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With practically no dialogue, the teaser trailer for Skybound Entertainment's Air debuted at Sdcc this weekend, and we have it for you right here along with a few highlights from the panel.
Director Christian Cantamessa described the film to the crowd assembled for Skybound's presentation, "[It] is full of hope. It's just my way to kind of give hope that there is a future, and the best way to experience it is maybe seeing the other side first, and then you can appreciate what you've got."
He added, "I think the best science-fiction is talking about our society and our world."
Kirkman explained the setup, "Norman and Djimon are playing maintenance workers in a makeshift cryogenic facility in a missile silo that was put together in a hurry »
- Debi Moore
Doctor Strange is one of the next big movies on Marvel’s slate, and we’re starting to get a good picture of what the film will offer. Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil) is directing and Jon Spaihts is writing the latest script draft. While Joaquin Phoenix has reportedly been in talks for the lead […]
The post ‘Doctor Strange’s Supernatural Journeys May Look Like ‘Cosmos’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
It’s already been a pretty good day for DC fans at the San Diego Comic-Con, with Zack Snyder giving us our first look at Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [see here], as well as showing off some footage from the eagerly anticipated film [take a look at Ben Affleck in an armored Batsuit here]. While the rumoured announcement of a DC movie slate never came, fans still have Warner Bros.’ big DC TV extravanganza to look forward to tonight as Arrow, The Flash, Constantine and Gotham are showcased to those in attendance at Hall H, but for the rest of us we’ll have to make do with a new trailer for Fox’s Batman prequel series, which we have for you below…
Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and »
- Gary Collinson
Doctor Strange, based on the popular Marvel Comics character, will be included in the Marvel Studios 'Phase Three' production slate along with Ant-man and the third Avengers installment. Recently, Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil) signed on to direct the film and now news has emerged that Marvel may have found its lead. The Wrap reports that Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator, Walk the Line, The Master) is in early negotiations to join the film:"While insiders caution there is no deal in place yet, multiple sources say Phoenix is in consideration and has had discussions about the movie." Phoenix can next be seen in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice opening in theaters later this year. According to Marvel Comics mythology, former neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange is one of »
- Pietro Filipponi
A couple of hours ago we brought you a Comic-Con clip from The CW’s Arrow spin-off show The Flash, and now we have another DC spot for you courtesy of a Gotham Chronicle viral video from Fox’s upcoming Batman prequel series; check it out after the official synopsis…
Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker.
Gotham is set to premiere on Fox on Monday, September 22nd, »
- Gary Collinson
Last time Joaquin Phoenix found his name mentioned with regard to a superhero movie it was rumors he'd be playing Lex Luthor in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, a role that eventually went to Jesse Eisenberg. Now his name is back in the trades in connection to Marvel's Doctor Strange, which is to be directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose). The news comes from The Wrap where it's said Phoenix's name is "mentioned most often" for the role and "is in consideration and has had discussions about the movie." Adding to the rumor, The Playlist notes tweets in which Phoenix was apparently seen in Connecticut in comic book stores purchasing "Doctor Strange" comics. https://twitter.com/KevinInChains/statuses/490269444568928257 https://twitter.com/TonytheNunes/statuses/491959469652582400 Meanwhile, if you thought Benedict Cumberbatch was the one taking the role, he recently told MTV it just wouldn't work. "As far as I'm aware, »
- Brad Brevet
Update: The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed TheWrap’s scoop and added that Phoenix is now in active negotiations for the lead role, not simply considering an offer by Marvel. Chances seem good that he’ll take the role.
Original: When Marvel goes to Comic-Con for its panel tomorrow, there will undoubtedly be some absolutely jaw-dropping reveals – and we’re expecting that the actor who’ll be playing Stephen Strange in Marvel’s Doctor Strange may be announced there. However, we may have uncovered the lucky actor one day early.
According to TheWrap, The Master star Joaquin Phoenix, who recently appeared in James Gray’s acclaimed The Immigrant, is being eyed for the lead role in Doctor Strange, which Sinister helmer Scott Derrickson is directing for the studio from a script by Jon Spaihts, as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming Phase Three.
