Richard Linklater to Direct 'Where'd You Go Bernadette' Adaptation

Where'd You Go Bernadette / Richard Linklater

Even though director Richard Linklater didn't take home an Oscar last weekend, he's not letting it get him down. The Boyhood helmer is already in post-production on That's What I'm Talking About, the spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused, and in some ways could also be considered a follow-up to his recent 12-year project. But now THR reports Linklater is in talks to direct Where'd You Go Bernadette, an adaptation of Maria Semple's books of the same name set up at Annapurna Pictures. The book has already been adapted by The Fault in Our Stars writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, so it's ready.

 Posted February 25 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Watch: IFC's Full Trailer for 'The Riot Club' Set at Oxford University

The Riot Club Trailer

Filthy. Rich. Spoilt. Rotten. IFC Films has recently unveiled the official US trailer for Lone Scherfig's The Riot Club, which will be getting released in March after initially premiering at TIFF 2014 last year. This debaucherous drama delves into the lives of the elite members of Oxford University's "Riot Club", based on the real-life Bullingdon Club, though I'm sure they want nothing to do with this. The young and beautiful cast of Riot Club includes Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay, Natalie Dormer, Holliday Grainger, Olly Alexander, Tom Hollander and Sam Reid. As much as I am fond of director Lone Scherfig, I'm not any more interested in this than I was after the first trailer. Give it a shot.

 Posted February 25 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Sigourney Weaver Hopes New 'Alien' Will Give Ripley a 'Proper Finish'

Alien

Now that Neill Blomkamp has officially been hired to direct a new movie set within the Alien universe, fans are anxious to know what we can expect. Of course, Blomkamp's initial posting of concept art gives us some idea of what we'll see, including the return of Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, but we're still not clear on the story. And while Blomkamp and Weaver have been doing the publicity rounds for Chappie, they haven't been forthcoming with many new details. However, Weaver did make a few remarks about giving the Alien series and her character Riply a "proper finish," which seems to imply that this could be the end.

 Posted February 25 in Development, Hype, Movie News | Comments

Warner Bros. & MGM Team for 'TMNT' Writer's 'Tomb Raider' Reboot

Tomb Raider

A reboot of the film adaptation of the video game franchise Tomb Raider has been percolating since 2011, but there hasn't been any solid progress in years. Now Deadline has word that Warner Bros. is teaming with MGM and producer Graham King and his GK Films production banner to get the project back in action. Warner Bros. will co-finance and co-produce the film in addition to handling distribution. In addition, even though Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, the duo behind scripts for films like Children of Men, Iron Man and Cowboys & Aliens, were previously hired to writer the film, a new writer has been hired.

 Posted February 25 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Henry Cavill to Star in 'Expendables 2' Director's 'Stratton' Thriller

Henry Cavill

While we're still waiting for the first glimpse of footage from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, we'll get to see Henry Cavill in a completely different light when he stars in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (watch the promising first trailer here). And this summer, he'll be taking on another film outside of the world of DC Comics as Screen Daily reports Cavill will star in Stratton, a special forces thriller form The Expendables 2 and Con-Air director Simon West. Cavill will play the title role in the film that is based on the first in a series of eight novels written by Duncan Falconer, a real ex-Special Boat Service operative. More below!

 Posted February 25 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

'Iron Man' Character Poster Lands, Big Announcement Coming Soon

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

If yesterday's new poster for The Avengers: Age of Ultron didn't do anything for you, maybe a new character poster featuring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man will tickle your fancy. In the background, we see one of the locations glimpsed in the trailer, which is believed to be tied to Baron von Strucker (who Thomas Kretschmann played in the credits sequence of Captain America The Winter Soldier). In addition, when Downey debuted the poster on his Twitter and Facebook pages, he added a messaged that teases some kind of big announcement coming in eight days. Could it be an Iron Man sequel or something else? Look!

 Posted February 25 in Hype, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

Watch: 'The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To' Short Film

The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To

"Well, then I guess we have no choice than to go on an adventure…" Now this is awesome! Comedian/actor DC Pierson wrote a book called The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To, which director Dan Eckman (of Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team) is trying to get turned into a movie, but it needs our support. So he made a quick 5-minute short film proof-of-concept to show how awesome this would be, and it's pretty cool. Tony Revolori of The Grand Budapest Hotel and Dope stars with Jack Quaid of The Hunger Games. They use a line about how this is like a 3D printer for anything from the comic book, which is a cool pitch, and it works well. I really do want to see more, though hopefully as a movie not a TV show.

