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World.s First Look At New Dawn Of The Planet Of Apes Footage

20 April 2014 7:01 AM, PDT

Empire's Dan Jolin was lucky enough to be among a small, select audience shown roughly 20 minutes of work-in-progress footage of Matt ReevesDawn Of The Planet Of The Apes at the 20th Century Lot in Century City, La, and Caesar himself was there to introduce it. “You are the very, very first peple on the planet to see this footage,” Andy Serkis confirmed, before talking us through six clips.During his introduction, Serkis spoke of the film being a “hugely ambitious project,” featuring “the greatest amount of performance capture ever in a film.” Indeed, he revealed that Reeves and his crew were still “working around the clock,” and he himself was still being called back in to do pick-ups at the production’s volume in Marina del Rey. Yet the footage shown left us in no doubt that all the effort’s paying off.The overwhelming sense given was of Dawn being a movie shot, »


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First Clip From Star Wars Rebels

20 April 2014 6:30 AM, PDT

At Wondercon this weekend Disney took the opportunity to reveal more about upcoming Star Wars toon Rebels, the show that will take over from Clone Wars. Included in the presentation was the first, brief clip from the show, which you can see below. Introduced by voice actress Vanessa Marshall, who plays Hera Syndulla, the clip finds the heroes’ ship, the Ghost, under attack from Imperial Tie Fighters, and Hera fighting back while grousing about the team’s leader, Kanan (voiced, though you don’t really hear him in the footage by Freddie Prinze Jr.) Also featured in the clip is grumpy astromech droid C1-10P, or Chopper, as he’s commonly known.The series, set 14 years after the events of Revenge Of The Sith and four years before Luke sets off on his adventure in Star Wars, focuses on a young core group of characters, including “Cowboy” Jedi Kanan. »


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Max Greenfield Says Hello My Name Is Doris

20 April 2014 3:32 AM, PDT

Currently best known for playing weirdo ladykiller Schmidt on New Girl, Max Greenfield has also been cropping up occasionally of late on the big screen. He’s now signed to co-star in Michael Showalter’s new comedy, Hello My Name Is Doris.According to Greenfield, the film follows an older woman named – as you might guess – Doris, whose mother dies and forces her to re-think her life. She decides to move to New York and starts a relationship with a younger man (Greenfield). “It's very funny, but it really kind of toes the line. It'll be different than what you're used to seeing with Michael,” Greenfield told The Wrap.That Greenfield’s appearing in Showalter’s new solo outing isn’t too much of a surprise, since he just worked with the writer/director/actor on the Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler comedy They Came Together, which Showalter wrote with David Wain. »


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Teaser For Orange Is The New Black Season 2

20 April 2014 3:31 AM, PDT

Despite House Of Cards scoring the bigger initial buzz, Netflix’s other new series of last year, prison comedy drama Orange Is The New Black, won a lot of critical praise for its funny, touching, and progressive characters and plotlines. The show returns to our small screens this year for a second season, and the new trailer is online. Orange Is The New Black adapts Piper Kerman’s memoir of her time spent in a women’s prison on drug smuggling charges. Taylor Schilling plays Piper, a character loosely based on Kerman, who reports to Litchfield prison to serve her term, worried about what she’ll encounter.Through the first season, she comes to terms with life inside, meets her fellow inmates and manoeuvres their various, shifting power structures. But even as she learned more about her new world, there were still moments she felt like an outsider. Especially when her ex-girlfriend, »


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Captain America Remains In Command At Us Box Office

20 April 2014 3:30 AM, PDT

The Easter weekend was a big one for someone who left for a time but returned to save us all. No, not that saviour: Steve Rogers! Captain America: The Winter Soldier saw off a pack of new arrivals and triumphed over chart rival Rio 2 to take the top spot for a third week running. The superhero sequel is now over $200 million in the Us thanks to a $26.6 million weekend despite shedding 113 screens. Cap 2 has Thor: The Dark World firmly in its sights, looking to move up to fifth place on the current Marvel Cinematic Universe box office charts with $585m worldwide.Fox and Blue Sky will still be happy with how Rio 2 is holding, as the feathered friends earned $22.5 million for a strong second place and more than $75 million in the bank so far. In third place, we find the latest faith-based success story, as Heaven Is For Real »


