There was a time when Jude Law was one of the hottest actors around. I’m not just speaking from a looks point of view, though women and men adored him (and still do), he was definitely an “it” actor once upon a time. I’d say from around 1996-2004 there weren’t too many actors higher up there than Jude Law. Once Alfie was over it felt like Law went on a hiatus until Sherlock Holmes effectively revitalized his career. Don’t get me wrong, from 2004-2009 he appeared in numerous movies but I’ll bet you can’t name one unless you look at
Jude Law Will Play a Young Dumbledore in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel »
- Nat Berman
As fans across the globe eagerly await the next adventure in the “Fantastic Beasts” feature film series, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the actor who will take on the role of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law has been set to star as Albus Dumbledore in the “Fantastic Beasts” sequel, it was announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures.
In the much-anticipated new Wizarding World film, Law will portray Dumbledore long before the iconic wizard became the Headmaster at Hogwarts, as he has been known in the Harry Potter books and movies. We meet him decades earlier, when Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school’s Transfiguration professor. He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, the charismatic dark wizard who believes wizards are superior to Muggles and No-Majs.
J.K. Rowling, who made her screenwriting »
- Michelle McCue
Everyone's favorite Hogwarts headmaster will have a place in the next Fantastic Beasts film, and now we know that the actor playing young Albus will be renowned actor Jude Law! More details below!
Every Harry Potter fan who saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them knows that the film was mainly a vehicle to set the stage for a much bigger story, in Harry Potter lore. The battle and relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. We know from the first Fantastic Beasts that Johnny Depp is the Dark Wizard Grindelwald, however, we didn't know who would be cast as the eventual headmaster of Hogwarts, until now.
Unlike his elder self, this version of Dumbledore will find him, not as headmaster but, as the Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. »
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As fans across the globe eagerly await the next adventure in the "Fantastic Beasts" feature film series, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the actor who will take on the role of one of J.K. Rowling's most beloved characters. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law has been set to star as Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, it was announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures.
In the much-anticipated new Wizarding World film, Law will portray Dumbledore long before the iconic wizard became the Headmaster at Hogwarts, as he has been known in the Harry Potter books and movies. We meet him decades earlier, when Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school's Transfiguration professor. He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, the charismatic dark wizard who believes wizards are superior to Muggles and No-Majs.
J.K. Rowling, who »
Rob Leane Apr 12, 2017
Fantastic Beasts 2, one assumes, will begin to explore the complicated relationship between Law's Dumbledore and Johnny Depp's dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. They were once firm friends, and later on they were sworn enemies.
Could this »
Long before Warner Bros. and writer-director Guy Ritchie settled on the title King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the filmmaker’s fantastical reboot bore the tentative moniker of Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.
That was in 2014, when the studio had purportedly drafted up plans for a six-film arc involving Charlie Hunnam’s would-be ruler and his battle to reclaim Camelot from the tyrant Vortigern (Jude Law). Since then, there’s been nary a mention of Warner’s franchise hopes, which tells us that the company has either consolidated that vision into a single tentpole, or at the very least, nudged any and all talk of a sequel onto the back-burner for the time being.
It’s also important to remember that Legend of the Sword has been delayed not once, but twice, and after bouncing around various release dates, Ritchie’s star-studded epic is now smack bang in the »
- Michael Briers
UK’s Icon Film has released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming action-drama “6 Days.” Directed by “The Dead Lands” helmer Toa Fraser, the film stars Mark Strong (“Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Sherlock Holmes”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless,” “Bright Star”) and Jamie Bell (“The Adventures of Tintin,” “Billy Elliot”).
Written by Glenn Standring (“The Dead Lands”), “6 Days” chronicles the events that took place during the Iranian Embassy siege, from April 30 to May 5, 1980, when a group of terrorists occupied the Iranian Embassy in London and took everyone inside hostage. The historic standoff ended when a group of soldiers from the British Special Air Service stormed the building in what was called Operation– Nimrod. The film was shot on location in and around London’s Knightsbridge, as reported by Screenanarchy.
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- Yoselin Acevedo
Author: Scott Davis
As the sun begins to shine outside, many film fans are looking forward to settling down in dark cinemas to enjoy the biggest and loudest films of the summer. In amongst the sequels, comic-books and car chases are a few interesting blockbusters including Guy Ritchie’s latest, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – and some new character posters have been unveiled in lieu of its release.
