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Bong Joon-Ho, the acclaimed director responsible for The Host and Mother, will head the International Feature Film Competition Jury at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, it has been announced.
The trio will determine which film wins Best Film in the International Competition from a selection that highlights the quality filmmaking going on outside of the UK.
Eiff Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara said of the news: It’s a huge honour for our festival to have Bong Joon-Ho, one of the greatest filmmakers, as Chair of the jury for our International Feature Film Competition.
It was also revealed today that the festival will feature two country focuses in the form of Sweden and Korea, allowing UK audiences the chance to see new films from both Swedish and Korean filmmakers. »
- Jamie Neish
• Kate Hudson (Something Borrowed) is set to join Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here. The story follows 35-year-old husband, father, and struggling actor Aiden Bloom (Braff), who decides to home school his kids when his father (Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin, playing another Saul) has to stop funding their private education. Hudson will play the part of Braff’s wife. Braff famously funded this project through a Kickstarter campaign that actually still has three days left. At the time of posting, the project had raised over $690K beyond its goal of $2 million. The film also stars Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect »
- Lindsey Bahr
When the title of the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger was first revealed back at Sdcc '12, fans were ecstatic and all eyes turned to comic book writer Ed Brubaker. He's the individual behind turning lithe and agile sidekick Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) into the badass, rogue assassin known as the Winter Solider. However, Brubaker pretty quickly revealed that the announcement was a complete surprise to him. That's somewhat strange, not to say that Brubaker has to work on the script or anything but it's weird that he had absolutely no inkling of what was coming. Besides the title, the next bit of pertinent info came from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who said the film is a "political thriller." But that little bit of info doesn't point anyone towards the 1988 six issue miniseries, Nick Fury vs S.H.I.E.L.D. written by Bob Harras (with »
Here's today's latest casting news: Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) will star in the action picture Aurora Rising, which follows a test pilot storyline based on a screenplay by Christian Gudegast (A Man Apart). Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) has joined the mobster biopic Gotti for director Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger). Kate Hudson (Almost Famous) joins Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here, funded partially from crowd-sourced money via Kickstarter. Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. First up from THR is news that Hemsworth will lead Aurora Rising. The story centers on "a Southern California surfer who becomes a fighter pilot and after a messy combat mission, is recruited to be part of an elite team to test a new generation of aircraft just as an international conflict begins." Relativity Media will distribute. Hemsworth will also be seen in Relativity's Paranoia, due out August 16th, »
- Dave Trumbore
A modernized adaptation of the Stephen King short story from "Nightmares and Dreamscapes," the story follows a man who tries to quit smoking with the help of a new drug.
He soon discovers a frightening aspect of reality as he kicks nicotine. Justin Long was previously attached, but had to leave due to scheduling conflicts.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
John Travolta and Kelly Preston already star in the pic, which focuses on the teflon don’s career as a gangster boss and his son, who decides to leave the crime world in order to redeem himself. Project is based on an original idea by Gotti’s son, John A. Gotti.
Cannes: Weinstein, Yen Talk ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel
Project has had a number of false starts over the years. Nick Cassavetes »
- Rachel Abrams
Whether you like it or not, it sounds like the mobile game "Angry Birds" is getting turned into an animated film. The game's developer, Rovio, announced in a statement that Sony Pictures Entertainment had purchased the distribution rights for a movie that's set to release July 1, 2016.
Rovio Entertainment will develop, produce and finance the film, according to GameSpot, then hand it over to Sony to handle the release. "Every studio in town would love to add 'Angry Birds' to their slate," Sony CEO Michael Lynton and co-chairman Amy Pascal say in a statement, "There are few titles out there that bring this kind of excitement, brand awareness and built-in audience to the table."
While talking to The Big Issue, Hayley Atwell revealed that San Diego ComicCon attendees will get a chance to find out what happened to her character Peggy Carter, who appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger.
Atwell’s character appears in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as well, however Atwell says the appearance is only through flashbacks.
Atwell told The Big Issue:
Fans of the first film really wanted to find out what happened to Peggy afterwards, so Marvel are also making a short film, which is basically ‘What Peggy Did Next’, which will be shown at Comic-Con [the annual international pop culture convention held in San Diego] and be on the DVD extras of the second film. So as well as doing a bit in the new film, I’ve got a whole new spin-off short film. It has been great to be back in training with the stunt coordinators, kicking some butt again.
Sadly, fans of the character »
- Alex Corey
Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisors Christopher Townsend, Erik Nash, Bryan Grill, Alessandro Cioffi, Guy Williams, Matt Dessero, Venti Hristova and Vincent Cirelli; animation supervisor Simone Kraus, previsualization supervisor Todd Constantine and postvisualization supervisor Gerardo Ramirez about their work on Iron Man 3. Beware there are spoilers....
“Marvel is a fun and passionate group to work with,” states Christopher Townsend who went from being the visual effects supervisor responsible for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) to Iron Man 3 (2013). “Their type of films allow for visual effects to be played in a varied playground. It’s great.” The native of Britain jokes, “I keep on coming back for more punishment!” A change behind the camera took place in the third instalment of the franchise which launched the Marvel Universe into the realm of cinematic blockbusters. “Marvel is always keen of eyeing and working with not fans or run of »
We heard about plans for an Angry Birds movie around two years ago when David Maisel, executive producer of Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger, came on-board to develop the project. Now Sony Pictures Entertainment has snapped up worldwide distribution rights and plans to release the Angry Birds movie on July 1, [...]
Read Angry Birds movie gets 2016 release date on Filmonic. »
- Liam Goodwin
Hayley Atwell has revealed that her character in Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy Carter, will be receiving a short film of her own. Marvel One-Shot: Peggy Carter will debut at this year's Sdcc 2013 and will later be a part of the DVD extras for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Here is what she said in a recent interview with The Big Issue.
