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News Bits: Macbeth, Children, Criminal, Women

5 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


The Michael Fassbender-Marion Cotillard led "Macbeth" is set to stream exclusively on Amazon soon after its December theatrical release. The Weinstein Company has not set the exact release date on Amazon for the film though.

Fassbender stars as the power-hungry Scot with Cotillard playing Lady Macbeth. Justin Kurzel directed from a script by Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso. [Source: Variety]

The Children

New Line has closed a deal to acquire Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis' script pitch "The Children" which will be fast tracked to go into production early next year. The story follows a social worker investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children discovers her own family might also be in jeopardy. [Source: Deadline]


Lionsgate has pushed back its London-set action thriller "Criminal" from January 22nd to April 15th next year. Gary Oldman, Kevin Costner, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds star in the film in which a dead CIA operative's memories, »

- Garth Franklin

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Prometheus 2 is happening and shooting will start in January 2016

7 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Prometheus 2 will reportedly start production in January next year.

The sequel to Prometheus, the Alien prequel released in 2012, was announced as in development early last year.

However, the film has now confirmed a shoot date of January 2016, according to Total Film.

"I've got back into the sci-fi thing, I kind of adore it," director Ridley Scott told the magazine in a new interview.

Prometheus 2 will be written by Green Lantern screenwriter Michael Green. However, the sequel will not have the fan favourite Xenomorphs.

Scott also gave his view on upcoming sci-fi epic Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.

"Star Wars is a juggernaut," he says. "Good, bad or indifferent. And with that director [Jj Abrams], it ain't gonna be indifferent, it's gonna be really interesting."

Prometheus stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace will reprise their roles as David the android and Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus 2.

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Prometheus 2 rumoured to be shooting in January 2016

9 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ridley Scott is said to be returning to space next year for the sequel to his Alien prequel, with returning stars Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender

While the critical response might have been mixed (The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw called it “muddled”), the box office for Prometheus was a global success story.

Related: Monster fuss: Ridley Scott alienates xenomorphs from Prometheus 2

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- Benjamin Lee

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Prometheus 2 will start shooting in January

10 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I can’t think of a movie that has divided critics, and my mates, more than Prometheus. The ultimate Marmite movie that you either loved or loathed in equal measure. The film did pretty well at the box-office (it is the most successful film in the Alien franchise with worldwide takings sat at over $400 million), and a sequel has been in the works for a little while, but we’re hearing via Total Film that Ridley Scott is planning to shoot the movie in January of next year, supposedly for a 2017 release.

We’re also hearing that both Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are set to return, though we can’t say the same of the famous Xenomorph.

“The beast is done,” Scott said in a recent interview. “Cooked. I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be »

- Paul Heath

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Storm watches over Cairo in new X-Men: Apocalypse behind-the-scenes image

10 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bryan Singer has taken to Instragram to give us another peek behind-the-scenes of X-Men: Apocalypse with a shot of Storm (Alexandra Shipp) watching over 1983 Cairo thanks to the magic of Simulcam…

See Also: New images from X-Men: Apocalypse

See Also: Oscar Isaac doesn’t look like Apocalypse – and it doesn’t matter

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 19th, 2016 in the UK and May 27th, 2016 in the States. The cast includes X-Men veterans James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) and Lucas Till (Havok) along with newcomers Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud) as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy (EastEnders) as Angel, Olivia Munn (Magic Mike »

- Gary Collinson

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Prometheus 2 to Begin Filming in January

12 hours ago | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Even though director Ridley Scott has been promising to make a "Prometheus" sequel, it seems that he's been focused on a bunch of other projects. But now comes word that "Prometheus 2" is officially moving forward. The plan was to release the movie on March 4th, 2016, which would be impossible now. The new plan has become to begin shooting in January and push the release date, likely to 2017. Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace will reprise their roles. The story will have the two characters travel to the Engineers' planet and meet god, who is not a kind being. »

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Photo Has Storm Watching Over Cairo

20 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bryan Singer showed off some movie magic from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse earlier today with a new photo that features Alexandra Shipp as Storm. The top half of the photo shows the actress on a Montreal soundstage, while the bottom half of the image features a monitor where we see Storm looking out over the desolate landscape of Cairo, with the massive Egyptian pyramids seen in the background. The director revealed on his Instagram page that this real-time shot was made possible through technology known as SimulCam.

SimulCam was developed by director James Cameron for his record-breaking blockbuster Avatar, which allows filmmakers to see CGI-created backdrops used in real time on the set, while shooting in front of a green screen. Before SimulCam was developed, filmmakers like Bryan Singer wouldn't be able to see these CGI elements integrated into the shot until the post-production process. But now he can »

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'Storm' Watches Over Cairo In Cool New X-men: Apocalypse Behind The Scenes Image

20 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

We don't know an awful lot about the version of Storm we'll meet in X-Men: Apocalypse next year, but it was confirmed at Comic-Con that she'll be a member of the titular villain's Four Horsemen. Director Bryan Singer has also indicated that her origin story will play out on the streets of Cairo as it did in the comics, and this latest set photo from the director is very intriguing indeed.  As well as returning cast members Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas HoultX-Men: Apocalypse will also introduce Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Lana Condor, Oscar Isaac, Ben Hardy, Olivia Munn, and a number of others. The movie is set to be released on May 27th, 2016. What do you guys think of this new look at Storm?   #Storm watches over #1983 #Cairo via the magic of real time #simulcam @alexandrashipppp A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger »

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Prometheus 2 to start shooting in January

20 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to a report in Total Film (via SciFied), cameras are set to roll on the follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus next year, with director Ridley Scott gearing up to start production on Prometheus 2 in January.

Plot details for the sequel are being kept tightly under wraps, although we do know that Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender will be reprising their roles as Elizabeth Shaw and the android David, while Jack Paglen and Michael Green have penned the script.

See Also: Ridley Scott to “reintroduce a fresher form of alien” in Prometheus 2

As well as Prometheus, 20th Century Fox has Neill Blomkamp’s fifth Alien movie on its slate, which Scott is also executive producing.


- Gary Collinson

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Fassbender and McAvoy Sign for More 'X-Men' Movies?

20 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

X-Men: Apocalypse is said to bring an end to the trilogy that started with 2011's X-Men: First Class and continued in last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. The cast shared between all three films are reportedly done with the franchise, with Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult earlier confirming that they will not likely be back in future movies. The same was thought to be true of Michael Fassbender's Magneto and James McAvoy's Charles Xavier, as their contracts are running out, too. But a new rumor claims that both actors have signed on for more movies.

Both Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy have expressed interest in carrying their Mutant leader characters into the future, with neither ever stating they were officially done with the popular franchise, which kicked off in 2000 with X-Men. The rumor claims that both actors signed new deals this past weekend, just as Channing Tatum solidified his Gambit deal, »

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'Prometheus 2' Starts Shooting in January 2016

21 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in March 2014, 20th Century Fox set a March 4, 2016 release date for the highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel Prometheus 2, while bringing on Michael Green (Green Lantern) to write the screenplay. But soon after, the sequel got delayed. We haven't heard much about the production since then. Director Ridley Scott has revealed to Total Film magazine that he is scheduled to start shooting Prometheus 2 in January 2016. 20th Century Fox has not issued a new release date quite yet, but the studio announced last year that Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has taken over the March 4, 2016 release date.

The director wouldn't divulge any plot details for Prometheus 2, but Ridley Scott did add that he is interested in making sci-fi movies again, stating, "I've got back into the sci-fi thing, I kind of adore it." The filmmaker's last movie, the Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, only took in $65 million domestically, »

- MovieWeb

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Rumor: Michael Fassbender And James McAvoy Sign On For More X-men Movies

22 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Both Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy have previously expressed interest in returning as Magneto and Professor X once their contract comes to an end with X-Men: Apocalypse, and it now appears as if Channing Tatum's Gambit deal wasn't the only one closed by Fox this weekend. According to a new report, the duo have reportedly signed on to reprise their respective roles in future X-Men movies. So, both characters clearly survive the events of the 2016 movie anyway!  The franchise wouldn't be the same without them, and while it's not clear how many more movies Fassbender and McAvoy will star in, we obviously haven't seen the last of the two mutant friends turned enemies in Fox's X-Men Universe. It's also mentioned that Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence are wanted by the studio to return as Beast and Mystique, but as has been previously reported, the latter seems unlikely to commit. »

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Prometheus 2 to Begin Production in January

22 hours ago | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Prometheus 2 will star Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace Very few updates for the planned Prometheus 2 have been revealed since development was announced last year. A release date was set for March 4, 2016, which was already an impossibility for the follow-up, but now Total Film (via SciFied) has revealed in an article on Ridley Scott’s…

The post Prometheus 2 to Begin Production in January appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Spencer Perry

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Amazon to exclusively stream Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard

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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Amazon has acquired the exclusive rights to show Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth after its theatrical release in the USA this December.

The Weinstein Company has signed a deal with Amazon Studios to bring the new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play, which stars Michael Fassbender (Frank) and Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) and is being distributed through the Weinsteins’ Radius-twc.

Amazon will stream the film to Prime Instant Video subscribers exclusively around two-to-three months after the film has debuted in Us cinemas. The company will still continue with its theatrical distribution plan, with the film set to be one of those in the mix for honours come awards season.

Macbeth is released on October 2nd in the UK, with the Us release set for Christmas 2015.


