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In light of recent allegations in a widely publicized sexual abuse case against the director, Bryan Singer has dropped out of all press for X-Men: Days of Future Past. He also pulled out of a scheduled appearance at this weekend's WonderCon in Anaheim, where he was excited to promote the latest film in the long-standing Fox franchise.
Bryan Singer was accused this week of using drugs and alcohol to force a teenage boy to have sex with him in a case that stretches back to 1999. The director denies any wrongdoing, as his lawyer Martin Singer (no relation) claims the case is 'completely fabricated'.
Accuser Michael Egan claims the abuse took place in Hawaii during August and October of 1999. Bryan Singer himself claims to have an alibi, saying he was in Toronto at that time working on the first X-Men movie. He will soon file credit card bills and various other »
It was revealed last week that the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse will primarily focus on the remaining "First Class" cast members, including James McAvoy , Michael Fassbender , Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence, but does that mean there's no room for folks from the original cast to return? Charles Xavier himself, Sir Patrick Stewart, was asked by MTV if he thought he'd be returning for the 2016 film, to which he replied: "I don't see why not. That is one of the blessings about fantasy and science fiction. You're never really dead. I would love to come back and do some more." Then Stewart dropped a bit of a teaser for the future of the »
Thanks to Daily Mail, we now have the first two photos from the upcoming new "Macbeth" movie, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Check everything out below. "Macbeth" is a new adaptation of the William Shakespeare play. It will retain the 11th century setting and is said to use the original dialogue as well. The story follows the devious Macbeth, a Scottish lord who will stop at nothing to become King. The new movie is directed by Justin Kurzel (The Turning, The Snowtown Murders). A release date has yet to be announced. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
When 20th Century Fox announced in 2012 that Mark Millar had signed to consult on and develop their Marvel properties such as The Fantastic Four reboot and their X-Men franchise, many hoped that would lead to a shared universe involving these characters crossing over. A "well-placed source" for Schmoes Know reveals that the studio has no plans of merging The Fantastic Four and X-Men characters.
The unidentified source claims that the studio really wants director Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four reboot, which stars Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Girl and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing, to stand on its own, without any help from the X-Men mutants.
The hope is that The Fantastic Four will do well enough to warrant multiple sequels. Of course, if the movie and its follow-ups do well, »
Oscar 2015 dates (Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced yesterday, April 17, 2014, the Oscar 2015 dates. The Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on February 22, 2015 — or about ten days earlier than the Oscar 2014 ceremony. Key Oscar 2015 dates are as follows: Saturday, November 8, 2014 The Governors Awards (where Honorary awards are handed out). Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Official Screen Credits and music submissions due to the Academy. Monday, December 29, 2014 Oscar 2015 nominations voting begins 8 a.m. Pt. Thursday, January 8, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations voting ends 5 p.m. Pt. Thursday, January 15, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations announced. Monday, February 2, 2015 Oscar 2015 Nominees Luncheon. Friday, February 6, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners begins 8 a.m. Pt. Saturday, February 7, 2015 Scientific and Technical Awards. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners ends 5 p.m. Pt. Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015 87th Academy Awards begins 7 p.m. Et/ 4 p.m. Pt. As in previous years, the Oscar »
- Steve Montgomery
Recently, 20th Century Fox served up this new featurette/movie clip (below) for their upcoming "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" super hero/action flick. The clip is titled, "We're in This Together," and it delivers up a ton of new,unseen footage with a number of mutants. It also shows some heavy Sentinels action at one point, along with commentary and spoiler intel from Bolivar Trask star, Peter Dinklage, and more. Check it out,below. The movie stars: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Ellen Page,and Shawn Ashmore. In the new flick, the ultimate X-Men ensemble will fight a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy will join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change »
Though we won't be seeing Australian director Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth" until 2015, a few still enticing new stills from the film have landed. This adaptation of Shakespeare's deliciously dark masterpiece of evil stars Michael Fassbender as the titular power-mongering general and Marion Cotillard as the scheming, hand-wringing Lady Macbeth. Justin Kurzel confidently made his directorial debut in 2011 with the powerful "Snowtown," which centered on the grizzly true story of a spate of cult murders in a dreary Australian suburb. With that film in mind, "Macbeth" feels like a natural progression, and another grim portrait of power gone horribly awry. "Macbeth" has been adapted time and again, most notably by director Roman Polanski in 1971 just after Sharon Tate's murder. But if it's anything like "Snowtown," Kurzel's new revamp, from a script by Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso, ought to be a visceral and disturbing experience. Count us excited for this one. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
There have been many adaptations of William Shakespeare’s classic story of MacBeth, both on screen, and most recently on the London stage in recent years. In 2015, a new cinematic version hits screens, starring Michael Fassbender in the lead role, and French actress Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth.
