According to a new report, writer-director David Ayer is circling the Warner Bros and DC Entertainment project, ‘Suicide Squad.’ The project had been in development with Justin Marks (who is also scripting ‘Top Gun 2′) attached to write for a couple of years, but sources say it was put on the back burner when focus turned to Warner Bros’ other DC Entertainment property, ‘Justice League.’ Ayer was the writer of ‘Training Day,’ and he both penned the script and directed ‘End of Watch’ and the upcoming war film ‘Fury,’ starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Jason Isaacs, and Scott Eastwood.
The Suicide Squad team, also known as Task Force X, was created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru, and first appeared in ‘Brave and the Bold’ #25. It centers on the characters Deadshot, King Shark, Captain Boomerang and Harley Quinn. The modern Suicide Squad is an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.
Paramount Pictures has unveiled this latest poster for ‘Interstellar’ (you can view the other posters released this week for the film below). 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.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard and Andie MacDowell are reportedly set to join the cast of ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ next year’s sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 movie based on Channing Tatum’s early days in the male-stripper game. If her deal makes, Pinkett Smith will play the owner of a strip club. As for Heard and MacDowell, we’re not sure who they’re playing at this moment in time. Warner Bros. Pictures is releasing ‘Magic Mike XXL’ on July 1st, 2015. Greg Jacobs directs.
The original movie took in $167 million worldwide, against a budget of just $7 million. The likes of Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Mangianello, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough, Cody Horn and Adam Rodriguez starred. McConaughey won’t be back for the sequel, and we’re not quite sure who else is returning other than Tatum, Pettyfer, Bomer and Mangianello at this present time. Expect story and cast details shortly.
“The Man Behind The Myth” Promo Video For ‘Dracula Untold’ – Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper…
From Universal Pictures, once the home for literature’s most horrifying characters, ‘Dracula Untold’ stars Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks. The story is a mix of mythology and history as it follows the story of Vlad III Țepeș (Evans), the inspiration for the Dracula character popularized by Bram Stoker’s novel. Set for October 3rd in the UK and Ireland and October 17th in the US, Gary Shore is directing the film.
Fan-made concept art by Brilcrist.
After shooting ‘Macbeth’ together earlier this year, it was revealed in April that Justin Kurzel will direct Michael Fassbender in ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ the big-screen take on the popular Ubisoft video game. Originally set for August 7th, 2015, it was announced last night that the movie adaptation has been delayed. The script has gone through several rewrites, while the production itself has grappled with scheduling issues. ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is now expected for 2016.
The good people over at Film4 have debuted this new clip from Yann Demange’s critically acclaimed ’71. The thriller centers on a young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) who is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.
Paul Anderson, Richard Dormer, Sean Harris, Martin McCann, Charlie Murphy, Sam Reid, Killian Scott, David Wilmot, Jack Lowden and Jim Sturgeon round out the cast. Written by Gregory Burke, ‘71 is Yann Demange’s feature debut after directing TV series including the award-winning ‘Top Boy’ for Channel 4. Recently seen in ’300: Rise Of An Empire’ and ‘Starred Up,’ Jack O’Connell’s portrayal of World War II hero Louis Zamperini in Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ is already generating award season chatter. ’71 opens on October 10th in the UK. Expect word on a US release date shortly.