Here's your dose of awesome news for the day. After working on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Spike Jonze's Her, cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema is set to work on Eon's Bond 24 next. With shooting confirmed to start in December this year despite script delays, production is coming together and that includes solidifying the crew for the next Bond movie. We know that Sam Mendes from Skyfall is back at the helm, which is also great news.
- We Got This Covered: Bond 24 Adds Interstellar, Her Cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema
- Collider: HER and INTERSTELLAR Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema to Replace Roger Deakins on BOND 24; May Shoot on Film
- The Playlist: 'Her' Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema To Shoot Sam Mendes' 'Bond 24,' Filming Starts In December
- SlashFilm: ‘Interstellar’ Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema Will Shoot ‘Bond 24′
- Dark Horizons: "Bond 24" Gets A New Cinematographer
- Badass Digest: BOND 24 Hires Cinematographer, Will No Longer Be A Radio Play
- HitFix: 'Her' cinematographer to fill Roger Deakins' shoes on Sam Mendes' Bond 24
- Movies With Butter: 'Bond 24' Will Begin Production This December
He'll join Morgan Freeman in the latest version of the epicThough it looked for a while as if Tom Hiddleston would be the new Ben-Hur, he is now headed in a different direction as was revealed yesterday. Nope, the man looking to fill a role once assayed by Charlton Heston is Jack Huston.Taken once again from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, the new version aims to chronicle the younger days of Judah Ben-Hur and Messala, best friends growing up in Jerusalem before the Roman Empire takes over.
- Deadline: ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake: ‘Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston Lands Title Role
- Variety: MGM and Paramount Tap Jack Huston to Play ‘Ben-Hur’
- Dark Horizons: Jack Huston Is The New "Ben-Hur"
- Hollywood Reporter: Jack Huston to Star in 'Ben-Hur' Remake
- USA Today: Jack Huston lands title role in 'Ben-Hur' remake
- Digital Spy: Jack Huston to play Ben-Hur lead in remake
- Digital Spy: Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston to play Ben-Hur in remake
- Badass Digest: Jack Huston Takes BEN-HUR Lead Role
- We Got This Covered: Boardwalk Empire Star Jack Huston Is Ben-Hur For MGM’s Remake
- MovieWeb: 'Ben-Hur' Casts 'Boardwalk Empire' Star Jack Huston in Title Role
- Collider: Mackenzie Davis in Talks to Join Matt Damon in THE MARTIAN; Jack Huston Lands BEN-HUR Lead
- Coming Soon: Jack Huston Takes the Title Role in Ben-Hur Remake
- JoBlo: Jack Huston lands the role of Ben-Hur in upcoming remake
- The Wrap: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star Jack Huston Lands Lead in ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake
- HitFix: A movie star in the making: 'Boardwalk Empire's' Jack Huston is your new 'Ben-Hur'
- Screen Crush: 'Ben-Hur' Remake Casts Jack Huston in the Title Role
- SlashFilm: Jack Huston Is ‘Ben-Hur’
- The Playlist: Casting: Billy Bob Thornton & Scoot McNairy Join 'Our Brand Is Crisis,' 'Ben-Hur' Adds Morgan Freeman & Jack Huston & More
- FirstShowing.net: 'Boardwalk Empire' Star Jack Huston Takes Lead in 'Ben-Hur' Remake
- ScreenRant: ‘Ben-Hur’ Casts ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Actor Jack Huston as the Lead
- AintItCool: Timur Bekmambetov Finds His Ben-Hur For, Well, BEN-HUR!!
Alcon Entertainment Somewhere, someone owes Morgan Freeman $20. Because someone was foolish enough to bet Hollywood’s sagest actor that he couldn’t land roles in both the Ben-Hur remake and the pot-smoking teddy bear sex comedy in the span of 36 hours. And Freeman has proved this poor fool wrong. At least, that’s what I assume has happened. Here’s the news, which brings us the first official cast member for the latest adaptation of Lew Wallace’s classic Christian novel: Deadline announced that Freeman has come aboard Timur Bekmambetov‘s remake-stravaganza.
As chariot racing tutor IldarinWe do not know who will anchor the new Ben-Hur as of yet – though Tom Hiddleston is chief among those who have been rumoured – but one cast member at least is in place. Morgan Freeman has officially signed on to the film.Taken once again from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, the new version will chronicle more of the younger days of Judah Ben-Hur and Messala, best friends growing up in Jerusalem before the Roman Empire takes over.
- Deadline: Morgan Freeman Set For ‘Ben-Hur’ Redo
- We Got This Covered: Morgan Freeman Signs On For Ben-Hur Remake
- Coming Soon: Morgan Freeman Joins Ben-Hur
- JoBlo: Morgan Freeman joins the remake of Ben-Hur
- MovieWeb: 'Ben-Hur' Remake Casts Morgan Freeman
- FirstShowing.net: Morgan Freeman Also Getting Epic for MGM & Paramount's 'Ben-Hur'
- SlashFilm: Morgan Freeman to Star in ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake
- Collider: Elizabeth Olsen Joins Tom Hiddleston in I SAW THE LIGHT; Morgan Freeman Set for BEN-HUR Remake
The James Bond 24 production is looking to cast an iconic henchman, says MI6. According to the site, Daniel Craig's 007 will be facing a "physically imposing henchman" in the November 6, 2015.
- We Got This Covered: Sam Mendes Wants An Iconic Henchman For Bond 24
- Comic Book Movie: BOND 24 Wants An Iconic Henchman Like Jaws & Oddjob
- Dark Horizons: "Bond 24" Wants A Henchman, Austrian Locale
- ScreenRant: ‘Jurassic World’: Vincent D’Onofrio Teases ‘Different’ Plot & ‘Iconic’ Scenes
- MovieWeb: 'Bond 24' Villain Will Be Similar to Jaws and Oddjob
He could be part of the new toga partyWith Timur Bekmambetov in place to direct, John Ridley figuring out the latest script draft and a 2016 release date racing towards MGM and Paramount like a runaway chariot, it appears the team behind the new Ben-Hur adaptation have a leading man in mind for the remake. Their choice? Tom Hiddleston.Before you start writing your Hur-ddleston fan fiction and dreaming up costume concepts, pull back on the reins.
- We Got This Covered: Tom Hiddleston Wanted For Ben-Hur Remake
- MovieWeb: 'Thor' Star Tom Hiddleston Wanted for the Lead in 'Ben-Hur'
- SlashFilm: Tom Hiddleston Wanted for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake
- Deadline: Sweet Chariot! Tom Hiddleston Courted For ‘Ben-Hur’ Title Role
- Dark Horizons: Hiddleston Wanted For The "Ben-Hur" Remake
- Cinema Blend: Tom Hiddleston Is The Top Choice For The Ben-Hur Remake
- Badass Digest: BEN-HUR Has A Crush On Tom Hiddleston, Too
- Coming Soon: Tom Hiddleston Eyed for Ben-Hur Lead
- HitFix: Tom Hiddleston in a toga? 'Avengers' star courted for 'Ben-Hur' remake
- JoBlo: Tom Hiddleston eyed to lead Ben-Hur remake
- Screen Crush: 'Ben-Hur' Remake Has Eyes for Tom Hiddleston
- FirstShowing.net: Tom Hiddleston Grabbing Sword & Sandals for 'Ben-Hur' Remake?
- The Playlist: Casting: Tom Hiddleston Sought For 'Ben-Hur' Remake, Michael C. Hall Joins Kubrick Miniseries & More
- ScreenRant: Tom Hiddleston Eyed for Lead Role in ‘Ben-Hur’
Exploring a different look at the legend, Hercules offers a mix of action, laughter, and tragedy. This Hercules doesn't work alone; he's accompanied by a band of five companions. He's finished his infamous 12 Labors, and he's now become a mercenary taking gold for jobs. But, there's still room in his heart to be a good man once more. Played by Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, this Hercules is haunted by a grievous event in his past. He has to overcome that in order to help end a civil war in Thrace.
- Shockya: Dwayne Johnson Takes Hercules to Next Level in New Television Spot
- We Got This Covered: Hercules Review
- USA Today: Review: 'Hercules' hoists hefty action with some thought
- Hollywood Reporter: In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Lucy,' 'Hercules' and More
- Deadline: Box Office Late Nights: AMC Theater Issue Resolved – ‘Lucy’ Grabs $2.746M To Overpower ‘Hercules’ At $2.1M
- Vulture: Hercules Is Fun. It’s Also a Hot Mess.
- We Got This Covered: Exclusive Video Interview With Dwayne Johnson On Hercules
- Variety: ‘Lucy’ Scores $2.7 Mil, ‘Hercules’ Muscles Way to $2.1 Mil at Thursday Box Office
- Twitch: Review: HERCULES, A Pretty Good Hot Dog
- JoBlo: Review: Hercules
- The Wrap: Dwayne Johnson Blacked Out From His Own Intensity as ‘Hercules’ (Video)
- BoxOfficeMojo: Analysis: 'Lucy' to Beat Up 'Hercules' This Weekend
- The Wrap: ‘Hercules’ Review: Dwayne Johnson in an Epic That Never Feels Epic
- The Playlist: Review: 'Hercules' Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane And John Hurt
- Film School Rejects: ‘Hercules’ Review: No Gods, Reasonable Amounts of Glory
- Comic Book Movie: EXCLUSIVE IMAX Featurette For HERCULES Released
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.
- Dark Horizons: "Bond 24" Films Key Scene In Rome
- Coming Soon: Bond 24 to Film Key Sequence in Rome
- Variety: Sony Makes First-Look Deal with Elizabeth Cantillon, Veteran of Bond Films
- Badass Digest: BOND 24 Locations Leaked?
Dwayne Johnson once again gets to flaunt his WWE Superstar skills as he goes toe-to-toe with a legendary sea beast, the Hydra, in this fourth scene from Hercules. In order to ensure his demi-god status, the iconic muscle man of Greek myth must defeat this nasty multi-headed serpent. Only problem is, cut off one of its heads and two more grow back...If Dwayne Johnson can't kill it, no one can!Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary.
- Digital Spy: Dwayne Johnson takes on the Lernean Hydra in Hercules action scene
- Digital Spy: Kevin Sorbo: 'I should have had part in Dwayne Johnson Hercules movie'
- Comic Book Movie: Hail Hydra! New HERCULES Clip
- Variety: Film Review: ‘Hercules’
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Hercules': Film Review
- Comic Book Movie: EXCLUSIVE: HERCULES - Official "Badass" TV Spot