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Rosamund Pike joins Christian Bale in The Deep Blue Good-By?

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Rosamund Pike is set to star in The Deep Blue Good-By alongside Christian Bale.

The Oscar-nominated Gone Girl actress is joining the cast in the adaptation of John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee books.

According to Empire, Bale will play McGee, a detective from Florida and "salvage consultant".

The Deep Blue Good-By is the first of 21 books about McGee so 20th Century Fox has plenty of potential for future sequels.

James Mangold will direct from a script written by Dennis Lehane and Scott Frank.

Pike will soon be featured as the voice of Lady Penelope in the new TV version of Thunderbirds. »


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Josh Duhamel and Ernie Hudson for baseball drama The Wrong Stuff

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Josh Duhamel and Ernie Hudson have been cast in baseball drama The Wrong Stuff.

The film has been adapted from the best-selling memoir by ex-pitcher Bill 'Spaceman' Lee, according to Deadline.

Set in the 1980s, the film chronicles the downward spiral of Major League pitcher Bill Lee, played by Duhamel.

Hudson will portray Joe, the only black player and first baseman for an all-white, French Canadian amateur club.

It is the second time the actors have worked together after co-starring opposite Hilary Swank and Loretta Devine in last year's You're Not You.

Brett Rankin penned the script and will also direct the project, which will begin shooting next week.

Duhamel can next be seen in CBS drama Battle Creek, which premieres in the Us tomorrow evening (March 1). »


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Adventure Time being developed into a feature film

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Adventure Time is being developed into a film.

The project is being worked on by Warner Bros, and will be produced by Chris McKay and Roy Lee, reports Deadline.

The Cartoon Network show follows the story of 12-year-old Finn and his dog Jake, who go on a quest to protect the Land of Ooo.

They come across villains such as the Ice King, who is determined to marry Princess Bubblegum.

Over 180 episodes of the cartoon have aired since the first season in 2010. Season six is currently being shown on Cartoon Network.

McKay and Lee will also both work on The Lego Batman Movie, with McKay set to direct and Lee to produce.

Watch a trailer for Adventure Time below: »


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Kristen Stewart Joins Laura Dern in untitled Kelly Reichardt drama

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Kristen Stewart has been cast in Kelly Reichardt's untitled indie project.

The Twilight actress will join Michelle Williams and Laura Dern in the film which is written and directed by Reichardt.

Based on short stories by Maile Meloy, the film is a series of vignettes that revolve around the lives of people in Montana.

Stewart will play a young lawyer who takes a teaching job several hours from her home. She soon develops a close friendship with a local woman auditing her class.

James Le Gros, Sara Rodier and Mad Men's Jared Harris have also been cast in the film.

Stewart can next be seen in Still Alice alongside Oscar winner Julianne Moore.

Watch a trailer for Still Alice below: »


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The Fault in Our Stars writers reuniting for third John Green film

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The team behind The Fault in Our Stars are reuniting for a third John Green adaptation.

Looking for Alaska is the latest John Green novel to be adapted for the big screen.

Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are adapting the script from Green's debut novel.

They also adapted the scripts for The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, which is released this summer.

The author announced the news on Twitter, telling followers that he had "very, very good news".

Looking for Alaska follows a teen who goes to boarding school for his junior year. While there, he meets a enigmatic student named Alaska and begins to fall for her.

The screenwriting duo are also penning big screen adaptations of several other young adult novels, including Me Before You and Where'd You Go, Bernadette. »


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Power Rangers 'fan fiction' reboot back on YouTube

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The Power Rangers 'fan fiction' reboot is back on YouTube and Vimeo.

The 14-minute video gained over 12 million views on YouTube before it was pulled from the web. Producer Adi Shankar has also been threatened with legal action.

However, the dispute now appears to have been settled and the video has reappeared on Vimeo with a disclaimer.

"Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the Fan Film. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition," reads the disclaimer.

"This is a bootleg experiment not affiliated or endorsed by Saban Entertainment or Lionsgate nor is it selling any product.

"I claim no rights to any of the characters (don't send me any money, not kickstarted, this film is free). This is the Nsfw version. An alternate safe version is on YouTube."

Joseph Kahn's Power Rangers reboot features James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff as »


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Leonardo DiCaprio to play multiple personality disorder role

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Leonardo DiCaprio is to play a character with multiple-personality disorder in The Crowded Room.

The Wolf of Wall Street star will play Billy Milligan, who was the first person to be acquitted for a crime using multiple personality disorder as a defence.

The story of Milligan, who was said to have 24 personalities, is adapted from the Daniel Keyes book The Minds of Billy Milligan.

Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg have penned the script, while DiCaprio will produce alongside Jennifer Davisson and Alexandra Milchan.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, DiCaprio has been eyeing the role for 20 years.

DiCaprio can next be seen in western thriller The Revenant, which is directed by Birdman's Alejandro González Iñárritu. »


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Behind the screen: The tech powering IMAX and Dolby Atmos at cinemas

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Obviously, we're big cinema fans here at Digital Spy, so the opportunity to look around Odeon's new flagship cinema and find out more about the tech behind its IMAX and Dolby Atmos screens was impossible to resist.

On arrival, workers are rushing to and fro, quickly adding finishing touches to the glossy new building. The rain outside meant that visitors were asked to don 'flattering' slip-ons over shoes - think Breaking Bad-style overalls and you'll get the idea.

Mike Bradbury, Odeon's head of cinema technology across the UK and Europe, was our tour guide, opting to begin in one of the cinema's medium-sized screens.

It's a curved 3D screen, and before you ask - no, it's not curved because Samsung's curved TVs are all the rage at the moment. A cinema screen requires a slight concave to avoid vignetting at the edges. The subtle curve reflects light from the »


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Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream?

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After a bombardment of terrible sequels and remakes, the horror movie genre is undergoing something of a renaissance of late with the excellent Babadook and this week's It Follows leading the charge.

Both films are driven by strong performances from up-and-coming female stars (Essie Davis and Maika Monroe), which brings to mind a classic horror movie trope: the Final Girl. Most prevalent in slasher films, the Final Girl is the last character standing who confronts a killer/ghost/demon and lives to tell the tale.

Digital Spy looks back at 7 of our favourite horror movie Final Girls, why they're iconic and what they're up to now...

1. Neve Campbell - Sidney Prescott in Scream

Many horror fans thought Drew Barrymore would end up being Scream's Final Girl when they first watched Wes Craven's 1996 horror, but the director offed her in the opening moments leaving Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott to face down Ghostface. »


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Watch The Gunman teaser: Sean Penn goes on the run

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Sean Penn goes on the run from the most dangerous "company" in the world in the new trailer for The Gunman.

Penn plays an international assassin who is targeted by his own devious employer (Javier Bardem) when a mission goes awry.

In an adventure that spans Europe, Martin Terrier (Penn) has to stay one step ahead of dangerous forces that seek to erase him from history.

The film also features action movie veterans Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, as well as Wolf Hall's Mark Rylance and True Blood's Peter Franzén.

The project comes from director Pierre Morel, the filmmaker behind action blockbusters From Paris with Love and Taken.

The Gunman opens on March 20 in the Us and the UK. »


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Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston sought for The Crow reboot

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Jack Huston has reportedly emerged as the leading candidate to star in the remake of The Crow.

Luke Evans became the latest actor to quit the long-rumoured reboot earlier this year, after Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgård were previously linked to the project.

Former Boardwalk Empire star Huston has now entered formal talks with Relativity Studios to lead the movie, reports Deadline.

Huston's interest in the project coincides with the hiring of The Hallow's Corin Hardy as director.

The Crow reboot will re-envision the story of a murdered rock musician who rises from the dead with a mission of vengeance.

Huston is currently filming the big budget historical drama Ben-Hur for MGM. »


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Watch A Little Chaos trailer: Kate Winslet charms in Versailles

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Kate Winslet charms the French noble class in a trailer for A Little Chaos.

Oscar winner Winslet stars in the period drama as Sabine De Barra, who unexpectedly finds herself the talk of Versailles under Louis Xiv.

A Little Chaos is based around the king hiring two architects to compete for a chance to design a fountain at Versailles.

The historical drama is directed by Alan Rickman, who also stars in the movie as King Louis Xiv.

A Little Chaos opens this spring in the UK. A Us release date has not been set yet. »


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See new Avengers 2 promo: "I'm going to tear you apart from the inside"

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A brand new teaser for Avengers: Age of Ultron hints at a diabolical threat to the superhero team.

Marvel Studios' new teaser includes footage of each Avenger being driven to their limit, as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) questions the group's place in the world.

The artificial intelligence known as Ultron also ominously warns the heroes: "I'm going to tear you apart from the inside."

Marvel's promotional blitz for Avengers: Age of Ultron has been in full swing this week, as Hayley Atwell, Anthony Mackie and Idris Elba were all confirmed to be appearing in the sequel.

Avengers: Joss Whedon addresses Ultron's new origin

Robert Downey Jr has also hinted at a major Marvel-related announcement in the coming days.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on April 24 in the UK and on May 1 in the Us.

Watch a full-length trailer below: »


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Sir Ian McKellen stars in new Cbbc short directed by children

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Sir Ian McKellen stars in a new short film written and shot by groups of children.

The Twist has been produced as part of the Cbbc show Cinemaniacs, a filmmaking programme for youngsters.

The actor plays the grandfather of Lucy. He tells her he plans to leave on an adventure to the Amazon before their house gets raided by a team of mini-operatives demanding to know where a Usb stick is.

McKellen smuggles it to his granddaughter before being taken away, and she then delivers it to another group of youngsters who say she has helped save millions of people by doing so.

The pair then reunite as McKellen escapes from his captors.

A new clip was released earlier this month of McKellen as a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes in new film Mr Holmes. »


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Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015: 6 non-Star Trek career highlights

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Leonard Nimoy became an icon of science fiction in the 1960s for his timeless role in Star Trek as the Enterprise's chief science officer Mr Spock – a character he would play on and off for more than 45 years.

While Nimoy will always be best remembered for his work on the Star Trek television shows and movies, he also had an incredibly varied career as an accomplished writer, director, musician and photographer.

In celebration of Nimoy's life and legacy, we look back at six career highlights aside from his work in the Star Trek franchise.

1. Mission: Impossible (1969–71)

Nimoy became a household name in the pioneering science fiction series Star Trek, but even early on he sought to make his career choices as diverse as possible.

Following on the heels of Star Trek's shocking cancellation, Nimoy was cast in Mission: Impossible, another highly influential 1960s television series.

Nimoy became a viewer »


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William Shatner and Zachary Quinto honour Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy

27 February 2015 12:30 PM, PST

William Shatner, George Takei and Zachary Quinto have paid tribute to their late Star Trek franchise co-star Leonard Nimoy.

Nimoy's wife confirmed today (February 27) that the actor had passed away after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Shatner referred to his brotherly bond with his co-star of more than 45 years after Nimoy's death was publicly announced.

"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humour, his talent, and his capacity to love," Shatner tweeted.

Takei, who played Sulu in Star Trek, referenced Mr Spock's iconic catchphrase in his own Facebook tribute.

"Leonard Nimoy truly did live long and prosper," Takei wrote. "To celebrate his life and work, this video shares some of his best moments as the character we all took into our hearts."

Post by George Takei.

Also honouring the science fiction icon was Quinto, who played an alternate universe version of Spock opposite »


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Power Rangers fan video producer: 'Removal is dangerous precedent'

27 February 2015 12:01 PM, PST

The producer behind the "fan fiction" video of Power Rangers has spoken out after it was removed from the internet, saying it sets a "dangerous precedent".

Adi Shankar and music video director Joseph Kahn created the violent version following announcements of Lionsgate and Saban Brands' "grittier" reboot of the series.

It only took a few days before the clip was pulled from Vimeo and YouTube, and there is talk of legal action from Saban against the makers.

In a statement to MTV News, writer Shankar said he didn't use any original footage or music from the series, and added he was "disappointed to learn that Saban Brands decided to attack my Power/Rangers 'Bootleg Universe One-Shot' film".

"To all the viewers that enjoyed this film, I consider this an outright infringement on freedom of expression and individualism," he continued. "I set out to make this film because I am a »


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Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales to retell entire Star Wars saga

27 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST

The Star Wars saga is to be retold in Lego in time for the opening of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales will be shown by Disney Xd in five 22-minute episodes later this year, and will tell the story of the first six movie episodes through the eyes of the ever-watchful and present C-3Po and R2-D2.

See the return of Darth Vader in Star Wars Rebels teaser

The series will begin with Return of the Jedi's victory celebration in the Ewok village

Following an accidental kidnapping, the droids are then taken on a new adventure that leads to them telling their story chronologically from Episode I through to VI.

It hasn't been announced yet who will direct and write the episodes, but details of airdates are expected from Lego and Disney Xd soon.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will »


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Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015: Acting icon's life in pictures

27 February 2015 10:35 AM, PST

Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy, who has passed away aged 83, established himself as an icon of pop culture in a career that spanned from the early 1950s through the 2010s.

While he will be forever linked with the role of the intensely logical Vulcan Mr Spock in Star Trek, Nimoy was also an accomplished musician, writer, director and photographer.

The four-time Emmy nominee reached a whole new generation of fans with his role as Dr William Bell in Fringe in the 2000s and later reprised his role as Spock in Jj Abrams's hugely successful rebooted Star Trek film series.

Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy dies: Tribute paid to sci-fi icon

We look back at Leonard Nimoy's life and career in pictures below: »


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Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy dies: Tribute paid to sci-fi icon

27 February 2015 9:59 AM, PST

Science fiction fans around the world are in mourning following the sad news that Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy has died today (February 27) at the age of 83.

Nimoy was checked into UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles earlier in the week, one year after announcing that he was battling lung disease.

We gather tributes from the many fans and friends who were inspired by Star Trek's Mr Spock below:

"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humour, his talent, and his capacity to love."

-William Shatner http://t.co/U8ZN98tVYp

William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015

Post by George Takei.

My friend and colleague Leonard Nimoy passed today. A true legend, and a wonderful human being. Sadly missed.

— john noble (@thejohnnoble) February 27, 2015

Rip Leonard Nimoy. So many of us at Nasa were inspired by Star Trek. Boldly go... http://t.co/qpeH5BTzQc pic. »


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