Nearly two years ago, back in January 2013, DreamWorks indefinitely delayed director Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse, which was slated to be his next film at the time. The filmmaker insisted shortly thereafter that the project is not completely dead, but, at the same time, we haven't heard any updates since then. Today, we have word from author Daniel H. Wilson, who wrote the book that this project is adapted from, that there is still hope Robopocalypse may see the light of day.
"It's basically in the queue as far as I know. You know, Spielberg has other movies that he's directing right now. But Robopocalypse has certainly been worked on. I'm sure that Dreamworks is still very excited about it. That's what all indications are."
Steven Spielberg is currently directing the Untitled Cold War Thriller with Tom Hanks, slated for release in October 2015, and then he will move on to The BFG, which will hit theaters in July 2016. We also reported in April that he is producing and may direct The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. Daniel H. Wilson revealed that he will wait patiently for the adaptation to get off the ground.
"It's just about being patient, you know? I think one of the films on Spielberg's slate is The BFG, and that's been floating around for about ten years! I don't really know what a timeline is, but that's certainly normal. So I'm just being patient and working on all my projects. It would be some wonderful bonus points if that ever comes together."
Before the film was delayed indefinitely, Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were attached to star in this sci-fi drama, which explores the state of humanity after a global robot uprising decimates society.
Robopocalypse is in development and stars Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway, Ben Whishaw. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg.
It seems everyone has Marvel Fever after yesterday's blockbuster announcement, where the studio revealed their entire Phase Three slate that consists of nine movies. Last night, NCIS: Los Angeles star LL Cool J sent out an interesting tweet to his 4.5 million followers, which either hints that he's up for a role, or that he's interested in joining the ever-expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe. Take a look at his brief message below.
I'm so ready for this role in Marvel movie.— GOAT. (@llcoolj) October 29, 2014
With so many different projects in various stages of development, including the newly-announced Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman, Inhumans and what will likely be a slew of new characters introduced in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2, it's nearly impossible to glean what role the 46-year-old LL Cool J might even be interested in.
Since his tweet specifically mentioned a "Marvel movie," it's unlikely that he's being eyed to play Luke Cage in the Marvel Netflix TV series of the same name, especially since his current CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles is still pulling solid ratings after six seasons on the air.
The most likely scenario is that LL Cool J just simply wants to be a part of what Marvel is doing, and, to be honest, who could blame him? After all, this same type of self-promotion helped Channing Tatum land the Gambit role, and Vin Diesel teased his involvement with Marvel long before he was officially confirmed as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. However, he also offered another cryptic tweet earlier today, that could indicate he is already in talks.
It's a movie— GOAT. (@llcoolj) October 29, 2014
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After Kevin Feige unveiled the Marvel Phase Three slate earlier today, the producer and Marvel Studios president held a Q&A session with members of the press, where he touched on rumors of Iron Man 4, Spider-Man joining the MCU, and revealed why this event was held today, less than two weeks after DC unveiled their own superhero movie slate. The Marvel president also addressed Doctor Strange/Benedict Cumberbatch casting rumors, when fans will first see Black Panther, and much more.
We've broken down some of the more notable quotes, and you can also check out the full video of the 20-minute Q&A session.
"If there are more years after 2019, then there will be more possibilities. I hope there are more years."
Kevin Feige On the Timing Of This Announcement
"We wanted to do this at Comic-Con this year, and things were not set. Things for Civil War were not set yet, Guardians of the Galaxy hadn't come out yet, and the comfort with dating some of the other movies wasn't set yet. The plan has been, since a few weeks before Comic-Con, when we realized we weren't going to be able to do everything we wanted to do, to decide to do something we haven't done in a long time, or we have never done, which is a singular event, just to announce what we have, when it's ready. I thought that might be early August, I thought it might be September, it ended up being today."
Kevin Feige on Benedict Cumberbatch/Doctor Strange Casting Rumors
"I can say that, if it were confirmed, we would have introduced him today. I like that Chadwick (Boseman), for the most part... I think there was a lot of speculation about a lot of different actors for Black Panther, but I'm glad that didn't leak in earnest, like every single other actor in human history, that is of a certain age, has leaked for Doctor Strange. So, like everything else, that will be announced... later this afternoon? Next week? Next month? Sometime before the release of the movie on November 4, 2016."
