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Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted an official TV spot packed with new footage from Edge of Tomorrow, the upcoming sci-fi from diretcor Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), which stars Tom Cruise as an officer forced to relive his first and final battle over and over again until he’s able to change the outcome. Take a look below…
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never »
- Gary Collinson
According to Schmoes Know, Kick-Ass 2 writer-director Jeff Wadlow has taken on directing duties on Sony’s long-gestating live-action Masters of the Universe reboot, filling the space in the director’s chair vacated by Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation). Wadlow has recently penned the script for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spin-off X-Force, and should this He-Man rumour prove true, it would seem that Fox will need to find another director to bring Cable, Deadpool and company to the screen.
Sony has been developing Masters since 2009, and in 2010 the studio hired Mike Finch and Alex Litvak to draft a script, which was entitled Greyskull. The script has subsequently been rewritten by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2) and Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), while the likes of Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Rian Johnson (Looper), Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), Kirk DeMicco »
- Gary Collinson
Star Wars: Episode VII is one of the biggest upcoming movies of the next few years. It’s so big, in fact, that it doesn’t necessarily need well-known stars playing the leads in order to attract an audience. Disney seems to be approaching casting with this in mind, and thus the studio has been seeking new heroes through open casting and a pool of newcomers (rather than handing out roles to already famous young stars).
The shortlist of young male leads includes young British theater actors and lesser-known film and TV stars like Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad) and John Boyega (Attack the Block), but early character descriptions suggested that Star Wars: Episode ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Deadline is reporting that Matt Gerald has been cast as a villain in Marvel’s Ant-Man. Which villain you ask? I have no idea, so here’s a pic of Gerald so you can tell me who you think he could possibly be playing.
Gerald joins Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Patrick Wilson and Evangeline Lilly in the film. Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End) is directing from a script he wrote with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block).
Ant-Man is scheduled to hit theatres July 17, 2015.
- Philip Sticco
An interesting fight is brewing between MGM and Universal. Last year, Universal paid $1.2 million to acquire the rights to Section 6, a screenplay by Aaron Berg. Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish is attached to direct, and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Skins) is set to play the lead. But on Friday, MGM filed a lawsuit to prevent production, claiming that the project is a James Bond “knockoff” and that it infringes on their mark.
Section 6 is about the creation of MI6 during World War I, focusing on the agency’s first director, George Mansfield Cummings, who was the inspiration for “M” in the Bond series. It is set long before any of the Bond books or films. Reading that description, you might think that MGM is being overly aggressive, trying to prevent any other film about MI6 being made, ever.
However, according to the filing, Section 6 features “a daring, »
- Mily Dunbar
James Bond producer Danjaq and MGM are suing Universal over the upcoming spy movie Section 6, which is about the formation of Britain's MI6 agency.
Court documents obtained by Deadline suggest that MGM is seeking to have Universal pay damages and shut down the project.
Danjaq is claiming that Section 6's screenplay contains concepts linked to the James Bond franchise.
A portion of the court briefing reportedly reads: "This lawsuit concerns a motion picture project, in active development, featuring a daring, tuxedo-clad British secret agent, employed by 'His Majesty's Secret Service,' with a 'license to kill,' and a 00 secret agent number on a mission to save England from the diabolical plot of a megalomanical villain.
"Most moviegoers would assume »
Howdy fright fiends! All of us here at Icons of Fright are pretty hardcore when it comes to being soundtrack fanatics. Whether it be Rob or Justin blasting away with their Death Waltz vinyl, or little ol’ me (Jerry), sorting through my insane amount of iTunes soundtracks or Mondo vinyl collection, the fact is that we’re constantly in adoration of all things music, especially when the tunes are from our favorite fright films. Since this whole month of April is one big celebration of our ten year anniversary, and we wanted to make things really fun, we decided that instead of just writing an article about Our favorite soundtracks, we would reach out to our friends and colleagues and ask them to join up and contribute to this one. So, without further ado, we bring you Icons and Friends: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!
