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Don't forget about those old action heroes (or be like me and never forgive the first one for opening up against Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World).
It's Comic Con, so Posters. They're colorful and they're based on pop art and they has all your favorite old men on them. And one woman.
In The Expendables 3 Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. »
The film was written by Wright, and is described as "a collision of crime, action, music and sound." (Sounds a bit like Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, no?) No Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are not a part of this, for now anyway. Wright, Frost and Pegg made the three comedies World's End, Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead together.
According to EW, Baby Driver has been in the works for over half a decade now. Working Title is developing the film, but not studio has been announced yet; however chances are Universal will pick up the film since Working Title has a deal there.
- Laura Frances
Alas, Edgar Wright will not be at Comic-Con this week showing off footage from his hotly anticipated Ant-Man. But Wright’s departure from the Marvel Studios project has apparently freed him to pursue more eccentric, personal, less collaborative projects. EW has confirmed the news, originally reported by Deadline, that the filmmaker is planning to direct his long-gestating film Baby Driver at Working Title Films, the same company behind his beloved “Cornetto Trilogy,” the genre-mashing trifecta of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End.
Wright has never given out any specific details about Baby Driver, a title »
- Darren Franich
When word got out that Edgar Wright was stepping away from Marvel’s Ant-Man after years with the project, everyone’s eyes were on the blockbuster, and discussion centered almost exclusively on who would be replacing Wright. Back at the beginning of June, we got the answer to that question when Peyton Reed boarded the project, and today brings news related to the other side of that story – namely, which project Wright will be taking on now that Ant-Man is out of his hands. We’ve learned via Deadline that the helmer is eyeing Baby Driver, which he wrote for Working Title Films, as his next directorial venture.
The project was described to Deadline’s writer Mike Fleming Jr. as “a collision of crime, action, music and sound,” which sounds very much in line with both Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, »
- Isaac Feldberg
When Edgar Wright left Ant-Man, a lot of excitement for the film went out the door with him. His involvement is what made the project so appealing in the first place. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World showed the director isn’t interested in making a run-of-the-mill comic book movie, but doing something fresh, new, and its own thing. Of course, that’s not the kind of comic book movie we see often enough. Since Wright left Ant-Man over creative differences, was it a matter of Marvel balking over taking some risks? That’s what a lot of fans understandably suspect. After seeing James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s difficult to fathom Marvel getting cold feet over taking another risk. Guardians of the Galaxy is a superhero movie with a talking raccoon, some good old-fashioned dick jokes, and, basically, more of what you’d expect from James Gunn (Slither). Guardians doesn’t feel like a »
- Jack Giroux
When a filmmaker toils as diligently and for as long on a project as Edgar Wright did Marvel’s Ant-Man, one would hope that something would come of it. Though the director eventually left the superhero blockbuster after disagreeing with script changes the studio implemented, his creative vision for the movie was an exciting one, and Marvel was almost certainly aware of that when Wright exited.
Though Peyton Reed has since replaced Wright, and Adam McKay rewrote the script, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige recently reported that Reed’s Ant-Man would retain some of the DNA from the Wright take written by him and Joe Cornish. Now, he’s gone a step further, confirming that some of the visuals created by Wright when he storyboarded the whole movie will in fact make it into the Reed version:
“Yeah. It wasn’t the whole movie and there are new elements in the movie obviously, »
- Isaac Feldberg
When news broke that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World filmmaker Edgar Wright was stepping away from Ant-Man, reactions largely fit into two camps: baffled and disappointed. After all, Wright had been with the project for eight years and was just months away from filming when script rewrites sent down from higher-ups at Disney and Marvel forced him out.
The talented filmmaker’s plans for Ant-Man sounded so promising that many had wondered whether the superhero tentpole would be Marvel’s finest outing yet. However, it was never meant to be, we know now, and the sad truth is that partnerships between studios and directors breaking down is nothing new.
At this point, Peyton Reed (Yes Man) is sitting behind the camera, with a new script by Adam McKay that has been further polished during production. Marvel hasn’t failed us fans yet, so I’m still hopeful for Ant-Man, especially »
- Isaac Feldberg
In one of this year’s biggest and most shocking celebrity breakups (sorry, Olivia Munn and Joel Kinnaman, you’ve been upstaged), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright departed Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man after eight years in development. The split left many fans who had been eagerly awaiting the movie understandably confused, since Wright’s talent for mixing action with humor seemed like a perfect fit for the Marvel family.
