Hot Trailer: ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

By | Tuesday April 15, 2014 @ 9:24pm PDT

Don’t let the title fool you: This ain’t no night in white satin with the Moody Blues. (It’s even spelled differently.) But if it’s action you crave, well, it’s got that. Here’s the final trailer for Fox/Marvel’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past, wherein Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine goes back … Read More »

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Hot Clip: ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past

By | Sunday April 13, 2014 @ 7:50pm PDT

Here’s a new look at the opening battle scene of Fox/Marvel’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past which premiered tonight at the MTV Movie Awards, in which Ellen Page’s Shadowcat, Daniel Cudmore’s Colossus, and Shawn Ashmore’s Iceman join new franchise mutants Blink (Fan Bingbing), Bishop (Omar Sy), Sunspot … Read More »

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CinemaCon: ‘X Men’, Other Women, Lots Of Girls And An Ape Steal The Show At 20th’s Big Vegas Show

Pete Hammond

With a chorus line of 40 Samba-dancing Vegas showgirls parading through the audience to the stage for a performance of a song from the upcoming CinemaCon2014_badgeRio 2 (4/11), 20th Century Fox got its CinemaCon presentation off in style. And the studio earned high marks for attempting to put a little showmanship that has been missing from some other presentations this week. Hey this is Vegas. Let’s liven it up, folks. And Fox did.

CinemaCon 2014 - 20th Century Fox Special Presentation Highlighting Its Future Release Schedule This is not to say the rest of their “show” was not all about showing off footage from their 2014 slate. It was, but clearly they put a lot of work into impressing these theatre owners who responded strongly to what Fox was offering. Distribution President Chris Aronson appeared with a feather headdress on (he looked pretty hot) but quickly took it off for a more corporate look as he welcomed the crowd and got things rolling including those previously reported remarks regarding NATO ‘s John Fithian and 12 Years A Slave. He pointed out that the studio’s total worldwide boxoffice was $3.39 billion, the fifth consecutive year they have exceeded the $3 billion mark. He then introduced 20th’s Chairman Jim Gianopulos who expertly hosted the event as he does each year, actually managing to sound like he’s not reading stuff off a prompter – an art both he and Disney’s M.C. Alan Horn have mastered. He launched right into it by announcing “we are starting summer in April this year” and bringing on Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann to introduce clips of their comedy The Other Woman. Then it was time for the “tentpoles” as he intro’d a clip package featuring the opening scene and trailer from X Men: Days Of CinemaCon 2014 - 20th Century Fox Special Presentation Highlighting Its Future Release Schedule Future Past (5/23), extended footage from How To Train Your Dragon 2 (6/13) from their partnership with DreamWorks Animation and a harrowing scene from Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (7/11) , the latter really whetting the exhibitors appetite. Let’s just say it involves a couple of drunk guys, a playful-seeming ape and an Uzi. Wow. Even Shailene Woodley, star of  20th’s June 6th romantic drama The Fault In Our Stars, said she was still shaking from the Apes footage when Gianopulos brought her on. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

By | Monday March 24, 2014 @ 1:51pm PDT

20th Century Fox has dropped the second trailer for the mutant saga X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Original X-Men director Bryan Singer helms the pic that mashes together both casts from its X-Men and X-Men: First Class franchises. Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, … Read More »

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OSCARS: ‘American Hustle’ Nominee Jennifer Lawrence On Her Role And Chemistry With David O Russell

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The chance that Jennifer Lawrence will repeat as an Oscar winner, this time for Best Supporting Actress for her work Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle Oscar Racein American Hustle, has grown stronger since she won the Golden Globe and then surprisingly took the BAFTA award for Supporting Actress.

