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Hot off the international success of "Edge Of Tomorrow," Doug Liman is looking abroad for another potential hit, this time as a producer. Liman, along with Dave Bartis ("Covert Affairs") and Gene Klein ("Suits"), will be adapting the Danish TV hit "The Legacy" for the American small screen. The show "follows the four children of an internationally renowned artist who dies, leaving them to divide her estate. What was meant to be a quick and painless process exposes startling secrets and lies, turning their lives upside-down and forcing them to take a deeper look within and at one another." Universal Cable Productions has the rights, and America's obsession with Nordic television continues... [THR] Even though his name alone drummed up controversy and the box office for "Ender's Game" didn't seem to prompt the franchise everyone involved was going for, that won't stop another Orson Scott Card story from heading to »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The story follows a child who has been brought up to be a musical prodigy, and who is kept away from listening to other people's music to keep his creative expressions pure. Raised alone in a cabin by servants, he spends his days toiling on a complicated musical instrument.
Finally, he gains exposure to the works of Bach, and when discovered by a 'watcher,' the man is torn away from his lifelong composition and barred from making music ever again.
Card reportedly didn't plan to sell the rights to the film until he saw Zilberman's work with "A Late Quartet" and realised it could be translated to the screen after all. Zilberman, Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz will produce. »
- Garth Franklin
Sdcc 2014 kicks off soon, and we've already told you what's planned for Preview Night. Here's a quick recap along with the horror highlights of Day 1. On tap are "Hannibal," "Penny Dreadful," "Under the Dome," "Teen Wolf," The Walking Dead comics, WWE Studios, and Lots more.
Per usual, what we're posting is just the tip of the iceberg with panels running all day and evening. Check out our picks below, and be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2014 website for the full lineup.
Preview Night: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6:00 Pm - Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings
Constantine: Based upon the characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t »
- Debi Moore
There has been a lot of talk and speculation surrounding the possible inclusion of Robin in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Daniel Radcliffe recently expressed interest in playing the character, and it was rumored that Adam Driver (Girls, Star Wars: Episode VII) was up for the role of Nightwing. There's no confirmation on whether Robin or Nightwing will be in the movie, but there's a good chance that somewhere down the line one or both of the characters will be introduced into Snyder's DC cinematic universe.
So I came up with a list of young actors who could potentially take on the role of Robin in the film. Over the years there have been several Robins introduced in the the comics, and any one of those could be brought into the franchise. There's Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, and Carrie Kelley. Each one had a very different attitude, »
- Joey Paur
The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as »
- Brad Brevet
Walt Disney Pictures announced today that Ben Kingsley has signed on to provide the voice of the black panther Bagheera in The Jungle Book. Take a look at the brief, official statement from the studio, then read on for more details regarding this adaptation.
"Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney's upcoming The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks, The Jungle Book combines live action and animated filmmaking. The Jungle Book arrives in theaters in 3D on October 9, 2015."
