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With production set to begin very soon on Disney and LucasFilm's Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, the BBC reports that Sherlock actor Jonathan Aris has joined the cast. The actor's Spotlight profile, a website where actors and filmmakers can post their resumes, revealed that he is playing "Senator Jebel" in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. That listing was later removed from his page, so it's unclear if this is the confirmed character or not.
If, in fact, the actor has signed on for the Star Wars anthology movie, he will join a cast that includes Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Sam Claflin, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker. The story centers on a group of Rebel Alliance soldiers who embark on a mission to steal plans for the original Death Star. The plot is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and »
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
The lessons we learned from 80s movies are dissected by Hadley Freeman in her new book. Here's our review...
One of my favourite movie websites is The Shiznit. If you've never had the pleasure, do check it out. What I like about it is it's a site that has a habit of asking the question I wanted to ask, but in about half the word count. Were he around today, I'm quietly confident that George Orwell would follow The Shiznit on Twitter.
The reason I bring the site up here - and thus prove my point about my own wordiness - is a question they asked Edgar Wright when on the junket trail for The World's End. For they cut straight to the nub of it: what's the film about, and then, what's it really about?
On the surface, Hadley Freeman's new book, Life Moves Pretty Fast, is her love »
Before he heads off to make the next Star Trek film, Simon Pegg is back in UK cinemas this weekend for the really rather good romantic comedy, Man Up. He co-stars with Lake Bell in the movie, and ahead of its release, he spared us some time to chat about the film, and what he's up to next...
Another South Bank movie!
Absolutely, yeah. You make a very good point. »
Rogen recently Tweeted the image, which shows Jesse having what looks to be an intense conversation with fan favorite Arseface, aka Eugene Root, a young man who, in the comic books, was spurred on to attempt suicide after Kurt Cobain's death, only to survive a gunshot to the face.
Joining Rogen and Goldberg behind the camera is Bill Pope, who's worked as the director of photography on The Matrix films, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies, Edgar Wright's The World's End, and much more. Rogen and Goldberg are directing from a screenplay they wrote with Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad).
- Derek Anderson
For film enthusiasts, there are few people working in the medium today more interesting than either Edgar Wright or Alex Garland. So when the auteur of the Cornetto Trilogy told us he wanted a place to interview his friend, the director of the just-released "Ex Machina", we were thrilled to give him a home. You can hear the pair's conversation in the video above. It's a fascinating, free-flowing discussion of filmmaking, the craft of the screenplay, technology, the themes in Garland's film as well as the surprising pick of the writer/director who has had an outsized influence on them both. A stunning amount of the great film work of the past decade has emerged from the minds of the two participants in this conversation – "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," "The World's End" and "Scott Pilgrim vs the World" are among Wright's credits. In his writer's garb, prior to »
- Richard Rushfield
"You expect me to cry, scream, say 'dear God, why me?!' ...That's not me." The first trailer for Return to Sender has debuted, and we probably wouldn't be interested if it didn't star Rosamund Pike (of Gone Girl, The World's End, Jack Reacher). The plot is simple: A nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is. Pike plays that "meticulous small-town nurse" and it looks like she's got some fun tricks up her sleeve, too. The cast includes Rumer Willis, Nick Nolte and Shiloh Fernandez. This doesn't look particularly impressive, but at least maybe the performances will be good. Here's the first official trailer for Fouad Mikati's Return to Sender, found on YouTube: From the original casting story on THR, the script is about "a meticulous small-town nurse (Pike) who falls victim to a »
- Alex Billington
From the team behind the excellent live-action Akira trailer comes a new teaser, this one focusing on the concept short film, Temple. Also featured in our latest round-up are details on Martin Freeman being cast in Captain America: Civil War and the home media release details for The Poltergeist of Borley Forest.
The film's focus on the Superhero Registration Act means we should see a large number of superheroes in the sequel, with Chadwick Boseman's first appearance as Black Panther confirmed and Spider-Man's involvement lined up, as well. Captain America: Civil War will also star Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), and Daniel Brühl (Baron von Zemo »
- Derek Anderson
Well now both Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are part of the McU. Marvel announced today that Sherlock and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman has joined the bursting-at-the-seams cast of Captain America: Civil War. Directed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier helmers Joe and Anthony Russo, Civil War is technically a Captain America movie, but it’s becoming harder to believe it’s not actually The Avengers 2.5. Marvel doesn’t specify what character Freeman is playing, but as of now the lineup for Civil War includes Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), as well as Chadwick Boseman’s debut appearance as Black Panther, Daniel Bruhl as the villainous Baron von Zemo, and the new Spider-Man who has yet to be cast. [caption id="attachment_451235" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Marvel[/caption] »
- Adam Chitwood
Read More: Watch: Some New Featurettes From 'The World's End,' the New Comedy from Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost "Man Up," the new romantic comedy starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell, is about what can happen when someone mistakes you for their blind date - and you just go along with it. The film is directed by Ben Palmer, who made "The Inbetweeners Movie." American actress Bell (with an unusually convincing British accent) plays Nancy, a cynic who doesn't believe in dating or being "set up." But when Jack (Pegg) incorrectly identifies her as his blind date in Waterloo station, Nancy decides to pretend to be someone she isn't. Naturally, hilarity ensues. Jack thinks Nancy is a tri-athlete (she's definitely not), and as she stuffs her face with food, she gropes at straws to explain, "I just gotta regularly carb up." Nancy goes outside of her »
- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
Following the brief teaser trailer released in December, and a set of videos introducing the main characters last month, the first full trailer for the upcoming animated series Thunderbirds Are Go! has been released before the series debut this spring on ITV. When disaster strikes and there's no one else to help, International Rescue answers the call! From their secret island base, this family of highly trained responders can reach every corner of the globe - and beyond - in minutes. With their remarkable cutting edge Thunderbird Vehicles, brothers Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan Tracy along with head of security Kayo and lead engineer Brains pull off amazing feats of heroism. No rescue is too big and no journey too far to save a life. When duty calls, Thunderbirds are go!
Fifty years after its television debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast led »
The British actor, best known for his trilogy of films with co-star Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," and "The World's End"), has appeared as a comic-strip character in "The Adventures of Tin Tin," one of the seven dwarves in "Snow White and the Huntsman," and as a strung-out doper in cult sci-fi comedy "Attack the Block." But, in "Unfinished Business," the new comedy starring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, and Dave Franco, Frost plays a buttoned-up businessman who has a rather outrageous personal life.
This means that, for most of the movie, he's outfitted in a snug leather ensemble and, at one point... well, I'm not going to spoil it for you. But, like I said, even for fans of the comedian, this is a whole new side of Nick Frost. »
- Drew Taylor
Ah yes, it's time to delve into the cinephile mind of Edgar Wright. What films have influenced him as a filmmaker, which are his favorites? Edgar (follow him on twitter @edgarwright) recently stopped by the Criterion Collection offices in New York and raided their DVD closet, as all respectable filmmakers must do. In the video they released, he talks about 3 specific films that he pulls from the shelf. However, Criterion has also published his list of Top 10 films to compliment the DVD/Blu-ray selections. Do you think you know his favorites already? Find out and discover more films from Edgar's Criterion raid. Order your Criterion here. Here's the Edgar Wright video of his visit to the DVD library, direct from Criterion Collection's YouTube: From Criterion: Acclaimed English filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, The World's End, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Shaun of the Dead) stopped by the Criterion Collection office »
- Alex Billington
Last month, a new photo debuted from ITV's upcoming animated series Thunderbirds Are Go!, which revealed the Tracey Brothers. Today, we have six character videos and yet another new photo which gives us our first look at the new female team member Kayo along with her team. We also have another image which gives us some background information on Kayo, a covert ops specialist and kung fu expert. In addition, we also have a teaser that showcases the world of Thunderbirds Are Go!
