Wonder Woman: Chris Pine in Talks to Play Love Interest Steve Trevor
It looks like Wonder Woman is starting to build out its cast. Gal Gadot is set to play the Amazonian warrior, and now Variety reports that Chris Pine is in talks to play love interest, Steve Trevor. For those who are unfamiliar with the comics, Trevor occupies a unique place not just in terms of his relationship with Wonder Woman, but also her origin story. In the original Wonder Woman comics, Trevor is an intelligence officer who crashes on the Amazonian homeland of Paradise Island. Princess Diana/Wonder Woman rescues him and she eventually follows him back to America under the alter-ego, Diana Prince. Wonder Woman’s creator William Moulton Marston designed the character to be strong and independent, but her origin story is linked to her love interest. [caption id="attachment_464849" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via DC Comics[/caption] It's a trickly balancing act between setting up a woman who doesn't need to rely on a man, »
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‘Independence Day 2’ Producer Provides First Look at Jeff Goldblum on Set (Photo)
“Independence Day 2” producer Dean Devlin shared the first photo of cast member Jeff Goldblum on the set of the Twentieth Century Fox sequel to the 1996 blockbuster about aliens invading the planet, and humanity rallying to fight back. “Hanging with David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) 20 years later is a dream come true! #IndependenceDay,” Devlin captioned the Instagram photo with the actor. Goldblum is reprising his role as computer genius David Levinson, who fans may remember for being responsible for saving the world alongside Will Smith. Sadly, Smith will not be back for more action, but Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, and »
- Joe Otterson
Jason Reitman to Dive into Animation with 'Beekle' for DreamWorks
Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman (Juno) is about to make a major departure for his next project. The Wrap reports Reitman has signed on to write and direct his first animated film, an adaptation of the children's book "The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend," for DreamWorks Animation. No release date was announced. "Beekle" has already won the 2015 Caldecott Medal, the highest honor for children's picture books. Dan Santat wrote and illustrated the book. Below is the book's official plot synopsis from bn url="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-adventures-of-beekle-dan-santat/1117137006cean=9780316199988" text="Barnes & Noble". This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match »
- Cory Woodroof
Pawn Sacrifice Trailer: Tobey Maguire Is Chess Prodigy Bobby Fischer
We got that brand new poster for writer Steven Knight and director Ed Zwick's docudrama Pawn Sacrifice yesterday and now the film's first trailer has arrived. Tobey Maguire leads as chess prodigy Bobby Fischer who takes part in "The Match of the Century," the 1972 World Chess Championship match between Fisher and the Ussr champ, Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber). Even though I don't find the game of chess particularly riveting, this new trailer is surprisingly tense and does a stellar job giving the viewer access to Fischer as he caves under the pressure and his state of mind deteriorates. Check out the new Pawn Sacrifice trailer for yourself below. The film hits select theaters on September 18th and also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert and Michael Stuhlbarg. Click here to check out Matt's review of the film from Tiff. Here's the official synopsis for Pawn Sacrifice: In »
- Perri Nemiroff
Tom Cruise starrer ‘Mena’ begins shoot
Mena centres on the international exploits of Barry Seal, a hustler and pilot whom the CIA recruited to run one of the biggest covert operations in Us history.
Cross Creek Pictures finances Mena with Christopher Woodrow’s new Vendian Entertainment on board as co-financier and executive producer alongside Greek ship owner Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis’ Hercules Film Fund and Terry Douglas’ Rhea Films.
Universal has set a January 6 2017 release.
Warner Bros has set Keanu for April 22 2016 and Going In Style for May 6 2016. »
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Paramount, Mary Parent To Turn ‘Beyblade’ Into Live Action Feature
Exclusive: After turning the Hasbro toys Transformers and G.I. Joe into hit feature franchises, Paramount Pictures will try again with Beyblade. The studio has acquired rights to turn Beyblade into a live action feature that will be produced by Mary Parent through her Disruption Entertainment banner. Beyblade is a line of customizable toys modeled after traditional Japanese fighting tops, developed and manufactured by Takaratomy, the creator of Transformers. The toys have… »
Are The Shining Conspiracy Theories Actually True?
