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Star Trek Into Darkness box office: Solid or disappointing domestic debut? (Photo: Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness) J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock, has to date grossed $13.4 million in North America, including from 336 late-night Wednesday IMAX shows and all-day showtimes at 3,762 locations on Thursday. As explained by Ray Subers at Box Office Mojo, first-day figures may have been below par because Paramount Pictures changed Star Trek Into Darkness‘ release date last week — the Star Trek sequel was to have opened on Friday. For comparison’s sake: With $11.53m on Thursday proper, Star Trek Into Darkness had the 11th biggest Thursday opening ever (not adjusted for inflation). Its Thursday debut, in fact, fell way below those of other May releases, e.g., George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith »
- Zac Gille
South African film producer Anant Singh, who also serves as the chairman of Cape Town Film Studios, revealed on a local radio program that Marvel Studios has expressed interest in shooting The Avengers 2 in Cape Town, South Africa.
While nothing has been confirmed yet, this may indicate that Black Panther will be a part of this superhero ensemble.
Back in April, actor Morris Chestnut revealed that Black Panther (a.k.a. T'Challa), may be a part of The Avengers 2, although nothing has been confirmed yet by the studio. We also reported last month that the production will take place in London's Pinewood-Shepperton Studios in early 2014. Since the superhero sequel already has a studio lined up to shoot in, it seems possible that they may shoot exteriors in South Africa, which lends more credence to the Black Panther rumors.
T'Challa hails from the fictional African country of Wakanda, »
Here's the french poster and trailer for "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor and starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins. Opening in theaters on November 8, Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with »
Back in April, Marvel's The Avengers director Joss Whedon teased that mutant siblings Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch would be making an appearance in the sequel, The Avengers 2. Now, he has confirmed that with IGN.
Here is what he had to say about their inclusion.
"You know, they had a rough beginning. They're interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn't necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they're not there to make things easier. I'm not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier."
If you have not seen Iron Man 3, you might want to stop reading as this next bit of news from Joss is a Major Spoiler!
Congrats to Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Commander John Harrison in today’s new release Star Trek Into Darkness, for waking me out of cryosleep and forcing me to remember how hot a good movie villain can be. Star Trek Into Darkness is shaping up to be a killer sequel to J.J. Abrams‘ unbeatable 2009 original, and in honor of Cumberbatch’s sinister, dead sexy allure, we’re counting up the 10 hottest villains ever!
Tom Hiddleston is a jovial and cool-seeming guy in interviews, but in Thor, the thespian’s unflinching intensity and sheer weirdness make for an unusual, cartoonish, but sexy villain. If Loki is a trickster, the greatest trick he ever pulled was challenging Chris Hemsworth’s sexiness and succeeding.
Nothing makes a villain hotter than sardonic one-liners, and Christian Slater spouted them without hesitation as J.D. »
- Louis Virtel
We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.
This week sees the release of Star Trek into Darkness, the newest entry in the Star Trek film series featuring the rebooted alternative timeline. Kirk (Chris Pine) and the Enterprise crew must stop a powerful galactic terrorist named John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) from presumably destroying the Earth. Is he Gary Mitchell? Is he the rumored alternative version of Khan? Or is he just some pissed off former Starfleet officer out for revenge? Since the trailers absolutely refuse to dish out any specific details on the film I guess we’ll see tomorrow.
