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Jason Flemyng Plans Reign Of Blood

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He’s been a go-to guy for the likes of Matthew Vaughn and Guy Ritchie for years, a character actor you can depend on for memorable performances. Now, though, Jason Flemyng has decided to follow friend Dexter Fletcher behind the camera, planning to direct a vampire action film called Reign Of Blood.And the Fletcher connections continue with the writer as Wild Bill script man Danny King is responsible for the screenplay on this one. It’s been floating in development for around a decade according to King himself, and nearly made its way into production last year before falling at the final hurdle.The plot finds a gathering of powerful vampires whose meeting is rudely gate-crashed by a detachment of vampire-slaying special forces troops led by Captain Bingham, who has made it his mission to destroy the fang club – but wasn’t expecting to encounter an entire coven. Soon, »


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Exclusive New Stills From Entourage

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The Entourage movie seems to have been in the pipeline longer than Bishop at the end of Aliens, but it’s finally hoved into view, switched on Hollywood’s transmitter and piloted in a dropship’s worth of supermodels, partying and consequence-free balcony golf. None of those things feature in this new still from the film, but what it does have is a typically immaculate Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) about to fill another swear jar as he tries to ignore that pristine bong below his nose. If this is something you might be interested in, click on the image below for a closer look. Promising all the celeb cameos and, according to director creator Doug Ellin, “filled with as many good-looking people as [possible]”, Entourage picks up with Vince Chase (Adrian Grenier) trying his hand at directing a take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde. But will »


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First Poster For Ted 2

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Move over Paddington, politeness has had its day. The rootsier end of the bear spectrum, Ted, is back with a new poster for Ted 2 in which he’s executing what can best be described, pre-watershed, as “the one pawed shuffle”. Click below for a look at him in, erm, err, action. It’s more of the same, poster-wise. Seems that Antonioni-esque sequel in which Ted embarks on an existentialist journey in pursuit of meaning in his furry life never quite reached the drawing board. Hold tight for more ursine misadventures involving booze, drugs, strippers and more, stronger drugs.Plot details are still under wraps at this point, with shooting underway in Boston, but early world is that Ted gets into some legal scraps that see him call on the help of Morgan Freeman’s famous civil rights lawyer. It seems that the bear is fighting a ground-breaking legal battle »


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Morten Tyldum Taking On Passengers

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He’s had a big success with his first English language film, as The Imitation Game has seen big box-office success and lots of awards talk. Headhunters director Morten Tyldum must be hoping he’ll have the same luck with a potential first Hollywood studio job: finally getting science fiction romance Passengers off the ground for Sony.The story of a spaceship transporting thousands of human colonists to a distant planet, Passengers chronicles what happens when a malfunction causes one of them to be rudely awakened 90 years before anyone else. Unable to fix the situation and seemingly doomed to spend his time dying alone, he decides to take the unusual and controversial step to wake up a fellow passenger. Can love bloom in the echoing confines of the ship? Possibly, though we’d imagine his intended is probably going to be fairly annoyed at the imposition...Jon Spaihts’ script has »


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Octavia Spencer Joins Seacole

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She's won an Oscar for The Help and now Octavia Spencer is heading back in time for another story of pioneering women in tumultuous times by signing up for 19th century biopic Seacole. According to The Hollywood Reporter's scoop, her old producer from The Help, Brunson Green, has enticed her into taking the role of Crimean War-era doctor, Mary Seacole. Despite all the usual strictures of her race at the time - an inability to vote, lack of civil rights - she made a name for herself with her pioneering approach to medicine, saving countless soldiers' lives in the process. Among them she came to be known as 'Mother Seacole', a saving angel whose reputation grew to rival even that of Florence Nightingale."Mary Seacole was a dynamic, complex and charming woman, and, knowing Octavia and her immense talent, there is no one better to embody this impressive and courageous historical figure, »


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Slight Update On The Last Of Us Movie

