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I Know What You Did Last Summer reboot in the works

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Sony Pictures is developing a reboot of I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Oculus director Mike Flanagan has been hired to helm the new version of the 1997 teen horror film, according to Deadline.

Producer Neal Moritz will return for the update, while Flanagan will co-write with Jeff Howard.

While reports state that Flanagan will direct the film, he has said that he has only signed up to write the project.

Happy to be writing a new "I Know What You Did Last Summer." (I'm Not, however, directing or producing... Not sure where that came from)

Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) September 15, 2014

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr starred in the original film, which followed four friends being stalked by a killer a year after they covered up a road accident.

The film was based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan, and »


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Wish I Was Here: Zach Braff on his long-awaited Garden State follow-up

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Zach Braff cemented himself as a filmmaker to watch with his debut feature Garden State in 2014, but it's taken him a decade to make follow-up Wish I Was Here. So why the long wait? After initially searching for funding and full creative control within the studio system, the former Scrubs star turned to Kickstarter after feeling resistance from the industry who'd lavished praise on his first film.

Digital Spy caught up with Braff on the eve of Wish I Was Here's UK release to discuss his eagerly-awaited movie comeback...

After 10 years away from the director's chair, did he miss it?

"I really did. I directed episodes of Scrubs and I directed a pilot and some smaller things but I was really, really excited to direct another film. I just feel most at home directing a film, I just feel like I was made to do it. I'd wanted to »


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Avengers: Age of Ultron's official synopsis released

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Walt Disney Pictures has released the official synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

James Spader plays Ultron in the second instalment of the hit franchise, who is hell-bent on human extinction.

The full synopsis reads: "Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time.

"When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping programme, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.

"As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Everything we know so far about Avengers: Age of Ultron

Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers will meet, »


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Watch Sesame Street's Star Wars spoof starring the Cookie Monster

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A long time ago, in a cookies and Milky Way galaxy far, far away...

Luke Piewalker, Flan Solo, and Chewie the Cookie are on a mission to save Princess Parfaita, but unfortunately Flan Solo (played by the Cookie Monster) is too distracted by Chewie the Cookie and must learn the art of self control.

Titled Sesame Street: Star S'Mores, the spoof sees Flan Solo attempt the power of the four - which involves counting to four - with the help of Only One Cannoli in a bid to fend off his constant cookie cravings.

When it doesn't work, the group move onto wrinkled Groda for another solution, before finding Darth Baker, who holds the key.

So kids, next time you need some self control, take a leaf out of the Cookie Monster's book »


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Bond 24: New James Bond movie 'to begin filming on December 6'

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Bond 24 is expected to begin filming on December 6.

Director Sam Mendes's follow-up to Skyfall, which will see Daniel Craig return as the spy for his fourth film, has recently been in the process of a rewrite by long-time franchise writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

According to fansite MI6, the main cast will meet for a table read at Pinewood Studios in late November. MGM, Sony and Eon are yet to comment on this.

Ralph Fiennes, whose Gareth Mallory will succeed Judi Dench's M in the next film, previously stated that filming would begin in October, before the last-minute rewrite took place.

Naomie Harris will return as Eve Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner and Ben Whishaw as Q.

Mendes has promised that Bond 24 will be the second part of Skyfall's story.

Bond 24 is to release on October 23, 2015 in the UK and November 6, 2015 in the Us. »


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Is Jason Bourne back? Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass in talks for new film

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Matt Damon is in line for a return as Jason Bourne.

The actor and director Paul Greengrass have opened talks with Universal Pictures to reunite for their third movie together in the Bourne series, Deadline reports. The original film was directed by Doug Liman.

Universal apparently plans to move back its next Bourne spinoff sequel starring Jeremy Renner, so that Damon's comeback is released on July 15, 2016 - a date already assigned to an as-yet-untitled Bourne film.

Renner's next outing in the franchise is to be directed by Justin Lin. Despite starting negotiations with Damon, the studio reportedly still wants to release Renner's film in the future and continue the series.

Universal is yet to comment on the report.

Longtime Bourne franchise producer Frank Marshall denied in June that Damon would return.

Marshall had previously admitted that his dream for the next Bourne film was to "see Matt and Jeremy team »


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George Clooney for Cecil B DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes

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George Clooney is to receive the Cecil B DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes.

The actor and filmmaker will be presented with the honour at the Los Angeles ceremony on Sunday, January 11.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) confirmed today (September 15) that Clooney will follow in the footsteps of recent recipients Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro.

Clooney is a four-time Golden Globe winner, and has received twelve nominations in nine different categories. His most recent win came for his on-screen performance in 2011's The Descendants.

Theo Kingma, President of the HFPA, said: "The HFPA is honoured to bestow the Cecil B DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera."

The award is given to "talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment" and is named after the legendary director and producer. »


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See stunning tapestry artwork for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

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The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies has unveiled a huge widescreen artwork exclusively through Digital Spy.

The poster previews the events of Peter Jackson's Hobbit finale, which will bring his latest Jrr Tolkien trilogy to a close this December.

