Seemingly out of nowhere, director Bryan Singer has announced the upcoming sequel to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ titled ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ Additionally, he also revealed we’ll be seeing it on the big screen on May 27th, 2016. The character Apocalypse, created by Louise and Walter Simonson, made his debut in X-Factor #6. The world’s first mutant, En Sabah Nur was born in Egypt around 3,000 BC and used advanced technology to make himself an eternal conqueror, believing wholeheartedly in survival of the fittest. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more about this film as we near the May 23rd, 2014 release date of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’
Acting as a sequel to both ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ includes cast members from both: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, and Daniel Cudmore return from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ while James McAvoy, Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till return from ‘X-Men: First Class.’
Michael Bay has announced on his website that he’s completed the five and a half month shoot for ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction.’ Additionally, he writes that the first footage from the summer 2014 release looks likely to hit during the Super Bowl on February 2nd. Bay’s post also touches on some of the director’s alleged comments about the franchise that have sprung up in the media recently. You can read his full post below.
It is a drag talking to reporters on sets. Why? Because often times they take your words and skew things to their liking? Then the crazy, lazy game of reporting on what other writers story’s reported me saying and then suddenly it becomes skewed Internet truth. So I waste my time to restate exactly what I did say, again.
Behind-The-Scenes “The Music” Featurette For ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ – Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks & Colin Farrell
Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled this latest behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ the account of Walt Disney’s twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel, ‘Mary Poppins’, and the testy partnership the filmmaker develops with the author during the project’s pre-production in 1961. Two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks plays Disney (the first time the entrepreneur has ever been depicted in a dramatic film) alongside fellow double Oscar-winner Emma Thompson in the role of Travers.
Before actually signing away the book’s rights, P.L. Travers’ demands for contractual script and character control circumvent not only Walt Disney’s vision for the film adaptation, but also those of the creative team of screenwriter Don DaGradi and sibling composers Richard and Robert Sherman, whose original score and song (Chim-Chim-Cher-ee) would go on to win Oscars at the 1965 ceremonies – the film won five awards of its thirteen nominations.
“Trapped By A Thing Called Love” Clip From Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ – Starring Tom Hiddleston & Tilda Swinton
Torrilla has debuted this new clip from Jim Jarmusch’s (Broken Flowers, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Dead Man) crypto-vampire love story ’Only Lovers Left Alive.’ ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ is lead by Tom Hiddleston as Adam, an underground musician who’s deeply depressed by the direction of human activities. He reunites with his centuries-long lover, Eve (Tilda Swinton), though their idyll is soon interrupted by Eve’s wild and uncontrollable younger sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska). John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright also star. ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ opens in the UK on February 21st. Expect a confirmed US release date shortly. Source: The Playlist.
Jim Jarmusch’s wry, tender and moving take on the vampire genre features Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as a centuries-old couple who watch time go by from separate continents as they reflect on the ever-changing world around them. A Sony Pictures Classics release.
Variety are reporting that the ‘Life of Pi’ screenwriter David Magee has signed on to pen the fourth ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film. This hiring comes two months after Mark Gordon reached a deal with the C.S. Lewis Co. to jointly develop and produce ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.’ The three “Narnia” films have grossed a combined $1.6 billion worldwide. Magee received an Oscar nomination for his ‘Life of Pi’ adaptation and for his 2004 ‘Finding Neverland’ screenplay.
“I have always loved ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and I endlessly imagined myself finding my own passage into Narnia someday,” David Macgee said. “All these years later, I’m getting to fulfill that wish just a little bit by writing the film adaptation of ‘The Silver Chair’ and could not be more excited about it.”
20th Century Fox has revealed this second trailer for Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s horror-thriller ’Devil’s Due,’ which is set for January 17th. After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin. The film stars Zach Gilford, Allison Miller and Colin Walker.