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A "weak" year? It's subjective, really. And even then, it can mean a number of things. A weak year for Oscar films? Ok, sure. That's just 6,000 people with a certain broad prestige taste, though. A weak year for the nuts and bolts of the trade? I've already argued not. A weak year for box office? I think we've long-proved that's a volatile game of up and down, so who cares? It's just what you like, man. And I liked some stuff. I liked that the year really set sail when an immaculately crafted Wes Anderson yarn ("The Grand Budapest Hotel") bowed at the Berlinale and went on to a hugely successful theatrical release. I liked that Jonathan Glazer ("Under the Skin") got back in the saddle and was as uncompromising as ever while Brendan Gleeson and John Michael McDonagh ("Calvary") were enriching their on-going partnership. I liked that the summer, »
- Kristopher Tapley
There’s been a lot said about the upcoming Josh Trank directed reboot The Fantastic Four in recent weeks since Toby Kebbell revealed some plot details about his character Dr. Doom, and most of it has been fairly negative.
Speaking recently to MTV’s Josh Horowitz, Miles Teller – who plays leader of the group Reed Richards – defended the reboot saying “We’re proud of what we did.”
The lack of marketing and unnecessary secrecy from Fox has also been another negative factor for the movie according to the internet and Teller responded by saying “If you want to go on the internet and find out what every person has to say about it, it’s very easy to find that and you can kinda get caught up in the whole thing.”
Teller also spoke about when we might see some footage, “We’re right on schedule…we shot the whole »
- Gavin Logan
Timur Bekmambetov‘s Ben-Hur remake has a pretty good cast of guys lined up already, including Toby Kebbell, Pedro Pascal, Morgan Freeman, and Jack Huston in the title role. Now it may finally have found its female lead. Homeland actress Nazanin Boniadi has just received an offer to play Esther, the part Gal Gadot was up […]
- Angie Han
Apes + Guns = Money
Rise of the Dawn of the Start of the Planet of the Apes: Origins, The Beginning, or just Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to its mates, has been given the ‘Honest Trailer’ treatment by the talented folks over at YouTubers Screen Junkies. You can watch their lampooning of Tim Burton’s remake, the movie’s sensitive mix of political manoevering and apes on horseback dual-wielding machine guns and Andy Serkis’ best ‘Christian Bale as Batman’ impression below…
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves (Let Me In) and sees Rise of the Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis returning as Caesar alongside Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises), Keri Russell (Mission: Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In), Enrique Murciano (Black Hawk Down), Kirk Acevedo (The Thin Red Line »
- Oli Davis
A new synopsis of The Fantastic Four has been revealed.
20th Century Fox has confirmed the accuracy of the short breakdown posted on Rotten Tomatoes (via IGN).
"The Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centres on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways," reads the description.
"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."
The classic origin of the Marvel Comics team was that they received powers due to exposure to cosmic radiation.
Toby Kebbell recently revealed that his character - the villain Doctor »
Ben-Hur: Nazanin Boniadi, who plays a CIA agent on TV drama Homeland (above), has been offered the lead female role in the upcoming new version of Ben-Hur. She would star opposite Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) and Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), who play best friends in a tale of betrayal, slavery and chariots; Morgan Freeman leads the supporting cast. [Deadline] Source Code: Anna Foerster will direct a sequel to 2011 suspense thriller Source Code. She'll make her feature debut after gaining considerable experience behind the camera, including stints as a cinematographer for director Roland Emmerich, most recently on White House Down (above). The original followed Jake Gyllenhaal as he continually relived eight minutes on a speeding train...
- Peter Martin
After what has been described as a close race, Homeland star Nazanin Boniadi has landed the role of the female led in MGM and Paramount Pictures’ upcoming Ben-Hur remake, pipping the likes of Kingsman: The Secret Service‘s Sofia Boutella to the part.
