Earlier this month Warner Bros. Pictures announced that ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is set arrive in cinemas nearly two months earlier than originally planned. The hugely anticipated film is now penciled in for a March 25th, 2016 release. In addition to the ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ release news, the studio also announced a massive schedule of 9 mystery DC Comics properties all the way up through 2020. And with Jason Momoa rumored to be playing Aquaman since December (rather conveniently it looks as if he was in Detroit at the same rock climbing gym as Gal Gadot (Gadot’s Instagram and Momoa’s Instagram) recently), many people were assuming that an Aquaman solo movie is on cards.
A major question left hanging at the end of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is the identity of Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s father. With that in mind, writer-director James Gunn was recently asked by Empire this very question. And while Gunn – understandably – isn’t saying who Quill’s father is, he does reveal who he isn’t. “It’s definitely not the character who it is in the comics,” says Gunn. “I’ll say that much… There have been a lot of documents passed around about who Peter Quill’s father is between a select two or three of us. That’s been part of the plan since the beginning, that’s something I had to work out before we shot the screenplay. We wanted to make sure Yondu’s place in everything made sense and it does, so it’s all very specific stuff.”
According to a new report, ‘Game of Thrones‘ star Sophie Turner is set to play ‘Frankenstein’ author Mary Shelley in ‘Mary Shelley’s Monster.’ Turner is joined in the film by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man) as Percy Shelley and Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, The Bling Ring) as Mary’s stepsister Claire Clairmont.
From a script by Deborah Baxtrom, the film tracks the young novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer as she writes her seminal novel and is drawn into a Faustian bargain with her own “monster” of an alter ego, who offers literary fame at a desperate personal cost. Coky Giedroyc (The Killing, American Horror Story) is set to make her feature film debut with ‘Mary Shelley’s Monster.’ Filming is scheduled to begin later this year in the UK and Malta.
I’ve always got time for a new Laika project, and thankfully we’re just a month away from their latest animated film ‘The Boxtrolls.’ Featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg, ‘The Boxtrolls’ is penciled in for a September 26th release in the US and a September 12th bow in the UK. The stop motion comedy-adventure film based on the novel ‘Here Be Monsters!’ by Alan Snow.
A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
‘Fury’ Release Date Moved Up A Month – Starring Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña…
The good folks over at Columbia Pictures send word that ‘Fury,’ writer-director David Ayer’s WWII drama, is opening a month earlier in the US. Previously scheduled for November 12th, the film is now penciled in for an October 17th bow (the film will be released on October 24th in the UK and Ireland). ‘Fury’ is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, 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, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
After working as cinematographer on David Ayer’s ‘End of Watch,’ Roman Vasyanov has re-teamed with the director to lense ‘Fury.’ Additionally, Oscar winning ‘Gravity’ composer Steven Price is scoring the film. The likes of Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Scott Eastwood, Xavier Samuel and Brad William Henke star alongside Brad Pitt.
First ‘Mortdecai’ Teaser Trailer – Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany…
From Lionsgate comes this first teaser trailer for David Koepp’s Mortdecai,’ which is set to land in cinemas on January 30th in the UK and February 6th in the US. Based on the popular three-novel anthology by Kyril Bonfiglioli, the action-comedy crime film stars Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, Oliver Platt, Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Goldblum. ‘Mortdecai’ is described as follows: Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.