Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Assassin’s Creed is filming right now and we have our fingers crossed that it’ll be the movie that finally breaks the dreaded video game adaptation curse. Seriously. We’re due for a decent movie based on a video game. If a science-fiction historical epic starring Michael Fassbender and directed by Justin Kurzel isn’t something worth watching, then everyone had better just give up trying to adapt games into films in the first place.
The first photo from the set has arrived and it’s not going to sway anyone’s opinions in any way. However, it may be of interest to already initiated fans, as there are just enough interesting elements present here to get a discussion rolling.
Check out the Assassin’s Creed set photo below.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Rebecca Ferguson came seemingly out of nowhere to steal the show in this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and now it seems she’s at the top of everyone’s casting wishlist. Up to and including Ridley Scott‘s for Alien: Paradise Lost, according to a new report. Meanwhile, she’s also entered talks for The Snowman with Michael Fassbender.
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The Assassin’s Creed movie has only just started filming and it’s already in the running for the best video game movie of all time. Mainly because there hasn’t been a single genuinely good video game movie adaptation yet. When the high point of your genre is Paul W.S. Anderson’s Mortal Kombat, you have a problem. So by hiring an actor as interesting as Michael Fassbender and a director as promising as Justin Kurzel, Ubisoft has already given itself a huge leg up in this race. Even if the movie’s a stinker, it will undoubtedly be one of the best video game movies ever by default.
Now, Jean-Julien Baronnet, the CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, is comparing the film adaptation of their long-running franchise to Batman Begins and Blade Runner. Those are some big words right there.
Read the new Assassin’s Creed movie details after the jump.
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Macbeth, from director Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, appears to be, if nothing else, a visually overwhelming adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Fassbender plays the general Macbeth, of course, who becomes king through treacherous violence, while Cotillard plays his devious and ruthless wife Lady Macbeth.
This Macbeth featurette features interviews with those three primary voices (Shakespeare not included) and features interesting notes just as Kurzel saying the script read like a western, and the idea that Macbeth is suffering from PTSD.
There are some good “making of” shots here, too, which are just as visually striking as the film’s footage itself. Fortunately, this featurette is just a bit more substantial than most things of this type. Running five minutes long it’s still a pretty digestible piece of marketing, but it gives the actors room to talk, and so we’ll take it.
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Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Universal has released a new trailer for Steve Jobs. Michael Fassbender stars as the iconic tech guru, seen here at three key product launches in his career — the Macintosh in 1984, NeXT in 1988, and the iMac in 1998. Kate Winslet plays his “work wife” Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen is Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Jeff Daniels is former Apple CEO John Sculley. Behold the new Steve Jobs trailer after the jump. Read More »
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If it feels like there’s been a good amount of movies about Steve Jobs since the technology innovator passed away in 2011, that’s because there have been.
iSteve from Funny or Die was first out of the gate in 2013, aiming more for satire and comedy than an accurate portrayal of the Apple co-founder, and then Jobs followed shortly thereafter with Ashton Kutcher in the lead, and it didn’t really do the man justice.
Flash forward to 2015 and we have the documentary The Man in the Machine (available now on VOD and in select theaters) and also Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin‘s forthcoming biopic Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender, which has gotten a lot of positive early buzz.
So what does someone who actually knew the real Steve Jobs think of all these movies? While Jobs’ former right-hand man Steve Wozniak has recently praised Steve Jobs in particular, when current Apple CEO Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs movies with Stephen Colbert, he seems more annoyed than anything. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Prometheus 2 is still shrouded in mystery, but as of today there’s one more thing we know for sure: Michael Fassbender will be back, as confirmed by director Ridley Scott. Fassbender played mischievous android character David in the first film. Read Scott’s Prometheus 2 Michael Fassbender confirmation after the jump. Read More »
Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) will direct The Snowman, from the novel by Jo Nesbo. The film, once set as a possible Martin Scorsese film, has been in development for a few years, but now it may have a bit of new momentum. That’s because Michael Fassbender is now in talks to play the lead role, a detective who follows the disappearance of one woman to discover Norway’s first serial killer. Read More »
The simply titled biopic Steve Jobs premiered at the Telluride Film Festival over the weekend, and the first reviews coming from the mountains of Colorado seem to indicate that we have our first Oscar frontrunner.
Michael Fassbender takes the titular role as the Apple co-creator and tech genius who brought us innovations such as the iPod, iPhone and perhaps most importantly, the first mainstream home computer. The supporting cast is nothing to scoff at either with Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg and more giving plenty more reason to pay attention to this drama.
Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is behind the camera this time with a script by The Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin driving the whole film. And if the Steve Jobs early buzz from reviews and reactions following the film are any indicator, this team of talent has delivered an intense, powerful, home run of a biopic that finally paints a portrait of Steve Jobs that’s worth hanging on the wall. Read More »