1-20 of 54 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart could end up in very close proximity next month. The exes are among the scores of stars slated to attend the famed Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 14 to 25 and revealed its lineup in a press conference Thursday. Pattinson, 27, has two films in contention: The Rover, a gritty drama set in a near-future Australia, and Maps to the Stars, a Hollywood-skewering drama costarring Julianne Moore and John Cusack. Stewart, 24, will be seen in the drama Clouds of Sils Maria with Juliette Binoche. The royal biopic Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, is slated to »
- Peter Mikelbank and Michelle Tauber
With production underway on Batman vs. Superman, we should expect to hear plenty about Warner Bros. Man of Steel sequel over the coming weeks and months (which will no doubt be music to DC fans’ ears), and to start things off director Zack Snyder has taken part in a lengthy interview with Forbes, during which he spoke in depth about the hotly-anticipated film.
On the decision to include Batman (Ben Affleck) alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman in the Man of Steel seuqel: “It definitely was a thing that… after Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman. In the first meeting, it was like, ‘Maybe Batman?’ Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne’s house or something. Like in a cryptic way, »
- Gary Collinson
The full Official Selection lineup for this year's 67th Cannes Film Festival, which takes place from 14-24 May, was announced in Paris this morning at 10pm GMT. As previously revealed, New Zealand director Jane Campion, best known for 1993 Palme d'Or winner The Piano, will preside over the jury this time around. Olivier Dahan's long-delayed Grace of Monaco (2014) - which sees Australian actress Nicole Kidman play the late, great Grace Kelly - will be first out on the Croisette as opening film. Meanwhile, highlights of this year's Palme d'Or race include new films from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, David Cronenberg, Xavier Dolan, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and the Oscar-winning director of The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius. Sadly, however, Terrence Malick will not be in attendance with any of his new features.
- CineVue UK
Tommy Lee Jones, Bennett Miller, David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan will duke it out with Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Michel Hazanavicius and the Dardenne brothers for the Palme d’Or at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, which unveiled its official selection lineup this morning in Paris by fest topper Thierry Fremaux.
The wide-ranging competition slate is typically heavy on French filmmakers, with Olivier Assayas’ international co-production “Clouds of Sils Maria” and Bertrand Bonello’s fashion-designer biopic “Saint Laurent” joining Hazanavicius’ “The Search” and Godard’s 3D experiment “Goodbye to Language.” Fremaux noted that Godard, famously a no-show at the 2010 Cannes premiere of his “Film socialisme,” had “promised he’ll be there — which doesn’t mean he will!”
One of the more intriguing developments of this year’s competition is the unusual dominance of Canadian auteurs. »
- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy
With Warner Bros.’ kicking off production on Batman vs. Superman in Detroit, cinematographer Larry Fong has tweeted what may just be the first behind-the-scenes image from the Man of Steel sequel. No, it’s not Batman or Wonder Woman in full costume, but rather a Panavision camera pointed towards a blurry figure in a suit. Bruce Wayne, perhaps?
So, nothing too exciting, but surely it’s only a matter of time before things start to pick up…
Batman vs. Superman is directed by Zack Snyder and sees returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) joined by Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as Alfred Pennyworth and Holly Hunter (The Piano), Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an »
- Gary Collinson
Having previously refused to commit one way or another, composer Hans Zimmer has now confirmed that he’s set to take a second stab at scoring the Caped Crusader after Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, revealing to Digital Spy that Zack Snyder has invited him to compose the music for the upcoming Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman.
We’ve already had a couple of chats, and once I finish the movie that I shall not talk about [Christopher Nolan's Interstellar] I will probably head over to where Zack is shooting his movie and just hang out a bit and see if we can come up with any ideas,” said Zimmer, who also composed the score to Man of Steel, as well as The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Zimmer then went on to admit that he’s anxious about finding a new take on the Dark Knight for Ben Affleck’s Batman, »
- Gary Collinson
As is becoming customary with superhero movies, it seems UK moviegoers will get to see The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel joining forces on the big screen slightly earlier than Batman vs. Superman’s planned North American release date of May 6th 2016.
According to Launching Films (via Cbm), Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel sequel will hit UK cinemas a week earlier on April 29th. That brings it away from Marvel’s Captain America 3, although you’d have to assume based upon Marvel Studios’ past release pattern that Cap’s third solo outing will arrive a little earlier on these shores too.
Batman vs. Superman is directed by Zack Snyder and sees returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) joined by Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg »
- Gary Collinson
As Zack Snyder and actress Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) gear up to give a big screen debut to the Amazon Princess, former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter has shared her feelings on how she’d like to see the character portrayed in the Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman, telling The Huffington Post that…
“I’m in [Gal's] corner. I just hope they write well for her. I’m very hopeful she embodies the essence of Wonder Woman. It’s less about super powers and more about heart and intellect and a sense of right and wrong with a goodness in her. Often times, writers really want to take a male superhero and dress him up as a female – and that’s just not who she is… They make Wonder Woman a macho Superman type character – they make her mean – and that’s not who she is.”
Do you agree with Carter? »
- Gary Collinson
Earlier this week, Marvel Studios officially announced the release of Captain America 3, confirming that the currently-untitled superhero sequel will hit cinemas on May 6th, 2016 – the exact same date as another currently-untitled superhero sequel in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel follow-up Batman vs. Superman.
Well, it seems that Marvel isn’t the only one refusing to budge, with Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman telling Bloomberg that: “It doesn’t make a lot of sense for two huge superhero films to open on the same date but there is a lot of time between now and May 6th 2016. However, at this time, we are not considering a change of date for Batman vs. Superman.”
- Gary Collinson
Earlier this month, Warner Bros. announced that it had cast Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto in superhero blockbuster Batman vs. Superman (still the working title). And though the roles that Mulvey and Okamoto will be playing in the highly anticipated film are still unknown, Latino Review believes that it has figured out which character Hunter will be tackling.
Of course, as with any news coming out of Latino Review, this rumor should be taken with more than just a grain of salt, but the site’s writer Da7e claims that Hunter has been cast as Leslie Thompkins, or a character by a different name who will serve a similar purpose.
In the comics, Thompkins was a doctor who attended medical school with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s father. When Thomas and his wife were killed by a mugger in Gotham City’s Crime Alley, she comforted Bruce. In Batman: The Animated Series, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Last week, Warner Bros. dropped another surprise casting announcement for Batman Vs. Superman, revealing that Oscar winner Holly Hunter (The Piano), Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire) and Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) joined the cast. The official press release stated that all three actors are playing characters "newly created for the film," but a report from Latino Review reveals that Holly Hunter may be playing, "Leslie Thompkins, or a Leslie Thompkins replacement character."
In the DC Comics, Leslie Thompkins is a doctor who went to medical school with Bruce Wayne's (Ben Affleck) father before his murder, and she also knew Bruce's Batman secret very early on. Some versions of Batman's origin story have Thompkins comforting a young Bruce right after his parents were killed.
The character also appeared in the Batman animated series, where she also knew about Bruce's alter-ego and would provide medical care for injuries he couldn't go to a hospital for. »
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Chronicle 2, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Gotham, Son of Batman, Batman: Strange Days, The Incredibles 2, Lucy and more...
We'll jump straight this week with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which opened in the States yesterday and is currently tracking a domestic opening in the region of $93 million, which would put it above Marvel Studios' last release, Thor: The Dark World and overtake the $86.2 million debut of Fast Five to set a new April record. This comes after a solid $75 million international opening weekend (including a £6 million, first-placed opening here in the UK), meaning that Marvel has yet another smash hit on its hands with its third Phase Two offering. »
- Gary Collinson
Howdy fright fiends! All of us here at Icons of Fright are pretty hardcore when it comes to being soundtrack fanatics. Whether it be Rob or Justin blasting away with their Death Waltz vinyl, or little ol’ me (Jerry), sorting through my insane amount of iTunes soundtracks or Mondo vinyl collection, the fact is that we’re constantly in adoration of all things music, especially when the tunes are from our favorite fright films. Since this whole month of April is one big celebration of our ten year anniversary, and we wanted to make things really fun, we decided that instead of just writing an article about Our favorite soundtracks, we would reach out to our friends and colleagues and ask them to join up and contribute to this one. So, without further ado, we bring you Icons and Friends: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!
Rob G. (Co-creator, Icons Of Fright, »
- Jerry Smith
MOS2 The highly anticipated sequel to Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, commonly referred to as Batman vs. Superman, has added three more actors to the cast, each in roles created specifically for the movie: Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire, Tao Okamoto and Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter (The Piano). In a statement released by Warner Bros., Snyder said:
Holly has always been one of my favorite actresses; she has immense talent and is always captivating on screen. I had an opportunity to meet her a while back and knew instantly that I had to work with her, so as we began writing the script I made sure to create a role specifically for her. ... [Callan is] a fantastic actor and I’m looking forward to having the chance to work with him again. And, quite simply, Tao is a striking presence whose beauty is aptly rivaled by her amazing abilities as an actress. »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
It’s been a while since we’ve heard any solid news on Zack Snyder’s much-hyped Batman Vs Superman, with the majority of internet discussion revolving around its shared release date with Marvel’s currently untitled Captain America 3.
Now just a few short weeks ahead of filming, we have finally received something official from Warner Bros regarding a few additional cast members. Although it would be much more exciting to get some sort confirmation on those Justice League rumours, or maybe an official image of Ben Affleck as Batman, these new casting announcement’s are still interesting additions to the film. Holly Hunter (The Piano), Callan Mulvey (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) will join the already jam-packed cast of Batman Vs Superman as brand new characters created especially for the film. You can read what Zack Snyder had to say about the new cast »
- Ben Read
French actor Lambert Wilson, best known for his role as The Merovingian in "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions" has been chosen to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival next month. Wilson first made an appearance at Cannes in 1985 for the film "Rendez-vous," co-starring alongside Juliette Binoche. He later served as jury president for the Un Certain Regard section in 1999. Most recently; however, he starred in 2010 Jury Prize winner "Of Gods and Men," which earned him a Cesar award. Wilson will open up this years' festival on May 14th and will introduce jury president Jane Campion ("The Piano" and "Top of the Lake") as well as the opening film, "Grace of Monaco." The rest of Cannes lineup will be announced April 17th. »
- Eric Eidelstein
As it gears up to go into production, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that it has added three more names to the cast of Batman vs. Superman, with Holly Hunter (The Piano), Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire) and Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) all joining the cast of the Zack Snyder-directed Man of Steel sequel as characters newly created for the film.
"Holly has always been one of my favorite actresses; she has immense talent and is always captivating on screen," states Snyder. "I had an opportunity to meet her a while back and knew instantly that I had to work with her, so as we began writing the script I made sure to create a role specifically for her. I just had the good fortune to work with Callan on 300: Rise of an Empire and was very impressed with his incredible talent. He’s a fantastic »
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey of “300: Rise of an Empire,” and Tao Okamoto of “The Wolverine” have joined the cast of the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film.
All three actors will play characters newly created for the film.
Snyder’s film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and reunites “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.
The film is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.
Snyder stated, “Holly has always »
- Michelle McCue
Everyone knows Henry Cavill will be back in the tights for Zack Snyder.s Man of Steel sequel. The same people know that Ben Affleck has been cast as The G.D. Batman. But two men (and a Gal Gadot) do not a movie make. They need support, and Snyder.s starting to fill secondary roles. The most recent hires for the blockbuster tentpole . which begins filming in Michigan shortly . are Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto, according to a studio release (via ComingSoon). And here.s a Very interesting angle. They all will be playing "characters newly created for the film." Sorry, Lana Lang. You ain.t making it into this sequel! (Not yet, anyway.) Hunter, of course, is an Oscar winning actress best known for her roles in The Piano, Broadcast News and, more recently, Top of the Lake. Mulvey had a recent role in 300: Rise »
Warner Bros. have today announced that Academy Award winning actress Holly Hunter, 300: Rise of an Empire star Callan Mulvey and The Wolverine’s Tao Okamoto have all joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s untitled Batman/Superman movie.
“I just had the good fortune to work with Callan on ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ and was very impressed with his incredible talent,” Snyder said in a statement released today before adding, “He’s a fantastic actor and I’m looking forward to having the chance to work with him again. And, quite simply, Tao is a striking presence whose beauty is aptly rivaled by her amazing abilities as an actress. I’m really excited to have her joining us on this adventure.”
- Josh Wilding
1-20 of 54 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners