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Anthony Daniels Talks C-3Po in 'Episode VII' and 'Star Wars: Rebels'

16 September 2014 3:20 PM, PDT

R2-D2 and C-3Po in Star Wars: Rebels via

Sometimes you gotta wonder if this will end up being 9 movies about two droids. Yes, C-3Po and R2-D2 are in Star Wars: Rebels on Disney Xd, bridging the gap between Episodes III and IV in animated fashion. The droids with the most will also be returning in Jj Abrams' Episode VII to continue the legacy.

Entertainment Weekly sat down with Anthony Daniels, who always portrays C-3Po, even when he's a puppet or a digital effect, to talk to him about getting back in the metallic suit for a new film while also providing his voice to the cartoon series. You should read the whole, long, thing here - Anthony Daniels is not brief in his answering, but two particular answers stuck out to me in regards to Episode VII and Star Wars: Rebels.

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Filming Begins on 'Vacation' Reboot

16 September 2014 11:33 AM, PDT

The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. Shooting has begun in Georgia on New Line Cinema’s “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films) and Christina Applegate (the “Anchorman” films) on the road for another ill-fated adventure. The film marks Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s directorial debut.

Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

Rounding out the cast are Chris Hemsworth (the “Thor” films) in the role of Stone Crandall, Rusty’s irritatingly successful brother-in-law; Charlie Day (the “Horrible Bosses” films), who plays a river rafting guide; and Skyler Gisondo (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Hard Sell”) and Steele Stebbins (“A Haunted House 2”), who play Rusty’s sons, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'Into the Woods' First Poster Revealed...'Be Careful What You Wish For'

16 September 2014 10:03 AM, PDT

Walt Disney Pictures has released the first poster  for "Into the Woods," based on the Stephen Sondheim musical. The film stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, and Tracey Ullman.

The film is directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay written by James Lapine.

"Into the Woods" is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

"Into the Woods" hits theaters this Christmas.

Have a look at the poster below. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Tom Hiddleston To Star In King Kong's prequel 'Skull Island' With Jordan Vogt-Roberts At The Helm

16 September 2014 9:39 AM, PDT

Legendary announced its plans to make a feature film based on the cinematic origins of King Kong during this year's San Diego Comic Con with an original draft of the script by Max Borenstein. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions. Universal Pictures will distribute the film on November 4, 2016.

Vogt-Roberts directed and executive produced the Sundance darling The Kings Of Summer.  He has also directed the pilot and multiple episodes of FX's new series "You're the Worst" and is set to direct Metal Gear Solid for Sony. His other credits include directing the pilot of "Cocked" for Amazon Studios and directing and executive producing the concert documentary Nick Offerman: American Ham. He is represented by UTA, 3 Arts »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Alex Kurtzman Talks 'Venom'

16 September 2014 9:15 AM, PDT

Love him or hate him, Alex Kurtzman is one of Hollywood's most bankable screenwriters right now, and he's going to be bringing Venom to the big screen. 

Kurtzman was out and about taking up his new TV show, CBS' Scorpion, when he was asked about the status of the Amazing Spider-Man spinoff. 

Here's what transpired:

Where are you now on Venom? Have you got your story broken?Kurtzman: Yeah, before last Friday came out, we started kind of roughing out a story. Ed Solomon’s going to be writing it very soon. I can’t tell you too much, but I’m really excited about it.Did you have an easy choice as to which incarnation of Venom, which guy under the symbiote skin, you want to go with?Kurtzman: I would not say it’s an easy choice. I would say that there are quite a few things about Venom that are interesting. »

- Philip Sticco

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Seven Actresses are up for a Role in the Second Season of 'True Detective'

16 September 2014 9:14 AM, PDT

If you haven't seen the first season of HBO's masterful True Detective, you really need to get on that now. Unless of course you enjoy crap television; in which case please continue viewing those awful reality shows.

At any rate, the second season of True Detective is still trying to narrow in on a cast. Its looking very likely that Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch will appear in some capacity, there has been a lot of talk of who the female lead will be.

Early reports named Jessica Chastain, Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams, but now The Wrap has a list of seven actresses that Exec Producer Nic Pizzolatto is looking at, and those ladies are not on it; however, The Wrap does note that does not mean they're out of contention for the role.

