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Why We Haven't Seen Anything from the Fantastic Four Movie

21 October 2014 7:31 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot finished shooting awhile back, but we have barely seen anything from the film. This is incredibly surprising, especially when we see stuff from Batman v Superman and Star Wars: Episode VII leaking almost every day. Fox must actually threaten to kill people if they leak anything. I got banned from Facebook for three days because of a set photo of Thing that I posted. I'm really curious to see what Trank and the studio have done with this classic Marvel superhero team.

In a recent interview with producer Simon Kinberg, we learn the reason why we haven't seen anything official yet. This is what he said to ComicBook.com:

"We’re putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make »

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Simon Kinberg on when we might expect to see footage from The Fantastic Four reboot

21 October 2014 2:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Writer-producer Simon Kinberg has spoken about the upcoming reboot The Fantastic Four whilst promoting the home entertainment release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, specifically when we might expect to see the first footage from the film…

“We’re putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make sure that the first thing we put out really expresses the voice of the movie, and isn’t compromised by not having visual effects ready, or anything like that. I don’t actually know when [a trailer is] coming out, but I’ve seen all the footage from the movie. I was there for pretty much the whole shoot. It is a very different film from the others, and one that I think is very different from other superhero movies. It’s a very emotional, »

- Thomas Roach

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'Fantastic Four' Producer Reveals Why We Haven't Seen Anything

20 October 2014 6:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Writer-producer Simon Kinberg is currently in post-production on the 20th Century Fox superhero adventure The Fantastic Four, and everything we've heard about the reboot thus far makes it clear that this is vastly different than any other incarnation of these superheroes that have come before it. With the release less than a year away, many fans have been wondering when the first footage will debut. When asked that very question in a recent interview, Simon Kinberg reveals that he doesn't known when the first trailer will arrive. But he has a good reason why we haven't seen anything yet.

The team behind The Fantastic Four reboot want to make sure the "voice" of the movie is fully intact when it is introduced to the public. Simon Kinberg explains:

"We're putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a »

- MovieWeb

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'Warcraft' Lands 'Pacific Rim' Composer Ramin Djawadi

17 October 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Composer Ramin Djawadi (Pacific Rim) has signed on to provide the score for director Duncan Jones' video game adaptation Warcraft, which is currently in post-production after wrapping principal photography in July.

Warcraft is based on the massively popular video game of the same name, where players control characters in a long-standing war between the Horde and the Alliance in a mystical realm full of various creatures. We reported in May that the project will undergo nearly two years of post-production work, before it is released in March 2016. Producer Thomas Tull revealed that the video game adaptation will employ "next generation" technology to bring this fantasy world to life. The first footage was shown at Comic-Con this summer, but it's unclear when the general public may get to see what this massive movie looks like.

Director Duncan Jones has used different composers for all of his movies, employing Clint Mansell for his 2009 directorial debut Moon, »

- MovieWeb

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Casting: Eddie Murphy Joins Bruce Beresford Drama, Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Gears Up For 'Ben-Hur' And More

16 October 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well here's a little surprise. Eddie Murphy doesn't work often, and when he does, it's usually in his comedy wheelhouse. And thus he goes down the drama road even less, but just like that, the actor has joined the next untitled movie from Bruce Beresford ("Driving Miss Daisy," "Breaker Morant"). He replaces Samuel L. Jackson, playing "a cook who is hired by a dying man to prepare meals for his girlfriend and her daughter when he passes." The script is from Susan McMartin ("Californication," "Two And A Half Men") and production begins next month. [If] Gal Gadot is suddenly the woman of the hour. Now part of Warner Bros. DC universe as Wonder Woman, she's on Hollywood's radar in a big way, and has been cast in Timur Bekmambetov's "Ben-Hur" remake. She joins Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, and Morgan Freeman, taking the role of love interest Esther. Meanwhile, Pedro Pascal, »

