Up-and-coming actor Perla Haney-Jardine has reportedly been cast as the daughter of Steve Jobs in the Danny Boyle-directed film. To date, the cast also includes Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, the computer scientist and inventor who was part of the original Apple development team that came up with Macintosh Operating System. He worked closely with Jobs until he left for Google in 2005. The likes of Kate Winslet, Katherine Waterston and Jeff Daniels have also been linked to the film.
Channing Tatum-Led ‘Gambit’ X-Men Film Set For October 2016; New Dates For ‘Fantastic Four’ & ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Sequels, ‘Assassin’s Creed’
Hot on the heels of the news that 20th Century Fox has broken the global box office record, earning more than $5.5 billion in 2014 (eclipsing the previous industry record set in 2011 by more than $350 million), the studio has announced release dates for a number of their most anticipated movies. First up, the long-rumored ‘Gambit’ X-Men movie – starring Channing Tatum – has been penciled in for an October 7th, 2016 release date. Although unconfirmed, I expect the Ragin’ Cajun will be teased in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ which opens on May 27th, 2016.
Additionally, the third “Planet of the Apes” movie, the sequel to last summer’s major blockbuster ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ has been moved from summer 2016 to July 14th, 2017, while ‘The Fantastic Four 2,’ the sequel to this summer’s reboot of the Marvel superhero team, was moved from that date up to June 2nd, 2017. ‘The Fantastic Four’ opens on August 7th, 2015.
Creepy First Image & Poster For ‘The Lazarus Effect’ – Starring Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters, Donald Glover…
EW and MovieTickets have unveiled the first image and poster for the horror ‘The Lazarus Effect,’ which stars Olivia Wilde, Sarah Bolger, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters and Donald Glover. Directed by David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi), the film follows a team of research students mapping the human brain. When they accidentally kill one of their own, they unwittingly unlock a deadly force by reanimating their colleague. Fighting for their own lives, the team must contain their colleague in the lab before she is unleashed on the world. ‘The Lazarus Effect’ opens on February 27th. Look out for the film’s trailer shortly.
With filming now well underway, the official James Bond 007 Facebook page has posted this latest image from the set of ‘Spectre.’ The 24th 007 adventure stars Daniel Craig as James Bond, Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser (Blofeld?), Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Andrew Scott as Denbigh, a new member of MI6 and Whitehall, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, a henchman and bodyguard, Ralph Fiennes as M, the head of MI6 and Bond’s superior, Ben Whishaw as Q, the MI6 quartermaster, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner, the MI6 Chief of Staff, and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, an enforcer in the Quantum organisation. Director Sam Mendes returns from ‘Syfall.’
Now, this would be awesome! According to the good people over at Twitch, three cast members of Gareth Evans’ ‘The Raid’ and ‘The Raid 2′ will appear in the eagerly awaited ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Iko Uwais (who plays Rama in both films) will reportedly appear alongside Yayan Ruhian (Mad Dog in the first film and Prakoso in its sequel) and Cecep Arif Rahman (“The Assassin” from the epic kitchen fight in ‘The Raid 2‘). The outlet add, “We have no word yet on what their characters may be, which side of the good guy / bad guy line they fall upon or whether any will survive through until the subsequent pictures but think on this: After the underwhelming prequel trilogy with its massive over-reliance on CGI trickery not only has Abrams shown a strong preference for practical effects but has now also cast a trio of highly skilled martial artists who have already demonstrated their skills with blades, batons, etc in a world where super powered warriors fight with blades, batons, etc. Yes, please?”
Opening on December 18th, 2015, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ officially stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, and Gwendoline Christie, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films. “The Force Awakens” is set approximately 30 years after “Return of the Jedi”.
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 Wall Street Journal have released a new interview with Cumberbatch, and the actor has revealed that he’s already preparing for his appearance as the Sorcerer Supreme. Asked if taking on this part was a risk, the ‘Sherlock’ actor replied, “I don’t think it’s a risk because of Marvel. Marvel is a stable of bringing out ordinary comic characters and turning them into screen-like gods. It’s very different, it’s an Astral Plane. There’s a huge new element to this Marvel universe that’s going to be employed in building this story and this character. But you know, I’m really excited about it, about working with Scott [Derrickson] whose imagination is endless, and all the boys and girls at Marvel who know what they’re doing. I’ve got a few things to get under my belt first.”