Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
With Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb almost in theaters, Shawn Levy is looking for his next project. And he may have found one in Forty Thieves, a retelling of the classic folk tale Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Casting is already underway, with Liam Hemsworth (above), Dan Stevens, and Evan Peters all vying for the lead. Hit the jump for more on the Shawn Levy Forty Thieves movie.
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With all the release date shuffling Matthew Vaughn‘s latest film has endured, one could assume it is no good. The film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, had multiple release dates before settling on February 13, 2015 in the U.S. Usually that’s a sign of weakness, but perhaps not in this case. Based on a comic written by Mark Millar, Kingsman: The Secret Service has begun screening for critics and fans in the UK and the buzz is as if the film never moved a muscle. It seems Vaughn has made a film that’s very much in line with Kick Ass, but with bigger action, bigger stars and even bigger possibility for franchising.
Below, read some early buzz on Matthew Vaughn’s latest film, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Read More »
X-Men: Days of Future Past cleaned up the X-Men movie timeline (by erasing most of it) and set up some power dynamics that will be further explored in the next film, X-Men: Apocalypse, due in 2016. The core dynamics in the series are now between Xavier, Magneto, and Mystique. A Magneto and Mystique romance has been floated in the past, but now it sounds like Apocalypse will see the mentor relationship between Magneto and Mystique blossom into a full-blown red-on-blue romance. Read More »
One of Robin Williams‘ final movies features a monkey saving Owen Wilson from a lava flow by pissing on the hot stuff — and on Wilson. But hey, it’s comedy, and a little urine comes with the territory. That footage is in this new Night at the Museum 3 trailer, along with some other stuff we’ve seen before. But there’s also more of Lancelot here, and also more antics in general as the collection of brought-to-life museum exhibits, led by former security guard Ben Stiller, tries to figure out why the magic that animates these characters is starting to fail. (Hey, is that a metaphor for franchise moviemaking?)
Watch the latest Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb trailer below. Read More »
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was a big hit this summer, grossing over $200 million in the US and over $700 million worldwide. That was good for Fox because they dated its follow-up months before release, setting its date for July 29, 2016. Matt Reeves will be back to direct and, of course, Andy Serkis will return as Caesar for the third Planet of the Apes prequel.
Though Dawn definitely teased what could happen next in the series, these new Planet of the Apes films have been anything but predictable. So while promoting the Blu-ray release of the recent film, Reeves and Serkis both dropped a few teases about the third film. Reeves described Caesar on a trajectory towards Moses-like reverence and Serkis said there’s war. Read more about the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sequel. Read More »
Fantastic Four fans, hold on to yourselves. We’ve known the new film, directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) will have some radically different concepts going on than we’re used to seeing in the classic Fantastic Four comics. But now Toby Kebbell, who plays the film’s version of Doctor Doom, has revealed a few things about his character. And they’re far more different than you’d probably been guessing so far. Read More »
The first trailers for Ridley Scott‘s new film Exodus: Gods and Kings spent a lot of time on the familiar relationship between Moses (Christian Bale) and Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), in order to let us know that this isn’t just another retelling of the story of Exodus as it has been told on the screen before. But that story is definitely here, and this final Exodus trailer opens the floodgates that held back the wrath of God.
This trailer focuses on the darkness that threatens to fall over Egypt if Ramses decides not to free Moses’ people. And we all know how that story plays out. We’ve seen bits of the visualization of the Red Sea in past trailers, and hints of the plagues that beset Egypt, but this trailer offers up a lot more spectacle. Read More »
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For the last few years Andy Serkis has been at the center of the conversation about actors in performance-capture roles being nominated for Oscars. The Lord of the Rings series brought Serkis huge attention for his work as the actor behind Gollum, and in the years since he first dominated the screen in The Two Towers we’ve seen performance capture become a frequent, even routine part of the filmmaking process.
Now Fox has revealed that it will campaign for Serkis to land a Best Supporting Actor nod for his role as Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Yep, that’s a supporting actor nomination, rather than a reach for recognition in the Best Actor category. Read More »