With ‘Maleficent’ making a tonne of money at the worldwide box office and live-action ‘Cinderella’ and ‘The Jungle Book’ movies set for 2015, Disney is working fast on its next live-action fairytale adaptation. According to a new report, Bill Condon is set to direct a live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for the Disney. Condon is best known for directing and writing the critically acclaimed films ‘Gods and Monsters,’ ‘Chicago,’ ‘Kinsey,’ ‘Dreamgirls’ and the two final installments of the Twilight series, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1′ and ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.’ Evan Spiliotopoulos is writing the script, yet plot details are unknown at this time.
In a near future, an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop — forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again… and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
Out now, the cast for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ also includes Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Noah Taylor, Jonas Armstrong, and Franz Drameh. Doug Liman directs the film from a screenplay by Dante W. Harper, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Christopher McQuarrie, based on the acclaimed novel ‘All You Need is Kill’ by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
In the film, you play a military PR man who’s never been to the front line but who, thanks to his ill-advised threat to a four-star general, ends up trapped in an alien-induced time loop, fighting for his life and death. What was your approach to this character?
Tom Cruise: One of the things you start looking at is, “What would it be like to live the same day over and over again.” Of course at first it’s nightmare, particularly with this, you are having to live your first day over and over again in one of the most gruesome experiences. He’s having to live that over and over again. But then to be able to predict peoples behavior, it becomes this wish fulfillment to a degree. But of course it’s constantly torture for Cage… the way he wakes up in the morning, the Sergeant who kicks the bag, there’s all of these obstacles that he cannot get past.
UPDATE: image removed by request. This new image has landed online from Michael Mann’s tentatively-titled ‘Cyber.’ Set within the world of global cybercrime, the film follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom. ‘Cyber’ opens on January 16th, 2015.
Sony Pictures has unveiled this latest behind-the-scenes featurette for ’22 Jump Street,’ the brilliant sequel to the 2012 action-comedy blockbuster ’21 Jump Street.’ ’22 Jump Street’ reunites Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as they return to their roles as undercover cops Schmidt and Jenko; they are also re-teaming with ’21 Jump Street’ directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘The LEGO Movie’). Alongside Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, Ice Cube reprises his role as Captain Dickson.
In the action-comedy, after making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. Opening on June 6th in the UK and June 13th in the US, the film also stars Nick Offerman, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, and Craig Roberts.
Despite being attached for 8 years, it was recently revealed – to much disappointment – that director Edgar Wright had departed from Marvel Studios’ ‘Ant-Man’ due to “creative differences”. Shortly after that news broke we heard that Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re the Millers), Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers, The Other Guys) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) were among a group of directors that are meeting with the studio to replace Wright, a firm favorite among the fan-boy community.
Today, we’re hearing that Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him To The Greek, Neighbors) and Michael Dowse (Goon, Take Me Home Tonight, Fubar, The F Word) are “making the rounds” as contenders for the gig. Seeing as Adam McKay and Rawson Thurber have both seemingly passed, and with Ruben Fleischer potentially doing ‘Ghostbusters 3,’ this all looks like a bit of mess from the outside looking in. With a June 17th, 2015 release date set, I can imagine this all needs to be sorted out ASAP for Marvel.