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“All children, except one, grow up.” – Peter Pan
Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. (“Second to the right, and straight on till morning.”)
There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny – to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Rounding out the cast are Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God,” “Atonement”) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (“Skyfall”) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TV’s “In the Name »
- Michelle McCue
Yesterday we got some first look images and posters for director Joe Wright’s Pan, a retelling of the Peter Pan story, and now a trailer has arrived just ahead of Thanksgiving weekend. Check it out below…
The untold story of how a young orphan boy from London is spirited away to the magical Neverland where he finds great adventures that shape him into the hero known to generations as Peter Pan.
Pan is set for release on July 17th 2015, with Joe Wright (Atonement) directing a cast that includes Levi Miller (The Spectacular Now), Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Garrett Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions), Amanda Seyfried (A Million Ways to Die in the West), Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones), Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Jack Charles (Mystery Road), Taejoo Na (The Kick), Kurt Egyiawan (Skyfall), Lewis MacDougall and Leni Zieglmeier. »
- Thomas Roach
Following on from yesterday’s images [see here], we’ll be getting our first real look at Joe Wright’s Peter Pan origin tale Pan with a trailer later today, but before then we have four posters for the film featuring Levi Miller as Peter Pan, Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as Hook and Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily…
Pan is set for release on July 17th 2015, with Joe Wright (Atonement) directing a cast that includes Levi Miller (The Spectacular Now), Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Garrett Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions), Amanda Seyfried (A Million Ways to Die in the West), Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones), Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Jack Charles (Mystery Road), Taejoo Na (The Kick), Kurt Egyiawan (Skyfall), Lewis MacDougall and Leni Zieglmeier.
- Gary Collinson
The brand new trailer will debut on Tuesday, Nov. 25th at at 9am Pt/12pm Et.
Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.
- Michelle McCue
We're almost at the end of 2014, which means we're long overdue when it comes to marketing the movies of summer 2015. Today, Warner Bros. has released the first Pan images along with what's sure to be the first of 197 character posters. The film "tells the untold story of how a young orphan boy from London is spirited away to the magical Neverland where he finds great adventures that shape him into the hero known to generations as Peter Pan." These images show us not only Levi Miller as Pan, but also Hugh Jackman as the villainous Blackbeard, and um…well…yeah. None of these images are too encouraging, but I have faith in director Joe Wright. While he does have a tendency to go overboard in his staging and visuals, his past work promises we're not going to get a run-of-the-mill Peter Pan story even though I was never all that »
- Matt Goldberg
Entertainment Weekly has given us our first look at director Joe Wright’s upcoming Peter Pan origin story Pan with five images from the film, including Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as the infamous pirate Blackbeard and Levi Miller (The Spectacular Now) as the boy who never grew up…
Pan is set for release on July 17th 2015, with a cast that also includes Garrett Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions), Amanda Seyfried (A Million Ways to Die in the West), Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones), Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Jack Charles (Mystery Road), Taejoo Na (The Kick), Kurt Egyiawan (Skyfall), Lewis MacDougall and Leni Zieglmeier.
- Gary Collinson
The number of wide releases this year that were shot on film amounts to but a handful, and despite heavy advocacy from filmmakers like Christopher Nolan and J.J. Abrams, the format has become an outlier in contrast to the near-universal use of digital. Digital is not inherently a bad format, and some filmmakers like David Fincher are able to take full advantage of the opportunities it provides, but the fear is that the choice over whether a director can shoot on film or digital may be disappearing. That could very well be the case in the near future, but today some relief arrived in the form of news that two highly anticipated upcoming projects will be shooting on film, keeping the format alive for a bit longer: Bond 24 and the new season of Twin Peaks. More after the jump. We’ll start with Bond 24, which marks a curious »
- Adam Chitwood
After premiering to rave reviews at both the Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival, not to mention snagging the People's Choice Award at the former, Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game is finally making its way to theatres around the world.
The film tells the important and almost criminally unsung story of mathematician and computing pioneer Alan Turing, his role in breaking the "unbreakable" Nazi Enigma code, which Winston Churchill credited with shortening the Second World War by at least two years, and ultimately his persecution by the British government for his homosexuality post-war.
Last week the Best Picture favourite made history of its own, setting a UK record for the second best British film opening of the year and second biggest opening of all time for distributor Studio Canal, falling just short of the top spot held by 2011's spy drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. »
- Emma Badame
Peter Straughan, the writer who was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, has been tapped to adapt Donna Tartt's popular novel The Goldfinch, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Nina Jacobson's Color Force is producing the adaptation, which is set up at Warner Bros. with RatPac also producing and financing. Goldfinch centers on a 13-year-old boy who loses his mother in a museum bombing, steals a painting ("The Goldfinch," painted by Carel Fabritius in 1654) and then spends his adulthood trying to unravel its mystery. Along the way, he gets adopted by a
- Borys Kit
A crime thriller starring Tom Hardy and a scene-stealing puppy. What more could you want?
It's not without reason that The Drop has so quickly become known as “that movie with Tom Hardy and the puppy.” Based on screenwriter Dennis Lehane's own short story Animal Rescue, the blue collar crime drama aspect of the film is somewhat overshadowed by the metaphors and sweetness of the dog adoption sub-plot.
Overall though, it's still about Hardy as Bob Saginowski, a nice guy in a rough neighbourhood, who tends a friendly local bar owned by his elder cousin Marv (James Gandolfini). But after hours, Cousin Marv's Bar is a drop bar, one of a number of Brooklyn bars that serves as a place of safekeeping for the Chechen mob's ill-gotten funds.
When a pair of young chancers hold up Bob and Marv at closing time one night and only make off with the contents of the till, »
The quintessentially British duo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley made a valiant but ultimately unsuccessful bid to knock the all-American team of Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway from the top of the U.K. box office this weekend. The Imitation Game still managed to score the second-biggest opening weekend for any U.K. movie so far this year behind The Inbetweeners 2, taking $4.2 million from 459 locations. The film also became second-biggest opening ever in Britain for StudioCanal, just behind 2011’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (also starring Cumberbatch, although in a smaller role).
- Alex Ritman
Grandeur often rules the day in Best Production Design, which awards the men and women responsible for a movie's set design and construction. The category typically favors period pieces, though at least one fantasy title tends to find a home every year. It is rare for truly contemporary films to be nominated. However, the category is more open to fantasy and contemporary pieces than its cousin Best Costume Design. (Last year was the first year the costume designers had their own branch, but no easily discernible new trends could be observed in my opinion.) Recent years have also suggested openness to CGI-complemented work ("Life of Pi" and "Gravity" immediately jump to mind). On that note, it's worth mentioning that the Art Directors Guild has implemented a new rule somewhat under the radar for its precursor awards this season. According to the new provision, period films must now have the majority »
- Gerard Kennedy
The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Charles Dance is out in UK cinemas on November 14th and to celebrate, we are giving you the chance to win official merchandise which includes the below prizes:
The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (credited with cracking the German Enigma code and pioneer of modern-day computing) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s outstanding performance as Alan Turing explores the greatness of the code-breaker and mathematics genius, »
- Dan Bullock
Monumental Pictures, the film and TV production shingle hung by Alison Owen and Debra Hayward in September, has acquired screen rights to How To Build A Girl, the bestseller written by Caitlin Moran. The fourth book by broadcaster, TV critic and Times columnist Moran was published in the UK by Ebury Press in July and by Harper Collins in the U.S. in September. It has sold over half a million copies and charts the journey of teenager Johanna Morrigan, who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: a fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer who moves to London and gets a job as music critic in the hope of saving her poverty stricken family. The producers call the Morrigan character “one of the great female literary icons” on a par with Elizabeth Bennett and Bridget Jones.
