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Justin Lin Confirms Star Trek Beyond's Title

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As we told you this past weekend, the third Star Trek film began production last week in Vancouver. And now we have the closest thing to official confirmation of the news originally shared by Simon Pegg that the new movie is indeed called Star Trek Beyond. It’s all thanks to a tweet from Justin Lin, who is joining the franchise from a successful run on the Fast & Furious films. He stuffed the title into a hashtag that has us wondering whether it’ll be simply known as Star Trek Beyond (as with Star Trek Into Darkness), or if a colon will creep in there somewhere. Nothing has been announced about the plot for this new outing for the USS Enterprise and her crew, other than some vague talk of exploration and finally getting to see Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and co. head out into deep space to truly explore strange new worlds, »


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Paul Feig Offers A Look At The New Ghostbusters Uniforms

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With filming underway in Boston on Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters, the director has taken the opportunity to hit Twitter with a behind-the-scenes look at the uniforms that his cast will be slipping into in the course of their spectre-catching quest. Take a look...Yes, they very much resemble the jumpsuits once worn by Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, but these will be the standard gear for Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. No reinvention of the wheel here, just a little additional striping. Feig has so far been keeping many of the details about the new movie close to his chest, but we do know that the basic story, written by the director and The Heat’s Katie Dippold finds Wiig and McCarthy as a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. Flash forward a few »


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Guardians Of The Galaxy Sequel Is Called Vol. 2

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In true Marvel style, there isn’t an awful lot of information floating out there about the still-gestating Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel. But now, we do know the title for the new film: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, as confirmed by writer/director James Gunn. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Yes, the official title of the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.Kevin Feige...Posted by James Gunn on Monday, 29 June 2015Lest you think this will set Kevin Feige off on a mission to hunt down a mole, he won’t have to go very far for the source of the leak. In fact, he’ll be looking in the mirror, as it was Feige himself who let the title slip while talking to Collider. Planned PR move or unusual stumble by the Marvel boss? We’d guess the former, though if it’s the latter, »


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Matt Gerald Joins Nicolaj Coster-Waldau In Shot Caller Cast

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With Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell and Jon Bernthal already cast, action drama Shot Caller is continuing to round out its roster. Latest to sign up is Matt Gerald, lately perhaps best known as Daredevil's Melvin Potter. The movie finds Coster-Waldau as a gangster freshly released from the slammer who is “encouraged” (read: ordered) to pull off a major, violent crime with a rival gang on the streets of Southern California. Gerald's role is that of a parole officer with a grudge against some particular gang members.The director is Snitch’s Ric Roman Waugh, who also wrote the screenplay. The ex-stuntman reportedly went undercover as a parole officer to do the necessary prison gang research. That's some hardcore method writing right there.Omari HardwickBenjamin Bratt, Emory Cohen, Juan Pablo Raba, Evan Jones and Jeffrey Donovan bulk up the rest of the cast, and production is already underway in »


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Daniel Radcliffe Recruited For Surreal Indie Swiss Army Man

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Despite all his years of dealing with spells, spooks, strange creatures and Snape, Daniel Radcliffe might not be ready for the surreality of his next project. He, alongside Paul Dano and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, is all aboard Swiss Army Man.So far, so relatively routine, you might think. But then you read the plot of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's (Deadline reports that they simply go by “the Daniels”) film and the strangeness kicks in. The story follows what happens when a hopeless man struggling through a wilderness meets and befriends a dead body. Together, the pair undertakes a weird journey to get home. Told you it was odd. But then, we suppose Radcliffe actually does have the experience to deal with this one. Quite how he and the rest of the cast fit into the story has yet to be revealed, but the Daniels developed the film at the Sundance lab, »


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Guillermo Del Toro Reportedly Departs DC's Dark Universe

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It’s always a sad day when Guillermo del Toro has to let go of one of the many projects he has bubbling away in his mad scientist’s development lab. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s stepping away from Warner Bros.’ plans to make a Dark Universe film. The move was announced as part of a story about Sandman and the various titles under DC’s Vertigo label leaving Warner Bros. Well, we say leaving – they’re actually just moving across the lot to find a new home with New Line, which is one of the studio’s companies. Sort of like giving up your cat for adoption by your sister. Dark Universe, is essentially a cinematic version of DC's Justice League Dark, a recent series teaming DC heroes who are supernatural rather than traditionally super: part of DC's push to de-clutter its decks and fold its »


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Andrew Scott Sails To Swallows And Amazons

