Darren Aronofsky is getting ready to head into production on his new untitled drama, the highly-anticipated follow-up to his incredibly divisive Noah. If you weren’t a fan of Aronofsky’s biblical blockbuster, the director’s latest project sounds like a darkly intimate return to form, boasting Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in leading roles. As Aronofsky prepares to begin filming his new dramatic thriller this summer, a few more cast members are in talks to join the roster, including Domhnall Gleeson and Michelle Pfeiffer.
One of Disney’s more curious live-action updates is their upcoming Winnie the Pooh film, scripted by Queen of Earth director Alex Ross Perry. In addition to that film, Fox Searchlight has a Hundred Acre Wood-adjacent project in the works exploring the life of Pooh creator and author A.A. Milne, giving audiences a chance to get to know the man who brought everyone’s favorite chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff to life.
While we won’t be seeing another full trailer for The Force Awakens before it hits theaters next month, that hasn’t stopped Disney and Lucasfilm from delivering more new footage from the latest chapter in the Star Wars franchise. Over the past week we’ve seen a Japanese trailer, a TV spot, a special preview on ABC, several new photos and lots and lots of character details. Today brings another look at The Force Awakens featuring even more new footage, in case you were feeling particularly greedy.
And the Star Wars details keep coming. If you thought we were done learning about the characters and plot of The Force Awakens this week, you were wrong. We have one more little info dump for you, this time concerning Domhnall Gleeson’s mysterious antagonist General Hux and that huge, imposing weapon known as Starkiller Base — and no, it’s no coincidence that it resembles the Death Star.
At a time when movie theaters are filled with superhero franchises, remakes, CG-heavy sci-fi adventures and historical dramas, it’s Brooklyn’s simple coming-of-age story that shines the brightest.
With the much-hyped “Force Friday” finally upon us, the steady trickle of Star Wars news has become a genuine deluge. But if you’re able to pull yourself away from live toy unboxing videos and that kind of amazing new BB-8 toy, there’s some new Star Wars: The Force Awakens art for you to look at. You know, just in case there isn’t enough Star Wars in your life at the moment.
By the time Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters this December, it will have graced the cover of every major magazine in the world. Following cover stories in Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly, the highly anticipated sequel to the world’s most popular movie trilogy has landed on the cover of Empire. Heh. Empire. Because, you know, Star Wars. Insert your own joke there. And, like any magazine issue that fancies itself a collector’s item, Empire’s 2015 Winter Preview issue will have two covers – one for the heroes and one for the villains.
Last night’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel has already gone down as one of the biggest triumphs in Comic-Con history. While there wasn’t a new trailer or new footage, there was something special in the air. The enthusiasm of the cast, old and new, was palpable. A behind-the-scenes featurette moved the audience to tears. Even grumpy ol’ Harrison Ford bothered to show up and he…actually smiled? A lot? And yes, there is video evidence of this phenomenon because the whole hour-long panel has made its way online (and it’s all nice and official, too).
The first trailer for 1950s period drama Brooklyn is here, boasting Saiorse Ronan in what may be an Oscar buzz-worthy role as an immigrant from Ireland who finds herself torn between the man she loves in America and her home country. The film was a standout at the Sundance film festival earlier this year, and now you can get a peek at what all the fuss was about.
Tom Cruise is reuniting with his Edge of Tomorrow (no, we will not call it anything else) director Doug Liman for the upcoming ‘80s crime film Mena, which has already begun shooting in Georgia. Several names have joined the cast, including Breaking Bad’s Jesse Plemons and X-Men: First Class star Caleb Landry Jones, as Universal has also formally announced a release date.