Out and about on the promotional rounds for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ (look out for my own interviews for the film this coming week), Michael Fassbender confirmed to the fine folks over at Collider that a ‘Prometheus 2′ is happening. Asked if he was looking forward to working with Ridley Scott on the sequel, Fassbender replied, “For sure. I love Ridley. He’s a master filmmaker,” at which point James McAvoy, who was also part of the interview, turned to Oscar nominated ’12 Years a Slave’ actor and asked, “Are you doing a sequel?” Fassbender turned to his X-Men co-star and replied, “Yeah, but when I don’t know.” Check out the exchange after the jump.
With the red carpet premiere for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ set to kick off tonight from 7pm ET (4pm PT/12am GMT) at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, 20th Century Fox has made available the following video link below to stream the event as it unfolds. 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.’
From Warner Bros Pictures comes this first clip from Lana and Andy Wachowski’s ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ showcasing Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. Co-starring the likes of Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy and Tim Pigott-Smith, the film opens on July 18th.
From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, ‘Jupiter Ascending’ tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along — her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
Mark Ruffalo Posts A New Image From The Set Of ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron': “Can You Guess What This Is?”
Mark Ruffalo has took to his Instagram account to reveal this new image from the set of Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ featuring himself in his motion capture get-up to play the Hulk. The cast list for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ also includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, 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, James Spader as Ultron, and Paul Bettany as The Vision.
Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and Tom Cruise have reportedly set Will Staples to work on the script for the fifth ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie, which is penciled in for a December 25th, 2015 release date. The existing draft of the script is by ‘Iron Man 3′ writer Drew Pearce while Christopher McQuarrie is attached to direct the film.
Will Staples’ previous work has been mostly in video games, including ‘Need for Speed: Rivals’ and ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3′. He’s also worked on a number of films that are in the post-production phase, including Ben Affleck’s ‘Blood and Treasure’ and ‘King of Heists,’ a crime drama that has Jeremy Renner pegged to star.
National Theatre To Distribute A Movie Adaptation Of ‘London Road’ – Starring Tom Hardy & Olivia Colman
The National Theatre has acquired rights to Rufus Norris’ controversial (and brilliant) musical ‘London Road,’ the feature adaptation of its own stage play also directed by Norris. This marks the first time the theatre has picked up rights to a feature film. ‘London Road’ was also the first invested in at production level by The National Theatre. The film adaptation stars Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy alongside the entire cast of the critically acclaimed production, with a script written by Alecky Blythe.
The National Theatre said the film version of ‘London Road’ will be released in 2015, as the BBC-backed movie wrapped filming last week. Based on real-life events from 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women, ‘London Road’ depicts a community dealing with being at the center of tragedy. The musical played from July 28th – September 6th, 2012.