Top Movie News for October 30, 2014

Seth Rogen In Talks To Be Steve Wozniak Jessica Chastain also up for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs filmCould Seth Rogen be following Jonah Hill into high-profile dramas?

Rumor Patrol: ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Set in the 1920s This time last year a lot of people were wondering if the Hollywood comic book movie craze was ever going to produce a female superhero movie, and now we’ve seen two announced in fairly quick succession. Marvel Studios is bringing Captain Marvel to the big screen in 2018, and Warner Bros.

'Terminator Genisys' Storyboards Tease Endoskeleton Battle Scene If the photos and story details released today from Terminator Genisys weren't enough, then you'll surely enjoy five new storyboard images which tease an intense battle sequence between man and machine.While these early designs may not be as refined as the new images from earlier, they do tease some intriguing details about the long-standing war between Skynet's machines and the human resistance, lead by John Connor (Jason Clarke).

Watch: 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' Gets Pee-Wee Voiceover & More It's been just over a week since the teaser trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online early, prompting Marvel to smartly officially release the trailer ahead of schedule, and then unveil a fun teaser scene with all of the superheroes trying to pick up Thor's hammer Mjolnir. The buzz has been insane for next summer's sequel to the unprecedented superhero assembly of 2012, and with Marvel just announcing all of their plans for Phase Three, fans are losing their minds.

Fede Alvarez Finds A Man In The Dark A new horror with Sam Raimi and the Evil Dead teamThey helped Sam Raimi resurrect the Evil Dead franchise for a new outing, and now writer/director Fede Alvarez and co-writer Rodo Sayagues are back in cahoots with him for some more horror. They’ll all developing A Man In The Dark alongside Raimi’s Ghost House partner Rob Tapert.A Man In The Dark appears to blend The Bling Ring with a horror concept as three teens are on a winning streak of perfectly executed home robberies.

Jake Gyllenhaal lost 20 pounds to become a coyote for 'Nightcrawler' Jake Gyllenhaal reveals how he lost 20 pounds to turn into a "coyote" for Dan Gilroy's uniquely Los Angeleno thriller "Nightcrawler."http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention

First Look At Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Switchblade sistersUntil recently, the adaptation of Seth Graeme-Smith’s Jane Austen-meets-horror genre-mash book Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has existed primarily as a project lingering in development limbo. But thanks to finally locking in a script and a director (Burr Steers) and a rash of casting, it’s in production and Entertainment Weekly has grabbed a first look image.

'Skull Island' Getting a Rewrite from Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter We're definitely excited for 'Skull Island,' the upcoming King Kong prequel film from Legendary, the studio behind this year's 'Godzilla.' The film already had a script in place and is being directed by 'Kings of Summer' helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts, but now it's getting a hand from screenwriter John Gatins, who was nominated for an Academy Award for the 2012 film 'Flight.' Continue reading…

New Trailer and Poster for 'SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water' Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies have released the second trailer along with a new poster for "SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water" starring Antonio Banderas, Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, and Douglas Lawrence.SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.Have a look at the new trailer and poster below."SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water" hits theaters on February 6, 2015.

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' sets 2014 advance ticket sales record Jennifer Lawrence's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" set a record for advance ticket sales this year on both Fandango and MovieTickets.com, topping both "Divergent" and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy."http://www.hitfix.com

Gal Gadot In Talks For Ben-Hur UPDATE: She's no longer in talksUPDATE: Looks like her Wonder Woman gig has proved too conflicting for Ben-Hur. Scheduling issues means she's dropped out of talks for the Biblical epic. Though her Justice League duties – including the long-awaited solo Wonder Woman film that has just been confirmed – will keep her busy in the coming years, Gal Gadot isn’t just relying on superhero work to push her career along.

Review: Amnesia Thriller 'Before I Go to Sleep' Starring Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman Apparently "Before I Go to Sleep," a disastrous amnesia thriller starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, was based on an internationally best-selling novel. It has been translated into 40 languages and racked up blockbuster numbers in France, Canada, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, and the United States. (And this was writer S.J.

Neil Marshall Will Tell Tales Of Halloween He's part of a new horror anthologyHorror and, to a lesser extent, romance, have brought omnibus films back from the dead in recent years, with the likes of V/H/S and The ABCs Of Death proving successful (if not always reliably great).

‘Ex Machina’ Trailer: In the Future, Oscar Isaac Will Dance A24 Alex Garland is an excellent writer. The screenwriter behind Never Let Me Go, 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd has tremendous range, and the fact that he can go from breaking your heart with a tragic Kazuo Ishiguro adaptation to writing a ridiculously good action movie shows he has discovered few limits so far. Some may argue he has a problem landing third acts, but those final 30 minutes of Sunshine are completely built up to and valid. Seriously. Garland tackles high-concepts with real humanity, and his characters are generally as fascinating as his big ideas.

