"Mozart in the Jungle" star Gael García Bernal will play the role of sword-wielding crime-fighter Zorro in an upcoming reboot from director Jonás Cuarón.
The film, which is set in the near future, will be titled "Z," Deadline has learned. It reimagines the legend of the iconic swashbuckler, the legendary character created in 1919 as a hero representing the rural class in the Spanish colonization of California.
"Z" marks the reunion of García Bernal and Cuarón, who recently worked together on "Desierto," an immigration thriller which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 and is slated for release by STX Entertainment later this year. more >>
On May 18th, "X-Men: Apocalypse" will hit international big screens. Ahead of its overseas release, a film industry expert published his thoughts, stating that the movie is altogether a disaster and could possibly mark the end of the hit franchise.
Forbes contributor and film expert Scott Mendelson believes there are several reasons that make the disastrous film. One of the more apparent reasons is the decision to focus the story around Magneto (Michael Fassbender). Mendelson pointed out in his review that the character's new wife and daughter were given more dialogue than Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Psylocke (Olivia Munn).
Another issue is the lack of screentime given to the other three "horsemen," Psylocke, Storm and Angel (Ben Hardy). Jennifer Lawrence herself, who plays the role of Mystique, wasn't also given a good storyline. A more colorful story for Lawrence's character could have done good for the film as she is considered as the world's biggest female star. more >>
A religious upbringing and a strong relationship with God isn't what prompted Rodrigo Garcia to write and direct the Jesus centered movie "Last Days in the Desert."
The director said something unexplainable motivated him to bring the story of Yeshua's 40 days in the desert where he was tempted by Satan to the big screen.
"I don't know what organ of my body this film came from," Garcia told the Los Angeles Times. "I kept asking myself, 'What are you doing? A movie about Jesus?' But I couldn't get it out of my head." more >>
There always is anticipation whenever the Cannes Film Festival draws near, and that is attributed to the showcase of a lineup of the most significant films of the year. But unlike other film festivals that are likewise held on an annual basis, Cannes always gives opportunities to everyone, not just those big-budget flicks and blockbuster material-type of movies.
There are films that fancy the young and new generation even though they don't really mean much, and there are some that matter, at least in the perspective of art. Here's a list of those we believe have what it takes to bring home the bacon in this year's festival:
1. "The BFG" more >>
Ewan McGregor, the Hollywood actor who plays the role of Jesus Christ in the "Last Days in the Desert" movie, has admitted that he is neither a Christian nor religious, but follows more of the Jewish tradition.
"I'm not a religious person," McGregor told The Daily Beast in an article published on Sunday. "I'm married to a Jewish woman, so my children are Jewish and my involvement in religion has more to do with the Jewish faith now and not the Christian faith, which I was very vaguely brought up in."
He added: "My parents were not religious, but my school had prayers at morning assembly. So my early understanding of religion was the Protestant faith in Scotland. But my experience is no longer that." more >>
While American involvement in church may be on the decline these days, what remains of great interest to many is the End Times and what the Bible has to say about it.
Items like "Blood Moons," the Rapture, and predictions over specific dates for the end have captivated countless people in the United States and the world at large. Yet what do people mean when they talk about the Rapture or Millennialism? What do theologians have to say about the Tribulation, the Second Coming, and the final Judgment?
Billy Hallowell, faith editor with The Blaze, recently released a book detailing the diverse theological opinions on the End Times, titled The Armageddon Code: One Journalist's Quest for End-Times Answers. more >>