While Lawrence probably ate more salmon than an Alaskan grizzly bear during last year’s endless awards circuit banquet campaign leading up to winning the Best Actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, she has been relatively scarce in this race, mainly because she has been busy moving between her role as Katniss Everdeen in the final two installments of The Hunger Games shooting back-to-back, and playing Mystique in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Lawrence was doing re-shoots on the latter when she won the BAFTA last week. It was David O Russell, who directed Lawrence in both Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, who accepted the award in her place. “I’d sat with her at last year’s BAFTAs, when she didn’t win, and me being loyal to her, I was upset and that became a screen grab for everybody and so this year, it was my pleasure to give what might have been the most heartfelt speech ever on her behalf after Leonardo DiCaprio gave me her award,” Russell told me.

Where was Lawrence during all this drama?

american-hustle-clip-jennifer-lawrence-photo“Oh, it was a big surprise,” she told me when she took a few minutes away from shooting. “I didn’t remember that the BAFTAs were happening that day. I certainly did not think I was going to win one so I put it out of my mind,” she said. “So there I was, in the middle of being painted blue, and someone said, ‘You just won the BAFTA!’ And I said, ‘Oh, go f*ck yourself!’ And then it turned out they were serious.”

This is the refreshing thing about watching this young actress grow up before our eyes. She is more fun to watch than a lot of veteran actresses who win, and act like it’s the first time even as you suspect they’ve already made room on the mantel for yet another trophy. With Lawrence, the coltish awkwardness and unpredictability seem genuine, and seem just right for a 23-year-old who has gotten her third Oscar nomination and who anchors one of Hollywood’s most lucrative film franchises in Hunger Games. In fact, these awards fill her with so much anxiety that she has found it refreshing to be working rather than going from one campaign stop to the next. Read More »

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Bryan Singer Teases Another ‘X-Men’, Produces Micro-Budget Thriller ‘The Taking’

By | Thursday December 5, 2013 @ 2:03pm PST
Mike Fleming

singerBryan Singer has shaken up the Twittersphere by announcing he’s planning to do another X-Men film, titled X-Men: Apocalypse, to be released May 27, 2016.


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Hot Trailer: ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

By | Tuesday October 29, 2013 @ 6:40am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: 20th Century Fox has just gone live with a new trailer for the eagerly awaited X-Men: Days Of Future Past, the film that brings back original X-Men director Bryan Singer and mashes together both casts from … Read More »

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Comic-Con: Fox Vamps ‘The Wolverine,’ ‘Apes’ And Next Summer’s X-Men Days Of Future Past’

By | Saturday July 20, 2013 @ 5:09pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Update: Ian McKellen broke up the crowd when he said he had returned to Comic-Con because “you struck down Proposition 8, and now I am looking for a husband, so hello Michael Fassbender.”

For its Hall H panel, 20th … Read More »

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Lucas Till Returning For ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

By | Monday July 15, 2013 @ 2:33pm PDT

Lucas Till will be rejoining the mutant corps in Bryan Singer‘s upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past, the director revealed today via Twitter. The actor appeared as young superhero Alex Summers AKA Havok in 2011′s X-Men: First Class and will … Read More »

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Evan Peters Joins ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

By | Thursday May 23, 2013 @ 1:41pm PDT

Bryan Singer once again has used Twitter to announce a casting for the new X-Men movie. Fox confirmed that Evan Peters will play Quicksilver in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which is now in production for a July 2014 bow. “Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver“, Singer wrote today. According to X-Men comic mythology, Quicksilver is the son of Magneto (Michael Fassbender/Ian McKellen) and is sometimes a good guy, sometimes a bad one. Singer has used the social network to say that most of the original X-Men cast is back for this one including Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Hugh Jackman, McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Halle Berry. Omar Sy, Peter Dinklage and Fan Bingbing are also aboard alongside James McAvoy and Fassbender. Read More »

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Bryan Singer Adds Fan Bingbing To Play Blink In ‘X-Men’ Pic

By | Friday March 15, 2013 @ 2:19pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Bryan Singer just tweeted that Fan Bingbing has been set to play Blink in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Bingbing recently starred in the Li Yu-directed film Double Exposure, which broke a box office record for an … Read More »

