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Video Interview: Denis Villeneuve (Sicario)

17 April 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

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

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Kicked up to January 29, 2016

15 April 2015 8:04 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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

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‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Release Moved Up Two Months by DreamWorks Animation

14 April 2015 8:25 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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2015 Summer Movies Heading To Your Local Cinemas

13 April 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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

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Star Trek 3: Kingsman's Sofia Boutella joining cast

12 April 2015 10:06 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sofia Boutella is reportedly taking on a lead role in the 13th Star Trek film, that Doug Jung and Simon Pegg are writing...

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. »

- simonbrew

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Kingsman's Sofia Boutella Joins Star Trek 3

12 April 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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, »

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Kingsman's Sofia Boutella signs up to Star Trek 3

11 April 2015 9:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It is understood Kingsman's Sofia Boutella has signed up to the cast of the unnamed Star Trek 3 movie.

Deadline reports the actress has got a lead role in the Paramount film that hasn't been disclosed yet.

Castmember Simon Pegg is scripting the movie with Doug Jung and Justin Lin is set to direct.

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana are all to return as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

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. »

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Star Trek 3 Just Cast A Badass Female Lead

10 April 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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 »

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Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Sofia Boutella joins Star Trek 3

10 April 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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.

See Also: Simon Pegg says Star Trek 3 will have “the spirit of the TV show”

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.

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- Gary Collinson

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Star Trek 3 Adds Kingsman’s Sofia Boutella in Lead Role

10 April 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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

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‘Kingsman’ Actress Sofia Boutella Nabs Lead Role in ‘Star Trek 3′

10 April 2015 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sofia Boutella (“Kingsman: The Secret Service”) has been cast in a lead role in Paramount’s “Star Trek 3,” sources have told Variety.

Paramount had no comment on the casting. Justin Lin is directing from a script by cast member Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.

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

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'Star Trek 3' Casts 'Kingsman' Star Sofia Boutella in Lead Role

10 April 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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, »

- MovieWeb

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Kingsman Femme Fatale Sofia Boutella Lands Star Trek 3 Role

10 April 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After menacing Taron Egerton and Colin Firth with her deadly blade legs in February’s smashing spy caper Kingsman: The Secret Service, Sofia Boutella has landed a lead role in Star Trek 3.

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.

The conclusion of Star Trek Into Darkness saw Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Scotty (Pegg), Bones (Karl Urban), Dr. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Sofia Boutella Takes a Big Role in ‘Star Trek 3′

10 April 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

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 […]

The post Sofia Boutella Takes a Big Role in ‘Star Trek 3′ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Sofia Boutella Gets Secret Role In "Star Trek 3"

10 April 2015 10:46 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sofia Boutella has been cast in the third "Star Trek" film at Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and Bad Robot.

Boutella, who played the sword-footed assassin Gazelle in Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service," will play a mysterious but major role in the next Trek film.

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and John Chu are reprising their roles in the film, but plot details are under wraps.

Justin Lin directs from a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. Shooting is slated to begin this Summer ahead of a July 8th 2016 release.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Kingsman's Sofia Boutella to play female lead in Star Trek 3

10 April 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

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

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Kingsman's Sofia Boutella to play female lead in Star Trek 3

10 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

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

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Looking ahead to the big blockbusters of summer 2016

9 April 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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.

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- simonbrew

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Disney pushes back 'The Finest Hours'

8 April 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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.

Disney separately announced it has pushed back the Chris Pine Coast Guard thriller The Finest Hours from October 9 this year to January 29 2016. The film will open in 3D.

As previously announced, Alice Through The Looking Glass will open in 3D on May 27, 2016, while Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 aka Dead »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Chris Pine Thriller ‘The Finest Hours’ Pushed to 2016 by Disney

8 April 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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