Rob G. (Co-creator, Icons Of Fright, »
- Jerry Smith
Marvel owns the first weekend of April, 2014, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier storming the box office with an estimated $90-$93 million take. With The Avengers: Age of Ultron filming around the world as competing studios prepare to release their own various Marvel movies, the brand’s current dominance is indisputable.
As we look ahead to 2015, one of the most intriguing releases of that year is Marvel’s Ant-Man, which will begin shooting in Georgia this May. Directed by Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) from a script by Wright and Attack the Block director Joe Cornish, Ant-Man has already turned heads with some offbeat casting choices - Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, ...
- Anthony Vieira
As an inmate of Seagate Prison, Gerald’s character butted heads with Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin wannabe, Trevor. This could potentially link to Ant-Man as Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) did spend some time behind bars in the comic books before being paroled for good behaviour.
This leads us to wonder whether we’ll perhaps see Lang come to blows with Dave while serving his sentence or whether they both escape when The Ten Rings broke out Trevor. It’s all connected, and it’s thing type of thing which really distinguishes Marvel!
Of course, Gerald’s role in All Hail the King was a minor one, so there’s always the possibility that »
- Josh Wilding
James Bond is easily one of the most iconic characters in the history of Hollywood. The average person, whether they.re a fan or not, knows his code name, his favorite drink, his catch phrases and his basic personality. In short, he.s one of the most profitable assets MGM has, and apparently, executives will go to great lengths to protect their hold on the secret agent, even if it means starting a legal war with a giant company with plenty of resources to fight back. As we speak, Universal is currently prepping plans for an MI6 spy thriller called Section 6. Attack The Block.s Joe Cornish is on board to direct and Jack O.Connell from 300: Rise Of An Empire is scheduled to play the lead, but if MGM has its way, the movie will never begin production or see the light of day. Why? Because the »
MGM and James Bond producers Danjaq have filed a copyright infringement suit against NBCUniversal claiming that the studio’s “Section 6″ feature project is a rip off of the lucrative 007 franchise.
The suit, filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, also names screenwriter Aaron Berg.
“This lawsuit concerns a motion picture project, in active development, featuring a daring, tuxedo-clad British secret agent, employed by ‘His Majesty’s Secret Service,’ with a ‘license to kill,’ and a 00 (double-o) secret agent number on a mission to save England from the diabolical plot of a megalomanical villain,” the suit states.
“Most moviegoers would assume from that description alone that this lawsuit concerns the next James Bond picture. It does not. This lawsuit is instead about a James Bond knockoff that defendant Universal is readying for production, based on a screenplay that defendant Berg wrote.”
The suit claims that the project, »
- Ted Johnson
For the past few years (and arguably the decades which preceded them), the impact of British directors, writers and actors in Hollywood has been hard to ignore. However, there are also a number of filmmakers who have found great success both critically and commercially with movies made and based in the UK.
This success hasn’t escaped the attention of studio bosses in Hollywood, and many of the directors in particular are now making the leap from low budget fare to movies with budgets of $100 million or more. Here, we count down just six of the best British directors you should be keeping an eye on over the next year.
As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts on these selections, so be sure to let us know what you think below.
6. Joe Cornish
- Josh Wilding
Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams confirmed in January that Jesse Plemons was one of the actors he had met with for a role rumored to be a Jedi apprentice. Since both Black Mass and Star Wars: Episode VII are scheduled to begin production around the same time in May, it seems clear that he will not be a part of the sci-fi sequel. The Hollywood Reporter's sources indicate the actor did have a meeting for the Star Wars: Episode VII role, although has nothing materialized since then.
J.J. Abrams is reportedly meeting with "tons of actors," while going through script revisions, although nothing seems to have come from any of these meetings.
However, one »
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clarke all signed up for roles in Terminator: Genesis, the list of actors who will star in the movie continues to grow, with some very familiar faces added to the already impressive cast.
