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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
percy-jackson-3
“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
divergent-boxoffice
The YA curse is broken! All hail Shailene Woodley-led “Divergent,” which has taken home $56 million on its opening weekend, officially garnering a greenlight for its sequel, “Insurgent,” and heralding the arrival of the first successful YA franchise since “The Hunger Games.” Despite very mixed reviews (we thought it was shaky too), “Divergent” garnered a glowing A Cinemascore from moviegoers, obviously connecting with its intended audience better than it did with critics. Not surprisingly, women were the primary audience, though only half were under 25 years old, alleviating earlier concernsRead More
emma-watson
It’s been almost a year since “Harry Potter” alum Emma Watson attached herself to an adaptation of fantasy novel “The Queen of the Tearling,” but we’ve heard nary a peep about it since then. Today, during a Twitter Q&A to promote her new film “Noah,” the actress offered up a bit of an update. . @atthelabyrinth I was working on it today with David Heyman. : ) I can't wait. — Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 21, 2014 David Heyman is the producer on the project, which Watson is executive producing,Read More
fantastic-four
It appears rumors of the new “Fantastic Four” being in trouble may have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, Fox is doubling down on their new franchise, and have now set a release date for the sequel in 2017. Josh Trank begins directing the reboot of the Marvel comic book classic this month with Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as the Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch and Jamie Bell as The Thing. And these guys all just found gainful employment for the next three years.Read More
dear-white-people
After winning the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and playing sold out shows at this weekend’s New Directors/New Films festival in New York, satirical comedy “Dear White People” has found US and Canadian distribution through Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. “Dear White People” follows “the stories of four black students at Winchester University, where a riot breaks out over a popular ‘African American’ themed party thrown by a white fraternity. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in ‘post-racial’ AmericaRead More