directors roundtable

Around the end of every year, The Hollywood Reporter releases one-hour roundtable video interviews with writers, actors, directors, and more. Often the filmmakers will discuss their work with a surprising amount of honesty. This year is no different, and once again, they’ve found a few filmmakers you’d want to spend an hour with, including directors Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight), Ridley Scott (The Martian), and Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs).

After the jump, watch the one-hour long chat.

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kubo and the two strings trailer

Laika, the animation studio known for quirky and visually stunning stop-motion animated movies like Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls, are back with their latest project, Kubo and the Two Strings. And like their previous work, which floated between genres and refused to pin the company down as the maker of a certain kind of movie, this one looks visually stunning and unlike anything else being sold to family audiences these days.

Watch the Kubo and the Two Strings trailer after the jump.

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London Has Fallen Trailer

After saving the president (Aaron Eckhart) from a terrorist infiltration of the White House in Olympus Has Fallen, once-disgraced Presidential guard member Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is now protecting the world leader at every turn as the new head of the Secret Service. But even he may have his work cut out for him when terrorists strike again across the pond.

London Has Fallen sees Butler doing his best John McClane as he is forced to go on the run in foggy London Town to keep the president safe from wave after wave of terrorists who want nothing more than to get their hands on America’s Commander in Chief. But our friends in the U.K. are certainly taking a beating as well. Watch the first London Has Fallen trailer after the jump. Read More »

The Danish Girl trailer

At a time when our culture and society is becoming far more accepting and understanding of the LGBT community, here comes the story of one of the first trans women to undergo sex reassignment surgery in The Danish Girl.

Eddie Redmayne takes the titular role as Lili Elbe, formerly Einar Wegener, a pioneer of the transgender community who had the surgery in 1930, a process that took over two years. Now a new The Danish Girl trailer shows Redmayne’s incredible transformation into the real-life woman, showing that another Oscar could be in his future. Read More »

Colin Trevorrow and Chris Pratt Nerdist

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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The Forest Trailer

Natalie Dormer has been a consistent highlight in many of our favorite shows and movies — including Game of ThronesElementaryThe Hunger GamesThe 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 »

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Colin Trevorrow directing Jurassic World

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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Legend release date

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 »

Fifty Shades sequel

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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