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Could Marvel ditch origin films from Doctor Strange onwards?

18 August 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Doctor Strange film will not be an origin story, it has been reported.

Marvel Studios is moving away from origin films for its forthcoming projects, according to Devin Faraci of Badass Digest.

"So, for Doctor Strange they've had a script in-house forever," he said during a Meet the Movie Press interview. "It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It's got Baron Mordo as the bad guy.

"That's all gone. Marvel's new thing is no more origin stories. So, the Doctor Strange movie no longer has an origin. It begins in medias res.

"It has Dr Strange already established as the Sorcerer Supreme. It is a totally new script. Jon Spaihts is working totally new, on his own, without any of the previous stuff. They're not even touching the previous script."

Scott Derrickson will direct the film, with Prometheus writer Spaihts working on the script.

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"Doctor Strange" Won't Be An Origin Story

17 August 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Marvel had a screenplay for a "Doctor Strange" movie for several years. Then, in recent months they hired both Scott Derrickson ("Deliver Us From Evil") to direct and screenwriter Jon Spaihts ("Prometheus") to work on the script which was rumored to be starting over.

Appearing on Meet The Movie Press, Devin Faraci of Badass Digest has spoken a bit about Spaiht's script and how it differs from the previous one:

"So, for Dr. Strange they've had a script in-house forever. It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It's got Baron Mordo as the bad guy. That's all gone. Marvel's new thing is no more origin stories.

So, Dr. Strange movie no longer has an origin. It begins in medias res. It has Dr. Strange already established as the Sorcerer Supreme. It is a totally new script. Jon Spaihts is working totally new, On his own, without any of the previous stuff. »

- Garth Franklin

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Marvel’s Doctor Strange film may not be an origin story

17 August 2014 6:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Badass Digest’s Devin Faraci, who recently appeared on the “Meet the Movie Press” podcast, Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange film will not be an origin story. Instead the film is supposedly “not going to be twenty-minutes of [Stephen Strange] being a doctor,” and will jump right into the character being the fully-formed Sorcerer Supreme.

Faraci states that at one point, the film was a traditional superhero origin story, but that’s all changed now that Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts is on board to rewrite the script previously penned by Sahara and Conan the Barbarian writer Joshua Oppenheimer.

“So, for Doctor Strange they’ve had a script in-house forever. It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It’s got Baron Mordo as the bad guy. That’s all gone. Marvel’s new thing is no more origin stories. So, Doctor Strange movie no longer has an origin. »

- James Garcia

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Understanding Plot Holes – Misdiagnosis & Bad Lexicon

17 August 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We’ve all been there. A group of friends or perhaps colleagues, at a bar around the block from a cinema or in your office rec room, chewing the cud about movies. One particular film comes up in the discussion, most likely a big release. Conversation turns to debate, since one of your group loves said picture and another loathes it. The more the fan sings its praises, the stauncher the naysayer’s protest becomes. With debate coming close to evolving into an argument, the critic goes for the home run strike by throwing out the gamechanging claim. “It’s full of plot holes” they declare.

Sometimes the fan will be silenced, the other members of the group may nod in agreement or realization. The idea has been planted in their heads, and they would have to go watch the film to disprove the critic. Even if they did, they »

- Scott Patterson

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Marvel's Doctor Strange Movie Will Not Be An Origin Story

16 August 2014 8:19 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

"This is not going to be twenty-minutes of him being a doctor" - Devin Faraci Back in June and July of 2013, Latino Review posted a couple of breakdowns regarding the Dr. Strange script that was written by Joshua Oppenheimer in 2010. Since then, Marvel has changed their Dr. Strange movie plans. They've recently hired Scott Derrickson ("Deliver Us From Evil") to direct it and hired screenwriter Jon Spaihts ("Prometheus") to work on the screenplay. Devin Faraci of Badass Digest appeared on Meet The Movie Press alongside Mark Reilly and Jeff Sneider. There, he revealed, Dr. Strange is not an origin story. "So, for Dr. Strange they've had a script in-house forever. It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It's got Baron Mordo as the bad guy. That's all gone. Marvel's new thing is no more origin stories. So, Dr. Strange movie no longer has an origin. It begins »

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Interview: Jerry Bruckheimer Promises to Deliver Us from Evil

15 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Director Scott Derrickson ('Sinister') returns to the realm of horror with upcoming exorcism thriller 'Deliver Us from Evil'. Based on the novel by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool it lands here in UK theatres on 20 August and stars Eric Bana as an NYPD officer who joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorising their city. The project comes courtesy of Screen Gems' and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' and we have managed to snare an exclusive interview with producer Jerry Bruckheimer who disccusses.........'Deliver Us from Evil' also stars Olivia Munn, Edgar Ramirez, Sean Harris ('Prometheus'), Joel McHale ('Community'), Dorian Missick, Antoinette Lavecchia, Scott Johnsen and Valentina Rendon. Check out the interview below. »

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Prometheus 2 Plot Points Hinted At In Lindelof Interview

13 August 2014 5:48 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Ridely Scott has been quoted saying that it will be a direct sequel to the first film, Prometheus: “I know where it’s going. I know that to keep [David] alive is essential and to keep [Elizabeth] alive is essential and to go where they came from, not where I came from, is essential..." Noomi Rapace, who will be reprising her role as Elizabeth, told The Playlist: “There are all these religious aspects and there are very interesting conversations…there are a lot of things to explore in there and to continue." Writer Damon Lindelof says there are lots of unanswered questions left from the first film: “Ridley was very interested in talking about, ‘What are the answers to the questions that Prometheus is posing that are not necessarily definitively spelled out in the body of Prometheus?’” He also discussed how Prometheus was a quasi-prequel to Alien: “This movie has two »

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‘The Leftovers’ Renewed for Season 2

13 August 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

When HBO announced that it would be adapting Tom Perrotta’s novel The Leftovers into a television series, there was every reason to think that the show could become just the latest in the network’s long string of celebrated original programming. After all, showrunner Damon Lindelof was attached to the show from the beginning – and while Lindelof’s storytelling decisions on films like Prometheus and television series like Lost have proven divisive for some, the fact remains that his projects tend to find an audience.

Earlier this year, HBO gave the show’s launch a solid marketing push, playing off of the mysterious event that kicks the series’ status quo into gear. Although it hasn’t brought in record-breaking ratings, The Leftovers has remained a steady performer for ...

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- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Blu-ray and DVD Releases October 7th

11 August 2014 11:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sparks and bullets fly between a gun-shy sheep farmer and a beautiful sharpshooter in A Million Ways to Die in the West, an outrageously irreverent comedy coming exclusively to Digital HD on September 9, 2014 and DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 7, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Coinciding with the digital release date of the film will be a deluxe version of the soundtrack album, featuring additional score cues by composer Joel McNeely. This album will be available exclusively through iTunes.

Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy and the blockbuster comedy feature film Ted, directs produces, co-writes and stars in this sweet and saucy film packed with laughs, lunacy and just the right amount of romance. A never-before-seen unrated version of the film, featuring 18 additional laugh-packed minutes is available exclusively on Blu-ray and Digital HD. A Million Ways to Die In the West DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack each offer hilarious bonus content, »

- MovieWeb

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George Miller on why Mel Gibson was replaced for Mad Max: Fury Road

11 August 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After what seems like an eternity in development, we’re now less than a year away from the arrival of the fourth instalment in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max, with Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) taking over from Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road.

Considering Gibson’s troubles over the past few years, it comes as little surprise that the series has found itself with a new leading man, however according to Miller – who directed Mel in the first three movies – the decision to bring in another actor was purely down to Gibson’s age.

“I have a great affection for Mel. I was really heartbroken to see him go into [the scandals],” said Miller, who initially planned to stick with Gibson when he started devoping Fury Road over a decade ago. “But it’s a new time. I hope Mel gets to act »

- Gary Collinson

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Prometheus

11 August 2014 7:39 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Director Ridley Scott returns to the darkest, most Alien corner of the universe for this long-awaited prequel to his sci-fi masterpiece. On a mission to reveal the origins of mankind, the crew of the research ship Prometheus - including scientist Noomi Rapace, corporate overseer Charlize Theron, captain Idris Elba and android Michael Fassbender - voyage to a planet at the edge of the cosmos. But while their discoveries offer the ultimate answers, it soon becomes a question of who will survive. »

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‘What If’ Review

5 August 2014 4:14 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Driver, Zoe Kazan, Rafe Spall, Megan Park, Mackenzie Davis, Lucius Hoyos, Jemima Rooper | Written by Elan Mastai | Directed by Michael Dowse

I was lucky enough to see an advance screening of What If this week, a romantic comedy with a quirky edge to it that makes if feel somewhat fresh, like Ruby Sparks (2012) or 500 Days of Summer (2009).

Based on a play by T.J. Dawe and directed by Michael Dowse (Goon, Fubar), this indie comedy with heart is heavy on conversationalist dialogue, wears it’s heard on its sleeve and is, throughout its just-over 90 minute running time, a delightful story of boy and girl meet, girl has boyfriend, boy wants to make a move but can’t, difficulties in their friendship occur. It seems, on the surface, and on paper, a little predictable and run of the mill, but feels much more out of the ordinary in »

- Chris Cummings

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Kevin Feige Calls ‘Doctor Strange’ Movie a ‘Mind-Bending Acid Trip’

3 August 2014 7:31 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Although a Doctor Strange film is confirmed to be included in Marvel’s Phase 3, the movie still has no release date and cannot premiere until July 2016 at the earliest. Marvel enlisted Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us From Evil) to direct and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) to revise the script written by Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. With production to officially start in early 2015 and casting to begin soon, the project is one of Marvel’s most talked about, especially at San Diego Comic-Con, where we thought the studio might announce a release date for it.

Though Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, didn’t announce ...

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- Molly Freeman

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Fox Resets "Martian," "Peculiars," "Paper" Dates

1 August 2014 5:24 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

20th Century Fox is shifting around its release schedule with three films being affected.

