The Playlist

First Look: Michael Fassbender And Carey Mulligan In Steve McQueen's 'Shame'

  • By Catherine Scott
  • |
  • July 26, 2011 3:37 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
It's been a flurry of a morning with the awesome Toronto Film Festival line-up being announced. On top of that comes a ton of first looks at films that have been highly anticipated on our part. First up we have quite a few photos of Steve McQueen's "Shame," starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. McQueen last directed Fassbender in "Hunger," a movie about the 1981 hunger strike in Ireland. "Hunger" was Fassbender's first shove into the spotlight, and he's now one of the year's "it" guys, knocking it out of the park in "X-Men: First Class" earlier this summer and getting ready for an awards push as Carl Jung in David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," rumored to premiere at the Venice Film Festival (and definitely showing at Toronto either way).

Fists Up! Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' Trailer Is Ready To Knock You Out

  • By Jeff Otto
  • |
  • July 22, 2011 8:08 AM
  • |
  • 16 Comments
And timing is everything. Just as director Steven Soderbergh has taken the stage at Comic-Con 2011, a first for the Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Relativity Media has released the trailer for his upcoming action-thriller, "Haywire."

Comic-Con '11: Ridley Scott Is Shooting For Both An R-Rated & PG-13 Cut Of 'Prometheus'

  • By Jeff Otto
  • |
  • July 22, 2011 2:31 AM
  • |
  • 12 Comments
And Five More Things We Learned At Comic-Con Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” has been shrouded in secrecy and confusing rhetoric almost since we first heard of the project. First it was an “Alien” prequel and then it wasn’t. Now it is again. But not really. Whatever. At least they are now discussing the project and promising some footage and/or trailers surfacing by fall. And they’re at least sure enough about it to start shedding at least a little light (which will most likely give us even more questions).

Michael Fassbender Joins Brendan Gleeson's Directorial Debut 'At-Swim-Two-Birds'

  • By Simon Dang
  • |
  • July 10, 2011 1:05 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Pic Finds Funding For Spring 2012 Shoot; Gabriel Byrne, Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy Still AttachedAfter rumors swirled of his involvement in Brendan Gleeson's long-gestating adaptation of Flann O'Brien's classic 1939 Irish novel, "At Swim-Two-Birds" last year, man-of-the-moment Michael Fassbender is the latest addition to join the cast.

Danny Boyle Wants Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson To Join James McAvoy In 'Trance'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • July 4, 2011 10:27 AM
  • |
  • 11 Comments
Zoe Saldana and Mélanie Thierry Also In Contention, Michael Fassbender Definitely OutIf there was every any doubt, after work like "Shallow Grave," "Trainspotting" and "Sunshine," Danny Boyle has firmly planted his feet among the A-list of directors: he's had two Best Picture nominees in a row, with the first of them, "Slumdog Millionaire" winning a Best Director Oscar; he's scored a big stage hit in "Frankenstein"; and he's been handed the responsibility for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. While the latter will take up most of Boyle's next year, he's not going to be totally absent from the film world; it was announced a few months ago that he's planning a new heist thriller, "Trance," a remake of the 2001 British TV movie.

Good News/Bad News: 'X-Men: First Class' Blu-Ray/DVD Will Feature 13 (Short) Deleted Scenes

  • By Matthew Newlin
  • |
  • July 1, 2011 3:00 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
"X-Men: First Class" has grossed $132 million since its June 3rd release, so why wouldn't 20th Century Fox start leaking details about the eventual Blu-ray/DVD release? According to Bleeding Cool, via Cinema Blend, the "First Class" Blu-ray and DVD will include 13 deleted scenes which is enough to make the front of any fanboy's pants tighten. That's the good news. The bad news is the scenes will total less than 14 minutes of additional footage. Yes, that is the sound of wind being taken out of your sails.

James McAvoy Wants To Get In A 'Trance' For Danny Boyle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 23, 2011 8:29 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Update: Fox Searchlight has corrected Variety's story telling us James McAvoy is up for a different role than the one Michael Fassbender was circling. There is no word yet on whether or not Fassbender is still involved in the picture, but fingers crossed the duo reteam for Boyle's film.

Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' Gets January 20, 2012 Release Date

  • By Catherine Scott
  • |
  • June 15, 2011 12:23 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
Relativity Media Will Distribute in U.S.Well, that's one film we can take out of awards contention for 2011. One of Steven Soderbergh's upcoming films "Haywire" won't be released till January 20, 2012. As we've been saying all along, Relativity Media has retained the domestic rights, with Lionsgate holding on to the foreign rights. Lionsgate was all set to release in the U.S. as well, until restructuring gave partner Relativity its own domestic arm for distribution. The initial date was April, 2011, which Soderbergh confirmed himself, but it was never officially announced; the restructuring deal points took much longer than anyone expected. Then August, 2011 became the next date everyone was zeroing on, but they too lost that window of opportunity when the deal pushed back the chance to release trailers and posters.

'X-Men: First Class': The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • June 6, 2011 5:47 AM
  • |
  • 13 Comments
By this point, it's more than likely that you've checked out "X-Men: First Class" (although its underwhelming box office suggests that there were fewer of you than we thought). And, if the film's strong exit scores are anything to go by, you, like most of The Playlist team, found it as entertaining a superhero movie as any in the last few years: fresh, exciting and well-directed, with a brace of star-making performances, it's certainly given a much-needed kick up the ass to a franchise that's had two awful entries in a row.

Weekend Box Office: $56 Million 'First Class' Opening Isn't X-actly What Fox Had In Mind

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • June 5, 2011 5:16 AM
  • |
  • 13 Comments
As the only major opening of the week, it was not a surprise to see “X-Men: First Class” reign with a $56 million total. For those keeping track at home (why are you doing this?), this is the lowest-scoring opening weekend for any of the four films in the “X-Men” series save for the eleven-year old first entry, and not a particularly impressive start for the only new wide release in town. This isn’t even taking into account a summer that has seen the fifth and fourth installments of the “Fast And The Furious” and “Pirates Of The Caribbean” achieve great success.

Email Updates

Recent Comments