In a move that really shouldn't surprise too many people, the ever-picky David Fincher is out of the director's chair for the upcoming (and untitled) Steve Jobs biopic, scripted by Aaron Sorkin. The 'Zodiac' and 'The Social Network' director has a reputation for being demanding, and it looks like Sony balked at his requested fee and level of control.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, watch TV spots for three highly anticipated blockbusters, preview next week's episode of 'Game of Thrones,' and see what movie Brad Pitt is looking to make next.
The first trailer for David Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars' has arrived online, reuniting the director with his 'Cosmopolis' stars Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon, as well as Cronenberg newbies like John Cusack, Julianne Moore, and Mia Wasikowska in this tale of the horrible treatment of child stars and the dark side of Hollywood.
‘Say Anything’ scarred me for life.
I’ve been aware for a few weeks that the 25th anniversary of ‘Say Anything’ was approaching and I’ve kind of gone out of my way to ignore it – even though there’s no doubt it influenced my teenage life more than any other movie. But, good grief, did this movie ever influence me to do some stupid things that I've suppressed from my memory. For one day only, I'll bring one of these memories to the surface.
Hot on the heels of Mark Wahlberg receiving his achievement award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards last night, Paramount unveiled the first official TV spot for 'Transformers 4,' ushering in a new era of 'Transformers' ... with Dinobots! We've also got a few new pics featuring Wahlberg striking some serious action poses.
If the original 'Star Wars' defined cinema for countless people, the scene that probably sealed the deal was the Mos Eisley Cantina. Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi arrive in this wretched hive of scum and villainy looking for transport off of Tattooine, but before they meet Han Solo, they rub elbows with all kinds of crazy-looking aliens. Some are humanoid, some are giant bugs. Some are entirely passive and others get their arms sliced off by a lightsaber. It's a sequence so iconic and immersive that it's easy to forget that all of those aliens were designed and built in a shop before being strapped onto an actor's body.
For a while now, we've been crossing our fingers and hoping Benedict Cumberbatch would soon be announced with a role in the forthcoming 'Star Wars: Episode 7'-led trilogy. Early reports placed him as a frontrunner and stated that he (along with pretty much everyone else in Hollywood) had met with his 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director J.J. Abrams. However, when all is said and done, it looks like this ship has sailed.