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R.I.P. Sir Roger 'James Bond' Moore

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 24, 2017 12:16 am

Today we say goodbye to one of the legends of cinema; Sir Roger Moore who has passed away after a brief battle with cancer aged 89.


Known for early high profile roles in TV shows such as 'The Saint' and 'Maverick', Moore went onto become famous for portraying the role of James Bond 007, in which he took up from Sean Connery. Moore played the role a total of seven times, from 1973's 'Live and Let Die' to 1985's 'A View to a Kill'.


Moore is survived by his wife Kristina Tholstrup, three children and the memories of cinemagoers around the world.

Joss Wheddon taking over 'Justice League' directing duty

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 23, 2017 2:12 am

While principal photography on Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' has been completed, the director, alongside his producer wife Deborah have announced they are stepping down from the production after the death of their daughter, Autumn. Warner Bros have announced that 'The Avengers' director Joss Whedon will step in to complete the film which will hit cinemas at the end of the year.




According to the Hollywood Reporter, Whedon will complete post-production and limited reshoots on the film although studio president Toby Emmerich is adamant that the film won't deviate too far from the tone set by Snyder, saying "We're not introducing any new characters. It's the same characters in some new scenes. He's handing the baton to Joss, but the course has really been set by Zack". Tragically, the Synder's lost their 20 year old daughter to suicide in March.


Featuring Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Superman (Henry Cavill), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa), 'Justice League' is set to be the DC comics version of 'The Avengers', which the studio is hoping will bring in the huge revenue that eluded last summer's 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'. 'Justice League' is set to still hit it's previously announced release on 3D, 2D and IMAX cinema worldwide from November 2017.

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See Tom Cruise run from the 'Mummy' in final trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 19, 2017 5:10 am

After laying dormant for nine years since the release of the ill-received 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor', Universal Studios has opened up the sarcophagus of the franchise for a new mega budget reboot starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, which has just released its final trailer ahead of next month's theatrical release.



The new 'Mummy' reboot is being built from the ground up to launch a cinematic universe of the studio's classic horror icons, including The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, Van Helsing and Dracula. As the kick-starter for a new multiverse, there's quite a bit of expectation on its shoulders for first time director Alex Kurtzman, but it sure looks like it's off to a good start. Even if it's a complete disaster, it will still be better than the last 'Mummy' film.


'The Mummy' is set to scare cinemagoers in 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide from June 9, 2017.

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'The Dark Crystal' lives again as Netflix prequel series

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 18, 2017 11:58 pm

The long mooted follow-up to Jim Henson's 1982 fantasy feature 'The Dark Crystal' is finally set to happen - as a Netflix exclusive, with the platform revealing the first behind the scenes footage.



In a surprise announcement, Netflix has announced that production on the 10 episode series 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' is currently underway, which is said to take place many years before the film. The original concept designer Brian Froud is back on board, as is the Jim Henson company - so expect lots of live action puppets. 'Now You See Me' and 'Incredible Hulk' director Louis Leterrier will produce and helm the series.


It's currently too soon to officially announce when 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' will hit Netflix, but a 2019 release seems more than likely.

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New 'Star Trek: Discovery' series launches first trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 17, 2017 10:49 pm

With its initial delays long behind it, the much anticipated return of 'Star Trek' to the small screen has jumped to warp speed, with CBS and Netflix launching a first look trailer today.



Set 10 years before the events of the original 'Star Trek' series, the premier season of 'Discovery' is said to revolve around "an incident and an event in Star Trek history that's been talked about but never been explored. Sonequa Martin-Green stars as Michael Burnham, with Terry Serpico as Admiral Anderson and Jason Isaacs as U.S.S. Discovery's Captain Lorca.


'Star Trek: Discovery' is set to premiere 15 episodes on the CBS All Access platform in the U.S. and on Netflix in other territories later in the year.

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Netflix making live-action Witcher series

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 17, 2017 12:45 pm

Move over, Game of Thrones; Netflix today confirmed that it's making a live-action series based on the epic Witcher franchise that will "stay true" to the original books.




Netflix will develop The Witcher books into a live-action series, with the Witcher series' original author Andrzej Sapkowski being closely involved in the project, Polish production company Platige today announced. The series will be English-based, not Polish, and will tap Sapkowski's rich and vibrant Witcher books for source material.


"Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar," said Erik Barmack, Netflix Vice President, international series. "We couldn't be more excited about bringing Netflix members around the world."


"I'm thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing," said Sapkowski. "I'm excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life."

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Final 'War for the Planet of the Apes' trailer swings in

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 17, 2017 7:40 am

Following on from the events of the 'Planet of the Apes' prequels 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and its follow-up 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', the third entry 'War for the Planet of the Apes' is set to bridge the gap a little closer to the 1967 original. 20th Century Fox has today released the final trailer for the upcoming feature ahead of its July premier.



Motion capture artist Andy Serkis dons the suit for the third time to play Caesar, the fearless ape leader who spearheaded the rebellion against the humans and which ultimately led to our downfall. Series newcomer Woody Harrelson joins for a new role as a ruthless army veteran who commands the last vestiges of humanity's forces.


'War for the Planet of the Apes' is set to hit 3D, 2D and IMAX screens worldwide from July 14.

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'Power Rangers' reboot all but dead after China failure

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 17, 2017 3:43 am

While the newly rebooted 'Power Rangers' film was optimistically hoped to launch a new franchise, perhaps even a cinematic universe, but it now looks like a complete lack of interest all around the world has done what Rita Repulsa never could - actually kill the Rangers.




According to Slash Film, the $100 million film has barely been able to recoup its production budget at the worldwide box office, let alone the hefty marketing campaign which came with it. Despite a tepid response from western audiences, including $84 million from the United States , the production had hoped that a stellar taken in China and Japan would prove its saving grace. Unfortunately, the film only managed $3.3 million over its Chinese premier weekend - a far cry from the $50 million haul of 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. With just $138 million in the can, 'Power Rangers 2' looks to be fading dream. Or nightmare.

The new 'Emoji Movie' trailer is a horrifying spectacle

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 17, 2017 12:00 am

If you thought Sony Pictures couldn't stoop any lower than last years crap-fest 'Ghostbusters' reboot, well you were wrong. So very, very wrong.



Featuring the voice talents of T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden and Sir Patrick 'they drove a dump truck full of money to my house' Stewart, 'The Emoji Movie' is based on the messaging emoticons that infuriate web users everywhere. The film is directed by veteran animation artist Tony Leondis.


Whether you're up for it or not, 'The Emoji Movie' will hit cinemas in 3D and 2D on August 4th.

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Seth McFarlane launches live action sci-fi comedy show

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 16, 2017 6:11 am

Seth McFarlane, the man behind animated TV comedies 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' has launched the first trailer for the upcoming sci-fi comedy 'The Orville', his first live action show.



Seemingly mirrored on 'Galaxy Quest' the 'Star Trek' spoof 'The Orville' stars McFarlane Ed Mercer, the captain of the starship Orville, Adrianne Palicki as Kelly Grayson, Orville's first officer and Ed's ex-wife and Scott Grimes as Gordon Malloy, ships helmsman and also Ed's best friend.


The series is set to premier during the 17/18 series, with 13 one hour long episodes. The series kicks off with a pilot episode directed by 'Iron Man' and 'Jungle Book' director Jon Favreau.

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