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Uh oh – it looks like David Fincher’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea remake is dead in the water for now according to Disney. The film’s production, which was supposed to start shooting in Sydney, Australia next month after a very hefty offer from the Government down under, has been pushed all the way back to 2014 – much to the dismay of an extremely eager Australia.
With Captain David Fincher (The Social Network/Fight Club) reuniting with his first-mate scribe Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en) to take a crack at Disney’s epic underwater adventure, it’s a shame that casting troubles are to blame for the delay in production. Although there’s been talk hinting Channing Tatum could take the lead as Ned Land, there was also a rumor Fincher wanted Brad Pitt for the exact same role. While Tatum still hasn’t openly declined playing Land, the latter has, and »
- Matt Donato
Four talented magicians mesmerize an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has the FBI and Interpol scrambling to anticipate their next move in Now You See Me, a visually spectacular blend of astonishing illusions and exhilarating action from director Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans).
The Four Horsemen, a magic super‐group led by the charismatic J.Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of hightech, high‐profile magic shows, first amazing audiences by remotely robbing a Paris bank while in Las Vegas, and then exposing a white‐collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts, baffling the authorities with their intricately planned capers.
- Movie Geeks
Following the back-to-back productions of The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, director David Fincher has been taking his time in settling on his next project. He’s been developing a remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Disney for years, and the project finally started to gain traction earlier this year with Fincher courting Brad Pitt as his star. However, Pitt ultimately passed on the role in favor of David Ayer’s WWII film Fury, leaving Fincher’s 20,000 Leagues without a star or a greenlight. Despite these two crucial facts, we learned last month that Australia had agreed to an enormous tax incentive ($22.5 million) for Fincher to shoot 20,000 Leagues down under, making the remake that much more attractive for Disney. Now word comes that since the film still doesn’t have a lead actor, potential production has been pushed to 2014. Hit the jump for more. The »
- Adam Chitwood
BBC1's Case Histories beaten in the ratings by awards event, which was watched by nearly 6 million on Sunday night
The British Soap Awards averaged 5.7 million viewers and a 24.9% audience share over two hours from 8pm – the most watched show on any channel on Sunday.
Case Histories began its second series with 4.9 million viewers and a 20.8% share over 90 minutes from 8.30pm.
Other competition included BBC2's new factual series Ice Age Giants (2 million/8.8%) and Australia with Simon Reeve (2.7 million/11.5%), Channel 4's terrestrial premiere of Mark Zuckerberg biopic The Social Network (1.4 million/7.1%) and Channel 5's Us drama import Once upon a Time (800,000/3.6%) and terrestrial movie premiere Righteous Kill (700,000/3.5%).
The British Soap Awards' move to Sunday from Wednesday night paid ratings dividends – figures were up from last »
- Jason Deans
The 2013 British Soap Awards was the most watched programme on Sunday night, according to overnight figures.
Earlier, Stephen Mulhern's Catchphrase puzzled 4.45m (22.3%) at 7.15pm (166k/0.7% on +1).
On BBC One, Countryfile brought in 5.42m (30.6%) at 6.30pm, followed by Antiques Roadshow with 5.39m (25.8%) at 7.30pm.
Channel 5's Once Upon a Time entertained 709k (3.2%) at 8pm, »
Los Angeles, May 19: Actress Rooney Mara has been named the new face of American designer brand Calvin Klein's new perfume.
The 28-year-old will reunite with David Fincher, who directed her in "The Social Network" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", to shoot a series of TV advertisements for the fashion house' upcoming female fragrance, Downtown.
"I am very excited to be included in the group of amazing women that have been featured in the iconic advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein fragrances. It's an honour to be part of a brand with such a legacy of breakthrough advertising," contactmusic.com quoted Mara as saying.