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It appears that the team behind the new Swallows And Amazons are taking a few liberties with Arthur Ransome’s story, adding a mysterious new secret agent character. And they’ve hired someone well used to being enigmatic – Sherlock’s own Moriarty, Andrew Scott.Ransome’s 1930 tome is set in the summer of 1929, and finds the Walker children (John, Susan, Titty - now called Tatty - and Roger) staying at a farm in the Lake District, during the school holidays. They sail a borrowed dinghy named Swallow and meet the Blackett children (Nancy and Peggy), who sail a dinghy named Amazon. The Walkers camp on an island in the lake while the Blacketts live in their house nearby. But there’s menace at large. A dark presence on the island - the Blacketts’ uncle James Turner, Aka 'Captain Flint’ - tests their skills of survival and the value of friendship, »


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J.C. Chandor Considering Triple Frontier

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Since stepping off of Deepwater Horizon before it began filming, All Is Lost/ A Most Violent Year writer/director J.C. Chandor has been in search of other projects. While many of them are ideas he options or creates himself, Deadline reports that he’s also interested in one that was started by someone else, with Chandor in early talks to take over Triple Frontier. Originally developed by Zero Dark Thirty duo Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, Frontier is an ensemble piece set in the violent border zone situated between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil (hence “triple frontier”), a hot spot for organised crime and notoriously tough to police. Bigelow and Boal, who also worked on The Hurt Locker, had been letting this one build quietly but have decided instead to focus on a film about Pow Bowe Bergdahl.So now Chandor is talking to Paramount about possibly taking on Triple Frontier, »


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New Man From U.N.C.L.E. Character Posters Land

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The svelte spy types of Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. look a lot more like they were born for this character poster business than, say, the Minions. Sure enough, their moment has arrived. Here’s five fashion-forward one-sheets to help us soak up all the pretty. Click to enlarge them. The five poster-ees are Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill), Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer), Alicia Vikander’s Gaby Teller, Elizabeth Debicki as Victoria Vinciguerra and Hugh Grant’s mysterious Mr. Waverly. Between Solo and Kuryakin - and there’s bound to be the odd character curveball – bubbles the kind of tension that comes with having to cross the Iron Curtain to tackle a common enemy. As those great ideological warriors, Red Heat’s Ivan Danko and Art Ridzik, would tell them, sometimes you just gotta get on with it.Transplanting the 1960s spy series to the big screen and boosting the budget, »


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Anna Gunn Finds Equity For A New Financial Drama

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She learned a lot about dealing with ill-gotten gains in Breaking Bad, so perhaps Anna Gunn can apply some of that financial know-how to a new job. She’s signed on to star in indie financial drama Equity.Meera Menon is directing the film, which is being described as the first female-focused look at the Wall Street world. Gunn will play an investment banker whose future is threatened by a huge financial scandal. As she looks deeper into what’s going on, she discovers a massive, tangled web of corruption – in Wall Street? Shurely Shome Mishtake! – and has to re-examine the fast-paced, no-holds-barred world she’s always loved. With production support from Broad Street Pictures, founded by actors Sarah Megan and Alysia Reiner, aimed at generating interesting roles for women, the film should be shooting soon. Gunn recently appeared in the backdoor pilot for a spin-off of Us TV crime drama Criminal Minds, »


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Beau Travail's Claire Denis Heads Into Space For Her English Language Debut

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It’s not every director who choses to make their English-language debt by venturing into the wilds of science fiction. But that’s exactly the plan for Beau Travail/ White Material filmmaker Claire Denis, who is developing an untitled drama set in space. Denis is keeping most of the plot details sealed behind an airlock for now, but Screen International has been able to discover that it will take place beyond the solar system in a future time that nevertheless feels like the present.She’s working on the project with writer Zadie Smith and her husband Nick Laird, working from an original idea conceived by Denis and regular writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. And there is an eclectic group also collaborating on the design and development of the new film including artist Olafur Eliasson, astrophysicist Aurélien Barrau, a specialist in black holes and cosmology, and musician Stuart Staples, who wrote »


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Chris Pine And Zachary Quinto Sign Deals For Fourth Star Trek Film

28 June 2015 8:00 PM, PDT

If – and despite the studio’s driving need for franchises and the evergreen nature of the title, it is still just 'if' – Paramount decides to make a Star Trek 4, it can count on Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock reporting for duty. Actors Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto have renegotiated their contracts to allow for a fourth Trek adventure, in a move that also boosts their salary.It’s all part of deal negotiations that have taken place as the third Star Trek movie – called, at least for now, Star Trek Beyond – finally cranks up the ol’ warp drive and moves into production, with Pine, Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg and the rest scoring wage raises along the way.Not much is known about the third Trek movie’s plot so far – rumours have included more action with the Klingons – and Pegg, who has co-written the current script with Doug Jung, »


