Scarlett Johansson Will Star in DreamWorks’ Live-Action “Ghost in the Shell”

ScarlettJohanssonBlackWidow(PCM) Variety confirmed today, January 5, that Scarlett Johansson will star in DreamWorks’ live-action remake of the futuristic police thriller, Ghost in the Shell.

Based on the manga series of the same name by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell is currently in pre-production.

Helmed by Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, DreamWorks’ adaptation comes from a script by The Hoax and The Reluctant Fundamentalist writer Bill Wheeler and is produced by Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Iron Man producer Avi Arad and Steven Paul.

Though the manga and multiple animated film series detail the missions and operations of Public Security Section 9, a counter-cyberterrorist organization in mid 21st century Japan, Variety reports that Sanders’s take on the franchise has Scarlett Johansson as part of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission.

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Justin Lin’s Star Trek 3 Set for July 8, 2016 Release

StarTrek3(PCM) A day after news broke that four time Fast and Furious director Justin Lin would be helming the 13th Star Trek film, more widely known as the third installment in the recent Chris Pine-reboot of the franchise, we now have a release date for Star Trek 3!

Slated for a July 8, 2016 release, Star Trek 3 not only departs from Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams but also from the reboot’s somewhat earth-centric setting. According to series writer Roberto Orci, Star Trek 3 will delve into deep space.

Stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, and John Cho are all speculated to return to the latest installment and reprise their roles, though there has yet to be a confirmation.

Currently, Star Trek 3 is attached to a script by Roberto Orci, Patrick McKay, and J.D. Payne.

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Pixar’s “Finding Dory” Releases Plot and Setting Details

FindingDory(PCM) When Pixar released Finding Nemo in 2003, the animated feature about an anxious clownfish, Marlin, on the hunt to find his son, Nemo, with the help with an endearingly forgetful fish, Dory, became an instant classic.

When news broke in 2012 that a sequel to Finding Nemo was in the works, the excitement was palpable. Then in 2013, Disney announced that the sequel would be titled Finding Dory and would star returning stars Albert Brooks as Marlin and Ellen Degeneres as Dory.

After campaigning for a sequel for some time, Ellen made an announcement on her show expressing her excitement at Disney’s official announcement, saying:

“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16. But the time they took was worth it. The script … Read more

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Marvel’s Doctor Strange!

DoctorStrange(PCM) After much speculation, Marvel Studios has confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness will star in the studio’s live action Doctor Strange adaption, slated to open in 3D and 2D theaters nationwide November 4, 2016.

Created by Steve Ditko and debuting in the Marvel comic book Strange Tales #110 in 1963, Doctor Strange is the Supreme Sorcerer of Earth, a powerful sorcerer with protecting the earth from mystical threats being his top priority.

Marvel Studios announced on Thursday that the titular role would be played by Benedict Cumberbatch. “Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” explains producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”

Dr. Stephen Strange was a highly talented and wealthy neurosurgeon whose guilt-ridden past resulted in his cold and egotistical personality, until a tragic accident robs him … Read more

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Official Cast for Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Suicide Squad’

suicide squad(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the official cast for writer-director David Ayer’s live-action adaptation of DC Comics’ Suicide Squad, based on the legendary Task Force X.

Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Jesse Eisenberg, and Cara Delevingne will all star in the action-adventure flick following DC Comics Universe’s anti-hero team of incarcerated supervillains. In exchange for shorter and more lenient prison sentences, the group take on dangerous undercover black ops missions, working as deniable assets for the U.S. government.

The official synopsis for Suicide Squad has yet to be released, along with the poster or any other promotional materials, but the film is still in pre-production, not scheduled to hit theaters until August 5, 2016.

Tom Hardy stars as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn, Will Smith is Deadshot, Cara Delevingne is Enchantress, Jared Leto stars as The Joker, Jai Courtney is Boomerang, … Read more

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It’s Official: Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, and Jay Chou Will Star in Now You See Me 2

NowYouSeeMe2(PCM) Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will be joining that cast of Now You See Me 2, alongside Showtime’s Masters of Sex‘s Lizzy Caplan and The Green Hornet‘s Jay Chou.