Similarly to how the filmmaker re-energised Sherlock Holmes with a kinetic approach with lots of action, the new King Arthur film is Ritchie’s attempt to give new life to the legendary story with magic, mystery, action and huge elephants. Whether it will work in the same way remains to be seen but what’s for certain from the first few trailers is that this is unlike anything else this summer season.
- Scott Davis
Ever since last Celebration’s announcement that Grand Admiral Thrawn would officially be joining the canon in Star Wars Rebels, fans of the character went wild with anticipation for his ‘return’. His characterization in Rebels, played by House of Cards’ Lars Mikkelsen, was well received, but fans have been even more excited for the return of Thrawn’s creator Timothy Zahn to the Star Wars universe in the new novel, Thrawn.
Thrawn details the Grand Admiral’s rise through the Imperial ranks as he’s introduced to the wider galaxy. With his rise though comes competition as Thrawn has to navigate the murky waters of politics and rival officers while dealing with insurgent threats to the Empire. What Zahn delivers is an interesting character piece on the central villain that’s one half Star Wars and one half Sherlock Holmes. »
- Ricky Church
Illogical, you might think, but you’d be wrong…
On paper, the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Spock would seem to be pretty similar. Both are emotionally-detached male humanoids who value logic, reason, and loyalty above all else. Both are highly intelligent, if peculiar for their intelligence, and both require a confidant, Watson for Holmes and Kirk for Spock, as a sounding board/link to reality. But what if the connection goes beyond surface traits, and what if Holmes and Spock are … brace yourselves … related?
It sounds crazy but it’s not as crazy as it seems, and it all hinges on a single quote:
“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
But before we get into all that, let’s look at another important connection between the two.
- H. Perry Horton
Not only is Charlie Hunnam’s would-be leader the core character of Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, but he’s also been described as a “little bit of a motherfucker,” which ought to dovetail quite nicely with the director’s modus operandi.
Whether it’s Brad Pitt boxing to Oasis classic “Fucking in the Bushes” at the tail-end of Snatch or Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes solving crimes at the eleventh hour, Ritchie has developed a knack for characters that are, for want of a better phrase, a little rough around the edges. But Hunnam’s hero in the making isn’t the only iconic figure due to appear in Legend of the Sword, as there’s also Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey as Guinevere. Those familiar with the King Arthur lore will know that Guinevere is a key figure in the kingdom of Camelot, and goes on »
- Michael Briers
Guy Ritchie is a filmmaker with a very particular, very stylish modus operandi. From Snatch to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels to his surprisingly solid reboot of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the British director has amassed a truly unique body of work that will soon carve out room for a medieval reimagining by the name of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
Much like Sherlock Holmes before it, Guy Ritchie is resurrecting a historical figure from English history in a way that only Ritchie could – gritty, fantastical and a little rough around the edges. As a matter of fact, former Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam – the man elected to pull Excalibur from the stone – described his title hero as a “bit of a motherfucker” during Warner Bros’ recent panel at CinemaCon, which ought to give you an inkling of what to expect when the lights go down on May 12th. »
- Michael Briers
Craig Lines Apr 5, 2017
Marvel? DC? They have their moments, but how about Shogun Assassin, and in turn, the Lone Wolf & Cub movies?
Like most western viewers, I came to the Lone Wolf & Cub series via Shogun Assassin – a recut/mash-up of the first two movies, trimmed to 90 minutes and dubbed into English by a pair of enterprising Andy Warhol acolytes. It was one of the original 'video nasties' in the UK, banned for years, so highly desirable to a kid like me. And it didn’t disappoint. In fact, it was probably the goriest movie on the list.
While it may seem criminal now to butcher a pair of bona fide Japanese classics and completely change their meaning and tone, Shogun Assassin got away with it by being so vibrant and hyperactive. The inappropriate score is a joyful synthesiser meltdown and the spirited dub goes full-pelt, even if what they »
Atrium TV is described as a “commissioning club” that will develop series prospects and make them available to Ott and Svod outlets that become club “members.” Atrium TV will seek one member per region so as to avoid competitive conflicts. The first member is Viaplay, a unit of Nordic media conglom Mtg. Members will be given the chance to invest in Atrium productions and thus license them for their territories.
