Hot on the heels of the news that the sequel for James Mangold’s ‘The Wolverine’ will arrive in cinemas on March 3rd, 2017, Deadline bring word that 20th Century Fox has hired David James Kelly to script the next installment of the X-Men franchise spinoff. The outlet also add that Hugh Jackman reprising his signature role. Kelly is also set to adapt the Dark Horse graphic novel ‘Mind Mgmt’ for Scott Free Productions and the original pitch ‘Sentinel.’ ‘The Wolverine 2′ follows on from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ which is set for May 23rd, and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ which is penciled in for a May 27th, 2016 release.
This thrilling new TV spot has arrived online for ‘The Raid 2,’ which is once again penned and directed by Gareth Evans. The action sequel picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. In addition to Uwais, the cast includes Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad and Roy Marten. ‘The Raid 2′ opens in the US on March 28th and in the UK on April 11th.
He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls – rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn’t have been more wrong.
That was quick. Just yesterday it was reported that Christian Bale is David Fincher’s choice to play Steve Jobs in the untitled film based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography. And while nothing has been confirmed, Cult of Mac have been sent the above fan-made poster for the project by Ste Smith, featuring Bale as the American entrepreneur, marketer and inventor.
If David Fincher does take on this project, the film would reunite the director with Oscar-winning ‘The Social Network’ writer Aaron Sorkin, who recently finished the adaptation, and ‘The Social Network’ producer Scott Rudin. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is participating in the film as a consultant. Fincher recently finished shooting the mystery thriller ‘Gone Girl,’ which is based on Gillian Flynn’s best-seller. Lead by Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, ‘Gone Girl’ opens on October 3rd.
Film Music Reporter bring word that Brian Tyler has officially signed on to score Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Alan Silvestri composed the first installment in the series, yet Tyler had been rumored to score the sequel for several months after he was hired for both Marvel features in 2013, ‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ The composer also put together the music for the TV special ‘Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe,’ which premiered on ABC earlier this week.
The cast list for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will include Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, along with newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, and James Spader as Ultron. It has been rumored that Paul Bettany will play The Vision in the film, although nothing has been confirmed by Marvel at this moment in time.
“Our Little Infinity” Featurette For ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ – Starring Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort
20th Century Fox has premiered this behind-the-scenes featurette for ’The Fault in Our Stars,’ Josh Boone’s (Stuck In Love) adaptation of John Green’s acclaimed best-seller. The story centers on Hazel Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a teenage girl with terminal cancer who falls for a boy (Ansel Elgort) in her support group. The two form a bond as they deal with their illnesses. The books has been adapted by the ‘(500) Days of Summer’ and ‘The Spectacular Now’ screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The synopsis for ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ novel is below. The film opens on June 6th.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
‘Everest’ Now Set For September 2015 – Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal…
Universal Pictures send word that ‘Everest’ will now hit theaters on September 18th, 2015, almost seven months after it’s originally announced February 27th release. Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, ‘Everest’ documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly and Thomas M. Wright, the epic adventure is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (The Deep, 2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes.
Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures’ presentation of ‘Everest’ - in association with Walden Media – is adapted for the screen by Mark Medoff (Children of a Lesser God) and Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). The film is shooting on location in Nepal on the foothills of Everest, the Italian Dolomites and at Cinecittà Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the UK. ‘Everest’ is based on the book ‘Into Thin Air’ written by Jon Krakauer.