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The Empire Podcast #107: Lukas Moodysson, Marc Webb, Avi Arad

18 April 2014 4:17 AM, PDT

It's Easter weekend, and you need a podcast. Well, congratulations, because you've come to the right place: a URL on the internet that allows you to download one. The Empire Podcast. This week we welcome Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb, Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad and Sweden's very own Lukas Moodysson, here to talk about his latest, We Are The Best, on top of your usual dose of movie news and nonsense.Look forward to discussions on how to survive the zombie apocalypse, which films would actualy make you walk out of a cinema and the thorny issue of X-Men credit stings at the end of Spidey movies.P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine here if you like it in paper form, »


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Spielberg Plans The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

17 April 2014 7:00 PM, PDT

Fear not, Spielbergers. The man behind Lincoln, Jurassic Park and so many famous films is not about to snatch some unfortunate from the street and risk the wrath of Liam Neeson’s Bryan Mills. Instead, The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara is yet another potential project for Spielberg to direct.There’s every chance the script will spend time cooling its heels in Spielberg’s development pile, though, since this is still in an embryonic form. If he does decide to take it on, Mortara would see a reunion between the director and his Munich/Lincoln collaborator, Tony Kushner. The writer is adapting David Kertzer’s novel, which charts the true story of a seven-year-old Italian Jew thrust into controversy in 1858 when he was taken from his parents and raised as a Catholic by authorities of the Papacy. He ended up becoming a priest. Even if he doesn't end up making the film himself, »


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First Jersey Boys Trailer

17 April 2014 5:10 PM, PDT

Musicals and Clint Eastwood are not always a natural fit, as anyone who's seen Paint Your Wagon will attest. But Jersey Boys is another story, since the director won't be called upon to sing as much. And besides, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons involves a heck of a lot of male bonding and tussling, as well as underworld connections that should be right up his alley. Here's the first trailer for the film, and a new poster.Adapted from the hugely successful stage show, Jersey Boys follows the ups and downs of what would become the Four Seasons. Onstage, it's a story told through four sections themed around each of the seasons of the year, and narrated by each member of the band in turn. Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and Franki Castelluccio (aka Valli) all take their turn to discuss their rise, fall and rise again. »


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Maleficent Featurette Explores The Film

17 April 2014 11:34 AM, PDT

Though we’ve had a couple of trailers that fairly comprehensively set the scene for Disney’s new re-working of the Sleeping Beauty story with Maleficent, it’s clearly time in the film’s promotional schedule for the cast and crew to reveal their thinking behind the expanded story. A new featurette has hit the web to do just that. Maleficent, as you’ll know by now, takes the familiar Sleeping Beauty elements and offers up some explanation for why shunned fairy Maleficent curses the young princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) to fall into a deep sleep on her 16th birthday. Turns out there was a lot of story we weren’t told in the run up the Aurora’s birth and christening, and Maleficent was badly wronged by the humans around her.As Jolie and co explain, this new take on the tale kicks off years before the events of the fairy tale, »


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Chris Pine May Clock In For The Finest Hours

17 April 2014 11:33 AM, PDT

Though his last stab at screen heroism, Jack Ryan, didn’t exactly set the box office alight, Chris Pine has had better luck at the helm of a ship, even if it is one that traverses between the stars and not across the ocean. He will be hoping for similar success with a real-life naval tale, The Finest Hours.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pine is in talks to star in the film drawn from the true story of two oil tankers caught in a massive Nor’easter storm off the New England coast in 1952. The ships split in two and their crews were thrown into the raging seas. The coast guard was called out and had to attempt a rescue in the tempestuous waves. Though his role isn’t specified, Pine would likely be leading the Guard crew.Fright Night director Craig Gillespie is in talks to call the shots on this one, »


