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It was recently revealed that Tilda Swinton will re-team with Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho for his next movie, and we now know what that will be and who is set to join the Doctor Strange actress as part of the cast.
As suspected, the filmmaker is going to move ahead with Okja, a multilingual monster movie which follows a young girl’s journey from Korea to America. She’ll act as the female lead, while a number of English speaking actors will take part in scenes set in New York.
Speaking of the other actors, we now know who at least four of them will be, as The Wrap has revealed that Jake Gyllenhaal (Southpaw), Paul Dano (Love & Mercy), Bill Nighy (Shaun of the Dead) and Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) have all joined the cast. With production set to begin early next year, more additions will no doubt be made soon, »
- Josh Wilding
Just hearing that the director of The Host, Mother and Snowpiercer is making a “multilingual monster movie” literally makes me feel like I am going to die of excitement. That’s right. Bong Joon-ho’s next feature, Okja, will be a monster… Continue Reading →
- David Gelmini
“I’m already planning more adventures with Bong Joon-ho. He is a great master,” Tilda Swinton said just last week, confirming plans to reteam with her Snowpiercer director. Like his previous effort, an English-language debut which grossed nearly $90 million worldwide and certainly more on VOD, we’ve now learned she’ll be accompanied by a major cast yet again for the director’s follow-up.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Kelly Macdonald and Bill Nighy are also in talks for the feature, which is titled Okja, according to The Wrap. Details are scarce, as one might expect in this stage of the game, but it’s looking like it’ll see him return to his days of The Host as it will be “a multilingual monster movie.” Despite all of the English-language actors currently in stages to join, the lead will actually be played by a Korean actress, yet to be cast. »
- Leonard Pearce
While Bong Joon-Ho has mentioned going back to smaller budgeted movies after "Snowpiercer," that doesn't mean he's shunning star power. His forthcoming, cross-continental monster movie "Okja" is gearing up with Tilda Swinton already revealing she has a role. And it looks like she'll be surrounded with a great ensemble, just as she was on "Snowpiercer." Read More: Review: Director's Cut of Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snowpiercer' Is Visionary And Thrilling The Wrap reports that Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Kelly Macdonald and Bill Nighy are lining up roles in the movie. Plot details are still being kept under lock and key, but the story will revolve around a rural girl from Korea who travels between her country and the United States, with dialogue alternating between English and Korean. The dealmaking process for these actors is still underway, but should it all work out, cameras start rolling early next year. Forget "Pacific Rim" and. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Kelly Macdonald and Bill Nighy are poised to join Tilda Swinton in “Okja,” a multilingual monster movie from “Snowpiercer” director Bong Joon-ho, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Details surrounding the project remain vague, but it is said to feature a Korean female lead and a host of English-language supporting actors whose scenes will be set in New York. Lewis Pictures is producing “Okja,” which is expected to start production early next year. Swinton has confirmed her involvement in the project, while the other actors are in various stages of discussions and while official. »
- Jeff Sneider
Tilda Swinton is returning to work with Bong on the project, and she'll be joined by four other high profile talents who've been paired up before - "Prisoners" co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano, and "State of Play: The Mini-Series" co-stars Bill Nighy and Kelly Macdonald.
The story is said to revolve around a rural girl from Korea who travels between her country and the United States. Dialogue will reportedly alternate between English and Korean. Filming aims to kick off early next year.
Source: The Playlist »
- Garth Franklin
Swinton and Joon-ho previously worked on the hit action-thriller Snowpiercer. Released in 2013, the film was a huge international success, though criminally it is still to receive a release in the UK.
Speaking at a press conference at the Busan International Film Festival for her latest film A Bigger Splash, Swinton said: “I’m already planning more adventures with Bong Joon-ho. He is a great master like Luca Guadagnino.”
A Bigger Splash is one of the gala presentations at the Busan festival, and debuts in the UK at this month’s London Film Festival.
- Scott J. Davis
Having discussed pretty much every aspect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe [follow all our coverage here], he’s now turned his attention to the Phase Three franchise launcher Doctor Strange.