Unlike some of the more recent film adaptations of Shakespeare’s work, the new film will be set in the 11th century, the play’s original setting, and will apparently use the original dialogue.
Source: Daily Mail
- Paul Heath
I honestly think Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood is the only film adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that I've seen. I haven't seen Orson Welles' version, nor Roman Polanski's, but I'll surely check out Justin Kurzel's new adaptation once it arrives, and I have to suspect it will have its first official peek out in September in either Toronto or Venice. Today a couple of first look pictures from the film, featuring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as Macbeth and "Lady M" have arrived courtesy of The Daily Mail's set visit report. My only concern is the language. Shakespeare's verse remains in the film, though it has apparently been "edited" according to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, quoting Fassbender who says, "There's a vibrancy and intelligence to the script." It's always tough to get the tone of a film right when it comes to Shakespeare's »
- Brad Brevet
Michael Fassbender, in his relatively short career, has played many roles -- he's been a robot in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," an ancient soldier in "300," a cruel plantation owner in "12 Years a Slave," a film critic spy in "Inglourious Basterds," Carl Jung in "Dangerous Method," and an evil super-powered mutant in "X-Men: First Class" (and next month's "X-Men: Days of Future Past"). But he's about to get positively Shakespearean in next year's "Macbeth," playing the title character for Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel. And The Daily Mail has the very first photos.
According to Fassbender, who costars alongside Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth, Sean Harris as Macduff and Paddy Considine as Banquo, he's got his character all figured out. "He's suffering from post traumatic stress disorder," Fassbender told The Daily Mail. "It makes total sense, when you think about it. Justin set the seed of the idea in my head. 'This »
- Drew Taylor
William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth has seen several terrific big-screen versions, tackled by directors as esteemed as Orson Welles, Roman Polanski and Akira Kurosawa. The tale of murder and paranoia, featuring one of the most maniacal female villains in all of literature (Lady Macbeth), is a work that continues to inspire and influence storytelling to this day. In fact, many culture commentators have noted that the relationship between Frank and Claire Underwood on House of Cards has shades of the power-hungry, conniving characters from Shakespeare’s classic.
Now, a new film adaptation of the beloved tragedy is set to hit theatres either later this year or early in 2015, with Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. The first photos of the adaptation have arrived online today (you can find them above and below) and they indicate just how dark and depraved director Justin Kerzel (Snowtown) is going with the already macabre material. »
- Jordan Adler
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Fassbender explained the inner turmoil his character experiences over the course of the movie.
He said: "He's suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. It makes total sense, when you think about it. Justin set the seed of the idea in my head.
"This trauma is something we know about. In World War I they called it battle fatigue, and it was probably more horrific in Macbeth's days, when they were killing with their bare hands, and driving a blade through bodies.
"He's having these hallucinations, and he needs to return to the violence to find some sort of clarity, or peace."
The film will retain the original text's setting, »
Michael Fassbender's “Macbeth” isn't “evil,” he's just suffering from Ptsd. The Oscar-nominated “12 Years a Slave” star is portraying the Scottish king in director Justin Kurzel's adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic play. The tragedy is about a general urged by his wife (Marion Cotillard) to steal the throne for himself after witches prophesy that he will one day become the king of Scotland. See photos: 11 of the Best & Worst Shakespearean Big Screen Adaptations “I don't think Macbeth is evil. I think he's damaged. When we meet him, he's a man who's as good as his circumstances will allow. »
- Greg Gilman
The Weinstein Company has released the first two images of Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marion Cotillard (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in director Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown) adaptation of the William Shakespeare tale…
Macbeth is currently without a release date, but expect the film to roll in late this year, just in time for awards season. Also featuring in the cast are Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), and Paddy Considine (The Double).
