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Earlier this week it was reported that Paramount had identified a shortlist of directors to replace Roberto Orci on Star Trek 3, with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) and Duncan Jones (Source Code) all said to be in contention.
Well, we can now scratch one of those names from the list, with Duncan Jones – who is currently putting the finishing touches to his Warcraft movie – ruling himself out of the running for the job, stating on Twitter that:
Very flattering being on short list for Star Trek, but won’t be doing it. Absolutely Must make my own thing next, or I’ll die of old age!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) December 15, 2014
So, who would you like to see taking the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise’s next big screen outing? »
- Gary Collinson
Since it was announced last year, we’ve heard a lot of talk about one half of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but not so much on the other. Over the weekend our comments section blew up as people gave their thoughts on the colour of Batman’s new outfit, but there wasn’t so much talk about Superman when his costume was revealed.
Warning – potential spoilers…
So, just what will become of the Last Son of Krypton in this team-up movie? Well, according to Bad Ass Digest, the destruction caused by the fight between Superman and Zod in Man of Steel will play a major role in the plot for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. According to their sources who have read the script, Superman has become a very controversial figure, having intervened in America’s fight in the Middle East and has even been banned from Chinese airspace. »
- Luke Owen
Paramount Pictures is still moving forward with Star Trek 3, despite parting ways with director Roberto Orci earlier this month. No reason was given for the departure, but the filmmaker revealed last week that he is still involved with the sequel as they search for a new director. A new report from Badass Digest reveals that Roberto Orci may have parted ways with Paramount because the studio wanted to make the sequel more like Marvel's current box office hit Guardians of the Galaxy.
The site reports that there are two different stories floating around about Roberto Orci's last days on Star Trek 3, one is that he quit because he refused to address the studio's notes on the script, which was also dumped, and the other is that Paramount actually pulled the plug on the project a month ago, engaging in talks with other filmmakers before officially announcing that Roberto Orci has stepped away. »
It seems that Paramount Pictures has wasted little time in the search for a new director on Star Trek 3 following Roberto Orci’s decision to step down from the helm, and despite the best efforts of a fan campaign to #BringRikerIn, Jonathan Frakes is absent from the shortlist…
According to Deadline, the studio has already met with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), although Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) and Duncan Jones (Source Code) are all on Paramount’s shortlist. Initially, it was also though that Edgar Wright (The World’s End) was in contention, although he’s absent from this latest list.
Who would you like to see directing Star Trek 3 from those names above? Let us know your thoughts…
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- Gary Collinson
Moon director Jones was mentioned as a contender in the outlet's report, but he has refuted any involvement with the project on Twitter.
"Very flattering being on short list for Star Trek, but won't be doing it. Absolutely Must make my own thing next, or I'll die of old age," he wrote.
We’ve seen a couple of shots of Ben Affleck in the Batsuit in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but not in colour… until now. ComicBook has discovered a colourised version of the first official photo of Affleck’s Dark Knight, which is taken directly from Zack Snyder’s Cruel & Unusual Films production company website…
So, pretty much as expected, but now that we know exactly what colour scheme they’ve gone with, how do you think it stacks up against the previous all-black versions we’ve seen on the big screen?
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25th, 2016 with Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) and Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, »
- Gary Collinson
The Fast & Furious franchise will never be the same without Paul Walker, but at least we'll get to see him one more time in Furious 7. The film's trailer showcases more stunts than ever, and now, pictures are out. Walker costars alongside Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, and more familiar faces in the movie, but now we also have a look at newcomers Jason Statham (who appeared briefly at the end of Furious 6) and Kurt Russell. Check out all the pictures before the movie is released on April 3! »
Duncan chats to Luke Evans about stunts, green screens, and being turned into a toy
Spoilers ahead for The Hobbit movies…
Having been a fan of Luke Evans's work for some years now, it was a strange coincidence that after finally getting a chance to interview him for Dracula Untold a few months back in October, we were almost immediately offered another chance for a catch up for the release of The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies, which is finally unleashed on the 12th December.
The timing couldn’t be better though, as if there was one part of the trilogy to discuss all things Bard the Bowman, it was this one. After Peter Jackson controversially decided to end The Desolation Of Smaug on a cliff-hanger, it left poor Bard trapped in a jail and postponed his rightful moment to shine with his face off against the titular dragon, »
I’m “biast” (con): …but Jackson’s second trilogy has tried my fandom
I have read the source material many times (and I love it)
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
The best thing about — finally! — reaching the third and last chapter of Peter Jackson’s ponderously epic eight-hour adaptation of the rather brief and chipper novel The Hobbit is that we may be assured that once the DVD hits next year, some intrepid fan is going to whittle the whole thing down into a breezy 105-minute phantom edit… like it should have been in the first place.
I am really looking forward to that.
A terrible affliction, er, afflicts the dwarf king Thorin here. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most popular films of this year and certainly came as a surprise to those who had never really heard of the Marvel comic book. Now the YouTube channel Screen Junkies has created an Honest Trailer for the film, dubbing it Space Avengers., and you can check it out here…
Guardians of the Galaxy is out now on DVD and Blu Ray. The films was directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) as Korath, John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) as Rhomman Dey, »
- Thomas Roach
A week ago we learned that Jean-Claude Van Damme had been cast in the upcoming Kickboxer remake, in which he will play an updated version of the original film’s Master Chow. It's now being reported that former Mma fighter Gina Carano has joined the martial arts production.
The film has an all-star cast of badasses that Carano will be joining, such as Dave Bautista from Guardians of the Galaxy, stunt performer-turned-actor Alain Moussi from X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Ufc welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who played Batroc in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Carano is a great addition to the cast. It's always fun to see her in action.
