One of the entries in this year's Cannes Film Festival is a film by Olivier Assayas called "Personal Shopper." Although the filmmaker isn't familiar to mainstream and casual moviegoers, the lead actress certainly rings a bell: Kristen Stewart.
Unlike other film festivals, Cannes is known for its overly tough and hard-hitting crowd of film critics, and it looked like Assayas' entry is one of the first to suffer and experience the wrath from this crowd.
Variety first reported about the unfriendly response from the crowd on a film that revolves around a personal shopper (Stewart) who has the uncanny ability to communicate with the dead, who also by day happens to be working in the fashion industry in Paris. more >>
Although the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just about the enter its Phase 2, Marvel is already planning for the next phases of the franchise which will include an upcoming movie called "Runaways."
The idea of bringing the film to life starting in 2008, when the CEO of Marvel Kevin Feige asked the co-creator of "Runaways," Brian K. Vaughan, to write the script for a film adaptation of the comic series. Vaughan will be joined by Drew Pearce, who was part of the sitcom called "No heroics."
During that time, Marvel had already set up casting for the film, which KeKe Palmer and Lucas Cruikshank as two of the actors. The film was expected to start filming around 2010 and was supposed to air in theaters back in 2011. However, Marvel was faced with delays since it had released "The Avengers." more >>
Even though Margot Robbie has yet to be debut her character Harley Quinn in the upcoming DC film "Suicide Squad," she is reportedly getting a spin-off movie featuring other female characters of the DC comics.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is planning to release a spin-off movie for the female DC heroes and villains. Robbie will continue playing the role of Harley Quinn while also producing the upcoming film.
The movie is said to be Robbie's passion project since she became interested in the other women of the DC world when learning about her role of "Suicide Squad." Aside from Harley Quinn, other DC characters such as Poison Ivy, Katana, Bumblebee, Batgirl, and Birds of Prey will also be seen in the spin-off movie. While there has yet to be any news on who will be playing these roles, it was indicated that Robbie has already gotten a female writer to make the script for the film. more >>
Warner Bros. version of "The Jungle Book" will be darker. This is what Andy Serkis assured those looking forward to the studio's own adaptation of the movie, whose current version is currently raking a lot of money for Walt Disney.
As of this writing, Disney's version of "Jungle Book" has made more than $828 million as its global gross. While it is true that Warner Bros.' version of the well-loved children's story is not scheduled to hit the theaters until October 2018, this early Serkis is already making sure that his own rendition of the movie will be distinct from that of the current blockbuster.
In an attempt to forewarn the viewers of how different Warner Bros. "Jungle Book" will be from the one that is still shown in the theaters today, Serkis likened it to DC and Marvel movies, meaning that his will be carry a darker tone like that of the former. more >>
Kristen Stewart is devil may care despite getting booed by some of the audience at the Cannes Festival, where her psychological thriller "Personal Shopper" was screened.
"Everybody did not boo. Let's be clear," Stewart said when she was interviewed after the screening of the said film, as per Hollywood Reporter.
While it is true that some of those who saw the movie couldn't help but expressed whatever left them dissatisfied about the movie, others were generous enough in showing their appreciation by giving it a good round of applause and a standing ovation that lasted for more than four minutes. more >>
March 2, 2018 marks the day for a battle of two monsters, at the box-office, at least. After it was initially announced that Warner Bros. is developing a movie about a prehistoric shark, which is to be titled "Meg," the studio has recently announced that it has been earmarked the just mentioned date as the day for the said movie to hit the theaters. Incidentally, 20th Century Fox has also slated the release of its upcoming "The Predator" on the same showing date.
"Meg" is based on Steve Alten's New York Times best-selling novel and will be helmed by "National Treasure's" Jon Turteltaub. It will run on a script penned by James Vanderbilt, who also wrote the respective scripts for "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Independence Day: Resurgence."