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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

Mike Nichols 1931-2014
20 November 2014
Mike Nichols 1931-2014
The Graduate director dies aged 83
Mike Nichols, the stage director and Oscar-winning filmmaker behind The Graduate, has died. He was 83.Among his many achievements, Nichols laid claim to being one of the only creative people to have scored all four major entertainment industry awards &nda...... Read more

The Pitch Perfect 2 Trailer Arrives Online
20 November 2014
The Pitch Perfect 2 Trailer Arrives Online
You're going to miss them when they're gone
The Barden Bellas are back, back, back and this time they're taking on the world, as revealed in the new trailer for Pitch Perfect 2. The trouble is that the world doesn't like America, and Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick) and the gang are going to have to s...... Read more

Djimon Hounsou In Talks For King Arthur
20 November 2014
Djimon Hounsou In Talks For King Arthur
He could replace Idris Elba
Though he was unsuccessful in snagging the services of Idris Elba to once again mentor Charlie Hunnam – this time in King Arthur instead of Pacific Rim – Guy Ritchie is looking to replace him by once again raiding the Marvel Cinematic Universe...... Read more

Summit Wants Tom Cruise For Highlander
20 November 2014
Summit Wants Tom Cruise For Highlander
He could be the new Ramirez
Summit’s attempt to mount a new version of 1986’s action fantasy Highlander has been through the development wringer, with multiple script drafts and several directors attached before dropping off. The studio is hoping to give the film a kick ...... Read more

Paul Greengrass Attached To Direct 1984
20 November 2014
Paul Greengrass Attached To Direct 1984
He may make a new George Orwell adaptation
Given how paranoid we all feel now about government snooping, CCTV and drones, it seems like the perfect time for someone to mount a new, big-budget cinematic version of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984. Enter Paul Greengrass, who is att...... Read more

Keanu Reeves Considers The Panopticon
20 November 2014
Keanu Reeves Considers The Panopticon
Circling Tarsem Singh's latest
He’s enjoying box office success again thanks to vengeance thriller John Wick, and Keanu Reeves is shopping around for more future film roles. He’s now in talks to star for Tarsem Singh in The Panopticon.The Uninvited’s Craig Rosenberg h...... Read more

Alexandra Daddario And More up For Marvel's Jessica Jones
20 November 2014
Alexandra Daddario And More up For Marvel's Jessica Jones
Plus Luke Cage has a couple of contenders
Another day, another superhero project letting slip its wish lists for actors to fill the lead roles. In this case, we have two of the Marvel/Netflix Defenders shows on the hunt for potential talent to don the central costumes. For Jessica Jones, the like...... Read more

Luther Will Return
20 November 2014
Luther Will Return
Idris Elba is back for two BBC episodes
There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth on Tuesday when word broke that the US Fox network was planning a new, stateside version of gritty police drama Luther. There will likely be a much better reception for word that Team Luther UK is reuniting for...... Read more

Pirates Writer Heads For Yucatan
20 November 2014
Pirates Writer Heads For Yucatan
Robert Downey Jr.'s 'lost' Steve McQueen film
It's a long while since we've heard anything about Robert Downey Jr.'s in-development Yucatan, based on an unfilmed treatment by the late Steve McQueen. There's news of further progress this morning, however, with reports that Pirates Of The Caribbean wri...... Read more

New US Trailer For The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death
20 November 2014
New US Trailer For The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death
She never forgives and she never left
The US release of The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death has recently been brought forward to make it almost day-and-date with the UK, and heralding that that decision is a slew of new material from Hammer and Relativity Media. The follow-up to James Watkins'...... Read more

Dustin Hoffman May Be Going In Style
20 November 2014
Dustin Hoffman May Be Going In Style
With Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman
New Line's remake of the 1979 George Burns comedy Going In Style already has Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine attached to star. Now the final member of the lead trio may have arrived. Dustin Hoffman is in talks to make up the third piece of the puzzle.The...... Read more

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