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1. Three Actors Sign On For The ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Movie

X-Men MoviesThree actors have been hired to join the cast of the X-Men: Apocalypse movie.

Filmmaker Bryan Singer announced on Twitter that Alexandra Shipp will play Storm, Sophie Turner will play Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan will play Cyclops. ComicBookResources.com reports that this will be the final X-Men film project directed by Singer.

According to Vulture.com, “the three relatively young players join Oscar Isaac (the eponymous villain), Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender on the Singer-helmed project, which comes out May 27, 2016.” What do you think?

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2. ScreenJunkies Creates an ‘Honest Trailer’ For Gone Girl

The Gone Girl film adaptation has enjoyed great popularity and earned more than $366 million at the box office. Gillian Flynn fans will feel riled up again thanks to a hilarious \"Honest Trailer\" thanks to the team behind the ScreenJunkies YouTube channel.

The video embedded above features glimpses of Rosamund Pike playing Amy Elliott Dunne and Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne. What do you think? (via TIME)

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3. HBO to Air Game of Thrones Special in February 2015

gotdHBO plans to air a half-hour documentary called Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life.

Entertainment Weekly reports that this special will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the production process behind the series’ fifth season. Fans will get to see “three different Thrones sets in three different countries – Belfast, Northern Ireland; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Sevilla and Osuna, Spain.”

According to Vanity Fair, a release date has been scheduled for February 8th. The premiere episode for season 5 will come out on April 12th.

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4. New Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Released

A new trailer has been released for the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. Vox reports that it features “mysteries, new characters, and even more footage of what looks to be a glorious fight scene between the Hulk and Iron Man.”

The video embedded above offers glimpses of old favorites such as Captain America, Black Widow, and Thor as well as new faces including Scarlet Witch, Ulysses Klaw, and Quicksilver. The trailer has drawn more than 174,000 “likes” on Facebook—what do you think? (via ScreenRant)

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5. New Extended Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Revealed

A new extended trailer has been released for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Time reports that it features “scenes of Christian (Jamie Dornan) getting dressed, Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) talking to her roommate, and bits of dialogue like Anastasia asking Christian why people say he doesn’t have a heart, and him replying: ‘Because they know me well.'”

The video embedded above offers glimpses of new footage from this E.L. James film adaptation–what do you think? It was first shown during the 72nd annual Golden Globes awards ceremony.

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6. Several Actors Sign On For a Batman vs. Robin Movie

Animated BatmanWarner Bros. plans to create a Batman Vs. Robin animated film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast includes actors who worked on the Son of Batman movie and several new faces.

Those who will return to reprise their roles include Jason O’Mara (Batman), Stuart Allan (Damian Wayne a.k.a. Robin), Sean Maher (Nightwing), and David McCallum (Alfred). The newly hired voice actors include Jeremy Sisto (Talon), ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic (The Dollmaker), Grey Griffin (Samantha), Robin Atkin Downes (The Grandmaster), Peter Onorati (Draco), and Kevin Conroy (Thomas Wayne).

MovieWeb.com reports that “the story will be based on the Batman: The Court of Owls comic, written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo.” The world premiere will take place at this year’s WonderCon event in April 2015.

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7. Brad Pitt to Produce The Big Short Movie

The Big ShortParamount and Plan B plan to create a film adaptation of Michael Lewis’ 2010 bestselling title, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.

Actors Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Ryan Gosling will join the cast. Pitt will also serve as a producer. Filmmaker Adam McKay has signed on as the director and will work on writing the script.

Here’s more from Variety: “Lewis’ nonfiction tome tells the story of the build-up of the housing and credit bubble during the 2000s that led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010…Production start date is unknown. The book follows several key people who played a role in creating the disastrous credit bubble.”

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8. Mr. Mercedes Adapted For TV

mrmercedesSonar Entertainment has signed a deal to develop Stephen King’s bestselling novel Mr. Mercedes into a television series.

Scriptwriter David E. Kelley, who penned Boston Legal and Ally McBeal, will write the script. Jack Bender, the director of Lost and Under the Dome, will direct.

“This is an amazing opportunity to adapt a script from material penned by one of the world’s most acclaimed and accomplished authors,” stated Kelley.
Mr. Mercedes is a great story that will translate beautifully to the screen if I don’t mess it up.”

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9. Gone Girl Blu-Ray Package to Feature Amazing Amy Print Book

Gone Girl - Amazing AmyAn Amazing Amy spin-off story will be printed. MTV.com reports that this 36-page children’s book, entitled Tattle Tale, will be included in the package for the Gone Girl movie blu-ray.

