It was recently reported that the lead quartet for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming reboot of ‘The Fantastic Four’ has been set, with Miles Teller cast as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing. Linked to the role for what seems like almost a year now, Miles Teller talked with IGN about the eagerly awaited superhero flick while on the promotional campaign for ‘Divergent.’
On the topic of director Josh Trank and what appealed to him about joining the film, Miles Teller said, “Well, for me I didn’t grow up really as a comic book kid necessarily. Fantastic Four is my dad’s favorite superhero comic. And so for me I guess what attracted me originally was Josh Trank. I think Josh Trank is a very creative, inventive guy. You look at Chronicle, you look at what he did for that budget and just how he told the story was really well done. I want to chase directors at this point, and then the cast kind of came together — Michael B. (Jordan), Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell — I was very excited.”
Lionsgate Acquires The Bigfoot Horror ‘Exists'; From ‘The Blair Witch Project’ Director Eduardo Sánchez
After playing last night at SXSW to a sold-out midnight screening, Lionsgate have sent out a press release announcing that they’ve acquired North American distribution rights to the Bigfoot horror flick ‘Exists,’ which is from ‘The Blair Witch Project’ director Eduardo Sánchez. The brief synopsis for the film is as follows: “In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.” ‘Exists’ stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele. You can check out the full press release from Lionsgate below.
Frédéric WALL has put together these great Batman and Superman pieces. The iconic characters will meet for the first time in a cinematic format in 2016 with the tentatively titled ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ which is set to commence shooting later this Spring. ‘Batman vs. Superman’ stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. The new film is currently being written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. The film is set to open worldwide on May 6th, 2016.
Marion Cotillard Talks About Her ‘Macbeth’ Adaptation With Michael Fassbender; Says She’s Keeping Her French Accent
Marion Cottilard has shed some light on her portrayal as the scheming Lady Macbeth in See-Saw Films’ production of ’Macbeth,’ without question one of my most anticipated movies of 2014. Speaking to John Cameron Mitchell for Interview Magazine (via The Playlist), the ‘La Vie en Rose’ Oscar-winner revealed she’s keeping her French accent for her turn as the wife of the iconic eponymous antihero, played by Michael Fassbender. Check out the exchange below:
Featuring a number of new snippets of footage from the film and interviews with the likes of Andrew Garfield, Stan Lee and Jamie Foxx, Columbia Pictures has released this new behind-the-scenes “Becoming Peter Parker” featurette for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ The film is the second in a planned four-film series that will further expand to include spin-offs for The Sinister Six and Venom. From director Marc Webb, the film will be released in the US on May 2nd and in the UK on April 18th. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon, among others. The official synopsis for the superhero sequel is as follows.
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
According to Variety, Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to Max Brooks’ eagerly awaited graphic novel ‘The Harlem Hellfighters.’ Brooks is perhaps best known for his 2006 apocalyptic horror novel ‘World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War,’ which deals with the war between the human race and zombies. Last year the movie version, which was lead by Brad Pitt, received positive reviews and was a commercial success, grossing over $540 million against a production budget of $190 million. Two sequels are in the works.
Set to be published in April, ‘The Harlem Hellfighters’ centers on the 369th Infantry Regiment, an African-American regiment from Harlem, New York, that fought in France during World War I. Breaking down racial barriers, the unit spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and went on to win countless decorations. Though they returned to the US as heroes, the unit faced tremendous discrimination. The graphic novel was illustrated by Caanan White. Max Brooks will also adapt the script.