15 items from 2016
Ken Watanabe has been diagnosed with early-stage stomach cancer, his rep confirms to People. The Tony-winning actor has been forced to delay his return to Broadway's The King and I while he focuses on his health, as first reported by Kyodo News Service. The cancer was detected during a routine checkup and the actor has already undergone an endoscopic surgery and is recovering in a hospital located in Japan. "I would like to ask for your understanding that the start of my performance in New York will be a little delayed," said Watanabe in a statement on Tuesday. The Japanese actor, »
- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3
In David Nutter's Disturbing Behavior, being one of "the cool kids" isn't all it's cracked up to be. Disturbing Behavior is getting the Blu-ray treatment courtesy of Scream Factory on March 22nd, and it will include both old and new extras.
Press Release: In Cradle Bay it doesn’t matter if you’re not perfect. You will be. On March 22, 2016, Scream Factory presents Disturbing Behavior in its Blu-ray debut with new and existing extras, including deleted scenes and an audio commentary with director David Nutter. James Marsden (the X-Men films), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins) and Nick Stahl (Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines) star in this pulse-pounding sci-fi chiller from director David Nutter (Game Of Thrones, The X-Files).
In the halls of Cradle Bay High School, something sinister is happening… something dark… something disturbing. Sure, the “Blue Ribbons” – the clique that’s at the top of the food chain »
- Tamika Jones
In 2005, Electronic Arts published a video game version of Christopher Nolan’s epic superhero reboot Batman Begins. It got mixed reviews, however due to Batman’s evident popularity and the hype surrounding the release of Nolan’s sequel The Dark Knight, another video game tie-in was warranted and EA and Pandemic Studios began working hard to get the game finished before the movie’s release.
That didn’t happen for various reasons and this video courtesy of DidYouKnowGaming? sheds some light on the specifics behind why the game was cancelled. The video also has some footage and concepts from The Dark Knight game.
Check it out below:
What do you guys think?
- Gavin Logan
There was supposed to be a videogame of The Dark Knight - and footage from the cancelled Batman release has surfaced.
You might recall that back in 2008, just before the release of Nolan's highly anticipated sequel to Batman Begins (which did get a pretty bad video game adaptation), actor Gary Oldman let slip that he'd signed on to reprise his role as Jim Gordon in the upcoming Dark Knight video game, a secret that Pandemic Studios and Electronic Arts had yet to reveal to the public.
Since then, fans have scrutinised the project and the reasons behind why The Dark Knight video game never saw the light of day (night?). This new video gives us those reasons, »
Vin Diesel’s supernatural action thriller The Last Witch Hunter is coming to DVD and Blu-ray here in the UK on March 7th, with Entertainment One announcing that Zavvi is offering an exclusive Blu-ray steelbook of the movie.
Pre-order The Last Witch Hunter Via Amazon Us Or Amazon UK, Or Get The Steelbook Via Zavvi
Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious franchise, xXx, Riddick) heads up The Last Witch Hunter as Kaulder, the eponymous protagonist, alongside an acclaimed and mighty cast including; Oscar Winner© Michael Caine (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Kingsman: The Secret Service), a priest and Kaulder’s keeper, also known as the 36th ‘Dolan’; Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Sin City The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) is a young priest, who is chosen as the 37th Dolan; and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Luther) plays Chloe, a young witch.
Hundreds of years ago, the »
- Gary Collinson
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will introduce us to the DC Films Universe version of the Caped Crusader for the first time, but is this Batman going to kill? While the comic book version of the character has always been against taking lives, Tim Burton’s Batman killed, and Christopher Nolan’s version left Ra’s al Ghul to die in Batman Begins.
With that in mind, would it really be a big deal if Ben Affleck’s older and hardened Dark Knight were to deal with criminals in an equally brutal manner? Well, here’s what producer Charles Roven had to say on the matter:
“[Batman] is not giving people a chance. He is more than a vigilante. He has become not only the cop, if you will, he has also become the jury and executioner. He’s older, [and] he’s seen the worst of what man can do. »
- Josh Wilding
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is now under two months away. Doesn.t it seem like just yesterday that the whole world was up in arms about the casting of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne? As he did with Warner Bros.. Man Of Steel, Zack Snyder is directing Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The filmmaker admitted he sought the advice of previous Batman director Christopher Nolan on how to handle the blockbuster, and the Englishman told him to not be so precious about the characters. Zack Snyder told Empire, via Coming Soon, that, after revealing that he was going to pit Superman against Batman, Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises) "found it a little bit hard" to consider. But he ultimately told Snyder: Well, we don.t own these characters. When you.re done making Batman movies, someone else will [make them]. This »
The cast of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has grown one member stronger. Well, sort of.
