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Steve Jobs biopic starts shooting, Michael Fassbender in lead

5 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Michael Fassbender is Steve Jobs, and Danny Boyle is directing, as the biopic of the Apple co-founder finally starts shooting.

It's taken some time to get going, but the biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has finally begun production. The film is officially now titled Steve Jobs, and it's currently shooting in San Francisco.

Furthermore, Michael Fassbender is the man who's taking on the role of Jobs in the movie (a role that had been linked to Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale at different stages), and he leads a cast that also includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Steve Jobs is being directed by Danny Boyle (who himself stepped in when David Fincher passed), with Aaron Sorkin providing the screenplay, based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs.

It's possible that Universal may try and get the film into cinemas before the end of the year, »

- simonbrew

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Soda to distribute Slow West in Canada

7 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Soda Pictures has picked up from HanWay Films Canadian rights to the Western following its world premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the weekend.

The deal marks the third British film Soda has picked up for release in 2015 via its new Canadian platform that forms part of the wider film and television group Thunderbird Films.

First-time feature director John Maclean’s Western stars Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn and rising Australian talent Caren Pistorius.

Slow West takes place at the end of the 19th Century as a 16-year-old boy journeys across the American Frontier in search of the woman he loves, accompanied by a mysterious traveller and pursued by an outlaw.

Conor McCaughan of Dmc Film produced alongside Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films and Rachel Gardner of Rachel Gardner Films.

Slow West is the first project to be produced through Michael Fassbender and McCaughan’s Dmc Film.

Soda managing »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Steve Jobs' Biopic Begins Production in San Francisco

8 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures today announced that principal photography has commenced in San Francisco on Steve Jobs. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, HBO's The Newsroom), working from Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, Source Code), Guymon Casady (HBO's Game of Thrones, Hope Springs) of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award winner Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire, Selma).

Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) will play Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet (The Reader, »

- MovieWeb

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Taiwan’s Catchplay Backs New Regency Slate

9 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Taiwan-based distributor Catchplay has struck a deal to co-finance and co-distribute a trio of upcoming movies from New Regency.

Pictures covered by the deal are Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy starring “The Revenant,” “Assassin’s Creed,” and “Splinter Cell.”

The deal is structured through a Hong Kong-based special purpose company Alpha Pictures and gives Catchplay co-distribution rights in Taiwan. Alpha Pictures is controlled by Alpha Animation and Culture. Rights in China, Hong Kong and Macau will be handled through Alpha Pictures.

Catchplay said that the deal “goes beyond the usual investment and distribution arrangements for tent pole Hollywood studio movies in the Greater Chinese territories,” and is a step towards a long-term co-financing and co-distribution arrangement.

Catchplay is backed by Cher Wang, one of the richest women in Asia, founder and chair of the smartphone manufacturer Htc.

The Revenant” is now shooting and is set for »

- Patrick Frater

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Oscar Isaac Talks X-men: Apocalypse & Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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

Bryan Singer was quoted as saying that, "'Apocalypse' will have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle." Oscar Isaac recently told MTV News at the National Board of Review Awards red carpet: "I’ve seen a couple things, Scary s–t. Scary s–t… I’m going to bring the X-Men down to their knees. It’s amazing, I’m so excited about everything that’s going to happen." X-Men: Apocalypse will feature: Director: Bryan Singer Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine James McAvoy as Charles Xavier/Professor X Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse Channing Tatum as Remy Labeau/Gambit Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers »

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Universal starts Steve Jobs shoot

12 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Danny Boyle has begun principal photography in San Francisco on Universal’s Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender.

Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay and worked from Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple co-founder.

Steve Jobs goes behind the scenes at the launch of three iconic products, culminating in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Christian Colson produce.

Kate Winslet stars as former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley

Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, Makenzie Moss, Sarah Snook and Adam Shapiro rounds out the key cast.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Steve Jobs starts shoot for Universal

12 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Danny Boyle has begun principal photography in San Francisco on Universal’s Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender.

Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay and worked from Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple co-founder.

Steve Jobs goes behind the scenes at the launch of three iconic products, culminating in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Christian Colson produce.

Kate Winslet stars as former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley

Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, Makenzie Moss, Sarah Snook and Adam Shapiro rounds out the key cast.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Danny Boyle Locks In His Steve Jobs Cast

17 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With Apple announcing another successful quarter in its financial report today, there’s other good news related to the company: after months of development struggles and casting changes, the film about its former big boss Steve Jobs kicked off shooting today, with Danny Boyle at the helm and a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Katherine Waterston, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg and Perla Haney-Jardine.With a script by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the man, the film – which is currently going by the title Steve Jobs –  will focus on three big moments in Jobs’ corporate life: the launch of the Mac; NeXT (which was introduced after he was removed from the company); and the iPod, launched after his triumphant return.Fassbender is Jobs, with Rogen locked in to play Steve Wozniak, his former partner and one of the co-founders of the company. Winslet »

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The Last Of Us Movie Will Remain “Pretty Faithful” To The Game; Second Draft Already Complete

17 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the course of their nascent history, video game adaptations are often met with a particular kind of scrutiny. Sure, that preconception largely comes down to a series of mediocre translations that fail to capture the tone and atmosphere of their source material. But with interpretations of Michael Fassbender-led Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell and The Last of Us all looming on the horizon, the sub-genre may soon experience a renaissance of sorts.

It’s a charge that has been spearheaded by the latter IP, given how well Naughty Dog’s PlayStation-exclusive was received among critics and fans alike. And in a recent interview with Game Informer, the studio’s Neil Druckmann touched upon development of the film version, stating that the translation will remain faithful to the game, but will still make some “big changes” in the journey between mediums.

“When I’m in the office it’s all Uncharted 4 all the time, »

- Michael Briers

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Sophie Turner talks playing Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse and “emulating” Famke Janssen

26 January 2015 9:07 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was announced last week that Sophie Turner had been cast as the younger Jean Grey in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse (alongside Tye Sheridan as young Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp as a young Storm) and now the Game of Thrones star has spoken out about her new role.

“I was getting out of the car to walk in to the audition,” she told Access Hollywood. “And then my agent started ringing and she was like ‘Have you heard the news?’ ‘No, what news?’ Then she was like ‘Check your Twitter’. So then I checked it and… I was just getting like, ‘Congratulations Jean Grey.’ Then I just started crying and I messed up the whole audition because I was just like, ‘I can’t speak!'”

See Also – James Marsden on Tye Sheridan playing young Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse

The role of Jean Grey was played by Famke Janssen in previous X-Men movies, »

- Luke Owen

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Sophie Turner on X-Men role: 'I'm trying to emulate Famke Janssen'

26 January 2015 5:39 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sophie Turner has said that she is hoping to "emulate" Famke Janssen in X-Men: Apocalypse.

The Game of Thrones star will play the young Jean Grey - a role originated by Janssen - in Bryan Singer's superhero sequel. She joins a cast of newcomers that also includes Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Storm and Oscar Isaac as the eponymous villain.

Speaking to Access Hollywood, Turner revealed that she found out about winning the X-Men role while en route to an audition.

Turner said: "I was getting out of the car to walk in to the audition, and then my agent started ringing and she was like 'Have you heard the news?' 'No, what news?' Then she was like, 'Check your Twitter'.

"So then I checked it and... I was just getting like, 'Congratulations Jean Grey'. Then I just started crying and I messed up the »

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Thn Interview: Jack O’Connell Discusses His Ee BAFTA Rising Star Nomination

26 January 2015 4:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Having made a name for himself on Channel 4’s epic teen drama Skins it was only a matter of time before the film world took notice of Jack O’Connell’. One of his earlier film roles was as the king of the killer chavs in Eden Lake. A film which had O’Connell and his friends stalk middle-class Michael Fassbender and his wife as they went on a relaxing camping trip. Since then O’Connell has graced our screens in a variety of genres with last year (2014 in case you’ve forgotten already) featuring many chances to see Jack on the big screen as he starred in 300: Rise Of An Empire, Starred Up, ’71 and Unbroken.

We recently interviewed Jack O’Connell about his Ee Rising Star BAFTA nomination and the young actor seemed to be taking it all in his stride, apparently happy to speak to a fellow Midlander. »

- Kat Smith

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Tye Sheridan's X-Men: Apocalypse casting backed by James Marsden

25 January 2015 5:30 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Marsden has expressed support for Tye Sheridan's casting in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Director Bryan Singer announced last week that Sheridan will play a young version of Cyclops, alongside Sophie Turner as Jean Grey and Alexandra Shipp as Storm.

Marsden, who played Cyclops in the original X-Men movie, recently told Hitfix that Sheridan is "perfect" casting to play Cyclops.

"I think he's a wonderfully talented actor who blew me away in Mud," he said.

The actor went on to say: "I've never seen a kid that young be that present and that powerful. So I think he's a perfect fit, and I congratulate him."

Sheridan earned positive critical reviews for his performances in The Tree of Life and Joe, in addition to legal drama Mud.

X-Men: Apocalypse, which is out in 2016, will also feature franchise stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence.

Oscar Isaac is joining the »

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Sundance 2015 Scene and Heard: Iggy Azalea, Keanu Reeves, Hailee Steinfeld, Diplo, Adam Scott (Photos)

25 January 2015 12:47 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TheWrap Party Report catches Wu-Tang Clan, Nick Nolte and Kevin Bacon turning heads Saturday, while Michael Fassbender’s “job” keeps him away from Utah

%u201CIs Ben Silverman somewhere in here?%u201D Donovan Leitch shouted in to the microphone in the sweaty basement of Cisero%u2019s just before midnight on Saturday night.