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Chloë Grace Moretz Joins Brain On Fire

28 June 2015 6:54 PM, PDT

There’s another round of changes for indie dramas happening at the moment. We reported on Wednesday that Dakota Fanning was replacing Mia Wasikowska in Brimstone. Which means that director Gerard Barrett needed someone new to star in Brain On Fire. Step forward Chloë Moretz. No, despite the title, it’s not a Scanners-style sci-fi thriller. Brain On Fire has been adapted from Susannah Cahalan’s memoir, which was subtitled My Month Of Madness. The book chronicles Cahalan’s real-life experiences being diagnosed with a mystery illness that left her labelled psychotic, violent, and a dangerous flight risk. She woke up alone in a hospital room confined to the bed, unable to speak or move and with no memory of what happened. In the maelstrom, she’d lost everything: a promising newspaper career and her first serious relationship, and it took a lot of strength and the support of her family to get through it. »


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Teresa Palmer Joins James Wan's Lights Out

28 June 2015 5:58 PM, PDT

Given that he kicked his directorial career into high gear with a short that spawned the Saw franchise, James Wan feels like the right person to help guide other filmmakers into converting their own shorts into movies. He’s now producing David Sandberg’s horror pic Lights Out, which has Teresa Palmer aboard to star.The Thing/ Story Of Your Life’s Eric Heisserer is also aboard to produce and has written the script, which adapts Sandberg’s 2013 short (you can view it at the bottom of the page).Lights Out, which is about to start shooting, finds a young boy and his estranged sister confronting a terrifying menace that – as you might be able to guess – only appears when the lights go out. Wan’s Atomic Monster company is co-producing is handling the film for New Line, which is hoping for another low budget hit along the lines of The Conjuring. »


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DreamWorks Finds Michael Crichton's Micro

28 June 2015 5:56 PM, PDT

Given co-owner Steven Spielberg’s connection to Michael Crichton’s work through the Jurassic Park films, and the huge success of this year’s Jurassic World, it’s perhaps not all that surprising that DreamWorks would snap up another title by the late author. The company has, in fact, bought the rights to his last novel, Micro.The tome, which Crichton was working on when he died in 2008 (and was finished by Richard Preston before it was published in 2011), is another of his ‘what-if’ techno thrillers, this time focused on the science of miniaturisation. Micro’s story finds a group of graduate students brought to Hawaii by the lure of jobs at a mysterious biotech company, which then shrinks them down to tiny size and maroons them in the rainforest, forcing them to use their wits and know-how to survive."We are so pleased to have this opportunity to develop Micro, »


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Harry Potter Stage Play Announced

28 June 2015 5:48 PM, PDT

We’re almost surprised it took this long for someone to have the bright idea to bring a Harry Potter story to the stage, but the shadow of the movies looms large. Still, as announced by J.K. Rowling back in 2013, a Potter-based play, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, is now set to open in London next year.  Although it takes place in the years before Harry got wind of his special destiny, Rowling has said the new stage production, which she has collaborated on with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, is not a direct prequel. “What was it like to be the boy in the cupboard under the stairs? This brand new play, which will be developed for the UK theatre, will explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast,” says Rowling’s site. “Featuring some of our favourite characters from the Harry Potter books, »


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Paramount Opens Greenglass House

28 June 2015 5:01 PM, PDT

Having stormed the New York Times bestsellers list and scooped an Edgar Award for best juvenile mystery, Kate Milford's Greenglass House is now, perhaps inevitably, heading for the screen. Paramount are in final negotiations to snap up the film rights in a six-figure deal, with Ian Bryce (Ninja Turtles, Transformers) set to produce and Joe Ballarini (The Babysitter's Guide To Monsters, My Little Pony) writing the screenplay.Milford's novel takes place during an unusually busy winter season at the titular ye olde smuggler's inn. Expecting a quiet few months, the innkeeper's son Milo finds himself assailed by unexpected guests, each of whom has a story connected to the house. Teaming up with Meddy, the cook's daughter, he turns detective to start unravelling all the mysteries. Thefts, clues, maps, treasure and hauntings are all in the mix.It's a standalone story, but Paramount reportedly has its eye on a franchise »


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