Cabin In The Woods director likely to direct the Spidey reboot

Drew Goddard to direct Spiderman reboot in 2017We brought you news last month, that Spiderman was going to make his appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with studios Sony and Marvel joining forces  in an unlikely turn of events. It has emerged that Drew Goddard is the most likely candidate to be selected to write and direct the Spiderman reboot for a 2017 release.

Goddard has written scripts for Cloverfield, World War Z and The Cabin In The Woods (which he also directed) and was set to direct The Amazing Spiderman spinoff movie, Sinister Six for Sony Pictures.

The spinoff which focuses on the web slinger’s arch enemies was going to be Sony’s attempt to crank out as many films as possible before the Spiderman rights returned to Marvel studios. However, this idea was shelved after The Amazing Spiderman franchise’s disappointing performance at the box office.

The film will be the first to involve Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige as producer, which is a good decision given his proven track record producing the existing titles in the MCU.

The only disappointing part of this news is that Marvel plan to distance the new Spiderman from that established by Sony Pictures in order to avoid confusion with previous films, which means recasting Andrew Garfield, who we think is perfect for the role.

 

It Follows trailer

For 19-year-old Jay, the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind. 

Starring Maika Monroe (The Bling Ring) and Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind Of A Funny Story)

Leonard Nimoy dies at age 83

SpockThe sad news has come of the passing of one of our most cherished icons at the age of 83 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy had been fighting this disease after years of smoking, despite having given up the habit three decades ago.

Best known for portraying the half human, half Vulcan Mr Spock on the iconic Star Trek series, Leonard Nimoy has had a long and successful acting and directing history.

George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek and was a friend of Nimoy’s, paid tribute to the actor:

The word extraordinary is often overused but I think it’s really appropriate for Leonard

Well said Takei, he will surely be missed.

 

2015 Oscar winners

oscar-statueBirdman rakes in the top awards at the Oscars last night taking best picture, best director and best original screenplay. Eddie Redmayne scooped the most coveted Best Actor awards for The Theory Of Everything.

Best Picture

Birdman – WINNER

American Sniper
Boyhood
The Imitation Game
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Best Director

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman WINNER

Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actor

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything WINNER

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Steve Carrell – Foxcatcher
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper

Best Actress

Julianne Moore – Still Alice WINNER

Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons – Whiplash WINNER

Edward Norton – Birdman
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
Robert Duvall – The Judge

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood WINNER

Emma Stone – Birdman
Laura Dern – Wild
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Meryl Streep - Into The Woods

Best Animated Film

Big Hero 6 WINNER

How To Train Your Dragon 2
The Boxtrolls
Song Of The Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Original Screenplay

Birdman WINNER

Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler

Straight Outta Compton Trailer

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

2015 Bafta Awards

 

bafta

The BAFTA awards took place at a ceremony in London last night. Boyhood scooped Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director The Theory of Everything picked up Best Actor & Outstanding British Film. Here’s an abbreviated list of winners:

Best Film

Boyhood WINNER

Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything

Best Outstanding British Film

The Theory Of Everything WINNER

’71
The Imitation Game
Paddington
Pride
Under The Skin
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Ted 2 Trailer

Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.

Starring Seth Macfarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Morgan Freeman, Amanda Seyfried,& Liam Neeson

Ghosbusters reboot gets an all female cast

There have been big news surrounding the Ghostbusters reboot as the film gets a release date and an all-female cast. Director Paul Feig tweeted yesterday that he found his cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that the film was originally intended to be a sequel that catches up 30 years on with the original team of Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Complications rose as Murray declined to sign up to the project and then the idea was scrapped completely following the death of Harold Ramis.

Once approached to direct the project, Feig decided to make an entirely new film with the all female cast rather than a sequel. Feig said in an interview to Entertainment Weekly, “I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, let’s just restart it because then we can have new dynamics. I want the technology to be even cooler. I want it to be really scary, and I want it to happen in our world today.”

Ernie Hudson has criticised Feig’s decision saying “If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it’s all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters?

“I love females,” he added. “I hope that if they go that way at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that’s great.

“But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don’t think the fans want to see that.”

However, his co-star Murray disagreed saying, “It sounds great to me. I would watch it.

McCarthy and Wiig have starred together in Bridesmaids, which Feig also directed. Jones and McKinnon are cast members on Saturday Night Live, just like original ghostbusters Dan Ackroyd and Bill Murray.

The film has also received a new release date and is set for a Summer 2016 release.