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'Game of Thrones' Star Kit Harington Joins Thriller 'Brimstone'

24 June 2015 3:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is joining Dakota Fanning and Guy Pearce in the upcoming thriller Brimstone. Kit's character was recently killed off in the shocking season finale of Game of Thrones. In Brimstone, he will play an outlaw who has a crucial role in the tale of retribution, replacing Robert Pattinson who was announced as taking on the role during the Berlin film festival and market. Carice van Houten (Valkyrie, Game of Thrones) also is part of the cast of the movie by writer-director Martin Koolhoven, who was behind Dutch box-office hit Winter in Wartime. Read

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- Georg Szalai, Scott Roxborough

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Cast of ‘Brimstone’

24 June 2015 3:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington has joined the cast of “Brimstone,” which has just started principal photography. The film will shoot on location in Romania, Spain and Germany.

Also joining the cast are Paul Anderson (“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”), Jack Roth (“The Great Train Robbery”) and Carla Juri (“Wetlands”).

The film, which is written and directed by Martin Koolhoven (“Winter in Wartime”), stars Dakota Fanning (“Night Moves,” “The Runaways” and the upcoming “Franny”), Guy Pearce (“Memento,” “Lawless”) and Carice van Houten (“Black Book,” “Valkyrie”). Fanning stars as Liz, a heroine on the run from her past and chased by Pearce’s character, the diabolical Preacher. The movie is described as “a vivid and powerful epic of one woman’s defiant resistance.”

Els Vandevorst (“Winter in Wartime,” “The Surprise,” “Dogville”) of Holland’s N279 Entertainment produces, alongside Uwe Schott (“Cloud Atlas,” “Amour”) of X-Filme. Antonino Lombardo of Belgium’s Prime Time, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Can Tom Cruise trust Rebecca Ferguson in final Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation trailer?

22 June 2015 9:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The final trailer for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation questions whether Tom Cruise can trust Rebecca Ferguson.

White Queen star Ferguson makes her franchise debut in Rogue Nation as Ilsa Faust, an intelligence operative who partners with Ethan Hunt (Cruise).

Faced with a worldwide conspiracy organised by the shadowy Syndicate and the CIA seeking him for arrest, Hunt has to partner with his old Impossible Missions Force team for what could be their final mission.

Back to aid Ethan Hunt are his Imf cohorts Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames), Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and William Brandt (Jeremy Renner).

The fifth Mission: Impossible movie also reunites Cruise with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie, with whom he previously worked on Valkyrie and Jack Reacher.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation bows on July 30 in the UK and July 30 in the Us. »

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36 major blockbusters and why they never got made

11 June 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...

This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator

If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...

1. Airframe

The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.

So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »

- simonbrew

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Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt in a thrilling new trailer for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

4 June 2015 12:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ethan Hunt is back and the stakes are higher than ever in the new trailer for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

The fifth outing of the franchise sees Tom Cruise return as Ethan Hunt to take on his most impossible mission yet as he battles to eradicate the Syndicate, an international rogue organisation committed to destroying the Imf.

Returning cast members include Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg, with Rebecca Ferguson joining as the film's female lead Ilsa Faust and Alec Baldwin taking on the role of the head of the CIA.

This latest Mission: Impossible movie is directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who has previously worked with Cruise on the action hit Jack Reacher, World War II drama Valkyrie and the sci-fi action epic Edge of Tomorrow.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation opens on July 31 in the Us and the UK.

Digital Spy previews the year's biggest blockbusters below: »

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Tom Cruise And Ed Zwick Reteam For 'Jack Reacher' Sequel

19 May 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The last we heard anything about sequel to the modestly performing "Jack Reacher" was that Paramount had put the movie on the "fast track." That was in 2013. But it seems engines are revving for the vigilante drifter to get back on the big screen, and the project now has a director. Deadline reports that the movie will mark the reunion between "The Last Samurai" director Ed Zwick and that film's star, Tom Cruise. It's interesting to note that Christopher McQuarrie—who wrote and adapted the first film, and has been Cruise's go-to writer for the past little while (also penning "Valkyrie" and "Edge Of Tomorrow") — doesn't appear to be involved. Could those rumors of rewrites and possible problems about the ending of "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" have had some merit? The filmmaker denied it but it does make one wonder. At any rate, Richard Wenk ("The Equalizer") penned the the first draft of the. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Michael Shannon Joins Noomi Rapace In The Price

17 May 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Cargo Entertainment announced today that Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Take Shelter, Revolutionary Road) and Matthias Schweighöfer (Valkyrie) have been added to the cast of writer-director Siofra Campbell’s thriller The Price.

Shannon and Schweighöfer join Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus), who plays the frantic mother of a kidnapped child who realizes that her ex-partner, played by Shannon, is the instigator and must deal with the fall-out when he is double-crossed.

Under the recently announced partnership between Marina Grasic’s Cargo Entertainment and Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International, Steinbauer, in her new role as Cargo’s President of Distribution, is handling foreign sales on the project at the ongoing Cannes Film Market.