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Movie News: 'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Gadot Eyeing 'Ben-Hur'; Haunting New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay--Part 1' Teaser

16 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Ben-Hur: Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then star in her own stand-alone Wonder Woman movie in 2017, is in early negotiations for the female lead in the new version of Ben-Hur. She would portray a slave who becomes a love interest for the titular character (Jack Huston). Toby Kebbell and Morgan Freeman are already set; Timur Bekmambetov will direct, aiming for a release in February 2016. [The Hollywood Reporter]   Steve Jobs: Earlier this year, we heard that David Fincher would only direct a movie based on the life and career of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs if Christian Bale agreed to star. Since then, Fincher dropped out and Danny Boyle came on board to helm the project, featuring a screenplay...

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Movie News: 'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Gadot Eyeing 'Ben-Hur;' Haunting New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Teaser

16 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Ben-Hur: Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then star in her own stand-alone Wonder Woman movie in 2017, is in early negotiations for the female lead in the new version of Ben-Hur. She would portray a slave who becomes a love interest for the titular character (Jack Huston). Toby Kebbell, and Morgan Freeman are already set; Timur Bekmambetov will direct, aiming for a release in February 2016. [The Hollywood Reporter]   Steve Jobs: Earlier this year, we heard that David Fincher would only direct a movie based on the life and career of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs if Christian Bale agreed to star. Since then, Fincher dropped out and Danny Boyle came on board to helm the project, featuring a...

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- Peter Martin

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Pedro Pascal and Gal Gadot in Talks for 'Ben-Hur' Remake

16 October 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Pedro Pascal and Gal Gadot are definitely on the rise. Pascal joined the cast of "Game of Thrones" last year and quickly made Oberyn Martell one of the best characters on a show already filled with great characters. Gadot is about to play the premiere female superhero Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the just announced standalone Wonder Woman and two-part Justice League films. Well, both actors are circling the forthcoming Ben-Hur remake, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, to add to their resumes. Pascal will play Pontius Pilate, and Gadot will take on the role of Esther, a slave who is Ben-Hur's love interest. The cast already includes Jack Huston as the titular prince betrayed into slavery, Toby Kebbell as his betrayer, and Morgan Freeman as probably someone wise. I do not understand why this story needs to be told again. The 1959 version, starring Charlton Heston, »

- Mike Shutt

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Gal Gadot and Pedro Pascal May Join the Ben-hur Remake

16 October 2014 8:59 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Timur Bekmambetov is amassing quite the cast for his Ben-Hur remake.  He’s already got Jack Huston set to lead as the title character, Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince who’s wrongly accused of harming a governor and sold into slavery with Morgan Freeman stepping in as Ildarin, the man responsible for training him to become a top chariot racer.  Toby Kebbell will portray the film’s villain, Messala, Ben-Hur’s former best friend who’s responsible for manipulating the aforementioned accident to make Ben-Hur look guilty.  Now there are reports claiming that both Game of ThronesPedro Pascal and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s Gal Gadot are in the mix as well. Hit the jump to find out more about who they may be playing.  The Ben-Hur remake is set for a February 26, 2016 release and is expected to go into production in Europe in early 2015. According to THR, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Gal Gadot & Pedro Pascal Circling Roles in New 'Ben-Hur' Adaptation

16 October 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following the barrage of news about Warner Bros. Pictures' release plans for their DC Comics big screen ventures, which included a 2017 release date for Wonder Woman, the star of the female superhero flick  is lining up another lead role before she has to whip out her lasso again. THR has word that Gal Gadot is in early talks to take the female lead role in Paramount and MGM's co-production of Ben-Hur, a new adaptation of the classic Lew Wallace novel of the same name from 1880. Jack Huston has already taken the lead role of the Jewish prince betrayed by his friend Messala (Toby Kebbell) and now the cast is filling out. Gadot would play Esther, a slave that Ben-Hur falls in love with on his journey, but a deal isn't done yet. Also in talks for a role, according to Deadline, is last season's fan favorite "Game of Thrones" star »

- Ethan Anderton

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Gal Gadot And Pedro Pascal Join ‘Ben Hur’

16 October 2014 8:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Future Wonder Woman Gal Gadot and Game Of Thrones star Pedro Pascal have joined the cast of Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of the classic Ben Hur. The film, which is in pre-production over at MGM and Paramount, will also star Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, and Morgan Freeman with Huston playing the title role.