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ TV Spots & Posters: Two Brothers Go to War This year the Bible is going blockbuster, with two renowned directors taking up better-known stories of the holy book and elaborating on them to create big budget epics for the big screen.

Abigail Spencer, Michael Irby and Leven Rambin also setThe cast for the second season of True Detective is several steps closer to completion.

VIDEO GAMES: Taylor Kitsch Stars In Peter Berg Helmed Live-Action CALL OF DUTY Trailer   Suit up and unleash the raw power of the advanced soldier in the live action trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Directed by Peter Berg and starring Taylor Kitsch and Emily Ratajkowski, fight your way through a series of enemy forces and discover new movements, capabilities and weaponry along the way in this heart-racing journey through 2059 Lagos. .

Elsa Mars’ act is bringing in some very interesting people. Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka (HIMYM fans may know him as Scooter) have just signed on for guest roles on American Horror Story: Freak Show, while Lily Rabe is set to reprise the role of Sister Mary Eunice McKee from American Horror Story: Asylum. Hit the jump for details on the Neil Patrick Harris American Horror Story appearance and more. All three guest stars will appear near the end of the season. As reported by EW and TV Line, Rabe will show up in Episode 10, the winter cliffhanger.

Stephen Merchant's ‘Hello Ladies: The Movie’ Headed to HBO Fans will greet Stephen Merchant‘s “Hello Ladies” once again on HBO, this time as “Hello Ladies: The Movie.” The canceled series will wrap up its loose ends when it debuts on the premium cable channel on Nov. 22. The film picks picks up at a point when Stuart (Merchant) learns that his British ex-girlfriend is planning to visit Los Angeles with her husband.

The Apollo missions never happened in this Interstellar clip Christopher Nolan's latest is just a little over a week away, and there's some new videos online to help you wrap your mind around what's being presented in the movie. First up is a clip that sets the tone of the politics of the film. As we know, the Earth is absolutely ravaged and will no longer be able to sustain life. Ironically enough, our Government adopts the ridiculous notion that... Read More...

Gregg Allman, Open Road Films Dropped from ‘Midnight Rider’ Wrongful Death Lawsuit The family of “Midnight Rider” camera assistant Sarah Jones, who was killed during filming, has dismissed Gregg Allman, executive producer Michael Lehman and Open Road Films as defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit. “The legal process is working and questions are being answered,” said Jones’ father, Richard Jones, in a statement Thursday.

While we have known since July that Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams used IMAX cameras on the set, the filmmaker revealed to Variety that he only used the IMAX cameras for one action sequence. Here's what the director had to say in a brief statement about filming in IMAX."The benefits outweigh the headache of shooting on IMAX cameras. The opportunity to have an action sequence for this movie done in IMAX's natural format was too delicious an idea to pass up.

There was a hot 20 minutes the other day before Marvel announced it's complete Phase 3 line-up that people were thinking it was going to be a big return home for Spider-Man, currently looking pretty broke and exhausted over in Sony Pictures land. I do no think that is possible. If you're Sony, why give away all that potential superhero franchise money to the people who OBVIOUSLY do not need their once-banner property back?

Daniel Radcliffe returns to movie theaters this weekend in Horns, in a movie that is certainly unlike any other you’ll find at the multiplex. In this adaptation of the novel by Joe Hill, Radcliffe stars as Ignatius "Ig" Perrish, a young man wrongly accused of murdering his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Overwhelmed by his feelings of loss and anger, Ig wakes up one day and, without any explanation, he’s grown horns – and with them, gained powerful abilities that include seeing people’s transgressions and sins and even influencing their actions.

GAME OF THRONES Cast Reportedly Sign On For Season 7 With Big Raises Although we don't know for sure that Game Of Thrones will be renewed for a seventh season, given the show's immense popularity it seems pretty much a certainty. Taking that into account, THR report that the main cast members have renegotiated their contracts and signed on for the next season with a lot of extra coin in their pickets. In fact, according to the site this new deal would make them the highest paid actors on cable TV.

Who Is Going to Direct the New Pee-wee Herman Movie? Warner Bros. Rumors of a third Pee-wee Herman movie — a trilogy-completer! — have persisted for years, but now it seems as if we might be mere days away from getting an announcement of the official variety. Pee-wee himself (Paul Reubens, if you’re feeling formal) hit The Tonight Show last night where, with a minimum of goading, he fessed up to host Jimmy Fallon that, yes, there’s a new Pee-wee movie (officially) in the works, and yes, he and producer Judd Apatow definitely have a director on board. Well, who is it, you little be-bow-tied man?

Jon Bernthal, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Oscar Jaenada and Mehdi Dehbi will join Catherine Zeta-Jones in “The Godmother,” which Sierra/Affinity will be selling to international buyers at the American Film Market next month. Eva Sørhaug will direct from a screenplay by Frank Baldwin, and production will begin next spring. Oscar winner Zeta-Jones stars as the notorious Colombian drug queenpin Griselda Blanco, also known as “The Godmother of Cocaine.” Sierra/Affinity holds Blanco's life rights. Also read: ‘Furby’ Mashes Brad Pitt's ‘Fury’ With

The Supergirl TV show which recently landed at CBS is beginning to take shape. The high-profile DC Comics adaptation comes from the minds of Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti and No Ordinary Family alum Ali Adler; a new casting breakdown reveals what their vision of Supergirl will look like if we get to watch it beyond a pilot episode. TV Line reports there are two lead roles that they’re... Read More...

According to The Hollywood Reporter, AMC has successfully outbid other networks to partner with the BBC on "The Night Manager," which will either be a six- or eight-part miniseries based on the 1993 John le Carre novel starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston

"Are you horny?" asks Juno Temple of Daniel Radcliffe in one of the more tranquil moments in this goofy yet sincere adaptation of Joe Hill's (by all accounts) quite good novel, Horns. Two lovers, Iggy and Merrin, lay like Yin and Yang across a spread blanket in the leafy Washington State forest, their own little eden. They kiss while the camera looks on from heaven only to have it then quickly drill down into the ground to look up from Hell as we learn that, shortly after their playful kiss, Merrin is murdered and Iggy is kind of the chief suspect.

Jason Reitman to bring 10 episode comedy series Casual to Hulu The Oscar nominated director of JUNO and UP IN THE AIR, Jason Reitman, will now lend his skills to the small screen in a new series entitled Casual for the Hulu network. Casual will be a ten episode, single-camera, half-hour comedy series that will follow the story of a dysfunctional family consisting of a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they will coach each other... Read More...

A Most Violent Year, the latest from writer/director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All is Lost) has just released its final poster and you can check out the new design in the gallery viewer below.

Earlier this year it was announced that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Dark Shadows scribe Seth Grahame-Smith has plans to make his directorial debut with a new big screen adaptation of Ray Bradbury's novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Wrath of the Titans screenwriter David Leslie Johnson is now set to draft the project for Walt Disney Pictures.

It might be advisable for Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones to stock up on a dozen or suits and dresses, because the way things are going with "The Theory of Everything," they're going to have a lot of awards season dinners and parties to attend. Today we have some good peeks at the movie that will be making a serious run at the Oscars. Directed by James Marsh ("Man On Wire"), the biopic tells the story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and his deep romance with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 Venice Film Festival. "Olive Kitteridge" debuts on HBO on November 2nd.  So that’s that then—the best film at the Venice Film Festival, in terms of providing a great central female role (which have been in shocking short supply, at least in the selection we’ve seen so far), is not a film at all.

An English language remake of Takeshi Furusawa's 2006 horror thriller Ghost Train is on the way. All Nippon Entertainment Works today announced that they have partnered with Depth of Field Productions and Shochiku for the story of a mysterious force that invades an underground commuter train and terrifies its passengers.

Fans of Arrested Development who wished for a little something more when it came to Season 4 might be in luck. I would like to emphasize the word ‘might’ though and you’ll soon know why. Season 4 of AD seemed like a very different show for many viewers and understandably so considering the longer runtime made for some unnecessary scenes. Not to mention a lot of the filming was done around the... Read More...

How much would you sacrifice for stardom? The night before Halloween brings the trailer for the indie horror flick 'Starry Eyes,' which has made quite the impression on the festival circuit this year, playing at fests like SXSW and Fantasia. Starring newcomer Alexandra Essoe, the film follows a young, aspiring actress starving for fame, whose life changes in startling and horrifying ways when she lands the lead in a horror film that demands a bit much from her. Continue reading…

Just like that, Halloween is upon us. This year, you'll have an entire weekend to get into the ghoulish spirit of things. And among the festivities you have planned, you might want to add "ABCs Of Death 2" to your movie marathon of scare flicks, because the omnibus film, featuring 26 horror shorts, will likely have more than a few segments that will send a chill down your spine. And today, we have an exclusive preview of one of the highlights. "R For Roulette" comes from "Blood Glacier" director Marvin Kren, and it stands out in a few ways.

Disney has released hi-res versions of previously released Into the Woods images along with a couple new stills as well.  The Disney production stars James Corden (Begin Again) and Emily Blunt as a Baker and his wife who venture into the woods to confront the witch (Meryl Streep) responsible for putting a curse on the childless couple.  Along the way, they run into a number of familiar fairy tale characters including Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), her Prince (Chris Pine), Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), and the Wolf (Johnny Depp).  I really liked the extended feature

When we offered you our Captain Marvel primer, we left out one important and obvious question: Who should play Captain Marvel? It’s something we’ll be asking ourselves until Marvel officially confirms a lead. Considering Captain Marvel doesn’t arrive until 2018, that may not be for some time yet.

Michael Bay Looking to Get Serious with '13 Hours' Benghazi Drama No, just because Michael Bay has been at the helm of every single overlong explosion-laden film in the Transformers franchise, that doesn't mean he's making a 13-hour movie. Instead, THR reports 13 Hours is surprisingly a political drama focusing on the September 11th, 2012 terrorist attack against the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi.

Earlier this week, Marvel Studios announced that the third Captain America movie will adapt the 2006 crossover limited series, "Civil War" by writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven. In "Civil War," Captain America and Iron Man infamously found themselves on opposite sides of the Superhuman Registration Act as the superhero community rallied behind both men and events pit them and their respective followers against each other.

A human trafficking dramaShe’s more usually found tracking down criminals as Joan Watson on US TV’s Sherlock Holmes show Elementary these days, but for a new indie drama, she’ll be stepping to the other side of the law, albeit for desperate reasons, in Snakehead.Evan Jackson Leong is set to direct the film based on his script, which follows a Chinese immigrant who arrives on the streets of New York without a cent to her name, she’s desperate to reunite with her daughter.

Moviegoers will have to stow their camera-toting wearables in theaters or risk being asked to leave. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) announced a “zero-tolerance” ban against wearable devices such as Google Glass, according to the NATO blog.

On the latest episode of Smodcast, writer/director Kevin Smith offered up a significant Clerks III update. One bit of news was that Smith’s podcast guest, Jeff Anderson, will return to play Randal in the film. The pair also discussed the entire trilogy. Anderson talked about his thoughts upon reading the script, Smith discussed the eventual tone of the film, and he revealed the first ten minutes will be shot in black and white.

SyFy Releases Trailer For New 12 Monkeys Series SyFy has released the first trailer for their new series 12 Monkeys based on the Bruce Willis film from 1995. The new series follows Cole (Aaron Stanford) as he is sent back in time from 2043 to find and stop the source of a plague that will annihilate the human race. The Series also stars Amanda Schull,Kirk Acevedo, Barbara Sukowa and Noah Bean. 12 Monkeys airs January 16th. SyFy Releases Trailer For New 12 Monkeys Series

There is plenty to be excited for as we begin the quick march out of 2014. Marvel and DC have both released timelines for their future superhero movies and it looks like they have managed to fill up the next five years of our lives with great content! Download the image here. Which movie(s) are you most excited for? Tell us in the comments below. Ryan Palmer is IGN's Community Developer. He enjoys doodling, video games, and anything dinosaurs. You can also follow his randomness on Twitter.Continue reading…

‘Avengers: Infinity War’: How Marvel Comics’ Infinity Crossovers May Affect the Movies When Marvel Studios revealed the Phase 3 plans for their growing cinematic universe, it took the world by surprise. Fans had long expected more fantastical (Doctor Strange) and diverse (Black Panther, Captain Marvel) movies to be on the docket – but few saw something as big as a two-part MCU crossover event coming. However, that’s just what we’re getting with Avengers: Infinity War in summers 2018 and 2019, respectively. As always, these Marvel Studios movies carry a lot of comic book backstory with them.

There's nothing too reveaing in this interview (the next time you speak to the director of one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies of all-time, it might be nice to slip in just one or two questions about the movie itself) with Zack Snyder, but his comments on Detroit and how he feels about the fans trying to spoil Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with set photos and spoilers are still very interesting.

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While it may seem like everyone in the world has sexy, bacchanalian plans for Halloween, not everyone's been invited to a Super Spooktacular HellaRave hosted by Tupac's Hologram (thank you for that one, NBC's Marry Me). No, some folks actually like spending time indoors, lights out, scaring the wits out of themselves with horror flicks. And while we here at IGN already listed all the new October movies on both Netflix and Amazon Prime, there's a fairly sweet back catalogue of horror available for streaming other than the films that were released this month. Continue reading…

These days part of the fun of watching a movie in theaters or at home with the ability to freeze frames, is finding the hidden Easter eggs hidden within. For the history buffs out there, the origin of the cinematic Easter egg dates back to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Supposedly one day on the set, the cast decided to have a traditional Easter egg hunt, as you do, but some of the eggs were never found... Read More...

Box Office

  • 1. Ouija
    Gross: $19,875,995
    Total: $19,875,995
  • 2. John Wick
    Gross: $14,415,922
    Total: $14,415,922
  • 3. Fury
    Gross: $13,356,718
    Total: $46,407,146
  • Gross: $11,044,357
    Total: $124,037,579

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