Kevin Feige On When Black Panther Will First Be Seen
"With Black Panther, what our little song and dance at the end was meant to signify was that he is definitively a big part of Captain America: Civil War. We will meet him for the first time in Civil War, in costume."
Kevin Feige On Whether Cosmo Will Get A Bigger Part in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
"The great thing about Guardians is there's no lack of awesome characters that we can do fun things with. Is Groot going to be small? Is he going to be big? Will Cosmo come back? What's that duck doing? Where's The Collector? All of those are fun questions, and when Mr (James) Gunn returns from Tokyo, those will be all of the questions that we start to go through."
Kevin Feige On When Captain Marvel Casting News May Be Announced
"My guess is rumors will start flying this second. The initial announcements, in terms of attachments for those films, will probably be writer announcements and director announcements, which I do actually expect will be quite soon. In terms of the actress, I think there's more time on that."
Kevin Feige On How Difficult It Is Crafting the Captain America: Civil War Story
"Well, the Russo's do a great job at trying to answer all of your questions, without giving anything away. They are truthful, in that it is very hard, and it was very hard, which is why we couldn't announce it until Comic-Con, and why we couldn't announce it until today. Now, it's a big story line, of course it is. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a big story line and, make no mistake, this is the Captain America: Civil War of the Cinematic Universe, which will be greatly inspired by the Civil War of the comic universe, but we have very different continuity going. This will be based off all the other films you've seen to this point, particularly Winter Soldier and particularly Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Kevin Feige On The Possibility of a Hulk Stand Alone Movie
"I wouldn't say that Hulk is absent from the timeline. I'd say Hulk is going to appear in many of those movies, particularly all those Avengers movies leading up to 2019 in Infinity War. Mark Ruffalo is on board for all of those films, and we're excited to bring him to those films. What happens with the stand-alone Hulk film, I'm going to say what I said about Black Panther last week, or Captain Marvel a week before that, or Doctor Strange a week before that, or Guardians of the Galaxy two years ago, or Ant-Man 10 years ago: we'll see. We'd love to do it, we'd love to find a place to put it, but right now, Hulk will be appearing with his friends in the other films."
Kevin Feige On Rumors of the Russo Brothers Directing Avengers: Infinity War and Spider-Man Coming to the MCU
"Anything that wasn't specifically an obvious reveal today, is either not true at all, or still rumor until it's worked out."
Kevin Feige On The Nine Movies in Phase Three
"I don't say we set out to have any particular number. Phase One was six films.Phase Two, for those following along you'll realize that Ant-Man truly is the end of Phase Two, and Civil War truly is the beginning of Phase Three. So that leaves us with six films in Phase Two, and it is nine films in Phase Three. One of the reasons is one of the films is being split into two parts, Infinity War, and, because, frankly, the success that we've had, which is beyond our wildest dreams. I mentioned before, 10 films, over $7 billion, it is amazing. It gave us confidence, and, frankly, the studio is firing on all cylinders right now. We have the absolute best team in Hollywood, in front of the camera, behind the camera, working on these movies, which made us comfortable for the first time, as you see in 2017 and 2018, that we had the ability to increase it to three films a year, instead of just two, without changing our methods at all."
Kevin Feige On the Serpent Society Misdirect
"There are always plans, but they're mainly jokes. I'm going to say one more thing about Serpent Society. We had this great idea, right, because Civil War is first up, but we don't want to blow our wad on the presentation right up front, so we had the idea to put Serpent Society on there right up front. I thought it was awesome and hilarious, but then I thought that people are going to love Serpent Society, and think that's cool, but we bet they wouldn't think it was as cool as Civil War."
Kevin Feige On Considering African-American Directors For Black Panther
"We are, and we're doing what we're always doing, which is looking for the best writers and the best directors possible. I'm not going to say for sure that we're hiring any one demographic, but we're certainly meeting with a lot of people. Reggie I've known for many, many years and is a great guy. I think I'm meeting him again shortly. We will do what we've always done, which is hire who we believe are the best people to write the films and to direct the films."
Kevin Feige On Marvel's Agent Carter and the TV Division
"It doesn't affect my end of things much, because my end of things is features, and Jeph Loeb runs our TV division, which is overseeing Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Agent Carter and, of course, all the awesome Netflix series. I have some smaller involvement in Marvel's Agent Carter, because Hayley Atwell and Louis D'Esposito did the short on which the show is based. He directed the pilot, and he just finished it. It's awesome, even now in its rough form, and I had asked to be a little more involved in that one."
