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Metal Gear Solid Movie Brings in Jurassic World Writer

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It looks like the long-gestating Metal Gear Solid movie is back on track. Sony has been working on bringing Solid Snake to the big screen for a very long time, but the project keeps stalling out before it ever really gets going. However, now it looks like the creative team is falling into place. The studio has officially hired Jurassic World writer Derek Connolly to pen the Metal Gear Solid movie. With any luck, this will be the draft that actually goes in front of cameras.

Derek Connolly joins director Jordan Vogt-Roberts on the project. The pair collaborated previously on this year's Kong: Skull Island, which was a huge success, both critically and financially. So having Sony reteam them for Metal Gear Solid absolutely makes sense on paper. The last writer that was reportedly brought on to have a crack at the project was Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent) back
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Reveals Trailer, Episode Information

‘Black Mirror‘ is a show that I absolutely love. In what is the closest thing to a modern day ‘Twilight Zone‘, creator/show runner Charlie Booker‘s hypnotic series has managed to captivate audiences in it’s first three seasons. The show – which was originally aired on BBC – was expanded to a six episode format after Netflix picked up the show for it’s third, and now fourth season, and is highly anticipated to say the least.

Season 3 was backed by some incredible talent, and based on the trailer for season 4, this trend seems to be continuing. In particular, this upcoming season provides a hefty dose of talent in the director’s chair that includes: Jodie Foster, John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless), David Slade (Hannibal), Colm McCarthy(Peaky Blinders) and Toby Haynes (Dr Who), Tim Van Patten(The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire).

Here’s the full trailer for
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Jordan Vogt-Roberts discusses his Metal Gear Solid movie plans

Fresh from the success of Kong: Skull Island, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is now turning his attention to his next projects, including an adaptation of the acclaimed video game franchise Metal Gear Solid.

Vogt-Roberts has been attached to the project for several years now as he attempts to perfect the script with screenwriter Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent), and during an interview with Den of Geek he’s provided a brief update on their progress, and his ambitions for the movie:

“It’s like, fundamentally, Metal Gear is about the cycle of pain and it’s about this fucked up weird family soap opera, and it’s about ideologies, and it’s about characters and philosophies,” said Vogt-Roberts. “And it’s about playing with tone and it’s about so many different things. But a lot of those things are conceptual ideas. So I was able to go in and say,
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Trailer & Episode Details For ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4

Netflix have release episode information and the new trailer for the fourth season of Black Mirror, which arrives on the home streamer very soon.

Netflix announced Friday at the Edinburgh International TV Festival the episodic titles and cast of Black Mirror’s much-anticipated fourth season. The acclaimed anthology series that taps into our collective unease about the modern world, returns to Netflix with another six episodes crossing all genres. Terrifying, funny and intelligent, each stand-alone episode blends themes of technology, anxiety and human relationships, leading to an unforgettable – and sometimes unsettling – conclusion.

Here are the details, followed by the teaser trailer.

Black Mirror Season 4 Episodes (in no particular order)

“Arkangel”

Cast: Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land, Mad Men), Brenna Harding (A Place to Call Home), Owen Teague (Bloodline)

Director: Jodie Foster

Written by: Charlie Brooker

“USS Callister”

Cast: Jesse Plemons (Black Mass, Fargo), Cristin Milioti (The Wolf of Wall Street,
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Episode titles, casts and teaser trailer for Black Mirror season 4

Today at the Edinburgh International TV Festival, Netflix has announced the episodes titles and casts for the fourth season of the acclaimed anthology series Black Mirror, along with a brief teaser. Check them out here…

“Arkangel”

Cast: Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land, Mad Men), Brenna Harding (A Place to Call Home), Owen Teague (Bloodline)

Director: Jodie Foster

Written by: Charlie Brooker

“USS Callister”

Cast: Jesse Plemons (Black Mass, Fargo), Cristin Milioti (The Wolf of Wall Street, Fargo), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, House of Cards), Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Monsters: Dark Continent)

Director: Toby Haynes (Dr Who, Sherlock)

Written By: Charlie Brooker & William Bridges

“Crocodile”

