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Mad Max: Fury Road is easily one of the best movies of 2015 and a favorite of the JoBlo.com crew. The movie has already been spoofed and parodied online in countless ways, but this new one may be the very best. The one and only Mark Millar, creator of Kick-ass, Wanted, and Kingsman, alerted us to this very special mash-up of Mad Max: Fury Road and the classic screwball comedy It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. For... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
A few months ago, Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) suggested that X-Men: Apocalypse would be her last go-round as Mystique. Considering her contract does come to an end following the highly anticipated Bryan Singer-directed film, it wasn't too surprising that the Academy Award-winning actress was ready to move on. However, following a few weeks of shooting and an extremely warm reception for the X-Men cast at San Diego Comic-Con, it would seem as though Lawrence may have had a change of heart, at least to some extent. Speaking with Yahoo! Movies alongside co-stars James McAvoy (Wanted) and Michael Fassbender (Assassin's Creed), Lawrence told Yahoo!: "I told Fox not to not ask me" This led Fassbender to jokingly reply with "Because you want to have the option to turn them down?" and Lawrence responded in kind: "I kind of want to bait them with a text and then when they call me, »
New photos from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies suggest that the forthcoming big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel may not be exactly what we've been anticipating. First published in 2009, Grahame-Smith's book became an unexpected bestseller, thanks in part to the novelty of introducing the undead into the world created by Jane Austen. The writer followed that up with his novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which was made into a broadly comic, self-consciously silly blockbuster in 2012 by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted). That set audience expectations for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but a new interview suggests that the filmmakers have something else in mind. As in Austen's classic book, the movie will revolve around Elizabeth Bennett (Lily...
- Peter Martin
Image Comics has unveiled a slew of new creator-owned titles today at Image Expo, and we’ve got the full details for you right here…
In this new direction for Invincible, Mark suddenly finds himself without powers. Back home… but aware of everything he’s lived through. What does he change, who can he save… and how will he deal with his father now that he knows what’s coming?
The Invincible reboot will begin with issue #124 and is set to launch on October 21 and will retain the same creative team with The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman and art by Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, and Jean-Francois Beaulieu.
Codename Baboushka: The Conclave Of Death
- Gary Collinson
Disney is moving ahead with a sequel to its 2014 hit Maleficent, it was revealed last night, with news that Linda Woolverton has been tapped to pen the script for a follow-up. The current plan is for Angelina Jolie to reprise as the Sleeping Beauty character, and she’s being kept in the loop with regard to the project.
Setting up Maleficent as a franchise, the stand-alone nature of the film aside, makes financial sense for Disney. Though it was an expensive venture with a reported budget of $180 million, the pic grossed almost $760 million worldwide.
Back in 2014, Jolie teased reporters in China with the idea that she could return as the winged titular character, but plot details remain as elusive now as they did then. The first movie told the origin story for a notorious fairy tale villain, so it’s unclear what additional ground there is for Maleficent 2 to cover. »
- Isaac Feldberg
One of the most successful transitions of animated film to live action movie that Disney has enjoyed thus far was last year's Maleficent. The movie, which told the backstory of Sleeping Beauty's villain, grossed over $750m at the worldwide box office, and proved to be one of 2014's biggest hits.
Deadline is reporting that the studio has hired Linda Woolverton, who penned the first movie, to put together a script for a Maleficent sequel. Angelina Jolie hasn't been confirmed to return, but it's hard to imagine a follow-up working without her. Robert Stromberg, who helmed the original, is not confirmed to return either.
