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It’s been a busy weekend for the folks at Final Feature. Not only have they produced Lego versions of the trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but they’ve also recreated the teaser we saw yesterday for Disney’s first Star Wars Anthology release, the Gareth Edwards-directed Star Wars: Rogue One. Take a look…
- Gary Collinson
"...'Rogue One' is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core 'Star Wars' saga. 'Rogue One' will be directed by Gareth Edwards ('Godzilla') and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz ('Cinderella').
The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in 'The Theory of Everything'. The idea for the story of 'Rogue One' came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic.
- Michael Stevens
"For more than 1,000 generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times. Before the Empire," the voiceover reads, as the camera tracks to show a ghostly Death Star hovering in the clouds.
Set between the third and the fourth movies in the Star Wars saga, the film will follow a band of resistance fighters who unite to steal the Death Star plans and "bring a new hope," referring to the subtitle of the original Star Wars. »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
Yesterday during his Star Wars Celebration Anaheim panel, Godzilla director Gareth Edwards revealed the first official details for his standalone Star Wars movie, and in the following video interview with Flicks And The City, he elaborates further. Going on what Edwards says here we can probably expect a slightly more adult journey to the galaxy far, far away when Rogue One hits theaters next year. A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans. Star Wars: Rogue One, written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, will be directed by Gareth Edwards. It’s scheduled for release on December 16, 2016. »
Though we’ve now seen two incredible trailers for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, we know little more about that film’s plot than we did a few months ago. But at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim this past weekend, fans got a taste of what the first Star Wars spinoff movie would entail.
Rogue One, as directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and to star Felicity Jones and Ben Mendehlson, was confirmed during a panel discussion to be the story of how the Rebels, without the help of any Jedi Knights, stole the plans to the Death Star, placing this film right before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. Kind of makes me suspect Jones is playing Princess Leia.
Edwards said to the panel via Deadline that Rogue One is about the ordinary men and women, “that don’t have magic powers, that have »
- Brian Welk
During the last day of Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm threw a panel to promote their upcoming standalone – or “Anthology,” as they’re calling them – Star Wars films. Josh Trank was expected, but ended up being very sick; as it happens, after announcing his absence, not a word was said about Trank or his film.
But Gareth Edwards did show up, and he did have some new details on his film, Star Wars: Rogue One. The concept art that had been premiered at Bob Iger’s investor’s breakfast was shown again, and thanks to the official Star Wars blog, you can see it in this post.
And, just like he did with Godzilla at Comic Con a few years back, Edwards showed off a teaser trailer that he has put together before the film itself has even gone into production. This is fast becoming Edwards’ thing, it seems. »
- Brendon Connelly
"Star Wars" celebration has come to an end, but on the last day, director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) made an appearance to talk about his upcoming "Star Wars: Rogue One," the first of many spin-off movies. Edwards first revealed that the plot will focus on "a band of resistance fighters, [who] unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans." He went on to say that pre-production is currently taking place in the UK and the Jedis won't appear in the film. "It's about the fact that God is not coming to save us," the helmer explained. "The absence of the Jedi hangs over the movie." And one of the bigger moments of the event was Edwards unveiling a teaser for "Star Wars: Rogue One." We have that teaser for you below. "Star Wars: Rogue One" stars Felicity Jones as a rebel soldier and will be released on December 16th, »
Monsters was the film that launched director Gareth Edwards. Following on from the success of his guerrilla baby Edwards has gone on to direct Godzilla and is now hard at work on the first stand alone Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Rogue One.
Monsters might be a distant memory for Edwards but the studio that helped birth it Vertigo Films have been hard beavering away on a sequel. Misfits director Tom Green has stepped into the shoes of Edwards and his offering Monsters: Dark Continent hits the UK on 1st May. Ahead of the release we’ve managed to get our hands on the latest trailer for the film, watch it now.
- Kat Smith
The Godzilla helmer took the stage to talk a bit about the highly anticipated project, which is the first in a series of planned “anthology” spinoffs that will explore new stories in the Star Wars saga and arrive in between the formal “Episodes.” As previous rumors suggested, Rogue One will take place before the events of A New Hope and focus on a group of rebels looking to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of the official Star Wars Twitter account:
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 19, 2015
During the panel, »
- James Garcia
More details have emerged regarding next year's Star Wars film, Star Wars: Rogue One. This is to be the first of the 'standalone' movies that Lucasfilm/Disney will be releasing in alternate years from Episodes VII, VIII and IX.
It's being directed by Gareth Edwards, who previously helmed Monsters and Godzilla. And at the Star Wars Celebration event that's been taking place all weekend, Edwards has confirmed both the plot outline and the new title for the project.
From this point forward then, let Star Wars: Rogue One be known as Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. And the official logline for the movie confirms the outline plot that had been rumoured. "A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the »
The spinoff is directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla), with Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) starring as a rebel soldier. “It’s set after Episode III, before IV — and a little more towards IV,” says Edwards.
