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Back in March 2013, producer Joel Silver announced that an Escape from New York reboot is in the works, although we haven't heard anything about the project since then. According to a new report from Starlog, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is the front runner to play the iconic Snake Plissken, with Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) also in contention.
Snake will reportedly be leading a team in this reboot. Here's what the site's unidentified source had to say about the story.
"(It's) more team-based, as Snake Plissken traverses through a treacherous New York landscape with a rogues gallery of criminals who look to leave the island-turned-prison in exchange for the rescue of the captured U.S. President. Plissken's team consists of Mina, a warzone journalist framed for murder and living in the shadows of New York as a scavenger; Cabbie, a schizophrenic travel guide who serves as comic relief; Gareth, the last surviving member of the President's security detail who harbors a dangerous secret; and The Brain, Plissken's former partner-in-crime who left him to die after a botched robbery."
It's unclear if Charlie Hunnam's commitment to Pacific Rim 2 will pose a scheduling conflict or not. We also reported earlier this week that the actor is in final talks to star in another Warner Bros. project, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.
Producer Joel Silver has reportedly already commissioned pre-production artwork featuring Charlie Hunnam as Plissken, to show potential buyers at the American Film Market this fall. While Escape from New York will reportedly begin a new trilogy, fans won't get too much info on Snake's past.
"Snake's past will be seen in brief glimpses throughout the film, blending into his reality via Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder."
The producer hopes to lock down a director by the end of this year, while they finalize work on the script, but it isn't known when shooting may begin.
Can you picture Charlie Hunnam wearing an eyepatch as Snake Plissken? Chime in with your thoughts below.
Escape from New York is in development .
Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are continuing to make the press rounds for Marvel's Phase Two Blu-ray release on September 9. In doing so, the filmmaking duo continue to drop new tidbits about their impending sequel Captain America 3.
The brothers are returning to direct, with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely currently writing the screenplay, the same team behind Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. When Robert Redford was revealed to be a villainous character in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, some thought he may be a present-day version of Red Skull, a character who hasn't been seen since escaping in Captain America: The First Avenger.
In an interview with Screen Rant, when asked if Red Skull could make a return to the MCU, Anthony Russo wouldn't offer any specific story details, he did hint that anything is possible in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"We can't really comment specifically in terms of where we're going with it, just because we don't want to spoil anything for anybody. But certainly, look. That's the great thing about the Marvel universe, is anything is possible. All these characters exist. And as we've seen on the publishing side, there's very inventive, creative ways to make characters relevant again and surprising ways to make the characters relevant again. He's a great character. Whether or not he finds his way back I can't really say."
"Here's the thing. The think we love about Bucky is he's a really complicated character; very tragic, complicated character. Here's a guy, when you look at him, is he the world's worst assassin or is he the longest serving POW in history? You could look at him as one of two things. Either he's innocent by reason insanity or the equivalent of that, in terms of not being responsible for his actions because he was brain controlled, or he's a monster. It's a very complicated place. It's a hard place to move forward from that. In relationship to Cap, it's like is Cap ever going to be able to access the guy he used to be?"
Joe Russo added that their jobs as filmmakers is to keep raising the stakes by bringing in a bigger villain each time around, while commenting on Bucky's identity issues.
"And if he can't, well who is Winter Soldier? Is he Bucky Barnes anymore or is he somebody knew? So those are all really interesting questions to ask with him. It's our job on the next one to outdo the villain from the last one. But because that's a mandate of ours, it's always something we put an incredible amount of focus on. The stakes aren't high enough. The audience doesn't feel those stakes. If the characters aren't in jeopardy continually throughout the film, then you lose a certain narrative momentum to the movie. As we said, you can only define the hero against the villain. So the greater the villain, the greater definition you get out of your hero."
"You have to work really hard to deliver something different, and exciting, and challenging. That's what we're in the middle of on Cap 3 right now, pushing really hard to make sure that what we deliver is something that's gonna be different from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We're more grounded in the world of Winter Soldier than Winter Soldier was grounded in First Avenger. The difference between First Avenger and Winter Soldier is that seventy years has elapsed between the two movies. Cap was waking up in a world that was a million miles away from the one he came from. That gave us a narrative motivation to push the tonal and stylistic content of the world forward. We don't have that same time elapsed here. It's the world Cap woke up in still, even though it's several years later and some other significant events have happened. At the same time, we are pushing Cap to a place he hasn't been before."
