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New X Men,Apocalypse To Feature Young Jean Grey & Cyclops Action,New Details

19 November 2014 2:42 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to a new report from Comicbookmovie.com and their sources, the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse" folks are looking to feature some action that features a young Scott Summers aka Cyclops and Jean Grey. Some of the actors they're currently eying for the roles are: Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar), Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), and Elle Fanning (Super 8). TheWrap reports that Chloe Moretz and Elle Fanning have met with director ,Bryan Singer, recently, though no official offers have been made and a number of other names are still in the running. Some of them, include: Academy Award nominated actress ,Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Ben Hardy (Eastenders), Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society) ,and as mentioned earlier, Timothee Chalamet of Homeland fame. The movie is currently set to hit theaters on May 18th, 2016. »

- Megan

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X-Men: Apocalypse starts casting its Jean Grey and Cyclops

19 November 2014 9:16 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

In the “original trilogy” of X-Men movies, Famke Janssen was Bryan Singer and Brett Ratner’s Jean Grey. She was a force to be reckoned with, and she wore a heck of a lot of red. On the other side of the Jean-Scott coin, James Marsden’s Cyclops had enough cheek and charm to throw off Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) as a rival for Jean Grey’s attentions.

But that was then. This is now. Let’s get into some Days of Future Past spoilers.

With X-Men: Days Of Future Past rebooting the X-Men timeline and essentially erasing everything that happened in X-Men: The Last Stand, it makes sense that Janssen and Marsden are back, casually talking to Logan  at the end of Days of Future Past as if nothing happened.

In that scene, however, it’s clear that this is when Professor Xavier is much older (and more bald) – as »

- Sasha James

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X-men: Apocalypse - Actors Up for Young Jean Grey and Cyclops

19 November 2014 8:07 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse is going introduce fans to a younger version of Jean Grey and Cyclops. The characters were previously portrayed by Famke Janssen and James Marsden. It wouldn’t make sense for them to reprise their roles, though, because the story for the upcoming sequel is set in the 1980s.

According to The Wrap the studio, is looking at casting either Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), Elle Fanning (Super 8) or Hailee Steinfeld (Ender’s Game) as a young Jean Grey. As for the part of Cyclops, they are looking at Ben Hardy (EastEnders), Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society), and Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar). The news comes from multiple sources close to the production at 20th Century Fox.

An insider confirmed that both Moretz and Fanning have met with Singer recently, but there are other up-and-coming actresses still in the mix. No official test offers have been made yet, but »

- Joey Paur

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X-Men: Apocalypse Shortlists For Cyclops And Jean Grey Emerge

18 November 2014 4:56 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though much of the cast from both X-Men: First Class and Days of Future Past will return for 2016’s trilogy capper X-Men: Apocalypse, there are several major roles that will be filled by franchise newcomers, namely those of present-day X-Men team leaders Scott Summers, a.k.a. Cyclops, and Jean Grey. Though James Marsden and Famke Janssen play Cyclops and Jean in the first few X-Men films, younger actors will take their place in Apocalypse, as it takes place in the 1980s, which is twenty or so years before the events of the first X-Men movie.

Thanks to TheWrap, we now have a new shortlist of actors for both Cyclops and Jean Grey, and they give us a good idea of how director Bryan Singer will cast the parts this time around. Three actors have been named as contenders for each role: Kick-Ass and Carrie star Chloe Grace MoretzMaleficent »

- James Garcia

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J.J. Abrams Congratulates ‘Star Wars’ First A.D. on BAFTA Honor

17 November 2014 1:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” helmer J.J. Abrams was one of those to send a message congratulating the film’s first assistant director Tommy Gormley, who received the outstanding contribution to craft award at the BAFTA Scotland awards on Sunday in Glasgow.

“I’d like to say three things. One: BAFTA Scotland rules. Two: Scotland rules. And three: Tommy Gormley rules. Tommy Gormley is not just the most incredible first A.D. I’ve ever seen but is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met,” Abrams said in a video message.