Leitch was on stage fronting a supergroup that included Mark McGrath, Dave Kushner, Jane%u2019s Addiction%u2019s Chris Chaney, and Matisyahu. If Ben Silverman was in the room, he was as quiet as his emails, even if a pocket of jacketed bros cheered the shout-out. »

- Mikey Glazer

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10 X-Men Characters The Movies Totally Wasted

25 January 2015 12:26 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

20th Century Fox

The long-running X-Men series has remained one of the most consistently popular franchises in Hollywood and after fifteen years of movies including sequels, prequels, reboots and spin-offs the merry band of mutants show no signs of slowing down; last year’s Days of Future past marked both a critical and commercial high point for the franchise with almost $750m at the box office and a current Rotten Tomatoes rating of 91%.

However, as you would expect from a franchise that spans seven movies, features dozens of characters and includes a hugely convoluted timeline that spans decades; there are a number of mutants that have been short-changed on the big screen. While Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine quickly became one of popular culture’s biggest icons and Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender have done great work as Professor Xavier and Magneto respectively, not every character is »

- Scott Campbell

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Sundance Review: ‘Slow West’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ben Mendelsohn

25 January 2015 8:03 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Even those that lived in the more unforgiving 19th century were apparently hopeless romantics. In writer/director John Maclean’s evocative fairy tale Western-adventure starring Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee, the heart leads and the head follows further behind. And in the trail of dead that mark the hard journey to reunion, unlikely families form. In the cruel and merciless landscapes of the Western frontier, a young man has traveled great distances for love. Jay Cavendish (Smit-McPhee) has made a grand pilgrimage from Scotland across America in pursuit of his lost love, Rose Ross (Caren Pistorius). Having fled the country to America with her father, John (Rory McCann, the Hound from “Game Of Thrones”), the two are wanted for a tragedy that’s more accident than crime. Life is cheap in this remorseless setting and it’s a miracle that Cavendish has gotten as far as Colorado without being killed. »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Review: 'Slow West' features a gruff Michael Fassbender and absurdist Western violence

25 January 2015 12:20 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Park City. This doesn't happen often, but I had to stay after the Sundance Film Festival premiere screening of "Slow West" to listen to the Q&A with director John MacLean to get a sense of what the intended tone was for his World Cinema Dramatic Competition entry.  Large portions of the second half of the 1870-set Western made me laugh, sometimes fairly hard, but I couldn't quite tell if the aspiration was parody or misgauged sincerity. The answer? Neither. Maclean said he was going for something almost fairy-tale-esque at the bloody climax of "Slow West," which means that something heightened was an aspiration, even if fairy tales very rarely leave me laughing.  Sometimes you're just not receiving signals on the frequency that a movie is transmitting and I accept that just may be the case, especially since the first questioner praised "Slow West" for its realism. Realism, eh? The »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Sundance 2015: Exclusive stills of Michael Fassbender in 'Slow West'

24 January 2015 1:50 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Slow West, Scottish director John Maclean's Sundance debut, appears to be a Western of a more understated sort. Dubbed "a really fresh take" on a familiar genre by festival director Trevor Groth, the film stars Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smitt-McPhee as fellow wanderers on the frontier searching for a missing woman. The film is scheduled to debut on festival screens tonight, but you can get a closer look ahead of time with these exclusive stills: »

- Joshua Rivera

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James Marsden on Tye Sheridan playing young Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse

24 January 2015 1:16 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few days ago Bryan Singer announced who would play the younger versions of Jean Grey, Storm and Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse., with Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) and Tye Sheridan signing on to the 2016 film.

Now James Marsden has shared his thoughts on Tye Sheridan playing Cyclops – the role he portrayed in the original X-Men films as well as a brief cameo in X-Men: Days of Future Past – telling HitFix “I think he’s a wonderfully talented actor who blew me away in Mud, I’ve never seen a kid that young be that present and that powerful. So, I think he’s a perfect fit and I congratulate him.”

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release May 19th, 2016 with James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast) and Evan Peters (Quicksilver) all returning from X-Men: Days of Future Past »

- Thomas Roach

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Weinstein Co. Promotes Negeen Yazdi and Dan Guando to Heads of Production, Acquisiton

23 January 2015 4:10 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Executives “have a brilliant eye for the exact caliber of film and television content,” Harvey Weinstein said

The Weinstein Company has promoted Negeen Yazdi to president of International Production and Dan Guando to executive vice president of Acquisitions, Production & Development, the company announced Friday.

Both are years-long staffers at the company, which counts chairmen in filmmaking brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein.

“Negeen and Dan have a brilliant eye for the exact caliber of film and television content that fits with the TWC name. We’re so proud to have had them here over the years and look forward to continuing »

- Matt Donnelly

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