Back in December Marvel Studios finally confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title role in director Scott Derrickson’s ‘Doctor Strange,’ which is scheduled to hit theaters on November 4th, 2016. Today The Wrap bring word that Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks for an undisclosed role in Marvel Studios’ upcoming flick. While it’s unclear which role Ejiofor is circling, an individual with knowledge of the project insisted it’s not the villain, who is believed to be Baron Mordo, and is more likely The Ancient One.
Chiwetel Ejiofor has ‘Z for Zachariah’ premiering at Sundance this week and will soon be seen in John Hillcoat’s crime drama ‘Triple Nine.’ He’s currently filming Ridley Scott‘s ‘The Martian’ before he moves onto Billy Ray‘s ‘The Secret in Their Eyes.’ For those of you who don’t know who The Ancient One is, he’s the mentor of Doctor Strange in the comics and the previous “Sorceror Supreme”.
With the film set to premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival next Tuesday, Magnolia Pictures have acquired world rights to writer-director Andrew Bujalski’s new comedy ‘Results.’ Starring Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker and Constance Zimmer, ‘Results’ is a “well-toned” ensemble comedy set in the fitness world of Austin, Texas. Corrigan plays Danny, a recently divorced, newly rich and utterly miserable slob who makes a stab at self-improvement by signing up for a personal trainer at a local gym. There he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse': Oscar Isaac Reveals That His “Apocalypse” Costume Will Be Mix Of Practical & Digital Effects
Speaking to the folks over at Yahoo! for ‘Ex_Machine,’ Oscar Isaac opened up briefly about playing En Sabah Nur (a.k.a. Apocalypse) in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ Talking about the physical requirements to bring the mutant villain to life, Isaac said, “It’ll be a mix [of practical and digital]. I haven’t had a script so I haven’t had a chance to look through the script and see what the exact requirements are, but I think it’ll be a mixture of physical, aided with some robotic technology.” Apocalypse is a massive, towering figure in the main Marvel Comics, so it makes sense that the team behind the film are going this route. He’s the most powerful mutant in the Marvel comics and the most menacing foe the “X-Men” face.
Ahead of the film’s premier at the Sundance Film Festival, this first trailer has arrived online for Rick Famuyiwa’s (The Wood, Brown Sugar) ‘Dope.’ Starring Shameik Moore, Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, A$AP Rocky and Tyga, the film is described as a coming-of-age story about geeks growing up in Inglewood, California, trying to avoid gangs, drugs, and crime. Significant Productions’ Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitvale Station) are producing the film, which will feature original music by Pharrell Williams, who’s also executive producing.
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes these two posters for the upcoming conman romance, ‘Focus.’ The film, penciled in for a February 27th release date, follows Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith), a professional con artist who takes a young, attractive woman (Margot Robbie) under his wing. They get involved romantically but that becomes perilous in a business where they lie and cheat for a living. The complications of the encounter haunt them when they meet up again in the future. Complicating matters even more, Nicky finds himself at odds with another suitor for the girl’s affections, as well as a run-in with a former flame all before the heist of a lifetime. The film is written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love).
Well, I’m fully on board for this. Following the news that Justin Lin is set to direct ‘Star Trek 3,’ today we hear that Simon Pegg, who played Scotty in the last two “Star Trek” films, is co-writing the script with Doug Jung, creator of the TNT series ‘Dark Blue.’ With Edgar Wright, Pegg scripted the Wright-directed “Cornetto trilogy” consisting of ‘Shaun Of The Dead,’ ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The World’s End,’ as well as ‘Run Fatboy Run.’ The third entry in the rebooted sci-fi franchise is pegged to hit cinemas on July 8th, 2016 – which also happens to be Star Trek’s big 50th anniversary…. so no pressure at all! The likes of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve and Karl Urban will return for ‘Star Trek 3.’