The fantasy blockbuster, previously titled There and Back Again, will star Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans.

Director Jackson revealed at The Hobbit's Comic-Con panel that he is considering releasing a six-film box set of all his Tolkien films after Battle of the Five Armies debuts.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be released on December 12 in the UK and on December 17 in the Us. Watch the most recent trailer for the film below: »


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Watch the first full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay has premiered its first full-length trailer.

The new teaser footage sees Jennifer Lawrence reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen to lead the two-part adaptation of Suzanne Collins's final Hunger Games novel.

Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks and Sam Claflin are all returning for the sequel.

New cast additions include Natalie Dormer as documentary maker Cressida, Stef Dawson as Finnick's girlfriend Annie Cresta and Julianne Moore as President Coin. Watch Digital Spy's new interview with Claflin below:

The first instalment of Mockingjay will focus on a traumatised Katniss as she reluctantly becomes a symbol of Panem's revolution against the tyrannical Capitol.

Mockingjay - Part 1 will open on November 21 this year and Part 2 is scheduled for release on November 20, 2015. »


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Watch Kylie Minogue and Nick Cave behind the scenes in 20,000 Days on Earth

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One of the most unlikely collaborations in pop history came in 1995, when Kylie Minogue appeared on Nick Cave's Murder Ballad 'Where The Wild Roses Grow'.

The pair remained friends and have reunited, Minogue appearing in Cave's upcoming film 20,000 Days on Earth.

"Kylie, we just on the off chance, we got her to sing this song. It became this kind of minor hit in its day," Cave said.

"She came in this beam of light into our lives for a short time.

"It was a beautiful thing to be sitting with her in this way driving around in this car. it was great."

Other guests in Cave's car during the movie include Ray Winstone and former Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld.

A special screening of 20,000 Days on Earth takes place on Wednesday (September 17) at The Barbican.

It will be beamed into 150 cinemas across the UK followed by a unique »


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The Theory of Everything review - Toronto Film Festival 2014

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Director: James Marsh; Screenwriters: Anthony McCarten, Jane Hawking; Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones; Running time: 123 mins; Certificate: PG-13

In The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne tackles the gargantuan task of playing one of the most - if not the most - famous living scientists in the world: Stephen Hawking. Most of us know Hawking as he is today - the wheelchair-bound genius who communicates via a special speech-generating computer. Here, director James Marsh and writer Anthony McCarten, working from the memoir of Jane Hawking, take us back to the beginning, to the physicist's time as a young man pursuing his PhD at Cambridge.

This young version of Hawking that we meet is fun-loving, charming, a bit of a lazy student, but every bit the brilliant scientist that we know he will soon flourish into. The film takes time not only to explore the early genesis of some of Hawking's most exciting ideas and theories, »


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Will Avatar sequels use new high frame rate 4K 3D system?

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James Cameron's Avatar sequels could use Douglas Trumbull's new system for 4K 3D at 120 frames per second.

The filmmaker and inventor has discussed the new system with Avatar series producer Jon Landau, he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Landau has requested a screening of short film Ufotog, which is being used as a showcase for the Magi process.

"I know that Cameron admired Showscan [Trumbull's earlier invention of a large-format high-frame rate projection system] and that he is a huge advocate of high frame rates [HFRs]," said Trumbull.

"The use of HFRs for Avatar would be very appropriate and very successful.

"I don't know if Cameron is interested [in using Magi for the Avatar sequels]. He's in seclusion writing the screenplay for Avatar. I am talking to Jon Landau, and we plan to have a screening [of Ufotog] soon."

Trumbull has said that he is in talks with other directors about Magi.

"It delivers extreme fluidity of motion and amazing clarity with no strobing, no double flickering and a viewing »


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Hollywood discriminates against gay actors, says report

15 September 2014 3:54 AM, PDT

Hollywood is rife with anti-gay discrimination, according to a new report.

Lgbt actors have reported bias against them in the film industry, according to UCLA think tank the Williams Institute.

More than 50% of respondents in the survey had heard directors and producers make anti-gay comments about actors.

A third of Lgbt respondents and an eighth of non-lgbt respondents said that they had witnessed disrespectful treatment of gay actors on set.

The report claims a low proportion of Lgbt actors have come out to their agents and industry executives. However, 72% of gay and lesbian actors who were open about their sexuality said that it had not harmed their careers and recommended that others do so.

The report was conducted in Autumn 2012 and funded by the Screen Actors Guild producers industry advancement and cooperative fund. 5,700 members of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists were interviewed. »


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Avatar star Sam Worthington in new Paper Planes trailer

15 September 2014 3:33 AM, PDT

The Sam Worthington-starring Paper Planes has released a new trailer.

Robert Connolly has directed the Australian family film.

Ed Oxenbould stars as an 11-year-old fighting to win Australia's National Paper Plane Championships.

Worthington stars as his dad.

Anthony Lapaglia and David Wenham also feature in the movie.

Paper Planes screened at the Toronto Film Festival, as well as Worthington's The Keeping Room and Cake.

