• Akira: The long and tortured history of the live-action remake
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    Akira: The long and tortured history of the live-action remake

    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.

  • Scarlett Johansson Still Supports Black Widow Movie That Doesn't Exist
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    Scarlett Johansson Still Supports Black Widow Movie That Doesn't Exist

    Speaking with Variety for its Power of Women issue, the actress said that she could envision a Black Widow film that’s either a prequel or sequel to the other Avengers movies — and yet it still seems it won't happen any time soon

  • J.K. Rowling defends choice to make five Fantastic Beasts movies
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    J.K. Rowling defends choice to make five Fantastic Beasts movies

    ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is very much an ancillary text in the ‘Harry Potter’ canon. So the yesterday’s news that five films based on the book are being planned in a new franchise has taken aback some fans of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. – Gwyneth Paltrow’s dad told her fame was turning her into an ‘a**hole’ – Hanks attacks Donald Trump over ‘locker room’ comments – Decoding the new Rogue One poster However, the writer has taken to Twitter to calm fears, and of course, it’s worth noting that she will be writing all of them. ...

  • Darth Vader looms large in the new and final Star Wars Rogue One trailer
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    Darth Vader looms large in the new and final Star Wars Rogue One trailer

    After months of teasing, the new – and final – ‘Rogue One – A Star Wars Story’ trailer has finally given us a good look at the return of Darth Vader. Set before the events of ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’, but after ‘Revenge of the Sith’, ‘Rogue One’ promises to show Vader at the height of his power, and as he strides across the screen in the new trailer you’re reminded of the Dark Lord Sith’s incredibly menacing screen presence.

  • Tom Hanks' new Robert Langdon movie Inferno gets a panning
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    Tom Hanks' new Robert Langdon movie Inferno gets a panning

    In fact, the Tom Hanks conspiracy peril-a-thon has taken a bit of a panning at the hands of the critics. Helmed once again by Ron Howard, Hanks’ magizoologist, sorry, symbologist, is on the trail of Ben Foster’s Betrand Zobrist, a scientist bent on solving the human race’s population problem in a particularly apocalyptic manner. Langdon too finds himself the subject of a manhunt, though he’s assisted along the way by ‘Rogue One’ star Felicity Jones’s Dr. Sienna Brooks.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow's dad told her fame was turning her into an 'a**hole'
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    Gwyneth Paltrow's dad told her fame was turning her into an 'a**hole'

    Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that her dad, the late producer and director, Bruce Paltrow, gave her something of a reality check back in the days when he thought she might be getting too big for her boots.

  • Is Wonder Woman bisexual? Gal Gadot answers
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    Is Wonder Woman bisexual? Gal Gadot answers

    Following the news that Wonder Woman is bisexual – thanks to her current comicbook writer Greg Rucka – Gal Gadot has broached whether there will be any broaching of the subject in the forthcoming movie. Gadot, who is playing the Amazonian superhero, was doing the rounds for new comedy ‘Keeping Up With The Joneses’ when the subject came up. “In the film she falls in love with a man [Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine].

  • CoverGirl Introduces Its First-Ever Cover Boy
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    CoverGirl Introduces Its First-Ever Cover Boy

    Male makeup gurus are having a moment, and James Charles, a 17-year-old YouTube sensation, is adding another, as CoverGirl's first cover boy.

  • Matt Damon hailed as a 'time traveller' after picture from 1961 emerges
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    Matt Damon hailed as a 'time traveller' after picture from 1961 emerges

    It’s not a case of if Matt Damon comes clean about being a time traveller, more when. Many eschewed the ‘time traveller’ explanation, concluded ‘Matt Damon a vampire? Matt Damon joins a legion of celebrity time travellers caught out on the internet.

  • Justice League Assembles, Goofs Off, in New Behind-the-Scenes Twitter Video
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    Justice League Assembles, Goofs Off, in New Behind-the-Scenes Twitter Video

    Zack Snyder has given us the best look yet at the team of super friends joining together for Justice League. The clip features the nearly assembled League — Flash (Ezra Miller), Batman, (Ben Affleck), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) — taking an elevator ride. Ezra Miller’s Flash provides comic relief both onscreen and off.

  • Brad and Angelina's relationship 'tense' on strange working honeymoon film set
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    Brad and Angelina's relationship 'tense' on strange working honeymoon film set

    Brad Pitt and Angelina’s marriage is said to have been under strain even during their strange ‘working honeymoon’, it’s being claimed. The couple married after a decade together in 2014, making the odd decision to spend their honeymoon on the set of their recent movie ‘By The Sea’. Pitt, meanwhile, would go to a local bar alone.

  • Could Kim Kardashian’s Social Media Presence Have Played a Role in Robbery?
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    Could Kim Kardashian’s Social Media Presence Have Played a Role in Robbery?

    The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is very active on all social media platforms, so it’s easy to keep track of her movements in real time. Early Monday, five masked men held her up in Paris and took jewelry worth $10 million.

  • First look: Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie in A.A. Milne biopic
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    First look: Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie in A.A. Milne biopic

    Milne created some of the most beloved children’s literature of all time, basing the world of the Winnie the Pooh on his son Christopher Robin’s toys. Playing Milne’s wife Daphne is ‘Suicide Squad’ star Margot Robbie, alongside with ‘Boardwalk Empire’s Kelly Macdonald as the couple’s nanny and Will Tilston playing the young Chrisopher Robin. Helming the project is Simon Curtis, who previously directed ‘Woman In Gold’ with Helen Mirren last year and ‘My Week With Marilyn’.

