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Emily Blunt Flees To A Kingdom Of Isolation In New Trailer For The Huntsman Winter’s War

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Arguably one of the more surprising prequels to see the light of day, Universal has today peeled back the curtain on a new trailer for The Huntsman Winter’s War.

Whisking moviegoers back to the Kingdom of Tabor, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s fantastical offshoot takes place long before the events of Rupert Sanders’ Snow White, largely revolving around the testing relationship between Emily Blunt’s conflicted Ice Queen Freya and Queen Ravenna, played with maleficent glee once again by Charlize Theron.

Betrayed by her sibling, today’s CG-laden sizzle reel introduces Blunt’s character as a powerful and mercurial ruler with ice powers. Fleeing to a kingdom of isolation – stop us if you’ve heard this before – Winter’s War heralds a sisterly squabble of epic proportions, with Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain) caught up somewhere in between.

Flanked by Chastain’s badass Sara, Chris Hemsworth title swordsman will »

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Kristen Stewart War! Huntsman Trailer Drops on Top of Her Equals Trailer

11 February 2016 2:26 PM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Kristen Stewart is still dealing with bad blood in Hollywood. Universal released the second trailer for its upcoming film “The Huntsman: Winter War,” on the same day as Kristens’s new “Equals” trailer. Is the studio still grinding an ax, or trying to ride her coattails? You may recall, Stewart’s career blew up in a major scandal when she was caught cheating with “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders. ...Read More »

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Full The Huntsman: Winter's War Trailer Is Epic And Thrilling

11 February 2016 10:45 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In part because of the shenanigans of Snow White and the Huntsman.s star Kristen Stewart and director Rupert Sanders, the decision was made to create a prequel rather than sequel to the 2012 fantasy adventure. Stewart.s departure was corrected with the acquisition of Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, who join the returning Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth for The Huntsman: Winter.s War. And the full trailer suggests that was a pretty good decision. You can take a gander at it, and decided for yourself, by clicking below. I know, I know: the song choice for The Huntsman: Winter's War's trailer is utterly appalling, and only hinders rather than improving upon the footage because of its cheesy, on-the-nose lyrics and heavy attempt at creating a serious tone and mood. But, looking beyond this kamikaze assault on the ears, there.s actually enough in the trailer to suggest The Huntsman: »

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Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Adds Michael Pitt as the Laughing Man

5 February 2016 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It took several years for Ghost in the Shell, the English-language adaptation of the Japanese manga, to settled on Rupert Sanders to direct, and another year before it landed on Scarlett Johansson to star. In the past few months, though, the project has started to gain some real steam, picking up a new screenwriter, a new co-star, […]

The post Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Adds Michael Pitt as the Laughing Man appeared first on /Film. »

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Movie News: Vin Diesel Strips Down for 'xXx' Photo; Scarlett Johansson's 'Ghost in the Shell' Nabs Villain

5 February 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage: Vin Diesel stripped down and shared two new photos from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, both featuring him with Bollywood star Deepika Padukone. The action sequel, now in production, also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jet Li. It's aiming for release next year. [Facebook/Instagram]   Ghost in the Shell: Michael Pitt (TV's Boardwalk Empire) will portray a villainous character known as the Laughing Man in the upcoming adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Scarlett Johansson will star as a cyborg in the sci-fi movie, which follows a task force that deals with very dangerous criminals. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) will direct; it's scheduled for release on March 31, 2017. [THR]   Zola: James Franco will...

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Michael Pitt cast as villain in Ghost in the Shell

5 February 2016 8:46 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Pitt has landed the villain role in the upcoming film adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

Pitt, who played James “Jimmy” Darmody in the hit HBO show, will star alongside Scarlett Johansson (Hail, Caesar!) as a character referred to as the Laughing Man who is part man, part robot and has “a unique sense of style and has been described as a bad guy filtered through the lens of a street artist.” British actor Sam Riley (Control) had previously been in talks for the role.

Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is directing the film, which sees Johansson in the title role as “a special-ops cyborg in a task force named Section 9 that deals in the most dangerous criminals and extremists.”

Ghost in the Shell is set for release on March 31st, 2017.

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Actor Michael Pitt Cast as the Main Villain in Ghost In The Shell

5 February 2016 6:03 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Boardwalk Empire" actor Michael Pitt has been cast as the main villain for DreamWorks' film adaptation of "Ghost In The Shell" starring Scarlet Johansson. Pitt will playthe antagonist known only as "The Laughing Man", a cyber-terrorist who is half human/half cyborg with a taste for the theatrical.

Rupert Sanders ("Snow White And The Huntsman") will direct the film based on a script by screenwriter Jonathan Herman. Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul producing. Michael Costigan, Jeffrey Silver, Tetsu Fujimura and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa will serve as executive producers. Paramount Pictures will co-finance and distribute the film which is scheduled for a March 31st, 2017 release date.