- Scott J. Davis

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The Current X-Men Franchise May Go On A Lot Longer Than We Thought, Get The Details

3 August 2015 10:39 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The future of the core X-Men movies seems to be in flux. With X-Men: Apocalypse, out in May 2016, bringing the trilogy that began with First Class to an end, some of the cast members have put their future with the franchise up for debate. However, the latest report states that both Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy have signed on for more movies.  The news comes to us from Umberto "El Mayimbe" Gonzalez.s Heroic Hollywood, which states they received "a hot tip" about "a hot rumor" that says both of these stars will continue to portray Magneto and Professor Xavier after the Apocalypse is over. Fassbender previously spoke with MTV, during which time he devolved into cryptic statements about his future. At the time, which was back in April, he said he only signed on for three films total and wasn.t sure about anything afterwards, though he said he »

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McAvoy, Fassbender To Do More "X-Men"?

3 August 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With the contracts for the 'First Class' cast members of "X-Men" about to finish up with the currently shooting "X-Men: Apocalypse," there's been questions regarding where the franchise might go next.

Would it reboot again? Would it shift away from the main mutants and focus on some of the younger faces introduced in 'Apocalypse'? Turns out it might be sticking to its current formula a bit longer.

Heroic Hollywood reports today that the franchise's two key male stars, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, have apparently signed on to continue in their respective roles of Magneto and Professor X in more "X-Men" movies.

The site suggests their deal closed over the weekend, right about the same time Channing Tatum's Gambit deal was done, but it doesn't say for how many more films. Both Fassbender and McAvoy have previously expressed interest in returning but weren't committed either way, and there's no »

- Garth Franklin

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Weinstein Co. and Radius Figure Out Hybrid Amazon Release Plan for Fassbender's 'Macbeth'

3 August 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Weinstein Co., which has an ongoing deal with Netflix, is playing the field, getting into bed with production chief Ted Hope and distribution head Bob Berney at Amazon Studios to release Michael Fassbender vehicle "Macbeth." The second high-profile Fassbender movie will hit theaters in December (no exact date as yet) not via Weinstein but its nimble digital subsidiary Radius-twc, followed two to three months later by exclusive VOD streaming for Amazon Prime subscribers, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Thus Amazon Prime offers its subscribers a first-run art film. Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel's bloody Shakespeare adaptation, which costars Marion Cotillard, played well at Cannes but did not earn any prizes; it's more art film than crossover material.  Hope and Berney are evaluating the release plan for each Amazon film on a case by case basis; they may decide to open Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" in theaters this December to qualify for the Oscar. »

- Anne Thompson

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Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2 To Begin Shooting In Early 2016

3 August 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Love it or loathe it, Ridley Scott’s pseudo-prequel Prometheus pulled in over $400 million at the worldwide box office in 2012, and if a report by Total Film is to be believed, the esteemed filmmaker will return to expand a universe that spans three and a half decades early next year.

That’s right, after work is wrapped up on his adaptation of Andy Weir’s The Martian, Scott will remain in the sci-fi genre and kickoff production on Prometheus 2 in January of 2016. As quoted in the print issue of the magazine, the director has seemingly caught the sci-fi bug once again – no facehuggers this time, thankfully – and he can’t wait to get started on the anticipated sequel.

“I’ve gotten back back into the science fiction thing. I kind of adore it.”

Given that Scott shuffled the original start date in order to work on The Martian, while »

- Michael Briers

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Weinstein Co.’s ‘Macbeth’ Gets Exclusive Amazon Deal

3 August 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Michael Fassbender-Marion Cotillard starrer “Macbeth” will stream exclusively on Amazon soon after its December theatrical release.

The Weinstein Co. has not set the exact release date on Amazon for “Macbeth.” TWC bought North American rights in 2013 from Studiocanal.

Fassbender stars as the power-hungry Scot with Cotillard playing Lady Macbeth. Justin Kurzel directed from a script by Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso.

Studiocanal financed and produced the film. Film4 helped develop the project, with See-Saw FilmsIain Canning and Emile Sherman (“The King’s Speech”) also producing.

TWC will release “Macbeth” through its Radius arm, which also handled documentaries “Citizenfour” and “Twenty Feet From Stardom.”

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.


- Marianne Zumberge

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Olivia Munn is kicking ass in her training to play Psylocke for X-Men: Apocalypse

3 August 2015 3:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Olivia Munn is dedicating herself to training for her X-Men debut, and you wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of her after seeing her latest training video.

The actress showed off her fighting skills in her latest Instagram post on Sunday (August 2), giving fans another sneak peek at what they can expect from Psylocke in next year's movie.

Freestyle #latergram @karine_lmx

A video posted by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Aug 1, 2015 at 11:15am Pdt

Munn will be joined in Apocalypse by fellow newcomers Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Ben Hardy (Angel), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Lana Condor (Jubilee) and Sophie Turner (Jean Grey).

They are also joined in the cast by James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, returning to their roles in the series, with Oscar Isaac arriving as the villain Apocalypse.

Munn has admitted that she finds Psylocke "a little scary", but added that she is »

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