 Posted February 25 in SciFi, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

Disney Teases 'Frozen Fever' Animated Short with Brand New Song

Frozen Fever

Earlier this month, we got a first look at Frozen Fever, an animated short featuring the characters from the 2013 animated Disney musical hit Frozen. Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad are all lending their voices to the little story that will debut only in theaters with Cinderella on March 13th, and now a quick teaser of the short has arrived, complete with a sneak peek at the new original song from Oscar winners Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez. It basically shows the scenes that were teased in the first stills, plus a little more. It looks like it'll be a nice treat for Frozen fans. Watch below!

 Posted February 25 in Animation, Hype, To Watch | Comments

Paul Dano Sings with the Beach Boys in 'Love & Mercy' Teaser Trailer

Love & Mercy

We've seen the lives of musicians like James Brown, Ray Charles and Johnny Cash played out on the big screen in the past decade, and now one more iconic act will have his story told too. Brian Wilson was the frontman of the iconic pop rock band The Beach Boys, and now we'll see his life played out in Love & Mercy, a film that sees Paul Dano and John Cusack playing the singer at different points in his life. We go from his early days starting the iconic band to the later years of his life when Wilson struggled with mental instability and substance abuse. The film played at TIFF last year, and now a teaser trailer is here.

 Posted February 25 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Adam DeVine Teams with Zac Efron to Find Some 'Wedding Dates'

Adam DeVine

After teaming with Seth Rogen for last summer's hilarious comedy Neighbors, former Disney Channel star Zac Efron is joining forces with another popular comedy star, this time from television, for his next big screen comedy. Just last month we learned Efron was signed on to lead Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, a feature comedy at 20th Century Fox, but he still needed a co-star to take the other title role. Now THR reports it will be "Workaholics" co-creator and star Adam DeVine taking the role opposite Efron in the story of two brothers who try to find dates for their cousin's wedding by posting an ad on Craigslist.

 Posted February 25 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Stars in 'A Second Chance' Thriller UK Trailer

A Second Chance

Even though it took Susanne Bier's drama Serena starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence a long time to get to theaters, it looks like his TIFF-selected thriller A Second Chance will have a much more satisfying fate. "Game of Thrones" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars in the film about Andreas, a Danish cop living a happy life with his wife and their newborn baby, who tries to save another infant from a neglectful home by kidnapping the child from its troubled parents. Soon Andreas' happy life begins to crumble, leaving him with some tough decisions. This looks like a pretty powerful dramatic thriller. Watch!

 Posted February 25 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

British TV Actor Ben Hardy Gets Mystery Role in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Ben Hardy

Another mutant has joined the ranks of X-Men: Apocalypse. Just after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Kodi Smit-McPhee was hired to play Nightcrawler in the next installment of the X-Men series, albeit in a new timeline, The Wrap reports Ben Hardy, the British television star of the UK series "EastEnders," is in talks for a key role in the film. Funnily enough, Hardy was up for the role of young Cyclops before it went to Tye Sheridan, and there have been rumblings that he might play a young version of Angel. However, the source notes that other insiders say that he's playing another mutant, though specifics are under wraps.

 Posted February 25 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Anger Consumes Shailene Woodley in Final Trailer for 'Insurgent'

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

"I know you're angry Tris, but you're letting it consume you." If you're one of those fans who just can't wait for the arrival of The Divergent Series: Insurgent next month, the movie is a little bit more within reach as tickets are now on sale for the sci-fi sequel starring Shailene Woodley. And with that news also comes the final trailer for the film, showing that Tris (Woodley) is becoming consumed with anger, and she better get it in check if she's going to stay in control. Meanwhile, it looks like Ansel Elgort won't be offering help this time, despite being her brother, and Miles Teller may or may not be trustworthy. Watch!

 Posted February 25 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Jessica Chastain is Joining 'The Huntsman' with Chris Hemsworth

Jessica Chastain

It sounds like there's going to be some powerful female talent for The Huntsman, the prequel to the 2012 fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman. Chris Hemsworth is returning in the title role, with Charlize Theron back as Queen Ravenna, and Emily Blunt was previously reported to join the cast as a new villain as well. Now Deadline reports A Most Violent Year and Interstellar star Jessica Chastain is joining the cast as a love interest for Hemsworth's character. This is such a great cast, but the dullness of the first film is keeping me from actually being excited to see what they do in this stark fairytale universe. Read on!

 Posted February 24 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

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