The Mummy (1999)
As revealed by Deadline, Warner and director Cathy Yan have found their Huntress in Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo), while Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground) will portray the Black Canary.
Both actresses were part of a recent shortlist, which states that Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror) and Sofia Boutella (The Mummy) were also reading for Huntress and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) was in contention for Black Canary.
The remaining lead role is that of Renee Montoya, and Justina Machado (Jane the Virgin) and Roberta Colindrez (I Love Dick) are reportedly under consideration for that part.
Margot Robbie is reprising her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn in the film, which will reportedly take place in “a Ghotham that isn’t protected by
The legendary Scorpion King returns for an epic adventure in the latest action-packed film in the franchise. In ancient Egypt, the evil warlord, Nebserek (Mensah), discovers a cursed sword that makes the one who wields it more powerful with every soul it strikes down.
The TV return of Patrick Stewart to his iconic role of Jean-Luc Picard kicks off with a tweet teasing first the writers room meeting.
CBS All Access’s untitled Star Trek Jean-Luc Picard spinoff series is quickly becoming a reality, as a tweet of the newly-launched writers room from star Patrick Stewart reveals.
Stewart, who made the official announcement of the Star Trek: The Next Generation follow-up series back in August, tweeted a photo of the former-and-soon-to-return Picard actor’s proverbial ready room, joined by a creative coalition consisting of Kirsten Beyer (Star Trek: Discovery), Michael Chabon (Spider-Man 2), Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery), Diandra Pendleton-Thompson (Awakening Love) and James Duff (Major Crimes). Indeed, Stewart’s accompanying caption, “The journey has begun,” is enough to stoke excitement amongst even the most lapsed of Trekkies.
The journey has begun. Kirsten Beyer, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, Diandra Pendleton-Thompson, James Duff,
According to various reports in the trades, Warner Bros. and director Cathy Yan are currently testing a number of actresses to portray the characters of the Huntress, the Black Canary, and Renee Montoya.
According to reports, Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror) and Sofia Boutella (The Mummy) are up for the role of The Huntress, while Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground) have been reading for Black Canary and Justina Machado (Jane the Virgin) and Roberta Colindrez (I Love Dick) are up for Renee Montoya.
Previous reports have claimed that Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) had been offered the roles
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Cristin Milioti, and Sofia Boutella (The Mummy) are up for the role of Huntress.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Undergroud) have read for Black Canary.
Then there’s Justina Machado (Six Feet Under) and Roberta Colindrez (I Love Dick), who are being looked at for Renee Montoya.
The reports also have confirmed that Cassie Cain a.k.a. Batgirl will also be on the team and that Black Mask will be the main villain.
The movie is also being developed by writer Christina Hodson
Being considered for the role of Huntress is The Mummy actress Sofia Boutella, Fargo and Cloverfield Lane actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Wolf of Wall Street and How I Met Your Mother‘s Cristin Milioti, and Margaret Qualley, the latter starring in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and starred in HBO’s The Leftovers.
For Rene Montoya, One Day at a Time‘s Justina Machado is in the mix, along with Vida‘s Roberta Colindrez. Montoya is a lesbian detective on the Gotham City police force.
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For some, The Mummy's marketing campaign began not with a bang, but a squeaky Tom Cruise scream. In December 2016, an unfinished trailer for the then-forthcoming film appeared online, and soon went viral: lacking music and proper sound effects, the promo's otherwise dramatic visuals suddenly seemed comically threadbare. A violent plane crash unfolded with only a few chunks of dialogue and an amusing yelp from co-star Annabelle Wallis; Tom Cruise stumbled about in zero-gravity with only a few apologetic 'oofs' and 'eeks' for company.
Steps were taken to have the leaked trailer removed, but as is the way of the web,
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As far as other new titles are concerned, there’s a bunch coming our way on Tuesday, including Ghastlies, The Limehouse Golem, Dead Still, Mother Krampus, Demon Hole, and Westworld Season 1. And for you cult film fanatics, both Satan’s Cheerleaders and John Landis’ thriller Into the Night are both making their way to Blu, too.
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When Universal Studios made The Mummy back in 1932, it was in the wake of Tut-mania: the fascination with Ancient Egypt following the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb a decade earlier. As Egyptian-inspired symbols and designs began to appear on everything from jewellery to cigarette ads, stories began to circulate that the pharoah's tomb was cursed - and thus The Mummy, about a group of archaeologists who provoke the wrath of a long-dead Imhotep (Boris Karloff, hypnotic as always) emerged.
The Mummy's success was such that it became a long-running franchise: Universal made four direct sequels between 1940 and 1944, with a comedy spin-off, Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy, joining them in 1955. The UK's Hammer Film
Paul Newman, the late screen legend who starred opposite Robert Redford in the cinematic classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, among other notable roles, turned down Superman not once, not twice, but three different times. He was offered the lead role, as well as the roles of Lex Luthor and Superman's dad,
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Marketing, labelling, packaging. It’s everywhere. In cinematic terms it’s more important than ever. Everything is governed by men with clipboards. Or the modern equivalent. I suppose it’s all tablets now. I’m a cave dwelling Cro-Magnon man, so I wouldn’t know but there’s an inherent need to have terms. What used to be “franchise” building is now “Universe” building. Franchise sounds too clinical. Too much like a money printing exercise. Universe implies creative expression I suppose. The desire to build a world which will just so happen to give studios the ability to home a number of films as opposed to just one.
Does the term “universe” mean that studios are focusing less on bottom line and more on creativity? Well…no. In fact the coining of this term which seems to have rapidly
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I came into this year thinking All Eyez on Me had the potential to be this years Straight Outta Compton and boy was I wrong. This movie lacked focus in the worst way and instead fell into the same traps we have seen so many other biopics succumb to over the years. Instead of focusing on one specific event or
Unfortunately, be it from the negative reviews of The Mummy, the lack of interest in a remake, or filmgoers’ aversion to the growing number of shared universes out there, but the film didn’t do well. When all said and done, it made less than $400 million worldwide, and likely last the studio north of $50 million. Suddenly, this
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