Cast: Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Bloodline), Andrew Gower (Outlander), Kiran Sonia Sawar (Murdered By My Father)

Director: John Hillcoat (Triple Nine, Lawless)

Written By: Charlie Brooker

Hang the DJ

Cast: Georgina Campbell (Flowers, Broadchurch), Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Green Room), George Blagden (Versailles, Vikings)

Director: Tim Van Patten (The Sopranos,
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Trailer Teases ‘Star Trek’ Homage and Black-and-White Episode

‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Trailer Teases ‘Star Trek’ Homage and Black-and-White Episode
What’s in a title? In the case of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated anthology series “Black Mirror,” sometimes quite a lot, as revealed in the teaser trailer released that offers not just a glimpse at first footage, but the full list of episode names we can expect from the upcoming fourth season.

Read More:From ‘Black Mirror’ to ‘Westworld,’ Here Are the Cameras That Shot The Year’s Best TV Shows

The six episode titles, along with accompanying images:

“Crocodile” (featuring two women, one in a hat and the other in a headscarf) “Arkangel” (with footage including a little girl and some unique tablet technology) “Hang the DJ” (involving a young couple and some sort of mobile game) “USS Callister” (a “Star Trek”-esque spaceship appears to be in danger) “Metalhead” (monochromatic footage including a robot of some kind?) “Black Museum” (fancy headgear and booby traps, amongst other images)

Update: Netflix has
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Trailer Teases ‘Star Trek’ Homage and Black-and-White Episode

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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Trailer Teases ‘Star Trek’ Homage and Black-and-White Episode
What’s in a title? In the case of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated anthology series “Black Mirror,” sometimes quite a lot, as revealed in the teaser trailer released that offers not just a glimpse at first footage, but the full list of episode names we can expect from the upcoming fourth season.

Read More:From ‘Black Mirror’ to ‘Westworld,’ Here Are the Cameras That Shot The Year’s Best TV Shows

The six episode titles, along with accompanying images:

“Crocodile” (featuring two women, one in a hat and the other in a headscarf) “Arkangel” (with footage including a little girl and some unique tablet technology) “Hang the DJ” (involving a young couple and some sort of mobile game) “USS Callister” (a “Star Trek”-esque spaceship appears to be in danger) “Metalhead” (monochromatic footage including a robot of some kind?) “Black Museum” (fancy headgear and booby traps, amongst other images)

Update: Netflix has
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New clip for British boxing drama ‘Jawbone’; In UK cinemas now

Vertigo Releasing have provided The Hollywood News with a brand new clip from Jawbone, their stunning new British boxing drama that arrives in UK cinemas from today, Friday 12th May.

Written by and starring Johnny Harris (London To Brighton, This is England 86,88,90, Monsters: Dark Continent) alongside powerful performances from Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Ian McShane, Jawbone is the moving, raw story of one man fighting addiction and a system that has turned its back, and finding a path to redemption though a return to amateur boxing, and the last circle of people who will still believe in him. Utterly authentic, with the cast trained and choreographed extensively by legendary boxing promoters Barry and Shane McGuigan, and shot in a unique stripped-back British-Noir style, Jawbone is accompanied on screen by an atmospheric new score by Paul Weller.

We loved this film and just last night posted our very positive review.
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Cannes: First Look at British Musical ‘Been So Long’ (Exclusive)

Cannes: First Look at British Musical ‘Been So Long’ (Exclusive)
Filming has wrapped on modern-day musical “Been So Long” in London. The film, which London-based international sales company Film Constellation will introduce to buyers at the Cannes Film Market, stars BAFTA winning actress Michaela Coel.

Described by Film Constellation’s founder and CEO Fabien Westerhoff as a “refreshing new musical, exploring desire and ambition from a female perspective,” “Been So Long” is the sophomore feature from director Tinge Krishnan. Krishnan won a BAFTA Film Award in 2001 for her short film “Shadowscan” and made her feature debut with 2011’s “Junkhearts,” starring Eddie Marsan.

