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He was just the second man to play James Bond since Sean Connery, and she was a 20-year-old newcomer taking on the mantle of “Bond girl” in her first major role.
“He was very caring to me because I was a newbie,” the actress, 66, tells People. “I was 20 years old and had never been anywhere or done anything and was terrified of the whole experience, and he literally made jokes around me, »
- Mike Miller
For those awaiting Star Wars: The Last Jedi, many are anticipating the potential reunion between exiled Jedi Luke Skywalker and his former protege Kylo Ren, played by Mark Hamill and Adam Driver respectively. Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed that, much like his grandfather before him, Kylo Ren turned to the dark side and destroyed Luke’s new generation of Jedi. If they come face-to-face in The Last Jedi, the reunion would be awkward to say the least.
In Vanity Fair‘s piece on The Last Jedi, Hamill and Driver reveal they rarely spoke or saw each other outside of the set because Driver was committed to playing the part of an angry, bitter student. He’s known for his method acting in films and took the role seriously.
“There’s big personal things that I find about every character, not just in Star Wars, that you have to make as personal as possible, »
- Ricky Church
When people first got over how awesome the special effects and sheer awe of seeing dinosaurs on the big screen in Jurassic Park was, they were left pondering and asking the question, “is this possible?” Ever since the movie and subsequent sequels have been created, scientists have been trying to figure out whether or not it’s actually possible to bring back extinct animals by genetic engineering similar to the kind we were “taught” about in Jurassic Park. De-extinction, or using the power of modern biotechnology to bring back extinct species like mammoths and dinosaurs, would be cool, there’s no question
Can We Really “Jurassic Park” Extinct Animals And Bring Them Back with Biotech? »
- Nat Berman
Although most of us Star Wars fans have been referring to the historic lightsaber as Anakin’s / Luke’s even when in Rey’s possession in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm is now officially giving full ownership of the weapon to the Sequel Trilogy’s heroine. The change begins with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as the lightsaber will presumably become Rey’s go-to weapon.
Speaking on the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo stated: “Either way, the blade is no longer considered Anakin’s lightsaber by the Lucasfilm marketing department. It has now been officially dubbed ‘Rey’s’.”
- Robert Kojder
Over the past few months, there has been a lot of speculation regarding the role that Princess Leia (the late Carrie Fisher, who tragically passed away this past December) would have not just in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but also Star Wars: Episode IX, assuming that the character would survive that far.
Well, it seems that Carrie Fisher was originally going to play a rather larger part in the final chapter of the Sequel Trilogy, as Kathleen Kennedy revealed to Vanity Fair that: “The minute she finished, she grabbed me and said, ‘I’d better be at the forefront of IX!’ Because Harrison was front and center on VII, and Mark is front and center on VIII. She thought IX would be her movie. And it would have been.”
- Robert Kojder
Mark Harrison May 25, 2017
The Pirates Of The Caribbean movies have not been easy films to make....
As Michael Bolton once belted out: “This is the tale of Captain Jack Sparrow.” The Pirates Of The Caribbean film was a surprise sleeper hit in 2003, astounding the higher-ups at Disney who had long been sceptical of how a pirate movie, based on a ride at Disneyland, would appeal to audiences.
Off the back of this success, the sequels only got more ambitious and expensive in scale, with their use of practical effects and convoluted character dynamics serving to complicate the adventure format, with mixed results. It shouldn't shock you then, to hear that each of the movies released so far had some serious behind-the-scenes battles to make them shipshape.
Following on from yesterday’s cover reveals [see here], Vanity Fair has now unveiled a batch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi character portraits from Annie Leibovitz. Included in the images are our first look at Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Holdo and Benicio Del Toro’s ‘shady character’, who is apparently unnamed in the film but referred to on set as ‘DJ’, with director Rian Johnson teasing: “You’ll see—there’s a reason why we call him DJ.”
