Last month it was first reported that the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is finally happening. The project has been in development for a number of years, with David O. Russell originally eyed to direct, Natalie Portman starring and Lionsgate distributing. However, the script took too long to develop the proper tone, leading to Russell and Portman exiting because of scheduling conflicts. After those two left, the project went through a revolving door of directors including Mike White and Craig Gillespie, while actresses such as Scarlett Johansson, Mia Wasikowska, Lily Collins, Emma Stone and Anne Hathaway were all linked to star.
The revamped production, which mixes the 1813 Jane Austen classic ‘Pride And Prejudice’ with a legion of bloodthirsty undead, will begin production in September with a cast that includes Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey) as Elizabeth Bennett, Jack Huston (Kill Your Darlings, Broadwalk Empire) as Mr. Wickham, Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows, In Time) as one of the other four Bennett sisters, Douglas Booth (Noah) as Bingley. L, and Sam Riley (Maleficent, On The Road) as Mr. Darcy. THR today bring word that Matt Smith is joining the cast as Mr. Collins, a parson who is on the lookout for a wife and proposes to Bennett. The ‘Doctor Who’ star recently wrapped production on ‘Terminator: Genisys.’ He makes his US acting debut with Lost River, the upcoming fantasy written and directed by Ryan Gosling.
‘Paranormal Activity 5′ Now Set For March 2015; Officially Titled ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’
Paramount Pictures and Blumhouse Productions send word that the upcoming fifth ‘Paranormal Activity’ has a new title: ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.’ Furthermore, the film has been pushed from its October 24th, 2014 release date to March 13th, 2015. Gregory Plotkin is pegged to direct “The Ghost Dimension” from a script by Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark (Project Almanac). While plot details are underwraps, the film is said to focus on an all new family that once again has two young daughters. Katie Featherston will reportedly reprise her role as Katie.
“Mankind Was Born On Earth. It Was Never Meant To Die Here”: New Poster For Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’
Following yesterday’s poster release, Paramount has set loose this latest one sheet for ‘Interstellar.’ Set for release on November 7th, the top-notch cast for Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi flick includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine and Matt Damon.
When a wormhole (which theoretically can connect widely-separated regions of spacetime) is discovered, explorers and scientists unite to embark on a voyage through it, transcending the limits of human space travel. Among the travelers is a widowed engineer (McConaughey) who has to decide to leave behind his two children to join the voyage with the goal of saving humanity. The production details for ‘Interstellar’ can be read below.
Written and directed by David Ayer, ‘Fury’ stars Brad Pitt as Don “Wardaddy” Collier, Shia LaBeouf as Boyd Swan, Logan Lerman as Norman Ellison, Michael Peña as Trini Garcia, and Jon Bernthal as Grady Travis. The likes of Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood, Xavier Samuel and Brad William Henke co-star. The film will open in the US on October 17th and in the UK on October 24th.
In ‘Fury’, it is April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes this latest trailer for the David Dobkin-directed (Wedding Crashers, The Change-Up) ‘The Judge.’ In the thriller/family drama, Robert Downey Jr stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. The likes of Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Billy Bob Thornton, Dax Shepard, Melissa Leo, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, David Krumholtz, Balthazar Getty and Denis O’Hare also star. ‘The Judge’ opens on October 10th.
According to the good people over at Screen Daily, Marvel Studios is in advanced negotiations to shoot the upcoming superhero film ‘Doctor Strange’ at Pinewood-Shepperton. Prep is set to start at Shepperton in late 2014/early 2015, and a tentative shoot date has been mooted for May 2015. The outlet add that Marvel have penciled in the film’s release for July 8th, 2016. ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct ‘Doctor Strange,’ and three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix is rumored to be in talks for the title role.
If this deal comes together, it would further reinforce the strong ties between Pinewood, Marvel and parent company Disney. Disney’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is currently shooting at Pinewood, and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ recently wrapped at Shepperton. Two of Marvel’s most recent movies, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ also shot at Pinewood-Shepperton.