  • Live action The Lion King remake announced, Jon Favreau to direct for Disney
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    Live action The Lion King remake announced, Jon Favreau to direct for Disney

    Disney is set to complete the circle of life once again as a live action remake of ‘The Lion King’ has been announced by the Hollywood studio. Fresh from his success of adapting ‘The Jungle Book’ earlier this year, Jon Favreau is the man tasked with bringing the hit 1994 animation right up to date, using state of the art VFX technology to tell Simba’s tale. Like ‘The Jungle Book’, this new take on Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff’s African-set adventure will be a live-action/VFX hybrid, but it’s not yet clear whether the film will retain any of the original’s musical numbers written by Elton John and Tim Rice.

  • No blinking, no pointing: Tim Burton and Eva Green reveal the secrets of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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    No blinking, no pointing: Tim Burton and Eva Green reveal the secrets of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    Have you ever noticed how characters in Tim Burton films never seem to blink? “I don’t,” confirms Burton, “I don’t know why. ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ – in UK cinemas from Thursday, 29 September – is based on Ransom Riggs’ best-selling YA novel of the same name.

  • Daniel Radcliffe: Farting corpse movie 'walk outs' were exaggerated
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    Daniel Radcliffe: Farting corpse movie 'walk outs' were exaggerated

    Daniel Radcliffe’s new movie ‘Swiss Army Man’ (in UK cinemas on 30 September) caused quite a stir when it debuted at Sundance earlier this year, but not for the reasons they were hoping for. Reports from the indie film festival suggested that dozens of people had walked out of the film’s premiere, with Variety saying that “a continuous stream of audience members” headed for the door before it had even finished, and thus the the film’s reputation as “that farting corpse” movie was cemented for eternity. “It’s really boring what actually happened at Sundance,” Radcliffe explained to Yahoo Movies, “The film went up half an hour late.

  • Angelina Jolie scraps 'beloved' film project to avoid working with Brad Pitt
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    Angelina Jolie scraps 'beloved' film project to avoid working with Brad Pitt

    The fallout from the Brangelina split continues, with reports that Angelina Jolie has scrapped a long-planned movie project about elephant poaching to avoid working with Brad Pitt. The movie was set to be called ‘Africa’, and was a biopic about real-life conservationist, politician and paleoanthropologist Dr. Richard Leakey. Leakey was the head of wildlife conservation in Kenya in the late 80s, creating the first well-armed anti-poaching units to prevent the practice going on, and giving authorisation to shoot on sight.

  • Taika Waititi on Hunt For The Wilderpeople and retaining his voice on Thor: Ragnarok
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    Taika Waititi on Hunt For The Wilderpeople and retaining his voice on Thor: Ragnarok

    New Zealand director Taika Waititi is currently two-thirds of the way through making ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ the biggest film of his career so far, but even that huge Marvel behemoth may struggle to surpass his current film ‘Hunt For The Wilderpeople’ at the New Zealand box office, where’s its recently become the biggest ever homegrown hit in Kiwi box office history.

  • Hugh Grant says that filming sex scenes is a 'turn on'
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    Hugh Grant says that filming sex scenes is a 'turn on'

    Most actors will extoll the abject awfulness of having to film sex scenes for movies… but not Hugh Grant. In a frank interview with W magazine, Grant explained his unorthodox thinking. “Love scenes are extremely difficult,” he said.

  • Watching 'By the Sea' After the Jolie-Pitt Split: Scenes From an Imperfect Marriage
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    Watching 'By the Sea' After the Jolie-Pitt Split: Scenes From an Imperfect Marriage

    Taking a second look at Brangelina's 'By the Sea,' the quiet 2015 drama she directed and both starred in, about a couple in crisis, in light of their real-life split

  • Disney pulls its controversial Moana costume from the shelves
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    Disney pulls its controversial Moana costume from the shelves

    Disney has pulled its Maui costume from the new movie ‘Moana’, after ‘blackface’ accusations from the Polynesian community. A statement from Disney read: “The team behind Moana has taken great care to respect the cultures of the Pacific Islands that inspired the film, and we regret that the Maui costume has offended some.

  • Daniel Radcliffe: Having a skinhead made me MORE recognisable
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    Daniel Radcliffe: Having a skinhead made me MORE recognisable

    Daniel Radcliffe’s new film ‘Imperium’ (in UK cinemas Friday) sees the ‘Harry Potter’ star as you’ve never seen him before. “I actually became weirdly more recognisable [with a skinhead],” Daniel told Yahoo Movies, “Even though I looked very different, I think my hair gives me a little bit of cover or something.

  • Fifty Shades Darker Beats The Force Awakens' Most-Viewed Trailer Record
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    Fifty Shades Darker Beats The Force Awakens' Most-Viewed Trailer Record

    Move over Rey and Finn… Christian and Ana have just taught you a lesson in trailers. Following its release this week, the trailer for ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ has been viewed an eye-popping 114 million times in 24 hours. – Bill Murray is working in a bar in Brooklyn this weekend – Margot Robbie for Harley Quinn spin-off – Stan Lee’s life story to be made into ’70s action movie’ By comparison, the first proper trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, the previous champ, was viewed 112 million times over the same period. Breaking down the views, it racked up 39. ...

  • Margot Robbie Confirmed To Produce And Star In Harley Quinn Spin-Off
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    Margot Robbie Confirmed To Produce And Star In Harley Quinn Spin-Off

    It looks like that spin-off Harley Quinn movie with Margot Robbie is go. Rumoured earlier this year, even before the release of ‘Suicide Squad’, the Australian actress has now signed a ‘first look’ deal with Warner Bros, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will have helped no end that ‘Suicide Squad’, despite its terrible reviews, has raked in the cash for Warner Bros – it currently stands at a $701 million gross worldwide.