1-20 of 319 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
While some filmmakers only find out the night before, Cannes Film Festival’s Thierry Frémaux informed Denis Villeneuve that he’d be part of the Main Comp mix almost three weeks back. Having been on the Croisette before with his debut film Un 32 août sur Terrre (Un Certain Regard), and the Directors’ Fortnight was home for his epic short Next Floor and sobering Polytechnique, the Quebecois helmer saw his critically lauded Incendies and Enemy receive a pass from the fest, but it was this work that ultimately convinced backers with deep pockets to have the auteur filmmaker move onto large-scale productions (Prisoners, Story of Us, the Blade Runner sequel), and in turn Sicario is now among the hopefuls for the Palme d’Or.
The film’s Canadian distributor Entertainment One hosted a press conference the morning of the Cannes announcement and we learned that the filmmaker (who is one degree »
- Eric Lavallee
DreamWorks Animation has changed the Kung Fu Panda 3 released date from March 18, 2016 to January 29, 2016. This will put the animated sequel up against the drama The Finest Hours starring Chris Pine, the Ya film The 5th Wave, and an untitled horror film from New Line Cinema. It wouldn’t shock me if Kung Fu Panda 3 ended up winning the weekend since the first two movies have raked in $1.3 billion worldwide. People love animals that know karate. DreamWorks Animation also needs a hit. The company has been sliding over the past few years (people have finally caught on that their films are largely lazy and forgettable), and Kung Fu Panda is a solid franchise for the studio. Jack Black will return as the voice of Po in the film, and the rest of the voice cast includes Gary Oldman, Dustin Hoffman, David Cross, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Yeoh, Mads Mikkelsen, Danny McBride, »
- Matt Goldberg
“Kung Fu Panda 3” is on the move again. DreamWorks Animation and distributor 20th Century Fox have shifted the 3D sequel up two months — to Jan. 29, 2016 from March 18, 2016. The third installment in the powerhouse family franchise was originally set for release on Dec. 23 of this year, but was pushed after the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was set for Dec. 18, one week earlier. Sony’s “The 5th Wave,” starring Chloe Grace Moretz, and “The Finest Hours,” a Coast Guard drama starring Chris Pine from Disney, will be the competition on the new date for “Kung Fu Panda »
- Todd Cunningham
The middle of Spring actually means a new selection of summer blockbusters to look forward to, and with a ton of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, the summer of 2015 looks like one to remember.
From the new Mad Max (which is already on our end-of -year top ten list event though we haven’t yet seen it) to Avengers, Poltergeists, male strippers, talking teddy bears, and a reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, this summer’s trips to the theaters will be jam-packed with sequels and new tales. From May 1st right through to the end of August, some of the movies on our list could wind up on year-end “best of” lists or even receive some Oscar talk by December.
Grab your calendar, because Wamg has a rundown of this summer’s films we’re most excited about, so check them out below! »
- Movie Geeks
Star Trek 3, or Star Trek 13 if you prefer, is continuing to add to its cast and crew, as it's being reported that Kingsman: The Secret Service's Sofia Boutella is joining the project in an unnamed role.
Boutella played the assassin Gazalle in Kingsman, and if she does indeed sign up for Star Trek duty, she may well be joined by Idris Elba, who is believed to be in negotiations to play the villain in the new movie.
Boutella's role, incidentally, is being described as a 'lead' one.
The returning cast include Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana, with Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) taking over from Jj Abrams in the director's chair. The screenplay this time comes from Pegg and Doug Jung. »
She impressed in a henchwoman role as the sharp-footed Gazelle for Kingsman: The Secret Service, and now Sofia Boutella is off to an even bigger film. Deadline reports that she’s signed on for a lead role in Star Trek 3.Paramount has the deflector shields up on this one, so we don’t yet know who she’ll be playing or whether she’ll have the chance to be one of the heroes this time. But it’s certainly a great opportunity for her.Justin Lin is at the helm of this one, with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Simon Pegg are all set to return for the new movie, with Pegg also on script duty alongside Doug Jung. Oh, and recent rumours have pointed to Idris Elba also beaming aboard.“For me it's now about the spirit of adventure and exploration and also, »
Deadline reports the actress has got a lead role in the Paramount film that hasn't been disclosed yet.
It is thought Idris Elba is in talks to play the main villain.
J.J. Abrams is producing the movie after directing the previous two films in the series.
Star Trek 3 is due for release July 8, 2016. »
Not many people in the U.S. know Sofia Boutella by name. Instead, she.s that girl with the samurai sword legs in Kingsman: The Secret Service. This could all change, however, with her next role. The 33-year-old Algerian actress has just been cast in Star Trek 3, and she has a major part to play. Deadline was the first to report the news of Boutella.s casting, though details on which character she will play are not known at this time. Could she be a new member of the Enterprise crew? A new love interest for Chris Pine.s Captain Kirk? Or a member of an alien species? With Fast and Furious director Justin Lin at the helm of Star Trek 3, and the script penned by franchise star Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, the third installment of the new reboot seems to be in pretty good shape. That »
Deadline is reporting that Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sofia Boutella has signed on for a lead role in Paramount Pictures Star Trek 3, although character details are being kept firmly under wraps.
