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Movie News: Vin Diesel Strips Down for 'xXx' Photo; Scarlett Johansson's 'Ghost in the Shell' Nabs Villain

5 February 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage: Vin Diesel stripped down and shared two new photos from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, both featuring him with Bollywood star Deepika Padukone. The action sequel, now in production, also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jet Li. It's aiming for release next year. [Facebook/Instagram]   Ghost in the Shell: Michael Pitt (TV's Boardwalk Empire) will portray a villainous character known as the Laughing Man in the upcoming adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Scarlett Johansson will star as a cyborg in the sci-fi movie, which follows a task force that deals with very dangerous criminals. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) will direct; it's scheduled for release on March 31, 2017. [THR]   Zola: James Franco will...

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Michael Pitt cast as villain in Ghost in the Shell

5 February 2016 8:46 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Pitt has landed the villain role in the upcoming film adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

Pitt, who played James “Jimmy” Darmody in the hit HBO show, will star alongside Scarlett Johansson (Hail, Caesar!) as a character referred to as the Laughing Man who is part man, part robot and has “a unique sense of style and has been described as a bad guy filtered through the lens of a street artist.” British actor Sam Riley (Control) had previously been in talks for the role.

Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is directing the film, which sees Johansson in the title role as “a special-ops cyborg in a task force named Section 9 that deals in the most dangerous criminals and extremists.”

Ghost in the Shell is set for release on March 31st, 2017.

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Actor Michael Pitt Cast as the Main Villain in Ghost In The Shell

5 February 2016 6:03 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Boardwalk Empire" actor Michael Pitt has been cast as the main villain for DreamWorks' film adaptation of "Ghost In The Shell" starring Scarlet Johansson. Pitt will playthe antagonist known only as "The Laughing Man", a cyber-terrorist who is half human/half cyborg with a taste for the theatrical.

Rupert Sanders ("Snow White And The Huntsman") will direct the film based on a script by screenwriter Jonathan Herman. Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul producing. Michael Costigan, Jeffrey Silver, Tetsu Fujimura and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa will serve as executive producers. Paramount Pictures will co-finance and distribute the film which is scheduled for a March 31st, 2017 release date.

"Ghost In The Shell" is based on the critically-acclaimed Japanese manga by Masamune Shirow, which tells the story of a cybernetic covert-ops agent, named Motoko Kusanagi, who leads a highly-trained counter-cyberterrorism task force called Public Security Section 9. The special »

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‘Ghost In The Shell’ starts filming; Michael Pitt joins the cast

4 February 2016 11:22 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ghost In The Shell movie: The film version of the popular manga has started shooting, and Michael Pitt has joined the cast.

The Ghost In The Shell movie has started shooting. The big-screen version of the Manga series is being brought to the screen by Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, and will star Scarlett Johansson as a special-ops cyborg who is part of a task force named Section 9 that deals in the most dangerous criminals and extremists.

In more casting news, Michael Pitt, an alumni from Boardwalk Empire and the Hannibal TV series, has joined the film and will play its villain. He will play the character of The Laughing Man in the Ghost In The Shell movie, a part that The Hollywood Reporter describes as an ‘antagonist [who is] is a bitter and vengeful man with a body that is part robot.’

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Ghost In The Shell remake starts filming, villain cast

4 February 2016 10:22 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Michael Pitt joins the cast of Ghost In The Shell as The Laughing Man, as production begins on the movie...

After nearly a decade in gestation, a live action Hollywood remake of Ghost In The Shell is finally before the cameras. Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders is helming this one, and Scarlett Johansson is taking the lead role in the movie.

Now we learn too who is to be its villain. The role has gone to Michael Pitt, best known thus far for his work in Hannibal. He's set to play The Laughing Man in the film.

Filming is underway ahead of a released that's been earmarked for March 31st 2017. The movie has recently changed distributor too, with Paramount Pictures picking up the project from Disney.

We'll have more on Ghost In The Shell as we hear it...

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Ghost In The Shell remake starts filming, villain cast

4 February 2016 10:22 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Michael Pitt joins the cast of Ghost In The Shell as The Laughing Man, as production begins on the movie...

After nearly a decade in gestation, a live action Hollywood remake of Ghost In The Shell is finally before the cameras. Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders is helming this one, and Scarlett Johansson is taking the lead role in the movie.

Now we learn too who is to be its villain. The role has gone to Michael Pitt, best known thus far for his work in Hannibal. He's set to play The Laughing Man in the film.

Filming is underway ahead of a released that's been earmarked for March 31st 2017. The movie has recently changed distributor too, with Paramount Pictures picking up the project from Disney.

We'll have more on Ghost In The Shell as we hear it...

