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Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson in talks for Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King

8 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in May it was announced that Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) is set to direct the fantasy adventure The Kid Who Would Be King, and now comes word from The Tracking Board that Patrick Stewart (Logan) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) are in talks to join the cast.

The film revolves around a group of kids who embark on an epic quest to thwart a Medieval menace named Morgana who is the half-sister of King Arthur. Andy Serkis’ son Louis Serkis (Taboo) is set for the lead role of Alex, a young boy who discovers the mythical sword Excalibur. He is joined in the cast by Tom Taylor (The Dark Tower) Rhianna Dorris (Secret Life of Boys), Angus Imrie (Kingdom), Denise Gough (Guerrilla) and newcomer Dean Chaumoo.

The site reports that Stewart is in talks to play the older incarnation of Angus Imrie’s Merlin, while Ferguson »

- Amie Cranswick

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Exclusive Interview: Oscar-winning composer Steven Price on American Assassin and film soundtracks

14 September 2017 4:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sean Wilson chats to the composer behind the violent new black ops thriller American Assassin starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton

Based on the bestselling novel by Vince Flynn, American Assassin plunges viewers into the murky world of CIA black ops. The Maze Runner‘s Dylan O’Brien stars as Mitch Rapp, the fledgling government secret weapon sworn to avenge the girlfriend he lost in a brutal terror attack. Meanwhile Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s Michael Keaton is on enjoyably shady form as Rapp’s mentor.

The movie also sees the latest in a series of striking, dynamic scores from British composer Steven Price, responsible for scoring this year’s Edgar Wright smash Baby Driver and who won an Oscar for his musical/sound-design mash-up work on Gravity. We caught up with Steven to discuss his career, the secret to a great film score collaboration and how he nailed the tone »

- Sean Wilson

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10 Actors Who Were Almost Cast in Marvel's Ant-Man

7 September 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Cinephiles and Marvel movie fans were abuzz when writer/director Edgar Wright teased plot details, production photos, and concept footage from Ant-Man, which promised to be an action comedy take on Marvel's travel-sized superhero. Wright ultimately left the project, though Paul Rudd stayed on as Scott Lang for director Peyton Reed, who delivered the 2015 film that earned over $519 million worldwide. But before Rudd entered the scene, Ant-Man himself almost looked quite a bit different.

There were plenty of actors considered for the film's lead and the no-less important parts of Og Ant-Man Hank Pym, the Wasp and/or Hope van Dyne. Today, we look at 10 actors who were almost cast in Marvel's Ant-Man at one point or another. And there are some pretty wild and unique choices to be discovered. As well as some that are simply no brainers. Would any of them have been better than Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly? »

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Sideshow’s Captain Phasma Premium Format Figure from Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed

4 September 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following all the exciting Force Friday II reveals for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Sideshow has now unveiled its Premium Format Captain Phasma figure which is based on the likeness of Gwendoline Christie’s First Order officer from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $530, and is expected to ship January-March; take a look at the official promotional images here…

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After making her debut in Star Wars Episode VII, this imposing First Order commander is prepared to take the helm of your Stormtrooper battalions. Standing at 22.5” tall, Phasma takes stride atop an environment themed after the frigid Starkiller Base, where General Hux gave his rallying speech to her assembled legions of subordinate troopers.

Her unique silver Stormtrooper armor is faithfully recreated here, and the Captain Phasma Premium Format Figure has detailed weathering to capture the tough, rigid »

- Amie Cranswick

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Hot Toys unveils new Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cosbaby Bobble-Heads

3 September 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has revealed its third series of Cosbaby Bobble-Heads for Star Wars: The Force Awakens which includes three collectible sets – Han Solo & Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker & Rey, and Rey & Bb-8 along with three large sized Cosbabies of Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, and a First Order Stormtrooper Officer; check them out here….