Atrium TV was unveiled Monday at the Mip TV international sales conference in Cannes. The company is the brainchild of Stringer, Drg CEO Jeremy Fox and Jakob Mejlhede, Mtg’s exec VP and head of programming and content development.
“The demand for high quality drama is increasing throughout the world as new platforms come on line and as new audiences consume their programming in an »
- Cynthia Littleton
Author: Jon Lyus
What you need on a Monday morning is a new trailer for King Arthur. We’re serious. There’s nothing quite like a roaring ascension to pull the sword out of the your stone in the early morning. If Guy Ritchie made alarm clocks instead of films it would involve Jude Law turning up at your house to scream through your letterbox. This morning he’d be screaming the words New Trailaaahhhh.
Which is a roundabout way of saying there’s a new look at the latest big screen version of King Arthur. Ritchie’s take on Sherlock Holmes was a fun redressing of the Victorian detective with a playful use of kinetic camerawork, King Arthur looks no different. Looking closer at this trailer there’s all sorts of magic, mystical elements and massive elephants that seem to comprise every third film released in cinemas at the moment. »
- Jon Lyus
Fresh off the heels of CinemaCon, WonderCon is now in full affect, and those attending the Anaheim convention got a big surprise from Warner Bros., as they showed off the final trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Coming from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, this latest footage shows Charlie Hunnam as the iconic knight as he learns how to properly swing the legendary sword excalibur.
King Arthur rides into theaters In 3D and 2D on May 12, 2017 directed by Guy Ritchie, the man behind the very popular Sherlock Holmes franchise starring Robert Downey Jr. He is working from a screenplay that he helped craft alongside Joby Harold and Lionel Wigram. This version of the often told tale comes from David Dobkin and Joby Harold. It is produced by Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell, Steve Clark-Hall, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram. Executive Producers are David Dobkin and Bruce Berman. »
Guy Ritchie always brings counter intuitive aesthetics to his films these days and perhaps not the ones purists would like to see. “Sherlock Holmes” was reimagined as a kinetic action film with a CSI-esque detective, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” was perhaps a little bit more on brand, though still slick and modern, but you’d likely never really imagined a King Arthur movie that looks like it was directed by Zack Snyder, slow motion, speed-ramping and all.
Continue reading Final Trailer For ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Shows The Power Of Excalibur at The Playlist. »
- The Playlist
Author: Scott Davis
Variety reported the news and in a statement on the site about the show, which is set over eight episodes and is set to air in over 50 countries, describes Strong playing Max Easton, “a man caught between two versions of himself, the past and the present… An ex-spy, Max is brought back into the game to avenge the death of his son, only to find himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war and a conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos throughout the Middle East.”
On the role, Strong said:
“The character I’m playing is completely morally conflicted – the type of role I find myself drawn to. He has to marry a secretive and »
- Scott Davis
Same stereotypes, different name.
If you look at the shining beacon of humanity that is Urban Dictionary, you will find fanboy defined as “a passionate fan of various elements of geek culture (e.g. sci-fi, comics, Star Wars, video games, anime, hobbits, Magic: the Gathering, etc.), but who lets his passion override social graces.”
What about fangirl? “A rabid breed of human female who is obsessed with either a fictional character or an actor.”
While the former isn’t exactly an endorsement, the latter is a whole different category of harsh — and might have well been ripped from a newspaper written a hundred years ago. Because despite what this 2009 Today article or this 2012 Time article would suggest, calling women the “new” face of fandom is inaccurate. They’ve been there all along. The movie fangirl stereotype is almost as old as the movies — certainly older than their fanboy counterpart. As described by Diana Anselmo-Sequeira in her »
- Ciara Wardlow
Ryan Lambie Mar 31, 2017
The Autopsy Of Jane Doe is a very different kind of horror film. Set largely in one location - a Virginia morgue - it's all based around one mystery: the identity and history of a mysterious dead body. Almost perfectly preserved, pale eyes staring, the young woman's corpse (the Jane Doe of the title) is gradually dissected by father-and-son coroners Tommy and Austin (Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch respectively). And the more layers they peel back, the more troubling Jane Doe's story becomes.
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