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After ages of anticipation, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans’ long international nightmare is over: Deadpool 2 has finally cast the coveted role of Cable, the central villain for the sequel.
In one of the more noteworthy examples of franchise double duty since Swedish soap star Maud Adams seduced audiences in two separate James Bond outings (Octopussy and Live and Let Die, for those keeping score at home) Josh Brolin – Thanos, Destroyer of Realms, himself – has landed his second role as a Marvel baddie in the upcoming sequel to the surprise 2015 superhero hit. Beating out Michael Shannon and David Harbour to clinch the part, Brolin now has the distinction of not only playing the McU’s preeminent bad guy, but the antihero’s enemy in the Deadpool offshoot as well; while they share a foundational mythology, the Deadpool films belong to Marvel Entertainment and not the Disney-owned Marvel Studios. »
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Mark Allison Feb 22, 2017
Iam Fleming's James Bond novels still have narratives and ideas that haven't made it to the 007 movie series...
A spoiler lies ahead for Spectre
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Over the course of 11 years, Ian Fleming wrote 12 James Bond novels and nine short stories before his death in 1964, forming the basis for the film series which survives to the present day. 24 films and 55 years since the birth of the cinematic Bond, it might come as a surprise that the franchise hasn’t completely exhausted its source material. More often than not, however, the James Bond films have been adaptations in name only.
Starting with Roald Dahl’s outlandish screenplay for the fifth Bond film, You Only Live Twice, the film scripts began to drift away from their literary inspirations. For most of Roger Moore’s seven-film tenure, for example, entire plots and characters were »
Exclusive: Sales outfit also boards spy drama Margery Booth, which has Stephen Fry attached.
Munich-based sales company Atlas International has picked up international rights to Dutch director Mike van Diem’s (Character) dramedy Tulips, Love, Honour And A Bike, which is currently in post-production.
Set in southern Italy in the 1980s, the Dutch-Canadian-Italian co-production boasts an international cast including veteran Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini, Gijs Naber, Anneke Sluiters and Lidia Vitale.
A71 Entertainment has already acquired Canadian theatrical rights to the film, which follows a young woman who uncovers an unwanted family connection to the Italian mafia.
Atlas has also boarded sales on Margery Booth: The Spy In The Eagles Nest (working title), the biopic of English opera singer Margery Booth, a Second World War spy who performed for Hitler and British POWs.
Wigan-born Booth (1905-1952) emigrated to Germany before the outbreak of the war, during which she helped British intelligence service MI6.
Stephen Fry is attached »
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