Idris Elba has become something of a brawny big-shot action hero in recent years, with roles in films like Prometheus, Pacific Rim, Star Trek Beyond, and The Take, but sometimes it’s nice for actors to slow down a bit and flex their character study muscles instead. In 100 Streets, whose American trailer was released this week, Elba plays a retired rugby player struggling to find meaning in a life away from the game.
The tower is always darkest before its release date.
Kevin Costner has been spotted around Hollywood limbering up his mouth muscles, practicing his walk-and-talk, and getting comfortable with the phrase “I’m really quite something,” all of which can only mean one thing: He’s in negotiations for a role in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming directorial debut, Molly’s Game. And while none of that first part is, strictly speaking, “true,” that second part sure is. (According to a new exclusive from Deadline, at least.)
Been wondering what Idris Elba and Richard Madden have been up to lately? Apparently, stopping a terrorist attack in the action-packed thriller The Take, which is unrelated to Tom Hardy’s British miniseries The Take, or the 2007 movie The Take starring John Leguziamo and Tyrese Gibson. In fact, this The Take was originally titled Bastille Day, but because of the attacks in Nice, France, the film has a new title for its release over here.
It’s still uncertain how high the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower will climb, establishing a multi-movie franchise with a TV arm fleshing out the world’s expansive backstory. That isn’t stopping MRC and writer Akiva Goldsman from rolling full-steam ahead, eying a 2017 production date with Idris Elba to briefly reprise his role in adapting King’s novel Wizard and Glass. Get the latest details!
Who wouldn’t want to see a James Bond movie starring Idris Elba? No one! The English actor has become a fan favorite to replace Daniel Craig as the next 007. But as much as we’d all love to see the ‘Luther’ star portray the iconic agent, it’s likely not happening.
The Dark Tower won’t hit theaters until next February, but the viral marketing campaign for the long-awaited adaptation has officially kicked off ahead of Comic-Con 2016 (which starts this week; yes, really). Following this week’s huge batch of sneak peeks, Sony has released a downloadable app for The Sombra Group, which book readers will instantly recognize as the nefarious corporation used by sinister forces to keep a foothold in our world and aid them in their quest to destroy the titular tower.
With Idris Elba at the epicenter of Bond rumors and The Dark Tower production gossip, more than a few of us have kept our eye on the reviews of Bastille Day, a new thriller starring Elba as a CIA agent and former Game of Thrones star Richard Madden as a pickpocket caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Even if the reviews of the film have been mostly average, it did offer us a valuable look at Elba as both an international spy and a modern gunslinger, something we hope to see a lot more of soon.
Ready for even more new photos and details from The Dark Tower? Good, because we have plenty. In addition to yesterday’s sneak peeks and exciting intel on the long-awaited adaptation, we have a handful of new photos featuring Idris Elba’s Gunslinger and his young companion Jake Chambers, played by newcomer Tom Taylor. The pics also give us a good look at Mid-World, the world beyond our own where the titular tower stands and an epic journey awaits.
Not long ago, Stephen King shared a teaser photo from The Dark Tower that hinted at a potentially huge game-changer for the long-developing film adaptation. The TL;DR version: It’s not an adaptation, necessarily, but a sequel. To explain exactly why that is would be to get into book spoiler territory, so I’ll save that for later in this post. For now, director Nikolaj Arcel has confirmed our suspicions about that photo and what it means for Roland’s quest in The Dark Tower.