Paul Bettany to Play the Unabomber in Discovery Channel’s New FBI Series MANIFESTO

Paul Bettany (Avengers, A Beautiful Mind) has been cast in the role of Ted Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber, in the Discovery Channel's new FBI drama series Manifesto. This is definitely an interesting role for the actor to take on, and I'm sure that he's going to be great in it.

This series sounds pretty fascinating as it explores how the FBI went about catching infamous criminal masterminds. The first season will "focus on FBI agent Jim 'Fitz' Fitzgerald, a highly specialized linguist, who challenged old school ways with a radical approach to intelligence gathering. His unconventional means brought the 'Unabomber' to justice after a near 20-year manhunt when he discovered that the key to unlocking the true identity of the 'Unabomber' could be found in the language of 'The Manifesto,' a detailed account of some of Kaczynski’s plots."

For those of you not familiar with the Unabomber, he was a domestic terrorist and anarchist who between 1978 and 1995 engaged in "a nationwide bombing campaign against people involved with modern technology, planting or mailing numerous homemade bombs, ultimately killing a total of three people and injuring 23 others. He is also known for his wide-ranging social critiques, which opposed industrialization and modern technology while advancing a nature-centered form of anarchism."

I've always been fascinated by this true crime kind of stuff, and I'm looking forward to seeing how this series turns out.

Source: Deadline

Watch Tom Hardy in Four New TABOO Promo Videos

It's been a couple months since we've posted anything for the FX series Taboo starring Tom Hardy. Today, we have four promo videos titled "Little Man," "Dear James," "Evil," and "The Prestige." We also have a poster we hadn't shared yet. The show has a dark undertone, it's beautifully shot, and has an incredible cast. If you've got the FX channel, this looks like a must watch.

Synopsis:

Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father's legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.

PASSENGERS Sci-Fi Film Gets a New Clip and Music Video for Imagine Dragons’ “Levitate”

I think Sony Picture's new sci-fi film Passengers looks like it's going to be a fantastic film, and today we've got a new clip and music video to share with you. The clip is called "Date Night" and focuses on Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence going on a date together. The music video is for the song Imagine Dragons wrote for the film called "Levitate," and it features some new footage from the film. Both promos mostly highlight the romance aspect of the film's story. 

As excited as I am for this movie, I have no idea how it's going to do at the box office. I really hope the movie ends up being good, and if it is, I hope people go see it. The film has got star power and an intriguing story that will be interesting to see play out. It's the story concept that I'm most attracted to.

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.

Passengers was directed by Morten Tyldum and hits theaters on December 21st.

Check Out Some Great Behind the Scenes B-Roll Footage FANTASTIC BEASTS

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was such a great movie, and a lot of work was put into making it magically explode on the big screen the way it did. It looks like it must have been a fun set to be on for the cast and crew because today we have some awesome behind the scenes B-roll footage from the film for you to watch. There are over seven minutes of footage here that gives us a glimpse at what it was like to be on the set of the film. 

Kevin Smith Wants to Remake Disney’s BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS

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I don't know why, but for some reason, Kevin Smith wants to remake Disney's 1971 film Bedknobs and Broomsticks. During a recent episode of his Fatman on Batman podcast, Smith sang the opening lyrics to a song called "Portobello Road," which was written by the Sherman Brothers for the film.  

Bedknobs and Broomsticks was a British-American musical fantasy film that combined live-action and animation. The story follows three young individuals, Charlie, Carrie and Paul, who move to a small village during World War II. Their they discover their host, Miss Price, "is an apprentice witch! Although her early attempts at magic create hilarious results, she successfully casts a traveling spell on an ordinary bedknob, and they fly to the fantastic, animated Isle of Naboombu to find a powerful spell that will save England!"

During the podcast, Smith explained that a remake of the film would work great for today and talked about it using his signature colorful language that screams Disney values!

"Bedknobs and Broomsticks can be remade today. That movie can so fucking work today. In a world where Disney's like, 'Pete's Dragon!' and shit like that... Hey! I will fucking suck dick Disney to make the remake of Bedknobs and Broomsticks."

I've only seen Bedknobs and Broomsticks once when I was a kid, and it didn't really connect with me. I'm sure that Smith could do something crazy and interesting with it. If Disney ever did decide to remake Bedknobs and Broomsticks I doubt they would hire Smith to do it. What do you think?

Cool New STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Featurette Includes Fun Footage; Twitter Q&A on Friday

Another featurette has been released for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and it focuses on actor Diego Luna as he discusses what it's like to live and breathe Star Wars from the set of the film. The video also features lots of cool footage from the set of the film and shows us some more stuff that we haven't seen before. 

Disney and Lucasfilm are also teaming up with People Magazine and Twitter to do a special live streamed event this Friday, December 2 at 10am to promote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. During the event fans can ask questions by tweeting with #AskRogueOne and members of the cast and crew will answer them. During the event they will also show off some never-before-seen content from the film!

The talent involved with the Q&A includes director Gareth EdwardsLucasfilm President and producer Kathleen Kennedy, and cast members including Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed

Rogue One tells the story of how a group of unlikely heroes unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. Rogue One will be released in theaters on December 16th, do you have your tickets yet!?

Rare Behind the Scenes Photos and Making of Featurette for STARSHIP TROOPERS

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There's been a lot of talk about director Paul Verhoeven's 1997 feature film adaptation of Starship Troopers because Columbia Pictures is currently developing a new film that they hope will launch a franchise of movies. This is something that Verhoeven come down hard on because he doesn't like the idea of seeing the book get a faithful adaptation. 

For those of you who are fans of the original film, some rare behind the scenes photos have surfaced for you to check out. They show some of the sets of the film, some of the effects work that was created, and Verhoeven directing his actors. I also included a featurette that focuses on the making of the film. It's some pretty cool stuff! 

Via: Den of Geek