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Zack Snyder On Batman-Superman

17 April 2014 11:32 AM, PDT

Currently at work on the still untitled Man Of Steel follow-up that will see Henry Cavill’s Superman sharing screen time with Ben Affleck as the latest incarnation of Batman, Zack Snyder took some time out to talk to Forbes about his ideas for the film and his excitement at uniting the two veteran superheroes on the live-action big screen for the first time.Naturally, since the movie is more than two years away and Warner Bros. has been very secretive about anything to do with the look of Bats or Supes, Snyder wasn’t able to share too much, lest he himself fall victim to a swiftly thrown Batarang. But he did talk up his initial reasons for deciding to add Batman into the mix. “After Man Of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would »


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First Teaser For The Captive

17 April 2014 11:31 AM, PDT

With the announcement today that it will screen in competition at Cannes, it seems only logical for the first trailer for Atom Egoyan’s new thriller, The Captive, to appear online. Take a look at Ryan Reynolds thrown into a nightmare… The Captive finds Egoyan on typically psychological form, wrapping the story of a kidnapping into something even deeper and darker. Reynolds plays Matthew, whose daughter Cass (Peyton Kennedy) is swiped from the back of his truck during a roadside diner. So begins a terrifying manhunt that will test the limits of the relationships between Reynolds, his wife (Mireille Enos) and others involved in the case, including the investigators assigned to try to track Cass down and the predators who are playing a twisted game.Set across eight years, the film brings last year’s Prisoners to mind with its story of twisting loyalties and clues to what happened while Cass was missing. »


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Initial Image From Ryan Gosling's Lost River

17 April 2014 11:30 AM, PDT

If you read our feature on the films we’re most anticipating in this year’s Cannes line-up, you know we’re intrigued by Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River. Formerly known as How To Catch A Monster, the film promises surreal mystery and, from the looks of this first image, Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks in a tricky situation. Hendricks stars as Billy, a single mother of two who has to journey into a macabre, dark fantasy world even as her eldest son Bones finds a secret road leading to an underwater town. They’ll both have to figure out the mystery if they’re to help their family survive… Cryptic, definitely, and for certain the sort of off-centre, not-so-commercial fare you imagine from a man who has worked with the likes of Nicolas Winding Refn.When we spoke to Hendricks’ co-star, Iain De Caestecker last year, he »


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New Promo For The Rover

17 April 2014 11:29 AM, PDT

Late January brought the first, moody look at Australian director David Michôd’s much-anticipated follow-up to Animal Kingdom, The Rover. If you were after a promo that keeps much of the intense, atmospheric feeling from that teaser, but offered a little more in the way of story, here you go.In fact, the new trailer shakes up what we knew of the movie’s plot, aside from the initial post-apocalyptic set-up. The Rover takes place in a world 10 years after the collapse of society. The rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Guy Pearce) as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey (Robert Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the »


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Cannes Official Selection 2014 Announced!

17 April 2014 8:47 AM, PDT

The line-up for the Cannes Film Festival 2014 has been announced, and it's a selection that includes some Festival regulars as well as some less familiar faces. So don your beret, strike up a Gauloise and peruse the full list of films in competition, screening out of competition and in the Un Certain Regard categories below.It's a strong selection, albeit mainly from directors who have appeared at the Festival multiple times before. Ken Loach (Jimmy's Hall), Mike Leigh (Mr Turner, pictured), Jean-Luc Godard (Goodbye To Language), the Dardennes brothers (Two Days, One Night), David Cronenberg (Maps To The Stars) and Atom Egoyan (The Captive) are all regulars. In fact, Damian Szifron and Bennett Miller are the only directors in the competition who are at the Festival for the first time.Screening out of competition is How To Train Your Dragon 2, occupying the traditional big-animated-film-screening-at-Cannes spot. The Un Certain Regard »


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Mrs Doubtfire Sequel Heats Up Again

