Whether suiting up as Black Widow or luring oafish, young men to their otherworldly demise in Under the Skin, or wrangling Joaquin Phoenix with her voice alone in Her, Scarlett Johansson appears to be the ideal choice to play the next-level woman, a female character made supernatural with all the powers she beholds. So thank goodness writer/director Luc Besson has her front and center in Lucy, his latest sci-fi, evolutionary actioner that promises to blow your mind as well as your entertainment meter.
Even though production has been delayed on Bond 24 until December, the producers are still working to secure locations for the new 007 adventure. MI6 reports that Luciano Sovena, the new head of the Lazio Film Commission, has met with Bond 24 to secure an important shoot in Rome for an action-packed car chase.Here's what Luciano Sovena had to say to members of the Italian press, although it's clear that nothing is finalized yet."I met the producers of the Bond series, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and we discussed the project.
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Dan Aykroyd is never ever giving up on Ghostbusters 3. Though the project suffered yet another big setback earlier this year when Ivan Reitman decided not to direct, Aykroyd is nevertheless optimistic that the sequel will be ready to shoot by next spring. Hit the jump to see what he had to say. Aykroyd recently appeared on Today (via JoBlo) to talk about the 30th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters. Naturally, the subject of Ghostbusters 3 came up. “It looks like we’ll be in production, pre-production in the spring now, from what I’m hearing,” Ayrkoyd said.
PLOT: Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) – a young student living in Taiwan – is coerced into becoming a drug mule by a ruthless gangster (Choi Min-sik). When the contents of her package are absorbed into her blood, she suddenly becomes capable of unlocking dormant parts of her brain, making her virtually superhuman. REVIEW: LUCY is not at all the film I was expecting, nor the film that Universal... Read More...
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How can Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD push back up to the ratings it enjoyed at the outset of the first season? New cast members might not hurt, especially when one is a queen in the world of fandom.
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By the time the Tom Cruise-starring “Edge of Tomorrow” will likely clear the $100 million domestic box office threshold, it will have been in theaters for two months. Yet despite the underperformance stateside, the film is doing very well overseas with grosses adding up to $261 million.
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Wibbly wobbly timey wimey trailer businessThe austere man’s Wachowkis siblings, Michael and Peter Spierig are sci-fi-oriented kin with a new action-thriller Predestination that promises to weave and duck through the fabric of time like a boxer in a Tardis. Ethan Hawke is the headliner but the real star of the show looks like Australian actress Sarah Snook as a mysterious time traveller.Hawke, who is reuniting with the pair after 2010 misfire Daybreakers, plays a temporal agent who travels through the decades, Time Cop-style, solving crimes before they’re committed.
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The Drop, The Equalizer, Wild & more will premiereThe early line-up of premieres and gala screenings for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is out and it features typically eclectic offerings including new films starring Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal and Octavia Spencer.This year’s crop of films includes The Equalizer, Mike Binder’s Black And White, David Dobkin’s The Judge (starring Robert Downey Jr.) and Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, which stars Kate Winslet and Stanley Tucci and is set to close the festival.While the opening fi
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Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.