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It's a good few months since we heard anything about The Last Of Us, the adaptation of the much-lauded videogame which Sam Raimi is producing for Screen Gems. Buried in a story about the development process of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, however, GameInformer have ascertained that the film is at least still moving forward."It's coming along really well," says screenwriter/producer Neil Druckmann (a Naughty Dog veteran who also wrote The Last Of Us in game form and co-wrote all four Uncharteds). "I just finished the second draft and we did a table read with a bunch of actors. It's pretty faithful to the game. There are some big changes, but the tone and what the story's trying to say is pretty faithful."A brief update then, but an intriguing one. Many of the most strident online voices have already declaimed that The Last Of Us barely needs »


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The Huntsman Suffers A Dearth Of Dwarves

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It sounds like a George Rr Martin title, but a dearth of dwarves is apparently the situation in The Huntsman, the follow-up to Snow White And The Huntsman. There's no Snow White this time, but there's also a scarcity of the little fellas.Given that The Huntsman is a prequel, taking place well before Snow White encountered the dwarves in the first place, we might have guessed this anyway. If you're raving about the decision, however, rest assured that at least two of the previous eight (yes, there were eight, rather breaking with Disney tradition) will appear again.Which two? That's unclear at this stage. Bob Hoskins is sadly no longer with us, while Deadline reports that Nick Frost, Toby Jones and Eddie Marsan are all already out of the running for various reasons. That leaves Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Johnny Harris and Brian Gleeson as the four actors possibly still drawing straws with Universal. »


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Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy And More In Talks For Ghostbusters

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Since Paul Feig and co-writer Katie Dippold stepped aboard the long-gestating Ghostbusters reboot, the pace has picked up quicker than a speeding Ecto-1. There were rumours that Melissa McCarthy would be part of the cast and now Feig has sourced performers from Bridesmaids and Saturday Night Live to start building his ensemble, with McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones now in advanced talks to star.McCarthy and Wiig, as mentioned, have a history with Feig thanks Bridesmaids, with McCarthy also starring in The Heat and his upcoming espionage caper Spy. McKinnon has been a featured player on Saturday Night since 2012 and scored an Emmy nomination for her work last year. Jones joined the show last year and was quickly promoted to featured player status. She’s also part of the cast for Chris Rock’s latest film, Top Five, which arrives in the UK on March 13. Now... depending »


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Chris Pratt Wanted As New Indiana Jones

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Before we go any further, we must caution you that this is strictly a rumour, and nothing concrete has been dug up yet. In fact, just by considering the idea, we may all be under threat from a giant boulder. Still: Deadline is reporting that Disney, fresh from bringing the original flavour Han Solo back for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is now looking to put someone else in the trademark battered fedora as Indiana Jones. That someone – and don’t say you didn’t see this coming – is Chris Pratt.The man who many compared to Solo in Guardians Of The Galaxy and, from what we’ve seen of the film so far, invokes some thoughts of Doctor Henry Jones Jr. in Jurassic World, is apparently the Mouse House’s choice to succeed Harrison Ford in the iconic role. The company bought the rights to make and distribute »


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Danny Boyle Locks In His Steve Jobs Cast

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With Apple announcing another successful quarter in its financial report today, there’s other good news related to the company: after months of development struggles and casting changes, the film about its former big boss Steve Jobs kicked off shooting today, with Danny Boyle at the helm and a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Katherine Waterston, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg and Perla Haney-Jardine.With a script by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the man, the film – which is currently going by the title Steve Jobs –  will focus on three big moments in Jobs’ corporate life: the launch of the Mac; NeXT (which was introduced after he was removed from the company); and the iPod, launched after his triumphant return.Fassbender is Jobs, with Rogen locked in to play Steve Wozniak, his former partner and one of the co-founders of the company. Winslet »


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Liam Hemsworth Offered The Lead In The Independence Day Sequel