Ant-Man is now back in track with Peyton Reed (Yes Man) signed on as the new director, but in the absence of precise details regarding Wright’s departure there has been a flurry of speculation as to what went wrong, particularly in light of the fact that Wright isn’t the ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
After her great work with films such as Your Sister’s Sister and Humpday, director Lynn Shelton returns this autumn with Laggies, a film which could see her bridge the gap between indie and mainstream. A24 have released a new trailer for the film, which you can view below…
Laggies stars Keira Knightley (Begin Again) as Megan, a 28-year-old who is at the beginning of a early-life crisis. When her loving boyfriend proposes to her, she freaks out and flees. Aiming to lay low for a while as she tries to figure out what to do with her life, she begins to hang out with 16-year-old Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass) and her single Dad (Sam Rockwell, The Way, Way Back).
Given some quite positive reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Laggies is definitely one indie to keep a look out for in the second half of the year. »
- Scott Davis
Director Lynn Shelton brought her latest film Laggies to the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and now the film is hitting theaters this fall. It's pretty standard indie fare with Keira Knightley playing a twentysomething struggling with adulthood, lacking motivation while figuring out the next step of her life. But this one has a great supporting cast with Chloe Grace Moretz turning in another promising performance along with Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back) and Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). This doesn't look to break new ground, but with this caliber of cast, it really has charm. Watch it! Here's the first trailer for Lynn Shelton's Laggies from A24: Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, »
- Ethan Anderton
There aren't many people in Hollywood cooler than the affable and self-deprecating Anna Kendrick.
So in the name of work, Digital Spy scoured the internet for all things Kendrick-related, and the end result is a compilation of various facts about the 5'2" actress that you may not have previously known. And yes, one is 'Cups'-related.
1. Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine on August 9, 1985. Her mother is an insurance accountant, her father was a history teacher before moving to finance as well, and her older brother Michael once appeared in a 2000 independent film named Looking for an Echo. The family has English, Irish and Scottish ancestry.
2. What were you doing at the age of 12? For Kendrick, she was starring in Broadway musical High Society and impressed so much that she bagged a Tony Award nomination, becoming the second-youngest nominee ever at the time. But despite the achievement, she was never one to brag. »
There's no doubt that Marvel fans and cinephiles were pretty annoyed that Edgar Wright had stepped away from the Phase Three comic book title Ant-Man. The Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director was a big part of the interest in the lesser known hero coming to the big screen, and due to some behind-the-scenes trouble with the vision of the film between Wright and Marvel, they parted ways. But the studio chose Yes Man director Peyton Reed to direct the film and keep the production on schedule for release next summer. Now Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has opened up about the choice. More below! Speaking with IGN, Feige explained his choosing Peyton Reed for the job: "Peyton is someone that I've been a fan of for a long time. People may not remember, though probably your readers remember, that he was attached to ' »
- Ethan Anderton
Comic-Con has become a strange bird to Hollywood studios. Bringing talent and previewing footage can give tremendous hype and word of mouth to eventual blockbusters ("Django Unchained," "Gravity," "Iron Man") or it can end up providing false hope for genre films hope will be smash hits ("Cowboys and Aliens," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"). That means it can be an expensive endeavor if things don't go well and, moreover, you might not realize that until six months later on your opening weekend. 2013 had few outright failures though besides "I, Frankenstein" and the under-performing box office of Edgar Wright's "The World's End." Outside of that? It might have been the most successful Comic-Con on the movie side ever (granted, the embarrassingly delayed "Seventh Son" won't hit theaters until Feb. 2015). This year's run of movie panels on Thursday, Friday and Saturday have some impressive selections from Daniel Radcliffe's first appearance »
- Gregory Ellwood
Ridley Scott is channeling Cecil B. DeMille in this first trailer for "Exodus: Gods and Kings," the Old Testament saga about Moses and Rhamses. It looks epic, if epic weren't a word rendered nearly meaningless from use by overenthusiastic bloggers and/or "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," but what else can you say about the story of Moses leading the slaves out of Egypt?
The budget for spray tanning Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton alone must have been astronomical! Edgerton is barely recognizable as a sort of 20th century Yul Brynner in his get-up, because if you want to cast someone who looks like an Egyptian king, it makes total sense to cast a white Australian dude. At least Bale could sort of pass for Semitic. (In any case, he'd be welcome at our synagogue any day.) In any case, Sigourney Weaver looks awesome and terrifying as Queen Tuya, a »
- Jenni Miller
Years before "Man of Steel" launched the debate of how many city blocks Superman could successfully destroy while still being classifiable as a "superhero," there was "Superman Returns." A venture launched by "X-Men" mastermind Bryan Singer and piggybacking, weirdly enough, on Richard Donner's original "Superman" movie, it was unsuccessful, and anchored by a young actor who seemed destined for super-stardom... Until he wasn't. Well, that actor, Brandon Routh, will make a return to his comic book origins, with a supporting role on the CW's wildly popular "Arrow."
