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Rumors Intensify For Jolie As Captain Marvel Director – But Is She The Least Qualified?

15 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The speculation surrounding the currently empty director’s chair of Marvel’s planned Captain Marvel movie continues to focus on Angelina Jolie. According to Collider’s updated story from their sources at Marvel, the appointment of Patty Jenkins as director of Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. has essentially kicked that speculation up a gear, moving the rumor status from the studio being ‘in pursuit of Jolie’ to being ‘in hot pursuit of Jolie.’ It remains to be seen whether the actress-director is either interested in making a comic book adaptation, or has the time – but the rumors highlight an interesting, yet frustrating trend in the current superhero genre.

There is no denying that both DC/Warner Bros. and Marvel/Disney have heeded audience calls for better female representation in their superhero movie franchises. Less than ten years ago, every major superhero release was led by male characters, but now, we »

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Alessandro Nivola joins Nicholas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

16 April 2015 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Nicholas Winding Refn has continued to map out his cast for his latest offering The Neon Demon, with the news that Alessandro Nivola has signed on to play a lead role in the film.

Nivola, who recently starred in Selma and A Most Violent Year, will join the project alongside Elle Fanning (Maleficent) and Christina Hendricks (Lost River), who he starred alongside in 2012’s Ginger and Rosa. Nivola is also set to join Bradley Cooper for a London revival of The Elephant Man.

The Neon Demon is set for release in March 2016 and also stars Keanu Reeves (John Wick), Jena Malone (Inherent Vice), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows) and Charles Baker (Wild).

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- Scott J. Davis

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Patty Jenkins To Direct Wonder Woman

15 April 2015 4:33 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In one of the fastest turnarounds in recent memory, Warner Bros. has found a new director for its standalone Wonder Woman movie. Mere days after Michelle MacLaren exited the project, Monster helmer Patty Jenkins has now been locked in to direct.

Warner Bros.’ decision to secure a new director implies its eagerness to push forward. Since Wonder Woman was first announced last year, the matter of who would usher the iconic warrior to the screen has remained at the forefront of industry chatter. MacLaren’s appointment was met with universal glee, as the experienced TV showrunner displayed zest and enthusiasm in her approach to the character. Her take apparently steered the beloved Amazonian away from her traditional comic backstory and into a new direction, and thus, the creative differences reason was cited in the majority of reports on her departure.

This news comes directly after a report signaling Angelina Jolie’s involvement hit the web. »

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‘The Snow Queen 2’ heads to Us

13 April 2015 2:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: eOne nabs North American rights to 3D animation.

eOne has picked up Us and Canadian rights to Wizart Animation’s popular 3D family feature The Snow Queen 2.

The sequel to Russian animation The Snow Queen (2012) includes a voice cast of Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Sharlto Copley (Maleficent), Bella Thorne (Blended) and Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games).

The film tells the story of the troll Orm who has become a hero after the victory over the evil Snow Queen. However, after grossly exaggerating his exploits in the Snow Queen’s downfall, Orm learns that friendship and happiness can’t be won through deceit.

Alexey Tsitsilin directs. Producers are Yuri Moskvin, Vladimir Nikolaev, Diana Yurinova and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted).

eOne will release in winter 2015.

“We are thrilled to be handling the release of Snow Queen 2 in North America, building on the success of the first installment. We look forward to sharing this classic tale with family audiences »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Giveaway – Win The Signal on DVD

10 April 2015 4:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of the new astonishing science-fiction thriller The Signal – available on digital download April 6th and on DVD April 13th – we are giving away a copy on DVD!

Starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Hannibal), Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones, Bates Motel) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Oculus) The Signal is packed with big action and even bigger ideas, with shades of modern science-fiction classics such as Source Code and Looper.

The Signalis available to order via Amazon and iTunes.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, April 26th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

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By entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, which you can read here. »

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Win ‘The Signal’ Starring Laurence Fishburne On DVD!

7 April 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of the new astonishing science-fiction thriller The Signal – available on digital download April 6th and on DVD April 13th – we are giving away a copy on DVD!

Starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Hannibal), Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones, Bates Motel) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Oculus) The Signal is packed with big action and even bigger ideas, with shades of modern science-fiction classics such as Source Code and Looper.

The Signal is available to order now from:

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To be in with a chance of winning a copy on DVD, just tell us the name of Fishburne’s character in The Matrix

Send your answer, with your name and address, to our box below with the subject ‘The Signal’ and we’ll pick those winners on April 18th.

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Competition: Win sci-fi thriller ‘The Signal’ on DVD

7 April 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of the new astonishing science-fiction thriller The Signal – available on digital download April 6th and on DVD April 13th – we are giving away a copy on DVD! Starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Hannibal), Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones, Bates Motel) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, OculusThe Signal is packed with big action and even bigger ideas, with shades of modern science-fiction classics such as Source Code and Looper.

