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Mikkelsen Up For "Doctor Strange" Villain?

28 August 2015 3:47 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Hannibal" star Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks to play one of the villains in the upcoming Scott Derrickson-directed "Doctor Strange" film at Marvel Studios.

Benedict Cumberbatch will play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.

Tilda Swinton will play Strange's mentor the Ancient One while Chiwetel Ejiofor is set to star as Baron Mordo who becomes Strange's nemesis.

Mikkelsen's role is unknown but sources say he will be another antagonist to Strange. The most other notable villain from the comics is the powerful mystical being Dormammu who has been rumored for the film before.

Jon Spaihts penned the script and Kevin Feige will produce the film which begins production towards year's end ahead of a November 4th 2016 release. If he joins, it will be Mikkelsen's second big film of the period as he's »

- Garth Franklin

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'Doctor Strange' Wants 'Hannibal' Star Mads Mikkelsen as a Villain

27 August 2015 2:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Captain America: Civil War officially wrapped this past weekend. That means Marvel is ready to begin work on Doctor Strange. An exact production start date has yet to be announced. But the main cast is almost complete. Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title character. He is joined by Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who boarded the project earlier this year. Now we have word that another mysterious being is being added to the cosmic line-up.

Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen seems to be ditching his cannibal ways for Disney. It was reported earlier this month, during the studio's big D23 presentation, that the actor had joined the Rebel Alliance for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now comes word that he is taking on a role in Doctor Strange. While Mads Mikkelsen has confirmed the unexpected, that he will actually be playing a hero in Rogue One, it seems that he'll »

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‘Doctor Strange’ Eyes ‘Hannibal’ Star Mads Mikkelsen to Play Villain (Exclusive)

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

Hannibal” star Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks to play one of the villains in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, Variety has learned exclusively. While sources say no offer has been delivered, one is expected shortly. Marvel had no comment on Mikkelsen’s involvement.

Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor are on board to co-star. Scott Derrickson is directing the comic book movie from a script by Jon Spaihts. Marvel’s Kevin Feige will produce.

Cumberbatch will play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics artist Steve Ditko created the character in 1963. Swinton will play Strange’s mentor, The Ancient One, while Ejiofor will appear as Baron Mordo, who also studies magic under The Ancient One in the comic books, before becoming Doctor Strange’s nemesis.

Mikkelsen’s exact role remains under wraps, »

- Justin Kroll

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange: Everything you need to know, from release date to spoilers

21 August 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Though The Avengers: Age of Ultron felt much more like the closing of a chapter, it was the release of Ant-Man last month that officially concluded Marvel Studios' Phase Two.

We've all heard plenty about Captain America: Civil War, which will kick off Phase Three, but what of the movie that will follow in its sizable footsteps?

Below, Digital Spy rounds up everything we know so far about Doctor Strange.

When's it out?

Doctor Strange is scheduled for release on October 28, 2016 in the UK, and a week later in the Us on November 4. Principal photography is due to start in November in London.

The release date has already been pushed back from the formerly announced July slot, presumably to accommodate the star's notoriously packed schedule.

What's it about?

Guardians of the Galaxy was widely billed as Marvel's "anti-superhero movie", and Marvel Studios certainly have form with roguish anti-heroes given »

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...

Akira

One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

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Dark Tower Update: It's Happening, People!

7 August 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Sony just released a slew of opening dates for upcoming films and one that stands out is January 13, 2017, when the first film adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” will actually be happening. After covering news of this on-again off-again project, this confirmation that Sony is committed to the project is pretty darn rad.

Nikolaj Arcel, director of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is set to direct from a screenplay touched by a number of writers including Akiva Goldsman, Anders Thomas Jensen and Jeff Pinkner.

Second on my list of must-see movies is the sci-fi drama/romance Passengers from writer Jon Spaihts. Passengers was a bla [Continued ...] »

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Laurence Fishburne Set To Join Chris Pratt And Jennifer Lawrence For Passengers

6 August 2015 11:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s Lawrence Fishburne is in talks to star alongside Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers.

Billed as a big-budget pic that blends romance with science-fiction, the film is being scripted by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts, and chronicles an interstellar commute gone awry. In the lead role is Pratt, who is rudely awoken 90 years ahead of schedule when a technical malfunction forces him out of cryosleep. Alone aboard a space transport vessel housing thousands of dormant humans, he then makes the rather unconventional choice of waking up a fellow member of the crew: Jennifer Lawrence.

Given that Passengers is primarily a tragic love story between the two leads, it’s unclear which role Fishburne will be filling. Will he step into the shoes of another deep-space commuter? Or will his role be a minor, introductory role prior to the »

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'Doctor Strange' Described as a Dark Version of 'Fantasia'

6 August 2015 2:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With production winding down over the next few months on Captain America: Civil War, the next Marvel adventure, Doctor Strange, is gearing up to start production this November. There still isn't much we know about the project, except that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Doctor Strange, with a supporting cast that includes Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Baron Mordo), so far. Screen Daily attended a BAFTA Masterclass in London last night, where Doctor Strange cinematographer Ben Davis compared the movie to Disney's Fantasia.

"It has a very psychedelic grounding, and it's not your typical Marvel action movie. Most of the work within it is about other dimensions. And I described it, I think, when I was talking to Marvel as Marvel's Fantasia, in a way, because it's so sort of out there and different to everything else that they've done. There's a lot of previsualisation, and there's a »

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Laurence Fishburne joins Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers

6 August 2015 12:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) has joined the cast of the upcoming sci-fi space film Passengers, a new report from The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

Fishburne, whose role in the film is unknown, will be acting alongside Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) and Chris Pratt (Jurassic World), two of Hollywood’s biggest stars. They are set to play the roles of Aurora and Jim Preston, while actor Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon), who also recently came on board the project, will play a robot.  

In the future, Fishburne will be popping up in such films as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Standoff. Currently, he stars on NBC’s critically acclaimed series Hannibal.

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 60 years early. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, »

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Laurence Fishburne In Talks To Board Passengers

5 August 2015 4:42 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With its renewed momentum, sci-fi project Passengers is coming together properly under the aegis of director Morten Tyldum. He’s now looking to add Laurence Fishburne to the mix.The script, written by Prometheus' Jon Spaihts, chronicles a ship en route to a distant colony with all of its crew in cryosleep. A malfunction causes one man (Chris Pratt) to be rudely awakened 90 years before anyone else. Unable to fix the situation and seemingly doomed to spend his time dying alone, he decides to take the unusual and controversial step of waking up a fellow passenger (Jennifer Lawrence).  Quite what Fishburne will be up to, even if he does make a deal, has yet to be announced. Will he be another passenger? Will he just be seeing the ship off? Is he destined only to appear on view screens? We do at least know what one other cast member is doing in the film, »

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Laurence Fishburne Joins Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Space Romance ‘Passengers’

5 August 2015 3:43 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Laurence Fisburne is on board for “Passengers,” the Sony Pictures space romance that will unite megawatt stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, an individual with knowledge of the casting told TheWrap. Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”) is directing from a script by Jon Spaihts (“Doctor Strange”). Pratt plays a space traveler who awakes early from a cryogenic sleep and decides to wake up a female passenger, played by Lawrence. The two begin to fall for each other, though his decision has dire consequences. Fishburne’s role is currently unknown. Also Read: Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence Recruit 'Masters of Sex' Star for Space Romance. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Laurence Fishburne Joins "Passengers"

5 August 2015 3:28 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Laurence Fishburne is in negotiations to join Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Morten Tyldum's big-budget, space-set, romantic sci-fi drama "Passengers" at Sony Pictures.

Jon Spaihts penned the film which is set on a spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant planet. As a result of a malfunction, a single passenger is awakened decades early. Not wanting to be alone, he wakes up a second passenger.

Michael Sheen is also attached to the film which Tom Rothman, Stephen Hamel, Michael Maher, Ori Marmur and Neal H. Moritz are producing. The film is targeting a December 21st 2016 release.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Rachel McAdams Eyed for Female Lead in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

27 July 2015 4:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It looks like Marvel wants Rachel McAdams for “Doctor Strange.” Sources tell Variety that McAdams is the choice to land the female lead opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” although it’s currently unknown if an offer is in hand.

Heroic Hollywood first reported the news earlier this month, and McAdams confirmed to the L.A. Times that she was talking to the studio about the role. “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all,” she said.

Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also on board to co-star. Scott Derrickson is directing the comicbook movie.

Cumberbatch will play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics vets Stan Lee and Steve Ditko co-created the character in 1963.

The »

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Michael Sheen Joins Passengers

19 July 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

After a long time floating in development limbo, much-praised sci-fi script Passengers is finally gathering the people it needs to make its voyage, with Morten Tyldum in the director’s chair and Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. Michael Sheen will now be joining the actors in front of the camera.The script, written by Prometheus' Jon Spaihts, chronicles a ship en route to a distant colony with all of its crew in cryposleep. A malfunction causes one man (Pratt) to be rudely awakened 90 years before anyone else. Unable to fix the situation and seemingly doomed to spend his time dying alone, he decides to take the unusual and controversial step of waking up a fellow passenger (Lawrence). As we now learn from Variety’s report on Sheen’s casting, the pair won’t be completely alone on the ship, as he’s playing a robot along for the ride. »

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Michael Sheen joins Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in sci-fi thriller Passengers

18 July 2015 5:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Sheen has signed up to the sci-fi thriller Passengers, joining Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt who have already been cast.

