Leigh Whannell, who appeared in the first two "Insidious" films and is now directing its third installment, and Lin Shaye, who plays the character Elise, recently shared some interesting details about the "Insidious: Chapter 3."
Whannell admitted that he admired what James Wan, the franchise's former helmer, did with the first films and that it was a surmountable task to even "equal" his works.
"It did seem like the logical fit for me to direct having written the first two films. I had my own fears about it. I had fears about living up to what James did, because he is such a good horror director," he said. more >>
The recent announcement from Marvel indicates that the new Spider-Man will still be Peter Parker and not the rumored Miles Morales.
The news came after Marvel struck a deal with Sony Pictures, who owns the said superhero franchise, to revive the web slinging New Yorker by first featuring him in MCU's upcoming big screen offering, "Captain America: Civil War" with Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron-Man on May 6, 2016.
After the attached comeback, a new Spider-Man standalone reboot will be on its way this July 28, 2017. This would be the Web-Slinger's third reboot film after the Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield-led movies. more >>
The latest video-game movie adaptation that has gamers raving about is Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed. The film, which started production and will start shooting soon, is slated for release in December of 2016.
Gaining popularity since the announcement of the adaptation, Assassin's Creed is highly anticipated as the most promising video game-based films, thanks to the high level of influence that Ubisoft is giving production outfits New Regency and 20th Century Fox.
An interesting point of the film is the participation of Michael Fassbender, notable for his roles in "X-Men: The First Class" and "X-Men: Days of the Future Past" as the young Magneto. He also received a nomination for his role in the highly acclaimed 2013 film, "12 Years a Slave". The German-Irish actor will play both roles as Desmond Miles (present day) and Ezio Auditore (Assassin ancestor). Fassbender, aside from being the main protagonist, is also one of the film's producers. more >>
Ryan Gosling, a former Mousekeeter in the 1993 revival of the Mickey Mouse Club, may be coming back to his roots soon. That is, if talks about him taking the lead in a Disney movie under development called "Haunted Mansion" turn out to be true.
First reported by The Wrap, Gosling has been seen with Mexican director Guillermo del Toro during Oscar weekend spending time on the numerous rides and attractions in Disneyland, including Haunted Mansion. The movie adaptation of the famous Disney ride was announced in 2010 during the Comic-Con, with del Toro attached to it as director. Del Toro and Gosling's recent collaboration was during the SXSW where del Toro moderated a panel with Gosling about his directorial debut "Lost River."
"Haunted Mansion" is said to be supernatural family friendly adventure film. The first draft of the script is being written by D.V. DeVincentis, who previously worked on "High Fidelity." Plot details are being kept under wraps. more >>
Scarlett Johansson, one of the staple actors in the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently revealed that she has already been handed over with the script for the upcoming superhero film "Captain America: Civil War." And based on what she said, the movie will take on a different aspect which will surely surprise fans.
In a recent interview with Collider during the press promotion for the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the 30-year-old actress shared some interesting details about "Captain America 3."
"I have read the script for Civil War. You know, the film has a very different feeling than anything of Marvel's that I've read or been a part of before. These films are — I don't think darker is the right word because there's definitely always going to be some kind of levity, and that comes in a form of humor or hope," she said. more >>
When Jamie Bell was cast to play the character of Ben Grimm or "The Thing" in the reboot of "Fantastic Four," many observers could not believe how the likes of Bell, who first made his film debut as a young ballet dancer in "Billy Elliot," would do the role. The casting news also came with details about how the film's director, Josh Trank decided to make use of motion capture technology for "The Thing" instead of the usual prosthetic suit that was used in the previous movie.
Bell, in a recent interview reported in The Huffington Post, shared some details about he prepared to play one of the Fantastic Four. The 29-year old actor mentioned that he worked closely with renowned performance capture actor Andy Serkis for the film. Serkis is known for his work in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy for the character Gollum, "King Kong" and "Planet of the Apes."
In order to do justice to the character of "The Thing," he listened to Serkis, whom he also considers his mentor, having worked with him before. more >>