Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been flying under the radar, waiting for everyone to fully exhaust themselves on Star Wars: The Force Awakens before revealing itself. And oh boy, has it revealed itself. The first trailer is here and it’s a doozy, filled with all kinds of incredible imagery, promising characters, and, for the lack of a more elegant phrase, really cool stuff. And you know what that means – it’s time for a frame-by-frame trailer breakdown.
One word of warning: this article will dive into various internet rumors that have circulated this project for the past year. Some may be true. Some may not. I recommend bringing a pinch of salt along for this particular journey. If you want to know nothing about the film, you should probably turn around now.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Is there anyone out there demanding a Flatliners remake? Probably not. The original 1990 film is fine, a perfectly adequate supernatural thriller that goes down easy enough and then vanishes from the brain without leaving a last impression. In a weird way, this actually makes it the ideal movie for the remake treatment – there is no reason to film new versions of beloved, classic movies when there are plenty of great concepts attached to forgettable movies floating around, awaiting resurrection.
The last we heard from Flatliners, the delightful Ellen Page was attached to lead the film. Now, she has her first co-star in the form of Diego Luna, the talented Mexican actor known for his work in films like Milk, Elysium, The Terminal, and Y Tu Mamá También. Oh yeah, he’s also in some upcoming movie called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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Over the weekend, one of the reveals from Disney’s D23 Expo 2015 was the first photo of the primary cast from Star Wars: Rogue One, giving us a good first look at the s about a band of rebels tasked with stealing the plans to the first Death Star.
Now that a super high-resolution version of the photo has hit the web, fans are noticing some cool details in the photo, mostly with the costumes and props of the pictured cast, which includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
In fact, one particular cast member’s appearance has sparked a very interesting theory, albeit one without much substantial evidence. Some believe that we’ll see Diego Luna as Biggs Darklighter in the movie. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Gareth Edwards‘ Star Wars: Rogue One is still over a year away, but thanks to D23 we have a tantalizing taste of the upcoming film today.
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Director Gareth Edwards is quietly putting together an amazing, diverse cast for his upcoming Star Wars film. We know Felicity Jones is on board, and we’ve heard Riz Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn might be along for the ride too. Now Variety reports Diego Luna will join the team for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, which follows a group of solders who steal the plans for the Death Star.
The trade also reports Mendelsohn’s role is that of the lead villain. Read more about the Rogue One casting below. Read More »
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When talking about A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night last year, I said that director Ana Lily Amirpour is someone we’re excited to watch going forward. And we’re evidently not the only ones with confidence in her work. Her next film, The Bad Batch, is backed by Megan Ellison and Annapurna Productions, which immediately puts Amirpour in great company. The film already had Jason Momoa as a core member of the cast. And now The Bad Batch cast can announced a bunch of new names, including Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by Angie Han
Following her latest out-of-this-world role in Guardians of the Galaxy, Zoe Saldana is allowed to get a little more grounded in the new Book of Life trailer. But just a little.
The Guillermo del Toro-produced epic starts out in our world, but then spills over into the land of the dead and the land of the forgotten. At the center of the tale is Manolo (Diego Luna), a young man who harbors dreams of becoming a musician.
Saldana plays Maria, the object of Manolo’s affections, and Channing Tatum rounds out the lead cast as Joaquin, Manolo’s friend and rival. Ice Cube and Christina Applegate also star. Watch the new Book of Life trailer after the jump.
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In theaters this Halloween will be a different sort of ghost story. The Book of Life is a film based on the images and stories about the Day of the Dead, and features a man, recently deceased, who hopes to journey back to the land of the living to be with the woman he loves. The real attraction in the film, which is directed by Jorge Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro, is the visual design. The lands beyond the living, as seen here, are just stunning to see; the colors and level of detail are almost overwhelming. Watch the Book of Life trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Michael Peña has been working steadily for over a decade, but he’s usually the guy in the supporting role, not the lead. So Cesar Chavez seems like a nice change of pace for the underrated actor, as he gets to play the title character this time around.
Directed by Y Tu Mamá También star Diego Luna, the biopic follows the life and times of the iconic civil rights leader, chronicling his farm workers movement from its early days. Peña’s End of Watch co-star America Ferrera plays his wife, Rosario Dawson portrays the activist Dolores Huerta, and John Malkovich appears as one of Chavez’ adversaries. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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