Speaking to the good people over at Hey U Guys, Michael Caine revealed that Daniel Radcliffe will be playing his son in the sequel to ‘Now You See Me.’ Caine gave the following info, “There’s a sequel to ‘Now You See Me’ and we’re shooting in London. I shoot in December, the whole of December in London, and my son is Harry Potter. I thought it’d be funny, me and Daniel Radcliffe as father and son.”
The sequel to the 2013’s ‘Now You See Me’ sees the return of Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. ‘Now You See Me’ grossed more than $350 million worldwide and displayed staying power throughout a competitive summer. The film pit an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against “The Four Horsemen,” a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists. “The Four Horsemen” pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits of their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.
After recently bagging the top prize – the People’s Choice Award – at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, this new UK trailer has arrived online for ‘The Imitation Game.’ Set for a November 14th bow in the UK (it will be opening the London Film Festival on October 8th) and a November 21st release in the US, the historical thriller stars the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. The film offers a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose these first two images from Clint Eastwood’s Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller-starring ‘American Sniper.’ In the film, Cooper plays Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who has the most confirmed sniper kills in U.S. military history. The book that the film is based on, ‘American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History,’ spent 18 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and 13 weeks at #1.
Co-starring the likes of Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Sam Jaeger, Jake McDorman and Cory Hardict, ‘American Sniper’ lands in US theaters in a limited release on December 25th, before expanding on January 16th (the date it also arrives in UK cinemas). The film’s first trailer will be released shortly.
Back in June, Universal Pictures announced that they moved their upcoming fifth entry in the “Bourne” franchise from August 14th, 2015, to July 15th, 2016. At the time, rumors swirled around that the reason ‘Bourne 5′ got pushed back is because Matt Damon is set to return to play his signature role as Jason Bourne. In mid-September, Deadline confirmed these rumors, adding that Damon AND director Paul Greengrass are in talks to reunite for their third film in the “Bourne” series.
According to Deadline, the intention is to make the Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass re-team the next “Bourne” film to go into production to make the July 16th, 2016 release slot, meaning that it would step in front of the spinoff sequel that is to reprise Jeremy Renner and be directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious series). That film, which began with the Tony Gilroy-directed The Bourne Legacy,’ remains in development. The studio intends to continue that series and to broaden its franchise base, much the way that Marvel cranks out superhero films.
Focus Features send word that Academy Award winner William Hurt has joined the cast of the Jesse Owens drama ‘Race,’ which is currently filming in Montreal and will shoot at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where Owens won a record-breaking four Olympic gold medals in 1936. Directed by Emmy winner Stephen Hopkins (24, Traffic), the cast already includes newcomer Stephan James as Owens as well as Jeremy Irons, Jason Sudeikis, Amanda Crew and Carice van Houten. Hurt will play Jeremiah Mahoney, president of the Amateur Athletic Union, who led efforts to boycott the 1936 Olympics.
‘Race’ is based on the true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Owens shattered Hitler’s vision by winning a record four gold medals in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump and the 400-meter relay. Owens’ victories are considered among the greatest athletic feats of all time. Hitler had insisted Jews and Blacks not be allowed to participate in the games, but relented when threatened with a boycott. He shook hands only with the German victors on the first day of competition and then skipped all further medal presentations. ‘Race’ will open on April 8th, 2016.
Striking ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Artwork Of James McAvoy’s Bald Professor X; Plus Illustrations Of Michael Fassbender’s Magneto…
Art by Huy “Wee” Dinh.
Following a stellar response from critics and fans alike and a hefty box office figure of $745,570,770 million, 20th Century Fox and the filmmakers behind ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ are currently hard at work on the film’s follow-up, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ It has been noted number of times that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will focus primarily on the returning cast members from ’X-Men: First Class,’ which includes Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier (McAvoy says he’s going bald for the film, “I’ll be older in this one…. [And] I think I’m losing my hair finally. And, yeah, that’s kind of all I know.”), Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, in addition to some younger versions of other mutants like the previously-teased Gambit and Nightcrawler (although they’re both unconfirmed at this point). Gambit’s only big-screen appearance to date was in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ where he was played by Taylor Kitsch. Nightcrawler was played by Alan Cumming in ‘X2.’ While still unconfined, it looks as if Gambit will be played by Channing Tatum in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’