"Fans of the first film really wanted to find out what happened to Peggy afterwards, so Marvel are also making a short film, which is basically 'What Peggy Did Next', which will be shown at Comic-Con [the annual international pop culture convention held in San Diego] and be on the DVD extras of the second film."
She went on to express her excitement for the spin-off.
"So as well as doing a bit in the new film, I've got a whole new spin-off short film. It has been great to be back in training with the stunt co-ordinators, »
In an interview with The Big Issue, "Captain America: The First Avenger" star Hayley Atwell opened up a bit more about her character's role in the sequel, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," and her starring turn in the Peggy Carter-centric Marvel One-Shot short film.
Since Atwell's "Winter Soldier" scenes are all flashbacks, the actress was surprised to learn that Robert Redford is among the modern day cast. As The Big Issue found out, Atwell's a bit of a Robert Redford fan.
"Is Robert Redford in it? Really?" she asked. "Well, there you go, that shows how much I know! But now you have told me, and because I love him, I am going to call up the Marvel family, find out when he is filming, then I'll go down to the set to stalk him. That is my privilege! Thanks for the tip."
Atwell had high praise for her Marvel Universe character Peggy Carter, »
- Splash Page Team
The Marvel Studios feature will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con International in July, the actress has revealed.
"Fans of the first film really wanted to find out what happened to Peggy afterwards, so Marvel are also making a short film, which is basically 'What Peggy Did Next', which will be shown at Comic-Con and be on the DVD extras of the second film," Atwell told The Big Issue.
Her character will only appear in flashbacks in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Atwell also revealed that she was unaware that Robert Redford will feature in the upcoming sequel.
"Well, there you go, that shows how much I know," she said. "But now you have told me, and because I love him, I am going to call up the Marvel family, find out when he is filming, then I'll go down »
Since Hayley Atwell first hinted at an upcoming Marvel project revolving around Captain America: The First Avenger heroine, Peggy Carter, a new Marvel One-Shot about a “strong female character” has been confirmed by its director and co-president of Marvel Studios, Louis D'Esposito. Reconfirming the short film debuting at San Diego Comic-Con later this year before featuring on the eventual Captain America: The Winter Soldier DVD, Atwell offered The Big Issue more details. “Fans of the first film really wanted to find out what happened to Peggy afterwards,” she said, “so Marvel are also making a short film, which is basically ‘What Peggy Did Next’, which will be shown at Comic-Con and be on the DVD extras of the second film (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). So as well as doing a bit in the new film, I’ve got a whole new spin-off short film. It has been great to »
"He teams up with 'Natasha Romanoff', aka 'Black Widow'...
"They battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C...."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Captain America: The First Avenger"...
- Michael Stevens
Revenge is coming when Dead Man Down explodes to Blu-ray Combo Pack on July 9th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (2009, Best Actor, In Bruges) and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) are out for revenge in the intense action thriller Dead Man Down. Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original Swedish-language The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, reunites with Rapace for this suspenseful tale of two strangers irresistibly drawn to one another by their mutual desire for revenge. The top-notch cast also includes Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (2006, Best Actor, Hustle & Flow). Victor (Farrell), a professional killer »
- Patrick Luce
In Iron Man 3, as what seemed like a direct jab at the scenes in Iron Man 2 in which Tony Stark obsesses over his relationship with his father, Tony tells the Tenneesse kid played by Ty Simpkins to get over his issues with his own father: "Dads leave. No need to be a pussy about it." Howard Stark's looming shadow over Iron Man 2 was far from the worst thing about it, but t was nice to see Tony willing to move on-- especially since we'd since seen Dominic Cooper play the young Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger as a guy so charming we couldn't stand to resent him. Even though Cap has now made his way into the present day, and the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier will take place long after World War II, there's still time for one more dashing Howard Stark appearance. »
Will three be a crowd when Sherlock’s long lost love reappears in the upcoming season finale of Elementary? Leave it to CBS to save the juiciest part of the reunion for the season ender. Yes, you met Irene Adler this week, but next Thursday, she’s back again. We have pictures.
Described as the only woman Holmes has ever loved, the previously assumed dead Irene Adler popped up in the closing minutes of last week’s episode, titled “Risk Management”. What affect will the reunion have on our favorite investigator? You’ll see in next week’s two-hour finale, which closes what has been a wonderful first season of the CBS drama starring Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu and Aidan Quinn.
- Sasha Nova
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will feature a cameo from Howard Stark.
"I've worn the costume again," he told Total Film. "But whether they just had me put it on again as a joke, I don't know.
"It was good fun getting back into it and he's got some very cool shades now. But who knows..."
Stark appeared in the previous film, Captain America: The First Avenger.
The character is the father of Tony Stark/Iron Man.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will debut on April 4, 2014.
Gallery - Marvel Studios Phase Two preview: »
When Paramount Pictures negotiated a deal with Disney in October 2010 to retain a portion of revenue from Marvel’s “The Avengers” and ‘Iron Man 3,” the brass on Melrose Ave. had no way of knowing just how big a payday it would see.
It’s been a marvel, for sure.
To date, Paramount has collected around $100 million from “The Avengers” alone from all distribution platforms (including theatrical, homevid, VOD and television). Now, with” Iron Man 3″ grossing nearly $800 million at the worldwide box office to date, Par will add significantly to its overall take (so far collecting approximately $40 million and counting) — all without having to lift a finger, other than to sign on the dotted line.
See Also: Will Downey Jr. Sit Out ‘Avengers’ Sequel?
How did Par finagle such a sweet deal? In short, the studio — which already owned rights to those films under a pre-existing distribution deal with »
- Andrew Stewart
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