Being a huge fan of the films, I figured it was time to put together some of the best moments thus far in series. Some are humorous while some are more emotional but the main factor linking them all together is that every single one of them is totally badass. »
- Tyler Mager
Exclusive:When Imagine Entertainment partners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard re-upped in their 26th year at Universal in early 2012, like all studio term producers they watched the deal get smaller. They also went from exclusive to first look and while that might have humbled less energetic founders who’d made 50 films for the same studio, Grazer and Howard took it as license to tap into new avenues of distribution and funding to be more productive than ever. Consider that while Howard tinkers with the finished Formula One drama Rush and casts the Warner Bros adaptation of the Nathaniel Philbrick novel In The Heart Of The Sea with Chris Hemsworth, Grazer is on the Croisette, beating the drum for a Pele biopic to be directed by The Two Escobars helmer Jeff Zimbalist and his brother Michael. Grazer and production president Kim Roth called the film a close cousin to the search for genius depicted in 8 Mile, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
We recently reported that Marvel is considering replacing Chris Hemsworth in future "Thor" and "The Avengers" installments. The reason is because the actor isn't happy with his small salary when his movies are bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars. While it's still unclear what will happen with Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, it now looks like Jeremy Renner may not return as Hawkeye. It all started when Renner told the press that he wasn't happy with his character's involvement in "The Avengers," stating: "For 90% of the movie, I'm not the character I signed on to play. It's kind of a vacancy. [He's] not even a bad guy, because there's not really a consciousness to him. To take away who that character is and just have him be this robot." Marvel doesn't like it when their actors trash their movies, which is why we'll likely never see Hugo Weaving or Mickey Rourke return, »
Michael Mann has cast Lust, Caution's two stars in his upcoming cyber thriller.
Details on the film are scarce, but it is known that Tang and Wang will play brother and sister.
Tang will also serve as Hemsworth's love interest in the movie.
The 2007 espionage thriller Lust, Caution was directed by Ang Lee.
Mann's latest film will begin shooting in Los Angeles and Hong Kong in June. »
Barbara Marshall's deals with a plague that sweeps through a town and forces a girl’s family to make a devastating decision. [Source: Screen Daily]
Mandy Patinkin ("Homeland") and Josh Gad ("Love and Other Drugs") joined the Zach Braff-directed indie drama "Wish I Was Here". Braff helms from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother, Adam J. Braff.
Braff plays a 35-year-old an actor who is struggling to provide for his family. When his ailing father »
- Garth Franklin
It may not have a title yet, but Michael Mann's upcoming cyber-crime thriller has gathered quite a cast. Chris Hemsworth is already set to play the lead, with Viola Davis also onboard, and now Lust, Caution stars Tang Wei and Wang Leehom have joined the roster.The two Chinese thesps previously worked together on Ang Lee's World War II thriller, but this time they'll be playing a brother and sister duo, and we also know that Tang will be Hemsworth's character's love interest.Beyond that, it's all still hidden behind firewalls and security protocols galore. If we were guessing we'd speculate that Wang and Tang will be Chinese hackers from the darkly-rumoured government programmes that are supposed to be infiltrating Western powers right now. That, or they're perfectly respectable programmers who help to debunk such paranoid conspiracy theories.In any case, the film starts shooting in June in La, »
Wei Tang and Leehom Wang have been announced as the latest additions to Michael Mann’s untitled cyber-thriller. The film will reunite Tang and Wang after they appeared together in Ang Lee’s 2006 film, Lust Caution. The stars will play siblings, with Tang serving as the love interest for the lead role, a position filled by Chris Hemsworth.