- Nancy Tartaglione
An actor or actress can be on the periphery of stardom for what seems like an eternity before the right role comes along at the right time and transforms his or her career. Do you know how many times you probably saw Michael Fassbender on screen before he technically broke out four years ago? Did you know Benedict Cumberbatch had been a working actor for almost a decade before he finally got Hollywood's attention after "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Sherlock" (2011)? Enter the latest star on the verge of global recognition: Eddie Redmayne. Ironically a good friend of Cumberbatch's, the London native has been a fixture in front of moviegoers since he earned his big break starring alongside Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie in Robert De Niro's "The Good Shepherd" (2006). And, he’s actually worked pretty consistently since, starting with "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007), starring as Kristen Stewart’s »
- Gregory Ellwood
After helming critically acclaimed Swedish miniseries including “How Soon Is Now” and “The Laser Man,” Mikael Marcimain made his debut feature with “Call Girl,” winning the debut prize in Toronto in 2012 and 11 Swedish Guldbagge nominations, and also stirring controversy in Sweden for its unflattering depiction of the political establishment. Now Marcimain is back with “Gentlemen,” a period piece that opens the Stockholm Film Festival. The pic, about a young writer telling the story of the mysterious Morgan brothers, premiered in Toronto’s Special Presentation.
How would you describe “Gentlemen?”
“Gentlemen” is a genre-mixing tale, a proclamation of love to cinema, and to the untruthful joy of narration. Film noir, the French New Wave, Robert Altman and Ettore Scola have been some of my sources of inspiration.
“Gentlemen” is a classic in Swedish literature. The writer Klas Ostergren also wrote the script. Can you describe your working relationship?
I came in »
- Jon Asp
Interstellar is big. It's ambitious and it's personal. Director and co-writer Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight) has taken a film centered on a world-saving space expedition to another galaxy, and turned it into a story of humanity and a father's love for his children (though, mostly just his daughter). Thinking back on all that happened in the span of the film's exhaustive 169-minute running time many highs come to mind -- epic highs as the universe bends, giant waves fill the screen and frozen clouds contribute to an icy, alien landscape. But for as epic as these highs may feel, the film doesn't necessarily offer the same returns once the final scene fades to black. The survival of the human race is at stake in Interstellar and I can't say I ever really felt that as much as I was marveling at moments in the narrative that seemed to »
- Brad Brevet
“Gone Girl” (Fox)
“Disarming” was the watchword for Trent Reznor as he scored “Gone Girl.” The music often lies about what’s really happening, much like the film’s central couple — before the truth eventually erupts like a violent geyser.
The Oscar-winning Nine Inch Nails frontman and his regular collaborator Atticus Ross approached the film with the same unorthodox method as their previous collaborations with director David Fincher, splashing up “swatches” of conceptually divined colors they then painted into place.
The canvas for this tale of murder and suspicion beneath the facade of a happy suburban marriage called for a corresponding musical facade — taking inspiration from the inauthentic Muzak found in clinical settings.
“That translated into something that felt disarming, that felt like a saccharine-sweet false presentation of ‘everything’s going to be Ok,’ with an undercurrent of ‘everything’s definitely not Ok,’ ” Reznor says.
- Tim Greiving
Loki vs Dr. House? Sounds fantastic to me. THR is reporting Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie will star in an upcoming six or eight-part miniseries for AMC. Called The Night Manager, the drama will be based on the 1993 John le Carré (A Most Wanted Man, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) novel of the same name. AMC is developing the miniseries with the BBC, and it'll be written by Hanna scribe David Farr. No word on what Hiddleston and Laurie's roles will be on the miniseries, but they will likely be »
- Jesse Giroux
The name John le Carre is synonymous with espionage literature that translates well to screens both big and small. From Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy to The Constant Gardener, his work creates well-received drama without exception. Such a reputation explains why the adaptation of his 1993 novel The Night Manager has been such a sought-after project – one which has ultimately landed at AMC.
The production, rumoured to be taking the form of a six or eight-part miniseries, was developed by the BBC, and will be a co-production between the BBC, AMC and Ink Factory. Writer David Farr (Spooks, Hanna) is handling the adaptation, which will be the latest in AMC’s move to re-focus its schedule on scripted originals.
The story centres on lead character Jonathan Pine, a British soldier who has undertaken a change of career to become a hotel night auditor. In this new role, he meets a woman with »
- Sarah Myles
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