Andy Serkis Star Wars Character

Andy Serkis‘ Jungle Book: Origins was originally scheduled to come out in October of last year, but it’s been postponed multiple times and is now scheduled for a 2018 release date. The two-year delay does give Serkis’ film more space from Jon Favreau‘s smash hit reimagining of the famous title. As for how the two adaptations differ, Serkis believes his take is more faithful to author Rudyard Kipling‘s original source material.

Below, the War for the Planet of the Apes star explains the differences between Jungle Book: Origins and The Jungle Book.

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Rampage pic

Dwayne Johnson is on the hunt for one big silverback gorilla. The nearly nonexistent story of Midway’s classic arcade game, Rampage, has been adapted into a story about primatologist Davis Okoye and his best friend, a gorilla named George. Brad Peyton‘s (San Andreas) film is all about one beefy animal lover trying to save the day and his closest pal.

Below, check out new Rampage photos from the set.

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rampage movie

Brad Peyton (San Andreas) has started shooting his adaptation of Rampage, based on Midway’s classic and repetitive 1986 video arcade game. Since the game is only about monsters wreaking havoc on buildings, the movie gives Peyton and the screenwriters, including Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel), the freedom to tell the story they want to tell.

The other day, some plot details were leaked, which explained the overall premise of the film. They were fairly run-of-the-mill plot points, what you’d expect from an adaptation of a game without a story. Now, Warner Bros. has released an official synopsis, which has a bit more info on the plot, and the film’s star, Dwayne Johnson, shared a photo from the set.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan

There are three huge monsters running amok across North America in Rampage. God help the one that tries to mess with Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead), who along with star Dwayne Johnson, we wouldn’t mind seeing go a few rounds, hand-to-hand, with a giant wolf or giant lizard. That dream may come true because Morgan has just been cast in Brad Peyton‘s (San Andreas) video game adaption.

Below, learn more about the Jeffrey Dean Morgan Rampage casting news.

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Naomie Harris Joins Dwayne Johnson in ‘Rampage’

Naomie Harris

One of this year’s Academy Award nomineesNaomie Harris (Moonlight), gets to confront a giant wolf, a giant gorilla, and a giant lizard all in one movie, Rampage. Harris has signed on to star in Brad Peyton‘s (San Andreas) video game adaptation, based on 1986 arcade game. Apparently, she responded to the “fun” tone of the script, which has been compared to Ghostbusters and Independence Day.

Below, learn more about the Naomie Harris Rampage casting.

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Although the adaptation of John le Carré‘s spy thriller Our Kind of Traitor has been in the can since 2014, the film has taken a little while to make it to the big screen. But our friends across the pond will finally get a chance to see it this spring, and the first trailer finds Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris (Skyfall) in the wrong place at the wrong time, suddenly caught up in a struggle between a Russian mafia money launderer (Stellan Skarsgard), a ruthless MI6 agent (Damian Lewis) and the British government.

Watch the Our Kind of Traitor trailer after the jump. Read More »

SPECTRE

Every Bond movie’s gotta have its Bond girls, and Spectre has four of them. Although maybe “Bond girls” isn’t really the correct term here. “I don’t consider myself a Bond girl,” Léa Seydoux said back in February. “I think I’m not really the stereotyped Bond girl.”

In any case, Spectre does have four kickass female characters, played by Seydoux, Monica BellucciNaomie Harris, and Stephanie Sigman, and today we have the opportunity to get to know them a little better. Get images and details on Bond’s new female characters after the jump.  Read More »

The Bond 24 Title Is ‘Spectre’

Bond 24 title

Early this morning — well, late this morning in the U.K., but very early for us in the U.S. — Sony Pictures, MGM Studios, and Eon Productions teamed up to reveal some long-awaited details on the 24th James Bond movie. From the Bond stage at Pinewood (“where budgets go to die,” joked director Sam Mendes) the first details of the film were revealed.

The Bond 24 title will be Spectre. More about the new title and cast after the jump. Read More »

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Director Andy Serkis is bringing the A-list to his first feature film, Jungle Book: Origins. After casting Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the evil tiger Shere Khan, he’s now added Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan to the mix as the other animals. Rohan Chand, Jason Bateman’s co-star in Bad Words, is Mowgli and Serkis himself will be Baloo the bear. Which characters are each actor voicing? Read the full Jungle Book Origins cast below. Read More »

POTD: Vanity Fair’s 2014 Hollywood Issue Cover

Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue 2014 (header)

It may not be a tradition as entrenched as the Golden Globes drunkenness or office Oscar pools, but for the past twenty years the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue has been a fun fixture of awards season. The magazine gathers up the brightest stars of the year, pretties them up and poses them just so, and snaps a photo that simultaneously celebrates the year that was and looks ahead at the years to come.

This year’s choices are a nice mix of established A-listers (George Clooney, Julia Roberts), rising veterans (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba), and exciting fresh faces (Lupita Nyong’o, Margot Robbie). Hit the jump to see the full spread.

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