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Quentin Tarantino wants Viggo Mortensen for The Hateful Eight, report says

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Viggo Mortensen is reportedly in talks for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight.

The Lord of the Rings actor is in line for the Western movie, according to New York Daily News.

The director was said to have been seen speaking to the actor about the role of a "ruthless gang leader".

Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell are expected to appear in the film about a group of outlaws who take shelter in a remote saloon during a blizzard.

Jennifer Lawrence has also been rumoured to be in talks for the film.

Mortensen was most recently seen in The Two Faces of January.

The Hateful Eight is scheduled to begin shooting in January. »


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Fire-breathing spiders vs Police Academy cast in Syfy's Lavalantula

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Just when you thought Syfy couldn't top Sharknado, along comes Lavalantula.

The channel's next film will include fire-breathing tarantulas (lavalantulas) and a reunion of the Police Academy cast.

The movie, which stars Steve Guttenberg, Leslie Easterbrook and Michael Winslow, is set in the city of Los Angeles as the lavalantulas wreak havoc with their fire-breathing abilities.

Nia Peeples (The Young and the Restless) also stars in the film, as does La DJ Ralph Garman.

Lavalantula, directed by Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), is currently in production in Los Angeles.

The film will premiere in summer 2015.

Watch the trailer for Syfy's Sharknado below: »


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Aaron Paul joins Jamie Dornan in The 9th Life of Louis Drax

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Aaron Paul has been cast in The 9th Life of Louis Drax.

The actor will star with Jamie Dornan in director Alexandre Aja's adaptation of Liz Jensen's best-selling novel.

The film will centre around a psychologist (Dornan) who takes on the case of a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall.

He discovers that the events surrounding the accident are far more strange and miraculous than he ever guessed.

Paul will play the boy's father, who comes under suspicion over the fall.

The actor will next be seen in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings.

The 9th Life of Louis Drax is yet to announce a release date. »


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Lindsay Lohan on Mean Girls sequel: 'I'll harass Tina Fey to write it'

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Lindsay Lohan has said that she is on board for a Mean Girls sequel.

The actress told Time Out that she has spoken to the film's writer Tina Fey about a possible storyline.

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When asked about a sequel, Lohan said: "People really love the movie: how do you top that?

"I was with Tina Fey the other day and I said we should do another Mean Girls, like an older version where they're all housewives and they're all cheating.

"That would be really funny. I'll harass Tina to write it."

2014 marked the film's tenth anniversary, with actor Neil Flynn describing the hit to Digital Spy as a "significant movie".

Watch Mean Girls star »


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Liam Neeson: 'Taken 3 is the end'

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Liam Neeson has said that he expects Taken 3 to be the final outing in the action franchise.

The actor does not think that he will reprise his role as Bryan Mills for a fourth time.

"It's a rollicking good story," Neeson told USA Today when Forest Whitaker joked about their characters facing off in 'Taken 4'.

"But I think this is the end."

In 2012, Neeson mocked the idea of a third film in the franchise.

The upcoming film - which is being styled as Tak3n - will see retired CIA agent Mills on the run after he is framed for murder.

Famke Janssen and Dougray Scott will also feature in the film.

Tak3n will be released on January 8, 2015 in the UK and January 9 in the Us. »


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9 mind-blowing movie fan theories on Joker, James Bond and more

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The best movies leave you thinking about them long after the end credits roll. Some films marinate in the mind more than others, spawning fanciful theories and intriguing 'what ifs' from their dedicated fans.

Is James Bond really just one man? Do the Pixar films exist in a shared universe? And just how did Heath Ledger's Joker get those scars? We look at 9 mind-blowing movie fan theories below...

Heath Ledger's Joker is a war veteran

The Joker appears in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight seemingly out of the blue, an agent of destruction hell-bent on reeking havoc across Gotham. Unlike Jack Nicholson's Jack Napier, we never get to see a backstory for Heath Ledger's incarnation play out.

The Joker himself offers up two contrasting "wanna know how I got these scars?" stories so we can never truly trust the Clown Prince of Crime's explanation. One »


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The Boxtrolls spends second weekend at top of UK box office

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The Boxtrolls has topped the UK box office for the second consecutive weekend.

Laika's latest animation pulls in £1.3 million to top the chart ahead of Liam Neeson's latest thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones.

Pride holds its position at number three, while last week's runner-up Lucy falls to number four. Scarlett Johansson's blockbuster has now earned more than £13 million from its impressive UK cinema run.

The Riot Club, a new release starring Sam Claflin, Max Irons and Douglas Booth, rounds out the top five.

Elsewhere, the only other new entry into the top ten is 20,000 Days on Earth, a quasi-documentary about musician Nick Cave.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (1) The Boxtrolls - £1,333,137

2. (-) A Walk Among the Tombstones - £1,317,948

3. (3) Pride - £578,794

4. (2) Lucy - £551,482

5. (-) The Riot Club - £496,647

6. (4) Sex Tape - £423,484

7. (7) Guardians of the Galaxy - £417,315

8. (-) 20,000 Days on Earth - £356,467

9. (5) A Most Wanted Man »


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William Shatner to reprise Captain Kirk role in Star Trek 3?

