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Benedict Cumberbatch Eyed To Replace Tom Hardy In 'Everest,' James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston & More In Mix To Co-Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2013 9:20 PM
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Benedict Cumberbatch
Two filmmakers are currently trying to get to the top of an "Everest" film first: Doug Liman and Baltasar Kormakur. But the question is which one will get there first as one has lost a lead, and the other some financing.

What Kind Of Batman Will Superman Face? 5 Choices For 'Superman & Batman'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 22, 2013 3:34 PM
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What Kind Of Batman Will Superman Face
This weekend at Comic-Con Warner Bros dropped a bombshell: instead of announcing a sequel to this summer's "Man of Steel" (or a full-on "Justice League" movie), they revealed they would instead be bringing a Batman/Superman team-up movie to the big screen. Once again overseen by the "Man of Steel" team of director Zack Snyder and writer David S. Goyer (with Christopher Nolan taking a distant executive producer role this time around) the movie will likely retain much of the "Man Of Steel" cast (including Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne), while folding in a presumably new Batman mythology. What they didn’t say was who would be putting on the cape and cowl. Let the speculation begin!

Review: 'Fast & Furious 6' Makes Cars Go Boom In A Mostly Satisfactory Way

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 13, 2013 6:09 PM
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Has there ever been a franchise like the "Fast & Furious?" Begun over ten years ago with a film most notable for its '50s-style B-movie title, "The Fast & The Furious," it was a modest sleeper hit. Before long the series saw its biggest draw, the potato-headed growl-monster Vin Diesel, exit the series before it really got going, leading to the Paul Walker solo outing "2 Fast 2 Furious." Unsurprisingly, the box office for that one took a hit, a trend that continued with the Walker-free third outing "The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift." But ever since the series has been on a constant upswing, with "Fast Five" making nearly half-a-billion dollars worldwide, and even winning some critical plaudits, at least for series veteran Justin Lin.

Review: 'No One Lives' A Horrifyingly Dull Serial Killer Thriller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2013 10:02 AM
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Well, at the very least, "No One Lives" actually delivers on its title, however, it also tells you exactly what will happen in an already rote, routine and predictable movie. It's an R-rated horror flick that -- with a few obvious, quick cuts -- could easily be PG-13, perhaps indicating no one really knew what they wanted from the start. It's a movie that takes place mostly over the course of one night, utilizing a small handful of locations, but the low budget would suggest this was a choice of financing, rather than the requirements of the script. It's a movie that casts "Hey, it's that guy!" character actor Gary Grubbs in a part even too small and innocuous for him. Really, "No One Lives" isn't so much awful, but an example of a series of bad decisions that wind up resulting in a bad movie. Sometimes it's as simple as that.

First He's 'Dracula,' And Now Luke Evans Is 'The Crow'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2013 9:23 AM
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So is Luke Evans the new reboot king? At any rate, it seems Hollywood is ready for him to be the next thing. He's the baddie in this summer's gearhead flick "Fast & Furious 6" which led to Universal tasking him with "Dracula," a relaunch of their iconic movie monster. And now another character with a penchant for darkness will get Evans taking it on.

He's Going To Kill You All: Exclusive Clip From 'No One Lives' Starring Luke Evans & Adelaide Clemens

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 10:06 AM
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The horror genre is filled with movies where a rogue group of bad dudes take some people captive and do some pretty nasty things to them, but what happens when one of these victims turns to be even deadlier than the villains? That's the central premise of the upcoming, gritty "No One Lives."

Universal Brings 'Dracula' Back To Life With A Summer 2014 Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2013 4:44 PM
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So, is Luke Evans the next "thing"? Universal seems to think so. Set to make life hard for Vin Diesel and his muscled out bros in "Fast & Furious 6" this summer, the Brit actor is now getting his own franchise, and its getting a big release date.

Luke Evans Counts Down To 'Dracula Year Zero'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 7:39 PM
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So, is Luke Evans on the cusp of breaking out on the big screen? Lord knows the actor has been paying his dues. From "Clash Of The Titans" to "Immortals" to "Robin Hood" to "The Three Musketeers," Evans has plenty of history in franchises...that never quite took off. But 2013 seems to be the year where he poised to break the spell. He'll play Bard The Bowman in "The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug," and next month he gets to bite into a juicy bad guy role in "Fast & Furious 6." And clearly, Universal like what they see.

Watch: First Footage Of Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans & Evangeline Lily In 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 1, 2013 12:00 PM
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In case you hadn't heard, diehard fans of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" received a treat last week with a behind-the-scenes look at the sequel, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." However, you could only participate in the Peter Jackson-led Q&A if you had purchased the 'Unexpected Journey' Blu-Ray and entered a code from the DVD package (nifty way to make you spend that extra dough for what will be a double dip release, no?). Well, some of that footage has made it's way online now and it shows a few small first-look reveals of the cast in action.

First Look: Luke Evans & Orlando Bloom In 'The Hobbit: There And Back Again'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 3:56 PM
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Orlando Bloom & Luke Evans from 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again'
Well, movie marketing has reached a whole new level. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" isn't even in theaters yet and we're already getting the first look at the last movie in the trilogy that doesn't come out for two years. Hooray? So here we go, take a look at Orlando Bloom reprising Legolas alongside Luke Evans as the Laketown warrior Bard the Bowman.

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