The American adaptation to the big screen of manga serial "Death Note" just got its director. Adam Wingard, known for movies such as "The Guest" and "You're Next," has signed on as the film's director. Previously rumored directors include Shane Black and Gus Van Sant.
"Death Note" according to a report in Cinema Blend, is one of two manga adaptations for the big screen, the other one being "Akira." While Akira is experiencing its own set of problems, "Death Note" is said to be faring better because of this recent piece of news.
Wingard's experience in horror flicks is said to bode well for the upcoming film, given the manga series' "dark sensibilities." The story follows a high school student, Light, who discovers a book that can be used to kill anyone using any means. Instead of using the book for evil, he instead uses it to rid the world of evil, one death at a time. His actions however do not go unnoticed, as a police detective is keeping track of him and his antics. more >>
In the wake of ongoing racial tensions taking place around the nation, the film "Black or White" may inspire people to see beyond the surface of skin color if they take the movie home.
Nearly five months after it was released in movie theaters, "Black or White" is now being released on BLU-RAY, DVD and Digital HD on May 5. The movie intertwines elements of faith, forgiveness, and race when two grandparents find themselves engaged in a legal battle for the custody of their bi-racial granddaughter, Eloise.
The caucasian grandfather, played by Oscar winner Kevin Costner, is suddenly left to care for Eloise on his own after the death of his daughter and his wife, while the African-American grandmother, played by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, believes she should be raising the child of her struggling son, Reggie. more >>
The past week, the rumor mills were saying that the list was down to five young actors. This week, it's down to the final two candidates -- Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland. An insider report claims that only two candidates are being considered for the role of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This report has yet to be confirmed by Marvel and Sony. Both actors however fit the mold that both Marvel and Sony are looking at for the new Spider-Man. Both are 18 year-old actors and will be able to play a teen-aged and younger Spider-Man in the upcoming "Avengers" Marvel movies and the next live-action remake of Spider-Man, according to Cinema Blend. Both also look young enough to continue playing the role in the next few years or so.
Butterfield and Holland were also included in the rumored shortlist of five young actors last week. There is no indication who the studios prefer at this point. more >>
Filming for the sequel of the 3D science fiction action comedy film series, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," is now reportedly in session and a slew of set videos released showed The CW's "Arrow" star Stephen Amell suiting up as Casey Jones.
Per Screen Rant, the first video title saw the return of Megan Fox as the journalist April O'Neil. She is seen running away from a Foot Clan ninja. After what seems to be a confrontation, Amell's hockey stick-wielding character showed in to knock down the assailant.
The next scene showed the Ninja Turtle brothers approaching April. Casey went to his guard once again thinking that the newcomers are cohorts of the Foot Clan member. Thanks to April, the vigilantes were finally acquainted with each other. more >>
Marvel and Sony made it clear that they will be bringing a high school, teenage Peter Parker first into the Marvel Cinematic Universe via the 2016 big screen film "Captain America: Civil War" and then on a new, standalone "Spider-Man" movie in 2017.
There has been a list of names reported over the course of months who are rooted to play the said role. Recent news, however, indicates that there are now two finalists vying to be the person behind the red and blue mask.
Birth Movies Death claimed 18-year-old "Ender's Game" actor, Asa Butterfield, as a possible pick, while the other contender is British actor Tom Holland, who recently starred with Chris Helmsworth in "In the Heart of the Sea." more >>
The "Avengers: Infinity War" movies are planned for a back-to-back shoot, Chris Evans said in an interview.
Marvel Cinematic Universe's 18th and 21st films, "Avengers: Infinity Wars," which have been split into two movies, will be shot within a span of nine months, Captain America, Chris Evans told Esquire.
The back-to-back filming is scheduled for the last quarter of 2016 for the two films set to hit theaters in May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019. more >>