The big announcement is that the Ridley Scott 'mystery project' has been moved up from March 4th 2016 to November 25th 2015. It will indeed be the Drew Goddard-penned adaptation of Andy Weir's novel "The Martian" rather than the "Prometheus" sequel as previously rumored.

Matt Damon plays an astronaut who is stranded on a Martian colony and struggles to survive. Back on Earth, Nasa tries to mount a rescue mission.

As a result of the shift, the Tim Burton-directed "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars" has been bumped from a July 31st 2015 to that now vacant March 4th 2016 date. It's not an unexpected move as Burton is committed to filming "Big Eyes" before 'Peculiars'.

Fox isn't giving up that July 31st 2015 date either, slotting in the film adaptation of Josh Green's "Paper Towns" on that date. »

- Garth Franklin

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Ridley Scott’s The Martian Release Date Set for November 25, 2015; Tim Burton’s Peculiars Pushed to 2016; Paper Towns Dated for July 31, 2015

1 August 2014 2:16 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We have a few release date changes and announcements to attend to this afternoon.  Briefly: 20th Century Fox’s “Untitled Ridley Scott Project” has been confirmed, as The Martian release date has been moved up from March 2016 to November 25, 2015. Director Tim Burton’s next film, Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars, will take over the date previously held by The Martin, as Fox has pushed it to March 4, 2016. Following the success of The Fault in Our Stars, Fox has set the adaptation of another John Green novel, Paper Towns, for release on July 31, 2015. Universal Pictures will release Clifford the Big Red Dog on April 8, 2016. Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned projects.  The Martian  Ridley Scott continues to roll right along, as he moved directly from Prometheus to The Counselor to Exodus: Gods and Kings, and now he’s poised to moved from the biblical epic right into the sci-fi adaptation The Martian. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Snow White and the Huntsman prequel sets release, The Mummy moved

31 July 2014 4:11 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Universal Pictures has set a release date for the Snow White and the Huntsman prequel, and moved the debut of the Mummy's reboot.

The studio confirmed on Thursday (July 31) that The Huntsman will hit cinemas on April 22, 2016, with Chris Hemsworth returning as the titular hero.

It was recently announced that the prequel will focus solely Hemsworth's character The Huntsman, with Kristen Stewart's Snow White being excised entirely.

Frank Darabont of The Walking Dead and The Green Mile is in line to direct The Huntsman.

The Huntsman's April 2016 release date means that filmmaker Alex Kurtzman's reboot of The Mummy is moving to June 26, 2016.

The Mummy is being written by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), and will re-launch Universal's monster movie franchise. »

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New Release Date Announced for The Mummy Reboot

31 July 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Yesterday we reported that The Mummy reboot was finally starting to emerge from its cinematic tomb with a new director, Alex Kurtzman, announced at the helm. Originally slated to come out in theaters on April 22nd, 2016, Universal Pictures has already revealed a new release date for the upcoming Mummy movie that will have fans waiting just a bit longer to see this monster in action.

Deadline reveals that The Mummy reboot will now hit cinemas on June 26th, 2016. Since the release has only been delayed by about two months, there shouldn’t be any major holdbacks in production.

The reason for the move comes from another big Universal property that filled in the abandoned April 22nd slot: The Huntsman, the prequel to 2012′s Snow White and the Huntsman that will be directed by Frank Darabont (showrunner on Season 1 of The Walking Dead, director of The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption »

- Derek Anderson

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Uni dates The Huntsman

31 July 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Snow White And The Huntsman spin-off stars Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron has shunted The Mummy into a summer 2016 slot.

The Huntsman will open on April 22 2016 and explores how the eponymous character and Ravenna first met before the events of Snow White And The Huntsman. Frank Darabont will direct.

In a related move, Universal Pictures executives said they had moved The Mummy from April 22 2016 to June 24 2016.

Alex Kurtzman directs and produces with Roberto Orci, Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel.

Jon Spaihts of Prometheus fame wrote the screenplay and Bobby Cohen is the executive producer. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Universal to release 'The Huntsman' in 2016, pushes back 'The Mummy'

31 July 2014 2:52 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

So much happened before Snow White dropped in.

Universal Pictures announced the release date for The Huntsman, a prequel of sorts to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman with Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprising their roles of the Huntsman Eric and evil queen Ravenna. The film, directed by Frank Darabont, will be released on Friday, April 22, 2016 and reveal how the two characters interacted before Snow White ever met a dwarf.

The Huntsman takes the date previously occupied by The Mummy, which will now be pushed back two months to Friday, June 24, 2016. The reboot of the action-adventure films written by »

- Jake Perlman

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New Photos From 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

31 July 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released three new photos from "Mad Max: Fury Road."

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. 

Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) stars in the title role in “Mad Max: Fury Road”—the fourth in the franchise’s history. Oscar winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) stars as the Imperator, Furiosa. 

The film also stars Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, Jennifer Hagan, iOTA, John Howard, Richard Carter, Megan Gale, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer, Melita Jurisic 

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 »

- Kellvin Chavez

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