A modern day romance set in London’s Camden, “Been So Long” sees Coel star as a dedicated single mother who, on an unusual night on the town, is charmed by a handsome yet troubled stranger, played by Arinze Kene. It was developed by the BFI which co-financed the film with Film4. Lizzie Francke and Eva Yates serve
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Labyrinth reboot planned with Don’t Breathe’s Fede Alvarez directing

Don’t Breathe and Evil Dead helmer Fede Alvarez is reportedly looking to reboot the classic Jim Henson’s 1986 movie Labyrinth for modern audiences. The new film will apparently not be a remake, but will take place in the same universe as the original film, which of course starred the late, great David Bowie.

The film is set up at Sony Pictures where Alvarez is actively working on new ‘Dragon Tattoo’ movie with The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

“’Labyrinth’ is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking,” said Alvarez. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand on Jim Henson’s mesmerizing universe, and take a new generation of moviegoers back into the Labyrinth.”

Alvarez has brought in writer Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent) to co-write the film with him a. Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman was
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'Labyrinth' Sequel Coming from 'Evil Dead' Director

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Fede Alvarez was reminded of the babe. What babe? The babe with the power. What power? The power of the voodoo. Who do? You do. What?   If you're actually confused right now, you might not be familiar with the 1986 fantasy classic Labyrinth. Those are lyrics to the start of a song sung by David Bowie in the movie. Well, except the Fede Alvarez part. He's a new addition. To the property, anyway. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel of sorts is in development to be helmed by Alvarez, who is best known for directing the Evil Dead reboot and last year's hit thriller Don't Breathe. He will actually co-write the follow-up, too, with Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent), meaning they're either taking over from Nicole Perlman...

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Labyrinth 2 Gets Don't Breathe Director Fede Alvarez

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Labyrinth 2 Gets Don't Breathe Director Fede Alvarez
Tri-Star has brought on Don't Breathe director Fede Alvarez to direct their Labyrinth sequel, while also setting writer Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent) to write the script. This project will not head into production right away though, with both the director and writer first tackling Sony's The Girl in the Spider's Web movie, which begins filming this fall. Labyrinth 2 is moving forward after that project. This new report also re-confirms that this project is not a Labyrinth reboot.

Back in January 2016, it was reported that Guardians of the Galaxy writer Nicole Perlman has come aboard to write the script for a Labyrinth reboot, which was particularly troubling to many fans since the news came just days after original Labyrinth star David Bowie passed away. Nicole Perlman then took to social media to reveal that she had actually been in talks with the Jim Henson company in late 2014, confirming that she isn't rebooting the original movie,
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‘Labyrinth’ Spiritual Sequel Planned From ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Director Fede Alvarez

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‘Labyrinth’ Spiritual Sequel Planned From ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Director Fede Alvarez
“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” director Fede Alvarez has signed on to helm a film set within the “Labyrinth” universe created by Jim Henson for the 1986 cult classic.

Alvarez will direct from a screenplay by “Monsters: Dark Continent” writer Jay Basu, who also co-wrote “Spider’s Web” with Alvarez.

Read More: 2017 Cannes Film Festival Announces Lineup: Todd Haynes, Sofia Coppola, ‘Twin Peaks’ and More

“‘Labyrinth’ is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking,” Alvarez told Deadline. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand on Jim Henson’s mesmerizing universe, and take a new generation of moviegoers back into the ‘Labyrinth.'”

Labyrinth” was Henson’s last film before his death in 1990. The movie followed a teenage girl (Jennifer Connelly) who has to decipher a labyrinth in 13 hours, in order to save her baby brother after her wish for
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Labyrinth: Don’t Breathe Helmer Fede Alvarez To Direct New Film

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Soon after the death of music legend David Bowie, it was revealed that TriStar was planning to reboot Labyrinth, a film that had been the cornerstone of many a childhood for the past few decades. Directed by Jim Henson, the film starred Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King.

To many fans, this was a reveal that was in poor taste, as it seemed like the studio was trying to capitalize on Bowie’s passing. However, Nicole Perlman, one of the film’s writers, stated that they had started talking about this film as early as 2014. She also stated that it would not be a “reboot,” implying that it would be more of a continuation, which is what we’re here to talk about today.