Here's the list of actresses who have been called back this week to »

- Philip Sticco

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Netflix and Legendary Television Plan On Making 'Love' With Judd Apatow

16 September 2014 9:14 AM, PDT

Netflix is going full force with their original content, and they intend on penetrating the television market even deeper with the just announced series Love. The new series is reported to be "fresh and funny" and comes from the comedic mind of Judd Apatow.

Here's the official press release:

Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin are bringing an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships to Love, a new Netflix original series, licensed globally and debuting in 2016  in all Netflix territories. Netflix has made a two-season commitment to Love, which debuts with 10 episodes in 2016 and 12 the following year.Love follows Gus (Paul Rust from I Love You, Beth Cooper and Inglorious Basterds) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid. Jacobs is best known for her role as Britta in the critically-acclaimed series »

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New 'Interstellar' Poster

16 September 2014 5:28 AM, PDT

Empire has debuted the new poster for Christopher Nolan's upcoming Sci-Fi film, Interstellar. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, and Wes Bentley.

"Interstellar" chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Have a look at the poster below and let us know what you think.

"Interstellar" will hit theaters on November 7th.

Source: Empire »

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New 'Fury' Featurette Takes You Inside The Tank

16 September 2014 5:28 AM, PDT

"April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany."

That's the premise for the next film from David Ayer (End of Watch), with an impressive cast that also includes Michael Peña, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, and Shia Labeouf, and a pulse-pounding setting, Fury could be one to keep an eye out for. It's definitely on my list.

The production has released a brand new featurette, which takes you inside the tanks of Fury:

Fury will roll its way into theaters on October 17 of this year.

Source: Sony Pictures »

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Hollywood Still Knows 'What You Did Last Summer'

16 September 2014 5:28 AM, PDT

Back in 1997, Columbia Pictures brought us a big screen adaptation of the old teen horror novel by Lois DuncanI Know What You Did Last Summer. It was during the post-Scream horror boom in Hollywood, where getting casts of unknown, young, beautiful people to die one at a time was cool again. It was during this period that the Final Destination series got its start as well. Summer earned a whopping $125 million on a rather minuscule budget, and got itself a sequel the following year.

Well, now Columbia's parent company is ready to bring the series back. In what's likely to be a complete reboot, Sony Pictures has hired Oculus director/co-writer Mike Flanagan, and his partner on that film Jeff Howard, to take a new crack at Duncan's book. The studio is clearly impressed by what Flanagan and Howard were able to do with Oculus, creating a movie that »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Leslie Mann Added To 'Vacation' Reboot

15 September 2014 8:03 PM, PDT

Leslie Mann is in talks to join the cast of Vacation, a reboot/sequel of John Hughes' classic comedy that starred Chevy Chase. Ed Helms and Christina Applegate are set to star.

Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are also in talks for roles. And word is that Chase and Beverly D'Angelo, who also starred in the original, are making appearances.

The script was written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. The two are also directing. Production begins next week in Louisiana.

Helms will play Rusty Griswold, the grown-up son of Clark Griswold (Chase) who takes his family on a road trip similar to the one he, his parents and his sister took when he was young.

If everything works out, Mann will take the role of Audrey Griswold who was played by Dana Barron in the original. In the new version, Audrey is married to Hemsworth's character, an up-and-coming anchorman named Stone Crandall. »

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David Fincher Explains Why '20000 Leagues Under The Sea' Never Happened

15 September 2014 7:59 PM, PDT

Last summer, David Fincher dropped out of making 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to direct Gone Girl, which opens in theaters October 3rd. But he didn't jump ship just because. The prestigious filmmaker has come out to say that it was casting that ultimately drove him away from the gig.

In an interview with Little White Lies (via IndieWire), the director talks about the roadblocks that prevented him from making the movie.

"You get over $200 million - all motion picture companies have corporate culture and corporate anxieties. Once we got past the list of people we could cast as the different characters in the film, once we got past one or two names which made them very comfortable making a movie at that price, it became this bizarre endeavor to find which three names you could rub together to make platinum.