John Stockwell is directing the movie, and the story follows Kurt Sloane (Moussi), "a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand, where he must learn the secrets of the kickboxer to avenge his brother's death at the hands »
- Joey Paur
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has recently wrapped shooting but is not due for release for another fifteen months yet. The film is set to introduce us to lots of new characters and reimagining of characters we have seen on screen before. One of those is Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth, played by Jeremy Irons, and so far not much has been said or revealed about the character in this version. Until now.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Irons revealed a bit of information about his role of Alfred, stating that it’s “not a large role” and adding that: “He is quite a different Alfred than we have seen so far. Zack Snyder had very clear views about what he wanted. I would just say he’s more hands-on perhaps than just a butler.”
So although it is a small role it sounds like it »
- Thomas Roach
After taking a surprising turn in Fast & Furious 6, mix martial artist turned actress Gina Carano will bring her acting skills into the fighting arena this time. THR reports Carano has joined the cast of Kickboxer, a reboot/remake of the original 1989 martial arts flick which just landed Jean-Claude Van Damme to return in a mentor role. This time the story follows Kurt Sloane (Alain Moussi, a Ufc welterweight champion), a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand, where he must learn the secrets of the kickboxer to avenge his brother's death at the hands of Tong Po (Dave Bautista). So what's Carano doing in the film? Read on! Well, it turns out she may not do much fighting, since she's playing a fight promoter. But maybe she'll have a moment where she gets to show off her trademark toughness. If not, she's also rather beautiful, so she won't have »
- Ethan Anderton
Kickboxer, the 1989 movie that helped launch the career of action star Jean-Claude Van Damme, has been slated to be remade for a while now. Featuring former Ufc star Georges St. Pierre, who recently appeared as Bartroc the Leaper in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and WWE star Bautista, coming off a much-talked about turn as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy (and having just been announced as part of the new Bond movie), the flick already had some serious heavyweights from the fighting world.
Well, add one more – the former face of women’s Mma Gina Carano. Carano, per The Hollywood reporter, is playing a fight promoter in the film that follows a kickboxer heading to Thailand to avenge his brother’s death. Bautsita plays the antagonist of the piece; Jean-Claude Van Damme also returns. Alain Moussi, a stunt performer turned actor who worked on X-Men: Days of Future Past, »
- Jay Anderson
Kickboxer centres around martial artist Kurt Sloane (Moussi) who travels to Thailand to improve his fighting skills and avenge his brother's murder.
Carano will take on the role of a fight promoter in the John Stockwell-directed film.
She will next be seen with Bautista in hijack thriller Bus 657.
Kickboxer is expected to arrive in 2015. »
Following on from the news that Jean-Claude Van Damme has joined the cast of the Kickboxer remake as Master Chow, producers Radar Films has now announced that Mma star Gina Carano (Haywire, Fast & Furious 6) has signed on to play the film’s female fight promoter.
“It will be fun to watch Gina as the sneaky and dangerous temptress, a boa constrictor of this fighting jungle,” states producer Ted Field. “Watch out kickboxers!”
Kickboxer is being directed by Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero) and also stars Alain Moussi (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), George St. Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Thai supermodel Sara Malakul Lane.
The film follows Kurt Sloan (Moussi), a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand where he must learn the secrets of the kickboxer to avenge his brother’s death at the hands of Tong Po (Bautista).
- Gary Collinson
The Mma star is going to play a fight promoter in the new film, building on her previous movie credits that include Fast & Furious 6 and Steven Soderbergh's Haywire. We can't see her sitting behind a desk for much of the film though, and Ted Field of Radar Films has certainly suggested that won't be the case. "It will be fun to watch Gina as the sneaky and dangerous temptress, a boa constrictor of this fighting jungle", he said. "Watch out kickboxers!"
The new film is being directed by John Stockwell, and it was confirmed last week »
Mixed martial arts fighter and actress Gina Carano has signed on to star in the Kickboxer remake. The actress will portray a fight promoter, alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dave Bautista and Alain Moussi. The remake is currently filming in New Orleans.
The story follows Kurt Sloane (Alain Moussi), a gifted martial artist who travels to Thailand where he must learn kickboxing secrets to avenge the death of his brother. Dave Bautista is playing the villainous Tong Po, who killed Kurt's brother. Jean-Claude Van Damme, who played Kurt Sloane in the original 1989 film Kickboxer, signed on last week to portray Master Chow, replacing the initially-attached Tony Jaa. The cast also includes Georges St. Pierre, Scott Adkins and Sara Malakul Lane, who is playing Kurt's love interest.
• Edgar Ramirez is in final talks for Joy. David O. Russell is directing the biopic, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. The film is based on the true story of Joy Mangano (Lawrence), the inventor/entrepreneur behind the Miracle Mop. De Niro will play Mangano's father, with Ramirez as her then husband, Tony. Annie Mumolo wrote the script for the film. [THR] • Natalie Portman has left discussions for the female lead in Universal's Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs. Danny Boyle is directing the film. Aaron Sorkin adapted Walter Isaacson's biography for the screen. It stars Michael Fassbender as »
- C. Molly Smith
Filming has wrapped, but we’re still a little way off from an official trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (unless it does come out this year, attached to The Hobbit: The Five Armies), but that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill churning.
So what do have today? Robin? Doomsday? KGBeast?? Nope. According to Bad Ass Digest, there will be a major Batman character that will already be dead by the time the movie starts.
Still with us? Spoilers ahead…
So, the site is claiming that Detective Jim Gordon will already be dead in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with script calling for a shot of his memorial plate. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard a rumour that the Batman character will already be dead, with the same site reporting that Robin would have bitten the dust as well.
What do we make of this new rumour? »
- Luke Owen
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