Deadline is now reporting that Don’t Breathe helmer Fede Alvarez is set to direct this Labyrinth film, and that Monsters: Dark Continent writer Jay Basu will be penning the script.
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Labyrinth spin-off movie announced with Fede Alvarez set to direct

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Author: David Sztypuljak

It always happens when you’re set to pack up after a long week ready for a four day weekend only to discover that 1) Star Wars Celebration is happening (of you haven’t seen the beautiful Carrie Fisher tribute video yet you simply must) and 2) A sequel to one of the most iconic movies of the 1980s has been announced.

Deadline are reporting that Tristar pictures have plans to expand on the Labyrinth universe with Fede Alvarez set to direct and Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent) on screenwriting duties. The 1986 movie starred the likes of David Bowie and Jennifer Connolly and saw Sarah (Connolly) sent on a question to save her baby brother within 13 hours or forever lose him to the Goblin King (Bowie).

The movie to this day has a massive cult following and saw Director Jim Henson bring to life some of the strangest creatures you could ever imagine.
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Van Helsing Reboot Is Scary as Hell Says Writer

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Van Helsing Reboot Is Scary as Hell Says Writer
This summer, Universal kicks off its monster reboot universe with The Mummy, which hits theaters on June 9, and will set the stage for a slew of other projects based on some of Universal's most beloved monsters and creatures. One of the other movies that has moved forward through the massive writers room lead by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan is Van Helsing, which will be written by Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Jon Spaihts (Passengers). While there is still very little we know about the story, writer Eric Heisserer shed some light on his approach to this vampire hunter character.

While most fans may remember the 2004 Van Helsing movie starring Hugh Jackman, this character goes back several decades, with Peter Cushing portraying him in the iconic Hammer Films such as The Brides of Dracula, and Anthony Hopkins portrayed him in the 1992 Dracula adaptation. While Eric Heisserer, who is coming off two
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Star Trek Beyond movie review: future positive (but it won’t come easily)

Intense action; smart, funny nods to its roots while moving in a new direction; and explicit confrontation of a problem always at the heart of Star Trek. I’m “biast” (pro): totally devout Trekkie

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The United Federation of Planets starship Enterprise visits a place of my science fiction dreams in Star Trek Beyond, and it is a place I didn’t even know I longed to spend time in until I saw it here: Starbase Yorktown. Forget the toy-tops-in-space that were the starbases of the 1960s TV show. This Yorktown is a gemlike sphere floating in infinity, with no up or down except as dictated by the local gravity of the many curved planes that crisscross its internal bubble: it’s those wheeled-city-in-space illustrations of the 1970s expanded into a whole artificial world, a
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Win a DVD bundle with Kill Command

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Are you prepared for the battle between man and machine? To celebrate the release of British sci-fi thriller Kill Command, which comes to cinemas, iTunes and Sky Store May 13, we’re giving 3 of you the chance to win an action-packed DVD bundle including Monsters, Monsters: Dark Continent, Maggie and The Facility. Set in the

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Win a DVD bundle with The Sweeney: Paris

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Starring the legendary Jean Reno, The Sweeney: Paris smashes into cinemas and exclusively on Sky Store from April 15. To celebrate, we are giving 3 of you the chance to get your hands on a thrilling DVD bundle, containing action-packed films such as The Sweeney, Bronson, A Second Chance, Monsters: Dark Continent and Maggie. Buren

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Where Are the Women?: crunching the numbers

• only 22% of 2015’s movies had female protagonists

• best and worst representations of women on film in 2015 (and the average Watw score for the year)

• critics are slightly more likely to rate a film highly if it represents women well

• mainstream moviegoers are not turned off by films with female protagonists

• movies that represent women well are just as likely to be profitable as movies that don’t, and are less risky as business propositions

The Where Are the Women? project was designed to drill deep down into the films of 2015 in order to determine how well — or how poorly — they represented women. The project has now come to its end, and you can examine the final ranking here. The ranking includes 270 films released in the Us, Canada, and the UK, in both limited and wide release (including every wide-release North American film and most of the UK wide-release films). The
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