Movie News & Gossip

Saturday, 21 November

Following the conclusion of The Hunger Games series, director Francis Lawrence has said he’d ‘love’ to be involved with a potential prequel. (Full article at Entertainment Weekly)

A reveal for the third film in the Planet Of The Apes reboot series: ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ is set for this weekend. (Full article at Cinema Blend)

Kenneth Branagh is to direct the new Murder On The Orient Express film, as well as play the lead character, Detective Hercule Poirot. (Full article at The Hollywood Reporter)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to have the largest domestic box office opening weekend of all time following the revelation that it has already made over $50m in pre-sales alone. (Full article at The Wrap)

Wednesday, 18 November

The trailer for Zoolander 2 has just been released today. (Watch it here)

Alexandra Daddario has been cast in the lead role of the upcoming movie reboot of the hit 90s TV series: ‘Baywatch’, starring alongside Zac Efron and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. (Full article at The Wrap)

The first teaser for next year’s ‘Now You See Me 2’ was also released today. (Watch it here)

Christoph Waltz, star of Spectre, has said that he may return to the series in the next instalment, but ‘it depends on the story’. (Full article at Cinema Blend)

Tuesday, 17 November

Christopher Nolan’s modern classic ‘Memento’ is to get a remake. (Full article at The Hollywood Reporter)

Ryan Gosling has confirmed that he will star in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Blade Runner sequel. (Full article at E! Online)

The makers of Fast And Furious have confirmed that a series of spin-offs from the series are in the works. (Full article at Variety)

Matthew McConaughey is favourite to take the role of ‘The Gunslinger’ in the upcoming Stephen King adaptation: ‘The Dark Tower’. (Full article at comingsoon.net)

Monday, 16 November

A still from Martin Scorsese’s new film Silence has been released – showing lead actor Liam Neeson. (Full article at Empire)

The Prometheus sequel, directed by Ridley Scott, has been renamed ‘Alien: Covenant’, to tie in with the rebooted Alien series. (Full article at Screen Rant)

Natalie Portman’s directorial debut ‘Jane Got A Gun’ is the latest film to have its premiere postponed following the Paris terror attacks. (Full article at Entertainment Weekly)

Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas, is set to return in the 2018 sequel: ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’. (Full article at Empire)

Saturday, 14 November

Justice League: Part One is to begin filming next spring, with London cited as the location. (Full article at comingsoon.net)

Steven Spielberg’s new film Bridge Of Spies has had its Paris premiere cancelled in the wake of the terror attacks in the French capital. (Full article at The Hollywood Reporter)

A new trailer for the penultimate Divergent Series film: ‘Allegiant’ has been released. (Watch it here)

Star Wars: The Force Awaken’s runtime has been officially revealed as 135 minutes. Also, there are rumours of an end-credits tease for next year’s ‘Rogue One’. (Full article at Cinema Blend)

Friday, 13 November

Glengarry Glen Ross director James Foley has been confirmed as the new director of the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels, after Sam Taylor-Johnson walked away from the series. (Full article at The Wrap)

Disney are continuing their revisionist streak with a newly-confirmed live-action remake of The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. (Full article at Cinema Blend)

A new Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spot has been released. (Watch it here)

Saoirse Ronan is currently being heavily tipped for an Oscar nomination for her performance in Brooklyn. (Full article at Digital Spy)

Thursday, 12 November

A new Deadpool trailer is scheduled to be released in December. (Full article at Screen Rant)

Annie Hall by Woody Allen has been voted the funniest screenplay of all time by the Writers’ Guild of America. (Full article at Variety)

Harrison Ford has said he would love to return to the role of Indiana Jones for a fifth film, and also offers advice to a propspective young Han Solo. (Full article at The Guardian)

A die-hard fan of Die Hard took out an entire page advert in The Hollywood Reporter this week to pitch his ideas for a sequel, however he says his chances are ‘slim to none’. (Full article at The Hollywood Reporter)

Wednesday, 11 November

X-Men: Apocalypse is to have its first trailer released in mid-December to tie in with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (Full article at Dark Horizons)

A new documentary about the life of legendary director Quentin Tarantino is reported to be in the works. (Full article at Slash Film)

Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan, who penned The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, is to leave the series after the Han Solo spin-off film in 2018. (Full article at Slash Film)

Spectre has broken the all-time record for the highest-grossing UK opening, as well as the largest stunt explosion in film history. (Full article at movies.com)

Tuesday, 10 November

Quentin Tarantino’s new movie: ‘The Hateful Eight’ has been revealed to have a running time at 182 minutes, just over three hours long. (Full article at Cinema Blend)

Pixar have released the first teaser for the sequel to Finding Nemo: ‘Finding Dory’, released on June 17, 2016 in the US and July 29, 2016 in the UK. (Watch the trailer here)

Scarlett Johansson will star alongside Pilou Asbæk in the American live-action remake of the acclaimed Japanese anime: ‘Ghost In The Shell’, released on March 31, 2017. (Full article at Variety)

Jake Gyllenhaal is confirmed to star in Netflix’s newest original film, produced by Brad Pitt and directed by Snowpiecer director Bong Joon Ho. (Full article at Entertainment.ie)