In the ether known as cinematic history, there are some legendary stories that won't die. Be it a Munchkin hanging themselves in The Wizard Of Oz, Ronald Regan being the original choice for the lead in Casablanca, or the ghost of a suicide victim making its way into Three Men And A Baby - stories like these some how grab onto a piece of our subconscious. It doesn't matter if they're truth or fiction, what matters is that once they take a hold, they never let go. If there were ever a monarch of films that sprout odd conspiracy theories, The Shining would definitely be a front runner. The shameful thing about it is, those theories are absolutely false. At least, that's what executive producer Jan Harlan said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, as he was on hand at a 35th anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick's horror »
Tom Cruise's Suspense Comedy Mena Has Lined Up An All-Star Cast
Tom Cruise has his stature just as strong as ever, as the evergreen Hollywood behemoth has lined up an all-star cast for his impending suspense-comedy, Mena. And when I say all-star cast, I really do mean it. Because Cruise will pop-up opposite a number of rising Hollywood starlets for the Doug Liman-directed flick. But exactly who will be sharing the screen with Tom Cruise for the adventure? Well, luckily for you we.ve assembled a nifty guide that will get you immediately up-to date with the cast of Mena.s previous exploits, as well as their facial features. Tom Cruise The Edge Of Tomorrow duo are reteaming for Mena, which will see Tom Cruise star as Barry Seal, a pilot and a hustler who is recruited by the CIA to oversee one of the largest operations in U.S. history. Based on a true story, Deadline are reporting that »
Burying The Ex Trailer Looks Like The Horror Comedy Of The Year
How far would you go to bury the memory of your ex? It can be a difficult game to just get someone out of your head, but what happens when it.s nearly impossible to get them out of your life, even after they.re dead? Well it looks like one man will have his work cut out for him when his girlfriend (who he wanted to be ex-girlfriend) comes back from the dead and just won.t let him move on. Take a look at the trailer for the hilarious horror comedy, Burying the Ex. Max (Anton Yelchin) had been dating an overbearing girlfriend, Evelyn (Ashley Greene) and while building up the courage to break up with her, Evelyn is killed in a freak accident. Max, who was seemingly saved from ending his unwanted relationship, quickly moves on and falls in love with Olivia (Alexandra Daddario). It looks like »
Hawaii’s Big Island Film Festival Picks Winners
Frank Hall Green’s “Wildlike” – the tale of a teen in Alaska who escapes her abusive uncle and tries to find stability with a stranger – won the best feature prize at the Big Island Film Festival, which just wrapped in Hawaii.
“Patterson’s Wager” (pictured above), directed by Canada’s O. Corbin Saleken, won for best foreign feature. In the film, a man discovers he has the disturbing ability to see two minutes into the future.
“Jilel – The Calling of the Shell,” directed by Jack Niedenthal, won the fest’s Barbara Award. In it, a young Marshallese girl is given the responsibility to protect an ancient family heirloom.
- Peter Caranicas
This Star Wars Video Game Costs $100,000
Anything and everything Star Wars is, understandably, all the rage at the moment, but a new Star Wars product is about to hit the market that is…limited in its reach. Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. is poised to release a home version of the arcade game Star Wars: Battle Pod, which is an aerial battle game featuring a fully immersive Dome Screen where players pilot famous star fighters from the films. If that’s a home version of the arcade game isn't enough, Bandai Namco Entertainment is also offering a “Premium Edition” of the game, which will be made to order and equipped with leather seats, with two different designs of your choosing: Rebel Alliance or Darth Vader. So how much will these games cost you? The home version of Star Wars: Battle Pod has an Msrp of $35,000, while the Premium Edition will run a cool $100,000. It’s »
- Adam Chitwood
‘The End Of The Tour’ Trailer: Jason Segel As David Foster Wallace
Here’s another hot ticket out of this year’s Sundance, acquired by distributor A24 as the fest was getting under way. The End of the Tour is based on David Lipsky’s book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace. The trip was arranged as an interview Lipsky undertook for Rolling Stone after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s Infinite Jest. The movie stars an almost unrecognizable (and seemingly unlikely) Jason Segel as the… »
‘Wild Tales’ Snags 10 Premios Platino Cinema Nominations
Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales,” which was nominated for a foreign language film Oscar in the 2014 Academy Awards race, snagged 10 nominations for the second annual Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema, followed by Ernesto Daranas’ teacher-pupil Cuban drama “Conducta” and Spain’s crime thriller “La Isla Minima” by Alberto Rodriguez, which grabbed nine each.
All three pics are nominated for best Iberoamerican feature along with Alvaro Brechner’s “Mr. Kaplan” (Uruguay) and Venezuelan Mariana Rondon’s “Pelo Malo.” The helmers of all five pics are also nominated for director prizes.
A record-busting 760 pics qualified for this year’s awards, evidence of robust film production activity across Spain, Portugal and especially Latin America. From the initial list, 30 pics made the final cut, selected from 13 of the 23 countries of Iberoamerica.
The ceremony will be held in the coastal town of Marbella, Spain, on Oct. 18.
At the press event Wednesday, thesp Kate del Castillo »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Sky To Invest $20M In Milan Hub For Arts; Fremantle Picks Up Jude Law’s ‘The Young Pope': Global Briefs
Europe’s largest pan-continental pay TV platform Sky is setting up a dedicated Sky Arts Production Hub in Milan to bring new dedicated content its 21 million customers across Italy, Germany, Austria, Ireland and the UK. The move, which carries with it a commitment of $20 million in new spending, is one of the first moves since BSkyB completed its acquisition in November last year of Sky Italia and majority interest in Sky Deutschland to create a European TV giant in a… »
‘How He Fell In Love’ Clip: Exploring Faithfulness And Betrayal
Exclusive: Los Angeles Film Festival entry How He Fell In Love is a drama about a young musician (Matt McGorry) who is coping with the death of his bandmate and begins an affair with a married yoga teacher (Amy Hargreaves). Their relationship tests her marriage and his ability to move forward. In the clip here, the two lead characters discuss their relationship, edging but then retreating from polyamory in favor of a kind of faithful infidelity. Written and directed by Mar… »
Superhero Bits: Avengers Age of Ultron, Suicide Squad, Supergirl, Gotham, X-Men, Wolverine
Want to see Batman on top of a car on the set of Suicide Squad? When can you get this X-Men Days of Future Past poster? How did The Avengers influence Warcraft? Who might be the villains in Gotham season 2? Could Crossbones come back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What unanswered questions did you […]
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