Accompanying the images, we also have a behind-the-scenes video from the photoshoot…
Exclusive Bts look at Star Wars: #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/TK255uk1lI
— Star Wars Legacy (@TheSWLegacy) May 24, 2017
- Gary Collinson
Before the series’ return with The Force Awakens, audiences were a little unsure as to which of the two leading characters, Finn and Rey, would be the most pertinent to the story.
And while it turns out that Rey is the one gifted with the force and with seeming connections to the Jedi, Finn is by no means a bystander in the upcoming The Last Jedi according to John Boyega.
Speaking in a recent interview with EW, Boyega spoke to his character’s condition after fans saw Finn unconscious during the movie’s trailer.
“The funny thing is, between VII and VIII, Finn’s now a big deal! He is now a big deal. Imagine that – you get taken down by Kylo Ren. »
- Samuel Brace
I confess that the first two parts of Phil Tippett's Mad God completely passed me by, but now that a kind reader has tipped us off to the existence of Part 3, all I can say is ... wow! Tippett has enjoyed a long career as a visual artist, receiving Academy Award nominations for Dragonslayer, Return of the Jedi, Willow, Jurassic Park, Dragonheart, and Starship Troopers, and taking the Oscar home three times. Of course, that's only the tip of the iceberg; his credits include all three original RoboCop movies, House II: The Second Story, and "demon supervisor" on The Golden Child. Tippett has been increasingly focusing his efforts on Mad God, an epic stop-motion animation project that looks absolutely fantastic, judging by the video...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
Is life about to find a way again? That appears to be the case for Jurassic World 2, according to some newly revealed marketing materials for the movie. One of the new posters for the highly-anticipated sequel that has surfaced online reveals that the classic tagline, "Life finds a way," may have a part to play in the movie.
Universal has a display set up at the Licensing Expo, and they are going all in on director J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World 2. The studio has a massive section of the exhibitor floor dedicated to the next installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, which gives us a look at some of the stuff that may be appearing in the movie. One of the most interesting things on display is a banner that features the classic logo with the June 22, 2018, release date plastered over it, with the rest of the banner featuring the line, »
As it did with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Vanity Fair has given us a peek at the characters of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with a series of covers featuring character portraits from celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz. We’ll presumably get to see more images over the coming days, but in the meantime we have four magazine covers featuring Rey (Daisy Ridley), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) and General Leia (Carrie Fisher)…
See Also: Kylo Ren’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi Tie Fighter revealed
- Gary Collinson
Universal Pictures have announced that its series of films reviving the studio’s classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as Dark Universe. The motion logo (pictured above – video at end of this article) for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released on June 9th.
The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal’s iconic characters into modern cinema, as well as confirmations of superstar cast and that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct Bride of Frankenstein. Universal announced that it will not release a Dark Universe film as previously planned for April 13th 2018, and that Bride will instead be the next chapter in the unspooling series of movies following this year’s The Mummy. The actress chosen to play the lead role in Condon’s version of this »
- Phil Wheat
Author: Scott Davis
Another hour, another hugely surprising bit of news from the hills of Hollywood has arrived and it’s another doozy – Universal Pictures has announced that Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge co-stars Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem are joining the studio’s new Dark Universe, their new cinematic revamp of their classic Monsters film series.
With the first film in the franchise, The Mummy, set for release in a couple of weeks the studio has today announced the expansion of their roster of A-list stars to join Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible 6), Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond) and Russell Crowe (The Nice Guys) in the series.
Depp will play The Invisible Man while Bardem will portray Frankenstein’s Monster and will form under the new Dark Universe banner created for the new series. The Mummy is the first film out the blocks but will be joined »
- Scott Davis
Universal is moving full steam ahead on their classic monster movie franchise, which they are officially calling "Dark Universe." The Mummy is set to kick off this new cinematic universe next month and we now know that the next movie to be included in this universe will be the Bride of Frankenstein remake. The studio also announced today that Oscar-winner Bill Condon will be directing the movie, which has been given a Valentine's Day release on February 14, 2019.