"Ghost In The Shell" is based on the critically-acclaimed Japanese manga by Masamune Shirow, which tells the story of a cybernetic covert-ops agent, named Motoko Kusanagi, who leads a highly-trained counter-cyberterrorism task force called Public Security Section 9. The special »

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Ghost In The Shell Adds Michael Pitt As The Laughing Man

5 February 2016 4:13 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though it was previously reported that British actor Sam Riley would be playing this character, according to Variety it’ll actually be Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire, Funny Games) who will bring the villainous Laughing Man to life in director Rupert Sanders’ live-action take on classic manga/anime, Ghost In The Shell.

This Catcher In The Rye-obsessed baddie is described as “the ultimate hacker, capable of such feats as hijacking multiple video streams simultaneously, taking over someone’s cybernetic brain entirely and editing his own images out of someone’s cybernetic eyes, and all in real time.”

He’ll be the chief antagonist to Scarlett Johansson’s “augmented-cybernetic human” leader of the covert Section 9 team, Major Motoko Kusanagi. Danish actor Pilou Asbaek has also siged on as Kusanagi’s second in command, Batou.

Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing this big screen adaptation of Ghost in Shell from a script by Bill Wheeler. »

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Boardwalk Empire's Michael Pitt To Play The Villain In Ghost In The Shell Opposite Scarlett Johansson

5 February 2016 2:19 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Variety reports that Rupert Sanders' live-action take on Ghost In The Shell has cast its baddie. According to them, Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire, Hannibal, Funny Games) is in final talks to play The Laughing Man: a Catcher In The Rye-obsessed terrorist/hacker. If he signs on he'll join Danish actor Pilou Asbaek as Section 9 second in command and all-round tough Sob, Batou, and Scarlett Johansson as the "augmented-cybernetic human" leader of the covert team, Major Motoko Kusanagi. It was previously reported that British actor Sam Riley would play this role, but evidently he'll be bringing a different baddie to life. The story "follows a female special ops cyborg who leads an elite task force called Section 9 for Hanka Robotics. Section 9 is devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, led by The Laughing Man whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka’s advancements in cyber technology." Avi Arad »

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‘Ghost In The Shell’ starts filming; Michael Pitt joins the cast

4 February 2016 11:22 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ghost In The Shell movie: The film version of the popular manga has started shooting, and Michael Pitt has joined the cast.

The Ghost In The Shell movie has started shooting. The big-screen version of the Manga series is being brought to the screen by Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, and will star Scarlett Johansson as a special-ops cyborg who is part of a task force named Section 9 that deals in the most dangerous criminals and extremists.

In more casting news, Michael Pitt, an alumni from Boardwalk Empire and the Hannibal TV series, has joined the film and will play its villain. He will play the character of The Laughing Man in the Ghost In The Shell movie, a part that The Hollywood Reporter describes as an ‘antagonist [who is] is a bitter and vengeful man with a body that is part robot.’

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Ghost In The Shell remake starts filming, villain cast

4 February 2016 10:22 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Michael Pitt joins the cast of Ghost In The Shell as The Laughing Man, as production begins on the movie...

After nearly a decade in gestation, a live action Hollywood remake of Ghost In The Shell is finally before the cameras. Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders is helming this one, and Scarlett Johansson is taking the lead role in the movie.

Now we learn too who is to be its villain. The role has gone to Michael Pitt, best known thus far for his work in Hannibal. He's set to play The Laughing Man in the film.

Filming is underway ahead of a released that's been earmarked for March 31st 2017. The movie has recently changed distributor too, with Paramount Pictures picking up the project from Disney.

We'll have more on Ghost In The Shell as we hear it...

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Ghost In The Shell remake starts filming, villain cast

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Michael Pitt joins the cast of Ghost In The Shell as The Laughing Man, as production begins on the movie...

After nearly a decade in gestation, a live action Hollywood remake of Ghost In The Shell is finally before the cameras. Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders is helming this one, and Scarlett Johansson is taking the lead role in the movie.

Now we learn too who is to be its villain. The role has gone to Michael Pitt, best known thus far for his work in Hannibal. He's set to play The Laughing Man in the film.

Filming is underway ahead of a released that's been earmarked for March 31st 2017. The movie has recently changed distributor too, with Paramount Pictures picking up the project from Disney.

We'll have more on Ghost In The Shell as we hear it...

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Michael Pitt Is "Ghost In The Shell" Villain

4 February 2016 9:27 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Michael Pitt has scored the villain role in the sci-fi film adaptation of the manga series "Ghost in the Shell" at DreamWorks.

Scarlett Johansson plays a special-ops cyborg in a task force named Section 9 that deals in the most dangerous criminals and extremists. Jonathan Herman penned the script.

