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Neil Gaiman Wants Tom Hiddleston For Sandman
Yesterday
Neil Gaiman Wants Tom Hiddleston For Sandman
Cheekbones: Check. English accent: check.
After years of wallowing in believed-unfilmable development hell, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman appears to be creeping closer to actually hitting screens in the hands of David S. Goyer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and The Fades’ Jack Thorne. But just who sho...... Read more

Exclusive Teaser Trailer For It Follows
Yesterday
Exclusive Teaser Trailer For It Follows
David Robert Mitchell's much-hyped horror gets a first promo
By Christmas, most of the finest cuts from the summer’s Cannes line-up will have landed on our screens. Not this year. David Robert Mitchell’s acclaimed It Follows doesn’t reach us until February, arriving with a tonne of critical acclai...... Read more

First Clip From Absolutely Anything
Yesterday
First Clip From Absolutely Anything
Simon Pegg has the power
If you’d been wondering what it would look like if Simon Pegg talked to a dog – no, not Colin from Spaced – and the dog talked back... Now is your chance. The first clip from Terry Jones’ new comedy Absolutely Anything has arrived ...... Read more

Orlando Bloom Returning To Pirates Of The Caribbean?
Yesterday
Orlando Bloom Returning To Pirates Of The Caribbean?
He reveals he's had discussions about Dead Men Tell No Tales
Last we saw of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, it was streamlining itself after the unwieldy original trilogy and heading into standalone waters for 2011's On Stranger Tides. Only Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow and Geoffrey Rush's Barbossa rem...... Read more

Adrian Noble Plans Danny La Rue Biopic
Yesterday
Adrian Noble Plans Danny La Rue Biopic
Watch it, mates
He might not have held on to household name status the way, say, Morecambe and Wise have, but Danny La Rue is still respected for his long entertainment career. Adrian Noble is now planning a biopic of the man, who died in 2009.Martyn Hesford has written ...... Read more

Second Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Trailer
Yesterday
Second Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Trailer
Dench and co are back back back
We’d say this new trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is following hot on the heels of the first promo. But that was a couple of months ago, and given the style and feel of both the original film and this new one, the latest look at th...... Read more

The Big Lebowski Among Those Selected For The National Film Registry
Yesterday
The Big Lebowski Among Those Selected For The National Film Registry
That's just, like, their opinion, man
As we rush towards Christmas, the speed of news from Hollywood and beyond begins to slow. But there are some traditions that still happen around this time of year, and one of them is the list of films submitted for preservation by America’s National...... Read more

Tom Hanks Squares The Circle
Yesterday
Tom Hanks Squares The Circle
Adapting Dave Eggers' novel
Tom Hanks clearly has a thing for working on films adapted from Dave Eggers’ books – he’s already part of Tom Tykwer’s upcoming A Hologram For The King. And the actor/producer is now teaming up with The Spectacular Now writer James...... Read more

Pixels Posters Strike The Planet
Yesterday
Pixels Posters Strike The Planet
Attack of the blocks
You have to feel for the big, iconic cities of the world. If they’re not being lashed by crummy weather, they’re being targeted by alien invaders and other cinematic catastrophes. With Pixels, giant versions of video-game enemies are attacking...... Read more

The Hobbit The Battle Of The Five Armies Podcast Spoiler Special #2
Yesterday
The Hobbit The Battle Of The Five Armies Podcast Spoiler Special #2
Featuring Thorin himself, Richard Armitage
Like The Hobbit itself, Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies spoiler special podcast has been divided into multiple parts.The first spoiler special, featuring a 30 minute interview with co-writer and co-producer Philippa Boyens, is alre...... Read more

New Clip From The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death Arrives
16 December 2014
New Clip From The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death Arrives
Beware the ides of Marsh
The Woman In Black was based on a bestselling novel that had been turned into a sell-out West End play before it reached our screens. After all that exposure, audiences might have had an inkling of what to expect (some mighty frights, an icy apparition, a...... Read more