Pascal (above) will play the role of Pontius Pilate in the film, which is said to be a closer to the 1880 Lew Wallace novel than the 1959 William Wyler movie version which was led by Charlton Heston.

Gadot will play the female lead in the film, thogh we know little more than that. Bekmambetov directs the film, which will star production next year for a February 2016 release.

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- Paul Heath

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Pedro Pascal Joins ‘Ben-Hur’

16 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Maybe the world doesn’t really need another Ben-Hur, but if it has to have one it may as well feature an intriguing cast. Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, and Morgan Freeman signed on for the Timur Bekmambetov-directed epic last month, and future Wonder Woman Gal Gadot nabbed the female lead yesterday. As of today, the latest addition to the cast […]

The post ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Pedro Pascal Joins ‘Ben-Hur’ appeared first on /Film. »

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'Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal will sentence Jesus to death in the 'Ben-Hur' remake

16 October 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Movies give Pontius Pilate a bad wrap. Yes, he gave the orders to crucify Jesus Christ. But check canonical Biblical writing and one finds a tinge of reluctance, a man of power caving under the peoples' demands. Plus, would we still be talking about God's Son if Pilate didn't off him in the grisliest way possible? Silver linings. Pending deals, the next on-screen Pilate could add all this nuance with a splash of smarmy charm. Deadline reports that "Game of Thrones" favorite Pedro Pascal is in talks to play Judaea's prefect in the upcoming remake of "Ben-Hur." The film is said to skew closer to Lew Wallace's 1880 novel than the 1959 Charlton Heston-led epic, which chronicled the parallel stories of Jewish prince-turned-slave Judah Ben-Hur's quest for revenge and Christ's Passion. The in the original film, Pilate presides over the major chariot race setpiece and orders Jesus' death. He »

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Pedro Pascal in Negotiations to Play Pontius Pilate in ‘Ben-Hur’

16 October 2014 2:25 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Even more “Ben-Hur” news.

On the same day with Gal Gadot in talks for the leading lady role in “Ben-Hur,” Deadline discovered HBO’s “Game of Thrones” actor Pedro Pascal is also in negotiations for a part. The site claims he’ll be playing Pontius Pilate, who will play a significant role in the remake of the film.

The site also indicated the “Ben-Hur” remake will be closer to the 1889 Lew Wallace novel with a certain parallel to the Jesus Christ storyline rather than the 1959 film with Charlton Heston.

If everything works out, he’ll join Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman and perhaps Gal Gadot. Production will begin early next year with a release date on February 26, 2016.

Pascal played Oberyn Martell or Red Viper of Dorne on the “Game of Thrones. And of course, he had an impressive arena battle in a fight to the death that would just make one’s head explode. »

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Gal Gadot being eyed for female lead in Ben-Hur remake

15 October 2014 11:01 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the announcement of a standalone Wonder Woman movie, Gal Gadot has also been revealed to be in the running for the female lead of the Ben-Hur remake. Gadot will play Esther in the movie. Since being cast as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the actress has become highly sort after for a range of roles.

The new version of Ben-Hur is being directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and is based upon the 1880 Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ, with Keith Clarke (The Way Back) and John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) contibuting to the script. It will tell the story of Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur and his blood fued with childhood friend Messala, a Roman who betrays Ben-Hur, resulting in him being sold into slavery and vowing revenge.

