Actress and singer Cailee Spaeny has reportedly been cast as the female lead in Legendary‘s Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. Star Wars star John Boyega will play the male lead, with Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad) also starring.
Universal Pictures has announced today that the upcoming Pacific Rim sequel will officially make landfall on February 23, 2018. The film is currently the only project set to debut on that release date though it does open just one week after Marvel’s Black Panther on February 16.
The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak has arrived just in time for Friday the 13th (and Fifty Shades!), offering a first look at the director’s gothic horror story starring Mia Wasikowska (Stoker, Alice in Wonderland), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, A Most Violent Year), Tom Hiddleston (Marvel’s The Avengers, Only Lovers Left Alive), Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy,” Pacific Rim) and Jim Beaver.
Today in Hall H, Legendary revealed it will be making a feature film based on the famed Skull Island, the cinematic origins of King Kong. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions. The film will be released on November 4, 2016.
Previously teased earlier this month when director Guillermo del Toro revealed that he was writing a script for the film with Zak Penn, Legendary Pictures and Universal Studios have revealed that Pacific Rim 2 will debut in 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on April 7, 2017.
Guillermo del Toro’s gothic thriller Crimson Peak begins shooting February 2014 once the director has wrapped work on “The Strain” for FX, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Director, screenwriter, producer and novelist Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim, Pan’s Labyrinth) resurrects some historic Halloween goblins and ghouls in “The Simpsons” opening couch gag on this season’s terrifyingly hilarious “Treehouse of Horror XXIV,” airing Sunday, Oct. 6(8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on Fox.
After Benedict Cumberbatch left the project last month, fans have been wondering who might take over his leading role in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. Today, Legendary Pictures reveals that none other than Marvel’s The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston has been cast in the haunted house thriller. Legendary will produce Crimson Peak and be a participating financing partner on the movie with Universal Pictures retaining an option to also finance at a later date. The film, which is set to begin shooting in January 2014, also includes Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam. Hiddleston will soon be reprising his role as Loki in Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World and can soon be seen as part of the ensemble cast of Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive. Source: ComingSoon
Besides being released to DVD and Blu-ray on October 15,Pacific Rim will be available for download in HD or standard definition from online retailers including but not limited to iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu, CinemaNow and more. The film will also be available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles and broadband customers including Amazon, iTunes, etc. “Pacific Rim” Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features: ·Audio Commentary by Guillermo del Toro ·The Director’s Notebook ·Drift Space ·The Digital Artistry of Pacific Rim ·The Shatterdome ·Focus Points ·Deleted Scenes ·Blooper Reel Everything but the Director’s Notebook will also be available on the DVD.
Although he became attached to the supernatural thriller earlier this year, Benedict Cumberbatch is dropping out of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, says a story at Variety. Mia Wasikowska, Charlie Hunnam and Jessica Chastain remain attached. The project, said to be a very set-oriented ghost story, reunites Del Toro with Legendary Pictures, who financed Pacific Rim. Plans are for filming to begin in February 2014. Cumberbatch isn’t the first major casting change to hit the project. Initially, Emma Stone was set to play the role that Wasikowska recently took over, but left due to scheduling conflicts. Having starred earlier this year in Star Trek Into Darkness, Cumberbatch still has a busy 2013. He’ll headline Bill Condon’s Wikileaks project, The Fifth Estate, and play a role in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years in Slave in October and, in December, join the ensemble cast of August: Osage County as well as play the titular dragon in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Guillermo del Toro’s monsters vs. robot epic Pacific Rim hasn’t made any big waves domestically, having grossed just $84 million in three weekends but with a reported budget closer to $180 to 200 million due to the high cost of Industrial Light & Magic’s fantastic CGI action set pieces.
On this week’s bumper episode, Lucien reveals information about his exclusive interview with Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto (read more at BUZZHUB.TK), as well as discussing the box office takings of the week’s releases and reviewing The Lone Ranger and The Heat.
Things started to get real at the summer box office as two very different new movies opened on Thursday night and battle lines were drawn as one of them started out the weekend well ahead, but by Friday afternoon, it became more of a tighter race and by the end of Friday, the other movie had pulled ahead.
Nick Harris explains why Warner Brothers should be aiming their July blockbuster at eight-year-old girls rather than teenage boys.