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After being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in early 2013, Wilko Johnson says that doctors have "cured" him. The 67-year-old was originally given just a few months to live and chose to opt out of chemotherapy. But after a massive surgery to remove a tumor this year, the actor and former Dr. Feelgood guitarist says that he no longer has cancer. "It was an 11-hour operation," he explained to BBC News at the Q Awards in London. "This tumor [was] the size of a baby. Anyway, they got it all. They cured me." The Game of Thrones actor admitted that he thought that his farewell tour last year "was going to be the last thing I ever did" before going to see »
Last month, it was revealed that "Game of Thrones" star Aidan Gillen had joined the cast of 20th Century Fox's The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Now, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Gillen will be joined by another familiar face from Westeros. Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei on the HBO series, has taken on the role of Harriet, the leader of another group of maze runners. »
With production on the anticipated sequel gearing up to begin next month in New Mexico, we’ve now learned of another new addition to the cast of Maze Runner: Scorch Trials. Game Of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel has signed on as the leader of a new group facing the world outside the maze.
For the sequel, which will follow James Dashner’s second novel in the series, Emmanuel will be joining returning cast members Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The original trio shall once be thrown into the perils of a world ravaged by destruction after escaping the maze. In the follow-up, the main group, dubbed ‘Gladers’, will come across bands of similarly-fated people who’ve survived different mazes.
Emmanuel will be leading the charge on one new cluster as a girl named Harriet, who’s slated to also appear in the third instalment. If that’s the case, »
- Gem Seddon
The actress will play Harriet, who leads a group of girls out of a different maze, before she meets up with Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his crew of Gladers. Harriet will also return for the third installment of the franchise.
The Maze Runner stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Newt), Kaya Scodelario (Teresa), Patricia Clarkson (Ava Paige) and Ki Hong Lee (Minho) are slated to reprise their roles, alongside new cast members Aidan Gillen (Janson), Rosa Salazar (Brenda), Jacob Lofland (Aris Jones) and Giancarlo Esposito (Jorge).
Time for a Game of Thrones big rumor rundown. Below are eight misconceptions about the HBO hit's fifth season (and the show in general) that have been debunked to varying degrees. Disclaimer: Fans who read plenty of online Thrones coverage may already know these points as they've all been previously reported on EW.com and beyond. Who appears (or doesn't) in the season is discussed, but I'm deliberately not including any plot spoilers from the new season that have leaked, or otherwise adding anything new to the rumor mill. Still, if you wish to know absolutely nothing about season five »
- James Hibberd
Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel has joined the cast of The Scorch Trials, the sequel to Fox's Ya actioner The Maze Runner. The movie is ramping up ahead of its November production start in New Mexico and has already added actors such as Emmanuel’s Thrones co-star Aidan Gillen, Rosa Salazar and Giancarlo Esposito to the cast, led by Dylan O’Brien and Will Poulter. Director Wes Ball is back for the feature as are the producers, Temple Hill Entertainment and the Gotham Group. Emmanuel will play Harriet, the leader of a group of girls who’ve escaped from another maze that
- Borys Kit
Five years ago John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retired from his life as a hitman. He settled down with his wife (Bridget Moynahan) and was leading a normal life. Unfortunately, "normal" was short-lived as she succumbed to cancer leaving John on his own to grieve, or so he thought. Late one night a knock comes to his door, a delivery, a gift from the beyond. It's a small puppy with a note from his wife, a gift allowing him the opportunity not to grieve alone, or so he thought. A few nights later and John has another visitor. No knocking this time, just three guys in ski masks come to steal his car and, subsequently kill his dog. The intruders leave John bloody and beaten, laying down next to his deceased puppy, his car stolen from his garage. The bad guys got away, or so they thought... And with that the »
- Brad Brevet
She’s currently best known as Missandei on HBO’s Game Of Thrones, but Nathalie Emmanuel is looking to expand her film C.V. after a run on British TV. She’s landed a key role in The Maze Runner’s sequel The Scorch Trials.The follow-up to the successful first film, which is still doing decent business at the box office, adapts James Dashner’s second novel, with director Wes Ball gearing up to start shooting shortly.Any further discussion of course ventures into Spoiler Territory, so those who haven’t read the books or seen the first film should think about avoiding the following paragraphs. The Scorch Trials picks up what happens after Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and the other survivors of the Glade and its surrounding maze go on the run on an Earth that has been ravaged by solar flares.Emmanuel, who will play the leader »
The site reports that the film is set in the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, and centers on a young American woman (Dormer) who goes in search of her missing twin sister. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who prey on anyone who wanders the forest.
This will be director Jason Zada’s first feature length film. He has previously directed three short films, most recently Take This Lollipop (2011). The Forest is based on an original idea by David S. Goyer who wrote the screenplay for Batman Begins, Man of Steel and Batman v. »
- Amy Richau
Let my readers go... to other places. Here are a bunch of articles I enjoyed elsewhere or which are worthwhile for their informational newsiness. But come back soon, okay? Okay.
Dissolve a new Pee Wee Herman movie is "imminent"
The Guardian on Renée Zellweger and 'the Actor's face as His/Her brand'. I made a point of not talking about Zeéeeee's looks yesterday in my own post about the photo but this is an interesting non-aggressive non-misogynist piece about movie stars and how shifts to their brand work (or don't).