The Masters of Sex actor will lend his voice to a robot who's travelling alongside Lawrence and Pratt's character on a spaceship to a faraway planet, according to Variety.

The film follows a passenger on the ship as he wakes up 90 years too early from a cryogenic sleep and decides to wake up a female passenger too.

Sony Pictures is producing the film from a script by Jon Spaihts following numerous attempts by other production companies to bring it to the screen.

It was announced last month that Sheen's girlfriend Sarah Silverman will be reprising her role as Helen on Sheen's drama series Masters of Sex.

The third season of Masters of Sex premiered on Showtime on July 12. Channel 4 airs the critically-acclaimed series in the UK. »

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Casting: Criss, Sheen, Lind, Teale

18 July 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Smitten

Darren Criss ("Glee") has scored a role in "Rain Man" scribe Barry Morrow's directorial debut "Smitten". The indie rom-com begins shootings in Italy next week with Julia Rask, David Nichols and Morrow set to produce.

Described as both an enchanted fable and a caper movie with four romances, Criss would play a young American fashion executive who gets kidnapped and taken into the alpine mountains by three bumbling members of the mafia. [Source: THR]

Passengers

Michael Sheen ("Tron Legacy," "Masters of Sex") is set to join Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Morten Tyldum's sci-fi feature "Passengers" at Sony Pictures. Sheen will play the voice of the robot traveling with the lead characters.

Set on a spacecraft making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet, one passenger awakens from cryosleep nine decades early and decides to wake up a female passenger - which sparks a romance. Jon Spaihts ("Doctor Strange") penned the script. »

- Garth Franklin

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Michael Sheen set to join Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers

17 July 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety has revealed that Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) is in talks to join Sony’s big-budget sci-fi drama Passengers.

The Brit actor will join Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) and Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) in the film, which is being directed by Morten Tyldem (The Imitation Game) from a script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). Here’s the official synopsis…

A spacecraft travelling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 60 years early. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger.

Passengers is set for release in 2016.

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt: What's Ahead for Hollywood's Most Wanted? (Video)

17 July 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, arguably Hollywood's two most hotly coveted marquee draws, will now be joined by Brit character actor Michael Sheen in Sony's sci-fi space romance "Passengers." (Variety reports.) It's directed by Morten Tyldum ("The Imitation Game") from a script by "Doctor Strange" scribe Jon Spaihts, who was also on the writing team for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus." Sheen will star in the film about an interstellar voyage to a new planet alongside Pratt and Lawrence's characters, who fall in love on the spacecraft after one passenger emerges from cryogenic sleep 90 years early and decides to wake a female traveler. Read More: Career Watch: For Jennifer Lawrence, If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It It has been a buzzy week for Jennifer Lawrence, 24, since she charmed the Comic-Con corps on a "Hunger Games" panel with co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, as well as Fox's "X-Men: Apocalypse" panel. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Michael Sheen Joins Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Pratt In Passengers

17 July 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jumping from one of television’s most acclaimed dramas to one of Hollywood’s hottest projects, Masters of Sex lead Michael Sheen has joined Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Sony’s pricey sci-fi romance Passengers, according to Variety.

The pic, a two-hander, takes place during an interstellar voyage, as thousands of humans lie stationary in cryogenic sleep. When one passenger (Pratt) awakens 90 years before everyone else, he makes the difficult decision to awaken a female passenger (Lawrence) in hopes of gaining some companionship.

Sheen will voice a robot on the spaceship, who provides direction and guidance to Pratt and Lawrence’s characters.

Morten Tyldum, coming off a Best Director Oscar nomination for The Imitation Game, will direct from a script by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange), which makes Passengers one of the most talent-packed packages currently set up in Hollywood.

Passengers hasn’t always been in such a fortuitous position, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence Recruit ‘Masters of Sex’ Star for Space Romance ‘Passengers’

17 July 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence are getting company aboard their “Passengers” spacecraft, as “Masters of Sex” star Michael Sheen will play a robot traveling with the duo in Sony’s space romance, TheWrap has learned. Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”) is directing from a script by Jon Spaihts (“Doctor Strange”). Pratt plays a space traveler who awakes early from a cryogenic sleep and decides to wake up a female passenger, played by Lawrence. The two begin to fall for each other, though his decision has dire consequences. Also Read: 'Masters of Sex' Review: Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen Do »

- Jeff Sneider

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