Although her scenes were shot way back in 2014, we are now learning that Lauren Cohan (Supernatural, The Walking Dead) will appear in the historic film as Martha Wayne, mother of Bruce Wayne/Batman. She will appear opposite her onscreen husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Thomas Wayne, in the pivotal scene in Crime Alley that sees their characters violently gunned down before their young son’s eyes, knocking over the first in a line of dominoes that lead to his becoming The Dark Knight.
While these events have thrice been depicted in live action films in the past – most notably in Batman (1989), Batman Forever, and Batman Begins - it’s actually not a bad idea to reshoot the horrific incident with the intention to include it in the new movie. After all, many »
- Eric Joseph
With more action and more focus, this week's Teen Wolf, Codominance, is a big improvement on the previous episode...
This review contains spoilers.
After the unfocused efforts of Damnatio Memorae, it's nice to see Teen Wolf focusing a little bit more on specific characters and a specific topic. The topic itself takes a couple of different forms, but for this week, Teen Wolf casts its attention on the idea of relationships, and the various forms they can take. That's one of Teen Wolf's strongest points. The writers and actors are able to work together to establish realistic-feeling relationships, be it between the titular Teen Wolf and his sidekick or the newer characters and the familiar faces. However, one of the more interesting relationships that the show has explored is between the characters and their respective powers.
That's what the bulk of the relationships studied this week involve. »
As Gotham pauses for a lengthy midseason break, we ponder its big mystery – who killed Thomas and Martha Wayne? Spoilers...
This article contains spoilers for Gotham season 2 up to episode 11, Worse Than A Crime.
According to TV Guide – who plonked this sizeable revelation at the end of their midseason interview with Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller – Bruce Wayne will find out who killed his parents at some point between now and the end of season 2.
Yep, within 11 episodes from now the central mystery that’s plagued Master Bruce since the pilot will be apparently be solved. Here's a reminder of the pilot's murder scene for anyone who might wish to refresh their memory before we get into speculation mode…
Will this burly killer be someone we’ve already met? Will it really be Matches Malone, as teased by a possibly lying Silver St. Cloud? And is the identity of the killer really important, »
Once upon a time, back in 2004, Christian Bale lost an awful lot of weight to take on the lead role in The Machinist. Straight afterwards, he had to bulk up to play Batman in 2005's Batman Begins. And since then, the actor has been willing to add or lose weight, depending on the role.
Bale had been earmarked to play the car maker, for the movie that begins shooting this spring. Yet Deadline reports that Bale has had to back out, due to the short time frame that gives him to gain the weight required for the role.
Director Michael Mann is now on the hunt for a new actor to take on the role, »
Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd. ("Wanda Group") today announced the execution of a definitive Merger Agreement with Us Legendary Entertainment ("Legendary") at a signing ceremony in Beijing. Wanda Group announced that it has acquired Legendary for no more than $3.5 billion (around Rmb 23 billion) in cash, marking China's largest cross-border cultural acquisition to date. Thomas Tully will remain as Chairman and CEO of Legendary and will continue to be responsible for its day-to-day operations and will significantly participate in the success of the company with Wanda.
The advisors on the deal were Joshua B. Grode Partner, Irell & Manella Llp who advised Wanda, and Marty Willhite Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Legendary Entertainment who advised Legendary. Thomas Tull, Chairman and CEO was actively involved in managing the deal with the aforementioned.
Legendary is a leading film production company that owns film, television, digital and comics divisions. Legendary has delivered many of the world's blockbusters, »
Jamie Foxx is set to play Little John opposite "Kingsman: The Secret Service" breakout star Taron Egerton as Robin Hood in the upcoming gritty reboot "Robin Hood: Origins" at Lionsgate and Appian Way.
Eve Hewson will be playing Maid Marian in the story which is said to bring a "Batman Begins" vibe to the story of the man returning from the Crusades who became an archer-thief who stole from the rich and gave to the poor.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Hans Zimmer has confirmed to Hans-Zimmer.com that he will provide the score for Dunkirk, the upcoming World War II movie from director Christopher Nolan. Zimmer has composed the music for almost every Nolan-directed film since Batman Begins, and collaborated with Junkie Xl for the Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice score. As we learned last month, Nolan's new movie will follow Operation Dynamo (also... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Actor John Barrowman will be recounting the Batman Begins-esque journey Arrow's Malcolm Merlyn embarked upon to become the villanous Dark Archer. Yesterday, Barrowman took to Facebook to reveal the news: Written by Barrowman and his sister Carole, Arrow: The Dark Archer, is set between the third and fourth seasons of the TV series, but also reveals what Malcolm was up to before he became the Dark Archer, the nemesis to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) early in the series. Twelve chapters will be released bi-weekly starting Wednesday, Jan. 13 (available via the DC Comics App, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comixology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus). The entire story will later be collected in single print edition. Arrow returns January 20th on The CW. »
15 items from 2016
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