See Also: Hot Toys’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cosbaby Bobble-Heads revealed

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch: Awesome New Gritty Action Short Film 'Apocalypse Now Now'

30 August 2017 2:18 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I've killed people. Lots of people. At least, they tell me they were people. They looked more like monsters to me." Holy crap this looks awesome! A new proof of concept short film has arrived online this week titled Apocalypse Now Now, set in Cape Town, South Africa. The film is about a serial killer kid who partners with bounty hunter to clear his name. He ends up getting dragged into a "deep, dark Cape Town underbelly full of monsters and myth, shadowy government forces." The main creature in this is badass, and the rest of it is sleek and stylish, and just the right amount of gritty. Starring Garion Dowds, Louw Venter, and Faniswa Yisa. This also kind of reminds me of Attack the Block, and if that film can get made, turn into a big cult hit, and launch the career of John Boyega, then this deserves to »

- Alex Billington

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Jodie Whittaker on Becoming Doctor Who: 'The Rules Went Out the Window'

30 August 2017 5:57 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"I'm the type of person that you'd walk past and go, 'I think I went to school with her,' or 'I know her and I can't quite place it.’" says Jodie Whittaker, calling from the kitchen of her London flat. "It certainly isn't, 'I know her full name, and I can tell you who she is.'"

For the British actress, that's probably about to change. On July 16th, it was announced that she would be playing the next Dr. Who – the 13th incarnation of the time-traveling alien, and »

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Practical-ly Perfect: Celebrating the Creature Effects of Attack The Block with Spectral Motion’s Mike Elizalde

25 August 2017 5:09 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Mike Elizalde and Spectral Motion have been known for their ability to create some truly unbelievably cool characters over the years—from Hellboy to X-Men: The Last Stand to Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and countless others. One landmark effort Elizalde and his team were involved with was Joe Cornish’s 2011 sci-fi action comedy, Attack the Block, which introduced audiences to their brilliant take on invading aliens with a creature design devoid of color and detail, adorned with only glowing and snarling fangs.

There have been hundreds of aliens that have graced the silver screen throughout the history of cinema, but none quite like the unknown alien attackers Cornish and Elizalde collaborated on for Attack the Block, and for this installment of Practical-ly Perfect, I thought it was time to give these badass otherworldly creatures, and the folks behind them, their due. According to Elizalde:

“Joe was a director who was »

- Heather Wixson

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BritBox Beefs Up Offering With Idris Elba, Sean Bean Series in Fall Lineup

18 August 2017 5:27 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

New series starring Idris Elba and Sean Bean are to debut in the U.S. via BritBox this fall as the subscription streaming service tries to beef up its slate.

A joint venture between BBC Worldwide and ITV, BritBox offers the largest collection of British television in the U.S. But upon its launch in March, it came under some criticism that it mostly offered recycled classics and lacked many of the BBC and ITV’s new headline shows, possibly because those were reserved for other outlets such as BBC America. The new fall lineup, announced Thursday, brings a number of fresh offerings.

Critically acclaimed BBC drama “Broken” (pictured), which stars Bean as a maverick Catholic priest presiding over a parish in Northern England, will make its American debut after having launched in Britain in May. The show, created and written by Jimmy McGovern, co-stars Anna Friel, Adrian Dunbar and “Ray Donovan” star Paula Malcomson.

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- Robert Mitchell

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PETA urges Doctor Who producer to make Jodie Whittaker's character vegan

8 August 2017 12:59 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Joining the chorus of individuals who'd like to put in requests for the upcoming season of the BBC's Doctor Who, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment to Animals), an American animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, want the producers of the show to make their newest Doctor vegan. In the wake of Attack The Block actress Jodie Whittaker being selected... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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John Boyega Dishes on the Next ‘Star Wars,’ Carrie Fisher and Why He Doesn’t Watch ‘Game of Thrones’

8 August 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Boyega may have starred in one of the biggest hits in history, but the “Star Wars” actor is still able to walk the supermarket aisles without being swarmed by paparazzi.

One movie can’t change your life to the point where you can’t walk the streets,” he tells Variety. “I go to the supermarket. I do my own shopping. I go out to the park with my friends. I go to the movies. Some people recognize me, but with most it doesn’t register.”

