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Steven Spielberg On Board Ready Player One
25 March 2015
Steven Spielberg On Board Ready Player One
He's lined up the novel adaptation as a possible future film
Although it has lingered in development since the rights were snapped up in 2010, the adaptation of Ernie Cline’s pop culture-stuffed novel Ready Player One seems about to jump to the next level. Steven Spielberg now has his eye on it, and may end u...... Read more

Jason Segel Creating Lego Spin-Off Film
25 March 2015
Jason Segel Creating Lego Spin-Off Film
Drew Pearce will co-write and direct The Billion Brick Race
Not content with two spin-offs and one sequel to The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. is making plans for another related film to be built by Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Roy Lee’s Bricksburg Chamber of Commerce. The team has Jason Segel and Iron Man 3 write...... Read more

Super Troopers 2 Is A Go
25 March 2015
Super Troopers 2 Is A Go
The Broken Lizard team rustle up a sequel through crowdfunding
Way back in 2001, a comedy troupe calling themselves Broken Lizard – that would be Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske – launched their second full-length film on the world with Super Troopers. ...... Read more

Fox Wants To Revisit The Alien Nation
25 March 2015
Fox Wants To Revisit The Alien Nation
With Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway
Alien Nation arrived in cinemas in 1988, using a sci-fi concept of aliens integrating into human society to explore ideas of immigration, segregation, culture clash and slavery wrapped in a mismatched buddy cop action film starring James Caan as human cop...... Read more

Armando Iannucci Plans New David Copperfield
25 March 2015
Armando Iannucci Plans New David Copperfield
For BBC Films
As part of an event to celebrate 25 years in business, BBC Films has launched a big new slate of projects. One of the cornerstones will be The Thick Of It’s Armando Iannucci working on a new version of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield with r...... Read more

Bruce Campbell Will Be Ronald Reagan
25 March 2015
Bruce Campbell Will Be Ronald Reagan
For Fargo Season 2
With the success of the first season behind it, Team Fargo is preparing to travel back in time narratively for the second set of episodes featuring “true” crimes in frosty climes. Creator/show runner Noah Hawley has been busy building his cast...... Read more

First Look At Jesse Eisenberg As Batman V Superman's Lex Luthor
25 March 2015
First Look At Jesse Eisenberg As Batman V Superman's Lex Luthor
Bald; Spotted.
More than a year after his casting was first announced, we’re finally getting a first proper, official look at Jesse Eisenberg as he appears in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, playing the key antagonist role of classic Superman troublemaker Lex ...... Read more

Maggie Trailer Stalks The Web
25 March 2015
Maggie Trailer Stalks The Web
It might bleed, but Arnie can't kill it
It’s apparently Unofficial Arnie Day on the web, as in addition to the new motion poster for Terminator Genisys, here’s the first trailer for a very different project from the man: Maggie, which also stars Abigail Breslin in the story of someo...... Read more

Mad Max: Fury Road Drives To Cannes
25 March 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road Drives To Cannes
George Miller's new Max will premiere Out of Competition
Though the Cannes Film Festival is often seen primarily as the launching spot for highbrow fare from respected auteurs, it’s also the place where big studio films go to generate that extra frisson of buzz. One of the larger efforts headed to the Cro...... Read more

New Terminator Genisys Motion Poster Arrives
25 March 2015
New Terminator Genisys Motion Poster Arrives
He'll need your clothes, your boots and your... skin?
There are motion posters, then there's this, the "living one-sheet" for Terminator Genisys. Featuring Empire cover star Arnold Schwarzenegger undergoing a, shall we say, drastic change, it's the kind of poster that'll scare your gran...... Read more

Exclusive New TV Spot For Child 44
25 March 2015
Exclusive New TV Spot For Child 44
Tom Hardy is a hunter hunted...
It’s Tom Hardy versus the Soviet Union circa 1953 in Child 44 – Bane versus Stalin, if you like - and it could go either way. Hardy’s Soviet police office find himself spun in a web that may have no obvious exit, bar the gulag or cemeter...... Read more

The X-Files Are Officially Re-Opening
25 March 2015
The X-Files Are Officially Re-Opening
Fox orders a six-episode event series
After years of wondering whether The X-Files would come back in any form – TV, movies, sock puppet show – it looked good for a return to television earlier this year. That has now been confirmed by Fox: the show and its characters will return ...... Read more

New Entourage Trailer Struts In
25 March 2015
New Entourage Trailer Struts In
The next level is coming...
The first trailer for the film based on HBO’s Entourage dropped in December, bringing with it pretty much everything you might expect: Vince, E, Drama, Turtle and Ari, their attendant hangers-on, significant others and employees plus the requisite l...... Read more

