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Anne Hathaway Wants To Fight An Alien Menace In The Shower
26 August 2015
Anne Hathaway Wants To Fight An Alien Menace In The Shower
She's attached to star in and produce the sci-fi action comedy
Working with Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar has clearly given Anne Hathaway a taste for action and sci-fi elements. She’s producing and planning to star in alien invasion comedy The Shower.The script comes from TiMER&nbs...... Read more

Joaquin Phoenix In Talks For M. Night Shyamalan's New Film
26 August 2015
Joaquin Phoenix In Talks For M. Night Shyamalan's New Film
The Signs/Village team looking to reunite for a Blumhouse production
With Wayward Pines drawing decent reviews on TV and some buzz about his latest film, The Visit, M. Night Shyamalan is hoping for a career upswing after the likes of The Last Airbender and After Earth. He’s got a new, untitled movie set up with ...... Read more

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Designers Talk BB-8
26 August 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Designers Talk BB-8
Tripping major ball-droid
Alongside human components like relative newcomers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens has one more new star in the making. Glimpsed in the trailers is the chirpy little "ball-droid" BB-8, pois...... Read more

Jennifer Lawrence And Amy Schumer Co-Writing A Script
26 August 2015
Jennifer Lawrence And Amy Schumer Co-Writing A Script
They plan to play sisters
That escalated quickly. Mere months after meeting and becoming BFFS, Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are working together on a script that they’re aiming to star in. Given that it’s still at an early stage, Lawrence – ostensibly t...... Read more

New Poster For The Martian
26 August 2015
New Poster For The Martian
Mars ain't the kind of place to leave Matt Damon
It’s bad enough being stuck on Mars as the only human being on the planet, trying to live in a place that is absolutely inhospitable to that idea. It must be even worse if you’re Matt Damon and the inhuman Space Paparazzi are hovering. All rig...... Read more

Jane Lynch, Bob Balaban And Jennifer Coolidge Join Mascots
26 August 2015
Jane Lynch, Bob Balaban And Jennifer Coolidge Join Mascots
Christopher Guest is gathering the team, and Chris O'Dowd's in talks
Earlier this month, when we learned that Christopher Guest was working on a new mockumentary called Mascots, we figured (we were going to say “guessed” but didn’t want to hear all the groaning) that a good chunk of his regular acting tro...... Read more

Kurt Sutter Planning Sons Of Anarchy Spin-Off Series
26 August 2015
Kurt Sutter Planning Sons Of Anarchy Spin-Off Series
The Mayans Motorcycle Club may get their moment in the sun
While you might think that he’d be consumed with his next series for US TV network FX (medieval drama The Bastard Executioner), Kurt Sutter is not completely ready to leave his previous show, Sons Of Anarchy, behind. He’s drawing up plans for ...... Read more

Robert Pattinson Starring In Claire Denis' Latest
26 August 2015
Robert Pattinson Starring In Claire Denis' Latest
He's set for the untitled sci-fi drama
In June, word arrived that Beau Travail director Claire Denis was planning an ambitious film to mark her English-language debut: an untitled science fiction project. She’s now locked in a star, with Robert Pattinson confirmed for a lead role.The scr...... Read more

Peek Behind The Scenes Of Ash Vs. Evil Dead
26 August 2015
Peek Behind The Scenes Of Ash Vs. Evil Dead
'Shoot first. Think never.'
23 years on from the end of Army Of Darkness (or one of its endings at least) Bruce Campbell's Ash is still fighting Deadites, although he now seems to work at ValueStop rather than S-Mart. We've had trailers, posters and Comic-Con panel...... Read more

Luke Bracey Heads For Hacksaw Ridge
26 August 2015
Luke Bracey Heads For Hacksaw Ridge
Joining the troops for Mel Gibson's war movie
Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington have already been drafted for Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge, but military platoon movies need ensembles by their very nature, so there's always room for one more. Step forward Luke Bracey, who...... Read more

Maze Runner Director Wes Ball Attached To Fall Of Gods
26 August 2015
Maze Runner Director Wes Ball Attached To Fall Of Gods
Adapted from a fantasy book
After successfully launching a franchise with last year’s The Maze Runner, Wes Ball is back next month with follow-up The Scorch Trials. But he’s also looking towards his post-Maze future, and is attached to direct the adaptation of crowd-fund...... Read more

Bryan Cranston Says Why Him?
26 August 2015
Bryan Cranston Says Why Him?
Joining James Franco in a new comedy
Bryan Cranston has just worked with James Franco on one of the latter’s recent directorial outings, In Dubious Battle, which he’s putting through post-production now. They’re set to team up again, this time both just as actors for t...... Read more

A New Blade Film Could Star His Daughter
26 August 2015
A New Blade Film Could Star His Daughter
Killing vampires is a family business
Back before the Marvel Cinematic Universe became the sprawling, successful behemoth it is today, one of the better examples (at least in the first two movies) of movies based on the comic book company’s characters was 1998's Blade. With Mar...... Read more

Jason Mitchell Off To Kong: Skull Island
26 August 2015
Jason Mitchell Off To Kong: Skull Island
Another Straight Outta Compton cast member heads for adventure
At the rate we’re going, Kong: Skull Island could end up a full-fledged Straight Outta Compton reunion. With Corey Hawkins already aboard the adventure film, Compton co-star Jason Mitchell is now set to sign on to the cast.  With Hawkins, Tom H...... Read more

J.K. Simmons Starring In The Late Bloomer
26 August 2015
J.K. Simmons Starring In The Late Bloomer
Johnny Simmons, Brittany Snow and Jane Lynch also aboard
Back in 2012, Elijah Wood was all set to star in indie comedy drama The Late Bloomer for director Randall Einhorn. But, as they are so often wont to do, the film didn’t quite come together. Comedian Kevin Pollack has pulled off the trick, securing J...... Read more

Keegan-Michael Key On For Don't Think Twice
26 August 2015
Keegan-Michael Key On For Don't Think Twice
With Gillian Jacobs and Kate Micucci in a new comedy drama
You may not have seen comedian Mike Birbiglia’s first film, Sleepwalk With Me, but chances are you’ll recognise him from guest roles in Trainwreck, The Fault In Our Stars or the most recent season of Orange Is The New Black. He has a new film ...... Read more

New Poster For Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse
26 August 2015
New Poster For Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse
Photoshopocalypse now
Keep you shotgun and Twinkie stash handy, because zombies aren't going away any time soon. As Fear The Walking Dead staggers onto the small screen, television's big brother sees a looser take on accursed shufflers with Scouts Guide To The Zombie A...... Read more

Chris Weitz Builds Shield Of Straw
25 August 2015
Chris Weitz Builds Shield Of Straw
A remake of Takashi Miike's police thriller
There is a trade between the West and the East when it comes to remakes: the US and other countries convert films such as Infernal Affairs into the likes of The Departed, while China and Japan craft their own versions of, for example, What Women Want and ...... Read more

New Look At Michael Fassbender's Macbeth In Action
25 August 2015
New Look At Michael Fassbender's Macbeth In Action
Someone badass this way comes...
Justin Kurzel’s crunching adaptation of Macbeth kicks off with a big battle in the mist and just gets more brutal and unsparing from there. The Bard’s great story of ambition, superstition and moorland crones dispensing bad advice has had the ...... Read more

Exclusive New Look At Ridley Scott's The Martian
25 August 2015
Exclusive New Look At Ridley Scott's The Martian
Matt Damon is very lost in space
Ridley Scott’s The Martian abandons Matt Damon on Mars and, like a sci-fi Robinson Crusoe, leaves him to deal with the small matter of survival on a planet that can’t sustain human life. In the new issue of Empire, we headed to the film’...... Read more

New Sicario Clip Online
25 August 2015
New Sicario Clip Online
The Raid: Emily Blunt style
There are few things, we'd suggest, liable to brighten up a Tuesday afternoon more than Emily Blunt crashing a van through someone's house and then shooting the place up. So with that in mind, here's a new clip from Denis Villeneuve's cart...... Read more

JJ Abrams Spills Details On Kylo Ren
25 August 2015
JJ Abrams Spills Details On Kylo Ren
Plus background info on Star Wars' First Order
From the moment Kylo Ren first ignited his vicious-looking broadsaber in the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans have speculated about the true nature of the character, this mysterious Knight Of Ren. Why is his lightsaber so ragg...... Read more

Spectre's Léa Seydoux Offered Gambit's Female Lead
25 August 2015
Spectre's Léa Seydoux Offered Gambit's Female Lead
She'll likely co-star with Channing Tatum
After a batch of potential names emerged a while ago for a key role opposite Channing Tatum in Fox’s Gambit film, it appears we have a front-runner. Léa Seydoux has been offered the part of Belladonna Bourdreaux. Tatum is realising his l...... Read more

Gabriel Chavarria Part Of War Of The Planet Of The Apes
25 August 2015
Gabriel Chavarria Part Of War Of The Planet Of The Apes
Director Matt Reeves has cast him in the new simian sequel
We might not have heard a lot about the next Planet Of The Apes film, but that’s because director Matt Reeves and co-writer Mark Bomback have been quietly working on the sequel to Dawn, War Of The Planet Of The Apes. Reeves is finally ready to ...... Read more

Jacques Audiard Adapting The Sisters Brothers
25 August 2015
Jacques Audiard Adapting The Sisters Brothers
John C. Reilly starring in English-language Western
Following modern French classics like The Beat That My Heart Skipped, A Prophet, Rust & Bone and Dheepan, Jacques Audiard is set to make his English-language debut. He'll direct a Western adapted from Patrick DeWitt's novel The Sisters Brother...... Read more

Haley Bennett Added To The Girl On The Train
25 August 2015
Haley Bennett Added To The Girl On The Train
To appear alongside Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson
Tate Taylor has locked down the main trio of female stars for his next film, the adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ best-seller The Girl On The Train. Completing the initial batch of casting is The Equalizer’s Haley Bennett.Erin Cressida Wilson adap...... Read more

Ed Zwick Discusses Jack Reacher 2
25 August 2015
Ed Zwick Discusses Jack Reacher 2
Director confirms adaptation of Never Go Back
Out doing the publicity rounds for his chess thriller Pawn Sacrifice, Ed Zwick is inevitably fielding plenty of questions about Jack Reacher 2. Paramount officially announced the Tom Cruise-starring sequel a week or so ago in the wake of Mission: Impossib...... Read more

Bruce Willis Drops Out Of Woody Allen's Next Film
25 August 2015
Bruce Willis Drops Out Of Woody Allen's Next Film
Broadway Misery got in the way
Having worked with Sylvester Stallone previously (twice - in Antz and, very briefly, Bananas), it was fun to note that Woody Allen had cast Sly's co-Expendable Bruce Willis in his as-yet untitled next project. Sadly, however, it wasn't to be, as W...... Read more

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