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Wait - Paul Schrader, screenwriter of Raging Bull & Taxi Driver and director of American Gigolo, cast Nicolas Cage in his new film? This has to be a joke? Nope. It's real, and it's already shot and finishing up for 2015 release. Schrader's new "mid-budget indie", which he wrote and directed, is titled Dying of the Light executive produced by fellow filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn. What a team-up this is: Schrader, Refn, Cage. Who else? Well, the cast includes Anton Yelchin (also seen in the photo), Alexander Karim and Irène Jacob. I won't deny that I'm curious about this. Take a look at the image below, which doesn't reveal much about the way this will play. Of all the recent Cage films, this is the one I'm most interested in.
We've already seen a handful of images from the set of James Wan's Fast & Furious 7, but that was before the untimely and tragic death of star Paul Walker. Since then, the cast and crew have mourned his death, resumed and completed production, and thanked fans for their support during the difficult months following Walker's passing. Now the film is poised to arrive next spring, and two more images from the film have surfaced from Vin Diesel's Facebook page. One shows Diesel and Walker (it's a scene we've seeen before) while another shows the former either wrapping his hands for a fight or a really difficult drive. Plus, Diesel just said that he previewed that trailer at Universal, so that might be coming soon too. Look now!
If you've seen Liam Neeson kicking asses in Taken and the sequel Taken 2, then you can probably already guess what he looks like in the forthcoming Taken 3. Regardless, we have a few first look photos from the latest installment of the surprise hit action franchise. However, it sounds like the plot has steered away from what the title actually means as this time it's Neeson's character Mills who is on the run after he's framed for the murder of someone close to him. But these first look photos don't show much ass-kicking or even gun-wielding. But we do see Maggie Grace in some distress and newcomer Forest Whitaker. Look!
Following the death of Sir Richard Attenborough late last month, director Colin Trevorrow posted a picture of their tribute to him as John Hammond that will be seen in the forthcoming Jurassic World. Now another look behind the scenes shows off a familiar location to fans of Jurassic Park. In the original film, you might remember that Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) tried to smuggle dinosaur DNA out of the park in order to sell it on the black market But he got lost in a rainstorm and didn't know where to go. Well, since Jurassic World goes back to Isla Nublar, it looks like we're going to return to that area at some point.
Right in the middle of this summer, we learned that Angelina Jolie would direct husband Brad Pitt in her third turn as director with an intimate drama called By the Sea. This marks the first time Jolie has starred in a film with Pitt that she is also directing, not to mention writing the script, and even though her sophomore effort Unbroken is due in theaters until this winter, production has already begun on the new film and EW has the first photos and details on the story. Following their real-life marriage last month, Pitt and Jolie are playing a couple whose marriage is on the brink of falling apart as they travel around France.
Some casting information has been surfacing over the past week regarding the comedy sequel Ted 2, and that's mostly because the comedy sequel is currently in production over in Boston right now. However, we've yet to see any photos from the set and no plot details have surfaced at all (beyond Morgan Freeman playing a successful civil rights lawyer who helps Ted with some legal trouble). But now we get a hint of what could be going on in the film set for release next summer as star Mark Wahlberg posted a photo from the set on Twitter for everyone to see. Not only does he show off his ripped arms, but it seems his character John Bennett also has a slick new ride inspired by his hero and wedding officiator, Flash Gordon.
For some reason, there was a rumor that a Batmobile had been stolen from the set of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Bleeding Cool picked up the story from CBS News of all places, but it turned out to be completely false. How do we know? Well, aside from the official confirmations that not even one of the several Batmobiles on set had been stolen, director Zack Snyder decided to continue his Star Wars photo gags (previously seen with a Jedi Superman and Batman on Tatooine) by having another recognizable character from a galaxy far, far away apprehended by police for trying to steal Batman's ride.
Following his Oscar-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club last year, Matthew McConaughey has the anticipated sci-fi drama Interstellar from director Christopher Nolan coming this fall (which could result in the actor getting yet another Oscar nod). And after that, another awards-worthy performance seems to be following next year with The Sea of Trees from Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant. We haven't seen footage yet, but the story follows a man who journeys into the infamous “Suicide Forest” at the foothills of Mount Fuji with the intention of killing himself. Sounds pretty powerful, right? And now we have the first photo from the film which also stars Inception and The Last Samurai actor Ken Watanabe.
Now that is a Batmobile! Oh yes! In response to the first sneaky fan-taken set photos leaked to the web this week, Zack Snyder has taken to Twitter to reveal an official and spectacular first look at the Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Filming is now underway, and the photo was taken by Snyder's goto set photographer Clay Enos, who also tweeted some particulars. This shot they've revealed makes it look a lot more suped up than any of the set photos from around Detroit, or the one in the background of that first Batman shot, and I can't wait to see it in action. Is this everything you wanted? Or is it too much?
It's a rite of passage for any star of entertainment to get a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The sidewalks of Tinseltown are covered with the stars, along with the imprints of their hands and feet. Just yesterday, American comedy icon Mel Brooks (writer and director of Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and more) was given that very honor, and the master of laughter wasn't going to let this opportunity for what will be a more permanent joke just slip away. The comedy legend, who is actually fairly active on Twitter despite his oage, posted a picture of his imprint after he was done. Notice anything weird?
Outside of the success of the musical comedy series "Glee," Dianna Agron hasn't really had much success on the big screen. The Family and I Am Number Four were both misfires and weren't loved by audiences or critics. So now she's doing something completely different than her previous big screen or small screen efforts with Headlock, an action thriller that marks the directorial debut of The Astronaut Farmer scribe Mark Polish. And now we have a first look photo that features Agron with her hair blown back, a sly smile on her face and a gun in her hand. Could this turn the actress into another female action star? Look below!
Production has officially begun on The Last Witch Hunter, a new fantasy action flick from The Crazies director Breck Eisner with Fast & Furious franchise star Vin Diesel in the lead. And because the action star likes to keep his fans updated on his projects, he's just revealed the first photo from the production, showing off his immortal witch hunter character Kaulder. And as the caption with the photo indicates, this image shows the title character at some point in the 13th century, which means he's been around for awhile once the action picks up in modern day New York City. So that should be a rather unique sight to see. Look!
Yesterday, there were some reports going around about an alternate cameo that Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee would have had in Guardians of the Galaxy instead of what ended up on the big screen. Rather than being called an old pervert by Rocket Raccoon, the comic creator was almost part of The Collector's expansive collection of aliens, creatures and other goodies. When our heroes arrive in The Collector's lair, they would have encountered Lee in one of the containers, not unlike the Dark Elf or Chitauri soldier we can see in the background (or the end credits cameo), and he would have flipped off Groot. So what happened?
It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since Forrest Gump hit theaters, but the film returns to IMAX screens this weekend for an anniversary re-release for one week only. But another lesser celebrated film from 1994 is also 20 years old, and that's The Little Rascals. The contemporary big screen adaptation of the classic TV series of the same name is certainly a nostalgic movie for kids of the 90s, and 20 years later, a production company called 22 Vision (specializing in celebrating films by reuniting cast members from movies of the past), has brought the cast together for an adorable photoshoot to celebrate the film. Look!