The British actor is said to be Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions' top choice to be the main antagonist, according to Deadline.
However, negotiations for the role have yet to be officially finalised.
Production is already underway on Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions sequel Mission: Impossible 5 with director Christopher McQuarrie at the helm. Tom Cruise is back in action as Ethan Hunt and he's joined again by Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner with Alec Baldwin entering the fray as the head of the CIA, who must deal with the Impossible Mission Force for some reason. Now Deadline has word on who might end up with the chief antagonist role with Prometheus supporting actor Sean Harris being courted for the role. Though the source cautions that this isn't a done deal quite yet. Harris isn't all that well-known in the United States, but the British actor has starred in the UK thriller Harry Brown, the indie 24-Hour Party People, the Belgian Red Riding thriller trilogy and the Showtime series "The Borgias." This could be a big breakthrough role for Harris (along »
- Ethan Anderton
According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have made an offer to British actor Sean Harris (The Borgias, Prometheus) to join the cast of the action sequel Mission: Impossible 5 as the main villain.
The latest instalment of the blockbuster spy series reunites Tom Cruise with his Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie, and sees Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames all returning for another adventure. Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules) is set for the female lead, while Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) is also on board.
Mission: Impossible 5 is set for release on Christmas Day 2015.
- Gary Collinson
British character actor Sean Harris ("The Borgias," "Deliver Us From Evil," "Prometheus") has been offered and is in negotiations to play another villain - the baddie in Christopher McQuarrie's "Mission: Impossible 5" at Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.
Driving Dick Kelly
Robert De Niro and Zac Efron are in early talks to star in "Driving Dick Kelly" (formerly "Dirty Grandpa") for Qed International. Dan Mazer is directing from a script by John Phillips, with Barry Josephson producing.
The story follows a young man (Zac Efron) who, just before his wedding, gets tricked by his perverted grandpa, who is a former U.S. Army General (Robert De Niro), to go on a road trip to Florida for spring break. Grandad tries to prove to his grandson that »
- Garth Franklin
Negotiations are currently under way, but nothing is set in stone at this time. No details were given about the villainous character, or the story line for this action-packed sequel.
Tom Cruise is returning as Imf agent Ethan Hunt, with Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol stars Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg returning as well. New cast members include Alec Baldwin as a high-ranking CIA officer who is in charge of the Impossible Mission Force unit lead by Ethan Hunt, and Rebecca Ferguson as the female lead.
I’m more excited for Mission: Impossible 5 than I have been for any other film in the franchise. It seems like the series finally hit a nice stride in the 4th installment, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, so hopefully they used what worked about that film as a blueprint moving forward. It’s also great news that Christopher McQuarrie is directing this time out. I really enjoyed his prior collaboration with Tom Cruse, the adaptation of Jack Reacher, and he’s also coming off some seriously high praise for his script work on Edge of Tomorrow. We’ve known for a while that Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner will be returning and that Ving Rhames is also going to rejoin the team. We also know Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson will show up. But what we haven’t heard much about until today is the villain, and now we’re »
- Evan Dickson
When a Mission: Impossible film goes into production, the casting news is as exciting as the news about the actual plot itself. Ever since the franchise launched with its first film in 1996, the movies have continued the tradition of filling its cast from top to bottom with a stellar selection of newcomers, legends, and hot names of the day. With Tom Cruise as the anchor for each film's cast, there have been some really awesome villains that have brought up the other end of the conflict equation. If the latest news we've received is true, that tradition will be carried out by another worthy adversary. Deadline has an interesting scoop on just who might be going up against Cruise's Ethan Hunt in the latest Mission: Impossible film, and it's none other than Prometheus co-star Sean Harris. You might remember him as the ill-fated crew member that took a blast of »
Director Christopher McQuarrie and star Tom Cruise are already shooting Mission: Impossible 5, but the film has yet to finalize the cast for its antagonist. At the moment, Paramount and Skydance are offering the bad guy role to Sean Harris, known for Prometheus, The Borgias, and other films such as the Red Riding series. We […]
- Russ Fischer
Following his work on 2012’s action flick Jack Reacher, celebrated director/writer Christopher McQuarrie has graduated to the big leagues and is currently attached to direct Mission: Impossible 5. And today, Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have a potential villain between their crosshairs.
The man in question is British actor Sean Harris, who is currently in negotiations for the role. Harris was last seen as Fifield in Ridley Scott’s underwhelming prequel Prometheus, and is widely known for his role on historical-fiction drama, The Borgias.
At this stage, it’s too early to tell whether Harris will land the role of the overarching nemesis in Mission: Impossible 5, as he’s only in negotiations and hasn’t officially signed on just yet. Nevertheless, it’s assumed that Tom Cruise will choose to accept the mission once again and reprise his role as leading man Ethan Hunt, »
- Michael Briers
After playing silly buggers with an alien cobra and getting himself all possessed in Ridley Scott's Prometheus, Deadline report that Sean Harris is the man Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions want to cause problems for Tom Cruise and co. in Mission Impossible 5. The site report that the unnamed villain role has been offered to Harris and negotiations are under way, but nothing is certain just yet. Christopher McQuarrie will return to helm the movie after Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol made all of the money, and along with Cruse, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg are back on board too. »
To celebrate the complete Alien collection coming to Sky Movies, we're surrendering a whole channel to lifeforms from other planets. From Monday 8 September, Sky Movies Sci-Fi & Horror will morph into Sky Movies Aliens; a nice, warm home for Ridley Scott's 1979 creation, its three sequels and the prequel Prometheus. For two weeks, the channel will be beaming up some of the most memorable extraterrestrials in movie history, whether they come in peace or with more sinister intentions »
The Noah movie opened the floodgates for biblical movies at the beginning of 2014 and to some, a welcome visit back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
With Exodus bowing at the end of the year during awards season, Scott solidifies his status among the ranks of those larger-than-life directors – David Lean, Cecil B. DeMille, William Wyler, Joseph L. Mankiewicz – in his latest historical drama.
