While on the set of "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage," actor Vin Diesel fulfills his dream of singing with a gospel choir, belting out the tune, "Oh Happy Day."
"We are filming a scene in a church and I had a dream that the film would include a choir and we went through thousands of choirs and selected which choir would be in the movie," Diesel explained before making his choir debut in a video posted by Trinity Lewis.
Diesel joined the Sharon Riley and the Faith Chorale, a 13-member choir, on set as they shot the action movie, which is currently being filmed in Toronto. more >>
The sci-fi film "Edge of Tomorrow" which was released in 2014 was a certified "sleeper" hit after it grossed $100 million in the US and $270 million worldwide, owing not only to box office sales but also to DVD and BluRay sales after the theater release. It gained popularity among sci-fi film fans that rumors about a possible sequel kept popping out online. Now, a report in Deadline has confirmed that the sequel has found its writers and is on the way to development. The report cited the writing duo of Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse have signed on to work on the film's screenplay.
According to the report, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie who wrote the screenplay for the first film, is also in talks to join the team behind the sequel as producer. Previous reports initially said that McQuarrie was helming the film this time around but McQuarrie himself denied this. Taking to Twitter, he said that it was Doug Liman who was returning to direct the film, saying that "there's no Edge without Doug."
A report in Polygon particularly said that McQuarrie will be helping in the writing of the screenplay. He is also working on another "Mission Impossible" film also starring Tom Cruise, which is why reports about his directing this time around were not likely. more >>
Excitement for the upcoming feature film adaptation of the video game "Warcraft" has just kicked up another notch, when new movie character posters were shared to the public a few days ago. According to a report in SlashFilm, fans of the game were not so satisfied with the film's first trailer that came out last year. The posters however give fans a closer look at the main characters of the film in their entire splendor.
The eight posters featured the film's main characters – three humans and five orcs. The humans were the warriors, King Llane (played by Dominic Cooper) and Anduin Lothar (played by Travis Fimmel) and the Queen, Lady Taria (played by Ruth Negga). The orcs on the other hand included Blackhand the Destroyer (Clancy Brown), Orgrim the Defiant (Rob Kazinsky), Gul'Dan the Invader (Daniel Wu), Durotan the Rebel (Toby Kebbell) and Garona the Survivor (Paula Patton).
According to a report in Collider, the posters have gotten a positive response from both the gaming community and those who are not so familiar with the game. The film's director, Duncan Jones, according to the report, has been very vocal about his "passion for the game" and this coupled with his skills as a filmmaker somehow gives hope to the gaming community that this will not go the way of other video game adaptations. more >>
"X-Men: Apocalypse" star James McAvoy, who has played the part of the young Charles Xavier/Professor X in the X-Men film franchise since 2011's "X-Men: First Class," has confirmed that he will return for more X-Men films if asked to.
With the premiere of the hotly anticipated "X-Men: Apocalypse" just over a month away, fans are now speculating on how the addition of new characters will affect the future of the franchise. And with "X-Men: Apocalypse" stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and James McAvoy reportedly up for contract renegotiations, it seems that future X-Men films will be populated by new faces more than familiar ones.
The first trailer for the first "Star Wars" stand-alone movie "Rogue One" has been released, and it has contributed to the increasing excitement of Star Wars fans all over the world. If the trailer is any indication, the upcoming film will be as good as it looks. According to a report in Forbes, the trailer reflects Disney's commitment to bring back the glory of the franchise, in terms of revenue, while also "making it look good again."
The Forbes report also shared one observation about the trailer that some fans may have already caught on to. According to the report, one scene in the trailer featured one that seemed to have been shot, in all places, in the London Underground or the Tube. A little over one minute into the trailer, the lead character Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is seen fleeing a group of pursuing Storm Troopers in what looks like a tunnel inside an Imperial warship. The report cited that it looked very much like the Tube's Canary Wharf station, with a few digital spruce-ups naturally.
According to another report in ABC News Australia, the film follows the story of a group of rebel spies who were first mentioned in "A New Hope," which said: "During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the Death Star, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet." Jyn Erso is said to be part of this group of spies as she is offered to go on a mission to find out "a major weapons test" that the Empire is planning. Along with Jyn Erso's appearance as what looked a very strong female character came speculation of how she may be connected to "The Force Awakens'" Rey, with fans saying that she may be Rey's mother. more >>
Conservative Christians in America are growing increasingly concerned about their own religious freedom. They should be.
Lifeway Research recently released polling data that revealed rapidly growing concern and significant divergence of opinion concerning the erosion of religious liberty in America.
Lifeway found that 63% of those polled said they believe Christians are experiencing accelerating intolerance toward their religious beliefs, up from 50 percent in 2013, an increase of 9 percent in just two years' time. more >>