Fifty years after its television debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast led by Rosamund Pike (The World's End, Gone Girl) as Lady Penelope and David Graham (Thunderbirds 1965) reprising his role as chauffeur and International Rescue agent Parker. Debuting on ITV in 2015 this re-invention of Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson's much-loved series will be produced using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets. »
Nick Frost ("Shaun Of The Dead"), Toby Jones ("Captain America: The First Avenger") and Eddie Marsan ("The World's End") will not reprise their Snow White & The Huntsman roles in Cedric Nicolas-Troyan's The Huntsman, according to Deadline. In fact, only two dwaves will be back for the follow-up. Who are they? Deadline doesn't know at this time. Well, you count out Bob Hoskins too. The actor passed away shortly after the film came out. That leaves Ian McShane, Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone and Brian Gleeson as possibilities to return. Deadline did provide reasons as to why Frost, Jones and Marsan aren't coming back. Marsan was never a consideration. His schedule is too busy based on his role in the Showtime series, Ray Donovan. As for Frost and Jones, they couldn't agree on the terms Universal offered them. Boo! The sequel sends the Huntsman on a quest to find the magic »
Edgar Wright hasn't just been sitting around eating Cornettos since exiting Marvel's Ant-man. The World's End director is gearing up for the music-filled heist movie Baby Driver, is attached to direct an adaption of the Andrew Smith Ya novel "Grasshopper Jungle," and is working on a new project with Simon Pegg. But that's not all, folks. It's being reported that Edgar Wright recently submitted the screenplay for a steampunk Oliver »
- Jesse Giroux
After writer-director Roberto Orci backed away from directing Star Trek 3 last month, Paramount has decided to completely discard the script he co-wrote with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, although he is still on board as a producer. Last week, we reported that actor-writer Simon Pegg will not only return as Scotty in the sequel, but he will also co-write the screenplay with Doug Jung. While it isn't known when production may begin on the sequel, which was given a summer 2016 release date last month, MTV caught up with Chris Pine at Sundance, who revealed that he thinks Simon Pegg is the perfect choice to write the script.
"We're all really excited because I think what we enjoy about it is that we have a laugh and we want to make sure that that's still kind of embedded in there so to have Simon writing it is the perfect fit. »
Fifty Shades of Grey: A new photo from Fifty Shades of Grey finds Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in a fully clothed yet intimate moment, while another peeks behind the scenes as the actors work with director Sam Taylor-Johnson. The movie steams into theaters on February 13. [Variety] Star Trek 3: Simon Pegg is cowriting a new draft of the screenplay for Star Trek 3. Pegg, who is already set to reprise his role as ship's engineer Scotty, has considerable experience as a writer, with credits including Shaun of the Dead and The World's End. His collaborator this time is Doug Jung, creator of TV series Dark Blue. The movie is heading to theaters on July 8, 2016, with Justin Lin on board to direct...
- Peter Martin
Fifty Shades of Grey: A new photo from Fifty Shades of Grey finds Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in a fully-clothed, yet intimate moment, while another peeks behind the scenes as the actors work with director Sam Taylor-Johnson. The movie steams into theaters on February 13. [Variety] Star Trek 3: Simon Pegg is co-writing a new draft of the screenplay for Star Trek 3. Pegg, who is already set to reprise his role as ship's engineer Scotty, has considerable experience as a writer, with credits including Shaun of the Dead and The World's End. His collaborator this time is Doug Jung, creator of TV series Dark Blue. The movie is heading to theaters on July 8, 2016, with Justin Lin on board to direct...
- Peter Martin
Pegg is no stranger to screenwriting, penning the scripts for Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy films "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," and "The World's End" with the director; he also wrote the script for 2007 comedy "Run Fatboy Run." He's played Scotty in J.J. Abrams's reboot of the "Star Trek" franchise since 2009, most recently reprising the character in 2013's "Star Trek Into Darkness." He'll once again play the character in the threequel.
Deadline reports that Pegg will co-write "Star Trek 3" along with Doug Jung, who created TNT series "Dark Blue" and wrote a movie called "Diamond" for "Trek" studio Paramount and production company Bad Robot. The duo has reportedly just begun the writing process, according to Deadline.
- Katie Roberts
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