It looks like Martin Scorsese has found the mob boss for his Netflix film The Irishman. Deadline Hollywood reports that Stephen Graham (Snatch, Gang's of New York) has been cast to play a key role of Genovese mob cappo Tony “Pro” Provenzano in The Irishman, a film about the disappearance of union leader Jimmy Hoffa.
Provenzano was a teamster who rose into the top ranks of organized crime and was believed to have played a role in Hoffa’s disappearance. The movie is based on the book "I Heard You Paint Houses" by Charles Brandt, who retells the deathbed confession of hitman Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, who will be played by Robert De Niro. Sheeran claimed to tell the real story of the disappearance of the former Teamsters boss Hoffa.
Even though the film is being released on Netflix, it is expected to get a small theatrical release to qualify for Oscar season.
American Assassin is the new film based on the book from the political thriller's author Vince Flynn. Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien plays the iconic Mitch Rapp and is joined by the very talented Michael Keaton. American Assassin is the first chapter of the many adventures of Mitch Rapp, but will audiences enjoy this movie enough that the studio will make a sequel?
Darren Aronofsky crafts a complex, mystery/thriller that has audiences asking 'what in heaven is going on?' Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem co-star in Mother!, a high tension film that is beautifully shot and crafted.
A new book that will be available ten days ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jediwill feature four new stories that take place in the mysterious casino, Canto Bight. The casino is reportedly featured a lot in The Last Jedi, but die-hard fans will now get to go into the movie knowing a little something about the new locale.
The book, titled "Star Wars: Canto Bight" will feature four interconnected stories by several authors, each focusing on different customers of the casino.
The book will include a variety of characters like interplanetary contract criminals, successful masseuses and a liquor trader who gets mixed up trouble when a planned purchase goes wrong.
Canto Bight isn't the only new location from The Last Jedi that will be expanded upon in spin-off material; an upcoming comic book storyline will take place on the mineral planet of Crait, which can be seen filled with red dust in the first teaser for the movie.
Star Wars: Canto Bight will be available to buy on December 5.
We've seen plenty of images from the upcoming Justice League, but this new one is giving us a detailed look at the office of super group's fastest team member. In the image, we can see Barry Allen standing in his operations center. With all the monitors behind him, there has got to be a good amount of hidden easter eggs to look for. You can see Captain Cold, and apparently, Berry is a fan of ick and Morty.
Check it out below, and click HERE for a hi-res version if you fancy a closer look.
Justice League comes to theaters on November 17. You can watch a video below that points out some of the Easter eggs in the image.
HBO has closed the deal for Who Fears Death, a drama series in development, based on the sci-fi fantasy novel by Nnedi Okorafo. Here is the synopsis:
Who Fears Death tells the story of Onyesowu, an outcast in post-apocalyptic North Africa. She must go on a journey from self-reproach to love, but to do so she’ll have to overcome untold obstacles—defeating her hated sorcerer father and becoming the instrument of prophetic deliverance for a land of oppressed people, all the while fighting to master the terrifying powers growing inside her.
Who Fears Death is written bySelwyn Seyfu Hinds and executive produced by Game Of Thrones’George R.R. Martin and former HBO President Michael Lombardo.
The project falls under Martin’s overall deal with HBO which also includes his involvement in the planned GOT spinoffs currently in development at HBO.
You can debate all you want about Kong: Skull Island being a good movie, but one thing that everyone will agree on is that the movie is jammed packed full of visually stunning VFX courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic. ILM recently shared this behind-the-scenes clip that focuses on all the Visual Effects from the movie. In their post, ILM says:
"We are pleased to share a sample of the visual effects work created in our San Francisco and Vancouver Studios; for Jordan Vogt-Roberts' 'Kong: Skull Island.', including digital environment work, water simulations, a couple epic battle sequences and the most complex hair simulation that we have ever created."
Kong: Skull Island was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and is now available on Blu-Ray and for digital download.
John Wick: Chapter 3 officially has a release date. Lionsgate announced that the third installment of the John Wick franchise will arrive in theaters on May 17, 2019. It is the first time a John Wick movie will be released during the summer.
No story details have been released about the Keanu Reeves shooter at this point, but we know it will conclude the trilogy. Director Chad Stahelski also previously teased:
“We want, not so much to go bigger on the third one, but to show you more of the intricacies of the world… I feel like there are all these different subtleties that I skipped over in Number Two, that I’d like to go back to on [chapter three] and show you the inner workings of different parts of New York. So rather than massive set pieces, I’d like to show you cooler and more intricate ones… I think it would be a mistake budget wise and creatively to just go big and blow up a freeway. That’s not our gig. That’s a comic book or a Bond gig. We want to show you cool and intricate details. What are those little details in everyday life? Hopefully – we make people look at garbage collectors and cleaner vans and homeless people a little differently now.”
The R-rated action series stars Reeves as a hitman who is almost too good at killing people that comes out of retirement to get revenge on gangsters who took everything he loved away. Chapter 2 finds Wick fighting off bounty hunters seeking the large prize placed on his head.
John Wick was directed by David Leitch and Stahelski and first debuted in October 2014 grossing $88 million worldwide. Then John Wick: Chapter 2, helmed by Stahelski, made $171 million worldwide upon its release in February of this year.
The Wonder Woman 2 writing team of Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns just got one talented writer stronger, THR reports that Dave Callaham, the co-writer of action movie The Expendables has officially signed on.
Callahan signed on just days after Jenkins officially closed her deal to co-write, direct and produce the Wonder Woman sequel.
Jenkins and Johns have been working on a treatment for several months and Callaham will now join the duo to pen the script.
Little is known about the story, as its being kept under wraps, but Jenkins has said she wants to jump ahead several decades from the first film and have the sequel take place in America during the Cold War. And she has reportedly said that it is high on her priority list to have the heroine’s signature invisible jet in a movie.
Callaham also has a story by credit on the 2014 movie Godzilla and worked on a reboot ofThe Wolfman that is due to be part of Universal’s monster cinematic universe
Tim Miller (Deadpool) will direct the upcoming Terminatorreboot and in a recent interview with Collider, Miller may have dropped a hint as to when he might begin to shoot the reboot.
While doing Collider's "Comic Book Shopping" video segment, Miller teased some upcoming projects he's working on calling one: "a big animated anthology thing," and another one "another big movie that will hopefully start shooting next year."
It's not too difficult to put two and two together: Miller had worked with director David Fincher on a reboot of the animated cult-classic Heavy Metal anthology back in 2008. And not too long ago he was announced as the director for the Terminator reboot that's being produced under the guidance of James Cameron. Arnold Schwarzenegger has also said "I'll be back" for the reboot.
So if what Miller says is true, and Terminator might start shooting next year, it won't be too much longer before we start hearing about casting and other new details.