Variety has learned that JJ Abrams is looking at the following five actors for the lead role in Star Wars: Episode 7:
- Ed Speleers of Downton Abbey
- John Boyega of Attack the Block
- Jesse Plemons of Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad
- Matthew James Thomas, theater actor who appeared in Billy Elliot and About A Boy
- Ray Fisher, theater actor
These five are supposedly on the top of the list for the lead Jedi apprentice role in the Star Wars sequel. But these actors are not the only men in the mix – the industry trade adds that some insiders “warn the search is still ongoing.”
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Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction is the first feature length film shot with full screen, IMAX 3D cameras. It’s one of two features being released in full IMAX this year (the other being Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar) and to promote that fact, Paramount has just released a Transformers 4 IMAX poster.
This is a poster all about scale and you can check it out below. Read More »
Movies based on video games usually suck. They frequently graft dense, stupid stories to the tropes of a given game. In doing so, the soul of the game is lost, and you don’t care about the story, either. Need for Speed, on the other hand, finds a near perfect balance. There’s a story, but it contains just the bare minimum amount of logic and drama to make two hours of near non-stop racing believable.
Aaron Paul‘s lead character, Tobey Marshall, is given a motivation, enemies, and the push of a ticking clock. He pretty much sits behind a wheel for the whole movie, but it’s exciting. From the opening moments, Need for Speed puts the pedal to the metal and never lets up. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
We haven’t heard much about Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For as of late, but today there’s some new material to feast our eyes on.
They include our very first look at original character Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who just looks like he’s having the worst day of his life; plus new images of Marv (Mickey Rourke), as rough and tough as ever, and Nancy (Jessica Alba), no longer the innocent damsel in distress. Check ‘em all out after the jump.
Update: We’ve added higher quality pics after the jump.
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In commercials, trailers, and sizzle reels, it feels like we’ve already seen 10 or 15 minutes of Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But the sequel, which opens May 2, is jam-packed with characters and a new international trailer yet again proves we ain’t seen nothing yet. It runs three minutes and features a very good portion of new footage, most of which focuses on Jamie Foxx‘s Electro, a primary figure in the story who’s been an afterthought in much of the more recent promotions. Check it out below. Read More »
After years of anticipation, the first trailer for Marvel’s new cosmic superhero movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, finally hit Tuesday night. And as expected, it’s pretty awesome. Two minutes-plus of sci-fi candy for your eyeballs, complete with a humor and tone totally unique to the Marvel universe. Along with the trailer, Marvel released 12 new stills. They give you a chance to get a closer look at several characters including Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Nebula (Karen Gillan), The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) and others.
Below, see all the new photos and read writer/director James Gunn‘s commentary on many of the trailer’s surprises. Read More »
As has been the case almost every day for the past few years, the Avatar sequels are slowly moving ahead. Writer/director/mastermind James Cameron continues to plug away on the three films, making sure everything is lined up to go into production later this year. The first movie took four years to make, though, so with a December 2016 release date planned for part two, one might think there’ll be a rush to make not just one, but three movies, simultaneously. Not the case, says Cameron.
In a new interview, Cameron said technology has advanced so much since the original film was released, production will run much faster. He also talked about shooting in 4K resolution, potentially releasing in High Frame Rate, and where the story could go.
Listen to the director speak below. Read More »
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Production is now underway on the star-studded mountain climbing drama, Everest. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband), Everest features Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal telling the true story of two groups of climbers who attempted to summit the world’s highest mountain in what turned out to be a horrible snowstorm. It’ll be released in IMAX 3D on February 27, 2015. Check out the full first image from the production, and the full press release, below. Read More »