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Krypton, Gotham and the glut of TV prequels

17 December 2014 9:43 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Krypton, Gotham, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead spin-off. Is there no end to TV's thirst for commissioning prequels?

With rumours arriving that The Walking Dead spin-off may be a prequel, hot on the heels of the news that Syfy is pursuing a series about Superman's grandfather, titled Krypton, there are officially no more jokes. Anything you might say about making a comic book series set some ridiculous amount of time before the real story starts happening, can and will be seriously considered as a pitch by some network, somewhere.

A Newsroom-style series about The Daily Planet before Clark Kent started working there? A psychological procedural featuring Dr. Harleen Quinzel but no Joker? A jungle-set adventure series about Gorilla Grodd's granddad? We could keep going until the phone rings and someone makes us an offer for a pilot, but that would be an unnecessary amount of pre-amble before getting to the point, »

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‘Trespass Against Us’ Finds Home With A24

16 December 2014 10:16 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive:  A24 has acquired U.S. rights to director Adam Smith’s anticipated feature debut Trespass Against Us, starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days Of Future Past) and Brendan Gleeson (Calvary).

The heist pic charts the fortunes of the outlaw Cutler family led by father and son duo Gleeson and Fessbender. When the law catches up with Fassbender’s character, he is torn between adhering to his rowdy father’s ways or doing what he believes is best for his children.

Smith made a name for himself directing music videos, including The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think, as well as episodes of TV series’ Little Dorrit, Doctor Who and Skins.

The rest of the cast includes Lyndsey Marshall (The Hours), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) and Killian Scott (Love Hate).

The film is written by Alistair Siddons, who produces alongside Gail Egan (The Constant Gardener) and Andrea Calderwood (The Last King Of Scotland »

- Ali Jaafar

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Watch Ridley Scott, Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton talk Exodus: Gods and Kings

16 December 2014 9:42 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox have sent across a video of Ridley Scott, Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton talking about their latest swords and sandals epic Exodus: Gods and Kings.

See Also – Christian Bale defends the all-white casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings

Check out the video below:

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Exodus: Gods and Kings is out now in the States and on Boxing Day in the UK. Featuring in the cast that also »

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Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy & More Up for Role in 'Doctor Strange'

15 December 2014 7:23 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that Marvel Studios has officially confirmed "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch as the title mystical hero in Doctor Strange, the focus has shifted to the supporting roles. So far nobody else has been cast in the film that will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us from Evil) and written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), though there have been rumblings (and potentially confused details) about Daniel Bruhl's character from Captain America: Civil War potentially crossing over into Doctor Strange. But a new rumor pegs Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy & Ken Watanabe on a shortlist for a supporting role. More below! So who would one of these actors play? Latino Review has word that they're in consideration for the role of The Ancient One, the mentor to Stephen Strange, who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. The Ancient One is the previous Sorcerer Supreme before Strange inherits the title, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Does Star Trek need its old fans?

14 December 2014 10:21 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Paramount hunts for a director to replace Roberto Orci on the next Star Trek movie, is it time to win back more core fans?

The departure of Roberto Orci as director of the as-yet-untitled third film in Jj Abram's rebooted Star Trek continuity has cast a little doubt on the future of a franchise that has already spent a lot of time on unsure footing. Although Star Trek's new cast is undeniably packed with talent and the look of the films has been both technically and aesthetically stunning, the stories have arguably failed to capture the same newly-invigorated feeling. Both movies have been watchable blockbusters by current standards, but for all their budget and star power, neither has arguably been close to reaching the iconic heights of Star Trek at its best.

Admittedly, that may be a biased assessment. If you grew up with the original series, or Star Trek: The Next Generation, »

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The Fear Monger: This Babadook Collectible Is The Best Thing Ever

14 December 2014 3:27 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Good day, horror fans. It was not the best week for releases on any front. unless you wanted to count the horrors of biblical history featured in Ridley Scott.s Exodus: Gods and Kings. Rivers have rarely run redder. Maybe Christian Bale will play a Southern space pilot in the next Prometheus movie. In smaller news, the Mo Brothers. insanely violent thriller Killers is getting a U.S. release on January 23, 2015 on VOD and in limited theaters. The acclaimed 2011 Japanese horror Birthright is getting an American remake. And Todd Lincoln.s segment for V/H/S Viral, which was left out of the released version for some yet-to-be-explained reason, is going to debut for the film.s DVD release on February 17, 2015. And now, the greatest Hallo-mas present ever. You Can Own the Babadook Book! At the black heart of Jennifer Kent.s nightmarish The Babadook is a woman.s inability »

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Movie Review – Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

13 December 2014 2:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Exodus: Gods and Kings, 2014.

Directed by Ridley Scott.

Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, Aaron Paul and Sigourney Weaver.

Synopsis:

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

When revered director Quentin Tarantino takes to interviews and discusses that filmmaking is a young man’s game and that so many auteurs overstay their welcome, one can’t help but feel that Ridley Scott is a perfect representation. Coming off of a roll of commonly agreed-upon terrible movies (The Counselor, Prometheus) Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings seems to be an attempt at re-creating something in the vein of Gladiator; his sprawling lengthy epic that won the award for Best Picture.

Let’s just get it out of the way, Exodus: Gods and Kings is another misfire, »

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"Doctor Strange" Mentor Shortlist Revealed

13 December 2014 1:02 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy and Ken Watanabe are said to be the studio's top candidates to play The Ancient One in Marvel's "Doctor Strange" movie.

In the comics, The Ancient One is the previous Sorcerer Supreme who serves as Strange's mentor. Marvel previously confirmed that actor Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title character.

The Ancient One also ends up training but ultimately rejecting Baron Mordo, a character long rumored to be the villain in the film and even to make a cameo appearance in the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War".

How large a role in the film is unknown as it has been indicated 'Strange' will Not be an origin story. Scott Derrickson helms the project from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts ("Prometheus").

Source: Latino Review »

- Garth Franklin

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Meet the Sexy Stars of New Netflix Series 'Marco Polo'

12 December 2014 5:26 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The stars of Netflix's potential new binge-watching obsession, Marco Polo, stopped by the Et set to talk about the historical drama and the countless shirtless scenes.

Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy, 24, is poised to become Hollywood's newest heartthrob for playing Marco Polo in the 10-hour series, but he doesn't believe he's worthy of the distinction.

News: Marco Polo Stars on Going Totally Nude for Netflix

"I don't think I'm beautiful enough to be a sex symbol," Lorenzo told Et's Brooke Anderson. "I think I have a good face for the screen, but I'm not like Leonardo DiCaprio or Brad Pitt. They're super beautiful. I'm more of a rough beauty."

Lorenzo's fans may beg to differ once they get a load of his shirtless scenes. The young star is bare chested for a good portion of the series and even appears nude at one point. He filled us in on the fitness regimen that he undertook to get ready »

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'Doctor Strange' Eyes Morgan Freeman as the Ancient One

12 December 2014 3:37 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Marvel has confirmed actor Benedict Cumberbatch is the new Doctor Strange, the studio is focusing its casting efforts on finding the right actor to play The Ancient One. Latino Review reports that Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy and Ken Watanabe are the studio's top candidates to play The Ancient One in this Marvel Phase Three adventure. It isn't clear at this point which of these actors is the front runner for the role.

It also isn't known how large of a role The Ancient One may have in this story, since we reported in August that Doctor Strange will not be an origin story, with Stephen Strange already established as a superhero. In the Marvel comics, The Ancient One is the previous Sorcerer Supreme, who serves as Strange's mentor. He also ends up training but ultimately rejecting Mordo, a character long rumored to be the villain in Doctor Strange. »

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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Review: A Fragile Balancing Act

12 December 2014 3:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When the entire span of Ridley Scott's career is finally written about, it's tough to say where a film like "Exodus: Gods and Kings" will stand. On the one hand, it's a big, brash, big-budget retelling of an ancient Biblical tale, a story of such big proportions that no less a titan than Cecil B. DeMille made two distinct versions of the Hebrews-out-of-Egypt story. On the other hand, it's a film that doesn't lend itself to hyperbolic enthusiasm, the way Scott's "Alien," "Blade Runner" or "Thelma and Louise" did.

I'm no fan of "Gladiator," but it's fair to say that it provided a template for Ridley's later work -- mixing high drama, big action sequences and a visual flair that owed as much to early Hollywood extravaganzas as it did to latter-day adventure films. It may be because I watched it only the week before, but the film that »

- Jason Gorber

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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Review: 10 Things You Should Know About the Biblical Epic

11 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas. With all the emphasis on the trees and the lights and the shiny, shiny gifts, it's easy to forget about the holiday's deeply religious roots, about the birth of Christ and the three wise men and all of that. And there's at least one movie out this season that tries to at least carry the spiritual flavor of the holiday forward -- Fox's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," an epic, hugely expensive re-telling of the story of Moses (this time played by former Batman Christian Bale) leading the Jews out of Egypt, and far away from the cruel pharaoh (Joel Edgerton).

This is a story that has been told countless times before, most notably in the cinematic incarnations of "The Ten Commandments" (starring Charlton Heston) and "Prince of Egypt" (the DreamWorks animated disappointment). So the question remains -- why now? »

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Ridley Scott Reveals Details For Prometheus 2 And Blade Runner Sequel

11 December 2014 10:50 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Exodus: Gods And Kings opening this week, Ridley Scott is once more back in the limelight – as are Prometheus 2 and the Blade Runner sequel. Long-rumored, the two films seem to have been in the offing for years, but Scott has been rather short on the details. That’s changing, though, as the director revealed to MTV News (via Screen Rant) some of what he has planned on the two films.

Discussing the possibilities for Prometheus 2, here’s what Scott had to say about the return of Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and android David (Michael Fassbender):

You have to. You can’t have a person go off into the galaxy and have a person who’s still got his head off. Once that head goes back on, he’s really dangerous, but he’s also very seductive. So maybe he’ll persuade her to help him put the head back. »

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Scott Talks "Prometheus," "Runner" Sequels

11 December 2014 8:43 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Continuing press rounds for the Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," filmmaker Ridley Scott offered some more updates on both the "Prometheus" and "Blade Runner" sequels.

Speaking with MTV News, Scott confirms "Prometheus 2" will pick up directly or soon after the ending of the first film with the story of Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the android David (Michael Fassbender):

"You have to. You can't have a person go off into the galaxy and have a person who's still got his head off. Once that head goes back on, he's really dangerous, but he's also very seductive. So maybe he'll persuade her to help him put the head back."

He also confirmed he's still undecided on directing the "Blade Runner" sequel as reported a few weeks back, but says the script is written and ready to go. He also spoke about Harrison Ford's involvement as apparently the search »

- Garth Franklin

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New Mad Max,Fury Road Movie Trailer Released Today

10 December 2014 1:53 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Earlier today, Warner Bros. Pictures dropped this brand new movie trailer (below) for their upcoming "Mad Max: Fury Road," hardcore action flick, and it looks crazy intense and action-filled, showing major explosions, car chases,fight scenes. The whole nine yards. It just doesn't quit with the action. Check it out,below. The movie stars: Charlize Theron, Megan Gale, Tom Hardy, John Howard, Nathan Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Richard Carter, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, Jennifer Hagan, iOTA , Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer and Melita Jurisic. The official synopsis for the movie, reads like this: "Mad Max: Fury Road" is the fourth film of George Miller's Road Warrior/Mad Max franchise co-written and directed by Miller. The post-apocalyptic action film is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, »

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Watch The Insane New Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer – It’s Mental!

10 December 2014 11:39 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Wednesday, the brand new trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road crashed in. Take a look at one of the best trailers you’re likely to see this or next year.

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) stars in the title role »

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Experience A World Of Fire And Blood In Mad Max: Fury Road Teaser Trailer

10 December 2014 11:25 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For those movie fans keen to return to the arid deserts of a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Warner Bros. has delivered your Christmas present early. In advance of its release next spring, we now bring you a new trailer for the eagerly-awaited Mad Max: Fury Road.

Revisiting the world first introduced to audiences back in 1979’s Mad Max, starring Mel Gibson, director George Miller amps up the action tenfold. The state of the world is much as it was then; society is on the brink of collapse due to global water and oil shortages and the savages are out to reap the benefits. Enlisting The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy in place of Gibson, this updated Max Rockatansky has new crazed adversaries to battle.

For the most part, the teaser orbits around the destruction caused by Nicholas Hoult’s larger-than-life villain, coming across like a spry version of the X-Men’s silent mutant, »

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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Featurette, Clips and TV Spots

10 December 2014 11:19 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just two days left until Exodus: Gods and Kings hits theaters nationwide, 20th Century Fox has released a new featurette, two clips and six TV spots. The featurette includes new footage and features several scholars known as "Egyptologists" discussing the history behind this epic Biblical adventure. The first clip showcases one of the deadly plagues, as a massive swarm of locusts are unleashed, while the second scenes features Ramses (Joel Edgerton) leading the way as a number of his pursuers meet a grisly fate.

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton »

- MovieWeb

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New trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road

10 December 2014 11:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, the long-awaited fourth instalment in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action series, which sees Tom Hardy stepping into the role made famous by Mel Gibson. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film of George Miller‘s Road Warrior/Mad Max franchise co-written and directed by Miller. The post-apocalyptic action film is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.

Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order… There’s Max (played by Tom Hardy from The Dark Knight Rises), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the »

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Bad Ass 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Trailer Is Here!!

10 December 2014 10:40 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the new trailer for "Mad Max: Fury Road."  The film is the fourth in the franchise’s histor and stars Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in the title role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Oscar® winner Charlize Theron (“Monster”, “Prometheus”) as Imperator Furiosa. 

"Mad Max: Fury Road" was written and directed by “Mad Max” creator and Academy Award® winner George Miller from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris.

The post-apocalyptic action film is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.

Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order… There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the »

- Kellvin Chavez

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