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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

New Banner For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
24 August 2015
New Banner For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Fallen Snow
As we roar towards the conclusion of The Hunger Games film series, the marketing team has rolled out another promotional banner for the film, this time tied to the fact that it’s five years since Suzanne Collins’ third novel Mockingjay –...... Read more

Daniel Brühl Joins The Zookeeper's Wife
24 August 2015
Daniel Brühl Joins The Zookeeper's Wife
He'll star with Jessica Chastain
After being picked up in a flurry of excitement back in 2010, the adaptation of Diane Ackerman’s best-seller The Zookeeper’s Wife has been quietly awaiting its chance to flourish in development. But it’s preparing to shoot with Jessica C...... Read more

Exclusive Image From The Force Awakens
24 August 2015
Exclusive Image From The Force Awakens
Kylo Ren, up close and personal
As you may have gathered from our previous posts, the new issue of Empire is out on Thursday, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As a sneak preview of our coverage, here is a brand new image taken from the issue,...... Read more

New Teaser Trailer And Poster For Kill Your Friends
24 August 2015
New Teaser Trailer And Poster For Kill Your Friends
Fear and loathing in the Britpop era
Confidence was a preference for the habitual participants of what was known in the '90s as Britpop. And for Nicholas Hoult's character in Kill Your Friends, that confidence is stoked by large quantities of white powder and not a little violence. H...... Read more

Luke Treadaway Finds A Street Cat Named Bob
24 August 2015
Luke Treadaway Finds A Street Cat Named Bob
One busker's story of feline companionship
It’s the sort of uplifting true that filmmakers flock to, so we can imagine how quickly attempts were being made to nab the rights to James Bowen’s book A Street Cat Named Bob. The film version now has Luke Treadaway and Ruta Gedmintas attache...... Read more

George Miller To Direct Man Of Steel Sequel?
24 August 2015
George Miller To Direct Man Of Steel Sequel?
Journey from Fury Road to Metropolis possible
Let's start by staying that this "news" comes firmly from the rumour mill, is confirmed by nobody, and may be based on a misunderstanding of the source. Nevertheless, you may find it hard to stifle a whistful "oooh" at the ver...... Read more

Vin Diesel Says Xander Cage Will Ride Again
24 August 2015
Vin Diesel Says Xander Cage Will Ride Again
Third xXx shooting in December, teases the actor
Thanks to the success of the latest Fast & Furious, Vin Diesel probably has a much easier time landing meetings with studio executives, and of course he’s ready to push some projects through that have been lingering in limbo. But while you might...... Read more

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