Neil Gaiman Hansel and Gretel movie

Here’s news of a new live-action Hansel and Gretel movie, but put aside your memories of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and try to start fresh. Because this isn’t just another studio ride on the public domain fairy tale gravy train. The new film is based on Neil Gaiman‘s upcoming Hansel and Gretel (A Toon Graphic), which will be released this fall. Read More »

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Live by Night cast

Before being cast in Batman v SupermanBen Affleck was firming up a plan to direct a new Dennis Lehane adaptation, Live By Night. The Batman gig didn’t kill off the Lehane movie, however. Live By Night was only delayed, and now Affleck is moving forward with the project once more. Three women – Sienna Miller (above, in The Girl), Zoe Saldana, and Elle Fanning — are now set to play the primary female roles in the movie. Read more about the Live By Night cast below.  Read More »

Bran and Hodor Will Sit Out ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5

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Bran’s journey has taken him to some weird places so far on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but it looks like we’ll be waiting a while longer to see where else it takes him. According to actor Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor, neither he nor Isaac Hempstead-Wright will be back for the upcoming fifth season. Hit the jump to find out why.

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Humbling trailer

Al Pacino shows up in two big festival films this year: David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, and The Humbling from Barry Levinson. Here’s a first The Humbling trailer, in which Pacino plays an aging actor who embarks upon an affair with a younger woman (Greta Gerwig) after he has a minor breakdown. OK, maybe not such a minor one.

If that sounds like it should really be Woody Allen material, keep in mind that the film is an adaptation of the novel by Philip Roth, who could almost be considered Allen’s literary twin. Pacino picked up rights to the novel, reunited with Levinson, his You Don’t Know Jack director, and got Buck Henry and Michal Zebede to script. Check out Pacino in the first The Humbling trailer below. Read More »

George Clooney Directing Hack Attack

George Clooney has a new project to direct: Hack Attack, a story detailing the British phone-hacking scandal linked to Rupert Murdoch’s news organization. The film will be based on the book Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch by journalist Nick DaviesRead More »

Allison Williams Peter Pan

Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: NBC has released the first photo of Allison Williams as the title character in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, which will be airing this winter. Hit the jump to see the Allison Williams Peter Pan first look image now.

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Ridley Scott‘s The Martian is on the fast track. With a November 2015 release date fast approaching, it has to be. So we’ll surely be hearing more and more about the Cast Away meets Apollo 13 thriller in the coming weeks.

The director has already got Matt Damon to play the lead role of Mark Watney, a wisea-ss astronaut who is stranded on Mars. And now the trades are reporting Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are circling “the female lead” of the film. However, the book most certainly doesn’t have a “female lead” so either the movie is radically different from the book or they’re just up for one of the several supporting, but equally awesome female characters in the film. Read more about The Martian casting below. Read More »

Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children teaser poster

Its no secret, I’m a huge Jason Reitman fan. I’ve been following his career since his short films were released by Atom Films (remember that site?). His movies have dramatically changed my life, the amazing effect of powerful storytelling. I’m sadly not taking the trip to the Toronto International Film Festival this year, and will likely be missing the debut of his newest movie Men, Women & Children. The film, again, looks fantastic. I love how Reitman’s teaser trailers almost feel like their own short films/mood pieces, spotlighting characters, ideas and situations that resonate within all of us (you can watch the teaser trailer for Men, Women & Children here).

Jason’s teaser posters have also been some of the most artful marketing from big studios. Unfortunately it seems like the home video art and or theatrical one-sheet are more under the tight control of the marketing departments. The Men, Women & Children teaser poster is another great illustration. Hit the jump to check out the Men, Women & Children teaser poster.

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