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Gambit Finally Shoots This Summer, Director Announcement Coming Soon

With 20th Century Fox recently pushing the release dates for two of its three X-Men movies originally slated to open this year (The New Mutants and X-Men: Dark Phoenix), many are wondering if Gambit is still moving forward, and it seems that is actually the case. Despite losing director Gore Verbinski in January, a new report claims production is still expected to begin this summer, with a June 19 production start date revealed. While this has not been confirmed by the studio, it also comes on the heels of another report that revealed a new draft of the script was coming in this month.

A report from March on the impact of the Disney-Fox merger on 20th Century Fox's movie slate revealed that the studio has given the green light for Gambit with a studio-approved budget, but that report didn't state when production may begin. That report, paired with this June 19 production start date,
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‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Has Been Pushed Back Several Months

The release of the next installment in the ‘X-Men’ franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been pushed back several months. The film, which is directed by Simon Kinberg, was slated for a release Stateside on November 2nd, but will not release on February 14th, 2019. In related news, the other X-Men movie that was originally set for release this year, X-Men: New Mutants, will now debut on August 2nd, 2019, shifting it six months from its original February slot.

The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has also been moved but in the other direction. The film, which saw Dexter Flecther take over directing duties from Bryan Singer, will now debut on November 2nd, instead of Christmas Day.

All of this news comes via The Tracking Board, who also reports that Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King would also be delayed – from February 14th, 2019 to March 1st, 2019. Animated feature Spies in Disguise
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Lucasfilm Reveals Every Star Wars: The Last Jedi Easter Egg

Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s been out for nearly a month now and so far, has been met with widespread critical acclaim. That said, there is a certain disquiet rumbling amongst a subset of the fandom due to the movie’s bold choices and unexpected turns. In contrast to the familiar, nostalgia-tinged The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi is keen to challenge our presumptions about the saga.

All that said, it’s still made with a lot of love for what has come before and as such features many a nod to the previous films in the franchise. There are some great obvious ones, for example, such as R2-D2 replaying Leia’s hologram message from A New Hope, the attack on Crait calling back to the Battle of Hoth and, last but not least, the poorly-kept secret that was Yoda’s cameo.

However, Episode VIII also features a
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Eric Fellner Talks ‘Darkest Hour’ Awards Buzz, What’s Next for Working Title

Eric Fellner Talks ‘Darkest Hour’ Awards Buzz, What’s Next for Working Title
Winston Churchill movie “Darkest Hour” was one of the standout performers at the BAFTA Awards nominations Tuesday, garnering nine nominations, including for best film. Its lead actor, Gary Oldman, is widely considered the favorite for the Oscar, having picked up the Golden Globe on Sunday.

For “Darkest Hour’s” producer, London-based Working Title, there was more good news as its “Victoria & Abdul” and “Baby Driver” also landed one and two BAFTA nominations, respectively. Variety spoke to Working Title co-chair Eric Fellner about the awards buzz and where his company is headed.

Darkest Hour” amassed nine nominations. Was that at the upper end of what you could have hoped for?

I’m English and we never expect anything….So I’m always very happy when anything good happens to any of our movies.

Some people were surprised director Joe Wright didn’t get a nod.

We’re particularly proud of the film and our relationship with Joe
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Loaded With Cameos, And You Probably Missed Most Of Them

By now a lot of you have been able to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi two or more times and are finding that with each viewing you notice a little something new. But there is a really good chance that there are a few familiar faces who appeared in the movie that you didn't notice. Everyone from big-name directors, to secret stars, to some of the cast of Game of Thrones. Here's a list of a few of our favorite cameos and where you can spot them.

Baby Driver writer/director Edgar Wright revealed his own cameo on Twitter recently. He made an appearance alongside his brother Oscar, Attack the Block director Joe Cornish, and friend Leo Thompson as Resistance soldiers during the resistance battle on Crait:

If you are looking for my cameo in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' this is my grubby Resistance costume. With big brother Oscar,
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Edgar Wright Reveals His Last Jedi Cameo

Edgar Wright Reveals His Last Jedi Cameo
Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally hit theaters, one of the surprise cameos has just been revealed, with filmmaker Edgar Wright sharing a photo from the set with the director in full costume as a Resistance fighter. The filmmaker took to social media today to share his photo from the set that was taken last June, where he's seen alongside his big brother Oscar Wright and frequent collaborators Joe Cornish and Leo Thompson. Here's what the director had to say on Twitter earlier today, confirming when he shot this cameo.