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Michael Pitt Will Play the Villain Opposite Scarlett Johansson in the Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Remake

4 February 2016 8:32 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

A good sci-fi movie is nothing without a good villain (just ask Eddie Redmayne), and luckily, Dreamworks' long-gestating Ghost in the Shell remake has found an actor eerie enough for the part. Michael Pitt, of Boardwalk Empire and, briefly, Hannibal, will play the villain in film version of the 1989 Japanese manga, which later became a critically acclaimed 1995 anime film. Scarlett Johansson is set to star as a cyborg in a special-ops team that targets cyberterrorism, while Pitt will play the Laughing Man, an expert hacker and cyberterrorist, described as "a bad guy filtered through the lens of a street artist." Technically, the Ghost in the Shell world features an even bigger bad, the mysterious Puppeteer or Puppet Master, but let's just table that discussion for a separate, more contentious web forum. Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders is directing the film, which is set for a March 31, 2017 release, »

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Michael Pitt in Talks to Play Villain in Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’

4 February 2016 4:38 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Pitt is in talks to play the villain opposite Scarlett Johansson in DreamWorks’ live-action adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Based on the popular Japanese manga created by Masamune Shirow, the story follows a female special ops cyborg (Johansson) who leads an elite task force called Section 9, which is devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists. She faces a stylish, hacker enemy named The Laughing Man (Pitt) whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology. Rupert Sanders (“Snow White and the Huntsman”) is directing the. »

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Michael Pitt to Play Villain in Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’

4 February 2016 4:35 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Boardwalk Empire” actor Michael Pitt is in talks to play the villain opposite Scarlett Johansson in DreamWorks’ “Ghost in the Shell.”

Rupert Sanders (“Snow White and the Huntsman”) is directing the adaptation of the popular anime film, with Paramount on board to co-finance.

Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing, while Michael Costigan, Jeffrey Silver, Tetsu Fujimura and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa are exec producing.

The story follows the exploits of a female member of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission’s covert ops unit (Johansson), which specializes in fighting technology-related crime.

Pitt is in talks to play Laughing man, who proves to be the ultimate hacker, capable of such feats as hijacking multiple video streams simultaneously, taking over someone’s cybernetic brain entirely and editing his own images out of someone’s cybernetic eyes, and all in real time.

Borgen” alum Pilou Asbæk recently joined the cast as well. The film »

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Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt to play villain opposite Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell

4 February 2016 4:24 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It was revealed early last year that Avengers: Age of Ultron’s Scarlett Johansson had landed the lead role in the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, and we now know that Boardwalk Empire and Hannibal star Michael Pitt will join her in the movie as its lead villain. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is directing

The post Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt to play villain opposite Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Kristen Stewart Has Naked Eyes! See the New Chanel Fashion Campaign

2 February 2016 2:31 PM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Kristen Stewart is Karl Lagerfeld’s muse again in a new Chanel campaign that will feature her–actually her eyes–in advertisements promoting a line of cosmetics. She’ll represent “various facets of the contemporary Chanel woman.” Lagerfeld, literally plucked her from the ashes of her cheating scandal with “Snow White and the Huntsman” Director Rupert Sanders and made her a fashion icon. ...Read More »

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Production start dates for Ghost in the Shell, Avatar 2, Alien: Covenant, Wolverine 3 and Transformers 5

1 February 2016 11:57 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to My Entertainment World, we’ve got details on production start dates for some of 2017’s big hitters.

The Scarlett Johansson-headlined Ghost in the Shell, which is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) will begin filming this month in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai.

Also set to commence production this month is the Fifty Shades of Grey follow-up Fifty Shades Darker, which sees Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson returning as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele alongside new addition Kim Basinger.

The release date of Avatar 2 may have been pushed back due to Star Wars: Episode VIII, but James Cameron will reportedly start shooting the follow-up to the highest-grossing film of all time in New Zealand in April.

Ridley Scott will begin shooting his Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel Alien: Covenant in Sydney, Australia in April, with Michael Fassbender reprising his »

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Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost In The Shell Movie Hops From Disney To Paramount, 2017 Release Date Still Intact

26 January 2016 7:56 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite reports to the contrary, Rupert Sanders’ live-action Ghost in the Shell movie remains on course for its March 2017 bow, but rather than Disney helping to shepherd the long-awaited manga adaptation to the big screen, Variety writes that Paramount has now picked up the project and will co-finance.

Indeed, Sanders’ sci-fi picture isn’t the only feature to be affected by the new distribution deal, with fellow adaptation The Girl on the Train also set to be released through Paramount, which also keeps hold of its original release date of October 7, 2016.