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William Shatner could reprise his role as Captain Kirk in the upcoming Star Trek sequel.

The script for the latest instalment in the science fiction saga, from Roberto Orci, Jd Payne and Patrick McKay, reportedly features a part for the character Shatner originated in the '60s TV series.

According to Badass Digest, the storyline will include an on-screen meeting between Shatner's Kirk and Leonard Nimoy's Spock.

The scene is said to be "plot-driven and integral enough that it might just survive any future revisions".

Shatner and Nimoy haven't appeared in a Star Trek movie together since 1991's Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Shatner's last appearance as Kirk was in 1994's Star Trek: Generations.

Jj Abrams's 2009 Star Trek movie, which rebooted the series with Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto and Nimoy playing Spock across two timelines, originally featured a cameo for Shatner's Kirk in the »


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Pride could be set for West End, says writer: 'I think it could work'

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Pride could be set for a West End adaptation.

Screenwriter Stephen Beresford has confirmed that he is in talks with producers about reworking the film for the stage.

Beresford told London Live: "We have talked about that, yes, it has been discussed. I think it could work."

Pride, which charts the alliance between a group of Lgbt campaigners and the striking miners' union in 1980s Britain, has enjoyed both commercial and critical success since its opening.

Starring an ensemble cast including Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy and Dominic West, the film debuted in the UK box office at number three, taking over £718,000 in its first weekend on release.

Digital Spy recently sat down with Andrew Scott to discuss the contrast between his role in Pride and the outlandishly villainous Moriarty in Sherlock. Watch the video below: »


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Lorde confirms Hunger Games single 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

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Lorde has confirmed details of her new Hunger Games track.

'Yellow Flicker Beat' will be featured on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, and will be released on Monday (September 29).

The teenage singer co-wrote the song with Adele and Coldplay producer Paul Epworth, and was recorded at New Jersey's Lakehouse Recording Studios.

The track will play over the closing credits to the upcoming sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Lorde has also curated the movie's soundtrack, and was chosen to hand-pick artists for the collection after meeting with director Francis Lawrence on the set of the film.

She recently shared a lyric sheet from the new song, featuring the line: "I'm a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm."

The soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will be released via Republic Records later this year.

The film will be released in cinemas on November »


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Chloë Moretz speaks in Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya trailer

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Studio Ghibli has released an English language trailer for The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

Chloë Grace Moretz voices the title character in Isao Takahata's adaptation of the Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.

James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, Daniel Dae Kim, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, John Cho, George Segal and Dean Cain also lend their voices to the animation.

It tells the story of a girl found inside a stalk of bamboo, who is taken in by an old bamboo cutter and his wife.

As she grows, Kaguya-hime is forced to decide between five suitors and to learn the truth about her origins.

Takahata previously directed Pom Poko and Grave of the Fireflies. This is his first solo directing project since 1999.

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya will arrive in Us cinemas on October 17. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »


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Colin Firth teaches manners in new Kingsman: The Secret Service trailer

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Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service has released a new trailer.

The trailer spotlights Colin Firth's Harry Hart bar room brawl from the spy action comedy.

The film centres around the older spy, who enlists his late colleague's shiftless son Eggsy (Taron Egerton) into the international spy ring.

The young man proves a talented pupil, but will it be enough to stop a global threat by the villain Valentine (Samuel L Jackson)?

Mark Strong and Michael Caine also feature in the 20th Century Fox film.

The making of Kingsman: The Secret Service - A spy movie game changer?

The story was created by Vaughn and Mark Millar, who adapted the story into a comic with Dave Gibbons.

Kingsman: The Secret Service will be released on February 5, 2015 in the UK and February 13 in the Us. »


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Clive Owen: 'I was never offered James Bond role'

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Clive Owen has said that he was never offered the role of James Bond, despite being heavily linked to the series for several years.

The Knick star suggested that it was his role in crime thriller Croupier that helped kick-start his career and put him in people's minds for 007.

"If I hadn't worn that tux in Croupier, I'd still be begging for the parts on cop shows Robson Green turned down!" he told The Express.

Owen was rumoured for the Bond role prior to Daniel Craig's casting in Casino Royale, but reports at the time said that he was turned down after demanding box office profit points in his contract.

"It's easy to keep saying no to a role you're not being offered," Owen added. "Am I going to be the next Sean Connery? No, I'll just be the next Clive Owen."

Owen's new show The Knick will air »


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Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston enters The Great Wall talks

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Bryan Cranston has entered early talks for The Great Wall.

The Breaking Bad star is in line to join Matt Damon in Zhang Yimou's Chinese epic, reports Deadline.

Damon is managing a busy schedule in an attempt to find time to take the lead role in the Legendary Pictures movie.

The film will explore the mysterious origins of the historic structure. Cranston's role has not been revealed.

Legendary's Thomas Tull - who will produce the movie - has been attempting to get the feature made for several years.

