Almost exactly a month ago it was first reported that three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix is being eyed for the role of Doctor Strange. Today, Collider bring word that the actor has entered final talks for Marvel’s long-awaited film, adding, “his contract is essentially at the 1 yard line, about to pass into the endzone.”
While we don’t yet have an official release date for the Doctor Strange movie, it was recently revealed that ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct the film. With Marvel having two mystery “Phase 3″ projects set for July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017, fans have long speculated that one of these films will focus on Doctor Strange. The likes of Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Jack Huston and Benedict Cumberbatch have all been rumored to play the Sorcerer Supreme over the last few months.
The fantastic folks over at Pixar have revealed this new clip from their upcoming short film, ‘Lava.’ Directed by James Ford Murphy, the 7-minute short will play in front of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ in cinemas from June 19th, 2015 in the US and July 31st, 2015 in the UK. Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, ‘Lava’ is described as a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
Jame Ford Murphy, an animator on Pixar’s features since 1998’s ‘A Bug’s Life,’ got the idea for ‘Lava’ more than 20 years ago while honeymooning on Hawaii’s Big Island. “I thought it would be so cool to fall in love with a place who’s also a character,” Murphy said in an interview. “I wanted to make Uku appealing and likable but also look like he’s been carved out of lava flows.”
Animated Poster For ‘Kill Me Three Times’ – Starring Simon Pegg, Alice Braga, Sullivan Stapleton, Teresa Palmer…
The following animated poster has hit the web for ‘Kill Me Three Times,’ the new crime thriller from Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, Boxing Day). The stellar cast for the film, which premieres next month at the Toronto Film Festival, includes Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Bryan Brown, Callan Mulvey and Luke Hemsworth. Expect release info shortly.
‘Kill Me Three Times’ takes place in a sundrenched Australian surfing town, where a young singer, portrayed by Alice Braga, is the thread that binds three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge. Simon Pegg plays a mercurial assassin, who is hired by her wealthy husband (Callan Mulvey), but there is more than one person gunning for her. Sullivan Stapleton has been cast as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam, whilst Teresa Palmer plays a small town Lady Macbeth who masterminds the scheme. Bryan Brown, a corrupt cop, also tries to get his cut and Luke Hemsworth portrays Braga’s love interest, a local surfer who hopes to rescue the young woman from Pegg’s telescopic sights.
After premiering at the Berlin Film Festival in February to much critical acclaim, Studio Canal have today revealed this new poster for Yann Demange’s ’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.
Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki & Maureen O’Hara To Receive Academy’s Governors Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences send word that they’ve voted to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on November 8th at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. The press release for the announcement can be read below.
New Trailer & Poster For ‘Seventh Son’ – Starring Jeff Bridges, Alicia Vikander, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore…
After being pushed back a number of times, this new trailer and poster has arrived online for the Sergei Bodrov-directed (Prisoner of the Mountains, Mongol) ‘Seventh Son.’ ‘Seventh Son’ is based on ‘The Spook’s Apprentice,’ the first novel in Joseph Delaney‘s young adult book series, ‘The Wardstone Chronicles.’ The story follows a young apprentice (Ben Barnes) to an exorcist (Jeff Bridges) who combats ghosts and witches in the 1700s. The pair must battle the queen of evil (Julianne Moore) as Tom falls for a young witch (Alicia Vikander). The likes of Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington and Antje Traue co-star. ‘Seventh Son’ opens on February 6th, 2015.