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Pedro Pascal, who is best known as Oberyn Martell (a.k.a. The Red Viper) on HBO's Game of Thrones, is in negotiations to join Legendary's Untitled Great Wall Project. Matt Damon is still in talks to star, after entering negotiations back in September. Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston was also in talks to sign on back in September, but negotiations broke down and he is no longer involved. The project will mark the English-language directing debut for Chinese filmmaker Yimou Zhang (Hero).
The story will follow an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the Great Wall of China. Earlier reports revealed that the story will delve into the history of the Great Wall, and the dark secrets that are hid under the massive structure. The plot centers on a group of 15th Century British soldiers who come across the wall as it's being built, as they »
Paris– Keshet International’s spy drama “The Gordin Cell” (“Mice”) is set for a South Korean makeover. The popular drama format has been picked up by Korean Broadcasting System (Kbs) for a local language redo, which will mark the first Korean adaptation of an Israeli show.
Korean shingle Imtv is adapting the scripted format and will soon begin production on the first season, which will begin airing on Kbs in early 2015.
The local adaptation will turn on the life of a Korean pilot who he is torn between his loyalty to his family who have ties with North Korea and his loyalty to his country.
“‘Mice’ is a spy drama but at the same time it naturally tells a story about conflicts and reconciliation between family members,” said Soeck-gu Hong, Kbs chief producer.
Seo-jung Lee, prexy at Imtv, said “Koreans love a story about family. This will be the first »
- Elsa Keslassy
As Netflix continues to assert itself as a major television company with such acclaimed series as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Amazon Studios is racing to catch up by ordering series it hopes will be equally well-received. So far, Amazon has scored one big hit in the form of Jeffrey Tambor-led dramedy Transparent, and it hopes to find some more in the new lineup of pilots, which will be made available for viewing as part of the company’s first pilot season of 2015.
Enclosed are descriptions of all seven pilots, courtesy of Deadline. The talented involved on all of them is impressive, to say the least. Mad Dogs comes from Cris Cole (The Bill) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), while The Man In The High Castle hails from Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files). Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) and Randall Wallace (Braveheart) are behind Point Of Honor, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Amazon has announced its pilot season line-up of original programming for 2015, with seven shows featuring in total, including pilots from the likes of Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), Carlton Cuse (Lost), Ridley Scott (Prometheus) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield).
The seven new pilots premiering early next year will include hour-long shows Cocked from Sam Baum (Lie to Me) and Sam Shaw (Manhattan ), Mad Dogs from Cris Cole (The Bill) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), The Man in the High Castle from Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), and Point of Honor from Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Randall Wallace (Braveheart). The three half-hour pilots are Down Dog from Robin Schiff (Are You There, Chelsea?) and Salem Rogers from newcomer Lindsey Stoddart, as well as The New Yorker Presents, a docu-series pilot produced in cooperation with America.s most award-winning magazine. Here’s the full details
- Gary Collinson
Pontius Pilate plays a significant part in the Ben-Hur remake, which will be much more faithful to Lew Wallace's original 1880 novel, which told the parallel tale of Jesus Christ alongside Ben-Hur's story. In the Bible, Pontius Pilate is the prefect from Judea who oversaw the trial of Jesus Christ and ordered his crucifixion.
Jack Huston is playing the title character, who was betrayed by his longtime friend Messalla (Toby Kebbell), and sold into slavery. Morgan Freeman plays Ben-Hur's new mentor, who teaches him to become a chariot racer, a skill which will come in handy during the epic chariot race towards the end of this remake, mirroring the original Ben-Hur's iconic finale. »
Spoiler alert: In the Oct. 7 episode of Sons of Anarchy, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Henry Lin (Kenneth Choi) finally came to blows over Jax's belief that Lin ordered the hit on Tara. Lin survived the lengthy beatdown, but is headed to jail on drug and gun charges. Choi spoke with EW about filming the fight, Jimmy Smits' brilliance, and the downside of guesting on a show when you're also a big fan of it. EW: When did you find out that Gemma (Katey Sagal) was going to blame Tara's murder on Lin's crew, and what was your reaction? Choi: »
- Mandi Bierly
Those who are naughty are going to get something a lot worse than coal in Michael Dougherty’s Krampus, while a Special Ops team engages supernatural forces in Spectral. This pagan demon and ghostly threat will officially see the big screen, as Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have just announced the release dates for both films.
We reported in May that Legendary Pictures has signed Michael Dougherty to co-write and direct Krampus, a Christmas horror comedy co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields: “Based on an ancient legend about a pagan demon who punishes the wicked, Krampus is similar in style to Dougherty’s cult hit Trick R’ Treat.”
