In somewhat surprising (yet exciting) news, Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel have moved the release of Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ from November 6th, 2015 to July 31st, 2015. The film, which will launch “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will follow the May 1st, 2015 release of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’
While details on ‘Ant-Man’ are currently under lock and key, the script for the film is co-written by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. Marvel recently announced three mystery projects for May 6th, 2016, July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017. There’s currently no word if a Marvel film will fill that vacated November slot.
The good people over at Collider have revealed this first clip from the fantasy/thriller ‘Horns.’ Directed by Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, High Tension) and based on Joe Hill’s popular novel of the same name, ‘Horns’ follows Ig Perrish (Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend. Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.
The widely acclaimed book was on the New York Times best seller list for six weeks, and has become an international bestseller. The likes of Juno Temple, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Max Minghella and James Remar also star. Expect a release schedule announcement shortly.
THR bring word that Ellen Page is in negotiations to star in ‘Queen & Country,’ 20th Century Fox’s adaptation of the indie comic written by Greg Rucka. The story follows of a British SOS operative named Tara Chace who tries to stop an international terrorist plot after her identity is compromised and as her personal demons spiral out of control.
Ellen Page is known more for her indie dramas than action movies, but she is reprising her role as Kitty Pryde in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ in 2014. Sources say that 20th Century Fox had long wanted to give Page a franchise after working with the young actress in various Fox and Fox Searchlight projects. This property gives Page that and could do for Page what the Jason Bourne franchise did to lift Matt Damon’s profile.
Screen Daily are reporting that Joel Edgerton is taking a turn in the director’s chair, making his directorial debut with ‘Weirdo.’ Set to shoot in California next year, Edgerton, who also wrote the script, told the outlet, “It’s about a guy who is forced to face the past when it comes back in the form of an old school friend. But he continually lies about it (the past) and it haunts him in a bad bad way.
“Weirdo is a very contained film: five or six locations and six characters,” Joel Edgerton said, explaining why it is an ideal first feature for him as director. “We have people interested in financing subject to casting and we’re playing that game now … I’ll play a supporting role and I will bring the post home.”
International Trailer For ‘RoboCop’ – Starring Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman & Abbie Cornish
Following the first US trailer and featuring a couple new snippets of footage (update: same trailer as previously released), Sony Pictures has unleashed this international trailer for Jose Padilha’s remake of ‘RoboCop.’ In theaters on February 7th, 2014, the film stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/RoboCop; Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellars, the villainous CEO of OmniCorp; Samuel L. Jackson as Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul; Abbie Cornish as Ellen Murphy, Alex’s wife; Michel K. Williams as Jack Lewis, Alex’s former partner; Gary Oldman as Norton, the scientist who creates RoboCop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation; Jackie Earle Haley as Maddox, a military tactician responsible for training RoboCop; Jay Baruchel as Pope, the head of marketing for Omnicorp; Jennifer Ehle as Liz Kline; and Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Karen Dean, Detroit chief of police. The screenplay for ‘RoboCop’ is by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.
Tom Hiddleston’s Loki Highlighted In New ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Character Poster: “The God Of Mischief Is Back”
Following last weeks Maleketh, Thor/Jane, UK and Russian posters, Marvel Studios has now unleashed this new German Loki poster for ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ In the film, the likes of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Rene Russo (Frigga), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Erik Selvig) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) reprise their roles from the first ‘Thor’ film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandril, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
Set one year after ‘The Avengers,’ Thor battles to save all the Nine Realms from a mysterious enemy older than the universe itself. However, a primeval race led by Malekith, who is out for revenge, intends to descend the universe into darkness. Confronted by an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot overcome, Thor must reunite with Jane Foster and set out on a dangerous journey that will force him to make the ultimate sacrifice.