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Johnny Depp Said No to Female Villain in Pirates of the Caribbean 5

21 May 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

So, it turns out that Johnny Depp might have really changed Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Possibly not for the better. At the very least, this doesn't sound very good on paper. Speaking of not sounding good on paper, the change in question has to do with Depp reportedly rejecting the first script for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales because it featured a female villain. And his reasoning is the real head scratcher.

Veteran screenwriter Terry Rossio recently wrote a very lengthy post on his Wordplayer blog about something he calls "time risk." Buried in this rather lengthy post is a pretty interesting claim. According to him, Johnny Depp not only rejected his draft of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 due to it featuring a female villain, but because he thought that would be too reminiscent of what he did in Dark Shadows. Here's what Rossio had to say about it. »

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Johnny Depp Rejected an Early Draft of the Upcoming ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Sequel Because it Had a Female Villain

19 May 2017 2:28 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Johnny Depp returns this month as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Spanish actor Javier Bardem joins the fifth installment of the popular franchise as the villainous Captain Salazar, alongside Geoffrey Rush’s devious Captain Barbossa. But, according to scribe Terry Rossio, an earlier version of the script featured a female villain.

Read More: ‘Pirates of The Caribbean’ 5: Hackers Hold Disney’s Upcoming Film For Ransom — Report

In a recent blog post, where he discusses the hurdles of script writing and movie production, Rossio revealed that Depp rejected that version because it had a female villain. “My version of ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ was set aside because it featured a female villain, and Johnny Depp was worried that would be redundant to ‘Dark Shadows,’ which also featured a female villain,” Rossie wrote, adding that “there is also the possibility that [the screenplay] simply sucked. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Mother! Poster Has Jennifer Lawrence Ripping Her Heart Out

14 May 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures has released the first poster for Mother!, the new film from director Darren Aronofsky that stars Jennifer Lawrence. No official plot details have been released yet, but with the arrival of this new poster, we could be getting the trailer and official synopsis in the near future. The movie is said to center on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence, although hopefully we'll learn more about this movie soon.

Paramount Pictures' Darren Aronofsky, has been given a wide release date of October 13. That date had previously been in place for the studio's Friday the 13th and the zombie sequel World War Z 2, but neither of those projects are arriving on that date now. Mother! will go up against The Foreigner, Half to Death and Marshall. It will also arrive between a few highly-anticipated movies as well. »

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Jennifer Lawrence wants to give you her heart in first mother! poster

14 May 2017 12:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures has released the first poster for mother!, the mysterious new film from Darren Aronofsky, which teams him with Oscar-winners Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. It’s certainly an eye-catching design from artist James Jean…

Described as a “psycho-horror”, mother! is shrouded in mystery, although we do have a very brief synopsis, which reads: “A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.”

mother! is set for release on October 13th, and also stars Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows), Ed Harris (Westworld) and Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Brian Gleeson (Assassin’s Creed). »

- Gary Collinson

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Guy Ritchie Says It Would Be “Tough Not To Make Aladdin A Musical”

11 May 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s probably safe to say that Disney’s push into live-action remakes has now gained a vast amount of additional momentum, with the news that this year’s Beauty And The Beast has become the highest-grossing PG film. That, combined with the fact that director Guy Ritchie is currently on the promotional trail for his latest film, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, means that many questions are being asked about his upcoming remake of Aladdin – most notably, whether it will be musical in nature.

To his credit, Ritchie isn’t shying away from the subject of his next big budget adventure. Rather, he provides a very clear, non-sensationalized update on where he is in the process of creating this new version of an old fan favourite.

“It’d be tough not make Aladdin a musical… I’ve really just immersed myself into that project. So I’m still looking for cast members, »

- Sarah Myles

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Tasche-tastic! First look at the star-studded Murder on the Orient Express

3 May 2017 8:21 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Now that is a line-up! EW has today debuted the first look at the huge and eclectic cast for the new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, set for release this Christmas.

As you can see from the photos below, the costume and production design is vast and quaint with the hair and makeup team working overtime to re-create the look of the classic murder-mystery novel for the new film. This time the tale is directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Cinderella) and produced by Ridley Scott (Alien: Covenant) and Simon Kinberg (The Martian).

On his role as Poirot, Branagh told EW:

“He has a military background, he’s a former policeman, and so there’s a kind of action-man quality to him,”.

The classic novel was first published in 1934 and was first brought to the big screen in 1974 by Sidney Lumet (Dog Day Afternoon »

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Fifty Shades Darker Blu-ray

2 May 2017 6:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I expect you to call me Ana. I don’t expect you to fetch me coffee unless you’re getting some for yourself. And the rest we’ll just make up as we go along.”

Go deeper into the worldwide phenomenon of Fifty Shades Darker when it arrives on Digital HD April 25 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 9 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition comes equipped with over 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus content, deleted scenes and features an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming release of Fifty Shades Freed

Check out this brand new bonus clip:

Now you can own the Fifty Shades Darker Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Five copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie starring Dakota Johnson’s mother? (mine is Body Double! »

- Tom Stockman

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Michael Keaton could reunite with Tim Burton on Dumbo

5 April 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tim Burton is already set to reunite with Eva Green (Dark Shadows, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) and Danny DeVito (Batman Returns) on his upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo, and now Variety is reporting that Beetlejuice, Batman and Batman Returns star Michael Keaton is also in talks.