Kevin Feige On Inhumans Easter Eggs
"Where they fit into the universe, you may find out sooner than you expect. I already mentioned in the presentations that there are seeds leading to Black Panther, leading to Wakanda, starting very, very soon, likewise in Inhumans. There may be Easter Eggs starting before you know it."
Kevin Feige On The Tone of Marvel Movies
"I'd like to think it's a natural evolution, based on what has come before and where we want to go. I think, in general, the tone of all our movies are equal parts very serious and loving and respetful, and, at the same time, humorous and funny, some more than others. I think that is our default tone, because those are the movies we want to see, and those are the movies we want to make. Sometimes, as in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the story line calls for it to be a little more serious. In Guardians of the Galaxy, there are incredibly emotional moments and very serious moments, particularly in the opening of the film, but also also much funnier and much sillier. We like having both of those ends of the spectrum to play with in all of our franchises, regardless of what the a plot is."
Kevin Feige On Runaways Status
"Runaways is still an awesome script that exists in our script vault, by Drew Pearce. Frankly, the best thing that has happened with that script, is it brought our attention to Drew Pearce, who ended up co-writing Iron Man 3 with Shane Black. We'd love to do something with Runaways some day. Whenever there are television discussions and feature film discussions, that's one we talk about, because we have a solid, solid draft there, but, again, we can't make them all."
Kevin Feige On Worrying About Superhero Saturation
"I think that's a challenge we faced for many, many years. My general feeling is, let's stick to our plan, let's keep doing what we believe in and what the audience is telling us we're doing right. Our plan has never been altered based on what anyone else is doing. In any genre, frankly, particularly in any other superhero film. In terms of the dating, that's why we plant flags as early as we do, to mark some territory, so that you can hopefully have some room. But the truth is there are always going to be big movies on almost every weekend. What we've found so far is that if the movie delivers, the movie will do well. That's what we focus on: what we can control, which is the quality of the pictures."
Kevin Feige On Black Widow Not Getting a Solo Movie
"As I said in the presentation, it's all about introducing new characters. Black Widow couldn't be more important as an Avenger herself, but like Hulk the Avengers films will be the films where they play a primary role. Her role in Avengers: Age of Ultron is very, very big and further develops her character. The plans we have for her through the rest of the Avengers saga are very big and she is a linchpin. So instead of taking her out there or doing a prequel which we haven't done yet, we're continuing the forward momentum of the continuity of the Cinematic Universe, of which Widow is a key part."
Kevin Feige On Civil War Story and 'Secret Identities'
"I don't want to give too much away, but, needless to say, the generalities of the act are the same. Something happens, perhaps it's cumulative to things that have happened in all of the movies leading up to this point, have made the governments of the world say, 'We need to have some oversight on these guys. They need to report to somebody.' So, it falls more under that umbrella, than just 'Take off your mask.' It's not about the secret identity thing, as much as it is about, overall, who reports to who, and who can agree to an oversight committee. As of now, in Avengers 2, there is no more World Security Council, obviously, there is no S.H.I.E.L.D., obviously, Stark is paying for it, and Captain America is running it, and things occur, that make governments begin to question."
Kevin Feige On The Possibilities of Netflix Shows Moving To The MCU For Infinity War
"There are a lot of people from the movies in Infinity War. A lot of it is about space, and a lot is about what happens between now and then, but all of those things inhabit, however far on the outskirts, the same continuity, so certainly, that opportunity exists."
You can take a look at the full Q&A video below, along with over 80 photos from the event, which feature Kevin Feige and special surprise guests Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and the new Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman.
Ant-Man comes to theaters July 17th, 2015 and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, John Slattery. The film is directed by Peyton Reed.
50 Cent shares his experiences on the set of his latest action-packed thriller The Prince, describing his acting techniques and his strive for focus as this drama comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD this week.
From the producers of Lone Survivor and Escape Plan, The Prince features an incredible ensemble cast that includes Jason Patric, Bruce Willis, and John Cusack in a suspenseful revenge thriller that will have viewers on the edge of their seats.