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In a day filled with controversial and rumoured casting choices, this one probably won’t fire up the klaxons as much as it might. And for now, it’s still more rumour than reality, but according to The Wrap, Liam Hemsworth has an offer to star in the Independence Day sequel, currently titled ID Forever.The sequel to the 1996 alien invasion film has been bubbling away in the development pods for, well, seemingly forever. There have been various versions proposed, talk of two films shot back-to-back and endless rumours about who might return to star.With Will Smith out of the picture for now and Jeff Goldblum and Bill Paxton apparently set to return, director Roland Emmerich is looking for a new star and Hemsworth might just be it. There’s no word on what his character might be, but that’s not even worth considering unless he actually signs on to the thing. »


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Colin Firth Aboard World Yacht Race Drama

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They both have Oscars sitting on their mantelpiece and now Man On Wire/The Theory Of Everything director James Marsh and King’s Speech actor Colin Firth are weighing actor for what could be another prestige project. They’ve both signed on to BBC Films’ drama about amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst.If the name doesn’t ring any bells, Crowhurst entered the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 in the hopes of picking up a cash prize that would help save his faltering radio beacon business. He built a trimaran boat called the Teignmouth Electron in a hurry, but had to leave several safety features uncompleted before setting sail. He encountered problems almost immediately and began to steer erratically, eventually succumbing to conflicted psychological issues and irrationality. Though he kept filing positions claiming he was circumnavigating the globe, his boat – spoiler alert – was found adrift and abandoned on 10 July 1969.With Firth set to play Crowhurst, »


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Frank Grillo Haunted By Stephanie

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Last June, the news arrived that, far from sitting and licking his wounds after the critical and box office pummelling handed out to A New York Winter’s Tale, Akiva Goldsman was leaping back into the directorial fray with a low-budget horror thriller called Stephanie. We now know that Frank Grillo will be starring in the film, though clearly not as the title character.Stephanie, written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, finds a girl abandoned by her parents at their remote home. She survives on peanut butter and keeping herself sane by chatting to her toy turtle – sane might be a relative word here – a dark supernatural force surrounds her. When her parents return to find her, they discover that the dangerous power has grown: and their daughter is at the centre.Grillo and Blumhouse Productions, which is backing this one, already have a good working relationship after last year’s The Purge: Anarchy. »


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Tom Hardy Hunts A Killer In The Child 44 Trailer

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Last week, when the first poster for Tom Hardy’s latest thriller Child 44 hit, we predicted that the trailer wouldn’t be far behind. Lo and behold, just a week later, here is that first proper glimpse at the film, arriving via Apple.Adapted from the first of a book trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, Child 44 finds Soviet police officer Hardy investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. But as he digs deeper into the case, his own government – which refuses to even acknowledge the idea that murder could happen under their watch – begins to suspect him of treason, which only intensifies when a colleague frames him. Noomi Rapace is playing his conflicted wife and Gary Oldman is the chief of police eventually assigned to who investigates the case further – and Hardy’s motives at the same time.Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is behind this one, »


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It'll Be A Wet Hot American Summer At Netflix

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Update: Confirming the casting, the first teaser trailer has arrived. Take a look below...  We’ve been hearing about plans by co-writers Michael Showalter and David Wain to revisit their cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer for years now. It’s been through various attempts on the big screen, but the pair finally seem to have found success at Netflix, which has now commissioned an eight-episode prequel series, featuring much of the original cast.Wain and Showalter first birthed the thing back in 2001, where it arrived in cinemas to crickets and little critical support. But once it hit DVD, it took off, and finally found the success it deserved.Set in 1981 at Camp Firewood, the film takes place on the last day before the various campers are due to head back to their parents. But for the staff and teens who work at the place, there’s still plenty of unfinished business to deal with, »


