Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Director Shortlist Down To 3 Names? ‘Sinister’ Helmer Scott Derrickson In The Mix
With Disney and Marvel having three mystery projects set for May 6th, 2016, July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017, fans have long speculated that one of these “Phase 3″ films will focus on Doctor Strange. While the three dates could be for a sequel for an ongoing property – or even a solo movie for Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, the likes of Doctor Strange, The Inhumans and Black Panther have previously been rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With that in mind, late last month it was reported that Mark Andrews (Pixar’s Brave), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), and Dean Israelite (Welcome to Yesterday) were all in the mix to direct Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ movie. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit, ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is also in contention. The writer adds that Andrews and Levine are still on the shortlist, without mentioning Arcel and Israelite – so I’m wondering if that means Arcel and Israelite are out. Derrickson’s next film, ‘Deliver Us From Evil,’ hits cinemas this summer and stars Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez and Olivia Munn.
‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’: Karen Gillan Speaks On Her Character Nebula & A Fight Scene With Zoe Saldana’s Gamora
In a recent chinwag at SXSW for her new horror/thriller ‘Oculus,’ Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) opened up to MTV about her upcoming role as the villainous Nebula in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ While the much anticipated film is injected with humor, the deadly Nebula is far from a laugh-a-minute. “Okay, so Nebula does not find herself funny,” Gillan said, laughing. “I find her hilarious. But she can’t find herself hilarious, that’s not scary.”
According to Variety, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart are in talks to lead ‘Black Phantom,’ which has Hart’s ‘Ride Along’ director Tim Story in discussions to helm. If pen is put to paper, ‘Black Phantom’ would reteam Hart and Story with their ‘Ride Along’ producer Will Packer, who is producing the film along with Will Gluck. The outlet report that Packer has long wanted to do the film and, after the enormous box office success of ‘Ride Along’ and Foxx’s interest to work with Hart, the project seemed like the perfect match for all four men.
The story follows a double-crossed mob hitman who enlists the help of the Black Phantom, the same hitman who had been sent to kill him. Dave Lease and Megan Hinds penned the original spec. Jamie Foxx has ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ and ‘Annie’ set for release later this year. Kevin Hart can currently be seen in ‘About Last Night,’ and has ‘Think Like a Man Too’ on the horizon. Hopefully we hear more about ‘Black Phantom’ shortly, as the combination of Foxx and Hart is certainly a formidable pairing.
Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have sent over this new ‘Almost Home’ short film introducing us to ‘Home,’ a new feature film from the creators of ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Shrek,’ and ‘The Croods.’ The full-length film will hit UK cinemas in December and US theaters from November 26th. ‘Home’ will feature the voice talents of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez.
When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
Interview Special Featurette For ‘Starred Up’ – Starring Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn & Rupert Friend
The good folks over at Film4 have uploaded this new interview special for the rather fantastic ‘Starred Up,’ which hits cinemas in the UK and Ireland on March 21st. ’Starred Up’ is the story of a young man, Eric (Jack O’Connell), who is prematurely transferred from a young offenders’ institution to adult jail for being too violent. As he struggles to assert himself against the prison officers and the other inmates, he has to confront his own father Nev (Ben Mendelsohn), a man who has spent most of his life in jail. As Eric forges allegiances with other prisoners, and learns that his rage can be overcome through his work with prison therapist Oliver (Rupert Friend), he discovers the new rules of survival. But there are forces at work that threaten to destroy him.
The film is directed by award-winning UK filmmaker David Mackenzie (Young Adam, Hallam Foe, Perfect Sense) from a screenplay written by first-time scriptwriter Jonathan Asser, who has a background in the prison system working as an innovative therapist. The title comes from the process of prematurely upgrading a teenager from a Young Offenders’ Institution to Adult Prison. Expect word on international release dates shortly. This is definitely one to give a peep!
Marvel has sent over this new “In Pursuit” clip from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ the sequel to 2011′s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th in the US and March 28th in the UK.