‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ To Pass ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ As The Summer’s Highest Grossing Film In North America
My faith in humanity is slightly restored, as numerous outlets are reporting that Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is now the highest grossing film of the summer in North America. The film had earned $239 million by Friday and is set to gross an estimated $246 million by Saturday, which would top the expected $243.3 million domestic haul of ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction.’ Marvel’s superhero space opera is pegged to earn $252 million by weekend’s end.
That being said, ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ is the worldwide box office winner by a stretch, having grossed $1.05 billion by Friday (75% of its box office revenue has been made internationally). To date, the film is the only movie to cross $1 billion this year. ‘Guardians the of Galaxy’ has grossed $435.5 million worldwide to date. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ is currently North America’s highest grossing film of 2014 with a North American box office haul of $259.8 million. ‘Guardians’ will likely cross that mark next week.
According to a new report, Matthew McConaughey is being eyed to play the villainous Randall Flagg in Josh Boone’s adaptation of Stephen King’s acclaimed novel ‘The Stand.’ Flagg is the personification of evil, a demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population. Flagg was such a force of evil that King used him in several of his works including ‘The Stand.’ As King’s self-described best villain, Flagg’s character and the nature of his evil has been the subject of considerable critical attention.
Josh Boone will reportedly adapt Stephen King’s epic novel as a single, R-rated movie that will be faithful to the book. ‘Out of the Furnace’ and ‘Crazy Heart’ director Scott Cooper was most recently attached to helm, though he exited the project in November over creative differences. Ben Affleck and David Yates have also been involved with ‘The Stand’ over the years.
Universal Pictures has debuted this batch of images from ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones,’ the new crime thriller starring Oscar-winner Liam Neeson. Neeson is joined in the film by Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, David Harbour, Mark Consuelos, and Astro. The film hits cinemas on September 18th.
An ex-NYPD cop and recovering alcoholic haunted by regrets, Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) has a lot to make up for. When a series of kidnappings targeting the wives of drug dealers escalates to grisly murder, Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) and his brother (Boyd Holbrook) hunt the two men down and bring them to bloody justice. An unlicensed private detective, Matt gets help from his former colleague and a homeless 17 year-old artist, TJ (Astro.) Operating just outside the law to track down the monsters responsible, Scudder stops just short of becoming one himself.
According to a new report, Andrew Dominik, the writer-director of ‘Chopper,’ ‘Killing Them Softly’ and one of my favorite films of the last decade, ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,’ has been set to pen the script for ‘Shaolin Temple.’ Justin Lin (Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6) is attached to direct the film, which is a remake of the 1982 film which marked the screen debut of iconic martial artist Jet Li, and was based on Shaolin folklore and set during the transition period between the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty.
Matthew J Fletcher has put together this great new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Peanuts’ mash-up piece to feast our eyes on. In addition to Marvel’s latest movie opening to a glowing response from fans and critics alike, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is doing tremendous numbers at the worldwide box office – it’s currently sitting at hefty $430 million worldwide. A sequel has already been set for July 28th, 2017. James Gunn is returning to write and direct.
Back in March, 20th Century Fox revealed that Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang we know and love from Charles Schulz’s timeless ‘Peanuts’ comic strip will be making their big screen debut in CG animated 3D. ‘Snoopy and Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Movie’ will be released in cinemas in 2015. The most popular and influential comic strip of all time, ‘Peanuts’ was read every day by 355 million people in 75 countries. In addition to the famous strip, ‘Peanuts’ holiday television specials such as ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ have won Emmy’s and continue to be among the highest rated prime time TV specials.
2 New Clips From Liv Ullmann’s ‘Miss Julie’ Adaptation – Starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell & Samantha Morton
With the film making its world premiere next month at the Toronto Film Festival, these two new clips have been releaseed for Liv Ullmann’s first film as a director in more than a decade, ‘Miss Julie.’ An adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic 1888 Swedish battle-of-the-sexes play, ‘Miss Julie’ is led by Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton.
Set on Midsummer’s Eve in a large country house, ‘Miss Julie’ details a battle of both sexes and classes, revolving around the eponymous daughter (Jessica Chastain) of a wealthy landowner, and her flirtation with and seduction of her father’s valet (Colin Farrell), a power struggle that has tragic consequences. The house’s cook and valet’s lover (Samantha Morton) observes the tryst as it unfolds. Look out for ‘Miss Julie’ later this year.