Paul (Jason Patric), a mechanic with past ties to the underworld, is unwittingly drawn back into the life he gave up when he suspects that his daughter has been kidnapped; and he must team up with his old partner, Sam (John Cusack), in order to confront Omar (Bruce Willis), his former nemesis, in order to rescue her.
Loaded with special features including audio commentary with director Brian Miller and actor Jason Patric, extended scenes, interviews with cast and crew and a "Capturing The Prince: Behind the Scenes" featurette, The Prince is available now. Check out rapper 50 Cent as he offers some insight into his role and what it's like working with such a great ensemble of talented players:
As everyone awaits the first trailer for Furious 7, which will be unveiled at a special fan event on November 1, Universal Pictures has debuted a series of 7-second videos featuring Fast & Furious franchise stars Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris taking fans behind-the-scenes with footage of the new cars, locations and fight scenes.
In addition, Universal has also released a series of retrospective featurettes, where the stars look back at some of their favorite locations and the cars they got to drive as a part of this franchise, along with footage that shows how all of the previous movies have lead up to Furious 7.
Check out the videos below, and you can also clickHere to learn how you can submit your questions to stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, and Jason Statham for the live event, which takes place Saturday, November 1 at 12 PM pst.
Furious 7 comes to theaters April 3rd, 2015 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Kurt Russell, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black. The film is directed by James Wan.
A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Alex Garland's directorial debut Ex Machina. Garland also wrote the film, which stars a trio of rising stars - Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander. The film was produced by DNA's Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush executive produced the film along with former Film4 head Tessa Ross. A24 will release the film April 10, 2015. Universal International Pictures is distributing the film internationally.
Here's what an A24 Films representative said about the film in a statement.
"Alex Garland is already one of the most brilliant and distinctive writers working today. Ex Machina marks the beginning of an exciting new step for Alex the director, and we are thrilled to help bring his provocative vision to US audiences."
Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, Ex Machina. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated, seductive--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined.
- Website: Meet-Ava.com
- Facebook: Facebook.com/ExMachinaFilm
- Twitter: Twitter.com/ExMachinaMovie
- Instagram: Instagram.com/ExMachinaMovie
Take a look at the new domestic poster that gives us a closer look "inside" Ava, along with the U.K. poster that debuted earlier today, and stay tuned for the first trailer arriving tomorrow.
Ex Machina comes to theaters April 10th, 2015 and stars Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Corey Johnson, Deborah Rosan, Evie Wray, Sonoya Mizuno, Elina Alminas. The film is directed by Alex Garland.
Following the international trailer that debuted last month, Magnolia Pictures has released two domestic trailers for Serena, the third feature collaboration of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper following Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.
The story centers on Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) and George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper), who build their own timber empire from the ground up at the end of the 1920s. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George's hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton's passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.
Directed by Susanne Bier, Serena co-stars Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones and Charity Wakefield, arriving in theaters February 26, 2015.
Serena comes to theaters February 26th, 2015 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, Sean Harris, Blake Ritson, Kim Bodnia, Charity Wakefield. The film is directed by Susanne Bier.
During Kevin Smith's latest podcast Randal Reflects, the filmmaker revealed that his long-awaited sequel Clerks III will start production this coming June, while he offered new details alongside Jeff Anderson, who will reprise his role as Randall.
We reported last month that the sequel finally has financing locked down, thanks to the success of Kevin Smith's new thriller Tusk. Just last February, though, the filmmaker said he planned on telling this story as a book or a Broadway play. When asked about his thoughts on Clerks becoming a stage show, Jeff Anderson claims that Kevin Smith wanted him to do the play so he could win a Tony Award.
"Who the f*ck is Tony? Why do I want him?!? There was a lot of things going around. I was hearing stuff. It's gonna be a play . . . last I heard it was gonna be a diorama. The only way it would work as a play is if Neil Patrick Harris plays Randall and Glenn Close plays Dante."
"I like the script. It's being introduced to these characters that are friends. Friends of mine. Friends of ours. Whether or not I was going to do the movie, I wanted to read the script. Just for closure for myself! F*ck the fans, I just wanna know! Yeah, it's a very different movie and that's what I like about it. Clerks II was a very different movie from 1, but it wasn't THAT different.Clerks III . . . still not THAT different, but different in a different way. Different, different, different, different. Clerks to me was a gritty movie. Clerks II became this brighter movie. Clerks III to me feels somewhere between 1 and 2. It feels a little gritty and we go back to the beginning stages, but we do see the progression."