According to the site, Keaton is in negotiations to play the villain, which would be his second bad guy turn of late following July’s superhero reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming, where he is set to play the web-slinger’s nemesis The Vulture. It would mark Burton and Keaton’s first film together since 1992’s Batman Returns; the two had been planning to reunite on the long-rumoured Beetlejuice sequel, although that project is yet to get off the ground.

Burton is directing Dumbo from a script by Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Age of Extinction), while Colin Farrell is also attached to star. Production is »

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Colin Farrell in talks for Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo

25 March 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, Colin Farrell is in talks to join the cast of Tim Burton’s live-action Disney adaptation Dumbo, where he would play the role of Holt, the widowed father of two children from Kentucky.

Dumbo is gearing up to go into production in the spring, with Burton directing from a script by Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Age of Extinction). The project is expected to reunite the director with Batman Returns star Danny DeVito and Dark Shadows and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’s Eva Green.

Farrell has recently finished shooting The Killing of a Sacred Deer, his second collaboration with Yorgos Lanthimos, and earlier this week he also signed on to reunite with the filmmaker once again an Amazon series based around the Iran-Contra affair. He will also appear alongside Denzel Washington in Inner City, a legal drama from writer-director Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler). »

- Gary Collinson

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Disney's Dumbo Wants Colin Farrell to Replace Will Smith

24 March 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, reports surfaced that Will Smith had dropped out of contention to star in Disney's live-action Dumbo remake, with the actor reportedly failing to come to terms with the studio on his salary, while scheduling complications also arose with Bad Boys III. Today we have word that Disney has set its sights on a new leading man, with Colin Farrell in negotiations to join the cast, which currently includes Eva Green and Danny DeVito. Disney is reportedly getting close to a production start date with Dumbo, but an exact filming date has not been given quite yet.

Deadline reports that Colin Farrell will play a widowed father of two named Holt, who hails from Kentucky. Eva Green joined the cast earlier this month, portraying a French trapeze artist named Colette, who works for the big top circus leader named Vandermere, who has yet to be cast. This role marks »

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Colin Farrell in Talks to Star in Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’

24 March 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Colin Farrell is in negotiations to star in Disney’s live-action remake of the 1941 animated classic, “Dumbo,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. If the deal goes through, he will play the role of Holt, a widowed father of two kids from Kentucky. Eva Green and Danny DeVito already star. Tim Burton is set to direct and will reunite with Green for their third effort after previously working together on “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” and “Dark Shadows.” Also Read: Eva Green to Reteam With Tim Burton for Disney's 'Dumbo' Remake Ehren Kruger »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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T2 Trainspotting movie review: GenX running out of steam but chugging on

22 March 2017 2:31 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… The sparse, cold satisfaction that could be wrung from Trainspotting’s punk insolence has been replaced by an exhausted cynicism. Which is exactly right. I’m “biast” (pro): love the 1996 film

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Choose life,” Mark Renton suggested back in 1996, when he was a heroin addict in Edinburgh. Mark’s advice was ironic, of course, because he “chose not to choose life” and was courting death by overdose or death by AIDS-acquired-via-a-shared-needle. But the life he was rebelling against was one of conformity and consumerism — “choose a fucking big television; choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers” — a life in which no one actually has much choice anyway. So, while Trainspotting hardly romanticizes drug addiction — the film’s depictions of the »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Fifty Shades Darker – Unrated Edition! Arrives on Digital HD April 25th and on Blu-ray & DVD May 9th

20 March 2017 6:22 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Go deeper into the worldwide phenomenon of Fifty Shades Darker when it arrives on Digital HD April 25 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 9 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition comes equipped with over 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus content, deleted scenes and features an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming release of Fifty Shades Freed

Check out a new clip from the bonus feature “Intimate with Darker,” featuring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson:

The countdown begins for one of the most highly anticipated home entertainment debuts of the year. In 50 days, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will unleashFifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, plunging fans even deeper into the mesmerizing, hidden world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as the year’s hottest romance comes home on Digital HD on April 25, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand, on May »

- Tom Stockman

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Back on Track: Interview with star of T2: Trainspotting, Jonny Lee Miller

14 March 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Back on Track: Interview with star of T2: Trainspotting, Jonny Lee MillerBack on Track: Interview with star of T2: Trainspotting, Jonny Lee MillerJulide Tanriverdi - Cineplex Magazine3/14/2017 10:01:00 Am

When, in June 2016, rumour got out that director Danny Boyle had started filming the sequel to his cult hit Trainspotting people got very excited.