Cargo represents worldwide rights to the film.

“I’m thrilled that Michael and Matthias have come on board to join Noomi on this remarkable film. Siofra has written a mind-blowing edge »

- Michelle McCue

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Michael Shannon to star in 'The Price'

16 May 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Michael Shannon and Matthias Schweighöfer from Valkyrie have joined Siofra Campbell’s thriller, which Cargo represents for world sales.

As previously announced, in-demand Noomi Rapace plays the mother of a kidnapped child who realises her ex-partner is the instigator and must deal with the fall-out when he is double-crossed.

Radiant Films International’s Mimi Steinbauer has introduced the project to buyers in her additional new role as Cargo’s president of distribution following the pact between the companies announced last week.

Peggy Cafferty and Patrick Campbell produce and principal photography is set for September in Europe.

Cargo’s roster includes Welcome To Me starring Kristen Wiig, political thriller and Sundance world premiere Zipper, Josh Duhamel starrer Lost In The Sun in post and Derrick Borte’s upcoming drama London Town to star Jonathan Rhys Meyers. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Tom Cruise is a hunted man in new Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation teaser

4 May 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) goes from the hunter to the hunted in the latest Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation teaser.

The stunts are bigger and bolder in a preview of the fifth Mission: Impossible movie, with Cruise even hanging off the side of a jet as it takes off.

Ethan Hunt is on the run from a criminal syndicate hunting down Impossible Missions Force agents following the government agency's disbandment.

Helping Ethan to stay one step ahead of the syndicate are his trusted Imf allies Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames), William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg).

New additions to the franchise include Alec Baldwin as the head of the CIA, while The White Queen's Rebecca Ferguson stuns as the alluring Ilsa Faust.

This latest Mission: Impossible movie is directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who previously worked with Tom Cruise on the action hit Jack Reacher.

McQuarrie also wrote Cruise's »

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Tom Cruise is a hunted man in new Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation teaser

4 May 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) goes from the hunter to the hunted in the latest Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation teaser.

The stunts are bigger and bolder in a preview of the fifth Mission: Impossible movie, with Cruise even hanging off the side of a jet as it takes off.

Ethan Hunt is on the run from a criminal syndicate hunting down Impossible Missions Force agents following the government agency's disbandment.

Helping Ethan to stay one step ahead of the syndicate are his trusted Imf allies Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames), William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg).

New additions to the franchise include Alec Baldwin as the head of the CIA, while The White Queen's Rebecca Ferguson stuns as the alluring Ilsa Faust.

This latest Mission: Impossible movie is directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who previously worked with Tom Cruise on the action hit Jack Reacher.

McQuarrie also wrote »

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Watch Now: Darin Beckstead’s Evil Nature Proof of Concept & Exclusive Q&A

21 April 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Every October, we stab them with knives, killing their regular appearances and bringing them to new life with sharpened teeth, ghoulish gazes, and impossibly wide, sinister smiles. We make pumpkins into little monsters every year, but what if they came to life on their own... and wanted revenge for the years of jack-o'-lantern carvings, discarded guts, and baked seeds? Darin Beckstead's Proof of Concept for his planned feature film, Evil Nature, expertly explores this unnerving "what if?" with ample amounts of holiday humor and creature-centric horror. We've been provided with the fun and frightening Evil Nature Proof of Concept to share with Daily Dead readers, along with an exclusive Q&A with director Darin Beckstead.

Press Release -- "The brainchild of filmmaker Darin Beckstead has been unleashed! This two-minute Proof of Concept was inexpensively lensed during a single evening in Los Angeles and Executive Produced by Gilbert Adler (Constantine, »

- Derek Anderson

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13 British comedy stars lured to Hollywood in the 1990s

20 April 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Hollywood went hunting for lots of British comedy talent in the 1990s - and lured the likes of Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson...

For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.

Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...

Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians

Laurie is a man of many talents, who ultimately cracked America with »

- simonbrew

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Watch Tom Cruise's new Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation trailer

13 April 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tom Cruise takes desperate measures for desperate times in a new teaser for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

The fifth instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise has international intelligence agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) on the run from a criminal syndicate.

Hunt has no choice but to leap into action upon discovering a rival intelligence service formed by a dangerous rogue nation.

Franchise veterans Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames are all back as Hunt's allies in the Impossible Missions Force.

Newcomers include Alec Baldwin as the CIA's new boss and Rebecca Ferguson as the alluring Ilsa Faust.

The Jj Abrams-produced Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation reunites Cruise with his Valkyrie and Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation opens on July 30 in the UK and July 31 in the Us.

