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According to The Wrap, five young actresses are in line for the role of Art3mis, a “gunter who is hunting for the keys that will let the one who solves the riddle to own the Oasis, a highly valuable, online virtual reality space.” In the running for the part are Olivia Cooke (who’s also being eyed for Star Wars), Lola Kirke and Elle Fanning. As for the other two individuals, their names are being kept under wraps.
All three actresses that we have here are incredibly talented, and Spielberg can’t really go wrong with any of them. One thing to consider though is that since the character will be a love interest for the main protagonist, »
- Mark Cassidy
The ensemble cast includes Temuera Morrison (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III . Revenge of the Sith, Once Were Warriors), Bren Foster (Infini, The Last Ship, Terminus, Days Of Our Lives), with Rachel Griffiths (Saving Mr Banks, Beautiful Kate, Brothers & Sisters, Six Feet Under, Muriel.s Wedding), Firass Dirani (House Husbands, Underbelly: The Golden Mile, The Combination, The Black Balloon) Dwaine Stevenson (Infini, Gabriel), Grace Huang (The Man with the Iron Fists 1 and 2, Infini, Hiding) and introduces Teagan Croft.
Currently filming in Sydney and outback South Australia, the film is set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, when Sy (Kellan Lutz), a drifter, »
- Inside Film Correspondent
We still don't know whether we'll ever get a Star Wars Anthology movie starring 'Boba Fett', but this fan-made trailer should leave you intruiged by the prospect at the very least. From director Eric Demeusy (and courtesy of Film School Rejects), it depicts the fan favorite bounty hunter emerging from the clutches of the Sarlacc, and recovering his old ship from the sands of Tatooine. Titled Star Wars: The New Republic Anthology, the clip demonstrates remarkable production value, costumes and visual effects - far superior to many other fan films of its kind. Perhaps it will convince Disney/Lucasfilm to continue pushing for that elusive Boba Fett spin-off (which was rumored to be the Star Wars movie Fant4stic director Josh Trank was set to helm). Regardless, it's worth a watch! What did you think of the trailer? Do you think there's potential in a solo movie centered around Fett, »
With J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens in post production, attention is already turning to the Rian Johnson helmed Star Wars Episode VIII (set for release in 2017). According to The Wrap, Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), and Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) are among those
- Josh Wilding
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting theaters in just over three months, and the first spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story already in production, Disney and LucasFilm are starting the casting process for Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is set for release on May 26, 2017. Last month, Benicio Del Toro confirmed that he is in talks with the studio to portray the villain, but we haven't heard about any other actors being considered for different roles, until now. The Wrap reports that actresses Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) are considered the top candidates for the female lead role.
Some insiders claim that it is still very early in the casting process, with writer-director Rian Johnson set to meet with many more rising stars for the role. Others, however, claim that the filmmaker is thinning out the field, »
Empire Leicester Square to be the first cinema in Europe to feature next generation technology; first film to be The Walk.
The dual 4K laser projection system is equipped with a new optical engine and suite of proprietary IMAX technologies capable of projecting an image with maximum resolution and sharpness; 2D and 3D brightness; and an expanded color gamut.
The new system also includes IMAX’s next-generation sound technology, designed to increase audio immersion. It has been upgraded to 12 discrete channels plus sub-bass, and includes additional side channels as well as new overhead channels that will improve the system’s ability to position sounds around the audience.