Despite rumours last year that Marvel were moving away from origin stories and that Doctor Strange would begin the movie fully-formed, Feige has confirmed that the film will explore Dr. Stephen Strange’s journey to becoming the Sorcerer Supreme:
“For some reason people sometimes talked about how we’re not doing an origin story, we’re bored of origin stories. I think people are bored of origin stories they’ve seen before or origin stories that are overly familiar. Doctor Strange has one of the best, most classic, most unique »
- Gary Collinson
Tilda Swinton is always amazing, and she’s been making a lot of very interesting choices recently. After an unrecognizable turn in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck opposite Amy Schumer earlier this year, she’ll appear in Doctor Strange next year playing The Ancient One, a character from the comic books who has classically been portrayed as an elderly Asian man.
What else is next for her, though? Well, the actress has revealed that she hopes to soon re-team with Bong Joon-Ho, the director of Snowpiercer. Promoting A Bigger Splash at the Busan Film Festival, she said:
“I’m already planning more adventures with Bong Joon-ho. He is a great master like Luca [Guadagnino]. I do know what it is, but I don’t know that I can tell you yet. I do know what it is, and I do know that we’re making it next year. It is imminent, and it is very exciting. »
- Josh Wilding
Snowpiercer was one of my favorite films from 2014, so I'm more than a little excited that star Tilda Swinton is making plans to reteam with director Bong Joon-ho. While at the Busan Film Festival to promote Luca Guadagnino's A Bigger Splash, Swinton said “I’m already planning more adventures with Bong Joon-ho. He is a great master like Luca.” Here's what... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
British actress Tilda Swinton will work with Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho again after their successful 2013 film “Snowpiercer.” She was speaking at the press conference at Busan to promote Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino’s “A Bigger Splash,” their new collaboration after the Oscar-nominated “I am Love” (2009).
“I’m already planning more adventures with Bong Joon-ho,” said Swinton, “He is a great master like Luca.”
Swinton also expressed a desire to work with Korean K-pop star Kwon Ji-yong, best known by his stage name G-Dragon. “G-Dragon is a film star, whether he knows it or not,” said Swinton.
Meanwhile, Guadagnino revealed that all the visual effects for “A Bigger Splash” were executed by Korean production house 4th Creative Party, whose earlier credits include “Snowpiercer” and “Hwayi: A Monster Boy.” Guadagnino came across them while producing Park Chan-wook’s 2014 short “A Rose Reborn,” for which 4th Creative Party did the effects.
- Naman Ramachandran
"We control the engine, we control the world. Without that, we have nothing." We're excited to exclusively debut the new artwork by Alice X. Zhang being sold at the New York Comic-Con coming up in New York City next weekend. Famp Art has officially licensed and will be selling 24"x18" prints of this art for Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer - an archival giclee print on Somerset Velvet fine art paper. Famp Art, located at booth #2366 at New York Comic-Con 2015, specializes in creating officially licensed, limited edition screen printed posters of foreign films, classics and more. This is their latest poster unveiling - view in full below. Alice X. Zhang's print for Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi Snowpiercer, released 2014 in the Us, starring Chris Evans. The art above is by the wonderfully talented pop culture illustrator, Alice X. Zhang. Most of the prints will be available at the convention and there is »
- Alex Billington
Over the course of Phase One and Phase Two, Marvel has told several origin stories. Back in August 2014, a rumor surfaced that one of Marvel's most highly-anticipated movies, Doctor Strange, was going to shake things up a bit, discarding the origin story from the comics and starting with Dr. Stephen Strange already established as a superhero. With production now set to begin in November, Kevin Feige debunked that previous report, revealing that they are sticking with the origin story from the Doctor Strange comics, while teasing that they may have a different way to tell it.
"For some reason people sometimes talked about how we're not doing an origin story, we're bored of origin stories. I think people are bored of origin stories they've seen before or origin stories that are overly familiar. Doctor Strange has one of the best, most classic, most unique origin stories of any hero we have, »
Director Terry Gilliam’s long-gestating adaptation of Don Quixote has been delayed once again this week, with Contact Music reporting that the health of star John Hurt (Snowpiercer) has set the film back.