Digital Spy previews the year's top blockbusters below: »

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Alex Garland of 'Ex Machina' follows others who took a writing-to-directing leap

11 April 2015 | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Alex Garland, screenwriter of “28 Days Later,” “Sunshine” and “Never Let Me Go,” makes an impressive directorial debut with cerebral sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina” (in theaters today), but Garland waves off the achievement of leaping to directing as “just next in a continuum.” “The truth was that there was no epiphany moment about directing, because I just don’t dignify the directing role the way we’re supposed to,” the British filmmaker told The Dissolve. “There are a few people — like Woody Allen, he’s an auteur, and I’m cool with that. But for me, directing is about collaboration.” Whether directing is a logical next step or a hard-sought achievement for screenwriters, it’s often done by telling studios, “Hey, here’s my next screenplay. You can have it as long as I get to direct.” Preston Sturges — at the time the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood — is noted for »

- Emily Rome

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Easter TV movie guide: Friday April 3 - Easy A, Fast Five, Valkyrie

3 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hocus Pocus – 1.15pm, Film4

Cast a spell over your Easter celebrations with this black comedy from Disney, staring Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy as three witches resurrected on Halloween by a group of children, only to cause havoc in a quest for immortality.

The Mummy – 6.35pm, ITV2

Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah star as adventurous archaeologists who accidentally awaken the 3,000 year old Imhotep in this rei-magining of the classic Universal monster movie.

Easy A – 9pm, E4

Channel your inner John Hughes with this '80s-at-heart high school comedy starring Emma Stone as isolated teen Olive, who lies about her sexual exploits in a bid to get noticed without considering the consequences.

Fast Five – 9pm, Film4

This fifth outing for the Fast gang goes up a gear as Torretto (Vin Diesel) and co put together a plan to steel $100 million from a Brazilian drug lord that will set them for life. »

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Cruise Performs Laugh-Out-Loud Stunts in MI5 Trailer (with Bonus Teaser)

24 March 2015 5:55 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' trailer: Movie stunt combo "Desperate times. Desperate measures," says Tom Cruise aka Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation trailer aka the Mission: Impossible 5 and/or MI5 trailer. Whatever you call it, that particular line could be read in a number of ways: Tom Cruise's superstardom is in the doldrums – at least that's what we hear from those who see reality only through U.S.-focused lenses – and he needs all the box-office help he can get. Hence, MI5. Hollywood is in dire need of a mammoth domestic blockbuster following a year of mediocre-performing tentpoles at the U.S. box office. Hence, MI5. The world's socioeconomic fabric is about to unravel. Hence, MI5 – so humankind can go with a bang. Not only with a bang, but with mirth as well. »

- Andre Soares

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Watch The Explosive New Trailer For Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Starring Tom Cruise

23 March 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Car chases, big fights and high-flying stunts. Everything you’d come to expect from a Mission: Impossible movie.

Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in the full-blown, action packed trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures.

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the Imf.

The latest chapter in the franchise also stars Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames. Joining the cast is Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson and Sean Harris. The film is based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.

Photo credit: Bo Bridges

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol opened in December 2011 to critical acclaim and grossed close to 700 million dollars making it the biggest box office success of Cruise’s career. The franchise has brought in over two billion dollars worldwide since Cruise conceived the idea for »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation' With Tom Cruise Arrives, If You Choose To Accept It

22 March 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If part of the spy game to maintain an element of surprise, then Paramount proved to be pretty great agents when they announced last month they were moving up "Mission: Impossible 5," now titled, "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation," from Christmas Day to July. It's certainly very rare for major blockbusters to be moved ahead, even more so by five months, but the studio is clearly a) confident, and b) wants to get the fuck out of the way of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which will dominate cinemas everywhere when it opens on December 18th. Ahead of the full trailer tomorrow, the first footage has landed for the flick in the form of a minute-long teaser. Tom Cruise once again reunites with Christopher McQuarrie (writer/director of "Jack Reacher," writer of "Edge Of Tomorrow" and "Valkyrie") for this spy adventure, which finds Ethan Hunt and company battling an organization called The Syndicate, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Mission: Impossible 5 trailer and title "very soon"

8 March 2015 11:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Director Christopher McQuarrie on Mission: Impossible 5,

Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie is in the throes of getting Mission: Impossible 5, starring Tom Cruise, ready for release at the end of July. But he's taken a bit of time out of his schedule for a question and answer session on Twitter about the movie.

In it, he confirmed that the teaser trailer and name of the movie are due "very soon". We'll also get some idea of the plot for the new film very shortly as well.

In terms of casting, both Paula Patton and Maggie Q were asked to join the cast, but both were unavailable this time. Still, Simon Pegg's Benji sounds like he has an extended role in this one too, with McQuarrie promising that "Benji gets his hands plenty dirty". He also added that we can expect more time with Ving Rhames in the new movie »

- simonbrew

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John Ottman to score X-Men: Apocalypse

27 February 2015 12:20 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

FilmMusicReporter has revealed that composer John Ottman has signed on to score 20th Century Fox’s upcoming mutant superhero sequel X-Men: Apocalypse, which is being directed by Bryan Singer.

The news will come as no surpise whatsoever, seeing as Ottman has collaborated with Singer on the majority of the director’s films, including The Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil, X2: X-Men United, Superman Returns, Valkyrie, Jack the Giant Slayer and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 19th, 2016 and stars X-Men veterans James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) alongside Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud) as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Nightcrawler. »

- Gary Collinson

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