According to The Wrap, Sony Pictures has won a bidding war for David Ignatius’ spy novel ‘The Director,’ which will be produced by Scott Rudin. Sony and Rudin are reportedly hoping to land Paul Greengrass to direct, but he is not officially involved at this time. Greengrass is a favorite to receive his second Oscar nomination tomorrow for ‘Captain Phillips.’
David Ignatius’ novel follows Graham Weber, who has been director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents’ names to prove it. Weber isn’t sure where to turn until he meets a charismatic (and unstable) young man named James Morris, the CIA’s in-house geek who runs the Internet Operations Center. Weber launches Morris on a mole hunt that takes him into the hacker underground of Europe and the U.S., where a landscape of paranoia and betrayal await him.
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have penciled in release dates for their untitled comedy from writer-director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), ‘Despicable Me 3′ and ‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.’ Described as “an original animated comedy event about courage, competition and carrying a tune”, Jenning’s untitled film will hit cinemas on December 21st, 2016. It will be produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.
‘Despicable Me 3′ lands in cinemas on June 30th, 2017 from the team who brought you ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Despicable Me 2.’ No specific details have been revealed outside the fact that the film will follow the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters – Margo, Edith and Agnes – and the Minions. ‘Despicable Me 2′ has to date earned $935,153,060 at the worldwide box office.
Yahoo! Shine has debuted this new behind-the-scenes look at Gareth Edwards’ ‘Godzilla’ movie. Described as an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic ‘Godzilla,’ the adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
The key cast for ‘Godzilla’ includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Bryan Cranston. This new take on the classic ‘Godzilla’ franchise is set to kick off the Summer movie-going season on May 16th, 2014. Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing the creature feature centered on the giant city-destroying and monster-fighting lizard. The filmmaker directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham.
Social Toaster has premiered this new look at Jamie Foxx as Electro in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ 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′ also stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino), Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborne), Colm Feore (‘Donald Menken’), Chris Cooper (Norman Osborne), Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Sarah Gadon and Sally Field (May Parker). The official synopsis for the film 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 The Wrap, Harrison Ford has joined Blake Lively and Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn in ‘The Age of Adaline,’ a romantic drama that is a co-production between Lionsgate, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment. Principal photography will begin in March.
‘The Age of Adaline’ follows the miraculous life of 29-year old Adaline, who stops aging after recovering from a near-fatal accident. Over the course of the 20th century she embarks on an epic but isolated worldwide journey, keeping her secret until she meets a man who forever alters her life. The original screenplay was written by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz, with revisions by Allison Burnett.
EW has unveiled this first clip from Marvel’s upcoming One-Shot ‘All Hail the King,’ which sees Ben Kingsley reprising his role of Trevor Slattery as seen in ‘Iron Man 3.’ Marvel’s latest One-Shot short film centers on Kingsley’s dim-witted Mandarin impersonator, who has been locked away in a maximum security prison and is reveling in his newfound infamy. The 14-minute film ‘All Hail the King’ was written and directed by ‘Iron Man 3′ scribe Drew Pearce, and will be included on the ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Blu-ray, which is out on February 25th.
Ben Kingsley’s character is one of the most controversial in the Marvel cinematic universe: a brokedown British actor who was only pretending to be The Mandarin, the murderous and ominous leader of The Ten Rings terrorist group. The Mandarin is the classic Iron Man nemesis, and while some fans were amused by the curveball ‘Iron Man 3′ threw out there regarding his “true nature,” others were outraged and furious. ‘All Hail the King’ reveals that they are not alone. “Imagine a real terrorist organization whose beliefs were long held and religious for thousands of years, and imagine a drunk, British actor coming along and essentially telling the world that he’s the face of your organization,” Pearce tells EW. “I think they would be right to be quite angry.” CHECK OUT THE ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO. NO EMBED CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (WILL UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE…. SORRY FOR SHOUTING WITH CAPS-LOCK).