London’s Empire Leicester Square opened its IMAX screen in June 2014 and hosts a projected screen image spanning »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The Wrap has just revealed a shortlist for the new female lead in Disney/Lucasfilm's next Star Wars sequel, the Rian Johnson-directed Star Wars: Episode VIII; that shortlist includes Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), and relative newcomer Olivia Cooke (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl). The Wrap also adds that it's still fairly early days for casting, as Johnson is currently in the process of auditioning several young up-and-coming actresses. A few of these yet-to-audition actresses, along with Maslany, Cooke, & Rodriguez, will then be among a group of women slated to read opposite Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega sometime before the end of the month. Tatiana Maslany, best known for her multiple critically acclaimed performances on the clone drama Orphan Black, was a finalist for the lead role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, »
We haven't even had the chance to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, but Disney and Lucasfilm are already charging ahead with plans for Star Wars: Episode VIII. We already know that Rian Johnson is attached to both write and direct the film, and Benicio Del Toro has been rumored for the lead villain role, and now word is that there are three actresses in particular who are currently vying for the feature's female lead. The Wrap has the word on the most recent casting developments - and while the trade doesn't have any information about who the female lead actually is in Star Wars: Episode VIII, they have gotten word that there are some very talented performers being considered for the part. Let's take a close look at them, shall we? First on the list is Gina Rodriguez, who has garnered a lot of attention this past »
How do you feel about seeing Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black in a Star Wars movie? She’s been rumored for a role in the past (in Rogue One, which ultimately went to Felicity Jones), and now she’s one of three names on a shortlist of young women who are reportedly in contention for a primary role […]
The post ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Shortlist Features Three Talented Young Women appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Box office prognosticators are furiously speculating that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” could soon supplant “Avatar” as the highest-grossing film in history.
The rebirth of the fantasy saga may not quite reach those lofty heights, but the combination of returning cast members like Harrison Ford, merchandising friendly robots such as the cute droid Bb-8, and popular director J.J. Abrams are aligning to create the kind of intergalactic smash that arrives only once or twice in a decade.
Some outlets have speculated that the film could break records with a $300 million weekend when it debuts on Dec. 18, although it’s worth noting that no film released in that month has opened to more than $85 million and this Christmas season is a competitive one. Predicting how high it eventually climbs is sure to be a favorite parlor game in Hollywood for the next few months.
Despite the box office muscle the »
- Brent Lang
It looks like Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) is gearing up to begin casting the new faces we’ll be meeting in his follow up to J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and he’s beginning with the film’s female lead.
According to The Wrap, the following trio of young actresses are the “top contenders” for the role: Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), and Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin). Apparently, they’re currently leading the charge, but the site cautions that it’s very early days in the casting process and Johnson is still auditioning “several rising stars” that will reportedly chemistry-read with The Force Awakens star John Boyega (Finn) before next month.
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Lucasfilm and Disney must be big on Maslany for a Star Wars role, because she was also in the running for the »
- Mark Cassidy
"Very excited to be joining this amazing team," Gillan excitedly tweeted tweeted earlier in the day.
The Circle tells the story of Mae Holland (Watson), who goes to work for a mysterious corporation that links users' emails, social media and banking into one unified identity.
Needless to say, with great power comes responsibility… and a devious inclination to abuse power!
When Disney shuttered Star Wars’ Expanded Universe, we lost a lot of good things (like Thrawn and Mara Jade). But we also lost a lot of convoluted gobbledygook. In place of that vast and contradictory lore, Disney began to introduce new canon to officially fill in the gaps. But they still haven’t explained what in the Force’s good name Obi-Wan Kenobi was thinking when he returned to Tatooine after the end of “Revenge of the Sith”!! Nothing about that idea is a good tactical move. This man was a General and a Jedi Knight. And yet? Obi-Wan took the only son of his fallen apprentice and placed the infant with his only remaining paternal family. …what? Recently Star Wars #7 — the comic written by Jason Aaron, with art by Simone Bianchi — dove into the minutia of how Obi-Wan spent his days on Tatooine. It involved a lot of trying »
- Donna Dickens
If you just can’t wait until November to rack up some hours on Star Wars Battlefront, then you’ll no doubt be excited to hear that Electronic Arts has announced a beta for early October on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
See Also: EA offers first glimpse of the Battle of Jakku from Star Wars Battlefront
As per the official site:
Coming early October to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC, the Star Wars Battlefront Beta* is a technical test and will feature Walker Assault on Hoth, a 40-player multiplayer battle featuring Rebels and the Empire. Walker Assault will also give you the chance to play as two of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars™ universe: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The Beta will also feature our Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a Rebel friend must fight back waves of Imperial forces. In addition to those two modes, »
- Gary Collinson
After cashing in on gaming’s interactive toy craze with a very strong debut, the Disney Infinity franchise stumbled with its heroic but plodding second effort. Now, with its third iteration, Avalanche Software and its partner studios have taken things to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, in order to regain their lost momentum. The end result is Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, a very solid game that is sure to get even better when it’s expanded with two more Star Wars-themed play sets.
