A brief summary of the latest movie news, including a few trailers and new casting information.
Simon Pegg will join Steven Spielberg for Ready Player One, based on the 2011 novel of the same name from Ernest Cline. The story is set in a dystopian future (the best kind of movie future) and features a virtual world known as OASIS, so the film will have plenty of chances to show off a wide range of visuals. Tye Sheridan will play the lead role of teenager Wade while Pegg has been cast as one of the co-creators of OASIS. Pegg and Spielberg have previously collaborated before on the animated movie Tintin and TV’s Band of Brothers.
Casting on the lead role on the Star Wars Han Solo prequel has been whittled down to three actors: Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Reynor and Taron Egerton. Here are the boys:
Actor Anthony Ingruber has a small legion of fans who would love for him to take on the role after he shot to fame with a Han Solo Youtube impression and later went on to play a young Harrison Ford in The Age of Adaline, however it seems he is not in the running. Just for fun, here is his Han Solo impersonation;
The Crow Remake
News on The Crow remake always seems to be negative ever since original star Brandon Lee died on set during the filming of a stunt involving firearms. The remake has been talked about for years and recently fans of the comic book franchise gained hope that director Corin Hardy would see his vision brought to life on the big screen. Unfortunately Hardy appears to have left the project (see his tweet below), which has been in various stages of development (hell) since 2008 as multiple stars, directors and production companies have all come and gone. Let’s hope for good news next time we hear from this troubled project.
An adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is due for release in September this year. The director is Tim Burton, whose typical style is saturated throughout the new trailer.
X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest film in the Fox series based on the popular Marvel Comics characters, will be landing early summer and a new trailer shows us a little bit more of our heroes and villains in action.
Alexander Skarsgård stars in The Legend of Tarzan, a new take on the classic story of a man raised in the jungle which is due for release this July. Samuel L. Jackson and Margot Robbie also star.
Due to bow in June, Central Intelligence is a movie about a mismatched duo consisting of a lethal CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson) and his former schoolmate (Kevin Hart) who encounter gunfights, double-crosses and espionage while working on a top-secret case.
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