David Fincher had already done location scouting in Australia in »

- Laura Frances

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Official Synopsis Revealed

15 September 2014 4:52 PM, PDT

The official synopsis for Marvel’s upcoming Avengers sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron is now online.

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. »

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Scott Glenn To Play Stick in Marvel's 'Daredevil' for Netflix

15 September 2014 1:17 PM, PDT

Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that acclaimed actor Scott Glenn has joined "Marvel's Daredevil," an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.

Best known for his work in blockbuster films such as "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Silence of The Lambs" and "The Hunt For Red October," Scott Glenn will play Stick, the mysterious martial artist and mentor of Matt Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil).

Scott Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), with Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the critically-lauded cast of "Marvel's Daredevil."

Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television said:

"Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey.  There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in »

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First Look at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 'By The Sea'

15 September 2014 11:58 AM, PDT

By The Sea will be the third Angelina Jolie joint when it comes out. She's writing, directing, producing, and starring in it. In the Land of Blood and Honey and this December's Unbroken are the other two.

This one is also her first time being on screen with her now-husband Brad Pitt since Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005. Not a lot was known about the project, even though it started shooting on the 8th of this month. Universal will eventually distribute the movie, but hasn't set a release date yet. Since, you know, it's not a superhero franchise. Now we know a bit more because Entertainment Weekly got the details and first look photos of a very moody looking romance/drama.

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, »

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Batty IMAX Poster for 'Dracula Untold'

15 September 2014 11:48 AM, PDT

Perhaps you don't know the tale of Vlad Tepes, the first Dracula. Maybe you're just frustrated with me for referring to vampires as Draculas, or implying that it was Vlad not Lilith who was the first vampire.

Dracula Untold will make it's argument for it's status as the Dracula origin story we never knew we wanted with Luke Evans as Vlad. A deal must be made with dark forces to save his family and his kingdom from the conqueror Mehmed, portrayed by Dominic Cooper.

All I know for sure is that until Batman V. Superman comes along, the Dracula Untold IMAX poster will satiate your thirst for gritty bat-based posters.

Source: Fandango »

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New Banner for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

15 September 2014 11:11 AM, PDT

Lr reader 'Santiago' alerted us that the folks over at Digital Spy have posted a cool looking banner for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

The film stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom.

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, »

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Full Trailer Hits for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'

15 September 2014 9:16 AM, PDT

Lionsgate has released the full trailer for the upcoming sequel "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1." 

The upcoming sequel stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Julianne MooreStanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Lily Rabe, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson, and Robert Knepper.

Directed by Francis Lawrence and based on the novel “Mockingjay” by Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 make up the third and fourth installments of heroine Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) journey as she leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance.

Lawrence directed "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 »

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Zack Snyder Arrests Stormtrooper on 'Batman V. Superman' Set

15 September 2014 7:35 AM, PDT

Sure, the Batmobile has a gun on top of it, but that doesn't mean blasters are legal in Gotham.

Kicking off this weekend, Zack Snyder - hard at work on Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice - tweeted out his newest in a line of Batman V. Superman/Star Wars photos, this one of Gcpd and the Batmobile on scene for the arrest of a Stormtrooper.

Case closed. pic.twitter.com/fVyENoksFp

— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) September 13, 2014

Is this just directors having fun or is this still a hint that Snyder and Team Star Wars are still circling each other. After all, there are more upcoming Star Wars movies than upcoming Zack Snyder movies...barely.

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Affleck Talks About Batman's Rage In 'Dawn of Justice'

15 September 2014 5:24 AM, PDT

There are certain qualities that are synonymous with the character of Batman. We know he's distrustful; he's cerebral; he's vengeful; he's reclusive. We also know that, deep down, he's very, very angry. Ben Affleck, the 42 year old megastar charged with the task of bringing the Dark Knight to the big screen in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, says he knows a little something about anger.

In a chat with the UK's Mirror, Affleck reveals that he and Bruce Wayne share that particular character flaw.

"For me, anger is so deeply buried and contained that when it does kind of come out, it comes out in stronger bursts. I tend to be respectful, polite, get along, put up with, put up with, put up with… then when it emerges, it’s not something I have a ton of control over. I’m not gonna do a Wolverine berserk rage, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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