Always one to keep people up to date with his latest projects, Vin Diesel has posted on his hugely popular Facebook account (84+ million likes) this first image from ‘The Last Witch Hunter.’ Diesel captioned the image with the following, Captioned with “13th century Kaulder… The Last Witch Hunter begins…” The film recently begun filming in Pittsburgh.
Directed by Breck Eisner (The Crazies), Vin Diesel is joined by Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Julie Engelbrecht and Michael Caine in ‘The Last Witch Hunter.’ The supernatural action flick sees an immortal witch hunter (Diesel) partnering with his natural enemy, a female witch (Leslie), to stop the covens of NYC from unleashing a plague on humanity. Look out for the film next year.
Sony Pictures send word that Andres Muschietti has signed on to direct the adaptation of best-selling PlayStation title, ‘Shadow of the Colossus.’ Seth Lochhead will write the screenplay (under Muschietti’s supervision). Barbara Muschietti will come on board the project to produce alongside Kevin Misher, who produces through his Misher Films banner.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Gets Her Own “Rebel Warrior” Poster For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′
Lionsgate has set loose this new character poster for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ which stars Jennifer Lawrence, 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, Wes Chatham, Eldon Henson, Donald Sutherland and Willow Shields. ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ 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.
In ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ Katniss Everdeen reluctantly leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates to the point of destruction of the other districts by the Capitol, Katniss must decide for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.
Courtesy of a New York Times feature looking at some of cinemas brightest young talents (Teyonah Parris, Tessa Thompson, Jack O’Connell and Jaeden Lieberher are also included), this new image has emerged online of Katherine Waterston in Paul Thomas Anderson’s hugely anticipated crime drama ‘Inherent Vice.’ New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones recently had the following to say about ‘Inherent Vice’ and Waterston’s performance, “It’s an amazing piece of work, and at this point Joaquin Phoenix and Paul have something so rare between them as an actor and director, and Sam Waterston’s daughter, Katherine, is in it, and she’s riveting every minute she’s on screen. It’s quite a film.” In ‘Inherent Vice’ she plays Shasta, “the free-spirited, sensual ex-girlfriend who wakes the mutton-chopped private investigator Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) from his stoner haze.”
Based on the 2009 crime novel by Thomas Pynchon, ‘Inherent Vice’ stars Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Michael K. Williams, Katherine Waterston, Martin Short and Maya Rudolph. The film opens on December 12th in the US and January 30th in the UK, and Jonny Greenwood is again providing the soundtrack after scoring Paul Thomas Anderson′s ‘There Will Be Blood’ and ‘The Master’ (two masterpieces, in my eyes). Set in 1970 Los Angeles, ‘Inherent Vice’ follows the drug-fueled detective Larry “Doc” Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl.
Following a stellar response from critics and fans alike and a hefty box office figure of $745,570,770 million, 20th Century Fox and the filmmakers behind ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ are hard at work on the film’s follow-up, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ According to a new report, Bryan Singer will return to shoot ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ in Montreal, Canada, next April. Set construction is said start this December, and they are apparently utilizing the 27-acre studio facility Mel’s Cité du Cinema – where ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ was also shot. “Days of Future Past” generated an estimated $100-million for the Montreal economy.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will focus primarily on the returning cast members from ’X-Men: First Class,’ which includes Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, in addition to some younger versions of other mutants like the previously-teased Gambit and Nightcrawler (although they’re both unconfirmed at this point). Gambit’s only big-screen appearance to date was in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ where he was played by Taylor Kitsch. Nightcrawler was played by Alan Cumming in ‘X2.’ It looks as if Gambit will be played by Channing Tatum in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’
From 20th Century Fox comes these five US character posters for Wes Ball’s adaptation of James Dashner’s post-apocalyptic novel, ‘The Maze Runner.’ The story centers on a teenage boy who wakes up in a strange community remembering only his first name. He soon learns they are part of a mysterious test, and finds it is his destiny to join the ‘maze runners’ and lead them to freedom. The story follows his and his fellow prisoners’ struggle to unlock the secrets of the maze that surrounds this mysterious community. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Jacob Latimore and Ki Hong Lee, ‘The Maze Runner’ is set to hit cinemas on October 10th in the UK and on September 19th in the US.