Casting is everything and with huge stars like Oscar-winners Christian Bale and Ben Kingsley, Oscar-nominee Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton, the filmmaker may find himself at Hollywood’s big party in February. Last time Scott went epic was in May 2000 when Gladiator opened in theaters and later went on to win five Oscars, including Best Picture, at the 73rd Academy Awards. »
- Michelle McCue
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Art by Juan Ferreyra
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Juan Ferreyra is one of the best artists working in the comics industry, or anywhere for that matter. I always hesitate to say these things because it turns out there’s someone I’ve missed or forgotten to acknowledge, but the fact of the matter is that I will buy any issue of any comic drawn by Ferreyra, even if the story is tripe, because I just want to stare at the pages. His use of watercolor strokes, emotions in faces, and terrifying tentacle monsters are at equal levels of effectiveness. Now he’s on Prometheus with Paul Tobin (for an interview with both Tobin and Ferreyra, click here), wherein one who claims to be inspired by Giger finally gets to draw Xenomorphs, and the results are fantastic.
Prometheus: Fire And »
- Holly Interlandi
Ridley Scott is about to get Biblical, and we.ve got an awesome sneak peek behind the scenes of the Prometheus filmmaker.s upcoming epic Exodus: Gods and Kings to prove it. Yahoo! Movies scored this amazing featurette showing the 76-year-old director hard at work bringing the story of Moses to the big screen. Scott has a penchant for doing sprawling, bombastic features, and his latest looks to be on par with some of his most epic creations. The clip is just over 90 seconds long, so it doesn.t get nearly as in-depth as I would have liked, but Ridley Scott uses the time to lay the foundation for his vision. Exodus: Gods and Kings will retell the tale of Moses and his brother Ramses (Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, respectively), a relationship that eventually soured to the point of all out war. During the brief preview, we get to »
To celebrate the complete Alien collection coming to Sky Movies - including Ridley Scott's 1979 classic, its three sequels and the prequel Prometheus - Sky Movies Sci-Fi & Horror is morphing into Sky Movies Aliens. For two weeks from Monday 8 September, the channel will be beaming up some of the most memorable extraterrestrials in movie history, whether they come in peace or with more sinister intentions... Obviously there's only one way to find out - by watching them very closely. »
20th Century Fox has released a new Exodus: Gods and Kings featurette that highlights the epic scale of the production. Director Ridley Scott notes: "I felt there was a beauty to the massive scale of [the material]... You're working with at least 700 crew plus the 4,000 extras. And of course the armies will be expanded exponentially: 4,000 will be tiled and grown into 20,000." Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton star as Moses and Ramses. Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, and Sigourney Weaver. Exodus: Gods and Kings opens December 5, 2014. Watch the Exodus: Gods and Kings featurette after the break. Via Yahoo: Official synopsis: 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 »
- Brendan Bettinger
20th Century Fox has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for "Exodus: Gods and Kings," director Ridley Scott's biblical tale about Moses and his arduous journey to lead 600,000 Israelite slaves out of Egypt. The film stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Sir Ben Kingsley.
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), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Have a look at the featurette below and let us know what you think.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" hits theaters on December 12, 2014.
Source: Yahoo! »
- Kellvin Chavez
The filmmaker reveals he was struck by everything Moses (Christian Bale) went through, including his rivalry with Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton) that lead to an epic war as Moses tries to cross through Egypt. We also hear from production designer Arthur Max, who reveals this is the biggest production he has ever worked on. Learn more about this Biblical epic before it arrives in theaters December 12.
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 »
The story is based on a 2007 concept art book by German designer Daniel Simon that features futuristic vehicle designs. The book tells a story about the design and the purpose of his various futuristic vehicles.
Simon was the lead vehicle designer on "Tron: Legacy" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" as well as a concept illustrator on "Oblivion" and "Prometheus". He's also worked on futuristic concepts for companies like Bugatti and Lamborghini.
Bay is on board to produce the project. Ward is currently penning the launch film of Universal's "Arabian Knights" franchise.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
We can debate all day which comic book hero is cooler: DC or Marvel? Superman or Spiderman? Justice League or The Avengers? Batman or anyone who isn’t cool enough to be Batman? But it’s no question that Marvel has a serious leg-up on DC in the movie business.
Outside of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, DC has had a harder time making their characters stick and is even behind the ball in planning their lineup of films. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was one of the highest grossing films of last year, but it was forgotten as a dour, colorless, over-important mess as soon as it arrived. And yet this model may be the template DC is pursuing with all their future projects.
- Brian Welk
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