But it's Jolie who's likely to be pivotal here. »
I doubt anyone is surprised to hear Disney is moving forward with a sequel to the Angelina Jolie starrer Maleficent, which may have looked like a bit of a risk before its May 2014 release as it carried a budget of $180 million, but after $758+ million worldwide it became quite clear Disney's live action fairy tales were gold mines. Alice in Wonderland brought in $1+ billion in 2010 and Cinderella tallied $532+ million earlier this year on only a $95 million budget. In all likelihood I would expect Maleficent 2 to come in under that original $180 million price tag, though I bet Jolie doesn't come cheap and in order to make a Maleficent sequel you sorta want the star of the original film... rightc Linda Woolverton, who penned the original along with Alice in Wonderland as well as the upcoming Alice Through the Looking Glass, will write the sequel with the intention of keeping Jolie in the loop, »
- Brad Brevet
In 2014, Maleficent earned Walt Disney Pictures more than more than $758 million worldwide and made the live-action reboot trend a viable option. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Disney is developing a sequel for the Angelina Jolie-led reimagining of Disney's 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty. Deadline reports that Maleficent screenwriter Linda Woolverton is returning to pen the sequel with an aim for Jolie to reprise her role. Woolverton is the only talent confirmed to return at this point, but the report notes that Jolie is "kept in the loop", though her involvement would require a new deal. [caption id="attachment_326851" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Walt Disney Pictures[/caption] The first film was an inversion of the Sleeping Beauty's classic narrative, following the villainess Maleficent, chronicling how she became the vindictive woman who cursed the princess Aurora, and painting her in a sympathetic light. The success of a sequel will no doubt depend on drawing Jolie back, »
- Haleigh Foutch
Cue the Disney has no original ideas music.
The Mouse House will dig into one of their most profitable live-action entries in awhile as Deadline reports that they are set to move forward with a sequel to Maleficent with star Angelina Jolie possibly returning.
The first Maleficent took a lot to make with a estimated budget of $180 million, but grossed $760 million worldwide. It will be interested with Jolie involved if Disney would allow her to do the sequel, but she could have a lot on her plate with the actress also being courted by Marvel to direct Captain Marvel.
- Zach Dennis
Teens face a supernatural cyberspace threat in Unfriended. If you missed the Skype-centric horror film in theaters, don't despair—Universal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing it on Digital HD this July and on Blu-ray and DVD in August:
Press Release: "Universal City, California, June 9, 2015 – For a group of teenage friends, a devastating fate lurks on the other side of a computer screen in Unfriended, the first in a new generation of found-footage thrillers coming to Digital HD July 28, 2015 and Blu-Ray™, DVD and On Demand August 11, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Unfriended is a startlingly contemporary nail-biterfrom two modern masters of mayhem, executive producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Ouija, Sinister) and producer Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Wanted).
What starts as a seemingly innocent online prank produces a sequence of events that spirals out of control. During a routine group video chat, high-school friends are terrorized by an unseen figure. »
- Derek Anderson
For a group of teenage friends, a devastating fate lurks on the other side of a computer screen in Unfriended, the first in a new generation of found-footage thrillers coming to Digital HD July 28, 2015 and Blu-Ray, DVD and On Demand August 11, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Unfriended is a startlingly contemporary nail-biter from two modern masters of mayhem, executive producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Ouija, Sinister) and producer Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Wanted).
What starts as a seemingly innocent online prank produces a sequence of events that spirals out of control. During a routine group video chat, high-school friends are terrorized by an unseen figure. The anonymous intruder implicates each of them in the death of an acquaintance, revealing damning secrets and transforming trusted allies into wary adversaries. Forced into a sordid “game,” the teens try to figure out who is behind the mysterious threat, but all signs »
- Michelle McCue
It feels like nearly every week a new Mark Millar property is being turned into a movie. From Wanted to Kick-Ass, through Civil War, Chrononauts, Jupiter’s Legacy and more, there’s always some new development to discuss with the comic writer. The latest film based on his work, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was just released on Digital HD and Blu-ray/DVD. We […]
- Germain Lussier
Russian producer Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Night Watch) is bringing what looks to be a thrilling space film in the same wheelhouse as Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity. Called First Time (or Vremya Pervyh), the movie is based on the true story of cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first man in space.
More specifically, First Time chronicles Leonov's arduous, five meter space walk from one part of the "Voskhod-2" to the another and with only 30 minutes of oxygen.
