This is a great new image from Marvel's Doctor Strange featuring the Sorcerer Supreme standing in front of the Window of the Worlds in his Sanctum Santorum. The awesome design of the window serves as the Seal of the Vishanti, which protects his home from the evils of the supernatural realms.
Doctor Strange is being directed by Scott Derrickson and stars Benedict Cumberbatch asStephen Strange, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tilda Swinton asThe Ancient One, and Mads Mikklesen as the villain Kaecilius.
The film opens in theater on November 4th, 2016. It was also recently revealed that the UK will get to see the film ten days earlier! It will be released there on October 25th and in Russia on October 28th.
Earlier this summer, we heard that director Paul Thomas Anderson and actor Daniel Day-Lewis were going to reunite for a new movie. The two collaborated on There Will Be Blood in 2007, which is a film most cinephiles absolutely adore. Their new project is set in the world of fashion in the 1950s, and now we have a couple more details about their upcoming project.
Deadline reports that Universal and Focus Features won a bidding war for the new movie, which will go into production early in 2017 and be released late next year. That's about the extent of the new info, but it's terrific news: it means we don't have to wait very long to see another collaboration between two incredible artists operating at the top of their respective fields. Day-Lewis hasn't been in a movie since 2012's Lincoln, so the idea that he's returning to the big screen is exciting enough on its own, but to know that he'll be reteaming with Anderson makes this one of the most anticipated movies of the year and we barely know anything about it.
We'll keep you posted when more information becomes available, but this sounds like one you won't want to miss.
By now you know the deal with these "24 Reasons" videos from CouchTomato. The YouTuber takes two movies and lays out a ton of similarities between them, and while there are often some shared aspects of basic storytelling structure, he often manages to find some crazy ones that are so detailed that you wouldn't expect two stories to share them. He's at it again with his latest video, which compares two Disney classics: The Lion King and Jon Favreau's live-action/CGI take on The Jungle Book. What's your favorite similarity between these two films?
Well, it seems like the director ofBlade Runner 2, Denis Villeneuve, is making sure we don't set our expectations too high for the upcoming sequel to Ridley Scott's classic film. I've actually been pretty excited about seeing how this Blade Runner sequel will turn out, especially with the cast that includes the return of Harrison Ford.
During an interview with THR, the director talked a little bit about the film he is making and says it won't live up to the original:
"First of all, it’s not possible to live up to the original. It’s Ridley Scott. It’s a masterpiece. It’s one of the best sci-fi films, one of the best films in the past 50 years. For me, what terrorises me right now is what I’m doing is taking Blade Runner and making it my own, and that is horrific."
Blade Runner is a masterpiece but I think it is possible to live up to the original. I think a sequel has the potential to be just as good. Why wouldn't it? Why would a person even attempt to make a sequel if they didn't think they could live up to the original?
Villeneuve is a talented director that has worked on films such as Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario, and his most recent film Arrival. When he was first hired to direct this film, I was disappointed that Scott wasn't doing it, but it seemed like he had the level of talent to give us a great sequel under the guidance of Scott. I hope his level of confidence in the project goes up! He definitely has confidence in his cast. When talking about Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, he says:
"I must say, the thing I can say is that Ryan Gosling is insanely good. I knew he was a great actor, I didn't know how brilliant - he's really an intelligent person, very clever, very provocative mind, he's bringing a lot to the project right now, a lot, in a positive way."
"Harrison Ford, he was one of my biggest heroes. I grew up with him, so to meet a man like that who is kind of a legend in your heart, that has that kind of humility, generosity, open-mindedness and simplicity, one of the nicest human beings I've met. I'm really looking forward to start working with him."
He goes on to talk about what it's been like for him working on the sequel, saying:
"To realise that when I look at the dailies, it’s not Ridley Scott, it’s me, and that it’s different. It’s still the same universe, we are still in the same dream, but it’s mine, so it’s like I have no idea how you people will react, I don’t know. It has its own life."
It's definitely quite an undertaking to take on the challenge of directing the sequel to Blade Runner. There's no doubt he's feeling the pressure, but I hope he does give us a film that lives up to the original. That's what the fans want to see! It's not like we want a mediocre sequel. I believe that Villeneuve can pull it off. What do you think?
We have the first trailer for the new Matthew McConaughey film Gold in which he and Edgar Ramirez team up and go on an adventure to hunt for gold in the Indonesian jungle. Of course, the adventure continues after they find it. The film was written and directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) and it looks like a great film that tells an intriguing story! Here's the synopsis:
GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. The film is inspired by a true story.
The movie also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Kebbel, Macon Blair, Corey Stoll, Bill Camp, Bruce Greenwood, Rachael Taylor, and Michael Landes. Gold is scheduled to open in theaters on December 25th.
The Warp Zone is well known for creating a capella covers of famous movie and TV-related them songs, and now they're turning their sights on the show of the summer, Netflix's Stranger Things. I'm a little surprised that it took them this long to jump on the hype train for this series — it's almost to the point where most people who have seen it have stopped thinking about it and moved on to other things while we wait for season 2 — but they finally got around to it and just like their other videos, they do a great job capturing every little aspect of the song. Check it out:
Director James Cameron is currently in the process of developing four Avatar sequels. There hasn't been much information on the story these sequels will tell, but in a recent interview with Variety, Cameron reveals that the sequels will be a family saga. He says:
“The storyline in the sequels really follows Jake and Neytiri and their children. It’s more of a family saga about the struggle with the humans.”
I think most of us assumed that Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) would marry Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and that Jake would become the new chief of the tribe. There was also no doubt that they would clash with the humans. As you know, the Star Wars saga centers on the Skywalker family, and it looks like the Sully family is going to be the Skywalker family of the Avatar films.
Avatar 2 is currently scheduled to hit theaters in Christmas 2018, but Cameron says there's a possibility that release date could change... again. He says:
“We haven’t moved that target yet, but we will if we need to. The important thing for me is not when the first one comes out but the cadence of the release pattern. I want them to be released as close together as possible. If it’s an annual appointment to show up at Christmas, I want to make sure that we’re able to fulfill on that promise.”
As of right now, the other three films are set for 2020, 2022, and 2023. Cameron obviously isn't rushing things, he's been developing these sequels slowly and steadily for years. There's no doubt that Cameron wants to give us the best films possible, and I hope he ends up giving us something incredible, something that we've never seen before. I can't wait to see what he's cooking up!
Johnny Depp is in hot water for allegedly being abusive toward his now-ex-wife Amber Heard, but despite his recent string of terrible movies, he's still one of the biggest stars on the planet. That means that whether these things are true or not, Hollywood doesn't want to believe them because that means they wouldn't be able to cast him in projects and use him to make money. (The industry has a long history of looking the other way when it comes to successful people dating all the way back to the earliest days of film.) So while the public makes up their minds about whether or not to support future films in which Depp appears, Hollywood is moving full steam ahead on the Depp train.
ScreenDaily reports that Depp will star in a new movie called Labyrinth (no relation to the sequel/adaptation of the David Bowie classic) in which he'll play Russell Poole, a former L.A.P.D. officer who became a private detective and attempted to solve the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur and uncovered corruption in the police ranks. Brad Furman, who directed The Lincoln Lawyer and the Bryan Cranston drug thriller The Infiltrator, is directing this film, but we don't know when it starts shooting or when we can expect to see it in theaters. Thoughts?