Boyega’s good looks and intensity have earned him comparisons to a “young Denzel.” His role as Finn, a former stormtrooper turned rebel warrior, in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” propelled him to the top of casting directors’ lists. In the wake of the film’s success, he’s lined up showy roles in a “Pacific Rim” sequel and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit.” But Boyega knows that in Hollywood, stardom »

- Brent Lang

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Jodie Whittaker Praised by Former ‘Doctor Who’ Star Christopher Eccleston: ‘What Could Go Wrong?’

6 August 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Reaction to this month’s announcement that Jodie Whittaker will serve as the first female Doctor on “Doctor Who” and the 13th overall has been largely positive, though some have objected for totally-not-sexist reasons. Adding to the praise is Christopher Eccleston, who played the Ninth Doctor and more recently starred on “The Leftovers.” In a BBC Radio 4 interview, the actor responded with praise: “She’s working class, she’s northern, what can go wrong?”

Read More‘Doctor Who’: Why Jodie Whittaker Is Such an Exciting Choice for the 13th Doctor

Whittaker has also appeared on “Broadchurch” for the entirety of its three-season run and been seen in such films as “Attack the Block,” “One Day,” and “Black Sea.” Peter Capaldi, the current Doctor whose tenure will officially come to an end on this year’s Christmas special, has called Whittaker “a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm”; David Tennant, »

- Michael Nordine

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Jodie Whittaker Praised by Former ‘Doctor Who’ Star Christopher Eccleston: ‘What Could Go Wrong?’

6 August 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Reaction to this month’s announcement that Jodie Whittaker will serve as the first female Doctor on “Doctor Who” and the 13th overall has been largely positive, though some have objected for totally-not-sexist reasons. Adding to the praise is Christopher Eccleston, who played the Ninth Doctor and more recently starred on “The Leftovers.” In a BBC Radio 4 interview, the actor responded with praise: “She’s working class, she’s northern, what can go wrong?”

Read More‘Doctor Who’: Why Jodie Whittaker Is Such an Exciting Choice for the 13th Doctor

Whittaker has also appeared on “Broadchurch” for the entirety of its three-season run and been seen in such films as “Attack the Block,” “One Day,” and “Black Sea.” Peter Capaldi, the current Doctor whose tenure will officially come to an end on this year’s Christmas special, has called Whittaker “a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm”; David Tennant, »

- Michael Nordine

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John Boyega On Pacific Rim 2

3 August 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

As a person that first became a fan of John Boyega in the 2011 film Attack the Block, his career has been one I have enjoyed watching grow. He truly rose to mainstream fame when he was cast as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Boyega recently stopped by the EW Morning Live show and spoke about the upcoming film, Pacific Rim: Uprising.

It’s going to be so cool. This is a fun movie. It’s there to entertain. It’s larger than life. Just go in there looking to have a great time. Get you popcorn nice and warm. Your eyes are going to be peeled. We’ve got a spectacle and [Guillermo] Del Toro’s influence is still there. It’s going to be really, really cool.Related: John Boyega Shows Off Finn's New Blaster From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Boyega really hypes up the fighting scenes »

- Seth McDonald

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John Boyega Says ‘Detroit’ Was a Bigger Career Break Than ‘Star Wars’

2 August 2017 3:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For most actors looking to break into Hollywood, landing the lead role in a massive franchise like “Star Wars” is the pinnacle, the big dream. But John Boyega has other dreams.

While the British actor first caught the industry’s attention with his feature debut in Joe Cornish’s 2011 indie sci-fi hit “Attack the Block,” he’s undoubtedly best known for his starring role in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as wide-eyed former stormtrooper Finn. Along with Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac, Boyega’s role in the expanding series is the kind of star-making gig that most actors his age would kill to get.

