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The Third Hobbit Is Now Subtitled The Battle Of The Five Armies
Today
The Third Hobbit Is Now Subtitled The Battle Of The Five Armies
But the box set may go back to There And Back Again
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit has seen many ups and downs in its journey to the screen. It's changed director, gone from two films to three, and now sees the third film retitled from There And Back again, the book's subtitle, to The Hobbit: The Battle ...... Read more

Amanda Seyfried Joins Pan
Today
Amanda Seyfried Joins Pan
Along with fellow recruits Nonso Anozie & Kathy Burke
With the cameras now scheduled to roll next week at Leavesden Studios, Joe Wright has rounded out the cast for Peter Pan origin tale Pan. Amanda Seyfried, Nonso Anozie, Kathy Burke, Jack Charles, Taejoo Na, Kurt Egyiawan, Lewis MacDougall and Leni Zieglme...... Read more

First Trailer For As Above, So Below
Today
First Trailer For As Above, So Below
Paris! City of lights out...
People travel to Paris for all sorts of reasons. It’s the City of Lights. A bastion of romance. A haven for art-lovers. A focus point for culinary fans. But thanks to As Above, So Below, we also know there are those who just want to eschew all ...... Read more

Peter Farrelly Talks Dumb And Dumber To
Today
Peter Farrelly Talks Dumb And Dumber To
'We didn't want to make Dumb And Dumber Lite'
It's been 20 years – gulp – since Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne stunned the world with their infectious brand of moronic mishaps in Dumb And Dumber and pretty soon they’ll be back with more of the same in Dumb And Dumber To, a title th...... Read more

Joss Whedon Talks Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Today
Joss Whedon Talks Avengers: Age Of Ultron
'Ultron is genuinely disturbed... he's not a creature of logic'
This sceptred isle will soon be a Chitauri sceptred isle if Joss Whedon has any say in the matter. The Anglophile writer/director of Avengers: Age Of Ultron has established his production base in England, and, in between popping out for teabags and catchi...... Read more

Lupita Nyong'o & Scarlett Johansson In Talks For The Jungle Book
Today
Lupita Nyong'o & Scarlett Johansson In Talks For The Jungle Book
Jon Favreau rounds up friends old and new
With her first Oscar under her belt for an amazing performance in 12 Years A Slave, people have been wondering what Lupita Nyong’o would do next. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she’s in talks alongside Scarlett Johansson for a voice role...... Read more

New Trailer For Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Today
New Trailer For Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Power is a fragile thing...
We saw the first trailer for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’ hard-boiled noir sequel Sin City: A Dame To Kill For early last month. Here comes the new, shorter promo, which features a batch of new footage and more slinky hyper-sexuality and viole...... Read more

Doug Liman Targets Railhead
Today
Doug Liman Targets Railhead
He may adapt a new sci-fi novel
He’s just about to bring a sci-fi story from the page to the big screen with Edge Of Tomorrow, and it looks like Doug Liman is raiding the shelves again for a potential future project. He’s in talks to direct an adaptation of Philip Reeve&rsqu...... Read more

Ron Howard Finds The Truth About Harry Quebert
Today
Ron Howard Finds The Truth About Harry Quebert
Adapting Joel Dicker's international bestseller
Ron Howard currently has an extraordinary 24 future projects listed as "in development" on the IMDb. We can now make that 25, since he and his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer have just nabbed the rights to the bestselling novel The Tr...... Read more

Jackie Earle Haley Investigating Criminal Activities
Yesterday
Jackie Earle Haley Investigating Criminal Activities
He's directing the indie crime drama
Jackie Earle Haley has done plenty of illegal things in the service of cinema, but only ever on screen. Now he’ll be encouraging others to break the law in the safe environs of the frame as he makes his film-directing debut with indie thriller Crimi...... Read more

Felicity Jones Joins A Monster Calls
Yesterday
Felicity Jones Joins A Monster Calls
Juan Antonio Bayona's new fantasy pic
Last month, news broke that The Impossible’s director Juan Antonio Bayona would be headed into fantasy territory for an adaptation of A Monster Calls. He’s putting the cast together, with word that Felicity Jones has landed a major role.Writer...... Read more

Sony Toys With Barbie Franchise
Yesterday
Sony Toys With Barbie Franchise
Mattel's powerhouse product steps up
Not content with having gone through more jobs, outfits and houses than any normal person (only one serious boyfriend, though), as well as starring in a series of animated adventures, Mattel’s Barbie has her sights set on movie stardom. Sony has put...... Read more

First Images From Jurassic World
Yesterday
First Images From Jurassic World
Bryce Dallas Howard is ready for her close-up
The dinosaurs are back, though they’re not quite finished in the make-up trailer just yet. With filming underway for a couple of weeks now on Jurassic World, the first pictures have begun to emerge from the set via Entertainment Weekly. {Jurassic Wo...... Read more