According to TV Line, Routh, who also popped up in the comic book-derived masterpiece "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (not to mention the less successful "Dylan Dog," based on the beloved Italian horror comic), will play Ray Palmer in the third season of "Arrow." For those of you with successful romantic partnerships, Ray Palmer's alter-ego is The Atom, who can shrink down to microscopic sizes, »
- Drew Taylor
Briefly: Marvel’s upcoming superhero tentpole Ant-Man, which Yes Man director Peyton Reed has stepped in to helm following the controversial exit of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World filmmaker Edgar Wright, just gained David Dastmalchian in an unspecified role.
The actor had memorable but small parts in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (as a glowering henchman of the Joker) and Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners (as a deranged suspect in the kidnapping of two young girls). His role is being kept under wraps, but Dastmalchian seems like a good fit for a villainous role.
Paul Rudd will star as Scott Lang, a thief and single dad who breaks into the apartment of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and discovers the Ant-Man suit. Together, they plan to thwart a villain’s plot by planning a heist with global ramifications. , Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, Patrick Wilson and Matt Gerald all have undisclosed roles in Ant-Man, »
- Isaac Feldberg
If you've watched Mary Elizabeth Winstead in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" or "Smashed," you know that the 29-year-old can act. But, did you know that she could sing too? Read More: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Discusses Why She Took on 'Smashed': "I wasn't feeling good about what I was doing." In collaboration with hip-hop producer Dan the Automator, Winstead has just released the music video for her single "Did We Live Too Fast." The duo (similar to actress Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) go by the name Got a Girl. Winstead has done some singing in the past, most noticeably in Quentin Tarantino's 2007 film "Death Proof." In the black-and-white video we see Winstead playing a 60s housewife character who is in a contentious relationship with who we presume is her husband. It's a sexy, retro track, something that we could see Matthew Weiner ending one of his "Mad Men" episodes with. »
- Eric Eidelstein
Best to turn away now if you don’t want any spoilers for Marvel’s upcoming superhero blockbuster Ant-Man, which will be making its way to theaters in 2015 with Peyton Reed (Yes Man) directing and Adam McKay (The Other Guys) coming in to work on a script previously penned by Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). Apparently, JoBlo has uncovered the villain for the film, along with some more information about the set-up for protagonist Scott Lang (Paul Rudd).
According to JoBlo’s scoop, Darren Cross will be serving as the main antagonist for Ant-Man. In the comics, Cross was a successful businessman who became an enhanced superhuman after getting an experimental nucleorganic pacemaker to combat a lifelong heart condition. He was also the cousin of villain Crossfire. Check out JoBlo’s extended synopsis below:
Story begins with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) being »
- Isaac Feldberg
Chris Evans might be serious about getting out of the acting game, but he's still got plenty of movies left in him before he departs. One of them is A Many Splintered Thing , which was shot a couple of years ago but is only now seeing release. We have our first look at the poster, seen above thanks to Teaser-Trailer, where Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan are either participating in yoga or engaged in a zero gravity deathmatch. The film's synopsis was also released, and it reveals that this sounds a lot like a movie Evans' Lucas Lee from Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World would star in. "The story of a young man disillusioned by love who meets a breathtaking young woman at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist. Turns out that she.s engaged to a guy who doesn.t like her going on dates. Challenged »
We’ve not heard from George Banks since he was the father of the bride in the 1991 and 1995 comdies, but former Deadline Hollywood reporter (and founder) Nikki Finke claims that a third entry into the series was in development with Steve Martin reprising his role.
According to Finke, Father of the Bride 3 would see the now grown up Kieran Culkin (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) come out as gay to act as the titular “bride” of the title. Something I’m sure the gay community would be thrilled about.
Finke wrote, “The twist in this threequel is that Little Matty is now 29 and gay and getting married to a Navy Seal’s son. Father of the bride George is “thunderstruck and speechless” and has problems with the whole gay thing. So wife Nina kicks him out of the house, according to the pitch which Disney loved.”
She continues, “‘It’s a timely idea, »
- Luke Owen
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