"Bucky's such a heartbreaking character. Is he one of the world's worst assassins? Or is he the world's longest-suffering POW? He's been brain-controlled, so is he responsible for his actions? Is he innocent, by reasons of insanity? It's a rich, philosophically complex human identity and relationship. And it becomes an important question for Cap, a guy who's lost everybody in his life now."
"We do have a subtitle. We're not going to release it yet. We will shortly. We've got a fantastic draft script in our hands. We're very happy with it. [Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely] are back writing the sequel. They're incredible writers. They did an amazing job with what is basically a first draft. We're excited to get to work on the draft and keep making it better.
"It's always exciting to put Cap in a situation where he's dealing with other characters because part of his super power is his morality, and there's an inspirational quality to his character. So it's nice to have characters around him that he can inspire. Leadership is also a key component of his, and you can't lead unless you have other characters around. But he's also got an expanding universe - Winter Soldier, Agent 13, the Falcon - so there's already a universe that's expanding around him. It's exciting to mix that up, and we may or may not have a few tricks up our sleeve, but that's about all we can say without spoiling the story for anybody."
"We always react and adjust to the material, and part of Marvel's secret formula is that you keep working all the way until the time you deliver the movie for exhibition. You keep working to make it a better film. Things change as you work. So we will definitely be watching cuts of Avengers: Age of Ultron. We talk to [Avengers director Joss Whedon] when we can. We talk to [Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige] when we can, just to get insight into what they're doing, and what direction they're headed, so it'll definitely impact us, without question, from a narrative standpoint. From a tonal standpoint, perhaps. It's hard to say."
"We've seen what everyone else has seen that was at Comic-Con. We saw that incredible two minutes of footage from it. It looks like the biggest movie ever made, so we're very excited for it. We have read the script. It's incredible. I think Joss is going to blow people away with this one."
At various points in the comic books, different characters took up the Captain America mantle, including The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). When asked if they would be open to another character playing Cap, Joe Russo had this to say.
"We would absolutely be open to it, if it is right for the narrative. The thing that people have to remember is that this is the Marvel cinematic universe, it's not the publishing side, and it's a medium that's much more compressed. You get two hours to tell a story. Certain characters have been in the comics for 40 or 50 years, and so we have to make choices that service the Marvel cinematic universe, and that doesn't necessarily mean that publishing can influence those choices we make because we may not have the time to get the story to the place that publishing did. Without question, we're open to every- and anything that makes for an exciting story."
When asked if they would ever consider developing another property for Marvel, Joe Russo mentioned Secret Wars, which the director revealed was one of his favorite comics in a separate interview earlier this week.
"we would be more than happy to work on more Marvel properties. We love them all. It's interesting because there's a lot of them being explored at the moment. I think I mentioned to someone yesterday that the Secret Wars was a big influence on me when I was a kid. I love the notion of crossovers. It's certainly a complicated environment in respect to characters being spread out amongst different studios, and there's a lot of politics involved to try to get characters to cross over. But for me as a comic-book fan, that would be something I'd want to see on the screen one day."
Are you even more excited for Captain America 3 now? Chime in with your thoughts below.
Margot Robbie caught the world's attention in last Christmas' The Wolf of Wall Street, and now she's back in her next film, playing the iconic Jane in Tarzan. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows director David Yates is currently shooting this updated adventure based on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs in the UK. Check out Margot Robbie on set as Jane Porter, wife of Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård), seen here with a caged native and Casper Crump as Captain Kerchover.August 29, 2014August 29, 2014
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It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom. But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
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The project is based on Daniel Simon's 2007 concept art book of the same name, which features a number of futuristic vehicle designs. Daniel Simon served as the lead vehicle designer on Tron Uprising and Captain America: The First Avenger, while also serving as a concept artist on Oblivion.
The Cosmic Motors book shows readers vehicle designs from a "planet" known as Galaxion. Here's an excerpt from the author's official website regarding the book.
"Come explore the vehicle designs of a far away galaxy called Galaxion where futuristic concepts exist in everyday life. Nine different spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system are shown from concept to completion."
No story details were given for this feature adaptation, which will be produced by Michael Bay.
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Last week, we showed you new photos of Henry Cavill in his full Superman suit on the Detroit set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Earlier today, Henry Cavill News posted a new photo of Henry Cavill as the bespectacled reporter Clark Kent, who is seen leaving the Gotham City Jail. Who could Clark be visiting? We have no clue at the moment, but take a look at the photos, including two shots from Bananadoc outside the Gotham jail, then read on for more information.August 29, 2014August 29, 2014August 29, 2014
The Gotham Jail set was first revealed earlier this week, but, of course, we still don't know how this set fits into the story. Since Clark Kent is seen leaving the jail wearing some sort of laminate around his neck that could be a press badge, it's also possible that he was visiting someone who was already locked up.
Do you have any theories about why Clark Kent was visiting the Gotham City Jail? Chime in with your thoughts below.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: On Set
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.
Sources claim his comeback is "looking good" after serving nearly three years in a federal prison for tax evasion, and that he will make $3 million for the sequel, along with an undisclosed cut of the profits.
Wesley Snipes starred as the title character in 1998's Blade, 2002's Blade 2 and 2004's Blade: Trinity, which were all distributed by New Line Cinema. Marvel Studios reacquired the rights to Blade in May 2013, and the studio announced later that month that a new Blade movie is being developed.
Neither Blade 4 nor the casting of Wesley Snipes has been announced by Disney and Marvel Studios. The film doesn't currently have a screenwriter or director attached, but we'll keep you posted as soon as more information comes in.
Blade was released August 19th, 1998 and stars Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, Arly Jover, Traci Lords. The film is directed by Stephen Norrington.
20th Century Fox has debuted a new featurette and TV spot for their upcoming YA adaptation The Maze Runner. The first preview introduces Thomas, who is new to the Glade. He is suddenly faced with a massive ever-changing maze that is nearly impossible to escape. To defeat this living fortress, Thomas will have to abide by some rules, which are laid out in this latest video. We also get to see more of Dylan O'Brien as Thomas in a TV trailer that shows off some of the maze's ever-evolving structure, which never takes the same shape twice. What is this place? And who put these kids here? Find out as The Maze Runner makes its way towards theaters this September.
When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.
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The Maze Runner comes to theaters September 19th, 2014 and stars Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Sheffield, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper. The film is directed by Wes Ball.
'Annabelle,' 'Men, Women & Children' bow in the top 10
Guardians of the Galaxy was considered by many to be a big risk for Marvel Studios, introducing these relatively obscure characters into the massively-successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, the risk paid off, with Guardians of the Galaxy grossing over $500 million worldwide after just one month in release. Marvel's parent company Walt Disney Studios are taking a similar risk with their first animated adaptation of a Marvel comic book this fall, Big Hero 6, a title much more obscure than Guardians of the Galaxy.
"They do feel like distant cousins. Guardians is a Marvel movie, but it's sort of gone off on a different branch. It indicates that fans of superhero movies are willing to try new flavors."
Since Big Hero 6 does mark Marvel's first ever animated adaptation with Disney, producer John Lasseter was asked if there have been any discussions for Disney or Pixar to make an animated movie that will fit within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here's what he had to say below.
"Not yet. No, we haven't. If we went directly into the Marvel Universe, that would mean we'd work more directly with Marvel. Without question, it was made 100 percent here. They'd forgotten the books existed."
The producer did add there were screenings of the film that involved Marvel's chief creative officer Joe Quesada, but the project is still very much a Disney movie based on a Marvel comic, instead of a Marvel movie that Disney animated. John Lasseter also added that he thinks Big Hero 6 deserves its own genre.
"We don't call it a superhero movie. We call it a super nerd movie."
Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.
As per usual, this story is rife with Star Wars: Episode VII plot information that could be considered a MAJOR SPOILER! Continue at your own risk...
A few more Star Wars: Episode VII story details have been leaked by Latino Review, and first thing they do is clear up the rumor that the main villains will be called Sith Inquisitors. It is believed that they will not go by that name in the movie. Though, there will be a number of Sith and one of them may be a cyborg. But not the cyborg shown in a recent piece of concept art.
This is where there story takes an interesting turn. As we've heard in recent weeks, the concept art which reveals one of Star Wars: Episode VII's main villains is not a cyborg Sith Inquisitor as previously reported. It is actually Emperor Palpatine, also known as Darth Sidious. You can revisit the photo: clickHere
Last week, it was rumored that Emperor Palpatine will be the main villain in Star Wars: Episode VII. He is the puppet master behind a new plan to destroy the Jedi, and will be seen in all three new movies. The catch is, he's not being played by Ian McDiarmid, who took over the role in 1983's Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and returned to play him in all three prequels, beginning with Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 1999, and continuing in 2002's Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and 2005's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. This has led to rampant speculation that Andy Serkis is actually playing the villain in the new trilogy. This has not been confirmed or denied by Disney and Lucasfilm, and is just wishful thinking on Latino Review's part.
