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The road leading up to Pacific Rim: Uprising has certainly been a bumpy one. Development on the much anticipated sequel to Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim was filled with delays which ended up with the project being shelved entirely, but, after being brought back from the brink of death, production on Pacific Rim: Uprising finally got underway in Australia late last year. Phew. Under the... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
It's no secret that I hated Pacific Rim with every fibre of my being, but even I'm pretty intrigued by the upcoming sequel. Directed by former Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, the movie stars John Boyega as the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost, and as you can see from the new set photos below, it appears as if he's going to be a Jaeger pilot. He's certainly rocking the right sort of costume anyway! Beyond that, they don't reveal much, but there's a lot of blue screen being used. Pacific Rim: Uprising also stars Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Nick E. Tarabay, and Rinko Kikuchi. It was recently reported that Karl Urban had joined the cast, but the actor later took to Twitter to deny those claims (though we've heard that before). The movie is currently set to be released on February 23rd, 2018. »
In 2014, writer-director Neil Triffett and producer Lee Matthews won a Special Mention in the Generation 14plus section of the Berlin International Film Festival for their short film, Emo The Musical..
Now three years on, the filmmakers are set to return to the festival with the feature verison,.Emo the Musical. The high school musical satire has been officially selected for its international premiere at Berlinale 2017, again in the Generation 14plus program. Emo the Musical had its world premiere at Miff last August..
Returning to the festival was rewarding for the team, said Triffett.
.It.s wonderful to come full circle. We received such a terrific response to the short from Berlinale and its audiences in 2014, now to be able to return with the feature film is very exciting,. he said..
Producer Lee Matthews said: .The success of the short film in Berlin opened many doors for us throughout the industry. »
- Staff Writer
The heartening theme of recent years? Actors trapped in sub-par material elevating their game by working with top-shelf directors. Kristen Stewart has gone along this path, as has Robert Pattinson, and another actor attempting to course-correct his overall narrative is Charlie Hunnam. The “Sons Of Anarchy” star has struggled to make an impression on the big screen, and even in “Pacific Rim,” he never seemed comfortable in action-leading-man skin.
- Edward Davis
In a statement, Deputy Secretary, Justice Services, Arts & Culture, Samantha Torres said Gibson had led the agency through a period of .remarkable growth and renewal. and had achieved a great deal for the sector.
This included tripling project funding available for local and international production with introduction of the $20 million Made in Nsw fund, and increasing Nsw.s share of Aussie TV drama and features from 39 per cent in 2014-15, to 55 per cent in 2015-16 - with "an even higher share" expected in 2016-17, she said.
.Under Courtney.s leadership Screen Nsw has made unparalleled strides towards full gender equity with dramatic increases in the number of roles accorded female key creatives, and driven the creation of initiatives such as »
- Jackie Keast
Back when original Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro was set to tackle Pacific Rim 2, the filmmaker stated that all of the surviving characters from the first movie would return for the sequel. A lot has changed between now and then, with the director stepping down from the director's chair, while remaining aboard as a producer. Steven S. DeKnight took over as the director, while it was confirmed this summer that Charlie Hunnam will not be returning as Jaeger pilot Raleigh Beckett. A set photo has now surfaced that suggests a number of other original Pacific Rim stars are coming back for this sequel.
The photo was released on Instagram by cinematographer Dan Mindel, which shows the Alexa Xt camera that he was shooting with on that day. What many fans also noticed is that, attached to the camera, appears to be a cast list featuring Scott Eastwood and Cailee Spaeny, »
Right now, Universal and Legendary Pictures have Pacific Rim: Uprising (a new title that was announced last month) in production, and that means set photos have been cropping up online every now and then. Due to copyrights, we can’t really post any of them for you to see, but that changes today thanks to an […]
- Ethan Anderton
While many know and fondly remember John Boyega as Moses in Attack the Block, he really became part of the pop culture conversation when he took on the role of Finn in the massive blockbuster sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, he takes on yet another epic sci-fi franchise with Pacific Rim: Uprising, coming to theaters in 2018. It is a direct follow-up to Guillermo Del Toro's original 2013 adventure which pitted giant monsters and robots in a fight to the death.
Today, we have a photo from the set of Pacific Rim 2, which shows John Boyega in costume, confirming his role as a Jaegar Pilot. The Instagram user who posted this photo wasn't sure if she was actually looking at Boyega or his stunt double, but it has since been confirmed that this is indeed Finn in the flesh.
Boyega was earlier confirmed to be playing son to Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost, »
Doug Jones is no stranger to the lush, fantastical worlds dreamed up by Guillermo del Toro. Throughout his decorated career, Jones has become something of an expert in the field of creature effects (see: Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), and will soon lend his expertise to Star Trek Discovery.
But CBS’ rebooted series isn’t the only project lining Doug Jones’ 2017 slate – The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical new feature, is also cramming up the pipeline, and while chatting to Collider, the actor shed new light on del Toro’s eccentric Cold War drama. First and foremost, it’s “not a sci-fi film, [nor] is it a genre film,” according to Jones, who elaborated on both his character – a one-off fish man who’s considered the last of his species – but the otherworldly love story that underpins The Shape of Water.
“It’s not a sci-fi [film], it’s not a genre film, »
- Michael Briers
Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown has joined the cast of Marvel Studios' Black Panther in the role of N'Jobu, a figure from T'Challa's past. Directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed), Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman in the title role alongside Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke and Florence Kasumba. The film arrives in theaters on February 16, 2018, going up against 20th Century Fox's Larrikins. This superhero adventure is also positioned between Fifty Shades Freed (February 9, 2018) and Pacific Rim 2 (February 23, 2018).
The brief Marvel Entertainment press release doesn't mention that this character N'Jobu is not a character found in the Black Panther comic books. It's possible that this name is actually some sort of a code for a different character who is already established, that Marvel wants to keep under wraps at this time. Regardless of who he's playing, the actor joins »
One of the most anticipated movies of the year, despite there being so little known about it, is Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water. The filmmaker behind Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak and the Hellboy series is that much of a draw for fans. But now we do have some information on his next feature, and it's got us even more excited. Doug Jones, who has been a del Toro staple for decades (he played the Pale Man and the Faun in Pan's Labyrinth and...
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One of the most anticipated movies of the year, despite there being so little known about it, is Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water. The filmmaker behind Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak and the Hellboy series is that much of a draw for fans. But now we do have some information on his next feature, and it's got us even more excited. Doug Jones, who has been a del Toro staple for decades (he plays the Pale Man and the Faun in Pan's Labyrinth and Abe Sapien in Hellboy and its sequel -- pictured above), provided Collider with details on his role in The Shape of Water and the movie's premise. Turns out, he's playing another aquatic character, like Abe. It’s a 1963 drama—it’s not a sci-fi...
- Christopher Campbell
12 items from 2017
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