weekend ahead of Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four, »
- Brad Brevet
Good news for Tom Cruise fans! Paramount Pictures has moved the impending sequel Mission: Impossible 5 from it's Christmas Day 2015 release slot to a much more appealing summer date. The shift was presumably made to get the movie out of the way of next winter's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is set to open a week earlier on December 18.
Mission: Impossible 5 moves from December 25 to July 31, a full five months earlier than expected. While no plot details have been officially divulged at this time, it is known that Tom Cruise will return as Ethan Hunt. He will be joined by past franchise stars Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg. Director Christopher McQuarrie, who worked with Tom Cruise on the 2012 adaptation Jack Reacher, has already completed principal photography on Mission: Impossible 5, and is in the midst of pos-production on the film. A trailer is expected to arrive shortly. »
After writer-director Roberto Orci backed away from directing Star Trek 3 last month, Paramount has decided to completely discard the script he co-wrote with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, although he is still on board as a producer. Last week, we reported that actor-writer Simon Pegg will not only return as Scotty in the sequel, but he will also co-write the screenplay with Doug Jung. While it isn't known when production may begin on the sequel, which was given a summer 2016 release date last month, MTV caught up with Chris Pine at Sundance, who revealed that he thinks Simon Pegg is the perfect choice to write the script.
"We're all really excited because I think what we enjoy about it is that we have a laugh and we want to make sure that that's still kind of embedded in there so to have Simon writing it is the perfect fit. »
The other day we got the somewhat surprising news that Simon Pegg (Scotty) would be co-writing the third (well, technically the thirteenth) Star Trek movie with Doug Jung. MTV asked one of his co-stars in the previous films, Chris Pine, for his thoughts on that during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival, where the Into the Woods actor was joined by his Z For Zachariah castmates, Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Eljiofor. Pine seems happy that Pegg's involvement likely means a bit more humor, though he also jokes that he's worried about long "Scotty monologues". Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News "What I enjoy about it is we have a laugh. We want to make sure it's embedded in there so having Simon write it is the perfect fit." »
The Important News Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan became X-Men's new Storm, Jean Grey and Cyclops. Tye Sheridan was also cast in Christopher Smith's next movie. And Chiwetel Ejiofor is set to join Doctor Strange. Rooney Mara, Kate Mara, Tatiana Maslany and Felicity Jones are up for a role in a Star Wars movie. Emily Blunt will play a new villain in the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. Kaya Scodelario will play the female lead in the next Pirates of the Caribben movie. Karl Urban might play the villain in Aquaman. Simon Pegg is cowriting Star Trek 3. Simon West is remaking The Blob. Guardians of the Galaxy is getting a special kind of spin-off sequel. American...
- Christopher Campbell
This week's all new episode of The Recap is packed pretty full (despite the week starting off relatively slow) with news spanning from Star Wars to Star Trek with a little comic book action thrown in for good measure. Come inside to check it all out and see what our community was talking about most!
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The death of Robin Williams devastated the world late last year. It was a news story that many could not believe or indeed want to believe. He was gone. A Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb may have been his final performance on screen, save a vocal part in the Simon Pegg starrer Absolutely Anything, but his film legacy is still alive, even if Hollywood is intent on keeping it so by rehashing some of his old work. This is a little different however as news reaches us today that plans are afoot to bring one of his most beloved movies to the stage.
Mrs. Doubtfire was probably one of Williams’ finest movies, and probably one of the best comedies of the 1990s. Now Alan Menken and Harvey Fierstein are said to be behind a stage version of the film, according to EW.
“It’s going very well, »
- Paul Heath
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