Ed Zwick was formerly attached to direct The Great Wall last year, with Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker attached to star.

Cranston was recently seen in Legendary's Godzilla reboot. He will also appear in the upcoming Dalton Trumbo biopic Trumbo opposite Helen Mirren and John Goodman. »


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Cullen Bunn sends Ash into space in new Army of Darkness series

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Cullen Bunn will write a new Army of Darkness comic for Dynamite Entertainment.

The prolific writer will be working on the Evil Dead sequel spinoff with long-time series artist Larry Watts.

The opening arc will see Ash Williams's war against the Deadites take him to an entirely new arena - the International Space Station.

"Ash is kind of the ultimate screwball knucklehead, and he really has no business being the 'Chosen One' in the battle against ultimate darkness," said Bunn. "That's what makes him such a compelling underdog,

"With this new series, we're taking the 'fish out of water' storyline to the next level, because not only is Ash fighting the Deadites, he's doing so in the depths of space.

"With such a strange set-up, it might be easy to think that this is a big departure from what we've seen before, but my goal has been to make »


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Quack! D2: The Mighty Ducks cast reunite with a flying V

22 September 2014 2:23 PM, PDT

The cast of D2: The Mighty Ducks reunited over the weekend, and took the opportunity to recreate their famous 'Flying V'.

The stars of the 1994 sequel - minus Emilio Estevez, Kenan Thompson and Joshua Jackson - met up to mark the 20th anniversary of the film on Sunday (September 21).

Marguerite Moreau, who played Connie Moreau, kept fans up to date on the reunion via Instagram, posting various pictures from the get-together.

One picture saw Shaun Weiss next to a poster of his character Goldberg, along with the caption: "Boys grow up to be men #Goldberg #mightyducks #20yearreunion."

The 1994 film was followed by another sequel, D3: The Mighty Ducks, in 1996.

Jackson - who played Charlie Conway - recently voiced his support for a fourth film, telling Time magazine: "I feel like a fourth film should happen, and if there was space for any of the original kids to come back and have a role, »


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Bryan Singer closes deal to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, Cyclops to appear

22 September 2014 12:54 PM, PDT

Bryan Singer will direct X-Men: Apocalypse.

The 49-year-old has finalised a deal with Fox to return for his fourth instalment as director, according to Deadline.

The deal follows the huge commercial success of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which has grossed over $745 million worldwide to become the most successful of the series to date.

It has also been reported that Apocalypse will feature young versions of Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey, as the X-Men take on a new enemy determined to bring about the end of humanity.

James McAvoy recently confirmed that he will be going bald for the next film, as he takes on the iconic Professor Xavier look for the 20th Century Fox sequel.

Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters have also been confirmed to be returning for the film.

X-Men: Apocalypse will be released on May 27, 2016.

Watch Hugh Jackman's trailer commentary for X-Men: Days of Future Past »


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Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage signs on to star in The Thicket

22 September 2014 11:42 AM, PDT

Peter Dinklage will star in The Thicket.

The Game of Thrones actor has been cast in the adaptation of Joe R Lansdale's 2013 best seller.

Set in the early 20th century, the film centres around a naive young man who sets out to rescue his kidnapped sister from a murderous gang.

He enlists the help of a crafty bounty hunter (Dinklage), a grave-digging alcoholic son of an ex-slave and a street-smart prostitute to help him on his quest into the lawless no man's land called The Big Thicket.

The film will be produced by Hollywood Gang - the new company set up by Dinklage, his long term manager David Ginsberg and Gianni Nunnari - as well as Shannon Gaulding.

Dinklage will next be seen in Pixels.

The Thicket is yet to announce its director. »


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Vin Diesel reveals Last Witch Hunter beard

22 September 2014 11:19 AM, PDT

Vin Diesel has revealed his bearded look in The Last Witch Hunter.

The actor showed off his new look in pictures posted on Facebook and Instagram.

Post by Vin Diesel.Given that he was clean-shaven during promotion for Guardians of the Galaxy in August, the beard is believed to be a prop.

The Breck Eisner-directed film centres around Kaulder (Diesel), a witch hunter cursed with immortality.

He is called upon to help protect New York City when a plot to resurrect a powerful witch queen is put into motion.

Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood and Michael Caine will also feature in the film.

The Last Witch Hunter will arrive in cinemas in late 2015. »


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Crouching Tiger's Zhang Ziyi in John Woo's The Crossing trailer

22 September 2014 11:05 AM, PDT

John Woo's The Crossing has released a new trailer.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Zhang Ziyi stars in the two-part film.

It centres around three couples caught up in the 1949 sinking of the Taiping steamer.

The ship was crammed well over capacity with refugees fleeing China to Taiwan after the Civil War, leading to over 1,500 deaths after it collided with a cargo boat.

Song Hye-kyo, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming, Bowie Lam, Tong Dawei and Masami Nagasawa also star in the film.

The Crossing: Part One will arrive in China in December. It is yet to announce a western release. »


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