The first couple of images from the upcoming Point Break remake have been released following the recent panel at CinemaCon with the cast and director Ericson Core. The images show that the film will maintain an aspect of extreme sports going into the new film. The images give us a first look at Luke Bracey as Johnny Utah (previously portrayed by Keanu Reeves) and Edgar Ramirez as Bodhi (previously portrayed by Patrick Swayze)
The film has also been given an official synopsis that reads as follows:
In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller “Point Break,” a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world’s economy into a tailspin.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes.
The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by extreme athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.
Ray Winston, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo also join the cast. Point Break is scheduled for a release date of 8 January 2016
One day before the UK release of Avengers Age of Ultron, we got word from Scarlett Johansson about the upcoming live action take on Ghost in the Shell. According to the actress, shooting is set to start at the beginning of 2016.
The Ghost in the Shell is based on the original manga series by Masamune Shirow. The story revolves around a fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in the mid-21st century of Japan.
The original 1995 movie was a cult hit and has had a sequel with another due this year 2015. DreamWorks and Steven Spielberg acquired the film rights back in 2004
The film is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders who was the director of Snow White and the Huntsman with William Wheeler on scripting duty. Margot Robbie was tipped to play the lead but in late 2014 Scarlet Johansson was officially cast as the main protagonist Motoko Kusanagi.
Following the huge success that was the Kingsman: The Secret Service, director Matthew Vaughn has taken up the mantle of directing the film adaptation of the Flash Gordon series.
The Original Flash Gordon comic strip from 1934 followed the story of a handsome polo player named Flash who ventures into space following a meteor shower on earth and finds himself on planet Mongo ruled by an evil emperor Ming.
The series has been adapted into animated and live action TV series, including a 1980s film that wasn’t a success but has achieved cult status among devoted fans.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay wrote the latest script based on the comic-strip character and with big comic book hits like X-Men First class and Kick Ass, Matthew Vaughn may be about to add another to his resume.
It should also be noted however that Vaughn is equally engrossed in a number of projects, producing or writing sequels to films he directed.
Does Matthew Vaughn have the talent to bring cheesy, camp fest back to the big screen? Let us know in the comments below.
Marvel has released the latest Fantastic Four trailer albeit reluctantly follow a leak of the trailer ahead of its scheduled release. The trailer reveals a first look at Toby Kebbell’s Doctor Doom and a better glimpse at Jamie Bell as The Thing. The trailer also lays out more of the film’s plot and some of the humour that we can expect.
THE FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell
So here we have it the first look at Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in all its awesome HD goodness. Seems that DC decided to move forward their trailer release due to a pirated version hitting the net and getting a LOT of views. With a release date of March 2016 we can hardly wait.
Starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane and Jeremy Irons
Another teaser trailer has dropped for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, narrated by Mark Hamill whilst teasing scenes with some of the new characters to the franchise played by John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley and finally ending with an appearance from Harrison Ford reprising his role as Han Solo, which is causing nerdgasms all over the world as you read this.
Plot details are still unknown at this point but that should demystify as we get closer to the release date which is scheduled for 18 December 2015.
Director Bryan Singer posted a tweet confirming that The Newsroom actress will be playing the character in the next installment of the X-Men franchise.
Psylocke is a powerful mutant with telepathic capabilities with notable ties to Wolverine and Angel as well as a prominent place in the Age of Apocalypse storyline. This announcement comes after the recent spree of castings including Ben Hardy’s appointment as the new Angel.
Olivia Munn also starred alongside Johnny Depp in Mortdecai and last year’s Deliver Us From Evil and is currently on set for Ride Along 2.
Also returning are James McAvoy as young Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as young Erik Lensherr and Jennifer Lawrence appearing for the last time as Mystique. The movie is directed by Bryan Singer and written by Simon Kinberg, Dan Hains and Michael Doherty.
X-Men Apocalypse will be released on 27th May 2016
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been given a green light for a sequel and now Variety are reporting that Arrow star Stephen Amell has signed on to play hockey mask wearing vigilante Casey Jones.
Amell is no stranger to wearing a mask and stopping bad guys in his city from CW’s Arrow TV series. Variety are reporting that Amell tested with a half-dozen actors but eventually it was his chemistry with Megan Fox that got him the part.
Casey Jones was created as a parody of the costumed vigilante in the comic series, becomes an ally to the turtles and plays a love interest to April O’Neil in the TMNT franchise.
Will Arnett and Megan Fox will be reprising their roles in the film but plot details and other returning cast members remain unknown.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 hits the big screens on 3rd June 2016
The second trailer has been released for Terminator: Genisys and presents a dark twist to the franchise. Forewarning, many are considering this trailer a massive spoiler! If you would rather wait for the surprise at the cinema, check out this trailer that we posted back in December.