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Following the motion poster that debuted last week, Marvel has released a new poster and photo from their highly-anticipated series Marvel's Daredevil. The poster gives us a good look at the first costume Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) wears, as he takes up the crime-fighting moniker Daredevil. Fans will also get to see that costume eventually evolve into the classic red costume with devil horns, which was briefly teased in last week's motion poster.
Charlie Cox is joined by a cast that includes Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsley), Scott Glenn (Stick), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa Marianna), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Ben Urich) and Toby Leonard Moore (Wesley) in Marvel's Daredevil. Marvel's Daredevil follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night »
On the first night of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, Levan Gabriadze’s Unfriended premiered in front of a packed audience. Daily Dead had the opportunity to catch up with Gabriadze as well as screenwriter Nelson Greaves and producer Jason Blum the following day to talk about the film and the horrific realities of cyberbullying.
I’d love to start off talking about the premise behind Unfriended because when you look at where the horror genre is at these days, not many films are tackling the concept of bullying straight on like you do here or even fully exploring the dangers of social media, or being too ‘connected’ in this world. What inspired you to take on these issues then?
- Heather Wixson
An amusingly meta horror-thriller, “The Final Girls” finds a group of modern youths trapped in a cheesy ’80s slasher movie — one whose conventions they’re well aware of, but whose body count they’re also susceptible to joining. Though not quite as inspired or consistent as the similarly self-mocking likes of “The Cabin in the Woods,” “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil,” or the first two “Scream” pics, this is good fun that should delight genre fans. Directing Mark Fortin and Josh Miller’s clever screenplay, Todd Strauss-Schulson (“A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas”) delivers an accessible in-joke that should sell nicely to various territories in all formats.
A prologue shows teenage Max (Taissa Farmiga) driving home with her veteran-actress mom, Amanda (Malin Akerman), who, to her frustration, remains best known for the B-horror movie she made two decades earlier. Unfortunately, a traffic accident puts an immediate tragic end to their mother-daughter synchronicity. »
- Dennis Harvey
When it comes to the Academy, the genre the least seem to embrace (give or take animation, though that at least has its own category) is horror. With the exception of The Silence of the Lambs, no fright flick has been nominated for Best Picture, and while that’s not going to change, periodically we get such top notch entries into the genre that awards consideration is warranted. A few years back, it was The Cabin in the Woods that got a small Best Original Screenplay push, while more recently The Babadook and You’re Next drummed up a bit of buzz. This year though, we have the best of the bunch (or at least the best since The Cabin in the Woods) with It Follows. The film opens this weekend after playing at the Cannes Film Festival last year and is easily the best of 2015 to date…not just in terms of horror either. »
- Joey Magidson
Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce six supporting actors coming to Marvel's Daredevil, an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix April 10, including two who will play fan-favorite characters from the Daredevil comic series. From the comics, Rob Morgan (Person of Interest, Believe) will play Turk Barrett (a.k.a. Mauler), a smalltime criminal in Hell's Kitchen, while Matt Gerald (Avatar, Dexter) will play Melvin Potter (a.k.a. Gladiator), a machinist caught between a rock and a hard place.
Siding with Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) are Peter Shinkoda (Falling Skies, Hawaii Five-0) as Nobu, a Japanese businessman with an agenda all his own; Wai Ching Ho (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Blue Bloods) as Madame Gao, a powerful woman running her own trade; and Nikolai Nikolaeff (Camp, Sea Patrol) and Gideon Emery (Grimm, How to Train Your Dragon 2) as Vladimir and Anatoly, two Russian brothers looking to forge »
The South by Southwest Film Festival is starting up this Friday, and I could not be more excited. This is my fourth year of attending the fest, and each year brings about a couple of films I love. What is also great about SXSW is, unlike Toronto or Cannes, there is plenty of room for discovery. Many films are making their world premieres here from lesser known filmmakers. SXSW also brings together an eclectic assortment of genres for the program, from indie dramas to horror films to science-fiction to you name it. I think going to those aforementioned festivals and just seeing "prestige pictures" continuously could get a bit boring. Sure, SXSW has a higher risk for a terrible movie, but the risk is exciting. Consequently, making a most anticipated list for a festival offering a lot of discoveries seems like a contradiction. But, of course, if you look through the program, »
- Mike Shutt
According to reports, Drew Goddard ("The Cabin In The Woods") will write/direct "Spectacular Spider-Man" for Marvel and Sony, with 'Iron Man' and 'Sinister Six' in the first 'Spider-Man' co-production between the two studios:
"...'Spider-Man will be fighting 'Iron Man', to try and pass an 'audition' to join the 'Avengers' while villains will include the 'Sinister Six'..."