This is the second Krampus-based Christmas horror movie to begin development as of late, »
- Derek Anderson
The beginning of the end for television's most celebrated show, Mad Men: the Final Season - Part 1 will arrive on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on October 21 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. From creator Matthew Weiner (HBO's The Sopranos), the critically acclaimed show features a top-notch cast that includes Golden Globe® winner and Primetime Emmy nominee Jon Hamm (Friends with Kids), Primetime Emmy nominee Elisabeth Moss (TV's Top of the Lake), Primetime Emmy nominee Christina Hendricks (Ginger & Rosa), Primetime Emmy nominee January Jones (X-Men: First Class), John Slattery (The Adjustment Bureau) and Primetime Emmy nominee Robert Morse (TV's City of Angels). As TV's most talked-about drama, Mad Men has been recognized for its intelligent storylines and stellar acting, winning three consecutive Golden Globe awards for Best Television Series - Drama and four consecutive Primetime Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series.
Nominated for a 2014 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, »
Live, Die, Repeat when Edge of Tomorrow arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Edge of Tomorrow stars Oscar nominee Tom Cruise (Born on the 4th of July, Jerry Maguire, Magnolia) and Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Adjustment Bureau).
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow was directed by Liman from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & Jez Butterworth, and based on the novel entitled "All You Need is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Edge of Tomorrow is the first motion picture to be shot at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
Edge of Tomorrow was produced by Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally, Jeffrey Silver, Gregory Jacobs and Jason Hoffs, alongside executive producers Doug Liman, Dave Bartis, Joby Harold, Hidemi Fukuhara and Bruce Berman, »
Warner Bros.' home entertainment division have announced some details and dates on a pair of blu-rays that action fans are sure to want to pick up. The first is a newer title in Tom Cruise's surprise blockbuster, Edge of Tomorrow, and then we have details on a special 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Burton's classic Batman film starring Michael Keaton. Come inside to check out all the details on both these titles and when you'll be able to pick them up!
Live, Die, Repeat when “Edge of Tomorrow” arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), “Edge of Tomorrow” stars Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (“Born on the Fourth of July,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Magnolia”) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Adjustment Bureau”).
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has revealed the Blu-ray/DVD release date for Doug Liman's critically acclaimed Edge of Tomorrow. The film, which was based on the Japanese sci-fi novel All You Need Is Kill, starred superstar Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible) as Major William Cage & Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau) as Rita Vrataski (aka the Full Metal Bitch; Angel of Verdun). It will arrive on Blu-ray/DVD combo packs October 7th. The film holds a 90% fresh rating on review aggregator RottenTomatoes and showed some real legs this summer in grossing over $360 million worldwide. It's debatate whether or not the sleeper hit would've done better had it not been released on such a competitive date, but regardless it still managed to hold its own and left its summer audience satisfied. A few cool special features, that you can check out below, will be included on the Blu-ray/DVD combo set including an "Adrenaline Cut. »
I wonder would Ethan Hawke go back in time (if he could) and rethink his decision to sign on for Getaway. Maybe he will once he gets down with lots of time travelling as a “temporal agent” in Predestination. The first trailer has arrived and the movie looks like a combination of Minority Report, The Adjustment Bureau and Looper. No bad thing I guess, but the visuals of the movie don’t seem to be up to much. So far, Predestination has got some good word of mouth with a few reviews, but let’s see what happens when it goes on full release. I’m a sucker for time travel movies, but this just isn’t getting me excited at all. Maybe it’s just me, check out the trailer below and let us know what you think! The movie screened at South by Southwest back in March, and »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) has come aboard to direct Sylvester Stallone in Scarpa. Written by Nicholas Pileggi (GoodFellas, Casino), the film will center on the story of real-life hitman Gregory Scarpa (Stallone), a man who murdered for the mob, suspected in the murders of his own biological family, then turned FBI informant. Avi Lerner's Millennium Films is producing with the hope of beginning production early 2015. Deadline Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) have apparently come provide on set production rewrites to the Ant-Man script on an "as needed" basis following Adam McKay's most recent draft. Filming begins next month in Atlanta, Georgia. Latino Review Even though I thought this had already been confirmed as I've had the spin-off from James Wan's The Conjuring, Annabelle in my database as an October 3 release for some time, apparently yesterday it was made official. So, do with that what you will. »
- Brad Brevet
The story is described as a supernatural version of Black Hawk Down, following a Special Ops unit who battles otherworldly creatures that have taken over a European city. Emily Mortimer is playing a CIA mission leader, with James Badge Dale playing a researcher who works with her. It seems that the story has been altered slightly, since our February report revealed that these creatures have attacked New York City, although now an unspecified European city will be the target.
