While ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ doesn’t come out until the end this month, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg have already begun teasing details about the much anticipated film’s 2016 sequel. During a recent chat with SHH, screenwriter/producer Kinberg opened up about introducing one of the X-Men’s most persistently hard-to-defeat villains in Apocalypse. “We want to tell the Apocalypse story and there’s massive scale and scope to telling that story. There’s going to be set pieces that I suspect are going to be bigger than anything we’ve ever done in an X-Men movie before and he’s a great character. The biggest and funnest challenge of the Apocalypse movie to me is his character. How do you create a new villain for the X-Men world that is as good as any villain that’s come before, is compelling philosophically as Magneto, not just in his physical powers, but in his philosophical depth. ‘Apocalypse’ is going to be a fun movie to write and make.”
According to various reports, Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots and Toby Jones are set to star in director Andy Goddard’s untitled adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel ‘The Blunderer.’ The psychological thriller novel was first published in 1954. Highsmith wrote ‘The Blunderer’ in between ‘Strangers on a Train’ and ‘The Talented Mr Ripley.’
Set against a backdrop of early 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse (Patrick Wilson) is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara (Jessica Biel) and leading a charmed and perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer (Toby Jones) and an over-ambitious detective. Walter’s obsession, his lies and his lust for another woman (Imogen Poots) will collide in a crush of guilt, innocence and, ultimately, fate.
By all appearances, new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) are living the American Dream, one complete with an adorable little girl and a beautiful new starter home in the suburbs. Still, the early-thirtysomethings want to believe that they have a modicum of coolness left within them. This next phase of life is proving to be a challenge, as the reformed (sometime?) partyers struggle with the realities of entering an inevitable new stage: unapologetic adulthood.
When Mac and Kelly discover that their new next-door neighbors are none other than dozens of Delta Psi Beta fraternity brothers-led by charismatic president Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) - they try to play along and make the best of an awkward situation. But when the frat’s parties grow increasingly more epic, both sides of the property line begin to fend for their turf. As the neighbors’ relentless sabotage and one-upmanship threaten to either get the college kids kicked off the block or make the newlyweds lose what’s left of their sanity, thus begins an epic Greek war for the ages. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, Lisa Kudrow, Jerrod Carmichael, Jake Johnson, Carla Gallo, Hannibal Buress, Jason Mantzoukas and Carla Gallo also star. The film is out now.
Can you first recall when Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg first approached you about this role? Also, throughout the development process, I understand Teddy morphed from a character who was completely unlikable to a more relatable and charming character during the development process.
Zac Efron: Yeah. Seth is a comic genius, so when he called me to ask about meeting, I was stoked. I usually try not to talk about potential movies – I’m superstitious that way – but I was too excited about this. I was on the phone with my mom, dad, brother and friends before I even heard the pitch (laughs). As the script evolved, we realized that Teddy’s motivation comes from feeling that this brotherhood that’s gone on for generations is being threatened. Throughout the film, there are moments when you realize that he’s actually a nice guy who is motivated purely by his belief in this family he’s created. Yes, he does some truly heinous and messed-up things, but he feels like he is fighting to preserve everything he believes in.
20th Century Fox has unleashed this latest clip from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Acting as a sequel to both ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ includes cast members from both: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, and Daniel Cudmore return from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ while James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till return from ‘X-Men: First Class.’
Reg E. Cathey Joins ‘The Fantastic Four’ As Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) & Sue Storm’s (Kate Mara) Father
Reg E. Cathey has reportedly joined the cast of Josh Trank and 20th Century Fox’s ‘The Fantastic Four’ reboot. Cathey will play Dr. Storm, the scientist father of Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) and Sue Storm (Kate Mara). The Marvel superhero film will serve as a reunion for Cathey and Jordan, as Jordan got his start on ‘The Wire.’ Cathey also stars in ‘House of Cards,’ a series that also featured Mara.
The lead quartet for ‘The Fantastic Four’ is as follows: Miles Teller plays Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan plays Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Kate Mara plays Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, and Jamie Bell plays Ben Grimm/The Thing. Toby Kebbell is portraying the iconic villain Victor von Doom aka Doctor Doom. Tim Blake Nelson co-stars.
Hot on the heels of the film’s first poster, this new image has arrived online from Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ featuring Matthew McConaughey. Set for November 7th, the sci-fi flick also stars Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine and Matt Damon. Look out for the first full-length trailer for ‘Interstellar’ next week. Source: EW.