Jon Favreau proved that he knew exactly how to bring an animated classic to full-bodied life with last year’s CGI/live-action mashup of The Jungle Book, a critical and commercial smash. In an interview conducted by his frequent collaborator Scarlett Johansson (via The Hollywood Reporter), Favreau made it clear that, while The Jungle Book was a daunting endeavor, The Lion King may be an even tougher project to tackle.
Last month, HBO teased Game of Thrones fans with a season 7 promo that gave us a glimpse of Dany’s new look, as well as a preview of the brewing (and long-awaited) showdown between Cersei, Jon Snow, and the Queen of Dragons. Now the network is giving us an even bigger look at what’s ahead for the warriors in Westeros with 15 new photos from the show’s penultimate year — including a Brienne of Tarth/Tormund reunion that makes our hearts swell. Click through for more.
Photos of director James Gunn, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, more on red carpet for Marvel's 'Guardians'
Warning: This post contains big spoilers for The Fate of the Furious. Contrary to what the early trailers have shown (and what Vin Diesel has suggested), it’s not Cipher’s kiss that has Dom under her spell. Rather, she’s secured his services by kidnapping…well, his kid — a baby boy brought into this world by former flame Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky), the Brazilian police officer who temporarily filled the Letty-sized hole in Dom’s heart back when his longtime lover (and, as it later turned out, wife) was missing and presumed dead.
Watch the livestream of the highly anticipated panel from Star Wars Celebration — if there's a trailer, or other secrets revealed, we'll all know it!
It’s hard to believe it has been 16 years since the Fast and Furious crew first hit the big screen. The series about street racing has produced eight feature-length films and two short films and has become one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. Despite numerous cast changes, turmoil on set, and the unprecedented tragedy of Paul Walker’s untimely death in 2013, this series just keeps on going. With The Fate of the Furious opening on April 14, we thought we’d take a look back at all eight of the movie premieres.
Schwarzenegger talks playing man who loses loved ones in midair collision, hunts down air-traffic controller he blames; possible sequels to classics
The Neverending Story is one of those dark ’80s fantasy films that makes a generation of parents wax nostalgic, even as they’re horrified at the thought of showing it to their own young children. Tami Stronach, who played the Childlike Empress, is now one of those parents. At age 10, Stronach was one of three American children cast in the lead roles of Wolfgang Petersen’s 1984 film, which was produced and filmed in Germany.
On Day 67 of Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s 72-day shoot, Spider-Man is taking a nap on the Staten Island Ferry. While director Jon Watts and various crew members bustle about preparing for the next shot, the web-head is sprawled on a wooden bench, his trademark red-and-blue suit partially covered by a robe that’s closer to Venom’s all-black ensemble.
From his days on 'Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place' to 'Deadpool' last year and now the space thriller, track his evolution to 40 year-old father-of-two
Moviegoers will get yet another taste of the perilous pirate’s life when Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales brings Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow back to theaters this summer. For this fifth installment in the hit Disney franchise, he’ll be facing a formidable new foe in Javier Bardem’s Captain Armando Salazar, whose thirst for revenge drives the film’s latest trailer (watch it above). ...
Jake Gyllenhaal says he’s ready to don his stupid man suit once again for a ‘Donnie Darko’ sequel after Richard Kelly, the writer-director of the 2001 cult teen classic, recently revealed he had plans to make a “bigger more ambitious” follow up. “I’m always interested in anything that Richard [Kelly] is doing,” the 36-year-old actor told Yahoo in reference to Kelly’s recent comments while promoting his new movie ‘Life’.
The first thing you’ll probably notice when visiting Val Kilmer’s Twitter account is one of the actor’s colorful abstract paintings. The nostalgic anecdotes (most begin with the word “Once”) are kept brief, due to Twitter’s 140-character limit, and are written not unlike poems (unsurprisingly, Kilmer is also a poet).
