Yesterday it was revealed that Warner Bros. Pictures has delayed the tentatively titled ‘The Conjuring 2′ from its original date of October 23rd, 2015, to an unspecified date in 2016. Today we hear why, as James Wan is reportedly returning as director and producer on the film. Shifting ‘The Conjuring 2′ gives Wan time to promote the film he just finished,’ Fast & Furious 7.’ Universal Pictures releases that film on April 3rd, 2015 after moving it from summer 2014 following the tragic death of star Paul Walker. ‘The Conjuring 2′ will begin shooting next summer, with both Vera Farmiga and Partick Wilson signed on to reprise their roles from the original.
‘Game of Thrones’ and upcoming ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ actress Natalie Dormer is set to headline the supernatural thriller ‘The Forest’ for commercial director Jason Zada. Based on an original idea by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight), ‘The Forest is set in the legendary Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, where a young American woman named Sara (Dormer) goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara has to contend with the angry and tormented souls of the dead who prey on those who wander the forest.
Produced by David S. Goyer, Lava Bear Films and Phantom Four, ‘The Forest” is written by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca, based on Goyer’s treatment. Focus Features acquired North American distribution rights to the film earlier this year and plans to release the film on January 8th, 2016.
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ will hit theaters on November 21st, nearly a year to the date after the previous installment, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ – and, about a year before ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2′ swoops into theaters on November 20th, 2015. The likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Dormer, Evan Ross, Mahershala Ali, Wes Chatham, Eldon Henson, Donald Sutherland and Willow Shields star.
In ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ Katniss Everdeen reluctantly leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates to the point of destruction of the other districts by the Capitol, Katniss must decide for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.
This new poster has arrived online for ‘The Imitation Game,’ which stars the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. The film offers a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.
In ‘Felony,’ three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempt to expose it. How far will these men go to disguise and unravel the truth? Starring Tom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Sarah Roberts and Melissa George, ‘Felony’ is released in the UK on October 27th On Demand & Digitally, courtesy of Solo Media Films. The psychological thriller – which Edgerton also wrote and produced – is out now in the US and Australia.
This is the first time you have worked together; how did you both first meet?
Joel Edgerton: I met Joel on Skype. He was in the middle of shooting ‘Die Hard’ in Bulgaria or wherever he was and he came across our radar and talked to us about getting involved. He was perfect for the role, but I wasn’t aware of him yet. I’d heard about him being out and about doing good things.
Jai Courtney: Joel’s a lovely guy and we didn’t know each other before going to work together, but I’ve always had an enormous amount of respect for him as an actor. Moving into these other creative forays it’s great to see him blossoming. I was very excited at the possibility of working with him just based on the script I read that he’d written. Through the film itself we didn’t have a lot to do with each other, so there wasn’t a ton. We just got on like a house on fire and we’ve become good mates since. We hope to do something together again soon.
‘Lord Of The Rings’ Star Billy Boyd To Sing ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Credits Song
Peregrin “Pippin” Took’s (Billy Boyd) melancholic rendition of “The Edge of Night” is undoubtedly one of my favorite moments in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, and now we hear that Boyd will be performing the end credits song for the final film in Peter Jackson’s cinematic Middle-Earth, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.’ In collaboration with ‘The Hobbit’ co-writers and co-producers Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh, Boyd has penned an original song titled “The Last Goodbye”. Neil Finn (“Song Of The Lonely Mountain”) and Ed Sheeran (“I See Fire”) provided the two previous outro songs in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy.