Dane DeHaan (Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Oppenheimer) and Sophie Turner (HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix and X-Men Apocalypse) will star in crime thriller, Wardriver, which is currently being shopped at EFM by Highland Film Group with CAA Media Finance handling domestic.
While it’ll be a bit of a wait until Marvel brings the X-Men back to the big screen following Disney’s acquisition of all things 20th Century Fox, Simon Kinberg is still carrying the torch for the franchise with its current finale, Dark Phoenix, arriving on June 7. The final trailer is online with Sophie Turner back in the spotlight for a second outing as the troubled coming-of-age telepath.
Without question, director Bryan Singer has done some incredible work on the X-Men saga dating back to the early two-thousandies. Recent events and troubling revelations may or may have not dampened his prospects on the franchise – I’m not at all certain, though fans weren’t exactly keen on seeing Simon Kinberg take the mantle either. The comments at the time were, in a word, passionate.
When news broke last year that Simon Kinberg was going to direct an X-Men movie, the news wasn’t met with a lot of optimism on my end from folks who’ve said something on it. Personally, I didn’t know what to believe even though he’d worked on at least three X-Men titles in addition to having been involved with Bryan Singer’s canonical inductions with Days Of Future Past and Apocalypse.
Is that a referendum of some kind? Nah. I have rather enjoyed Fox’s little corner of the MCU sans Brett Ratner’s The Last Stand, and especially with regard to Singer’s work from the very beginning. So, I’m keen on giving Kinberg a chance with whatever lies ahead for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and judging by what’s discussed over at Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive pictorals, it looks like he’s doing alright by the fans thusfar.
Sophie Turner returns to in the title role with select cast from First Class and onward along with actress Jessica Chastain and Daniel Cudmore. Hailing as one of two tonally different X-Men universe features for next year, his one arrives on November 2, 2018, and with 20th Century Fox extending its global slate deal with IMAX through 2019, you can expect to catch this one on IMAX screens as well.
Entertainment Weekly has a batch of first look photos for fans to take in the progress. Check out a few below and the rest by clicking here.
I honestly didn’t expect director Kyle Newman‘s latest fish-out-of-water action comedy, Barely Lethal, to be so obscure in the past year or more. Thankfully though, the film isn’t too far off from its forthcoming DVD/Blu-Ray and Digital releases next month, with actress Hailee Steinfeld starring as a young, highly trained spy on a whimsical quest of self-discovery on what it’s like to be a “normal” teenage girl.