David Lynch may have his own thoughts about the finalized version of his own original 1984 adaptation of the titular Frank Herbert novel, Dune. That hasn’t really hindered it from etching a place among the fandom in sci-fi history as one of the most celebrated movies to date, and as such, fans now get to see if the newest revisal from director Denis Villeneuve will stand the test of time from Warner Bros. Pictures.
It was back in January ahead of EFM that Hugh Jackman and actress Rebecca Ferguson (The Greatest Showman) were circled for roles in the forthcoming action sci-fi, Reminiscence. It was reportedly a hot package among buyers and thus, developments this week bring word that Warner Bros. has acquired global rights to the project with principal photography commencing around late October in New Orleans and Miami.
They say “…if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, invariably, in the case of Tom Cruise and Chris McQuarrie, it appears they’re not fixing shit after totaling near $1.5 billion dollars between the last two Mission: Impossible films.
Wednesday’s official trailer launch for The Kid Who Would Be King comes as delightful memory jogger roughly a year-and-a-half since its announcement. The new Joe Cornish-directed family action adventure is poised for a 2019 release pitting Ashbourne Serkis front and center with Patrick Stewart and Mission: Impossible franchise darling Rebecca Ferguson.
Attack The Block helmer Joe Cornish is has hit the pavement this week with the start of production for the new action adventure, The Kid Who Would Be King for Twentieth Century Fox. Cameras are rolling in London with Louis Serkis (Alice Through The Looking Glass) starring opposite Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation).
THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING tells the story of Alex, a twelve-year-old British schoolboy whose everyday problems are dwarfed by his discovery of the mythical sword Excalibur.
Now, with the most powerful sword in history in the hands of the most powerless schoolboy in Britain, an epic adventure begins as Alex and his friends must thwart a medieval villain named Morgana (Ferguson), who is hell-bent on destroying the world.
Rounding out the cast are newcomer Dean Chaumoo who plays Alex’s best friend, Bedders, along with Tom Taylor (The Dark Tower) and Rhianna Doris (Secret Life of Boys) in the roles of Lance and Kaye, who complete Alex’s band of would-be warriors. Actor Angus Imrie (Kingdom) will take on the young incarnation of the wizard Merlin, with Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise) as the senior version.
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce the film for Working Title next to Nira Park of Big Talk Pictures. Fox will distribute the film with Michael Ireland overseeing.
Actor Michael Fassbender’s latest, The Snowman, is heading to theaters October 20. Director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), sits at the helm for this one inspired by the seventh installment ot Norwegian author Jo Nesbø’s hit Harry Hole book series and with none other than Fassbender leading point.
Read on for the announcement from a few days ago, and then watch the trailer:
Variety brings word that actress Rebecca Ferguson is poised to star in the new sci-fi thriller, Life, for Skydance Pictures. Child 44 and Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa is being tapped to direct the film from a script by Deadpool scribes Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick.
The film centers on the crew of the International Space Station who retrieve a sample from Mars only to find themselves in danger when it starts to show signs of greater intelligence. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn.
The film is the latest for Ferguson who had a great run in 2015 next to Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. The film is the franchise’s fifth installment which is expected to follow-up this August for the sixth film with Ferguson is expected to return long after wrapping up Tate Taylor’s The Girl On The Train for DreamWorks.
Life currently awaits further updates on cast, crew and date info. More ahead.
Showbiz411 reportedly has it on good terms that actress Rebecca Ferguson will likely be reprising her role as Ilsa in the forthcoming production of the sixth Mission: Impossible film. The news comes within months since actor Tom Cruise confirmed a new movie was in development back in July in the wake of the film’s successful theatrical release with word of Christopher McQuarrie’s return to the director’s chair as of recent.
Ferguson contribued greatly to her role in the film which takes off initially as a wild card for lead character Ethan Hunt as he and his team faced off with a rogue terrorist organization of anti-spy mercenaries nearly equal in skill and scope. Moreover, the actress who is currently tackling director Tate Taylor’s thriller, The Girl On The Train, is also the first actress to come aboard the film with more information pending on the remainder of the cast.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation went on to earn more than $700 million dollars at the box office worldwide, and deservedly so. The sixth film remains without a title but will likely commence next year while Cruise also plots other upcoming titles, including the currently-filming Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back, a hopeful Edge Of Tomorrow sequel and a reboot of The Mummy starring Sofia Boutella.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION To Release On BluRay, DVD And Combo Pack This November And December
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hailed as “relentlessly thrilling” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly) and filled with “jaw-dropping stunts” (Scott Mendelson, Forbes), the global hit MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—ROGUE NATION takes off on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand December 15, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The critically acclaimed action-thriller will also be available as part of the Mission: Impossible 5-movie Blu-ray collection, the perfect gift for the holiday season. The film arrives four weeks early on Digital HD November 17.
Following a lawsuit dismissal just a few days ago involving screenwriter and former plantiff Timothy Patrick McLanahan, things are moving forward with some further casting news for the forthcoming production of the tentatively titled Mission: Impossible 5. Paramount Pictures annouced the film last August with actor Tom Cruise producing as well as returning to the role of agent Ethan Hunt in the fifth film of the series, pairing him once again with Jack Reacher helmer Christopher McQuarrie.
Trade site Deadline has reported the addition of two more names to the confirmed cast, including London actress Rebecca Ferguson in the female lead, and actor and former MSNBC host Alec Baldwin in the role of the C.I.A. director. Simon Pegg, who debuted his role in the the third film and continued into the fourth confirmed his return to the franchise with MTV last November, while actor Jeremy Renner stated his return to the franchise earlier last month; Renner joined the franchise with actress Paula Patton for the fourth film, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which became the biggest film of the franchise grossing nearly $700 globally under director Brad Bird.
There’s no word yet on what the plot will entail regarding Iron Man 3 co-scribe Drew Pearce’s screenplay, and none on whether or not Patton or franchise actor Ving Rhames or Ghost Protocol actress Paula Patton will be back on board. Mission: Impossible 5 bows next Christmas.
Stay tuned for more info.
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