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Sadly, we didn't get a new film from Joel & Ethan Coen this year, and it doesn't look like we'll be getting one in 2015 either. Deadline has just learned that the Coen Brothers' developing comedy Hail Caesar has been set for release by Universal on February 5th, 2016. Seems like weird placement for a movie from the Coens, even though it's a comedy, but all right. The film already has quite a cast assembled with George Clooney starring and Josh Brolin Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand and Jonah Hill all appearing in the story following a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. Stay tuned for more information.
Most people know Jon Stewart as the host of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, but last year the comedian took a break from his late night duties to direct a feature film called Rosewater. The film is a passion project for Stewart after he learned Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was wrongly imprisoned and tortured in Iran while covering the country's elections due to a misunderstood joke during an interview on "The Daily Show" that said he was a spy. Our own Alex Billington caught the film at Telluride and seemed to respect it for the message, but said it has some issues coming from a first-time filmmaker. Now you can judge for yourself and also see the film with a live Q&A afterwards. More below!
It's been two years since Susanne Bier wrapped production on the period drama Serena, but the film has sat on a shelf without any indication of when it might finally hit theaters. It's already been released across the pond, and now the US trailer has finally arrived with the film getting released early next year. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper reteam again in the story of George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence), love-struck newly-weds, who begin to build a timber empire. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, their marriage begins to unravel. Watch it!
Over the summer, we learned that Helen Mirren would team with Colin Firth for a military drone drama called Eye in the Sky from Ender's Game director Gavin Hood. Now some photos from the film have surfaced online from Empire showing off Mirren as military intelligence officer Colonel Katherine Powell, remotely commanding a drone operation to locate terrorists in Nairobi, and another photo with Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul has also been revealed as American Steve Watts one of the drone pilots in the story who questions his mission when a 9-year old girl enters the kill zone. Look!
"They're coming, Katniss. They're gonna kill everyone! You'll be dead by morning!" Tickets are finally on sale for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, so if you absolutely have to see the first showing of the movie, then check your local listings and guarantee your seat in the theaters on opening night. In the meantime, one final trailer for the first chapter in the two-part finale has been revealed. It doesn't show much more that we haven't already seen but there's a pretty intense exchange between Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and the imprisoned Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nice message for President Snow. Watch!
We already know production is complete on the forthcoming franchise reboot Terminator: Genisys, and now we're just waiting for the film to arrive next summer. Up until now, the only official photo released came from Arnold Schwarzenegger after shooting was completed, but now EW has given us a first look at Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Connor and Matt Smith playing a new character in the series. The new film begins in 2029 and finds Kyle Reese being sent back to 1984 again, however, the timeline is much different than when he was sent back in The Terminator.
After taking on some young adult sci-fi with Ender's Game last year, Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld is getting her own young romance too. Deadline has word that Steinfeld will star in The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight, an adaptation of Jennifer E. Smith's young adult novel of the same name. The film will see Steinfeld as a young twentysomething who has having a pretty terrible day waiting in an airport for a flight to London to attend her father's second wedding. But while she waits, she meets a young British guy, and of course sparks fly when they're seated next to each other on the plane.
After scripting 28 Days Later for Danny Boyle and the recent sci-fi cult classic Dredd, screenwriter Alex Garland is hopping in the director's chair for Ex Machina. We got a first look at the sci-fi thriller starring Domhnall Gleeson, Alica Vikander and Oscar Isaac back in the spring, and now the first teaser poster from the United Kingdom has arrived. Since it comes from across the pond, it's a quad poster showing off Vikander as the robot woman who is housed with the world's first true artificial intelligence. Sadly the film doesn't have a release date in the United States yet, so we don't know when we'll get to check it out. Look!
Previously, we'd seen a colorful teaser poster for the comedy Absolutely Anything, a pseudo reunion of the infamous Monty Python comedy troupe with John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones voicing aliens who bestow magical powers on a secondary school teacher and watch what happens. Simon Pegg leads the film, and Robin Williams voices his dog Dennis in one of his final film performances. Now we have some first look photos showing Pegg in the film with his talking dog, and we even get a shot of Kate Beckinsale, playing a love interest. Will this pack a hilarious Monty Python punch?
After making his directorial debut with the thoroughly enjoyable Bad Words last year, Deadline reports Jason Bateman has just lined up his sophomore directing effort with a comedy called IPO Man. Bateman will again also take the lead role in the film set up at Fox Searchlight and based on a Wired article by Joshua Davis called "Meet The Man Who Sold His Fate To Investors At $1 A Share." In case you haven't guessed, the film follows a man who turned himself into a public offering. However, what started out as a seemingly genius way to make money became a disaster as the shareholders wanted more control than he expected.
Normally, we don't like to post clips from upcoming movies, because we think that they should only be seen within the context of a movie, and they don't sell a film as something that needs to be seen in the same way that a trailer does. Having said that, since Hydra leaked the teaser trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, that prompted Marvel Studios to release another tease of the sequel. And the only reason we're posting it is because it's the fun scene that was played at Comic-Con this past summer with Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and the rest of The Avengers crew trying to pick up Thor's hammer after a party. Watch below!
After blasting away countless bad guys in John Wick, it seems like Keanu Reeves is on the verge of a fun comeback. Now the actor is set to reteam with the action thriller's producer, Stephen Hamel (who is also working on Reeves' gestating sci-fi romance Passengers), for a sci-fi thriller called Replicas. The project is on sale at the American Film Market with Lotus Entertainment and Bonaventura Pictures (ran by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who worked on The Matrix trilogy and Constantine) behind the film that will be directed by Tanya Wexler (Hysteria) with a script from Chad St. Johnson. So what's this new project about?
Marvel Studios doesn't usually like to announce things more than two or three years away, but the recent onslaught of news from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment provoked the studio into making a big spectacle and announcing their entire slate for Phase Three of their cinematic universe, which will begin with Ant-Man in 2015 following The Avengers: Age of Ultron. And besides the revelation of Black Panther, Inhumans and Captain Marvel, the comic book studio also announced the titles for Captain America 3 and Thor 3, sequels that we've been expecting and anticipating. But what do the titles tell us? Read on!
After the credits scene following The Avengers in 2012 revealed the titan Thanos as the puppeteer behind the mischievous plans of Loki (Tom Hiddleston), comic book fans were immediately excited about the potential of seeing a storyline play out on the big screen featuring the artifact known as The Infinity Gauntlet. Their hopes were confirmed in the credits scene for Thor: The Dark World when the presence of the Infinity Stones (or gems) was revealed, which ended up leading to another one being shown in Guardians of the Galaxy. And now we know where that all is leading as Marvel Studios has announced The Avengers: Infinity War, arriving in two parts in the summers of 2018 and 2019. This is crazy!