5 items from 2016
We’re still all awaiting Nicolas Winding Refn’s highly anticipated female-centric horror thriller The Neon Demon with bated breath, but he’s already gearing up for his next movie, which will reportedly have an Asian setting, and feature action and thriller elements. Details are skim, but it’s also been reported that Refn will be teaming up with the primary screenwriters of the last five James Bond films – Neal Purvis and Robert wade. Who knows? Maybe this could just be the ramp-up to an announcement that this will be the next Bond film, or it could be his long-rumored The Avenging Silence.
After last year’s frenetic Run All Night, star Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra are already reuniting for another movie – their fourth collaboration. Collet-Serra will begin work on The Commuter, an action thriller following a businessman who becomes tangled in a criminal conspiracy on his daily commute, »
- Michael Snydel
The future keeps getting brighter for "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" star Rebecca Ferguson. She's currently filming "The Snowman" with Michael Fassbender, and later this year will appear in the already anticipated thriller "The Girl On The Train," not to mention she already has "Florence Foster Jenkins" with Meryl Streep in the can. But now the rising actress is getting her first major lead role. Read More: The 20 Best Breakthrough Performances Of 2015 Variety reports she'll star in the sci-fi feature "Life" for director Daniel Espinosa ("Snabba Cash," "Safe House"). Penned by "Deadpool" scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the story centers on the crew of an international space station who come across life from Mars that is more intelligent than expected. Presumably it leads to some unexpected consequences. No word yet on when production will begin, but it's an intriguing premise. And »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The story follows the crew of the International Space Station, who, after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays signs of life that proves to be more intelligent than expected.
Ferguson is expected to reprise her role in the sixth 'Mission' film which begins shooting in August.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
After thrilling audiences as kick-ass secret agent Isla Faust alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, we all wondered if Rebecca Ferguson would wind up – as so many young in-demand stars do – in a big comic book blockbuster. Many fans wanted to see her take to the stars as Captain Marvel, but it seems we might have to settle for her getting there with the aid of a rocket, as the Swedish actress has joined the cast of Skydance’s new space-set adventure, Life.
According to Variety, Ferguson will play a member of the crew of an International Space Station, who, “after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays signs of life, and proves to be more intelligent than expected.” It sounds a lot like the plot of the first Alien, but obviously it’s impossible to form a proper opinion with so little to go on. »
- Mark Cassidy
Rebecca Ferguson is set to star in the Skydance sci-fi pic “Life,” sources tell Variety.
Daniel Espinosa is directing the film with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The project, an original idea, has a script written by “Deadpool” duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.
Story follows the crew of the International Space Station, who, after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays signs of life, and proves to be more intelligent than expected.
Ferguson has become an in-demand actress in Hollywood following her break-out in Skydance’s “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” where she beat out a slew of actresses for the role of Isla Faust. Following the film’s huge box office success with $682 million worldwide, she began to land offers for some of the biggest roles in town including the female lead opposite Michael Fassbender in “The Snowman” and »
- Justin Kroll
5 items from 2016
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