- NATHANIEL R
20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to Dash Shaw’s — the creative mind behind comedy-drama, Bottomless Belly Button — independent graphic novel Doctors, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sources tell us that David Goyer is also on board to produce the project alongside his production company, Phantom Four.
In terms of the source material itself, Doctors follows a group of doctors (who would’ve thought?) who are as tech-savvy as they are medically brilliant. One day, the medical experts find themselves in possession of a technology that allows them to temporarily assimilate their own subconscious with that of the recently deceased and bring them back to the land of the living for a short period of time. However, a spanner is tossed in the works when the titular group come across a young mother who, despite her daughter’s pleas, doesn’t want to come back.
It’s an interesting premise, »
- Michael Briers
It was only last week when Warner Bros. and DC lifted the lid on their expansive cinematic blueprint that openly confirmed a hoard of big-budget superhero films. From Suicide Squad to Wonder Woman and Shazam to Aquaman, ardent fans of the comic book series were overjoyed when the show-stopping news was first unveiled. Only, for Ray Fisher — the Broadway star who has signed on as Cyborg — the announcement was news to him as well.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 27-year old spoke candidly of his involvement in the rapidly-expanding DC universe, stating that he had no idea that Warner Bros. had planned a solo movie for his take on one Victor Stone.
“I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character. When I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific information, I found out then and there. »
- Michael Briers
Thanks to fan site Making Star Wars, we’ve got a pair of new set photos from Star Wars: Episode VII, which – if you squint and look very, very closely – just about shows the white blur of an Imperial Stormtrooper. Check out the images, followed by a scene description below…
Some images are from the lot where they seem to be dumping a lot of trees, vines and rocks which I believe must be props, the other 4 are from the area around the blue screens, the castle/megaliths/ruins…and a Stormtrooper, well, just about.
Unfortunately they’re not quite as vivid as we’d have liked, but with a bit of zooming you should definitely be able to make out the Stormtrooper. There were 4 I think in this area, running through the explosions, I think I remember another 4 or so coming from the opposite direction, but that was not all… »
- Gary Collinson
Based on an idea by David S Goyer (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), the film is set in the famous Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt Fuji.
When a young woman (Dormer) arrives in search of her missing twin, she becomes prey to unquiet ghosts after straying from the forest path.
The Forest will be released on January 8, 2016. »
Natalie Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell in "Game of Thrones," has signed on for her first starring role, and it sounds awesome. Dormer and her fabulous smirk will star in "The Forest," which is about a woman who goes searching for her twin in Japan's infamous Aokigahara Forest.
Here comes the creepy part. Aokigahara Forest is also known as the Suicide Forest, and it's the one of the most popular places in the world to commit suicide. According to Atlas Obscura, "Japanese spiritualists believe that the suicides committed in the forest have permeated Aokigahara's trees, generating paranormal activity and preventing many who enter from escaping the forest's depths. Complicating matters further is the common experience of compasses being rendered useless by the rich deposits of magnetic iron in the area's volcanic soil." Yikes. Naturally, our protagonist meets a whole bunch of angry ghosts in the forest during her journey.
David Goyer, »
- Jenni Miller
With just under three weeks to go until its release, a new poster has arrived online for The Imitation Game, which features Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as British mathematician and World War II codebreaker Alan Turing…
See Also: Read our review of The Imitation Game here
The Imitation Game is a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing. The pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
The Imitation Game is set for release in »
- Gary Collinson
When AMC announced they were splitting the final season of Mad Men into two seven-episodes halves, similar to what had been done with Breaking Bad in its last two years, I could only roll my eyes in disdain. The splitting of cable drama seasons is often an annoyance, and while it can work out fine with some series – The Walking Dead and its enormous fanbase seem to have adjusted just fine to the strategy over the years, in part because they’ve being doing it since the second season – it feels especially cumbersome and unnecessary when imposed upon the final years of a long-running drama that has long-since established a workable format.
It’s easy to forget that Breaking Bad seriously struggled with the half-length season format in its 2012 episodes, given how utterly brilliant the final eight hours were in 2013, but where Vince Gilligan and company had so carefully cultivated »
- Jonathan R. Lack
If Alfie Allen and Michael Nyqvist seem like a couple of nice, quiet guys… well, that's because they are. But the two play a decidedly hateful father-son team in John Wick, the action-thriller headlined by Keanu Reeves coming out this weekend. In the film, Allen - best known for his role on "Game of Thrones - portrays a spoiled thug who makes the mistake of pissing off the deadliest man in New York (Reeves, of course). Nyqvist - the original Mikael Blomkvist in The »
- Eric Walkuski
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Question: Grey’s Anatomy intel please? —Sammi
Ausiello: Amelia’s past substance-abuse issues — specifically the massive relapse she suffered while starring on a little show called Private Practice — will become a majorly hot topic around Grey Sloan Memorial in the Nov. 13 episode.
Question: Do you have anything on Laurel and Oliver on Arrow? I’m dying here! —Micaela
Ausiello: Would you settle for something on Ray-Felicity-Oliver instead? (You’re gonna have to, ’cause it’s all I gots! »
Natalie Dormer is one tough cookie, as evidenced by her steely turns in Game of Thrones, The Tudors, Elementary, and the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Now she’s going to use that spirit to battle supernatural forces for David Goyer. The British actress has just signed on for The Forest, a thriller set in Japan’s Aokigahara […]
- Angie Han
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