The perfume, which will feature a mixture of scents ranging from green pear to pink peppercorn,. »
- Ketali Mehta
An aspirational drama about how three deadbeat college chums built a business empire by teaching English, Peter Chan Ho-sun’s “American Dreams in China” is attractively packaged and moderately enjoyable, but nonetheless comes across as ersatz and indulgently retro. On one level, this wry look at entrepreneurial drive and the toll it takes on friendship can be viewed as the Chinese version of “The Social Network.” However, notwithstanding some insight into China’s love-hate sentiments toward the U.S., Peter Chan Ho-sun’s account of the country’s three-decade rags-to-riches history is so obviously drawn from his own coming-of-age in ’80s Hong Kong that the film lacks a contempo pulse.
With new president Xi Jinping’s political slogan “Chinese Dream” becoming a global media catchphrase, some China watchers in the West may pay attention to how the film’s commercial dreams translate Stateside. Local B.O. has been strong so far, »
- Maggie Lee
Think HBO's Veep is a broad satire on D.C. politics? Think again. Star Tim Simons, who plays White House liaison Jonah Ryan, tells The Hollywood Reporter that Washington insiders have admitted to him that the scathing comedy is frequently spot-on. "We've heard this not just from the vice president's office but from a few different offices: The government employees will go through a day and it's like, 'Man, that was a Veep-ish moment,'" Simons laughs. Video: What If the 'Veep' Cast Had Starred in 'The Social Network?' Co-star Matt Walsh -- who with Simons stopped by to tape a sidesplitting
- Seth Abramovitch
When future generations want to understand how we lived at the dawn of the plugged-in, privacy-free, Paris Hilton-ized 21st century, there will likely be few films more instructive than “The Bling Ring.” A spiritual sequel of sorts to “The Social Network,” Sofia Coppola’s fact-based tale of the 2008-09 crime spree by a gang of enterprising SoCal teens targeting the homes of high-profile celebrities reps a return to more pop, accessible filmmaking for the “Lost in Translation” auteur following the austere “Somewhere” (which earned only $1.7 million domestically). Though it lacks the name cast and self-consciously outre style of another recent girls-gone-wild opus, “Spring Breakers,” this lively and fascinating pic should score well with its target hipster demo, delivering solid arthouse numbers for upstart distrib A24, which plans a June release Stateside.
Given her interest in little girls lost and the vacuousness of celebrity — from the age of Enlightenment to »
- Scott Foundas
We've got a few casting stories for you this afternoon. Briefly: Sam Elliott has joined Ivan Reitman's dramedy Draft Day starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Ellen Burstyn, and Terry Crews. Michael Pena will co-star in David Ayer's WWII thriller Fury starring Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, and Logan Lerman. Speaking of Labeouf, he's set to lead Villain, a psychological thriller from director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later). Hit the jump for more on all these films. Draft Day takes place within the span of one day, the day of the NFL Draft, with Kevin Costner playing the general manger who has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. As the day’s events unfold, "he must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred »
- Matt Goldberg
Joe Wright will not direct Fifty Shades of Grey.
However, Deadline now confirms that Wright's schedule means that he is "completely out of the mix".