The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. He will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, »
- Michelle McCue
"For more than a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire..." Plenty of new details about the expanded Star Wars universe revealed, as the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim ended with a panel featuring director Gareth Edwards. After bring us Godzilla, Gareth is next set to direct the first "spin-off" solo Star Wars movie after Disney bought Lucasfilm and brought back Star Wars. It was revealed recently that the title of the December 2016 film would be Rogue One, but during the panel they played a very early, brief teaser trailer for Rogue One that featured a different title. Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is what the title card shows in that, but we also know more details about the plot - and it's not really about X-Wings. As was tweeted out by @StarWars this afternoon, »
- Alex Billington
On the final day of the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, Gareth Edwards revealed some new details about Star Wars: Rogue One, the upcoming standalone prequel spun-off of J.J. Abrams’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As The Wrap reports, Edwards participated in a panel discussion with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Vice President of Development Kiri Hart.Edwards described a dark and exciting film, saying, “It’s about the fact that god’s not coming to save us, and we’re on our own.” He teased the film’s emphasis on combat, quipping, “It’s called Star Wars.” Felicity Jones has a lead role as a rebel soldier, and earlier the official Star Wars Twitter confirmed that Rogue One will depict a plot to steal the plans to the Death Star: After announcing his prodigious talents with the low-budget Monsters in 2009, Edwards nabbed the job of »
- Greg Cwik
A plot for the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One has been revealed and it appears it has some lofty aspirations. According to the official Star Wars Twitter feed the film will center on a band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans. The film will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and Felicity Jones is already confirmed to star with Chris Weitz (Cinderella) writing the screenplay. Ben Mendelsohn has been rumored for the film as well. Rogue One is the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures, exploring the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga, which continues this December with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. readmore postid="174117" A teaser for the new film was shown at Star Wars Celebration and can be viewed below, though don't expect more for a while as the film doesn't arrive until Dec. »
- Brad Brevet
Gareth Edwards was on stage at Star Wars Celebration this morning, and dropped the first official details on the plot of Star Wars: Rogue One, what role Felicity Jones is playing, the creative crew, and Tons more. Come inside to check it out plus the first concept art from the movie.
The final day of Star Wars Celebration started off with a bang, when Gareth Edwards, the director of the first Stars Wars standalone film, took to the stage to give eager fans the first official details on the upcoming film. They even showed a brief teaser for the film (though it hasn't officially made its way online yet), in which the official title card for the film was shown.
Apparently, these standalone movies will fall under the "Star Wars Anthology" banner, to keep them all grouped together, but noticeably separate from the Episodes that will be releasing. But »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Before he helmed 2014's Godzilla, Gareth Edwards wrote and directed the 2010 cult film, Monsters. A character-driven love story with its titular alien entities effectively placed in the background for most of the movie's runtime, Monsters takes a unique approach to the creature feature subgenre, as does its sequel, Monsters: Dark Continent. With the follow-up film to Monsters now out in theaters and available on VOD from RADiUS, we had a chance to talk with the movie's co-writer and director, Tom Green, who discussed shooting in the Jordanian desert, realistically portraying military life, the large potential of the Monsters franchise, and much more.
Reminiscent of real life recent events (minus the creatures), Monsters: Dark Continent follows an American Army unit fighting both humans and monsters in the sands of the Middle East. The result is a gut-punch of a picture that unflinchingly explores the horrors of combat, the haunting psychological effects of war, »
- Derek Anderson
This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 BFI London Film Festival. Four years ago, Gareth Edwards' "Monsters" sent a rocket into the indie sci-fi scene. Made on a tiny budget, with a tiny crew, and with visual effects completed personally by the filmmaker, it was a strange and ingenious picture, a sort of "Before Sunrise" at the end of the world, that proved that in this day and age, your imagination was pretty much the limit in terms of what you could achieve with a low-budget film. It launched the careers of both star Scoot McNairy and Edwards, who graduated from a tiny-budgeted film to the blockbuster "Godzilla" this summer, and is heading to the first "Star Wars" spin-off film. "Monsters" wasn't a giant hit, but it made enough money that British backers Vertigo Films were keen to press ahead with a sequel, and they've finally got »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Gary Collinson previews Avengers: Age of Ultron…
“I was designed to save the world. People would look to the sky, and see hope… I’ll take that from them first.”
There’s little doubt that – on paper, at least – 2015 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years in memory when it comes to blockbuster cinema, with the likes of Mad Max: Fury Road, Tomorrowland, San Andreas, Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys, Ant-Man, Mission: Impossible 5, The Fantastic Four and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. are all set to grace the big screen over the next few months. But before then Marvel Studios will kick-start the summer movie season in April (or early May, for those in the States) with what is perhaps the most anticipated of all the summer releases, as Joss Whedon reassembles Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron.
It’s fair to say »
- Gary Collinson
Editor’s note: Our review of Monsters: Dark Continent originally ran during 2014’s London Film Festival, but we’re re-posting it now as the film opens on VOD and in limited theatrical release. Gareth Edwards’ 2010 film Monsters presented a refreshingly subtle allegory via a slow-building romance set against gorgeous cinematography and a world with a growing extraterrestrial population. Edwards went the Godzilla route for his follow-up and passed the sequel torch to first-time film director Tom Green for Monsters: Dark Continent, and Green frustratingly takes the film in a grandiose political direction resulting in a film that lacks both nuance and the specifics to back it up. Ten years after Monsters, the Middle East had become the new “infected zone” in need of some good ‘ole American intervention. The United States has been dropping bombs on the worst of the infected region in an attempt to eradicate the creatures unsurprisingly killing innocent civilians in the process. This »
- Emily Estep
Digital Spy can exclusively unveil an extended clip from the upcoming sci-fi film Monsters: Dark Continent.
The clip sees the army travel through a herd of humongous creatures in the desert - and perhaps get too close for comfort.
Monsters: Dark Continent follows the supernatural disaster from the first movie as blood-thirsty creatures rampage worldwide.
The Us army has to battle the monsters and a new insurgency in the Middle East at the same time.
Snow White and the Huntsman's Johnny Harris, Kingsman: The Secret Service actress Sofia Boutella and Game of Thrones star Joe Dempsie will feature in the upcoming movie, which opens on April 17 in the Us and May 1 in the UK. »
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