‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Writer Describes It As A “Disaster Movie, Extinction Level Event”; James McAvoy Also Gives His Thoughts
Out and about on the promotional rounds for ‘X-Men Days of Future,’ writer-producer Simon Kinberg has shed some light on the next film in the X-Men franchise, 2016′s ‘X-Men Apocalypse.’ After a tantalizing post-credit sequence and a fantastic reception from fans and critics alike with ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ anticipation is sure to be sky high for the follow-up.
Asked what we should expect from the ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ script, Simon Kinberg said, “The thing that we’ve spent the most time talking about is not just the visual execution of the character, which is its own challenge – creating a character that’s the most powerful I think of any mutant villain that we’ve seen in the X-Men movies so far. More powerful than Magneto. The kind of scope and scale we’re talking about is like disaster movie, extinction level event. Sort of Roland Emmerich-style moviemaking, which you’ve never seen in an X-Men movie, or any superhero movie, which I think is exciting.”
10+ Minutes Of Behind-The-Scenes Footage From ‘Maleficent’ – Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley….
From Disney Pictures comes this new collection of behind-the-scenes “B-Roll” footage from ‘Maleficent,’ the live action re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Lead by Angelina Jolie as Disney’s notorious evil queen, ‘Maleficent’ co-stars Elle Fanning as Aurora, and Sharlto Copley as Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy bastard son of the human king. In the film, Miranda Richardson plays Queen Ulla, a fairy queen who is Maleficent’s aunt – and dislikes her niece. Kenneth Cranham plays the human king who plots to conquer the fairy kingdom. Sam Riley takes the role of Diaval, a raven who changes into human form and is Maleficent’s right hand. Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville play the three pixie fairies in the tale.
Cannes 2014 Winners: ‘Winter Sleep’ Takes Palme D’Or, Bennett Miller Wins Best Director For ‘Foxcatcher’
The Jury of this 67th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Jane Campion, revealed the names of the prize winners this evening during the Awards Ceremony. ‘Winter Sleep,’ the new film from Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Climates, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia), bagged the top prize at Cannes, the Palm d’Or. Bennett Miller received the Best Director Award for his work the Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell-starring drama ‘Foxcatcher.’
On the acting front, Julianne Moore nabbed the Best Actress award for her performance in David Cronenberg’s ‘Map to the Stars,’ while Timothy Spall received the male equivalent for his performance as Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner. Other award winners included Alice Rohrwacher’s ‘Le Meraviglie’ (The Wonders) winning the Grand Prize, and The Jury Prize was a tie between Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy’ and Jean Luc Godard’s ‘Goodbye to Language.’ Check out the full list of winners below.
International Trailer For ‘The Equalizer’ – Starring Denzel Washington, Chloe Moretz & Marton Csokas
Columbia Pictures has debuted this first international trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s Denzel Washington-lead ‘The Equalizer.’ The film is based on the 1980s TV show that starred Edward Woodward as the title character. In this movie version Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. “If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.”
From Universal Pictures comes this new poster for Luc Besson’s action-thriller, ‘Lucy.’ Scarlett Johansson stars as the title character, a young woman who is forced to become a drug mule and is subsequently transformed into an ass-kicking machine when a highly-specialized drug enters her system. As Lucy races against the clock to survive, her new abilities allow her to see into the future, move objects with her mind and disregard pain and other emotions.
Luc Besson penned the script and will produce with his EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert. ‘Lucy’ is the latest Besson movie to feature a strong female protagonist, following the likes of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ‘Joan of Arc,’ ‘The Professional’ and ‘The Fifth Element.’ Set for July 25th in the US and August 22nd in the UK, the likes of Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton co-star.
Paramount Pictures has unleashed this latest TV spot for Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction.’ The human cast features the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Li Bingbing, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T.J. Miller, Han Geng and Titus Welliver, while The voice cast includes John Goodman as Hound, Ken Watanabe as Drift, Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, Frank Welker as Galvatron, John DiMaggio as Crosshairs, Mark Ryan as Lockdown, Robert Foxworth as Ratchet and Reno Wilson as Brains. At this moment in time, there’s no details about who will be voicing the Dinobots featured in the movie.