But as much as he loves “Star Wars,” Boyega is adamant about the importance of his newest film, Kathryn Bigelow’s fact-based “Detroit.” To him, this is the big one. “This particular movie has been the biggest movie of my career so far,” Boyega told IndieWire in a recent interview. »

- Kate Erbland

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Former ‘Doctor Who’ Star Jenna Coleman Weighs In on New Doctor: ‘I Can’t Wait to Hear Her Speak’

31 July 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Whoniverse is rallying behind the newest Doctor, even former companions who are flying through the universe.

Read More‘Doctor Who’: Pearl Mackie Confirms She’s Exiting Series After Christmas Episode

At the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday morning,  Jenna Coleman weighed in on the news that Jodie Whittaker will become the first-ever woman to play the lead on the BBC’s long-running sci-fi series “Doctor Who.”

“Oh, I love it,” she said via satellite. “I think it’s genius. I think she’s brilliant and lovely.”

Coleman had played companion Clara Oswald on the series alongside Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor and later, Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. She left the show in 2015.

Coleman added, “I can’t wait to hear her speak. I want to hear the voice. I think it’s very exciting times.”

After leaving “Doctor Who,” the actress signed on »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Former ‘Doctor Who’ Star Jenna Coleman Weighs In on New Doctor: ‘I Can’t Wait to Hear Her Speak’

31 July 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Whoniverse is rallying behind the newest Doctor, even former companions who are flying through the universe.

Read More‘Doctor Who’: Pearl Mackie Confirms She’s Exiting Series After Christmas Episode

At the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday morning,  Jenna Coleman weighed in on the news that Jodie Whittaker will become the first-ever woman to play the lead on the BBC’s long-running sci-fi series “Doctor Who.”

“Oh, I love it,” she said via satellite. “I think it’s genius. I think she’s brilliant and lovely.”

Coleman had played companion Clara Oswald on the series alongside Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor and later, Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. She left the show in 2015.

Coleman added, “I can’t wait to hear her speak. I want to hear the voice. I think it’s very exciting times.”

After leaving “Doctor Who,” the actress signed on »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Male Nerd Entitlement And The Threat of (Fictional) Women

27 July 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you’ve been anywhere near the Internet recently, you’ve no doubt read that BBC fan favorite “Doctor Who” has cast Jodie Whittaker to play the thirteenth Doctor, making her the first woman to ever play the protagonist in the show’s 54-year history. The Doctor, an alien who regenerates as another humanoid being instead of dying, has “coincidentally” reappeared as a white man for the show’s duration. Whittaker, of “Broadchurch” and “Attack the Block” fame, will take on the historical mantle of first female Doctor when the show debuts its 11th season next year.

Continue reading Male Nerd Entitlement And The Threat of (Fictional) Women at The Playlist. »

- Lena Wilson

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Pacific Rim: Uprising Teaser Trailer Rallies The Troops

20 July 2017 11:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Jaeger program is looking for new recruits.

As the Internet grinds to a halt in anticipation of San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary has unleashed the first teaser trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the Steven S. DeKnight-directed creature feature that places John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) in the driving seat.

For when the Kaiju stage their resurgence, the former Attack the Block actor will lead the human resistance as Jake Pentecost, son of the apocalypse-canceling Stacker (Idris Elba). That leaves Boyega with some mighty big boots to fill – both human and otherwise – if he’s to command the story in the spirit of his on-screen father, but we’re quietly confident that the rising star is ready to step up to the plate. You’ll be able to catch a fleeting glimpse of him suited up at the tail-end of Uprising‘s first teaser, which spends close to »

- Michael Briers

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BBC Responds to Complaints About Jodie Whittaker Starring in Doctor Who With a Perfect Statement

19 July 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Chances are you've read some tweet or think piece about the new star of Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker. Gasp! Yes, the Doctor will be a woman. You may recognize Whittaker from Broadchurch, Attack the Block or Black Mirror. Yes, she's an accomplished actor too! BBC, the UK home of Doctor Who, has received complaints about the casting of the first woman in the title role and had to issue a statement about the naysayers. Really. "Some viewers contacted us unhappy that Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the new Doctor," the BBC complaint report website says. And their response? "Since the first Doctor regenerated back in 1966, the concept of the Doctor as a constantly evolving being has »

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