Going all in with its Star Wars focus, Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition does a good job of filling the void that’s been created by a lack of good, Jedi-based video games. It may not be flawless, but it’s definitely a quality experience, and one that doesn’t skimp on content or replay value. While spending extra money is required in order to get the full experience, »
- Chad Goodmurphy
Every Star Wars collector has a niche focus they track down more than others. It’s a great practice and something I encourage collectors to do when they’re getting started. To help enterprising collectors, I’m taking a look at some of the most interesting pieces to track down in these specific areas, and today, I’m talking Star Wars’ Expanded Universe.
With a slew of new Star Wars figures about to explode on the market this Friday, bringing with it a new generation of collectors, I've been thinking more and more about some of the coolest toy collectibles out there. Today, however, I wanted to talk more specifically about one of my favorite 'genres' to collect from, the Star Wars Expanded Universe (which are all Legends now). While Star Wars villains has long been my primary focus for collecting, but another area I have to continually track down items deal with the EU. »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
As an actor, Oscar Isaac has been getting a lot of attention over the last year, and for good reason. This year he already starred in Ex Machina, Mojave, and the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero. Later in 2015 he has Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and next year he will take on the X-Men as X-Men: Apocalypse’s eponymous antagonist. However, if you’ve been following his interviews, it’s clear that the man takes his craft seriously, but his latest quotes prove just how smart he actually is when it comes to understanding his projects. When asked by The Playlist about what he took away from his roles in X-Men: Apocalypse and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Isaac got deep by citing naturalism, Stanley Kubrick, greek tragedies, and kabuki theatre. Don’t take my word for it, check out his exact words: »
By the time Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in December, it will have been more than 32 years since we last saw Harrison Ford play Han Solo on a movie screen. That.s a long time. When we learned that he and other original cast members were returning to that far, far away galaxy, many fans asked themselves if Ford could still play the beloved scruffy-looking nerf herder. And we weren.t the only ones, as director J.J. Abrams had the same concerns. Talking to the Seattle Times about balancing his fan side and filmmaker side while making a Star Wars movie, as well as keeping the project grounded, Abrams discussed his concerns in this arena. But he also talked about how those fears didn.t last long, saying: What was incredible from my point of view was how apparently easily they flipped back into these roles. I knew »
Matthew Lee takes a look back at the summer blockbusters of 2015…
Last year, Forbes reported that last summer’s box office was down by a whopping $1.223 billion. Hollywood executives were undoubtedly shitting themselves. This was significantly more problematic considering last year’s summer held a number great critical surprises; Guardians of the Galaxy was a fun, big budget B-movie superhero bonanza with Troma filmmaker James Gunn at the director’s helm, X-Men: Days of Future Past saw Bryan Singer return to familiar ground to help the X-Men franchise meet with the former spectacle-glory of X-Men: II, Captain America: Winter Soldier allowed Marvel to delve into contemporary political matters, notably government surveillance, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes continued to expand this rebooted franchise with spectacle, grandeur, and intelligence. None of the aforementioned films managed to surpass the $1-billion mark they undoubtedly desired. The only film to do »
- Matthew Lee
The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme
You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.
The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.
The Festival will screen a »
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