"World War Z" is getting a sequel and it has been recently announced that Brad Pitt will return to reprise his role as Gerry Lane in "World War Z 2." The movie recently landed a release date, which will be on June 9, 2017.
"World War Z" was a zombie movie that became a blockbuster hit and is in fact considered the highest grossing blockbuster film in Pitt's career. The movie had its narrative "wrapped everything up in a bow" so it is yet unclear how Pitt's character will come in the story or whether the sequel will strictly follow the events immediately after the first movie, Cinema Blend speculated.
The sequel already has a director attached to it, J.A. Bayona of "The Impossible," and the report says that he is set to "deliver some big time scares from the living dead/infected." A year ago, Steven Knight was hired by Paramount Studios to write the sequel, which was co-financed by Skydance. Pitt will also return to produce together with Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner for Plan B, according Variety. more >>
John Williams, the highly-revered music composer, has garnered 5 Academy Awards and 49 nominations for his large span of works including that of the "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars" franchises. The 83-year-old was commissioned to score the upcoming seventh episode of the epic space adventure series, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Williams confirmed that he and director J.J. Abrams have plans to tap on the classic themes from the first trilogy.
"There are some scenes where we do make reference to earlier thematic pieces. We haven't done it yet, but we're planning to do it. It's something that I think will seem very natural and right in the moments for which we've chosen to do these kinds of quotes," he told Vanity Fair. "There aren't many of them, but there are a few that I think are important and will seem very much a part of the fabric of the piece in a positive and constructive way." more >>
"Noble" tells the story of Irish children's rights activist Christina Noble and jumps around to different parts of her life including childhood, teenage years, young adulthood, and adulthood to reveal the journey that led to her groundbreaking work in Vietnam where she provided healthcare, education and protection for more than 700,000 children and their families.
The film features three different actresses portraying Noble with Deirdre O'Kane playing the elder Noble, and does a wonderful job of communicating the no nonsense attitude developed by her younger self who never seemed to catch a break.
Noble's alcoholic father couldn't take care of her family so she was sent to a school run by nuns when she was a child. During her teenage years she's gang raped and left pregnant. She delivers the child and the baby was ripped away from her by the nuns who were supposed to be looking out for her. A relationship with an abusive adulterous husband followed, but all these experiences led Noble to make sure other children didn't have to suffer a similar fate. more >>
Electronic Arts has just confirmed that there will be a new "Need for Speed" game coming this year which they will first unveil at E3 next month.
A report from Game & Guide cited Ben Walke, the publisher's Content and Community Manager, who gave a press release at the official PlayStation Update blog site.
Along with Walke's statement comes a slew of high definition screen shots probably taken from the promotional video of the game which they will likely to feature in the coming event. more >>
English actress Andrea Riseborough is currently in talks to play a villain in the remake of "The Crow."
"Birdman" actress Andrea Riseborough is in negotiations with Relativity Studios to play the villain, Top Dollar in a remake of 1994 cult classic, "The Crow."
In the original film, mob boss, Top Dollar was played by Michael Wincott, whose character has a hand in the death of The Crow and his girlfriend. more >>
"Blade Runner 2," while still not the official title, will see Roger Deakins teaming up once again with director Denis Villeneuve as the sequel's cinematographer.
A report from Screen Rant cited a statement from Alcon Entertainment CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove which reads:
"Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very excited that Denis and Roger have chosen to continue their collaboration in bringing the sequel to Blade Runner to the big screen." more >>