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Marvel's Unused Version of Black Panther Almost Loooked Like an Alien

6 June 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

We're big fans of alternate movie history. For example, what Wonder Woman looked like in George Miller's abandoned Justice League movie. Or how if Sir Ian McKellen had accepted the offer to be in Mission: Impossible 2, he may never have been Magneto or Gandalf. Those are pretty major alternate reality movie changes, though. Sometimes the way things could have played out are purely cosmetic. We've already seen a proposed, but unused, design for the bad guy in Captain America: Civil War, and now we've got a look at an alternate version of one of the good guys. These Black Panther pitches come from artist Jerad S. Marantz (via Screen Rant), who was working in Marvel's visual development team during Civil War's production. Obviously they're not...

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Pop Media Teaming With China’s Artention for ‘Knockout Girls’ Movie

24 May 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stu Levy’s Pop Media Holdings is teaming with China’s Artention Films to produce the martial arts comedy “Knockout Girls,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Pop Media has tapped veteran director Arthur Anderson to helm “Knockout Girls,” based on a Tokyopop concept written by screenwriter Olivia Briggs. Michael Doven of United Pictures Group is exec producing.

The story surrounds obsessed martial arts fighter who travels to America in search of a spot on the Global Fighting Championship team. Her only way in is to whip a rag-tag club of fighters at a college into shape, while learning the meaning of friendship from the club’s disgraced former leader.

Pop Media, the parent of manga specialist Tokyopop, is also producing an upcoming comic book for “Knockout Girls” in parallel with the film. Filming is set to begin this fall in Canada and China

The project is Levy’s second China-Hollywood movie co-production announced after “Juror 13, »

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On this day in pop culture history: Michael J. Fox said goodbye to ‘Spin City’

24 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

16 years ago today, Mike Flaherty bid adieu to City Hall and Michael J. Fox said goodbye to Spin City. It was the actor’s final episode as a regular on the ABC sitcom after playing the lead role since the show premiered in 1996. Fox had revealed to the public in 1998 his battle with Parkinson’s disease. As his symptoms worsened, during Spin City’s fourth season, Fox, then 38 years old, announced he would be leaving the show at the end of the season to spend more time with his family and to raise money for Parkinson's research and awareness. Spin City lasted another two seasons after Fox’s departure, with Charlie Sheen as the new lead. Fox did return for appearances in a few episodes in the final season. In that May 24, 2000 episode, the season 4 finale, Mike Flaherty fired himself to save everyone else on the mayor’s staff in the midst of a scandal, »

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9 Actors Who Almost Ended Up Playing X-Men

19 May 2016 6:38 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the nine films in the franchise, the X-Men series has featured a great many of the good and the glamorous in Hollywood – with many of the cast finding their most famous roles in playing the beloved mutants.

The most obvious example is Hugh Jackman, who absolutely has his subsequent acting success to thank for landing the part of Wolverine back in 2000. However, he wasn’t the first choice. As fans of the franchise might know, Scottish actor Dougray Scott was lined up to play Logan until Tom Cruise personally asked for him to play the villain in Mission: Impossible II. Scott then pulled out of X-Men (not knowing he was missing out on the role of a lifetime) and Jackman stepped in.

But what other actors and actresses were likewise almost cast in X-Men movies? Here, we take a look at 9 stars who were in the running to play »

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Stephan Elliott Seeks ‘Priscilla’ Reunion in Cannes with ‘Flammable Children’

14 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Australian director-writer Stephan Elliott sees his latest project, comedy “Flammable Children,” starring Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue, as “the ‘Priscilla’ reunion,” referring to his film “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” an audience favorite at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 and BAFTA winner.

“I’m going to see if lightning strikes twice,” said Elliott, who hopes to have it ready for next year’s Cannes. “My last two films have not been ready for Cannes, so they’ve asked me when the hell am I going to come back.” He is in Cannes this week to help sales agent WestEnd Films promote the project.

Flammable Children,” which is produced by Al Clark and Jamie Hilton, reunites several of Elliott’s collaborators on drag-queen road movie “Priscilla,” including Pearce, who launched his international career with the film, Clark, Oscar-nominated production designer Colin Gibson (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Oscar-winning costume »

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Filming starts on Simon Baker's Breath, cast announced

11 April 2016 3:27 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Simon Baker as Sando with Samsom Coulter (Pikelet) and Ben Spence (Loonie) in Breath.

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Filming has started in Denmark, Western Australia, on Simon Baker.s feature film directorial debut, Breath..

The film is based on Tim Winton.s award winning and international best-selling novel and stars Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, The Night Manager, upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge, The Turning, Mission: Impossible II) and Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Rake, Truth) and Baker (The Mentalist, Devil Wears Prada, Margin Call) as cast.

Newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence will play Pikelet and Loonie respectively, while Roxburgh and Blake are Mr and Mrs Pike..

Debicki is Eva and as previously announced, Baker will play Sando.

Set in mid-70s coastal Australia, Breath follows two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, that form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer.

Sando, a a former professional surfer »

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Elizabeth Debicki Joins Simon Baker’s Directorial Debut ‘Breath’ (Exclusive)

11 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elizabeth Debicki, Richard Roxburgh and Rachael Blake have joined the cast of Simon Baker’s Australian drama “Breath,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Filming has begun in Australia on Baker’s feature film directorial debut, based on Tim Winton’s best-selling novel. Set in mid-’70s coastal Australia, “Breath” follows two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, who form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer, who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.

Baker, star of “The Mentalist,” is playing the adventurer Sando, and Debicki is portraying his wife Eva. Newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence will play the two teenagers — Pikelet and Loonie, respectively — while Roxburgh and Blake are playing Mr. and Mrs. Pike.

“Tim’s book viscerally captures the restless curiosity and yearning for identity that often defines our coming of age,” said Baker. “I am thrilled with the »

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8 actors who went the extra mile for their movies

7 March 2016 6:50 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Freezing conditions. Dangerous stunts. Here are a few examples of actors who've suffered through some high-profile film roles...

When DiCaprio lifted his Best Actor trophy at this year's Oscars, we're surprised he didn't scream, "It's about damn time I won one of these. I slept in a goddamn hollowed-out horse for you people!"

Ah yes, the hollowed-out horse. But there was also the scene where DiCaprio had to eat a raw bison liver, or the sundry moments where the actor had to crawl in and out of freezing cold lakes and rivers. At a time when whizzy computer effects can make the impossible look possible, the cast and crew of The Revenant decided to take a decidedly analogue approach to making their period survival drama, with the long, arduous shoot taking place in ice-cold parts of Canada, the Us and Argentina.

Grim though the experience of making The Revenant was, »

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Fear The Walking Dead season 2B: new trailer arrives

29 February 2016 12:05 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Fear The Walking Dead returns to AMC UK on Monday the 22nd of August. We've got a new teaser right here...

Fear The Walking Dead season 2B trailer

While we wait patiently for Fear The Walking Dead season 2 to resume, a new trailer has been released via San Diego Comic-Con. Here it is...

Previously, along with the 'key art' in the gallery above, this teasing clip was released...

Fear The Walking Dead season 2B return date

Fear The Walking Dead season 2 will resume on AMC, in the States, on Sunday the 21st of August at 9pm. It'll reach the UK version of AMC the following day.

More news as we hear it. In the meantime, we've got loads of extra info about Fear The Walking Dead season 2 on the second page of this article...

Fear The Walking Dead timeline

Fear The Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson has »

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Stephan Elliott's Flammable Children heads to Qld

23 February 2016 2:29 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Stephan Elliott and a Guy Pearce doppelganger.

Stephan Elliott's next film, Flammable Children, starring Guy Pearce and Radha Mitchell, will start pre-production in Queensland in mid-August and begin shooting in early October.

The film is being produced by Wildheart Films. Al Clark and See Pictures. Jamie Hilton.

"We are thrilled Stephan and the producers of Flammable Children have chosen Queensland to shoot their film and the opportunities that will be afforded to our world-class local creatives and crew", said Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira.

"This news is another major boost to our local industry and follows on from back-to-back domestic and international film and television productions"..

"Productions like Flammable Children create jobs, up-skill our local crew and creative base and create greater certainty to our local industry".

Elliott's film will shoot in South East Queensland, employ around 120 Queensland crew and spend more than $6 million on Queenslanders and Queensland businesses, »

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Stephan Elliott's Flammable Children heads to Queensland

23 February 2016 2:29 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Stephan Elliott and a Guy Pearce doppelganger.

Stephan Elliott's next film, Flammable Children, starring Guy Pearce and Radha Mitchell, will start pre-production in Queensland in mid-August and begin shooting in early October.

The film is being produced by Wildheart Films. Al Clark and See Pictures. Jamie Hilton.

"We are thrilled Stephan and the producers of Flammable Children have chosen Queensland to shoot their film and the opportunities that will be afforded to our world-class local creatives and crew", said Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira.

"This news is another major boost to our local industry and follows on from back-to-back domestic and international film and television productions"..

"Productions like Flammable Children create jobs, up-skill our local crew and creative base and create greater certainty to our local industry".

Elliott's film will shoot in South East Queensland, employ around 120 Queensland crew and spend more than $6 million on Queenslanders and Queensland businesses, »

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WestEnd Nabs Stephan Elliott’s ‘Flammable Children,’ Starring Guy Pearce (Exclusive)

11 February 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

WestEnd Films has acquired worldwide rights to “Flammable Children,” a comedy written and to be directed by Stephan Elliott, who was BAFTA nominated for “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” WestEnd starts sales at the European Film Market at Berlin.

The cast is led by Guy Pearce, who starred in “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” and Radha Mitchell. Additional cast will be announced soon.

The film is set in an Australian beach suburb, Dee Why, in the mid-1970s. Fourteen-year-old Jeff tries to find his feet in a world changing faster than his hormones, and deal with his crush on shy and sensitive girl-next-door Melly. When the town suddenly hits the spotlight after the body of a 200-ton whale is washed ashore, Jeff and Melly think it’s the biggest thing that ever happened in their lives.

Meanwhile, their eccentric parents are catching up with the sexual revolution »

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Fear the Walking Dead casts Dougray Scott for second season

5 February 2016 3:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

TV Line reports that actor Dougray Scott will be joining the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, for its second season in a recurring role. 

Scott’s career has spanned over two and a half decades, and just a few of his movie and TV credits include Deep Impact, Mission: Impossible 2, Desperate Housewives, My Week with Marilyn, Hemlock Grove and Taken 3

The actor’s exact role in the series is being kept under wraps, but the site that broke the news has speculated that he may be playing a character named Casey, due to a recent casting breakdown. The breakdown describes him as “a decent man who believes in civility… [and] is still learning to be a leader. He regrets but accepts the necessary violence for a new vision.”

While reviews for Fear the Walking Dead in its debut season weren’t as »

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