Bryan Singer Speaks On The Time Travel Elements Of ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’; Reveals Basic Synopsis
Speaking in the latest issue of Empire Magazine (which hit newsstands and on iPad on Thursday), ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ director Bryan Singer told the outlet how exactly the past and future scenes are split up in the movie, which serves as both a follow-up to ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men: First Class.’ “The future’s about 25, 30 percent of the movie. The past is most of it,” Singer revealed.
Empire’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ feature also mentions that the future scenes take place in 2023 and the reason for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine being sent back is to stop the assassination of a “key figure” – at the hands of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) - in order to avoid annihilation at the hands of the Sentinels. As for how exactly Wolverine is sent back, Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) will use her phasing powers to send his mind back into his 1970s body. “It’s about figuring your rules and sticking to them,” Singer says. “The principle I looked at is this theory that until an object is observed, it hasn’t really happened yet. The time-traveller whose consciousness travels through time I call The Observer, and until The Observer returns to where he travelled from, the result hasn’t occurred yet. So he can muck about in the past and it isn’t until he snaps back that the new future is set. As a result, we’re able to have parallel action, and there’s an underlying tension because there’s always that threat Wolverine’s conciousness could return and leave the world in an even darker place.” It’s also revealed that the school – in the past – has been closed for ten years by 1973, perhaps explaining why the team are no longer together. Quotes via CBM.
CS has revealed this new poster for ’I, Frankenstein,’ which arrives in cinemas on January 24th, 2014. Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.
Written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie, ‘I, Frankenstein’ is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Kevin Grevioux. The cast for the film includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.
Open Road Films has unveiled this first clip from the action thriller ‘Homefront,’ which is directed by Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury, Don’t Say A Word) from a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and based on the book by Chuck Logan. Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Clancy Brown, Frank Grillo and Rachelle Lefevre, ’Homefront’ will arrive in cinemas on November 27th.
‘Homefront’ follows Phil Broker (Jason Statham), a widowed ex-DEA agent who moves his family to a quiet town hoping to escape his past. However, he finds the town to be overrun with violence, drug traffickers and an evil meth magnate named Gator (James Franco). To save his endangered family, retribution is now the only thing Broker seeks.
Appearing today at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in Los Angeles, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ actress Jaimie Alexander reportedly hinted that she’s had conversations with Warner Bros/DC about ‘Batman Vs. Superman’, and that a ‘Thor 3′ is happening. Alexander has been considered a longtime fan-favorite for DC’s Wonder Woman, who’s rumored to be joining DC cinematic universe in the near future. She could of course be talking with the studio about another role, but this is certainly an interesting development. Forbes’ film blogger Mark Hughes was at the AMC Movie Talk panel and tweeted the following about what Alexander had to say at the show:
ONTD has uncovered this first trailer for 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.
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.
Deadline are reporting that ‘Borat’ and ‘Bruno’ helmer Larry Charles is set to direct the film adaptation of Bill Bryson’s best-selling memoir ‘A Walk In The Woods,’ with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte starring. The script was penned by ‘Little Miss Sunshine‘ and ‘Toy Story 3′ writer Michael Arndt, and it is aiming for a March start. The film is a road-trip comedy about an aging travel writer who decides to hike the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail, accompanied by a long-estranged high school buddy he’s been avoiding for years. Along the way, the duo face off with each other, nature and an eccentric assortment of characters only to discover that some roads are better left untraveled.
“Growing up in the wilds of Brooklyn, you can see why I was the natural choice to direct A Walk In The Woods,” Larry Charles said. “I didn’t see a tree till I was 27. I’ve pitched a lot of projects, but I’ve never pitched a tent. But A Walk In The Woods is not merely about a hike. It is an epic, intense, absurd journey through our collective past, present and future. A journey outward and inward. A journey into darkness but also into the light. And I am honored and humbled to take that walk with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. Two true bonafide icons of American cinema. Does anyone have bug spray?”