The film will be Michael Mann’s first since 2009′s Public Enemies and will be set in the world of cyber-theft. Cyber-theft is an area that is yet to receive a big budget/serious film exploring its workings, and Mann certainly has an eye for solid crime films. It’s great to see Mann casting outside the conventional Hollywood talent, especially Tang who is very selective with her roles and most recently starred in Dragon, which was released earlier this year.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
A few casting stories to share this afternoon. Briefly: Chris Pine will be reuniting with his Smokin Aces director Joe Carnahan on the low-budget comedic thriller Stretch opposite Patrick Wilson. Homeland star and Broadway veteran Mandy Patinkin has been set in the role of Zach Braff’s father in Braff’s partially Kickstarter-funded directorial effort Wish I Was Here. Lust, Caution stars Wei Tang and Leehom Wang have boarded Michael Mann’s untitled cyber thriller starring Chris Hemsworth. Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned projects. Though Star Trek Into Darkness opens domestically this weekend, star Chris Pine certainly isn’t above taking on a smaller role in another film. The Wrap reports that Pine will appear in a cameo capacity in The Grey director Joe Carnahan’s next film, the low-budget actioner Stretch. In keeping with the limousine trend as of late (Holy Motors, Cosmopolis), Patrick Wilson stars »
- Adam Chitwood
Little India Rose is taking baby steps when it comes to learning how to walk. Chris Hemsworth's 1-year-old daughter recently strutted her stuff with the help of mom Elsa Pataky while out to lunch with Pataky's mom at Kreation Kafe in Santa Monica. Little India looked adorable in white pants and white top while mama, dressed in booties, cream pants and green sweater, held her daughter up just about the ground. From the looks of the mother-daughter duo, India is set to grow up to be just a beautiful as her model mom. India celebrated her first birthday just the other week. She was born in May of last year. »
I don’t know if Michael Mann is playing it too cute with his new cyber thriller by not giving the trades a title, or if he’s just undecided about a title. I honestly don’t know how you could already be casting for a movie without a title. I mean, how long has this movie been casting? A couple of months now? Anyways, Mann may not be willing to divulge the title of his new movie (universes might explode or some such), but he is adding plenty of new castmembers to it. You can now add Chinese actors Wei Tang and Leehom Wang (the duo previously co-starred together on Ang Lee’s “Lust, Caution”) to the cast, which already includes Chris Hemsworth in the lead, with Viola Davis also previously attached in an unspecified role. The untitled thriller is being described as “being in the vein of Mann »
Chinese actors Wei Tang and Leehom Wang, who starred in Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution, have joined the cast of Michael Mann’s untitled cyber thriller being made by Legendary Pictures. Chris Hemsworth is toplining the pic, which has been described as being in the vein of Mann’s crime movies Heat and Thief but with a technology angle, focusing on cyber theft and cyber attacks. Mann wrote the script with Morgan Foehl. It also has an international focus, with shoots being eyed not just in Los Angeles but Hong Kong and other locales. Plot details are unhackable, but it is known that
- Borys Kit
Various sources have reported that Robert Downey Jr., star of the Iron Man franchise and highest paid actor in last summer’s blockbuster The Avengers (for which he received a cool $50 million) is asking for $100 million to continue to appear in Marvel Studios' productions.
In addition, the huge pay day would make Downey Jr the highest paid actor in the history of Hollywood, beating records set by Will Smith (who earned $80 million in 2007-2008) and Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise (who earned $75 million in 2011-2012) according to lists compiled by Forbes.
- Flickering Myth
Michael Mann's untitled thriller has added two new stars. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the Lust, Caution pair of Wei Tang and Leehom Wang will appear opposite Chris Hemsworth in the Legendary Pictures film. Written by Mann with Morgan David Foehl, the thriller marks the first Mann film since 2009's Public Enemies and, while official plot details have not been released, it has been said that the storyline has to deal with cyber security. Mann joins Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull as producers with Alex Garcia executive producing. (Photo Credit: WENN.com) »
The story focuses Eamon (Hedlund) as he and his two oldest friends Angel and Quan (Kebbell and Ahmed) try to build a criminal empire in a contemporary Chicago where he feels crime might be the most honest job around. [Source: Deadline]
McCallany will play a street-smart U.S. Marshal charged with the custody of Hemsworth’s character. Shooting begins this month in China. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Marvel plans on conquering television next as they bring their golden touch to ABC. Clark Gregg returns from the dead to head the agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D. in this first look at the new series from Joss Whedon.
Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson met his doom in The Avengers at the hands of Loki, but the likeable agent is brought back to life in a pre-Avengers storyline that may or may not include cameos from the likes of Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, etc. but we can expect a lot of footage from all of Marvel's films to provide some background. If you take a look at the official website for the ABC show at agentsofshield.com, there are mentions of sightings such as Iron Man in the blog section of
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