Posted on Monday, February 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Fifty Shades of Grey soundss like a disaster in some respects, but it’s already looking like a success in a commercial sense. It’s already one of the fastest-selling R-rated advance tickets in history, and is on track to become one of the biggest Valentine’s Day openings in history. It’s even helped boost January movie ticket sales by 37% over last year.
And you know what that means: Sequels are coming. They’ll be based on the two other books from the Fifty Shades trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. Just be glad we haven’t heard of plans to split the finale into two films. More on the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Aspiring actors, disillusioned suburbanites, and little plastic men figure in today’s edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- The Fight Club comic book sequel launches in May
- China and France will get to see Taken 3 in 3D
- Pirates of the Caribbean 5 adds a few more mates
- Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a new poster
- Martin Starr says a Party Down movie is “unlikely”
- The Lego Movie 2 will introduce Emmet’s sister
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For decades, video game fans have been clamoring for some kind of big media translation of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda. We’ve dreamt of movies, TV shows and everything in between. The closest we’ve come is a brief animated series from the late ’80s. Now, those dreams may be about to come true on a bigger scale.
Netflix is reportedly out to writers for a live-action Legend of Zelda TV series. Nintendo is on board and working closely with Netflix but can ultimately scrap the idea if it doesn’t fit in with their vision of the series. Apparently, the streaming provider sees this as kind of a more family-oriented version of Game of Thrones. Read more about the potential Legend of Zelda TV series below. Read More »
The Hunger Games films have been almost unfathomably successful for Lionsgate. The last two movies alone each became the highest grossing film of the year, and the first movie wasn’t that far behind. This November brings the fourth and final film based on the Suzanne Collins books, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. It’s getting an IMAX release and is likely to be just as big a hit as the last two, if not bigger.
But now Lionsgate faces the same problem Warner Bros. faced when Harry Potter ended. What does a company do when such a lucrative franchise is over? Well, Lionsgate is following in Warner Bros. steps and currently exploring ways to extend The Hunger Games franchise. Read about the studio’s ways to potentially make more Hunger Games movies below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ben Wheatley‘s follow-up to A Field in England brings him forward three centuries, to another English civil war of sorts. Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard, High-Rise chronicles the violence that explodes between tenants of a luxury building.
Tom Hiddleston leads the cast as Robert Laing, an ambitious young doctor and one of the high-rise’s newest residents. He, too, gets caught up in the madness, but the first image from High-Rise seems to capture a moment before all that. Get your first look at High-Rise after the jump. Read More »
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That sound you heard last year was Jurassic Park fans screaming about the oddities in the Jurassic World trailer. Specifically, the fact Chris Pratt‘s character apparently has control of a pack of Velociraptors, those unstoppable, evil dinosaur from the first three movies. The Super Bowl trailer for the Colin Trevorrow film showed even more of this relationship, with Pratt’s character dinosaur whispering the dominant creatures (seen above).
Well, a Reddit user has pointed out the idea behind this relationship isn’t exactly new at all. In fact, it was in Michael Crichton‘s original Jurassic Park book, conveyed by a character we know for a fact is returning for Jurassic World. Read the quotes that tease the Jurassic World raptor squad below. Read More »
Oliver Stone is casting up his sure to be hot-topic Edward Snowden film. He’s already got Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the infamous whistleblower and Shailene Woodley as his girlfriend. Now, he’s added the three other major roles in the film.
Oscar-winner Melissa Leo will play Laura Poitras, the journalist/filmmaker who was part of Snowden’s revelations and directed the Best Documentary Oscar nominee, CitizenFour. Zachary Quinto will play Glenn Greenwald, the journalist Snowden chooses to help release the secrets and Oscar-nominee Tom Wilkinson will play Ewen MacAskill, a reporter at The Guardian who fact-checked and helped break these secrets. Read more about the Edward Snowden movie casting below. Read More »
Those two men walking down the street might look like Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen, but they’re actually Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the co-founders of Apple. Director Danny Boyle is currently filming Steve Jobs, an Aaron Sorkin-penned film about the Apple entrepreneur. Production for the film is currently taking place in Northern California. Though we posted some super-blurry images of the actors in their roles a few days ago, now some super-clear pics have hit the net. Below, see new Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen/Steve Wozniak photos.
UPDATE: Universal has announced the release date for Steve Jobs. It’s October 9, 2015. Read More »
The European Film Market is kicking off, which is why we’re starting to get information on some films we’ve heard about for a long time. The latest is Lost City of Z, which has been in development for some time from Brad Pitt’s company Plan B. Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson are also starring, and the film is now set to shoot this summer. Hunnam is taking the role Benedict Cumberbatch was once going to play, but with Cumberbatch shooting Doctor Strange beginning in May, there’s no way for him to do the Lost City of Z movie. Read More »