While the names of who they’re playing hasn’t been revealed (based on what we’ve heard so far, they could be characters from any of the previous movies or new creations), G.I. Joe star Byung-hun Lee has joined Terminator: Genesis alongside Mad Men’s Michael Gladis and House of Cards actress Sandrine Holt.
J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man) also has a role in the Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) helmed sequel/reboot, while it was recently revealed that Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games) has signed up to play the son of Miles Dyson, the Cyberdyne engineer largely responsible for the birth of Skynet.
Last week, a rumour »
- Josh Wilding
The Us House Of Cards actor and notable bald man Corey Stoll is currently in talks with Marvel Studios to appear in next year’s Ant-Man movie directed by Edgar Wright. Significant in that it’ll be the next ‘fringe’ Marvel movie to be made after this summer’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, it’s unclear what to expect from the film as the story – written by Wright and Attack The Block writer/director Joe Cornish – has so far been kept under wraps, aside from the information that Michael Douglas will play original Hank Pym and Paul Rudd his successor (at least in the comics) Scott Lang.
Ant-Man’s certainly not a household name – not yet, at least – so it’ll be interesting to see what fruits his translation to the silver screen will bear, as it’s unlikely a superhero film made by the director of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World »
- Mark Allen
(Cbr) Director Alan Taylor’s "Terminator: Genesis" has secured its final lead actor: Dayo Okeniyi. Deadline reports that Okeniyi, best known for playing Thresh in "The Hunger Games", has been cast as Danny Dyson, the son of the late Cyberdyne mastermind Miles Dyson, portrayed by Joe Morton in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day". Previously, "Attack the Block" actor John Boyega was rumored to be up for the role. Okeniyi is the final main cast member to join the cast of "Terminator: Genesis", signing on alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney. "Genesis" is said to be the first of a new "Terminator" trilogy, with the next two films rumored to shoot back to back. "Terminator: Genesis" hits theaters on July 1, 2015. »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
The Hunger Games actor landed the final lead role as Danny Dyson in the movie, reports Deadline.
Both Okeniyi and Attack the Block's John Boyega were apparently the top choices to play Danny but the role went to Okeniyi, who was also wanted in one of the lead roles for Jj Abrams's Star Wars movie.
Dyson is described as a "Steve Jobs genius" who is a crucial part of the conclusion of the film. He is the son of Miles Dyson, the brain behind Skynet, who was played by Joe Morton in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
A few days ago, it was revealed that "Attack the Block" star John Boyega was in talks to play the son of Miles Dyson in "Terminator: Genesis." It was also revealed that he's being considered for "Star Wars: Episode VII." And since both projects are shooting at the same time, he can only appear in one of them. Now comes word that the "Terminator: Genesis" role officially went to Dayo Okeniyi. He'll play the son of Dyson, the scientist from "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," who helped create Skynet. The son was briefly seen in the film. Okeniyi is known for such films as "The Hunger Games," "The Spectacular Now," "Runner Runner" and "Endless Love." »
Today, Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures completed main casting for their upcoming franchise reboot, Terminator: Genesis, with the casting of Nigerian actor Dayo Okeniyi in the key role of Danny Dyson, a brilliant inventor who, according to sources, factors heavily into the conclusion of Genesis and is also the son of cyborg developer Miles Dyson (played by Joe Morton in Terminator 2: Judgment Day). Danny, for those who don’t know, holds the key to the technology responsible for Skynet’s creation.
A few days ago, we learned that Skydance and Paramount were eying Attack the Block star John Boyega for the pivotal role. Boyega immediately became involved in a Hollywood tug-of-war between two veteran sci-fi properties: Terminator and Star Wars (which is getting a new lease on life of its own with J.J. Abrams at the helm). Evidently, the robots were no match for the Jedi, seeing as Skydance »
- Isaac Feldberg
Terminator: Genesis, the first in a proposed new series of Terminator films already has Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jai Courtney (Divergent) and Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) attached, and good old Arnold is going to be back, but now, according to Variety, Thresh from The Hunger Games has joined on as the son of Miles Dyson; Dyson memorably perished to save the future in Terminator 2.
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