The Signal is available to pre-order today on DVD: http://amzn.to/1Bg5PJC | iTunes: http://apple.co/1Fz5GaX

To win a copy of The Signal on DVD, just answer the following question:

Which of the following sci-fi movies also starred Laurence Fishburne? Was it:

a) Armoured

b) Event Horizn

c) The Death and Life of Bobby Z

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave »

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Angelina Jolie reflects on Unbroken: "I prefer directing to acting"

1 April 2015 4:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Angelina Jolie has revealed she "prefers directing to acting" as she reflected on making World War II drama Unbroken.

The actress and filmmaker also discussed the struggle of the biopic's protagonist Louis Zamperini with Elle magazine, saying that "our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are."

"I prefer directing to acting," said Jolie, when asked about the artistic need that is satisfied by directing movies.

"There is huge freedom that comes from being behind the camera. It brings a lot of responsibilities as well, but is intensely rewarding.

"Particularly the chance to help draw out the best in young actors, like Jack O'Connell in Unbroken, who is a remarkable talent."

The drama follows former Olympian turned war hero Zamperini (O'Connell) and his survival during a harrowing 47 days in a raft to being held captive in a prisoner-of-war camp.

Speaking about Zamperini's great struggle, Jolie said: "I do believe »

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies gets February 2016 release date

31 March 2015 2:29 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has had a release date set of February 19, 2016.

The film, which is based on the 2009 parody novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, will see Jane Austen's classic reimagined as a horror story.

As the Bennet sisters deal with society's pressure to marry, they must also contend with hordes of zombies rampaging across the English countryside.

The film stars Cinderella's Lily James as Elizabeth Bennet, Maleficent's Sam Riley as Mr Darcy and Doctor Who's Matt Smith as Mr Collins.

Elizabeth's sisters will be played by Bella Heathcote (Jane), Ellie Bamber (Lydia), Millie Brady (Mary) and Suki Waterhouse (Kitty).

Burr Steers directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with David O Russell, while the film is produced by Brian Oliver, Allison Shearmur, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Tyler Thompson and Marc Butan. »

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Katie Holmes Praises Fellow Supermom Angelina Jolie for Kids' Choice Speech: "She's an Inspiration"

31 March 2015 6:02 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Not even Katie Holmes can resist the power of Angelina Jolie. The Woman in Gold actress, 36, was in the audience at the Kids' Choice Awards with daughter Suri on Saturday, March 28, when Jolie took the stage to accept the orange blimp for Best Villain -- and just like everyone else who watched the Maleficent star's speech, Holmes was utterly entranced. "I'm such a fan of Angelina," the Dawson's Creek alum gushed to Entertainment Tonight at the March 30 premiere of Woman in Gold. "I think [...] »

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Disney developing a live-action Mulan

31 March 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney’s slate of live action adaptations continues to grow with the announcement that they will next be tackling Mulan.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney have purchased a script by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hyneck that centres around female warrior Hua Mulan, the main character from the animated feature.

Originally released in 1998, Mulan told the story of a young woman who disguises herself as a man so she can take her father’s place and go to war. As well as earning Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations, Mulan brought home $304 million at the box office. It was never as popular as other 90s Disney movies like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin or The Lion King, but Mulan has its fanbase.

Disney have been on a role as of late with their live action adaptations. Cinderella has made an impressive $336.2 million worldwide, though that doesn’t quite compare to the Angelina Jolie-starring Maleficent, »

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'The Neon Demon' Begins Shooting with Keanu Reeves

30 March 2015 5:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Space Rocket Nation announced today the start of production in Los Angeles on Nwr's The Neon Demon. When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. Regarding the commencement of principle photography, director Nicolas Winding Refn said,

"I very much look forward to the odyssey I'll be taking with all these wonderful actresses (and a few guys) to travel beyond The Neon Demon where all I see is the wicked dying young."

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising,&#160Drive, Only God Forgives) with a screenplay co-written by Nwr and Mary Laws, the film's principal cast includes Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1), Karl Glusman (Stonewall), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), Desmond Harrington (Dexter, Gossip Girl) Christina Hendricks »

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Disney Developing Live-Action Mulan Remake

30 March 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It was inevitable that Disney would announce another one of its animated properties getting the live-action treatment, but the question was which classic would be chosen. Now we know what’s next up at bat, as THR reports that the Mouse House is working on a live-action retelling of Mulan, based on its 1998 animated film based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, a female warrior. The studio recently bought a script for the movie by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek and will be working from that foundation. This news comes on the heels of the studio’s live-action Cinderella opening a couple of weeks ago to stellar reviews and solid box office, which itself followed 2014’s Angelina Jolie-fronted Maleficent. The trend continues with Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book in 2016, Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in 2017, and the recent news »

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Production Begins on Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

30 March 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We've been told that Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon has started production in Los Angeles, and have confirmation on the cast, which includes Elle Fanning and Keanu Reeves:

"Los Angeles, CA - Monday, March 30, 2015 - Space Rocket Nation announced today the start of production in Los Angeles on Nwr's The Neon Demon: When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Regarding the commencement of principle photography, Refn said, "I very much look forward to the odyssey I'll be taking with all these wonderful actresses (and a few guys) to travel beyond The Neon Demon where all I see is the wicked dying young."

