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Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson & More To Feature In Black Western Short 'They Die By Dawn'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 1, 2012 9:21 AM
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More Pics Of Michael Fassbender & Idris Elba In Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2012 3:45 PM
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Well, Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" is just looming over the horizon and there is no movie this summer -- or hell, this year -- that is matching the anticipation felt for this quasi-"Alien" prequel. And though actual details on the plot and where this story will go has been kept mostly close to the chest, there has been a generous serving of images and video from the film, and a few more pics have arrived as you head into your weekend.

Brand New Looks At Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender & More In 'Prometheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2012 5:23 PM
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So, while we wait to see if crazy Alex Jones is right about Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" being a secret revelation of the Illuminati or just a really good sci-fi flick, a batch of sex-tacular new stills have popped up at Russian site Kino Gallery.

First Look At CW's 'Green Arrow' TV Series; Poster For Lena Dunham's 'Girls'; Idris Elba & Matthew Macfayden Both Find Small-Screen Roles & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 20, 2012 1:03 PM
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Batman and "The Dark Knight" aside, D.C. Comics haven't had much joy on the big screen, last year's "Green Lantern" being only the latest in a series of misfires, although they're hopeful that next year's "Man of Steel" will revive Superman. We say revive, but actually the superpowered Kryptonian only last year wrapped up a popular ten-year run with the TV series "Smallville."

'Prometheus' Has Landed: Thrilling, Super-Intense Full Trailer Arrives For Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Epic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 17, 2012 8:19 AM
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Of all the summer movies due this year, none, even "The Dark Knight Rises," carry the weight of expectations from cinephiles as "Prometheus." Given that it's the first science-fiction movie in thirty years from Ridley Scott, the man whose previous entries in the genre, "Alien" and "Blade Runner," stand at the very apex. And as a spiritual successor set in the same universe as the former, the stakes for geeks are even higher. 

Naomie Harris To Play Winnie Mandela Opposite Idris Elba In 'Long Walk To Freedom'; Justin Chadwick In Talks To Direct

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 12, 2012 12:56 PM
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A film adaptation of "Long Walk To Freedom," Nelson Mandela's memoir of his time in prison under South African apartheid, his subsequent release, and rise to the presidency, has been, ironically, a long time coming. Back in the 1990s, "Elizabeth" director Shekhar Kapur was attached to direct a version starring Morgan Freeman as Mandela, but the project never came together, and Freeman would later take on the role in Clint Eastwood's "Invictus." More recently, Tom Hooper flirted with the project before "The King's Speech" got underway and sent him into the stratosphere, but again, the stars never aligned properly.

Idris Elba To Play Nelson Mandela In Adaptation Of 'Long Walk To Freedom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2012 9:42 AM
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There has been no shortage of portrayals of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, and given his courageous story, which still resonates and inspires to this day, it's not exactly a surprise. But the past few years have seen an uptick of the man on screens, both big and small. Of course, Morgan Freeman took on the part in Clint Eastwood's "Invictus," while David Harewood and Terrence Howard both inhabited the man for "Mrs. Mandela" and "Winnie" respectively. And there's more on the way. Last month Variety revealed that a biopic mini-series was in the works for U.K. TV titled "Madiba" and based on "Conversations with Myself" and "Nelson Mandela by Himself." But it seems it will be contending with another long brewing project, that has landed a freshly minted Golden Globe winner for the lead.

Jennifer Ehle & Nash Edgerton Will Hunt Osama Bin Laden With Kathryn Bigelow

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 22, 2012 9:23 AM
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If Osama Bin Laden weren't already dead, we might fear for his safety purely based on the strength of the cast Kathryn Bigelow is assembling for her (still untitled) "Kill Bin Laden" flick. Oscar winner Mark Boal ("The Hurt Locker") wrote the script and Joel Edgerton and Jessica Chastain will head a cast that also includes Mark Strong (as a good guy this time...surely?), Jason Clarke, Edgar Ramirez, Kyle Chandler and Chris Pratt. And now the production has added two more to bolster that cast.

Review: 'Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance' Is A Metal Album In Cinematic Form

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 17, 2012 7:39 AM
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The Marvel Comics character of Ghost Rider has always been more than a little alternative. Considerably darker and more haunted that contemporaries like Spider-Man and the Hulk, the demonic creation of trio Roy Thomas, Gary Friedrich and Mike Ploog found himself starring in more horror-centric stories, only ocassionally clashing with sunnier heroes in sales-boosting stunts. While the comic creation existed on the fringe of the industry, Mark Steven Johnson's 2007 adaptation "Ghost Rider" was a far more generic, populist attempt to appeal to the masses. It was, by design, a pop song, except it viewed itself as a catchier Massive Attack track when it was more of an O-Town b-side. Bring the kiddies.

Mark Neveldine Says 'Crank 3' "Will Happen" & He Wants Idris Elba To Join Jason Statham

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 14, 2011 5:15 PM
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While talking to British movie magazine Empire, Mark Neveldine, one half of the Neveldine/Taylor directorial partnership behind the two "Crank" movies, has let slip some information that will allow us to all sleep a little more peacefully tonight. Yes, by god, they want to make a "Crank 3." And what's more -- it might co-star one of their "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" principles. Hallelujah.

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