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When the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Martian was released it leaped onto everyone’s “Must See” list. A short time later, 20th Century Fox moved the release date up from late-November to early October. A joy for impatient moviegoers everywhere, but a scheduling bump like that can lead to headaches for a filmmaker as they get less time to polish their baby. Good thing Scott was done with the movie two weeks after shooting.

“I was already on to my next movie!” Scott told Empire Magazine. “I was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is Prometheus 2.”

There yah go, Scott confirmed Prometheus 2 will be his next film. Filming for it is expected to commence in January of 2016.

Via: Comicbook.com

New Poster for Macbeth

August 27th, 2015
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A brand new Poster for Macbeth has been added, on Empire you can view the Marion Cotillard one. The movie is set to be released on October.

Michael Fassbender in Macbeth

New Poster for Steve Jobs

August 27th, 2015
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The official Steve Jobs Twitter has posted a new poster from the movie:



Michael Fassbender in Assassins Creed

The first look at Michael Fassbender in Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ Assassin’s Creed adaptation has been revealed, and it’s dark and glorious. If you’re wondering just which assassin from the games Fassbender will be playing, here’s your answer: he’s not. Fassbender’s character is named Callum Lynch, a new protagonist created specifically for the movie adaptation. Not to worry though. The name may be new, but the core story about a modern man who uses cutting-edge technology to reach back to his assassin ancestors is still the same.

The image looks great, even if it’s just a static look at Fassbender in his heavily textured assassin’s garb, complete with Assassin’s Creed emblem sewn onto his hood and deadly wrist blades extended for battle. Also starring Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard, Assassin’s Creed is directed by Justin Kurzel and produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall. Distributor 20th Century Fox will release Assassin’s Creed in theaters worldwide on December 21st, 2016.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

It’s not quite clear at this point just how much time Fassbender will split on screen between Lynch and Aguilar, or if the story itself is set during the Spanish Inquisition, but the Aguilar name should be familiar to fans of the video game. Though that particular Aguilar was a surname for a Spanish Templar – a faction who opposes the Assassins – Fassbender’s ancestral character in the movie having a similar name is an interesting tie in. We can expect to see much more from this anticipated adaptation over the next year, but until then we’ll just have to speculate.

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He’s opened the 30th Olympics and now Danny Boyle is closing The 59th BFI London Film Festival. The director’s latest, Steve Jobs, has been picked to bring down the curtain on the 12-day celebration of cinema on October 18. It follows on from recent closers Fury and Saving Mr. Banks in delivering major stars, Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet among them, to the Leicester Square red carpet.

Boyle drew the connection between his new biopic and the themes of his Olympics jamboree in a statement. “If London was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution then San Francisco is the Bethlehem of the digital one,” said the director. “We had a brilliant time making this movie in Silicon Valley and I hope Londoners will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the modern world. It’s always special to bring work home so thanks to BFI London Film Festival for their continued support.”

“We are thrilled to announce that Steve Jobs will be this year’s closing night gala,” added BFI London Film Festival director Clare Stewart. “Danny Boyle has created an exhilarating and audacious film [about] the complex, charismatic digital pioneer.”

Steve Jobs, though torturous in its development process, has taken smooth shape since then. Fassbender plays the Apple co-founder and tech pioneer in a story that focuses on three major events in the lifespan of his career, and in Apple’s growth: the creation of the Macintosh in 1984, NeXT in 1988 and the iMac launch in 1998. Seth Rogen is co-founder Steve Wozniak, with Jeff Bridges as Apple’s ex-CEO John Sulley and Winslet as Mac marketeer Joanna Hoffman. Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg round out the cast.

If you can’t make the London Film Festival, which runs from October 7-18, Steve Jobs will be coming to you from November 13 in the UK.

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Shakespeare’s work may be immortal, but he’s still a tough sell. Movies that directly adapt the Bard’s work rarely tear up the box office, and so perhaps that’s why The Weinstein Company is making an unusual move regarding the film’s release strategy.

According to Deadline, The Weinstein Company is moving Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, which received positive reviews out of Cannes back in May, to its multi-platform distribution arm RADiUS-TWC in a deal that will give Amazon Prime limited exclusive streaming rights shortly following the movie’s December release. There are no details on when in December the film will open, nor how long the exclusivity window will last. However, Deadline expects the movie to premiere on Prime about two to three months after the movie’s theatrical debut, which, hey, wouldn’t you know it, is also around Oscar season.

Deadline believes that RADiUS-TWC is handling the film because they’ve had awards success the past couple of years with Twenty Feet from Stardom and Citizenfour. However, documentaries are a very different beast, and simply being released on VOD through RADiUS-TWC didn’t automatically boost their chances. Twenty Feet was a feel-good doc that the Academy loves and Citizenfour tapped directly into the zeitgeist with our fears regarding domestic spying.

But Macbeth is still Shakespeare, and while the trailer makes the movie look incredible, simply putting it in RADiUS-TWC makes it far from a sure thing when it comes to awards season. It will be interesting to see if The Weinstein Company tries to put the movie into the fall festival circuit, or if it they’re comfortable with what they currently have in place.

Macbeth stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris, Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Jack Reynor, and Elizabeth Debicki.

Here’s the official synopsis for Macbeth:

MACBETH is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader (Michael Fassbender) brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition, set in war torn Scottish landscape.

Via Collider

New Trailer for Steve Jobs

July 2nd, 2015
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The official Trailer for Steve Jobs has been released, here’s the trailer and screen captures below:



The first Poster for Assassin’s Creed has been released:

If you saw the new trailer for director Justin Kurzel’s upcoming adaptation of Macbeth this week, you’re no doubt excited for that film. But if you’re excited about Macbeth, you should also be excited about the impending Assassin’s Creed movie. Macbeth star Michael Fassbender is producing and starring in the video game adaptation opposite his Macbeth co-star Marion Cotillard, and he even enlisted Kurzel to take the helm. It’s a true reunion project for the trio, and if the intensity and beauty of that Macbeth trailer is any indication of what we can expect from the Assassin’s Creed movie, we could be in for one of the first good video game adaptations in history.

Production on Assassin’s Creed is slated to begin later this year in anticipation of a December 21, 2016 release date, but the film is one of many that will be showcased next week the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, and we got our hands on a piece of promo material that is being used. While it’s not an official piece of marketing from 20th Century Fox (I’d be shocked if “Assassin’s Creed: The Movie” were its official title), it is our first very early look at something from the film.

While video game adaptations have a terrible track record, everything about Assassin’s Creed is promising—right down to the December release date. With that kind of clout both in front of and behind the camera, and considering the rave reviews Macbeth received at Cannes, it’s not entirely out of the question to consider the picture a potential awards contender.

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The Summer Issue of Total Film features a piece on Macbeth. Check it out:

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The First Official Teaser for Macbeth has been released, I have added screen captures from the trailer, the poster and some higher quality version of the stills:

The highly anticipated tale of war, ambition, love, murder and betrayal, directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) and starring Academy-Award nominee Michael Fassbender (Twelve Years A Slave, Shame, Hunger) and Academy-Award winner Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night, La Vie En Rose) will see a UK release on OCTOBER 2nd.

Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of literature’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.

MACBETH is from the producers of The King’s Speech and Shame. MACBETH also stars Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum), David Thewlis (the Harry Potter series), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby).