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Date: Wednesday, 2016 Jul 27, 00:57 GMT | Message # 511
"Flash" Gets Female Lead
A several weeks old report has now been confirmed - "Dope" actress Kiersey Clemons will play the female lead role of Iris West opposite Ezra Miller's Barry Allen in the Rick Famuyiwa-directed "The Flash" film at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Clemons beat out the likes of Lucy Boynton ("Sing Street") and Rita Ora ("50 Shades of Grey") for the part of the journalist and potential future love interest for the character. Candice Patton plays the role of Iris West opposite Grant Gustin's Barry Allen in "The Flash" on The CW's TV series about the character.
Via: Heat Vision
Date: Wednesday, 2016 Jul 27, 02:03 GMT | Message # 512
47 Meters Down
Freestyle Releasing has acquired the Johannes Roberts-directed shark attack thriller "47 Meters Down" from Dimension Films. The deal for North American distribution rights includes a 2500-plus screen theatrical release set for 2017.
Mandy Moore and Claire Holt star as a pair of cage-diving sisters whose boat breaks away from them, leaving them in an observation cage trapped at the bottom of the ocean, surrounded by hungry Great Whites. With little oxygen in their tanks, their only hope is to try and swim 47 meters to the surface while being hunted by the sharks.
Last time I came across Claire Holt was in 'The Originals' as Rebekah Mikaelson, wow she was very attractive!
Date: Wednesday, 2016 Jul 27, 23:49 GMT | Message # 513
David Auburn To Pen "Charlie's Angels" Reboot
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Auburn ("Proof") is in talks to write the screenplay for the reboot of the "Charlie's Angels" franchise at Sony Pictures.
A hit TV series in the 1970s, the premise followed three female detectives (Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith) who worked for a mysterious benefactor named Charlie (only heard as a voice) and his representative Bosley.
In 2000 the property was revived on the big screen with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu starring as the girls whilst the likes of Bill Murray and Bernie Mac played Bosley.
McG helmed both films in the series and though the first went well, the second was a dud and so no further entries were produced. The franchise was again revived in 2011 as a TV series, but it lasted only four episodes.
Elizabeth Banks came on board to direct the project in September last year and will produce with her husband Max Handelman. Auburn takes over from Evan Spilliotopoulos ("The Huntsman: Winter's War") who came onboard the film in December.
Date: Tuesday, 2016 Aug 09, 02:24 GMT | Message # 514
Sophie Turner To Star In Indie Drama "Huntsville"
"Game of Thrones" and "X-Men: Apocalypse" actress Sophie Turner is set to join Dylan McDermott and Jack Kilmer in the independent drama "Huntsville".
The story follows a solitary man in a Florida town who develops a questionable relationship with a recently transplanted high school student. Eric England directs from a script by Anthony Ragnone which made the 2014 Black List.
Luisa Iskin, Kim Leadford, Kevin Matusow, Jeff Kalligheri, Stephen Bowen, Carissa Buffel, Steven Chester Prince, Ash Sarohia, and John Wunder are producing. Filming is set to begin this month in and around Los Angeles.
Sophie Turner is a damn good actress. I think she is pretty good as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones.
Date: Saturday, 2016 Aug 13, 01:04 GMT | Message # 515
Michelle MacLaren To Helm "The Nightingale"
"Breaking Bad" and "Game of Thrones" helmer Michelle MacLaren is set to direct the feature film adaptation of Kristin Hannah's bestselling novel "The Nightingale" at TriStar Pictures.
An adaptation of the Ann Peacock novel, the story follows two sisters coming of age in France on the eve of World War II, and their struggle to survive and resist the German occupation of France.
MacLaren and John Sayles will do a polish of the script draft while Elizabeth Cantillon is producing.
Date: Friday, 2016 Aug 19, 00:08 GMT | Message # 516
Jennifer Carpenter To Star Opposite Vince Vaughn In Brawl In Cell Block 99
Dexter actress Jennifer Carpenter has been cast opposite Vince Vaughn in the independent film Brawl in Cell Block 99.
