While the first trailer to The King's Man prominently features Ralph Fiennes as the Duke of Oxford and the need for the group, the second introduces how the first team comes together. Matthew Vaughn returns to direct the prequel and third film of the Kingsman series, loosely based on the comics of the same name […]
Director Matthew Vaughn reunites with his Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson by casting him for the Kingsman prequel film, Kingsman: The Great Game. Taylor-Johnson built an impressive resume of comic book film roles with the Kick-Ass film franchise as the title character and The Avengers: The Age of Ultron as Quicksilver. He joins a loaded cast that includes Harris Dickinson (FX's […]
The zombie genre has become so prevelant in popular culture that it has come full circle from horror movie, to social commentary, to cliche, to satire, and now back to horror movie with commentary. A new zombie movie currently making the rounds on the festival circuit is called The Girl With All The Gifts. It's […]
Paramount Pictures have chosen French director Bruno Aveillan to helm Hansel and Gretel: Witchhunters 2. The original films director Tommy Wirkola decided to exit the film after having written the script, which seemed to have put the sequel in jeopardy. But with Aveillan coming on board the studio is now looking for a writer to […]
Lucifer, Hellblazer and X-Men: Legacy scribe Mike Carey has adapted his own 2014 novel The Girl With All The Gifts (written under the name M.R. Carey) for a film to be directed by Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders, Sherlock). This will be McCarthy's first feature directing and he's got quite the cast to work with as […]
Neil Jordan's movies so often make me feel like I'm looking not into a mirror, but through one, perhaps from the inside. The world I'm looking at is always on the edge of being recognisable, and the characters seem to have understandable, relatable hearts and minds, but something is always out of joint. Sometimes, his […]
Yes, the Neil Jordan staples all seem to be present and correct, but the film still looks to be fresh, and full of powerful images. I can't wait to see more.
I'd bet on Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner having sequel clauses in their original contracts. Poor sods.
Her second film based on Posy Simmonds comic.
It looks every bit the Neil Jordan film it is.
Being joined by Gemma Arterton, Eli Roth, Saoirse Ronan and more.
Mind your eyes.
If I had the power to do absolutely anything, I'd cast these guys too.
Witches get punched. A lot.
I saw an extended, exciting clip from Byzantium at Frightfest, featuring Gemma Arterton and a pretty good chunk of backstory. This clip, with co-stars Saoirse Ronan, Caleb Landry Jones, Kate Ashfield and Jeff Mash might give a lot less away, but still reveals one key plot point. And I don't mean that the film is […]
Nobody puts Hawkeye in the oven.
Here's a beautiful still of Gemma Arterton in Byzantium, one of my most keenly anticipated films of the year. It comes from the Facebook page of West End films. I was prompted to go looking for it when Shock Til You Drop published a cropped version from West End's website. The film's director of photography […]
It's like the hokey cokey… but with Iron Man 3 actresses instead of legs. Scarlett Johansson was in. Scarlett Johansson went out. Jessica Chastain was in. Now Jessica Chastain is out. She posted to her Facebook (found via Movieline): Sorry to say that Iron Man 3 isn't going to work out. My schedule is jammed packed and […]
Undoubtedly one of my most keenly anticipated pictures of the year, Neil Jordan's Byzantium sees him return to the Vampire genre, as well as the British sea front drama, which he has also excelled at. The script has been written by Jane Eyre and Tamara Drewe's Moira Buffini, based upon her own play, and as […]
Neil Jordan was the director of The Company of Wolves, Interview With the Vampire and Ondine, and he's attached to the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. He's a master at finding the lyrical in stories of real life and real danger, and at hiding the impossible just underneath a thin veil of the possible.