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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New Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer To Premiere Monday, Jan. 12

Avengers1(PCM) The second installment in Marvel Studios Avengers series, Avengers: Age of Ultron, is still five months out from its May 1, 2015 release, but the hype has been steadily building since audiences first saw Joss Whedon’s post-credit scenes at The Avengers‘ L.A. premiere in April of 2012.

After the first official trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked a few days before it was scheduled to air during an episode of Marvels’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel is playing it safe and announced the premiere of the next official Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer on ESPN yesterday afternoon.

Tune in to the first College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, January 12 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN to catch the new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and check back here for the trailer after it premieres online!

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The Official Site for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Is Up!

AVENGERSageofultron(PCM) It might be sparse, but the official site for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron is up!

Featuring the film’s “A” symbol and little else, Marvel.com/Avengers allows visitors to navigate to the Avengers: Age of Ultron official synopsis, downloadable wallpapers, and to the film’s official trailer, released in mid-October after a leaked version was uploaded online.

The official site also features what I can only hope is sample of Brian Tyler’s score for the film. Stay tuned to the Avengers: Age of Ultron official site, Facebook, and Twitter for more updates and info!

Read the official synopsis and watch the official extended trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron below!

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest superhero movie of all time.

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Samsung Unveils New Exclusive Extended ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer

AVENGERSageofultron(PCM) In partnership with Marvel Studios, Samsung Mobile exclusively debuted a new extended trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron on their Samsung Mobile Youtube account.

The new extended trailer features more new footage from Joss Whedon’s sequel to his 2012 colossal box office hit The Avengers. Unarguably the biggest super hero movie of all time, Marvel’s The Avengers grossed over $207 million in its U.S. opening weekend and over $1.5 billion worldwide.

That’s a huge act to follow, but fans and moviegoers alike are keeping their hopes high for an even more action-packed, wittily-scripted super hero blockbuster to match the hype.

Watch the new extended trailer below, after the official synopsis, and visit the official Avengers: Age of Ultron website for more info and updates!

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time.

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Marvel Releases Official Trailer and Teaser Poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron

AvengersBANNER(PCM) The hype surrounding Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to 2012’s biggest blockbuster hit, is very real.

Planning to capitalize on the hype, Marvel scheduled a new teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron to premiere during next Tuesday’s episode of Agents of SH.I.E.L.D., but had their plans foiled when the trailer was leaked online Wednesday night.

Thinking quick on their feet, Marvel promptly released the official teaser trailer in response to the low quality leak, delighting Marvel, action, and blockbuster film fans alike while also managing to throw a jab at Hydra in this tweet:

Dammit, Hydra.

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 22, 2014

In the hours since its release, the dread-filled trailer has garnered over 7 million views on YouTube, inciting even more excitement and hype over the 2015 release. Many, including PCM, are praising the trailer’s effective use of “I’ve Got No Strings” from Marvel’s parent company, Disney’s … Read more

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Official Synopsis of Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Avengers1(PCM) The official synopsis is out for Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron, via Marvel.com, and the second installment sounds just as hero- and action-packed as the first film.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the ninth film in Marvel’s current run of super hero films/TV shows following Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013) TV’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

Following Avengers: Age of Ultron will be the Paul Rudd starring Ant-Man (2015), Captain America 3 (2016), Untitled Marvel Project (2017), Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2017), and Thor 3.

Read the official synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron below and visit the official website for more info before the film’s release on May 1, 2015!

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Marvel Debuts Two New “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” Concept Art Posters

(PCM) Marvel Studios debuted two new concept art posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron, opening in theaters May 1, 2015, check them out below!

The new posters feature concept art for Iron Man and the Scarlet Witch, showing the two avengers fighting off evil looking robot soldiers.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron has Joss Whedon returning to the incredibly successful franchise to write and direct the follow up to 2012′s hit, The Avengers.

Age of Ultron will bring Marvel’s biggest heroes together to face one of their biggest abd baddest villains.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Thomas Kretschmann, Paul Bettany and will open in theaters nationwide starting May 1, 2015.

Visit the official website here!

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Luc Besson Discusses ‘Lucy’ and Why Scarlett Johansson Was Perfect for the Role

scarlettjohansson_lucy_universalpictures (PCM) Most human beings only access 10-15 percent of their brains. “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson in the title role, is the story of a woman who unwittingly exceeds that capacity.

From “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional” writer/director Luc Besson comes this action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Lucy (Johansson) is a carefree young student living in Taiwan who is tricked by her boyfriend into delivering a briefcase to a business contact. Before she can understand the situation in which she’s become ensnared, Lucy is grabbed and held hostage by the merciless Mr. Jang (Cho Min Sik).

When his thugs surgically implant a package loaded with a powerful synthetic substance – one that would likely kill her if it were to leak — in our heroine, her terror turns to desperation. Even … Read more

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VOD: ‘Her’ Review

Her envisions a future where humans and OS’s interact as one, with the underlying question of whether or not we need actual human contact for relationships or if artificial intelligence romances are enough to keep us satisfied, while losing the little things that make us human.

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Under the Skin in Theaters 4/4

(PCM) Scarlett Johansson is showing off a completely new side of her acting chops in Jonathon Glazer’s latest thriller, Under the Skin, in theaters on a limited run starting April 4. Johansson plays an alien on earth, disguised as the perfect aesthetic form of a mesmerizing woman. She scours remote highways … Continue reading

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