Posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
Remember the time you were scrolling through your iPhone keyboard, looking for the perfect wink to punctuate a flirty text, and you got to thinking about how you’d definitely pay good money to watch an entire feature-length film about those tiny yellow faces? No? Well, you’re getting one anyway. Sony Pictures Animation is currently in the process of putting together Emojimovie: Express Yourself, and as of this week they have a leading man. If you’ve ever wondered what a smiley face would sound like, the answer, at least in this movie, is T.J. Miller.
Watch the Emojimovie TJ Miller “audition tape” below. Read More »
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UPDATE: Paramount has officially announced that a fourth Star Trek movie is in development and that yes, it will somehow find a way to bring Chris Hemsworth’s George Kirk into the fold. Time travel has played a major role throughout Star Trek‘s 50-year history (heck, it played a major role in the mere existence of these newest movies), so this unlikely reunion is perfectly in line with what has come before. No director is attached yet, but J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are writing the screenplay. The entire cast is expected to return minus Chekhov, who will be retired from the Enterprise crew following the tragic death of Anton Yelchin. The original article follows below.
We’re still a few days from seeing Star Trek Beyond premiere at San Diego Comic-Con, followed by hitting theaters everywhere late next week (or a bit earlier if you head to the Star Trek marathon at AMC Theatres). While the early buzz is pretty stellar, most of us are still in the dark about what happens in the movie, but now we’re all on even footing when it comes to knowing something about Star Trek 4.
One thing we’ve seen in the trailers for Star Trek Beyond is a hint that Captain Kirk’s arc in the movie is about doing more than living up to the legacy of his heroic father George Kirk, played by Chris Hemsworth before he became Thor, who died in the opening of the 2009 reboot from J.J. Abrams just after Kirk was born. Therefore, it only makes sense that news of the return of Chris Hemsworth to the franchise comes from Abrams as well. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Even before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters last December, Oscar Isaac was already a pretty hot commodity. Leading up to his role in the massive sci-fi franchise, he had already made waves with outstanding performances in Ex Machina, A Most Violent Year and Inside Llewyn Davis, quickly turning him into a coveted talent on the big screen. Plus, even though most were not impressed with X-Men: Apocalypse, that had nothing to do with Isaac, and his profile hasn’t been hurt by that stumble at all.
Now Oscar Isaac is preparing to add another notch to his professional acting belt with news that he is taking a role in The Kidnapping of Edgardo Montara, the next film from director Steven Spielberg. Read More »
It’s been almost a decade since we’ve seen Mike White direct a feature film. Of course, the screenwriter behind The Good Girl and School of Rock has been busy since Year of the Dog. Most notably, he created and wrote HBO’s Enlightened, a beautiful, often heartbreaking show that didn’t last long enough. He directed six episodes of the series, but now he has another feature in the works. Ben Stiller is in final negotiations to star in White’s Brad Status as a man confronting his failures.
Below, learn more about the Mike White project.
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David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass have joined the cast of the yet-to-be-titled Blade Runner sequel. They join a cast which already includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi and Dave Bautista. Find out more details after the jump.
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Later this month, we’ll see Matt Damon return to the franchise that made him an action star with Jason Bourne. It’s the fourth installment of the franchise that started back in 2002 with The Bourne Identity, and its existence is a bit of a surprise since both Damon and director Paul Greengrass resisted returning to the Bourne universe for so long. Therefore, it might be hard to get another movie with Damon as Bourne off the ground. But could Damon end up leading another franchise, perhaps as a superhero? A Matt Damon superhero movie is a possibility, but with one very specific condition. Read More »
FX’s Fargo attracts no shortage of talent. Season three of the hit drama has already landed Ewan McGregor, and he’s taking on two roles as the Stussy brothers. Joining McGregor is the star of The Leftovers, Carrie Coon, who’s been consistently remarkable in the HBO series.
Below, learn more about the Carrie Coon Fargo casting including details about her role in Fargo season three.
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UPDATE: The chief question I proposed below has been answered by Variety’s Justin Kroll on Twitter:
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If there was any doubt about whether or not Universal was viewing their new monsters cinematic universe as something that should be taken very seriously, just look at the talent they’ve been assembling: Tom Cruise will battle the title creature in The Mummy, Russell Crowe is playing a new version of Dr. Jekyll, Johnny Depp is on board to portray the Invisible Man, and Dwayne Johnson is rumored to be the top choice for the Wolf Man. Okay, so that last one is a little weird, but at least everyone loves The Rock.
And now, we can add another name to the mix: the great Javier Bardem has been cast as Frankenstein.
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Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Studios may hope for “endless” franchises, but the faces of those franchises have an unfortunate habit of aging out or moving on. So the Han Solo torch gets passed from Harrison Ford to Alden Ehrenreich, the Rocky franchise turns into the Creed franchise, and James Bond continues to spark rumor after rumor about who could replace Daniel Craig.
And Matt Damon, who returns as everyone’s favorite amnesiac spy this month in Jason Bourne, has made his peace with that inevitable fate. Damon acknowledged the likelihood that he’ll be replaced someday by a younger actor as Bourne, and told press that while he’s “very excited” to reprise his role this time, he’s “totally fine” with the role getting recast eventually. Read More »