This past weekend, ‘The Maze Runner’ took the top spot at the North American box office with $32.5 million. And while we have to wait until October 10th to see the film in the UK and Ireland, 20th Century Fox have announced that the film’s sequel, ‘The Scorch Trials,’ will hit theaters a year from now, on September 18th, 2015. ‘The Maze Runner’ has received solid reviews from critics, and it also earned a stellar A- CinemaScore from its audience in North America.
Based on James Dashner’s bestselling “Maze Runner” book series, the first film is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) is deposited in a community of young men after his memory is erased. After learning they’re all trapped in a maze, Thomas joins forces with fellow “runners” to not only escape the maze, but solve its riddle and reveal the chilling secret of who brought them there, and why. The likes of Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Jacob Latimore and Ki Hong Lee also star.
It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Matt Damon fan right now: a role in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming ‘Interstellar,’ the lead part in the feature adaptation of Andy Weir’s grippingly detailed and ingenious novel ‘The Martian,’ and a recent report that he’s set to reunite with director Paul Greengrass on a new Jason Bourne movie. Today we hear that Matt Damon is interested in playing the lead in Zhang Yimou’s ‘The Great Wall,’ a passion project of Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull, who conceived it with ‘World War Z’ writer Max Brooks. The script for the film is by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, but the most recent draft is by Tony Gilroy, who is familiar to Damon in via the ‘Bourne Identity films. ‘The Great Wall’ reveals the mystery behind why the Great Wall was built, and the secrets hidden beneath its stones.
Back in June, the good folks over at The Guardian first announced that Oliver Stone is set to adapt Guardian journalist Luke Harding’s recent book, ‘The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man.’ It is now being reported that Stone is eyeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in the movie, which Stone and his producing partner Moritz Borman intend to shoot in December in Munich. Stone and Borman also have have a deal with Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, for film rights to his novel ‘Time Of The Octopus.’ Kucherena’s novel tells the fictional story of an American whistle-blower, Joshua Cold, who, threatened by his government and waiting for a decision on his request for asylum from the Russian authorities, spends three weeks in limbo in the transit area of the Moscow airport. Stone will use Kucherena’s insights alongside Harding’s book as the sources for the screenplay of his untitled Snowden film.
Although it looks as if Oliver Stone’s Snowden movie will be first off the mark, Sony Pictures announced in May that they’ve optioned the film rights to ‘No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State,’ the new book by Glenn Greenwald, whose reporting on the revelations contained in Snowden’s top-secret NSA documents won the Pulitzer Prize for The Guardian newspaper. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, the team behind the blockbuster James Bond franchise, will produce that film.
New Poster For ‘Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb’ – Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais…
This new poster for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film, ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,’ has been released. Set to hit theaters everywhere on December 19th, the comedy sequel stars the likes of Ben Stiller, the late, great Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, Ben Kingsley, Patrick Gallagher, Mizuo Peck, Bill Cobbs, Dick Van Dyke, and Mickey Rooney. Opening on December 19th, ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ sees Stiller’s security guard Larry head from the Smithsonian to work at London’s British Museum.
‘Batman V Superman': Fan Art Of Jason Momoa As Aquaman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman & Ray Fisher’s Cyborg
Artwork by Huy “Wee” Dinh.
Last month Warner Bros. Pictures announced that ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is set arrive in cinemas nearly two months earlier than originally planned. The hugely anticipated film is now penciled in for a March 25th, 2016 release. In addition to the ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ release news, the studio also announced a massive schedule of 9 mystery DC Comics properties all the way up through 2020. And with Jason Momoa rumored to be playing Aquaman since December (rather conveniently it looks as if he was in Detroit at the same rock climbing gym as Gal Gadot (Gadot’s Instagram and Momoa’s Instagram) recently), and the studio hiring Kurt Johnstad (300: Rise of an Empire) and Will Beall (Gangster Squad) to write two separate scripts for an Aquaman movie, it looks as if we’ll be seeing Aquaman on the big screen sometime in the foreseeable future.
“Hello, Amy” TV Spot For David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ – Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris…
With the release of the film around the corner, this new TV spot has arrived online for David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl.’ 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.