After months of speculation, Deadline are reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch is in negotiations to play the title role in Marvel Studio’s ‘Doctor Strange.’ The news comes after talks with Joaquin Phoenix around the time of Comic-Con went south, and Marvel went back to the drawing board. The likes of Tom Hardy, Oscar Isaac, Justin Theroux, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Jake Gyllenhall, Keanu Reeves, Ethan Hawke and Jared Leto had all been linked to the role of the “Master of the Mystic Arts” with Cumberbatch.
‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct ‘Doctor Strange,’ and while unconfirmed, it seems that the film will arrive in cinemas on July 8th, 2016. Last month it was reported that Marvel Studios is in advanced negotiations to shoot ‘Doctor Strange’ at Pinewood-Shepperton. Prep is set to start at Shepperton in late 2014/early 2015, and a tentative shoot date has been mooted for May 2015. If this deal comes together, it would further reinforce the strong ties between Pinewood, Marvel and parent company Disney. Disney’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is currently shooting at Pinewood, and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ recently wrapped at Shepperton. Two of Marvel’s most recent movies, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ also shot at Pinewood-Shepperton.
This first clip has arrived online for ‘The Imitation Game,’ which stars the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. The film offers a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.
The pioneer of modern-day computing, Alan Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a “nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.” Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on. Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) is directing from a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges. ‘The Imitation Game’ is set for a November 14th bow in the UK and a November 21st release in the US.
Key Cast Announced For The Adaptation Of ‘The 9th Life Of Louis Drax’ – Starring Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul, Sarah Gadon…
Miramax send word that filming has begun on the supernatural thriller ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax,’ based on the 2010 novel by Liz Jensen. Starring Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul, and Sarah Gadon, ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’ also features, in supporting roles, Oliver Platt playing one of Louis Drax’s psychologists, Dr. Perez; Molly Parker as Detective Dalton; Barbara Hershey who will play Violet, Louis’ grandmother; and Aiden Longworth in the title role of Louis Drax.
Following the announcement that the film’s first trailer will hit the web on November 1st at 12:00pm PST, Universal Pictures has set loose this new one-sheet for ‘Furious 7.’ Yesterday’s trailer announcement read as follows: Because of our fans, our saga has grown bigger and better with every chapter. In just 7 days, we will reveal the first trailer for our next installment – FURIOUS 7 – at The Road to Furious 7: Trailer Launch Event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles!
We want to share this moment with all of our fans around the world. For those of you not able to attend in person, you’ll be able to follow a live broadcast starting at noon Pacific on the Fast & Furious Facebook page and on E!. For those in the Los Angeles area, tickets will be available starting tomorrow, October 27th, on the official Fast & Furious social pages.
These newly released covers for the December issue of Empire, which will hit newsstands on Thursday (October 30th), provide us with a fresh look at Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.’ The film itself will hit theaters on November 21st, nearly a year to the date after the previous installment, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ – and, about a year before ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2′ swoops into theaters on November 20th, 2015. The likes of Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Dormer, Evan Ross, Mahershala Ali, Gwendoline Christie, Wes Chatham, Eldon Henson, Donald Sutherland and Willow Shields also star.
From Majestic Filmproduktion comes this first look at Florian Gallenberger’s period drama ‘Colonia,’ featuring Emma Watson and Mikael Nyqvist as Paul Schäfer, lay preacher and leader of the infamous Colonia Dignidad. Set for release in October 2015, the likes of Daniel Bruhl, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps, August Zirner and Martin Wuttke also star in ‘Colonia.’ Gallenberger won an Oscar for his 2000 short film ‘Quiero Ser (I Want To Be…)’, and he previously directed Bruhl on the feature films ‘Honolulu’ and ‘City Of War: The Story Of John Rabe’.
In the film, Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl play a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel (Bruhl) is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena (Watson) tracks him to a sealed-off area in the south of the country called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by a lay preacher (Nyqvist), but is in fact a place from which no one has ever escaped. In order to find her beloved, Lena decides to join the dangerous cult.