Thrusting Under the Skin star Scarlett Johansson into the lead role as Motoko Kusanag – squad leader of the elite Public Security Section 9 – Ghost in the Shell brings the fictional metropolis of Niihama to life in all of its neon-drenched glory. Last we reported, Maleficent star Sam Riley had emerged as an early frontrunner to nab the coveted role of the film’s chief villain, »

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Moves to Paramount From Disney

25 January 2016 7:49 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks’ “Ghost in the Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson, has shifted from Disney to Paramount, keeping its March 31, 2017, wide release date.

Paramount is also co-financing the film. Disney had previously announced the March 31 release date.

Pilou Asbæk stars in the adaptation of the popular Japanese franchise along with Johansson. Johansson will play a member of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission’s covert ops unit attempting to bring down a nefarious computer hacker.

Snow White and the Huntsman” helmer Rupert Sanders will direct the movie. Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing, while Michael Costigan, Jeffrey Silver, Tetsu Fujimura and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa are exec producing.

Ghost in the Shell” was previously adapted as an animated feature in 1995, but this will mark its first live-action portrayal. The success of the manga series has also led to a TV series and a series of video games.

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'Ghost In The Shell' shifts from Disney to Paramount

24 January 2016 5:44 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

DreamWorks’ cyber-thriller starring Scarlett Johansson has shifted from Disney to Paramount - although the March 31 2017 release date stays the same.

Paramount is co-financing Ghost In The Shell, an adaptation of a manga comic about an operative who sets out to bring down a hacker.

Rupert Sanders will direct the film and his credits include Snow White And The Huntsman. Avi Arad and Steven Paul are the producers. »

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Paramount to release 'Ghost In The Shell'

24 January 2016 5:44 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

DreamWorks’ cyber-thriller starring Scarlett Johansson starrer has shifted from Disney to Paramount although the March 31 2017 release date stays the same.

Paramount is co-financing Ghost In The Shell, an adaptation of a manga comic about an operative who sets out to bring down a hacker.

Rupert Sanders will direct the film and his credits include Snow White And The Huntsman. Avi Arad and Steven Paul are the producers. »

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First Poster For Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg Arrives

22 January 2016 7:36 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The first poster for Disney’s The Bfg is here.

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The Bfg” to life.

Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s The Bfg tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

The Bfg (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the Bfg prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. »

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Live action fairytale movies: UK release date calendar

21 January 2016 8:02 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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When to expect all the upcoming live action fairytale movies, including Dumbo, Beauty And The Beast and two Jungle Books…

You’ve probably noticed the influx of live action fairytales gracing cinemas in recent years. This isn’t about to stop any time soon, since re-spinning a recognisable fantastical yarn with real people instead of animated ones always makes big money for the studio behind it.

This process has become so popular that there are currently more of these live action fairytales in production than Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment or Star Wars movies. That’s a lot of films. (A whopping 21 by our count.)

Although it wadsn’t the first movie of this kind, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland – and its worldwide gross of over a billion dollars – can surely take the credit for kick-starting this trend. Here are all the in-development movies trying to repeat its success, »

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Us, Canada among deals for sci-fi 'The Call Up'

13 January 2016 12:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK, Australia, Japan also among key pacts for sci-fi starring Max Deacon.

Altitude Film Sales has secured distribution deals in a number of key territories for Charles Barker’s debut feature The Call Up.

Vertical Entertainment has picked up Us rights with Mongrel Media taking Canada. Deals were also finalised with Altitude Film Distribution for the UK, Nikkatsu for Japan, Defiant for Australia/New Zealand, Betta Pictures for Spain and Gate 23 for Airlines.

The Call Up follows a group of online gamers who are invited to trial a state-of-the-art virtual reality game, but what starts out like a dream encounter with cutting edge video technology – a perfect representation of soldiers in a warzone – takes a turn for the sinister when the stakes are raised to fatal.

Max Deacon (Into The Storm) plays the lead role alongside Morfydd Clark (Pride And Prejudice and Zombies), Ali Cook (Kilo Two Bravo), Parker Sawyers (Southside With You), Tom Benedict Knight ([link »

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Tr-8R Stormtrooper's True Identity Confirmed in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

7 January 2016 12:37 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on the verge of entering its fourth weekend in theaters, and a lot of fans are ready to watch it again. If only to see one of the film's breakout characters a second, third or fourth time. While Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma was supposed to be the next Boba Fett, that distinction was actually earned by a Z-6 baton wielding Stormtrooper who calls Finn out as a traitor before engaging in a baton-lightsaber battle on the grounds of Maz Kanata'a Castle. He has since been dubbed Tr-8R, and set off a firestorm of memes around the Internet these past couple of weeks. Earlier this week, we learned more about Tr-8R's backstory. And now, LucasFilm has confirmed the true identity of the First Order's most loyal soldier.

Tr-8R's official name is Nines. He earned that nickname from his Stormtrooper code Fn- »

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