Gormley’s credits also include Abrams pics “Mission: Impossible III,” “Star Trek,” “Super 8” and “Star Trek into Darkness.” He has also worked on “John Carter,” “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and Roland Emmerich’s “2012.” Emmerich also sent a message congratulating Gormley, who received the award from thesp Simon Pegg, who appeared in “Star Trek,” “Ghost Protocol” and “Star Trek into Darkness. »

- Leo Barraclough

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J.J. Abrams Congratulates ‘Star Wars’ First A.D. on BAFTA Honor

17 November 2014 1:01 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” helmer J.J. Abrams was one of those to send a message congratulating the film’s first assistant director Tommy Gormley, who received the outstanding contribution to craft award at the BAFTA Scotland awards on Sunday in Glasgow.

“I’d like to say three things. One: BAFTA Scotland rules. Two: Scotland rules. And three: Tommy Gormley rules. Tommy Gormley is not just the most incredible first A.D. I’ve ever seen but is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met,” Abrams said in a video message.

Gormley’s credits also include Abrams pics “Mission: Impossible III,” “Star Trek,” “Super 8” and “Star Trek into Darkness.” He has also worked on “John Carter,” “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and Roland Emmerich’s “2012.” Emmerich also sent a message congratulating Gormley, who received the award from thesp Simon Pegg, who appeared in “Star Trek,” “Ghost Protocol” and “Star Trek into Darkness. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Maleficent Blu-Ray Review

13 November 2014 6:17 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Maleficent Blu-Ray Review

You may think you know the story of Sleeping Beauty, but Maleficent dares to opt for changing your mind about that. The story starts long before you imagined, with a young fairy who meets a young human thief. By way of impressive visuals, and surprisingly “normal” events, young Maleficent and Stefan become the best of friends. When Maleficent comes of age, she becomes the protector of her magical forest, which means when the King comes calling, and doesn’t fare well, she is the target of his rage. A now very ambitious Stefan sees an opportunity.

This naturally leads to a great betrayal, and Stefan becoming King. This gives us the opening to sell us the story that Maleficent isn’t just the evil witch who comes to curse Aurora, but is instead the largely justified, though perhaps overzealous, wronged fairy looking to exact revenge.

Though the »

- Marc Eastman

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Star Trek Into Darkness Concept Art Of Futuristic Props

3 November 2014 4:01 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Christopher Ross When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organisation has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Star Trek Into Darkness was directed by J.J. Abrams ("Super 8"), from a screenplay written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Returning for the sequel »

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Elle Fanning On Her Favorite Movies: ‘Virgin Suicides,’ ‘The Seven Year Itch’ & ‘What's Eating Gilbert Grape’ & More

31 October 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

2014 has been a busy and eclectic year for the preternaturally gifted Elle Fanning. The 16-year-old actress has starred in the second highest grossing blockbuster of the year (“Maleficent”) and one of the most successful stop-motion animation releases of all time (“The Boxtrolls”), but she’s kept diversity alive by staring in humanistic Sundance dramas like “Young Ones” and Oscillioscope’s latest, “Low Down.” She’s already been on the radar for top-shelf directors like J.J. Abrams (“Super 8”), David Fincher (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), and Cameron Crowe (“We Bought A Zoo”), and respected auteurs like Sofia Coppola (“Somewhere”), Francis Ford Coppola (“Twixt”), and Sally Potter (the deeply underrated “Ginger & Rosa”). While the general public might not be hip to her yet, the secret is out on Fanning, perhaps the most talented actress of her generation; a young Meryl Streep who just keeps steadily adding to her impressive CV. »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Lens Flare Supercut Makes a Case for the Derided Effect

29 October 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Remember when Disney announced that J.J. Abrams would direct Star Wars: Episode VII and all of Twitter lit up with lens flare jokes? (Not me. I made a Felicity joke.) Jacob T. Swinney thinks that (possible) overuse of the camera effect has led to an unfair devaluation of the camera effect. He writes,

Lens flares seem to catch a bad rap. While some are simply a stylistic element (and some are even mistakes), there are plenty of thoughtful and symbolic uses of light scattering through the lens. Here is a compilation showcasing the many different types and uses of lens flares in a variety of films. 

