Aardman Animations send word that that cameras are rolling in Bristol for the ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie,’ which lands in UK cinemas on March 20th, 2015. In the film, Shaun’s mischief will inadvertently lead to the farmer being taken away from the farm and Shaun and Bitzer (pictured above) together with the flock must brave the big city to rescue him, setting the stage for an epic big screen adventure.
Shaun’s come a long way since he was first seen in Oscar-winning short film ‘Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave,’ and he’s now the world’s most famous sheep, enthralling TV audiences in over 170 countries. Richard Starzak, the director of Shaun’s movie, said: “We’re really excited to have started shooting although we may have to start Bitzer’s shots later once he’s out of A&E having had his nose fixed!”
Summit Entertainment has released the Big Game spot for ‘Draft Day.’ The movie, starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn and Denis Leary, is being directed and produced by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, No Strings Attached) from a script by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. The film will also feature Frank Langella, Chadwick Boseman, Terry Crews, Sean Combs, Josh Pence, Rosanna Arquette, Timothy Simons, David Ramsey, Wade Williams, Chi McBride, W. Earl Brown, Brad Henke, Griffin Newman, Kevin Dunn, Patrick St. Esprit, Arian Foster, Christopher Cousins, Pat Healy, Laura Steinel and Wallace Langham.
In ‘Draft Day,’ on the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. The film opens on April 11th.
20th Century Fox has revealed this new behind-the-scenes image from David Fincher’s (Fight Club, The Social Network) ‘Gone Girl.’ Starring the likes of Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon, the film is an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel that has sold 2 million copies. ‘Gone Girl,’ Flynn’s third novel, is a dark and suspenseful story that kicks off with the five-year anniversary of a married couple. Flynn wrote the screenplay for the film, which has been pencilled in for a October 3rd release. ‘Gone Girl’ is described as follows.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick Dunne’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick Dunne isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but hearing from Amy through flashbacks in her diary reveal the perky perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister Margo at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was left in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
In December it was revealed that even though Anna Paquin shot a scene for Bryan Singer’s upcoming ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the sequence had wound up the cutting room floor. Singer told EW that a rescue sequence – shot early in the film’s production and featuring Magneto (Ian McKellen), Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Rogue (Anna Paquin), and Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) – has been cut from the final film. With that in mind, many fans were extremely surprised when Rogue featured among Empire’s 25 ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ covers
Inside the latest Empire mag - on shelves now - director Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg shine a little more light on the situation. ”It was one real sequence in the movie,” explains Kinberg. “We felt like it was taking tension out of the main story drive.” ”It does not mean that we won’t see her in the film,” Singer adds. “Also, I hope to make the sequence available on the DVD as she was quite wonderful in it. She is an important part of the X-Men family. I ‘m very pleased she will remain as one of Empire’s anniversary covers.” The most important thing to note there is that, “it does not mean that we won’t see her in the film.” Presumably, even with Rogue’s key scene removed, the character will have a background role of some capacity.
January Jones (Mad Men, X-Men: The First Class) has signed on to star as the wife of a fighter pilot-turned-drone operator in Andrew Niccol’s ‘Good Kill.’ Ethan Hawke, who worked with Niccol in ‘Gattaca’ and ‘Lord Of War,’ is playing the pilot, while Zoe Kravitz and Jake Abel play members of his flight crew. Bruce Greenwood plays his superior officer.
The tension in ‘Good Kill’ comes from the stress of battling the enemy by drone. He fights the Taliban by remote control for 12 hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and feuds with his wife and kids for the other 12. He starts to question his mission, asking himself if he is creating more terrorists than he is killing in a war seemingly without end. Andrew Niccol wrote the script. The film began shooting at the end of last year in Morocco. Production resumes next month in New Mexico.
Felicity Jones is reportedly in negotiations to star in ‘Rosaline,’ Universal Pictures’ comedic and revisionist take on ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ which two-time Tony-nominated writer and director Alex Timbers will helm. Shawn Levy is producing via his 21 Laps shingle and the script is being penned by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the duo who wrote ‘(500) Days of Summer.’
‘Rosaline’ is set in the classic period of the play but uses modern language as it tells the story from the viewpoint of Rosaline, Romeo’s first love, whom he dumps for her cousin, Juliet. The project has been compared to ‘Wicked,’ the Wizard of Oz-based musical, in the sense that it tells a classic story from a different perspective. The project is based on the novel ‘When You Were Mine’ by Rebecca Serle, published in 2012 by Simon Pulse.