Boniadi will now star opposite Jack Huston in the sword and sandals epic, and it’s understood the actress won over the hearts and minds of the casting directors for her chemistry with the Boardwalk Empire star, who is on board to play the titular hero. Previously Man of Steel‘s Ayelet Zurer and Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, were attached to the role, but contract negotiations with DC — which are as far reaching as you’d imagine — forced her to pull out.
With a release date pegged for 2016, we’re still a ways away from seeing Timur Bekmambetov’s bold remake in action, though it’s »
- Michael Briers
The last time the super-powered quartet known as the Fantastic Four graced the big screen, filmgoers knew Chris Evans as the borderline reckless Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, a high contrast to his current turn as the responsible Captain America. The Fantastic Four reboot hits theaters from Fox next summer, but fans can get a taste of what’s to come with the recent reveal of the film’s synopsis.
20th Century Fox confirmed via IGN that the following description that appeared on Rotten Tomatoes is indeed the official synopsis of The Fantastic Four reboot:
“The 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 »
- Derek Anderson
Just over one month after Gal Gadot backed out of MGM's Ben-Hur, the studio has brought on Homeland star Nazanin Boniadi as the female lead. Gal Gadot entered talks to play Esther, a female slave who falls for Jack Huston's title character, in mid-October. She was forced to bow out just a few weeks later, citing conflicts with her schedule on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where she plays Wonder Woman.
Nazanin Boniadi joins a cast that also includes Toby Kebbell as Messalla, Ben-Hur's former friend who sells him into slavery, and Morgan Freeman, who mentors the title character and teaches him to become a champion chariot racer. Deadline reports the actress beat out a number of candidates for the role. Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) was the runner-up to land the part, with other contenders including Moran Atias (Third Person) and Natalia Warner (The Double »
For a blockbuster superhero movie, the “Fantastic Four” reboot has been playing it close to the vest. We’ve only got eight months to go until the August 7, 2015 premiere. Most films would be working to prime the hype pump with official images leaked online, or concept art to give superfans something to work with at Comic-Con. Sure a single image of the Thing wormed its way online (and was quickly scrubbed), but nothing official has been released. Until now. Fox has released the plot synopsis for “Fantastic Four” on Rotten Tomatoes. Unlike the 2005 version, the reboot will spin an origin from the “Ultimate Fantastic Four,” which takes place in an alternate universe. While they share many traits with their counterparts on Earth-0, the heroes of the 2015 reboot will out as young outsiders. Instead of victims of a space radiation, their powers will come from accidental teleportation to (yet another) alternate dimension. »
- Donna Dickens
Perhaps no comic-book movie in the works has suffered as much derision from fans ahead of release as Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, which the director has promised will be “grounded” and approach the characters in a new light. A few weeks ago, possible plot details for the Fox tentpole leaked online, and many fans were infuriated by what they revealed. Doctor Doom as an “anti-social Eastern European computer programmer and hacktivist?” A mood ring-esque Human Torch?? “Genius convenience store clerk” Reed Richards???
Unfortunately, the nightmare’s not over for those fans angered by the plot details, as IGN has confirmed with Fox that at least the following part of the leaked description is accurate:
“The 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. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Ben-Hur: Nazanin Boniadi, who plays a CIA agent on TV drama Homeland (above), has been offered the lead female role in the upcoming new version of Ben-Hur. She would star opposite Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) and Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), who play best friends in a tale of betrayal, slavery and chariots; Morgan Freeman leads the supporting cast. [Deadline] Source Code: Anna Foerster will direct a sequel to 2011 suspense thriller Source Code. She'll...
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A month or so ago Man Of Steel's Ayelet Zurer was in the frame. Before her we were talking about Gal Gadot, who had to drop out in favour of the small indie comic-book curios Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Wonder Woman. This morning Timur Bekmambetov's new Ben-Hur finally has its female lead. Homeland star Nazanin Boniadi has grabbed the gig, fending off plenty of other competition by performing the best "chemistry read" with the toplining Jack Huston.Huston is, of course, Judah Ben-Hur himself, with Boniadi playing Esther, the daughter of the slave Simonides. Taken once again from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, the new version aims to chronicle the younger days of Ben-Hur and Messala (Toby Kebbell), best friends growing up in Jerusalem. Ben-Hur is a Jewish prince and Messala the son of a Roman tax collector who is packed off to be educated in Rome for five years. »
Fans just do not seem to be happy with anything they've seen or heard about director Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot. There really seems to be a lot of hate building up for it. There have been some things that I like, and other things that I don't regarding what I've heard about the movie. But I am going to keep an open mind. I want the movie to be good. We're just going to have to wait and see how it turns out.