While no official story details have been revealed, it is believed that the main plot will revolve around Han Solo and Chewbacca's quest to find a missing Luke Skywalker. This new report claims that someone kidnapped Luke shortly after the end credits rolled on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. They also took whatever was left of Darth Vader's body after the funeral pyre burned up most of his Darth Vader armor. Luke has been held captive by this person for the past 30 years.
Many thought that Domhnall Gleeson was playing Luke Skywalker's son, but unless the master Jedi found a way to procreate while being imprisoned, that is not the case. Skywalker has been locked-up ever since we last saw him on screen.
Because he looks so much like Mark Hamill, Latino Review speculates that the actor may be playing Luke in the flashbacks we've previously heard about, which include Darth Vader and Princess Leia. The one and only thing they can confirm is the fact that Domhnall Gleeson is definitely not playing Luke's son.
The site's sources also offer more insight into what is being shot in and around Skellig Michael Island in Ireland. Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley were spotted on set while filming took place at this location in late July. The production is heading back in November, when the landscape will be vastly different than in the summer months. It will instead be grey and dark, which will play into the overall story arc.
Skellig Michael Island is rumored to be the Sith homeworld. The stone hut ruins on that island are said to be a control center, with the planet itself a massive weapon on par with the Death Star. Though, it should be noted that this was in idea tat first sprang froth in the redrafted version of the Michael Arndt screenplay. This may have been changed in subsequent rewriters.
It is also noted that Darth Ruin my be the main villain and will be introduced on Skellig Michael Island. Are Emperor Palpatine and Darth Ruin the same person? This is what Star Wars Wiki has to say about the character:
Darth Ruin, born as Phanius, was an Umbaran Jedi Master who left the Jedi Order and then became a Dark Lord of the Sith who lived over two millennia before the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY.
The character of Darth Ruin was created byGeorge Lucas as part of the backstory for the prequel trilogy. In George Lucas's notes, Ruin is an unnamed Jedi Knight who fell to the dark side with fifty followers 2000 years prior to the film saga, founding the Sith. Since the Sith have been well established in other C-canon works for thousands of years, this "foundation" was degraded to be only a schism, after three previous ones.
In related news, Latino Review also claims that Harrison Ford didn't actually break his leg while running up the ramp of the Millennium Falcon. The actor is rumored to have broken his leg on a super secret set that ties into the storyline and would be considered a major spoiler if leaked. This is the reason neither Disney nor Lucasfilm have corrected the Millennium Falcon error in reporting on the accident.
In regards to the Stormtrooper helmet leak, a Latino Review forum member geo-tagged the photo, which proved that the image had been taken at Pinewood Studios in London on May 18th, pretty much verifying its authenticity.
What are your thoughts on all this business?
Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.
Steve Oram offered horror and laughs in equal measure as the homicidally angry Chris in Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers. For a future film, he’s planning to cut out even the dark comedy and focus solely on the horror, as he’s set to star in Its Walls Were Blood alongside Edward Hogg and Pollyanna McIntosh.
Blood, a title that reads like the worst ever TripAdvisor hotel review, is planned as a portmanteau film with four stories set in the same house. The writer/directors – Sean Hogan, Paul Hyett, Tom Shankland and Paul Davis – will chronicle the haunted residence’s dark history from the 19th century to the present day.
Conner Chapman, Ruth Bradley, Rosie Day, Sam Gittins, Scott Chambers and Belinda Stewart-Wilson make up the rest of the cast for the horror, which should be cranking its cameras later this year.
Oram is also part of the cast for TV series Glue and has worked two other horror films, The Canal and Altar. He’ll also be seen in Mathew Webb biopic The Greatest Englishman, which we’re fairly certain won’t contain much horror besides possibly some greased-up channel English Channel swimming.
Following on from the first teaser earlier this year, here’s a longer and more complete look at footage from Shaun The Sheep’s movie, following the adventurous ovine and his buddies as they hit the nearby metropolis.
There’s a definite flavour of Wallace And Gromit at the start here, especially given that regular Shaun character Blitzer reminds us strongly of Aardman’s most famous canine.
In this expanded adventure, Shaun and his pals decide to take the day off. Which would be fine, except they don’t bother to tell the Farmer where they’re going, causing no end of trouble and leading to the poor, put-upon bloke being carted off to the big city. Shaun and co must travel to the confusing, chaotic city and help him out.
We’re promised the usual sheep-powered chaos plus a few new characters including animal warden Trumper and Slip, an orphan dog who helps out our heroes. You’ll want to bleat it (sorry, couldn’t resist) to cinemas when the film arrives on February 6.
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