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Shailene Woodley in "Divergent"
At this point it’s not a surprise anymore but today it’s been made official: The final installment of the Shailene Woodley-led “Divergent” franchise, titled “Allegiant,” will be split into two films, following in the footsteps of “Harry Potter,” “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games.” The first film opened on March 24th and promptly broke the YA franchise curse suffered by so many other hopefuls in the past couple of years, taking in $55 million its opening weekend and hitting $100 million less than three weeks in. The first sequel, “Insurgent,” wasRead More
star-wars
Forget May 14th, it appears JJ Abrams is even sneakier than we originally thought, and “Star Wars: Episode VII” is actually already filming, according to Disney chief Alan Horn. Horn revealed the surprising new info during an interview in front of students at the Loyola Marymount School of Film and Television in Los Angeles over the weekend. Additionally, casting on the film – which we still have zero official confirmation on – is just about done too: “We have a lot of them, it’s not completely done yet,” says Horn.Read More
tfios
Publicity is kicking up on Josh Boone’s adaptation of John Green’s massively popular YA novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” and they are taking it to – who else? – the fans. The film’s official Tumblr has launched “Demand Our Stars,” which asks fans to vote on where to bring the film’s stars – Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff – and Green himself on their national publicity tour. It’s not exactly a new concept, as “Twilight” kicked off the “mall tour” fad amongst YA adaptations, and every adaptationRead More
MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS
I don’t think I’m the only one who fell surprisingly hard for the relationship between Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) presented in “The Avengers,” though it was admittedly a very small part of the film that had much bigger issues to deal with. Now, Marvel boss Kevin Feige is promising that both characters will have larger roles in “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” but does that mean more development in that particular partnership? He doesn’t exactly clarify. Feige tells the LA Times that more of the BlackRead More
star-wars
We still don’t even have a cast (save for Adam Driver, probably and some other rumors) but according to a new report, we may already be only six weeks away from the official start of filming of “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Come on, Disney, what’s the hold up? Badass Digest reports that the JJ Abrams directed reboot/sequel of the most iconic sci fi film franchise of all time is gearing up to begin shooting on May 14th, in the sandy dunes of Morocco. The blog suggests the location will likelyRead More
saoirse-ronan
Historical romantic drama “Brooklyn” has began filming in Ireland, it was announced today. Saoirse Ronan stars in the adaptation of the Colm Toibin novel, along with Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Sarah Gadon, Emily Bett Rickards, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. Ronan will star as Ellis Lacey, a 1950s Irish girl who reluctantly leaves her small village to take a job offer in New York City. There, she begins to adjust and enjoy her new freedom, falling in love with an American boy named Tony (Cohen) along the way. When she’sRead More
chronicle
“Chronicle” was one of the best surprises at the cinema in recent years, but for one reason or another, a sequel, which should have been a guarantee given how successful the original film was, never came together. Director Josh Trank moved on (to “Fantastic Four,” among other projects), its trio of young stars did as well – Dane DeHaan to massive things, Michael B. Jordan also to “Fantastic Four” and even more massive things, Alex Russell to.. um, let’s move on – but it appears Fox hasn’t given up onRead More
rudderless
Sundance is a very special festival indeed. It is a gateway for filmmakers, and a very effective one too. Now, William H. Macy is benefiting of the festival because his directorial debut, “Rudderless”, has been picked up by Paramount and Samuel Goldwyn Co, according to Deadline. The film is about a grieving father (Macy), in a downward spiral, who stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son’s demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery, he forms a band to play his son’s music, in the hope of findingRead More
Honeymoon
The concept of a “Honeymoon” will soon have new meaning when Leigh Janiak‘s thriller heads to a theater near you. Deadline reports that Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet Releasing has acquired the world rights to the film starring Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway. “Honeymoon” follows newlyweds Paul (Treadaway) and Beau (Leslie) as they head to a remote lake country for their romantic getaway. But things don’t go exactly as planned as Beau begins to show peculiar behavior upon arriving, including sleepwalking and waking up naked with no recollection of her memories. AsRead More
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“It’s not happening” are the pretty definitive words Logan Lerman uses to answer a question about whether we might see a third installment of his “Percy Jackson” series. MTV asked and Lerman answered and… is anybody really surprised, though? The first two films, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” and “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” based on the first two books in Rick Riordan’s bestselling YA novel series, didn’t exactly light the box office on fire and suffered pretty greatly by diverging greatly from their source material. WhileRead More