To prove that, he has made this compilation of purposeful, thoughtful lens flares throughout cinematic history. Or actually, mostly recent films with a few older ones thrown in for cred. Still, he makes a compelling case. Abrams even makes the list. The supercut is »

- Mily Dunbar

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John Williams Recording the Star Wars 7 Trailer in November?

27 October 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

While no one quite knows when to expect the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII, a new report claims that legendary composer John Williams is set to record new music for the film's first trailer next month!  Come inside to learn more and hear our thoughts on it.  

This latest scoop is coming from our friends over on Making Star Wars, and it pretty much coincides with some other rumors that have been floating around, along with some things I've been hearing as well.  Not too long ago, John Williams himself told people at a concert that he'd be working on the Star Wars: Episode VII score in "two weeks", meaning, technically he's working on it now.  

This can mean a lot of things, as composing takes time and he's likely just working on initial themes and music pieces, but maybe he was talking about something else.  Msw »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Bean Joins The Martian, Dormer Enters The Forest, Livingston Faces The 5th Wave, and David and Knapp Fight The Nice Guys

21 October 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We have some casting news for you today.  First up, Sean Bean has signed on to Ridley Scott's The Martian.  Scripted by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) based on an e-book by Andy Weir, Matt Damon stars as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough for Nasa to rescue him.  According to THR, Bean will play a Nasa flight director.  It seems like a safe job, but I'm sure Bean's character will find some way to die.  He'll probably choke on a donut or something.  The film also stars Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena and Kristen WiigThe Martian opens November 25, 2015.  Bean currently stars on the TNT series Legends and will next be seen in Jupiter Ascending and Pixels. Hit the jump for casting news regarding Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Ron Livingston (Office Space »

- Matt Goldberg

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Week in Geek: Gotham, The Walking Dead help geeks inherit the Earth

21 October 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Join Digital Spy's TV Editor Morgan Jeffery for a new weekly blog looking back at the very best in sci-fi, fantasy and cult television from the past seven days.

The Geek Has Inherited The Earth

2014-15 in Us television is most certainly the season of the geek. By the spring, Marvel Entertainment will have two interconnected series on the air, while DC - monopolising the TV world while its rival dominates the big screen - are behind five adaptations.

ABC's Agents of Shield may have been met with a mixed critical response and middling ratings when it debuted last year, but the network was suitably satisfied to order not only a second season but also a spinoff - with Hayley Atwell set to front period piece Agent Carter from January.

DC meanwhile is hoping to build on the enormous success of Arrow with not only a sister show - The »

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Keith David and Beau Knapp will play villains in Shane Black's Nice Guys

20 October 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Shane Black's (Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) 1970s La noir piece, The Nice Guys, has found two villains in Keith David (Cloud Atlas, The Thing) and Beau Knapp (The Signal, Super 8). Keith David will play a seasoned hitman while Knapp will portray his younger, accident-prone, motormouth partner. The two will go up against a private eye (Ryan Gosling) and a hired leg breaker (Russell Crowe) who must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death »

- Sean Wist

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This Is How J.J. Abrams Warns Set Visitors Not To Share Star Wars Secrets

7 October 2014 4:11 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It's well known that J.J. Abrams is a filmmaker who is a big fan of the "Big Screen Experience." During the production of his films he prefers to keep everything as secretive as possible, from the alien at the center of Super 8 to the villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness, all in the hopes that audiences won't know anything about his movies until they have purchased their tickets to see it. This legacy has continued with the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII, and, as it turns out, the writer/director is so serious about it that he actually got special poster designed warning visitors to the set that they absolutely cannot say anything about what they get to see from the movie. Frank Marshall, the legendary producer behind blockbuster classics like the Indiana Jones franchise, Gremlins, Back To The Future and more, was recently »

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First Trailers for Mockingbird and Mercy

7 October 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Jason Blum’s new label, Bh Tilt, is wasting no time in rolling out eagerly anticipated genre titles that have been stuck in picture purgatory. Today, less than a month after Bh Tilt launched, the banner made three titles available on Digital HD: Joe Johnston’s Not Safe for Work, the Chandler Riggs-starring Mercy, and Bryan Bertino’s Mockingbird, and the latter two have released trailers to go with their debuts.