Hurt, who is the latest actor to take over the lead role of Quixote after the likes of Robert Duvall (The Judge) and original star Jean Rochefort, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over the summer. The acclaimed actor is currently undergoing treatment, but insurers on the film want to wait and see how his treatment progresses before completing their “sign-off”.
Gilliam remains hopeful that Hurt will be fit enough to return to the project, which sees him co-star with Jack O’Connell (Starred Up). O’Connell will play the role of Toby, originally “portrayed” by Johnny Depp (Black Mass) in the abandoned 2002 version of the film.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote was first scheduled for »
- Scott J. Davis
Sources indicate negotiations are still ongoing, and that schedules and finances still have to be figured out.
The story follows a woman (Blunt) devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who lives in a house that her train passes every day. Along the way, she becomes entangled in a mystery revolving around the married couple.
If the deals go through, Evans would play Ferguson’s husband and Leto would play Bennett’s husband.
While Evans reached A-list »
- Justin Kroll
Titan Comics have just announced that they will soon be releasing Snowpiercer 3: Terminus. This next book in the best-selling graphic novel Snowpiercer serie, will see both award-winning writer Olivier Bocquet and artist Jean-Marc Rochette return.
The first printing of Snowpiercer 1: The Escape sold out in quite literally days (we saw it going on to inspire the Hollywood blockbuster featuring Captain America’s Chris Evans) and this series is truly unmissable, so for that reason you do not want to let this book slip by.
The Icebreaker has finally stopped its endless loop around the world. The last known survivors of the human race are driven by the need to know; Could it be that they aren’t really alone in the world? Is there finally hope?
To keep up-to-date with news on the Snowpiercer graphic novels, join Titan Comics on Facebook or follow@ComicsTitan on Twitter. For more information about Titan Comics, »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Avengers Assemble, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, The Sinister Six, Deadpool, Gambit, X-Men: Apocalypse, Fantastic Four 2, Deadpool 2, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, Justice League Dark, Man of Steel 2, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, Vixen, Supergirl, The Incredibles 2, Heroes Reborn and more…
We’ll kick things off this week with Captain America: Civil War, and Sebastian Stan has been speaking about his return as the Winter Soldier in the Phase Three-launching ensemble: ““[The] character had, in my opinion, an introduction in The Winter Soldier — I mean, it was just sort of like a preview of the guy, which we get so much more of in Civil War. And I’m grateful for that. But to see that response to that »
- Gary Collinson
This was not the 40th edition of the “Festival of Festivals” that Toronto was hoping for. The 2015 Toronto International Festival began with legal issues forcing the Aretha Franklin concert documentary “Amazing Grace” to cancel its opening night slot and has pretty much ended with the withdraw of the Amber Heard drama “London Fields” after director Matthew Cullen took the film’s producers to court claiming (among other things) that they re-edited the film without his input. Considering how weak the world premieres were overall this year it was par the course for a festival’s whose opening weekend was colder and rainier than in recent memory. Granted, There were certainly a lot of good movies that screened at the fest this year, but almost every single one of them debuted somewhere else. That’s not good for an event that considers itself one of the premier film festivals in the world. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Obvious Child star will star opposite Captain America himself Chris Evans in the drama as well as Octavia Spencer (Snowpiercer), Lindsay Duncan (Birdman) and newcomer McKenna Grace. Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man) is in the director’s chair for this one.
Gifted “tells the story of Frank Adler (Evans), a single man raising his 7-year-old, intellectually gifted niece Mary off the grid in rural Florida. In an attempt to help her experience a “normal” upbringing, Frank enrolls her in school, attracting the unwanted attention of his scheming mother who fights for custody of the girl only to exploit her gifts for selfish reasons. A familial tug-of-war takes form as they attempt to decide what is best for this remarkable girl.”
No release date has been set for the film, but expect to see it »
- Scott J. Davis
Rumours of McAdams’ involvement have been circulating for a few months now, but speaking to The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider at the Toronto Film Festival, McAdams confirmed that she has signed on to play the female lead in the film.
Marvel hasn’t commented as yet.
Doctor Strange is set for release on October 28, 2016 in the UK and November 4, 2016 in the Us. Scott Derrickson (Sinister) is directing a cast that so far includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo.
- Scott J. Davis
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