Well, this is a pleasant surprise! Paramount Pictures send word that ‘Mission: Impossible 5,’ formerly planned for release on December 25th, will arrive nearly five months earlier than expected – the film will now hit the big screen on July 31st. ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ will now open opposite Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama ‘Southpaw,’ starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie (The Way of the Gun, Jack Reacher), ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Simon McBurney, and Rebecca Ferguson. Expect plot details and a first trailer shortly.
‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay & Lead David Oyelowo Re-Teaming On Hurricane Katrina-Set Love Story/Murder Mystery
Following their collaborations on ‘Middle of Nowhere’ and the Oscar “Best Picture” nominee ‘Selma,’ Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo are teaming up again for a currently untitled Hurricane Katrina-set love story and murder mystery. DuVernay will write, produce, and direct, while Oyelowo is in negotiations to both star and also produce the project. Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King will serve as executive producers.
“Hurricane Katrina is one of the most important social and environmental stories of our time,” said Participant Media’s Jonathan King, adding, “Ava DuVernay has shown herself to be highly skilled at bringing intimacy and contemporary urgency to epic events. We have been looking for the right way to get back in business with Ava, and with David Oyelowo, and are proud to re-team with them on her original idea, which we believe will be a powerful film.”
Action-Packed Extended TV Spot For ‘Jupiter Ascending’ – Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne…
From Warner Bros Pictures comes this new extended TV spot for Lana and Andy Wachowski’s ‘Jupiter Ascending.’ Starring the likes of Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy and Tim Pigott-Smith, the film opens on February 6th.
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.
Previously attached to another version of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy tale at Warner Bros. Pictures (which stalled after Guillermo del Toro dropped out last summer), THR today bring word that Emma Watson is joining Disney’s live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as the lead character Belle. The film will be directed by Bill Condon and is set to begin production in 2015. Expect word on a release date shortly.
Following the news, Emma Watson had the following to say about the film on her official Facebook page, “I’m finally able to tell you… that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There’. My six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can’t wait for you to see it. Emma xx”. The script for the film is written by Stephen Chbosky, who directed Watson in ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower.’
Earlier this month we hear that production on the upcoming ‘Deadpool’ film will be set up in Ryan Reynolds’ home town of Vancouver. Last summer test footage “leaked” online for the long-in-development X-Men spinoff to much acclaim. Closely following the warm reception, 20th Century Fox penciled in the perpetually on/off project for a February 12th, 2016 release date – three months before ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ hits the big screen.
Today Ryan Reynolds has opened up to MTV about the film, saying, “It’s been a long time, but it’s happened in the right way and that’s all that matters. We don’t have the kind of money that most superhero movies do, but that’s great, actually. Necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s why we get to make the movie we want to make.”
The good folks over at Empire have unveiled the covers for their upcoming March issue, providing us with new looks at a number of the key players in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ The issue hits newstands on Thursday, so expect more images and info from the piece shortly. The film itself opens on April 24th in the UK and on May 1st in the US.