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Emma Roberts Hits A Nerve

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With The Hunger Games wrapping up this year and the Divergent films rumbling along, the hunt continues for the new big young adult adaptation franchise. Catfish / Paranormal Activity 4 collaborators Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost signed on to Nerve last year and have at last rounded up Emma Roberts and Dave Franco to star.Written by Jeanne Ryan, the book follows high school senior Vee (Roberts), a girl more used to lingering on the edges of her class, never catching the eye of the popular set. To try to break out of her rut, she joins a global online game built around a provocative, amped-up version of truth or dare, which features an audience of “watchers” who vote for their favourites and comment on what’s going on.Soon, Vee becomes a sensation, advancing higher and higher, until she discovers that the game at the upper levels becomes something quire different. »


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Tate Taylor Sails To USS Indianapolis Project

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After trying for several years to float a film based on the real-life seaborne tragedy of the USS Indianapolis, Warner Bros. finally made waves in 2011 when Robert Downey Jr. and his producing partner/wife Susan Downey hopped aboard to steer the cinematic ship. They’ve now landed The Help’s Tate Taylor to direct the film.As most famously chronicled by Robert Shaw’s Quint in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, Japanese torpedoes sank the Indianapolis in July 1945. Approximately 300 of the 1196 crew went down with the ship and the remaining 880 faced dehydration, exposure and shark attacks while awaiting rescue. Only 321 were ultimately plucked from the water, and of those just 316 survived.Warner Bros. has the life rights to Hunter Scott, the 11-year-old lad who in 1996 was inspired by Spielberg's shark pic to write a report about the vessel and her ill-fated crew for a History Day competition. His research ended up vindicating captain Charles McVay, »


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Josh Trank And Simon Kinberg Talk Fantastic Four Trailer

27 January 2015 6:15 AM, PST

From the off, Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four has been a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. And today’s enigmatic, elliptical teaser trailer continues that tradition, establishing the tone of Trank’s world, but giving very little away in terms of the larger plot. When Empire spoke to Trank and his writer/producer Simon Kinberg ahead of the teaser’s debut, they told us that’s exactly how they want it.“We live in a time where there’s a required instant gratification from audiences,” says Trank, talking exclusively to Empire. “That’s a fun challenge in terms of putting together this teaser, picking and choosing how much you’re actually giving away.”Kinberg nods in agreement. “What we’re doing is quite different, and we want people to get a sense of it. There is a mystery, and the slow immersion into that is part of »


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The First Trailer For Josh Trank's Fantastic Four Reboot Arrives

27 January 2015 6:01 AM, PST

Finally, the teaser trailer for Josh "Chronicle" Trank's new take on Fantastic Four you've been waiting for is here. It's definitely darker than the Chris Evans / Jessica Alba / Ioan Gruffudd / Michael Chiklis era, and it's bound to get you excited.Featuring Whiplash's Miles Teller as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, House Of Cards' Kate Mara as Susan Storm / Invisible Woman, Fruitvale Station's Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm / Human Torch and Billy Elliot himself, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm / The Thing, the fourth live-action Fantastic Four film – you'd forgotten this one, hadn't you? – has Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev / Doom.It’s a teaser in the grand tradition – its almost avowed dedication to keeping the big reveals at elongated arm’s length may leave you with more questions than answers – but its serious, sombre tone will almost certainly be nothing »


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New Poster For Jason Statham's Wild Card

27 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST

Jason Statham’s Wild Card – or ‘Carta Selvagem’ if you’re of one of our Brazilian readers – reunites everyone’s favourite gruff action star with Simon ‘The Mechanic’ West for an action-thriller that sees him take on Vegas Mob types, no doubt in the kind of Snap game that doesn’t involve any playing cards whatsoever. Here, debuting, is the film’s new poster, positioning Statham against kind of neon backdrop he was born to stand in front of looking hard. Penned by screenwriting great William Goldman, the man behind Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride, it’s the story of Nick Wild (Statham), a Vegas bodyguard with a gambling issue. When a pal gets brutally beaten, Wild turns on the perpetrator, only to discover that the man has a powerful dad high up in the Mob. Suddenly, he’s in deep with the city’s crime grandees. »


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