In both the original novel and the movie, Amy Elliott-Dunne’s psychologist parents co-write the Amazing Amy series with a titular character who is modeled after their own daughter. Artist Kirk Van Wormer created the illustrations for Tattle Tale.

Author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn recently revealed that she is open to creating a sequel for the Gone Girl film adaptation. In an interview with the The New York Daily News, Flynn explained that a follow-up project could examine “what those crazy Dunnes are up to a few years down the road and if they got on — not well I don’t think.”

For Flynn, her one stipulation for such an endeavor would be to have David Fincher return as the director, Ben Affleck to continue playing Nick Dunne, and Rosamund Pike to come back as Amy Elliott-Dunne. Do you have any predictions on how the Dunnes’ story will evolve in the future?

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10. Netflix Unveils Trailer For ‘House of Cards’ Season 3

An official trailer has been unleashed for House of Cards season 3. In December 2014, Netflix delivered “a special message from the White House” and revealed that the third season will be released in its entirety on February 27th.

The video embedded above offers glimpses of what’s to come for the diabolical Underwoods played by Golden Globe winners Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright–what do you think? The Facebook post has drawn more than 66,000 “likes” and the Twitter post has drawn more than 4,700 “favorites.” (via Deadline)

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11. Trailer Unveiled For The Gunman

A trailer has been unveiled for The Gunman movie. The story for this film adaptation comes from Jean-Patrick Manchette’s noir fiction title, The Prone Gunman.

The video embedded above offers glimpses of Sean Penn in the role of a former Special Forces soldier named Jim Terrier. The release date is set for March 20, 2015. (via Deadline)

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12. Barbara Walters Declares George R.R. Martin to Be a Fascinating Person

georgerrmartinGeorge R.R. Martin has made it onto the 2014 edition of Barbara Walters’10 Most Fascinating People.”

Martin earned his place on Walters’ list due to the great popularity of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and the Game of Thrones TV adaptation; both projects have made a serious mark in pop culture history.

The nine other people alongside Martin include Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, Michael Strahan, David Koch, and Amal Clooney. (via The Huffington Post)

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13. Ruby Barnhill Cast as Sophie in The BFG Movie

Roald Dahl BFGRuby Barnhill, a newcomer English actress, will play Sophie in The BFG. This project marks the first time Barnhill will take on a feature part.

Steven Spielberg will take the helm of this Roald Dahl film adaptation as the director. Mark Rylance, a British theatre actor, has been cast in the titular role.

Here’s more from Deadline: “Published in 1982, The BFG is the story of a young London girl and the world’s only benevolent giant who introduces her to the beauty and peril of Giant Country. The two set off on an adventure (with the aid of the Queen of England) to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world. Spielberg is beginning production early in the New Year and Disney releases on July 1, 2016 in the U.S. EOne will bring it to the UK on July 22, 2016.”

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14. Legendary Pictures Picks Up Movie Rights For The Damned

DamnedLegendary Pictures has optioned the movie rights for Andrew Pyper’s The Damned.

Deadline reports that the book is “an elevated supernatural thriller in the vein of The Sixth Sense or Jacob’s Ladder.” The story follows a writer named Danny Orchard who is haunted by the ghost of his psychopath twin sister.

Simon & Schuster will release this novel on February 10, 2015. Alex Hedlund and Tracy Stevens, two executives at the film production company, will oversee the development of this film adaptation.

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15. BBC Films Unveils First Trailer For Bill

BBC Films has unveiled the first trailer for Bill. According to The Telegraph, the story for this film examines “the Bard’s ‘lost years,’ when the playwright rose from obscurity in Stratford-upon-Avon to fame as a writer in London.”

The video embedded above features actor Mathew Baynton in the titular role of a young William “Bill” Shakespeare. Digital Spy reports that this comedy adventure movie “will open in UK cinemas on March 27, 2015.”

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16. Trailer Unleashed For True Story

A trailer has been unleashed for True Story. This film adaptation is based on Michael Finkel’s memoir which shares the same title. The video embedded above features James Franco as Christian Longo and Jonah Hill as Finkel. A limited release date has been scheduled for April 10, 2015. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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17. Warner Bros. Unveils New Trailer For In the Heart of the Sea

Warner Bros. has unveiled a new trailer for In the Heart of the Sea. Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard took the helm on this film adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s National Book Award-winning nonfiction title.

The video embedded above offers glimpses of actors Chris Hemsworth as Owen Chase, Cillian Murphy as Matthew Joy, and Ben Whishaw as Herman Melville. Deadline reports that this movie features the “true survival story of the whaling ship Essex that inspired Melville to write Moby Dick.”