Paparazzi and fans alike flocked to the Edinburgh set and disrupted filming, making it tough for the filmmakers to keep anything secret. “They were trying to shelter our costumes. They had umbrellas and were like, ‘Put your hood on when you get your hair done,’” recalls Jonny Lee Miller, who once again plays platinum-blond drug addict Sick Boy. “Danny said, ‘It’s like f--king Star Wars up here.’ There was a level of excitement which was quite alarming.”

The 1996 film was an unexpected sensation and made instant stars out of Miller and his co-stars Ewan McGregor, »

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Danny DeVito reuniting with Tim Burton for Disney’s Dumbo

11 March 2017 8:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week it was announced that Dark Shadows and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children star Eva Green is in talks to join Tim Burton’s Dumbo movie, and now Deadline is reporting that Batman Returns star Danny DeVito could also reteam with Burton on the live-action adaptation.

According to the site, DeVito is looking to work out his Broadway schedule in order to take on the role of Medici, the man who runs a smaller circus that gets acquired by the evil big top circus villain Vandemere. Green meanwhile is set to play Colette, a French trapeze artist who works for Vandemere.

Dumbo will mark Burton’s second Disney animated adaptation after the 2010 box office smash Alice in Wonderland. The script for Dumbo has been penned by Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Age of Extinction), who also produces alongside Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy). »

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Tim Burton’s Live-Action Dumbo Movie Eyeing Danny DeVito

9 March 2017 11:57 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If Disney’s embryonic Dumbo movie fell silent following the loss of Will Smith – the Suicide Squad actor was never actually attached to the project, mind you; he just met with the Mouse House early on in pre-production about a potential gig – Tim Burton’s live-action remake has burst into life, with Eva Green and now Danny DeVito in negotiations to headline.

Deadline is reporting today that DeVito, known for his crackerjack performance as Frank in hit sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, is on the verge of playing Medici, the “man who runs a smaller circus that gets acquired by the evil big top circus villain, Vandemere.” Sources close to the outlet claim that DeVito’s contract is essentially done and dusted, with Green’s expected to close soon – barring any hitches. Assuming that’s the case, the French actress – who’s worked with Burton before thanks to »

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First look at Thor: Ragnarok, Wolverine crosses $1 billion, Bad Boys 3 loses director and more – Daily News Roundup

9 March 2017 12:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thor-Mendous New Haircut!

Entertainment Weekly dropped the cover for their latest issue yesterday, which gave us our first look at Thor: Ragnarok – which includes Thor’s new haircut! Also featured in the images are Cate Blanchett’s Hela, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner, and Jeff Goldblum’s The Grandmaster. You can check out the cover here, and the other images here.

Star Wars: The Last (New) Footage?

It’s been revealed that top secret footage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was screened for Disney investors yesterday. Going by the tweets of those in attendance, it seems as though it was a trailer of sorts which revealed Luke Skywalker’s first words, as well as shots of Leia and Chewie. No Leia dialogue, by all accounts. You can read a breakdown of what was shown here.

One Billion, Bub »

- Luke Owen

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Movie News: Eva Green Touted for Tim Burton's 'Dumbo'; Ryan Gosling's Neil Armstrong Bio-pic Gets Dated

8 March 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Dumbo: Eva Green, who recently starred in Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (above), is in talks to star in Dumbo, Burton's live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic. If things work out, she would likely play one of three main adult roles. Green and Burton previously teamed in Dark Shadows. [Deadline]   First Man: Recently we heard that Ryan Gosling and Damien Chazelle, who teamed quite successfully on La La Land (above), would reunite to make First Man, a biographical drama about astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon. Now the movie has a release date: October 12, 2018. [THR]   Rodney King: For the past four years, Roger Guenveur Smith has been performing a one-man show based on the...

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Eva Green Reteams With Tim Burton For ‘Dumbo’

8 March 2017 9:29 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We’ll pretty much watch anything with Eva Green, even if that means struggling through Tim Burton movies. The actress didn’t fare well in “Dark Shadows” (well, nobody did, really) and I can’t speak for “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” because I haven’t yet built up the strength to turn it on. But it’ll probably be a mere fraction of what will be required for Burton’s live-action “Dumbo.”

Read More: The Best & The Rest: The Films Of Tim Burton Ranked

The director has recruited Green for the Disney redo, and if you’re wondering, “Why on Earth would she be interested in this remake?”, here’s your answer: THR reveals that the actress will be playing “a trapeze artist who works for the head of the circus.” Okay, then.

Continue reading Eva Green Reteams With Tim Burton For ‘Dumbo’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Eva Green in talks to reunite with Tim Burton on Disney’s Dumbo

8 March 2017 5:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Eva Green is in talks to join the cast of Disney’s live-action Dumbo movie, which would reunite her with Dark Shadows and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children director Tim Burton.

According to the site, Green is being eyed for one of the three main adult roles in the film. As yet, there’s been no official casting, although Tom Hanks and Will Smith were linked to the project (Smith reportedly failed to reach a deal due to scheduling conflicts).

Dumbo has been written by Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Age of Extinction), who also produces alongside Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy). It joins an ever-growing list of remakes from Disney, the next of which, Beauty and the Beast, opens this month. Read our review here. »

- Gary Collinson

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