Trailer For Slow West Rides Online
25 March 2015
Trailer For Slow West Rides Online
Michael Fassbender saddles up
While Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys has diverted into idiosyncratic documentaries for his film career, The Beta Band's John Maclean has opted for a full-blown Western for his feature debut. Following a couple of shorts, Slow West is actually his...... Read more

Bradley Cooper Directing A Star Is Born
24 March 2015
Bradley Cooper Directing A Star Is Born
And he's aiming to co-star with Beyoncé
After working on American Sniper with Clint Eastwood, an actor who has made a successful career out of combining leading man duties with work behind the camera on several films, Bradley Cooper seems ever more eager to follow in his footsteps. He’s i...... Read more

Idris Elba Replacing Jamie Foxx In The Trap
24 March 2015
Idris Elba Replacing Jamie Foxx In The Trap
James Franco, Al Pacino and Robert Pattinson set for the film
There’s a bad news/good news situation for Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine, who no longer has the services of Jamie Foxx for his new revenge thriller, The Trap. The good news is that none other than John Loofah Idris Elba will step into the ...... Read more

Joseph Gilgun Is Preacher's Cassidy
24 March 2015
Joseph Gilgun Is Preacher's Cassidy
From Misfit to vampire...
The cast for the TV series version of Preacher is starting to come together. We already have a Tulip in the shape of Ruth Negga and Ian Colletti as conflicted, frequently subtitled Arseface. Another key piece of the performance puzzle has fallen into plac...... Read more

Anna Kendrick Seated At Table 19
24 March 2015
Anna Kendrick Seated At Table 19
Craig Robinson, Lisa Kudrow and more set for the comedy
Before she was part of the Twilight films, seen warbling in Pitch Perfect and Into The Woods or nabbing Oscar nominations for Up In The Air, Anna Kendrick was working steadily in the smaller indie likes of Camp and Rocket Science. She’s reuniti...... Read more

Key & Peele Turning A Sketch Into A Film
24 March 2015
Key & Peele Turning A Sketch Into A Film
Substitute Teacher in development, y'all
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have been slowly making their presence felt in movie roles, but their eponymous sketch show for America’s Comedy Central is where they’ve really been making waves, with popular characters and memorable momen...... Read more

New Fantastic Four Poster Online
24 March 2015
New Fantastic Four Poster Online
Change is coming. But is it exact change?
You’ll already have seen the first trailer that arrived for Fantastic Four in January, with Josh Trank and Simon Kinberg’s new take on the Marvel stalwarts given its first real public bow. We brought you some exclusive images from the movie (l...... Read more

Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Terminator Genisys
24 March 2015
Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Terminator Genisys
'He's a powerful and potentially evil machine'
Terminator Genisys is not, as its cast is at pains to point out in this month’s Empire, a reboot. Rather it’s a plunge into an entirely different timeline that takes a new-look Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back in time by John Connor (Jason Clark...... Read more

Exclusive Clip From Drone
24 March 2015
Exclusive Clip From Drone
Meet the CIA's Predators
Unmanned drones have entered the Hollywood zeitgeist in a big way. In the next month alone, you’ll find them popping up in Ethan Hawke drama Good Kill and at the business end of Fast And Furious 7. Before then Drone, a documentary by Norwegian direc...... Read more

Daniel Espinosa Lights The Morningstar
24 March 2015
Daniel Espinosa Lights The Morningstar
In talks to direct Warners' top-secret project
He flirted with the Assassin's Creed movie for a while, but Daniel Espinosa's desire to move off real-world thrillers and into something with a bit of a sci-fi tinge has ultimately led him in a different direction. He's in talks to direct Warn...... Read more

Vivica Fox Joins Independence Day 2
24 March 2015
Vivica Fox Joins Independence Day 2
Jasmine is back!
Casting announcements for Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequel are arriving almost daily at the moment, and Tuesday brings us none other than Vivica A. Fox. She's returning to the role of Jasmine Hiller (née Dubrow).Exciting news....... Read more

Louis Leterrier To Direct In The Deep
24 March 2015
Louis Leterrier To Direct In The Deep
Bloody great bastard sharks ahoy
Quint said it best in Jaws: "You know the thing about a shark, he's got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye.” Anyone answering that description should form an orderly queue outside Louis Leterrier’s door. The Now You See ...... Read more

Scott Speer Enters Realm
24 March 2015
Scott Speer Enters Realm
Expanding his own short film
With a keen eye open for a spiffy new potential franchise, Relativity has snapped up the rights to Realm, a new Young Adult dark fantasy pitch by director Scott Speer (Step Up 4: Miami Heat). Rebecca Sonnenshine (The Vampire Diaries) wrote the screenplay....... Read more

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