three Thousand Years Of Longing

After what’s felt like three thousand years of longing, Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller has finally lined-up his next project, appropriately titled Three Thousand Years of Longing. We don’t know much about the film, but we know that the film is a love story that will feature Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton. The project is also said to be “unlike anything the filmmaker has done before.” Just the knowledge that Miller is finally directing a new film should be enough to get most film fans excited.

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Idris Elba joins Cats

People dressed in cat suits dance across a trash heap, singing about which of them will be chosen by the Jellicle Leader. An armored figure steps from the shadows. It’s Idris Elba‘s Stacker Pentecost from Pacific Rim, and he’s here to cancel the catpocalypse. /daydream

Back in reality, Idris Elba is the latest actor to come on board Les Miserables director Tom Hooper‘s Cats movie musical, joining an eclectic cast of performers who range from Taylor Swift to Sir Ian McKellen. And as interesting as a multi-franchise crossover would be, Elba probably won’t be reprising his Pacific Rim role in this movie. (Probably.) Read more about the long-in-the-works Cats film below.
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idris elba hobbs and shaw

Exactly one week after sharing the first look at Hobbs and Shaw, Universal’s upcoming Fast & Furious spin-off film, star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has taken to Instagram yet again to reveal our first look at the one and only Idris Elba as the movie’s primary villain. Check out the image and find out a bit more about Elba’s mysterious character below. Read More »

idris elba james bond

Breaking news: Idris Elba is the new James Bond! Unless he isn’t! A few days ago, a report surfaced indicating Elba was likely the next choice to play 007. Since then, however, the veracity of the report has been called into question. Elba, meanwhile, has decided to add some fuel to fire and take to Twitter to tease his possible involvement. Or, more likely, he’s just having a laugh.

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Hobbs and Shaw villain

Dwayne Johnson‘s special agent Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham‘s Deckard Shaw are teaming up in Hobbs and Shaw, Universal’s first Fast & Furious spinoff. When two characters of that caliber join forces, they’re going to need a formidable foe to face off against. Enter Idris Elba, who seems like a perfect addition to this film’s growing cast.
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witch trailer

We’ve cast our nets into the sea of content and hauled in a fresh batch of movie trailers, just for you. In this trailer roundup, you’ll see trailers for the new season of Orange Is The New Black, the Korean supernatural action flick Witch, the documentary McQueen, the courtroom drama The Children Act, the Idris Elba-directed Yardie, and Insecure season 3.

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idris elba the hunchback of notre dame

Idris Elba will be putting a sexier, modern-day spin on Victor Hugo‘s Gothic classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Elba will be directing, producing, and starring in The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix in a movie that is described as a “sonic and musical experience.” But that’s not the best part — Elba, who is a pretty successful DJ when he’s not working as a Hollywood star, will also be producing original music for the feature.

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Dark Tower TV series

The film adaptation may have been a dud, but the Dark Tower TV series is moving forward, and it’s found a home. Amazon has picked up the rights to the series, along with a slew of other titles, in their quest to beat Netflix with original streaming content.

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Yardie Trailer

Audiences love seeing Idris Elba on screen, whether it’s in big franchises like Marvel’s Thor or in the British crime drama series Luther. But will they be just as interested in seeing what he can do behind the camera?

Yardie is a new crime thriller that marks Idris Elba’s directorial debut. It recently played at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and now it’s poised to hit theaters this year. The first Yardie trailer has just debuted to give us a taste of what we can expect from Idris Elba as a filmmaker. Read More »

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The breakfast Club Criterion Blu-ray

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

Happy New Year! 2018 is just getting started – there’s going to be a whole slew of exciting new Blu-ray titles to hit shelves this year. But first, here are some so-so films!

What we mostly have here are what I’d like to think of as holiday leftovers – films that weren’t big enough to hit stores as part of the holiday shopping rush. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing of value here. In fact, there are some surprisingly good titles, including a Jackie Chan movie that rises above its premise, a Watergate-based drama, a survivalist film where Kate Winslet and Idris Elba crash a plane and then get sexy, and more. There’s also a surprisingly controversial new release from The Criterion Collection. Here are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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