16 April 2014 7:00 PM, PDT

It’s been so long since the idea of a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire hit the news radar that we were beginning to think it would end up going the reboot route before any official follow-up happened. But Fox 2000 is not letting Euphegenia Doubtfire die peacefully, and is making a new attempt to convince director Christopher Columbus and star Robin Williams to re-visit the character.You’re probably aware that the 1993 film saw Williams as struggling actor Daniel Hillard, who was desperate to maintain a relationship with his children following the recent divorce from his wife Miranda (Sally Field). In order to stay close, he concocts the elderly Scottish housekeeper character and applies to be their carer with predictably disastrous results. The movie was a hit at the box office, and all involved thought a sequel might happen, but no one could find an idea they liked.Bonnie Hunt was »


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First Poster For The Equalizer

16 April 2014 6:48 PM, PDT

So far, all that the world at large has seen of the new film version of classic ‘80s show The Equalizer is a couple of pictures featuring Denzel Washington looking grumpy in character as Robert McCall. We got a look at a scene last month at CinemaCon, and the poster is now online, which makes us think the trailer can’t be far behind. This updated peek into the world finds Washington as a slightly different take on Robert McCall, the retired intelligence officer played on the small screen by Edward Woodward, who decides to atone for his past sins by helping the hopeless.Working quietly at a Home Depot, McCall finds himself drawn into the life of a crusading vigilante when he helps out a young prostitute (Chloe Moretz). His actions draw the ire of the Russian mafia, and in particular a brutal fixer plated by Marton Csokas. While »


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David Koechner To Lead Scouts Vs. Zombies

16 April 2014 5:02 PM, PDT

Lumbering through development hell since at least 2010, zom-com Scouts Vs. Zombies is finally heading into production. Last we heard (a year ago), Tropic Thunder and Men In Black 3 writer Etan Cohen was directing, but he's since been replaced by Christopher Landon, who most recently made Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and wrote 2007's Disturbia. The film also now has its scout leader, in the jocular form of Champ Kind himself, David Koechner.As you might surmise from the title, Scouts Vs. Zombies finds a troop of bob-a-jobbers facing down a horde of flesh-craving undead on a camping trip. They’ll need all their survival skills to avoid becoming the zombies’ latest meal, and to help save their small town.Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki wrote the original script, which hit the 2010 Black List and attracted interest from Race To Witch Mountain director Andy Fickman. He’s still involved, but only as producer, »


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First Trailer For Eli Roth's Green Inferno

16 April 2014 5:01 PM, PDT

The film debuted at Tiff last autumn, but aside from the odd still and a lot of talk from Eli Roth, non-festival audiences are yet to experience The Green Inferno. That's sort of of changed this morning with the arrival of the first trailer, but given its (appropriate for the title) green-band nature, there's still not much to see here. Prepare for another Roth lesson in never going travelling. Stay in your homes, kids.Roth's tribute to the gonzo Italian likes of Ruggero Deodato and Umberto Lenzi sees a group of student activists head deep into the Peruvian jungle and face the threat of being eaten alive at the hands of a hungry indigent tribe. Sticking to Roth's penchant for a clever marketing hook, you'll notice that the trailer is at pains to point out that Green Inferno stars a Peruvian rainforest tribe that's never been filmed before. Roth has »


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New Title Rumoured For Third Hobbit Film

16 April 2014 2:17 PM, PDT

The film has been known as The Hobbit: There And Back Again since 2012 at least, but today a rumour surfaced from usually reliable fan site TheOneRing.net that the third Hobbit adventure could conceivably be called Into The Fire.While the site is at pains to point out that its sources are simply pointing to New Line registering the title as a way of protecting copyright, it wouldn’t be the first time the film has been floated under a different name. There was speculation that it might end up being called The Battle Of Five Armies when the plan to split the story into a trilogy was first announced.Of course, it seems awfully late to be changing things now, especially with merchandising partners’ long lead times to consider and the fact that both die hard fans and general moviegoers are used to referring to the film as There And Back Again. »


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