- Gary Collinson
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are featured in the first photos from the new William Shakespeare adaptation Macbeth. Michael Fassbender stars as the title character, a Scottish Lord who will do anything to become king, with Marion Cotillard portraying his wife, Lady MacBeth. This adaptation from director Justin Kurzel will retain the play's 11th Century setting and original dialogue. Take a look at the first photos, then read on for more details from Michael Fassbender.
During The Daily Mail's visit to the set, Michael Fassbender revealed that his title character is actually suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, an idea which director Justin Kurzel gave him.
"He's suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. It makes total sense, when you think about it. Justin set the seed of the idea in my head. This trauma is something we know about. In World War I they called it battle fatigue, and it »
While Natalie Portman was once slated to star alongside Michael Fassbender in the latest big screen adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare play Macbeth (or "that Scottish play" for all you theater folk), it's Marion Cotillard who ended up in the lead role as the lady of a Scottish lord who aspires to be king. Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel, who directed a segment in the Aussie omnibus The Turning, is at the helm of this feature adaptation, and we have two first look photos that look gorgeous. One features Fassbender embracing Cotillard, while the other has General Macbeth clearly ready for battle. Look below! Here's the first look photos from Justin Kurzel's Macbeth from The Daily Mail: Macbeth is directed by Justin Kurzel (The Turning, The Snowtown Murders) and written by Todd Louiso (Hello I Must Be Going, Love Liza, The Marc Pease Experience), based on William Shakespeare's »
- Ethan Anderton
Filming on Justin Kurzel's Macbeth is currently underway, and the first two images have been released. The adaptation of Shakespeare's play stars Michael Fassbender as the titular Scottish king with Marion Cotillard playing Lady Macbeth. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Fassbender says all the cast speaks with Scottish accents except for Cotillard. "We felt it would be unreasonable for her to put on a Scottish accent," says Fassbender. "It would not be unreasonable to presume that her character spent time in the French court." I'm willing to allow for that assumption when there's a great actress like Cotillard in such a juicy role. Hit the jump to check out the Macbeth images and to learn more about Kurzel and Fassbender's take on the material. The film also stars Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor and Elizabeth Debicki. Macbeth opens in the U.K. in early »
- Matt Goldberg
That shot above shows off Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender as they appear in the new version of Macbeth. The film is directed by Justin Kurzel, the Australian filmmaker behind Snowtown, and stars Michael Fassbender in the title role of the William Shakespeare adaptation. Another, more striking shot is below. Both images from from the Daily Mail, to which Fassbender explained his take on […]
- Russ Fischer
We've previously seen set photos, but the Daily Mail has published the first two official photos from Macbeth , the Justin Kurzel-directed film starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. A new adaptation of William Shakespeare's period tragedy, the film will retain the play's 11th century setting and is said to use the original dialogue as well. The story follows the devious Macbeth, a Scottish lord who will stop at nothing to become King. »
"Macbeth" is now in production, with Michael Fassbender in the lead role, and the actor is careful in judging his character too quickly or harshly. "I don’t think Macbeth is evil. I think he’s damaged," he told the Daily Mail. "When we meet him, he’s a man who’s as good as his circumstances will allow. He serves his king loyally and looks after his soldiers." The first images from Justin Kurzel's ("Snowtown Murders") film are here, highlighting not just Fassbender, but Marion Cotillard, who has the juicy role of Lady Macbeth, one she will be playing with her native French accent intact. Fassbender details the headspace that Macbeth finds himself in with his wife. "He’d been away fighting and when he returns, we see it’s a relationship that’s broken down. They lost a child, and there wasn’t time for them to »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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