Gallery - Fifty Shades of Grey casting rumours: »
Jesse Eisenberg has proven fairly conclusively that he can play arrogant pretty damn well. After all, it was only a couple of years ago that he picked up his first Academy Award nomination for his performance as Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher.s The Social Network. But now he.s getting a chance to show off that arrogant side once again, and this time in flashy fashion. After all, who has a bigger ego than a world-famous magician who can make massive crowds believe in the impossible? To promote the upcoming release of the magician thriller Now You See Me, Summit Entertainment has released a full series of new exclusive character motion posters, and above you can see ours featuring Jesse Eisenberg as Atlas, a.k.a. .The Showman.. You can find all of the others all around the internet at sites including Movies.com, Coming Soon, Buzz Sugar, Film »
It's been a long time coming but the wait is over! We're thrilled to announce that Empire's print and digital package subscription is finally here. That means you can be analog and digital all at the same time, like Bruce Willis in Die Hard 4.0 crossed with Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network.So if you haven't already subscribed to Empire, perhaps because you were torn between iPad and print, you need hesitate no longer: you can get both together and save 58% on the cover price. With a digital bonus, you'll have one Empire for the home and one for your travels. That means you don't have to choose between having a subscriber's cover to treasure and/or pin to your wall, and a subscriber's cover that's animated and which comes with embedded video and interactive features. Oh the giddy joy.Meanwhile, existing Empire subscribers will get a free trial of »
Is Vin Diesel gunning for a role in The Social Network 2.0? In a recent Entertainment Weekly cover story, the Fast & Furious 6 star takes credit for making celebrity pages popular on Facebook. "What Facebook didn't realize is something very big was about to happen, and that was -- for the first time in history, and it's kind of a fluke they didn't see this coming -- when I jumped on that page in April 2009, I started talking to people," he tells the magazine. "In [...] »
Much has been made of Jay-z’s involvement with Baz Lurhmann’s epic adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The music mogul has never before lent his name or his talents to a project in this way before (we’re not counting his “inspired by” American Gangster album). Despite the hype, this soundtrack collaboration is fundamentally safe (if seemingly off to a fast start on the charts.). Not only is The Great Gatsby a tent-pole blockbuster with an above-the-title director and major A-list talent, it’s a grandiose celebration of New York jazz age glamour and excess — which in some ways, »
- Lindsey Bahr
ABC’ opened the floodgates on Friday evening, ordering seven new dramas and five comedies for the 2013-14 season.
“Shield,” the drama loosely linked to Marvel’s “Avengers” film franchise, has been a hot property ever since it came together last summer. A sneak peek of ABC Studios’ “Shield” will run Sunday in the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”
- Cynthia Littleton
What’s more, the first promo for the brand-new series is set to air this Sunday during the Once Upon a Time season finale.
Related | Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New
The cast for S.H.I.E.L.D. — which follows a worldwide law enforcement organization that polices the new, the strange and the unknown — includes ER alum Ming-Na (as former soldier Melinda May), Clark Gregg (reprising his big-screen Avengers »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
What happens to a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub in Chile when a massive earthquake hits? Hint: Nothing good!
Well, except that it gave me the opportunity to sit down with Eli Roth to talk about his new movie Aftershock, in which he stars, co-wrote, and produced. I would say that’s a pretty darn good outcome! Check it out below.
In the middle of a night of wild partying, a hapless American tourist (Roth) and his friends are suddenly plunged into a living hell when a powerful earthquake rips through the coastal town of Valparaíso, Chile.
What do you think it is about travel that sets a good tone for a film?
Eli Roth: Well, travel – Everyone has fantasies of traveling. We all want to escape our lives and go somewhere fun. A lot of times we want to go as far away from »
- Melissa Howland
There has been nothing but positive feedback from the recent political drama that launched on Netflix. House Of Cards starred two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey plus a great cast in Robin Wright, Kara Mara and Corey Stoll to name a few. The series was also written by Beau Willimon and produced by Spacey and director David Fincher. We’ve not got the full details for the Home Entertainment release and let us tell you now, this is one you want to pick up!
Full details first below and scroll down for ways to pick your copy up! You can also check out their official Facebook page here.
House Of Cards: The Complete First Season
Available to Own on Blu-ray™ & DVD with UltraViolet™ June 10
Season One Features Special Collectible Packaging – Perfect for Father’s Day
London, UK. 07/05/2013 – Witness the power plays, sex and greed that motivate some of Washington »
- Dan Bullock
Ten years ago, a YouTube video called “Star Wars Kid” became one of the most popular memes on the Internet that didn't involve cats. The clip featured a heavyset teenager from Quebec named Ghyslain Raza, swirling around a makeshift lightsaber. But, as we've all suspected, there is a dark side to becoming famous on a platform where complete strangers can ridicule you anonymously. In his first interview since the video made its way online, Raza tells L'actualite that, “People were telling me to commit suicide... I couldn't help but feel worthless, like my life wasn't worth living.” An earlier report by Vice three years ago said that the taunting got to the point where Raza quit school and institutionalized himself due to extreme depression. But things did, eventually, get better. Raza is now the president of a local heritage conservation society where he lives in Canada, and has words of »
- Drew Taylor
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