Logan Miller plays a gay California teenager who gets an uneasy welcome from his Nebraska relatives in writer-director Matt Sobel's feature debut
The actor bristled at the former Democratic National Committee chairman's comment that the people going to see the film are "angry."
It’s only been a couple of weeks, but Gareth Edwards has already found someone new to write the Star Wars stand-alone film he’s directing ready for 2016. About A Boy’s Chris Weitz will work on a new draft of the project.
Weitz has been brought in to replace Gary Whitta, who left earlier this month after completing the first draft of the film, which is still being kept under wraps, though we do know Edwards has been busy auditioning actresses for a leading role. Speculation has turned towards the search for a potential younger version of Princess Leia, though there are still only rumours circulating for now.
A director, a writer and a producer, Weitz is probably still best known for his attempt to launch a fantasy franchise with The Golden Compass, his stint directing Twilight: New Moon and working on the first American Pie with his brother Paul.
Edwards will handle the first of the spin-off films, reportedly focused on specific characters from the franchise with original stories also part of the plan. With Josh Trank set to direct another of the movies to fit between the three new trilogy entries from J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson, Edwards’ film will arrive on December 16, 2016, almost a year after Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, set for December 18 this year.
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The cast for X-Men: Apocalypse just got bigger last week, with the additions of Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp as Storm, alongside Oscar Isaac as the villainous Apocalypse. There is still very little we know about the story, except that it is set in the 1980s and will bring an end to the trilogy started by X-Men: First Class and last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Access Hollywood caught up with Sophie Turner, who revealed how she learned that she won the role as Jean Grey, although it seems to have cost her a different, unspecified gig.
"I was getting out of the car to walk in to the audition. And then my agent started ringing and she was like 'Have you heard the news?' 'No, what news?' Then she was like 'Check your Twitter'. So then I checked it and I was just getting like, 'Congratulations Jean Grey.' Then I just started crying and I messed up the whole audition because I was just like, 'I can't speak!'"
The actress also added that she thought Famke Janssen's portrayal of Jean Grey in the first X-Men was amazing.
"She was amazing. So, I'm really trying to emulate her, because she did such a great job and I just hope I do justice to this incredible character."
Sophie Turner doesn't know exactly when she'll start shooting, but we reported back in September that production will begin this April in Montreal. She also added that she's looking forward to shooting alongside Tye Sheridan as the new Cyclops.
"It should be fun."
In related news, Twitter user BossLogic has created fan artwork that depicts Sophie Turner as Jean Grey. Take a look at the artwork below, and stay tuned for more on X-Men: Apocalypse as we get closer and closer to production starting this spring.January 26, 2015January 24, 2015
As we await The Fantastic Four trailer, debuting very soon, we saw what the costumes might look like from an artist's rendition earlier today. Now Collider has debuted a wide-ranging interview with director Josh Trank and producer Simon Kinberg, where they reveal plenty of new information about this highly-anticipated reboot, along with the first two official set photos featuring the director and star Michael B. Jordan in costume as Johnny Storm. While it doesn't quite look like the artist's depiction, the costume does appear to have the "vents" that were mentioned in the report from just hours ago. Asked what sets this movie apart from the rest, Josh Trank revealed that his "hard sci-fi take" on the material is similar to David Cronenberg's earlier films:
"I would say that the science fiction of it is a big thing that sets it apart from most of the other superhero genre films. I'm a huge David Cronenberg fan, and I always viewed Fantastic Four and the kind of weirdness that happens to these characters and how they're transformed to really fall in line more with a Cronenberg-ian science fiction tale of something horrible happening to your body and [it] transforming out of control. And the potential for a hard sci-fi take on that material makes me really excited."
Producer Simon Kinberg added that he thinks the family dynamic between the main four characters is what has always been unique to him:
"One thing that's unique to it is that it's always been about a family. Most comic book superhero movies are about a superhero protagonist or a superhero group," says Kinberg, who also confirms that the "Ultimate Fantastic Four" comics are serving as the film's primary influence. "But they're ever really exploring what it is to be family... That's something we really spent a long time talking about and putting into the film. I think that will differentiate us as well from all of the different superheroes and superhero groups out there."
The director and producer also confirmed that Philip Glass is working on the score with Marco Beltrami, and that the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics were what influenced them the most for this reboot. Simon Kinberg added that, when the teaser trailer is released, there will be one Easter Egg that fans will be able to see by freeze-framing a certain scene. Take a look at the first photos below, and check out the full interview at Collider.
The Fantastic Four comes to theaters August 7th, 2015 and stars Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson, Reg E. Cathey. The film is directed by Josh Trank.
