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Posting on Twitter, Hamill appeared to confirm he will be back as the veteran Jedi knight for Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is being directed by Looper’s Rian Johnson and is due in cinemas for May 2017.
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- Ben Child
When Tate Taylor's adaptation of bestseller "The Girl on the Train" starring Emily Blunt ("Edge of Tomorrow," "Looper"), Justin Theroux ("The Leftovers") and Rebecca Ferguson ("Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation") arrives in theaters October 7th, 2016, Disney/DreamWorks and producer Steven Spielberg will aim their marketing eagerly at the same demo as David Fincher's 2014 hit, "Gone Girl." While the original story takes place in London, the film will now be set in the U.S., giving fans of Hawkins' novel an adjustment of scenery. DreamWorks released this photo earlier today of Spielberg alongside director Tate Taylor and his lovely 'The Girl on the Train' cast members, currently gearing up for a busy New York shoot. Read More: Emily Blunt To Star In Adaptation Of Best-Seller 'The Girl On The Train' »
- Ruben Guevara
Let’s all give thanks to Joseph Gordon-Levitt who, on last night’s Lip Sync Battle, reminded us once again that when counter-intuitive dance routines are performed by our favourite stars, the world is infinitely better. Performing a flawless rendition of Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation – complete with lipstick, ponytail and Jackson-appropriate attitude – Gordon-Levitt left his opponent on the Jimmy Fallon slip-off show as open-mouthed as LL Cool J and the rest of America.
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- Anne T Donahue
Oh, Bruce Willis. Every so often, it looks like he might be about to give something resembling a shit, as with his “Pulp Fiction” comeback, or the excellent 2012 double-bill of “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Looper,” two of his best ever performances. But then he reverts back to the same ol’ paycheck-chasing, barely-hitting theaters rote actioners that he’s become almost synonymous in recent years. The latest is “Extraction,” which just debuted a trailer. Directed by Steven C. Miller, it sees Willis as a CIA agent kidnapped by terrorists aiming to disrupt the world’s telecommunications. When the agency abandons him, his son (played by “Twilight” actor Kellan Lutz, still getting work somehow) goes rogue in an attempt to save him. Gina Carano also figures into the cast, as do D.B. Sweeney and poker player Dan Bilzerian, so you can see the level of ambition being aimed for here. From the clip below, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
As we know, J.J. Abrams is not directly connected (as writer or director) with Star Wars Episode VIII. That movie will be written by Looper‘s Rian Johnson, but J.J. has been speaking to Wired about his movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and how it influences the next sequel, which will debut in a couple of years time.
Here’s a bit of the interview:
“The script for VIII is written. I’m sure rewrites are going to be endless, like they always are. But what Larry (Kasdan) and I did was set up certain key relationships, certain key questions, conflicts. And we knew where certain things were going. We had meetings with Rian and Ram Bergman, the producer of VIII. They were watching dailies when we were shooting our movie. We wanted them to be part of the process, to make the transition to their film as seamless as possible. »
- Paul Heath
Since its publication in 1869, Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace has been hailed as a classic, and like numerous other classics, it has been adapted in several other mediums, from the stage to the big screen to the small screen and even on the radio. The last new version on television, however, last came in 2007, with the last adaptation of the novel happening on the stage in 2012 with Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.
BBC One, however, is poised to bring the classic to another audience in a new miniseries. Tom Harper takes on directing duties for the miniseries, which will run for six episodes of an hour each, while Andrew Davies takes on the task of adapting the classic. Downton Abbey and Cinderella‘s Lily James and Looper and There Will Be Blood‘s Paul Dano lead the cast, joined by Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, and Stephen Rea. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Here we have a first trailer for Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s keenly anticipated stop-motion animation romance/drama/something Anomalisa. By all accounts, this trailer is wildly misleading about the movie’s depressive tone: on Twitter, Brick/Looper director Rian Johnson observed that “It’s a little like that recut The Shining trailer awhile back, which I think is great.” The movie comes out in limited NY/La release on December 30, with a platform expansion to follow. »
- Filmmaker Staff
The film, set in a world one year after the existence of the afterlife has been scientifically proven, will be directed by Charlie McDowell from a script he co-wrote with Justin Lader. Hoult plays the son of the man responsible for this discovery and Mara plays a woman he falls in love with whose life is tinged by a tragic past.
Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures are co-financing the film, and Protagonist will introduce it to international buyers at the American Film Market. ICM Partners is handling domestic rights.
Producers are Alex Orlovsky of Verisimilitude and James D. Stern of Endgame Entertainment. Orlovsky’s credits include “The Place Beyond The Pines,” “Blue Valentine,” “The Wolfpack” and “Half Nelson” while Stern and Endgame have produced Steven Soderbergh’s “Side Effects, »
- Dave McNary
"Jaws 19" may be fake, but "Die Hard 6," aka "Die Hard: Year One," is really happening. It may not keep that name, but the plan from director Len Wiseman is to do a prequel origin story showing how John McClane got to be the NYC cop we met when Bruce Willis introduced him back in 1988.
What does Bruce Willis think of this plan? He told Entertainment Tonight he's "probably going to produce" the movie and he's excited about the possibilities. "It's a very good idea, a really tricky idea, and I'm very happy about it," Willis told Et. "It's a really cool idea, because it's the origin story. It's gonna happen at the beginning of this. We're going to bounce back and forth."
The movie is reportedly going to focus on a younger version of McClane, with Willis only seen in flash-forward scenes, so Et asked who might be able to play the young McCLane. »
- Gina Carbone
Earlier this morning, we posted an article that announced that there is to be a sixth movie in the Die Hard series (it might be called Die Hard: Year One), and that movie will be a prequel/ sequel, partially set in the year 1979. Now, it’s pretty obvious that Bruce Willis won’t be playing the younger John McClane in the movie, but who could?