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18. Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens Adaptation Now on BBC Radio 4

goodomensThe six episode radio adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens is now live on BBC Radio 4.

Peter Serafinowicz and Mark Heap star in the dramatization. Dirk Maggs created the adaptation and sound design. Heather Larmour produced the piece.

Here is more about the story from Radio 4:

Events have been set in motion to bring about the End of Days. The armies of Good and Evil are gathering and making their way towards the sleepy English village of Lower Tadfield. The Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse – War, Famine, Pollution and Death – have been summoned from the corners of the earth and are assembling.

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19. ITV to Create a 13-Part Series Inspired By ‘Beowulf’

ITVITV plans to adapt “Beowulf” into a 13-part series. According to The Guardian, the producers plan to “use locations in County Durham and Northumbria to represent the poem’s Scandinavian setting, and will deliver ‘epic fights, thrilling chases, raids, celebrations and battles,’ following the eponymous hero’s battles with a monster and a dragon.”

In the past, this Old English epic poem has inspired a variety of different projects including movies, TV programs, graphic novels, board games, songs, operas, and theater shows. Follow this link to download a free digital copy of this

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20. Disney Unveils New Cinderella Clip

Disney has unveiled a new clip from the live-action Cinderella movie. The story for this film adaptation comes from Charles Perrault’s beloved fairy tale.

The video embedded above features a sneak peek of Richard Madden playing Prince Charming, Helena Bonham Carter playing the Fairy Godmother, and Lily James playing Ella. Click on these links to view the first official trailer and the teaser trailer. (via Vanity Fair)

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21. Book Sculptures by Guy Laramee

Guy_Laramee_Biblios_10714_375Artist Guy Laramee repurposes old books to build sculptures of nature scenes.

“I carve landscapes out of books,” he says in his artist’s statement. “Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply is.”

Laramee’s work is currently on display at the Foster White Gallery in Seattle.

Laramee is one of many artists who use old books to create artworks. Brian Dettmer, Julia Strand and Mike Stillkey also work with old books in their creations.

 

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22. TCG Publishes Movie Tie-in Edition For Into The Woods

Into The WoodsThe Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has published a movie tie-in edition of the book and lyrics for the musical, Into the Woods.

Famed composer Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics and stage director James Lapine created the book. This new edition will feature eight pages of full-color photographs from the film adaptation which stars Meryl Streep, Emily BluntAnna KendrickChris Pine, and Johnny Depp. Follow this link to watch the trailer.

Here’s more from the press release: “Into the Woods brings to musical life Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel and other well-known fairy-tale characters. Interwoven with these classic tales is the story of the baker and his wife, whose longing for a child is thwarted by the mischievous witch who lives next door. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine have fashioned a modern musical classic which has been performed countless times all over the world since its Tony Award-winning debut in 1987.”

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23. IMAX to Host Game of Thrones Screenings

got logoThe Game of Thrones HBO series is heading to 150 IMAX theaters. This will be the first time a television show gets displayed on these giant screens.

The final two episodes from season four will be shown along with an exclusive trailer for season five. These screening events will take place from January 23rd to 29th all over the United States.

Here’s more from The New York Times: “The move signals a continued blurring of the lines among media platforms, where digital videos, television series and films stream across a proliferation of screens, from tiny mobile phones to movie theaters. It also shows the extent to which media companies are trying to turn their blockbuster hits into mega events, as drawing mass audiences becomes increasingly rare.”

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24. Fifty Shades of Grey Film Director Talks About Shooting Intimate Scenes

fifty-shades-3001-225x300 (2)How steamy will the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation be?

Prior to this day, fans can only speculate based on the contents of E.L. James’ erotica novel and the two movie trailers that have been released. In an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair, director Sam Taylor-Johnson revealed that the intimate scenes focuses on the “details, flesh and fingers and skin and eyes and looks.”

Taylor-Johnson felt that shooting a full-on racy display makes it so that “the mystery would be gone.” She does promise that “you see a lot, but you don’t have to see anything graphic.” What do you think?

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25. Netflix Unveils Trailer For ‘House of Cards’ Season 3

An official trailer has been unleashed for House of Cards season 3. In December 2014, Netflix delivered “a special message from the White House” and revealed that the third season will be released in its entirety on February 27th.

The video embedded above offers glimpses of what’s to come for the diabolical Underwoods played by Golden Globe winners Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright–what do you think? The Facebook post has drawn more than 66,000 \"likes\" and the Twitter post has drawn more than 4,700 “favorites.” (via Deadline)

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