According to reports, Andrea Arnold is set to shoot her first US-based film, ‘American Honey,’ this summer. The road movie is said to center on a runaway teenager selling magazine subscriptions around the US, who gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard-partying, law-bending and young love. Arnold is directing from her own screenplay screenplay. Film4 developed the film with Arnold, and is backing it.
Andrea Arnold won an Academy Award in 2003 for her short film ‘Wasp.’ Her first two features, ‘Red Road’ and ‘Fish Tank,’ both won BAFTAs and were awarded the Jury Prize at Cannes. In 2011, her adaptation of Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ played in competition at Venice. ‘American Honey’ will be her fourth feature, and the first to shoot outside of the UK. Fingers crossed we get casting news and a release date for the film shortly.
20th Century Fox has unleashed this new full-length trailer for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ The Matt Reeves-directed flick is the sequel to the 2011 film ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ which began Fox’s reboot of the original ‘Planet of the Apes’ series. Opening on July 11th in the US and July 17th, the cast for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is as follows.
Humans: Jason Clarke as Malcolm, Gary Oldman as Dreyfus, Keri Russell as Ellie, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Malcolm’s son, Jocko Sims as Werner, Kirk Acevedo as Carver, Kevin Rankin as McVeigh, and Keir O’Donnell as Finney.
Apes: Andy Serkis as Caesar, Toby Kebbell as Koba, Judy Greer as Cornelia, Terry Notary as Rocket, Karin Konoval as Maurice, Doc Shaw as Ash, and Nick Thurston as River, Caesar and Cornelia’s teenage son.
Linked to the film a few weeks back, it is today being reported that Liam Neeson is joining Felicity Jones in Juan Antonio Bayona’s next film ‘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. Neeson will play the monster while Jones will play the character of “Mum”.
Juan Antonio Bayona won Spain’s equivalent of the Academy Award, The Goya, for his last film, ‘The Impossible,’ which grossed more than $180 million at the worldwide box office. ‘The Impossible’ is the second highest-grossing film of all time in Spain. He also directed the critically acclaimed horror film ’The Orphanage.’
This latest image has arrived online from ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ featuring Megan Fox as April O’Neil, reporter and ally to the sewer-dwelling heroes Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as well as their master, Splinter. Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) is directing the live-action CG hybrid take on the classic 1980s characters which first debuted in an indie comic before going on to become a massively popular cartoon and merchandising line.
It was recently reported that Paramount Pictures has added the voice talents of Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shaloub to the cast of the film. Knoxville will voice Leonardo while Shaloub will be providing the voice of the Turtles’ sensei, Master Splinter. The characters are performed by Pete Ploszek and Danny Woodburn, respectively. Besides Leonardo, playing the other turtles via motion-capture are up-and-comers Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Jeremy Howard (Donatello) and Noel Fisher (Michaelangelo). Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg and Abby Elliott also star, while William Fichtner plays Shredder. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is set for a August 8th in the US and October 17th in the UK.
Just yesterday it was reported that two mysterious Warner Bros. Animation movies have been set for February 10th, 2017 and February 9th, 2018. Today, according to THR, Warner Bros. Animation is moving forward with a new animated ‘The Flintstones’ feature film. Chris Henchy (The Campaign) is providing the screenplay with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay executive producing through Gary Sanchez Productions.
The original prime-time television sitcom was broadcast from September 30th, 1960, to April 1st, 1966, on ABC. The show was set in the Stone Age and told of the antics of Fred Flintstone, his wife Wilma, his best friend Barney Rubble and Rubble’s wife and Wilma’s best friend, Betty. From the town of Bedrock, Fred worked in a quarry, liked to barbecue brontosaurus burgers and live the modern stone age family life.
Marking her fourth collaboration with director Bill Condon, Laura Linney has reportedly joined Ian McKellen in ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind,’ a feature film about a retired Sherlock Holmes. Based on a novel of the same name by Mitch Cullin, the screenplay is being adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. The film is also the second collaboration between Condon and McKellen, who previously worked together on ‘Gods and Monsters.’ Written and directed by Condon, ‘Gods and Monsters’ won the best screenplay at the Oscars and earned McKellen a best actor nomination.
Set in 1947, ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind’ follows an aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) as he returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside Sussex farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement. Hattie Morahan also stars.