Kevin Smith also confirmed that the first 10 minutes of the sequel are in black-and-white, just like his original 1994 classic Clerks.
"The first ten minutes are in black and white. We do enough black and white that kinda makes sense. But I like where [the story] f*cking goes so much. It's my favorite soap opera now. It's kinda like The Empire Strikes Back of the Clerks movies. It doesn't tell the middle story, but it has that kinda feeling."
"They're in the movie as much as they were in Clerks and Clerks II"
Following the final trailer released two weeks ago, Sony Pictures Classics has debuted a new theatrical poster for Foxcatcher, featuring all three stars, Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo.
It remains to be seen if this talented trio will be able to secure Oscar nominations for director Bennett Miller's drama based on a true story, but the buzz leading up to the November 14 release indicates that may be possible. Steve Carell stars as John du Pont, the heir to the du Pont chemical fortune, who invites Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) to help form a team for the 1988 Seoul Olympics, as Mark tries to escape the shadow of his brother, Olympic legend Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo).
While du Pont begins luring Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle, his benefactor begins to turn his attention to Dave, who has everything that Mark lacks. Fueled by du Pont's increasing paranoia and alienation from the brothers, the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen. Take a look at the new one-sheet before this true-story tale unfolds on the big screen starting November 14.
This week's print edition of Entertainment Weekly will give fans their first look at the highly-anticipated Terminator Genisys, with two collectible magazine covers featuring Emilia Clarke (Sarah Connor), Jai Courtney (Kyle Reese), Jason Clarke (John Connor) and Matt Smith as a mysterious character.
The magazine's report also confirms previous reports that this reboot will revisit certain moments from the Terminator franchise, but told in a much different way. The story is set in the year 2029, where the Future War is still ongoing as John Connor leads the human resistance in the battle against Skynet. Just like in the original 1984 classic The Terminator, John sends Kyle Reese back to 1984 to save his mother Sarah from the Terminator before she gives birth to John. Instead of the innocent Sarah from the first movie, Kyle finds a much different Sarah, who was orphaned at just nine years old after another Terminator killed her parents, and she was actually raised by Arnold Schwarzenegger's "aging Terminator", whom she calls "Pops" and was programmed to guard not kill.
Here's what producer David Ellison had to say about this version of Sarah Connor, who is described as a, "highly trained antisocial recluse who's great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion."
"Since she was 9 years old, she has been told everything that was supposed to happen. But Sarah fundamentally rejects that destiny. She says, 'That's not what I want to do.' It's her decision that drives the story in a very different direction."
Check out the magazine covers below, and stay tuned for more details on Terminator Genisys.
Terminator Genisys comes to theaters July 1st, 2015 and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, Douglas Smith, Dayo Okeniyi. The film is directed by Alan Taylor.
Katniss is the only one for the job, but will she be able to handle it after the games destroyed her? That's up for discussion as Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) contemplate the fate of mankind and the role Everdeen will play in the impending rebellion. Lionsgate has released a final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, setting the stage for this epic 2-part finale.
Katniss is forced to revisit her old home of District 12, an area that has been obliterated and burnt black by the Capitol. On November 21st, she will rise up against the system, and lead an army of freedom fighters against the oppression of a tyrannical state. Watch the latest footage, which finds Peeta offering a warning to Katniss that she'll be dead by morning. Everyone is counting on the strong willed young woman in what is touted as the movie event of the year.
Ms. Everdeen is prepared to pay the ultimate price in this action-packed look at the continuing adventures of this epic blockbuster franchise. If she burns, everyone burns with her!
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 comes to theaters November 21st, 2014 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence.
A new clip has arrived online from The Imitation Game, in which Benedict Cumberbatch faces down the immense challenge posed by the Enigma code.
Cumberbatch plays famed cryptologist Alan Turing in the new film, with this latest clip showing his briefing from Charles Dance's Commander Denniston.
Denniston is convinced the code is uncrackable, but as Turing confidently puts it, "let me try, and we'll know for sure…"
Take a look at the new clip, below…
Cumberbatch might be making headlines for his recent casting in Marvel's Doctor Strange, but in Turing, he may well have found the character that leads him to awards season glory. It's quite the performance…
Directed by Morten Tyldum and co-starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong, The Imitation Game will open in the UK on 14 November 2014.