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To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Trek 3 film.
Lindelof produced the first two films in the relaunched franchise, writing the second instalment, but working on Tomorrowland and his HBO TV show The Leftovers meant he had to step away from the third. In the interview, Lindelof talks about what he knows of Star Trek 3’s story so far:
“It’s really about the beginning of the five year mission. It’s establishing the crew after they’ve been out there and together for a while. But I don’t know anything about the plot.”
Which is…pretty much what everyone expected, seeing how Star Trek Into Darkness ends with »
- Oli Davis
To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek 3 movies. Because they’re both pretty geeky (and one of them is best buds with Star Wars director J.J. Abrams).
While getting excited about the impending return of Luke, Leia and Han, Lindelof spoke about whether he would ever take on a Star Wars movie down the line:
“Obviously Star Wars really made me want to be a filmmaker, so the possibility that I could work on one of those films in the future would be truly a dream come true.”
The Star Wars chat starts at 02:09 in the video interview below. See even lower »
- Oli Davis
A new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming psychological thriller The Loft which sees Karl Urban and James Marsden leading a cast that also includes Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor and Rhona Mitra. Che it below after the official synopsis…
Karl Urban and James Marsden star in the tense psychological thriller The Loft, the story of five married guys who conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city–a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. Paranoia seizes them as everyone begins to suspect one another. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by fear, suspicion and murder in this relentless thriller. »
- Gary Collinson
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at the Oscars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Pictured above are Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Two years ago, an Anglo-Indian-American co-production, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire became not only one of the season's biggest sleeper hits, but also the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto starred. Curiously, some have complained that Slumdog Millionaire was just a less interesting rehash of higher-quality Bollywood musicals and dramas that have received relatively little play outside South Asian communities around the globe. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai movies The son of Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan has been featured in nearly 50 films. Among them are: Dhoom (2004). Director: Sanjay Gadhvi. Cast: Abhishek Bachchan. Uday Chopra. John Abraham. Esha Deol. »
- D. Zhea
Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.
Part 2 of 10: A good car chase works for completely different reasons than its bipedal counterpart. Where a foot chase is more intimate, desperate, and rough, car chases are cool, exciting, almost romantic. Here the journey overwhelms destination: tough guys (and girls) driving sleek machines at impossible speeds. And unlike foot chases, there are no real limitations on where they can go or what they can do—sometimes cars can even fly.
10. Death Proof (2007) – Girl power vs. horse power
The obvious reference points of Death Proof are such movies as Vanishing Point, »
- Shane Ramirez
Rick Grimes takes aim from the shotgun seat in the Wizard World Philadelphia variant cover for The Walking Dead #1, drawn by artist Clay Mann (X-Men, Gambit).
Press Release -- "Philadelphia, April 28, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Batman Eternal and Harley Quinn artist Clay Mann has drawn the ninth in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, May 7-10. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Pennsylvania Convention Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic. »
- Derek Anderson
According to fansite TrekMovie.com, which has a solid track record when it comes to Star Trek, the upcoming third movie in Paramount Pictures’ relaunched series is going by the title of Star Trek Beyond.
According to the site, Star Trek Beyond has been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), although the report does go on to state that it could be a decoy title, given Bad Robot’s penchant for secrecy.
Little is known about the plot for Star Trek 3, although Simon Pegg – who is co-writing the script, as well as reprising the role of Soctty – has previously stated that it will have “the spirit of the TV show”, and an increased emphasis on exploration.
Meanwhile, speaking to MTV, Pegg has also confirmed that Idris Elba is set for a “kick-ass” role, stating that: “It will be [an original character]. This is the five-year mission now, we’re out there. »
- Gary Collinson
According to TrekMovie, the studio recently registered the title with the Motion Picture Association of America, making it all but an imminent press release away from being officially announced.
As has been rumoured for months, the third Star Trek film is expected to see the Enterprise crew on an exploration into deep space, living up to the show’s original mantra of adventures “Where no man has gone before”.
“Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation. But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment.”
As was reported earlier in the year, Idris Elba will play the key villain in the movie. We »
- Matt Holmes
After a protracted development period, Star Trek 3 is finally moving full steam ahead, with Fast Five helmer Justin Lin behind the camera and series star Simon Pegg penning the script alongside Doug Jung, and today brings a possible title for the anticipated threequel.
According to TrekMovie.com (via /Film), it’s likely that the film, which will see the crew of the starship Enterprise into the deeper reaches of space on a five-year mission of exploration and discovery, is titled Star Trek Beyond. The site purportedly “has it on good authority” that the title is legitimate and has learned that Star Trek Beyond has been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a typical step that a studio takes once a title has been locked in.
It is worth noting that Bad Robot has quite a history of misleading audiences with regard to the content of its films (anyone remember this? »
- Isaac Feldberg
It sounds like the crew of the USS Enterprise may boldly go where no man has gone before in next year's Star Trek sequel.
It looks like Star Trek 3 might have an official title. According to TrekMovie.com, the upcoming film will likely be called Star Trek Beyond. Apparently that’s the title that’s been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), but the outlet also notes that we know how J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot operate. It’s possible that this could be a decoy title to throw fans off. However, the title Star Trek Beyond does make sense considering co-writer Simon Pegg has teased that the new film is about frontierism and also told Den of Geek the following: “So for me it's now about the spirit of adventure and exploration and also, in modern terms, just how would that be for people, to be away for that amount of time and that kind of stuff.” Director Justin Lin is expected to start filming Star Trek 3 (or »
- Perri Nemiroff
It’s been two years since the last Star Trek outing arrived in cinemas, and pre-production is now in full swing on the threequel. Star Trek 3 is slated to begin principal photography this June and has a sterling batch of creatives steering this one to the big screen. With J.J. Abrams busy tweaking the details on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Fast & Furious veteran Justin Lin is directing from a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. And now thanks to a new interview with MTV (via Collider), Pegg has opened up on precisely what’s in store for the sequel.