We have racked our brains and come up with ten potential actors for the highly lucrative part. At least three of these would be amazing in the role.
See if you agree with us.
Now, this is a pretty obvious one with Jgl having played the young Bruce in Rian Johnson’s Looper. Having said that, we’ve spent the last fifteen minutes working out how old John McClane would have been in 1979. Well, Bruce Willis is now 60-years-old, and in 1988, when »
- Paul Heath
Much as Marvel is looking to diversify its superhero lineup . whether or not due to audience pressure . the Star Wars universe is doing the same. With specifics regarding to gender representation, Lucasfilm is looking to feature women more prominently in the galaxy far, far away, including behind the camera. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently spoke with The Guardian at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington. So far, only male directors have been deemed worthy to helm one of the new Star Wars movies . Star Trek.s J.J. Abrams is on The Force Awakens, Looper.s Rian Johnson on Episode 8, Jurassic World.s Colin Trevorrow on Episode 9, and Godzilla.s Gareth Edwards on the first anthology film Rogue One. However, Kennedy said that it.s important for a female filmmaker to take the reigns. There.s nothing we.d like more than to find a female director for »
Whether you like it or not, Die Hard 6 is happening. What's worse, it's going to be a prequel and a sequel at the same time, which means we need a fresh-faced actor to play a young John McClane.
Prepare yourself for some of the silliest casting suggestions ever made as we point out how Bruce Willis's John McClane really is a one-of-a-kind motherf**ker.
Because of Looper, where with the help of a lot of silly putty - read: genuinely impressive prosthetics - he played a younger version of Bruce Willis. In short: he's done it before, so he can do it again.
2. Jai Courtney
Because he played his »
To Die Hard used to mean to be resilient and unkillable: a terrier backed into a corner unwilling to give up despite the obvious lack of hope. It was a meaning built on the broad shoulders and bloodied feet of John McClane, the anti-terrorist’s anti-terrorist, and for three and a bit movies, it was something you’d definitely pay to see in the cinema.
Now though, Die Hard has entirely different connotations. It’s more like the kicking leg of an ancient, stinking old monster being dragged unwillingly to the grave. Where Hard once meant heroically stubborn, it now means disgracefully. Which is precisely what is happening with the franchise, now that a sixth movie is in the offing.
Despite the fact that A Good Day To Die Hard was an atrocity that basically relegated McClane to the edge of his own franchise, Fox are keen to make »
- Simon Gallagher
"Die Hard" refuses to die.
"Die Hard 6" would be a prequel/reboot, and even has a title, which Wiseman tweeted:
- len wiseman (@LenWiseman) October 15, 2015 "Die Hard: Year One" would be mostly set in 1979, when McClane was a young cop on the gritty streets of New York. There's room for Bruce Willis to return in bookending scenes as the older McClane, but the movie's lead would be a younger actor. Sounds similar to how Joseph Gordon-Levitt played a younger version of Willis in "Looper."
The last film in the franchise, 2013's "A Good Day to Die Hard," grossed over $300 million worldwide, despite less-than-stellar reception from critics and fans. It seems John McClane is going to be very hard to get rid of. »
- Kelly Woo
Okay, best sit down.
It's little secret that Fox wants another Die Hard movie, and Bruce Willis - having sleepwalked his way through the piss-poor A Good Day To Die Hard - is seemingly keen to give John McClane one last hurrah too. But we never quite saw it happening like this.
Deadline is reporting that Die Hard 6 is to be something of an origins movie.
Take a minute.
It'll be a story part set in 1979, with McClane coming up as a cop in New York City, showing how he became the character we met at the start of the first movie (not that he was much of a superhero or anything at the start of the first Die Hard, but we'll park that there for the minute). Furthermore, »
Directors J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Rian Johnson (Looper), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (22 Jump Street), Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), and Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) are all white dudes. All very talented white dudes, mind you, but they’re white dudes. This has caused a slight uproar amongst Star Wars fans, but Lucasfilm promises there will be a female Star Wars director. Read more […]
The post Lucasfilm Promises Female ‘Star Wars’ Director appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
To celebrate the music and DVD release of the film, Brian Wilson performed on Monday night at Vibrato Jazz Grill in Beverly Hills for an intimate crowd where he and his wife, Melinda Wilson, were joined by actors Paul Dano and Elizabeth Banks, who portrayed them in director Bill Pohlad’s musical biopic.
They were joined by about 150 guests consisting of members of the Academy, industry insiders, friends, family members and press.
Wilson performed an eleven-song set, including his original song from Love & Mercy as well as Beach Boys favorites “California Girls” and “Good Vibrations”, and was joined on stage by Paul Dano with the actor singing “You Still Believe in Me. »
- Michelle McCue
According to Collider (who are backing up Latino Review’s original claim), Mbatha-Raw has been cast in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, although they don’t know who she is playing. An earlier report said that the shortlist also included Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel).
Now none of this is confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm – and it was never confirmed if Mbatha-Raw had even joined the shortlist – so this could just be a rumour for now.
Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters on »
- Luke Owen
Right now, the Star Wars movie universe (are we calling it that?) has a fair few balls in the air. There's this December's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to which Jj Abrams is putting the finishing touches. Meanwhile, Gareth Edwards is currently shooting 2016's Star Wars: Rogue One.
Many horror fans are looking forward to seeing what tricks and treats will be in store when Tales of Halloween hits select theaters and VOD on October 16th, and to help hold viewers over, Epic Pictures Group has unveiled a new poster for the festive anthology.
A suburban American town is terrorized by ghouls, aliens, and killers on one Halloween night.
Directors Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace).
Cast includes Rocky Horror Picture »
- Derek Anderson
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