“Multiple sources” close to the project »
- Isaac Feldberg
A number of names have been linked to the role of Doctor Strange, and the latest is Her star Joaquin Phoenix. The Academy Award nominated actor recently passed up the chance to play the villainous Lex Luthor in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it now seems like he’ll be the next unlikely choice wooed by Marvel Studios.
Phoenix’s name has apparently come up a number of times recently, and while there’s still no deal in place, he said to have met with Marvel and discussed playing the character who will likely hit the big screen in 2016.
Whether the studio will be able to convince the actor to sign a multi-picture contract to play Doctor Strange remains to be seen, and though Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy may be unavailable due to scheduling conflicts, other rumoured candidates like Jared Leto and Justin Theroux could still be chosen out of left field. »
- Josh Wilding
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, but the rumor mill about "Doctor Strange" is just picking up speed.
Benedict Cumberbatch was evasive yesterday at the "The Penguins of Madagascar" panel when asked if he might be the next Marvel superhero -- "What rumors?" -- but less than 24 hours later, another actor's name is being bandied about for the role of "Doctor Strange." According to Deadline, Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to star in "Doctor Strange" as the eponymous neurosurgeon slash sorcerer from the comic books. This rumor is weird but plausible, if not downright brilliant.
A great part of the success and appeal of the Marvel movies has to do with the unlikely or even risky directors and stars that Kevin Feige et al pick to helm their franchises. After all, Joss Whedon wasn't exactly a household name when he was anointed for "The Avengers," and we didn't quite »
- Jenni Miller
With many of the regular gang off in San Diego for some sort of comic-book convention or other, things take a turn for the weird on the Empire Podcast this week. Sinister, Paranormal Activity and The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum explains how to set up an inflatable double bed on a plane, while Hercules director Brett Ratner talks about his favourite British confectionary.Elsewhere, "dating dealbreaker" movies come up in conversation, and the concept of "cattens" is given, for free, to the world at large. Listen out for the best 12A F-bomb made this year, and with that in mind, make sure those with more delicate ears stay away, for here be swears...P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine here if you like it in paper form, »
Benedict Cumberbatch is no stranger to fandoms and there have been rumours linking him to Doctor Strange for a while. Whilst attending his first Comic-Con promoting The Penguins Of Madagascar, the Sherlock star spoke about those Doctor Strange rumours and whether he has been in talks with Marvel.
“As far as I’m aware, even if that was the case, it couldn’t work out because I’m doing a little play called Hamlet in London. So I don’t think I could even if that was in the cards. It sounds like a fantastic project. It’s a shame if I miss out, but who knows?” It seems highly likely that Cumberbatch has been in contact with Marvel due to his knowledge of the shooting dates. However the star simply smirked and stated he couldn’t possibly comment on whether he had been in serious talks for the highly anticipated role. »
- Lucinda Holt
Benedict Cumberbatch is one of this year’s top San Diego Comic-Con stars. Not only is the British actor here to talking about voicing a character in DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar and playing two characters in Warner Bros.’ The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies but if rumors prove to, he could be here to officially join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A longtime subject of fan wishlists, speculation and rumors when it comes to his connections to Marvel, Cumberbatch was reported by the trades to be one of the contenders to play Doctor Strange or at least, a lead character in it just two months ago.
- Rob Keyes
Will Benedict Cumberbatch join the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe or not? While at the San Diego Comic Con to plug his new animated film "Penguins of Madagascar," the fan favorite "Sherlock" star was inevitably asked to confirm or deny rumors that he's in the running to play Marvel's "Doctor Strange" on the big screen. “As far as I’m aware, even if that was the case, it couldn’t work out because I’m doing a little play called ‘Hamlet’ in London," he told MTV. "So I don’t think I could even if that was in the cards. It sounds like a fantastic project. It’s a shame if I miss out, but who knows?” He also sidestepped a question about even meeting with Marvel. “I couldn’t possibly comment," Cumberbatch said, which many fans will no doubt translate as "I've met with them." It's not exactly a flat-out denial, »
- Dave Lewis
If you credited Jason Blum for single-handedly resurrecting horror as a viable moneymaker, you wouldn't be far off. Through his production company Blumhouse Productions, Blum has been churning out low-budget horror films with excellent casts, and the results have been one big fat box office hit after another. Not so shocking, Universal wants a piece of this big, bloody pie, so they've offered Blum a decade-long multiplatform deal. THR reports Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions's new 10-year deal will include partnerships across NBCUniversal's businesses, including Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions. It's a first look production deal that essentially means future Blumhouse movies will first be offered to Universal for distribution. This will include the future of the Sinister franchise. While the first film was distributed by Lionsgate, Universal has secured its sequel for its Focus Features branch. But that's not all. Blum has also been contracted to help »
Blumhouse horror entry 'Sinister' was a creepy little feature from writer/director Scott Derrickson that spooked audiences back in 2012. An so in 2015 we can now expect more chills and thrills in 'Sinister 2'. Derrickson is stepping down from directorial duties this time around to concentrate on co-writing the script alongside C. Robert Cargill. It's up to 'Citadel' helmer Ciaran Foy to pick up the reigns and continue the tale of the 'sinister' pagan deity Bughuul. Focus Features have announced that 'Sinister 2' is being lined up for a theatrical release on 21 August 2015 with Blumhouse on board once again along with eOne financing. »
Sinister was one of the better horror films of 2012. The film starred Ethan Hawke as a true crime writer that starts experiencing supernatural occurrences in his new home. Earlier this year, Ciaran Foy was announced as the director of the sequel, which was co-written by Scott Derrickson, who helmed the original. Now, Focus Features has announced that Sinister 2 will arrive in theaters on August 21, 2015.
The follow-up to the 2012 micro-budget hit will continue the story of Bughuul, aka Mr. Boogie. The original film made $87 million on a $3 million budget, so a sequel was a no brainer.
- Laura Frances
Scott Derickson, who wrote and directed the original movie and is signed to helm Marvel’s Doctor Strange, will serve as writer for the sequel alongside Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill. Ciaran Foy (Citadel) will direct Sinister 2.
Jason Blum will serve as producer and will co-finance the movie with eOne.
Sinister was released in 2012 and starred Ethan Hawke as a crime writer who stumbles upon old home movies which showed family murders, suggesting that killings he investigates is the work of a serial killer dating back to the 1960s. It was made on a budget of $3 million and took an impressive $77 million worldwide.
No word yet on a cast or plot for the movie.
The post Sinister 2 gets August 2015 release date appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Luke Owen
The sequel to Sinister will arrive in August 2015, it's been confirmed...
The penchant for summer horror movies continues, as news reaches us that Sinister 2 has been given an August release date. The sequel to the hit original is going to land - in Us cinemas at least - on August 21st 2015.
The new film is being directed by Ciaran Foy, given that original director Scott Derrickson has his hands full with Doctor Strange. Derrickson did return to write the screenplay, however, along with regular collaborator C Robert Cargill.
Casting for Sinister 2 hasn't yet been confirmed, but we look forward to finding out more...
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Focus Features has announced the release date to the much anticipated sequel to Sinister: August 21st, 2015. Scott Derrickson will not be returning to direct the sequel. However, he did write the script for Sinister 2 with C. Robert Cargill, also from the original film. Ciaran Foy (The Citadel) will be in the directors chair. Come inside for all the details!
The following excerpt is from the official press release: Focus Features will release Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror-hit, wide on August 21, 2015. Ciaran Foy will direct the sequel which Scott Derrickson, the director of the first Sinister, is writing with C. Robert Cargill. Derrickson and Cargill also wrote the original film. eOne is financing the film which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.
While horror movie »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jonathan M Cook)
Sinister 2 is just over a year away. Focus Features announced today that the horror sequel will land in wide release on August 21st, 2015. While original director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Deliver Us From Evil) isn’t returning behind the camera, he did team with C. Robert Cargill (who also worked on the original film) to pen the script and will of course produce the movie alongside Jason Blum. If you saw Sinister you can probably guess why there aren’t any announcements about Ethan Hawke coming back. I really liked the first film’s use of imagery and I think the general mood of the piece was its most successful element. So I’m glad that they’re entrusting the reins on this on to Ciaran Foy, who directed the excellent Citadel (seriously, seek that one out if you haven’t seen it already). Hit the »
- Evan Dickson
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