The film will be released in Australia and New Zealand on January 15, 2015. A UK and Us release date are yet to be announced. »


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Ben Affleck on the character flaw he shares with Batman

15 September 2014 3:13 AM, PDT

Ben Affleck has admitted to sharing a character flaw with Batman.

The actor has said that he and Bruce Wayne - who he will portray in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - are both victims of rage.

"I think it's a necessity, historically, in the tradition of these films," he told The Sunday Times.

"For me, anger is so deeply buried and contained that when it does kind of come out, it comes out in stronger bursts.

"I tend to be respectful, polite, get along, put up with, put up with, put up with... then when it emerges, it's not something I have a ton of control over. I'm not gonna do a Wolverine berserk rage, but I do have a, I do..."

Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill's Superman and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in the Zack Snyder-directed Warner Bros film.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice »


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Luke Evans is a monster in first Dracula Untold clip

15 September 2014 3:07 AM, PDT

Dracula Untold has released its first clip.

Star Luke Evans features in the scene from Gary Shore's film about the secret origin of Dracula (via Metro).

He stars as Vlad III Țepeș, who fights to protect his family and his home from invading armies.

To gain the power he needs, he makes a deal with dark forces that he may come to regret.

Sarah Gadon, Diarmaid Murtagh, Dominic Cooper and Samantha Barks also feature in the film.

Dracula Untold will arrive in UK cinemas on October 3 and in the Us on October 17. »


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Joe Russo hints at Punisher cameo in Captain America: Winter Soldier

15 September 2014 2:40 AM, PDT

Joe Russo has hinted that the Punisher may have had a cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Russo - who co-directed with his brother Anthony Russo - commented on a yellow Penske truck that appears at two key moments of action in the Marvel Studios film.

"The man who drives that truck is very highly trained," Russo told Coming Soon.

"He thinks on his own terms. He's got a plan and a very specific skill set."

Russo mentioned the idea of a Marvel One-Shot short film, but is believed to have been joking.

There has been widespread speculation that he was referring to Frank Castle, the vigilante who turned to brutal methods after the death of his family.

The Russos will return to direct Captain America 3, which will be released on May 6, 2016.

Watch Digital Spy's video review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier below: »


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Wild review: Reese Witherspoon makes Oscar bid - Toronto 2014

15 September 2014 1:32 AM, PDT

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee ; Screenwriter: Nick Hornby ; Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffman, Thomas Sadoski; Running time: 115 mins; Certificate: R

Directed by Dallas Buyers Club's Jean-Marc Vallee and based on a best-selling memoir by Cheryl Strayed, Wild stars Reese Witherspoon as a formerly heroin-addicted divorcee who decides to regain control of her spiralling existence by taking a 1,000-mile hike across the North American west.

Through a series of flashbacks, the narrative weaves in and out of Cheryl's present journey through the perilous but inspiring outdoors, and her past - the traumatising catalyst of her mother Bobbi's death, her descent into sex and drug addiction and her crumbling marriage. Her past hardships only highlight the several obstacles we see her overcome on her journey, including threats from rattlesnakes, a vanishing water supply, and the gargantuan backpack she lugs around, nicknamed 'The Monster'.

Reminiscent of many other journey-through-the-wilderness-as-metaphor-for-life movies, Wild is part Into the Wild, »


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Wish I Was Here review: Zach Braff's misguided Garden State follow-up

15 September 2014 1:30 AM, PDT

Director: Zach Braff; Screenwriters: Zach Braff, Adam J Braff; Starring: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon, Josh Gad, Jim Parsons, Ashley Greene, Mandy Patinkin; Running time: 107 mins; Certificate: 15

After the acclaimed dramedy stylings of Garden State, it's taken Zach Braff a decade and some Kickstarter crowdfunding to get his second feature (as director) off the ground and in the end, Wish I Was Here looks destined to disappear up its own backside. Apparently, Braff is still struggling with the same issues; again playing a failing actor trying to get in touch with his real feelings, in the real world. But at 35 years old, the 'little boy lost' routine is more pathetic than sympathetic.

As co-writer of the script (with brother, Adam), Braff gives himself a major stumbling block to get over in making Aidan a worthy hero. The guy fancies himself as an astronaut saving the world while away from his fantasies, »


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Tusk review: Kevin Smith reminds us of his potential - Toronto 2014

15 September 2014 1:18 AM, PDT

Director: Kevin Smith; Screenwriter: Kevin Smith; Starring: Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Parks; Running time: 106 mins; Certificate: R

Every few years, Kevin Smith decides to make a good movie, a glimmering reminder that while he doesn't always get it right, there's always potential for him to surprise. That's most definitely the case with his latest feature, Tusk, a horror-comedy born out of an episode of the director's podcast with Scott Mosier, and based on a 2013 Gumtree ad in which a Brighton man was looking for a roommate willing to spend two hours a day sewn into a realistic walrus costume, in lieu of actually paying rent.

While the ad was later revealed to be fake, Smith and Mosier imagined a film based around the concept - a twisted, Human Centipede-esque horror where a crazed sailor kidnaps a man and savagely mutilates him, slowly morphing him into a walrus companion. »


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