Based on Rudyard Kipling's timeless novel, The Jungle Book centers on Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the wild by a pack of wolves lead by the mother wolf Rachka, along with a bear and the black panther Bagheera, voiced by Kingsley. In the Rudyard Kipling novel, Bagheera is featured in many of Mowgli's adventures, »
Oscar winner Ben Kingsley ("Gandhi") has been cast as the voice of Bagheera the black panther in Disney’s upcoming live action/animated "The Jungle Book." The "Book" cast already includes Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. Like previous film versions, "Book" will center on Mowgli, an orphan boy raised in the jungles of India by such friendly beats as Bagheera and Baloo the bear. Not all of them are friendly though -- especially the tiger known as Shere Khan. Disney first adapted Rudyard Kipling’s 19th century stories in the hit 1967 animated musical, and released a live-action take in 1994 starring Jason Scott Lee and Lena Headey. The latest version will be directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Chef") from a script by Justin Marks ("Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li"). Meanwhile, there's another "Jungle Book" taking shape at Warner Bros., with Ron Howard directing. Kingsley »
- Dave Lewis
Comic-Con 2014 is just around the corner and that means big stars are heading down to San Diego. Last year the venerable genre event had arguably more famous faces on hand than ever before. Granted, the entire cast of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" flying in helped (three Oscar winners and three other nominees among that group people), but Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Harrison Ford ("Ender's Game"), Jennifer Lawrence and the "Catching Fire" crew, Peter Dinklage and the "Game of Thrones" cast, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Vin Diesel, Andrew Garfield, the "Walking Dead" cast and, oh yeah, Metallica made the four-day fest somewhat historic. 2015 is shaping up as thought it may rival its predecessor. There is always the chance that Marvel will bring the mighty "Avengers" cast back to energize the Comic-Con for next May's "Age of Ultron," Sony Pictures may have a "Sinister Six" to reveal, a "Lost" reunion could be »
- Gregory Ellwood
Sciencegeek100 posted the following two image galleries taking a look at the visual effects used in films including The Avengers, RoboCop, Godzilla, Ender's Game, 300: Rise of an Empire, Man of Steel, The Wolverine and many more. The images feature the before shot and after, once visual effects replaced green and blue screen work and as much as I think visual effects are becoming a troubling crutch for today's filmmakers it doesn't change the wizardry that goes into making it all happen. »
- Brad Brevet
Some editor definitely earned his (or her!) paycheck for the first full trailer for "Star Trek" scribe Roberto Orci's upcoming undercover spy drama "Matador." Get through the rapid-fire cuts in the trailer and it reveals an intriguing underlying premise: Gabriel Luna is Tony "Matador" Bravo, a soccer player with the L.A. Riot who just happens to also be working as an uncover CIA officer. A-list Hollywood writer/producer Orci recently broke up his long partnership with Alex Kurtzman; they both collaborated with J.J. Abrams on "Mission: Impossible III" and the new "Star Trek" series. Orci also produced "Ender's Game," and makes his directorial debut with the upcoming third "Star Trek" film. On the small screen, he and Kurtzman most recently co-created "Sleepy Hollow" for Fox. "Matador" was created by Orci along with Jay Beattie, Dan Dworkin and Andrew Orci for El Rey network, Robert Rodriguez's new venture »
- Jacob Combs
You may have thought that X-Men: Days Of Future Past was absolutely over-stuffed with mutant characters. But for comic readers, that's not at all true. In fact, there's always more room for an extra mutant or two. What you may not know, however, is that X-Men: Days Of Future Past actually tried to sneak one more in, if the latest leaked concept art is to be believed. Above is the character design for Jubilee that went unused in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which was posted online on the blog run by costume designer Phillip Boutte Jr. His resume so far includes Man Of Steel, The Wolverine, Cabin In The Woods, Ender's Game and many many more recent blockbusters. Though it's not listed on his IMDb profile, the blog also seems to feature designs used for Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., so the guy knows his superheroes. »
I was pretty bummed when word came out that Bryan Singer had replaced Matthew Vaughn as the X-Men: Days of Future Past director and that Vaughn was instead going to work on bringing an acclaimed but relatively unknown comic book, Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' The Secret Service, to the big screen. Vaughn is one of the best action movie directors working today and his Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class movies rank highly on my list of best comic book movies of the past 10 years. I was looking forward to seeing what he could do with X-Men: Days of Future Past. I should add, though, that if Vaughn wasn't going to do it, Singer was a good choice because X-Men: Days of Future Past kicks all kinds of ass (review coming soon!). Well, here we have a trailer for what Vaughn has been up to with Kingsman: The Secret Service »
- Matthew McKibben
Entertainment One (eOne) and Colin Firth and Ged Doherty's Raindog Films are pleased to announce that Helen Mirren (The Queen, Red) and Aaron Paul (TV's Breaking Bad, Need for Speed) are confirmed to join Colin Firth in the upcoming Eye in the Sky. In this contemporary international thriller set in the shadowy world of remotely piloted "drone" warfare, Mirren will star as Colonel Michelle Madden, a military intelligence officer in command of a top secret drone operation. Paul takes the focal role of American drone pilot Steve Watts.