Hugh Jackman In Talks For X-Men: Apocalypse
16 December 2014
Hugh Jackman In Talks For X-Men: Apocalypse
The universe is not surprised
With X-Men: Apocalypse once more focusing on the First Class X-Men rather than the original crew, there were questions in some quarters about whether Hugh Jackman's Wolverine would make an appearance. Those questions have not yet been definitively answere...... Read more

New Star Trek 3 Directors Shortlist
16 December 2014
New Star Trek 3 Directors Shortlist
Rupert Wyatt and Justin Lin in the frame
With series writer Roberto Orci vacating the director's chair of Star Trek 3 we've seen a rumour about Edgar Wright stepping up and some optimistic noises from Jonathan Frakes, who volunteered to throw his hat into the ring. Deadline, however, believe the...... Read more

J.K. Simmons On For Kong: Skull Island
16 December 2014
J.K. Simmons On For Kong: Skull Island
He'll star with Tom Hiddleston
We’ve gotten used, in recent years, to the softer, more charming side of J.K. Simmons. Still, Whiplash, which arrives here early next year, promises to shatter that once more. So all we can say upon news of his casting in Kong: Skull Island is ...... Read more

First Trailer For Knight Of Cups
16 December 2014
First Trailer For Knight Of Cups
Christian Bale wants a love experience
We’ve been waiting some time for Terrence Malick’s latest, Knight Of Cups, but compared to the pauses he used to take between films, a couple of years between To The Wonder and now is the blink of an eye. The trailer has now arrived for you to...... Read more

Christina Hendricks Hitches A Ride With Roadies
16 December 2014
Christina Hendricks Hitches A Ride With Roadies
She'll play the band's production manager
Most of the cast for Cameron Crowe and Winnie Holzman’s new US cable comedy Roadies has already been assembled. But there are one or two key roles still to be filled, with Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks signing on.Roadies, which charts similar ...... Read more

Exclusive Poster For Teen Movies Doc Beyond Clueless
16 December 2014
Exclusive Poster For Teen Movies Doc Beyond Clueless
Charlie Lyne Vs. Ghost World
Guardian contributor, Ultracultist and now debut filmmaker, Charlie Lyne has made a documentary about teen movies' subtext, no less, and here is an exclusive poster to prove it. Its name? Beyond Clueless. Because of Clueless, you see? Oh, forget...... Read more

The BFG Finds Its Sophie
16 December 2014
The BFG Finds Its Sophie
Newcomer Ruby Barnhill lands dream role
Mark Rylance has been at home in the role of the titular Big Friendly Giant since October, and now Steven Spielberg's much anticipated Roald Dahl adaptation The BFG has finally found its Sophie. A statement from dreamworks reveals that newcomer Ruby Barnh...... Read more

New Version Of The Craft In Development?
16 December 2014
New Version Of The Craft In Development?
Any Wicca Way You Can
Here's an intriguing one. A reader at Dread Central who partakes in online surveys has revealed that he was recently asked about his interest in a reboot of the 1996 teen horror The Craft. The origin of the question itself is unclear, and there might be a...... Read more

New International Cinderella Trailer Online
16 December 2014
New International Cinderella Trailer Online
Kenneth Branagh invites us to the ball
What's Christmas without Cinderella? With that festive notion in mind, Disney has released a new extended trailer for Kenneth Branagh's take on the famous fairy tale. Pay attention to this Belgian version and you'll spot some footage we haven't seen in pr...... Read more

David Oyelowo Heads For Americanah
16 December 2014
David Oyelowo Heads For Americanah
He'll co-star with Lupita Nyong'o
He may have had only a brief moment in Interstellar, but David Oyelowo has drawn both praise and a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Martin Luther King Jr. in the upcoming Selma. He’s now set to star alongside an awards veteran, 12 Years A Sla...... Read more

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