Focus Features has reportedly set Fredrik Bond (Charlie Countryman) to direct ‘London Has Fallen,’ the sequel of the 2013 box office hit ‘Olympus Has Fallen.’ Gerard Butler will return for the sequel written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Christian Gudegast. The sequel begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. Aaron Eckhart returns as the U.S. president and Morgan Freeman is reprising his role as the U.S. House of Representatives.
According to a new report, Sigourney Weaver has joined Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones in Juan Antonio Bayona’s ‘A Monster Calls,’ which is based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the “Chaos Walking” trilogy). The film follows the unexpected bond that develops between a young boy and a beast that visits him in nightmares. Thirteen-year-old Conor O’Malley is troubled by his mother’s declining health, school bullies and the yew tree in his backyard that transforms at night into a monster that narrates strange stories. Over time what the terrifying visitor tells the boy enables him to come to terms with life’s truths. Weaver will play the boy’s grandmother, while Jones is on board as the mother and Neeson is playing the titular monster.
GKIDS has debuted the first English-language trailer for ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,’ the latest animated film from the magical folks over at Studio Ghibli. The film, the first in fourteen years from Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, is dubbed in English by Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt and Dean Cain. The film opened in Japan last November to critical acclaim and a hefty box office figure.
After a long and rocky road to production, Marvel Studios today send word that principal photography has commenced today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise, ‘Ant-Man.’ Originally scheduled to begin shooting at the start of summer, the production was delayed when it was announced in May – to much disappointment – that original director Edgar Wright departed ‘Ant-Man’ due to creative differences. Peyton Reed is now at the helm on the film.
Set for release on July 17th, 2015, the film is led by Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Michael Douglas as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym. The film also includes the likes of Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, John Slattery, Gregg Turkington and T.I.. The synopsis and production details for the film is as follows.
20th Century Fox have set loose this new clip from Wes Ball’s adaptation of James Dashner’s post-apocalyptic novel, ‘The Maze Runner.’ The story centers on a teenage boy who wakes up in a strange community remembering only his first name. He soon learns they are part of a mysterious test, and finds it is his destiny to join the ‘maze runners’ and lead them to freedom. The story follows his and his fellow prisoners’ struggle to unlock the secrets of the maze that surrounds this mysterious community. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Ki Hong Lee, ‘The Maze Runner’ is set to hit cinemas on October 10th in the UK and from September 19th in the US.
From Artificial Eye comes this new clip and UK TV spot for ‘Two Days, One Night’ (Deux jours, une nuit), the latest film from multiple Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. The film follows Marion Cotillard’s Sandra, a woman who returns to work after suffering from depression to find out that her colleagues have chosen to take a bonus at the expense of her job. She has just one weekend to change their minds. After opening in France and Belgium in May to rave reviews, ‘Two Days, One Night’ will open in the UK on August 22nd. Expect a US release date shortly.