Category Archives: Rumours

“King Kong v Godzilla” Will End Monster Trilogy

Sources are saying that the gargantuan grudge match will serve as a crescendo to both franchises.

Ok guys, it looks like it might actually be happening.

Since the mysterious move of Legendary’s Skull Island from Universal to Warner Bros, there was heated talk about plans to align the Godzilla and King Kong franchises. But that’s just silly right? Wrong! Unless it all falls through, then you’re right. Continue reading “King Kong v Godzilla” Will End Monster Trilogy

“Gambit” Loses Director Rupert Wyatt

The Rise of the Planet of the Apes director bids adieu to the upcoming X-Men sideshow citing scheduling issues.

The problem with Star Wars and Marvel? They make multi project universes look simple to maintain. But that’s the only problem, I promise. For most studios, it’s not so straightforward. There’s been a lot of talk recently that Channing Tatum had plans to leave Gambit, the new spin off from Fox’s X-Men Universe. While there’s been no confirmation of Tatum’s move as yet, the project has a slightly different problem: turns out their director is leaving. Continue reading “Gambit” Loses Director Rupert Wyatt

Danny Boyle has Plans for “Trainspotting 2”

The Steve Jobs director is ready to get all nostalgic with plans to reunite the Trainspotting gang for a long-awaited sequel.

It’s been a big weekend for Danny Boyle. The director’s latest movie Steve Jobs got its first release at Telluride this weekend. The biopic written by Aaron Sorkin was an immediate hit, so you won’t have to look far for a glittering review. But Boyle isn’t resting on his laurels. Oh no, he’s already thinking about his next project, a sequel to hos cult classic Trainspotting.

The news is that in an interview Deadline at Telluride, Boyle said the much anticipated sequel is closer than ever to fruition. “All the four akin actors want to come back and do it…”, Boyle explained.
Made in 1996, Trainspotting followed the tragicomic delirium of a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh. The film was based on Irvine Welsh‘s acclaimed novel and was released by Miramax and Channel Four. Since Telluride included Boyle receiving the Telluride Medal for his body of work, it seems an apt time to continue one of his crowning achievements. But deciding to do it is the best as part, as Boyle explains.  “Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series”, he explains.

Boyle is referring to Johnny Lee Miller, currently starring as Sherlock Holmes in Elementary, and Robert Carlisle who has an ongoing role in Once Upon a Time. Ewan McGregor has already stated he’s on board for a sequel, and according to Boyle the same goes for the other stars, including Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd and Kelly McDonald.

The Trainspotting universe is already an extensive one. Irvine Welsh not only released a sequel (Porno), he also wrote a prequel called Skagboys. Screenwriter John Hodge is also returning, with a script based mainly on Welsh’s sequel that picks up 20 years after Trainspotting. Boyle has assured us the script is terrific – the two have worked on several projects since Trainspotting.

So the pieces are all out of the box, now Boyle just needs to pick the right time to get them all on the board. Since he wants this to be his next project, good fully it won’t be too long a wait.

Watch this space for all the gritteiest, latest movie news.

JJ Abrams Spills Beans on Kylo Ren and the First Order

JJ Abrams gets particular about the Force Awakens baddies, and how the dark side’s changed since Return of the Jedi.

Quick, what was the coolest part of the first Force Awakens teaser trailer? Wrong! The answer is the red cross guard lightsaber wielding sith. I’d also have accepted the huge number of stormtroopers post-rebellion. If you did say the sith or stormtroopers, you probably didn’t say it loud enough.

Everyone was all over that weird-looking saber, but we still didn’t have a name. Then we got a name: Kylo Ren, the helmeted bad ass. But with all the answers came more questions. Fortunately JJ Abrams has a few more bits and pieces for us on the bad guys currently roaming the galaxy.

Empire recently sat down with Abrams for its latest issue, during which the topic of the dark side adjacent enigma came up. And from out of nowhere, the nuggets of knowledge come thick and fast.

First off, the Empire leftovers, known as the First Order, have an intriguing back story. Here’s what Abrams had to say:

“That all came out of conversations about what would have happened if the Nazis all went to Argentina but then started working together again?’” Abrams reveals. “What could be born of that? Could The First Order exist as a group that actually admired The Empire? Could the work of The Empire be seen as unfulfilled? And could Vader be a martyr? Could there be a need to see through what didn’t get done?”

So the First Order looks to be more fan club than faction. Will we see “I Heart Vader” badges or Obi wan effigies flying around. We can only hope.

But that’s not all we learnt! Turns out the reason that Kylo Ren isn’t called Darth Ren as you’d expect is because that dude ain’t no sith! Here’s what Abrams had to say:

“Kylo Ren is not a Sith… He works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force.”

Snoke may sound like a Willy Wonka candy cigarette, but he’s even more horrifying. In case you don’t know, Snoke will be motion captured by Andy Serkis, who did a tone poem as the character for the teaser’s voice over.

Miles Teller to Join Military Veteran Drama

Whiplash star Teller is in talks to star in the drama about veterans dealing with PTSD.

The Fantastic Four reboot did not go well. So you’d be forgiven for worrying about career prospects of the stars. You definitely don’t need to worry about Miles Teller, though – the man is in high demand! Mr Fantastic has projects coming out of every orifice! Continue reading Miles Teller to Join Military Veteran Drama

“Zorro” Reboot Goes Post Apocalyptic

There’s life in the Zorro remake yet, if the new producers have anything to say about it.

Post. Apocalyptic. Zorro. Three words you’d never think to out together, but when combined make perfect sense. More than sense, it sounds spectacular – a truly new take on a classic story. Continue reading “Zorro” Reboot Goes Post Apocalyptic