The third entry in the revamped series is to be directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6), with Simon Pegg writing the script alongside Doug Jung. Pegg will also reprise as Scotty alongside Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (Bones), John Cho (Sulu) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov), while Idris Elba (Thor: The Dark World) has been tipped to join the cast as a villain.
Star Trek 3 is set for release on July 8th, 2016.
- Gary Collinson
After making such a strong impression as the blade-legged assassin Gazelle in Kingsman: The Secret Service, it’s no surprise that dancer/actress Sofia Boutella is moving on to yet another highly anticipated project. According to Deadline, Boutella just scored “a lead role” in Star Trek 3. The outlet doesn’t have any details on her character, including whether she’s good or evil, but the author does reiterate that it’s a “lead role,” so she should have a significant presence in the film. Apparently Boutella also had roles in a movie called StreetDance 2 and the Monsters sequel, Monsters: Dark Continent, but I haven’t seen either and she doesn’t really have much dialogue in Kingsman, so it’s tough to assess her acting chops but if this Star Trek 3 part is a more physical one, there’s no doubt she’ll nail it. Have you see her Nike commercial? »
- Perri Nemiroff
Paramount will release “Star Trek 3″ on July 8, 2016 — marking the 50th anniversary of the debut of the TV series. Lin signed on to direct the third installment in Paramount’s rebooted “Star Trek” franchise in December, two weeks after Roberto Orci backed away from the directing gig.
David Ellison’s Skydance Prods. and Abrams’ Bad Robot are producing. Orci and Abrams are the producers. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and John Chu are reprising their roles.
Lin directed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth installments of the “Fast and Furious” franchise. 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” grossed $467 million worldwide, including $229 million domestically. »
- Dave McNary
Following her breakout role in Kingsman: The Secret Service, Sofia Boutella has signed on for a lead role in Paramount's Star Trek 3. No specific details were given for her character, and Deadline reports that it's uncertain whether she will be on the good or evil side in the sequel. The news comes just a few weeks after we reported that actor Idris Elba is being sought to play the main villain.
Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Karl Urban (Bones) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov) are expected to return for Star Trek 3. No plot details have been released at this point, with Simon Pegg coming aboard to write a completely new screenplay with Doug Jung. Roberto Orci was previously set to direct from a script he co-wrote with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, »
No word yet on whether she’ll be on the side of the USS Enterprise or taking on a villainous role, but from the sounds of it, her involvement is a done deal.
Justin Lin (Furious 6) is directing from a script by Doug Jung (TNT’s Dark Blue) and co-star Simon Pegg. The threequel is a pivotal entry for Paramount and Skydance’s blockbuster franchise, which is currently revamping to be more faithful to the classic sci-fi series it was adapted from and is also the first new Trek film not to be helmed by J.J. Abrams.
- Isaac Feldberg
Star Trek 3 is ramping up, with a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, with Justin Lin set to direct. We know very little about the film at this point, but we can presume that cast members such as Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana will return, and we know that Idris Elba plays a […]
- Russ Fischer
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
In an awesome bit of casting news, Star Trek 3 has found it's first new cast-member. Sofia Boutella, who most recently played the blade-legged Gazelle in Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service, will join the scifi sequel in a lead role. Details beyond that are scarce, but I would expect that whether she be friend or foe she will likely end up in some sort of lip-lock with Chris Pine's Captain Kirk. The Justin Lin-directed sequel to Star Trek Into Darkness has been ramping up in »
- Alex Maidy
In an awesome bit of casting news, Star Trek 3 has found it's first new cast-member. Sofia Boutella, who most recently played the blade-legged Gazelle in Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service, will join the scifi sequel in a lead role. Details beyond that are scarce, but I would expect that whether she be friend or foe she will likely end up in some sort of lip-lock with Chris Pine's Captain Kirk. The Justin Lin-directed sequel to Star Trek Into Darkness has »
- Alex Maidy
Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year
Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.
2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.
Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.
Warcraft - »
Imax Corporation and The Walt Disney Studios have renewed their exhibition relationship with a multi-film deal that runs from this year through 2017.
The agreement covers the Disney portfolio of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm titles.
Highlights are expected to include the stand-alone Rogue One Star Wars film and Star Wars: Episode VIII, Marvel’s Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 and Thor: Ragnarok.
The roster covers Pixar’s Finding Dory and Toy Story 4 (in limited release) as well as Disney’s The Finest Hours, Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass, The Jungle Book and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Disney has pushed the release date for Chris Pine’s Coast Guard thriller “The Finest Hours” again, this time to January 29, 2016. The studio announced the shift Wednesdy at the same time it gave a couple of major projects starring Johnny Depp their final titles. “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster “Alice in Wonderland,” will open on May 27 next year in 3D, and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will arrive on July 17, 2017, also in 3D. Also Read: Disney, IMAX Renew Film Slate Deal Through 2017 “The Finest Hours” had been set »
- Todd Cunningham
1-20 of 319 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners