Star Wars Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World follow-up The Book Of Henry starts filming today. Focus Features has sent out a press release announcing the start of production and Trevorrow took to twitter to release the first photo of his film’s cast. And if you look closely, you might see some concept art in the background. Hit the jump to see the photo and learn more from the official press release.
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Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
Natalie Dormer has been a consistent highlight in many of our favorite shows and movies — including Game of Thrones, Elementary, The Hunger Games, The Tudors, etc. — but she doesn’t get to lead them as often as we’d like. It’s a refreshing change of pace, then, to see her take center stage in the first trailer for The Forest.
Directed by Jason Zada, the thriller concerns a young American woman who goes into the so-called “Suicide Forest” in Japan in search of her missing twin sister. Watch The Forest trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Colin Trevorrow is coming off of one gazillion-dollar sequel and cueing up another, but in between he’s making progress on a couple of smaller projects. His Book of Henry has just added Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, and Dean Norris to its cast, while Stealing Time is coming back to life with a new writer. Get updates on the Book of Henry casting and the Stealing Time script after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Two upcoming pics are doing the release date shuffle. Focus Features has moved London Has Fallen from January 2016 to spring, while Tom Hardy‘s Legend has been pushed back several weeks to late November. Get the new London Has Fallen and Legend release date details after the jump. Read More »
Update: Two weeks after this news first broke, Variety reports that Foley has been officially offered the job directing Fifty Shades Darker. Talks are reportedly beginning now. Whether this will be a two-fer deal, with Foley also set to direct the third film, remains to be seen. Original story follows.
Even as Fifty Shades of Grey was being released to theaters this past February, we knew that director Sam Taylor-Johnson wasn’t likely to be back to direct the adaptation of the sequel novel, Fifty Shades Darker. There was talk of a power play on the part of novel author E.L. James, who reportedly wanted to write the sequel script herself, the better to keep it close to the novel. The screenwriting gig for the sequel went to Niall Leonard, who is married to James, but the director’s chair for the sequel has remained open.
Now James Foley (House of Cards, Fear, Glengarry Glen Ross) has turned up as the likely Fifty Shades sequel director.
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After becoming a 1960s Russian spy in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. earlier this year, Armie Hammer joining Nocturnal Animals, a dramatic tale of a story within a story that is the next film from A Single Man director Tom Ford.
Focus Features is behind the production based on Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan, and Hammer has a key role in the that focuses on a woman (Amy Adams) who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. And then things take an interesting turn. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
In 2013, two “Die Hard in the White House” movies entered the box office arena. Only one emerged, and it headed straight across the pond. Lionsgate has revealed the first trailer for London Has Fallen, the Olympus Has Fallen sequel once again starring Gerard Butler as Secret Service agent Mike Banning and Aaron Eckhart as the U.S. president he’s sworn to protect.
The two arrive in London to attend the funeral of the British prime minister. But when the event becomes a target for terrorists, they must team with an MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley) to prevent the world as we know it from ending. Watch the first London Has Fallen trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
After narrowly escaping North Korean terrorists in Olympus Has Fallen, Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is back for more world-saving in London Has Fallen. He accompanies the President (Aaron Eckhart) to the funeral of the British Prime Minister, which becomes a target for bad guys who want to take out all the world leaders in one fell swoop. To stop the worst from happening, he must team with an MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley).
Focus Features recently moved London Has Fallen from fall 2015 to early 2016, and it’s taking advantage of that extra time to get started on a marketing campaign. Get your London Has Fallen first look after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Briefly: Endangered world leaders are apparently no match for endangered astronauts. Focus Features has moved the London Has Fallen release date from October 2 to January 22, 2016, just days after Fox shifted Ridley Scott’s The Martian up to October 2.
The new slot puts London Has Fallen against another British-American triller set in London, Ariel Vromen’s Criminal. Also opening that day are the faith-based mystery Risen and the horror film The Boy.
Gerard Butler once again as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, who accompanies the POTUS (Aaron Eckhart) to the funeral of the British prime minister. When the event is targeted by terrorists, Banning teams with an MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) to foil the plot. Morgan Freeman also returns from Olympus Has Fallen. [Deadline]