‘The Lost City of Z‘ (in cinemas 24 March) tells the incredible true story of Colonel Percy Fawcett, a pioneering explorer who spent his life obsessively searching for Z, a lost civilisation he believed lay hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest. ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star Charlie Hunnam plays the fabled adventurer whose final mission into the jungle, accompanied by his son Jack (‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ star Tom Holland), ended mysteriously in 1925. In order to achieve authenticity director James Gray insisted on shooting the exploration scenes deep amongst the lush nature of the Columbian rainforest and, as its star (and Fawcett himself) found out, nature has a habit of fighting back.
A live-action adaptation of the iconic manga comic (also filmed as a seminal 1988 anime) has been in Hollywood development hell for decades with many huge names including Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Evans, Keanu Reeves, and Christopher Nolan all linked with the project at various stages. 1982-1990 – Katsuhiro Otomo launches his original manga. Set in Neo-Tokyo, 2019 after the nuclear apocalypse, it tells the epic story of youngsters Kaneda, Tetsuo against the backdrop of gang violence, psychic kids and motorbike chases.
Thor: Ragnarok , the threequel in the ongoing saga of the Asgardian Avenger, finds our hammer-less hero (again played by Chris Hemsworth) trapped by a cosmic being and forced to fight his not-so-jolly green friend, the Hulk (with Mark Ruffalo back as Bruce Banner). Meanwhile, across the galaxy, Thor’s homeland is facing destruction. Along with returning characters like Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Anthony Hopkins’s Odin, and even Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, the film introduces Cate Blanchett as the death-goddess Hela and Tessa Thompson as Thor’s formidable ally Valkyrie. ...
Hela, who has had multiple incarnations in the comics, usually wears an elaborate headdress, but Blanchett also gave a lot of thought to how she’d look without her gear — and took some inspiration from fans online. “When I was starting to think about how she might look, I went back to the fanbase,” said Blanchett, who recently spoke to Yahoo.
Emma Watson first won over audiences in 2001 as lovable know-it-all Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Sixteen years later, Watson is set to star as Belle in the live-action remake of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, which opens this weekend. From Hogwarts to the Beast’s castle, let’s take a look back at the young star’s red carpet moments.
Between Netflix‘s film-festival acquisitions and its original feature production (not to mention its TV series), the streaming service has become an entertainment industry juggernaut. Its commitment to movies clearly extends beyond new releases, however, as evidenced by yesterday’s headline-making news that it is coming to the rescue of The Other Side of the Wind, a never-completed film by Orson Welles that a team of producers (including Filip Jan Rymsza, Frank Marshall, and Peter Bogdanovich) has been trying to assemble for release for years, to no avail. As described by The New York Times, The Other Side of the Wind is “a skewering of avant-garde directors…conceptualized by Welles as a type of collage.
Disney has pulled the release of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia, because film censors said it would only be given a certificate if its now infamous ‘gay moment’ was removed. According to The Guardian, the two main cinema chains in Malaysia had expected to begin showing the film on Thursday but said it had now been postponed. The chairman of the Malaysian film censorship board Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid said that he did not know why the movie’s release had been pulled, because a PG13 certificate had been approved as long as the cut was made.
After Zack Snyder called the shots on ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and the upcoming ‘Justice League,’ it looks like there’s a new director in the frame for Superman’s next solo movie. According to Collider, Warner Bros and DC are pressing on with a second ‘Man of Steel’ movie starring Henry Cavill, and they want British director Matthew Vaughn to take the helm.
Danny Boyle didn’t exactly subscribe to the Romero school of zombies before helming the 2002 horror hit 28 Days Later. “I was on the fence about zombies, to be honest,” he told Yahoo Movies while promoting his new film, T2: Trainspotting. The 28 Days Later flesh eaters not only were fast, but punishingly strong, too — something that, per Boyle, had a surprising inspiration.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has denied the rumours that he’s planning to revive his political career with a run for the US senate. In a post on Facebook yesterday, he said: “I’m deeply flattered by all of the people who have approached me about running for Senate, but my mission right now is to bring sanity to Washington through redistricting reform like we passed here in California. “Gerrymandering has completely broken our political system and I believe my best platform to help repair it is from the outside, by campaigning for independent redistricting commissions.