Nic Mathieu is making his directorial debut on the project, working from a script by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) and John Gatins (Need for Speed), based on an original story by Ian Fried (Gaslight). Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing for Legendary, with Jillian Share and Guy Riedel serving as executive producers. »
Though her last big screen role was in 2011′s Hugo, Emily Mortimer has been keeping plenty busy on the small screen, starring on two HBO series, The Newsroom and Doll & Em, the latter of which she created and wrote. Now, we’re hearing that the talented actress will be making her way back to the big screen with a starring role in Legendary’s upcoming supernatural military thriller, Spectral.
Mortimer is set to star as a CIA mission leader in the movie, which is described as a supernatural Black Hawk Down and focuses on “a special-ops team that fights supernatural beings that have taken over a European city.” Dale, known for supporting roles in The Grey, Iron Man 3 and World War Z, boarded the project a few months back as a researcher.
It was previously reported that Spectral would find the special-ops team combatting a threat to New York City, »
- Isaac Feldberg
We’ve seen some heavy-duty modern warfare films over the past decade, but none of them featured ghosts as the enemy. That’s the twist in Legendary Pictures’ upcoming supernatural thriller Spectral, which is beginning to take shape now that another actor has joined the cast.
Deadline reports that Clayne Crawford (SundanceTV’s Rectify) has signed on to play the role of Sergeant Calvin Toll, “a focused but short-fused military lifer.” Crawford joins a cast that includes James Badge Dale (World War Z) in a lead role and actors Max Martini (Pacific Rim) and Cory Hardrict (Battle Los Angeles). Spectral, described as a “supernatural Black Hawk Down,” will be directed by first-timer Nic Mathieu and was originally written by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) based on a pitch by Ian Fried, before later receiving the rewrite treatment from John Gatins (Flight, Real Steel).
Spectral will follow a special forces unit »
- Derek Anderson
Despite great reviews, Edge Of Tomorrow has struggled. What does that mean for the future of stand-alone sci-fi films, we wonder...
Five years ago, sci-fi cinema enjoyed a remarkable period of critical and financial success. Avatar came out at the end of 2009, made billions, garnered nine Oscar nominations, and won three. District 9 had emerged that same summer, where it made more than $200m and received four Oscar nominations. Then there was Moon, Duncan Jones' low-budget genre film which launched his filmmaking career.
In the summer of 2010, along came Inception - Christopher Nolan's high-concept sci-fi thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Ahead of its release, Nolan's industry clout was at its height following the financial success and acclaim of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Yet Inception was seen by many as a risky undertaking - a $160m passion project Nolan had managed to set up because Warner was »
Award-winning composer Christophe Beck scores the action-drama Edge Of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The film follows a soldier (Cruise) who finds himself caught in a time loop while battling an alien invasion.
The Edge Of Tomorrow soundtrack will be released on Watertower Records. In theaters now, read Jim Batts’ review Here. Earlier this week I spoke with the composer about his latest film soundtrack.
Christophe Beck is behind the score to the Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning film Frozen. The Frozen soundtrack, certified platinum 11 weeks after its release, has sold more than one million copies, and spent five non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Beck returned to the Muppets in Muppets Most Wanted after scoring The Muppets in 2011. He’s also scored the blockbuster Hangover trilogy, Tower Heist, Due Date, Date Night and Pitch Perfect. He staged the drama for »
- Melissa Thompson
This has been bouncing around on a couple of sites this week, so let.s talk about it. British beauty Emily Blunt has a new movie, the magnificent Edge of Tomorrow, coming out in theaters on Friday. She has dabbled in genre cinema before, tackling smart sci-fi like The Adjustment Bureau and Looper for director Rian Johnson. She has avoided making the leap to massive superhero properties to this point in her career, but all of that might change. Emily Blunt.s name has been bandied around for a part in Zack Snyder.s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (that.s a mouthful), with The Belfast Telegraph being the latest to float the idea that the Edge of Tomorrow star could earn a role. The latest report goes so far as to say that Blunt "is said to be close to signing up" for the movie, and that sources »
Edge of Tomorrow is one of the best, true action blockbusters we've had in some time. It's a film that sneakily places action and character on an even keel, using a "cause and effect" approach where the action helps define the characters rather than merely exists to blow something up or wow us with some new digital special effect. Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) has edited down a lean feature that manages to shift perspective even while operating within a storyline that must repeat itself time and again. What we've got here is an impressive balance of action and tongue-in-cheek humor, great chemistry between leads Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, perfect casting in Bill Paxton and a storyline that is hardly unique, but entirely satisfying. In short, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more-entertaining big budget actioner the rest of this year. Adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka's graphic novel »
- Brad Brevet
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