Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: Table 19 is a project I’ve been tracking since 2009.
Originally The Duplass Brothers were set to direct their script for Fox Searchlight and producer Jason Reitman, but director Jeffrey Blitz will be helming the movie instead, and he is now reuniting with his Rocket Science star Anna Kendrick. There is so much awesome in that last sentence, and I’m very excited to see this movie finally come to fruition. The film, which begins shooting next week in Atlanta, also stars Craig Robinson, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, June Squibb, Wyatt Russell and Amanda Crew.
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Anyone who has been following along with Bradley Cooper‘s career knew that he had higher ambitions than being one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. He has started to achieve that first goal. Then his work producing American Sniper led that film to being the highest-grossing studio film of 2014, and an awards contender as well. Now Cooper will direct his first film. The interesting detail is that, if the deal works out, it will be a project his American Sniper director Clint Eastwood had tried to make: a new version of A Star Is Born. Read More »
The producers of AMC’s Preacher pilot seemingly haven’t fully locked the actor who’ll play Jesse Custer, the title character, but the rest of the major cast is slowly being shown to the public. Ian Colletti plays the disfigured young man Eugene Root, aka Arseface, while Ruth Negga plays Tulip, the woman whose fierce love for Jesse is matched only by the ferocity she unleashes on anyone who crosses her.
Now the third person in the primary friendship triangle will be played by British actor Joseph Gilgun (This Is England). In this case, “person” is being generous, as Cassidy is a vampire, and a particularly voracious one at that, if not exactly in the traditional blood-drinking sense. (He does that, too.)
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The first two Ip Man films are quite good, but the third, which is just starting to go into production, is already starting to sound like it features some odd decisions. Not only will Mike Tyson show up in a significant role in Ip Man 3, but the producers of the film are resorting to visual effects to revive one of the title character’s most famous students.
This third chapter in the story of the martial artist who ended up teaching the late Bruce Lee will finally feature Lee himself. (OK, Lee appeared as a child at the very end of Ip Man 2.) But while the people behind Ip Man 3 tried to find someone who could play a young version of Lee in the movie, they failed to do so. So they’re just going to use a CG Bruce Lee instead. Read More »
There’s a new Fantastic Four poster from Fox, and while it doesn’t reveal much that is new, this one-sheet does display something that we didn’t really see in the trailer: the invisibility power of Sue Storm, played by Kate Mara. Trouble is, the display is via an image we’ve seen before, and looks more like a deployment of a photoshop effect than an actual superpower. Read More »
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The truth is out there, and Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will be seeking it once more. The X-Files is returning for a six-episode limited series on Fox that will have David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles from the TV series that started in 1993, with Chris Carter leading the creation of the new limited series which Fox execs are calling “the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully [fans have] been waiting for.” Read More »
Tony Jaa fans will get to see their favorite elbow-thrower kick some ass in a couple scenes in Furious 7 when that film opens at the beginning of April. If his guest appearance in that movie doesn’t seem like enough, there’s something else to look forward to: the sequel to the 2005 film Saat Po Long. (Aka SPL, aka SPL: Kill Zone.) That movie is the film where Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung fight like men possessed; it’s one of the great fight films of the last decade.
SPL 2 comes a decade later, and we were fairly skeptical about it being a good idea. But with Jaa, and Wu Jing and Zhang Jin among the co-stars, there was reason to hope. Now the first SPL 2 trailer is out, and it definitely looks violent and strange. Whether it will earn its title is another thing altogether, but this first trailer is fairly promising. Read More »
Hannibal Season 3 begins on June 4, and now series creator Bryan Fuller is offering up some details on the new batch of episodes. First up, he has revealed a couple of the directors for this season. One is returning helmer Vincenzo Natali, who directs the first three episodes of Season 3. Another is Neil Marshall, known for his own efforts on Game of Thrones and features like The Descent. He tackled the show’s eighth episode, which has a title that fans of the book series and previous films should be very intrigued by. Read More »
The internet did backflips when word came out weeks ago that Netflix would be developing a TV series based on Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda game series. Nintendo is famously protective of its properties, especially in the wake of the Super Mario Brothers movie. There has been a Zelda animated series, but that was quite a while ago; to date, nothing has been adapted to live-action following Mario. So the Zelda TV show was big news.
But even with that original announcement we cautioned that Nintendo could follow through on that protectiveness and pull the plug on the potential series. Now Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata has thrown some real shade on talk of the Zelda TV show, saying it was all based on wrong info. Read More »