Bone Tomahawk director S. Craig Zahler will write and direct the project for XYZ Films. The story will follow a former boxer named Bradley who loses his job as an auto mechanic in the midst of his rocky marriage beginning to crumble. In order to make ends meet, the boxer begins working with an old friend as a drug courier. In turn, he is caught and sent to prison where his enemies from the business force him to engage in deadly battles.
Carpenter, best known for playing Debra Morgan on Dexter, most recently starred on the CBS television series Limitless as Rebecca Harris. Zahler's cannibal Western, Bone Tomahawk, earned commercial and critical praise last year, including two Independent Spirit Award nominations.
Brawl in Cell Block 99 is currently in pre-production with filming set to begin in September on Staten Island.
I thought Jennifer Carpenter was particularly good on Limitless, and had a great chemistry together with the other lead Jake McDorman. It was a shame the show got kicked into touch.
Speaking of Bone Tomahawk that was a weird movie equal parts charming, somewhat strange, unpredictable, and genuinely horrifying. But otherwise the film is ultimately sold by its cast, canny little movie.
Date: Friday, 2016 Aug 19, 00:34 GMT | Message # 517
Jared Leto Joins Cast Of Blade Runner Sequel
Jared Leto is going from Arkham Asylum to futuristic Los Angeles.
The Suicide Squad star has officially signed on as the last cast member in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, joining Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Robin Wright. Sicario director Denis Villeneuve is heading up the continuation of Ridley Scott's 1982 original, and although we know Ford is reprising his role as Rick Deckard, the rest of the story is being kept under wraps.
Set several decades after the events of the original Blade Runner, the untitled sequel is written by Michael Green and original Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher. Other cast members include Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass, Lennie James, and Dave Bautista.
The Blade Runner sequel is set for release on Oct. 6, 2017.
Seems to be very much in high demand this latest acquisition Jared Leto.
Date: Tuesday, 2016 Sep 13, 01:23 GMT | Message # 518
Imogen Poots Joins Saldana In "I Kill Giants"
Imogen Poots ("Green Room," "Fright Night") is set to join Zoe Saldana in the Anders Walter-directed drama "I Kill Giants" at XYZ Films.
Madison Wolfe is portraying a misfit girl battling both real and imaginary monsters in her life, while Saldana wil play a school psychologist.
Joe Kelly penned the script based on Kelly's 2008 graphic novel which Chris Columbus, Kim Magnusson, Kyle Franke and Adrian Politowski are producing.
Filming begins September 27th in Ireland and Belgium.
Hahaha. That Name. Seriously she can afford to have a name like that with her looks, she's wicked!
Date: Tuesday, 2016 Sep 13, 01:44 GMT | Message # 519
Billy Crudup Is Henry Allen In "Flash" Film
Billy Crudup ("Spotlight," "Watchmen") is set to play the father of Ezra Miller's Barry Allen in Rick Famuyiwa's upcoming "The Flash" film at Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films.
In both the comics and The CW TV series adaptation currently on the air, Dr. Henry Allen is framed for the murder of his wife Nora by the time-traveling villain Reverse-Flash. John Wesley Shipp, who played The Flash on TV in the 1990s, plays Henry Allen in The CW series.
Also onboard are Kiersey Clemons as Iris West and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Miller and Crudup previously worked together on last year's "The Stanford Prison Experiment". Phil Lord and Chris Miller penned the script treatment for the project which opens in 2018.
Date: Friday, 2016 Oct 07, 01:43 GMT | Message # 520
"Blade Runner 2049" VR Coming To Oculus
Following the title reveal of "Blade Runner 2049" this morning comes word that Alcon Entertainment have announced the new division Alcon Interactive and are partnering with Oculus to distribute virtual reality experiences based on the upcoming sequel to the Ridley Scott sci-fi classic.
"The Blade Runner 2049 VR Experiences" will be exclusively distributed on the Oculus platform around the October 2017 release of the film. No word on what the experiences will entail or if fans will be able to go digitally smoking with Harrison Ford or hooking up with Ryan Gosling - in character of course.
