Alita: Battle Angel (2018)
The last we heard about Maleficent 2 was back in January, when it was revealed that director Joachim Ronning has entered pre-production on the sequel, with principal photography reportedly set to begin on April 16 in London. That report also indicated that filming was slated to last until August, with Angelina Jolie reportedly choosing this project over the prospect of starring in Universal Pictures' Bride of Frankenstein,
As yet, details as to his character are unknown but both Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are set to return. Norwegian film director Joachim Ronning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) will direct the follow up to the Fantasy drama.
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As with the lack of Skrein’s character details, no clear plot for the sequel has been revealed either. The original was based on the story fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. As a beautiful young woman of pure heart, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threatens the land, Maleficent rises up to become its fiercest protector. However, a terrible
Later this year, the pic is scheduled to begin production and Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will be reprising their roles, ready to do battle with an all-new villain. And, as it turns out, that antagonist will be a familiar face for fans of Marvel’s foul-mouthed merc.
That’s because Variety has learned this week that Deadpool actor Ed Skrein is in final negotiations to join Disney’s Maleficent sequel as the flick’s big bad. Details regarding Skrein’s role are scarce at the moment, but we do know that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales helmer Joachim Ronning will direct.
Skrein’s villainous role is being kept under wraps, but the film is expected to begin production sometime this spring. Joachim R∅nning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) will direct the film, replacing the original’s Robert Stromberg, from a script written by Linda Woolverton, who wrote the first film, and Jez Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow). Joe Roth is returning as a producer.
The first Maleficent told the story of Sleeping Beauty, but from the perspective of the evil Maleficent. Beginning as a hopeful and fairly kind creature, Maleficent fell to darkness after suffering the cruelties of humanity and being betrayed
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are returning to starring in the fantasy film, with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” helmer Joachim Ronning to direct.
Exact details behind Skrein’s villain role are currently under wraps.
Joe Roth is producing the film, with Jez Butterworth and Linda Woolverton penning the latest script. Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster wrote most recent draft.
It is not clear where this film will pick up following the first movie, which was based on the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty.” The original story centered on an evil fairy who cursed an infant princess to eternal sleep, only to realize the young girl was the only one who could save the kingdom from its dangerous ruler. “Maleficent” broke several box office records on its way to making $758.5 million worldwide.
Per Deadline, Warner Bros. has officially tapped the so-hot-right-now screenwriter to pen a script for the embryonic spinoff movie, which initially had Joss Whedon (The Avengers) attached to write, direct and produce.
As the title suggests, the standalone flick will open up the playing field for Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, who is undoubtedly one of the most established female heroes of the DC world. Exactly who will pick up the mantle as Batgirl remains to be seen, though it’s worth noting that Janelle Monáe (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) has emerged as something of a fan-favorite in recent months. Warner Bros., are you listening?
For Hodson, this is another exciting project to add to her growing collection. Indeed, ever since she broke onto the scene four years ago,
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Based on the best-selling novel by Jenny Han, the film stars “Alita: Battle Angel” actress Lana Condor and “The Fosters” actor Noah Centineo. The pic also stars Janel Parrish (“Pretty Little Liars”), Israel Broussard (“Happy Death Day”), Andrew Bachelor (“The Babysitter”), Anna Cathcart (“The Descendants”), and John Corbett.
Susan Johnson helmed the film with Matt Kaplan, Dougie Cash, and Jordan Levin producing. Brett Bouttier, Robyn Marshall, and Han are exec producing.
The story follows Lara Jean Song Covey, whose love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved — five in all — are mysteriously mailed out. The film is based on the book of the same name and is the first of the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” trilogy by Han.
For the film’s quarter-century anniversary, Rodriguez made the competition a reality: Borrowing its name from Rodriguez’s 1995 memoir, “Rebel Without a Crew” began streaming March 19 on go90. He handpicked five directors (who include three women) from a capped pool of more than 2,000 applicants.
Each contestant had directed only shorts and possessed a completed feature script (or said they did). Rodriguez flew them and their on-set plus-ones into Austin,
In Paradise Hills, Roberts plays Uma, the daughter of a magnate who commits suicide after his company is targeted for hostile takeover by a predatory billionaire named Son Prescott. Prescott decides to marry Uma, but only after kidnapping and sending her to Paradise Hills, a private sanitarium where she is to have her mind systematically destroyed.
Gonzalez will play Amarna, a tough Paradise Hills resident who might be Uma’s only hope in escaping the nightmare.
Gonzalez will be seen next in Robert Rodriduez’s Alita: Battle Angel and will later star in an untitled Robert Zemeckis film with Steve Carell this fall.
The space, the director went on to explain, was put together so he and producer Jon Landau could watch dailies for Alita: Battle Angel, the Fox action film due out later this year. Rodriguez even quipped that they’d managed to do it in his own aesthetic, complete with luxury recliners and decorations along the walls.
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Imax has thousand fans in the industry, including big-name directors such as Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight”), J.J. Abrams (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and James Cameron (“Avatar”). But the company can count its fans in the millions when you consider all the passionate moviegoers who flock to its spectacular venues.
That’s the wow factor.
“When people see a movie on Imax, it’s something they talk about,” says Jon Landau, producer of “Avatar” and Fox’s upcoming “Alita: Battle Angel.” “It has an impact on word-of-mouth.”
It certainly had an effect on Imax’s chief quality guru David Keighley, who still remembers the date of his first Imax experience,
The half-hour dramedy, set to premiere in 2019, centers on Alma, a woman who discovers she has a new relationship with time after a near-fatal car accident and uses the ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.
“Alita: Battle Angel” star Rosa Salazar is attached to voice Alma in the series, with “Life in Pieces” regular Angelique Cabral to play her younger sister.
The retailer/streaming service has handed out a straight-to-series order for Undone, its first half-hour animated comedy series.
Undone, which will premiere worldwide in 2019, explores the nature of reality through its central character, Alma (voiced by Rosa Salazar, the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel). After getting into a near-fatal car crash, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses the ability to find out the truth about her father's death. Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces) voices Alma's younger sister.
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Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer and more presenting at the 90th Academy Awards
Stars with upcoming projects to promote now include Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), Oscar winner Sandra Bullock (“Ocean’s 8”), Dave Chappelle (“A Star is Born”), Eugenio Derbez (“Overboard”), Ansel Elgort (“The Goldfinch”), two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda (“Book Club”), two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster (“Hotel Artemis”), Eiza Gonzalez (“Alita: Battle Angel”), Ashley Judd (“A Dog’s Way Home”), Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“Boy Erased”), Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (“White Boy Rick”), Oscar winner Helen Mirren (“Anna”), Oscar winner Rita Moreno
Because of that, Arthur Curry’s first solo flick is one of our most anticipated superhero films to roll out in 2018, an excitement that was doubled upon hearing how the first audiences to have attended test screenings praised the action and emotion they witnessed. Really, if this holds up, Warner Bros. could have a Wonder Woman-like hit on their hands.
Championed as a “totally different beast” to what’s come out of the DC Extended Universe already, James Wan’s pic promises to inject some much-needed fresh blood
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