A couple of weeks ago a possible plot synopsis hit the internet. We still don't know if that is legit or not, but if you want to read it, click here. We now have an official plot synopsis that the studio released on Rotten Tomatoes. This is the first official story information that we've seen so far for the movie.
The Fantastic Four, a contemporary »
- Joey Paur
The latest issue of The Punisher sees three of the Fantastic Four reboot film stars apparently fall victim to an explosion.
Writer Nathan Edmondson assured readers that the comic is not making a "petty statement" against the upcoming 20th Century Fox film on Twitter.
Mitch Gerads illustrated the scene in The Punisher #12.
Marvel and Fox have denied rumours that there is a rivalry between the two companies over the film, which has been attributed to the decision to end the Fantastic Four comic.
Co-star Toby Kebbell recently revealed that his version of Doctor Doom will »
The Rotten Tomatoes page for 20th Century Fox's The Fantastic Four reboot has revealed the first official synopsis. An extended and unofficial synopsis released earlier this month revealed that the title characters access another dimension, a plot point which has been confirmed by this synopsis. Take a look at this plot rundown below, then read on for more information.
"The 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. (C) Fox"
The "former friend turned enemy" is most likely Toby Kebbell's Doctor Doom, who we reported last week will be named Victor Doomashev, instead of the character's original comic book name Victor Von Doom. »
With Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes arriving on DVD and Blu-ray December 2nd, I got the opportunity to sit down with Toby Kebbell to talk about the film. As I’ve said again and again, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is easily one of my favorite films of 2014. It’s the rare commercial movie that’s deep and thoughtful and it’s also atypical in that it tells a complete story while keeping the door open for another sequel. During the interview Kebbell talked about developing his character with Andy Serkis, what it was like playing an ape, his motion-capture experience, what it was like working with Duncan Jones on Warcraft, his version of Doctor Doom in director Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, and a lot more. Hit the jump for what he had to say and click here to pre-order the Blu-ray on Amazon. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
We’ve seen absolutely nothing in the way of promotional material from 20th Century Fox’s superhero reboot The Fantastic Four, but we do now have an official synopsis for the Josh Trank-directed film, which has made its way online via Rotten Tomatoes. Of course, this being The Fantastic Four, it’s giving very, very little away…
The 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.
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- Gary Collinson
Rome – Rome’s Cinecitta Studios is boasting a burst of biz prompted by tax incentives which are luring back Hollywood majors, including Paramount and MGM with their “Ben Hur” remake more than five decades after the Charlton Heston original shot at the famed facilities.
A portion of the upcoming 24th James Bond film is also among high-profile pics scheduled to shoot in Rome early next year.
Cameras are set to roll at Cinecitta starting in February 2015 on MGM and Paramount’s “Ben Hur” redo, to be helmed by Timur Bekmambetov with Jack Huston in the title role, according to a Cinecitta statement. Production designer Naomi Shohan will be reconstructing pre-Roman empire Jerusalem on the Cinecitta backlot for a planned four-month shoot. Toby Kebbell is set for the role of Messala and Morgan Freeman is also attached. The script was co-written by Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” scribe John Ridley and Keith Clarke, »
- Nick Vivarelli
In the latest Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys looks at the rumoured Star Wars trailer for Episode VII: The Force Awakens, plot rumours for The Fantastic Four reboot and who is on the studio wishlist for X-Men roles Cyclops and Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse? See below for more information on the films discussed…
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
…is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes »
- Oli Davis
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