Universal delivered the news as part of a huge announcement about their Dark Universe, which looks like it is going to be a major priority for the studio over the next handful of years. Bill Condon had been rumored previously for the gig directing Bride of Frankenstein, but it has now been made official. Here's what the director had to say about it in a statement regarding the launch of Dark Universe.
Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters. Welcome to Dark Universe.
The motion logo for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released on June 9. The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal’s iconic characters into modern cinema, as well as confirmations of superstar cast and that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct Bride of Frankenstein.
Dark Universe was begun by core creatives Alex Kurtzman, who also serves as director and producer of The Mummy, the inaugural film in the new classic monster series, and The Mummy producer Chris Morgan, who recently saw The Fate Of The Furious, the sixth film he wrote for the Fast & Furious franchise, »
- Michelle Hannett
Universal Pictures announced today that its series of films reviving the studio's classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as Dark Universe. The motion logo for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released on June 9. The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal's iconic characters into modern cinema, as well as confirmations of superstar cast and that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct Bride of Frankenstein.
Dark Universe was begun by core creatives Alex Kurtzman, who also serves as director and producer of The Mummy, the inaugural film in the new classic monster series, and The Mummy producer Chris Morgan, who recently saw The Fate of the Furious, the sixth film he wrote for the Fast & Furiousest opening in history at the global box office when it opened on »
Simon Brew May 23, 2017
A cinematic universe full of monster is confirmed by Universal – and Bride Of Frankenstein is next…
When The Mummy – headlined by Tom Cruise – lands in cinemas in a couple of weeks, it’s going to kickstart in earnest Universal’s planned classic monsters cinematic universe. Only now it has a new name. By the power of press release, we learn it’s going to be called the Dark Universe.
The Dark Universe will be overseen by The Mummy director Alex Kurtzman, Fast & Furious producer and writer Chris Morgan, writer and director Christopher McQuarrie (currently shooting Mission: Impossible 6) and writer/producer David Koepp (Jurassic Park). The Dark Universe will also have a posh logo, accompanied by a Danny Elfman piece of music.
Early next month, The Mummy will be kicking off Dark Universe, a shared universe of iconic monsters first popularized on film by Universal back in the 1930s. For some time, we’ve known they’ve planned to include interpretations of many characters like Frankenstein’s Monster, the Invisible Man, and Doctor Jekyll, but the actual schedule surrounding this has been understandably murky. After all, they want to make sure their first film coming out the get isn’t dead on arrival.
However, weeks in advance of the release of The Mummy, it seems that Universal is confident enough in the film to announce their next big step. According to the studio, the next project on their slate of films is Bride of Frankenstein. As recently reported by us, the film is set to be directed by Beauty and the Beast helmer Bill Condon, and he will be directing the film »
- Joseph Medina
Here’s a fact for you: When filming Jurassic Park, they used emus as stand-ins for the various two-legged dinosaurs, zoologist and emu expert Todd Green told National Geographic. (Green, who has wrestled emus “many times” also advises that in order to properly take one down, you’ve gotta get behind them, because “They kick forward very powerfully, but they can’t kick backward, usually. So you have to give them a big bear hug from behind and grab where their sternum is.”)
That said, these friendly Minnesotan dogs don’t seem to have emu-wrestling on their mind, and they »
- Alex Heigl
We knew that Universal Pictures was planning a shared cinematic world with their upcoming films featuring new takes on the classic Universal Monsters, and they've now collectively named the slate of movies "Dark Universe," confirmed some of the actors who will be involved, and revealed the official release date for Bride of Frankenstein.
In addition to the official logo and announcement video for Dark Universe (see below), Universal announced that Johnny Depp will play The Invisible Man and Javier Bardem will play Frankenstein's Monster, confirming previous reports of the actors being lined up for those respective roles.
Following the June 9th release of The Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein will be the next Dark Universe film to come out with a release date set for Thursday, February 14th, 2019. Bill Condon (2017's Beauty and the Beast) will direct from a screenplay by David Koepp. The actress who will play the lead role »
- Derek Anderson
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