Addressing the topic of Idris Elba’s supposed appointment as the film’s villain, Pegg affirmed that the actor is indeed set to appear. But it won’t be anyone you’re likely to have heard of:
“It will be [an original character], yes. This is the five-year mission now, »
- Gem Seddon
Hugh Jackman has played Logan aka Wolverine in seven different films. It’s an impressive number that will shortly increase with a third solo Wolverine film and possibly X-Men:Apocalypse, although at the time of writing he has yet to be officially cast. A few other names are snapping at the heels of Jackman, notably the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you include the forthcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Evans has played Captain America four times (five if you include his appearance as Loki using magic to look like the first Avenger in Thor: The Dark World), Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth have portrayed Black Widow and Thor respectively four times each whilst the King of the McU, Robert Downey Jr. has made an impressive six appearances as Iron Man/Tony Stark (including his post-credit appearance in The Incredible Hulk).
Unfortunately for Hugh Jackman, as far as this article is concerned, »
- Brendan Bergmanski
While the ever-faithful continue to pray to Grud for a sequel to Karl Urban’s Dredd 3D (looking increasingly doubtful with every word from the film’s creators and stars), this infamous mid-nineties misfire was afforded no such passionate campaign for its continued survival into franchisedom. Regarded in some circles as up there with Batman & Robin, Catwoman and Elektra as one of the worst comic book adaptations ever made, there’s no denying that Judge Dredd failed rather resoundingly to do justice (no pun intended, your honour) to its title character.
To be fair to its detractors, Stallone’s Joe Dredd took his helmet off after about ten minutes, Rob Schneider played the ‘comic’ ‘relief’, key characters were either utterly wasted or bastardised, and the film ended with an inexcusable kiss between Dredd and Hershey. As an adaptation of the often seminal 2000Ad source material, Judge Dredd, frankly, »
- Joel Harley
Darth Vader, zombies, and Riverdale's Archie are featured in our latest round-up, in which we take a look at the first trailer and release details for Star Wars Battlefront, the Wizard World Minneapolis variant cover for The Walking Dead #1, and release details for the Archie vs. Sharknado one-shot.
Press Release -- "Redwood City, Calif.--(Business Wire)--Dice™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:ea) studio, and Lucasfilm announced today that Star Wars™ Battlefront™ will be released beginning November 17, 2015 in North America (November 19 in Europe) as the first full-length trailer for this highly anticipated title premiered to thousands of fans at Star Wars™ Celebration. Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm and the award-winning Frostbite™ game engine, Star Wars Battlefront will deliver an incredibly authentic and »
- Derek Anderson
Star Trek 3, or Star Trek 13 if you prefer, is continuing to add to its cast and crew, as it's being reported that Kingsman: The Secret Service's Sofia Boutella is joining the project in an unnamed role.
Boutella played the assassin Gazalle in Kingsman, and if she does indeed sign up for Star Trek duty, she may well be joined by Idris Elba, who is believed to be in negotiations to play the villain in the new movie.
Boutella's role, incidentally, is being described as a 'lead' one.
The returning cast include Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana, with Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) taking over from Jj Abrams in the director's chair. The screenplay this time comes from Pegg and Doug Jung. »
She impressed in a henchwoman role as the sharp-footed Gazelle for Kingsman: The Secret Service, and now Sofia Boutella is off to an even bigger film. Deadline reports that she’s signed on for a lead role in Star Trek 3.Paramount has the deflector shields up on this one, so we don’t yet know who she’ll be playing or whether she’ll have the chance to be one of the heroes this time. But it’s certainly a great opportunity for her.Justin Lin is at the helm of this one, with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Simon Pegg are all set to return for the new movie, with Pegg also on script duty alongside Doug Jung. Oh, and recent rumours have pointed to Idris Elba also beaming aboard.“For me it's now about the spirit of adventure and exploration and also, »
Deadline reports the actress has got a lead role in the Paramount film that hasn't been disclosed yet.
It is thought Idris Elba is in talks to play the main villain.
J.J. Abrams is producing the movie after directing the previous two films in the series.
Star Trek 3 is due for release July 8, 2016. »
Deadline is reporting that Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sofia Boutella has signed on for a lead role in Paramount Pictures Star Trek 3, although character details are being kept firmly under wraps.
The third entry in the revamped series is to be directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6), with Simon Pegg writing the script alongside Doug Jung. Pegg will also reprise as Scotty alongside Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (Bones), John Cho (Sulu) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov), while Idris Elba (Thor: The Dark World) has been tipped to join the cast as a villain.
Star Trek 3 is set for release on July 8th, 2016.
- Gary Collinson
After making such a strong impression as the blade-legged assassin Gazelle in Kingsman: The Secret Service, it’s no surprise that dancer/actress Sofia Boutella is moving on to yet another highly anticipated project. According to Deadline, Boutella just scored “a lead role” in Star Trek 3. The outlet doesn’t have any details on her character, including whether she’s good or evil, but the author does reiterate that it’s a “lead role,” so she should have a significant presence in the film. Apparently Boutella also had roles in a movie called StreetDance 2 and the Monsters sequel, Monsters: Dark Continent, but I haven’t seen either and she doesn’t really have much dialogue in Kingsman, so it’s tough to assess her acting chops but if this Star Trek 3 part is a more physical one, there’s no doubt she’ll nail it. Have you see her Nike commercial? »
- Perri Nemiroff
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