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Back in June it was first announced that writer-director Quentin Tarantino is returning to the world of Django Freeman, the star of his 2012 Academy Award-winning ‘Django Unchained.’ Tarantino has teamed up with Matt Wagner to write a team-up between his western hero and the long-lived pulp hero Zorro. Co-published by DC Entertainment and Dynamite Entertainment, the art for the “Django / Zorro” series is by Esteve Polls (with covers by Jae Lee and Francesco Francavilla). “Django / Zorro” #1 will hit comic shelves on November 5th, and you can check out the synopsis below.
After previously working with Liam Neeson on ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’, Seth Macfarlane has revealed on Twitter that the actor will also appear in his upcoming ‘Ted’ sequel. Macfarlane writes: “Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman. Not a bad week for #Ted2.”
Although Liam Neeson’s role is unknown in the film, Morgan Freeman will reportedly play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues. Amanda Seyfried also stars in the R-rated film, and several other A-list cameos are expected. ‘Ted 2′ sees Mark Wahlberg back as the centerpiece in the ongoing saga of a man and his foul-mouthed teddy bear. Seth MacFarlane is back writing, directing and voicing the titular bear.
“Truth Is My Defense” & “Tick Tock” TV Spots For David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ – Starring Ben Affleck & Rosamund Pike
The first set of reviews for David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ adaptation arrived online recently, and they’re crammed full with praise. Starring the likes of Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon, the film is an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel that has sold 2 million copies. ‘Gone Girl,’ Flynn’s third novel, is a dark and suspenseful story that kicks off with the five-year anniversary of a married couple. Flynn wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens on October 3rd.
GONE GIRL — directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn — unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
While Matt Damon is currently the sole confirmed cast member for ‘The Martian’, the likes of Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Mackenzie Davis and Kate Mara have all been rumored for the feature adaptation Andy Weir’s novel. Today you can add another name to that list, as Michael Pena is reportedly in early negotiations to join the Ridley Scott-directed film. Sources tell Variety that negotiations are in early stages, and Pena’s involvement will depend on his busy schedule.
‘The Martian’ follows NASA astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon), a botanist and mechanical engineer, who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. The sci-fi survival thriller will arrive in cinemas on November 25th, 2015. With that new date, I expect filming will commence very shortly, so expect concrete casting appointments and production details shortly. The synopsis for the grippingly detailed and ingenious novel is as follows.
Fan-art by Ricky Ryan.
From ‘Man of Steel’ helmer Zack Snyder, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ also stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ opens on March 25th, 2016.
Inspired by his recent role as Nelson Mandela in ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’, Idris Elba has curated, written and produced ‘mi Mandela’, an album of songs which “uncovers some of South Africa’s most gifted yet largely undiscovered world music talents”. Blending South African and British artists, the album will be released on November 24th via 7wallace (Idris’ own imprint)/Parlophone.
‘mi Mandela’ will feature contributions from Mumford & Sons, Nothembi Mkhwebane, Spoek Mathambol, Cody Chesnutt, James Blake, Maverick Sabre, Phuzekhemisi, Mr. Hudson, George the Poet, DJ Spoko, Future History and Mahotella Queens, among others. In a teaser trailer for the album – which can be viewed below, Idris Elba explains how he came to immerse himself in the music of South Africa while shooting ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.’ “South African music was part of my research. I wanted to understand what music he liked, and so in that journey I discovered the roots of South African music.”