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20th Century Fox to Turn Popular The Leviathan Short Film into Feature Film

29 March 2015 4:52 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

About a week ago, a short film called "The Leviathan" appeared online and immediately got the attention of sci-fi lovers. The film became so popular that it got the attention of 20th Century Fox, which just announced that it will turn the project into a feature film. "The Leviathan" is directed by Ruairi Robinson, who is best known for being the first director attached to Warner Bros' live-action "Akira" movie. The short film is written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and contains creature design by Jordu Schell, one of the main designers on "Avatar." Fox already attached Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) to produce and Neill Blomkamp (director of "District 9" and "Chappie") to executive produce. Uhls will provide the screenplay. Check out the short film below and here's the plot synopsis: By the early 22nd century mankind had colonized many worlds. Faster than light travel was made »

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The Week in Horror: 'Friday the 13th' reboot snags 'Hannibal' writer

27 March 2015 6:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A blood-curdling welcome to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: we were all wrong about "Rings," an "American Horror Story" Season 2 cast member is checking in to "Hotel" and...wait, what are they calling the "Walking Dead" spinoff series? See below for the full roundup. 1. Promo for "Walking Dead" spinoff series to premiere during Sunday's finale var bc_params = {"api":"hybrid","playerId":"83327935001","playerKey":"Aq~~,AAAAAAuyCbQ~,-gfAmfm8njJ8S-9E4q2UfzG931rvkxuP"};   brightcove.createExperiences(); The just-announced title? "Fear the Walking Dead." While you wait for this, watch a sneak peek of Sunday's Season 5 closer above. 2. "Rings" is a sequel, not a prequel, to "The Ring" From director F. Javier Gutierrez: Hey peeps, #Rings is Not a prequel, the story takes place 13 years after #TheRing:) — F. Javier Gutierrez »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Ruairi Robinson's The Leviathan Picked Up By Twentieth Century Fox

27 March 2015 4:45 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

It's been a good week and a half for Irish director Ruairi Robinson. After his proof of concept/pitch trailer for sci-fi movie The Leviathan caused quite a stir on the Internet, it soon attracted the attention Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past), who attached himself to the project as producer, and District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, who came on board as executive producer. Now, courtesy of Variety, we have found out the movie has found a home at 20th Century Fox, with the studio picking up the project up to expand it into a feature film. Robinson will direct from a script by Fight Club's Jim Uhls, with the story, taking cues from literary sources like Dune and Moby Dick, concerning a 22nd century where faster than light travel is achieved by harvesting the eggs of massive flying whales. For those who haven't seen the pitch trailer, »

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'The Leviathan': Sci-Fi Thriller Goes to 20th Century Fox

27 March 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just 10 days after the proof-of-concept trailer was first released, 20th Century Fox has picked up the sci-fi thriller The Leviathan from director Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars). We reported earlier this week that Simon Kinberg has come aboard to produce with Neill Blomkamp serving as an executive producer. Simon Kinberg has a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox, so the project landing here makes perfect sense.

The Leviathan is set in the 22nd Century, where mankind has developed the ability to travel faster than the speed of light. This is made possible by harvesting exotic matter from the largest creatures Earth has ever seen, but those who are tasked with obtaining the matter do so involuntarily. Ruairi Robinson's three-minute proof-of-concept video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times since debuting last week, which helped build plenty of buzz for this sci-fi film's potential.

Ruairi Robinson is directing »

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The Leviathan Feature Film Officially In the Works at 20th Century Fox

27 March 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ruairi Robinson's proof-of-concept teaser for The Leviathan shocked and awed millions of people who played it on their computer screens, so imagine the jaw-dropping look the feature film adaptation will have on the big screen now that 20th Century Fox has picked up the Simon Kinberg and Neill Blomkamp-produced project.

Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has picked up the pitch to make a feature film adaptation of Ruairi Robinson's The Leviathan. The news comes less than a week after it was revealed that Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) would produce and Blomkamp (Chappie, upcoming Alien film) would executive produce a feature film version of the three-plus minute video that featured dazzling digital effects and a colossal creature soaring through a cloud-shrouded sky. The move makes sense, as Kinberg has a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox and Blomkamp is currently set to scribe and helm »

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Fox Picks Up ‘The Leviathan’

27 March 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Movement on Ruairi Robinson‘s proposed sci-fi film The Leviathan happened fast. The director posted a proof of concept trailer just days ago, which led to Neill Blomkamp and Simon Kinberg joining the project as producers. Now Fox has bought the The Leviathan movie pitch and the script for the film, written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club). Variety reports. […]

The post Fox Picks Up ‘The Leviathan’ appeared first on /Film. »

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20th Century Fox Picks Up Ruairi Robinson’s The Leviathan

27 March 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Shortly after unveiling a proof of concept video, Simon Kinberg and Neill Blomkamp signed up to join Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson for his upcoming sci-fi feature, The Leviathan, and now, merely four days later, the film has a major studio backing it as well. As reported by Variety, 20th Century Fox just snatched up Robinson’s pitch. The story is set in the 22nd century when traveling faster than the speed of light is made possible by harvesting the exotic matter in the eggs of these absolutely enormous whale-like creatures. Thanks to the practice, mankind has been able to colonize many worlds, but it comes at a cost because those who track down these creatures are being forced into involuntary labor. Robinson is attached to direct the film with Jim Uhls (Fight Club, Jumper) penning the script. Blomkamp is on board as an executive producer and Kinberg will produce. If »

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Fox Picks Up Simon Kinberg and Neill Blomkamp-Produced ‘The Leviathan’ (Exclusive)

27 March 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Twentieth Century Fox has picked up sci-fi spec “The Leviathan” with Simon Kinberg on board to produce and Neill Blomkamp exec producing.

