Dayo Okeniyi Joins ‘Terminator: Genesis’; Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke & Arnold Schwarzenegger Also Star
Variety bring word that ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘The Spectacular Now’ star Dayo Okeniyi has been tapped to play Miles Dyson’s son in the latest installment in the “Terminator” franchise. Plot details have not been revealed, other than this is the first film in a standalone trilogy. In ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day,’ Dyson, played by Joe Morton, was the scientist who helped in creating Cyberdyne Systems, the computer system that started the war between the machines and humans. Dyson is killed in the pic, but his son is featured briefly in the film. How he plays into this new standalone trilogy is unknown. John Boyega was linked to role earlier this week, yet it was noted that the ‘Attack The Block’ star is also up for a role in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ and could not appear in both projects.
To date, ‘Terminator: Genesis’ stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, and J.K. Simmons. Alan Taylor, who worked with Clarke in the HBO series ‘Game Of Thrones,’ is directing. The latest ‘Terminator’ will be the fifth installment of the storied movie series. Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in all but the last one, 2009’s ‘Terminator Salvation.’ The new movie has a July 1st, 2015 release date. Alan Taylor cut his teeth directing big-budget HBO shows such as ’Game of Thrones’ and ’The Sopranos’ before making his movie debut with Marvel’s ’Thor: The Dark World.’
Paramount has released this latest poster for ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction.’ Starring the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammar, Han Geng, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing and TJ Miller, ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ is set for a June 27th release in the US and a July 10th bow in the UK. ’Transformers: Age of Extinction’ is the fourth installment in the live-action ’Transformers’ series, and takes place four years after ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon.’ Like its predecessors, ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ is directed by Michael Bay.
With the film’s first trailer set to hit the web on April 2nd, EW has unveiled this first look at Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson’s upcoming film, ‘Lucy.’ Johansson stars as the title character, a young woman who is forced to become a drug mule and is subsequently transformed into an ass-kicking machine when a highly-specialized drug enters her system. As Lucy races against the clock to survive, her new abilities allow her to see into the future, move objects with her mind and disregard pain and other emotions.
Luc Besson penned the script and will produce with his EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert. ‘Lucy’ is the latest Besson movie to feature a strong female protagonist, following the likes of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ‘Joan of Arc,’ ‘The Professional’ and ‘The Fifth Element.’ Set for August 8th, Morgan Freeman also stars.
Awesome Illustrated Marvel Posters For ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World’ & ‘Iron Man 3′
Vincent Rhafael Aseo has put together these great posters for the last three Marvel movies, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ and ‘Iron Man 3.’ Directing ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ 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’ opens from April 4th in the US and March 26th in the UK.
From CS comes this latest TV spot for ‘Maleficent,’ the live action re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Lead by Angelina Jolie as Disney’s notorious evil queen, ‘Maleficent’ co-stars Elle Fanning as Aurora, and Sharlto Copley as Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy bastard son of the human king. In the film, Miranda Richardson plays Queen Ulla, a fairy queen who is Maleficent’s aunt – and dislikes her niece. Kenneth Cranham plays the human king who plots to conquer the fairy kingdom. Sam Riley takes the role of Diaval, a raven who changes into human form and is Maleficent’s right hand. Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville play the three pixie fairies in the tale.
Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘Sabotage,’ Joe Manganiello revealed to Collider some details about a ‘Magic Mike 2.’ “Yeah, it’s gonna happen this fall. I think they’re going to announce it soon,” he said. “It’s crazy. I didn’t think that would be my first franchise. I never thought that would ever be the direction of my career. But that said, it’s just proof that I don’t know best, all the time. It was the most fun I’ve ever had, and I can’t wait to get back in and mix it up with those guys.”
There’s currently no official word on who will direct the ‘Magic Mike’ sequel, as Steven Soderbergh revealed he would not be returning. That said, it was rumored that Channing Tatum might co-direct with his writing and producing partner, Reid Carolin. If Tatum does direct, Soderbergh has offered to act as DP. Tatum recently shared a picture of himself gearing up to work on the sequel’s screenplay.