The official announcement was made on Tuesday by Summit Entertainment, about a month after Michael Caine told HeyUGuys that Daniel Radcliffe plays his son in the new sequel, saying “There’s a sequel to Now You See Me and we’re shooting in London. I shoot in December, the whole of December in London, and my son is Harry Potter. I thought it’d be funny, me and Daniel Radcliffe as father and son.”

Lizzy Caplan, Virginia Johnson on Showtime’s Masters of Sex and Agent Lacey in James Franco’s and Seth Rogen’s upcoming action-comedy, The Interview, plays a character named Luna, and Jay Chou, who played Kato in The Green Hornet and is featured on The Interview‘s soundtrack, plays … Read more

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What Is Marvel’s Civil War Movie About?

civil-war-marvel(PCM) In a slew of announcements that effectively obliterate Warner Bros./DC recent movie release schedule announcement, Marvel has continued to do everything right in its cinematic universe.

In this article we’ll cover Civil War. What is Civil War?

Let’s get the news details behind us first. Civil War will be the next Captain America film which Robert Downey Jr. recently revealed ahead of the Marvel press release October 28th 2014. That film will hit theaters May 6, 2016.

Now for the back story of Civil War. And it is one that changed the Marvel Universe in a big way. For this reason, doing a film will serve as a good shake up to Marvel Studios current superhero line-up. Be prepared for some serious changes.

Civil War will introduce many many new Marvel characters that will sensibly fill the places left open from current actors and actresses leaving the Marvel Cinematic … Read more

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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’s Zach Snyder, Amy Adams, and Ben Affleck Celebrate Save the Bats Week

BATMANvSUPERMAN(PCM) Warner Bros. has teamed up with the Organization for Bat Conservation to celebrate National Save the Bats week! Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, and Zach Snyder all appear in the video, explaining why it’s crucial that we take action to save the bats of North America.

Eating millions of bugs every night, bats are a crucial component to maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Aside from keeping the bug and insect population at a sustainable level, when bats consume copious amounts of critters, farmers use less pesticides on their crops, resulting in less pollution running into the ground and groundwater.

Recently, bats in Michigan, Arkansas, Wisconsin, 25 other states, and 5 Canadian provinces have been heavily affected by White Nose Syndrome, a very deadly emerging disease first recorded in a cave in New York in February, 2006 that is suspected for the deaths of 5.7 million to 6.7 million North American bats.

Heavily … Read more

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Director James Wan Returns for ‘The Conjuring 2′

TheConjuring(PCM) Yesterday, Comingsoon.net reported that Warner Bros. Pictures had pushed back the release date for The Conjuring 2, the sequel to 2013’s horror hit, from October 23, 2015 to an unspecified date in 2016.

To the joy of horror fans everywhere, Deadline announced today that the delay is due to New Line Cinema finalizing a deal with The Conjuring director James Wan.

The delay will allow for Wan to promote his upcoming film, Fast & Furious 7, in theaters April 2, 2015 after also having its release pushed back from the summer of 2014 due to the tragic and untimely death of star Paul Walker.

James Wan, writer-director of Saw, director of Insidious, will return to direct the sequel to the horrifying 2013 supernatural thriller. The Conjuring scared audiences and critics alike, earning a certified fresh rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Release Dates Announced For Harry Potter Spinoff Films

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(PCM) Warner Bros. films is gearing up to make quite a few more Harry Potter films with the announcement of release dates for the spinoff films “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them”.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” is a spinoff trilogy set in the Harry Potter universe. Each film will be released individually in 2016, 2018 and 2020. As of right now the plan is to make films for the trilogy, however things are a bit open ended after 2020 and there could certainly be room for a few more films further down the line.

It is possible for each book to be expanded into two films as we have seen done in the past with other franchises such as The Hunger Games and even Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

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