It’s a natural fit, given Kinberg’s first-look deal with the studio and Blomkamp beginning to build a relationship with Fox after coming on to direct the next “Alien” pic. Fox’s Steve Asbell brought the pitch in and will oversee for the studio.

The idea comes from hot Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson, who is also attached to direct, with “Fight Club” screenwriter Jim Uhls penning the script.

The project is set in the 22nd century, when mankind has colonized many worlds and traveling faster than the speed of light has been made possible by the harvesting of exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen.

Robinson recently made a three-minute concept video that has received 1.2 million views since going online and »

- Justin Kroll

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First Full Look At Ryan Reynolds In Costume As Deadpool

27 March 2015 9:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Taking to his personal Twitter account earlier this morning, Ryan Reynolds lifted the curtain on the first official look at his Deadpool costume in typical fashion.

Posing in a way that would make Rose DeWitt Bukater proud, the photo sees Reynolds don the superhero guise for a rather intimate still. Here’s what the actor had to share.

With great power, comes great irresponsibility.

Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 27, 2015

For the film, Reynolds will play the part of Wade Wilson, Marvel’s idiosyncratic anti-hero that earns his title as the Merc with a Mouth for his quirky one-liners and devastating physical abilities. The project has flirted with development for some time, particularly after the actor’s cameo in the otherwise poor X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but it was the tidal wave of support that rose to the fore following the release of last year’s excellent test footage. »

- Michael Briers

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Liam Neeson in talks for director Brian Kirk's thriller Narco Sub

26 March 2015 2:06 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Liam Neeson is in talks to team with Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk on the thriller Narco Sub.

Narco Sub has long been sought by major Hollywood directors, including Olympus Has Fallen's Antoine Fuqua and the late Top Gun filmmaker Tony Scott.

The movie chronicles a naval captain being forced against his will to navigate a cocaine-filled submarine past the Us coast guard.

Sir Ridley Scott and the X-Men franchise's Simon Kinberg are producing Narco Sub for 20th Century Fox, reports TheWrap.

This could be the next major action project for Neeson, who recently hinted that he would like to give up the high-impact film genre.

This year alone, he has starred in the action blockbusters Taken 3 and Run All Night. In 2016, he will star in Martin Scorsese's historical drama Silence alongside Andrew Garfield.

Watch a trailer for Run All Night below: »

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"Fantastic Four" - More New Images

26 March 2015 6:34 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new images, plus footage from director Josh Trank's 3D "Fantastic Four" feature, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team:

Cast includes Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell

Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater wrote the screenplay from a story conceived by Kinberg and Trank.

" the 'Fantastic Four'...

"...the team must learn to harness their abilities...

"...and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy..."

"Fantastic Four" is scheduled for release August 7, 2015 in North America with a sequel scheduled to be released June 2, 2017.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fantastic Four"...


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First Poster for Fantastic Four Starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan & Jamie Bell

26 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) off a screenplay by Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater, the upcoming cinematic reboot of Marvel Comics' first family of superheroes will hit theaters this summer. Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Casts Newcomer Lana Condor as Jubilee

25 March 2015 1:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bryan Singer has selected actress Lana Condor to portray the mutant Jubilee in his upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

The director made the announcement on Twitter and Instagram. “I’d officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee @LanaCondor to #Xmen,” Singer wrote.

I'd officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee lanacondor to #Xmen…

Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) March 25, 2015

Jubilee first appeared in the “Uncanny X-Men” in 1989 as a teenage mutant capable of generating explosive plasmoids from her hands. She was often portrayed wearing a yellow raincoat.

Singer will direct the film from a script by Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty.

Jennifer Lawrence confirmed Monday that “Apocalypse” will be her last film in the franchise.

X-Men: Apocalypse” will star James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Rose Byrne reprising their roles along with franchise newcomers Oscar Isaac and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Neither Ian McKellen »

- Dave McNary

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'Fantastic Four' International Banner Finally Shows Off The Thing

25 March 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Following yesterday's new poster for Fantastic Four, which showed a vague display of powers from the quartet of Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell, we have a new look at the team, but this one reveals a bit more. While the teaser trailer and even yesterday's poster have obscured our look at The Thing from any angle other than behind is naked stone body, an international banner has gone up that gives us our first good lock at the clobbering hero from the front. And he looks...exactly like you'd expect him to look. Hopefully he's less of a punchline than the one Michael Chiklis played before. Look! Here's the international banner for Fantastic Four from Instagram (via Superhero Hype): You can also watch the first teaser trailer for Trank's Fantastic Four right here. Fantastic Four is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) and written by »

- Ethan Anderton

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New Poster For ‘Fantastic Four’ Arrives

25 March 2015 4:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Having released the first trailer for Fantastic Four way back in January, things seemed to have quietened down for Josh Trank’s reboot. Eager to see a new big-screen adaptation of the classic Marvel team, I’m happy to report that a new poster has been released.

