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David Ayer Tweets Out First Cast Photo of 'Suicide Squad' Line-Up

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:06
Suicide Squad

Here they are…! Get your first look, sort of, at the cast of David Ayer's Suicide Squad for Warner Bros, featuring one hell of a line-up of actors for a one-off DC romp. The photo was tweeted out by writer/director David Ayer today, since (bring it on) production is about to begin on this, and it shows Ayer plus twelve other actors gathered for a "read through", meaning they read through the script to get a feel for their roles. It features everyone from Will Smith to Margot Robbie to Joel Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, Jim Parrack (looking a lot like Tom Hardy) and even comedian Ike Barinholtz. Oddly, Jared Leto is missing, but I think we'll be seeing more of him soon enough. ›››

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Finally See The Avengers & Vision Together in 'Age of Ultron' Banner

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 19:37
 Age of Ultron

So far, we've only been given glimpses of Paul Bettany's new character Vision in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. It appears they're saving most of his action for fans to see in the big screen (could he be the scene staler like Quicksilver was in X-Men: Days of Future Past?). But now we finally have a shot of the pink and green superhero with all the rest of our Avengers and even the title robotic villain. The only downside is that it's one of the most heavily Photoshopped images I've ever seen, and it has so many perspective problems. In looking at this image, you'd have no idea Hulk was supposed to be bigger than any of them. Look below! ›››

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Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Film About 'Grand Theft Auto' Legal Fight

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 18:36
Daniel Radcliffe

After finishing the Harry Potter franchise, Daniel Radcliffe has made some really interesting choices for big screen roles. He was haunted in The Woman in Black, fell in love with Zoe Kazan in What If, got a little mischievous in Horns and played Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings. Now Radcliffe is heading into the world of video games, but not for an adaptation of a hit game, but rather the headline-making story that revolved around the cultural impact of a certain title. THR reports Radcliffe is in talks to star in Grand Theft Auto, a drama that will recount the fight between the creator of the infamously violent game of the same name and a relentless, unorthodox Miami lawyer fighting against violence in video games. Read on! ›››

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Vin Diesel Joins 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,' Being Shot in 3D

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:57
Vin Diesel

Following the addition of Kristen Stewart to the cast of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, a new drama from Life of Pi director Ang Lee, the project has gained two new co-stars, and some information about how the film will be shot has also come to light as well. Deadline reports Fast & Furious franchise star Vin Diesel and Rush Hour franchise star Chris Tucker have both landed roles in the film about a 19-year old soldier whose squad survived a battle that was captured on embedded news cameras, making them instant heroes. But there time in the war is told in flashbacks during their leave back home for a promotional tour. ›››

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'Goosebumps' Writer Pouring Some Water on the 'Gremlins' Remake

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:34
Gremlins

There have been rumblings of a remake of the 1984 horror comedy Gremlins developing at Warner Bros. with last year bringing a rumor that Chris Columbus would be producing the remake. Now Deadline confirms that the studio is indeed working on reviving the original film from Joe Dante with a new version that will be scripted by Carl Ellsworth, who recently wrote the big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps horror book series, as well as Disturbia (which is basically a remake of Rear Window) and remakes of Last House on the Left and Red Dawn. Steven Spielberg will also be producing this one too. ›››

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French Artist Turns Modern Movies into VHS for April Fool's Day Joke

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:11
VHS Movies - Golem13

Maybe these should actually be real, I'd buy a few of them. "I created these VHS covers for 'april's fool day' pretending a parisian hipster named 'Stan' only watched modern films and TV series on VHS," he writes on his Tumblr. French artist Golem13 posted a full breakdown on his own blog detailing his fun creating a series of fake VHS tapes and covers for modern movies and TV shows like "Game of Thrones", "The Walking Dead", "Breaking Bad", The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wolf of Wall Street, Gravity, Interstellar and Guardians of the Galaxy. As goofy as all this sounds, these actually look pretty dang cool and I suggest taking a look at some of the photos of the vintage VHS covers below. If anything, for a quick smile + laugh. ›››

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'Pinocchio' Will Be a Real Boy in Yet Another Live-Action Disney Movie

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:07
Pinocchio

Another day, another report of Disney turning one of their animated classics into a live-action feature film. This time Deadline is reporting that Pinocchio is up for a live-action revamp with Peter Hedges (What's Eating Gilbert Grape?) basing the story loosely on the original story about a wooden puppet who wishes to become a real boy. And of course, there's that whole thing about his nose growing when he tells a lie. We're not sure about how this new version of the story will change things up from the classic, but the core of the story has always been about the relationship between Geppetto and Pinocchio as a father and son. Read on! ›››

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Lionsgate Developing New 'Odyssey' Movie with Francis Lawrence

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:04
The Odyssey

What do you do after earning boatloads of money for Lionsgate making three Hunger Games movies? You adapt Homer's Odyssey of course! Deadline is reporting that Lionsgate has put a brand new version of The Odyssey on the "fast track" for director Francis Lawrence following his work on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 this fall. In fact, they've gone all out bringing the whole team back, including producer Nina Jacobson (Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and writer Peter Craig (The Town, Mockingjay Part 1 & 2, Top Gun 2, Hunter Killer), along with Francis Lawrence. Ten bucks says Jennifer Lawrence is going to be cast in this one somewhere. But it sounds like this will be quite something once they pull it off. ›››

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Watch: First Trailer for Sundance Hit 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:29
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

After making a big splash at the 2015 Sundance film Festival at the beginning of the year, landing some big prizes at the indie showcase, the touching sensation Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is coming to theaters this summer, and the first trailer has just arrived. This film was one of our favorites at Sundance in January, and Alex said, "theperformances from the two leads are exceptional and the story pulls viewers in with genuine humor and heart." The story follows a friendship that blossoms between an awkward boy and a girl with cancer, but it's not just another Fault in Our Stars. This one is very special in its own way. Watch! ›››

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Brie Larson Joins Ben Wheatley's 'Free Fire,' Replacing Olivia Wilde

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:52
Brie Larson

Last fall, we learned filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) would make his first film in the United States with a thriller called Free Fire, and he had an impressive cast that included Olivia Wilde (Rush), Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6), Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins) and also Armie Hammer (The Social Network). However, the line-up has changed slightly as Variety reports Brie Larson (21 Jump Street, Short Term 12) has taken a role, replacing Wilde, who is departing due to scheduling issues, which may be because she was just confirmed to return as Quorra in TRON 3, which starts shooting this fall in Vancouver. ›››

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'Need for Speed' Sequel is in Development, Co-Produced by China

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:29
Need for Speed

Last year, Need for Speed was one of the worst films I saw in 2014. As someone who can enjoy plenty of mindless, fun action, as evidenced by my love of Furious 7 last weekend, I found the video game adaptation to be boring, poorly written and acted just as badly. Not even Michael Keaton could make the proceedings interesting. But the film pulled in $200 million at the box office, likely due to the presence of the video game's fans and those who liked Aaron Paul on "Breaking Bad," and apparently that's enough to warrant a sequel. THR reports Need for Speed 2 is being developed, and it's a co-production with China. Read on! ›››

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Google Developing Plan to Help Fans Avoid Spoilers on Social Media

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 09:30
Google / Spoilers

If there's one thing that can work many consumers of pop culture into a quick rage, it's spoilers. Fans just don't like having details of certain movies, books and TV shows spoiled before they have a chance to see for themselves, and in the age of social media, it's becoming harder than ever. However, Quartz (via Vulture) reports that a new patent was award to Google today that shows the search engine giant is working on a system that will allow fans to block out posts pertaining to certain TV shows, books and movies so your friends and content providers on social media can't spoil them for you. But how would that work? Read on! ›››

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IMAX and Disney Strike Deal Through 2017 for 'Star Wars' & More

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 09:11
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Last spring, Disney and IMAX had struck a new deal that including partnering on then forthcoming films like Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy, and yet to be released films such as Tomorrowland and Star Wars: Episode VII. Now the House of Mouse and the big big screen company have renewed their deal to last through 2017, and the roster of films included in the deal shouldn't be surprising to anyone. Unsurprisingly, it includes Star Wars: Rogue One and Star Wars: Episode VIII, and Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Thor: Ragnarok. But those aren't the only Disney films that will get IMAX releases over the next couple years. More below! ›››

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Weinstein Company & Miramax Developing 'She's All That' Remake

FirstShowing.net - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 08:50
She's All That

