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Thorin da house
Peter Jackson has edited the upcoming issue of Empire - on newsagents' shelves next week (November 27) - and to celebrate, there will be an ever-so-tantalising drip feed of Hobbity goodness here on EmpireOnline.com. Yesterday, there was Jackson himself an...... Read more

Empire’s Peter Jackson Issue Subscribers' Cover Arrives
21 November 2014
Empire’s Peter Jackson Issue Subscribers' Cover Arrives
Five Armies, three elves, two heavenly creatures and one giant ape
Photo: Louise HattonThe concluding chapter in the concluding Tolkien trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, will be with us in just three short weeks. But dry your tears and hush the lamentations of your kin because Empire is taking it out i...... Read more

Martin Freeman Wants To Do The Taliban Shuffle
21 November 2014
Martin Freeman Wants To Do The Taliban Shuffle
He's in talks to join Tina Fey's new film
Martin Freeman is having a very good year. He won acclaim (and an Emmy nomination) for TV’s Fargo and more praise (plus an actual Emmy) for Sherlock and recently worked on the BBC’s drama The Eichmann Show. He’s looking to the big screen...... Read more

Brad Pitt Activates Alpha
21 November 2014
Brad Pitt Activates Alpha
A new idea from Robopocalypse's Daniel H. Wilson
Following the surprise success of World War Z last year, Brad Pitt has clearly been on the hunt for more literary-sourced raw material for movies. He’s now attached to produce Alpha, which Robopocalypse writer Daniel H. Wilson dreamed up and will tu...... Read more

The Stand Will Stretch To Four Films
21 November 2014
The Stand Will Stretch To Four Films
Josh Boone doesn't think it too many
In recent years we've become accustomed to novels being adapted into multiple films, with the final volumes in the Harry Potter, Twilight and Hunger Games sagas all being split into two parts each. Then there's The Hobbit precendent, of course, where a sh...... Read more

Jerry Bruckheimer Sets Global Frequency At Fox
21 November 2014
Jerry Bruckheimer Sets Global Frequency At Fox
Adapting Warren Ellis comics for TV
While they clearly have enormous plans for the cinema, Warner Bros. are continuing to plunder their DC comics catalogue for TV projects too. Like Gotham, one of their next major projects will be set up for the Fox channel. Jerry Bruckheimer will executive...... Read more

Penelope Cruz Set For Zoolander 2
21 November 2014
Penelope Cruz Set For Zoolander 2
Co-starring with Ben Stiller
We’ve been hearing tantalising things about the chances of Zoolander 2 actually coming to life, and a big step has just occurred. Penelope Cruz is now signing on to co-star with Ben Stiller in the comedy sequel. Hey, if Dumb & Dumber can come ba...... Read more

Bryce Dallas Howard May Meet Pete's Dragon
21 November 2014
Bryce Dallas Howard May Meet Pete's Dragon
She's in talks for the Disney reboot
Thanks to the likes of Smaug and Toothless, dragons are still – pun entirely intended and unapologetically delivered – hot. So Disney’s decision to throw Pete’s Dragon into the maw of the remake beast is perhaps not as surprising a...... Read more

Andrew Garfield May Head To Hacksaw Ridge
21 November 2014
Andrew Garfield May Head To Hacksaw Ridge
Mel Gisbon in talks to direct the drama
There was a time when we thought – not unreasonably – that Mel Gibson had reduced his career to a giant, smoking crater. But it would seem Hollywood is still willing to give him a second chance. He’s snagged several roles recently and is...... Read more

Matt Smith Encounters Patient Zero
21 November 2014
Matt Smith Encounters Patient Zero
Somebody needs a doctor
He may have played a Doctor on television, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Matt Smith would be any use in a global pandemic. Unless you need someone to look quizzical in a fez, we assume. But that isn’t stopping him signing on for Patient Ze...... Read more

Steve McQueen Finds Widows
21 November 2014
Steve McQueen Finds Widows
He's adapting Lynda La Plante's 1980s TV series
In the last couple of days, there has been a lot of talk about Steve McQueen settling on a film about activist Paul Robeson as his next project. It appears he’s ready to zag when everyone expected him to zig, signing on instead to focus on turning a...... Read more

Jason Reitman Plans A Heist
21 November 2014
Jason Reitman Plans A Heist
Nick Hornby to adapt I Would Only Rob Banks For My Family
His last two movies, Labor Day and Men, Women And Children, might not have been as rapturously received as some of his previous efforts, but Jason Reitman isn’t ready to turn to crime just yet. Except, that is, for his next film, where he’s pl...... Read more

Podcast #137: Chadwick Boseman, Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
21 November 2014
Podcast #137: Chadwick Boseman, Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
What we do in the podcast studio
Two vampires (Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, writers/directors/stars of What We Do In The Shadows) and James Brown (Chadwick Boseman, star of Get On Up) make up the interview portion of this week's podcast, and thankfully no-one impersonates eith...... Read more

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