The film stars Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) as Ben-Hur with Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises »

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News Briefs: 'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Godot Eyeing 'Ben-Hur'; Haunting New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1' Teaser

15 October 2014 10:20 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Ben-Hur: Israeli actress Gal Gadot (above in Fast Five), who will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then star in her own stand-alone Wonder Woman movie in 2017, is in early negotiations for the female lead in the new version of Ben-Hur. She would portray a slave who becomes a love interest for the titular character (Jack Huston). Toby Kebbell and Morgan Freeman also star with Timur Bekmambetov directing, aiming for a release in February 2016. [The Hollywood...

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'Ben-Hur' Casts 'Game of Thrones' Star Pedro Pascal

15 October 2014 7:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just hours after we reported Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is in talks for the female lead in MGM's Ben-Hur, Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal is now in talks to play Pontius Pilate.

Pontius Pilate plays a significant part in the Ben-Hur remake, which will be much more faithful to Lew Wallace's original 1880 novel, which told the parallel tale of Jesus Christ alongside Ben-Hur's story. In the Bible, Pontius Pilate is the prefect from Judea who oversaw the trial of Jesus Christ and ordered his crucifixion.

Jack Huston is playing the title character, who was betrayed by his longtime friend Messalla (Toby Kebbell), and sold into slavery. Morgan Freeman plays Ben-Hur's new mentor, who teaches him to become a chariot racer, a skill which will come in handy during the epic chariot race towards the end of this remake, mirroring the original Ben-Hur's iconic finale. »

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Pedro Pascal In Talks To Play Pontius Pilate For Ben-Hur Remake

15 October 2014 7:02 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This morning, we heard news that MGM’s remake of the 1959 swords-n-sandals epic, Ben-Hur, had nearly bagged itself a leading lady. Wonder Woman Gal Gadot might be signing on the dotted line to join a cast that so far, consists entirely of chaps. And now we can add another bloke to the ever-expanding call sheet, as Game Of Thrones star Pedro Pascal is also in negotiations for a juicy role.

Earlier this year, Pascal fought valiantly as Oberyn Martell in season four of HBO’s medieval fantasy series. His showiest moment alas came during his last scene, as he fought the hulking monstrosity known as The Mountain. He was an immensely likeable character and it’s a shame we won’t see him return to Westeros. However, if he signs on for Ben-Hur, he’ll still be kitted out in the finest period garb as he’s slated to play Pontius Pilate. »

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Casting Net: Gal Gadot in talks for 'Ben-Hur;' more

15 October 2014 6:44 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Gal Gadot is in talks for the female lead in Ben-Hur. Timbur Bekmambetov is directing. The work is a remake of the 1959 film of the same name, as well as an adaptation of the Lew Wallace novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The film follows Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by Messala (Toby Kebbell). Morgan Freeman will play the man who teaches Ben-Hur the art of chariot-racing. If Gadot signs on, she will play Esther, a slave and the love interest of Ben-Hur. Keith Clarke penned the script with a rewrite by John Ridley. »

- C. Molly Smith

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal In Talks To Play Pontius Pilate In ‘Ben-Hur’

15 October 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Pedro Pascal, who made an indelible impression on the last season of  HBO’s Game Of Thrones, is in talks to play Pontius Pilate in the Timur Bekmambetov-directed Ben-Hur remake at MGM and Paramount. In Game Of Thrones, Pascal played Oberyn Martell (also called the Red Viper of Dorne), who volunteered to fight a death battle in the arena to win the freedom of accused king killer Tyrion Lannister. The Viper engaged in battle with The Mountain, a brutish warrior who years before had raped and murdered Oberyn’s sister. Oberyn had the brute dead to rights, but got a little careless and too close, and ended up on the wrong end of The Mountain’s crushing grip. But Pascal stayed around long enough to make a strong impression.

If talks with Pascal work out, he will join Jack Huston, as well as Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman and Gal Gadot in the film. »

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