March 18, 1965. For 77 days before the Americans went into space, the Soviet Union wins the technological race when Alexei Leonov first greeted earthlings from outer space, and, according to the chronicle, safely walked back to the ship. But these 5 meters to the gateway are the [Continued ...] »
One of the busiest men in Hollywood just happens to be a comic book writer. Go figure! Mark Millar is the man whose graphic novels Wanted, Kick-ass 1-2 and Kingsman: The Secret Service - which is just about to arrive on home video - have inspired blockbuster film adaptations. He currently acts as an advisor on all of 20th Century Fox's superhero films (the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot was... Read More »
- Eric Walkuski
The third in a series of Sea Breeze books, While It Lasts is set in in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, where an interconnected group of older teens hook up and break up. The protagonist is Cage York, who looked set for a free ride to college for baseball until a DUI. His coach orders him to spend the summer baling hay, where he meets uptight, snarky brunette Eva Brooks. Eva's long-time beau Josh has just been killed along with four other soldiers near Baghdad.
Red Rock Pictures' Gary O.Toole will produce and write the screenplay, Glines has agreed to serve as associate producer and Aussie actor Addam Bramich will co-produce. Bramich, whose credits include Blinder, The Slap and several short films, »
- Don Groves
Angelina Jolie celebrates her 40th birthday today (June 4), and to mark the occasion here at Digital Spy we've rifled through our DVD collections to pick out our favourite Jolie films.
Remember her breakthrough with Hackers way back in the '90s? How about the ass-kicking turn in Tomb Raider or her soulful performance in A Mighty Heart? Read on to find out our Jolie favourites then have your say on her best big screen roles in the comments below...
With Hackers already spoken for, and Morgan Freeman's ridiculous 'loom of fate' ruining the otherwise rather decent Wanted, Jolie's turn as gaming icon Lara Croft looms largest over her career for me – largest in that it's still somehow seen as a rather huge mistake that she inexplicably recovered from. That reputation is one really worth reassessing, though. Sure, Jolie only narrowly missed out »
In 2008, Wanted ushered in an age of comic book movies that would exist alongside the current Marvel and DC powerhouses. This was partially in thanks to comic writer/ comic film producer Mark Millar, who would go on to adapt his other work in comics into films such as Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and the upcoming Fantastic Four film. However, the movie business moves fast, and a producer needs to have a lot of irons in the fire . which means that in addition to the proposed Hit-Girl movie that Mark Millar has in his head, he should be lining up some more immediate prospects on the launching pad. Hope you're a fan of Starlight and/or Chrononauts, because those are the next two projects Mark Millar says are moving briskly to moviedom. JoBlo recently chatted with the man himself to get an update on all things Millar, and sure enough »
Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' dancing, with Garrett Hedlund on the right Down memory lane: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' images At the time best known as The Twilight Saga's conflicted human Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart was cast as the exuberant Marylou in Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic 1950s novel On the Road. Salles had been impressed with Stewart's pre-Twilight work in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. Based on LuAnne Henderson, Kerouac's close buddy Neal Cassady's first wife, Marylou is described as a "beautiful little sharp chick." Apparently, one who also likes to move seductively to the sound of music – as can be attested by the Kristen Stewart picture above, which first came out online in early 2011. Besides Stewart, On the Road also features Garrett Hedlund – at the time best known for Tron: Legacy – as Dean Moriarty, »
- Zac Gille
Read More: The Death-by-Skype Horror Movie 'Unfriended' is an Unlikely Critical Hit Let's face it -- the majority of horror films released by studios nowadays are neither all that scary or particularly creative. Universal's current micro-budget hit "Unfriended," written by Nelson Greaves and directed by Leo Gabriadze, is both. Dreamed up by "Wanted" director Timur Bekmambetov, "Unfriended" plays out entirely on a MacBook screen, where six high school students -- plus one sinister seventh party -- group chat on Skype on the one-year anniversary of their classmate Laura Barns' suicide. When the mystery user claims to be Barns, the teens start dying, one by one. The ingenious execution of "Unfriended" (who knew static webcam images could induce suspense?) hasn't gone unnoticed by film critics, many of whom embraced the film prior to its theatrical launch last week -- a rarity for the horror genre. For a roundup of the positive. »
- Nigel M Smith
Happy birthday, James McAvoy! In honor of his 36th birthday this week, here are 10 reasons we’re celebrating the life of James McAvoy. 10. James McAvoy was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, on April 21, 1979, to a builder and a nurse. These prop photos from Wanted might be actual pictures of the actor as a little boy: 9. He made his first movie appearance 20 years ago, at age 16, in The Near Room. Watch his few scenes here: 8. ...
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