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive, Only God Forgives) with a screenplay co-written by Nwr and Mary Laws, »

- Jonathan James

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Disney Is Working on a Live-Action 'Mulan' Remake, Too: Report

30 March 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's no "Bambi," but Disney may already have already set its next animated flick due for a live-action reboot.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio wants to develop a live-action version of "Mulan," its 1998 film centered around the titular ancient Chinese girl, who disguises herself as a man to take her ailing father's place in battle. Disney has already reportedly purchased a script by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek that features the same Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, which inspired the original animated flick, THR writes.

While "Mulan"'s box office receipts were modest by Disney standards -- it pulled in around $304 million internationally -- the studio's recent success with live-action adaptations of its previous flicks has proven irresistibly lucrative. "Cinderella," starring Lily James, has raked in $336.2 million worldwide since its bow three weeks ago, and last year's "Maleficent," featuring newly-minted Kids' Choice Award-winner Angelina Jolie, hauled in a whopping $758.4 million. »

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Angelina Jolie Wows at First Post-Surgery Appearance: All the Details on Her Kids' Choice Awards Style!

30 March 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Always a class act! Making her first appearance since announcing that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, Angelina Jolie, with children Zahara, 10, and Shiloh, 8, by her side, stunned at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in L.A. on Saturday, March 28. The Maleficent actress, 39, payed a style homage to the Disney baddie in a tea-length, black Versus Versace dress with an arched neckline and a gold metal halter tie. Jolie also worked Versus Versace sandals and the Sydney Evan "Gold Spike Ring" and [...] »

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Angelina Jolie Tells Kids "Different Is Good" in a Passionate Speech

30 March 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Angelina Jolie had a big night on Saturday at the Kids' Choice Awards, where she gave an inspiring acceptance speech after winning favorite movie villain for Maleficent. The actress started off by thanking all her fans, saying, "When I was little, like Maleficent, I was told I was different and out of place . . . never good at fitting in." Angelina paused before adding, "And then one day, I realized something, something I hope you all realize: different is good." During the show, Angelina was seen smiling and laughing with her cute dates, daughters Zahara and Shiloh, and the two girls gave their mom a big hug before she walked on stage to accept her award. The show marked her first public appearance since writing a powerful op-ed in The New York Times about her decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes in order to prevent ovarian cancer. Watch her moving speech above, »

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Post-Surgery, Angelina Jolie Gives Powerful Kids' Choice Awards Speech (Video)

30 March 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In her first public appearance since announcing she had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, Angelina Jolie delivered an empowering speech at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards this weekend.

Jolie, who snagged the favorite movie villain statuette at the ceremony for her titular performance in "Maleficent," took the stage to thank her fans, and tell the young crowd how important it was to follow their own path in life.

"I want to say when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different-and I felt out of place, and too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in," the actress said. "And then one day I realized something, something I hope you all realize: Different is good."

Jolie revealed last week in a New York Times op-ed that she had preventive surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian »

- Katie Roberts

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Angelina Jolie Is Too Cute For Words With Shiloh and Zahara at the Kids' Choice Awards

30 March 2015 4:07 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Angelina Jolie may have had the most gorgeous dates at this year's Kids' Choice Awards - her eldest daughters, Zahara and Shiloh! The trio laughed throughout the show, and Angelina had plenty of hugs and support when she won the award for favorite movie villain for her role in Maleficent. In her acceptance speech, Angelina inspired the audience by celebrating being different and thanking her fans. The big night out marks Angelina's first public appearance since publishing a powerful op-ed in The New York Times earlier this week about her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in a preventive measure against ovarian cancer. As for the Jolie-Pitt kids, they seem to be stepping into the spotlight with their parents more and more: Shiloh hit the red carpet with dad Brad Pitt and her brothers Maddox and Pax at a premiere of Unbroken back in December. »

- Becky-Kirsch

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Angelina Jolie Makes First Post-Surgery Appearance and Delivers Inspiring Speech

29 March 2015 10:34 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

After days of opening up about her cancer prevention surgery, Angelina Jolie made her first big public appearance post-surgery during a fun Saturday night at the Kids’ Choice Awards with her daughters Shiloh and Zahara.

The Maleficent actress gave a powerful speech about being different during the show after winning Best Villain. “I wanna say that when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different,” she shared. “Never good at fitting in, and then I realized something, something I hope you all realize — different is good.” And of course, she ended the inspiring speech in true villainous style “And as your villain, I would tell you to cause a little trouble. It’s good for you.” She definitely knows how to stir up a little trouble, remember her Pda session with Brad Pitt at their kids soccer game? She’s the best.

[Photo Credit: Getty Images] »

- Kyle Hodge

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