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Are we about to see an epic sci-fi action adventure movie based on the animated series Challenge of the GoBots? We just might! Hasbro, who now own the rights to the transforming toys, has applied for a new Gobots trademark, which seems to indicate they are planning a revival of the dormant property. But in what form will it take? That is not yet known.
The trademark, which is brand new and not a renewal was applied for under 'distribution of motion pictures, ongoing television programs' and 'toys, games and playthings, namely, toy vehicles and accessories for use therewith'. This could simply mean that they are gearing up to launch a new toy line, but it does hint at the possibility of a live-action movie or possibly a new animated series, which could lead to bigger things in the future. To read the trademark documents filed with the United States Patent & Trademark Office: clickHere and clickHere
Much like the far more popular Transformers, which has been turned into a lucrative movie franchise, GoBots features vehicles that can transform into robots. They were produced by Tonka from 1983 to 1987, and was always seen as a competing franchise to Transformers. That was until Tonka's Gobots became the intellectual property of Hasbro after their buyout of Tonka in 1991. The Challenge of the GoBots animated TV series debuted as a 5-part miniseries in 1984, and then became a regular series in 1985. It in turned spawned the 1986 animated feature film GoBots: War of the Rock Lords.
Hasbro only owns the fictional side of the GoBots franchise, which includes character names, robot bios and story lines. They do not, however, own the toy likenesses, which were only licensed from Bandai in the 80s, and not part of the Tonka acquisition. If Hasbro moves forward with GoBots in any iteration, the look of the toys and characters will be completely different than what fans remember. If a movie happens, it will, in fact, be a complete reboot, at least visually speaking. What do you think? Do you want to see GoBots resurrected as a new big screen property?
The 2015 Sundance Film Festival is currently in full swing, with tonight marking the world premiere of the futuristic coming-of-age thriller Turbo Kid. If you aren't in Park City, Utah to check it out, Epic Pictures has just released the first trailer for the feature film debut of directors Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell. The movie first began as a short film, as a contest entry for the horror anthology The ABCs of Death. While it eventually lost out to Lee Hardcastle's T is for Toilet, producer Ant Timpson asked the filmmakers if they would consider turning their story into a full-length feature.
The story is set in the ruined post-apocalyptic world of 1997, and follows an orphan known as The Kid (Munro Chambers), who survives on his own through a drought-ridden nuclear winter, traversing the Wasteland on his BMX, scavenging for scraps to trade for a scant supply of water. When his perpetually chipper, pink-haired new best friend Apple (Laurence Leboeuf) is kidnapped by a minion of evil overlord Zeus (Michael Ironside), the Kid summons the courage of his comic book hero and prepares to deliver turbocharged justice to Zeus, his buzzsaw-handed sidekick Skeletron, and their vicious masked army.
Bolstered by a pitch-perfect synth score, and clever and cheeky period details, co-directors Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell create a raucous retro-futuristic action comedy that pays homage to '80s movies great and small, while adding their own flair with inventive and exuberant violence and gore (prepare for disemboweling by exercycle). Sci-fi legend Michael Ironside delivers with malevolence and glee as the larger-than-life Zeus, a despicable villain with joie de vivre. We'll keep you posted if Turbo Kid gets picked up for distribution at the Sundance Film Festival this week, but in the meantime, take a look at the first trailer.
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Less than a month after the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off parted ways with screenwriter Gary Whitta, the project has found a new writer with Chris Weitz signing on to take over writing duties. Gary Whitta completed a first draft on the project, although no story details have been confirmed, and it isn't known if Chris Weitz will start over completely from scratch, or if he will use elements of Gary Whitta's first draft. We reported last week that the spinoff may feature both Boba Fett and Han Solo, which will be reportedly shot in Mexico.
While nothing official has been released about the plot, a rumor surfaced last month that claimed the story centers on space pirates trying to steal the plans to the original Death Star. Of course, even if those details were true, the script could change drastically with this new writer on board. Casting is currently under way, with a number of actresses already testing for the female lead role, including Rooney Mara, Felicity Jones, Tatiana Maslany and Kate Mara. No details have been revealed about the character they are all reading for.
Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is directing, although it isn't known when exactly shooting may begin. Chris Weitz's writing credits include the DreamWorks Animation hit Antz, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, About a Boy, which landed him an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, The Golden Compass and the upcoming Cinderella, which hits theaters March 13. He also directed About a Boy, The Golden Compass, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and A Better Life. Chris Weitz is also writing a young adult novel trilogy, with the first book, The Young World, debuting last summer.
Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off comes to theaters December 16th, 2016. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards.
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