Well, I say new, we’ve seen it briefly before; it’s the final shot from the trailer, with the titular quartet observing an ominous-looking structure in a barren landscape. With the Chronicle director taking the reigns, this new iteration appears to be much darker and grittier in tone than the 2005 version; great news for us, though probably bad news for our heroes.

The poster also shows the group wearing costumes of sorts, though not the familiar sight of their classic outfits. Whilst it makes sense considering the film’s style, I could understand fans being disappointed but worry not! If last week »

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Neill Blomkamp and Simon Kinberg to produce The Leviathan

25 March 2015 3:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After causing quite a stir with his rather splendid CGI proof of concept video last week, filmmaker Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars) has nabbed a couple of producers for his planned sci-fi feature The Leviathan, with Neill Blomkamp (Chappie) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) boarding the project.

As per Deadline, The Leviathan is set in the early 22nd century, and “mankind has colonized many worlds in a time when travel faster than the speed of light has been made possible by the harvesting of exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen. Those who take part in the hunt for the matter are mostly involuntary labor.”

You can check out the proof of concept video here…

Are you looking forward to seeing The Leviathan? Let us know your thoughts…


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Liam Neeson signs up for another action thriller

24 March 2015 11:44 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Run All Night didn't hit, Taken 3 did. So Liam Neeson is trying another action thriller: this time, it's Narco Sub...

Liam Neeson's latest action flick, Run All Night, may have struggled at the box office, but earlier this year, Taken 3 proved that he still has pulling power. Never mind the fact that Taken 3 is a film best forgotten about. Quickly.

Neeson has now added another action film to his slate though, a submarine flick by the name of Narco Sub. This was a film that the late Tony Scott was once going to direct (Ridley Scott is one of the producers, alongside Simon Kinberg), and it's also a project that both Doug Liman and Antoine Fuqua came close to making.

Based on a screenplay by Safe House's David Guggenheim, Narco Sub tells of a disgraced naval officer who finds himself forced by an Ecuadorian drug »

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Narco Sub Gains Director Brian Kirk; Zeroes In On Liam Neeson To Star

24 March 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After making his mark on HBO’s Game of Thrones, Brian Kirk has taken the reins on 20th Century Fox’s long-gestating thriller Narco Sub, which is eyeing action star Liam Neeson to take on the lead role.

The title will center on “a notorious Ecuadorian drug lord who forces a disgraced American naval officer to navigate a cocaine-packed submarine past the U.S. Coast Guard,” TheWrap reports.

Though Kirk has already signed on, Neeson is by no means a done deal, sources report. Producers Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg, who have been with the David Guggenheim-scripted project since its early days, both agree that Neeson is the man for the job, and now they’re moving to lock him in. The project may have to move fast to catch him, however. The veteran actor, whose Oscar-nominated performance in Schindler’s List seemed to guarantee him a long career »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Movie News: Liam Neeson Touted for 'Narco Sub'; Jack Huston Confirmed As 'The Crow'

24 March 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Narco Sub: Liam Neeson is touted to star in Narco Sub, an action thriller about a drug lord "who forces a disgraced American naval officer to navigate a cocaine-packed submarine past the U.S. Coast Guard." Neeson previously served on board a submarine in 2002's K-19: The Widowmaker (above). Brian Kirk (multiple episodes of TV's Game of Thrones, as well as Boardwalk Empire and Dexter) has just been signed to direct. Producers on the project include Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg. [The Wrap]   The Crow: Jack Huston will star as The Crow in the upcoming remake of the dark 1994 action thriller. The actor made a strong impression on TV's Boardwalk Empire over the past few years and then nabbed a lead role in the currently filming Ben-Hur remake. Corin...

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New Fantastic Four Poster Online

24 March 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

You’ll already have seen the first trailer that arrived for Fantastic Four in January, with Josh Trank and Simon Kinberg’s new take on the Marvel stalwarts given its first real public bow. We brought you some exclusive images from the movie (lurking lower down the page) and a new poster has just arrived online. Admittedly, this “new” image is really just the final shot of that initial trailer with some writing over it. But it’s intriguing to see the Four – Miles Teller’s Reed Richards, Kate Mara’s Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan’s Johnny Storm and Jamie Bell’s Ben Grimm – in a close approximation of the comic-book costumes, especially as Trank and co. have been clear that this is a more grounded, gritty and realistic (at least as far as you can go with the super science involved) portrayal. The clothing aspect is somewhat confirmed »

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