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Misc. News on Movies and other Tidbits
robbo Post # 511 | Friday, 19 Aug 2016 - 00:34
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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. 

Via: Deadline
 
robbo Post # 512 | Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016 - 01:23
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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!

Via: Variety
 
robbo Post # 513 | Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016 - 01:44
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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. 

Via: Variety
 
robbo Post # 514 | Friday, 07 Oct 2016 - 01:43
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"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



Harrison Ford and Joanna Cassidy in a scene from the movie 'Blade Runner', 1982.Harrison Ford on the set of 'Blade Runner', directed by Ridley Scott.
 
robbo Post # 515 | Friday, 07 Oct 2016 - 02:04
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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.

Via: THR


Anthony Mackie arrives for the European film premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War' at Vue Westfield on April 26, 2016 in London, England.

Anthony Mackie arrives for the European film premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War'Anthony Mackie arrives for the European film premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War'
 
robbo Post # 516 | Monday, 10 Oct 2016 - 01:52
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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.

Via: Variety


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.

Rosa Salazar arrives at 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' New York premiereRosa Salazar arrives at 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' New York premiere
 
Fermi Post # 517 | Thursday, 20 Oct 2016 - 20:29
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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


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robbo Post # 518 | Friday, 21 Oct 2016 - 02:06
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'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."

Via: Variety
 
chrisdvanne_ Post # 519 | Monday, 24 Oct 2016 - 20:28
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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.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Alan Tudyk plays an Imperial robot named K-2SO


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robbo Post # 520 | Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 - 01:22
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Skarsgard, Wolff Join "The Kill Team"

Nat Wolff ("The Fault in Our Stars") and Alexander Skarsgard ("Battleship") are set to star in Dan Krauss' feature film adaptation of his documentary "The Kill Team" for Temple Hill Entertainment. 

The true story tale follows a young American soldier trapped between his conscience and survival when members of his platoon carry out a murderous scheme in the wasteland of Southern Afghanistan. 

Wolff will portray Specialist Adam Winfield, an ambitious young soldier, who falls under the spell of a charismatic new squad leader (Skarsgard). But when a young Afghan farmer is killed under murky circumstances, his admiration becomes increasingly tainted and he's soon dragged into a dangerous match of psychological warfare with his own brothers in arms. 

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce. Pre-production is now underway. 

On a side-note, I quite enjoyed (Skarsgard) in "The Legend of Tarzan" also "The Fault in Our Stars" is an exceptional movie, mind you be warned you'll need a box of tissues, a genuinely moving story. 

Via: Variety
 
robbo Post # 521 | Saturday, 12 Nov 2016 - 03:45
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Jessica Chastain Is "Painkiller Jane" 

Jessica Chastain is set to both star in and produce a film adaptation of Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada's iconic graphic novel series "Painkiller Jane" for Lotus Entertainment and Solipsist Films. 

Chastain will play Jane Vasko, a New York City street cop who gets recruited by the FBI to infiltrate a major NYC drug and human trafficking ring. In a near death experience, Jane develops regenerative abilities that give her a unique indestructible advantage. 

With nothing to live for and no way to die, Painkiller Jane becomes an unstoppable force of nature seeking revenge to those who destroyed her life as she leaves a path of death and destruction in her wake. 

Lenny Beckerman and Stephen L'Heureux will also produce. 

This sounds like a pretty awesome movie, and she's a phenomenal actress. 

Via: Deadline
 
robbo Post # 522 | Friday, 25 Nov 2016 - 02:57
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Britton, Platt Join The Wonder Woman Biopic 

Acting veterans Connie Britton and Oliver Platt have joined the cast of Angela Robinson's "Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman".

The film details the true story of Harvard psychologist and Wonder Woman creator Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) and his fellow psychologist and inventor wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall). Together the couple had a polyamorous relationship with Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcoate), a former student of Marston's and an academic in her own right. 

Britton will play Josette Frank, an uncompromising psychologist who thought Marston to be anti-feminist and believed his ideas were dangerous. Platt plays M.C. Gaines, the hot-tempered editor at Sensation Comics who discovered Superman. 

The project recently wrapped filming. Amy Redford, Andrea Sperling, and Terry Leonard are producing. 

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chrisdvanne_ Post # 523 | Saturday, 03 Dec 2016 - 19:45
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TheWrap shared details about the Twentieth Century Fox reboot of John Carpenter‘s 1981 cult-classic 'Escape From New York' following Kurt Russell's iconic character Snake Plissken.
The following paragraph caught my attention.

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New York City isn’t a maximum security prison.

Weird, right? Because New York being a prison was kind of crucial to the whole “escape from New York” concept. In the reboot, New York is breathtakingly lovely. Manhattan is the island we know, but with more towering glass structures and a high, undulating glass wall. The sky is alive with drones as serene as bees, and artificial intelligence controls all in the form of an ethnically ambiguous, cheery young woman called April. A small staff of technicians and researchers known as “Seers” monitor all.


What if Summer played April? It wouldn't be the first time she has played an AI.

What if Summer Glau played April in the 'Escape from New York' reboot?


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 524 | Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016 - 12:32
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Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion visibly excited to be at the 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' World Premiere at the Pantages Theatre on December 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California.



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KevinInEngland Post # 525 | Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016 - 18:52
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Does anyone recognise her?



[Edit add]  You guys are very quiet, so I've added another one also taken some time in 2015.  (Think duckies).



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