The news comes following the Oculus Connect developer conference in San Jose today where new features and models were announced including a wireless portable headset that features inside-out tracking and new features that keep frame rates consistently at 90fps.
Via: Alcon Entertainment
Date: Friday, 2016 Oct 07, 02:04 GMT | Message # 521
Mackie, Huston Join Netflix Sci-Fi Feature "10"
Anthony Mackie ("Captain America: Civil War"), Danny Huston ("Wonder Woman") and Margaret Qualley ("The Leftovers") are set to star in the Mandalay Pictures and Netflix original sci-fi film "10" which will release globally on the streaming service in 2017.
The coming-of-age story follows Sam Walden (Qualley), a teenager surviving as one of the last people on an abandoned post-cataclysmic Earth. She races to find a cure for her poisoned home world before the last shuttle off the planet to the distant human space colony leaves her stranded.
Mackie plays Micah, a complicated and mysterious refugee on his way to the imminent shuttle launch who makes Sam question whether she can really alter Earth's fate.
Jonathan Helpert ("House of Time") will direct from an original script by Clay Jeter, Charles Spano, and Will Basanta. Jason Michael Berman and Laura Rister are producing and production begins this week in France.
Could be interesting.
Anthony Mackie arrives for the European film premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War' at Vue Westfield on April 26, 2016 in London, England.
Date: Monday, 2016 Oct 10, 01:52 GMT | Message # 522
Spidey Star Joins "Alita: Battle Angel"
Newcomer Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ("Spider-Man: Homecoming," "The Land") is set to join the cast of the sci-fi epic manga adaptation "Alita: Battle Angel" for 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment.
The story follows a young female cyborg (Rosa Salazar) in the 26th century who is found by a scientist in a junk yard with no memories of her past and goes on to become a bounty hunter.
Christoph Waltz, Eiza Gonzalez, Ed Skrein, Mahershala Ali and Keean Johnson also star. Lendeborg will play the cunning and sly friend of Johnson's character.
Robert Rodriguez directs and both James Cameron and Jon Landau produce the film which begins production this month in Austin, Texas.
Excellent, just give me this movie already. This might actually be good.
Rosa Salazar arrives at 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' New York premiere held at Regal E-Walk on September 15, 2015 in New York City.
Date: Thursday, 2016 Oct 20, 20:29 GMT | Message # 523
The new trailer for Logan (Wolverine 3):
The movie is loosely based on old man Logan storyline and will be set in the year 2024 .
The young mutant trained by Logan is X-23 (Laura Kinney).
Initial release: March 3, 2017
You can't stop the signal!
Date: Friday, 2016 Oct 21, 02:06 GMT | Message # 524
'Black Panther' Adds 'Ready Player One' Actress Letitia Wright
Newcomer Letitia Wright has joined Marvel's "Black Panther" starring Chadwick Boseman.
Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, and Danai Gurira are also on board. "Creed" helmer Ryan Coogler will direct. Marvel had no comment on the casting.
Boseman will play T'Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the throne after his father's murder. Marvel unveiled the character in "Captain America: Civil War" in May and his standalone film hits theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.
Wright's role is unknown at the time.
The rising star got her start on TV in the British series "Doctor Who," "Cucumber," and "Chasing Shadows," She recently landed a key role in Steven Spielberg's upcoming big-budget tentpole "Ready Player One," beating out dozens of young actresses to co-star opposite Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke.
"Ready Player One" bows on Mar. 30, 2018. Wright was most recently seen in Michael Caton-Jones' crime drama "Urban Hymn."
Date: Monday, 2016 Oct 24, 20:28 GMT | Message # 525
So in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", Alan Tudyk plays an Imperial robot named K-2SO who "starts off as a bad guy who joins the Rebellion after being reprogrammed to serve the good guys".
Not only is K-2SO a distant cousin of Summer Glau's TOK715 in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles but I have the feeling that droid is going to steal the show, much like Cameron did in TSCC.
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