Dreamwork's Animation layoffs

The animation world was rocked this week as Dreamworks Animation closed its PDI Studio in northern California. The closure comes as part of an expected round of Dreamworks Animation layoffs, but the 500 jobs that were cut this week far exceeded expectations, and the closure of the studio had not been predicted at all. Along with these layoffs comes a significant reduction in production, as the company’s planned three film per year output will now back off to only two films: one original per year, and one sequel.

Along with this closure comes another push for the How to Train Your Dragon 3 release date — the film will now arrive in 2018. Read More »

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Jean Grey Cyclops

Move over, Halle Berry. You too, Famke Janssen and James Marsden. There’s a new trio of mutants in town.

X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer has just announced that Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Tye Sheridan (Tree of Life), and Alexandra Shipp (Drumline: A New Beat) have joined the comic book prequel as the younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm, respectively. More on the X Men Apocalypse casting after the jump.  Read More »

Chiwetel Ejiofor Circling ‘Doctor Strange’

Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave

Marvel Studios could be setting up a 12 Years a Slave reunion. Chiwetel Ejiofor is reportedly circling Doctor Strange, which will star Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character. Scott Derrickson is directing. More on the possible Chiwetel Ejiofor Doctor Strange casting after the jump. Read More »

Scorsese Directing Silence

The light is green for Martin Scorsese and Silence, the adaptation of Shusaku Endo‘s novel which the director has wanted to make for many years. We’ve talked about Scorsese directing Silence for years. Now financing is locked for the movie, Paramount is on board to distribute, and Silence will finally begin shooting later this month, in Taiwan. Read More »

Aquaman

Warner Bros. / DC’s Aquaman already has a leading man in Jason Momoa. Now it needs to fill in the rest of its cast and crew. To that end, the studio is rumored to be eyeing Noam Murro (300: Rise of an Empire) for the director’s chair, and Karl Urban for a supporting role. More on the Aquaman Noam Murro and Karl Urban rumors after the jump.  Read More »

Apocalpyse costume

Casting an amazing actor like Oscar Isaac in a superhero movie is always a great idea, even when you don’t get to see him. Isaac is playing Apocalypse in Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalypse, a character that – as you can see from the image above – doesn’t really have many human looking qualities. He’s alien, he’s got this huge costume, you’d think Isaac would be unrecognizable as the character. However, we’ve already seen a glimpse of his younger self in Days of Future Past so there’s no guarantee that the film version of Apocalypse will be similar to the comic book version.

In a new interview, Isaac talked a bit about the look of his character, Apocalypse. He admitted that while there will be some digital effects, large parts of it will be physical too. Read Isaac’s Apocalypse costume quotes below. Read More »

Project Almanac 3

In Project Almanac, the “Primer meets Chronicle” found-footage teen time travel movie, the kids traveling back in time make some mistakes. Their real life counterparts have now made some mistakes too. In the film, there’s a plane crash caused by the time travel plot (that crash is in the trailer) and it seems director Dean Israelite may have used actual plane crash footage in the movie. Footage from a 1994 B-52 crash at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington. The families of two of the victims, Col. Robert Wolff and Lt. Col. Mark McGeehan, noticed the footage, were obviously upset by it and complained. Now producer Michael Bay and his team have apologized and will cut the scene before the film’s January 30th release. Read more about the Project Almanac cut scene below. Read More »

Fast and Furious recap

Do you want to be in with the cool kids who watch the Fast and Furious movies, but don’t have the time to catch up with six films before part seven comes out in April? CineFix has got you covered. They’ve made a video that tells the plots of all six Fast and Furious movies in under three minutes. You may have to pause to catch your breath but it’s a pretty entertaining watch, despite a few jokes that miss the mark. Watch the Fast and Furious recap video below. Read More »

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