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‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Adds Omar Sy Of ‘The Intouchables’

By | Saturday March 2, 2013 @ 5:25pm PST

Bryan Singer tweeted today that “the brilliant” Omar Sy of the French film The Intouchables has joined the cast of 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Today’s news about Sy follows a stream of tweets from the director … Read More »

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Bryan Singer Eyes Peter Dinklage For ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: For X-Men: Days Of Future Past, director Bryan Singer has assembled a collision of his original X-Men cast with returnees from X-Men First Class, but here’s an intriguing development: I hear he’s bringing in Game Of Thrones star … Read More »

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Bryan Singer Donates $5 Million To USC; Sumner Redstone Facility Christened

By | Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 1:51pm PST

Bryan Singer USCWhile deep-pocketed folks like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas get buildings named after them for big donations, director Bryan Singer has made history by becoming the first alumnus of USC‘s School Of Cinematic Arts to have one of the school’s six programs of study named in his honor. USC’s Dean Elizabeth M. Daley said today that SCA’s Division of Critical Studies has now been named the Bryan Singer Division of Critical Studies in honor of the filmmaker’s $5 million gift. The X-Men and Superman Returns director, who is prepping Fox’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past for a summer 2014 debut, graduated from the Critical Studies division in 1989; his Jack The Giant Slayer for Warner Bros opens March 1. “In a way, I began my career in the Division of Critical Studies at USC”, he said. “Watching great films and learning how to think about film from the faculty transformed me as an artist and as a person. I am honored to give back to the division and the school, which gave me so much.” Read More »

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Anna Paquin, Ellen Page & Shawn Ashmore Returning For ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

By | Saturday January 26, 2013 @ 2:00pm PST

Bryan Singer Tweeted today that Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore have rejoined the team for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Last month Singer, who directed the first two chapters of the Fox franchise, also announced via Twitter … Read More »

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Ian McKellen And Patrick Stewart To Star In A Pair Of Broadway Plays

Magneto and Professor Xavier are heading to Broadway. While a who’s who of UK talent gets set to tread the West End boards over the next year, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have … Read More »

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Bryan Singer Tweets: He’s Got Jean Valjean Returning For ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

By | Wednesday December 19, 2012 @ 10:19am PST
Mike Fleming

It’s not that much of a surprise, but Bryan Singer last night took to Twitter to confirm that Hugh Jackman will put on his claws and play Wolverine in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Jackman, who’s about … Read More »

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Film Shorts: ‘Argo’ Scribe In Demand, ‘Wool’ Advances, Hugh Jackman Eyes ‘X-Men’ Re-Team

By | Thursday November 29, 2012 @ 8:36pm PST

Screenwriter Chris Terrio has landed a two-script deal at Warner Bros that will follow his reteaming with Argo producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov on a project with director Paul Greengrass, Deadline has confirmed. The Greengrass project with Clooney and Heslov is at Sony where the pair’s production shingle Smoke House is based. Clooney is attached to star in the original tale that unfolds amid New York crime syndicates. Terrio’s initial script for Warner Bros is expected to be next in line. In addition to his screenplay for Argo, Terrio’s resume includes directing and co-writing Sony Pictures Classics Heights as well as scripting the upcoming Tell No One and A Murder Foretold.

Scott Free Productions and 20th Century Fox are moving forward in developing Hugh Howey’s Wool series of post-apocalyptic e-novelettes with UK writer-director J Blakeson in early talks for the project, Deadline has confirmed. Fox and Scott Free acquired rights to the best-selling e-books earlier this year. Ridley Scott and Steve Zallian are producing. Blakeson wrote and directed The Disappearance of Alice Creed and co-wrote The Descent Part 2.
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Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart Coming Back For ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

By | Tuesday November 27, 2012 @ 11:25am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Here is a fun scoop for X-Men fans. Bryan Singer, who helmed the first two superb installments that launched the franchise at Fox and whom Deadline was first to reveal will helm X-Men: Days Of Future Read More »

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