Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Briefly: Vin Diesel has your Halloween entertainment all covered for next year. Lionsgate has set his fantasy actioner The Last Witch Hunter for October 23, 2015, where it’ll be up against Jon M. Chu’s Jem and the Holograms and an untitled horror film from Warner Bros.
Directed by Breck Eisner (The Crazies), The Last Witch Hunter stars Diesel as an immortal witch hunter who is the last of his kind. (You know, like the title says.) When a group of covens in modern-day New York threaten to unleash a plague on humanity, he must join forces with his natural enemy, a female witch played by Rose Leslie.
Julie Engelbrecht plays the villainous Witch Queen. Elijah Wood and Michael Caine also star in the film, which will wrap shooting in December. [Lionsgate]
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The filming locations of two big sequels lead this edition of Sequel Bits. Read about those, and the following stories, below:
- Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will shoot in Australia in February.
- Star Trek 3 will primarily be shooting in Vancouver, BC.
- Dredd actress Olivia Thirlby tells fans she wants to make Dredd 2.
- Justified actor Jacob Lofland latest to join The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
- Check out a new photo of Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious 7.
- John Cho isn’t sure the whole cast would come back for Star Trek 4.
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Vin Diesel has posted a couple new Fast and Furious 7 images on Facebook. He has also seen the first trailer for the new sequel, and reports:
Universal came to visit, to show the trailer for FF7… Speechless… yeah, it was that INCREDIBLE! I must also say, that it was emotional and bittersweet… we all went above and beyond to make Pablo proud, but man, I wish he could see what we have created and just how far we have come.
Hit the jump to see the new Fast and Furious 7 images, along with the previously released photos.
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Posted on Friday, September 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Vin Diesel is taking a break from stealing cars and guarding the galaxy to step back in time. Our first look at Breck Eisner‘s The Last Witch Hunter reveals a 13th-century version of Diesel’s immortal title character. Check out the first The Last Witch Hunter image after the jump. (Note: the header pic is from Riddick, not The Last Witch Hunter).
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Marvel Studios is growing ever-more confident. Once, Guardians of the Galaxy was seen as a risky move. The success of that film proved that the combination of smart casting and Marvel’s marketing machine can overcome the big hurdle of audience unfamiliarity. So how weird can Marvel’s character stable get? The next test may be The Inhumans. Rumors have flown for some time, of development of a film based on the strange characters. Vin Diesel just teased the possibility of the movie, and now there’s a report that Marvel has an Inhumans script in hand. Read More »
Just when you thought the saga between Vin Diesel and Marvel was over, he pulls us back in. Who can forget last summer when Diesel told the world he’d been called into Marvel Studios for a meeting? He then teased various different announcements culminating in the revelation he was voicing the tree character Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. All questions seemed to be answered.
But now, the actor is at it again. Diesel took to his Facebook page to thank his fans for the Marvel opportunity and then said they think he’s “Inhuman.” Of course The Inhumans is a Marvel movie that has long been in development with very few updates of late. Marvel has many untitled movies coming in the next few years. Does Diesel’s quote suggests The Inhumans is back on? Read more of the Vin Diesel Inhumans story below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Elijah Wood is ready to head back into the fantasy realm. The Lord of the Rings star has just signed on for The Last Witch Hunter, from The Craziers director Breck Eisner.
He’s the latest addition to an eclectic and intriguing cast that also includes Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, and Rose Leslie. Hit the jump for more details.
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I’m still trying to figure out how Guardians of the Galaxy works. It’s a movie set in an unfamiliar universe, it introduces several new characters with diverse backstories on numerous worlds, and features a talking raccoon, a fighting tree, familial death, and multiple villains, all set to seventies and eighties pop music. On paper, there’s no way the movie should work. But not only did writer/director James Gunn find the perfect mix to make it work, Guardians of the Galaxy soars. All of those elements marry each other just right to tell a singular, direct and entertaining story. Along the way there’s room for jaw-dropping and innovative action, beautiful visuals, robust characterizations and more laughs than probably all the other Marvel movies combined. Yes, Marvel has another winner in Guardians of the Galaxy. Read the rest of our Guardians of the Galaxy review below. Read More »