It sounds like Hollywood might be scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to remaking properties from the 80s, because The Weinstein Company and Miramax are looking into their 90s film library for a new remake. The Tracking Board (via TheWrap reports there's a remake of the 1999 high school romantic comedy She's All That in the works. At this time, Kenny Leon is attached to direct, which doesn't inspire much confidence since he directed Lifetime's 2012 remake of Steel Magnolias. However, when we take a look at the cast of that made-for-TV movie, it gives us an idea of what new direction this remake will take. ›››

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'Five Nights at Freddy's' Video Game Series Headed to Big Screen

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 19:17
Five Nights at Freddys

Most video games nowadays are complex to play, loaded with mind-blowing graphics, and have big stories, big weapons and plenty of mayhem. But one recent popular video game series called Five Nights at Freddy's is just the opposite. The game places you at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, basically a knock-off version of Chuck E. Cheese's, and you're the newest overnight employee, tasked with keeping an eye on things at the restaurant. But then you learn that the animatronic animal band members come to life and can kill you if you don't pay attention. The game is simple to play, but scary as hell, and now it will be a movie. Read on! ›››

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All Mariah Carey Wants for Christmas is a Movie with Brett Ratner

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 17:08
Mariah Carey

With the exception of staple Christmas carols, perhaps the most well-known holiday song is "All I Want for Christmas is You" by chart-topping singer Mariah Carey. And now she'll be heading into holiday territory on the big screen as Deadline reports New Line has picked up a pitch from Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment that would see her starring in a Christmas movie. At this time, the plot of the holiday film is being kept under wraps, but Carey will likely be able to use her musical talents because it's said to feature the theme of how the power of music can transport you back in time to your truest, most authentic feelings. ›››

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Ed Skrein Confirms His Villain Role in 20th Century Fox's 'Deadpool'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:23
Ajax /  Ed Skrein

On April Fools Day, we learned that 20th Century Fox's adaptation of Deadpool would absolutely be an R-rated comic book venture, and fans couldn't have been happier. And with production underway in Vancouver, more details keep surfacing online. You can find some set photos and videos around the web that we won't post here, but co-star Ed Skrein revealed something that we can highlight, and that's his role in the film. Complete with a picture of his on-set chair, Skrein revealed that he's playing the villain Ajax, who is one of the men responsible for Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) becoming Deadpool in the comics. ›››

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Check Out Some of Jock's Early Concept Art for Ava in 'Ex Machina'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 15:12
Ex Machina Concept Art

"Isn't it strange, to create something that hates you?" With the US release of Alex Garland's new sci-fi Ex Machina just around the corner (on April 10th - go see it!), there's no better time to feature some concept art that appeared earlier in the year (thanks to io9 + CBR). Jock, a famous comic book artist/illustrator, did some concept art work for Garland's Ex Machina when it was in development, helping envision the main robot character Ava played by Alicia Vikander in the film. He tweeted out some of these images in January, and we're just seeing them but it's perfect timing as the film hits theaters here soon. That means everyone finally gets a chance to have their mind opened by the sci-fi fun of Ex Machina (here's my review). ›››

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Kevin Smith is Now Shooting 'Mallrats 2' Next Instead of 'Clerks 3'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:59
Mallrats

Back in March, when Kevin Smith merely teased the potential for a sequel to his 1995 comedy Mallrats, he laid out his schedule for the next year and a half. Clerks III was supposed to be the director's next film, and the confirmed development of Mallrats 2 was aiming to start production in the spring of 2016. However, some production logistics have changed up the schedule a bit. Speaking on his own Hollywood Babble-On podcast (via SlashFilm), Smith revealed that Mallrats 2 will now be his next film, due to the availability of a real shopping mall that they'll have free reign to use before it gets demolished. Read on! ›››

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Olivia Wilde Officially Back as Quorra for Joseph Kosinski's 'TRON 3'

FirstShowing.net - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:19
Olivia Wilde

Back in March, reports surfaced that TRON 3, the sequel to 2010's anticipated TRON: Legacy, was gearing up to start shooting this fall in Vancouver. Shortly thereafter it was confirmed that star Garrett Hedlund and director Joseph Kosinski were going to be back for the sequel, which has been rumored to be title TRON: Ascension. Now word comes from THR that Olivia Wilde will be reprising her role as Quorra, an algorithm turned sentient human who left the grid with Sam (Hedlund), son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), at the conclusions of Legacy. However, we still don't know what the sequel will focus on this time. Read on! ›››

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