The first movie from writer/director Bryan Bertino since 2008’s The Strangers, Mockingbird will be released on Blu-ray and DVD only at Walmart on October 21st, in addition to its current availability on Digital HD. In Mockingbird, “three individuals each receive an anonymous, unmarked video camera and a horrific ultimatum to continue filming… or die. Experience the terror through the eyes of these unsuspecting victims, with a chain of found-footage events so real and absolutely dreadful, you’ll »

- Derek Anderson

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Star Wars Episode 7 Poster That Threatens Crew Over Spoiler Leaks

7 October 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Cliff Chiang

As it happens, we don’t actually know a whole bunch about Star Wars Episode VII. Director Jj Abrams’ resurrection of the sci-fi phenomenon will, presumably, take us back to a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, but even that’s yet to be confirmed. We know the cast list, but nothing about the characters the ensemble will be playing. Besides the returning actors, anyway, but have we any clue what Luke Skywalker and Han Solo are going to be up to in their dotage? Nope.

There has been a continuous flow of speculation, rumour and potential spoilers since the new Star Wars trilogy was announced, but nothing’s set in stone yet. No official on-set photos, no trailer, we don’t even know what the darn subtitle is yet.

How does Jj do it? How is he keeping the lid on a mystery box »

- Tom Baker

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Watch: Final 'Interstellar' Trailer & Nolan Compares it to 'Close Encounters', 'Right Stuff' and '2001'

1 October 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

"It's not straight action and it's not straight thriller," director Christopher Nolan told Empire when discussing the tone of his new movie Interstellar. "I do liken it to the blockbusters I grew up with as a kid. A lot of them by Steven Spielberg. I don't like talking about Spielberg too much because he was the director on the project before me and I don't want to keep coming back to that, but the truth is, there's a great spirit to films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Jaws that I really wanted to try and capture, because I haven't seen it in a very long time." These are the kinds of words I love hearing, particularly that "I haven't seen it in a very long time" bit as Nolan recognizes the change in the cinematic landscape and wants to bring audiences closer to what he experienced with movies when he was younger. »

- Brad Brevet

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David Fincher Explains Passing Up Star Wars: Episode VII

29 September 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Long before J.J. Abrams landed the role of overseeing Star Wars: Episode VII, seemingly every filmmaker in Hollywood was linked to Disney’s coveted director’s chair. However, one of the few directors who actually entered talked with the company was David Fincher, who spoke recently with Total Film about his decision to pass on the gig.

“I talked to Kathy about it, but I think that it’s a different thing from… I don’t know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like. It’s tricky. My favorite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, ‘I want to do something more like that,’ then I’m sure the people paying for it would be like, ‘No! You can’t do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!’”.

While it’s not overly surprising that Fincher — who is considered one of the most astute directors in »

- Michael Briers

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Shamberg: “Anyone with a laptop is their own movie studio”

27 September 2014 4:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Pulp Fiction exec and BuzzFeed consultant hails digital opportunities for filmmakers.

Acclaimed Us producer Michael Shamberg has hailed the filmmaking opportunities afforded by digital platforms and new technology, during his Zurich Summit keynote today (Sept 27).

“There are enormous opportunities in this space,” the Pulp Fiction executive producer told Screen ahead of his address.

“Digital is the medium of now and it will only grow. Within a year or two in the Us there will be more money spent on digital advertising than on TV advertising – $80bn per year. As the revenue shifts for storytellers, more and more Hollywood industry will work in the digital space.”

“Just as Quentin Tarantino wrote scripts while working in a video store and a young Steven Spielberg made films on Super 8 in his bedroom, future filmmakers will emerge from having made films that they post online,” continued the Oscar-nominated producer whose credits include Get Shorty, Erin Brockovich, [link »

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

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