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- Michael Stevens
Hollywood is such a weird place, Captain America: The Winter Soldier writer/director, sibling duo Joe and Anthony Russo had previously made the much-loathed You, Me and Dupree before finding sitcom success with "Community". Now, well, now they are directing Captain America: Civil War, being considered for The Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 and 2 and have just locked up a three-year first-look deal with Sony. Obviously the immediate speculation is this has something to do with Sony's new pact with Marvel and Disney, particularly with the expectation Spider-Man will show up in Captain America 3 before the new Spider-Man arrives in 2017, reportedly under the direction of Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), but what have the Russo brothers really shown us that gives them such immediate cred in the industryc I know people liked Winter Soldier more than I did, but was it so good that we're ready to »
- Brad Brevet
The news broke last night and, whilst it has yet to be officially confirmed, the amount it’s being reported on makes it seem more like the “rumour” that Benedict Cumberbatch would play Doctor Strange – which took months for Marvel to give the nod to – than, say, all of that nonsense that’s been spread about the new Star Wars. The new Spider-Man movie have found itself a director and writer.
That man is Drew Goddard, a veteran TV writer who made his feature film debut with the horror trope-skewering The Cabin In The Woods a couple of years ago. It’s an interesting choice following an interesting turn of events, which has involved Sony apparently ditching their only recently-rebooted The Amazing Spider-Man franchise in favour of starting afresh, co-producing with Marvel Studios.
Which, amongst other things, means that Peter Parker will now be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. »
- Tom Baker
Sony Pictures and Marvel are negotiating with Drew Goddard to direct Sony's upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot, which will not bring back Andrew Garfield as the title character. Goddard directed "The Cabin in the Woods" and was hired for Sony's "Sinister Six" villain spin-off. It's not clear if the studio is still interested in pursuing "Sinister Six," but all of that will be worked out when Sony meets with Goddard later today (Tuesday). Meanwhile, the "Spider-Man" reboot is set to hit theaters on July 28th, 2017. But first, Spider-Man will appear in Marvel's "Captain America 3: Civil War" on May 6th, 2016. »
Well, this would make sense. For some time, Drew Goddard had been developing the seemingly-aborted Sinister Six movie spin-off for Sony, that would launch its Spider-Man movie universe properly. Goddard even walked away from the soon-to-premiere Daredevil TV show for Netflix to do it.
Now, though, he's been linked with writing and directing the brand new Spider-Man film, that's planned for the summer of 2017. This will be the first standalone Spider-Man film following the character's introduction to the Marvel cinematic universe (which is expected to be in next year's Captain America: Civil War), and it'll also feature a new face as the webslinger.
Following the very interesting details about Spider-Man which found their way online earlier today (find those here if you missed them), the trades have added some additional information about where the deal with Drew Goddard stands. As it turns out, The Wrap cautions that it's not quite a done deal, with their insiders adding: "Drew has not yet met with Marvel but will soon; along with several others." The Cabin in the Woods helmer is said to be a heavy favourite and it's not believed he will pass if it's offered to him. The Hollwood Reporter get even more specific though, confirming that the studios are very interested in having Goddard both write and direct, and that he's set to meet them Tomorrow. The deal isn't signed then, but expect to hear something official sometime in the coming weeks and months. Hopefully casting won't take that long! Thoughts? »
Just a few days ago Robert Downey Jr. teased a major announcement to come this week. Did he just get scooped? According to Latino Review, Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) has been picked by Sony to write and direct the first new solo Spider-Man movie, which is tentatively titled Spectacular Spider-Man. That's not too grand of a shock, though, considering Goddard had previously been working on writing and directing The Sinister Six for Sony (he also created Netflix's Daredevil series), before all of their Amazing Spider-Man sequel plans got put on hold and this new direction for Spider-Man was revealed. As for that new direction, Latino Review says they're not going to bother with an origin story, Spider-Man will be in high school, the...