William Hurt Leaves Midnight Rider
Yesterday
William Hurt Leaves Midnight Rider
As the producers scramble in the wake of a tragedy
Midnight Rider, the new biopic of musician Greg Allman, has already been reeling from the tragic death of camera assistant Sarah Jones during location shooting in Georgia. Now, as the filmmakers figure out how to continue work, star William Hurt, who was ...... Read more

Exclusive New Image From Bill
Yesterday
Exclusive New Image From Bill
Get another look at the new Shakespeare comedy
Today - according to many sources, but not Wikipedia so frankly we don't know what to think - marks the 450th birthday of the greatest writer the world has ever known, one Mr. William Shakespeare. And to mark the occasion, we thought we'd bring you a love...... Read more

Exclusive: Jurassic World Sequels Planned
Yesterday
Exclusive: Jurassic World Sequels Planned
Plus Colin Trevorrow on Omar Sy
Among the panoply of filmmakers to have contributed to Empire’s latest and 300thest issue – Coppola! Spielberg! Whedon! Fincher! – a less familiar name, Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow, chips in with a fascinating status report f...... Read more

Robert Downey Jr. Reveals First Official Pic From Age Of Ultron
Yesterday
Robert Downey Jr. Reveals First Official Pic From Age Of Ultron
Genius billionaire playboy publicist?
While there have been pap-grabbed early set pics and imagery from Avengers: Age Of Ultron, it has fallen to recent Twitter arrival and Marvel Cinematic Universe Prom King Robert Downey Jr. to release the first official look at the superhero sequel. And it...... Read more

Roberto Orci Wants To Direct Star Trek 3
Yesterday
Roberto Orci Wants To Direct Star Trek 3
And he's splitting up his writing partnership with Alex Kurtzman
Photo: Art StreiberAfter writing as a unit for more than a decade and turning into something of a production company powerhouse/hive mind, Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have decided to call it quits. No, snark fans, they’re not qu...... Read more

Jon Turteltaub Directing It's A Small World Movie For Disney
Yesterday
Jon Turteltaub Directing It's A Small World Movie For Disney
The ear worm ride is being adapted...
When the practice of turning theme park rides into movies was freshly sparked with Pirates Of The Caribbean, we’d often joke that Disney was now achingly close to adapting sugary, singing, animatronic nightmare fuel It’s A Small World. We real...... Read more

Jessica Chastain Goes Blonde
Yesterday
Jessica Chastain Goes Blonde
She's in talks to be Marilyn Monroe for Andrew Dominik's latest
Andrew Dominik has been trying to make a film based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2001 novel Blonde for more than four years now. It appears he’s close to making it happen, with The Wrap reporting that Jessica Chastain is figuring out a deal to play M...... Read more

Len Wiseman Opens Black Chapter
Yesterday
Len Wiseman Opens Black Chapter
Paranormal espionage activity?
You might think that between the Underworld franchise and his duties as producing director on madcap TV drama Sleepy Hollow, Len Wiseman would want a break from action with supernatural elements. You would be wrong, because he’s agreed to direct Bla...... Read more

Andy Fickman Attending My Owner's Wedding
Yesterday
Andy Fickman Attending My Owner's Wedding
He's set for a new canine comedy
He may not have had a lot of success with critics on Parental Guidance, or with reviews or audiences on You Again, but director Andy Fickman is shrugging off past disappointments and looking ahead. He’s currently at work on Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 an...... Read more

Star Trek Writers To Reboot Flash Gordon
Yesterday
Star Trek Writers To Reboot Flash Gordon
Update: Gordon's alive! At Fox!
Update: Well, we promised to keep you up to date with developments and here's the first... 20th Century Fox has now made a deal for the rights to make the new Flash, with Payne and McKay indeed on board to write the script. What do you mean, "Fl...... Read more

Seeker Finds A Writer
Yesterday
Seeker Finds A Writer
Callie Kloves will adapt the YA novel
The young adult juggernaut continues to careen through our multiplexes. With The Hunger Games and Divergent doing excellent business, and the likes of Fallen and Daughter Of Smoke And Bone on the way, Sony have taken a punt on the yet-to-be-published Seek...... Read more

Adam Rifkin Chewing On Peeps
Yesterday
Adam Rifkin Chewing On Peeps
Producer buys sweet brand as next movie
Where next after the unlikely pitch-hitter of The Lego Movie? Looking for the next colourful and popular intellectual property to turn into a blockbuster narrative animated classic, producer Adam Rifkin has hit on the sweetie brand Peeps. His producing pa...... Read more

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