As previously announced Firth, who is also attached as part of an ensemble cast, and Doherty will produce the film alongside Xavier Marchand who will oversee production for eOne, in close collaboration with eOne's Svp of Filmed Entertainment Benedict Carver. Academy Award winner Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Ender's Game, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is confirmed to direct.
Active sales negotiations are already well-underway »
The Solution Entertainment Group is at the Cannes Film Market with the new film from American Splendor directors Bob Pulcini and Shari Berman, Ten Thousand Saints and they've released the first picture from the upcoming drama starring Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) and Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Ender's Game). Pulcini and Berman co-direct and wrote the script based on the novel of the same name by Eleanor Henderson. The story is described as a sweeping multi-generational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; Adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young--and old--are all major elements in this heart-aching tale of the son of diehard hippies and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture. Along with Hawke and Butterfield, the film co-stars Butterfield's Ender's Game co-star Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch (Lone Survivor »
- Brad Brevet
Mirren will portray Colonel Michelle Madden, a military intelligence officer leading a top secret drone operation on an operation that quickly spirals out of control.
Paul plays American drone pilot Steve Watts, with Firth's character yet to be revealed.
Mirren will appear in the upcoming The Hundred-Foot Journey and The Woman in Gold.
Eye in the Sky will shoot in South Africa from August. »
Paul Giamatti's Rhino may not have had a lot of screen time in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but that's ok because he'll be back for the sequel. At the end of the movie we got to see him terrorize New York City in his mech Rhino suit. The design of that armor was ok, but here's a collection of alternate versions that are a little better than what ended up in the film. Some of the designs feature four-legged and two-legged suits, as well as a some alternate helmets. It looks like the final look of suit is a combination of all of the designs that you will see here. The art comes from Robert Simons, who also worked on Ender's Game.
- Joey Paur
Colin Firth will reportedly star in upcoming thriller Eye in the Sky.
Ender's Game director Gavin Hood will helm the project, which follows a military intelligence officer charged with remotely commanding a top-secret drone operation to capture a group of terrorists from their safe-house in Nairobi.
Firth's own production company Raindog Films is also involved in the project, which hopes to start shooting in South Africa this August.
Firth said that he was pleased to be involved in a movie that explores such a "crucial issue".
"The use of unmanned aircraft in modern warfare and in the so-called 'war on terror' poses critical questions for us all," he added.
Well, this definitely made us do a double take! Hailee Steinfeld was snapped with what appeared to be a burgeoning belly in New York City on Thursday. But as it turns out, the 17-year-old actress is not expecting. Rather, her character is in the upcoming drama Ten Thousand Saints, which of course, explains the fake baby bump. The movie, set in the 1980s, also stars Emile Hirsch, Ethan Hawke, Emily Mortimer and Asa Butterfield, who previously appeared with Steinfeld in last year's Ender's Game. Earlier this week, it was announced that Steinfeld had joined the cast of Pitch Perfect 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 smash hit. No further details have been released, »
First up, Tim Blake Nelson is returning to the Marvel world after playing Samuel Sterns in 2008's The Incredible Hulk as he has signed on to star as the scientist Harvey Elder (aka Mole Man) in Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four, set for a June 19, 2015 release. THR Hailee Steinfeld's schedule has cleared, considering I don't think we should expect an Ender's Game sequel any time soon, and she's tuning up for a role in Pitch Perfect 2 to be directed by Elizabeth Banks. Steinfeld is the first confirmed new member of the cast, which includes original stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow. The film is set for a May 15, 2015 release. THR Speaking of no Enders Game sequel, Ender director Gavin Hood is also moving on, setting up shop at eOne to direct Colin Firth in the action thriller Eye on the Sky centered on London-based military »
- Brad Brevet
Gavin Hood, who more recently tackled space action and politics in Ender's Game, is bringing things ground-level for his next feature, Eye In The Sky. The film is poised to tackle the use of drones in modern warfare. While I would've liked to have seen that issue tackled in the now dead-in-the-water Top Gun sequel, there's still plenty of moral ambiguity to go around for other films. Colin Firth and Ged Doherty's company, Raindog Films, will produce the picture. Firth will also be »
- Sean Wist
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