Ava DuVernay has posted on her Instagram account this first image from her upcoming film, ‘Selma.’ DuVernay beautifully captioned the above image with the following, “Our film’s official “First Look” press photos were published today in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. This shot in particular makes me think of both the striking parallels and the chasm of difference between what’s happening in #Ferguson today and what happened in Selma almost 50 years ago. The violence against and the diminishment of the black community is the same. The focused, strategic, organized response by black citizens is the difference. This is not a criticism of anything that the citizens of Ferguson have done or not done to date. Just a reminder that there are PROVEN TACTICS in the struggle for our rights that have produced results. That there are pearls of wisdom in the warrior history of people of color in this country. And that our ancestors and elders want us to remember always and replicate as needed. #selmafilm”.
Shooting since May, very little is currently known about Josh Trank’s adaptation of ‘The Fantastic Four’ other than it has a “grounded” tone and features a top-notch young cast in the form of Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing, and Toby Kebbell as the iconic villain Victor von Doom/Doctor Doom. Now during a recent chat with The Source, Michael B. Jordan shed some light on his experience working on the film, which is now in post production.
The BFI Are On The Look Out For The World’s First Ever “Sherlock Holmes” Feature Film, ‘A Study In Scarlet’
The good folks over at the BFI are calling on “detectives” around the world to see if they can help them discover a copy of the world’s first ever feature film starring Sherlock Holmes, ‘A Study in Scarlet.’ High on the list of the BFI’s Most Wanted films, the film was released 100 years ago this autumn and hasn’t been seen in generations.
The silent film was directed by George Pearson, whose 1923 film ‘Love, Life and Laughter’ was discovered by EYE, the Dutch film archive, earlier this year. It is an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story ‘A Study in Scarlet’ which concerns a fictional murder which takes place on Brigham Young’s trek across America with his Mormon followers. Sherlock solves a series of murders through masterly deduction.
Relativity Media has revealed this new collection of clips from the upcoming spy thriller ‘The November Man.’ Directed by Roger Donaldson, the film is based on Bill Granger’s ‘There Are No Spies,’ the seventh book in Granger’s 13-part ‘November Man’ series. Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey and Olga Kurylenko star.
Code named ‘The November Man’; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. ‘The November Man’ opens in theaters on August 27th in US. Expect word on a UK release date soon.
After a long delay due to a much documented script leak (and some legal wranglings owing to said leak), Quentin Tarantino recently confirmed that he will be making ‘The Hateful Eight’ his next film. At Comic-Con last month, Tarantino appeared at a panel to speak on his “Django Unchained”/”Zorro” crossover comic and confirmed the film is a go. And while details are few, Tarantino has reportedly been hard at work revising ‘The Hateful Eight’ script. Earlier this year a charity live-read event was held for that original iteration in Los Angeles, featuring a number of the actors expected to be in the final film, including Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins and more.
From Fox Searchlight comes this new clip from Michael R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) much-anticipated ‘The Drop,’ which shows Nadia (Noomi Rapace) helping Bob (Tom Hardy) choose a name for his rescued puppy. Set for a September 19th release date in the US and a November 14th bow in the UK and Ireland, the film also stars Matthias Schoenaerts, James Gandolfini, John Ortiz and James Frecheville.
‘The Drop’ focuses on a man (Tom Hardy) who wants to shed his criminal path but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. Rapace will play Nadia, a woman who crosses paths with the protagonist when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home. Author Dennis Lehane adapted the film from his own short story that first appeared in ‘Boston Noir.’ Previous Lehane movie adaptations include ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Gone Baby Gone.’