Pitt will play The Laughing Man, a bitter and vengeful man with a body that is part robot. He has a unique sense of style and has been described as a bad guy filtered through the lens of a street artist.

Rupert Sanders is directing the project which also stars Pilou Asbaek and is eyeing a late February start in New Zealand.

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Michael Pitt Will Play the Villain Opposite Scarlett Johansson in the Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Remake

4 February 2016 8:32 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

A good sci-fi movie is nothing without a good villain (just ask Eddie Redmayne), and luckily, Dreamworks' long-gestating Ghost in the Shell remake has found an actor eerie enough for the part. Michael Pitt, of Boardwalk Empire and, briefly, Hannibal, will play the villain in film version of the 1989 Japanese manga, which later became a critically acclaimed 1995 anime film. Scarlett Johansson is set to star as a cyborg in a special-ops team that targets cyberterrorism, while Pitt will play the Laughing Man, an expert hacker and cyberterrorist, described as "a bad guy filtered through the lens of a street artist." Technically, the Ghost in the Shell world features an even bigger bad, the mysterious Puppeteer or Puppet Master, but let's just table that discussion for a separate, more contentious web forum. Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders is directing the film, which is set for a March 31, 2017 release, »

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Michael Pitt in Talks to Play Villain in Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’

4 February 2016 4:38 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Pitt is in talks to play the villain opposite Scarlett Johansson in DreamWorks’ live-action adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Based on the popular Japanese manga created by Masamune Shirow, the story follows a female special ops cyborg (Johansson) who leads an elite task force called Section 9, which is devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists. She faces a stylish, hacker enemy named The Laughing Man (Pitt) whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology. Rupert Sanders (“Snow White and the Huntsman”) is directing the. »

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Michael Pitt to Play Villain in Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’

4 February 2016 4:35 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Boardwalk Empire” actor Michael Pitt is in talks to play the villain opposite Scarlett Johansson in DreamWorks’ “Ghost in the Shell.”

Rupert Sanders (“Snow White and the Huntsman”) is directing the adaptation of the popular anime film, with Paramount on board to co-finance.

Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing, while Michael Costigan, Jeffrey Silver, Tetsu Fujimura and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa are exec producing.

The story follows the exploits of a female member of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission’s covert ops unit (Johansson), which specializes in fighting technology-related crime.

Pitt is in talks to play Laughing man, who proves to be the ultimate hacker, capable of such feats as hijacking multiple video streams simultaneously, taking over someone’s cybernetic brain entirely and editing his own images out of someone’s cybernetic eyes, and all in real time.

Borgen” alum Pilou Asbæk recently joined the cast as well. The film »

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Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt to play villain opposite Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell

4 February 2016 4:24 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It was revealed early last year that Avengers: Age of Ultron’s Scarlett Johansson had landed the lead role in the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, and we now know that Boardwalk Empire and Hannibal star Michael Pitt will join her in the movie as its lead villain. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is directing

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Michael Pitt Lands Villain Role Opposite Scarlett Johansson in 'Ghost in the Shell' (Exclusive)

3 February 2016 2:59 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Michael Pitt, perhaps best known for playing a gangster on Boardwalk Empire, has nabbed the villain role in Ghost in the Shell, the adaptation of the manga series by DreamWorks. Rupert Sanders is directing the long-in-the-works sci-fi movie, which is eyeing a late February start in New Zealand. Scarlett Johansson is a special-ops cyborg in a task force named Section 9 that deals in the most dangerous criminals and extremists. Pitt will play a character known as the Laughing Man in the manga. The antagonist is a bitter and vengeful man with a body that

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Kristen Stewart Has Naked Eyes! See the New Chanel Fashion Campaign

2 February 2016 2:31 PM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Kristen Stewart is Karl Lagerfeld’s muse again in a new Chanel campaign that will feature her–actually her eyes–in advertisements promoting a line of cosmetics. She’ll represent “various facets of the contemporary Chanel woman.” Lagerfeld, literally plucked her from the ashes of her cheating scandal with “Snow White and the Huntsman” Director Rupert Sanders and made her a fashion icon. ...Read More »

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Battle of the Grammy Parties: Clive Davis' Annual Bash and Jimmy Iovine's Wedding

1 February 2016 8:56 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Music's second-biggest night is supersized this year as the annual Clive Davis pre-Grammy party (sponsored by the Recording Academy and honoring manager Irving Azoff with its Salute to Industry Icons Award) and Apple executive Jimmy Iovine's wedding to Liberty Ross (ex-wife of movie director Rupert Sanders and sister of Gone Girl composer Atticus Ross) are both scheduled to start within an hour of each other on Valentine's Day. (The Grammy Awards air live on CBS on Feb. 15.) While logistically the nuptials at David Geffen's Beverly Hills mansion and the annual A-list soiree held at

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- Shirley Halperin

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