According to a new report from Hong Kong’s The Standard, legendary filmmaker Wong Kar-wai will shoot his next film in 2015. Mei Ah Entertainment are producing, with their chief executive Patrick Tong Hing-chi hinting it will be a romantic movie, adding that the main actor is someone “all women are crazy about.” When pushed, Tong refused to say whether it is another collaboration with Tony Leung Chiu-wai, who has starred in seven of Wong’s eleven movies and won a Cannes Film Festival award for best actor for 2000′s ‘In the Mood for Love.’
From 20th Century Fox comes this final 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 in the UK, 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.
With the film’s first trailer landing online within the next 24 hours, Screen Gems has set loose this first batch of images from Jeremy Garelick’s comedy ‘The Wedding Ringer.’ Lead by Kevin Hart and Josh Gad, the film arrives in cinemas on January 16th, 2015. The likes of Kaley Cuoco, Affion Crockett, Jorge Garcia, Dan Gill, Corey Holcomb, Ken Howard, Colin Kane, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Alan Ritchson, Mimi Rogers, Ignacio Serricchio, Aaron Takahashi, Olivia Thirlby and Nicky Whelan co-star.
In “The Wedding Ringer,” Jimmy (Hart) provides best man services for socially challenged guys, who – for whatever reason – have no one close enough to agree to stand by them on the day of their wedding. Doug (Gad) a groom-to-be, has found himself in just such a situation, but, to make matters worse, he fabricates the names of not only a best man but nine groomsmen as well. When all else fails, Doug seeks out Jimmy’s services to carry out a charade designed to make Doug look his best, but threatens to destroy everything if it fails.
While we haven’t had any confirmation from Marvel (saving it for Comic-Con next month?), it was recently reported that ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct the ‘Doctor Strange’ movie. With Disney and Marvel having two mystery projects set for July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017, fans have long speculated that one of these “Phase 3″ films will focus on Doctor Strange. Of course, the two dates could be for a sequel for an ongoing property – or even a solo movie for Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, the likes of Doctor Strange, The Inhumans and Black Panther have previously been rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum has sold a pitch titled ‘International Incident’ to Summit Entertainment. The comedy film has ‘Community’ and ‘The Hangover’ series star Ken Jeong attached to lead, and Steve Carell is said to be in negotiations to produce through his Carousel Productions banner. ‘International Incident’ revolves around five delegates from the United Nations who embark on a road trip to find one of their lost loves. Javerbaum will pen the screenplay. Jeong is currently filming the high school comedy ‘The Duff’ and will lend his voice to both ‘The Penguins of Madagascar’ and ‘Norm of the North.’ Carell will next be seen in ‘Foxcatcher’ and ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.’
Hot on the heels of the news that the next “Bourne” movie has been pushed from August 14th, 2015 to July 15th, 2016, Universal Pictures has announced that the N.W.A. movie ‘Straight Outta Compton’ will take the vacant August 14th, 2015 spot. Lead by O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is being directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.