"If you are looking for my cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi this is my grubby Resistance costume. With big brother Oscar, Joe Cornish & Leo Thompson. Shot this cameo on June 23rd, 2016. Thanks to @rianjohnson for making it happen."

Joe Cornish is best known for directing Attack the Block, and he also wrote the script for Ant-Man with Edgar Wright,
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The Roughest Nights in Film

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Author: Luke Walpole

We’ve all had nights which we wish we could forget. Or, to put it more prosaically, nights which we’ve completely forgotten (nothing to do with that last shot, of course). But when an evening heads south on the big screen, the characters often have more than an impending hangover to worry about.

Except in The Hangover, of course, but that’s a law unto itself.

Lucia Aniello’s debut feature Rough Night reunites a group of college friends ten years after graduation for a raucous hen night. Ten years older, but perhaps not ten years wiser, the group seize the opportunity to reclaim their youth and the bachelorette party begins in full swing. Then a stripper is called, things get our of hand and suddenly the group are in for a very different night out.

Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer,
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Creeped Out: unmissable new horror anthology on Cbbc

Louisa Mellor Oct 31, 2017

A chat with the creators of Creeped Out, an eerie new thirteen-part collection of stories destined to be loved by geeks of all ages…

“The family who lose their mouths in The Twilight Zone.”

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“Oh! The candy-striper vampire one in Are You Afraid Of The Dark? And the clown, The Ghastly Grinner!”

“The magician one in Amazing Stories. Definitely.”

“There’s one about a pool and this horrible, fleshy skeleton came out of it and grabbed these kids. Still now, if you Google it, it’s one of the most horrifying things I’ve ever seen, I can’t believe it was ever on telly.”

“The Never-Ending Story had something called The Nothing, that was really nothing, literally and figuratively. It stuck with me and freaked me out as a kid, the idea that things were disappearing and nothing was in its place.
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Ant-Man And The Wasp Will Honour The Original’s Tone And Humour

Against all odds – after a troubled pre-production process – 2015’s Ant-Man became a giant success upon its release. Having been so warmly embraced by fans, it came as no surprise when a sequel was quickly announced, but what was astonishing, was the fact that with the sequel – titled Ant-Man And The Wasp – Marvel would evidently be giving more space to female characters. This is a marked improvement upon the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this progress was further enhanced with the announcement that Michelle Pfeiffer would join the cast, in the role of Janet van Dyne.

The Golden Globe winner is a bona fide icon of cinema, with three Academy Award nominations to her name. But, she’s also, very specifically, an icon of comic book movies. Back in 1992, she delivered a pitch-perfect performance as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns – which remains one of the
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The 15 Best Monster Movies of the 21st Century

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The 15 Best Monster Movies of the 21st Century
From a certain perspective, monster movies might not seem to be as relevant during monstrous times. But in an age when our fears seem larger than life and the world constantly seems as though it’s on the brink of collapse, the best examples of the genre can almost assume a documentary-like authenticity, reflecting our reality as vividly as vérité ever could.

Read More:Bong Joon-ho’s ‘The Host’ Is The Defining Monster Movie Of The 21st Century

“The Babadook” might be about a demon that pops out of a children’s book, but no recent film does a better job of capturing the acute reality of living with grief. “Cloverfield” follows a gaggle of pre-Instagram model millennials as they’re chased around Manhattan by a bug-eyed colossus, but few of the somber post-9/11 dramas do a better job of distilling the heartsick chaos of watching your hometown try to
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Joe Cornish’s ‘Snow Crash’ Becoming An Amazon Series

It was six years ago that Joe Cornish broke out with “Attack The Block,” and the wait has been far too long for something new from the filmmaker. Thankfully, he’s currently filming his next feature, “The Kid Who Would Be King,” which features among others Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart but to be honest, there’s something else we would’ve preferred going in front of cameras: “Snow Crash.” Cornish signed up to bring Neal Stephenson‘s cyberpunk novel to the big screen hot on the heels of “Attack The Block,” but things stalled out.