- Peter Hall
Latino-Review is reporting that Marvel and Sony have identified the man to relaunch the Spider-Man franchise, with Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) set to meet with studio execs this week with a view to writing and directing the latest reboot, which is apparently going to go under the title of The Spectacular Spider-Man.
Goddard had been working on The Sinister Six spin-off for Sony, but it seems the studio has scrapped all of its Spidey plans following the deal with Marvel, which will see a new version of the wall-crawler making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in next year’s Captain America: Civil War.
The report claims that the new series will forego the origin story and instead begin with a high school-aged Spider-Man already established in his crime-fighting career. Allegedly, a “major part” of the first movie will see Spider-Man fighting Iron Man as an “audition” to join the Avengers, »
- Gary Collinson
It didn’t take long after the giant news that Marvel would be getting Spider-Man back (partially) for the company to find someone to take over the first installment in the new look superhero.
Latino Review reported on Monday that the studio is working on closing up Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) to direct and write the film. Goddard was previously set to run Marvel’s Daredevil television series, but left to focus on directing a Spider-Man spin-off, Sinister Six, with Sony.
It seems like he will still be working within the universe as the site says that he will be taking over the first standalone film, rumored to be called The Spectacular Spider-Man. The article adds that it is believed that Marvel is looking for an unknown to take on the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man with the hope that they can have a high school age »
- Zach Dennis
According to Latino Review, Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) has been picked by Sony to write and direct the first new solo Spider-Man movie, which is tentatively titled Spectacular Spider-Man. That's not too much of a shock, though, considering Goddard had previously been working on writing and directing The Sinister Six for Sony (he also created Netflix's Daredevil series), before all of the Amazing Spider-Man sequel plans got put on hold and this new direction for...
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Before Sony and Marvel announced last month that Spider-Man will be entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony was developing The Sinister Six spinoff, which had Drew Goddard attached to write and direct. Today, Latino Review is reporting that Sony and Marvel are bringing on Drew Goddard to write and direct their new Spider-Man standalone movie that will also feature the villainous Sinister Six group and even Iron Man from the McU. None of these details have been confirmed by Sony or Marvel at this time, but this report does reveal some very intriguing details, if proven to be true.
Sony is reportedly scrapping all of their planned Spider-Man movies, including The Sinister Six, Venom and Aunt May spinoffs to, "focus on a story involving Spidey versus The Sinister Six." This reboot is reportedly entitled Spectacular Spider-Man, which will not be an origin story, but will focus on a young Peter »
Latino Review reports that Sony and Marvel’s forthcoming Spider-Man solo movie has landed a writer and director in the shape of Drew Goddard. Known for his work on meta-horror smash, The Cabin In The Woods, and found footage monster pic, Cloverfield, Goddard’s genre sensibilities caught the attention of Sony last year when he began developing Spidey spinoff, Sinister Six. His excitement for the project saw him exit a key position on Marvel’s Daredevil series to develop the baddie team-up pic, which is now dead in the water.
However, Goddard’s time spent in development on that now-extinct project wasn’t wasted. This new Spider-Man movie will apparently mine core elements from his Sinister Six treatments and use a new series title: Spectacular Spider-Man. It will reportedly revolve around an already-established Spider-Man in high school who is facing a threat from the Sinister Six, essentially wiping out the »
- Gem Seddon
Titled “The Spectacular Spider-Man” the reboot will reportedly avoid the origins story route, instead beginning in a world where the web-slinger is already established.
Spider-Man’s personal life will be set during the High School years and both Sony and Marvel are keen on a new actor being able to grow into the role, which backs-up the previous expectation that Andrew Garfield is out and a new Spider-Man will need to be cast. The hope is the series could work similarly to the Harry Potter saga.
Latino Review report that a major part of the new Spider-Man movie will involve him going toe-to-toe with Iron Man and then attempting to pass an “audition” to become part of the Avengers ensemble.
The first film will involve the Sinister Six villains coming together, »
- Matt Holmes
Sony and Marvel have found their man to take on the new feature film version of the Web Slinger. Drew Goddard has reportedly been chosen to write and direct the new Spider-Man film, set for release in 2017. Goddard, best known for co-writing and directing The Cabin in the Woods, was previously attached to the Daredevil TV […]
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- Germain Lussier
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