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Nic Cage is back in the theaters this coming week, starring in Outcast. Costarring is the seldom seen Hayden Christensen (although some think that’s a good thing). Here’s the trailer to judge for yourself.
Producers: Alan Zhang (Waiting in Beijing), Jeremy Bolt (Shopping, Event Horizon, Resident Evil, The Dark), Christopher Milburn (An American Haunting, Getaway, Transit), Karine Martin (Magic Beyond Words: The Jk Rowling Story), Gary Hamilton (Lord of War, The Bank Job, Predestination),Ye Ying (Three Kingdoms, 14 Blades, The Four). George Mizen (The Holding), Léonard Glowinski (The Diving Bell & the Butterfly, Unknown, Alexander), Xun Zhang (CJ7, Forever Enthralled, The Founding of A Republic)
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- ComicMix Staff
Back in October, an unconfirmed report revealed that Fox is working on a live-action X-Men TV series, following comments made by producer Simon Kinberg in April that teased the possibility of this happening. Today, TV Insider spoke with Fox Entertainment chairman Gary Newman, who confirms that the network is in talks with Marvel for an X-Men show. Here's what he had to say:.
"It's in negotiations. We're cautiously optimistic, we had a good meeting with them. That will not be on a fast track creatively. This is just the deal, now we have to find the creative."
The site reports that, while 20th Century Fox owns the film rights, the comic rights still belong to Marvel, which is owned by Disney. A new live-action TV series will require Marvel's blessing, which has lead to "some delicate talks." Gary Newman also added that he doesn't think the show will be ready for the 2016-2017 TV season. »
Director: Chad Archibald
Running Time: 87 Minutes
With worldwide movie audiences currently tackling the issues of Back To The Future 2’s disappointingly inaccurate 2015 predictions and The Interview’s disastrous theatrical run…it seems that this year may hold few cinematic surprises in the grand scheme of things. After all, in a world overloaded with productions of every genre, this would lead many to predict that an alien-related narrative would be the last to offer anything remotely in the way of originality. However, despite the fact that some viewers may assume they have had their fair share of extra-terrestrial outings on the big and small screen, Ejecta offers genuinely intriguing material, as well as some exciting performances from some criminally unknown actors.
From the very beginning of Ejecta, it is clear that the film has taken strong »
- Ben Read
Calling Professor X: I need a mind wipe, stat. It’s going to be difficult to get over the mental images I have of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm in movie form. They’ve only really been Famke Janssen, James Marsden and Halle Berry. They have all been portrayed in younger form, too — Jean Grey by Haley Ramm in X-Men: The Last Stand, Cyclops/Scott Summers by Tim Pocock in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Storm/Ororo Munroe in a deleted scene from the latter — but most fans hate those movies so even if those actors weren’t merely flashback and bit roles, they wouldn’t be employed for featured use of these three characters in their early years. So, instead, we’ve got some more notable young stars cast as the X-trio for the next installment, X-Men: Apocalypse. Game of Thrones redhead Sophie Turner is Jean, Mud and Joe and The Tree of Life’s Tye Sheridan is »
- Christopher Campbell
Last month, 20th Century Fox finalized their deal with actor Ryan Reynolds to return as Deadpool, reprising his role from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, with shooting scheduled to begin this March. Today, GlobeNews.ca reports that the production will shoot in Ryan Reynolds' hometown of Vancouver starting in late March. The movie has booked two months at Vancouver's North Shore Studios, although it isn't known if the production will shoot in any other locations around the city. Just one month after Deadpool starts shooting, the studio's other upcoming superhero adventure, X-Men: Apocalypse, will begin production on the other side of Canada, in Montreal.
After years of speculation, 20th Century Fox finally announced in September that they are moving forward with Deadpool, handing out a February 12, 2016 release date for the comic book adaptation. That news came just a few months after test footage leaked earlier that summer, which was received positively by the fans. »
Over the past few months, we've heard bits and pieces about the progress of a film based on Ernest Cline's sci-fi novel Ready Player One. The Incredible Hulk and X-Men: The Last Stand screenwriter Zak Penn stepped aboard last June, and by November, it was reported that the script was complete and in the hands of important people at Warner Bros.
Last year, Penn was also making the documentary Atari: Game Over, which, like Cline's novel, is about the golden age of videogames in the 1980s, and how one title in particular - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial - ended up being buried in a New Mexico rubbish dump.
It was during an interview about that film, out now on Xbox Live and available to »
The documentary Atari: Game Over investigates the burial of E.T. cartridges in the New Mexico desert. Here's our review...
Ask any gamer to name the medium's most famous legend, and they might tell you about E.T.
The story goes that, back in 1982, the videogame tie-in was so rushed, and so appallingly received, that Atari was forced to quietly bury millions of unsold cartridges in the New Mexico desert. Within months of the game's release, Atari had gone from owning an 80 percent share of the videogame market to collapse, and thus, an enduring myth was born: E.T. killed Atari.
Atari: Game Over digs into the true story behind the legend, and its director, Zak Penn, is no stranger to modern mythmaking - he's the screenwriter behind such comic book blockbusters as X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk, and he also made the quirky mockumentary Incident At Loch Ness with Werner Herzog. »
Looks like being a Made Man at Fox has its perks. Matthew Vaughn, who helped get the studio's X-Men franchise back on track after X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine seemingly took everything off the rails, has seen Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot.
"I've seen the movie. It's good," he tells Flickering Myth. The man knows his comic book adaptations since, aside from X-Men: First Class, he also directed Kick-Ass and is now out promoting Kingsmen: The Secret Service- which are both comic properties. He sounds particularly high on Trank (Chronicle). "I thought Chronicle was a fantastic movie and [Josh] Trank has gone off and done his version of Fantastic Four. If you like Chronicle, then you’ll like this," he says.
Fox certainly has high hopes for the reboot, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
The hugely-popular fantasy video game series Warcraft will be making the jump from monitors to the big screen next year courtesy of Duncan Jones, and the Moon and Source Code director has been speaking about his upcoming epic during a chat with Chinese site Mtime (via ManMadeMovies), stating that it will explore “first contact” between Orcs and Humans.
“From the moment I first talked to Blizzard, the plan was to start our film with the first time Orcs met Humans. First contact! I think that for a world with so much newness to explain, this was a wise choice, especially when so many people in our audience may not know anything about Warcraft… it was important that some of our characters would be seeing the world fresh as well, and that the audience could see the situation through their eyes… A Warcraft film should not be about a good race »
- Gary Collinson
Welcome To Issue 77!
If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation.
It’s the first week of a big year and Marvel’s been throwing down a bunch of stuff, knowing damn well this is the last year of them being on top of the default superhero mega franchise pile. Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad are representing DC’s big launch into the game next year and both of them are crossover movies in the sense that they’ll be featuring well known characters from different DC Comics. Fox just took hold of 2016 for the X-Men, adding Gambit to 2016’s Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse to take a grand total of Three installments in the year. »
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