Take Five

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Take Five: March 31-April 6

A snapshot of the week’s movie news (exclusively featuring a slew of sequels and reboots): 1. Head honcho Kevin Feige reveals that Marvel’s film canon plans extend to at least 2028. 2. Filming has restarted on Fast & Furious 7, following a hiatus after the death of star Paul Walker. 3. Jerry Bruckheimer provides possible plot details … Continue reading

Take Five: March 24-30

A snapshot of the week’s movie news: 1. Frozen overtakes Toy Story 3 to become highest-grossing animated film in history. 2. Harry Potter spinoff turns from one into three films. 3. Kevin Spacey is to play Winston Churchill in biopic entitled Captain of the Gate. 4. Fox sets dates for Fantastic Four and Wolverine sequels. 5. … Continue reading

Take Five: March 17-23

A snapshot of this week’s movie news: 1. Star Wars: Episode VII is set to start shooting in London’s Pinewood Studios in May 2014 and will be set 30 years after Episode VI. 2. David Fincher wants Christian Bale for the role of Steve Jobs in Apple biopic. 3. Disney and Pixar are planning new sequels Incredibles … Continue reading

Take Five: February 24-March 2

A snapshot of this week’s movie news: 1. Movie 43 ‘wins’ at the Razzies, taking Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Picture. 2. Harold Ramis (best known for Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters) has died aged 69. 3. Video game Minecraft is headed for the big screen, courtesy of Warner Bros. 4. BBC drama Ripper Street … Continue reading

Take Five: February 10-16

This week’s news round up is a day late, due to the BAFTAs taking over last night. But better late than never, eh?! 1. Tom Hardy is to join Cillian Murphy and co on second series of Peaky Blinders. 2. Edgar Wright announces on Twitter that Steve Price is set to score Ant-Man, continuing their collaborative partnership. … Continue reading

Take Five: February 3-9

A snapshot of the week’s movie news: 1. Before the first film has even hit the cinemas, Warner Bros is planning a sequel to The Lego Movie. 2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier will set the scene for Avengers: Age of Ultron. 3. Elton John has acquired the rights to Joseph & His Technicolor Dreamcoat … Continue reading

Take Five: January 27-February 2

A snapshot of the week’s movie news: 1. Her takes the top prize at the Writers Guild Awards; Captain Phillips wins for adapted screenplay. 2. Jesse Eisenberg has signed on to play Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman. 3. Clip emerges of Tom Hiddleston in costume as Captain America. 4. Hugh Jackman set to play Blackbeard in … Continue reading

Take Five: January 20-26

A snapshot of the week’s movie news: 1. Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild award for Gravity. 2. Bryan Singer releases six-second X-Men: Days of Future Past teaser. 3. Frozen passes The Lion King to become Disney’s second-highest animated release ever (excluding sequels), taking $810 globally. 4. Garrett Hedlund is set to take the lead in Joe Wright’s Pan. … Continue reading

Take Five: January 13-19

A snapshot of the week’s movie news: 1. In an unexpected turn of events, Michael Douglas is to play lead Hank Pym in Ant-Man; Paul Rudd will instead play Scott Lang. 2. Warner Bros has pushed back Batman v Superman until 2016, a delay of nearly 10 months. 3. No need to feel bereft from the … Continue reading

Take Five: January 6-12

A snapshot of the week’s movie news: 1. Quentin Tarantino’s next script to be another Western, reportedly entitled The Hateful Eight 2. Film adaptation of Gone Girl will have substantially different ending, says author Gillian Flynn 3. Mark Wahlberg-starrer Lone Survivor is surprise hit at US box office, making back almost its entire budget in … Continue reading