Continue reading Joe Cornish’s ‘Snow Crash’ Becoming An Amazon Series at The Playlist.
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Amazon Developing a Trio of Really Cool Sci-fi Projects

Deadline is reporting that Amazon has set up a whopping three high-profile drama series for development: Ringworld, based on Larry Niven’s classic science fiction book; Lazarus, based on the comic book by Greg Rucka (Jessica Jones); and Snow Crash, based on Neal Stephenson’s cult novel. The coolest is “Snow Crash”, which is executive produced by Joe Cornish (Ant-Man) and Kennedy Marshall Company’s […]
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First Details on ‘Attack the Block’ Director’s Next Film ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’

First Details on ‘Attack the Block’ Director’s Next Film ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’
Joe Cornish made one hell of a feature directorial debut with the supremely entertaining Attack the Block, released in 2011. More recently, Cornish helped write the Ant-Man screenplay, but he hasn’t yet directed a follow-up feature… despite a handful of projects being both offered and announced over the years. Well, the wait is finally over! […]
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Joe Cornish Finally Begins Filming ‘Attack The Block’ Follow-Up, Plot & Cast Details Emerge

Attack The Block” was one of the most thrilling genre debuts in recent years. Seeing a bunch of no-good London kids go up against an alien invasion, it was funny, exciting, surprising, energetic and featured a cast of future stars (it marked the debut of John Boyega, and future “Doctor Who” lead Jodie Whittaker was the female lead too). It should have made director Joe Cornish one of themost hotly sought-after directors around.

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International Newswire: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Tom Wlaschiha Boards U-Boat Drama ‘Das Boot’

International Newswire: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Tom Wlaschiha Boards U-Boat Drama ‘Das Boot’
In today’s International Newswire, German producer Bavaria adds further high-profile cast to ‘Das Boot,’ Fox confirms the addition of Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson to the cast of ‘The Kid Who Would Be King,’ and Hulu takes U.S. rights to British comedy ‘GameFace.’

Game of Thrones” star Tom Wlaschiha and “Mad Men” actor Vincent Kartheiser have joined the cast of the rebooted “Das Boot.” The high-profile casting on the eight-episode U-boat drama, which has a $31.5 million budget, is yet another sign of the heightened international ambitions of German producers.

Also joining the Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment’s co-production are James D’Arcy, who appeared in “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” and Thierry Fremont, whose credits include “Juste un regard.”

The four newbies will play alongside Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”), August Wittgenstein (“The Crown”), Rainer Bock (“Inglourious Basterds”), Rick Okon (“Tatort”), and Vicky Krieps (“Phantom Thread”), among others. Andreas Prochaska
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Edgar Wright interview: Baby Driver, Bad Boys 3 & more

Matt Edwards Nov 13, 2017

Edgar Wright chats to us about making Baby Driver, A Fistful Of Fingers, Bad Boys 3 and what he's up to next...

There’s a scene in Baby Driver, Edgar Wright’s hit crime film from this summer that’s just being released on home video now, where the eponymous Baby is warned by a more experienced criminal that everyone in their game eventually ends up with blood on their hands and that it doesn’t wash off so easily. Baby plays it cool. Later Baby is given some driving gloves that are white leather on one side and red leather on the other. And, later in the movie, when he thinks he’s clear of the game he takes the gloves off, removing the red from his palms, soon to discover that blood really doesn’t wash off quite so easily.

If you’re a fan
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Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson in talks for Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King

Back in May it was announced that Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) is set to direct the fantasy adventure The Kid Who Would Be King, and now comes word from The Tracking Board that Patrick Stewart (Logan) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) are in talks to join the cast.

The film revolves around a group of kids who embark on an epic quest to thwart a Medieval menace named Morgana who is the half-sister of King Arthur. Andy Serkis’ son Louis Serkis (Taboo) is set for the lead role of Alex, a young boy who discovers the mythical sword Excalibur. He is joined in the cast by Tom Taylor (The Dark Tower) Rhianna Dorris (Secret Life of Boys), Angus Imrie (Kingdom), Denise Gough (Guerrilla) and newcomer Dean Chaumoo.

The site reports that Stewart is in talks to play the older incarnation of Angus Imrie’s Merlin, while Ferguson
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10 Actors Who Were Almost Cast in Marvel's Ant-Man

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10 Actors Who Were Almost Cast in Marvel's Ant-Man
Cinephiles and Marvel movie fans were abuzz when writer/director Edgar Wright teased plot details, production photos, and concept footage from Ant-Man, which promised to be an action comedy take on Marvel's travel-sized superhero. Wright ultimately left the project, though Paul Rudd stayed on as Scott Lang for director Peyton Reed, who delivered the 2015 film that earned over $519 million worldwide. But before Rudd entered the scene, Ant-Man himself almost looked quite a bit different.

There were plenty of actors considered for the film's lead and the no-less important parts of Og Ant-Man Hank Pym, the Wasp and/or Hope van Dyne. Today, we look at 10 actors who were almost cast in Marvel's Ant-Man at one point or another. And there are some pretty wild and unique choices to be discovered. As well as some that are simply no brainers. Would any of them have been better than Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly?
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